What Every Old School Gamer Likes to Argue About

When it comes to old-school fantasy gaming, there are a few topics that seem to provoke endless discussion between fans of basically the same game. I’ve listed these below, and over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll discuss how the Adventurer Conqueror King system (ACKS) tackles each one.

  • Ascending v. descending armor class and attack bonus v. THACO
  • Races as classes and racial level limits
  • Vancian spellcasting
  • The combat effectiveness of fighters
  • Game mechanics for the thief class
  • The D&D end game