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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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The Egg of the Coot & The Demon Worm - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Ten

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 05:41
The Witch Coven of Garlghast & the Egregore set by Privateer Press (34035), make excellent substitutes for the witches of Egg of Coot.  Cha'alt/Godbound  campaign had a high rate of ultra violence! In tonight's game the party encountered a Cha'alt demon worm along with purple demon  cleric summoner  & its  the sky ship guardians. The demon worm turned on the handlers as its cleric was Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Divine Inspiration - Ray Harryhausen's Jason & The Argonauts 1963 & Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Commentary

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 17:27
"The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. " Sometimes you've got to go back to the well for inspiration & in this case its the Ray Harryhausen 1963 classic Jason & the Argonauts. Here's the low down on this film from its wiki entry; "Jason and the Argonauts (working title: Jason and the Golden Fleece) is a 1963 Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary Lich Lords Adventure Module By Lynn Sellers of Mayfair Games's Role Aids for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons First Edition & Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 05:55
"After countless millenia, A DARK POWER AWAKENS.You have been summoned to appear before your king, who was once a great man, but is now held fast in the icy grip of fear. Trembling, he tells of mighty earthquakes to the north that destroyed villages and unearthed the... FORGOTTEN CITY OF THE LICH LORDSEnter the catacombs of this buried city and find the way to destroy the evil before it brings Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Books matter - OSR Campaign Setting Flip - World War I Godzilla - Prelude To War of the Worlds

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 20:11
"And we men, the creatures who inhabit this earth, must be to them at least as alien and lowly as are the monkeys and lemurs to us. The intellectual side of man already admits that life is an incessant struggle for existence, and it would seem that this too is the belief of the minds upon Mars. Their world is far gone in its cooling, and this world is still crowded with life, but crowdedNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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War of the Worlds Godzilla 1914 - Years Zero 1912 -1913 A Troll Lord Games OSR/ Victorious rpg Campaign

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 04:40
"At any rate, in all the bodies of the Martians that were examined after the war, no bacteria except those already known as terrestrial species were found. That they did not bury any of their dead, and the reckless slaughter they perpetrated, point also to an entire ignorance of the putrefactive process. But probable as this seems, it is by no means a proven conclusion. Neither is the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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War of the Worlds Godzilla 1914 - The Opening Salvo A Troll Lord Games Victorious rpg Campaign

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 23:39
"At any rate, whether we expect another invasion or not, our views of the human future must be greatly modified by these events. We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man; we can never anticipate the unseen good or evil that may come upon us suddenly out of space. It may be that in the larger design of the universe this Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Return to Dwimmermount - Tides of Blood & War - Cha'alt & ACK's Dwimmermount

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 17:52
Its been a very busy morning but last night I wanted to get back to ACKs Dwimmermount within my Godbound/Cha'alt campaign. Way back in 2017 I stumbled upon this thread about Dwimmermount on the General ACKs forums.  There are a few changes that would be made right off the get go. The fact that Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea's rpg system Hyperboreans & the Thulian Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Setting The Stage of Mythology With Monsters of Myth & Legend by Greg Gorden and Neil Randall, Published By Mayfair Games

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 07:25
"Monsters of Myth & Legend is a supplement describing over 100 monsters drawn from the American Indian, Australian Aborigine, Chinese, Greek, Irish Celtic, and Norse mythology. Each includes game statistics and legendry; most are illustrated. Monsters of Myth & Legend is a sourcebook play aid containing encyclopedic listings of dozens of creatures and deities to add to an existing fantasy Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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From Epic To Urban - The Uses of Lankhmar City of Adventure (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 2nd Edition : Official Game Accessory) by Anthony Pryor For Your Old School Campaign

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 17:31
"LANKHMAR...city of thieves, city of the night, city of adventure. Home of Fritz Leiber's famous heroes, FAFHRD™ and the GRAY MOUSER™; greatest adventurers in the world of Nehwon. The city of Lankhmar springs to life as an exciting Setting for the AD&D® game.Visit the fabled Rainbow Palace, stroll the surly streets of the old town, haggle at the market place or risk the winding maze Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The War of the Worlds Godzilla 1898! - A Troll Lord Games Victorious rpg Campaign Set Up

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:43
"No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their affairs they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Further Readings In The World Book of Khaas, Legendary Lands of Arduin - The Human Elf Wars

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 14:33
"Over the pile of ancient corpses the two  warriors climbed. They found refuge in the tomb of some long forgotten Elven minor noble. The tomb was surrounded by the skeletons of some unknown race of alien marauders. The orcs passed without disturbing the trespassers even as the mad cleric & the black wizard had teleported away. The pig faced horrors dressed in a mockery of human armaments snappedNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Going Full Cha'alt - Volton The Deathless Major NPC!

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 19:30
Resurrected from the billion year old junk yard of super science & demonic energies beneath the shifting purple sands of Cha'alt's Vega Corso. A lone demonic agent of chaos strides out for his mecha again. Call from beyond by the demon worm sultan of Cha'alt Nevar'us the Damned. Volton The Deathless has been called forth from the Abyss to defend the armies of  the Egg of Coot. The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Once & Future Greyhawk -- Using The World of Greyhawk (1e) Campaign Folio By Gary Gygax For An OSR Science Fantasy Campaign

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 18:26
"So the players have been complaining that the campaign is too dull, eh? Not enough detail? Why is this country at war with its neighbors? How can trade routes exist with all those wandering monsters? Most importantly, why do all of those unsacked, unlooted dungeons and ruins stand so close to the one big city all of the adventurers in the world hail from?" "Rejoice, Dungeon Masters,Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blackmoor, Dungeons, & The Terror of the Gas Station - -Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Six

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 19:45
While this is a mock up cover for an imaginary Dungeons & Dragons module by Havard. The bio mechanical artwork of H.G. Giger is exactly how I picture the egg operating.   The Arizona leg of my campaign last night was getting the PC's settled into their new digs inside the dragon king's city state. Then the ball started moving with them assisting the Hyperborean mercenaries with someNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Into The Wastelands With Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique & Xiccarph Collection Edited By Greg Gorgonmilk - An OSR Review & Commentary

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:06
So Greg Gorgonmilk approached myself & a bunch of other OSR folks about doing a Clark Ashton Smith Zothique & Xiccarph book. I contributed some input & comments but he when above & beyond putting the whole affair together. I asked for a review copy because I'm a huge Clark Ashton Smith fanatic. I'm more of a Clark Ashton Smith reader then HP Lovecraft which seems to come with time. The book Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Evil In The Wastelands -Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Five

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:17
In tonight's game my players are going to deeply embroiled within the city of the dragon king while the forces of the Egg of Coot march across the wastelands!Came across these The Witch Coven of Garlghast & the Egregore set by Privateer Press (34035) in a random Google image search they make excellent substitutes for the witches of Egg of Coot. So for the last two weeks I've been Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Cosmic OSR Hi Jinks - Commentary On Nexus's The Infinite City rpg & First Comics Series Warp With Even More OSR Overtones

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:22
  My working/playing  copy of Nexus The Infinite City so used with the cover worn off.So I spent the last couple of days in the presence of the royal family of Cynosure, yeah that's right we're in for more Nexus The Infinite City & First Comics commentary. So the Wikipedia entry on the pan dimensional city of Cynosure reads;" Cynosure is a fictional pan-dimensional city that exists within theNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adventures On Old Mars - A Castles & Crusades & Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Hybrid Campaign

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:35
One of the thought exercises that I've been tossing around is the option of using Castles & Crusades plus Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea to run an Old Mars game adventure or two. This has been on radar even since DM Steve spoke at length about the Serpent Men becoming a problem on Old Mars. I'm thinking about using the Castles & Crusades Siege engine systems to power the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Good, The Bad, & The Lovecraftian - Post Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Death Squad One Shot Encounter

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 19:21
One of the ideas that I've been toying with over the last couple of months with my campaigns is a down & dirty Cha'alt NPC death squad & for this I wanted to break out one of the OSR classics. So Goblinoid Games Realms of Crawling Chaos is gonna get a bit of a workout. This of course is part of my on going Cha'alt/Godbound campaign. The idea is that my player's PC's have been causing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Play Shade of Tom Moldvay's X2 Castle Amber - Clark Ashton Smith & Jack Vance Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:36
Harry Quin's The Wild Hunt from Tom Moldvay's X2 Castle Amber m module This Bob Bledsaw II business has left a bad taste in my mouth & for a while I'm gonna have to switch out my Judge's Guild material for my campaigns at least for a couple of months. But since this led to a bit of a sleepless night for me. Why?! Because of the fact that a player of mine reminded me that  I was going Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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