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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.comBlogger5920125
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Law, Chaos, & the Weird An OSR Commentary With Castles and Crusades Of Gods & Monsters By James Ward

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 18:04
" Mythic epics are the driving force behind fantasy role playing games! Castles & Crusades is no exception. Here for the first time C&C branches out into the ether and brings you OF Gods & Monsters a book we guarantee you ll want and use. Written by James M. Ward this book stands along side the Monsters & Treasure as a tremendous resource for adventure and fun. James M. Ward returns to a subject Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Riding on the High Cha'alterral - Saving Cha'alt Session Report One & Review

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 03:10
 So let's dive right in on this from the beginning, DM Ricky had grabbed my copy of Saving Cha'alt a day or so ago. I had bought the pdf two days ago & had it printed out. DM Steve & Ricky brought another player over Charlie to meet up. And the rest of gang filled in after six or so tonight. I have no idea who but someone started saying we ought to be riding the high Cha'alterral. An obvious takeNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Session Report Zero - High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure - Nightshift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars By Jason Vey & Ben Laurence's Through Ultan's Door

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 19:33
 So today we've  gotten the chance to put into practice some of the things we've been talking about here for sometime. And this goes back into a whole cloth other direction in today's game session or one shot. Or should I say the Connecticut one shot. In 1919's Connecticut in the little town of  Bingham tucked in the  Northwestern hills the residents  are stumped by the disappearance of twenty Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure - Nightshift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars By Jason Vey & Law vs Chaos with the Weird

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 05:44
" The one thing that we yearn for in our living days, that makes us sigh and groan and undergo sweet nauseas of all kinds, is the remembrance of some lost bliss that was probably experienced in the womb and can only be reproduced (though we hate to admit it) in death.Part Two, Ch. 4"On the Road (1957) Jack Kerouac Now we've talked frequently about the modular nature of the various OSR clones on Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Legacy of Lum The Mad & Leuk-O In Greyhawk & The Wilderlands of High Fantasy

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 15:36
There are ton of thoughts roaring through my head today after speaking with DM Steve & DM Ricky. One of those was looking over notes from 2019 concerning our Godbound/Cha'alt game campaign. Some of this goes all of the way back to our 2019 Victorious rpg campaign. That morphed into Godzilla 1889 & then bled into Amazing Adventures. The real question was, in the Wilderlands of High Fantasy was Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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It! The Terror from Beyond Space 1958 film adapted for The Cepheus Engine's Hostile Rpg Setting

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 06:03
 The Martian Reptilian is a horror from some unknown star system that crash landed on Mars or perhas a mutated survivor of some lost Martian civilization. The xeno reptilian as it has become known is a strange abomination like exotic hybrid of the Reticulan Xenomorphic & some unknown alien life form. The creature shares many of the xenomorphic biological & ecological traits. This includes an Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure - Nightshift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars By Jason Vey & Original Dungeons & Dragon's The Underground & Wilderness Adventures

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 15:53
 We should be wondering tonight, "Is there a world?" But I could go and talk on 5, 10, 20 minutes about is there a world, because there is really no world, cause sometimes I'm walkin' on the ground and I see right through the ground. And there is no world. And you'll find out."Is There A Beat Generation?" forum at Hunter College, New York, New York (8 November 1958)Jack KerouacSomeplace along theNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Rifts: Crazy PC class adapted for Cepheus Atom & Barbaric!

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 05:56
 The crazy receives a nano cybernetic enhancement that completely rewires the human mind down to the neuralogical level. They gain several abilites right off the bat, the crazy can or may the character  take two Significant Actions and two Minor Actions (or five Minor Actions) in each combat round, though this does not allow a character to move further than 12 meters in a single round. They also Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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High Tech Mysticism & High Caliber Adventure - Nightshift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars By Jason Vey & Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 17:45
 "I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Spectral Samurai Warrior For Sword of Cepheus, Barbaric!, & Cepheus Atom

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 06:59
 An ancient clan of nameless samurai warriors have been cursed by the elder Oni to forevermore be at the beckoned call of black wizards from across space & time. This clan's name has been struck from history but the summoning ritual has been passed from black wizard to cult for eons. The spectral samurai are incredibly dangerous husks of their former selves with absolutely no souls left within Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Order of the Alligator Knights For Sword of Cepheus, Barbaric! & Cepheus Atom

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 03:04
 The Order of the Alligator was founded on a backwater swamp plane that had come into contact with an Arthurian order of knights who were slain saving a group of young Alligator lizardmen mothers &  hatchlings. A survivor of the maccacre of the knights stayed behind to educate the younglings in the precepts,beliefs, & traditions of his knightly order.  The order continued to train even when the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Frozen Blood & Focused Ambitions - Leigh Brackett's Black Amazon of Mars 's 'Shining ones' & Michael Moorcock's Stormbringer mythologies

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 15:02
 This blog entry picks right up where yesterday's left off & we dive into another Martian ecology with an OSR twist or two. Leigh Brackett's Black Amazon of Mars wraps up the Stark triliogy of stories. Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett originally appeared in the March 1951 issue of Planet Stories. It can be read online here at Archive.org. And yes it has some incredibly interesting Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Warm Wet Ragged Tendrils - C.L. Moore's Shambleau & Michael Moorcock's Stormbringer mythologies

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 01:59
 "Somewhere beyond the Egyptians, in that dimness out of which come echoes of half-mythical name - Atlantis, Mu - somewhere back of history's first beginnings there must have been an age when mankind, like us today, built cities of steel to house its star-roving ships and knew the names of the planets in their native tongues..." "Man has conquered space before, .... and faint echoes still run Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Murder Carnivals - a Post Apocalpytic Encounter For Cepheus Atom & Sword of Cepheus

Sun, 04/25/2021 - 06:54
 In the shadow years of Nineteen Eighty One when the limited nuclear war broke the back of reality weird radiations flooded into the world. And strange mutations began to roam the countryside. Some of these mutations found niches in road side attractions & touring carnivals. Travelling from city to city these elaborate rides, attractions, & touring carnivals hide their mutations in plan sight Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, & Karl Edgar Wagner - Age of Conan & Nightshift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars By Jason Vey

Sat, 04/24/2021 - 15:38
  Yesterday was one of those days where you find yourself stuck in a waiting room of a garage. This happened to be in my home town which meant 2 hours or so of garage back & forth for car parts. So grabbing the first printed out pdf from the stack. And in this case it was a print out of two classic OD&D resources Grey Elf' (Jason Vey)'s Age of Conan II: Secrets of Acheron,a sourcebook for Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Brackett & Moorcock - Leigh Brackett, Astonishing Swordmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, & Michael Moorcock's 'Kane of Old Mars'

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 17:38
 Today we're going to dive into a very different Mars then readers might be familar with. A Mars that sits in the sights of three very distinctive authors of Sword & Plantary fiction Its been a very busy couple of weeks & its only getting busier. So during this St.George's day it seems like the perfect opportunity to return to the shores of Mars. DM Ricky & DM Steve have been riding my behind nowNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Paladin's Lion A New Monster of Law For The Sword of Cepheus, Cepheus Atom, & Barbaric!

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 06:02
 The Paladin's Lion is a former elemental god of Law that has taken the form of a lion to guard the wild places against the forces of chaos. This guardian of humanity & the demi races often can be found in places where legends of big cats take on the reality of myth. The paladin lion often accumutates treasure from bandits & other criminals it slays who crosses the monster's path. The Paladin's Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Clark Asthon Smith's Zothique, Appendix 'N', & Castles & Crusades - The D'Amberville's Secrets & Necromancy

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 17:28
“Gaunt as starved herons they were, and great of stature, with a common likeness; and their sunk eyes were visible only by red sparks reflected within them from the blaze. And their eyes, as they chanted, seemed to glare afar on the darkling sea and on things hidden by dusk and distance. And Yadar, coming before them, was aware of swift horror and repugnance that made his gorge rise as if he had Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Fluffy from The Crate Segment of The Movie Creepshow 1982 Adapted For Sword of Cepheus, Cepheus Atom, & Barbaric!

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 05:29
 The Crypt Ape is one of those beasts that was created by the gene manipulation of the Elder Things. These gorilla like hunters were created to guard the crypts of the Elder Things & much later on served the wizards of Hyperborea. When the ices of the polar wastes over took the lost lands of Hyperborea the crypt apes devotion caused them the to cross the threshold into the state of undeath. TheseNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Heroes of Wargaming Games Workshop & Empire of the Petal Throne rpg - A Fast & Dirty Observation

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 16:01
 Going all of the way back to Eighty Six, I busted out 'Heroes For Wargaming' a criminally underrated Games Workshop book. Back when the hobby was in its mid TSR classic period my uncle spotted this book on a local book shop. The DakDakDak site describes Heroes For Wargaming thus" An early publication, featuring instructions on how to paint miniatures for role-playing games, and the background ofNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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