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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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Drive ins, Diners, Demons, & Cha'alt - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Nine 1/2

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 18:49
 "From Nexus one could travel to an infinite variety of worlds, both high fantasy and super-high-tech, past, present, and future. The city of Nexus itself is mercurial by nature, always shifting and changing as doors to worlds close and new ones open bringing in a portion of their reality to the city itself. There are factions within the city that try to control things, control worlds, &  evenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Quest For New Players - A Common Sense Approach To Old School & OSR Gaming

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 16:24
Getting new players is never an easy quest. The fact that this morning I had a 'gentleman' over the weekend email me & insist he had to meet with me on Monday wasn't a problem. A no show though that's a problem. My day job is beyond busy & that's the way it is. Its also the way I like it!  Rather then go completely haywire about the situation I decided to make the most out of it & share some Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Odin A God Of A Different Battle Field - A Different Twist On A Classic Norse God For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 20:53
"They came down out of the star-spaces unto this Earth, so that They might deal a grim and heavy judgement upon their former servants; and They went to and fro upon the Earth, terrible in Their wrath, like unto mighty Towers of Flame that walked like Men. Yea and verily was it writ of old, Terrible be the Elder Gods in Their wrath in the Hour of Their coming-hence."Lin Carter  "The Horror in Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Crom Deity of An Extinct People - A Different Twist On A Classic Cimmerian God For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 04:49
Crom by aquilianranger on DeviantArt ...He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you; he will send you dooms, not fortune! He is grim and loveless, but at birth he breathes power to strive and slay into a man's soul. What else shall men ask of the gods? Queen of the Black Coast by Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Dungeon Jugglers of Yuhzri -New OSR Monster Faction For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 16:45
"Captain Cronus what are they doing? ""I have no idea Warboy "'But the pattern seems so dark, & yet there's so many colours there''So many pretty colours' The dungeon jugglers of Yuhzri are a troupe of performance artist/dungeon monsters made up of various  Yzel,brain lashers,  & blind morlocks   who come to various alien dungeons & other worldly ruins. They come for the tortured Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The OSR Campaign Cycle of X4: "Master of the Desert Nomads" (1983), by David "Zeb" Cook & Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 06:41
"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 few. No Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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In The Paw Prints Of The Coeurl - A Different Twist On A Classic Monster For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:45
Today we're going to be talking about The Coeurl, and its ilk, if you don't like combining science fiction & science fantasy with sword & sorcery this might not be your cup of tea. For the rest of us its time to dive into the deep end of this alien from the coldest Hell's. Tonight I cracked open my Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Referee's Guide & just started thumbing throughNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Delving Even Deeper Into Campaign possibilities of X5 Temple of Death by David "Zeb" Cook & Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:09
So yesterday I wrote a bit about one of my favorite Basic D&D modules "X5 Temple of Death" By David 'Zeb' Cook. Already I'm taking some heat about it from the usual OSR scholars because I combined it with Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea.  Now yesterday I combined the module with the world of Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique. But there are a wide variety of reasons Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Incidents At the Isle of Dread - The Seas of Mystery & Rise of The Cults of Tsathoggua

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 16:52
"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!"So off the California coast wreathed in perpetual storms, fog, & weatherNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mystara, T1 The Village of Hommlet By Gary Gygax, B2 The Keep On The Bordlands & More Campaign Fodder

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 02:54
"The Village of Hommlet has grown up around a crossroads in a woodland. Once far from any important activity, it became embroiled in the struggle between gods and demons when the Temple of Elemental Evil arose but a few leagues away. Luckily of its inhabitants, the Temple and its evil hordes were destroyed a decade ago, but Hommlet still suffers from incursions of bandits and strange Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Beyond Appendix N Mail Call - Night Land and Other Perilous Romances: The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, Volume 4

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 20:31
Today has been mail call day! This isn't your usual mail call though. This is for the William Hope Hodgson Nightlands book that's been missing from the archives for a very long time. This past Christmas my wife grabbed me a first edition Hodgeson book for me. But who was William Hope Hodgson; "William Hope Hodgson (15 November 1877 – 19 April 1918) was an English author. He produced Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Campaign Ho Down & Clark Ashton Smith Campaign Commentary

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:26
 Cha'alt/Godbound rpg campaign that I've got going on centered around California, Nevada, & Arizona on a doomed Seventies or early Eighties  style Earth. The Cha'alt wave comes along through space & hits the Earth. It awakens the Lovecraftian forces that have been biding the eons away in places like the kingdom of K’nyan & the Hyperboreans who have been asleep deep within the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using Gary Gygax's Against The Giants G1- 4 With D3 Vault of the Drow & Queen Of The Demonweb Pits Along With Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - As A Mini Campaign

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 17:38
"Giants have been raiding the lands of men in large bands, with giants of different sorts in these marauding groups. Death and destruction have been laid heavily upon every place these monsters have visited. A party of the bravest and most powerful adventurers has been assembled and given the charge to punish the miscreant giants."G1-3 module picture taken from Wayne's book site. I get Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using Gary Gygax's D3 Vault of the Drow & Queen Of The Demonweb Pits With Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - A Mini Campaign

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 06:35
"As a member of a bold party of adventurers, you and your associates have trekked far into what seems to be a whole underworld of subterranean tunnels -- arteries connecting endless caves and caverns which honeycomb the foundations of the lands beneath the sun. Your expedition has dogged the heels of the Dark Elves who caused great woe and then fled underground. "  I want to run D3 Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Thoughts on Appendix Arabian Nights - AL-QADIM Zothique OSR - Planar Matters

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 19:52
"In a lost land, that only dreams have known,Where flaming suns walk naked and alone;Among horizons bright as molten brass,And glowing heavens like furnaces of glass,It rears with dome and tower manifold,Rich as a dawn of amarant and gold,Or gorgeous as the Phoenix, born of fire,And soaring from an opalescent pyreSheer to the zenith. Like some anademeOf Titan jewels turned to flame and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Appendix Arabian Nights - AL-QADIM Zothique OSR Campaign Commentary

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 17:05
"Ride a magic carpet to a land of a thousand and one adventures! Visit spired cities, lush oases, and mysterious isles set in glittering seas. Meet sultans and sheikhs. See genies and giants. Discover a trove of new magical treasures!"Hmm this Jeff Grub setting box set  seems strangely familiar?! Over the weekend I've been doing a ton of thinking about Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique and I've Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Tyranny and Mutation - The Planet Algol Blues For 'The Transmaniacon' For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 06:29
Have you talked with your Transmaniacon recruiter today?Joining only costs you your sanity &  soul One of the main reasons why I got into blogging was being inspired by other OSR bloggers. The scene wasn't so terribly commercialized. That would come much later on but one of the early blogs that I read was Planet Algol. At some point was gonna be an OSR gonzo science fantasy rule Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review Of The New OSR Retro System - Apes Victorious Rpg System From Goblinoid Games For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 21:20
"ALERT! ALERT! PREMATURE LANDING! You groggily come back to consciousness after a long cryosleep. Your ship’s warning system is telling you the ship has entered the atmosphere of a planet and is about to crash land under autopilot. Crawling to a seat, you buckle in, joining your fellow astronauts as you quickly check instrument readings.Through the cockpit window you see a barren, desolate Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Strangers In A Sword & Sorcery Land - A Leap Day Sale - Cha'alt & AS&SH combined with Old School Campaign Goodness

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 21:09
The world of Cha'alt started as a fairly typical medieval land with elves, dwarves, snake-men, clerics, and magic-users; steeped in superstition along with antediluvian traditions, before the Old Gods went mad.  Three-thousand years passed. The surface dwellers split from the malevolent creatures who slithered below. Those who remained on the surface lost the understanding of magic, but theirNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Tracts in Amber - Some CampaignThoughts on Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique, Mystara, & Tom Modvey's X2 Castle Amber

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 17:31
"Aeons of aeons ago, in an epoch whose marvelous worlds have crumbled, and whose mighty suns are less than shadow, I dwelt in a star whose course, decadent from the high, irremeable heavens of the past, was even then verging upon the abyss in which, said astronomers, its immemorial cycle should find a dark and disastrous close. Ah, strange was that gulf-forgotten star - how stranger than any Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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