Shadows of Yog Sothoth campaign

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Author/Creator : Red_Rob all credits goes to him.

The Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight – a name to conjure wonder and fear in equal measure. Discover their origins in this re-telling of the classic 1982 Call of Cthulhu campaign ‘Shadows of Yog Sothoth’. This campaign, the first ever printed for Call of Cthulhu, has now been converted to the Arkham Horror Card Game in time for it’s 30th anniversary of release.

A simple investigation leads to a world-spanning conspiracy and action across the globe as you are drawn deeper and deeper into a web of madness and horror. In this campaign who you are can be as impactful as what you do, as Investigator Traits will affect the scenarios in various ways. Your efforts will be recorded through the Disruption Tracker, your impacts on the cult given concrete results that affect future scenarios. Uncover the conspiracy in… Shadows of Yog Sothoth!

My verdict:

Background story:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Visual experience:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Overall experience:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Average:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
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Kos Petoussis
Kos Petoussis
7 months ago

Would it work with only the base set?

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago
Reply to  Kos Petoussis

This campaign also requires the Dunwich Legacy as it uses some of the encounter sets in a few scenarios. This is mentioned on the first page of the Campaign Guide so it shouldn’t trip anyone up.

Kos
Kos
7 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

If you can tell which enemies and quantity I can see if I can find the cards for them

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago
Reply to  Kos

It isn’t really enemies, but if you check the Campaign Guide for the Setup pages it will list the Encounter Sets needed for each scenario. I’ve highlighted where a Dunwich Encounter Set is used by listing (Dunwich Legacy) after the name of the set.

If you want a list of all the Dunwich encounter sets used I can put one together.

Kos Petoussis
Kos Petoussis
7 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

yes please so I can make some standins.

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago
Reply to  Kos Petoussis

The Dunwich Legacy encounter sets used are as follows:
Sorcery (Scenario 2)
Dunwich (Scenario 3)

Kos
Kos
5 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

okay so it’s just a matter of some thematic enemies. What I found online
https://derbk.com/ancientevils/sorcery/
https://derbk.com/ancientevils/the-miscatonic-museum/
That’s all, correct?

Kos
Kos
2 months ago
Reply to  Kos

1 dragon like enemy and 8 treacheries mostly themed around the veil.
That’s easy to proxy.

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago

The previous upload was missing the Disruption Deck, but that’s now been fixed. If you downloaded before this comment you can re-download and get the missing cards.

Eric Martin
Eric Martin
7 months ago

Any chance the card files with bleed margins will be made available for those of us who like to professionally print these custom campaigns?

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Martin

I haven’t as yet, mainly because I’m sure this initial version of the campaign will have some typo’s and bugs in it’s initial release. I’m also waiting for feedback on the general difficulty level, and any specific niggles people have which will then probably involve some tweaks to specific cards or scenarios.

Once I have some feedback, and have fixed any bugs or errors, I’ll put out a “final release” with higher quality images and including the cards with bleed.

finral
finral
7 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

Thanks, I’m also interested in those bleed files. From skimming through, looks like nice work!

Eric Martin
Eric Martin
7 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

Thank you for that assurance. I will await the final release.

Eric Martin
Eric Martin
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Martin

I have been slowly formatting the PDF files to be professionally printed through a printing agency, and I must say that what I have seen so far makes me very anxious to play this campaign in full. I should have the scenario 1 cards (+ disruption and generic encounter sets) shortly and will be playing this campaign as soon as I have everything printed off. Please keep us posted about which cards receive changes and updates because I will be printing off revised copies as needed down the road. Keep up the great work!

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago
Reply to  Eric Martin

Thanks Eric, that’s much appreciated! I do have to say I’m not sure the campaign is ready for professional printing just at this stage. I will try to get everything updated and revised as soon as possible.

Kodor-Kaal
Kodor-Kaal
7 months ago

Hi Red_Rob, thx for sharing this campaign. I’ve printed and tried half a run of the first scenario and I really like theme and how well the two investigators from the core set I was running (Daisy and Roland) integrated into the story. I was confused with one thing though (MINOR SPOILER ALERT); Agenda 1a “Entering the order” says “Carl Sandford gains…” and agenda 1b “Alerting the order” says “Move Carl Sandford…”. Yet at this point in the story he was still out of play for me. Was he supposed to have been setup in the Third floor library as… Read more »

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
7 months ago
Reply to  Kodor-Kaal

Ah, whoops. I rewrote the setup a few times and must have omitted that line. Yes, Carl Sanford should start play in the Third Floor Library if you are attending the midnight initiation ritual. I’ll get that added to the Campaign Guide.

Thanks for giving this a try, and let me know how it goes. If you find anything else that seems unclear or incorrect just drop a comment and I’ll roll all the fixes into a revised version.

Last edited 7 months ago by Red_Rob
Kodor-Kaal
Kodor-Kaal
7 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

Thx for the clarification and following up promptly. I’ll surely report back if I find anything else that seems out of place!

Kos
Kos
5 months ago

OK I found the cards for
Sorcery (p11): two dots under a half circle:

3x Beyond the Veil
3x Visions of Futures Past

Dunwich (p16): the mill sign (not the inverted triangle)
2x Sordid and Silent
2x Unhallowed Country

Can you confirm that the game expects these cards only?

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
4 months ago
Reply to  Kos

Hi Kos, yes these are all the cards that are needed from the Dunwich expansion. I’m also hoping to have an update fixing a few wording issues and improving the image quality uploaded shortly.

Kos
Kos
4 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

cool! let me know when it is done.

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
4 months ago
Reply to  Kos

Hi Kos, the new version has now been uploaded including some typo fixes, difficulty tweaks aswell as changing some of the wording to make a few effects clearer. Should be good to download now.

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
4 months ago

The download has now been updated to version 1.1 following feedback.The update includes some typo fixes & difficulty tweaks aswell as changing some of the wording to make a few effects clearer.

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
4 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

Slight update – the Disruption Deck had some cards cropped incorrectly in the previous release, this has been fixed. I’ve also fixed some compression issues which were making the text artifact at some resolutions, so if you downloaded before this comment then simply redownload to get the fixes.

Eric Martin
Eric Martin
3 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

Do you have a list of what cards received substantive/major changes, so that I can reprint the ones that have changed significantly?

Red_Rob
Red_Rob
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Martin

Hi Eric, the majority of the changes were fairly minor to clean up wording or make things clearer. The Campaign Guide was rewritten in a few places and had a number of edits to scenario setups. The majority of the functional changes were to the Encounter cards from Scenario 1, some of the locations to Scenario 4, the Agendas & some locations from Scenario 5, and the Terrible Comprehension card from Scenario 7.

finral
finral
3 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

Looks cool. Any chance of getting individual images with bleed for printing purposes?

Eric Martin
Eric Martin
3 months ago
Reply to  Red_Rob

This is what I have so far:

Scn. 1 Encounter cards
x3 Dedicated Servant
x2 Clumsiness
x1 Dangerous Discovery

Generic Encounter cards
x3 Blunder in the Dark

Scn. 4 Locations
x1 Production Quarters
x1 Abandoned Backlot

Scn. 5 Agendas and Locations
x1 Agenda 3a/b

Scn. 7
x3 Terrible Comprehension

Are there any other major changes that I have missed?

Kos
Kos
3 months ago

does anyone know why AC doesn’t host Cyclopean Foundations campaign?

Coldtoes
Coldtoes
24 days ago
Reply to  Kos

I don’t know why it’s not here but you can find it on Mysterious Chanting.

Clanegill
Clanegill
3 months ago

Hi, I am sorry I am relatively new to custom printing scenarios. I am at the first page of the pdf for the GenericEnounterSets. There, we can find the Pack Leader enemy or the Shaman of the Deep. These enemies do not have encounter backs, where can I find them in order to print them? Sorry if the answer is too obvious.

Kos
Kos
2 months ago
Reply to  Clanegill

depends if you print on us letter as an american or a4 as an european. For A4 encounter backs see here my gdrive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XOF-1Sf-ENe9rSv3QE5TuOp8FmhyczWV?usp=sharing

clanegill
clanegill
2 months ago
Reply to  Kos

Thank you Kos! I will use the A4, as I print with a European printer. I have found though that printing US letter at 100% usually works as well in A4 printers. I will use your backs and glue them to the encounters. Thank you very much. I am extremely thankful.

Kos
Kos
2 months ago

I downloaded the yots but the pdf cards are not exactly sharp (blurry). Could you please make them more hi resolution? Generic Encounter set needs 4×2 tentacle backs for pages 1,2,3,4,7,8,9. Scenario 1 pdf (first all rotated clockwise): 1a) i wouldn’t put hints to the campaign, that’s for players to figure out. 1a) has lead -> has led you have been called -> you have been summoned half-starved and wild eyed -> half-starved, wild eyed 2a) from your -> from the as the members gather -> while the members are gathering 3a) be quick -> hasten you arouse -> you… Read more »

Lej
Lej
2 months ago

Can you update the pdfs with higher resolutions?

Sam
Sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Lej

+1 I’d love some higher res versions, the PDFs in that download look very blurry when printed. Thank you

Simombo
Simombo
1 month ago

Hi there. Looks great! I am put off by the low quality of the PDFs though. There’s not really any need to reduce the PDF size, as they are for print. Do you plan to make better res PDFs by any chance?

Coldtoes
Coldtoes
24 days ago

In addition to supporting the requests for print-quality PDFs, I’m wondering if you’re planning to export this as individual PNG cards for people who want to get them professionally printed at MakePlayingCards or similar. If so, they should be exported from Strange Eons with bleed at a minimum resolution of 822x1122px.

I know a lot of players like to print well-reviewed fan campaigns so if you’re able to provide it in that format I think people would appreciate it!

Coldtoes
Coldtoes
18 days ago
Reply to  Coldtoes

Also if you are reprinting, two Strange Eons fixes that will improve your results: To eliminate double-printing of the word “Location” on location backs: Until I get the new version into the catalog, to get rid of that you’ll have to manually install the test version linked here.Basically, you’d uninstall the current one, download that, and double click it or open it in SE and choose install. To improve the way the Teutonic font is rendering the card titles on acts, agendas, enemies, and story cards: If you are on Windows, this may be due to an issue with the… Read more »