Core Set
Elder Sign Doom Track
10 8
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Monster
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
Yig's Anger: Each time an investigator either completes the task on a Cultist monster marker or an investigator is reduced to "0" sanity or stamina, the investigators lose 1 Elder Sign, if they have any.

Battle Task
ES-Icon Peril TaskES-Icon Peril Task
When Yig awakens, each investigator must lose 1 common item, 1 unique item, and 1 spell or be devoured.
When Yig attacks, each investigator must either discard 1 clue token or lose 1 stamina and 1 sanity.
Forsaken Lore

EH-Icon Will EH-Icon Strength
−1 −2
Horror Damage Toughness
3EH-Icon Horror 4EH-Icon Damage EH-Icon Investigator+3
If you lose Sanity from the EH-Icon Will test, gain a Cursed Condition.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueFC-56: Yig [R]
Father of Snakes
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 4 4
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
3 0 0 0
Card Text
Action: exhaust to choose and destroy a non-Ancient One character with fewer CoCTCG-Icon Terror icons than Yig.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTYC-85: Yig [F]
Father of Serpents
Yig TYC-85
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 5 4
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
3 0 1 0
Toughness +2
Card Text
Serpent characters gain CoCTCG-Icon Terror.
Action: Change one of Yig's CoCTCG-Icon Terror icons into CoCTCG-Icon CombatCoCTCG-Icon CombatCoCTCG-Icon Arcane until the end of the phase.

Yig is an Ancient One that appears in the Elder Sign Core Set, an Epic Monster that appears in the Eldritch Horror Forsaken Lore, and a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Forgotten Cities and The Yuggoth Contract.


TYC-85 appears in the Necronomicon Draft Pack.


The Elder Sign Ancient One Card for Yig and FC-56 use an illustration[?] by Patrick McEvoy.

TYC-85 uses an illustration[?] by Matthew Starbuck.


Yig first appeared in the story The Curse of Yig (H.P. Lovecraft with Zealia Bishop, 1928).

Yig is a Great Old One that takes the form of a great serpent-man. Yig came to Earth eons ago from the world Zandanua. When Yig arrived, it was responsible for the creation of reptiles, insects, and, according to some, humanity. Yig now lives in the Pit of Ngoth in the caverns of Yoth, or possibly in the underground land of K'n-yan.

Unlike most of its fellow Great Old Ones, Yig is often benevolent toward humanity. In the autumn, however, it is necessary to propitiate it through drumbeating, offerings of corn, and various rituals, lest it visit its wrath upon those who harm the serpents, who are its spawn. Yig's wrath takes the form of madness, mutated offspring, and visits by its "children", snakes with a white crescent patch on their heads. Those who especially displease the god may themselves be transformed into snakes.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Yig", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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