OSRIC Module Review Request: Lost Pyramid of Imhotep
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:17 pm 
 

To Whom It May Concern,

A little over two years ago, I wrote an OSRIC/1st Edition module entitled The Lost Pyramid of Imhotep that was eventually published by Expeditious Retreat Press. I feel that it is the best thing I ever wrote, being as I tried to capture within its 13,000 words my lifelong love of both trap-ridden RPG adventure modules and the mythology of ancient Egypt. In the year or so since its publication, I have yet to read a review of the module, and was just wondering if anyone on these boards who purchased the module would be willing to write a short review of it? Being as I do not own the rights to the module, I am unable to provide any review copies of the module for those who haven't already read it.

As an aside, The Lost Pyramid of Imhotep is the most personal module I ever wrote, and was just basically wondering if the concepts and challenges in the adventure appeal to any gamers out there other than myself. When I write up most of my adventures for publication, I consciously try to infuse them with late seventies/early eighties nostalgic elements that I feel would appeal to the majority of "old school" gamers. This is the first module I ever had published in which I purposely tried to avoid going retro even though it was written using an "old school" rules set.

Thanks in advance to those willing to write a review of the module, and happy gaming!

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:34 pm 
 

I'd think you'd have better luck on the DF site which has a review forum.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:52 pm 
 

I own it, but I don't recall doing more than flipping it yet.  Not at a commentary on quality, but on how much unread material I am working to get through.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:24 pm 
 

Thanks for the tip about Dragonsfoot, Mr. Zavoda! Unfortunately, however, I never post on websites for active RPGers being as "flame wars" are all too common thereon. Being as The Acaeum is devoted to collectors primarily, I feel comfortable posting here.

Historian, I too understand the problem about having too much unread material. I have a 3-foot-high stack of unread pulp era magazines and novels staring me in the face right now.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:51 am 
 

With a good knowledge of ancient Egypt, I'd be very interested in this and would happily read and review it.
I'll see if I can find a copy.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:07 am 
 

Egypt, dungeons and traps? Sign me up!  8)  Seriously, I'd buy the module if Lulu has delivered my OSRIC copies (and I paid for 'priority shipping' too!).

  


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:38 pm 
 

Thanks to all who have responded to my query! I really do feel that people interested in the ancient history of Egypt will enjoy the module being as it focuses on the enigmatic and still-fascinating architect Imhotep, who is the genius credited with the invention of the pyramid tomb. He was the right-hand man of the pharaoh Zoser, whose step pyramid dominates still the landscape of Saqqara. Imhotep was so highly regarded that he eventually ascended into godhood. My module details the discovery of the famed architect's tomb. The module also explores the cult of the dead in ancient Egypt, with all of the trials that the recently deceased must undergo in order to be judged worthy by the gods. If I had to compare the structure of Lost Pyramid of Imhotep to those of the past, I would conclude that it most resembles TSR's AD&D module The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan albeit centered around a different mythos.

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