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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: 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…

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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.

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!