89 episodes

An Appendix N literary podcast for players of the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. Reviewing classic fantasy and helping to bring it to life at the gaming table.

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    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings

An Appendix N literary podcast for players of the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. Reviewing classic fantasy and helping to bring it to life at the gaming table.

    Sanctum Secorum #64 - The Heads of Cerberus

    Sanctum Secorum #64 - The Heads of Cerberus

    Tonight… we explore a pre-Appendix N piece, “The Heads of Cerberus,” by the creator of dark fantasy, Getrude Barrows Bennett.

    When four people in Philadelphia inhale dust developed by an occult scientist who has discovered parallel universes, they are transported into an interdimensional no-man’s land that is populated by supernatural beings. From there, they go on to an alternate-future version of Philadelphia—a frightening dystopian nation-state in which citizens are numbered, not named. How will they escape? In The Heads of Cerberus, you will find this world-bending story written by Francis Stevens, the pseudonym of Gertrude Barrows Bennett, a pioneering science fiction and fantasy adventure writer from Minneapolis who made her literary debut at the precocious age of 17.

    Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Rt0dQqJHkpyUThKe15EWo?si=298bc7bafad04b02

    Marc's Word(s) of the Day
    Comether - A seductive spell or charm. Only in to put the comether on someone and variants: to exercise a powerful influence over someone; to persuade, fascinate, or seduce someone, esp. of the opposite sex. (FB 1)

    Curveting - Of a horse: to execute a curvet, leap in a curvet; (in later use also more generally) to caper, prance, leap. Said also of the person riding the horse. (FB 3)

    Highbinders - A violent criminal; a gangster. Also in weakened sense: an unruly or disreputable person; a rowdy, a rogue. (FB 3)

    Leal - Loyal, faithful, honest, true. (FB 3)

    Plethoric - Suffering from or affected by plethora; of the nature of or characterized by plethora; having a ruddy complexion and a full, fleshy body; excessively full of blood, congested. (FB 3)

    Puerility - An instance, embodiment, or display of childishness, immaturity, or triviality; (in later use also spec. in plural) juvenilia. (FB 3)

    Quondam - At one time, formerly. (FB 4)

    Retrogression - Movement in a reverse direction; movement backwards. (FB 4)

    Serge - A woolen fabric. The name now denotes a very durable twilled cloth of worsted, or with the warp of worsted and the woof of wool, extensively used for clothing and for other purposes. (FB 4)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Sanctum Secorum #63 - Pirates of Venus

    Sanctum Secorum #63 - Pirates of Venus

    Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast, where we plumb the depths of Appendix N as it pertains to the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. We’re here to help you serve these literary offerings at your DCC RPG table.

    Tonight… we explore the solar system with the exciting inaugural volume of the final series imagined and penned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Pirates of Venus.

    This episode's Spotify List: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/77bL7ugbry64uGO5jvSJA2?si=69dc9015ac8544e1

    Marc's Word(s) of the Day:
    Chela - A term for the prehensile claws of crabs and lobsters; also, of scorpions.

    Asininity (assininity) - Asinine quality; stupidity.

    Haut ton - High fashion; elliptical, people of high fashion.

    Fillip - A movement made by bending the last joint of a finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it (so as to propel some small object, or merely as a gesture); a smart stroke or tap given by this means.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Sanctum Secorum #62 - The Legion of Space

    Sanctum Secorum #62 - The Legion of Space

    Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast, where we plumb the depths of Appendix N as it pertains to the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. We’re here to help you serve these literary offerings at your DCC RPG table.

    Tonight… we are discussing a book that was reviewed by Thrilling Wonder Stories as “space opera with a vengeance”. Tonight, The Legion of Space by Jack Williamson.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Sanctum Secorum #61 - The Moon Pool

    Sanctum Secorum #61 - The Moon Pool

    Tonight… we examine a singular work by Abraham Merritt, The Moon Pool. Technically, it is a fix-up of two works, The Moon Pool and Conquest of the Moon Pool, but who are we to quibble?

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Sanctum Secorum #60 - Lest Darkness Fall

    Sanctum Secorum #60 - Lest Darkness Fall

    Tonight… we take a look at a time torn classic by L Sprague de Camp, and a book that has been cited as extremely influential by authors such as S. M. Sterling, David Weber, and Harry Turtledove. Tonight, Lest Darkness Fall.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Sanctum Secorum #59 - The Blue Star

    Sanctum Secorum #59 - The Blue Star

    Tonight… we examine a singular work by one of Michael Moorcock's favorite authors. Join us as we discuss Fletcher Pratt's, The Blue Star.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Judge Joan of Arc ,

Loving Appendix N and DCC RPG

So good to see the podcast hasn't left us. Great podcast. I love that it takes an Appendix N book and pairs it with a DCC module and also gives us some great stuff for our game table.

caddy1071 ,

A TRULY awesome podcast!

I can't say enough about what the Sanctum Secorum does from their reviews of Appendix N-related literature and other media, and then creating supplementary Dungeon Crawl Classics material for free at the same time! Their work is incredible - if you're a Sword and Sorcery gamer, check it out!

RoseFritchman ,

Fantastic podcast!

Whenever I need inspiration for my next game of DCC, I come here!

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