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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.

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: January Contest Information

The new year has begun, and so too has

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!

January’s contest theme is “Monsters”. Create a DCC compatible monster and submit it as your entry into our drawing. Submit your monster with an original piece of art and receive a second entry into the drawing. The more monsters 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:

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

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News: Those Dam Goblins – Kickstarter

Bob Brinkman has been announced as a stretch goal author for Those Dam Goblins from Fail Squad Games. Come on, you know you want it!

Several years ago human settlers discovered a marsh covered valley which they knew would provide fertile crop land if only the marsh could be drained. The settlers dammed the river and may have damned themselves! The diverted river has awoken the cliffs themselves. Strange rumblings in the earth and smoke from the cliff tops are sure signs of trouble. The residents of Fertile Valley need some heroes, can you save Fertile Valley before it’s too late?

This adventure is written for the Labyrinth Lord (LL) game system compatible with BECMI or B/X with Fifth Edition rules of the world’s most popular tabletop RPG included.

It is an adventure for 4-6 characters of levels 1-3. This module has a definite “Old School Flavor” written by Chris Clark who worked directly with Gary Gygax.

News: The Newest Addition to the Sanctum Secorum’s Library

Keeper of Mysteries, Bob Brinkman, is adding a bit of fiction to the available reading of OSR fans, just in time for Christmas. Bob joins James M. Ward, Craig Martelle, Valerie Emerson, and others for Metamorphosis Alpha – Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 2. The book is available Today in both paperback (over 600 pages) or ebook, exclusively from Amazon.

Humans and mutants struggle for survival on board the Starship Warden, where they no longer know they are in space.

In METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA, you are aboard the stricken starship and struggling to survive, trying to gain knowledge of the strange devices and mechanical apparatus of the vessel, attempting to learn the secrets of the strange world you inhabit. Eight authors come together to bring the world of METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA alive. Led by James M. Ward, the game’s original creator, enter the starship Warden and enjoy the adventures of the bold as they struggle to complete their quests to understand what their world is all about.

News: Free RPG Day Companion

The companion in the wild at at Roll for Damage in Grovetown, GA. Thanks to Guardian of Secrets Michael Hearn!

In honor of Free RPG Day 2017, Sanctum Secorum released our first ever physical companion. A very limited release, available in just a handful of locations, this release served as our first test-run for our upcoming “Friends of the Library” program, and introduced our first Guardians of Secrets.
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