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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 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: 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 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 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…

Read More

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.

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.

 

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.

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.