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For questions about Adventurer Conqueror King System (ACKS), a fantasy RPG published by Autarch in 2012 that emulates the rules and feel of the Basic D&D rule set edited by Tom Moldvay (B/X circa 1981).

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How many troops of a given type correspond to a given BR in a Heroic Foray?

I was going through Autarch's Domains at War, Starter edition which came with my copy of the ACK system, and in the section on Heroic Forays (page 10) it says (emphasis mine): A heroic foray is a ...
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Aiming Rules for Bows in ACKS

In the core book for ACKS (Adventurer Conqueror King System), there's an example of play that includes a bonus for aiming with a bow. However, scouring the combat section (and bows under equipment), ...
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Where can I observe a world's creation as it happens?

The Adventurer Conquerer King System has specific and detailed instructions on how to map and detail a setting for use in play, and I'm trying to get the hang of them. Unfortunately, not having a real ...
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Must my dungeon consist entirely of corridors?

One of the major reasons to play with the Adventurer Conqueror King System is the late-game stronghold rules. However, certain game mechanics (most notably, the amount of territory a stronghold can ...
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Are my vassals ripping me off?

Consider the following points: In ACKS, a character can only directly manage one domain, and the maximum size of a domain is fixed at 16 6-mile hexes. In order to control more land, a character has ...
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How does Adventurer Conqueror King differ from B/X D&D, Labyrinth Lord, and Pathfinder?

I wanted to begin playing with a system-light D&D, and I prefer ascending AC, so I'm looking at picking up Adventurer Conqueror King. Exactly how does Adventurer Conqueror King differ from similar ...
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How can players learn the nature of magic items?

I'm running a sandbox campaign with Adventurer Conqueror King System (essentially Moldvay-Cook Basic/Expert D&D). My players are starting to find probably-magic items during their expeditions and ...
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