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.
Sometimes something comes along that is jaw-droppingly, gob-smackingly, heart-achingly amazing. Dear readers, this is one such moment.
There are many folks who collect autographed editions by Appendix N authors (the Sanctum archives may hold a few such treasures). For those such collectors, we bring your attention to this ebay item.
Legion of Space, the limited 1st edition, 1st printing of the book – collecting for the first time these stories by Jack Williamson. It is signed, by Jack Williamson (obviously). It is personalized to…
Back in October, Goodman Games offered a “secret prize” to the first ten Road Crew Judges to run all three rounds and report their results. Two months later…from what we can tell, four slots remain to be claimed (Keeper Bob ran it twice).
Remember, each slot counts as a road crew game, so a single day of running the tournament’s three rounds earns you three road crew games. What a way to start your year off with a *BIG* bang! Plus, Goodman has mentioned that they might “publish the results and award a prize or two!”
We at the Sanctum Secorum are saddened to report the passing of another key figure in gaming history, Mayfair Games founder Darwin Bromley. Mr. Bromley co-designed Empire Builder and was responsible for bringing Settlers of Catan to American audiences in 1996.
Darwin Bromley passed on January 1st. There will be a memorial service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville, FL on Saturday at 4:00 PM. We have no further information at this time.
Just in time for your New Year Road Crew games, we release these revised versions of our DCC Lankhmar character sheets. Cleaned up and more presentable for your use, approved by Goodman Games, and free!
Get your free approved DCC Lankhmar Character Sheets HERE!
With a new year before us and another “in the books” (see what we did
there?), the Sanctum Secorum has added 2018 to our available bundles of
Sanctum Secorum Companions. Each bundle includes every release from the
year in question – including specials such as our Free RPG Day
Companions and Appendix N(ightmares).
From the twisted mind of David Baity comes Escape from Yule Mountain! Pay what you want – we will give all the money raised from sales of the adventure to David Baity’s favorite charity, Feline Lifeline.
The main character of “Gone with the Gods” would seem to be a thinly disguised Offutt, a writer who turns out a prodigious number of novels at the back and call of his editor, writing in whatever genre is hot at the moment to fulfill the needs of an insatiable audience. When his editor calls him to look into the possibility that a former fraternity brother of the editor’s has invented a time machine, and asks him to check out the possibility that the device is real so the editor can invest in it, the authors finds himself looking into the far-fetched claim. Of course the time machine, disguised as a VW microbus, eventually works and Harvey Moss, the author, Mark Ventnor, the publisher, and Ben Corrick, the inventor, all take their turns traveling in the bus, only to learn its limitations. It can only go one day into the future, but anywhen in the past. Although it remains tied to Earth, so they don’t have to worry about showing up in outer space, they do figure out how to take it to different places on Earth. Eventually, in order to make some money, Moss travels back in time to spur human development and plant evidence that he can use to write a best selling book that Ventnor can publish and sell.
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look to the past while we discuss Andrew J. Offutt’s tongue in cheek time travel story, Gone with the Gods.
Just starting out with the Sanctum Secorum? Looking at that long list of downloadable ‘zines and thinking about how much you have missed? Well, catching up on your reading is easy now that the Sanctum Secorum has made annual bundles available via Drivethrurpg!
Grab them for free and bring some new life to your table!
Creator of Axe Cop and friend of the show Ethan Nicolle’s book, Bears Want to Kill Yousuccessfully crowdfunded and will be releasing in Jan/Feb 2019. If you have been enjoying the sporadic Bearmageddon monster write-ups, than this book is for you. If you haven’t been enjoying them but are still wearing a body made out of tasty-tasty meat that a bear might want to devour? This book is STILL for you!
You can pre-order the book now ($20), including the limited, special-edition hardcover with leather slipcase ($40). Show some love to the man who supports the Sanctum Secorum despite never having played DCC (we need to fix that sometime…)