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.
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.
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Tomb-Hounds of Egypt is the twelfth installment of the second Ken Writes About Stuff subscription.