Tomb-Hounds of Egypt
Tomb-Hounds of Egypt
"God! … If only I had not read so much Egyptology before coming to this land which is the fountain of all darkness and terror!" All you need to know to forge a Pulp archaeology campaign set in 1930s Egypt - for Trail of Cthulhu or just GUMSHOE Bullwhips & Baboon-Mummies!
The Depression has hit Egypt¸ too. Funding for major expeditions has dwindled; minor expeditions have almost dried up. Formerly¸ Egyptologists could look forward to recouping their costs by selling half their finds overseas¸ to museums or collectors. Now¸ however¸ the increasingly nationalistic Egyptian government pressures the Service of Antiquities to keep all such new-found ancient treasures in the country.
But the European and American market for Egyptian antiquities remains¸ stoked to ever-higher heat by Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamen's golden tomb in 1922. With fewer expeditions guarding and excavating the tomb sites¸ and fewer artifacts coming onto the legitimate market¸ real opportunities have opened up. Those who know enough Egyptology to know where to dig¸ and who know enough shady dealers to know how to sell what they dig up¸ can name their own price for a spectacular item. Of course¸ there's always that little matter of a curse - but no true tomb-hound lets the possibility of a curse interfere with the certainty of a profit.
Wonderful things await - all you need is a map and a bullwhip.
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Tomb-Hounds of Egypt includes new occupations (Reis¸ Smuggler)¸ drives¸ and abilities for Trail of Cthulhu. Additionally¸ full stats for God-Beasts and Monsters¸ write-ups of Necropolitan Egypt¸ and Egyptian Magic.
Praise for Ken Writes About Stuff¸
"The content of KWAS is top-notch¸ as one would expect from a RPG luminary like Kenneth Hite" - Daniel D.
" brief injection of Hite-ian awesome … they're just about the right length to digest in a single sitting¸ and full of amazing ideas that will make anyone's game into a flavourful occult gumbo" - Bill Templeton
This supplement is also available as part of Ken Writes About Stuff Vol 2. KWAS v2 is a collection of 13 supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures¸ summon demons or be an Elizabethan spy with this baker's dozen of fear and fun!