Tuesday 8 May 2018

Sanctum Secorum Episode #13 Companion: Down to a Sunless Sea

The Sanctum Secorum Episode #13 Companion: Down to a Sunless Sea was written by Jen Brinkman, David Baity, and Bob Brinkman. Art is by Digital Swamp, Géraud Soulié, Imposter1, J. Benjamin Wilson, NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, and Richard Ellis. 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 13: Down to a Sunless Sea, which discussed the novel by Lin Carter. The featured adventure was Peril on the Purple Planet by Harley Stroh.

The novel takes place on a "legendary Mars", which means that items from this Episode Companion might find use in a Mutant Crawl Classics, Crawljammer, or Umerican campaign.

Within you will find:


Author David Baity supplies game information for several items found within the novel.

Dialectric Converter: Effectively, a power cell.

Power Fence: Effectively, a portable electric fence, which makes your evening camp safer.

Pressure Still: A device intended to extract moisture from whatever sources are available.

Water Shoes: "Two pontoon-shaped pieces of lightweight wood are laced with leather straps. With some time and effort, the wearer is able to float on any surface of water. With the aid of long paddles, the water shoes may be used to cross any calm body of water." These, of course, actually exist.


Arachni-Ursidae: Another take on the spider-bear, inspired by the art of J. Benjamin Wilson, and written by Bob Brinkman. For David Baity's version of the same creature, see Sanctum Secorum Episode #11 Companion: Another Fine Myth.

Hunter: Lizards used as hunting beasts on Mars, given statistics by Bob Brinkman.

Loper: Another reptile, this one used as a mount on Mars, described by Bob Brinkman. The creatures gain their name from their gait.

Sandcat: A cat-like reptilian predator, native to Mars. Write-up by Bob Brinkman.

Sea-Slug: Whether or not the sea slugs of Mars are somehow related to those of our own world, these creatures have no predators. This creature is statted up by Jen Brinkman.

Sea-Slug, giant: Jen Brinkman also provides a giant version, which is quire a bit larger than its smaller cousin. They are somewhat reminiscent of the masher, as it appeared in 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. Down to a Sunless Sea was first published in 1984, so if there is any inspirational link between the two, it goes from Steve Marsh through Gary Gygax to Lin Carter. The D&D masher is, of course, a fish rather than a slug.

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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