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Curse of Strahd: The Tome of Strahd with Cypher *UPDATED*

Curse of Strahd: The Tome of Strahd with Cypher *UPDATED*

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COMPLETELY UPDATED CYPHER ARTWORK - everyone who has this should download and print this new version.

Like our popular Abbot's Journal, this excellent PDF will enhance your Curse of Strahd campaign with gorgeous visuals to explain and reinforce the storyline and imaginations of your players.

The text here is picked up and adapted from the campaign book. A few things are explained a little differently but it's largely the same story exposition. I just felt a few lines needed a light tweak, just to make it unique and a little more powerful.

There is a PRINTABLE Double-Sided version that fits on TWO sheets of paper. Print front to back.

There's little that I can say that looking at the preview wouldn't accomplish better, so, please PAY WHAT YOU THINK THIS IS WORTH and have a great time sharing it with your players! And remember, check out my other numerous Curse of Strahd materials!

BONUS!! I've cleaned up the art but added a CYPER PUZZLE!! Okay it's a very simple one. The numbers underneath the first "journal" page correspond to the Cypher Wheel on the last page. The PCs should start at the Ψ and write the numbers in clockwise (why clockwise? because that's the way they're written on the first page, left to right of the symbol).

You can use this cyper, with a Jester in it, for a message from Pidlwick, or possibly even Blinsky!


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Viktor K April 14, 2019 9:12 pm UTC
Hi! I am having issues with the cypher as well (
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Sheryl Denise J December 02, 2018 5:04 am UTC
I am having issues with the cypher as well.
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Giorgos V November 04, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
still having problem with the Cypher. Can anyone help?What am I doing wrong?
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Teek C September 04, 2018 2:47 am UTC
Correct me if I’m wrong Carl, but for everyone having trouble with the cipher, I believe he has provided the solution to a puzzle, not the actual puzzle itself. So if you wanted to create a hidden message from an NPC you can use the tome as a way to get the solution to the PCs.
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Scott C June 09, 2018 1:22 am UTC
Hello and thanks for making this!

I am having difficulty with the cypher. There are 24 slots on the wheel including the orientation symbol, but 27 (incl the symbol) on the first page. How do they line up?

I want to hand this to my players but I don't want to say "just ignore the cypher," because I cannot figure it out enough to code a message.
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David B May 24, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Is it me, or are you missing letters in the cypher wheel? I'm not seeing the letters J, U, W and have 3 numbers to spare.
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Dr. S May 10, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Hello, might need some help with the Cypher wheel.
Could you just translate the first few letters for me so I can get a hold of the mecanic please?
Thank you
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April 24, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
I'm so disappointed in this. I just bought these because you said it could be printed and folded, but it doesn't work that way at all. When printed either 1 or 2 sided, it jumps around instead of the pages being presented in order. Or jumps around AND has a ton of blank pages.
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Scott C June 09, 2018 1:26 am UTC
I failed my first printing and it came out like yours, but if you print doublesided with the flip on the short edge it works out. You fold both and tuck the second page into the middle of the first.
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Benedikt S April 24, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Do you by any chance have a "blank" version without text? I absolutely love your design, artwork & idea, but i have to translate the journal into german for my players and will have to modify it :( Thank you, i hope this question isnt to cocky! Keep up the amazing work :)
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David F April 23, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
I unzipped this download and couldn't actually open any of the files.
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David F April 24, 2018 1:33 pm UTC
Never mind! I got it! Not sure what happened but I redownloaded it and it's working.
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Carl H April 24, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
Thank you David - I tried at my end and didn't have any issues so I was hoping it was just a temporary thing. Thanks for leaving a comment!
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