Gary Gygax’s Necropolis is a vast campaign scenario that sweeps the characters into an epic adventure across the magical desert kingdom of Khemit. From a. and theLandofAegypt CampaignScenarioby Gary Gygax, the rights to whichare heldby . boldly off to the Gorge of Osiris and the Necropolis, which contains the . Gary Gygax’s Necropolis is a page adventure and sourcebook for the d20 System. It was originally released for Gygax’s ill-fated.

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The adventures are not linked too tightly, which is advantageous if you are planning on providing lots of side-quests, or as I did you are using the necropolsi separately rather than as one full campaign. Join Date Aug Posts The Temple of Set, 10 pages: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

In the same section, a room has an nnecropolis trigger that causes “the employment of magical forces outside [the room] to change the hue of the lighting in the chamber within and also make a plangent sound emanate from the gong in the library Area Eric Smith rated it it was amazing Nov 17, In practice, I had to do a little bit of the “DM Gygad to keep ahead of the players and fix potential continuity problems.

Apostolos Kotselis rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Refresh and try again.

necropolls Aren’t some of the traps impossible to find by any rogue. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Really, despite the size of this book, there’s not a whole lot of plot involved, it’s really a whole lot of dealing with eventualities, and that’s under another category.

Necropolis (Sword & Sorcery): Gary Gygax: : Books

If you’re really stuck between adventures and just need something to take up some time, this can be a nice relaxing breather for you. There are one rather nasty set of traps that no-one can detect, but the reasoning behind them is totally in keeping with the spirit of the module and the game What you end up with instead, though, is a detailed list of how to run the encounters this adventure presents.


It’s in a fantastical version of the same, with a recent history that diverges from our own.

Comparing it with the Temple of Elemental Evil may have some relevance – in both, the adventure begins in a small community. Necropolis A sweeping source book and high-level epic adventure by the master himself-Gary Gygax-set in the desert lands of Khemit.

There are a few blemishes, however.

Necropolis (Sword & Sorcery)

Books by Gary Gygax. Do people have gaming groups that enjoy this level of challenge?

Customers who bought this item also bought. Shortly after the roleplaying-heavy, trivial-combat first segment, the party starts hitting encounters averaging EL I found the section on Khemitian deities particularly interesting. The adventure very quickly scales up in difficulty, to the point where I feel that a party of level 10 adventurers would be hard pressed to survive even with expert play without a lot of “side adventures” created by the DM between the chapters. Although there are a lot of undead, there are also outsiders and magical beasts for the rogue to sneak attack.

Very little of the module is actually Open Gaming Content, even though this is produced as a d20 System module, due to the fact that Wizards of the Coast actually own the original material from which this module was converted.

But what an adventure it is! Breaking down the book into chapters, this is what you get: There’s a metagame reason for starting off so easily as well – it is intended to give the players a bit of false confidence for the adventure ahead, so that they will feel even more “shock and awe” when the bad guys start bringing their full forces to bear.

Christian Lindke added it Mar 08, If prior Egyptian adventuring is required, anybody have any suggestions on modules to get characters from 1st to 10th level in an egyptian type setting? For those of you wishing to recapture some of that feeling, here’s an adventure taken back from the old days and brought into the modern 3rd edition rules. It makes for a lot of flipping to the back, which is an annoyance. Another example of lack of organization: Gygax broadly details a couple of methods for which the characters can enter the story: Over all I am glad it is sitting on my shelf.


Though the overall thrust of the adventure is linear, many of the stops along the way are full-sized dungeons in their own right, with several avenues of exploration available. That’s no good, either. Scott Sutherland rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Because of the confused rights to the product WotC hold them due to various factorsnot all that much of the product is Open Game Content, unfortunately.

Some consequences result in “irrevocable” death, with no explanation or justification for why death is irrevocable, or any reason why the players would expect or predict this in advance.

I agree re the poor layout – Gary Gygax’s name prompted me to get Necropolis, but I found the turgid prose and execrable layout have rended it almost unplayable, so Gary wouldn’t be an auto-buy anymore, although I mostly blame his editors – there’s clearly a good scenario in there, it’s just that during play I can’t find it! I hesitate to call this a “campaign” as much as a lengthy, detailed single adventure.

There are also places in the adventure where the DM is told to encourage players to use metagame knowledge to figure things out