Globetrotters’ Guide to the Ancient World

By on 12 March 2013

The Near East is a timeless land, with a heritage stretching back to the dawn of recorded history. The cradle of civilization, it was home of the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians, whose cities and monuments stood proud in an age when Europeans were clubbing each other with stones. The cradle of three great religions, it was the home of the great prophets, whose teachings guide and inspire millions of worshippers to this day. Further east lies India, the jewel in Britain’s crown, and the source of much conflict. For globetrotters desiring adventure and exploration, ancient cities and exotic cultures await. Dominated by three great powers, it is also a covert battleground, the source of much intrigue and subtle manoeuvring for colonial supremacy. Welcome to the Near East and India!

This supplement explores the lands of the Near East, presents two new Leagues, contains notes on fabled treasures and the Midas Machine, and provides stats for four sample player characters and 8 henchmen.

This product is fully compatible with the Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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