My Adventurer Conqueror King System campaign will be kicking off two weeks from today and I'm trying to make sure I have all of my pieces in place. Therefore I have assembled my "Reference Library" if you will. For those following at home, it consists of the following:
ACKS Core Rulebook - Kinda obvious, I know, but figured it deserved a mention. Not much in the way of house rules (Max HP, 3d6 and arrange as you want - we are using the ACKS Online Character Generator)
ACKS Player Companion (GaryCon Edition) - this has only been released to Kickstarter supporters, but I've included it in the mix.
Blackmarsh - sandbox setting for use with Old School systems. Free in PDF at RPGNow. This is where my smaller "mini-sandbox" is being placed.
Hex 000 Series from Loviatar Zine - Christian's excellent sandbox series from his zine. This will form the core of my mini-sandbox. BTW Christian, how about rereleasing the Free City of Haldane in print? Pretty please? Can't find my copy anywhere :(
Tome of Adventure Design - if I need a random table, I can find it here. If I need some tools to spark my creativity, I can find it here. Not sure if I'd be picking this up if I didn't already have it just for this game, but I do and it will see some good use.
Toys For the Sandbox Series - not all of them are a good fit for the campaign setting I'm working on, but some should fit fine and others may need some work to fit. just for the sheer number of plot hooks and personality filled NPCs could keep my running for months.
LotFP Grindhouse Edition Referee Book - one of Raggi's best pieces of work, I'll be keeping this nearby me as I work on some plot hooks and set encounters the PCs may find in their travels. This book is almost worth buying the whole set. As I already have it in both dead tree and PDF, it will see much use.
Random Esoteric Creature Generator For Classic Fantasy RPGs and Their Modern Simulacra - talk about a long ass title. One of Raggi's earliest works and one of his most useful. I'm definitely going to try to keep the PCs (and their players) honest, and this should be an excellent tool to keep them on their toes. I already had this in PDF from RPGNow but would have bought it again. It actually was my plan to, as I'd heard nothing but good about it, and forgot I picked it up years ago (when I had no game to GM)
This doesn't include the dungeons that the PCs my find / get drawn to / investigate / etc. The above listing is pretty much System and Setting and Tools.
The Minotaur for Old-School Essentials
*Requirements:* Minimum STR 9, Minimum CON 9
*Prime Requisite:* STR and CON
*Hit Dice:* 1d10
*Maximum Level:* 8
*Armor:* Leather, including shield...