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Episode #12 CoversFrom the world beyond–or past–time Kothar comes. From out of the deepest, most violent recesses of mankind’s collective memory, Kothar the gigantic barbarian strides, the enchanted sword Frostfire glittering in his mighty hand. Lusty, hot-blooded, masterful, unafraid of things real or unreal, Kothar dominates the misty, bloody world before recorded time. Yet, though Kothar’s world existed in another age–perhaps another dimension–it springs vividly to life. Mapped, charted, chronicled, Kothar’s fantastic world suddenly becomes real–the sorcerers, dragons, witches, evil potions, unspeakable monsters. And Kothar, an epic hero for any age, overshadows everything.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. In this episode we look at the world of Gardner F Fox’s Kothar: Barbarian Swordsman.

In addition, we have bonus content to bring to your game: classes, magic items and so much more…after the jump.

Dark Acquisitions

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.

Character Classes
Barbarian – Diogo Nogueira
Barbarian – David Baity

Gods of the Eternal Struggle
Astrol – Bob Brinkman
Dwallka of the War Hammer – Bob Brinkman
Eldrak of the Seven Hells – Bob Brinkman
Elwys the Golden – Bob Brinkman
Omorphon – Bob Brinkman

Magic Items
Frostfire – Bob Brinkman

Azdorian Spider – David Baity
Ink Wraith – David Baity
Iormungar, Sea Dragon – Bob Brinkman
Lich – Bob Brinkman
Minokar – Bob Brinkman

Phlogiston Storm – Bob Brinkman
Wizard Cage – Jen Brinkman

The Stacks

Appendix N
Kothar: Barbarian Swordsman
by Gardner F. Fox

The 998th Conclave of Wizards by Jobe Bittman
The Carnival of the Damned by David Baity
The Curse of Cragbridge by Paul Wolfe
Death by Nexus by the Dungeon Crawl Cabal
Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh
The Emerald Enchanter by Joseph Goodman
The Imperishable Sorceress by Daniel Bishop
Sailors on the Starless Sea
by Harley Stroh
The Tainted Forest Near Thorum by Yves Larochelle
Theater of the Hammed
by Clint Bohaty
The Tomb of the Immortal Kahl (in Lost Tombs of the Ancients) by Terry Olson
The Treacherous Cobtraps by Jimm Johnson

North Texas RPG Con
UK Games Expo

Do It Yourself
Scratch Off Maps (inspired by Frank Reding’s Portal Under the Stars maps)

The Barbarians (1987)
The Beastmaster (1982)
The Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
Deathstalker (1983)
Dragonslayer (1981)

The Sword & the Sorcerer (1982)
Warp Riders by The Sword
Yor: Hunter from the Future (1983)

Road Crew Appearances
Tim Dechene @ Untapped Games in Pawtucket, RI every Sunday in May
Bruce Cunnington & Lee Neilson @ the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, UK — June 3-5
Congrats to Michael Markey for having run his first Road Crew Game at GloryCon 2016!

Tales From the Fallen Empire by James Carpio

Thanks to

The ambient background of the Sanctum Secorum was created using Horror Ambiance from Klankbeeld.
Sanctum Secorum’s theme music was created using Seating Incantation by Landmark Entertainment.