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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.comBlogger6268125
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Review & Commentary On Subsector Sourcebook 1: Cascadia by John Watts from Independence Games For The Cepheus Engine

5 hours 55 min ago
" An entire subsector at your fingertips!The second edition of the Subsector Sourcebook 1: Cascadia covers subsector H of our Clement Sector setting.  The book details the twenty populated systems within the Cascadia subsector.  Within the pages of this book you learn about the religious democracy on Roskilde, the expansionists of the Cascadia system, the beloved dictatorship on Gagnon, the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Rage & Ruin - The Return of Dark Albion's 'Elves' Added 'One Shot' Campaign Commentary

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 20:32
 This blog entry is going to pick right up from yesterday's blog enrty here.  If we're going to talk really nasty & dangerous antgonist NPC's in a Fantastic Heroes & Witchery rpg campaign then we're gonna have to talk about the fact that Dark Albion's Elves are evil incarnate. And 'the RPGPundit Presents: The Old School Companion 1' From Spectre Press brings this fact home in spades. Because whenNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Fantastic Heroes & Witchery One Shot - Dave Cooks's I1: "Dwellers of the Forbidden City" (1981)

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 20:40
One of the things that happens when you deal with a changing roster of players is the fact that players come & go. But certain game systems remain & in these is the fact that I always turn back to eventually and so it is with Fantastic Heroes & Witchery rpg.  Each & every time that Fantastic Heroes & Witchery comes up is the fact that Dark Albion also comes up into the mix. And one of the ideas Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Artwork & Inspirational Works of John Berkey For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 07:48
 If you were alive in the early Seventies into the mid Eighties & a Sci Fi fan then the artwork of John Berkey was very much a part of your life. The Seventies & Eighties  were the golden age of the Science Fiction paperback. And no other artist was working his craft like Mr. Berkey. For a young classic Traveller Rpg player & gamer, John Berkey's sci fi space artwork felt like the future. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Some Thoughts on Wererats In Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaigns

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 16:47
 So I started looking back at some of DM Steve's notes on Thieves Guild by Game Lord, LTD. Now back in June of 2020 I covered some of my experiences with Thieves Guild but then that business didn't go anywhere. And I shelved those notes.Zipping through the Stackexchange I came across this post about to 'To what extent were Dungeons & Dragons were-rats based on The Swords of Lankhmar?'  And the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Encounter With The Unknown - Play Session Recap #3 - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 19:11
 So the PC's have located the post 'After The Fall of Man' already and this blog post is going to go right back into the other day's blog entry here. We've been really busy with work so I've had to fall back when it comes to making plans for our crossover campaign 'After the Fall of Man'  a part of our on going ' The Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu'  & Colonial Troopers campaign. And question cameNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary On Modifying the Free OSR Adventure Module 'Grandfather's Rain' By Kevin Crawford For - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 18:06
 So for the past couple of days I've been quietly working on a campaign world of a post apocalyptic nature & so far there are some campaign notes that I've got in DM Steve's note book. According to him we're going to be using several wildly variant sources. To start with is Kevin Crawford's Other Dust a post apocalyptic Stars Without Numbers add on supplement that doesn't get nearly enough Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Underworld & Underclass Issues - Commentary 'House of the Rising Sun' (Arduin Grimoire volume 6) By Dave Hargrave From Emperor's Choice

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 00:49
 House of the Rising Sun (Arduin Grimoire volume 6) By Dave Hargrave has been one of those missing pieces of my Arduin Grimoire collection. Well, no more thanks to Emperor's Choice Miniatures & Gamers. And this goes back to October when I found a copy of the contents of House of Rising Sun on The Ruins of Murkhill forums here. According to the poster oldskolgmr who posted a break down of the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Grey Alien Megastructures - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 18:20
 Yesterday afternoon, I took a bit of time to refine some campaign ideas when it comes to our ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg affair which has been taking on a life of its own. But a question came up last night post Thanksgiving meal in our local coffee shop, 'How are the Greys moving their interstellar assets  from one place to another.'  This is going Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Hartford Betamax Black Book Edition Stars Without Number Campaign Influence - Saturn 3 1980 Movie

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 21:39
 Introduction  Saturn Three should have been a big hit. The movie had the biggest name in boy's walls back in the 70's, awesome special effects, and a solid cast. According to Wiki:'John Barry conceived the project as a much more lavish vision of the future. The film's producers, Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment, intended the production to cash in on the sudden vogue for science fiction and horror Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mobius, Sword & Sorcery, & 'The Willow' 1988 Film Concept artwork As Influence On Old School Campaigns

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 07:15
 So over the last couple of weeks I've been posting Mobius classic artwork from a wide variety of sources. Having discovered Mobius back in the Seventies in the pages of Heavy Metal magazine.  It didn't take me long to have my lizard brain incorporate him as a major influence on Sword & Sorcery rpg campaigns back in the Eighties. According to Wikipedia on Mobius; "Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was a Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Giants of Chaos - Giant Chieftains, The Forces of Chaos, & B2 Keep on the Borderlands -ACK's Stormbringer Campaign

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 01:29
Eric Pape's illustration for Lyrics and Old World Idylls by Madison J. Cawein (1907)."...so King Arthur shookAnd headlong flung Sir Accolon. Then took,Tearing away, that scabbard from his sideAnd hurled it through the lists, that far and wideGulped in the battle breathless. Then, still wroth,He seized Excalibur; and grasped of bothWild hands, swung trenchant, and brought glittering downOn rising Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Mail Call! Emperor's Choice Arduin Grimoire Bundle (Arduin Grimoire volumes 1-9!) Unboxing

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 18:29
Hoping that your Thanksgiving preparpation has gone smashingly! I'm very appreciative of having a roof over my head, four squares a day, a job, and a hobby that has given me some amazing friends & opportunities. And this little beauty came today. so excited to have this package! Lo do I see the Arduin Grimoire Bundle (Arduin Grimoire volumes 1-9 in my mail box today! Excellent turkey day reading Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Commentary On Using the 'Arduin Grimoire Trilogy' book from Emperor's Choice For Dungeon & Adventure Creation For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 07:31
 So for the past three or four weeks I've been listening to Erik Tanard waffle on about Emperor's Choice's  the 'Arduin Grimoire Trilogy' book & other Arduin books. So glad to see Emperor's Choice rise from the ashes & inject some needed old school reprint goodness back into the OSR & the hobby scene. Now I've had this book going back to someplace around 2008 or so. Anyhow everyone talks about Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Megastructures Expanding Our Campaign Scope - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 19:11
 So the other day my father & I were stuck in a garage waiting room waiting for a car repair. Whist there I grabbed a holiday flyer & with a ball point pen I outlined a good chunk of the upcoming Colonial ACK's campaign. A campaign setting combination of Colonial Troopers & Adventurer, Conqueror, King rpg. And the subject of the 'Precursors' alien race came up. The 'Precursors' are a series of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Keep on The Borderlands of Realities - Law, Chaos, & the Holy Grail In ACK's Stormbringer

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 17:39
 Let's once again step onto the moonbeam paths of the Holy Grail & Chaos with continuing our discussion of The Fisher Kings & the Michael Moorcock mythos of Law & Chaos right from here. This brings everything home with  Adventurer, Conqueror, King Heroic Fantasy  Handbook. And ACK's makes a perfect alternative rpg to create an alternative Stormbringer rpg campaign. And this dove tails into the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Darkest Side of Law - The Cult of the Bull Headed Devil God For Your Old School Campaigns

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 20:10
 Leviticus 18:21: “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of they God: I am the LORD.”If there's one dark lord of Law its got to be Moloch. This is one 'god' whose been there right in front of the original Dungeons & Dragons crowd going all of the way back to the beginning of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. He's been a devil going Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Astral & Ethereal Matters - Some Thoughts on Original Dungeons & Dragons 'Eldritch Wizardry' Supplement III

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 03:17
 One of the things that I stumbled across some interesting little appendixes in Original Dungeons & Dragons's Eldritch Wizardry within the Underworld & Wilderness adventures encounter tables. It was the Astral & Ethereal Encounters Tables make those planes extremely dangerous for both regular magic users & psionic PC's. Then there's the fact that some player's PC's used their astral or ethereal Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On “100 Oddities for a Vampire Lair,” From Skirmisher Publishing For Your School Game Campaign

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 18:45
 "Welcome to “100 Oddities for a Vampire Lair,” the seventeenth entry in Skirmisher Publishing’s popular and bestselling series of system-free sourcebooks dedicated to inspiring rich stories and spicing up encounter areas with exciting curiosities! “100 Oddities for a Vampire Lair” draws on the long spanning multicultural tradition of Vampire myth-telling across the world and, of course, the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Corruption & Chaos Of The Welsh Underworld For Old School Campaigns

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:51
 "tseemed to him that the little man had becometransformed into a very beautiful and giganticfigure, with a face that shone like the sun,and opalescent colours gleamed round him.Then music sounded again through the quietevening air, and Fionn saw that Cnu Deireoilwas still before him. But ever after thatFionn believed that the little harper was oneof the children of Dana, and that for somepurposeNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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