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Masks of the Mummy Kings is a sword-and-sorcery adventure game about would-be grave-robbers, hiding their identities behind masks as they plunder the Ziggurat Tomb of Nabû-Nâzir, the Zodiac Emperor of ancient Babylon. Whether seeking treasures temporal or sorcerous, this band of rogues must work together even while pursuing their own individual aims. 

Players start out with two Masks, governing their abilities to overcome obstacles presented by the GM as they adventure through the tomb. As the rogues defeat enemies, solve puzzles and evade traps eldritch and mundane, they may very well find new and more powerful Masks to wear, enhancing their own power - but at what cost?

Game Features

  • For a GM and 2-4 players
  • One-shot friendly, takes 1-3 hours to play
  • Prep-agnostic - the GM can prepare a map, creatures and treasure beforehand, run it all on the fly, or a mix of both
  • Uses a token-based action economy to allow narrative flexibility without sacrificing palpable rewards based on player decision making
  • Requires tokens (such as poker chips) and a vessel (such a sturdy bowl) to use as the Well of Treasures
  • Game provides 12 Masks which can be combined into 36 different ability sets, enhancing replayability and exploration of the system: Ox, Monkey, Scarab, Outlaw, Thief, Scoundrel, Cursed, Faceless, Mummy, Soldier, Mystic and Assassin.
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November 2nd, 2018
Masks of the Mummy Kings is a hot summer day game. It's beautiful and elegant, great for pick-up-and-play. The designer gives you the "magician's trick" to constructing challenges and obstacles on the fly, so this is a low/no prep game. Every [...]
January 8th, 2017
Masks of the Mummy Kings is a light-weight, elegant game about dungeon-crawling scoundrels. The scoundrels are delving deep into the ziggurat to claim their treasures, but need to contest with obstacles. Each room proposes a threat which is vulnterable [...]
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July 31, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on July 07, 2016.