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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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Blood & Treachery - The Hidden Connections in Judge's Guild's City State of the Invincible Overlord 1977 & Gary Gygax's Greyhawk

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 06:54
"A legend in gaming history, the revised booklet covers the many various shops, taverns, inns, temples, and barracks of the classic city state. Long a favorite of Judges all over the world, and our best selling item since it was printed in 1977, it includes maps for boths players and judges of the areas and five levels of dungeon under the City State to explore. Also shown in all it's Dwarven Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using Dungeon Dungeon issue #10 (March/April 1988) For a Greyhawk & Judge's Guild's The Wilderlands of High Fantasy 1977 Crossover Campaign Idea

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:06
If you want a magazine adventure that really establishes the Greyhawk veneer it would be Dungeon issue #10  (March/April 1988). Author John Nephew really back the party of adventurers when they encounter a tomb with a view. But there's far more here with an NPC and a magic item with issues.  Now Brice at Ten Foot Pole blog  doesn't hate  the adventure but  it does require a bit of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The view from Greyhawk & Judge's Guild's The Wilderlands of High Fantasy 1977 - More Old School Commentary

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 06:27
"Enter this world and discover excitement far beyond your wildest dreams. Greyhawk is the place where adventure begins and ends" Tonight I was reading through Greyhawk Adventures: Saga of Old City By Gary Gygax. I was surprised at the overlap between this book & the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition book Greyhawk Adventures book by James M Ward. You can find a large write up I did on Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Judge Guild Campaign Dreams & Greyhawk Nights - OSR Campaign Commentary

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 17:13
Last night I got home about four A.M. & began to do some research into some of the better Judge's Guild modules. I'm looking into original ideas, campaigns, etc that involve the classic Judge's Guild adventures. One of the things I keep running into is some manure controversy or other involving Judge's Guild over the years. All that I'm dealing with is the Seventies & Eighties run of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Morlock Bug Hunt - Session One Tegel Manor 1977 By Judge's Guild Campaign Notes

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 04:58
The PC's going on a door to door on a bug hunt in tonight's game. In tonight's game it was a mix of DYI Dungeons & Dragons as well as an OSR pull from. I dusted off my copy of  the Advanced Edition Companion (Labyrinth Lord) for tonight's game.  The PC's ran into a raiding party of Morlocks which were drawn from the Mutant Future Encyclopedia.  These Morlocks were a death squad to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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World Without End A Post Apocalyptic Time Travel Movie For Your Old School Science Fantasy Games

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 16:21
 For the past 2 weeks I've been looking into a post apocalyptic movies that really doesn't get a lot of air time these days .  World Without End came out in 1955 and had a pretty solid cast to it. We've got time travel, retro future rocket ships, mutants, shiny underground survivors, science councils,etc. All of the fixings for a post apocalyptic buffet.   The real plot is very Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Cha'alt By Venger Satanis For OSR Games, D20 Crimson Dragon Slayer, & D&D fifth edition

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 07:26
"Cha'lt is  a campaign setting  &  megadungeon called Cha'alt.  It's gonzo, eldritch, post-apocalyptic science-fantasy, and about 218  pages geared to both the OSR and 5e D&D audience." I was sent a copy of Cha'alt by Venger Satanis because I supported the Kickstarter for this 218 page megadungeon. Its another reworking of Venger's D2o neoclone system Crimson Dragon Slay  & a mega dungeon Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free OSR PDF Dragon Foot Resource ~ Guide To The Realms of Aedenne For Your Old School Fantasy Campaign

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 23:03
"A new gaming world  of adventure  designed for First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, but of course easily adapted for use in all roleplay games." Download It Right Over HERE This is a campaign world designed in the vein of the classic first edition AD&D game but easily adaptable to any OD&D world or retroclone currently on the market. The world is described by Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Revenge Of The Rumps - Tegel Manor 1977 By Judge's Guild Campaign Notes

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 18:28
"Tegel Manor is an adventure involving Tegel Manor, a great manor-fortress belonging to the Rump family, whose only living member is Sir Runic the Rump, who has tried to sell the manor with no luck, and would reward anyone who could rid the manor of his corrupt, dead ancestors" Well let's charge into today's entry. Like a bad dream Tegel Manor has reared its head in my world once Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Notes on Running B3 Palace of the Silver Princess (Basic) By Tom Moldvay, & Jean Wells

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 07:46
I've been thinking more about B3 Palace of the Silver Princess by Tom Moldvey & Jean Wells as well as  the Adventurer,Conqueror, King rpg. Today I came across a very interesting post on the Alexandrian blog and its author's attempts to reskin the Green Moldvay module & Jean Wells original orange  version.  It  might make sense that there's more going on below the module' surface. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary On Running B3 Palace of the Silver Princess With Adventurer,Conqueror, King As Old School Campaign

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 05:47
Not long ago, the valley was green and animals ran free through golden fields of grain. The Princess Argenta ruled over this peaceful land and the people were secure and happy. Then one day, a warrior riding a white dragon appeared in the skies over the castle, and almost overnight the tiny kingdom fell into ruin. Now only ruins and rumors remain, and what legends there are tell of a fabulous Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Caves of the Unknown Adventure Options For B2 Gary Gygax's Keep On The Borderlands

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 17:21
So over on Facebook a post came up on last night's B2 Keep On The Borderlands commentary,'What do you do about the Caves of The Unknown?' Well, I didn't know about B2.5 Caves of the Unknown By By Charley Phipps, Thom Wilson, Mike Badolato from ThrowiGames & NTRPGCon a B/X  module Levels 2-4. Brice over at the Ten Foot Pole blog has a pretty solid review of  the adventure. Glen Halstrom also Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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B2 Keep On The Borderland Adventure Module Commentary On The Internal Adventure Structure & Framework For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:59
Many old school gamers cut their teeth on B2 The Keep On The Borderland adventure. This is one of the most iconic and interesting introduction adventures that came down the pike from the old school period starting with the Holmes 1979 version of it. Let's look at some of the bits and pieces that make B2 so iconic and interesting. Ever since I was a kid, I've been obsessed with B2 Keep on The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Quick Review and Commentary On 'The Pay What You Like ' Issue of Brave the Labyrinth - Issue #2 (PDF) From Small Niche Games

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:52
This is a pay what you want download HERE! I'm always looking for new and interesting OSR source material to use with science fantasy and space based games. The fill in what you like attitude of the folks over at small niche games is just right for my DYI gaming needs. The latest pay what you want issue #2 of Brave The Labyrinth continues with this creed and expands on it with some Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Bit Of OSR Campaign Commentary On Gary Gygax's G1-3 Against the Giants & A0-A4: Against the Slave Lords Compilation Book By David "Zeb" Cook, Allen Hammack, Harold Johnson, & Tom Moldvay

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:32
"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. "Here's the back history on G1-3 according to the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Thoughts On Adventurer, Conqueror, King, Rpg's Lairs & Encounters Book

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 06:45
"Lairs & Encounters™ is the ultimate supplement for fantasy RPG sandbox campaigns. Designed for use with the Adventurer Conqueror King System™ (ACKS™), it is readily compatible with other fantasy role-playing games built on the same core rules."If there is one other book besides the Adventurer, Conqueror, King rpg rule book that I love its the Lairs & Encounters book. I've used it more timesNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mutant Madness - Notes On Mutants

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:15
Note that this blog entry came from the annals of 2011. Before the release of Deadpool & Deadpool II. And since then the Marvel Xmen movies are now owned by Disney. The information still applies to an upcoming personal project of mine.  Mutant Madness So  X-Men First Class opened over the weekend & others have covered it in their blogs. Needless to say that over the weekend I printed Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Deeper & Deeper - The Connections between D3 Vault of the Drow & the Slavers 'A' series of Modules

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 06:10
" 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. " Is there a connection Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Bit Of OSR Campaign Commentary On A0-A4: Against the Slave Lords Compilation Book By David "Zeb" Cook, Allen Hammack, Harold Johnson, & Tom Moldvay

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 17:50
"A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity: It is time to put a stop to the marauders! For years the coastal towns have been burned and looted by the forces of evil. You and your fellow adventurers have been recruited to root out and destroy the source of these raids—as hundreds of good men and women have been taken by the slavers and have never been seen or heard from again!"One of the things about Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Updated & Expanded Review & Commentary On The Basic D&D Adventure CM3 Sabre River By Douglas Niles and Bruce Nesmith For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 05:07
"You are a guest of the count, one of your allies and the strongest man in the region. Your sojourn has been pleasant, a nice change after weeks of battle. Suddenly the courtyard below your window is filled with the noise of galloping horses. More guests? You yawn as you look out. But these people arriving look more like tax collectors than guests. You decide to give your attention to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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