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“Tarzan of the Apes, the story tells of an infant — the son of an aristocratic English couple — abandoned when his parents die in the jungles of Africa. Rescued and reared by apes, he learns to speak their language and imitate their ability to travel swiftly through the treetops. Eventually, his courage, immense strength and exceptional intelligence earn him the respect and admiration not only of the apes, but of all the creatures of the jungle. The ape-man’s story is classic and fast-paced, packed with riveting adventures as Tarzan avenges the killing of Kala, his ape-mother, subdues man-eating beasts of the jungle, meets and falls in love with the beautiful Jane Porter, vanquishes greedy pirate-adventurers, and deals with assorted other threats.”

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight’s episode takes you into the wilds of the Africa of Edgar Rice Burroughs with Tarzan of the Apes!

Dark Acquisitions

There is a great deal of new material to bring to the table based on this story. Below is a list, by category and author, of what has been added to the Dark Acquisitions page by the Keepers of Mysteries, based on this show. Further contributions from friends of the library will also be found there as they arrive.

Adventure Supplement
Tomb of Khaemhet – Eric Hoffman and Carl Bussler

Campaign Tools
Tropical Diseases – David Baity

The Jungle Born – David Baity

Men and Magicians
Jungle Tribesmen – Bob Brinkman

Bearantula – Bob Brinkman (concept by Ethan Nicolle)

Tarzan – Daniel J. Bishop

The Stacks

Appendix N
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Black Sun Death-Crawl by James MacGeorge
The Croaking Fane by Michael Curtis
Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh
The Isle of Dread (D&D) by Tom Moldvay and David “Zeb” Cook
The Mysterious Valley by Daniel J. Bishop
Rock God Death-Fugue by Steven Bean
The Tower out of Time by Michael Curtis
The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad by Carl Bussler and Eric Hoffman

King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild


Dungeon Crawl Classics Scratch-Off Holiday Module (through Dec 4th)

Sabar Wolof: Dance Drumming of Senegal (Album) by Various Artists
Greystoke: Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes – Original Score (Album) by John Scott
Insects and Birds in the Amazon Jungle
(Track) from Amazing Sound Effects of Nature Sounds
The Legend of Tarzan OST (Album) by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Lebo Morake
Rhythm of the Pride Lands (Album) from Walt Disney Records
The Secret Life of a Jungle at Night (Track) from Amazing Sound Effects of Nature Sounds
Uganda and Other African Nations: Feasts of the Savanna (Album) by Various Artists

Death Save

Road Crew Appearances
* January 6th – Troy Tucker is running a DCC RPG session at the Magician’s Forge in North Port, FL.
* January 15th Jeff Goad is running “Black Sun Death-Crawl”  at the Brooklyn Strategist.


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The ambient background of the Sanctum Secorum was created using Horror Ambiance from Klankbeeld.
Sanctum Secorum’s theme music was created using Seating Incantation by Landmark Entertainment.
Special closing music Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds ©1985 Virgin A&M