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Temples and Tombs

 Author: Christopher Grey  Category: 30s, action, adventure, pulp  Publisher: Gallant Knight Games  Game System: Year Zero Engine
 Description:

Terror! Suspense! You will not believe the dangers in store for your intrepid heroes! Will they discover ancient secrets, lost civilizations, or priceless treasure? Will they escape treacherous villains, evil super powers, or deathly traps?

Temples & Tombs is a roleplaying game devoted to creating the fast-paced adventures popularized in pulp magazines that led to films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Mummy (1999), and Romancing the Stone. 

Built on the Year Zero Engine system, the framework that drives Free League’s games such as Tales from the Loop and Mutant Year Zero, Temples & Tombs is adapted to fit the two-fisted adventure pulp genre in several key ways.

  • Custom skills and talents engineered for a fast-paced and adventurous setting
  • Luck mechanic that provides more dice for added chances of success, but with a chance to “run out of luck”
  • Hero mechanic for additional chances to succeed
  • Condition-based consequences so that heroes never die (but may be on the run)
  • A scene structure that helps guide play to emulate your favorite action/adventure story

Beyond that, the game looks and feels like you’d expect YZ0 to feel. And if you’ve never played in this system, you’re in for a treat. Very easy learning curve, fast-paced game play, and just enough crunch to keep things interesting.


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