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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.comBlogger3962125
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Ecology of Kong Skull Island, AD&D 1st Edition Carnivorous Apes, & Old School Campaigns

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:14
So my father & I got a chance to catch Kong Skull Island over at the local dollar cinema last night. We loved it and mostly had the movie theater to ourselves so see it in a theater if you get the chance. The basic plot line follows an American Army crew into the heart of Skull Island. The special effects are well done the basic plot is a homage to Apocalypse Now with a mix of classic Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure OSR Campaign Now Powered By The Raiders! of the Lost Artifacts Rpg System By Thomas Denmark An Actual Play Event

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:26
So last night I dusted off an old imprint time traveling/dimension hopping  pulp campaign of mine but this time I powered it using a combination of Raiders! of the Lost Artifacts  By Thomas Denmark  & Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea as the back bone system. This isn't the first time I've done this but I've reconnected this OSR powered system with my High Tech Mysticism & High Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth & The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun Adventures To Construct An Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Rpg System Mega Campaign

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 02:32
I've been thinking today about the connections between The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth & The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun how these two adventures can be used as a touch stone to create a mega Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea campaign. “There have been times when only a hair's-breadth has intervened betwixt myself and the seething devil-ridden world of madness; for the hideous Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free OSR Appendix 'S' Science Fantasy Download - Science Fiction Adventure Classics #01 (1967 Summer) For Your Old School Campaigns & Details on The New Aurach Adventurer,Conqueror, King Rpg Kickstarter

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:40
Pulps can be difficult things to sometimes get a hold of or they used to be Appendix S material is a very mixed back of stuff. Appendix 'S' is what I refer to as my go to science fantasy index. Science Fiction Adventure Classics which ran from '67 to '74 was a God sent in some respects, according to the Pulp Trader Website;"A series of reprint magazines. In Spring 1969, Ultimate Publishing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary Of The Raiders! of the Lost Artifacts Retroclone Rpg System By Thomas Denmark

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:41
Bare with me as I'm going to dive into Raiders! of The Lost Artifacts but I've got to finish my lunch time beer. Some days you just need to go out with your buddies for a beer to get your head out of your ass. So over the weekend I happened down to my favorite watering hole with three other very experienced dungeon masters who were able to get away from the familial ties for a bit. That's Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Four Sixties Cult Films As Fodder For Your Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaigns

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 03:08
There are four movies that have influenced me as a kid, these are classics that seldom get mentioned today. Yeah these were shown to me as a kid & they foreshadowed many of the later Eighties sword & sorcery films of the Eighties. First up is the 'Long Ships' from 1964. The Long Ships is a movie starring Sydney Poitier as a Moorish king named Aly Mansuh. Based on the Swedish novel, "The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adapting & Exploiting B5 Horror On The Hill, B8 Journey To The Rock, & B10 Night's Dark Terror For An Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea & Adventurer, Conqueror, King Rpg System Domain Level Mega Wilderness Campaign

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 02:13
Imagine the the wilderness of such depth that not even the sun can occasionally shine between the trees, fill it with blood thirsty children of demons, giants, and stir with a pulpy spoon waiting for adventurers to venture into the darkness. This is the set up for a sword & sorcery mix of the 'B' series of modules jumping off after the PC's have completed the iconic Keep On The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d8 Random Ancient Viking Treasures Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 15:29
These relics come from another time after the fall of the Old Gods, they carry with them the echoes of Ragnarok & the doom of ages. To carry these objects is to carry the weight of ages for their stories yearn to be told & their owner's forgotten lost deeds to be carried out. There is a 20% chance that a geas or other spell of the ages is carried upon them.   But there are far darker & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mediations on C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness (1e) for Sword & Sorcery & Domain Level Campaign

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:05
"A shadow from the past, the Ghost Tower of Inverness has loomed ever larger in the mind of the great Seer of Urnst. Now he has convinced the Duke that an expedition should be organized to go to the ancient keep and recover its greatest treasure - the fabled Soul Gem." So opens one of the more iconic & in some ways controversial titles in the 'C' or Competition series of modules, 1980's Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Further Meditations on B4 The Lost City Adventure For Use With C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan For Domain Level Competion Play & Sword & Sorcery Campaign

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:20
Alright I spoke about C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan today but a friend on G+ mentioned B4 The Lost City. And well any excuse to speak about B4 is good enough for me. I've used the two modules together before but tomorrow I'll dive into the rest of the 'C' series. Let's talk about using B4 & C1 together as mega campaign for a moment. "Lost in the desert! The only hope for survival lies in aNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Old School Domain Level Play With C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan As Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaign Jump Off Point

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:30
I've been thinking a lot about C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan & the idea of the module's force's taking far more proactive adventure advantage in an old school campaign world. In case you don't know, "It is the first in the C-series of modules, a set of unrelated adventures originally designed for competitive play, with the C representing the first letter in the word competition." So Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d4 Random Minor Treasures From Clark Aston Smith's Poseidonis Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:16
Some items & relics retain the memories of the places, ages, as well as the hands that used them. These items are a part of a lost or ancient history even when that history has sank far below the waves or is lost to the time & tides of myth or legend. These are objects tinged with the weight of ages & ancient forgotten days there is a thirty percent chance that they will try to return to the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Through a Glass Unsidedown Further Thoughts On - Dark Albion, Stranger Things, EX2 Beyond The Magic Mirror As Old School Campaign Setting Set Up

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:08
The War of the Roses continues on & now we look into the deeper end of the weirdness of the Dark Albion setting with some unexpected connections! So while I've been sick we got hit with a nice little snow storm with the unlikely name of Eugene. Anyhow let's dive into the deep end of Dark Albion & Cults of Chaos along with The  War of the Roses once again. This time let's turn up the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Thoughts On Dark Albion, Alice In Wonderland, EX1Dungeonland & EX2 Beyond The Magic Mirror As Old School Campaign Setting Set Up

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:38
So today I got a chance to crack open Dark Albion & Cults of Chaos; I looked into the War of The Roses a bit more closely today. One of the defining things of the conflict was the fact that both sides gained & lost the advantage multiple times. This basically puts the action of the War of the Roses center stage for the entire conflict. But center stage for whom? We'll get to that in a moment.Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Purple Laiden Faction of The Fisher Men of Ti Sung For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:37
The seas around The Islands of Purple Haunted Putrence in my campaign needs another sea going faction. So while I've been down with the Flu I've been thinking about & I came up with something old that's new again. So way back in '87 I had a faction in my Gamma World game that I decided to dust off & update since I've been down with the crawling crud aka the Flu. Ti Sung is a quiet littleNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary On The New ' Umerican Survival Guide' Kickstarter From Shield Of Faith Studios For Dungeon Crawl Classics

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 16:35
There are two brand new covers for Th Guide To Unamerica From Shield of Faith Studios on their new kickstarter.. My preference has been for this cover for the brand new Unamerican Survival Guide For Shield of Faiths new Kickstarter. I can already hear the groans and hisses for not another Kickstarter. Hold off because this is quality DCC & post apocalyptic material! So +Reid San Filippo  Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Old Mars' Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyprborea & Warriors of The Red Planet Hyrbid Campaign Notes

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 07:41
This is the first of the Eric John Stark stories & its got all of the pulpy weirdness we've come to expect from Leigh Brackett's Mars. "Gaunt giant and passionate beauty, two dragged thirst-crazed across endless crimson sands in terrible test of endurance. One knew where cool life-giving water lapped old stones smooth - a place of secret horror, death to reveal S.O.S. Aphrodite by Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Purple Haunted Dr. La Sing & The Classic B3 The Palace of the Silver Princess For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 17:38
I'm not going to lie, I've been laid low by the Flu. & so I've had to push off my Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea game till next week. I also spent the night in a fever dream of reliving some of the more weird details of the Palace of the Silver Princess mini campaign I ran. Yes I know the module's plot is a mess, but the weird fairy tale aspects of it have passed into local Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d8 Random Minor Smithinian Occult Items From The Tombs of Wizards Treasure Table For Your Old School Games

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 21:46
Long after the flesh has turned to dried rot the spirit often remains behind to safe guard the effects of those who have departed this mortal coil. But sometimes all is not as it seems; here are eight 'treasures' that are far more then they at first seem. The force of suns had waned beyond recall. Chaos was re-established over all, Where lifeless atoms through forgetful deeps Fled unrelatedNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d6 Random Ancient Minor Treasures of Clark Aston Smith's Forbidden Places & Vaults Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:45
There are minor treasures that have been left behind in the wake of ages past in the vaults & tombs of ancient & vastly dangerous peoples. These items are tinged with the irony of ages past & wreathed in the mystique of forbidden history. “Stern and white as a tomb, older than the memory of the dead, and built by men or devils beyond the recording of myth, is the mansion in which we dwell.”Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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