Door to Saturn

Are you tired of fog-shrouded Arkham? Is New England getting you down? Why not leave America behind altogether and take the path less travelled. Discover the secrets that lay beyond the Mountains of Madness in Antarctica! Travel to Arabia and seek out the Nameless City of Irem that hovers at the edges of the mirage. Find the lost city of white apes at the heart of the Belgian Congo. Dive down to sunken temples in the South Pacific, or put in a little shore leave on the island of Nan-Matal. And, if the bounds of Earth are unappealing, why not blast off in your very own Cavorite-powered rocket ship to Mars? It’s a one-way ticket to adventure.

The Door To Saturn, a homage to the pulp stories that graced Weird Tales and similar publications, was created by Tim Wilkington-Lewis. An additional expedition (Africa) was later added by Jacob Busby. The expeditions were inspired by the Lovecraft stories At the Mountains of Madness, The Nameless City, Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family, and the third act of the Call of Cthulhu, as well as Abraham Merritt’s The Moon Pool and Clark Ashton-Smith’s The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis. A full list of source material is available for those wishing to explore these stories more thoroughly.

Although the work is large much of it is modular in nature. Notably each expedition is its own entity, so it is not necessary (for instance) to print out the Martian encounters if you wish to use the Antarctic expedition. You will require the Scientific Items, Poison tokens, specific encounter cards and, in some cases, spawn monsters in order to use this expansion.

Rules

The Door To Saturn – Rules sheet

Gallery

Ancient Ones
Boards and Tokens
Encounters
• Expedition Preparations
Monsters
Mythos
Small cards (e.g. Common Items, Scientific Items)

Print Files

Reviews and Sessions Reports

Inventive and eye-catching, the Door to Saturn expansion received excellent reviews, even receiving its own page on boardgamegeek and VASSAL plug-in.

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