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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.

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!

#Dicember2021 Day 1

The #DICEMBER2021 challenge is to produce something dicey / RPG / dice game-related each day of December and release it with the #DICEMBER or #DICEMBER2021 tag.

This can be a blog or social media post, a drawing of something RPG-related, a drawing or photograph of actual dice, a random table or die-drop table for us to chuck dice on, etc. The field is wide open, make it dice-related, and honestly, decide for yourself whether you are following the prompts or doing your own thing. We’re cool with it either way.

Dice on!

#Dicember is the creation of Brian Bird

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News: Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride Kickstarter

Friend of the show Levi Combs from Planet X (does that make him a Lectroid?) has a new product up on kickstarter right now and it looks amazing!


With art by folks such as Diogo Noguiera, Adrian Landeros, Karl Stjernberg, and others, the Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride is chock-full of eye candy the likes of which we’ve rarely seen. Of course, the adventure sounds like a great time too.

Tales of the accursed pyramid and the trap-filled tomb of the infamous Mummy Bride have long been a traveler’s tale, passed along by wayward explorers and greedy plunderers alike. Deep within the verdant jungles of the south, amidst a Green Hell of impenetrable jungle, bloodthirsty cannibals and ancient myth, lies the shattered remnants of a once-powerful civilization and the terrible gods who ruled over them. Rumors swirl of untold riches and un-plundered magic for those brave (or foolish!) enough to claim it. Will your players survive… and what will be left of them?

Inspired by the pulp weird fantasy of Gary Gygax’s infamous Appendix N, Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride is designed for a group of four to six 3rd level characters.

You can jump aboard and join the adventure by backing it here. We have, of course, backed it at the hardcover level with enough of an add-on for the paperback as well. The library of the Sanctum Secorum looks forward to this latest addition to our collections.

Road Crew: Pickup Con III

There are still slots available for players at TTRPG Pickup Con III, the free online mini-con!

Saturday, August 15, 2020
10:00 CST – Reliquary of the Ancient Ones (MCC)
20:00 CST – What Lurks Between (DCC)

Sunday, August 16, 2020
10:00 CST – Perils of the Sunken City (DCC)

First off, the con is free, and is being run by someone who we happen to think is pretty awesome.

Secondly, we happen to think that these judges are also pretty awesome.

Thirdly, this is a great excuse to get out of mowing the lawn this weekend!

News: Bradley K. McDevitt at the Black Swamp Arts Festival

Have you been wanting to lay hands on some original DCC art, but you don’t make it to the “big four” (Gen Con, Gary Con, Gamehole, and North Texas RPG) cons? Well, if you are near Bowling Green, Ohio? Well, you are in luck!

Saturday, beginning at 10am, Bradley K. McDevitt will be selling original art at the Stacked Deck (Bowling Green’s FLGS) during the Black Swamp Arts Festival. So head on out and say hi, pick up some art, and support our DCC community of artists and FLGS.