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Swordsmen & Sorcerers » Thief sub-classes analysis video » 9/19/2019 1:57 pm


I was about to post a link to it!

Let me know what you think.


Swordsmen & Sorcerers » Thief class/subclass review - feedback » 9/16/2019 2:15 pm

Hello all,

I’m working on a video review for the thief class/subclasses. I would love any input from this community on the subject.

What are your thoughts on them?

Which have you seen in play and how did it do?

Any and all feedback would be very much appreciated.


General Discussion » First Session Zero - feedback (long) » 9/13/2019 6:59 pm

Spider of Leng wrote:

Outstanding and perfectly captures the spirit of "rulings over rules."  If it's in character and makes sense, let them try it.  I hate that skill/feat crap that over burdens so many so-called "modern games." 

That’s one of the things I like about this system. The rules seem flexible enough for DMs to adapt to any situation.

Swordsmen & Sorcerers » New AS&SH video- fighter subclass review » 9/11/2019 9:09 pm

Thanks to a lot of feedback and messages from this community to help get this out.

I’ve actually gotten a lot of 5e players asking about ASSH.

General Discussion » First Session Zero - feedback (long) » 9/11/2019 7:11 am

Following two separate session zeroes, this was our first full game. To start I decided to keep the party at just two players while we learn the system. Our players are running a common folk assassin named Fenn and a Viking barbarian named Hallvardr, who showed up ready with an amazing Swedish accent.

In their session zero games I helped them develop backstories that led them to both being slaves on a ship serving as oarmen. I played a little mini game with each of them on how they escaped during a storm in which the boat hit some rocks off the coast.In this game they find each other along with two other surviving former slaves. I wanted to capture a true swords and sorcery vibe for this game as one of my players had played a lot of D&D but only the newer editions. My other player is an old vet like me and for him it was a matter getting back into the way it used to be (and probably should be )

The first part of the game was them scavanging for clothes and makeshift weapons. We played a lot with survival and I had them hunt, fish and focus on just surviving the elements.After they had scavenged a few things they began to move into the wilds where after a day or so they came across some footprints on the beach. The barbarian was able to pick up the tracks and follow them into the night. They came across a party of kelts camping near the shore.The next scene witnessed a brutal assassination and the murdering of five kelts. The violence was intense and I really tried to emphasize the gore of their actions. I wanted the barbarian to feel glorious in the carnage as he was bathed in the blood of his victims. The assassin's ability to instantly kill in this system is amazingly good.

Now that they have some weapons, armor and supplies they camp for the night and begin to head inland. They are still unsure exactly where they are in Hyperborea.After a few days travel they pick up the sign of dust being kicked up in the distance. They quickly deduce that there are rider

General Discussion » New AS&SH Video- DM/Referee Screen review » 9/09/2019 4:28 pm

I just got a message that someone is buying the DM screen because of the video.

I’ll take my commission in the form of a “high five” or an “atta boy”

General Discussion » New AS&SH Video- DM/Referee Screen review » 9/09/2019 10:03 am

I am very pleasantly surprised how many of the tables I wanted was on the screen. 

Love the art and design and the layout is great. 

Also, feel free to use any of my videos as you like on social media etc. I really want to help raise awareness on this game. 



General Discussion » New AS&SH Video- DM/Referee Screen review » 9/09/2019 8:58 am

Just posted another video for ASSH. I am so excited for this game and I regret that it took me so long to find it. I would love if my videos can help the community grow. 

I would love any feedback or ideas for future video content. 


Bestiary » Minotaurs info needed » 9/08/2019 8:17 pm

Hello all,

I love running Minotaurs in DnD but was curious how they are different in Hyperborea? I saw the entry in the bestiary and there is a tidbit under Minotaurios.

What lore do they pull from in Hyperborea? Any recommendations on reading?

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XII (2020) » 9/07/2019 5:58 pm

Iron Ranger wrote:

Sitting this one out. See you guys in Texas!

What con do you guys go to in Texas? 

Y'all ever make it to Momocon or Dragoncon in Atlanta?

General Discussion » New first impression video » 9/07/2019 12:39 pm

Thanks for listening!

More AS&SH content coming for the channel!

General Discussion » New first impression video » 9/06/2019 4:38 pm

Please do!

I'm working on some videos to highlight the different classes. 

General Discussion » First Session Zero - feedback (long) » 9/06/2019 7:10 am

So last night I had my first session zero with ASSH. I do one on one session zeroes to help give the player a robust background and set up. 

My player Lazlow has played with me a good bit over the past few years in 5th edition and is a remarkable role player. He was very excited to see this system in motion after he watched the video I posted on my channel. 

We opted to use the 2d6+6 option for stats and to roll them straight. So first roll would be his strength and second his dexterity etc. 

We rolled his stats and he we ended up with were something like
Str 14
Dex 13
Con 18
Int 10
Wis 17
Cha 8 

Going through all of the character classes he was debating between monk and cleric. Then we flipped back and he saw barbarian. He stated that since he got a +1 to mind control resist because of his wisdom it would go well with the resist of the barbarian and go with the distrust of sorcerers. He started getting this idea of an "anti-mage" or 'mage-killer". 

He then rolled randomly on his back ground and race. Viking - Miner. As soon as he rolled Viking his eyes lit up and he looked over at me and said, 'Oh yea! Viking Barbarian it is!". 

Using the awesome name generator I found in the resource page on this site he rolled randomly and thus was born, Hallvardr Sigbiarner. 

At this point he was totally sold on the game and we haven't even started yet. He loved all the tables and the world intrigued him. Not being very familiar with Howard, Lovecraft or Smith didn't phase him. He saw it as a new world to discover. I started talking to him about Hyperborea and how it was in orbit around Saturn. I showed him the daylight calendar and the how each year was different. He asked if I had decided when the game would start which I hadn't yet. He wanted to roll randomly for it so we did. Our game begins in the year of the Mammoth in the second week on the 3rd day of the 8th month. (All random) 

I wanted to run a quick solo session with him and capture some tidbits of Hyp

General Discussion » New first impression video » 9/05/2019 9:23 am

Where is Gamehole? 

I may need to make a trip to Garycon next year.

Rules Discussion » Character creation question. Class and skills? » 9/04/2019 3:57 pm

Thanks for the quick response. I totally agree that Dex is just way too good in 5e. Unfortunately, I've played a ton of it so I'm having to mentally break away from that rule set. 


Rules Discussion » Character creation question. Class and skills? » 9/04/2019 2:32 pm

Quick question:

One of my players rolled up an Assassin and he was curious if he could use his Dexterity for the hit mod for daggers like in 5e. I didn't see that anywhere so I assume strength is used for all melee weapons? 

General Discussion » New first impression video » 9/04/2019 10:36 am

Greetings Hyperboreans!

Here is a video I just posted for ASSH.

Just a first impression video for now. I’m playing my session zero this week and I’ll post a character creation video soon.

I’d love any feedback from this awesome community.


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