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Series Code
B4
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Publisher
Year Published
1982
Primary Name
The Lost City
Alternate Names
La Cité Perdue
La Città Perduta
La Ciudad Perdida
Die vergessene Stadt
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WotC PDF Version 1.0
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Year: 2013
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: TSR 9049
ISBN-10: 0935696555
28 pages
Size: Letter
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La Ciudad Perdida
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Year: 1986
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
32 pages
Size: Letter
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Year: 1985
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: 2530
32 pages
Size: Letter
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Die Vergessene Stadt
Publisher: FSV Fantasy Spiele Verlags-GmbH
Year: 1983
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: 8507/2
ISBN-10: 3890840124
30 pages
Size: Letter
0.30 pounds
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1982
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: 9049
ISBN-10: 0935696555
28 pages
Size: Letter
0.31 pounds
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1982
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
Product Code: 9049
ISBN-10: 0935696555
28 pages
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1982
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
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From the cover:

Lost in the desert! The only hope for survival lies in a ruined city rising out of the sands. Food, water, and wealth await heroic adventurers inside an ancient pyramid ruled by a strange race of masked beings.

The module includes a cover folder with maps, and a descriptive booklet with a ready-made adventure for the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Basic game. It also includes enough information to continue the adventure beyond level 3, using the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Expert game rules.

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The Dungeon Master's Guide to Cynidicea offers a fair bit of expanded information that would help develop this module into a campaign.

Dragon #315 has an article and map (for version 3.5) expanding the module entitled "Mystara: Return to the Lost City"(pp. 88-92). The article is difficult to utilize alongside the module, however, because in the article Zargon has a Challenge Rating of 16 and the difference between D&D (Basic) and version 3.5 is significant.

Dungeon #142 has an adventure (for version 3.5) entitled "Masque of Dreams" (pp. 14-30) that once again pits the adventurers against the Zargon cult.

Classic Modules Today B4: The Lost City is designed to assist in converting the module for use with D&D 5e rules.

Note that the first iteration of PDF scans sold by Wizards of the Coast omitted the 4-page pullout black & white map section (Tier 6, Tier 7, Tier 8, Tier 9, Tier 10, Elevation, Underground City Map) that was included in the print module. Later PDF iterations included these missing maps. These interior maps should not be confused with the blue & white maps on the module's cover/folder interior (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, key).

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