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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.comBlogger5301125
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Review & Commentary The Expanded 20-Level Core Four Classes By James Mishler, & Jodi Moran-Mishler For Labyrinth Lord and Advanced Labyrinth Lord

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 17:07
"The Expanded 20-Level Core Four Classes provides a new, expanded version of each of the four core Labyrinth Lord classes, for use with Labyrinth Lord and Advanced Labyrinth Lord. In the vein of the original concept of the “companion rules” to the original BX series, this gives players something to look forward to at higher levels – indeed, at every level! In addition to the core class Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Castles & Crusades Expanding Classes By Mark Sandy

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 20:11
"Most everyone wants an edge, an angle that allows them to take that extra step, achieve that extra goal, to surprise the enemy. This angle, in hard fought battles with certain loss, can turn and snatch victory from the jaws of disaster. Expanding Classes is just that angle. Herein we delve into the 13 standard C&C classes, and the Rune Mark, and unleash the power of multiclassing, enhanced Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Random Magical Caskets of the Damned & Unclaimed For Your Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaigns

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 02:47
The Three Caskets, Plate 2, Stories from Old English Poetry In ancient temples, ruins long forgotten, & dungeons undreamt of by man there are objects of occult power & supernatural violence that exist in forgotten corners. They hold the bones of the damned & saints of the unholy whose voices have been forgotten by history itself. The oceans have drank the continents & the seas have eroded Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Troll Lords Castles & Crusades Unboxing & OSR Commentary

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 19:57
A week or so ago there were several issues in my personal neck of the OSR. I went to look around for some books that I've been missing in my personal Castles & Crusades collection Expanding Classes, Classic Monsters & Treasure 2nd Printing, & Castles & Crusades Character Classes.  These  books were holes in the C&C collection especially the two PC books for expanding the player's options. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free Appendix N Sword & Sorcery Classic Downloads - Robert Howard's King Kull Stories

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 17:03
You can download em right over here.  Conan always seems to get more attention then Kull in my humble opinion but Kull has a charm all his own in the annals of Sword and Sorcery. There is lots to use including the best depictions of the serpent men outside of their mention in Lovecraft. Then there is the entire depiction of Kull's Atlantis and all of its environs. According to wiki :  Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Cursed & Magical Chalices for Your Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaigns

Sat, 04/18/2020 - 19:51
There are treasures of ancient workmanship and strange aspect which are the focus of adoration for dread rites and forbidden magics. They are the source of extraordinary power and the focus for dangerous cults, many have been left behind after the power of their gods fades and yet legends and myths grow around them creating the central focus for adventures. Heroes, rogues, and adventurers Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blast em with Hellfire! Settling into an OSR Hell - Cha'alt & My Version of the OSR Hells!

Sat, 04/18/2020 - 17:46
There are so many lovely little Frog God Games Swords & Wizardry Monsters that  I'd love to use in my games. I decided to get my infernal campaign  notes out for some business in my version of Hells. This goes back to my 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons D20 days so a little OSR patience. Recently we reviewed Troll Lord Games Castles & Crusades Tome of the Unclean  & that review generated a ton of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Random Weird & Ancient Tombs and Contents Table For Weird Tales or Swords & Sorcery Old School Campaigns

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 17:00
1d10 Random Weird & Ancient Tombs and Contents Table  This ancient and weathered necropolis stands definitely against the elements for hundreds and hundreds of years now. Upon certain nights of the year the great wrought brass door stands slightly a jar and from within a howling and growling of great beasts can be heard. The tombs occupants have long ago have been sucked into the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Commentary & Overview of the Lion & Dragon Rpg Along with Dark Albion by RPG Pundit But With A Twist of Gary Gygax's Greyhawk

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 02:01
Lion & Dragon by Rpg Pundit has always been more then the sum of its parts for me. The  hard back book hasn't left my gaming collection box of 'must use' rpg books since it came out . The Lion & Dragon system itself its own flavor of OSR D20 system that does the 'Rose War' history & adventure  events quite well.  Here the player's can not only change history but forge their own. The NPC's evenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Old School Sword & Sorcery Commentary On X1 The Isle of Dread For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:41
"Hundreds of miles from the mainland, surrounded by dangerous waters, lies an island known only as the Isle of Dread. Dark jungles and treacherous swamps await those who are brave enough to travel inland in search of the lost plateau, where the ruins of a once mighty civilization hold many treasures - and many secrets!"If there's an adventure module that seems to be ever elastic & adaptable itsNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Decaying Mile High Club - Using Castles & Crusades With Gary Gygax's S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks For A Post Apocalyptic High Fantasy Campaign

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 23:38
"An unraveled dream of new worlds turned nightmare; lost in the deep beyonds, the Warden is your home, your world, your end."Imagine your going about your daily life & the world you know erupts in nuclear fire. Your descendants awaken in a new universe inhabited by mutants & monsters! So its been another day where I've been out on the road but S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by GaryNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Free Adventure & A Keltic Campaign Sword & Sorcery Set Up

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 17:48
"Magical mirrors often hold more than you’re bargaining for. An adventure for a group of 1st and 2nd level characters."This guy is in so much trouble its not even funny. Will o whisps are very unforgiving. Time to roll up a new PC.Footprints 22 | Masthead by ZhuThe Grove of Ghost-lights by Markus Holzum While the entire world melts down in virus induced panic, we've been doing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Retro Review & OSR Campaign Commentary On Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride By Levi Combs From

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 00:34
"Tales of the cursed pyramid and the sleeping tomb of the Mummy Bride have long been a traveler’s tale, passed along by wayward explorers and greedy plunderers alike. Deep within the verdant jungles of the south, amidst a Green Hell of impenetrable jungle, savage cannibals and ancient myth, lies the shattered remnants of a once-powerful civilization and the terrible gods who ruled over them. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Two More Freebie Adventures & How To Create A Mini Sword & Sorcery Swamp OSR Campaign To Go!

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 19:54
"The Frog Idol has stood in the Black Mire for ages untold – an idol of an ancient and forgotten god who now only manifests through this ancient rock in a forgotten place. However, with the conquest of the dwarven citadel of Kuln by the giants, adventurers have been seen again in the city of Coruvon. And from Coruvon, the Black Mire is always in sight. This adventure is designed as a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Black Roads & Deodanths of Destruction - Play Session Report Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 03:24
Today's  Godbound/Cha'alt game has been an adventure unto itself. The Corona virus scare has made my gaming & even blogging very interesting in Connecticut. Half of my day was gathering supplies,shopping, & then finally settling in for my usual Friday night game. In tonight's game I have a gang of Deodanth acting as a  hit squad warriors to take out the party. The Deodanths are working for the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Two Freebie Adventures & How To Create A Mini Sword & Sorcery OSR Campaign To Go!

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 19:18
"The adventurers find themselves outside of a set of caves in the Dragon Teeth Mountains. They do not remember how they got here or why they came. But they feel drawn by the psychic energies from within the cave and feel compelled to explore them. This is an AD&D psionics adventure for 4-6 characters of from 7th to 10th level of experience. At least one or two characters from the party should Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky By Steve Robertson & Jimm Johnson Published By The Scribes of Sparn

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 06:33
"Even in the far gulfs of space, the struggle of Law against Chaos, Good versus Evil is eternal. But wherever evil is not extinguished, it will revive to exact vengeance on those who would keep it at bay... ...On the fringes of the realm, where civilization wanes and adventures begin, rumors are whispered of a castle that fell from the sky. Some say it has poisoned the land where it fell Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Appendix N Introspection - Robert E. Howard The Kull stories

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 16:09
“A wizard of the Elder Race. He lives here in Valusia, by the Lake of Visions in the House of a Thousand Mirrors. All things are known to him, lord king; he speaks with the dead and holds converse with the demons of the Lost Lands.”The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune  (1929) by Robert Ervin HowardA Kull short story. First published in Weird Tales (vol. 14, no. 3, September 1929).Robert E.Howard's Kull Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Revisiting Adventurer,Conqueror, King rpg Adventure AX1: The Sinister Stone of Sakkara By Matthew Skail, & Alexander Macris

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 02:54
"Over a millennium ago, when the borderlands were in the dark grip of the Zaharan Empire, the empire’s sorcerer-priests erected a profane temple to house the terrible artifact known as the Stone of Sakkara. Using the Stone, the sorcerer-priests could birth monsters and abominations with frightening ease and magically command the loyalty of chaotic creatures. The Stone brought its evil masters Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Set Up, Back Stage, & Lovecraftian Maintenance For Dungeons With Adventurer,Conqueror, King, Arduin, OSR, & Classic Old School Flavors

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 19:16
The concept of the kilodungeon goes back further then most folks realize & pops up in places that dungeon master's least expect it. All the way back to T1 The Village of Hommlet By Gary Gygax. Hommlet's moat house is the perfect metaphor or preview of coming attractions for PC's before they get to the main event.Everything about Hommlet is the perfect PC base that mirrors many of the elements Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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