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Cassilda’s Song

The War of the Sisters STRANGER: Have you fashioned your masks? CAMILLA AND CASSILDA: Father, they shall not be masks for long. STRANGER: From what have you fashioned them? CAMILLA: From Rodrigo’s red flesh. CASSILDA: From my song of green joy. Cassilda’s Song, a massive scenario series for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, spans all […]

Restorers of Pnakotus

An alien being for Trail of Cthulhu In the impossibly ancient past, mental energy beings known as the Yithians held dominion over the world, occupying the bodies of cone-shaped non-humanoids native to the earth. To manage their authoritarian regime, they engineered a number of sapient servitor species. Many eventually rebelled against their creators, but one […]

Dex Raymond Meets Qotha-Nhur’rin

A scenario hook for Cthulhu Confidential Hardboiled Los Angeles detective Dex Raymond opens his office door one morning to find an unpleasant surprise inside. A short, portly man lies dead on his carpet, face down on a piece of wrinkled packing paper. Rolling the body over, Dex sees that both of its eyes have been […]

Anthrospiders

A creature for The Esoterrorists Powerful Outer Dark entities regularly promise immortality to the human would-be sorcerers who aid them. Sometimes they outright lie and can grant no such thing. Other entities can offer an indefinite existence, but in the awful, suffering form of an anthrospider. Esoterrorists agreeing to aid ODEs expect a far different […]

Snowy Streets, Icy Hearts

A scenario hook for Yellow King: Paris   In late February of 1895, an unusually strong winter blast wallops Paris. The Seine freezes over. Work crews struggle to clear all the snow. Doubtless those of our art student heroes who hail from the northern US may use this as an opportunity to brag of the […]

Qotha-Nhur’rin

  In Episode 480 of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, we used the essential elements of Mythos deities to create a new dread entity, Qotha-Nhur’rin, the Destruction at the Heart of Creation. Here she is, in Trail of Cthulhu Mythos god format. “Everything was horribly damp and bedewed, and I thought I saw an […]

Ken and Robin’s Essential Elements of a Mythos God

In Episode 478 of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, we laid out the common elements of Cthulhu Mythos deities. For posterity and ease of searching, here’s the list of necessary ingredients we arrived at. Cosmic Scale: The entity’s existence is not localized to a single culture or for that matter to one planet. Instead […]

Scareport

A scenario hook for The Esoterrorists This one works well for one-shots, particularly at a convention everyone flew into. The team assembles in a diner not so far from a small regional airport. Its Mr. Verity, a nervous man resembling an elderly Steve Buscemi, congratulates them on receiving a simple case for once. Local citizens […]

Corrupted Fauna of the Normal Now

The reality of the final This is Normal Now sequence of The Yellow King Roleplaying Game dials up or down in weirdness. In its more openly unreal modes, Ironic Normal and Normalcy Shift, new quasi-Carcosan lifeforms stalk the land. The most terrifying of these are the deadly rampagers, which come in various shapes and sizes. […]

See Page XX: Sketching Out Your Yellow King: This Is Normal Now Series (Part One)

The series outlines for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game now reaches the last of the canonical four sequences, This is Normal Now. Previous installments cover Paris Part One and Part Two, and The Wars, Part One and Part Two, and Aftermath, Part One and Part Two. As before, this outline presents one way to do […]

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