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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.

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, Nov 15 at 9pm EST


The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show on Tuesday, November 15th at 9pm! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the progenitors and contemporaries of Appendix N.

Prior to Appendix N were the authors who inspired the names we know so well. The Keepers of Mysteries sit to discuss William Hope Hodgson’s The House on the Borderland. Praised by H. P. Lovecraft as “perhaps the greatest of all Mr. Hodgson’s works”, there is much to unravel here. While the terrors of All Hallow’s Eve may be behind us, here is still terror ahead.

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Sunday, Oct 30 at 9pm EST


A chill wind rustles through the trees and a lonely hound howls at the moon. It is that marvelous time of year, the Halloween season. Join the Keepers of Mysteries as they return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel for a special episode devoted to, arguably, the finest Halloween novel on Appendix N. Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they discuss A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny.

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

Only 6 Hours Until The Sanctum Secorum Live with Author Michael Moorcock – Saturday October 8th 4pm EDT/ 8pm UTC

We are just six short hours away from our live interview with author Michael Moorcock! Mr. Moorcock will be talking with us about his new book, answering some questions, AND answering questions from the viewing audience as time allows, so be sure to log into Twitch so you can join us in the chat stream.

The show will be broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel, and will also be rebroadcast via the Sanctum Secorum podcast feed as well as the Goodman Games Youtube channel. The show is being broadcast at 4pm EDT, allowing the entirety of the global Goodman Games fan base to take part and have your voices heard (figuratively at least).

So, join David, Bob, Jen, and Marc this afternoon for a one of a kind episode of Sanctum Live!

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

We are just one day away from our live interview with Michael Moorcock! Remember, Mr. Moorcock will be answering questions from the viewing audience as time allows, so be sure to log into Twitch so you can join us in the chat stream.

The show will be broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel, and will also be rebroadcast via the Sanctum Secorum podcast feed as well as the Goodman Games Youtube channel. The show is being broadcast at 4pm, allowing the entirety of the global Goodman Games fan base to take part and have your voices heard (figuratively at least).

So, join David, Bob, Jen, and Marc on Saturday, October 8th for a truly special experience!

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

We are fast approaching Saturday’s live interview with Michael Moorcock in celebration of the soon to be released volume in the Elric saga, The Citadel of Forgotten Myths. Mr. Moorcock will be answering questions from the viewing audience as time allows, so be sure to log into Twitch so you can join us in the chat stream.

The show will be broadcast live on the Goodman Games twitch channel, and will also be rebroadcast via the Sanctum Secorum podcast feed as well as the Goodman Games Youtube channel. The show is being broadcast at 4pm, allowing the entirety of the global Goodman Games fan base to take part and have your voices heard (figuratively at least).

In the meantime, Goodman Games has released a number of wonderful articles on Michael Moorcock and his work, which you can find below.

So, join David, Bob, Jen, and Marc on Saturday, October 8th for a truly special experience!

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Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, Sept 20 at 9pm EST

The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show on Tuesday, September 20th at 9pm! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the progenitors and contemporaries of Appendix N.

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

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, Aug 23 at 9pm EST

The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show on Tuesday, August 23rd at 9pm! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the progenitors and contemporaries of Appendix N.

This month, the Keepers of Mysteries discuss Black Diamonds, a work by a then 14-year-old Clark Ashton Smith that was written in 1907 and eventually published 95 years later in 2002. Join them as they explore this long-lost novel by this influential member of the Lovecraft Circle.

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

 

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room – Tuesday, July 19 at 9pm EST

The Keepers of Mysteries return to the Goodman Games Twitch channel with an all-new live show tonight! Join Jen and Bob Brinkman as they take a deep dive into the tomes of Appendix N.

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room plumbs the depths of Appendix N, introducing readers to inspirational materials. This month, they continue their series of episodes looking at the women of Appendix N (and those who inspired it), examining the classic work The Blazing World by Her Grace, Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

With a story that was written in 1666, this is going to be quite the discussion….

Enter the… Internet Archive… and be inspired.

News: Aaron Koelman Auction Catalog – Friday July 8 @ 9pm EDT/1am UTC

As posted by “Taco” Jon Hershberger

Posting up the auction catalog for Friday’s Aaron Koelman Charity Auction, to gen up interest in helping out our friend and brother, Aaron. The quality and quantity of donations for the auction is staggering.

Here’s a link to the full catalog (note: this is a compressed file, and it’s still 26MB. If you need or want higher res pix from the catalog, let Jim Kitchen or me know and we’ll try to hook you up before the auction starts.)

As a reminder, the upcoming fundraising auction for Aaron Koelman, which will be hosted over on the Goodman Games Twitch channel and headed up by auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim Kitchen.