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I'm a tech writer and editor by trade and a GM by hobby and habit
I'm a tech writer and editor by trade and a GM by hobby and habit

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Session Report – Barrowmaze – Session 2
[This session was a rollercoaster and nearly ended in a TPK.  Tripp and Radagast’s players could not make the game, so Brock, Harkyn, and Brother Thaddeus decided to go it alone.  Read on to see how it played out…] [Also?  SPOILERS!  This series will spoil ...
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Session Report – Code Name: Parrot T-Rex – Sessions 5 and 6
[Oops!  Our router died so I spent a weekend without internet access.  I typed this up but couldn't post it (I do all my writing in Word) and then forgot once the week started and the repair guy replaced our router.  Mea culpa!] [These sessions happened Jun...
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Paragraphs 3 and 4 are particularly relevant.

CHARACTER DEATH
Not every character who becomes an adventurer will advance
to maximum level. The fate of many characters is to die along
the way. Dead characters can sometimes be brought back to life
for another adventure, but even with powerful magic available,
some characters will be permanently slain.

When this occurs, the player may begin to play a henchman of
his deceased character, bring a back-up character into play (if
any are available), or roll up a new character. With the Judge’s
permission, the new character can be the heir of the prior
character. The Judge might allow players to create a will for their
characters, to leave treasure behind for an heir. If this is done,
the treasure must be stored with a reputable bank, which will
charge a total of 10% of the treasure for their services. A player
might try to leave money to an heir through less safe means,
such as burying it and leaving a map behind, but this is more
risky.

Unless the player begins playing an existing henchman, a
character’s heir is assumed to be a new 1st level character, and a
player is only allowed to leave a character inheritance one time. A
player can allow his heir to begin at a higher level by establishing
a reserve fund of experience points that will be available to the
player should his original character be permanently killed and
he needs to roll up an heir. The number of experience points
in the reserve is equal to 90% of the gold piece value of money
allocated to the reserve.

Money is allocated to the reserve by spending it to no other
tangible game benefit whatsoever. This could include anonymous
tithes to churches; reckless spending on wine, women, and song;
elaborate funeral pyres for deceased henchmen; and so on.

I started this community as a clearing house for relevant rules and rulings for either the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) or Barrowmaze itself.

I don't know how often I'll post here, but feel free to post questions to me. I'll answer them here for wide dispersal or at the next game session.

Thanks!

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Session Report – Barrowmaze – Session 1
[I’ve had a hankering to run a fantasy campaign for a while.  I have an idea for a campaign set in the Holy Roman Empire around 1640, but the system I want to use is new to me: Adventure, Conqueror, King System .  It has been nearly a decade since the last ...
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Session Report – Code Name: Parrot T-Rex – Session 4
[This session happened May 29th, 2017, and was run by the New GM.] PCs Void – female night elf physical adept B&E specialist, a shadow that blends in easily Sin – male human rigger, knows exactly the wrong thing to say and says it Prometheus – male human st...
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Session Report – Code Name: Parrot T-Rex – Sessions 2 and 3
[These sessions happened May 15th and May 22nd, 2017, and were run by the New GM.  They were primarily planning sessions, so I’m combining them into one session report.] PCs Void – female night elf physical adept B&E specialist, a shadow that blends in easi...
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Session Report – Code Name: Parrot T-Rex – Session 1
[This session happened April 24th, 2017, and features a new GM, The Fin’s player.  She had an idea for a run and neither I nor the Other GM had a strong desire to run next, so voila! New GM.] [It took us a session or two to name this run, so if the name doe...
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Status Update - Know anyone hiring an experienced tech writer?
So last Monday (the 19th) the company I worked for did a re-organization and a Reduction in Force and I was part of the force that was reduced.  They laid off about 5% of the company workforce from top to bottom.  I'm glad I'd written parts 3 and 4 of Butch...
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