Letters ¦ Feedback on Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur – RPG Rulebook Gets Thumbs-up

Hastur and the Infection

The second edition of Yellow Dawn was launched early 2008. It was very well received but I felt there was much room for improvement. In particular, I wanted to provide more details about the Infection to create a “zombie” flavour threat that was actually far more terrible than originally thought. The Influence of Hastur can seep out of those wretched souls who have been bitten and so warp and corrupt the subjective reality of non-Infected survivors in the immediate area.

NOTE: you can discover more about the Influence of Hastur through narrative in the short stories House of Heavenly Light; Corrupt Moon; Tainted Moor, all three of which are contained within the anthology of short stories Songs of Spheres.

In 2012 I launched an updated version (2.5) that had taken me most of 2011 to complete.  Here’s an email from an old fan and Hastur aficionado – Lee David Simpson – who has seen the game evolve through recent years. Positive words.

Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:11:06 +0000
Subject: re Yellow Dawn
From: xxxxxxx@xxxx.com
To: clovenfeet@xxxxx.com

Hi David,
Sorry I haven’t mailed sooner but I’ve been pretty busy with [xxxxx].  I just wanted to say that I have received the book and what can I say … it’s very very good, I was reading the chapter on infected on the bus, early in the morning and it gave me chills.  I haven’t forgotten that you want a photo of me with the book and I’ll try get that done this week.. I was going to try scout out somewhere eerie, run down or both but we’ll have to wait and see.



Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:37:58 +0100
Subject: Re: Yellow Dawn 2.5 – Work In Progress (version 2.0) – “Age of Hastur” chapter changed – “Zombie” chapter completed
From: xxxxxxx@xxxx.com
To: clovenfeet@xxxxx.com


what can i say, the Hastur section is pretty much spot on now :) It has a good logical flow, ideas now lead into each other and the box outs enforce your points rather than muddy it, love the Carcosa section, it really gels with what I always envisioned and really links the infection, Hastur and the infected together in a neat little package.



Role playing game - Yellow Dawn The Age of Hastur - post-apocalyptic horror investigation and survival in the sci-fi dark fantasy universe of British author David J Rodger

YD 2.5 – from LULU

 Paperback : from LULU ¦ Hardback (with black cover): from LULU

Primary Rulebook (2.5) This book is crammed with everything you will need to create characters and run scenarios. [] Features narrative examples of key themes • The Influence of Hastur • Medical theories on the Infection • Zombie surges • Dead Cities • Wilderness survival • Comprehensive scavenging system and how to repair or build things with resources • Backgrounds and motivations of government bodies and corporations • Computer hacking and drug abuse • High-tech immortality options • Non-human characters • Enhancements through cyberware and bioware • Weaponry, equipment and armour • Complete character generation and development system • Complex political, corporate and quasi-religious tensions • Schools of Elemental Magick, occultism, demonology, and the alien horrors of the Outer Chaos – the Cthulhu Mythos.


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