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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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1d10 Random Alien & Lovecraftian Menaces From Within The Vampire's Corpse Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 19:11
There are things that survive the killing of a major undead horror such as a vampire especially around Christmas time. The true nature of these horrors is revealed in this world & the alien negative material plane. Parasites, alien things, and worse that live within the bodies of the lords of the undead reveal themselves. PC's should be aware of task that they take on for themselves when one of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Keeping The Adventurers All In The Family - 1d7 Random Sword & Sorcery Blood Relative Patrons Table For Old School Campaigns

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:30
The two barbarian warriors crossed the wilderness as well as the  wastelands just to get to these strange & sick looking bio mechanical towers that hovered over them. They hurt the eyes of the warriors just to look upon.'I was expecting more Crum, the architectural aesthetic for those towers is so two thousand years ago.''Look we need his help if we're going to get to star port temple, you knewNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Two Great Tastes Of Purple - Adventurer, Conqueror, King Rpg Combined With Venger Satanis's Megadungeon Cha'alt

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:04
I've been doing a lot of rereading of the Adventurer, Conqueror, King rpg over the last couple of days. And its gonna be a couple of days before I get back to DM Steve's game again. As a long haul trucker he's got a full schedule & lots going on. But I've been thinking about Kort'thalis Publishing's mega dungeon Cha'alt by Venger Satanis. Now this seems like an unlikely pairing but its Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d6 Random Demons of The Outer Void Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 05:04
The Outer Void allows many spirits to bridge the shores of reality. They travel on the Winds of Darkness moving across the bows & breaks of the currents of the Astral to come to foreign shores. These spirits often take over corpses of warriors, strange wanderers, & the fallen. These spirits count as wights or even minor demons, they have often been in the void for centuries. Spirits Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d7 Random Dangerous Alien & Weird Damned Souls Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:47
There are echoes of ancient lost souls & civilizations that exist on the fringes of the world, places that no man can or should visit but adventurers & outlaws frequently trespass. These are alien places left over from from things & beings who have passed beyond the turn of the wheel. These beings have lost themselves to the darkness of time. Those who dally with such sites risk the anger of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Lovecraftian Connections Of The Free Issue Of Fantastic Story Quarterly 1951 Winter v02n01 To The 'Old Solar System' Campaign Setting

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:34
Its eleven thirty  in the morning & over the weekend the latest OSR stuff is now dying as people get back to work.This was one of the successor reprint pulp magazines to the original runs. There were a number of these magazines after the original pulps houses closed down or evolved into animals on the wilds of the news stands. Many of these issues had a bit of the HP Lovecraft circle of writersNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using Classic TSR Era D&D B/X Adventures For An Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Campaign Path Plus Free OSR Adventure Resources

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:15
So I've been thinking about running PC's through some basic adventures for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea but I need some old school options to get the player's juices going. Fortunately I've got several real world friends who have run several player groups through classic TSR era adventures and modules.  I've been talking with some folks in the real world about Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Bloodshed & Conquest "Barbarian Warlords of Greyhawk" Part Nine Commentary - A2: "Secret of the Slavers Stockade" (1981), by Harold Johnson with Tom Moldvay

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:41
" A2: Secret of the Slavers Stockade: The heroes  battle against the slavers continues! You and your fellow adventurers have defeated the slavers of Highport, but you have learned of the existence of another slaver stronghold, and you have decided to continue the attack. But beware! Only the most fearless of adventurers could challenge the slavers on their own ground, and live to tell of it!Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d6 Random Treasures & Finds Of The Ancient Lotus Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:04
Deep in the heart of certain Hyperborean ruins are ancient spirits of malevolent intent and dangerous aspect. These horrors are created from those who sucked down the fumes of the black lotus that grew from the corpse farms of Atlantis. These spirits are part of the family of specters created not through violence but the corpse born curse of the Black Lotus corpse flowers. They Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Bloody Wheels Within Wheels "Barbarian Warlords of Greyhawk" Part Eight Commentary - A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity By David 'Zeb' Cook

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 15:24
"The heroes have entered the dungeons & ruins of The  Temple of Elemental Evil. Great deeds of valor & heroism were accomplished, & riches were taken from the belly of the beast. The greatest evil that Greyhawk has known has been vanquished back to the darkness of the Underworld & Abyss! ""The horror & depravity has ended. Now the PC's can retire to a life of barbarian pleasure & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Dangerous Violence & Conquest of T1 The Temple Of Elemental Evil By Gary Gygax & Frank Mentzer - Barbarian Warlords of Greyhawk Part Seven

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 05:05
"Thousands of humanoid tribes of orcs, ill spawned things of chaos have come from out of the hills! They've laid waste to hundreds of villages, farms, & set fire to ancient groves. There are whispers of demons, wizards, & worse commanding them! But the worst of it was when the raiders came! "Lets face facts war breeds opportunity & the barbarian tribes of Greyhawk are not going to sitNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Black Sorcery Most Foul Behind The Barbarian Warlords of Greyhawk Setting - More OSR Side Setting Commentary Part Six

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 03:32
What foul forces have been unleashed upon Greyhawk from a source of evil fouler then the imaginations of man? Where does the corruption of chaos & depravity come from? Whose let loose  foul secrets that man was not mean to know come from? Today we'll take a look in this quick interlude!  Alright I got an email asking me what could possibly shatter the time/space continuum of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Blood On The Battlefield The Road To T1 Temple of Elemental Evil By Gary Gygax & Frank Menzer Adapted For The Barbarian Warlords of Greyhawk

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 23:30
"Once far from any important activity, the Village of Hommlet became embroiled in the struggle between gods and demons when the Temple of Elemental Evil arose but a few leagues away. Luckily for its inhabitants, the Temple and its evil hordes were destroyed a decade ago, but Hommlet still suffers from incursions of bandits and strange monsters." Grab your sword, your shield Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Barbarian Warlords of Greyhawk Part I & II - Violence & Bloodshed In Hommlet - OSR Commentary on T1 The Village of Hommlet By Gary Gygax For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 19:32
Note that a couple of days ago I did a post on using Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Gary Gygax's Greyhawk . Anyhow back in 2017 I ran a hypothetical Adventurer, Conqeuror, King campaign using The Heroic Fantasy  Handbook from Adventurer, Conqeuror, King Kickstarter. Here's the first of a series of notes from that timeSo a couple of days ago I Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d20 Random Minor Finds Table From The Mega Dungeon Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 03:19
There are always small items, relics, & unusual finds that turn up in the oddest places that lead adventurers onto the trails of the world spanning places of adventure. Things of odd reputations & fragments from with these places of adventure & dangerous virtue. Here then is a list of 1d20 minor finds that will lead adventurers down the rabbit hole further into the jaws of adventure & Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Retro Review For Module Xs2 Thunderdelve Mountain By William Carlson For Dungeons & Dragons Expert Sets & Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 20:07
Thunderdelve  Mountain about as metal a Dwarven adventure as you can get, the blurb is like something Wagner meets Tolkien on a mountain someplace and this is their baby. This is supposed to be a solo module but at levels seven to nine its more of a fully realized Dwarven party romp through the lair of a red dragon.  Thunderdelve Mountain is an adventure tailored for solo play and doesn't get Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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From Hyperborea I Can See Oerth - Sword & Sorcery Greyhawk Being Run With The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers Of Hyperborea Rpg System Part II - B2 In Search of the Unknown By Mike Carr

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:48
"Many years ago two wealthy adventurers, Roghan the Fearless and Zelligar the Unknown, built a hidden complex known as the Caverns of Quasqueton. From this base, they conducted their affairs away from the prying eyes of civilization. While of questionable ethical standing, the two drove back a barbarian invasion and gained the support of locals. Eventually, they gathered their own army and wentNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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From Hyperborea I Can See Oerth - Sword & Sorcery Greyhawk Being Run With The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers Of Hyperborea Rpg System

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:05
I'm never content to rest on my laurels, & last night I was zipping around the internet gathering up information about Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. Once again I came across the review that Venger Satanis did for AS&SH on Rpg.net (I'm not a fan of rpg.net at all. That's a personal preference.),but I came across this bit,"Likewise, there are some really cool magic items andNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d20 Random Encounters With Minor Lovecraftian Monsters Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:44
There are encounters that both dangerous and highly unexpected in the wilds and wilderness, things that are best left forgotten at the edge of civilization. These survivors of other ages and eons can be extremely dangerous. Often times psychic madness and insanity clings to these types of monsters, horrors, and mutated madmen. There is a 30 % chance of some lingering insanity and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Random Weird Lovecraftian Post Apocalpytic Wasteland Ruin Adventure Location Table For Your Old School Wasteland Campaign

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 21:20
There are locations that defy explanation out in the waste lands, places that will cause insanity to some degree in those that see them. These place challenge the perceptions and ideas of adventurers, most often they are blights and abominations on the face of reality. Here then are a series of random high level places of horror and Lovecraftian depravity to cause PC's incredible Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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