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Skeeve, a magician‘s apprentice and wannabe thief from the dimension Klah, tries to learn the basics of magic from Master Magician Garkin for several months but to no avail. Skeeve can do little more than float a feather or light a candle using magic. Wanting to convince Skeeve that being a thief is not as good as being a magician, Garkin summons a demon. During the summoning an assassin barges into the hut, and Garkin and the assassin kill each other. Skeeve is left alone with the demon. To Skeeve’s surprise the demon politely introduces himself as Aahz. Aahz explains that demon is slang for Dimension Traveler. He further explains that there are thousands of dimensions with different races in them, and that he is from the dimension of Perv, making Aahz a Pervect, while Skeeve is a Klahd. Aahz is a master magician like Garkin but loses his magical powers during the summoning ritual (due to a practical joke played on him by Garkin) and becomes stranded in Klah. Aahz volunteers to take Skeeve on as his apprentice and teach him magic. The pair then embark on a series of misadventures.
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. In this episode, in honor of April 1st, we’ll take the opportunity to look at the lighter side of fantasy with Robert Asprin’s Another Fine Myth!
In addition, we have bonus content to bring to your game: classes, magic items and so much more…after the jump.
There is a great deal of new material to bring to the table based on this story. Below is a list, by category and author, of what has been added to the Dark Acquisitions page by the Keepers of Mysteries, based on this show. Further contributions from friends of the library will also be found there as they arrive.
Legerdemainist – David Baity
The Bazaar on Deva – Bob Brinkman
Crystal of Clarity – Jen Brinkman
Quigley’s Ever-Seeing Charm of True Sight – David Baity
Quigley’s Never-Dullign Sword of Truth – Bob Brinkman
Con Crud – Bob Brinkman
Dragon of Deva, Immature (ex. Gleep) – Jen Brinkman
Spider-Bear – David Baity
Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin
The 998th Conclave of Wizards by Jobe Bittman
Black Sun Deathcrawl by James MacGeorge
Dragora’s Dungeon by Harley Stroh
The Emerald Enchanter by Joseph Goodman
Fate’s Fell Hand by Harley Stroh
Glipkerio’s Gambit by Jobe Bittman
The Imperishable Sorceress by Daniel Bishop
Intrigue at the Court of Chaos by Michael Curtis
The Jeweler Who Dealt in Stardust by Harley Stroh
The Making of the Ghost Ring by Michael Curtis
The Portal Under the Stars by Joseph Goodman
Sailors on the Starless Sea by Harley Stroh
The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad by Carl Bussler & Eric Hoffman
The Well of Souls by Carl Bussler
Road Crew Appearances
John Polack @ Cyphacon in Lake Charles, LA – April 17-19
Bruce Cunnington & Lee Neilson @ the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, UK — June 3-5
Dieter Zimmerman @ Who’s Yer Con in Indianapolis — April 1-3
Peril on the Purple Planet by Harley Stroh