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ACKS Eíre—Starting Maps

Constructing the Campaign Setting I prefer a 36-mile hex over the 24-mile hex, because certain math and mapping tasks are easier. To assist me in that, I put together a hex map that scales smoothly at 6x increments: 6x Hex Map. … Continue reading

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ACKS and Eíre

A quick build-out of Eíre in ACKS is turning out poorly for my conceived values of NPCs. Stated simply, the NPCs in positions of power are too powerful. The king of Broken Mountain bears the Heartscale and numerous magic items; has fought … Continue reading

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ACKS Eíre—Known World

The “known world” has about 121 million people: Summer Empire. A vast and mighty empire to the east who would like to rule everything. 60 million people, or thereabouts. At 14th level, there are four fighters (“The Great Generals of … Continue reading

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Adventurer Conqueror King and Eíre

Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been absorbing ACKS and re-working Broken Mountain to use it. I am very excited—ACKS handles a lot of what I want! However, it also broke most of my original setting demographics, and I was not … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Great Ape

For Eíre purposes, there are three basic types of great ape. Pygmy Great Ape. Small (4 ft. tall, 60 lbs.), move 120 ft., climb 60 ft.; HD 2, AC 8;  Attack pummel 1d3 or bite 1d4–1; Special none; Defenses none; Align LG, NG, LN, or TN, Int Low. XP 30+1/hp. Great Ape. Medium (5 ft. tall, 130 lbs.), move 120 ft., … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Giants

A bestiary entry. OSRIC 2.2 contains more than a dozen different species of giants—enough to cover a range of mythologies. In Eíre, however, there are only two: the giant and the cyclops. Giant A giant resembles a stocky, thick-boned human scaled up to three times … Continue reading

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Bestiary

A summary of how the stat blocks work for these entries: Ants, Tree-Cutter Bat Colony Bear, Horned Bees, Crimson Ladies Bennu Crocodile Dragons Giants Statistics A creature always has a basic stat block presented as follows: Creature Name. Size Category (length/mass/etc.), … Continue reading

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