Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Age of Pike, Shot & the Weird - Using Adventurer, Conqueror, King's Guns of War For Old School Campaigns

 The Age of Sail & Shot has always hads a special place in my heart for running OSR campaigns. Guns of War was one of the books that really got me into the Adventurer, Conqueror, King rpg in the first place. 

While the Guns of War takes some of its 'p's & 'q''s from the Lamentations of the Flame Princess rpg. There's more then enough goodness here to move an ACK's game into 'The Age of Pike & Shot.' But what I really want is the 'Age of Pike, Shot, and the Weird'. The fact is that if we look at a campaign world with an over reach of let's say prehistoric fauna then there's a chance that the world is going to be very dangerous indeed. Let's take it a step further and say that the development of gun powder was in regard to Kaiju or other monsters. And here's where Axoims Issue nine comes in handy. 

In Axoims Issue # 9 the articles Creating Custom Fantasy Races: A step-by-step guide to designing unique races for your campaign.&  Hauberks and Hobbits: Armor weight and cost for small and large creatures are both very welcome articles for this sorta of a campaign. And what's the perfect old school module to run with this sorta of a mini campaign?! Why X1 The Isle of Dread by Tom Moldvay & Dave Cook! 

If  I1: "Dwellers of the Forbidden City" (1981), which centered on a lost city in the jungle is used with X1 The Isle of Dread then things get really dangerous for the player's PC's really quick! The PC's have their hands full with everything to get into on a Pulpy & very dangerous Age of Pike, Shot & the Weird mini campaign!  And some of the dangerous life forms on the island might be set up for a war between the factions on it. And here's where Domain's of War for ACK's shines! 

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