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KM Brooks
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My girlfriend made this custom expansion (fully illustrated!) for me for Christmas. Bold face is for Interrupt cards. These comprise an entire make-your-own set, and seem like they'll make for somewhat darker stories in general.

Character:
Mummy
Pharaoh
Set
Isis
Osiris
Priestess
Sphynx
Slave


Place:
Desert
Oasis
Pyramids
The Nile
Luxor Temple
Bazaar
Underworld
Alexandria


Thing:
Hieroglyphics
Crook and Flail
Double Crown
Ankh
Scarab
Boat
Chariot


Aspect:
Perfumed
Embalmed
Bejeweled
Dismembered
Kidnapped
Trapped
Doomed


Event:
Famine
Expedition
Trade
War
Murder
Plague
Public Works Project
Festival


Ending:
Never again were the two friends separated.
That is how the Pharaoh learned the value of good advisors.
It just goes to show that all ittakes is one scarab beetle.
Even the Nile mourned his loss.
That's how he discovered that your greatest wish can be your worst nightmare.
Their secrets are still enclosed in the tomb today.
And that's how a slave became the wealthiest woman in the land.
And that's how she found him, wandering the streets as a beggar.
The river flooded and punished the unbelievers for their crimes.
So he was forced to make his way in the land of the dead.
So they exiled him from the great city.
The land was once again restored, praise the gods.
They restored the true pharaoh and all of Egypt celebrated.
Isis blessed him, and he was never hungry again.
Free at last, he set out to rejoin his people.
Finally, they were free of Set's scheming.
His wounds were healed and his heart was mended.
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Nick Tischler
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Pictures? ...please
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Definitely! They're halfway across the country right now, but as soon as I'm reunited with them, I'll post pictures.
 
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Here are the images:






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Very nice! You have a very talented and generous girlfriend. thumbsup

To me, it has more flavour than the original. surprise

I'm guessing that there is a reason for the Egyptian theme?

Now, how about a variant with Greek heroes, gods and monsters? whistle
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The reason is that I've always loved Egyptian mythology, and my girlfriend found an Egyptian-themed box at a consignment store and had to come up with something to put in it. Also, we wanted to add some non-white people to the game.

I don't know if a Greek version is terribly likely, though, as I've always resented Greek mythology for heralding the end of the study of Egypt in my 6th grade history class.

What I would kind of like to do, though, is Native American fable characters and tropes. As a kid, I always liked hearing stories of Coyote (who is roughly analogous to Loki or Anansi, if you aren't familiar).
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A Coyote version sounds great. I need to first find some good stories to get the flavour first.

And Anansi to add some West African people and locations.

I would also like Chinese and Japanese legends but please not mixed together so we that we can't tell which is which.

And finally, how about Mullah Nasruddin to represent Central Asia? So many funny and witty stories which are still being written. Actually, Nasruddin could be a story type that is used with the standard variant of this game or with Rory's Story Cubes.

Hmm...
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