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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.comBlogger6187125
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OSR Review & Commentary On Guilds and Orders by Steven Chenault From Troll Lord Games For Your Old School or OSR Fantasy Game

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:49
 "Guilds and Orders is a simple resource guide for use at almost any table and any roleplaying game. It lists several dozen possible guilds or orders that you can port into your game and use to augment an adventure through role playing. It’s a book that adds depth to a region by giving its people that much more flavor. Below you’ll find outlined scores of guilds and orders, that serve as ready toNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary on Bounty Hunters In The Clement Sector By John Watts From Independence Games For The Clement Sector Campaign Setting For Cepheus Engine & 2d6 Original Science Fiction Games

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:20
 "Bring 'em back alive!With the many independent governments of Clement Sector, it is necessary to have a method to capture criminals who take advantage of the lack of a ruling interstellar polity and go on the run from justice.  For most governments in Clement Sector, the answer is the manhunter.  ""Manhunters include those who have dedicated their lives to tracking down criminals on the run, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Its All In Today's Mail - Paul Elliot's Zaibatu rpg & Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, & Manuel Souza Combined

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 02:29
 “Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.”― William S. BurroughsSo this blog entry is gonna pick right up from here. And I asked for a physical  copy of  Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, &  Manuel Souza. And the author came through in spades. Why would I need a physical copy? Because my eyes are ready to bleed out of their sockets Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary 'On Skull and Crossbones: Piracy in Clement Sector ' By John Watts From Independence Games For the Clement Sector Campaign Setting & 2d6 Cepheus Engine

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 18:40
 "ARRRR!  Heave to and prepare to be boarded!Piracy has been a near constant in Clement Sector since the Conduit was first opened.  In fact, some historians maintain that piracy may have played as large a part in the direction that civilization spread from Hub as did the astrography of the sector.  The act has been part of the fabric of the sector and continues to be so despite the best efforts Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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At Any Price - - Paul Elliot's Zaibatu rpg & Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, & Manuel Souza Combined

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 06:08
 “There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?”― William S. Burroughs, Exterminator!Yes, what are they doing there in the first place?!  Let's pick it right up from the other day on the blog.  Who are the party in the first place?!  If their agents of the powers from Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, &  Manuel Souza combining it with Zozer Games Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Things of the Moon - James Ward's Tainted Lands & Cultclassic Eighties Movie Mixed With A1 Assault on Blacktooth Ridge By Davis Chenault - More Thoughts On Horror Campaigns In The Tainted Lands

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 03:21
  “This madness is no longer contained in the Tainted Lands. It spreads, filling the empty places around it with the dread of horror, polluting the world one small step at a time.”"Upon the far slopes of the Turmberg Mountains, where the northern shores of Lake Vanhir lap the Plains of Cos lie the fog-enshrouded Tainted Lands. In the Days before Days hosts of dark hearted Val-Ehrakun settled hereNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Happy Dave Arneson Day & Some Thoughts On David Lance Arneson

Sat, 10/02/2021 - 05:59
 Happy Dave Arneson day everyone! Mr.Arneson was the co creator of original Dungeons & Dragons. And he's one of the innovators of the grand game as we know it. There are so many things that I owe to Mr.Arenson as both a player & as a dungeon master. David Lance Arneson, October 1, 1947, Hennepin County, Minnesota, U.S.He literally is one of the founding fathers of the game that we call Dungeons &Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Agents Within The Blood Soaked Alleyways of SANCTUARY! A Cepheus Engine Rpg View Into Chaosium's Thieves World rpg Campaign Box Set

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 20:05
 "Skulk through the night on the heels of Shadowspawn . . . delve into the twisted tunnels of the Purple Mage . . . attend the court (or perhaps the harem) of Prince Kadakithis . . . dodge the keen-eyed Hell Hounds with Jubal's Hawkmasks . . . drink your ale and guard your purse at the Vulgar Unicorn . . . boldly walk the streets of the wildest, most varied, and most downright fascinating city inNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Clement Sector Core Setting Book By John Watts From Independence Games For Cepheus Engine Rpg & Your Old School 2d6 Rpg Science Fiction Campaigns

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 21:51
"Welcome to Clement Sector!In 2210, scientists discovered a wormhole allowing travel to the opposite side of the Milky Way galaxy.  Once across, exploration teams discovered worlds far more suited to human habitation than those in star systems nearer to Earth.  Were they terraformed by some unknown race?  Are they just a coincidence in the vast diversity of the universe?""Over the ensuing years Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 'The Giants Wrath' By Brian Young From Troll Lord Games For Castles & Crusades Or Your Old School Seige Engine rpg Campaign

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 23:47
 "In the grey seas and dark skies of turbulent chaos, you see a long black dragon-shaped ship. A dozen massive oars on each side row to the beat of a thundering drum. Tall, harsh-faced and dark-hued, fully-armored forms walk the deck, shouting orders in terrifying voices . . . the Formians come again.""A power has risen in the Otherworld, it drives the storms upon the shores with such force that Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 'Crimson Escalation' By Venger As'Nas Satanis, & Rob Couture For Your Old School Game Campaigns

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 18:40
 "I was looking for a way to make my D&D combat fast, realistic, and exciting.  I put forth a few ideas, but my friend Rob Couture had the idea of increasing the critical-hit range every round.  I took his idea and ran with it.Included in this PDF is the cover image, Rob Couture's foreword, an explanation of the Crimson Escalation mechanic, a visual aid "tracker" so you always know what crits, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Home is Where The Hell is - Paul Elliot's Zaibatu rpg & Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, & Manuel Souza Combined

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 22:56
 “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ”― William S. BurroughsNow let's pick it up where we left off yesterday within Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, &  Manuel Souza combining it with Zozer Games Zaibatsu rpg  How can the cutting edge technologies, psionics, etc. be incorporated fromNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Michael Brown's New World: 2D6 Adventure in a Cyberpunk America For Cepheus Engine rpg or Your Old School 2d6 Science Fiction rpgs

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 05:29
 Oh, beautiful for spacious skiesSkies that are colored gray, not like that of a dead channel, but from rain trying in vain to wash away the grime and evil of the streets below.For amber waves of grainGrain used to make “food” to feed America’s 430+ million people; and of course, the fatcats still get the first — and sometimes the only — mouthfuls."For purple mountains’ majestiesThat the average Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On "The Goblins of Mount Shadow" By Brian Young For Castles & Crusades For Castles & Crusades Rpg or Your Old School Campaigns

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 15:30
" Many long years ago the denizens of Mount Yr Wyddfa crawled beneath the earth; foul minded fey, goblins and others of that ilk; they fled for reasons unknown to any but themselves. The terraced slopes, the valleys, ravines and forested highlands settled in peace, farms spread along the greens, people settled and prospered. But the world unfolds, for ever turning, mirroring the past. It began Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Two Rpg Flavors Combined - Paul Elliot's Zaibatu rpg & Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, & Manuel Souza

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 06:13
 "Postcards from Avalidad is a darkly surreal Tech-Noir game setting and adventure context for *Punk, and Actual F*cking Monsters.""Avalidad combines cyber, bio and psi punk to create a Burroughsian nightmare world of decadence,"Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, &  Manuel Souza is a darkly surreal rpg of beast. And it its a great post cyberpunk rpg resource as well as a decedent beast ofNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 'Night of the Spirits' By Brian Young For Castles & Crusades Rpg or Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 23:12
 "At the end of each year comes the month and holiday of Samonios, Samhain or Nos Galan Gaeaf, or Halloween. This is the time when the worlds are drawn together and monsters, gods and the spirits of ancestors wander between them. It is a dangerous and dark time in which the most holy and sacred of ideas mean more than they ever have before in the previous year. It is a time for the Dead and to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Expedition To The Deep Session Report #3 - The Free Gamma World Adventure GW5 'Rapture From the Deep' & X6 Quagmire by Merle M. Rasmussen With The Castles & Crusades Rpg Aligned With The Star Ship Warden Rpg book

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 16:58
 Billie Smith our Elven ranger has been scouting ahead with his partner & scout running across the remains of several strange spiral buildings partially submerged underwater. And they ran across one of the mecha killers of this game. Several gigantic toads of double & triple hit points able to take out monsters many times their size. They also noticed that their skin had mirror like quality to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Megavolt Monsters Adapted from The 1978 The Godzilla Power Hour For Cepheus Atom & Your 2d6 Science Fantasy Campaigns

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 06:18
 Up from the inner Earth the megavolt monsters are a little understood species of Kaiju discovered by the Nazi in the Mid Atlantic rift back in Nineteen thirty nine under the Hidel expediation. The megavolt species are energy absorbers specifically electricity. They are capable of absorbing & creating thousands of mega volts of electricity. The megavolt species are highly terroritial & will Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 'The Gods Left It Behind' By Joseph Mohr From Old School Role Playing For Cepheus Engine Rpg & Old School 2d6 Science Fiction Rpg's

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 20:01
 "Archeologists have been studying the primitive natives on the jungle world of Eniran. These natives have carved cities out of the thick jungle there. According to the native legends a god like race lives in a castle in the clouds above them. At first the archeologists thought that this was just native superstition but recently they discovered that there is, indeed, a castle floating in the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Reviews & Commentary 100 Undead (Dark Fantasy) From Chaos Factory by Eric Diaz For Your Old School Campaign

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 02:14
"100 Dark Fantasy Undead is a collection of undead creatures for your dark fantasy games. There are undead of all types here... the creepy, the funny, the scary, etc. "There are no statistics or mechanics here; this is moslty a collection of ideas. " So I've been looking into variant undead for my upcoming Halloween campaign & 100 Undead (Dark Fantasy) From Chaos Factory by Eric Diaz..   100 Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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