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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.comBlogger4350125
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OSR PC Worshop Or Pulling in OSR Martial To Help Create PC's in Your Old School Campaigns

5 hours 3 min ago
 Today was a character workshop with one of my players, he had some ideas for a half Elven PC. But I had some ideas already in play in my current OSR campaign. Here's where events for the PC's took a bit of a different twist in development.    I had a long talk with one of my players about porting over the Cyrmic race from Dark Albion instead of the usual half Elf PC race. Cyrmic are the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Something Wrong', 'Something's Amiss' - A Twisted Arthurian OSR Campaign Commentary

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:44
Once again the underbelly of pop culture suggestions another avenue of adding in the gonzo into the backbone of a very different Lion & Dragon retroclone  campaign. I've been wracking my brains to add some of the OSR weirdness into the Lion & Dragon mix. Then I slipped in Army of Darkness into the blu ray. Army of Darkness is a horror  comedy classic from 1992 and its  turning twenty five &Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Barsoomian Evaporated Ocean Nightmares With Thuvia, Maid of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:35
"A forbidden love, a base betrayal,  a tale of political intrigue, &  blood thirsty combat all set against the tides of Barsoomian warfare amid the dead sea bottoms and ruined city of Mars. " An email request for more campaign information from dungeon master Chris, so once again I dug through my notes to talk about the fourth of the Barsoom novel series  Thuvia, Maid of Mars & how it relates Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A More Basic Adventure Campaign Arch With The Villainy of B1-9 In Search of Adventure: The Grand Duchy of Karameikos Anthology For Your OId School Campaigns

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:49
On the edge of civilization violence & horror has been visited upon the villages of Bohemia.Strange raiders from Hell itself or so it seems have been looting, burning, and rampaging across the countryside! Weird humanoids have been taking out many of the larger villages & bastions of civilization! B1-9 In Search of Adventure: The Grand Duchy of Karameikos Anthology is one of my Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Horrors of WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:52
A most bleak, mysterious, demonic, sinister, and gothic adventure just waiting for the PC's to stumble upon the horror of it! Deep within the complex of the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth a hidden temple has been covered that might turn the tide of the Thirty Year War back into the Elven favor! An ancient, dangerous, and demonic horror worshipped by the Elves for millions of years might be Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Hidden & Dangerous Corruption of S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth By Gary Gygax For Your Old School Camaigns

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:12
"Find the perilous Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth and you may gain the hidden wealth of the long-dead arch-mage - if you live!" So the Thirty Years War has been raging across Europe, the gates of Fairyland have been flung open a few times & closed again by the machinations of a plethora of adventurers! The whole of the war has been taking on and out of circulation scores of adventurers by Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Shadows of Darkness In T1 4 Temple of Elemental Evil By Gary Gygax & Frank Mentzer For Your Old School Campaign

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:21
The sudden appearance of  T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil By Gary Gygax & Frank Mentzer adventure location being wretched back into the world of men in the Black Forest's of Germany during The Thirty Year War  doesn't mean that there are not other far reaching implications  far away in the English countryside! The appearance of the temple means that its power is going to spread across Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Hidden Foulness of T1 4 Temple of Elemental Evil By Gary Gygax & Frank Mentzer For Your Old School Campaign

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 07:30
Evil broods and grows beneath those blasted stones. This is your chance to drive it back and scatter its forces again! So the Thirty Year War is raging across Europe, the forces of Fairy & the Elves have taken a severe beating but something isn't right. In the Black Forrest an ancient evil stirs beneath ruins thought blasted from the memory of all good folk! The events of the Thirty Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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More Bloody Fey Haunted Darkness In B3 Palace of the Silver Princess By Moldvay & Wells For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 01:30
What are the deeper powers of chaos within Dark Europe right within the backyard of the English countryside? Why do dark cult roots run deep within the confines of the darker corners of Europe? What does this have to do with another part of a classic TSR adventure? Let's pull the sword from the stone and get right on to the throne. I've already spoken about the 81 John Boorman ExcaliburNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Echoes Of The Past In UK1 Beyond The Crystal Cave By Brown, Kirby and Morris For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:22
"Fleeing the rage that consumed their feuding families, Juliana and Orlando fled to the Cave of Echoes, where it is said every wish is granted. Two years have passed, and all attempts to return the lovers to their parents have failed, though some believe them lost in the enchanted garden beyond the cave. Many are the rescuers who have entered that enchanted park; a few have returned Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Among The Fairy Haunted Halls of B3 Palace of the Silver Princess By Moldvay & Wells For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:39
Are there hidden agents of chaos scattered across Dark Europe? Have there been cults of chaos within European confines for thousands of years since before the time of the Roman occupation of Europe? What are  the connections to a TSR classic adventure & Arthurian legend?  Let dive right into the deep end of the royal gene pool! Now I've talked about the '81 John Boorman Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Grail Matters - The Other Arthurian Lore In Old School Campaigns

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:50
Sometimes you've got to go back to basics to just keep perspective, in this case it was watching one of John Boorman's classics. Excalibur today isn't mentioned except within certain circles of old school gaming & by film fans. "Excalibur is a 1981 American epic fantasy film directed, produced, and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Cursed & Lost Halls of X2 Castle Amber By By Tom Moldvay For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 07:13
"Trapped in the mysterious Castle Amber. you find yourselves cut off from the world you know. The castle is fraught with peril. Members of the strange Amber family, some insane, some merely deadly, lurk around every corner. Somewhere in the castle is the key to your escape, but can you survive long enough to find it?" X2 Castle Amber is a beloved B/X Dungeons  & Dragons classic adventure. SoNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Gloomuim Laden OSR Commentary On The Demon Stones Adventure By Monkey Blood Design For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:15
So while I'm having a beer last night & I'm on the phone with a friend speaking at length about his Midderlands campaign.  The following statement  came up during the conversation, "Unfortunately there's no real adventures available for the OSR setting? "  This gets into one of the actual problems that I've had with OSR bloggers over the years and we'll get to that adventure in a moment. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Clark Ashton Smith, Old School Adventure, & That Old Time Religion For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:12
In a lost land, that only dreams have known, Where flaming suns walk naked and alone; Among horizons bright as molten brass, And glowing heavens like furnaces of glass, It rears with dome and tower manifold, Rich as a dawn of amarant and gold, Or gorgeous as the Phoenix, born of fire, And soaring from an opalescent pyre Sheer to the zenith. Like some anademe Of Titan jewels turned to flame Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Totally Different Take On B10 Night's Dark Terror By Jim Bambra, Graeme Morris, Phil Gallagher For Your Old School Campaign

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:15
"Barely one day's march from Kelven, the uncharted tracts of the Dymrak forest conceal horrors enough to freeze the blood of civilized folk. Those who have ventured there tell how death comes quick to the unwary - for the woods at night are far worse than any dungeon. But you are adventurers, veterans of many battles, and the call of the will is strong. Will you answer the call, or are Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Fury & Horror - The Formorians Ecology In Old School Campaigns

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:56
I've been doing an extensive amount of reading into European mythology this week about the Irish, Celtic & its relation to deep significance into the historical events that shaped Europe. This little tidbit on Wikipedia got me;"The monarchy of England was itself thrown into turmoil during the last phase of the Hundred Years' War to 1453, and the Wars of the Roses (1460–85), and as a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Chaos & Cruelty - A Completely Ecology Point For the Goblin In Old School Campaigns

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:49
Goblin from the First Edition Monster Manual by DAT. I've been thinking over the weekend about goblins in old school games & specifically OSR games. I've seen various threads, blog posts, etc. about making goblins great again or some such. But it got me thinking about goblins from the dungeon master's point of view. Goblins are a completely different humanoid  in mythology & that of course isNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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"Blood On The Beach" An Old School Campaign Set Up For War - Using L1 The Secret of Bone Hill By Lenard Lakofka OSR Commentary

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 15:56
"Danger lurks in the Lendore Isles. Bands of evil creatures prowl the hills overlooking the town of Restenford, seeking unwary victims. Now you have come to this sleepy little village looking for adventure and excitement. You seek to fathom the unexplored reaches of Bone Hill and unlock the mysteries of Restenford."    Lets get the details out of the way first;"The Secret of Bone Hill is Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Ravagers of Saltmarsh - OSR Commentary On U3: "The Final Enemy" (1983) By Dave J. Browne with Don Turnbull

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 19:10
" At last! An opportunity to avert the threat to the little town of Saltmarsh! The real enemies have been identified - evil, cruel creatures, massed in force and viciously organized. Can the brave adventurers thwart this evil and ensure the safety of Saltmarsh?"So I had this dream last night about U3 The Final Enemy because I was reading through the module before bed. I've been on the moveNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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