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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 #34 – The Face in the Frost

Get the free Sanctum Secorum #34 Companion HERE!

  Prospero, a tall, skinny misfit of a wizard, lives in the South Kingdom—a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely loyal to one figurehead king. Along with his necromancer friend Roger Bacon, who has been on a quest to find a mysterious book, Prospero must flee his home to escape ominous pursuers. Thus begins an adventure that will lead him to a grove where his old rival, Melichus, is falsely rumored to be buried and to a less-than-hospitable inn in the town of Five Dials—and ultimately into a dangerous battle with origins in a magical glass paperweight.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a work by John Bellairs, The Face in the Frost and match it up with Michael Curtis’ Emirikol was Framed!

 

 

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News: March Contest Winners!

As rolled at random, our winners are

1st Place – Anton Wilsbach’s Illumination
* 1 copy of Super No. 1 Food Tower
* 1 sheet of pregen characters

2nd Place – Ian Shears’ Sunbolt
* 1 copy of DAW 373 The Keeper’s Price by Marion Zimmer Bradley and the Friends of Darkover

Honorable Mention – Christopher Lee’s Drain Vitality
* 1 copy of Ghost Ships, Gales & Forgotten Tales (straight from Bob Brinkman’s maritime research library)

Look for these fantastic entries in the next Sanctum Secorum Companion!

Sanctum Secorum #33 – The Powder of Hyperborea

Get the free Sanctum Secorum #33 Companion HERE!

Retired master-thief Satampra, Zerios of Uzuldaroum recounts an adventure from days gone by when he and his two companions (Vixeela and the dubious magician/alchemist Veezi Phenquor) endeavored to rob the temple of the moon god Leniqua, and steal away with the Thirty-Nine girdles of virginity by means of stealth, cunning, and a little bit of hyperborean chemistry. Originally published in the Saturn Science Fiction & Fantasy, it is the last of Clark’s Hyperborea cycle.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a work by Clark Ashton Smith, The Powder of Hyperborea and match it up with Edgar Johnson’s delightful Street Kids of Ur-Hadad.

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News: Contest Entry Uncensored

To be allowed to place the DCC logo on any product, there are only a few restrictions. Chief among them is that all content must be family friendly (including no nipples). Because of that, while not offensive or in poor taste, we needed to show only detail from Jon Hook’s entry for the Harringo in issue #32.

Before taking that measure we reached out to Jon for his permission to do so, which he readily granted.  Below the jump is his entry, accompanied by the entire illustration.  Enjoy the nightmare fuel!

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News: February Contest Winners!

As rolled at random, our winners are

1st Place – R.S. Tilton’s The Huntsman
* 1 copy of Super No. 1 Food Tower
* 1 sheet of pregen characters

2nd Pace – Ari-Matti Piippo’s Ancient Hyperborean (in Companion #32)
* 1 copy of Cthulhu’s Reign edited by Darrell Schweitzer
* Sanctum Secorum and DCC swag

Look for R.S. Tilton’s winning entry in the forthcoming Sanctum Secorum Companion #33!

 

News: February Contest Deadline Approaching

Just 36 hours remain to submit your original DCC Character class for the Sanctum Secorum’s February drawing. Some lucky winner is walking away with a copy of Super No. 1 Food Tower while the runner up receives some great fiction to continue inspiring them.

Send your entries to TheHub@Sanctum.media

We need at least one more entry else we are forced to roll the February entry over into March…and you wouldn’t want that right? So get that entry in and win yourself some swag!

http://sanctum.media/blog/index.php/2018/02/09/news-february-contest-information/

Sanctum Secorum #32 – Attack from Atlantis

Get the free Sanctum Secorum #32 Companion HERE!

At age seventeen Don Miller is already an accomplished electronics technician, helping his uncle, Dr. Edward Simpson, with the testing of a new kind of submarine, the Triton I. Accompanied everywhere by his dog Shep, he is aboard the boat for its sea trials. The test run is successful, in spite of some problems with the control systems and stress on certain crew members that has made them believe that they have seen, on the television screens that give a view of the outside of the submarine, men encased in form-fitting bubbles.

For the full test run the Triton will descend into the Milwaukee Deep, north of Puerto Rico. As they descend they find that they are losing control of the boat and, further, that they are being rammed by a whale. Unable to maneuver, they come down on an undersea plateau, twelve hundred fathoms (7200 feet) below the surface.

When the bubble-men attack openly in full force, cementing rocks to Triton’s hull, they drive her down to the bottom.

Three miles below the surface they come to a town of about 20,000 people that they call Atlantis. Lying under a larger version of the bubbles that enclose the people surrounding the submarine. The Atlanteans take the crew captive. Can they free themselves and save the surface world?

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a work by Lester Del Rey, Attack from Atlantis and match it up with Michael Curtis’ classic adventure, The Sea Queen Escapes.

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News: February Contest Information

The first round of winners have been declared, their monsters triumphant! Now we move on to round two of ….

Sanctum Secorum’s
Super Number 1 Contest!!

Here is your chance to win a copy of Matthew Goiffon’s ultra-rare adventure Super Number 1 Food Tower. The adventure was specifically written to be run at North Texas RPG Con in 2015 and was only ever available there. Now, we offer you the opportunity to get this wonderful bit of DCC ephemera for FREE!

February’s contest theme is “Character Classes”. Create a DCC compatible class and submit it as your entry into our drawing. To clarify a rules question from last month – putting something up on your own blog does not constitute prior publication, submit at will. Submit your class with an original piece of art and receive a second entry into the drawing. The more classes you enter, the greater your chance of winning. One lucky winner (chosen at random) will receive a copy of

Fifty Foot Pharaoh Zine Module No. 01
Super Number One Food Tower
2015 North Texas RPG Convention Edition

along with a card-stock sheet of 4 pre-gen characters for the adventure. In addition, one runner up will receive a surprise item from the Sanctum Secorum’s Prize Closet of Mystery!

Email your entries to:
thehub@Sanctum.media

or mail them to:
Sanctum Secorum Contest
4915 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd #139
Naples, FL 34113

Legalese after the jump

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News: January Contest Winners!

As rolled at random, our winners are

1st Place – Jon Hook’s OctoBear
* 1 copy of Super No. 1 Food Tower
* 1 sheet of pregen characters

2nd Pace – James Pozenel’s Korpuz, Messenger of Ahriman
* 1 copy of The Knight and Knave of Swords by Fritz Leiber
* 1 copy of The Wrong End of Time by John Brunner

Look for these, and other entries, in February’s companion!