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The Player’s Companion is the first expansion for the Adventurer Conqueror King System™ (ACKS) and an invaluable resource for players and Judges of the original fantasy role-playing game and its retro-clones. With this book you can do the following:

  • Expand your campaigns with 19 new character classes, including the anti-paladin, barbarian, dwarven delver, dwarven fury, dwarven machinist, elven courtier, elven enchanter, elven ranger, gnomish trickster, mystic, Nobiran wonderworker, paladin, priestess, shaman, Thrassian gladiator, venturer, warlock, witch, and Zaharan ruinguard.
  • Quickly create vivid characters using 248 templates featuring pre-selected prociencies, spells, and equipment options. Eight archetypes are presented for every class in the ACKS core rules and the Player’s Companion; customize your barbarian to be a Berserker or a Sea Rover, or let the dice choose!
  • Make your own character classes using a balanced point-based system 100% compatible with every class in the ACKS core rules and the Player’s Companion. Achieve your own perfect blend of fighting, thievery, divine grace, and magical power!
  • Bring wonder to your game world with a dynamic spell system. Invent your own new spells during play with advanced magic research rules that allow your characters to experiment, make breakthroughs, and suffer side effects. Comprehensive guidelines let Judges determine what level a proposed spell will be and gauge its balance with all existing spells.
  • Expand the options available to new characters as well as old with new equipment and proficiencies.

The Player’s Companion allows you to customize your fantasy game to an unparalleled degree. Open up the hood of the Adventurer Conqueror King System™ and gain new insights into the foundations of the original fantasy RPG!

If you like ACKS, be sure to check out Adventurer Conqueror King System Imperial Imprint, the revised and expanded edition of ACKS, crowdfunding now at Kickstarter.

Please note that the interior of the book is black and white. We offer it for sale as standard color because color printing offers richer, deeper, blacks on better paper. 

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Lynn F July 18, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
The update 2018.07.18 states that it has bookmarks, however in Adobe Reader only bookmarks for Chapter 1 are visible. You may have uploaded the wrong file.
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Alexander M July 18, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
Lynn, thanks for alerting us. The file I (thought I) uploaded has bookmarks throughout. I've just tested on Adobe Reader. I will re-upload the file now. Please let me know if you continue to have issues.
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Alexander M July 18, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
OK - There seems to be an issue here because I've re-uploaded the file after verifying it had the bookmarks, but the bookmarks are being deleted after Chapter 1. I will contact DTRPG Publisher Services to get it sorted. Thanks for letting me know about the problem.
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Jeff W December 12, 2017 6:58 am UTC
Add my voice to those wishing for a POD+PDF Option.
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October 29, 2016 10:36 pm UTC
Would have bought a POD + PDF today if it had been available!
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Schneily M September 20, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
+1 for a POD for this book!
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Ignacio R January 31, 2016 1:45 pm UTC
I´d like a POD version too. I´ve got the ACKS Physical edition and I want more of it!!
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Jason C December 26, 2015 10:50 am UTC
My gripe is that the publisher's homepage says it's available in both pdf and pod. This is not so. Yes, you can grab a hardcopy at Amazon (currently sold out). I find this misleading on the part of the publisher. Am I soured by this? Not really, but it would be nice for pod here like their website says.
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Nicholas B April 21, 2015 8:05 pm UTC
Yes, Id also be very interested in a POD version of this book.
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James S March 27, 2015 7:47 pm UTC
Are there any plans to release a Print-on-Demand version of this product?
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