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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.comBlogger5851125
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Sunday Mail call - The Eternals: The Complete Saga Omnibus & OSR Commentary

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 19:46
 "When Jack Kirby returned to Marvel in the 1970s, scores of amazing concepts would spring forth from his limitless imagination - and THE ETERNALS was his mind-blowing masterpiece! Kirby unveiled a secret history of humanity, races known as Eternals and Deviants, and a host of towering Celestials come to bear judgment on the Earth! It was a jaw-dropping saga that could have only come from the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Appendix N Musings - Michael Moorcock's 'Kane of Old Mars', & an OSR Sword & Science Fantasy Campaign Set Up

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 06:30
 As was said last blog entry there's something very distinctive about Michael Moorcocks's Kane of Old Mars series. The Michael Moorcock, Kane of Old Mars (Warriors of Mars/Blades of Mars/Barbarians of Mars) (Lancer, 1965) books are a homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom books. But they have a very distinctive flavor because the war between Law & Chaos on Mars is far closer to the fight between Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Astonishing Swordmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, Michael Moorcock's 'Kane of Old Mars', & an OSR Sword & Science Fantasy Campaign Set Up

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 18:08
 Alright several weeks ago before the current Sword & Sorcery run that we've been on at the table top level. Things got pretty interesting before DM Steve's schedule with work fractured our current campaign. So its been a bit of mad scramble to get back on track but last night a phone call proved quite good with him feed us some Sword & Planet notes.  His proposel was simple use Astonishing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - Weird Tales Judges Guild Wilderlands of High Fantasy Campaign Idea

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 18:49
"Home to the City State of the Invincible Overlord and other classic Judges Guild products, the Wilderlands of Fantasy is the ultimate epic high fantasy setting. The Wilderlands of High Fantasy was the first campaign setting ever fleshed out in print for fantasy roleplaying and now Necromancer Games brings this classic Judges Guild setting to you!"Recently the Bundle of Holding For Astonishing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Further OSR Commentary With Lamentations of the Flame Princess & CM2: "Death's Ride" (1984) by Garry Spiegle

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 02:13
"A strange black cloud hangs over the Norworld barony of Two Lake Vale, which is cut off from the rest of the world. As the player characters move to investigate, they encounter armies of the living dead and other vile creatures besieging the last pockets of human resistance." Tonight we're fufilling an email request for using CM2 Death's Ride with LoFP. And yes this would also work as a Lion & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Sword & Sorcery Commentary - CM2: "Death's Ride" (1984), by Garry Spiegle

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 19:44
"A King's Commission leads to danger!All communication with the barony of Twolakes Vale has ceased. King Ericall, worried about the security of his border and angered at the loss of tax revenues, has commissioned you, a delegation of powerful adventurers, to investigate. This is not a petty problem to by solved by the armies of local nobility. Indeed, the king's forces are desperately needed Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Playing Out In The Rocks' Cepheus Engine Rpg Session Report - Surprise Attack In The Asteroids!

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:06
 Tonight's Hostile Cepheus Engine hybrid game picks up immediately after last week's session here. We find the New England Bouys not in a happy place tonight. They've sent a probot on a mission to check out the alien power station in tonight's game with a solid sensor package. Ron Cobb Nostromo interior concepts from here They have the option of sending in a manned  Horizon Survey craft ( they Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'The Wish Echoed ' OSR Readings - Illusionists, Dragon issue#12 & Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 19:53
Recently the Astoninshing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea humble bundle came into my greedy hands & upon rereading AS&SH some very interesting things came to light.  Sometimes you've got to go back to the well & in this case it was Disney+'s Wandavision ( watched the entire run over a friend's house. Because I absolutely refuse to give Disney the time of day. This has nothing to do with Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On an English translation of the Free Hyboria Gazetteer By Omnibius Translated By Colin Wilson For Mystara

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 06:38
 "Hyboria, in Northern Brun is one of the least known areas of Mystara and there is very little information available in more-or-less official accessories or on the web.  The Hyboria Gazetteer By Omnibius covers the vast stretch of icy Sword & Sorcery wasteland & its environs. "Sometimes one finds Sword & Sorcery goodness in some most unexpected places. Case in point tonight we stumbled upon a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Stray OSR Sword & Sorcery Thoughts on - The Bundle of Holding Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea rpg

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 06:21
 So its Saint Jude's & its kids so its pretty much an automatic purchase  for me as a DM from New England right?! Yes I own all of the pdf's already & yes there's been quite a fewAstonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea  game sessions that have been run over the years at my table top its Saint Jude's so into the cart this goes.  So is AS&SH still worth getting after all this time?! Even Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'The Harvest Begins' - Elves, Stormbringer, & The OSR God Cycles

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 18:52
 Sometimes one has to wait for a Kickstarter to end then wait a month for the supplement to get published to really access the full weight of its impact on the market place. Not so with the classics & in this case Frank Mentzer's Immortals box set has been playing with my mind. And here's the line that's been doing it;"The Player's Guide to Immortals lays out the basic information needed to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'The Consequences Of Gods & A Sword' - Elves, Stormbringer, & The OSR God Myths

Sat, 03/20/2021 - 18:42
 "Ever wonder what happens to powerful heroes after their adventures legendary, and they have passed in to the realms beyond? Now you can find out with the D&D Immortals Set.The Player's Guide to Immortals lays out the basic information needed to convert you mortal player characters to Immortal status. It also explains new game mechanics, as are many aspects of the character's new existence"Its Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR RPG's On The Brain - Through Sunken Lands and Other Adventures Rpg By John Cocking, & Peter S. Williams From Flatland Games Diving & Digging Down Further

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 20:02
 "Travel with us through sunken lands...In the common rooms of the great city’s countless inns, in the bathhouses of the merchant quarter, and before the altars of a thousand gods, brave and desperate adventurers meet and make plans. They leave every day and seek their fortunes in the Sunken Lands"Lots of times, we want to play a roleplaying game but just don’t have the time for all the prep workNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'And The Cosmos Bore Witness' - Sword & Sorcery OSR Thoughts on 'X4 Master of the Desert Nomads' By David Zeb Cook , Michael Moorcock, Lamentations of the Flame Princess rpg, & More

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 06:04
" 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 glorious Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Matters - The Origins of Elves, Moorcock, & The Forces Beyond

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 18:31
 Do you really know who or what your PC's are adventuring with?! How well do you really know the Elven race of original Dungeons & Dragons or Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition?! According to Wiki ( that reliable font of knowledge cough, cough) ; The elf is a humanoid race in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, one of the primary races available for player characters, and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'If This Be Our Last Battle Ground' Sword & Sorcery OSR Thoughts On X5: "Temple of Death" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook, Michael Moorcock, Lamentations of the Flame Princess rpg, & More

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 02:20
 "Sent on a desperate mission into an unknown land, you must seek out one called "the Master" and his Temple of Death. There is little time to waste, as you must act before the Master's armies destroy your homelands. But to complete your task, you must battle fearsome guardians, travel through a hostile kingdom, and discover the secret of the Master. Can you survive his defenses and win?"This is Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Saint Patrick's Day Serpents With The Magicks of Corum & Beyond

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 18:05
 "A New World for StormbringerThe balance between Chaos and Law has tipped. Barbarian hordes sweep across the land while civilization decays in doomed castles. Eldritch beasts terrorize the innocent. Arcane technologies are all but lost and foul Chaotic magic corrupts land and sea alike. In the age to come a cursed Prince will seek his destiny across this dying world. His path will be vengeance, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Playing Out In The Rocks' Cepheus Engine Rpg Session Report - Eye of the Storm Mission - Briefing

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:14
 In game time the New England Bouys have been in stasis for over a year in hypersleep chambers. The Buckingham the Colonial Frieghter their on makes its way towards a classified destination. They arrived tonight aboard 'the Hartford'. The New England Bouys are aboard the Hartford a city sized industrial complex factory on  the outer edge of the Solar System. They've been in sleep now a year or Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Thoughts on Zozer Game's Godstar & Opportunities For Plunder Among the Stars

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 06:15
 Godstar rpg bothers the Hell out of my brain because it allows the Cepheus Engine rpg to create a unique setting & sector all of its own. This a very baroque sector steeped in it's own internal politics & to a certain degree it is fascinating because of its holy star. But whose the Devil then?!Is there hordes of desert dwellers who are proficient in dark magick waiting in the wings of Godstar Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Cha'alt / Godbound rpg Session Report - Bite of the Crocodile God

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 18:15
 Over the weekend there's been a rash of interest in our  Godbound/Cha'alt campaign that's been on going for the past two years. And to a certain degree there's been movement on a faction that wasn't expected & that's the Greco Roman version of Sebek. This version of the god appeared in Imagine issue#16 back in July of '85. Why do I say Greco Roman?! Because of the fact that ancient city of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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