It is that time of year again, Gen Con. A time when we marshal our forces, gather our friends, and invade the Embassy Suites by night. With that in mind, the Sanctum Secorum will be dark for the month of August. We will return in September with Roger Zelazny’s Nine Princes in Amber.
Our May contest theme was “Maps”, and during the entirety of the contest, we received only a single entry. In the end, there was no need for a random roll.
1st Place – Marc Elsenheimer – The Fate of the Ruthless Wizard
You can find Marc’s entry in Sanctum Secorum Companion #34.
June was our final month and every bit of art entered during the contest was given a chance to win. It was another big drawing and, in the end, we decided to award the main prize to THREE people. Our June winners are:
1st Place (tie): Tom Wendt – The Dreadnaught
1st Place (tie): Mario Garcia – Drowning Man
1st Place (tie): Mars Homeworld – Wishler
You can find all three of those entries in Sanctum Secorum Companion #37.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in this contest. It has been a doozy of a ride and we are working on getting the last of the prize packages shipped out. There were so many entries that we will be featuring more of them in the upcoming months. Keep a sharp eye out for them.
As for what the future holds? We expect to announce our next contest in December so, keep an eye out!
Over on Reddit, r/rpg selects a new featured game of the month to shine a light onto in hopes of spreading the good word. Well, this month is DCC RPG so head on over and share your stories. A number of folks in that subreddit have never played DCC and are encountering it, and possibly our community as a whole, for the first time.
In keeping with that holiday spirit, the Sanctum Secorum is releasing another digest-sized, print-copy companion – available from a number of participating judges. Much like the GFA, those Judges have printed those companion issues out on their dime, as an extra bit of awesome for your Free RPG Day. We think that those folks deserve a round of applause.
Ladies and gentlemen! Judges of all ages! It is time, grab your dice, your dead stamp and head out the door to one of 138 locations worldwide and get your Goodman Games on. DCC, MCC, Crawl-thulhu, Pyramid Crawl Classics, Skull & Crossbones Classics, Umerica, Xcrawl, Fifth Edition Fantasy – whatever your flavor…
You may be “no hero”, but you can still be a hero to these stores who are seeking DCC Judges for Free RPG Day. Are you looking for a place to get your game on? Here is your chance!
Comic Collector Shop 574 E El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Cool Stuff Games 12550 SW 88th St, Miami, FL 33186
Tyche’s Games 1056 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605
Phoenix Fire Games 44 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642
Castle Perilous Games & Books 207 W Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901
Goblin Games 3003 Anderson Ave, Ste 1001-F, Manhattan, KS 66503
High Tide Games 22599 MacArthur Blvd, Ste 126 California, MD 20619
Ziege Games 1788 N Old US 23, Howell, MI 48843
Fanfare 4415 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Meepleville – Board Game Cafe 4704 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
- New York
Casual Dragon Games 136 Walnut Street, Lockport , NY 14094
Alter Ego Comics 230 North Main St., Lima, Ohio 45801
Ettin Games and Hobbies 241 FM 1960 Bypass Rd E, Humble, Texas 77338
Space Cadets Gaming Gaming 27326 Robinson Rd., Oak Ridge North, TX 77385
Black Moon Games 7 Evelyn St., Rutland , VT 05701
Atomic Comics Emproium II 452 Denbigh Blvd Ste C, Newport News, VA 23608
- Fanfare 4415 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
“We don’t currently have any volunteers running DCC/MCC that day. If anyone is interested they are more than welcome to contact us : )“
Get the free Sanctum Secorum #36 Companion HERE!
The youth Taran lives at Caer Dallben with his guardians, the ancient enchanter Dallben and the farmer and retired soldier Coll . He is dissatisfied with his life, and longs to become a great hero like the High Prince Gwydion . Due to the threat posed by a warlord known as the Horned King, Taran is forbidden from leaving the farm and charged with the care of Hen Wen, the oracular white pig. When the pig escapes, Taran follows her into the forbidden forest. After a long, fruitless chase he is attacked by a host of horsemen galloping toward his home, led by the Horned King himself. He manages to escape, but drops, wounded, to the ground. He awakes to find his wound treated by none other than Gwydion, the crown prince in Prydain’s ruling House of Dôn (, who has been traveling to Caer Dallben to consult Hen Wen. Gwydion, determined to find the pig, takes Taran along with him. Guided by Gurgi , a hairy humanoid living in the forest, they reach the Horned King’s camp, and learn that his target will be Caer Dathyl , the home castle of the House of Dôn. Gwydion determines to warn the royal court, but the group is attacked before that can happen…
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we discuss the Book of Three, the first book in Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series and pair it up with Beyond the Black Gate!