Author our mouth is and bought the lot. I am not disappointed. Read More »disagreed with our opinion on Three Hearts and Three Lions. We told our listeners to “punish him” by “buying his books – lots and lots of his books.” Now, we didn’t really think that he should be punished (or even scolded)… but we still think folks should check out his books. Of course, I put my money where
It has been unlocked, the DCC RPG stretch goal has been achieved! Hop on over to the kickstarter to be able to get it when the kickstarters ends. More monsters for DCC RPG?! Thank you very much!
A PDF booklet with Dungeon Crawl Classics stats for 10 Cthulhu mythos creatures. Enhance your DCC campaign with the denizens of H.P. Lovecraft’s imagination! Adventurers will lose their minds over these new monsters.
Age of Cthulhu 9: The Lost Expedition, has already hit double its modest requested funding goal and is a mere thousand dollars away from unlocking the stats of Lovecraftian horrors for DCC RPG. Pretty cool stretch goal…let’s smash it!
Feast of the Preserver from Shinobi 27 Games is often billed as a “survival horror adventure”, but that isn’t wholly accurate. It is more a mini-campaign than an adventure, weighing in as a 44 page PDF, there is a lot going on here…and all of it delightfully dark. There are probably 12-16 hours of game play here if players really dig deep and investigate all the opportunities afforded them.
Written for a party of 3-4th level PCs, this is not an adventure for a novice Judge. There are a number of twists and turns written into the storyline and, if run like a traditional dungeon crawl, the air of doom and menace would become lost. This adventure thrives on the helplessness of villagers, struck by an unknown plague, a raid for ransom by bandits, and the mysterious titular religious feast. Keeping solid notes and establishing a timeline to keep things running smoothly is recommended.
Once in though? Oh, what an adventure! Survival horror indeed! The players will need to be at their absolute sharpest to escape the hazards they face. It isn’t that the adventure’s threats are overwhelmingly powerful…but they are quite clever. This is an adventure that calls for brains as much as brawn and those seeking to “murder hobo” their way through it will most likely perish. Fools rush in…to a chipper shredder.
The quality of the material itself is also top notch: the interior art is dark and evocative, the writing reminiscent of the classic Hammer films, and the new material presented can easily be pulled and dropped into an ongoing campaign (who doesn’t want a new “dark” patron). This is an adventure that can be dropped into any ongoing campaign of appropriate level or one that can be hinted at and built towards from campaign start. The tools are provided to make players more than a little leery of what dwells in the darkness.
$9.50 gets you a hard copy and the PDF and it is very much worth it.
Due to a number of factors, insane prep for Gary Con, writing deadlines, work, and health as well as waiting for some last minute content to come in, the Companion ‘zine for our next episode (releasing on Friday) will be delayed. The delay will most likely be a week, and we do apologize for holding up your DCC content goodness.
We will keep you appraised to any further delays or schedule changes.
The H P Lovecraft episode, announced for Feb 5th has been pushed back by a week until February 12. Scheduling conflicts and a busy work season necessitate the delay. Rest assured though, you will still get the same great content and companion ‘zine. It is just that editing and writing time are at a premium for the moment.
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“The Book of Eibon, the creation of Clark Ashton Smith, ranks behind Lovecraft’s Necronomicon as a shunned repository of mystical horrors surviving blasphemously from elder eons. Not content with his own and Lovecraft’s citations of the Book, Smith actually wrote two chapters of it, his famous stories The Door to Saturn and The Coming of the White Worm. Lin Carter knew a good thing when he saw it and decided that it would be fun to write and read the remaining Eibonic chapters. He did not live to finish the Book, but others took up the challenge, supplying more of the droll yet frightening episodes, as well as various liturgical and magical arcana the Book of Eibon was said to contain. A Mythos grimoire– a work of horror, humor, and genuine poetic power.” *
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. In this episode, we examine another legendary piece of Appendix N literature by classic author Lin Carter. We also delve into the world of Jobe Bittman’s the 998th Conclave of Wizards and lament that it didn’t receive the Goodman Games boxed set treatment.
In addition, we have bonus content to bring to your game…after the jump.
Colin Songsmith sings a song to an old witch who takes an unlikely revenge. The witch’s granddaughter rescues him from the dire threat of being eaten alive by the cat. She hears the song, which happens to concern her recently married sister and a gypsy. Convinced that she has to save her sister, she takes the minstrel, the cat, and her magical resources to Rowan Castle. The story is rich with descriptive details of setting and encounters with magical and fantastic creatures such as a talking cat, a lovesick dragon, and a bear prince.
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a book not from Appendix N, but certainly one of the period and by an author contemporary with a number of others on the list. We then pair the story with our featured adventure, Prince Charming, Reanimator to really bring some flair to the table.
In addition, we have bonus content to bring to your game: classes, monsters, spells and more…after the jump.
We at the Sanctum Secorum would like to extend a hearty congratulations to MCC creator Jim Wampler on the launch of his new podcast Designers & Discourses. If you have not yet listened to the inaugural episode featuring Michael Curtis discussing the creation of the Chained Coffin, you are in for a rare treat!