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In a world half of light, half of darkness, where science and magic strive for dominance, there dwells a magical being who is friendly with neither side. Powerful magical entities live on the night side of the planet, and for the most part the entities’ magical powers emanate from distinct loci. Jack of Shadows (also known as Shadowjack), is unique among the magical beings in that he draws his power not from a physical location but from shadow itself. He is nearly incapacitated in complete light or complete darkness, but given access to even a small area of shadow, his potency is unmatched. Jack is a thief who finds himself betrayed and unjustly punished. So he embarks on a vendetta. He wanders through strange realms, encountering witches, vampires, and, finally, his worst enemy: the Lord of Bats. He consults his friend Morningstar, a great dark angel. He is pursued by a monstrous creature called the Borshin. He journeys from nightside to dayside, casting aside his soul in his quest for vengeance – and possibly redemption.


Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight start our year off  with a work by Roger Zelazny coupled with Harley Stroh’s The Jeweler Who Dealt in Stardust.

Dark Acquisitions

The Ruined Keep – Daniel J. Bishop

The Blood-Drinking Box [part 7] – Clifford Morton

The Stacks

Appendix N
Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny

Against the Atomic Overlord by Edgar Johnson
Black Sun Deathcrawl by James MacGeorge
Blades Against Death by Harley Stroh
Glipkerio’s Gambit by Jobe Bittman
The Jeweler Who Dealt in Stardust by Harley Stroh
Masks of Lankhmar by Michael Curtis
Null Singularity by Steve Bean
Super Number One Food Tower by Matthew Goiffon
Theater of the Hammed by Clint Bohaty
The Tower Out of Time by Michael Curtis
Twilight of the Solstice by Marc Bruner

Con of the North XXVI
Polar Vortex

Crossing Over (album) by Hesperus
Jack of Shadows (album) by Tim P Scott
Jack of Shadows (song) by Hawkwind
Medieval Electronic Dance Music (song) by King Devyn Burke III
The Medieval Moog (album) by Samuel Kennedy/Remember White
Stone Heart Blood [Каменного сердца кровь] (album) by Alknost

Appendix N Book Club
The Cromcast

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 Bernstein @ Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL
* Timothy Drennon @ Geekout in Burlson, TX
* Lee Neilson @ Shadow Games in Rugby, Warwickshire

DCC Lankhmar by Goodman Games
Mutant Crawl Classics by Goodman Games

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Sanctum Secorum’s theme music was created using Seating Incantation by Landmark Entertainment.


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