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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.comBlogger6259125
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Empire of the Petal Throne rpg & Metamorphosis Alpha rpg - Slow Boat Generational Ships

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 03:40
 When the Human Empires collapsed unto the micro planes and was cut off from the rest of  TEKUMEL along with the rest of its universe. There were literally thousands of star ships in hyperspace along with  worlds cut off from the Human Empires. This basically means that both Gamma World first edition or Metamorphis Alpha 1st edition  rpg might be places where the planar gateways were cut off all Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On The Gamefound Project 'Down We Go'

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 22:33
 Tony Vasinda contacted me about promoting 'Down We Go' a really simple not so much a retroclone as a one rule set of rules. Very simplistic & self contained; "Down We Go captures the heart of Old School tabletop RPG flavor with simple core rules. This globally-developed game includes procedures, adventures, hexcrawls, and a new core setting. Venture to Infinopolis a twisting city that hungers Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On 'Hawk The Slayer' film From 1980 As Inspiration For Your Old School 2d6 Campaigns

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 18:01
"Two brothers locked in deadly combat till the end of time !""Hawk, having suffered the ignominy of watching both his father and fiancée die at the hands of his brother, Voltan, sets out on a quest for companions to aid him in his fight to stop his brother's reign of evil and free the Abbess" This is going to pick up right where  OSR Commentary On 'The Sword & The Sorcerer' film From 1982 As Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Expedition To The Deep Session Report #1 - The Free Gamma World Adventure GW5 'Rapture From the Deep' & S3 'Expedition to The Barrier Peaks ' With The Castles & Crusades Rpg Aligned With The Star Ship Warden Rpg book

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 18:58
"A terrible menace from the sea is threatening villages all along the coast. Whole shoreline communities have been disappearing without a trace.The remaining area inhabitants have banded together and sent for a group of experienced heroes to help. They want to know what could be causing these horrible events, and more importantly, what can be done to put a stop to them. Is it some new terrifying Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Terror Bees Adapted From Godzilla: The Series - Season 1, Episode - 09 Hive For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaign

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 13:16
 First created by the Japanese Black Dragon Society as a part of Japan's nuclear weapons program during WWII. on a remote  South American  island. This joint program was done in conjontion with the German high command. The island's geothermal volcanic base proved ideal for the power requirements. But after the first ninety days several mutant Kuiju life forms appeared. The mutated giant bees wereNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary On The 'Sword of Kos' Fantasy Campaign Setting & The “At the Shrine of Othrys” 5th edition adventure - Bringing it Back To The OSR

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 02:13
“At the Shrine of Othrys” begins in the rugged foothills surrounding ominous Mount Othrys, located in a desolate wilderness on the Greek mainland and the legendary headquarters of the Titans during their war with the Olympian Gods. Characters have learned about the presence of an ancient shrine that has lain untouched and hidden beneath the hills for a century and, even as cultists respond to a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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One Stat To Rule Them All?! - The Revolution By Night - Commentary on The Nightshift Companion Kickstarter

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 05:23
 So looking around Timothy Brannon's Otherside blog about his & Jason Vey's Night Companion Kickstarter.  But what struck me is this little nugget of information that Tim, ' Guidelines to convert your game to a unified mechanic: both d20-based and percentile-based options are covered'. This little nugget smells of something that I've noticed for years now. That is that many folks converted 'Call Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Setting Up A Warpland Campaign With Sword of Cepheus rpg Resources

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 00:11
" The sky has been turned into a mind bending kaleidoscope, occasionally delivering mutagenic maelstroms that change forever the appearance of both the landscape and its people.Abysses have punctured reality, corrupting it all with their infectious energy while seducing with power those insane enough to listen.Sometimes you've got to figure out games as you go. Take for example Warpland rpg whichNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Using 'Level of the Lost' By Michael Curtis With Troll Lord Games Starship Warden rpg

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 18:50
 "Venture into forgotten territory! When a long-sealed section of the Warden is opened and a renowned explorer goes missing, new opportunities arise for adventure and danger. Rumor has it that one of the fabled Command Rings, potent artifacts of old that grants the wearer complete control over the drifting starship, lies waiting for the taking beyond the forbidding gate. Does your band of daring Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Deep Dweller Adapted From Godzilla The Series Season One Episode 'Tourist Trap' For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaign

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 04:54
 The Deep Dweller developed by the Nazi third columists of the inner Earth during the 'Occult Wars' as a self sustaining bio weapon. This  like fish monsterousity is prone to violence & destruction at a moment's notice. The Deep-Dweller looks mostly similar to a frogfish of colossal dimensions, it has a large mouth full of fangs that are its main weapon, protrusions protrude from its head, a row Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Lord of the Rats Adapted From Godzilla: The Series - Se1 - Ep06 Cat and Mouse For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaign

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 06:21
 First encountered during the mutant rat infestation of New York City back in the early '00's. But the mutant rats are a cross bred artifically engineered species that goes back the early 30's. The inner workings of the Thule Society in proto Nazi Germany were looking for a terror weapon. The German scientists used early occult technologies to expose several rat colonies to the weird energies Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Earth & Alien Sky - Carcosa & Elf Lair Games Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Rpg By Jason Vey & Tomothy Brannan Session Report & Monster Workshop

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 19:51
"We Are the Night Shift...We alone stand against the vampires, werewolves, and Things that Go Bump in the Night.We know the things that prowl the shadows, the monsters that feed on the innocent.We have seen Something Weird.We control Something WeirdWe create Something Weird.We study Something Weird.We are the things that Weird Things fear.We are the Weird.We are the Night Shift, and we are all Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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S3 'Expediation to The Barrier Peaks' by Gary Gygax With The Castles & Crusades Rpg Aligned With The Star Ship Warden Rpg book

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 02:19
 So let's pick up where we last left off on this campaign built we've been talking about the Amazing Adventures version of Starship Warden. Ernie Gygax threw his hat into the ring with the following comment; "Ernest Gary Gygax Jr.The opportunities offered with moving characters to either or both the Empire of the Petal Throne or the Starship Warden. Both have been done with early Greyhawk Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary on Frazetta & Bakshi's 'Fire & Ice' film from 1983 As Inspiration For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 08/29/2021 - 05:26
" At the end of the ice age, an evil queen and her son are set on conquering the world using magic and warriors. The lone survivor of a crushed village fights back as does the king of Fire Keep."Few movies are as Sword & Sorcery especially Astonishing Swordmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea inspiration as Ralph Bakshi's 1983 animation  'Fire & Ice'.We litterally wore the VHS tape of 'Fire & Ice' out Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Keys & Gates - The Castles & Crusades Rpg Aligned With The Star Ship Warden Rpg book

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 21:06
 Back in Nineteen Eighty, the Wilderlands of High Fantasy was growing & changing with each & every expansion. Spies of Light Elf is another wilderness expansion for the Wilderlands from Judges Guild.  Spies of Lightelf: Wilderness Book Two By Bryan Hinnen- Wilderlands project, histories, 25 maps, tables, three villages  Fantastic wilderness detail. Spies of Lightelf: Wilderness Book Two fills in Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & OSR Commentary On Infinite Stars (Issue 2 - Nov 2011) Omer Golan-Joel, Richard Hazlewood, & Brian Pichelman The Free Fanzine For Original Traveller & Stars Without Number rpg

Sat, 08/28/2021 - 16:46
 I'm a bit Kickstarted out at the moment & since the last review of   Infinite Stars (Issue 1 - Aug 2011) We decided to go ahead with a review of Infinite Stars (Issue 2 - Nov 2011)  by Omer Golan-Joel, Richard Hazlewood,  & Brian Pichelman . Because this fanzine is a solid resource for both old school Traveller & Stars without Number the articles can be used for other OSR games as well as we Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Secrets of Judges Guilds "City State of the Invincible Overlord" By Bill Owen and Bob Bledsaw - The Castles & Crusades Rpg Aligned With The Star Ship Warden Rpg book

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 16:36
 Its been ages since we've talked about Judge's Guilds "City State of the Invincible Overlord" By Bill Owen and Bob Bledsaw. There's some very interesting little tidbits worked into the background of the grand ol'e fantasy city state. I went over the some of the ins & outs of Judge's Guilds "City State of the Invincible Overlord" By Bill Owen and Bob Bledsaw here. Yesterday's OSR Nexus The Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Nexus The Infinite City - Actual Play Report - Ghouls In The City

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 20:06
 "Welcome to Nexus, the Infinite City. The city where all realities meet. A place where Ancient Babylon is just down the street, and the next off ramp leads to the lost cities of Mars. Rub shoulders with alien gangbangers. Party it up with the creatures of the night. Fight alongside Aztec cyberpunks and Roman centurions. Rumble with street mages. Lock down trade deals with avaricious dinosaurs. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Getting A More Lovecraftian Campaign Spin On Leigh Brackett's 'Shadow Over Mars'

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 19:50
" Rick Urquhart was going to conquer the turmoil-ridden planet of Mars. He was penniless and unknown, but there could be no doubt that he would rule the Red Planet-the ancient Martian mystic had made the prophecy, there was no way fate could cheat him of his prize.. "When we begin looking into the lovely work of the far future of  the Terran Exploitation Company within the bounds of Startling Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Treasures of Reality, The Threshold, & More- Rpg Pundit's The Invisible College & Night Shift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars By Jason Vey & Timothy Brannan.

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 17:11
There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God.Ch. 1 : The Principles of RitualAleister Crowley We are living through one of the last cycles of Chaos & scorn according certain Hindu Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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