My ACKS Campaign Setting

Part of the reason for my lack of posting of late has been doing actual gaming and some prep work around it. (Another part is due to family life - my eldest daughter somehow managed to have her third corneal abrasion and man do they appear painful.)

One thing that might be of some interest is sharing the background to my ACKS Campaign Setting. I use lots of Google tools for my gaming and personal/family life. I've been using Google+ and Google Drive to manage my ACKS campaign and you can link to the document here. It's an expanding document - I'm trying to avoid the trap of avoiding every detail about the setting but rather keep it a place I can easily add to.

I've found inspiration from a variety of sources. Autarch has given glimpses of their official Auran Empire Setting for ACKS. I'm not using that setting directly but I like a lot of what they've revealed about it so I am gladly porting much of it. I really like the implied pre-medieval/late-antiquity setting that ACKS is assumed to be set in and it's an environment I've attempted to emulate. The Corrin Empire of my setting did not fall but it is greatly reduced from its former glory. Here I'm taking inspiration from the oft-forgotten eastern half of the Roman Empire, often referred to (though never in its day) as the Byzantine Empire which lasted a thousand years after the fall of the west.


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