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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.comBlogger5115125
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A Deeper Slice Into Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Editions Role Aids Fantastic Treasures I & II by Alan Hammack From Mayfair Games

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 18:18
"Fantastic Treasures I &  II was written by Alan Hammack, with a cover by Boris Vallejo, and was published by Mayfair Games in 1984 & 1985 as a 96-page book."Yesterday I wrote about using Mayfair Games Role Aids Demons I & II box sets, Fantastic Treasures, & Monsters of Myth & Legend. The response has been overwhelming but not so much in a good direction. I received a bunch of B.S. OSR Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - Vegas,Cha'alt, & Mayfair Games Role Aids

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 18:19
This little thought experiment came about after I cancelled my game last night after real world concerns came to light last night. I've been thinking of dusting off some older AD&D campaign notes for my my a Godbound/Cha'alt campaign set in Las Vegas. The demand here is a modern AD&D world. Now how the Hell does a dungeon master pull that off? Well by reaching for Mayfair Games's Role Aids Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Beyond - A Modern Dimension of Supernatural Horror & Depravity For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:56
I've been wrestling with my a Godbound/Cha'alt campaign set in Las Vegas especially how the undead lords & the underworld are gonna fit in into a modern occult setting. Funny thing is I've already done all of the heavy lifting with the public domain setting of the Beyond ages ago. There are weird and modern realms of supernatural horror where Dark Forces can snare the living and adventurers Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSRing & Running Ravenloft's RA1 'Feast of Goblyns' By Blake Mobley For An Old School Campaign

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:17
"In Feast of Goblyns, a party of adventurers must use all their skills to escape the manipulations of one of Ravenloft's most powerful lords as they attempt to seek out the accursed Crown of Soldiers. If all goes well, they just might live long enough to escape this dread land and return to their homes."RA1 'Feast of Goblyns' By Blake Mobley marks the first real expansion & explosion Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Deodanth Gamit & The Free Swords & Wizardry Book J. Miskimen's Ruins of Arduin

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:01
So last night I was sitting around with DM Steve at the usual watering hole & we were going over my notes for the upcoming Las Vagas Godbound/Cha'alt game. He's thumbing through Cha'alt & comes in with there's too many God damn Elves in this game! And this starts us off on a discussion about original Dungeons & Dragons & Advanced Dungeons's PC Elven race. This gets us involved in our Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mystically Bonded War Bears For Your Old School Campaigns & Retroclone Systems

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 00:48
A noble creature has come down from the Hypborean mountains, and polar regions, the ancient Atlantian war bears & their mystically bonded companions are once again appearing upon the stage of Hyperborea and the ancient pocket realms. Measuring up to fifteen feet in length is the uplifted Atlantian war bear, a rare species of hunter, companion, and very loyal being. These once plentiful Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Appearance Of A Certain Sword - Cha'alt & Breaking The House Campaign Plus OD&D's Eldritch Wizardry

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 17:51
Last night was interesting on a number of levels one of which I'm going to talk about today. But one of the books that happened to fall into my hands was the original Dungeons & Dragons quartet of supplements. And one artifact drew my attention to Eldritch Wizardry .  That item is the 'Sword of Kas' which has a whole lot of  Greyhawk back story cannon by now. For the moment I'm going Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary & Notes On Running RQ1: "Night of the Walking Dead" (1992) By Bill Slavicsek For Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition Ravenloft Setting

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:47
"In a rain-soaked graveyard, a small group of men stands round a coffin bound with heavy chains. 'We are here to mourn the passing of Jean de Cardeau, ' intones the village priest. 'Let us pray that his rest is eternal, and that he never returns.' As the pallbearers lift the coffin, something scrapes on the wood from inside. Quickly and without emotion, the attendants slide the casket into aNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit & Kickstarter

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 21:30
I was asked by Jason Vey the author of the Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit. This is a part of an ongoing kickstarter for the Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars rpg. What  Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars is a sort of  beer & horror game that is easy to pick up & run with; "Debuting the new Elf Lair Games house system, O.G.R.E.S., Night Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Sword & Sorcery Greyhawk Using Advanced Dungeons & Dragons's Greyhawk Adventures By James Ward

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:25
"Enter this world and discover excitement far beyond your wildest dreams. Greyhawk is the place where adventure begins and ends?."James Ward usually gets the attention for Gamma World but actually he contributed to the second phase of Greyhawk back in Nineteen Eighty Eight. Greyhawk Adventures is a solid & very useful book to this day for both the old school dungeon master & the OSR Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Half Ogre PC's with The Dragon #73, May 1983

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:25
  There are times when I want to take a break from the normal run of OSR stuff to concentrate on some things that I really love & one of those is half orges. Half-ogre PC, by Timothy Truman, from the article “The whole half-ogre: The best darn door-opener there is” by Roger E. Moore, Best of Dragon Magazine Vol. IV, TSR, 1985.  (Article without illustration originally from Dragon #73, May Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Infernal Evil For Advanced Dungeons & Dragons From The Dragon Issue #42 & How to Counter It OSR Style

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 17:17
So last night I dragged The Dragon issue#42 out in into the light. This issue has some fantastic stuff for the dungeon master looking for something spooky but all of his or her players have memorized every Ravenloft & monster manual around.The issue only runs about sixty pages but these are solid additions to any dungeon master's tool box; " The Mansion of Mad Professor Ludlow - A spooky AD&D Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Drums of War In The Desert - Cha'alt & Breaking The House Campaign Plus The Dragon Magazine

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 18:45
"The Black Pyramid is like nothing you've ever seen before.  Unique design, purpose, feel, magic items, NPCs, monsters, factions, motives, agendas, strangeness, the works! There's a decent amount of setting detail besides dungeoncrawling - space opera bar, domed city, mutants, weird ass elves, desert pirates, a city ruled by a gargantuan purple demon-worm, and much more!"There's beenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Running The Free OSR Module ZA7: Temple of the Ice Gods By Joseph A. Mohr With The Lion & Dragon Rpg

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 06:29
"Long ago there were rumors of strange lights in the skies over the Barbarian Lands to the north of Zanzia. These rumors have been ignored as natural phenomena such as the “northern lights” known to exist in some arctic areas. But these rumors persist. There have also been stories, passed down for generations among the barbarian tribes that live in that frozen wasteland, about a powerful tribeNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free Appendix N Download - Oriental Stories v01n01 [1930-10/11] For Your Old School Inspiration

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 17:14
When it comes to the obscure Pulp magazines few outside of certain collectors of the Pulp esoterica have heard of 'Oriental Stories'. For me this was a semial series of the pulps because it contains one of my all time favorites by Robert E. Howard. No not Conan but a modernish Pulp ballad known as 'The  Voice of El-Lil' . This little tale of Babylonian survivals in an African lost world Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free Appendix N Download - Fantastic Adventures v01n01 [1939-05] For Your Old School Campaign Influences

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 04:19
My own experiences with Fantastic Adventures began when my uncle gave me a stack of these magazines to read when I was in the hospital & my experiences with Khor an adventurer from Crete began.Robert Fuqua / Ziff-Davis Publishing - Fantastic Adventures, May 1939The contents tell the appenix N influence & shows the Pulp draw of the material: Fantastic Adventures [v1 #1, May 1939] (20¢, 100pp, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Holloween OSR Adventure - H.P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward & Free Lovecraft Download

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 17:36
"The essential Saltes of Animals may be so prepared and preserved, that an ingenious Man may have the whole Ark of Noah in his own Studie, and raise the fine Shape of an Animal out of its Ashes at his Pleasure; and by the lyke Method from the essential Saltes of humane Dust, a Philosopher may, without any criminal Necromancy, call up the Shape of any dead Ancestour from the Dust whereinto hisNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary & Running Arduin's Vault of the Weaver Adventure Collection By Dave Hargrave & co-written with Paul P Mosher

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:33
Its been a long time since Vault of the Weaver from Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures Corp  was held in my hands. This collection of adventures is seminial to Dave Hargrave whose work holds such an infamous & yet wonderfully long shadow in old school gaming. So what is Vault of the Weaver?!  Vault of the Weaver  basically collects the infamous & classic modules of the three Arduin rpg Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Matters of Divinity - The Angels of Original Dungeons & Dragons As Well As Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 05:06
Its about ten thirty at night & its after work, I've been doing a lot of thinking tonight about The Dragon magazine. I grew up playing original Dungeons & Dragons as well as  Advanced Dungeons & Dragons during the height of the Satanic Panic. The whole nine yards of my soul being up for grabs,suicide, & the whole cloth gamit  was shrieked on various television programs, religious phampletsNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Weirdness In The Desert - Cha'alt & Breaking The House Campaign

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 18:31
"The Black Pyramid is like nothing you've ever seen before.  Unique design, purpose, feel, magic items, NPCs, monsters, factions, motives, agendas, strangeness, the works! There's a decent amount of setting detail besides dungeoncrawling - space opera bar, domed city, mutants, weird ass elves, desert pirates, a city ruled by a gargantuan purple demon-worm, and much more!" I've been Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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