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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.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Blazing World

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss a story written in 1666 (yes, 1666). Tonight, as part of our series exploring the women progenitors of Appendix N, we examine The Blazing World by by Her Grace, Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Buckle up!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on July 19, 2022.

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, July 19 at 9pm EST

The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show tonight! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the tomes of Appendix N.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room plumbs the depths of Appendix N, introducing readers to inspirational materials. This month, they continue their series of episodes looking at the women of Appendix N (and those who inspired it), examining the classic work The Blazing World by Her Grace, Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

With a story that was written in 1666, this is going to be quite the discussion….

Enter the… Internet Archive… and be inspired.

News: Aaron Koelman Auction Catalog – Friday July 8 @ 9pm EDT/1am UTC

As posted by “Taco” Jon Hershberger

Posting up the auction catalog for Friday’s Aaron Koelman Charity Auction, to gen up interest in helping out our friend and brother, Aaron. The quality and quantity of donations for the auction is staggering.

Here’s a link to the full catalog (note: this is a compressed file, and it’s still 26MB. If you need or want higher res pix from the catalog, let Jim Kitchen or me know and we’ll try to hook you up before the auction starts.)

As a reminder, the upcoming fundraising auction for Aaron Koelman, which will be hosted over on the Goodman Games Twitch channel and headed up by auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim Kitchen.

 

News: Aaron Koelman Auction – Friday July 8 @ 9pm EDT/1am UTC

We here at the Sanctum Secorum have always been all about the community. From listing upcoming road crew games in the days before the Goodman Games event calendar to publishing a free ‘zine filled with gameable content, our DCC family is all. With that in mind, we want to make certain that everyone in the community is aware of the upcoming fundraising auction for Aaron Koelman, which will be hosted over on the Goodman Games Twitch channel and headed up by auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim Kitchen.

There are so many amazing items going up for auction, and we at the Sanctum are glad to be participating with a few items of our own. Bidding takes place in the twitch comment stream and, as a note, you will need a twitch account to be able to bid

For those unaware of what is going on, the words of Jim Kitchen sum it up for all of us.

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The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: Pilgrimage – The Book of the People

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Zenna Henderson’s Pilgrimage: The Book of The People, the next in our series exploring the women of Appendix N. Is it truly science fiction by way of Mayberry? You be the judge!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on June 21, 2022.

Free RPG Day – Where will you be?

Sadly, Free RPG day has been split into two different events this year, one for North America (June 25), and one for the rest of the world (July 23). Still, divided as the events may be, it is still a celebration of that which unifies us.

Keepers Bob and Jen Brinkman will be at Dungeon Games in Estero, FL along with Judge Troy Tucker, running games and having a good time.

So, where will you be?

 

 

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, June 21 at 9pm EST

The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show tonight! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the tomes of Appendix N.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room plumbs the depths of Appendix N, introducing readers to inspirational materials. This month, they continue their series of episodes looking at the women of Appendix N (and those who inspired it), examining the classic work Pilgrimage: The Book of the People by Zenna Henderson.

For those looking to read the stories in the collection, see below.

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The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Dolphins of Altair

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Margaret St. Clair’s The Dolphins of Altair, the next in our series exploring the women of Appendix N.

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on May 17, 2022.

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room tonight at 9pm EST

The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show tonight! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the tomes of Appendix N and beyond.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room plumbs the depths of Appendix N, introducing readers to inspirational materials. This month, they continue their series of episodes looking at the women of Appendix N, and those who inspired it, with a renewed exploration and discussion of Margaret St. Clair’s works with The Dolphins of Altair.

Join them over on twitch and ask your own questions, share your thoughts on the book, and help pick the focus of next month’s show!