Yellow Dawn (RPG)
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The essence of Hastur has infected these people. They’re lost in a never-ending existence of horror and rage. Their existential reality now overlaps with a slithering, confusing, non-Euclidean, ever-shifting meta-reality where they are in thrall to the entity / concept / meme that is the King in Yellow.
What is Yellow Dawn?
It is a role-playing game: a post-apocalyptic world for action adventure and investigative horror. One aspect of the game draws heavily upon the H.P.Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos cycle of stories. It was published by David J Rodger as a role-playing game in 2008. It was the first RPG to place the sanity-blasting terror of the Cthulhu Mythos in a post-apocalyptic “cyberpunk sci-fi” setting. Learn More
The very last thing to appear on that letter was a symbol; and to Todor it was as if the symbol did appear, or emerge only as his gaze slid into what he thought was the empty space beneath the final lines.
What began as an unrecognisable mark then went through a fluid-like mutation, shimmering, easing into focus, golden ink glittering within the orbs of his eyes, holding his attention. It crystallised into what looked like two overlapping instances of the letter ‘S’.
As this occurred, a sonance formed within Todor’s mind which he then impulsively hummed. It was a throaty, guttural, nasal and horn-like sound, like no timbre he had ever vocalised or heard before.
Almost immediately, the now sharp outline of the symbol pulsed and parts of the ‘S’ amalgamation broke away, sliding and rotating to form a new, larger symbol that was neither Arabic or Chinese, nor did it resemble something that belonged to any human script.
Seeing this occur caused Todor’s eyes to bulge, his breath shortened and faltered into fierce gasps.
It was as if he’d opened Pandora’s Box.
Once seen he could not now or ever un-see.
He knew he had let something terrible into this world.
And so started his swift and pitiful degeneration into madness.
- Excerpt from The Corrupt Moon
You don’t have to play the game to experience the world of Yellow Dawn:
Now the setting for an exciting new book.
A major novel to be set within the world of Yellow Dawn.
In the near future, the Earth is devastated by a viral pathogen. Ten years later, over seventy percent of the human population is dead and only a handful of cities survive intact. Above this, the orbital colonies spin within artificial gravity wells, impartial observers, unaffected by the horrors below. Greed and corruption are left hovering over this bleak and brutalised domain and a cosmic horror is now free to infiltrate the remote abandoned corners of the Earth. Within this mix the lives of two survivors collide: a renegade intelligence agent and a cold-blooded master of violence, shaping events with their virulent hunger for money and a desire to carve their name into this new world.
David J Rodger’s trademark unforgiving rendering of harsh reality, and relentless narrative pace, are here in palm-sweating abundance, delivered in a novel that opens up a new universe of conflict, shocking truths and monstrous threats to sanity and life.
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