There’s a new podcast on the block! And you’d best heed the words of these ladies.
Meet the Order of Shana. This new podcast is just getting underway, but they get out of the gate strong and give a voice to a faction that needs to be heard. We’ll let them explain it:
Why have a podcast called Order of Shan(n)a? Well, the voices of women running Dungeon Crawl Classics and the supported DCC RPG materials need to be out there and heard. In it, I hope you will hear history of why I feel the necessity of having a podcast about women in RPG is important. What does it mean for women to also enjoy playing RPGs and why we enjoy running tables for friends and at conventions. I hope to look into the history of female characters and players in RPG games.
And don’t forget all the other DCC podcasts!
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.
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.