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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.comBlogger4043125
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Commentary On A Weird Tales Or Sword & Sorcery Campaign Theme On Some OSR Resources & Adventures Featured In The Fifteen Percent Special Sale For Your Old School Campaigns

17 hours 13 min ago
So the emails have rolled in asking all kinds of questions about OSR adventures, PC classes, etc. & which ones have merit and so forth. Alright this is based solely on my opinion and on the table experience as a dungeon master so your mileage may vary. Beyond the Ice Falls by  Raven God Games  is very well done especially for a Viking or 1970's Marvel style Conan or Sword & Sorcery campaign. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On A Few Of The OSR Titles Being Featured In The Fifteen Percent Special Sale For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:25
The big sale over on Drivethrurpg continues to roll on & I've gotten an email asking which titles are worth getting into if your old school or OSR dungeon master. Alright here's a few thoughts and opinions about some of the titles that are on sale. Any of the Hill Canton's campaign material from Chris Kutalik  is worth getting especially Slumbering Ursine Dunes ,Fever-Dreaming Marlinko,& the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On The Fifteen Percent Special Mega Bundle Sale On Drivethrurpg

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:40
So +Greg Gorgonmilk  directed me over to the fact that Drivethrurpg is having a fifteen percent off sale on lots of titles over at Drivethrurpg .  There's lots of OSR titles & retroclone systems available through these sales. You can pick up lots of products at a fraction of the cost but what's really interesting is that that major publishers have recognized the fact that the OSR is a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d6 Random Ancient Minor Treasures of Clark Aston Smith's Tomb's & Necrotic Vaults Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:53
Some treasures get passed from hand to hand along the path of adventurers going along the path of travelers. These items are too valuable to lose but sometimes move in odd ways from place to place. Hands hold them for a time and sometimes they acquire an aura of magick & mysticism. An aura that comes down from legend or made up on the spot by some fool.  These items are not the stuff of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d6 Random Dimensions of Chaos & Hell As Adventure Encounter Location Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:00
When the Old Earth had passed away into the oblivion of the Outer Darkness there were other places that awaited many of the souls that had been dragged down into the lower dimensional depths of the pits of the Astral winds. These were other Hells, those smaller Hells that have been dreamed of by the older gods. Those  jealous gods of the ancient texts of the damned. Those places Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1D20 Random Vicious Gargoyle Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:15
The souls of the worshipers that make bargains with the powers of Chaos become trapped within the Outer Darkness. These souls attract a myriad of particles of stone, dirt, dust, and worse in the darkness between worlds this becomes a pseudo living body for the monster. Minds, former lives, personality including individuality are finally scrubbed clean by the ever changing forces of chaos & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Commentary On The Free OSR Fanzine Underworld Lore Issues 1-3 For Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:19
 Wormskin magazine  From  Necrotic Gnome Productions  is a an old school twisted fairy tale sandbox setting which if you haven't gotten into I would because its perfectly aligned with B/X Dungeons & Dragons. Its really an odd little setting but in a good way. I'll get into Wormskin another time and blog entry. But this isn't an advertisement for Wormskin instead long before this quality oldNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Commentary On ASE1: Anomalous Subsurface Environment By Patrick Wetmore & Free OSR Adventure Resources For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:18
 ASE1: Anomalous Subsurface Environment By Patrick Wetmore  is one of the most seldom mentioned mega dungeons on the OSR market. This  is a great mix of the traditional old school fantasy & gonzo science fantasy adventure elements packaged around a great campaign world setting all for the Labyrinth Lord rpg system.  "Put those dark elves back in their box and get your gonzo on! Riches, glory,Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Free OSR Fanzine 'Back To The Dungeon' For The Labyrinth Lord Retroclone System & Your Old School Campaigns .

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:53
Its Sunday at about eleven o'clock, I've picked up the wife to be from the bus stop two town or so away. Barely made it back home but that's another story for another blog entry. Uriah Heep is playing through the speakers & the other half's U.K. twang is picking my memories of my adopted uncle. He did a ton of weed to the Heep's Demons & Wizards album from 1972. Never in front of me mind you Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free OSR Appendix 'S' Science Fantasy Download - Thrilling Wonder Stories v11n01 (1938 02) For Your Old School Campagin

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:39
Appendix S has been my go to science fantasy index of stories, classic pulp era novellas, & perfect fodder for an old solar system campaign. This brings me to Thrilling Wonder Stories, this was one of the Pines magazine line & according to Wiki ;"Pines' magazines included several with "Thrilling" in the title, such as Thrilling Detective and Thrilling Love Stories. These were run by Leo Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free Appendix N Sword and Sorcery Download - Avon Fantasy Reader 05 (1948) For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:54
So good afternoon its a bit after one here in Connecticut and today I wanted to bring to your attention The Avon Fantasy Reader # 5. They don't get any more important then this one folks. So over the last two years there's been a huge uptick in interest in Swords & Sorcery fiction & science fantasy. There is a ton of stuff here that can be mined here & much of it ties directly in with what Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d20 Random Pulp Treasures From Beyond Edge Table For The Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea Rpg Systems

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:17
There are bits and pieces that blow on the Boreas winds echoing with the weird radiations of Old Earth & lost worlds. These winds vibrate with strange cosmic radiations & weird not sounds as that blow across the face of Hyperborea. Strange objects fall from the sky, weird treasures are sometimes found in odd places, these are seemingly attracted to the ruins of bygone eras. Its almost as if Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adapting Shannach - The Last by Leigh Brackett & More To The 'Old Solar System' Campaign Setting

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:45
Yesterday I looked at Leigh Brackett's The Jewel of Bas & how it relates to the Old Solar System setting that I've been working on and off for a year now. Partially as an adventure campaign thought exercise & as an actual sandbox play setting. Today I want to re examine Shannach - The Last by Leigh Brackett What exactly happened to Mercury in The Old Solar System setting? Something similar to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adapting Leigh Brackett's The Jewel Of Bas To The 'Old Solar System' Campaign Setting

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:22
  Alright its been a long while since I've returned to The Old Solar System campaign setting, but I've been a bit busy & I want to dive right into the deep end of The Jewel of Bas. This is where we get into the Outer Darkness of the micro worlds of the asteroid belt between Jupiter & Mars. The tagline doesn't do this novella justice. "A quest to the Mountain of Life to save what remainedNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mythos Memory Wrap Up Commentary For Adapting I5 Lost Tomb of Martek Adventure For The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Rpg System & Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 05:52
Your sleek cloudskate skims across the Skysea. It is midnight. All day long, the glass sea soaked up the scorching desert sunlight. Now, that heat lifts your ship a few inches off the glass and fills its sails. The only sound you hear is the soft swish of the diamond-edged rudder as it cuts a path across the Skysea. One thousand years ago, the wizard Martek knew that you would come toNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d20 Random Encounters Table For The Guardians Of The Passageways of the Underworld For Your Old School Games

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:50
When the old world passed away & the billions of Old Earth souls passed on many were transformed by the forces of the Outer Darkness into demons or worse. There are still millions of souls trapped & transfixed between the spaces of dimensions by the Boreas winds that howl with strange radiations around Hyperborea. There were other spirits of the dead plucked from the orbits of dead stars whereNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Monsters, Monsters, & Commentary On Maximum Mayhem Dungeons: Monsters of Mayhem #1 Kickstarter For Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:25
So my buddy +Mark Taormino  is back with a brand new Kickstarter! This time its hoards of monsters in the form of Maximum Mayhem Dungeons: Monsters of Mayhem #1!  He's got a brand new OSR loving  monster book full of monsters,mayhem, & vile beasties for your old school dungeons! So there's going to be a boat load of old school monsters to throw at your PC's including:" DEMONIA GIGANTICA, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Asssasin In The Temple- The Islands of Purple Putresence - An Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Actual Play Event

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 05:46
The PC's have been exploring the ruins of a giant healing temple belonging to the HP Lovecraft god Nodens. It took them two weeks but they're very happy with last week's game! The PC's finally escaped the giant temple of  Nodens & managed to steal not one but two Hyperborean healing chambers from the decaying facility. This version of Nodens has many of the traits associated with the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil Lovecraftian Connections To Hyperborea & Beyond

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:54
"What began years ago with the introduction of the players to the quiet village of Hommlet and the amazing lands of Greyhawk, at last is complete. Here is the long awaited campaign adventure featuring the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil! Evil broods and grows beneath those blasted stones. This is your chance to drive it back and scatter its forces again."So I've been Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Lovecraftian Mythos Memories Of I4 Oasis of the White Palm For The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Rpg System & Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 03:37
"Tired and sore, you struggle over the burning sands toward the long-forgotten city. Will you reach the place in time to save yourselves from the evil efreeti? The sun beats down, making your wounds stiff and worsening the constant thirst that plagues anyone who travels these waterless wastes. But there is hope - are those the ruins over there?"   Looking over the back title blurb of  I4Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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