The Secret Cabal is a York, Pennsylvania gaming club founded by James Keagy, Tony Topper, Brian Moore and Chris Miller – the four regular hosts of the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast. The original club was founded in September of 2001, but did not officially become known as ‘The Secret Cabal’ until a few years later.
The membership of the Cabal has floated around 12 people since 2001. Members range from heavy roleplayers, to board and card players, to casual gamers.
The Secret Cabal’s motto “Striving Lest Our Company be Lazy Cowardly Manure” is translated from the original Latin ‘Niti ne noster ordo stercus ignavum fiat.’ The meaning behind this motto is something that all of our members strive to achieve.
Too often outside and inside forces alike attempt to poison and destroy that which makes us happy. Those forces are not always bad or wrong things but regardless of the motivation they stand in our way none the less. Our motto means that each member of the Secret Cabal will strive to not be lazy and allow ourselves to fall down on the couch or into a computer chair watching a glowing box each night as life passes us by. Each member of the Secret Cabal will strive not to be a coward allowing popular culture, girlfriends, wives, parents, kids, bosses and any other social regulation stop us from taking some time for ourselves and playing the games that we love. And each member of the Secret Cabal will not allow themselves to fall into a lifeless lump of smelly manure – it’s time to take back what we love in life and shout it proudly from the rooftops… “I am a gamer and I shall not be Lazy, Cowardly Manure!”
We love gaming, the gaming community and the gaming industry and The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast is our contribution to it. We will produce the show to the best of our ability, never settling for a substandard product. We hope that any listener who gives our show a try will find it entertaining and informative. We are always open to suggestions and your thoughts so please feel free to contact us with your thoughts.
We hope that if you accept us into your community that we can build a stronger and more widespread Secret Cabal membership throughout the world. You can do so by registering here on our website. We are looking forward to accepting chapter applications from anyone who is interested in starting one in their area – but remember our words that never waiver - “Striving Lest our Company Be Lazy Cowardly Manure.”