This page describes a 22-card unofficial expansion to Gloom of Kilforth, containing five new encounters of each type plus two events. It increases the proportion of keywords that are rare in the base game, but not by so much that the combination of this and the official expansion will become unbalanced in the other direction.
The expansion does not add any new rules or increase playing time, but only provides more variability by increasing the available number of Encounters. This greatly reduces the risk of having to reshuffle encounter decks; a weakness in the base game occasionally encountered in four-player games. It is playtested, and found to be balanced, clear and fully compatible with the base game. There is no reason that it should not work just as well in combination with the upcoming official expansion.
Original content is made by me, Tor Gjerde (gjerde on BGG), in cooperation with Chris Sundli (Koyaro on BGG). Owners of the game are allowed to make their own copies of the cards free of charge. Please do not republish the content without explicit permission.
The best way to make the cards is to have them printed by printerstudio.com (I have no affiliation with them, but have ordered cards of this type from them and am very pleased by the result). When I last checked, the price was USD 11.05 plus postage and minus any discount (various “coupon codes” are available at different times, but not all apply to cards).
Go to poker-sized cards at printerstudio.com
Reduce the deck size to Up to 36 cards and click the orange Personalize it button
Reduce the number of cards to 22 and click the blue different images button
Click the green upload images button, select the 22 card fronts and upload them
When the uploading is finished; click [Help me autofill images!] and take note of where the different location types (6 Plains cards, 6 Forest cards, 5 Badlands cards and 5 Mountain cards) end up in the grid.
Click the orange next step button to get to step 2 “Add Text To Front” and again to get to step 3 “Customize back”
Click on the blue different images button
Click the green upload images button, select the 4 cardback files and upload them
Drag the cardbacks to the positions where the corresponding location types ended in step 6
Click the orange next step button to get to step 4 “Add Text To Back” and again to get to step 5 “Preview & Add to Cart”
Double check that all cards are paired with their appropriate cardback
Tick the box at the bottom confirming that you have the authorization to use the content and click the orange add to cart button
Complete checkout as instructed
The resulting quality is so close to the original cards that they can hardly be told apart during play.
A faster and cheaper alternative is to print and mount the cards yourself. Though it takes a bit more work, and you will not be able to match the quality of professionally printed cards, the result is quite serviceable, especially if the cards are sleeved.
Download the 6-page PDF file
Print one-sided without scaling on A4 paper (Letter size paper should work if your printer can print to the edge of the paper) — using self adhesive label paper makes for easier mounting
Fold along the centerline to align the front and back designs, and paste half a sheet of stiff paper or thin cardboard between them (the thickness should be chosen so that the combined “sandwich” becomes sufficiently stiff while at the same time not too thick)
Use a snap-off blade knife and a ruler to cut out the cards according to the black guide lines; it is a good idea not to cut all the way to the edges so that the half-cut cards don’t start moving relatively to each other before you make the final cut
Run a fingernail or a plastic implement over all card edges to smooth the cut
Corners can be cut with a dedicated corner cutter, with ordinary scissors if you have a steady hand or left uncut (if you sleeve the cards, the difference is not that great)