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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, 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.

 

Free RPG Day – Where will you be?

Sadly, Free RPG day has been split into two different events this year, one for North America (June 25), and one for the rest of the world (July 23). Still, divided as the events may be, it is still a celebration of that which unifies us.

Keepers Bob and Jen Brinkman will be at Dungeon Games in Estero, FL along with Judge Troy Tucker, running games and having a good time.

So, where will you be?

 

 

The Sanctum Secorum Reading Room: The Citadel of Fear

Join two of our Keepers of Mysteries as they discuss Gertrude Barrows Bennett’s The Citadel of Fear, the fourth in our series exploring the women of Appendix N.

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

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room tonight 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 Citadel of Fear by Gertrude Barrows Bennett (writing as Francis Stevens).

Enter the Sanctum Secorum… and be inspired.

Sanctum Secorum Reading Room Episode #3 – Feb 15, 9pm EST

This coming Tuesday (Feb 15th), 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!