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Curse of the Yellow Sign, Act I: Digging for a Dead God
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Curse of the Yellow Sign, Act I: Digging for a Dead God

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In May of 1939, somewhere in the jungles of Africa, a small band of soldiers have stumbled across something ancient. Something terrible.<o:p></o:p>

And they are about to suffer the consequences.<o:p></o:p>

Digging for a Dead God is the first in a series of Call of Cthulhu scenarios all linked by the Yellow Sign.<o:p></o:p>

The Curse of the Yellow Sign scenarios contain no blasphemous books, no monsters, no cultists and no Library Use rolls. Only ordinary humans confronted with the true nature of the universe. They are designed to be played in a single evening with limited preparation and maximum impact, filled with the kind of ruthless game master techniques you'd expect from John Wick.<o:p></o:p>

Digging for a Dead God contains:


  • 2 maps
  • 6 pre-generated characters
  • Tons of advice and playtest notes



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March 19th, 2012
The following review was originally posted at Roleplayers Chronicle and can be read in its entirety at Digging for a Dead God is a story module for Call of Cthulhu set in Africa just before the outbreak of [...]
June 14th, 2011
What a bargain. Excellent scenario. Both myself and my players loved playing this game. The sand box approach is probably best for more experienced players but my group loved the Nazi vs ancient horror theme. The threatening atmosphere and the general [...]
October 19th, 2009
I ran this during a rare RPG weekend with four good friends, and had a blast. It's a great setting, there's room for some truly horrific roleplaying moments and some pretty grueling player vs. player stand-offs. But as a product, it's honestly prett [...]
August 1st, 2009
Ah, what's the use. No doubt there are some cruel dynamics to play out and some well-written passages. Shaky organisation, sketchy and poorly-researched setting, unconvincing scholarship of the Mythos (it doesn't help that that section misspells Derleth [...]
July 28th, 2009
This is a game with its heart in the right place, but it's not as clever as it thinks it is. It's location and character based rather than a linear plot-based game. This is not as radical an approach as the author seems to think. The concept of setting [...]
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