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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 #39 – Greyfax Grimwald

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Drawn together by an enchanted summons, three loyal friends — Bear, Dwarf, and Otter — bid farewell to their fair home in the kingdom of Lorini and embark on a magical journey to the fabled World Beyond Time. A place where glows the ageless Circle of Light.

Along the way they meet many marvelous friends, including the mighty wizard Greyfax Grimwald. But little does the trio realize the dangers that await them: the gloomy border of the Northerland … the green fires of the Palace of Darkness…evil spells and dark enchantments … the dread city of Humans and — most fearsome of all — the evil Dark Queen.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we take a walk on the wild side with a special-length episode where we discuss Greyfax Grimwald, the first of the Circle of Light series and pair it with Primal Tales.

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Sanctum Secorum #37 – The Maker of Universes

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The story follows Robert Wolff, a man disenchanted with his life and his marriage. One day, while looking at a new house, Wolff discovers a strange horn in the basement. Blowing the horn, Wolff is transported to a strange new world, the World of Tiers. Wolff finds himself initially in an edenic paradise known as Okeanos. This region is the first level of the planet, which contains a number of tiers like a wedding cake, separated by vast mountain ranges. The entire planet is ruled over by a cruel and mysterious lord named Jadawin, who created it. Okeanos consists of a beach, an ocean, and a small forest and is populated by nymph-like humans who originated in and near ancient Greece. In this new world, Wolff regains his youth and vigor and falls in love with a local woman named Chryseis who lived in Troy at the time of the Trojan War.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we discuss the Maker of Universes, the first book in Philip José Farmer’s World of Tiers series and pair it up with The Dread God Al-Khazadar.

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Convention: UK Games Expo

Brendan LaSalle – Neon Knights (DCC) – 9am-1pm

Bruce Cunnington – The Lady of the Dayn Hills (DCC) – 9am-1pm

Julian Hayley – Shadow Under Devil’s Reef (DCC) – 9am-1pm

Brendan LaSalle – You Can’t Do That in Xcrawl! (DCC/Xcrawl) – 3pm-7pm

Julian Hayley – New Year’s Evil (DCC/Xcrawl) – 3pm-7pm

Lee Neilson – Dread on Demon Crown Hill (DCC) – 3pm-7pm

Julian Hayley – The Frost Fang Expedition (DCC) – 8pm-12am

Convention: UK Games Expo

Brendan LaSalle – The Accursed Heart (DCC) – 9am-1pm

Bruce Cunnington – The Jeweler that Dealt in Stardust (DCC) – 9am-1pm

Julian Hayley – Not in Kansas Anymore (DCC) – 9am-1pm

Brendan LaSalle – Symptom of the Universe (DCC) – 3pm-7pm

Brendan LaSalle – You Can’t Do That in Xcrawl! (DCC/Xcrawl) – 8pm-12am

Julian Hayley – The Frost Fang Expedition (DCC) – 8pm-12am

Sanctum Secorum #34 – The Face in the Frost

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  Prospero, a tall, skinny misfit of a wizard, lives in the South Kingdom—a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely loyal to one figurehead king. Along with his necromancer friend Roger Bacon, who has been on a quest to find a mysterious book, Prospero must flee his home to escape ominous pursuers. Thus begins an adventure that will lead him to a grove where his old rival, Melichus, is falsely rumored to be buried and to a less-than-hospitable inn in the town of Five Dials—and ultimately into a dangerous battle with origins in a magical glass paperweight.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a work by John Bellairs, The Face in the Frost and match it up with Michael Curtis’ Emirikol was Framed!



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Game Night (CT): Drinking and Dragons 7


Once again we are crawling out of the basements, and into the streets to celebrate our collective love for adventure, conquest and libations! NLC-RPG is proud to present Drinking and Dragons 7, With 15 different adventures planned, and 12 different gaming systems there is sure to be something for everyone. We have ventured out of the tavern and into the wilderness which of course comes with some changes. As always this will be a 21 plus event, but this time around it will be BYOB and BYOF (bring your own food).

Unfortunately, due to the new venue there will be a $5.00 ticket price (plus eventbrite fee), Along with the addition of private gaming rooms, there is also plenty of free and close parking. And what would a Drinking And Dragons be without the raffles! So grab your dice, sharpen your pencils and prepare to enjoy a night of heroic deeds, tumbling towers, and of course; a canablistic Shia LaBeouf! As always, please game and drink responsibly.

We are very lucky to have Brendan LaSalle and Jeff Goad running DCC tables.

Sanctum Secorum #29 – Creep, Shadow!

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Had the last King and Princess of wicked Ys, returned after three thousand years? Why were they creating an exact replica of Stonehenge on their New Jersey estate? What was the Mael Bennique, the Breaker of Chests? And what was the dread Gatherer in the Cairn? And can men and women really be turned into shadows and made the helpless slaves of the one who transformed them? Ethnologist Dr. Alan Caranac (who may just be the reincarnation of the Alain de Carnac who brought about the destruction of sinful Ys and its evil rulers) has to find out the answer, for one of his best friends has been killed, and perhaps transformed into a shadow, while his fiancee Helen, her brother, Bill, and the famed Dr. Lowell have already been marked for death or worse! But first Alan will have to enter the tower of the Demoiselle Dahut de Ys in New York and journey through it thousands of years into the past to her tower in the legendary city from which she draws her name. And then return, if he can!

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we return to the printed page as we discuss A Merritt’s Creep, Shadow! while pairing it up with a Harley Stroh classic, The Bride of the Black Manse.

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