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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.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The House on the Borderland

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they take a look at The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson – a story praised by both H. P. Lovecraft and Sir Terry Pratchett, as well as being influential for Clark Ashton Smith.

Be sure to check out the music of Electric Wizard and their song The House on the Borderland.

Plus, tune in for our latest fantasy book give away!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on November 15, 2022.

Join us next month as we read Burn, Witch, Burn!

 

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: A Night in the Lonesome October

In a special Halloween episode, Keepers Jen and Bob dive in to the delightfully spooky seasonal tale, A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny.

Plus, tune in for our latest fantasy book give away! You could win a copy of Jack of Shadows (details in the show).

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on Oct 30, 2022.

 

Sanctum Secorum LIVE: Michael Moorcock

Join the Keepers of Mystery for a special episode of the Sanctum Secorum, recorded live. Joining us to discuss his new book, The Citadel of Forgotten Myths (as well as his lengthy career and more) is author Michael Moorcock. This special extended cut includes a small amount of material that didn’t make it into the livestream due to technical issues.

Learn more about The Citadel of Forgotten Myths here.

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on October 8, 2022.

Sanctum Secorum Live with Author Michael Moorcock – Saturday October 8th 4pm EDT/ 8pm UTC

Michael Moorcock’s Elric saga is a fundamental part of Appendix N literature, and the fact that we are getting a brand new Appendix N book this December has everyone here at the Sanctum Secorum quite excited. This rare occasion is one to celebrate and cannot be missed.

Speaking of things that cannot be missed…

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The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: Horrible Imaginings

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they take a look at the non-Lankhmar works of Fritz Leiber, specifically the short story collection Horrible Imaginings. Join them as they explore often overlooked stories by the man who coined the term “sword & sorcery”.

Plus, tune in for our latest fantasy book give away!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on Sept 20, 2022.

Sanctum Secorum Live with Author Michael Moorcock – Saturday October 8th 4pm EDT/ 8pm UTC

Michael Moorcock’s Elric saga is a fundamental part of Appendix N literature, and the fact that we are getting a brand new Appendix N book this December has everyone here at the Sanctum Secorum quite excited. This rare occasion is one to celebrate and cannot be missed.

Speaking of things that cannot be missed…

Read More

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Black Diamonds

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss one of the earliest (and longest) works of Clark Ashton Smith, The Black Diamonds. Written by a 14 year old Smith, this 1,001 Arabian Nights-inspired story is a wild ride indeed!

Plus, tune in for our latest fantasy book give away!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on Aug 23, 2022.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Blazing World

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss a story written in 1666 (yes, 1666). Tonight, as part of our series exploring the women progenitors of Appendix N, we examine The Blazing World by by Her Grace, Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Buckle up!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on July 19, 2022.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: Pilgrimage – The Book of the People

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Zenna Henderson’s Pilgrimage: The Book of The People, the next in our series exploring the women of Appendix N. Is it truly science fiction by way of Mayberry? You be the judge!

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on June 21, 2022.