Ripples From Carcosa (Supplement)

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Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 23134

Publishing Year: 2014 (August)

Pages: 132

Cover Price: $21.95 / $10.95 (PDF)

Author(s): Oscar Rios

Editor: Mike Mason

Artist(s): Jan Pospíšil (cover), Bradley McDevitt, Marco Morte, Erik York, Gill Pearce (maps), Steff Worthington (maps)

Setting(s): Ancient Rome, Dark Ages, Future

Format(s): Softcover and PDF

ISBN: 9781568823843


"O do not seek to learn or even ask, What horror hides behind…The Pallid Mask!" --Lin Carter, "Litany to Hastur"

Three Scenarios Exploring Hastur, Carcosa, & The King In Yellow

Of all the varied and mysterious Great Old Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos, few ensnare the imagination as easily as Hastur. The image of the silent, deserted city beside a dark, foreboding lake where sinister things lurk is one that stays with the reader. Many of us have walked the twisting streets of that dead alien city in our minds, finding our way into the tall towers to stand before an ancient throne. There sits the King in Yellow, the Lord of Carcosa, who gazes at us from behind his Pallid Mask. It is a journey many of us have taken, whether alone in our dreams or around a table rolling dice with our friends. It is a journey we are about to take again.

RIPPLES FROM CARCOSA expands upon the mythology of "He Who Should Not Be Named" and gathers much of the varied material on Hastur into one place. The first chapter reviews The Great Old One Hastur and his various avatar forms. It examines the Yellow Sign, the play "The King in Yellow", the Mythos tome of the same name, and the effects these things have on the human mind.

Next within these pages is a trio of adventures pitting investigators against Hastur and his human worshippers. These scenarios can be played as stand-alone adventures or as a linked campaign called "Ripples from Carcosa." Investigators are provided for each scenario, but keepers should feel free to allow their players to use their own investigators if they so choose.

Finally is information on the Great Old One Hastur and his cults during the Cthulhu Invictus and Cthulhu Dark Ages eras.

Campaign: The three scenarios in this book constitute the Ripples From Carcosa (Campaign)

Scenario: Adventus Regis, Herald to the Yellow King, Heir to Carcosa

Front Cover Text

Three Scenarios Exploring Hastur, Carcosa, & The King In Yellow

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Comments / Trivia

This book is an updated version of the Ripples From Carcosa (Monograph) published by Chaosium in 2004.


Review by Shannon Mac at

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