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A blog about sewing machine repairs,but mainly my hobbies which include old school role playing games, science fiction,films, horror, and general geekery. Sit down and stay a spell. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.comBlogger5597125
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Further OSR Commentary on Hacking Into the D20 Wilderlands of High Fantasy Using The Castles & Crusades Rpg - This Time 'The City State of Invincible Overlord' & Players Guide to the Wilderlands (Sword and Sorcery D20) book By Necromancer Games

Sun, 10/11/2020 - 01:29
"The Players Guide has details on everything Wilderlands, from key cities and geographical locations to important groups and organizations. Whether a veteran Judges Guild fan or a new player of Wilderlands you will find amazing adventures in this landmark fantasy setting."Originally this was going to be a blog post about the City State of Invincible Overlord D20 book by Necromancer games. Then Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Other Man' - A Thought Experiment in Campaign Creation for The 'TSAO: These Stars Are Ours!' Campaign Setting - 'The Space Dwellers'

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 16:56
"For decades, maybe centuries – even millennia – they have visited us. Short, thin gray beings bent on exploring – or maybe conquering and exploiting – Terra. They pilot starships that are technologically advanced beyond anything Humanity had in the 20th and 21st centuries" Earlier this month we put out a review of  UFOs From Stellagama Publishing & what's been weighing on my mind is what have Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - Hacking Into the D20 Wilderlands of High Fantasy Using The Castles & Crusades Rpg

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:07
 "THE MOST DETAILED FANTASY SETTING OF ALL TIME! ~ The Wilderlands of High Fantasy Boxed Campaign Set is the definitive Judge's Guide to the Wilderlands. A companion to the Player's Guide to the Wilderlands, this boxed set is unmatched in scope and detail. ~ This box contains: 2 large paperback books and 9 double-sided fold-out maps"A couple of months ago I acquired a treasure that was given to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Old School Anime Ulysses 31 As Inspiration For Your Old School Space Opera

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:12
 This is one of my favorite old school Saturday morning cartoons/anime that I encountered on Nickelodeon back in the early 90's or so. My fiancee whose from the U.K. recently spoke to me at length about this one. Since I've been down with the flu the last day or so my buddy Peter has been keeping me supplied with DVD's and this one was among them. Most of what follows comes from the wiki entry Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Demons of Dundurn (1982) By Les R. Scanlon & Derek C. Watson From Judge's Guild For Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition & Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 01:57
 "An eerie silence greeted the dawn at Riverside House the morning after the wedding feast of Arnulf and Gunda. As the day wore on concerned villagers appealed to Oskine to gather some of the guests at the Feathered Serpent Inn and investigate. Oskine instructed the group of guests to proceed ahead and said he would join them later. The guests crossed the empty threshold to discover..."Note: The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Cult of Kyuss - A Different OSR Ecology for the Sons of Kyuss for Your Old School Games

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 18:06
“This place had once been the seat of an evil older than mankind and wider than the known universe.”― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories This morning a player of mine approached me in the local coffee shop where we started talking about the Sons of Kyuss both the legendary monsters & the rock band. But more on the Fiend Folio monster of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On the Beginning Castles & Crusades Adventure 'A Blaze in the Northern Sky' By Scott Myers For Your Old School Game System Campaign

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 01:13
 Never let it be said that circumstances can make one take a break between breaths. Recently a friend came to me looking for a beginning adventure recommendation for his home Castles & Crusades home  game. Now sure there are ton of beginning adventures out there but for something that really flies in the face of convention?! I strongly recommend A Blaze in the Northern Sky by Scott Myers . This Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & OSR Commentary On Dead Names: Lost Races and Forgotten Ruins By Kevin Crawford For The Stars Without Numbers rpg & Your Old School Science Fiction Rpg Campaigns

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 20:41
"Dead Worlds Lie DreamingBeneath the dirt of fallen worlds lie the bones of forgotten empires and the relics of peoples now vanished into legend. Countless wonders lie silent, awaiting the hands of starfaring adventurers and the curiosity of fearless investigators. What glorious citadels and eldritch marvels remain undiscovered by humanity in the present age, and what miracles lie in the silent Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On The TSAO: Signal 99 Adventure By Richard Hazlewood From Stellagama Publishing For The Cepheus Engine RPG & The Classic Traveller Rpg

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 02:00
" In this adventure, the characters are crew members or passengers on a starship. As they emerge from jump in the remote system of Parvati and begin moving towards the mainworld, they pick up a distress signal, a Reticulan (grey alien!) “Signal 99”, from a nearby ship. The ship is in danger and in need of rescue.As the characters race to save the dying ship, they discover the true nature of the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Ravenscrag By Judge's Guild For Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition & Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 21:13
Once again the deep well of my thumb drive provides me with a place that I just need to add into my on going campaign. This isn't the usual module that you hear about around the hobby shop soda machine.  In Eight- One Judges Guild produced Ravenscrag, a sorta of back filler kinda module that is rather unique its output & feel. Ravenscrag isn't your usual Judges Guild's product because while many Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Shadow of the Serpent Men III - The Twist of the Fang & The Tightening of The Coil - Session Report

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 03:07
Artwork from the  OSPREY GHOST ARCHIPELAGO  Miniatures game more information here. The party barely made it out alive from  Tomb of the Serpent Kings - Deluxe Print Edition by Skerples. In the end they grabbed whatever treasure they could & made for the hill villages & town. They completed the king's request. And recovered the amulet that belonged to his daughter. DM Steve is still down with a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On The Liberty Ship Supplement By Omer Golan-Joel and Richard Hazlewood From Stellagama Publishing For The Cepheus Engine RPG & The Classic Traveller Rpg

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 05:34
" Necessity is the mother of invention, and war brings about many necessities. In the 2230's, Humanity fought a war for its liberty and survival against the mighty Reticulan Empire. Faced with a numerically superior, technologically advanced foe, Terran forces required highly efficient logistics to fuel their war effort and turn back the tide. Such logistics necessitated simple, cheap, efficient Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Quick OSR Campaign Fodder - Greyhawk Planar Trade War - Campaign Idea OSR Commentary

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 20:41
The idea of competing campaign settings is one that stretches back to some of my earliest gaming with my uncle Jack. The idea that someplace along the lines Greyhawk & the Wilderlands of High Fantasy crossed paths on the campaign field and the planes! Forget SpellJammer here. This is purely AD&D first edition goodness and then mixed with possibly OSR systems to give it the best of all systems.  Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Pegasus #10: Revenge of the Ant God From Judge's Guild 1982

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 06:48
 Tonight I'm gonna dive into Pegasus #10: Revenge of the Ant God adventure by Judge's Guild. Now there are reasons for this. Let's dive into the issue & we'll explain this one. So a little while back I got a thumb drive from a DM friend whose moving outta Connecticut & happened to mention this to my current group of players. What's on the thumb drive? The dungeon master's original  Judge's Guild Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free OSR PC Resources With First Edition Character Classes By Leonaru For First Edition AD&D, OSRIC Or Your Favorite Retroclone

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 00:28
 A couple of years ago I needed a first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Samurai character class for a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese-language film Seven Samurai as an OSRIC one shot adventure. Now I've been a fan of the class since the original NPC class appeared in the pages of  Dragon magazine as a sub-class of the fighter in Dragon #3 (October 1976). Fortunately I was able to notNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Tegel Manor Crashes Into Atlantandria Port City Of Accursed Atlantis Session Report Two - Fang & Super Science

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 16:09
  "Above its domes the gulfs accumulate.Far up, the sea-gales blare their bitter screed:But here the buried waters take no heed—Deaf, and with welded lips pressed down by weightOf the upper ocean. Dim, interminate,In cities over-webbed with somber weed,Where galleons crumble and the krakens breed,The slow tide coils through sunken court and gate.From out the ocean's phosphor-starry dome,A ghostlyNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Random OSR Thoughts & Commentary On The Fiend Folio Tome of Creatures Malevolent & Benign

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 19:03
 "This tome contains alphabetical listings of monsters designed for use with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons™ game system. Each creature is described and most are illustrated for easy identification."Eighty one saw the release of one of the best & imaginative monster books for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition. Without classic Games Workshop & White Dwarf magazine we would never have Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Cha'alt & Breaking The House Campaign Session Prep - PC Death Breeds Opportunity ! Now With More Fiend Folio!

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 16:51
 'So now you've made a fine mess of it!' this was the conversation at six A.M. from DM Steve. But DM Steve was in 'idiot mode' so we'll let him go for the moment. Let's fade back several months to when the  Godbound/Cha'alt campaign set in Las Vegas was in full force before Corvid 19 hit & hit hard. Back then I was quietly using several original Dungeons & Dragons third party books this included Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Random Mystical & Dangerous Damned Underworld Encounters Table For Your Old School Swords & Sorcery campaigns

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 06:33
" There are some qualities—some incorporate things,⁠That have a double life, which thus is madeA type of that twin entity which springs⁠From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.There is a two-fold Silence—sea and shore—⁠Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,⁠Newly with grass o'ergrown; some solemn graces,Some human memories and tearful lore,Render him terrorless: his name's "No MoreNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Cut of a Certain Blade -Cha'alt & Breaking The House Campaign Plus OD&D's Eldritch Wizardry Session Report Now With More Cha'alt

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 22:22
 Talking about original Dungeons & Dragons with some friends in the off hours last night & that brings up one of the divine hazards that's been running around in the background of my  Godbound/Cha'alt campaign set in Las Vegas. There was a series of murders of Godbound PC's in our early games. Now a player from another game has approached me about doing something with one of his older Godbounds. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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