Forbidden Lore is the title of a new segment we are going to introduce with Episode 27. (In house we were calling the the Black Library Book Club). Here is the premise:
Once per month we pick a "Black Library Book of The Month". We announce what book it is on one show (Take for example Episode 27 - we will announce that the Book of The Month is Blood Reaver by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.) We will also then create a thread with a big SPOILER WARNING in the title in our "The Librarium" section of the boards so people can start to discuss thoughts and ideas there.
Two episodes later (so one month later), pulling from the thread and our own personal reading experience, we will then have an extremely in-depth discussion about this book. This will cover spoilers about the story, which characters live, die, change, etc.
At the beginning of the episode (so in our example it would be episode 29 - one month after announcing which book we will cover) we will announce that we are going to be discussing this book and all the spoilers for it.
We will place the segment at the END of the podcast, after the exit music, and present ANOTHER strong warning to really call attention to the fact that spoilers are coming. Then we will have a 20-30 min discussion about the book and what our thoughts were on it.
Keep in mind this isn't a REVIEW of the book - since everyone listening or caring enough to listen to that segment will have already read it. It's a discussion about what we all collectively read.
We really like the Black Library books and we think this will really bring home some of the "Feel like a part of our gaming group" approach we have taken. No other podcast has really done this to date that we can find.
We hope you enjoy this new segment of the show!