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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.comBlogger5195125
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Eggspectations & The Arneson angle - Dave Arneson, & David J. Ritchie's DA2 Temple of the Frog - Old School Lovecraftian Occult Tech Influences - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 21:22
"Try to imagine this. A windowless room with just one exit. Inside it are people dressed in some hazmat suit like the ones we see on the crime scenes in some popular TV shows. These people have arranged the room, furniture and all, even some little animals, some pets. Then they go away, closing forever the only exit, so that they are certain nothing and no one will leave the room. All has beenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mechanisms of the Gods & Appendix N - Old School Lovecraftian Occult Tech Influences - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 07:24
The  Mighty Servant of Leuk-O which first appeared in OD&D Eldritch Wizardry doesn't have any of the back story that appears in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second edition book The Book of Artifacts. I've been doing a ton of thinking & dealing with several folks today who wanted details on my  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign specifically on what's happening in Las Vegas. Why has the warp Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Crack & Lash Blackmoor & Beyond - Using A0-A4: Against the Slave By Lords David "Zeb" Cook, Allen Hammack, Harold Johnson, & Tom Moldvay For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:58
Taking a long look at that slave lords organization from A0-A4  Against the Slave Lords specifically the collected 'super module' that came out way back in 2016 or so. I think that slave lords is a perfect example of a Pulp era Swords & Sorcery secret villain organization. They & the organization's members are specifically like a revolving door of scum & villainy. The slave lords are Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Amazon Factor - - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary With Shield Maidens of Sea Rune Produced for Judge's Guild By Bryan Hinnen & Dan Hauffe

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 19:23
For my  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign everyone knows I've been looking over my own old school resources & dipping back into my notes & archives. But maybe I've been missing the one faction that's been right in front of me?! Let's talk about the nine hundred pound ten thousand strong army massing across Arizona that my PC's are gonna run into at some point. The unknown quantity in the mix of the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Matters of State & Megadungeon - ACK's Dwimmermount & Dave Cook's X5 Temple of Death - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 18:27
"The gates of Dwimmermount have opened. After years of rumors, it is time to discover the secrets of this vast mountain fortress for yourself…"For my  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign I've been looking over any number of old school resources but I stettled upon one that speaks to me from an earlier part of the OSR.  Finding a copy of ACK's Dwimmermount is utterly ridiculous, its like find a needle Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Gaming From The Fringes - 'Fantasy Gamer's Compendium, Revised and Expanded By Game Science' - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 22:26
I'm looking for a stop gap organization that's been observing the 'goings on' of the Cha'alt warp in my Cha'alt/Godbound campaign. The  'Order of the Lords of Mystery' fills the gap nicely & comes from a very prolific & unexpected source namely Game Science. The year is Nineteen Ninety & a new edition of 'The  Fantasy Gamer's Compendium, Revised and Expanded' comes into my hands. Phil Edgren, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blessed of The Tzitzimimeh - The Lovecraftian Ecology & Sting of the Scorpion Men In My Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 20:30
Let's talk about the 2 ton scorpion leaden horror in the room of my  Godbound/ Cha'alt campaign. That is the Scorpion men featured in X4: "Master of the Desert Nomads" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook. Scorpion men are featured in several Akkadian myths, including the Enûma Elish and the Babylonian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. They were also known as aqrabuamelu or girtablilu. But surely Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Armies of Chaos From X4: "Master of the Desert Nomads" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 17:41
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 fewNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Razor's Edge of the Wasteland - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Session Report

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 06:37
The player's party went through the wastes of California on their way trekking the two hundred & seventy seven miles to the Grand Canyon in my  Cha'alt/Godbound game. They dealt with a flock of  desert harpies! And it took them a good amount of time to deal with the flock while their hover skifts caravan side tracked. The party is on its way back to the city state of  Rex Harenae Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Rumbles from B2 The Keep on The Borderlands By Gary Gygax - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 17:57
I've been going over my Cha'alt/Godbound notes & on the side reading through Gary Gygax's B2 Keep on the Borderlands module again. I've played through, been killed in, dungeon mastered, this module over & over again. I'm convinced that B2 Keep on the Borderlands is a military module in the sense that the PC's are called into a backwater village, area, & former battle ground between the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Deeper Into Appendix N - A Different Version of B1 In Search of the Unknown by Mike Carr For my Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Update

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 19:45
To really dive into the back end of Appendix N fantasy there are two writers that I've constantly used  besides Clark Ashton Smith. I'm speaking of  Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, & English civil servant and author, writing epic fantasy author Eric Rücker Eddison.  Today I want to quickly concentrate on Lord Dunsany, today & use his book 'The Gods of Pegāna' as a bit of a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Delving Deeper With Chainsaw - The 'Lost Treasures of Atlantis' For The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea rpg line Interview

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:13
"In the far reaches of Hyperborea’s Crab Archipelago lies a small, mountainous island known as Crystal Point. Passing sailors recently have witnessed a crimson glow in Crystal Point’s waters and beams of russet light shining up from its steep cliffs. Too, unusually frequent lightning storms in the area have torn the sky in blinding flashes, shattering the air with their awesome sound. The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Dragon in the Ointment - Godbound/Cha'alt Play Session Recap Part II

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 04:35
Things got a little weirder in my on going  Cha'alt/Godbound Rpg game!Well, sometimes players love to throw a spanner into the works using one of  my wife's idioms! The players seized on one small aspect of our play sessions from about a month ago. This bloomed into an entire night of campaign catch up & play! So the wizard & his war machine ala Thundar The Barbarian is now going to attackNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On AX2: Secrets of the Nethercity by Newton Grant & Alexander Macris For The Adventurer,Conqueror, King Rpg & Your OSR Campaigns

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 17:43
"Cyfaraun is a city of ancient lineage. The name itself is an Auran corruption of its original elven name, Cyfarawn. Evidence of elven construction is still visible in the city’s oldest district, today called Old Cyfaraun. Many city residents know that Old Cyfaraun was founded atop an earlier settlement – Ancient Cyfaraun, buried by cataclysmic ashes over 500 years ago. Only the most Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mail Call & Review & Commentary On 'The Lost Treasures of Atlantis' By Chainsaw For Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 19:32
"In the far reaches of Hyperborea’s Crab Archipelago lies a small, mountainous island known as Crystal Point. Passing sailors recently have witnessed a crimson glow in Crystal Point’s waters and beams of russet light shining up from its steep cliffs. Too, unusually frequent lightning storms in the area have torn the sky in blinding flashes, shattering the air with their awesome sound. The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Continuing Outer Realm War - Godbound/Cha'alt Play Session Recap

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 19:57
I'm picking up my first Godbound/Cha'alt  play session tonight & here's what's going on. I've got little time but the United States Military is fighting back with groups of salvaged Cha'alt robots & droids. The Cha'alt wave & planar pulses have caused an EMP. Only the alien equipment,guns, & swords are working. The world has been knocked back to the Nineteenth Century!What the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 'The Sea-Wolf's Daughter' By Jeffrey P. Talanian For The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 07:09
"Your party finds itself in the employ of Ragnarr the Sea-Wolf, a jarl of New Vinland and a reaver of old. His daughter, a shield-maiden named Gunnhildr, has been abducted by a brute called Björn Blackbeard. During a desperate search, the Sea-Wolf crossed sails with a former rival, and from the blood-flecked lips of a dying foe, he learnt the location of Blackbeard’s stronghold. Now, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On AX3: Capital of the Borderlands By Alexander Macris & Newton Grant For The Adventurer, Conqueror,King Rpg System & Your OSR Game Systems

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:39
"The Borderlands has been contested throughout recorded history and its landscape is littered with ancient fortresses, blood-soaked battlefields, and dread ruins, all crumbling relics of the empires that once ruled there. Now the dangers facing the Borderlands are greater than ever. Monsters are slipping across the porous border to terrorize and plunder. Travel has grown perilous, and the borderNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary & Review of the Axioms Compendium 1-8 For The Adventurer,Conqueror, King Rpg

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 22:16
"Created with the support of hundreds of generous patrons, AXIOMS is a quarterly magazine devoted to the Adventurer Conqueror King System. This exclusive compendium compiles the  first eight issues of AXIOMS into an easy-to-use reference. "Yeah I've been wanting to get in on the AXIOM's zine action for awhile. So I put in a request with Alexander Macris for a copy. And Axioms Compendium 1-8 Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Matters of Elves In OSR Games or Why Elves Are Tasty With Ketchup

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 19:17
Last night I was rereading  the Adventurer,Conqueror,King rpg & delving into its hidden recesses. The Elves of many Old School & OSR games all feel strange - a dying & yet hidden race of peoples who have adapted to many environments throughout the planes & various elemental conditions.Yet in ACK's they are primed for use to build empires & rule kingdoms. Something doesn't seem to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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