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  Prospero, a tall, skinny misfit of a wizard, lives in the South Kingdom—a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely loyal to one figurehead king. Along with his necromancer friend Roger Bacon, who has been on a quest to find a mysterious book, Prospero must flee his home to escape ominous pursuers. Thus begins an adventure that will lead him to a grove where his old rival, Melichus, is falsely rumored to be buried and to a less-than-hospitable inn in the town of Five Dials—and ultimately into a dangerous battle with origins in a magical glass paperweight.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a work by John Bellairs, The Face in the Frost and match it up with Michael Curtis’ Emirikol was Framed!



Dark Acquisitions

Featured Adventure
The Fate of the Ruthless Wizard – Marc Elsenheimer

Drain Vitality – Christopher Lee
Illumination – Anton Wilsbach
Runic Alphabet (Dwarven) – Bob Brinkman
Runic Alphabet (Infernal) – Bob Brinkman
Sunbolt – Ian Shears

The Stacks

Appendix N
The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs

The Chained Coffin by Michael Curtis
Death Slaves of Eternity by Mario Muscedere (Hand of Glory)
The Emerald Enchanter by Joseph Goodman
The Emerald Enchanter Strikes Back by Jobe Bittman
Emirikol was Framed by Michael Curtis
Enter the Dagon by Harley Stroh
Neon Knights by Brendan LaSalle
Super Number One Food Tower by Matthew Goiffon
The Tower out of Time by Michael Curtis

Campaign Tools
Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2017

Gen Con
Red River RPG Con

The Beastmaster (1982)
Dragonslayer (1981)
Excalibur (1981)
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
Hundra (1983)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Wizards (1977)
Yor, The Hunter from the Future (1983)

To Anacreon in Heaven (song)

Appendix N Book Club
The Cromcast

Antiqued Tarot Deck by Wandering Mermaid
Hand of Glory Candle by SerpentDeMer
Sola Busca Revisted Tarot Deck by Tarotbyseven

Road Crew Appearances
M Nicksic @ Tacoma Games in Tacoma, WA (every Saturday)
* Timothy Drennon @ Geekout in Burlson, TX
* Jeff Bernstein @ Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL
* Tim Deschene @ Revival Brewing Company in Cranston, RI
* Joan Troyer @ Better World Books in Goshen, IN
* Joan Troyer @ Secret Door Games in Elkhart, IN
* Brendan LaSalle @ EVERYWHERE
* Mario Garcia @ Funagain Games in Eugene, OR
* Chris Lauricella @ Bell, Book, and Comic in Dayton, OH
* Christian Burd @ The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL

The Shudder Mountains by Goodman Games

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