Gaming supplements can sometimes be wonders of research and scholarship.

Selection_885I mentioned a while back the monumental Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion.
Now, from the depths of my collection, I have recovered another wonder of a lost age – Peter Schweighofer’s Pulp Egypt – Adventures along the Nile, 1933-1939.
One of the best generic gaming resources I ever bought.
In 176 pages, Peter Schweighofer packed a ton of useful information.

Timeline from Predinastic era to the 1930s? Check Gazzeteer and visitor’s guide to 1930s Egypt? Check. Egyptian odds and ends and strange artifacts? Check. Lots of information for game-masters interested in running various kinds of Egyptian adventures? Check.

The lot with maps, photos, and a very neat layout.
The information is synthetic and to the point, and nicely indexed.
There’s even an article on assembling a pulp adventure soundtrack.
And it’s system agnostic, as they say – you can run it on whatever system you like.
Beautiful.

And this beauty will be particularly useful both for my long-in-the-coming re-run of Masks of Nyarlathotep and for my current serial project.
How neat is that?


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