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The Sanctum Secorum podcast plumbs the depths of Appendix N as it applies to DCC RPG. Each show reviews one piece of Appendix N media — be it literature or film — and then discusses how to bring aspects of it to the table for your DCC game. We explore how the selected piece might already easily fit into particular modules and DCC settings, and we highlight one specific DCC module that really ties into the Appendix N material.

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

Sanctum Secorum #47 – The Hills of the Dead

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A predecessor to Howard’s Conan the barbarian, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking Puritan who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. Returning to Africa, Solomon Kane’s old friend N’Longa (the witch doctor from “Red Shadows”) gives the Puritan a magic wooden staff, the Staff of Solomon, which will protect him in his travels. Kane enters the jungle and finds a city of vampires.With his faith in god, the magic of N’Longa, and his wits, Kane must destroy them all.  This is a sequel to the first Solomon Kane story published, Red Shadows.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight, the Keepers of Mysteries return with a special guest, Judge Eric Young!

 

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Holiday Contest from the Prize Closet of Mystery!


We here at the Sanctum Secorum love a good holiday giveaway as much as the next bibliophile. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice, Wolfnoote, or something else – we want to help someone celebrate big time.

So, straight from the Prize Closet of Mystery comes 12 lbs. (5.4+ kg) of books – give or take a few ounces. Weighing it angered our postal scale and there is no one in the library willing to grab the package and step on a regular scale right after Thanksgiving.

For the BIG box, winners must be in the US. HOWEVER….

One lucky winner overseas will win their own surprise package from the Prize Closet of Mystery (details are still being worked out but, due to shipping costs, contents will vary based on the recipient’s home country).

How can you enter? All one needs to do is drop an email to thehub@sanctum.media with the subject line “Holiday Contest” and please include your name and mailing address. The deadline for entry is December 15th.

Those listening to our live show on Tuesday Dec 20th, never fear, there will be ANOTHER box giveaway (albeit a bit smaller) for the live audience.

As always, no purchase necessary (or really, even possible), contest is void where prohibited.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The House on the Borderland

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they take a look at The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson – a story praised by both H. P. Lovecraft and Sir Terry Pratchett, as well as being influential for Clark Ashton Smith.

Be sure to check out the music of Electric Wizard and their song The House on the Borderland.

Plus, tune in for our latest fantasy book give away!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on November 15, 2022.

Join us next month as we read Burn, Witch, Burn!

 

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, Nov 15 at 9pm EST


The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show on Tuesday, November 15th at 9pm! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the progenitors and contemporaries of Appendix N.

Prior to Appendix N were the authors who inspired the names we know so well. The Keepers of Mysteries sit to discuss William Hope Hodgson’s The House on the Borderland. Praised by H. P. Lovecraft as “perhaps the greatest of all Mr. Hodgson’s works”, there is much to unravel here. While the terrors of All Hallow’s Eve may be behind us, here is still terror ahead.

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: A Night in the Lonesome October

In a special Halloween episode, Keepers Jen and Bob dive in to the delightfully spooky seasonal tale, A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny.

Plus, tune in for our latest fantasy book give away! You could win a copy of Jack of Shadows (details in the show).

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on Oct 30, 2022.

 

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Sunday, Oct 30 at 9pm EST


A chill wind rustles through the trees and a lonely hound howls at the moon. It is that marvelous time of year, the Halloween season. Join the Keepers of Mysteries as they return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel for a special episode devoted to, arguably, the finest Halloween novel on Appendix N. Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they discuss A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny.

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

Sanctum Secorum LIVE: Michael Moorcock

Join the Keepers of Mystery for a special episode of the Sanctum Secorum, recorded live. Joining us to discuss his new book, The Citadel of Forgotten Myths (as well as his lengthy career and more) is author Michael Moorcock. This special extended cut includes a small amount of material that didn’t make it into the livestream due to technical issues.

Learn more about The Citadel of Forgotten Myths here.

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on October 8, 2022.

Only 6 Hours Until The Sanctum Secorum Live with Author Michael Moorcock – Saturday October 8th 4pm EDT/ 8pm UTC

We are just six short hours away from our live interview with author Michael Moorcock! Mr. Moorcock will be talking with us about his new book, answering some questions, AND answering questions from the viewing audience as time allows, so be sure to log into Twitch so you can join us in the chat stream.

The show will be broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel, and will also be rebroadcast via the Sanctum Secorum podcast feed as well as the Goodman Games Youtube channel. The show is being broadcast at 4pm EDT, allowing the entirety of the global Goodman Games fan base to take part and have your voices heard (figuratively at least).

So, join David, Bob, Jen, and Marc this afternoon for a one of a kind episode of Sanctum Live!

24 Hours Until The Sanctum Secorum Live with Author Michael Moorcock – Saturday October 8th 4pm EDT/ 8pm UTC

We are just one day away from our live interview with Michael Moorcock! Remember, Mr. Moorcock will be answering questions from the viewing audience as time allows, so be sure to log into Twitch so you can join us in the chat stream.

The show will be broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel, and will also be rebroadcast via the Sanctum Secorum podcast feed as well as the Goodman Games Youtube channel. The show is being broadcast at 4pm, allowing the entirety of the global Goodman Games fan base to take part and have your voices heard (figuratively at least).

So, join David, Bob, Jen, and Marc on Saturday, October 8th for a truly special experience!