Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Autarch at the OSRG booth

Autarch is honored to join the Old School Resource Group booth! Autarch will be showing off a short-run convention edition of the Adventurer Conqueror King System; signing up supporters for its crowd-funded publication in hardback, softcover, and PDF; and demoing the game with a continuous mini-campaign in a penthouse suite at one of the Gen Con convention hotels, where supporters will progress from first to 14th level throughout the best four days in gaming.

The Adventurer Conqueror King System, or ACKS (we say it like "axe"), fulfills the promise of the original fantasy role-playing game by providing comprehensive support for the full sweep of campaign play. As a second-wave retroclone, ACKS builds on the foundation of its predecessors by providing an integrated economic framework that seamlessly handles the transition from finding your first scroll in a dungeon and scribing it into your spellbook, to planning the caravan routes that will keep you supplied with the exotic beast parts that make your inks, to building a dungeon of your own beneath your wizards' tower so you can harvest ritual components from the resident monsters.

Autarch is a collaboration between Tavis Allison, The Mule Abides blogger and Fight On! contributor; Alexander Macris, publisher of the Escapist; Greg Tito, who has collaborated with Alex on the Escapist's Check for Traps column and with Tavis to create supplements and Gen Con tournaments for Goodman Games; and Ryan Browning, one of the participants in theDungeons & Dragons in Contemporary Art panel who has been lured from the studio to become Autarch's illustrator and cover artist.

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