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Acquitaine, My Acquitaine

Time for a bit of self-promotion. ;)

I recently made available through the Hero Games Online Store my most recent gaming supplement (or mini-supplement, if you prefer): Acquitaine. It details the Kingdom of Acquitaine (surprise, surprise) and includes:

—a review of Acquitainian history

—information on Acquitainian society, culture, and customs

—descriptions of the eighteen duchies comprising the kingdom, including the land, any noteworthy features or events, and details on the duke and his family. This section of the supplement also covers the royal House of Montfort and the kingdom’s internal politics in general.

—a section on Acquitainian magic, including several new spells

—six new Acquitainian monsters, including the fearsome Beast of Armagnac!

Acquitaine also has a great cover prepared for me by Peter Corless, of Green Knight Publishing fame. Thanx, Peter!

Acquitaine is part of my “Northlands” setting, which is touched on briefly in Chapter Seven of my book Tuala Morn (which is also available from Hero Games and other fine game retailers). However, aside from references to the magic system and spells in Tuala Morn the supplement is self-contained and can easily be dropped into other settings or used on its own; you don’t need to own a copy of Tuala Morn to enjoy Acquitaine.

Like Tuala Morn itself, Acquitaine is a sort of Dark Ages setting with some later medieval elements thrown in for fun. The idea is to give the setting its own unique “flavor” and verisimilitude while still making it enjoyable for gaming. It’s certainly not intended to be historically accurate; it takes history as its inspiration and moves blithely on from there. ;)

As you can no doubt guess from the name, Acquitaine is based on Dark Ages/medieval France rather than England or the “generic medieval Western Europe” found in many gaming settings. My inspirations for creating it were many, but first and foremost among them is Clark Ashton Smith’s stories of the fictional French province of Averoigne. You can find some other influences listed in the supplement’s Bibliography.

You can buy Acquitaine here. It's only $4.99 for 39 pages of gaming fun. I hope you enjoy it!

Reader Comments (3)


Long time reader, first time poster. Just wanted to say I have always enjoyed your work. I am excited about Acquitaine and hope to see more books in the future.


July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJM

Thanx, JM!

July 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterSteven S. Long

Is Acquitaine still available, Steve?

May 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

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