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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.

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Sanctum Secorum #36 – The Book of Three

Get the free Sanctum Secorum #36 Companion HERE!

The youth Taran lives at Caer Dallben with his guardians, the ancient enchanter Dallben and the farmer and retired soldier Coll . He is dissatisfied with his life, and longs to become a great hero like the High Prince Gwydion . Due to the threat posed by a warlord known as the Horned King, Taran is forbidden from leaving the farm and charged with the care of Hen Wen, the oracular white pig. When the pig escapes, Taran follows her into the forbidden forest. After a long, fruitless chase he is attacked by a host of horsemen galloping toward his home, led by the Horned King himself. He manages to escape, but drops, wounded, to the ground. He awakes to find his wound treated by none other than Gwydion, the crown prince in Prydain’s ruling House of Dôn (, who has been traveling to Caer Dallben to consult Hen Wen. Gwydion, determined to find the pig, takes Taran along with him. Guided by Gurgi , a hairy humanoid living in the forest, they reach the Horned King’s camp, and learn that his target will be Caer Dathyl , the home castle of the House of Dôn. Gwydion determines to warn the royal court, but the group is attacked before that can happen…

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we discuss the Book of Three, the first book in Lloyd Alexander’s  Prydain series and pair it up with Beyond the Black Gate!

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News: Bonus Road Crew Swag for Free RPG Day

We have received the go ahead to break this news from none other than the Dark Master himself and we are pleased to do so. In addition to all of the Free RPG Day swag heading to stores to be given out, you may have noticed a really slick looking piece of swag heading to your FLGS. We are speaking of course, of the already much coveted DCC Take-a-Penny tray.

Well, in addition to the trays being sent to retailers, Judges running games for Free RPG Day also qualify to order them as part of their Road Crew swag! Now, this isn’t live in the Goodman Games online store yet, so you still need to wait for that announcement prior to ordering. Supplies are limited (we are rapidly closing in on 100 Judges for Free RPG Day) so once it goes live, don’t delay.

In OTHER Free RPG Day swag news, Sanctum Secorum is assembling out second annual Free RPG Day Companion for Judges to print and hand out. This year, rather than a compilation from prior issues we are putting together a 3rd party sampler with material from Crawl-thulhu, Dark Trails, Umerica, Skull & Crossbones Classics, Hubris and more! Our profound thanks go to all of those publishers who have contributed (and still are) to this project to make something really cool for you, the community. Heck, some of this material hasn’t even seen print elsewhere!

The DCC community, doing Free RPG Day right!

News: Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells Crowdfunding – Final Days

We would be more than remiss if we didn’t point out that friend of the show (and the man who pretty-much single-handedly introduced DCC to Brazil), Diogo Nogueira has been crowdfunding his own OSR rules light system, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells. It has blown past its modest funding goal and the campaign ends in 4 days.

For those not living in Brazil? No worries! This project will be fulfilled through DriveThruRPG platform via PDFs and Print on Demand. Just look at the COVER of this project above. We’re betting that will be enough to get you to pledge.

Back it here!