The Adventurer Conqueror King System fantasy roleplaying game is in the midst of a highly successful Kickstarter to fund a new edition from Autarch LLC. Known as the Imperial Imprint, ACKS II will launch with a trio of books which contain a total of over 1400 pages filled with fantasy roleplaying emblazed with a sword and sorcery flair. ACKs is also highly regarded for it’s high level, domain play. The project is past the $250k funding mark and you can reserve the three volume set for ACKS II in hardcover (with PDFs) for a $200.00 pledge, score just the 560 page rulebook (with PDF) for a $75.00 pledge, or score the trio of books in PDF only for a $50.00 pledge through November 23rd. Expected delivery for the digital products is actually right after the project ends with the physical books to arrive in November 2024.
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Enter a world where empires stand on the brink of war, and terrible monsters tear at the fragile borderlands of men; where decaying cities teem with chaos and corruption, weeping innocents are sacrificed to chthonic cults and nobles live in decadent pleasure while the realm burns; where heroes, wizards, and rogues risk everything in pursuit of glory, fortune, and power. This is a world where adventurers can become conquerors – and conquerors can become kings. Will you survive the perils of war and dark magic to claim a throne? Or will you meet your fate in a forgotten ruin beyond the ken of men?
The Adventurer Conqueror King System Imperial Imprint (ACKS II) is the new edition of the 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.
If you spend enough time in online RPG communities, you’ll have seen someone post something like “They need to make a game that… has mass combat mechanics that work at every scale / keeps fighters competitive with mages / has figured out how to make thieves fun / has an economy that makes sense / could actually simulate my game world.” And someone will inevitably respond: “ACKS already does that. ” And it’s true.
Now, with ACKS II, we’re doing it even better.
Built on more than 12 years of playtesting and hundreds of hours of methodical research and development, ACKS II is a three-volume D20 fantasy RPG with comprehensive mechanics that create a living, breathing world — one in which the rules function as natural laws, and players are endowed with the agency only objective mechanics can provide.
Do you seek adventures where bold conquerors become kings, where mighty mages build arcane towers to the sky, where crusaders erect breathtaking cathedrals to their gods, and where cunning thieves rule underground empires that span the continent?
If that’s what you want… Then ACKS II is for you.