Friday, 11 May 2018

Sanctum Secorum Episode #25 Companion: The Fallible Fiend

The Sanctum Secorum Episode #25 Companion: The Fallible Fiend was written by Bob Brinkman and Clifford Morton. Additional concept by Ethan Nicholle. Art is by Erich Ferdinand, Esben Lash Rasmussen, Holy Lof, Rfteytre6ui, TheElderScholar, Thilo Parg, Tromber, and Bearmageddon News Network. The publisher is Sanctum Media. This product is produced in association with the Sanctum Secorum podcast.

This Episode Companion is based on Sanctum Secorum Episode 25: The Fallible Fiend, which discussed the novel by L Sprague de Camp. The featured adventure was Elzemon and the Blood Drinking Box by Terry Olson.

The Fallible Fiend is the third book in the Novarian Series.

Disclosure: An adventure I wrote, The Tribe of Ogg and The Gift of Suss, was discussed in this episode.

Within you will find:

Classes

Author Bob Brinkman provides information for not one, but two, classes of subhumans. In addition, an occupation table and an equipment table are provided. Comparisons to Frozen in Time and The Tribe of Ogg and the Gift of Suss are apt here; Dungeon Crawl Classics has the makings of a full paleo- or neolithic campaign setting. The classes provided are:

Shaman: Somewhere between a wizard and a cleric, shamans of the subhuman people intercede with the spirit world on behalf of their tribes.

Warlord, Subhuman: A tough fighter who trades Mighty Deeds for battle fury and the ability to avoid blows and damage.

Fiction

The Blood-drinking Box, Part 1: The Sanctum Secorum Episode Companions get their first piece of fiction, based of off Terry Olson's Elzemon and the Blood Drinking Box. Story by Clifford Morton.

Monsters

Author Bob Brinkman brings you a trio of beasts:

Beareagle: From a concept by Ethan Nicolle, this is sort of like a winged owlbear...except with the parts of an eagle, not an owl. This creature does not appear in The Fallible Fiend.

Kangaroo: These beasts were "used as mounts by the aboriginal Paaluan tribes." The Bounder, in Crawling Under a Broken Moon #7, is another version of the kangaroo mount.

Mammoth: These big hairy elephants are also given statistics in Critters, Creatures, & Denizens.

Spells

Mystic Paint: This is a level 1 shaman spell, by Bob Brinkman, for use with the subhuman shaman class in this Episode Guide. "With this spell, the shaman is able to mix and use a number of enchanted pigments in order to achieve one of a number of magical effects."

As with previous Companions, this volume can help the discerning Dungeon Crawl Classics judge determine how to stat up creatures from whatever movie or literature she likes.

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