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{{Infobox AO
[[File:Syzygy.jpg|right]]
 
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|image = Syzygy.png
== "The Cosmic Alignment" ==
 
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|name = Syzygy
 
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|doom = [[file:Doom.png|18px|Doom|link=]] 13
=== Card Details ===
 
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|mythos = 18
 
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|total_mysteries = 6
==== Availability ====
 
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|win_mysteries = [[file:Mystery token.png|19px|Mystery|link=]] ?
Syzygy is a scenario (equivalent to the [[Old Ones]]) from the [[Strange Remnants]] expansion.
 
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|set = {{SR imagelink}}
 
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}}
==== Gameplay ====
 
 
== The Cosmic Alignment ==
When the Omen advances to the red space of the Omen track, place 1 Eldritch token on that space. If there are 3 Eldritch tokens on the red space of the Omen track, "The Portal Opens" effect is triggered.
 
 
==== Normal Victory ====
 
There is no normal victory. When 2 Mysteries have been solved, "The Portal Opens" effect is triggered at the end of the next Mythos phase..
 
 
==== Doom ====
 
The players have 13 spaces on the Doom counter before the '''game ends'''.
 
 
==== Flavor Text ====
 
 
''When the planets align with the center of the universe and the Earth falls under the shadow of an eclipse, that which would devour all life seeks to pierce the veil that keeps the darkness at bay.''
 
''When the planets align with the center of the universe and the Earth falls under the shadow of an eclipse, that which would devour all life seeks to pierce the veil that keeps the darkness at bay.''
   
==== Cultists ====
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=== Gameplay ===
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[[File:Syzygy Sheet.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Front of Syzygy's sheet]]
<nowiki>*</nowiki>Horror is equal to the number of Eldritch tokens on the red space of the Omen track and toughness is equal to that number +1.
 
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* When the Omen advances to the {{icon|red}} space of the [[Omen]] track, place {{icon|et|1}} on that space.
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* At the end of the [[Mythos Phase]], if 2 [[Mysteries]] have been solved or there are {{icon|et|3}} on the {{icon|red}} space of the Omen track, '''flip this sheet''' and and resolve "The Portal Opens!" effect.
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* If {{icon|doom}} advances to zero, '''investigators lose the game'''.
   
 
==== Setup ====
 
==== Setup ====
Set aside all Syzygy Special Encounters. Set up the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck.
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Set aside all Syzygy [[Special Encounters]]. Set up the [[Mystic Ruins Encounter]] deck.
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==== Cultists ====
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{{Cultists
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|Toughness=<nowiki>*</nowiki>
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|Horror test={{will}}+1
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|Horror value=<nowiki>*</nowiki>
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|Damage test={{strength}}
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|Damage value=1
 
|Abilities=<nowiki>*</nowiki> Horror is equal to the number of {{icon|eldritch tokens}} on the {{icon|red}} space of the [[Omen]] track and toughness is equal to that number +1.
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}}
   
 
==== Mythos Deck ====
 
==== Mythos Deck ====
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{{Mythos Deck
{| class="article-table"
 
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|Green1=0
!Stage
 
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|Yellow1=2
!G
 
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|Blue1=2
!Y
 
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|Green2=3
!B
 
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|Yellow2=3
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|Blue2=0
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|Green3=3
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|Yellow3=5
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|Blue3=0
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}}
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=== Mysteries ===
 
{| class="article-table sortable"
 
!
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!Mystery
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!Type
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!Set
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[File:Discovery of the Cosmic Alignment.png|40px]]
|1
 
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|[[Discovery of the Cosmic Alignment]]
|0
 
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|Research Encounter
|2
 
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|{{SR imagelink}}
|2
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[File:Fortifying the Barrier.png|40px]]
|2
 
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|[[Fortifying the Barrier]]
|3
 
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|Special Encounter
|3
 
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|{{SR imagelink}}
|0
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[File:Plea to the Court of Azathoth.png|40px]]
|3
 
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|[[Plea to the Court of Azathoth]]
|3
 
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|Eldritch Tokens
|5
 
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|{{SR imagelink}}
|0
 
 
|-
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|[[File:Relics of the Ancient World.png|40px]]
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|[[Relics of the Ancient World]]
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|Item Requirement
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|{{SR imagelink}}
 
|-
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|[[File:Shrouded in Mysticism.png|40px]]
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|[[Shrouded in Mysticism]]
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|Miscellaneous
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|{{SR imagelink}}
 
|-
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|[[File:Unearthly Piping.png|40px]]
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|[[Unearthly Piping]]
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|Miscellaneous
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|{{SR imagelink}}
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== Lore ===
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=== Research Encounters ===
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[[file:City.png|sub|18px|City|link=]] City Encounters:
Syzygy is currently unique in that it doesn't refer to an Old One. A [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygy_%28astronomy%29 syzygy] is a cosmic alignment.
 
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{{#lst:Syzygy Research Encounters|City Encounters}}
[[Category:Old Ones]]
 
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[[file:Wilderness.png|sub|18px|Wilderness|link=]] Wilderness Encounters:
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{{#lst:Syzygy Research Encounters|Wilderness Encounters}}
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[[file:Sea.png|sub|18px|Sea|link=]] Sea Encounters:
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{{#lst:Syzygy Research Encounters|Sea Encounters}}
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=== Special Encounters ===
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[[File:Fortifying the Barrier.png|text-bottom|26px|link=Fortifying the Barrier (Special Encounter)]] Fortifying the Barrier:
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==Awakening==
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{{AO Back
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|Title=Sealing the Portal
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|Flavor=The solar eclipse has begun, shrouding the Earth in darkness. Azathoth's gaze falls upon humanity. Only the power left behind by those who once fought the outer gods can close the portal.
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|Back=[[File:Syzygy Sheet Back.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Back of Syzygy's sheet]]
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'''The Portal Opens!'''<br>
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Place {{icon|clue|1}} on this sheet for each solved [[Mystery]].<br>
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Then shuffle the [[Mystic Ruins Encounter]] deck.
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'''Final Mystery'''<br>
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As an encounter, an investigator on the [[Mystic Ruins Encounter|Mystic Ruins]] space may draw an resolve a Sealing the Portal [[Special Encounter]].<br>
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At the end of the [[Mythos|Mythos Phase]], if there are {{icon|clues}} on this sheet equal to half {{NoInvestigators}} + 2, the Final Mystery has been solved and '''investigators win the game'''.
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'''The Cosmic Alignment'''
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* When an investigator is [[defeated]] or [[devoured]], that player is '''not eliminated'''.
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* When the [[Omen]] advances to the {{icon|red}} space of the Omen track, shuffle the [[Mystic Ruins Encounter]] deck.
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* When {{icon|doom}} advances to zero, '''investigators lose the game'''.
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* {{Reckoning}} ''':''' If there are no [[Gates]] on the game board that correspond to the current [[Omen]], advance the Omen by 1.
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{{Cultists
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|Toughness=<nowiki>*</nowiki>
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|Horror test={{will}}
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|Horror value=<nowiki>*</nowiki>
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|Damage test={{Strength}}
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|Damage value=2
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|Abilities=<nowiki>*</nowiki> Horror and toughness are each equal to the number of {{icon|eldritch tokens}} on the {{icon|red}} space of the [[Omen]] track +1.
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}}
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'''Sealing the Portal encounters'''
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}}
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==Strategy==
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{{expand}}
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== Lore ==
 
Syzygy is currently unique in that it doesn't refer to an Old One. A syzygy is a cosmic alignment.{{ref|wikipedia=Syzygy (astronomy)|name=ref1}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{Ancient Ones navbox}}
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[[Category:Strange Remnants]]
 
[[Category:Strange Remnants]]
 
[[Category:Ancient Ones]]
 
[[Category:Ancient Ones]]

Latest revision as of 12:03, 17 August 2022

The Cosmic Alignment

When the planets align with the center of the universe and the Earth falls under the shadow of an eclipse, that which would devour all life seeks to pierce the veil that keeps the darkness at bay.

Gameplay

Front of Syzygy's sheet

  • When the Omen advances to the Red Omen red space of the Omen track, place Eldritch token 1 Eldritch token on that space.
  • At the end of the Mythos Phase, if 2 Mysteries have been solved or there are Eldritch token 3 Eldritch tokens on the Red Omen red space of the Omen track, flip this sheet and and resolve "The Portal Opens!" effect.
  • If Doom Doom advances to zero, investigators lose the game.

Setup

Set aside all Syzygy Special Encounters. Set up the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck.

Cultists

Cultist.png
Cultists
Toughness:  *
Will+1 *  Damage
Strength 1  Damage
* Horror is equal to the number of Eldritch token Eldritch tokens on the Red Omen red space of the Omen track and toughness is equal to that number +1.

Mythos Deck

Mythos Card.png
Stage I: 0 2 2
Stage II: 3 3 0
Stage III: 3 5 0

Mysteries

Mystery Type Set
Discovery of the Cosmic Alignment.png Discovery of the Cosmic Alignment Research Encounter 04
Strange Remnants
Fortifying the Barrier.png Fortifying the Barrier Special Encounter 04
Strange Remnants
Plea to the Court of Azathoth.png Plea to the Court of Azathoth Eldritch Tokens 04
Strange Remnants
Relics of the Ancient World.png Relics of the Ancient World Item Requirement 04
Strange Remnants
Shrouded in Mysticism.png Shrouded in Mysticism Miscellaneous 04
Strange Remnants
Unearthly Piping.png Unearthly Piping Miscellaneous 04
Strange Remnants

Research Encounters

City City Encounters:

ID # Set Encounter
1 04
Strange Remnants
Gazing at the sun, you have a sudden epiphany regarding the effects of a planetary occultation on dimensional stability and become distracted (Observation). If you pass, gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you hit your head on a low-hanging street sign and forget all about it; gain a Head Injury Condition.
2 04
Strange Remnants
A local collector is rumored to have the item you seek (Influence). If you pass, you convince him that lending it to you will serve the greater good; gain 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, he feels threatened by your interest in his property and summons the authorities; gain a Detained Condition.
3 04
Strange Remnants
The relic is pivotal to the machinations of the followers of the Idiot God. You won't let them keep it (Observation-1). If you pass, you replace it with a clever imitation; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, spawn 1 Monster on each space containing a Gate.
4 04
Strange Remnants
The veil between realities is weakening across town (Observation). If you pass, you locate the disruption and warn the locals to evacuate; gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue. If you fail, entire city blocks are lost overnight; advance Doom Doom by 1 for each Eldritch token Eldritch token on the Omen track.
5 04
Strange Remnants
Asleep in your hotel, you dream of ancient civilizations fighting unspeakable horrors (Lore). If you pass, you have been chosen to take up their fight; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Task Unique Asset. If you fail, the visions haunt you; lose Sanity 2 Sanity for each Eldritch token Eldritch token on the Omen track.
6 04
Strange Remnants
You lead the police to the abode of a madman you think is behind a recent killing (Observation). If you pass, you discover the man hidden in a basement closet, babbling about the Daemon Sultan; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, the house is empty, and the police turn their suspicions on you; gain a Detained Condition.
7 04
Strange Remnants
The alley warps and bends as a putrid abomination leaps out of a blurry haze (Strength-1). If you pass, the beast fades into thin air; gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue. If you fail, you suffer a grievous wound and must crawl to a nearby hospital; lose Health 1 Health and become Delayed.
8 04
Strange Remnants
You pore over your notes for anything that might explain the recent cosmic anomalies (Observation-1). If you pass, you realize they are increasing in frequency as the eclipse nears; gain this Clue Clue and improve Will. If you fail, after hours of finding nothing, your mind grows weary; lose Sanity 1 Sanity.
9 04
Strange Remnants
An unfortunate soul has slipped through the veil, only to become stuck outside of time and space. Only forbidden magic can rectify the situation. You may gain a Dark Pact Condition to gain this Clue Clue and 1 Character Unique Asset.
10 04
Strange Remnants
The museum custodian offers to let you keep one of the objects, if you can tell him where it came from (Lore-1). If you pass, you know it to be of Polynesian make; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, it bothers you for days; lose Sanity 1 Sanity and gain a Paranoia Condition.
11 04
Strange Remnants
When the topic of ocean tides comes up at a seminar on celestial syzygies, a smug student engages you in a heated debate (Influence-1). If you pass, the gray-haired lecturer is impressed by your grasp of the concepts; gain the Professor Rice Unique Asset. If you fail, your opponent's maddening ideas disturb your calm; lose Sanity 1 Sanity.
12 04
Strange Remnants
Records indicate that an old shrine should be located in the area, but hundreds of years of construction have hidden it (Observation-1). If you pass, you manage to find the shrine in the basement of an old factory; gain this Clue Clue and improve Strength. If you fail, the search drives you mad; lose Sanity 2 Sanity.
13 04
Strange Remnants
Miraculously, the book you are looking for is on its proper shelf. You learn much of the Court of Azathoth. Gain this Clue Clue. The magic once used to combat the Outer Gods stirs within you (Lore). If you fail, you are unable to master your own magic; lose Sanity 2 Sanity for each Glamour Spell you have.
14 04
Strange Remnants
The study of druidic texts reveals that there may be more to the old magic than once thought (Observation-1). If you pass, you discover humans who died fighting the Outer Gods left behind powerful magic spirits; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Glamour Spell. If you fail, you become further confused; lose Health 1 Health.
15 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to perform a ritual purported to locate sites of power (Lore). If you pass, you are shown visions of an endless wall; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you slip into a coma, and many days pass before you awake; become Delayed and advance the Omen by 1 without advancing Doom.
16 04
Strange Remnants
A collector boasts of a device that you could use to delay the eclipse (Influence-1). If you pass, he allows you use of his collection; gain this Clue Clue, and you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom. If you fail, he swindles you; discard 1 Trinket possession.
17 04
Strange Remnants
Your possessions whisper to you, warning of a grave threat from the center of the universe. Lose Sanity 1 Sanity for each Relic possession you have. You attempt to exorcise the objects (Lore). If you pass, you reveal a spirit trapped for centuries by agents of the Outer Gods; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Glamour Spell.
18 04
Strange Remnants
You notice a peculiar rift on a busy street (Observation). If you pass, you identify the source and steer the crowd away; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, a man becomes trapped, but saving him would require widening the rift; lose Sanity 3 Sanity and discard this Clue unless you advance the Omen to the Red Omen red space of the track without advancing Doom.
19 04
Strange Remnants
You infiltrate a suspected cultist hideout and discover plans for a dark ritual related to the solar eclipse. Gain this Clue Clue. You think you can sabotage their magic by adding your own personal touch. You may discard 1 Spell to move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom.
20 04
Strange Remnants
While tracking a cult, you come upon a group that committed ritual suicide. Tasting their blood might aid you in tracking the others (Observation-2); you may gain a Dark Pact Condition to roll 3 additional dice. If you pass, you find the remaining members of the cult and undo their work; gain this Clue Clue and close 1 Gate of your choice on any space.
21 04
Strange Remnants
A library's text features a theory about a mindless evil that resides at the center of the universe. Gain this Clue Clue. You quickly leave with your notes (Observation). If you fail, in your haste, you do not return the book to its proper shelf, making finding it later a frustrating task; advance Doom Doom by 1.
22 04
Strange Remnants
A local constable offers to share information on the vandalism of nearby ruins, but suggests you take care that you are not followed (Observation). If you fail, your inquiries do not go unnoticed; advance Doom Doom by 1. Whether you pass or not, gain this Clue Clue.
23 04
Strange Remnants
Hearing of your investigation, a stranger brings you news of rifts in the city. Gain this Clue Clue. The stranger seems intrigued by your work, and asks you many questions (Influence-1). If you pass, gain 1 random Ally Asset from the deck. If you fail, he turns out to be working for someone else; a Cultist Monster ambushes you!
24 04
Strange Remnants
You try to convince a local archaeologist to change the destination of his survey by providing him with information of a more lucrative site (Influence. If you pass, he later sends you the results of his trip; gain this Clue Clue, and you may shuffle the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck. If you fail, he is never heard from again; advance the Omen by 1.

Wilderness Wilderness Encounters:

ID # Set Encounter
1 04
Strange Remnants
Your observations of movements in the night sky indicate that a minor alignment of stars will open a rift to another time. Gain this Clue Clue. You think you know how to stop it (Lore-1). If you fail, no ritual you perform nor incantation you utter can prevent the rift from opening; spawn 1 Gate.
2 04
Strange Remnants
In your haste to survey the unusual forest clearing, you nearly miss a subtle placement of smooth stones (Observation). If you pass, you deduce that they are positioned to counter the destabilizing effects of a lunar eclipse; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you trip over them and fall; gain 1 Injury Condition.
3 04
Strange Remnants
You uncover a magical prison, set in place by indigenous tribes of ages past. Gain this Clue Clue. During your inspection, you mistakenly contact the trapped entity, and it attempts to use your own magic to free itself (Will). If you fail, it uses you as a catalyst to return home; spawn 1 Gate.
4 04
Strange Remnants
The ancient relic is guarded by a powerful explosive ward! Lose Health 2 Health if the current Omen is blue. When the smoke clears, you try to find a safe path to the object (Observation-1). If you pass, you make it safely by avoiding stones touched by starlight; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Relic Unique Asset.
5 04
Strange Remnants
Eager to find a vantage point from which to locate the dilapidated ruins, you climb the highest tree you can find (Observation-1). If you pass, you see the ruins protrude above the trees in the distance; gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue. If you fail, the branch you are perched on cannot hold your weight, and you fall; gain a Head Injury Condition.
6 04
Strange Remnants
You do your best to translate the scribbles on the time-worn stone (Lore). If you pass, you find instructions to activate an ancient barrier; gain 1 Task Unique Asset. If you fail, you accidentally activate a defensive ward; lose Health 2 Health.
7 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to track the dark practitioner through the woods at dusk (Observation). If you pass, you are able to keep pace with him and learn of his destination; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, he manages to evade you; move this Clue to the Mystic Ruins space.
8 04
Strange Remnants
You find a fallen standing stone at a dig site in the mountains and attempt to right it (Strength-1). If you pass, you manage to lift it, unblocking the flow of energy along the leyline; gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue. If you fail, you collapse under the strain; gain a Back Injury Condition.
9 04
Strange Remnants
At a ruined temple in the hills, you attempt to communicate with the spirits of the people who once lived here (Influence-1). If you pass, the spirits identify you as a friend and infuse you with lost knowledge; improve Lore and Will. If you fail, they perceive you as a threat, and expel you magically from their temple; move to a random space.
10 04
Strange Remnants
The hills before you contort and spin. The stars bear down upon you from their lofty perch. Lose Sanity 2 Sanity if the current Omen is blue. The stars and moon seem to dance in the night sky (Observation). If you pass, you record the position and phase of the moon during the event; gain this Clue Clue.
11 04
Strange Remnants
Rumors of a haunting melody that drives men mad have led you to an abandoned but in the woods. Gain this Clue Clue. Before you can search the hut, a raving madman emerges and attacks! A Cultist Monster ambushes you! If you defeat it, gain 1 Relic Unique Asset.
12 04
Strange Remnants
A glassy eyed hermit offers to share with you rituals used to activate ancient sites of power, in exchange for a favor. You may gain an Agreement Condition to gain this Clue Clue and 1 Tome Artifact. After the meeting, the hermit vanishes, leaving you wondering if he existed at all. Lose Sanity 1 Sanity.
13 04
Strange Remnants
You try to imitate the dress of the cultists that worship the Idiot God (Observation). If you pass, you are able to sneak into one of their woodland meetings to observe their ritual; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you are caught, and they try to sacrifice you; lose Health 3 Health unless you discard 1 Ally Asset.
14 04
Strange Remnants
At a forgotten shrine in the mountains, you find a powerful idol that strengthens the ancient barrier. There is nothing stopping you from taking it, but doing so will weaken the barrier. You may advance the Omen to the Red Omen red space of the track without advancing Doom to gain the Dragon Idol Artifact.
15 04
Strange Remnants
In the night, the spirit of a Polynesian warrior visits you and offers to lend you his power (Observation-1). If you pass, you realize you are not dreaming; gain 1 Glamour Spell. If you fail, the dream lingers in the morning; gain a Hallucinations Condition. Whether you pass or not, gain this Clue Clue.
16 04
Strange Remnants
As you sleep under the stars, the magic within you stirs, whispering in the back of your mind. Resolve the Reckoning effect of each Glamour Spell you have. You listen carefully to the whispered words (Observation). If you pass, you realize that the position of the stars has caused this stirring; gain this Clue Clue.
17 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to align a ring of standing stones, but the faded schematic is difficult to read (Observation-1). If you pass, you manage to correct the stones' spacing; gain this Clue Clue, and you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom.
18 04
Strange Remnants
A malevolent spirit traps you in a magical snare and will release you only if you can answer its riddle (Observation). If you pass; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Glamour Spell. If you fail, it starves you for days before you escape; lose Health 1 Health and Sanity 1 Sanity.
19 04
Strange Remnants
You hide and watch a dark ritual (Observation-2). If you pass, you learn that these cultists are performing prayers to Azathoth; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, the robed figures spot you; a Cultist Monster ambushes you! If you defeat it, gain this Clue.
20 04
Strange Remnants
Your intent was to bolster the barrier, but you came unprepared. You must locate a stone of the proper size or the warding ritual will fail (Observation). If you pass, gain this Clue Clue, and you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom. If you fail, advance the Omen by 1.
21 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to subvert the cultist's magic by posing as one of them (Lore-1). If you pass, your subtle magic ruins their rituals; close 1 Gate of your choice on any space. If you fail, you get carried away and remember only fragments of the dark deeds you performed; gain an Amnesia Condition.
22 04
Strange Remnants
You find a weathered Chinese bracelet near a circle of standing stones, but are unsure how it came to be there (Observation). If you pass, you find telltale signs of a dimensional rift; gain this Clue Clue, and you may shuffle the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck. If you fail, it confounds you; lose Sanity 1 Sanity.
23 04
Strange Remnants
The nature of the proposal which the dark eyed hunter offers you is disturbing, but not half so much as the monotonous melody he plays on his flute. You may gain a Dark Pact to gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue.
24 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to fend off the cultists and free their prisoner (Strength). If you pass, they flee, and the released captive is extremely grateful; gain 1 random Ally Asset from the deck. If you fail, the prisoner is sacrificed to Azathoth; advance the Omen by 1 without advancing Doom.

Sea Sea Encounters:

ID # Set Encounter
1 04
Strange Remnants
As you lift the ancient astrolabe from its pedestal, the island begins to sink (Observation-1). If you pass, you disable the mechanism; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, the current rips it from your grasp as you escape; move this Clue to the nearest space containing a Gate.
2 04
Strange Remnants
Suddenly, your ship is no longer sailing on the ocean, but in a sea of stars (Will-1). If you pass, you keep your composure and observe the positions of the stars; gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue. If you fail, the alien ocean is terrifying; lose Sanity 1 Sanity and gain a Hallucinations Condition.
3 04
Strange Remnants
The bearded captain of the alabaster ship offered you free passage to your destination, but now he wants something from you to take you farther. You may gain an Agreement Condition to gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue.
4 04
Strange Remnants
The thin, monotonous wail of a flute echoes over the water (Will-1). If you pass, you overcome the feeling of dread and strengthen your resolve; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Task Unique Asset. If you fail, lose Sanity 2 Sanity and gain 1 Madness Condition.
5 04
Strange Remnants
A grizzled old sailor regales you with tales of bizarre sightings at sea during the solar eclipse (Observation). If you fail, you do not notice him pocket some of your possessions; discard 1 Item possession. Whether you pass or not, gain this Clue Clue.
6 04
Strange Remnants
You find a weathered warding stone on a small uncharted islet (Observation). If you pass, you discern that its power remains intact; gain this Clue Clue and 1 additional Clue. If you fail, you believe it to be inert and move it, accidentally dispelling its magic; investigators as a group discard 1 Clue for each Eldritch token Eldritch token on the Omen track.
7 04
Strange Remnants
While escorting a renowned astronomer to the island observatory, a sudden change in the tides has put you in danger (Observation-1). If you pass, you navigate the difficult waters, and the grateful astronomer joins your cause; gain this Clue Clue and 1 random Ally Asset from the deck. If you fail, your boat runs aground; become Delayed.
8 04
Strange Remnants
You discover a tribe of shamans on an uncharted isle. They offer to bestow their magic upon you, but you fear they desire your treasure (Will); roll 1 fewer die for each Relic possession you have. If you pass, you overcome your prejudice and accept their offer; gain this Clue Clue and improve Lore.
9 04
Strange Remnants
You sneak aboard a pirate ship that recently raided some ancient ruins (Observation). If you pass, you recover what they stole; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Relic Unique Asset. If you fail, they spot you and use their new weapons against you; lose Health 1 Health and Sanity 1 Sanity for each Eldritch token Eldritch token on the Omen track.
10 04
Strange Remnants
Before long, the unmarked ship is upon you, and you are boarded by a group of robed. assailants. A Cultist Monster ambushes you! If you defeat it, you identify the cultists as fanatics who worship Azathoth, and commit their likeness to memory; gain this Clue Clue and improve Observation.
11 04
Strange Remnants
A dimensional rift threatens to engulf your ship, and you attempt a ritual to mend the tear (Lore). If you pass, the rift closes; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, your ritual attracts unwanted attention from the other side; a Monster ambushes you!
12 04
Strange Remnants
You wake to find the pale white spirit of a wizened shaman in your cabin, speaking to you in an unknown tongue (Lore). If you pass, you manage to decipher his warning; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, he conjures an image of a faraway place; move this Clue to the Mystic Ruins space.
13 04
Strange Remnants
A rift has revealed a system of underwater caverns. You must move quickly to explore them before the rift fades (Strength). If you pass, you find lost treasure; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Magical Artifact. If you fail, the rift closes while you are inside; lose Health 2 Health for each Eldritch token Eldritch token on the Omen track.
14 04
Strange Remnants
Hundreds of voices speak to you at once, urging you to return your prized relics to the sea (Will). If you pass, you hear the name Itzamna and recognize it as a Mayan god; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you fear the voices will never be silenced; lose Sanity 2 Sanity for each Relic possession you have.
15 04
Strange Remnants
In the cargo hold, you work quickly to find the book you have been searching for (Observation-1). If you pass, you manage to find it; gain the Necronomicon Artifact. If you fail, the captain catches you stealing his cargo; move to the nearest City City space and gain a Detained Condition.
16 04
Strange Remnants
As a green comet crosses the sky, you feel an alien entity probing your mind (Will); roll 2 fewer dice if the current Omen is green. If you pass, a protective spirit intervenes; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Glamour Spell. If you fail, the shan crawls inside your head and controls you; advance Doom Doom by 1.
17 04
Strange Remnants
You find a waterlogged chest filled with scrolls and gold from the Ming dynasty. Gain this Clue Clue and improve Influence. You quickly read the scrolls, eager to add the coins to your collection (Observation); roll 2 fewer dice if you have 1 or more Relic possessions. If you fail, you miss the bloodstained scroll warning of the treasure's curse; advance the Omen by 1.
18 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to summon the wind to hasten your voyage (Lore-1). If you pass, you arrive in time to see a peculiar meteor shower; gain this Clue Clue, and you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom. If you fail, you summon a flying polyp instead; lose Health 2 Health.
19 04
Strange Remnants
You discover a tribe of Mayans on an island that should be deserted and attempt to communicate with them (Influence-1). If you pass, they teach you the magic that brought them here; gain this Clue Clue and 1 Glamour Spell. If you fail, they grow distrustful of you and vanish with a flash; advance the Omen without advancing Doom.
20 04
Strange Remnants
You attempt to hold your breath and reach the submerged treasure (Will). If you pass, you discover tablets indicating that ancient civilizations knew much of astronomy; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you nearly drown; lose Health 2 Health.
21 04
Strange Remnants
You dream of a solar eclipse (Observation). If you pass, you remember useful information when you wake; gain this Clue Clue, and you may move the Omen counterclockwise by 1 without advancing Doom. If you fail, you misinterpret a vital warning; spawn 1 Gate unless you discard 1 Relic possession.
22 04
Strange Remnants
Your voyage follows a powerful leyline to a large rock jutting out of the sea. A tiny stone atop the rock, miraculously untouched by the waves, feeds power to the barrier, but it could be redirected if you wished. You may advance the Omen to the Red Omen red space of the track without advancing Doom to close 1 Gate of your choice on any space.
23 04
Strange Remnants
The Sea Oracle will reveal a path to you, if you can match her wits (Lore). If you pass, she shows you visions of the places you must go; gain this Clue Clue, and you may shuffle the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck. If you fail, you become her thrall, and remain in her cave for days; become Delayed.
24 04
Strange Remnants
The location of the disappearing island is related to the position of the stars (Observation+1); roll 1 fewer die for each Eldritch token Eldritch token on the Omen track. If you pass, you manage to find it; gain this Clue Clue. If you fail, you become lost at sea; become Delayed.

Special Encounters

Fortifying the Barrier.png Fortifying the Barrier:

Awakening

Sealing the Portal
The solar eclipse has begun, shrouding the Earth in darkness. Azathoth's gaze falls upon humanity. Only the power left behind by those who once fought the outer gods can close the portal.
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Back of Syzygy's sheet

The Portal Opens!
Place Clue 1 Clue on this sheet for each solved Mystery.
Then shuffle the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck.

Final Mystery
As an encounter, an investigator on the Mystic Ruins space may draw an resolve a Sealing the Portal Special Encounter.
At the end of the Mythos Phase, if there are Clue Clues on this sheet equal to half NoInvestigators + 2, the Final Mystery has been solved and investigators win the game.

The Cosmic Alignment

  • When an investigator is defeated or devoured, that player is not eliminated.
  • When the Omen advances to the Red Omen red space of the Omen track, shuffle the Mystic Ruins Encounter deck.
  • When Doom Doom advances to zero, investigators lose the game.
  • Reckoning : If there are no Gates on the game board that correspond to the current Omen, advance the Omen by 1.
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Cultists
Toughness:  *
Will *  Damage
Strength 2  Damage
* Horror and toughness are each equal to the number of Eldritch token Eldritch tokens on the Red Omen red space of the Omen track +1.
Sealing the Portal encounters

Strategy

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Lore

Syzygy is currently unique in that it doesn't refer to an Old One. A syzygy is a cosmic alignment.[1]

References

  1. For more information about this, see the Syzygy (astronomy) page on Wikipedia icon.png Wikipedia.