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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.comBlogger5186125
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Into The Wastelands With Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique & Xiccarph Collection Edited By Greg Gorgonmilk - An OSR Review & Commentary

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:06
So Greg Gorgonmilk approached myself & a bunch of other OSR folks about doing a Clark Ashton Smith Zothique & Xiccarph book. I contributed some input & comments but he when above & beyond putting the whole affair together. I asked for a review copy because I'm a huge Clark Ashton Smith fanatic. I'm more of a Clark Ashton Smith reader then HP Lovecraft which seems to come with time. The book Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Evil In The Wastelands -Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Five

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:17
In tonight's game my players are going to deeply embroiled within the city of the dragon king while the forces of the Egg of Coot march across the wastelands!Came across these The Witch Coven of Garlghast & the Egregore set by Privateer Press (34035) in a random Google image search they make excellent substitutes for the witches of Egg of Coot. So for the last two weeks I've been Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Cosmic OSR Hi Jinks - Commentary On Nexus's The Infinite City rpg & First Comics Series Warp With Even More OSR Overtones

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:22
  My working/playing  copy of Nexus The Infinite City so used with the cover worn off.So I spent the last couple of days in the presence of the royal family of Cynosure, yeah that's right we're in for more Nexus The Infinite City & First Comics commentary. So the Wikipedia entry on the pan dimensional city of Cynosure reads;" Cynosure is a fictional pan-dimensional city that exists within theNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adventures On Old Mars - A Castles & Crusades & Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Hybrid Campaign

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:35
One of the thought exercises that I've been tossing around is the option of using Castles & Crusades plus Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea to run an Old Mars game adventure or two. This has been on radar even since DM Steve spoke at length about the Serpent Men becoming a problem on Old Mars. I'm thinking about using the Castles & Crusades Siege engine systems to power the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Good, The Bad, & The Lovecraftian - Post Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Death Squad One Shot Encounter

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 19:21
One of the ideas that I've been toying with over the last couple of months with my campaigns is a down & dirty Cha'alt NPC death squad & for this I wanted to break out one of the OSR classics. So Goblinoid Games Realms of Crawling Chaos is gonna get a bit of a workout. This of course is part of my on going Cha'alt/Godbound campaign. The idea is that my player's PC's have been causing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Play Shade of Tom Moldvay's X2 Castle Amber - Clark Ashton Smith & Jack Vance Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:36
Harry Quin's The Wild Hunt from Tom Moldvay's X2 Castle Amber m module This Bob Bledsaw II business has left a bad taste in my mouth & for a while I'm gonna have to switch out my Judge's Guild material for my campaigns at least for a couple of months. But since this led to a bit of a sleepless night for me. Why?! Because of the fact that a player of mine reminded me that  I was going Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Red Planet Under Siege - Mars For The Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 04:47
"Sometime after the collapse of the Human Empires & the disappearance of  Tékumel. Mars wasn't the powerhouse it had been during the days of the Human Space Empire. Instead there were thousands of space craft dry docks across Mars & scattered city states living in the shadows of forgotten temples of technologies that had been forgotten or abandoned all together. This would be a Mars that had Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Wars of the Red Planet - Brett Slocum's Warrior's of the Lost Planets & A Post Apocalyptic Mars

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:15
'The distant red sands blow across the works of a reign of red kings who have turned to dust. Warriors of many tribes fight in the hollow remains of pyramids & stalk among the streets of a long dead empire fighting among themselves with sword & radium pistols!' My family is fine & all but work has had me on the ropes for the last three days or so. Last night after getting back from Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Gangs, Tramps, & Thieves - Rogue To Rogue - The Use of The Rogues Gallery By Brian Blume, Dave Cook, & Jean Wells In Old School & OSR Campaigns

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 18:38
"No longer will you the Dungeon Master need to spend precious time laboring over the task of generating non-player characters. This valuable booklet contains hundreds of pre-rolled non-player characters of all classes and types, complete with alignments, sex, personalities and much more. The Rogues Gallery is specially designed to be compatible with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. It Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Dark Roads To DA 3 City of the Gods Dave L. Arneson & David J Richie - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 00:42
"Set amidst the blistered salt flats of the Valley of the Ancients, the City of the Gods is a strange and deadly metal metropolis whose powerful guardians do not welcome intruders. Yet it is to this place of deadly menace that Blackmoor's leaders now send a daring expedition - to bargain for aid in the coming wars - or to steal the magic of the gods."I finally rolled in about five A.M. this Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Egg of Coot Forces & The Dragon's Lair - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Four

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 06:00
The Witch Coven of Garlghast & the Egregore set by Privateer Press (34035), make excellent substitutes for the witches of Egg of Coot.  The party was accompany my dragon king NPC's hover caravan in the  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign play session tonight. In tonight's game the party encountered the Egg of Coots scout army coming through the gateway into one of the Egg's base citiesNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Appearance Of A Dark Tower - Judge's Guild's Dark Tower By Jennell Jaquays - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 19:17
"An Ancient Evil has overtaken a once holy shrine. Thus, a sleepy mountain hamlet becomes a focal point for mysterious disappearances and even stranger legends of what lurks beneath the village. Would any group of adventurous souls dare to probe the facts that lie behind the myths, or seek to right ancient wrongs, rescue secreted artifacts, or . . . even attempt to exterminate the sourceNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Eggspectations & The Arneson angle - Dave Arneson, & David J. Ritchie's DA2 Temple of the Frog - Old School Lovecraftian Occult Tech Influences - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 21:22
"Try to imagine this. A windowless room with just one exit. Inside it are people dressed in some hazmat suit like the ones we see on the crime scenes in some popular TV shows. These people have arranged the room, furniture and all, even some little animals, some pets. Then they go away, closing forever the only exit, so that they are certain nothing and no one will leave the room. All has beenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mechanisms of the Gods & Appendix N - Old School Lovecraftian Occult Tech Influences - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 07:24
The  Mighty Servant of Leuk-O which first appeared in OD&D Eldritch Wizardry doesn't have any of the back story that appears in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second edition book The Book of Artifacts. I've been doing a ton of thinking & dealing with several folks today who wanted details on my  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign specifically on what's happening in Las Vegas. Why has the warp Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Crack & Lash Blackmoor & Beyond - Using A0-A4: Against the Slave By Lords David "Zeb" Cook, Allen Hammack, Harold Johnson, & Tom Moldvay For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:58
Taking a long look at that slave lords organization from A0-A4  Against the Slave Lords specifically the collected 'super module' that came out way back in 2016 or so. I think that slave lords is a perfect example of a Pulp era Swords & Sorcery secret villain organization. They & the organization's members are specifically like a revolving door of scum & villainy. The slave lords are Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Amazon Factor - - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary With Shield Maidens of Sea Rune Produced for Judge's Guild By Bryan Hinnen & Dan Hauffe

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 19:23
For my  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign everyone knows I've been looking over my own old school resources & dipping back into my notes & archives. But maybe I've been missing the one faction that's been right in front of me?! Let's talk about the nine hundred pound ten thousand strong army massing across Arizona that my PC's are gonna run into at some point. The unknown quantity in the mix of the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Matters of State & Megadungeon - ACK's Dwimmermount & Dave Cook's X5 Temple of Death - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 18:27
"The gates of Dwimmermount have opened. After years of rumors, it is time to discover the secrets of this vast mountain fortress for yourself…"For my  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign I've been looking over any number of old school resources but I stettled upon one that speaks to me from an earlier part of the OSR.  Finding a copy of ACK's Dwimmermount is utterly ridiculous, its like find a needle Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Gaming From The Fringes - 'Fantasy Gamer's Compendium, Revised and Expanded By Game Science' - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 22:26
I'm looking for a stop gap organization that's been observing the 'goings on' of the Cha'alt warp in my Cha'alt/Godbound campaign. The  'Order of the Lords of Mystery' fills the gap nicely & comes from a very prolific & unexpected source namely Game Science. The year is Nineteen Ninety & a new edition of 'The  Fantasy Gamer's Compendium, Revised and Expanded' comes into my hands. Phil Edgren, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blessed of The Tzitzimimeh - The Lovecraftian Ecology & Sting of the Scorpion Men In My Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 20:30
Let's talk about the 2 ton scorpion leaden horror in the room of my  Godbound/ Cha'alt campaign. That is the Scorpion men featured in X4: "Master of the Desert Nomads" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook. Scorpion men are featured in several Akkadian myths, including the Enûma Elish and the Babylonian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. They were also known as aqrabuamelu or girtablilu. But surely Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Armies of Chaos From X4: "Master of the Desert Nomads" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 17:41
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 fewNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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