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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Secrets of the Nethercity

Our friends at Autarch are running a new Kickstarter campaign for an epic kilodungeon for the ACKS role-playing game system called The Secrets of the Nethercity. They do quality stuff. Full disclosure: I'm a backer.
For three thousand years, the secrets of the Nethercity have been hidden. Now the delving of man has breached the ruins, and the lore and treasures of the ancients wait in the darkness below for those bold enough to seize them. But an inhuman evil slumbers in that darkness, and the time of the Awakening is at hand....

We’re excited to announce Autarch’s eighth Kickstarter project: The Secrets of the Nethercity™, an immersive dungeon for the Adventurer Conqueror King System™ and other D20 fantasy role-playing games.

With Secrets of the Nethercity you get:
  • An epic "kilodungeon" with 240 location entries spread across 20 different dungeon sub-regions that can be explored in a nonlinear fashion over the course of your campaign 
  • 12 new monsters, including the chryselephantine statue, faewyrd, hydropian, and terror of death
  • 30 new magic items, including the bag of faerie seeds, the funerary barge of the cults, horn of the eagles, scepter of sacred power, and shadowcowl robe
  • 4 new character classes, including the elven cultist, hierophant, and warlord
  • A special appendix providing step-by-step worksheets to adapt the Nethercity to your favorite campaign setting
  • A home base (the city of Cyfaraun) for use by your adventurers in between dungeon delves. The city is presented in summary format in the adventure itself, and the city and the sewers below it are presented in more detail in a supplement called Capital of the Borderlands (available at $20 and above pledge level). With every bonus goal, we'll expand the city and sewer levels!
  • The Nethercity, the city, and the sewer level in between are all beautifully mapped by the incredible cartography of Dyson Logos and Simon Forster. You get maps of the city, sewers, and Nethercity, as well as zoomed-in sectional maps of each major area. With every bonus goal we hit, we'll add more maps.
As great as that sounds, I am even more excited about rumors that Autarch's next crowd-funding effort is going to be something on the wargaming front. The fantasy wargaming front.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Sim1776 June 16, 2018 6:18 AM  

ACKS...
No idea how I missed this. Hmm, this will be a nice change from D&D on camping trips.

Blogger S'mon June 16, 2018 7:00 AM  

@Sim1776 - ACKS is basically identical to classic D&D ca 1980 (Moldvay Cook/Marsh) with a few tweaks. It does make a change from 3e/4e/5e though!

Blogger Sim1776 June 16, 2018 7:45 AM  

Thanks, S'mon! We actually use 2e so it should be an easy transition. It'll be nice to have something fresh.

Blogger wreckage June 16, 2018 8:50 AM  

Annnnd backed. Personally I've liked Swords and Wizardry for the cut-to-the-bone D20 simplicity, but it'll be easy enough to hack in the perks and classes etc from ACKS; a process I've done a little of already.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume June 16, 2018 9:10 AM  

Backed. Dyson Logos maps are a fantastic addition; they're excellent.(even though I think he tends toward the SJW end of the spectrum).

Blogger Neutrinoide June 16, 2018 9:45 AM  

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Blogger Joseph Maroney June 16, 2018 1:58 PM  

I was going to spend good money on Starfinder until I saw that it uses the feminine pronoun for everybody, even the reader's characters. I'm glad to send the money to Autarch instead.

I wonder if they have plans for integration into Fantasy Grounds some day.

Blogger Jon Mollison June 16, 2018 3:59 PM  

Yoink. Haven't bought fresh D&D content in years, but seeing muh boi taking a beating from the SJW's, I'll throw in a few bones. Shoulda bought ACKs a while ago, my inner circle of freinds swear by it.

Blogger S'mon June 16, 2018 4:57 PM  

@5 "even though I think he tends toward the SJW end of the spectrum"

Naw - if he did tend that way he wouldn't work with Autarch, or various others not in good standing with the church of Social Justice.

This blog header is not the blog header of a SJW - https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/

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