If we beat ACKS, we can take its stuff: $20,623 kickstarter goal

April 1st, 2012 by paul

When I worked with Tavis Allison for the Gygax Memorial Fund last year, I got a copy of his Adventurer Conqueror King: it's sort of the missing manual for high-level D&D play. Our kickstarter is coming up on what is, to me, a major milestone: we're almost at the giddily high funding level of the ACKS Player's Companion. This calls for a celebration - and more swag! Tavis says:

"Paul Hughes, I challenge you! If you can surpass the $20,622 funding level achieved by Autarch's Kickstarter for the Adventurer Conqueror King System Player's Companion, I'll use ACKS to create a PDF for every $17+ backer. In it, I'll lay forth the fantasy economics of your dungeon-generating dungeon, from construction cost to upkeep. I'll also create versions of the DMG sample party at the appropriate level to rule a domain containing such a dungeon, and provide details on all their henchmen, hirelings, and military forces (using Autarch's forthcoming Domains at War). This should be useful to everyone because the ACKS framework is a synthesis of economic data from the earliest roots of the game, and designing mundane goods for Mordenkainen's Magical Emporium convinced me that the fundamentals haven't changed significantly from OD&D to 4E. Plus, it'll create a new way to use the poster in play - raising an army to take over the land surrounding the dungeon-generating dungeon!"

Sounds great to me! I especially look forward to high-level versions of the DMG characters. Maybe at name level, the sorceress and the halfling can afford shoes.

7 Responses to “If we beat ACKS, we can take its stuff: $20,623 kickstarter goal”

  1. ranthoron says:

    Hey! Halflings are supposed to wear no shoes!

  2. Michael (Gronan) Mornard says:

    My hobbit has no nose!

  3. paul paul says:

    Better get working, Mike!

  4. LS says:

    I’m kind of overwhelmed by how much stuff I’m getting at this point. All I was really hoping for was two posters! x’D

    This sounds fantastic. Go, Kickstarter, Go!

  5. Tavis says:

    There are no halflings in canonical ACKS, so I will have to invent a class in order to make that PC. Presumably they get the same “better AC for wearing less clothing” benefit as many action heroes, with the specialization “lack of footwear” whose ’70s popularity gave way to “lack of shirt” in the ’80s.

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  7. Michael (Gronan) Mornard says:

    Jeez, that was fast.

    Also, when are we going to see the blog entry for the latest adventure with Necross the (Ha Ha Ha!) Mad?

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