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Mistakes were Made and Lessons were Learned
Adventurer Conqueror King System™ Imperial Imprint (ACKS II) will be Kickstarting on October 24th. ACKS II is the new edition of my acclaimed bestselling fantasy role-playing game. Within the pages of ACKS II you'll find everything you need to enjoy epic fantasy campaigns with a sweeping scope. Whether you want to crawl through dungeons, experiment with alchemy, crossbreed monsters, run a merchant emporium, raise an undead legion, or conquer an empire, ACKS II supports your playstyle.
The ACKS II Meme Contest
Yesterday on the Autarch Discord I announced the ACKS II meme contest. Here’s how it went:
In retrospect I probably ought to have made it clear that memes which violate the speech laws of European countries and/or the obscenity laws of Southern U.S. states were not eligible to admission to the contest. Fortunately we did get a lot of funny memes, so it was not all in vain. Check the @_autarch_ and @archon twitter accounts or the hashtags #OSR #ACKS and #ACKS2 to see the memes!
Diegesis in RPGs
Today is the 30th episode of Arbiter of Worlds on YouTube. The topic of this week’s episode is diegesis, a Latin word which means “Archon is right about simulationism.”
The ACKS II Promo Tour
I’m doing an online promotional tour to get the word out!
If you have a podcast, stream, or show that covers RPG topics and you’d like to have me on as part of my ACKS II promo tour, please reach out via email or Twitter (@archon).
Completed: Interviewed by @ZSum716
Completed: Stream with @Nerdcognito
Completed: Stream with @Howard_RyanGreg
Completed: Stream with @DunderMoose
Completed: Stream with @thetshirtedone
Fri 10/20: Stream with @legionofmyth
Sat 10/21: Stream with @MrMaxBoivin_RPG
Sun 10/22: Stream with @MildraTheMonk
Wed 10/25: Stream with @WeeWheaton
Fri 10/27: Stream with @UandURPGReview
Wed 11/1: Stream with Tenkar's Tavern
Actual Play of ACKS
There are more people playing ACKS today than at any point in the game’s 12-year history. It’s incredibly gratifying to me as a designer and it gives me hope that ACKS II will reach an even broader base.
With the help of the Autarch Discordians, I compiled some links to some other ACKS campaigns:
And here’s our flourishing Substack community:
If you have a blog or third-party product that supports ACKS or Ascendant, please let me know and I’ll be happy to include you in my next round-up.
ACKS II Update
This October, Adventurer-tier backers of my Patreon have gotten the sneak preview of the ACKS II Revised Rulebook, Conqueror-tier backers will get a sneak preview of the Judges Journal, and King-tier backers will get a sneak preview of the Monstrous Manual. If you’ve been wanting to check out how ACKS II is shaping up, you can head over to the Patreon now.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel, then head over to the links below for others ways to get involved in my recently-declared Simulationist culture movement. If you’re already a fan, be kind and spread the word!
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