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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.comBlogger4676125
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Review & Commentary On Rats In The Walls & Other Perils By Jeffrey Talianin For Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea & Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 03:20
"Rats in the Walls”: A dockside tavern in Khromarium is plagued by rats of a most unusual breed. These abominable rodents have ruined the tavern keeper’s business and his life. The man is desperate, and he offers a substantial reward for the elimination of his horrific problem."So about a week ago during the last snow storm I emailed Jeffrey Talianin about grabbing a copy of the updated Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Chaos & Conquest The Spores of The Demon Lord Juiblex In Advanced Dungeons & Dragons As Well As My Old School Campaigns

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 20:12
It is known as Juiblex, also called The Faceless Lord,  Lord of Sloth, Demon Lord of Poison and Ooze. It  is the demon lord & father  of Slimes and Oozes but its other names are  Szhublox & the faceless rot. Juiblex's lair is on the 222nd layer of the Abyss, which he shares with Zuggtmoy, the Demoness Lady of Fungi.  Together they are fungal rot & chaotic evil incarnate tearing apart the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 'The Pay What You Want' OSR Monster Book - The Found Folio Volume One By Jeremy Reaban

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:32
"Found Folio is a collection of roughly 130 monsters converted from 3rd edition (most notably the in print 3.75 edition) of the world's first fantasy roleplaying game back to 1st edition (and to an extent, original and other old school editions)."The Found Folio Vol I does exactly what it says on the tin. A collection of converted 3.5 monsters ready & willing to go into your latest adventure orNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Players' Manual By Jeffrey Talanian (author), David Prata (editor) From North Wind Adventures

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:46
"The heroes of a HYPERBOREA campaign delve the mazes and labyrinths of vast dungeons filled with horrifying monsters, lethal traps, and bewildering puzzles. They explore savage frontiers, breach hostile borderlands, probe ancient ruins, and investigate cursed tombs. They plunder for treasure and magic in a decaying world inhabited by bloodthirsty beasts and weird, otherworldly beings." Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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An Age Undreamed of With Jason Vey's Free OD&D Booklet Age of Conan For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:17
"When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat, Under the caverned pyramids great Set coils asleep; When the world was young and men were weak, and the fiends of the ight walked free; I strove with Set by fire and steel and the juice of the upas-tree; What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie? -Robert E. Howard, “The Phoenix on the Sword” "So I've been down in Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Faith & Fortune - Fighters, Wizards, & Priests In Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:43
When we start looking at original Dungeons & Dragons clerics then we're getting right into the heart of the bed rock of the game in many ways. Clerics are so much more then their given credit for. Back in the Seventies &  Eighties clerics & their churches as well as the temples were the center pieces of adventures. Clerical orders were the movers & shakers among kings, queens, & royals. They Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blood Soaked Fields - Fighters, Wizards, & The Path of Tears In Old School Campaigns

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:23
Fighters are not simply meat & violence shields in dungeons. I can't stress this enough. Fighters given the whole range of  original Dungeons & Dragons options have a wide variety of roles within the grand game. When Greyhawk was published for original Dungeons & Dragons it changed well everything!Doing a bit of research last night on the Rpgeek site last night I came across this entry Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Thieves, Treasures, Relics, & The Prices of Power In Old School Campaigns

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:52
Let's talk about thieves in original Dungeons & Dragons & why their so damn important. No its not the dreaded back stab ability but that is a key point to the character class. Thieves were introduced in the original Dungeons & Dragons supplement Greyhawk back in 1975. Now according to the 'Rogue' entry on Wiki (by the way I hate the term rogue) the thief class came about from the following; Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Wizards, Relics, & The Path of Power In Old School Campaigns

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 17:35
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about Conan's Thoth-amon & especially the classic Barry Windsor piece of artwork from the Savage Sword of Conan magazine. What I started thinking about was the accumulation of treasure & artifacts by D&D style wizards & magic users. Clark Ashton Smith & Jack Vance both speculate about the 'how's' & 'why's' of wizards gathering treasures & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Chaos & Madness Of WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun By Gary Gygax In Unexpected Campaign Settings

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 18:17
"WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun is an insult to the very legacy of the heroes of Greyhawk. A reminder that there are far more devastating forces in the planes then even the gods know about. In a place that is between places is the prison for one of the most dangerous entities in multiverse. "Tharizdun is the god of Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, & is the mad god trapped in the centerNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Session Commentary On S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth By Gary Gygax

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 19:20
"In the Yatil Mountains south of Perrenland there is rumored to be a magical hoard of unsurpassed value, a treasure of such fame that scores f adventurers have perished in search of it. Find the perilous Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth and you may gain the hidden wealth of the long-dead arch-mage -- if you live! " The resources of the OSR are vast & very expansive, there are literally hundreds of DNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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New OSR Faction: The Kelosinel Or The Mirage Ones From Daggho For Your Old School Super Science or Planar Campaigns

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:40
"Having thanked the orchid-crowned High-Priest, Carter left the temple and sought out the bazaar of the sheep-butchers, where the old chief of Celephaïs' cats dwelt sleek and contented. That grey and dignified being was sunning himself on the onyx pavement, and extended a languid paw as his caller approached. But when Carter repeated the passwords and introductions furnished him by the old catNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Rawborgs For Your Old School Super Science or Planar Campaigns

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:23
Alignment : Chaotic/Lawful 'Programming  dependent' # Appearing 1-3  AC: 7 (18)Attacks : Weapons or 1d6 claw  HD:6 (4d10+4 or 26 hit points)Move:20 footIntelligence: Low to GeniusSpecial Purpose Driven Powers: See Below  Sanity:Nil  Saves: F1 (P or M) % In Lair : 29%  Type: Construct  Treasure : Nil/B (see below) Russian invented cyborgs made of slain soldiers, cybernetics, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Kree Sentry For The High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure Campaign & Old School Campaigns

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:06
The alien Kree empire created billions of Sentry cybernetic life forms to guard all of their important caches of weapons, artifacts, & even spacecraft. These robotic sentries are capable of taking on many threats to their charges & should be used sparingly by dungeon masters. Kree Sentries are found through the remains of the Kree Empire & their former interstellar colonial protectorates. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Lycanoid Mutates A Monster For Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 04:28
Lycanoid Mutates No Encountered :1d6 Alignment: Chaotic Movement:120' Armor Class: 5 Hit dice:3 Attacks: Bite or  1(weapon) Damage: 1d4 or weapon Save:F4 Morale:9 Hoard Class:X XP:20  A product of Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Planet Development are these monsters who come from a world where WW II boiled down into the worst dirty Atomic War seen out side of Earth's past. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Blood Soaked Messengers of Fate In Old School Campaigns - Greyhawk,Mystara, & Beyond

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:52
I've been very busy all weekend with lots of folks & I talking about Greyhawk & Mystara. The these two campaign settings are incredibly important & the reason is simple. Events flow back & forth around the planes with echoes of why & how. Mystara & Greyhawk world settings about movers & shakers of power. So let's look at the fact that Ernie Gygax's Tenser is one of the original wizards of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Agents Of Blood & Fate - OSR Commentary On CM3 Sabre River (Basic) By Bruce Nesmith & Douglas Niles

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 19:57
"You are a guest of the count, one of your allies and the strongest man in the region. Your sojourn has been pleasant, a nice change after weeks of battle. Suddenly the courtyard below your window is filled with the noise of galloping horses. More guests? You yawn as you look out. But these people arriving look more like tax collectors than guests. You decide to give your attention to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On The Gamma zine Kickstarter For Gamma World 1st edition By Throwi Games

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:11
So anyone who knows me knows that I'm a post apocalyptic guy.  I've known Thom Wilson of Thowi Games has been quietly plugging in away locally for years on OSR. His stuff is some of the best kept secrets in the gaming community. Now he's diving in deep into the vaults & bunkers of the post apocalyptic OSR fanzine scene with his latest Kickstarter. With adventures like A Dish That Serves NoNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adapting B4 The Lost City (Basic) By Tom Moldvay With A Cultclassic Twist or Two For An Old School Mini Campaign

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:14
A crownless king who reigns alone,I live within this ashen land,Where winds rebuild from wandering sandMy columns and my crumbled throne.My sway is on the men that were,And wan sweet women, dear and dead;Beside a marble queen, my bedIs made within this sepulcher.In gardens desolate to the sun,Faring alone, I sigh to findThe dusty closes, dim and blind,Where winter and the spring are Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Campaign Commentary - The Cha'alt Kickstarter By Venger As'Nas Satanis

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 20:53
Venger Satanis has learned a painful lesson in publishing sometimes, 'Listen to your audience or else.'. Day after day of blogging I've had my ass handed to me with the up & down of OSR & game blogging over the years. The best approach is to sometimes say the Hell with an idea or adventure concept in gaming. But now Venger's latest Kickstarter has the author/designer going back to his Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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