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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.comBlogger6271125
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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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Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland Session Report #5 - Neo Trerrax Strikes Back!

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 18:50
 There are face melting facts happening in our Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland campaign! We've got a party of players who maybe mounting a counter attack against the forces of Chaos on Carcosa/Cha'alt.  There are 'top men' handling the alien technologies of NeoTraxx to locate our party of adventurers to send Dew fueled maniacs erm warriors to kick alien ass! Anyhow we've been going over some ofNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On The Free AD&D first edition module N7: 'Mystery beneath the Church' By RC Pinnell For Your AD&D First Edition Campaign or Old School Games

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 03:07
" This is the second part of the Minotaur Marshes trilogy, which began with N6: Mass for the Missing Priest. The characters continue to uncover the secrets of the town of Hogg Bottem. An AD&D adventure for characters of level 1-3." N7: 'Mystery beneath the Church' By RC Pinnell goes back down the AD&D first edition rabbit hole that N6: Mass for the Missing Priest trod. N7 does this by advancing Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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From Out Of The Mists - James Ward's Tainted Lands & Ray Bradbury's Autumn People - Some Thoughts On Horror Campaigns In The Tainted Lands

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 18:28
 “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 here Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On Colony Builder Supplement For The Hostile Setting From Zozer Games & Your 2d6 Science Fiction Games

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 02:27
" Build a colony within the HOSTILE setting. Build a colony from your favourite SF movie or TV show. Make it pay. Keep your costs low. And then test in the market. How will it fare with a key group of characters at the helm? Make decisions for them as they try to fix the colony's inevitable problems, chart the fate of your creation into glory or ignominy. And then watch the corporation come in toNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Expedition To The Deep Session Report #2 - 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

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 15:15
 The PC's have struck out on their own into the swamps of Florida to gather intelligence on the cryptic alliance that is featuring in the free Gamma World adventure 'Rapture of the Deep'  right over here at Wayne's Books. Then you know that our little gang of Amazing Adventures & Castles & Crusades hellions saved a town along what's left of the Florida pan handle. This picks up right where 'Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Mists Creep In - 'Of Gods & Monsters', James Ward's Tainted Lands, and The Role Of The Divine

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 16:38
" 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 subjectNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Tainted Lands & The Vampire Queens of Europe Campaign Set Up Using Old School Resources

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 17:54
 So its been a long while since we've cracked the spines of classic Castles & Crusades & old school supplements with Halloween rolling around the corner. I've been looking into possibly running a Bruce Campbell Vs The Army of Darkness meets Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust hence my grabbing James Ward's Tainted Lands last night. The mists of the Tainted Lands have coming rolling across Middle Ages Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Reviews & Commentary A Groats-worth of Grotesques From The Skull as a Complete Gentleman Co By G. Edward Patterson III For Your Old School Campaigns

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:23
" Being a SYSTEM-AGNOSTIC Role Playing supplemental treatise ON MONSTERS; which is to say a BESTIARY for your Tabletop Games of Fantasy. Styled in the manner of the Baroque Period; a Curiosity Cabinet of Creatures for enlivening the table!""The over 100 entries were gathered out of sundy authors, philosophers, physicians, and poets; sacred and profane. The illustrations are collages of diverse Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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First impressions of 'The Adventurers Spellbook' PDF For Castles & Crusades Rpg

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 06:19
 Just recieved my copy of the 'The Adventurers Spellbook' pdf  from Troll Lord Games Kickstarter & my first impressions on the book start now. 'The Adventurers Spellbook'  is massive clocking in at two hundred & fifty eight pages of Castles & Crusades spell goodness. Why is this book so massive?! Well, 'The Adventurers Spellbook' is a compilation of the spells scattered across a number of Castle Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Immortality Inc., Eldritch Wizardry, & Godbound rpg 'Its The End of Earth As You Don't Know It' Play Session Report 10

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 18:10
 D&D Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry (1976), by Gary Gygax & Brian Blume, is the third of four supplements for the OD&D game. It was published in May 1976. This book represents one of the backbones of my Godbound campaign that's been on going on & off now for three or so years. The appearance of an immortal of Entropy & Chaos has signaled the possible death kneel of an Earth across space & timeNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Heroes of Wargaming Games Workshop & Empire of the Petal Throne rpg- More Metamorphosis Alpha rpg - Slow Boat Generational Ships Observations

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:41
 Let's return to Empire of the Petal Throne rpg's enemies of mankind, way back in April of 2021 we covered 'Heroes of Wargaming'. And there's an interesting observation from the Hobglobinry blog from 2018 entitled,' The qhal and the Slann. Or: did CJ Cherryh invent the Old World?' Hmmm. No, I don't think she did because of one of the comments of JC; "Tekumel was probably an influence on Lustria Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Autumn Nocturn - The D&D Rules Cyclopedia (Basic), Nightshift Veterans Supernatural Wars, & The Invisible College rpg

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:52
 Over the past twenty four hours or so my brain has been wracked to start putting my mind set in the fact that Autumn is offically starting. Here in the Connecticut Autumn started a lot sooner & its got me in the mind of Horror specifically B/X OSR Horror gaming. And the one book that I turn to frequently here is the D&D Rules Cyclopedia (Basic). This blog post goes back to this one here. If the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Don't Touch That Dial - Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland rpg - 'The Carcosa Slaughter Tour ' Session report one

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:39
 The group of adventurers were looking long & low in the tooth. Even Skuzz the neon mohawked mutie  warrior  was looking a bit haphazardly. The party of adventurers had been fighting almost none stop for three days across the wasteland. Narrowly escaping several cults that wanted to sacrifice them to alien gods and god knows what else. St. Stallone the cyborg knight was getting a bit fried. 'Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adapted From Godzilla The Series Season One Episode ' Freeze ' For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaign

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 06:27
 First discovered by the Nazi Anartica expediation of 1938 when they established contact with several alien species in the polar regions. And they also discovered the Ice borers a species of mutated Kuiju mole rats with very specia mutations. The ice borer species uses a specialized organ on the top of their heads to rapidly heat the surrounding air & burrow through the ice, snow, and slush of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Empire of the Petal Throne rpg & Metamorphosis Alpha rpg - From Ares Section Dragon issue #101 'The Man Machines of Gamma World' By James Ward & Rudy Raupp

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 20:16
" I have never written an MA adventure like this one before. In the fourth version of the MA rules I presented a storyline where the ship runs into an invisible asteroid filled with mushroom and crystal life forms. That storyline has always needed a transition piece that ties the starship Warden into the asteroid. This is that adventure. Take any of your characters from pure strain humans to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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