Autarch’s Adventurer Conqueror King System is covered in today’s Arts section of the New York Times! The piece, “Players Roll the Dice for Dungeons & Dragons Remake,” also breaks the news about a new edition of another fantasy role-playing game that will probably make this one one of the most-read Times articles among gamers for some time to come.
Author Ethan Gilsdorf reached out to Tavis Allison for quotes for the piece. His original citation of Tavis as “a game designer in New York and co-author of his own role-playing game, Adventurer Conqueror King” was edited in a way that gave the impression that Tavis was solely responsible for ACKS. In any case, space surely would have prevented acknowledging all the people who contributed, including lead designer Alexander Macris; developer Greg Tito*; lead artist Ryan Browning and his co-illustrators Chris Hagerty and Jonathan Bingham; graphic designer Carrie Keymel, production designer Greg Lincoln, and web designer Tim Turner. And that’s not even going into all the Kickstarter backers who made ACKS possible, all the members of our gaming groups who helped us learn everything that went into the design, and the predecessors on whose work we’ve built, from Chris Gonnerman and Daniel Proctor to Tom Moldvay, Gary Gygax, and Dave Arneson.
To everyone who helped create Adventurer Conqueror King: please take a bow in this spotlight while we’ve got it!
*Actually, Greg is mentioned in his role at the Escapist, without making the link back to ACKS.