Elder Sign
Core Set
Season of the Witch
The Silver Tablet
'til Death Do Us Part
Type Subtype
Exploration Artifact
Card Text
Action: Test your Lore.
Pass: The keeper must move each monster in your room 2 spaces away from you.
Fail: Take 1 horror.

Elder Sign is an Exploration Card that appears in the Mansions of Madness First Edition Core Set, Season of the Witch, The Silver Tablet, and 'til Death Do Us Part.

Artwork[edit | edit source]

The Mansions of Madness Exploration cards for Elder Sign use an illustration[?] from AE-87: Elder Sign Pendant by John Goodenough.

Mythos[edit | edit source]

The Elder Sign first appeared in the story The Descendant (H.P. Lovecraft, 1926).

The Elder Sign is a magical symbol, usually drawn as a star with an eye in the center, with a pillar of flame where the pupil should be. Other versions, including one resembling an eye in a pentagon, another which looks like a leafy branch, and a sign made with the hand, are lesser-known variants that may or may not substitute for the more traditional design.

The Elder Sign protects its user from the minions of the Great Old Ones. Why this glyph has these effects can only be conjectured.[1]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Elder Sign", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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