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He looked like a cross between a dragon and a catfish, and he could bend iron bars into pretzels with a flick of his hand. But what Zdim the mild-mannered demon really was, was a scholar of logic and philosophy. That’s why when Zdim was drafted for a year’s servitude on the mortal plane, he felt that a monumental administrative error had been made. And even though Zdim resolved to be absolutely obedient and to do exactly what he was told, the wizard who employed him (Dr. Maldivius) soon agreed…

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we discuss L Sprague de Camp’s satirical fantasy novel The Fallible Fiend as well as Terry Olson’s adventure Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box.

Dark Acquisitions

As always, we have 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.

Classes
Shaman, Subhuman – Bob Brinkman
Warlord, Subhuman – Bob Brinkman

Fiction
The Blood-drinking Box, part 1 – Clifford Morton

Monsters
Beareagle – Bob Brinkman (concept by Ethan Nicolle)
Kangaroo – Bob Brinkman
Mammoth – Bob Brinkman

Spells
Mystic Paint – Bob Brinkman

The Stacks

Appendix N
The Fallible Fiend by L Sprague de Camp

Adventures
998th Conclave of Wizards by Jobe Bittman
The Carnival of the Damned by David Baity
Elzemon and the Blood Drinking Box by Terry Olson
Frozen in Time by Michael Curtis
The Infernal Crucible of Sezrekan the Mad by Harley Stroh
Intrigue at the Court of Chaos by Michael Curtis
Journey to the Center of Aerth by Harley Stroh
The Music of the Spheres (is Chaos) by Harley Stroh
Not in Kansas Anymore by Dieter Zimmerman
(Reverse) Sailors on the Starless Sea  by Harley Stroh (modified by Doug Kovacs)
The Sea Queen Escapes by Michael Curtis
The Tribe of Ogg and The Gift of Suss by Daniel J Bishop

Charity Raffle
To benefit Kits n Kats (Buy Raffle Tickets HERE)

Conventions
Gen Con
North Texas RPG Con

Maps
My Private Jakalla by Dyson Logos

Music
Battle for Mosque Al’Amu (Song) by Heather Alexander
Cavalry in Thousands (Album) by Tennger Cavalry
The Devil’s Grasp (Song) by Peter Gundry
Die on My Ride (Album) by Tennger Cavalry
Disturbing the Spirits (Song) by Southeastern Desert Metal
Eagle (Song) by Southeastern Desert Metal
The Eternal Forest (Song) by BrunuhVille
Gapu (Song) by Yothi Yindi
Giant (Song) by Southeastern Desert Metal
Khuleg Bataar (Song) by Ethnic Zorigoo
Reliq (Album) by Djilia Phralengo
Tengeriin Huch (Song) by Ethnic Zorigoo
Tribal Voice (Song) by Yothi Yindi

Road Crew Appearances
*
M Nicksic @ Tacoma Games in Tacoma, WA (every Saturday)
* Troy Tucker @ The Magician’s Forge in North Port, FL (alternating Saturdays)
* Jeff Goad @ the Brooklyn Strategist in Brooklyn, NY
* Jeff Bernstein @ Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL
* Tim Deschene @ Night of the Gaming Nerds –  June 7th, 6-10pm

Settings
Mushroom Kingdom Classics by KJ O’Brien


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.