[Mongoose] The Coming of Hanuman

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[Mongoose] The Coming of Hanuman

Postby Havard » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:40 am

In this thread, Blackbat242 posted:

BlackBat242 wrote:https://geekapi.global.ssl.fastly.net/rpgitem/60403/coming-hanuman

The Coming of Hanuman

Category: Scenario / Adventure / Module
Designer: J. C. Alvarez
Artist: Scott Clark, Storn Cook, Gillian Pearce, Chris Quilliams
Production Staff: Ian Barstow, Ted Chang, Alexander Fennell, Richard Neale
Publisher: Mongoose Publishing
Year Published: 2004
Primary Name: The Coming of Hanuman

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Publisher: Mongoose Publishing
Year: 2004

Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: MGP5598
ISBN-10: 1300000739


15 pages
Size: Letter

English



Anyone know more about this adventure module? Is Hanuman mentioned in any of the Conan short stories or comics?

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Re: [Mongoose] The Coming of Hanuman

Postby hihama » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:14 pm

To be short. Yes.
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Re: [Mongoose] The Coming of Hanuman

Postby ripvanwormer » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:56 pm

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Re: [Mongoose] The Coming of Hanuman

Postby genghisdon » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:12 pm

The most relevant REH story:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadows_in_Zamboula

loads for the Conan mythos/games

city of Zamboula (cosmopolitan mixing pot)
Darfari cannibals (slaves) with filed/pointed teeth
dance of the cobras (made into a spell in the game)
Hanuman the ape god
Baal-pteor, a strangler of Hanuman from Kosala, massively muscled, huge & even larger than Conan (whom I always found to be a scary, nasty & compelling bad guy)
Evil high priest (Totrasmek)
sinister & fearsome magic, evocative of illusionists & hypnosis, used in very sinister & malevolent ways.
political intrigue, S&S style
Clever rogues abound
magic ring/gem (Star of Khorala)...D&D's first ring of human influence (although explicitly vs the opposite gender & hints of more here, but not actually used in "play")

fantastic story, pure S&S story from the man who defined what an S&S story was, and all of the elements of it are in full display.

The adventure, like "black stones", is a short, low/introductory level d20Conan adventure. It's set in the eastern desert/Zamboula area (not all that far from black stones, as Conan would roam). Do you want spoilers?
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