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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.comBlogger4613125
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Shadows of Undeath & Horror - Campaign Commentary on Frog God Games Rappan Athuk Mega Dungeon For Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerors of Hyperborea Set Up Part I

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 04:32
"The Granddaddy of All Dungeons Returns! Rappan Athuk, the legendary mega-dungeon by Frog God Games and Necromancer Games is nothing more and nothing less than a good, old–fashioned, First Edition dungeon crawl updated for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Swords & Wizardry rules. Very difficult, Rappan Athuk will truly strike fear into the hearts of the most stalwart adventurersNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Christmas Coffin - OSR Commentary & Review of Terror Tales - X! From Beyond Belief Games By Simon Washbourne

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:36
"Weird! Baffling! Terrifying! Rousing tales of macabre adventure using familiar rules! Who wants to read through reams of text just to get to the action? No-one right? These rules assume you know how to role play. They assume you know about “Golden Age” comic book pulp mystery fiction. (Thrilling adventures through a retro lens). They assume you know how OSR products work. ThereNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Atomic Campaign Commentary "This Shall Not Come To Pass" Revisiting The Free Downloads Of Issue #1 Of Atomic War & Issue #1 World War III

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 19:28
"Look upon the pictures of our giant cities hundred of years in the building, smashed by the atom-bomb, and say: this shall not come to pass! More than ever today, only a strong America can prevent this from becoming a reality!"  Yeah its been a couple of years since I revisited one of my favorite Post Golden Age comic book series. I've been looking to go into a public domain resource forNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Damage At Dunwater! - Latest Session Report

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:51
The little fishing town of Saltmarsh is threatened! Why are lizard men gathering force nearby and why have they been buying large quantities of weapons? A party of bold adventurers must answer these questions or the people of Saltmarsh will never live in peace! So only by the grace of Moxie that I'm bring you my faithful readers this blog entry. For the last two days we've been on the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The OSR Campaign Apocalyse - The Battle Lines of Ragnarok

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:34
When I wrote about Algernon Henry Blackwood's blog entry yesterday I wrote about his reality of fiction merely being the beach head into our world. In the far future the opening chess moves for the battle of humanity's place in the multiverse & its very soul's very existence. Ragnarok is not merely one event but a multitude of mini events leading up to the final confrontations; The völva Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Christmas Appendix N Campaign Commentary - Algernon Henry Blackwood & The OSR Campaign Apocalyse

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:33
Adventurers are made not born into the life that we often find PC's & with the Christmas holidays approaching Algernon Henry Blackwood has been on my mind. Blackwood's is a world where one steps out the door into nature & you risk stepping into an alien world not of this Earth. The world of a fundamentally different reality whose rules are not those we know or can easily understand.   For Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Holiday Review & Commentary - The Eerie West - X! By Simon Washbourne

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 07:37
"Strange! Ghostly! Mysterious! Rousing tales of action and adventure in a wild west that never was. Who wants to read through reams of text just to get to the action? No-one right? These rules assume you know how to role play. They assume you know about “Golden Age” comic book pulp western fiction. (Thrilling cowboy adventures through a retro lens). They assume you know how OSR productsNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Thanks Giving Commentary - Greyhawk Show Down In The Old Mine - Unfinished Business

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:42
 'The snows & mists around the world of Greyhawk part allowing heroes desperately needed elsewhere to journey to a far away land on another world! But will this be a town's salvation or our heroes doom?! Come with us now down the corridors to the ancient year of 1989 for a game session of the ancient past!' Happy Thanks Giving everyone & I've been wrestling with Greyhawk once again. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - Adapting Judge's Guilld's The F'dech Fo's Tomb adventure by Scott Fulton For Old School Campaigns

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 19:56
"The Prophet said that the great Druid F'dech Fo would rise again to wreak vengeance and destruction on the people! You must find him; you must destroy him; you must end the curse! This product contains multiple adventures, new creatures, a castle, and a completely described barbarian village!" So over the last seventy two hours I've pulled out an old Judge's Guild adventure & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - The Alko Option Arthur Machen Mythological Campaign Madness

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:17
“We lead two lives, and the half of our soul is madness, and half heaven is lit by a black sun. I say I am a man, is the other that hides in me?” ― Arthur Machen, The White People and Other StoriesPart of the problem with the OSR is staying fresh as every adventure idea, old school author, old module, etc. is snapped up & brought into another product, fanNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On Jarkoon - Adventures on Planet X! By Simon Washbourne From Beyond Belief Games

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 02:48
"Astounding! Amazing! Incredible! Non-stop action using familiar rules! Who wants to read through reams of text just to get to the action? No-one right? These rules assume you know how to role play. They assume you know about “Golden Age” comic book space fantasy adventures. (Sword & Planet rules through a retro lens). They assume you know how OSR products work. There, it’s done. You Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commenary- DA3 City of the Gods By Dave Arneson & David J. Ritchie & The Reflections of Blackmoor

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 00:36
"New Magic? That's what the flying egg has. New magic unlike any ever encountered in Blackmoor. New magic of a type that could give the fledgling kingdom an important edge in the wars that are brewing on its borders. There are only a few minor problems. Like the fact that the magician who piloted the metal egg to one of Blackmoor's sworn enemies, the monks of evil and eccentric Order ofNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commenary -S3 Expediation To the Barrier Peak By Gary Gygax & Echoes of Blackmoor For Your Old School Campaign

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:11
'The Grand Duchy of Geoff has recently been plagued by a rash of unusually weird and terrible monsters of an unknown sort. This western area, particularly the mountain fastness which separates the Grand Duchy from the Dry Steppes, has long been renowned for the generation of the most fearsome beasts, and it has been shunned accordingly -- save a handful of hardy souls with exceptional Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - Calidar's Vortexs & Dimensional Cancers - Otherthere & Back Again In Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:58
Last week I wrote about cracks in many of the major campaign worlds & what it means for players as well as their dungeon masters. Calidar newest kickstarter has exploded since I first started writing about it. But what does this hold for Greyhawk?! A lot of very weird planar threads & adventure hooks actually. Skyships are nothing new in the skies of Greyhawk & Mystara but these worlds don'tNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - The World of Greyhawk's Cracks of Evil Across The Planes In Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:36
I've had my back against the wall with work for some days now & I've been going over the classic  Greyhawk box set again. The Rain of Colorless Fire is one of the defining events in Greyhawk that completely & utterly wiped out the Suel Empire. Utterly & completely the peoples of  Suel are no longer a power upon the face of Greyhawk. Their war against  the Baklunish was the stuff of legend as Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Shadows of Saltmarsh Amazing Adventures! Rpg Session Report #2

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:35
 Down by the docklands of New York of 2100 the PC's have started to ask lots of questions.The PC's have been hearing disturbing rumors of lizard men attacks on the outskirts of the Saltmarsh neighborhood. They also heard about blood sports going on in certain temporary underground ruins. They've decided to check out some of these blood sports but they've almost run afoul of the thieves guild &Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Why Greyhawk & Mystara Matter For OSR & Old School Campaigns

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:21
Recently I've done a number of blog entries on new Kickstarters especially  The Calidar "On Wings of Darkness" Kickstarter By Bruce Heard. Its got me thinking over the weekend how does Mystara, Greyhawk, & a setting like Calidar fit together?! Greyhawk is one of my all time favorite old school campaign settings not simply because of the finger prints of Gary Gygax but The Flanaess has Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On The Ice Kingdoms: The Fires of Mount Surtur Kickstarter & The Ice Kingdoms Campaign Setting

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:01
Deep in the heart of Mount Surtur an ancient evil long thought vanquished is stirring. Can your heroes protect the Ice Kingdoms from the legacy of the fire giants? Continuing the Swords & Sorcery theme with a twist with the new  Mad Martian games Kickstarter. In less then twenty four hours I've watched Mad Martian's latest Ice Kingdom's adventure Fires of Surtur Kickstarter  fulfill & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Campaign Commentary On The Castles & Crusades Codex Germania By Brian Young

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 19:21
"The Codex Germania unearths the mythological realms of the ancient Germans. From the murky forests of their beginnings rise the myths, the magic, gods, goddesses, monsters, heroes and legends of the ancient Germans, all brought to life for your Castles & Crusades game."Let me go on record as saying that 'The Codex Germania'  is a big book for Castles & Crusades weighing in at 112 pagesNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Halloween Hyperborea Hustle - A New Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Kickstarter

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 17:54
'As though a thousand vampires, from the day Fleeing unseen, oppressed that nightly deep, The straitening and darkened skies of sleep Closed on the dreamland dale in which I lay. Eternal tensions numbed the wings of time While through unending narrow ways I sought Awakening; up precipitous gloom I thought To reach the dawn, far-pinnacled sublime. Rejected at the closen gates of light I Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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