Our New Kickstarter
Since you supported Heroic Fantasy & Barbarian Conquerors, you might be interested in our latest Kickstarter, Secrets of the Nethercity. It's an epic "kilodungeon" with 240 location entries spread across... Read more
We've Crossed the Finish Line
I'm pleased to report that our fulfillment house has now received all of the books and orders are now going out!
Conqueror, King, and higher-tier backers will receive their books... Read more
Proof Positive, Well, Negative
I've now seen some proofs of the "Foreign Lands" version of our books and have decided they are not up to the appropriate quality. We had printed them using standard... Read more
It Is in the Printer's Hands Now
Hello, backers! An update for you on where things stand:
- Heroic Fantasy Handbook offset printing is complete; books are en route to the distribution center
- Heroic Fantasy Handbook print-on-demand has... Read more
Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu PDF
Hello, faithful backers! I'm pleased to announce that the Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu PDF is finalized and has been dispatched to you via DTRPG. (Note: If you previously downloaded the... Read more
Check Your Email, Round 2
Hello, backers! Today I emailed (via DriveThruRPG) two files to your inboxes.
The first file is a revised version of the Heroic Fantasy Handbook PDF with all of the corrections and... Read more
Heroic Fantasy Handbook In Your Hands!
Attention all backers, attention all backers,
I've just released the Heroic Fantasy Handbook PDF to your attention via the DriveThruRPG email address you provided in your backer survey. I had... Read more
Hello, backers! I hope 2018 is treating everyone well.
Earlier this week, I sent out backer surveys in which you are able to provide me your email and physical address,... Read more
Backer Lists and Mailing Addresses
Hello backers -
A few of you have emailed in to ask how I'll determine your backer name in the book. The answer is "you'll tell me!" I'll be sending... Read more
We're proceeding with good momentum. The Ceremonial Magic rules presented in the last update seem to have been very well received, much more so than the prior iteration of the... Read more
An Update on Our Progress
First, the bad news: We are not going to hit our September release date. My new release date target is Christmas 2017.
The reasons for the delay are manifold. As... Read more
The Quarter-Page Art of Heroic Fantasy Handbook
It's time to look at our latest set of illustrations by Michael Syrigos. This time we'll be looking at the quarter-page art from the Heroic Fantasy Handbook. This is the... Read more
“My friend, it is in my heart that you were chosen by the Creator. That is our hope. Lord Foul taught Drool to do the summoning because he... Read more
The Quarter-Page Art of Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu
Michael Syrigos has delivered another mighty batch of spectacular artwork and I'm excited to share it with you. This time we'll be looking at art from the Barbarian Conquerors sourcebook.... Read more
Illustrations by Michael Syrigos, Inspired by the ACKS Backers
I'm excited to present our first set of finished illustrations for the Heroic Fantasy Handbook and Barbarian Conquerors Sourcebook. Thank you to our tireless artist Michael Syrigos and to our... Read more
Independence Day at the Shire!
Hello, everyone. It's Independence Day here, and I've been sending my holiday time-off with the friendly local halfling community as part of my research into their race for ACKS. Rumors... Read more
The Heroic Fantasy Handbook and Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu Sourcebook are going to be the most lavishly-illustrated books we've ever published. The art orders are extensive and interesting and are... Read more
The Art of Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu
The Heroic Fantasy Handbook and Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu Sourcebook are going to be the most lushly-illustrated products that Autarch has every released. The number of art orders is huge!... Read more
Barbarian Conquerors Invading Our Shores!
Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to report that I've just sent the Barbarian Conquerors sneak preview to our Conquer-level backers and above.
If you are an Adventurer-level backer and would like... Read more
Make a Proficiency Throw to Sneak Preview
Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to report that the Kickstarter funds have finally cleared and reached us. That means it's time to dispatch the sneak previews.
Today we will be releasing... Read more
The Longest Wait!
Hello, everyone! Thank you again for the tremendous outpouring of support for this Kickstarter. We are waiting now for funds to clear from the Kickstarter, at which point we will release... Read more
It's Time for Second Breakfast
On behalf of halflings everywhere, a very special thank you to all of you who rallied at the end!
The Heroic Fantasy and Barbarian Conqueror Collection is now officially our... Read more
One Day More!
With just one day more to crowdfund this effort, I present... ONE DAY MORE, sung to the tune of the song of the same name in Les Miserable.
One... Read more
48 Hours to Go - $94.50 Per Hour Needed!
There's exactly 48 hours left in our Kickstarter.
That means we need to raise exactly $94.50per hour every hour in order to reach $29,999, which is the maximum amount... Read more
An Update Before Easter
I'm pleased to report that both the "Chosen One" and the "Dark Lord" are funding. Light and dark, good and evil, Jed--well, anyway, the classes are going in. ... Read more
Panic gripped my today. There's only 6 days to go on the Kickstarter. And we haven't yet raised enough to reach our $25K bonus goal! We need more funds! What... Read more
Forces of Nature: Elemental Spells in Heroic Fantasy
There's just 8 days to go in our Kickstarter! We're hovering at just under $24,000 and have been for a week but I am confident we will crest to hit the $25,000... Read more
The Mistress of War
Hello, backers and potential backers! We're closing in on the final 10 days of our crowdfunding campaign. (Queue "The Final Countdown" by Europe in the background.) Today I'd like to... Read more
Introducing the Nephilim
Hello everyone! We're a bit more than halfway through our month-long crowdfunding and we're about where I hoped we'd be. If the past is any guide, we'll close out just... Read more
Alien Technology in BCK, Or "Science Fantasy is Best Fantasy!"
If you paid attention to the teaser art for Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu you'll have noticed that the protagonist isn't just a strapping swordsman - he's carrying a blaster pistol.... Read more
Putting the Dragon Back In... Er, Heroic Fantasy
We're sailing with strong winds, and I expect to cruise to $25,000 by the end of this week. From there, it's on to...er, halflings. But enough about them. Today let's... Read more
$20,000 Bonus Goals Unlocked!
We had an amazing outpouring of support over GaryCon Weekend and hit our $20,000 bonus goal. That means we are unlocking some great new content! That means we will:
- Add 2... Read more
In Honor of Tolkien Reading Day
Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event occurring every March 25th devoted to the literature of J.R.R. Tolkien. As one of the masters of heroic fantasy, Tolkien is a primary... Read more
GaryCon Special Bonus Goal: Hardbacks and Hoodlums!
GaryCon is running in Lake Geneva from now until March 26. Due to business travel, none of us at Autarch were able to attend the convention this year, but hopefully... Read more
Today's Feature is a Bug!
We did it! In just over 3 days we've hit our crowdfunding goals. Thank you to everyone who has backed us so far, especially to our latest Patron Deity!
But... Read more
Meet the Zaharan Sorcerer!
Thanks to all of our backers for the tremendous outpouring of support. Since we started we've seen huge contributions come in from our first Patron Diety-level backer, Jeff Binder, from... Read more
An Introduction to Eldritch Magic!
Our Kickstarter is only 36 hours old and we're already more than half-way to funding. Thank you for the outpouring of support!
To celebrate this great beginning - and, hopefully,... Read more