Africa’s Dark Sects – Reading version

Last session my players got their grubby hands on their first Mythos Tome in Masks of Nyarlahotep. I’ve always thought that keeping track of those books was a hassle.

What do they contain? Who is studying which book? Where are they in their learning process? And so on and so forth…

And for this campaign I decided to design a standard book format and create a “book sheet” for each book they find. It comes in three versions:

  • The full Keeper version
  • The Skimming version
  • The Reading version

This way I can share what they find in the books in a modular way, and basically give them the book info in a way similar to how handouts are handled. And I can easily keep a full record of the book for my GM needs.

As Masks of Nyarlahotep is a very well-known and played campaign, I’ve found many variants of the book online, and the MoN Companion by Sixtystone Press does also flesh out the rather meager info in the MoN book. So I don’t take credit for this particular book sheet, which has been merged together from several online sources as well as from the MoN Companion – Frankenstein style 🙂

The particulars of who’s reading what, when and how, I manage in a OneNote notebook that I use for this MoN campaign. Much easier to keep track of these things these days…

Also, if you’d like to use my sheets for your own MoN game, here’s the links for the full PDFs:

Africa’s Dark Sects – Keeper version

Africa’s Dark Sects – Skim version

Africa’s Dark Sects – Read version

Keep on Keeping, lasses and laddies 🙂



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