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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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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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'Ts-eh-Go' Adapted From Godzilla The Series '98 For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaigns

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 23:45
 Going back to the Nineteen Fifty Seven 'San Lorenzo affair' the Area Fifty One Giant Monster unit collected both DNA & RNA from the giant scoropion remains from the United State's Mexican border. The United States governament began actively reseaching & studying the possibily of a cloned & controllable weaponized giant scorpion Kaiju to combat threats to America, the worsening Cold War, & the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Serpent Men On Mars!' - OSR Commentary On 'Sea Kings of Mars' from Thrilling Wonder Stories v34n02 (1949 06) & The 'Old Mars' Campaign Setting

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 15:30
 This post is going to pick right up from my 2019 post on this blog entry here " Further OSR Commentary On The Free 'Old Mars' Downloads For Your Old School Campaigns"Download & Read Sea Kings of Mars HereA quick rereading of  a copy of Sea Kings of Mars from Thrilling Wonder Stories v34n02 (1949 06) is one of Leigh Brackett's best.  Brackett's  writing about the serpentmen of Mars that's broughtNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & OSR Commentary On The Free Infinite Stars (Issue 1 - Aug 2011) Fanzine By Omer Golan-Joel & Co. For Original Traveller & Stars Without Number Free Edition

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 18:55
  There are times when I've heard from DM's that they wish that there was a fanzine dedicated to Stars Without Numbers rpg & Cepheus Engine? Well there was but it was originally dedicated to Stars Without Number & original Traveller. Come with us now down the dark corridors of time to 2011 &   Infinite Stars (Issue 1 - Aug 2011). Infinite Stars (Issue 1 - Aug 2011) by Omer Golan-Joel & Co. for Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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More OSR Resources Aboard The Warden - B2 Keep on The Borderlands By Gary Gygax - The Castles & Crusades Rpg Aligned With The Star Ship Warden Rpg book

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 05:30
Henri The Hurricane caused lots of mayhem for me as a DM this past weekend. It turned out to be a mild storm with an attitude. If one listened to the newscasters it was supposed to be the 'storm of the century'. And said newscasters almost but not quite seem geniunely diappointed when there wasn't any real destruction unlike Hurricane Sandy which barrelled through New England in 2012. We Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Queen of the Martian Catacombs 'Old Mars' Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyprborea & Warriors of The Red Planet Hyrbid Campaign Notes Updated

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 17:27
 This is the first of the Eric John Stark stories & its got all of the pulpy weirdness we've come to expect from Leigh Brackett's Mars."Gaunt giant and passionate beauty, two dragged thirst-crazed across endless crimson sands in terrible test of endurance. One knew where cool life-giving water lapped old stones smooth - a place of secret horror, death to revealS.O.S. Aphrodite by Stanley Mullen -Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The children of Camazotz or Nightscreams Adapted From Godzilla The Series '98 For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaigns

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 06:22
 The children  of Camazotz or Nightscreams are a mutated giant bat species that is up from the inner Earth going all of the way back to the time of the cults of the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. These mutated giant bats were known as the handmaidens of both Camazotz & Bagorah. The ancient Mayan culture saw these giant bats as ill omens & among the local tribes they were known as the bringersNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland - 'The Carcosa Slaughter Tour ' Mini Campaign Idea

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 17:26
 Awesome Rick  cleric of the  Orthodox temple of Lord Randy put his power glove on & looked over the alien landscape with his friends, 'Oh yeah! We have indeed entered the land of the forsaken brothers & sisters. Here only the cream of the crop will rise & the unbelieving fools will fall!' Lisa 10,000 a H.E.A.T.H.E.R.  adjust her perfect black streaked platinum blood  hair the countless time. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Thorny Devil Kaiju Adapted From Godzilla The Series '98 For Cepheus Atom & Those Old School 2d6 Science Fantasy Role Playing Campaigns

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 01:13
 The Thorny Devil Kaiju is a mutation created during the 'Occult wars' of the 1950's after the nuclear bomb scare involving the Nazi fifth columnists in the Texas containment facility. The Thorny Devil Kaiju was responsible for the destruction of three Texas & Mexican towns. The Area 51 military monster hunter unit was able to capture the Thorny Devil Kaiju. Using a combination of high yield Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Commentary - Actually DMing A Cha'alt Campaign

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 18:50
 Now the Carocsa & the 'Cha'alt 'After Dark' blog posts generated some controversy on my table top with folks talking about how both settings are extremely dangerous to PC's. They actually very much are! Would I run either Science Fantasy setting as is?! Oh Hell no! In point of fact if I was going to run Cha'alt ( I will coming up but its a scheduling issue at the moment folks) then I would Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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