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Apprehension, panic, terror, and collapsing causation!

This optional accessory helps The Yellow King Roleplaying Game GMs select and hand out Shocks during in-person play. Its card selection focuses on the varieties of fear and emotional disequilibrium most likely to afflict investigators into any reality-altering Carcosan mystery. Perfect for on-the-fly scenarios or abrupt sidetracks into hallucination and shattered consciousness. This deck assists GMs who prefer the solid slap of a physical card against the game table you can plunk before players when their characters stare into the uncanny and wish they hadn’t.

Please note – this deck only includes a selection of the most used cards, not a complete set of every card in the game.

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James C August 06, 2020 12:21 am UTC
I'm very disappointed that these sets do not include all the cards in the game. Again and again as we've played The Yellow King I've rubbed my hands together menacingly and looked at the fear and anticipation of my players as they roll poorly and obtain a Shock or Injury only to be embarrassed to find that the card wasn't included in the decks. Civilian with a knife attacks and they either inflict a Laceration or a Flesh Wound, neither included in the decks. A ghost shocks, "But this is wondrous strange!" or Soul Strike, neither included in the decks. Just go down the list: first Shock: You Badger a Vulnerable Witness: Overstepped Bounds or Wracked by Remorse, not included in decks. Number four Shock: Embarrassed or Humiliated, not included in decks. That's how I feel after spending so much money on these, presenting them to my players as the latest and greatest and fanciest thing in role-playing to find more than half the time the card I need has not been included.
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Pelgrane P August 06, 2020 6:28 pm UTC
We apologise for disappointing you. The ad copy should clearly indicate that the deck provides a highlight set of frequently occurring cards. This limit allows us to meet the size limitations of a print-on-demand card set. We will revise the description accordingly. Please contact DriveThruRPGs customer service if you would like to request a refund.
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File Last Updated:
October 31, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on August 28, 2019.