Looking to hear something good? Maybe we can help.
Check out the world of podcasts that tie-in—either directly or other—to the world of Dungeon Crawl Classics. Whether they are devoted specifically to the game or are a part of the inspirations that are behind the creation of DCC, these podcasts share some great material that can help to inspire your game.
Let’s take a look at some of them! (And click on the title to visit the podcast!)
The grand-daddy of DCC RPG podcasts is still alive and going strong! In fact, Spellburn is about to hit their 100th episode! So for all the latest on the game and much more, be sure to join Judges Jen, Julian, Jarrett, and Jeff as they talk about all things Dungeon Crawl Classics!
Most folks are aware of the connection between DCC RPG and the fabled Appendix N (if not, you can read all about it), so our fondness for this podcast should come as no surprise. As they describe it on their website, The Appendix N Book Club “outlines the authors and works of fiction that the creators of Dungeons & Dragons encouraged us to read for inspiration.”
In a similar vein as The Appendix N Book Club, Sanctum Secorum also explores the history of Appendix N—but this time they put a decidedly DCC RPG spin on it. From their website: “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.”
Moving things away from DCC RPG for a moment, let’s look in on the world of Mutant Crawl Classics. The Glowburn podcast is the sister-cousin of Spellburn, focusing on the world of MCC RPG. While it’s not updated as frequently as its kin, Glownburn is still a great place for fans of MCC RPG to get some inspiration for their game.
Here’s a bonus podcast to check out! It’s still in the fledgling stages, but the Order of Shana podcast is something special. With the sub-title of “Women of DCC” you immediately get a feel for exactly what to expect from it, but it’s so much more. There is only one episode to date, but knowing the creatives behind it, you can expect more very soon!
Another bonus podcast! While it’s not directly about DCC RPG, Black Ink Red Film is a podcast hosted by Stephen Newton that talks about classic horror and science-fiction and how they evolved from print novels to the big screen. It contains some great info that might help you bring aspects of your favorite books into your campaign.