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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.comBlogger5236125
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The Decaying Mile High Club - Using Castles & Crusades With Gary Gygax's S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks For A Post Apocalyptic High Fantasy Campaign

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 23:38
"An unraveled dream of new worlds turned nightmare; lost in the deep beyonds, the Warden is your home, your world, your end."Imagine your going about your daily life & the world you know erupts in nuclear fire. Your descendants awaken in a new universe inhabited by mutants & monsters! So its been another day where I've been out on the road but S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by GaryNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Free Adventure & A Keltic Campaign Sword & Sorcery Set Up

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 17:48
"Magical mirrors often hold more than you’re bargaining for. An adventure for a group of 1st and 2nd level characters."This guy is in so much trouble its not even funny. Will o whisps are very unforgiving. Time to roll up a new PC.Footprints 22 | Masthead by ZhuThe Grove of Ghost-lights by Markus Holzum While the entire world melts down in virus induced panic, we've been doing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Retro Review & OSR Campaign Commentary On Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride By Levi Combs From

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 00:34
"Tales of the cursed pyramid and the sleeping tomb of the Mummy Bride have long been a traveler’s tale, passed along by wayward explorers and greedy plunderers alike. Deep within the verdant jungles of the south, amidst a Green Hell of impenetrable jungle, savage cannibals and ancient myth, lies the shattered remnants of a once-powerful civilization and the terrible gods who ruled over them. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Two More Freebie Adventures & How To Create A Mini Sword & Sorcery Swamp OSR Campaign To Go!

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 19:54
"The Frog Idol has stood in the Black Mire for ages untold – an idol of an ancient and forgotten god who now only manifests through this ancient rock in a forgotten place. However, with the conquest of the dwarven citadel of Kuln by the giants, adventurers have been seen again in the city of Coruvon. And from Coruvon, the Black Mire is always in sight. This adventure is designed as a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Black Roads & Deodanths of Destruction - Play Session Report Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 03:24
Today's  Godbound/Cha'alt game has been an adventure unto itself. The Corona virus scare has made my gaming & even blogging very interesting in Connecticut. Half of my day was gathering supplies,shopping, & then finally settling in for my usual Friday night game. In tonight's game I have a gang of Deodanth acting as a  hit squad warriors to take out the party. The Deodanths are working for the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Two Freebie Adventures & How To Create A Mini Sword & Sorcery OSR Campaign To Go!

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 19:18
"The adventurers find themselves outside of a set of caves in the Dragon Teeth Mountains. They do not remember how they got here or why they came. But they feel drawn by the psychic energies from within the cave and feel compelled to explore them. This is an AD&D psionics adventure for 4-6 characters of from 7th to 10th level of experience. At least one or two characters from the party should Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky By Steve Robertson & Jimm Johnson Published By The Scribes of Sparn

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 06:33
"Even in the far gulfs of space, the struggle of Law against Chaos, Good versus Evil is eternal. But wherever evil is not extinguished, it will revive to exact vengeance on those who would keep it at bay... ...On the fringes of the realm, where civilization wanes and adventures begin, rumors are whispered of a castle that fell from the sky. Some say it has poisoned the land where it fell Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Appendix N Introspection - Robert E. Howard The Kull stories

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 16:09
“A wizard of the Elder Race. He lives here in Valusia, by the Lake of Visions in the House of a Thousand Mirrors. All things are known to him, lord king; he speaks with the dead and holds converse with the demons of the Lost Lands.”The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune  (1929) by Robert Ervin HowardA Kull short story. First published in Weird Tales (vol. 14, no. 3, September 1929).Robert E.Howard's Kull Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Revisiting Adventurer,Conqueror, King rpg Adventure AX1: The Sinister Stone of Sakkara By Matthew Skail, & Alexander Macris

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 02:54
"Over a millennium ago, when the borderlands were in the dark grip of the Zaharan Empire, the empire’s sorcerer-priests erected a profane temple to house the terrible artifact known as the Stone of Sakkara. Using the Stone, the sorcerer-priests could birth monsters and abominations with frightening ease and magically command the loyalty of chaotic creatures. The Stone brought its evil masters Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Set Up, Back Stage, & Lovecraftian Maintenance For Dungeons With Adventurer,Conqueror, King, Arduin, OSR, & Classic Old School Flavors

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 19:16
The concept of the kilodungeon goes back further then most folks realize & pops up in places that dungeon master's least expect it. All the way back to T1 The Village of Hommlet By Gary Gygax. Hommlet's moat house is the perfect metaphor or preview of coming attractions for PC's before they get to the main event.Everything about Hommlet is the perfect PC base that mirrors many of the elements Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Drive ins, Diners, Demons, & Cha'alt - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Nine 1/2

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 18:49
 "From Nexus one could travel to an infinite variety of worlds, both high fantasy and super-high-tech, past, present, and future. The city of Nexus itself is mercurial by nature, always shifting and changing as doors to worlds close and new ones open bringing in a portion of their reality to the city itself. There are factions within the city that try to control things, control worlds, &  evenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Quest For New Players - A Common Sense Approach To Old School & OSR Gaming

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 16:24
Getting new players is never an easy quest. The fact that this morning I had a 'gentleman' over the weekend email me & insist he had to meet with me on Monday wasn't a problem. A no show though that's a problem. My day job is beyond busy & that's the way it is. Its also the way I like it!  Rather then go completely haywire about the situation I decided to make the most out of it & share some Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Odin A God Of A Different Battle Field - A Different Twist On A Classic Norse God For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 20:53
"They came down out of the star-spaces unto this Earth, so that They might deal a grim and heavy judgement upon their former servants; and They went to and fro upon the Earth, terrible in Their wrath, like unto mighty Towers of Flame that walked like Men. Yea and verily was it writ of old, Terrible be the Elder Gods in Their wrath in the Hour of Their coming-hence."Lin Carter  "The Horror in Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Crom Deity of An Extinct People - A Different Twist On A Classic Cimmerian God For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 04:49
Crom by aquilianranger on DeviantArt ...He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you; he will send you dooms, not fortune! He is grim and loveless, but at birth he breathes power to strive and slay into a man's soul. What else shall men ask of the gods? Queen of the Black Coast by Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Dungeon Jugglers of Yuhzri -New OSR Monster Faction For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 16:45
"Captain Cronus what are they doing? ""I have no idea Warboy "'But the pattern seems so dark, & yet there's so many colours there''So many pretty colours' The dungeon jugglers of Yuhzri are a troupe of performance artist/dungeon monsters made up of various  Yzel,brain lashers,  & blind morlocks   who come to various alien dungeons & other worldly ruins. They come for the tortured Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The OSR Campaign Cycle of X4: "Master of the Desert Nomads" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook & Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 06:41
"To arms! To arms! The battle lines are drawn as desert men and inhuman tribes wait poised to strike on the fertile and rich lands of the east. The call has gone out through the civilized lands. The armies have been raised to match the invading foes from the west. Nobles and peasants have joined swords to greet the foes. But Fate or Chance has decreed another role for a small few. No Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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In The Paw Prints Of The Coeurl - A Different Twist On A Classic Monster For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:45
Today we're going to be talking about The Coeurl, and its ilk, if you don't like combining science fiction & science fantasy with sword & sorcery this might not be your cup of tea. For the rest of us its time to dive into the deep end of this alien from the coldest Hell's. Tonight I cracked open my Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Referee's Guide & just started thumbing throughNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Delving Even Deeper Into Campaign possibilities of X5 Temple of Death by David "Zeb" Cook & Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:09
So yesterday I wrote a bit about one of my favorite Basic D&D modules "X5 Temple of Death" By David 'Zeb' Cook. Already I'm taking some heat about it from the usual OSR scholars because I combined it with Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea.  Now yesterday I combined the module with the world of Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique. But there are a wide variety of reasons Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Incidents At the Isle of Dread - The Seas of Mystery & Rise of The Cults of Tsathoggua

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 16:52
"Hundreds of miles from the mainland, surrounded by dangerous waters, lies an island known only as the Isle of Dread. Dark jungles and treacherous swamps await those who are brave enough to travel inland in search of the lost plateau, where the ruins of a once mighty civilization hold many treasures - and many secrets!"So off the California coast wreathed in perpetual storms, fog, & weatherNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mystara, T1 The Village of Hommlet By Gary Gygax, B2 The Keep On The Bordlands & More Campaign Fodder

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 02:54
"The Village of Hommlet has grown up around a crossroads in a woodland. Once far from any important activity, it became embroiled in the struggle between gods and demons when the Temple of Elemental Evil arose but a few leagues away. Luckily of its inhabitants, the Temple and its evil hordes were destroyed a decade ago, but Hommlet still suffers from incursions of bandits and strange Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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