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Pyramid of the Undying

Moldvay's “The Lost City” is without a doubt my favourite of the early D&D modules. There's so much fun to be had with the weird Cynidiceans, the faction play, and the mystery of what's happening in the pyramid. I've run this adventure top-to-bottom probably three or four times, over dozens of sessions. I've gathered what I learned from that into this “fan edit” dungeon, which I hope allows more people to appreciate what I love about the Lost City. In brief, here are the changes I've made:

  • Removed the “lower levels” and rewritten the history of the pyramid to fit this.
  • Moved the setting to medieval/early modern Earth.
  • Removed some “D&Disms” such as evil humanoids and some other monsters.
  • Edited the text and layout for easier reference.
  • Changed treasure to a silver standard and slightly reduced the amount of treasure.
  • Expanded information on joining each of the factions.
  • Made minor adjustments to the maps and some encounters for tighter themes and more varied paths.

Download it here!

Still on the fence? Here's a quite positive review from Ten Foot Pole.

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