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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.comBlogger4744125
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1d6 Weird & Unexpected Space Junk Lands Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 19:05
The massive destruction of the two worlds in the solar system caused many mysterious objects to exit our time & space entering into supernatural vortexes across the planes. Carried into the 'Threshold' this debris has caught many powerful & occult hitch hikers from across the planes. Strange otherworldly being, powerful sorcerers, demons, etc. are only some of the hitch hikers who have escapedNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Random Eldritch Artifacts of The Beaktopus Of Neptune For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:34
Neptune is one of the most dangerous planets in the solar system & home to a wide array of monsters including the savage semi fungi  beaktopus tribes that reproduce around the great white formations in the clouds. It is a violent world know among certain scholars of the forbidden as  "Yaksh". The Yakshians reproduce by using the locked & decaying corpse of one of the spawn of the Outer Gods. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Lady Satan 1974 By Steve Miller From NUELOW Games

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:53
"... and Lady Satan shall continue on at will!" After being dormant for centuries, a spirit of ultimate evil stirs and seizes control of young Anne Jason's body. What follows is a violent struggle for control of a life that's been stolen... and to stop the will of Satan to be manifest on Earth. Lady Satan 1974 is the first-ever collection of the entire series that first ran in Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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New OSR Monster Faction - The Dungeon Jugglers of Yuhzri

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 19:05
"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 magical Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free Sword And Planet Download ~ Planet Of Peril By Otis Albert Kline For Your Old School Sword and Sorcery Campaign

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 19:05
Down load it right overHere! I was going over my 1963 copy of Planet of Peril by Otis Adelbert Kline and doing a cross compare with Edgar Rice Burroughs Atmor(Venus) books. Mr. Kline was a rather interesting fellow and preceeded his famous friend to Venus a couple of years earlier. Kline while known as a literary agent of Robert Howard was in fact a pulp writer in his own right.  Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d5 Trans Cosmic Treasures of the Void For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 18:04
"To shake off the maddening and wearying limitations of time and space and natural law—to be linked with the vast outside—to come close to the nighted and abysmal secrets of the infinite and the ultimate—surely such a thing was worth the risk of one’s life, soul, and sanity!"HP Lovecraft The Whisperer in Darkness September 1930The treasures & relics of the vastness of space are not somethingNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Lady Satan 1944 By Steve Miller From NUELOW Games

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 18:13
"I'll answer the invitation to death... but not with bullets." When everyone she loved was killed in a Nazi bombing raid, a young woman surrendered her entire existence to a quest for revenge. Under the name Lady Satan, she first hunted and killed the Nazis wherever she could with conventional weapons... but later, she became a master of black magic. Even after the Nazi monsters were broken Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Six Rites & Spells of The Spectral Phoenix For Space Age Sorcery & Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 03:18
'Carl why are we out here in the middle of the Martian night!?'Because I saw it out in the dust storm again over by the ruins yesterday.''The Spectral Phoenix. That god thing you claim spoke with you.''Look colour me skeptical Carl but do know how nuts that sounds?'Martin didn't have time to react to the knife that found its way into his stomach by Carl's hand.The violence was too quick & strikeNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Five Spells Of Space Age Sorcery & Lovecraftian Space Opera

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:31
"An alien sorcerer crawls to a lone stone at the edge of the universe & calls upon the power of unrivaled fury!The space & dimensional ways quake with the stirrings of an ancient power & the ley lines at the ends of the universe buckle under the pure power of cosmic might. He calls upon ancient pacts & demons flow to his side from the darkest of places on the small rock. His form wracks & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Death of A God & The Tomb Of Pan Dungeon Session Report '89

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:49
I saw a city in a lonely land:Foursquare, it fronted upon gulfs of fire;Behind, the night of Erebus hung entire;And deserts gloomed or glimmered on each hand.The City of the Titans  (1915) by Clark Ashton SmithThere was a quick debate on Twitter about how gods should never be killed in Dungeons & Dragons style games. This reminded me of one of the most dangerous dungeons our party of playersNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Castles & Crusades, Old School Mars, & Appendix N Authors

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 05:39
 "Gaunt giant and passionate beauty, they dragged their thirst-crazed way across the endless crimson sands in a terrible test of endurance. For one of them knew where cool life-giving water lapped old stones smooth -- a place of secret horror that it was death to reveal!" Queen of the Martian Catacombs by Leigh Brackett  Part of the reason that the war between the forces of light & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Clark Ashton Smith's Novella The Plutonian Drug To The 'Old Solar System' Campaign Setting & the Slow War

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 21:15
The Plutonian Drug is one of the cooler early efforts by Clark Ashton Smith & fits right into the Old School Solar system nicely. The connections are there for the other H.P. Lovecraft's circle of writers & the Plutonian drug lays down some very deep connections indeed. The Plutonian Drug, published in Amazing Stories for September, 1934 isn't that well known outside of fans of Lovecraft & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using The Castles & Crusades Monsters and Treasure book & The Siege Engine For An A.Merritt Lost World Campaign Gap

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 00:25
So today's been one of those days where I've taken a step back & been looking into the frame work of my campaign. Last night I popped a beer & had a phone call with an old friend about my Victorious rpg /Amazing Adventures! Rpg campaign. His recommendations were very interesting to say the least.So out comes Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure  & we start going over the ins & outs of someNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Secrets of the Immortals By Steve Miller From NUELOW Games

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:46
"There are those among us who are virtual Immortals. They age slowly, and when they die–no matter what the circumstances–they are nearly instantly recreated in a new body.   Some of them choose to watch the world go by from the sidelines, recording events and sometimes offering guidance to mere mortals through wisdom that is born from the perspective of someone who has been part of history Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using The The Castle Keepers Guide & The Siege Engine For Clark Ashton Smith's 'Old Solar System' Campaign Setting

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:35
I've written extensively about my obsession with the  Castles & Crusades rpg over the years. I've been quietly on the side been using both the Victorious Rpg & Amazing Adventures ! rpg product lines over the last couple of days. I'm thinking of doing a joint game set in an alternative Earth prime material time line.But if only there was a supplement book that had guidelines for combining & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Surpising Ecology Of The Morlocks in My Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Campaign

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:45
I've written extensively about my obsession with HG Well's The Time Machine's Eloi & The Morlocks over the years on this blog. But last night I shut down on social media & began to dig back into my extensive notes about Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. What do the Time Machine & AS&SH  have to do with one another? Quite a bit actually, in my mind Hyperborea was a place that Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review The Zor Draxtau newsletter issue 2 & 3 For Your Old School Campaign

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 07:17
"Zor Draxtau is the periodic newsletter of the Usherwood Adventures campaign setting that highlights changes and updates to the campaign setting, OGC content otherwise only available in one of the adventures, etc. "Zor Draxtau is the OSR newsletter & has some really nice monsters in this issue & its perfect for adding in OSR adventure material.  The Zor Draxtau  newsletter issue #2 only clocksNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review - Victorious Hunter & Hunter Catalogue By Mike Stewart

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 06:23
Gadgets are something that any Steampunk or Victoriana rpg can use. Over the weekend I had an opportunity to grab the Victorious rpg  By Troll Lord Games bundle that is currently on sale on Drivethrurpg One of the books that I've had my eye for quite sometime is Victorious: Hunter & Hunter Catalog By Mike Stewart  Its basically an adventurers catalog of interesting & insane gadgets & devicesNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Steam & Scandal 1971 - High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure Campaign Encounter

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 16:24
"Tracis Clay lit his "Vander Meer' cigarette & looked out on the face of Manhattan. The city hadn't changed much since he was last here in Nineteen Sixty Nine. But the skyline seemed so different now ever since the all out war between the Black Terror & the Black Bat had wrecked several key city blocks.But it was three years ago when Tracis had left the city after his uncle had been Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Campaign - I1 Dwellers In The Forbidden City By David 'Zeb' Cook & Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:42
"Somewhere in the heart of the steaming jungle lies the answer to the whispered tales - rumors of a magnificent city and foul, horrid rituals! Here a brave party might find riches and wonders - or death! Is your party brave enough to face the terrors of the unknown and find the Forbidden City!?" David "Zeb" Cook's I1: "Dwellers of the Forbidden City" (1981) was the first adventure in TSR's Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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