To Hell with ACKS, Let’s Play Scout Destroyer Unfathomable

Over at the Autarch forums there’s been some discussion of taking the Adventurer Conqueror King System past its current 14th level cap. There are many subtle design and setting-economy challenges involved, which pale before the question so what  comes after King then, huh, smart guy?Fortunately I have a ten year old supply of child labor around the house, which can be usefully put to work on thorny issues like these. As it happens, Javi already solved this one over a year ago. Hearing me talk about names for this thing I was working on, he was like “yeah that’s a pretty good system but it doesn’t go far enough.” Here are the expanded titles he rattled off :

  • -1: Egg
  • 0: Chip
  • 1: Scout
  • 2-3: Wanderer
  • 4: Adventurer
  • 5: Leader
  • 6: Commander
  • 7: Overtaker
  • 8-10: Conqueror
  • 11 – King
  • 12-13: Overlord
  • 14: Destroyer
  • 15: Legend
  • 16: Legend-King
  • 17: God
  • 18-21: Alpha God
  • 22: Controller
  • 23-24: Unfathomable

The first two things written here are eggs and chips, but I think that’s because I recorded this on the leftover Gary Con event ticket I was using for a grocery list.  I can see Eggs as a level title for a zero level character, but leveling up to Chips is harder to explain.


added my guess at their ACKS equivalents, and Egg and Chip 

8 Responses to “To Hell with ACKS, Let’s Play Scout Destroyer Unfathomable”

  1. April 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    As one of the instigators of that conversation, let me say, thank you for providing us with the definitive list of play titles. I look forward to the ACKS Legend-King supplement as well as the Unfathomable Player’s Guide. Though, I’m not sure my players are going to appreciate it when I tell them they’ve been demoted from Adventurers to Chips!


  2. April 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Well, as we all know, a fine as eggs are chips are slightly better.

  3. 3 D. H. Boggs
    April 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I’m aiming for Overtaker. can’t loose with that one. Way to go Javi!

  4. April 29, 2012 at 2:27 am

    @Micah: It is humbling to realize that none of us are more than a handful of wight-touches away from being reduced to Chips.
    @Josh: Does Fish and Chips require more or less XP than just Chips?
    @D.H.: By my estimate, you are probably only 30,000 XP away from Overtaker! I like how Javi thinks that the highest level B/X can imagine is more than halfway to being a God, and has thoughtfully covered us two steps past Alpha God.

  5. April 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Tavis, Fish and Chips is clearly the multi-class option.

    Interesting that Javi appears to be a “character creation begins before conception” type of guy.

  6. 6 Michael (Gronan) Mornard
    April 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Okay, you HAVE to use “egg” and “chip”.

    In fact, I may start using those titles in my OD&D game.

  7. January 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I feel like “Invincible Overlord” should be on this list

  8. January 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    True indeed! Here’s best wishes to Red Box’s own Invincible Overlord and his concubine, may good fortune smile upon you throughout your rule.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Past Adventures of the Mule

April 2012

RPG Bloggers Network

RPG Bloggers Network

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog & get email notification of updates.

Join 1,054 other followers

%d bloggers like this: