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Yog-Sothoth
Yog-Sothoth ~ Elder Sign - Core Set
Set
Core Set
Elder Sign Doom Track
12 10
ES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-Monster
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
The Key and the Gate: When an investigator suffers the penalties on an Other World Adventure card, that card is returned to the box and not used for the rest of the game. If the Other World Adventure deck runs out, Yog-Sothoth awakens.

Battle Task
3 Investigation TaskES-Icon Lore TaskES-Icon Lore Task
Attack
When Yog-Sothoth attacks, each investigator must discard 1 trophy or be devoured.
Yog-Sothoth
Yog-Sothoth ~ Elder Sign - Gates of Arkham
Set
Gates of Arkham ES-Icon Restriction
Elder Sign Doom Track
15 10
ES-Icon Doom-GateES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-GateES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-GateES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-Monster
ES-Icon Doom-GateES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
The Lurker at the Threshold: Investigators cannot use spells, focus dice, or receive assistance while at Other Worlds.
At Midnight: A gate opens!

Battle Task
4 Investigation TaskES-Icon Lore TaskES-Icon Lore Task
Attack
When Yog-Sothoth attacks, each investigator must either discard 1 Other World trophy or lose 2 stamina and 2 sanity.
Yog-Sothoth
Set
Arkham Nights
Elder Sign Doom Track
12 10
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-GateES-Icon Doom-Monster
ES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-GateES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Gate
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
The Beyond One: When a doom token is placed on a space with a gate icon ES-Icon Doom-Gate, draw and place an Other World card as if a player received a Gate reward. Then, each investigator must either discard 1 trophy or be devoured.

Battle Task
3 Investigation TaskES-Icon Lore TaskES-Icon Lore Task
Attack
When Yog-Sothoth attacks, each investigator must either discard 1 trophy or be devoured.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueAE-151: Yog-Sothoth [R]
The Key and the Gate
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 7 7
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Loyal
Card Text
Response: after you play a Spell card, pay 1 to draw a card.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueUT-91: Yog-Sothoth [R]
In Whom the Spheres Meet
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 8 8
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Lower the cost to play Yog-Sothoth by 1 for each Spell card in your discard pile (to a minimum of 1).
AHTCG-Icon UniqueEE-153: Yog-Sothoth [R]
The Opener of the Way
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 10 10
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 1 2 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Lower the cost to play Yog-Sothoth by 5 if there are at least 6 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane icons amongst the characters you control.
Response: after Yog-Sothoth enters play, return up to 2 cards from your discard pile to your hand.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueCS-101: Yog-Sothoth [F]
In Whom the Spheres Meet
Yog-Sothoth CS-101
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 8 8
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Lower the cost to play Yog-Sothoth by 1 for each Spell card in your discard pile (to a minimum of 1).
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTYC-99: Yog-Sothoth [F]
Lord of Time and Space
Yog-Sothoth TYC-99
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 6 7
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
1 2 2 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Action: Pay 2 to choose and play a Spell event card from your discard pile without paying its costs. Then, place that card on the bottom of your deck.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTKatG-8: Yog-Sothoth [F]
All-In-One
Yog-Sothoth TKatG-8
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 7 8
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 1 2 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Reduce the cost to play Yog-Sothoth by 1 for each Sorcerer character in your discard pile.
Forced Response: After a player places a success token on a story, choose a card controlled by that player to gain Fated 3 until the end of the phase. Then place a success token on that card.

Yog-Sothoth is an Ancient One that appears in the Elder Sign Core Set, Gates of Arkham, and Arkham Nights promo set for 2013, and a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Arkham Edition, Unspeakable Tales, Eldritch Edition, Core Set, The Yuggoth Contract, and The Key and the Gate.

AvailabilityEdit

CS-101 appears in the Necronomicon Draft Pack.

ArtworkEdit

The Elder Sign: Core Set Ancient One Card for Yog-Sothoth and AE-151 use an illustration[?] by John Matson.

UT-91 and CS-101 use an illustration[?] by Patrick McEvoy.

EE-153 uses an illustration[?] by Matthew "Matt" Dixon.

The Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham Ancient One Card for Yog-Sothoth and TYC-99 use an illustration[?] by Hector Ortiz.

The Elder Sign: Arkham Nights Ancient One Card for Yog-Sothoth and TKatG-8 use an illustration[?] by Stephen Somers.

MythosEdit

Yog-Sothoth first appeared in the story The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (H.P. Lovecraft, 1927).

Yog-Sothothis an Outer God also known by the title Lurker at the Threshold. Yog-Sothoth's usual form is a congeries of iridescent spheres, but the Outer God can take forms of solid, liquid, or gas. One of its avatars, the Lurker at the Threshold, appears as a black amorphous horror. Those touched by Yog-Sothoth are almost always destroyed.

Yog-Sothoth is known as "the key to the gate, whereby the spheres meet", and is said to exist everywhere in time and space. Paradoxically, the Lurker at the Threshold appears to be shut out from our own dimension, only coming to this world when summoned. It has been suggested that Yog-Sothoth has been imprisoned by the Elder Gods at a point where all space and time converge, creating such a gravitational effect that it may not leave. It may also be possible that Yog-Sothoth dwells in a parallel dimension and can either manifest itself in space or time, but not both. It could also be that the Other God is omnipresent but can fully manifest itself only with the aid of certain ceremonies. Once Yog-Sothoth has arrived, however, it may ignore any terrestrial boundaries, making it a dangerous being indeed.

Yog-Sothoth seems to share the rulership of the universe with Azathoth. According to von Junzt's Unaussprechlichen Kulten, Yog-Sothoth is the "father" of Cthulhu, Hastur, and Vulthoom. In addition, it has spawned Nug and Yeb on Shub-Niggurath.

Some say that 'Umr at-Tawil is in actuality Yog-Sothoth disguised.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Yog-Sothoth", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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