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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.comBlogger4586125
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Review & Commentary Of Castles & Crusades Codex Celtarum By Brian Young For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 17:02
"The Codex Celtarum contains a veritable host of gaming material. Built around the complete mythological cosmos of the Celts, in it you'll find new spells for your druid, cleric, and illusionist. New monsters, including mountains of fey. New magic items. For the very bold, there are new powers for your characters, allowing your characters to become fey! 190 new spells 90 gods and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & OSR Commentary The Murder Knights of Corvendark From Monkey Blood Design For The Swords & Wizardry Retrolcone & Your Old School Camapigns

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:30
"No one knows from where they came. All feathers and spite. Their vile beaks spit angry screeches, and beneath their wing beats, acrid miasmas swirl. Within the subterranean caverns beneath Wychington — on the shores of Lake Grimwater — a small part of a region from long ago, or maybe a time yet to pass, has come into existence. Malign and abhorrent half-men, half-crows inhabit this Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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New OSR Cult - The Fangs of The Fatherland For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:35
With the collapse of the worship of Baal Hammon's Carthagian religion & society many gods would have simply faded to the 'Other Place'. Instead "the beast" aspect of the god was taken to the darkest pits of the Inferno & merged with its other self in the form of  the collective devil thing  Zeus Amun. The howling wolf prince of Hell was the product of centuries of neglect & violence among the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Shadows of Saltmarsh Amazing Adventures! Rpg Session Report #1

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:17
The Green Man a menace to the PC's coming up. I've just started an Amazing Adventures rpg  by Jason Vey game last night. The PC's ended up crossing over into an alternative world time line of 2100. The mono skyscrapers of the preserved New York Sky line greeted them. This was after tracking down the cybernetically enhanced courier of Nazi dimensional traveler  from 1952. The world of these Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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More Commentary On D2 Temple of The Frog By Dave L. Arneson & David J. Ritchie

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:16
Why is DA2 Temple of The Frog so critical to the history of  Dungeons & Dragons? Well for many folks it was the first time they had heard of Dave L. Arneson. And the extensive history surrounding his contribution to the creation of Dungeons & Dragons in Nineteen Eighty Six.  David J. Ritchie had done a bit of a service to the Dungeons & Dragons community by pulling together all of the DaveNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d12 Random Sword & Sorcery Encounters With Alien Mummies & Their Kind Table

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 19:18
The red star burnt the night sky like a lidless eye stretching its gaze across the world. Sheri The Lawless One moved her company across the monastery threshold. She had lost contact with Vartain her former lover & 'business partner'. She had warned him & brought him here after she had sent 'Thama The Twisting Acrobat' & her party of outlaws here. Now Vartain & the girl who was like a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On DA1 Adventures In Blackmoor By Dave L. Arneson and David J. Ritchie

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 06:31
"Blackmoor is beset!"On every side the storm clouds gather. To south and east, the Great Empire of Thonia plots to end Blackmoor's independence and reclaim its lost province. To the west, the implacable Afridhi are on the move. To the north, the evil Egg of Coot prepares to cross the thundering sea and once again bring fire and sword into the heart of the small kingdom. Beyond the realmNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d12 Random Sword & Sorcery Encounters With Alien Wraiths & Their Kind

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 03:12
"Under the dread & alien sky the moons carved their way through the skies like some cancer rotting its way through the cells of reality. The party of adventurers more like a band of cut purses & bandits really had been assembled from the local meeting points of the guild. They were temporary players in a game of robbery & misadventure whose survivors might be come a part of Vartain's BrigandNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary In Praise Of DA2 Temple of The Frog By Dave Arneson, & David J. Ritchie For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:45
"Green Death... That's what old hands call the Great Dismal Swamp. For centuries, this tangled maze of sluggish watercourses, stagnant ponds, and festering marshes has defended Blackmoor's southwestern frontier. Large armies and smaller parties have disappeared altogether inside its vast, dripping, claustrophobic corridors. Among those who have dropped from sigh in this arboral hellNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Witch & Switch?! Tegel Manor Session Report - Witches, Goblins, Slavery,& Machinations

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:24
So last night the home campaign was going full tilt, I had all my players there & the events were going well. The PC's faced down a group of goblins & an orc shaman who was working for the Rump's bodyguard/witch NPC. She's a member of the Le Fey family/coven of witches that are ubiquitous throughout my campaigns. She bares are striking resemblance to Spencer's version of Morgan Le Fey. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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More Late Night OSR & Arnesonian Commentary On Dave Arneson's First Fantasy Campaign

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 06:07
There's always been more to the hobby of table top gaming then, "clear the room, take the loot, & move on." Especially original Dungeons & Dragons which has remained consistent in its approach via the three little brown books in their wood grained box. I've used those books to run everything from Barsoomian adventures to full mythological campaigns involving deities from Mount Olympus to theNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Late Night OSR Commentary On Dave Arneson & His Creations

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 07:05
When I think of Dave Arneson I'm always picturing in my head the young Mr.Arneson. The guy who was creating Blackmoor from the ground up all those years ago. Gary Gygax wrote & codified the rules of what would become original Dungeons & Dragons. His work on Dungeons & Dragons & its supplements became the foundation for the center piece of the table top hobby as we know it. Dave Arneson Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Quick OSR Review & Free Adventure Download - DF18 Where The Fallen Jarls Sleep For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 00:07
"A malevolence darkens the northern reaches of The Land of Song. Can your group defeat the evil and bring peace. An adventure for characters of level 3-5." The days are growing shorter & I've had to think a bit outside the box as far as running something dangerous & dire for Halloween. I need a solid adventure to run with some of the more experienced players in my social circles. So Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d20 Random Things Found Among The Beards of Lady Dwarven Warriors For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 16:21
Many adventurers encounter the rare Dwarven female warriors known as Aresui out in the fields of battle. These mercenary lady warriors do not want the traditional mine ownership & business opportunities that they are afforded by Dwarven society. Instead they seek adventure & are driven by the blood fury of the Earth. Their veins pump with the seething violence of their family's warrior Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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4 Classic TSR Modules Under The Influence of The Ravenloft Setting For Old School Adventure

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 07:22
'The coiling mists of Ravenloft close their tendrils of fog & mist on other classic Dungeons  & Dragons  old school adventures. Adventures where the shadows grow longer & the aspects of monsters grow much more sinister as well as deadly. "  The idea here is to take five classic modules of  Dungeons & Dragons then marry these classics to the Ravenloft setting. How does the tone of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Souls & Shrouds - An Alternative Ecology For The Sheet Phantom & Sheet Ghoul For Dungeons & Dragons

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 06:28
I have heard (but not believ'd) the spirits of the dead May walk again: if such thing be, thy mother Appeared to me last night; for ne'er was dream So like a waking. (The Winter's Tale, 3.3)William Shakespeare Its one sixteen in the morning & I'm just getting back from going  out for a beer  with my buddy Steve whose back in town for a temporary job till after Christmas time. He got the oldNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Film Review & Commentary On The 2018 Film 'Mandy' For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 17:03
There are times in my life where film crosses a bit of a line with me, the line into memory, feelings, etc.. Mandy seems like a simple revenge picture suffused with elements of 2018 phantasmagorical CGI & beautiful technological film techniques. And it is. Check out the trailer. But last night I sat down to watch this film.I rewatched it a second time to make sure that the brutal head traumaNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Madness & The Moon New OSR Relic - The Atlas Orbis Factus est ignis Spear For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 02:35
“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On DDA2 Legions of Thyatis By John Nephews For Your Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaigns

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:37
I've been reading through Clark Ashton Smith's Xeethra once again & its a 'pact with the demon' story set during the dying earth of Zothique's era of the Earth era. There are strong connections here with "The Empire of the Necromancers", as Cincor is still a living, massive desert country. This story takes place millions of years in Earth's future & almost immediately I thought of Lord Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blood & Webs - An Alternative Ecology For The Ettercap For Dungeons & Dragons

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:28
I'm an unapologetic AD&D first edition Fiend Folio fan & user of all of the insane monsters within that incredible game book. The monsters in the Fiend Folio have served me very well & perhaps a bit too well. I've used all them from the first time I got the book & thumbed through it again & again for hours on end. Among my absolute favorite Fiend Folio monsters is the Ettercap created from Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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