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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 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.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Dolphins of Altair

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Margaret St. Clair’s The Dolphins of Altair, the next in our series exploring the women of Appendix N.

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on May 17, 2022.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Sword of Rhiannon

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Leigh Brackett’s The Sword of Rhiannon, in the third in our series exploring the women of Appendix N.

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

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Shadow People

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Margaret St. Clair’s The Shadow People, in the second in a series exploring the women of Appendix N.

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

 

 

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room tonight at 9pm EST

Keepers Bob and Jen will be over on the Goodman Games Twitch channel for the next episode of the Sanctum Secorum Reading Room. This month, they continue our series of episodes looking at the women of Appendix N (and those who inspired it), talking about Leigh Brackett’s Sword of Rhiannon.

Join them over on twitch tonight, March 15 at 9:00 p.m. EST, and ask your own questions, share your thoughts on the book, and help pick the focus of next month’s show!

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room tonight at 9pm EST

Keepers Bob and Jen will be over on the Goodman Games Twitch channel for the next episode of the Sanctum Secorum Reading Room. This month, they continue our series of episodes looking at the women of Appendix N (and those who inspired it) with a renewed exploration and discussion of Margaret St. Clair’s Shadow People.

Join them over on twitch and ask your own questions, share your thoughts on the book, and help pick the focus of next month’s show!

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: Quag Keep

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Andre Norton’s Quag Keep, in this first in a series exploring the women of Appendix N.

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

Sanctum Secorum #46 – Dead Birds

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 A group of Confederate deserters, with the help of an escaped slave and an army nurse, stage a robbery at a bank holding a cache of rebel gold. Needing a place to rest for the night, the criminals set up camp in a mansion overlooking an abandoned plantation. En route through the fields, they find a strange scarecrow, which they believe is actually a crucified man, and shoot a strange deformed creature.

It soon becomes obvious that the old house is not as empty as they thought. The former owner was a gentleman farmer with a wife and two children. When his wife died, he attempted to bring her back by sacrificing his children, slaves, and any other living creature, hoping that black magic acquired from his slaves’ native rites would return her to life. However, this simply allowed evil spirits to take over his victims, and these remain in the house, attacking all who dare enter.

A storm is coming … both in the night skies and in the shadowy plantation house.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight, the Keepers of Mysteries once again head to the old West with returning Keeper of Mysteries, David Baity!

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Sanctum Secorum LIVE: John Vance and Koen Vyverman

Join the Keepers of Mystery for a special episode of the Sanctum Secorum, recorded live. Joining us for a discussion on the Dying EArth and the life of Jack Vance are our special guests, John Vance (son of Jack and Norma Vance) and Koen Vyverman of Spatterlight Press International.

Originally broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on July 11, 2021.