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Over a millennium ago, when the borderlands were in the dark grip of the Zaharan Empire, the empire’s sorcerer-priests erected a profane temple to house the terrible artifact known as the Stone of Sakkara. Using the Stone, the sorcerer-priests could birth monsters and abominations with frightening ease and magically command the loyalty of chaotic creatures. The Stone brought its evil masters great power throughout the fell empire.

In the centuries since the fall of Zahar, the Stone has lain dormant and forgotten. Now it has awakened, and warbands of beastmen have begun to gather sacrifices to power the Stone’s birthing pools again. Local farms and hamlets have been sacked and pillaged, and entire families have gone missing. The local legate has too few men to even patrol the border; he has none at all to hunt down the source of the evil. Adventurers are needed…

AX1: The Sinister Stone of Sakkara is a ready-to-play adventure presented for use with Adventurer Conqueror King System™ and other d20-based fantasy role-playing games. AX1 includes a two-level dungeon filled with chthonic horror along with a friendly stronghold from which your adventurers can explore the region. The Sinister Stone of Sakkara is the perfect introductory adventure for a campaign starting in ACKS’s official setting but easy to adapt to your campaign setting of choice. Begin your rise from adventurer to king today!

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Daniel K December 17, 2021 5:00 pm UTC
Hello, could you explain the difference between the standard and premium color versions?
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Alexander M December 17, 2021 7:08 pm UTC
There's no difference except insofar as the premium color uses richer colors and thicker paper. The book itself has B&W art.
Some users (people who have infinite funds to spend on their hobbies, I imagine!) prefer the premium for that reason, so I offered it.
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Brian B September 11, 2020 7:53 pm UTC
Alex, I am so thrilled with the level of detail in this adventure. I am very impressed with Turos Tem. I have shared this adventure with the Pendragon RPG group on FB (the early phase of this game is set in Sub-Roman Britain), recommending they get this adventure to flesh out the Roman forts in Britain. I would love to know about your research process for this. I'm planning to run the adventure with my 19yo son very soon. We've run one session of ACKS with Dyson's Goblin Gully, which went beautifully wrong. I'd love to tell you about it sometime.
Anyway, this is a great resource. Can't wait to run it. I'm sure to get much use out of Turos Tem even beyond ACKS.
In both cases (core book & this adventure) I purchased the physical copies, so unfortunately it will not show that I have purchased the product here.
Oh, and I'm using Jeff Brown's amazing painting of Turos Tem as my PC's walllpaper. Such a gorgeous painting.
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Alexander M September 13, 2020 7:23 pm UTC
Brian - thanks for the kind words! Hit me up on the Autarch discord to share your actual play, would love to hear about it.
Sources for the Turos Tem fort were:
- Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC–AD 378 (Fortress) by Duncan Campbell
- Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC–AD 378 by Duncan Campbell
- The Roman Fort (The Roman World) by Peter Connolly
- Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses by M.C. Bishop
- An Introduction to Hadrian's Wall by M.C. Bishop
- Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World by Alexander McKay
- The Roman House in Britain by Dominic Perring
- The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire by Ed Luttwak
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Jacob C January 19, 2020 4:59 pm UTC
Excellent Adventure, don't let cancel culture keep you from some good writing.
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Alexander M January 21, 2020 4:52 am UTC
Thank you!
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October 05, 2015 7:17 pm UTC
Very good module, I gave it four skulls out of five.
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