Tuesday 8 May 2018

Sanctum Secorum Episode #09 Companion: Two From H.P. Lovecraft

The Sanctum Secorum Episode #09 Companion: Two From Lovecraft was written by David Baity, Bob Brinkman, and Daniel J. Bishop. Art is by Bjarne Henning Kvaale, Joel Harlow, Mihail Bila, and Troy Tucker. 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 9: H. P. Lovecraft, which discussed Dagon and The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft. The featured adventure was The Portsmouth Mermaid by Daniel J. Bishop.

Disclosure: I wrote material for this product, and wrote the featured adventure in the podcast episode. Another adventure I wrote, Silent Nightfall, was discussed in the episode, as was material I wrote for Crawl! fanzine #11.

Within you will find:

Character Backgrounds

Born of the Old Ones: It isn't unusual in an H.P. Lovecraft story to discover that the protagonist is actually related to the monsters he encounters. This article, by Daniel J. Bishop, describes how such a relationship to the Deep Ones may play out, in particular with respect to the featured adventure for this episode. Similar tables can be devised for other creatures of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Character Classes

Deep One Hybrid: A rather neat take on a half-human, half-Deep One being, by Bob Brinkman. See also the Hybrid Character Class in Crawling Under a Broken Moon #18 for another take on this theme.

Featured Adventure

Escape from Innsmouth: A funnel adventure written by David Baity and Bob Brinkman, with cartography by David Baity, this one sees you as a Dagon-worshiping resident of Innsmouth when the neighboring villages decide to get rid of the cult. The only way to escape is to the sea.

It is suggested as a one-shot adventure, or a convention game, but I could see this being used in conjunction with the other materials in this Episode Companion to create extra characters after running The Portsmouth Mermaid or Shadow Under Devil's Reef. It could also be modified for Crawl-thulhu.

Magic Items

Crown of Dagon: Worn by the high priests of Dagon, this item is described by Bob Brinkman. It comes from the story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

The Monolith: An ancient, prehuman monolith described by Bob Brinkman. It comes from the story, Dagon.


Barbed Mace: Statistics provided by Bob Brinkman.

Hooked Net: Statistics provided by Bob Brinkman.

Shell-headed Club: Statistics provided by Bob Brinkman.

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 he likes.

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