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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.comBlogger6347125
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Homebrew Campaign Kickstarter Disruption Syndrome - OSR Commentary For Old School Campaigns

Sat, 12/11/2021 - 16:14
 Publishers hate my guts & there's a good reason for this. I'm the wrong target audience for new products & project Kickstarters. Hear me out before you get out the tar & feathers here. As a vanity press hobbyist whose been writing about comic books & table  gaming since '04 or so. There are way more games on our shelves that are ever going to be played. Now that being said as a dungeon master Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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By The Serpent's Tail - The free adventure 'The Menace of the Serpent God' by Jason Vey & I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City by David Cook And Amazing Adventures Campaign Recap

Sat, 12/11/2021 - 07:00
The serpent men first appeared in last year's classic Amazing Adventures! Rpg campaign with the introduction of the free adventure 'The Menace of the Serpent God' by Jason Vey. Now the adventure is considered to be a bit too railroady for some reviewers. This is a beginning classic Amazing Adventures! rpg introduction adventure & it contains a mini set of AA rpg rules, sample PC's, & more. So Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Fang of the Serpent Men - I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City by David Cook And Amazing Adventures Campaign Recap

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 20:28
 So over the last three months our Amazing Adventures campaign has been on hold for the last three months. We had a very elaborate game campaign going on with  the PC's jumping from one alternative Earth to another. Sort of a Pulp version of Sliders with various PC's coming into and outta of the campaign.  The various classic D&D modules such as I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City by David Cook Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Final Destination of the Warden - The World of Greyhawk As Old School Campaign

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 02:32
 S3 'Expediation to The Barrier Peaks' by Gary Gygax is one of the most lethal adventures I've run in the past. This module presents a very interesting idea not only are the surroundings of the campaign world being infected with invasive species but Greyhawk has it's monster population boosted. But could player's PC's make it aboard the starship Warden from the Warden Science vessel?! Bare in Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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1d10 Random Telepathic Encounter Table For Any Science Fantasy Game

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 23:41
 Your mind stretches outwards probing into the infinite realms of thought & space beyond the borders of human ken & encounters.. what?  Well  worry no more with this handy random telepathic encounters table. 1d10 Random Telepathic Encounter TableAn ancient mind from a forgotten solar system searching the cosmos for any suitable worlds near by. This mind is full of curious thoughts about the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Free OSR Appendix 'S' Science Fantasy Download - Science Fiction Adventure Classics (1969 Ultimate) Pulp Mar 1974 For Your Old School Campaigns

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 18:19
 There was a time when I talked extensively about the classic Pulps on this blog & so here we go back down the Apendix S material. Ages ago it used to be hard to get a hold of classic Pulp goodness. And this blog post is going to follow up on this one from back in 2017 here.  And of course there's a reason for this which is I had a gamer at my table talk about the fact that it's hard within his Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Encounter With The Unknown - Play Session Recap #4 - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg

Wed, 12/08/2021 - 17:57
 The players in last night's game are beginning to suspect the extent of Rogar and Zeglin the two mercenary warlords plans for the planet as they came into one of the castles from   B2 'In Search of the Unknown' by Mike Carr. This is going to pick directly from this blog entry & session report here.   Our crossover campaign 'After the Fall of Man'  is in full swing. This is a part of our on goingNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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'Where The Monsters Dwell' - Commentary On Using the 'Arduin Grimoire Trilogy' book from Emperor's Choice For Mega Monster & Demon Creation For Your Old School Campaigns

Wed, 12/08/2021 - 03:46
 The other day I was thumbing through Vaults of the Weaver the Dave Hargrave's module collection & these modules have within them details about the Cult of Cthulhu on Arduin. These cults operate underground. Emperor's Choice does some excellent reprints of Dave Hargrave's old school materials These cults operate with their own twisted nightmare agendas  & they operate with impunity on Arduin. Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Warren Publishing's UFO & Alien Comix's magazine For Your Old School 2d6 Science Fiction Rpg Campaigns

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 19:20
 So let's return for a moment to Zozer Games Attack Squadron Roswell a supplement for Mongoose Traveller. Sorting the internet archive is like sorting through the mind of a madman, one never knows what one will come across. UFO & Alien comix magazine from Warren Publishing came in 1977 at the height of the 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' movie & UFO craze. 'U.F.O.'  gives a story about an Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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On the Nightstand - Giants (Role Aids) by Bruce Humphrey For Your Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition Campaign

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 07:23
 Role Aids were the unofficial add on books & supplements for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition. A personal favorite of mine was Giants (Role Aids) by Bruce Humphrey  which was published in 1990. And the reason why its a favorite of mine is that Giants (Role Aids) gave a consistent history, culture, background, & even adventures for their giants.All of this was framed for the giant's Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Bug Holdings & Dyson Spheres - - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg

Mon, 12/06/2021 - 19:05
 This blog entry picks right up from this blog entry here.  Over the weekend I began thinking again about  Gary Gygax's B2 The Keep on the Borderlands & how it relates to back into the Grey's backstory. To whom do the caves of chaos belong?! And who would claim the humanoid chaos infected army?! A standing army waiting to moved into ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Warren Presents 007 Alien Invasions Comix 1979 For Your Old School 2d6 Science Fiction Rpg Campaigns

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 19:02
 Tooling around the internet archive last night I came across Warren Presents 007 Alien Invasions Comix 1979 as a possible resource for the Hostile rpg from Zozer Games. And its been an interesting read to say the least. If anything I'd say that 007 Alien Invasions Comix 1979 presents an alternative  hybrid world of Cepheus Engine & Hostile as we'll see. And Warren has that classic Eighties Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Tombs & Crypts - The Dungeon Alternative or Grave Robbing For Fun & Profit

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 04:41
 Today was one of those days where reaching back into the stacks & archives looking across the early Dragon magazines especially issue The Dragon Magazine, Issue 9 Single Issue Magazine - January 1, 1977. And the reason for this quick run through is 'Tombs & Crypts' by James M. Ward; " The mystery, challenge and pleasure of any wargamer in discovering and opening a tomb of some unknown being is Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Homebrew Campaigns, Shadowlands (Arduin Grimoire volume 7), & Gamelords, Ltd's Thieves Guild

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 17:40
One of the reasons why I believe that campaign homebrewing is best is the fact that a dungeon master doesn't have to commit to an 'official' campaign. And Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition had this in spades. One could take Greyhawk & mold it into their own home campaign setting. And this also relates as well to Dave Hargrave's Arduin campaign setting. Arduin is small, very detailed, and Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Fantasy Artwork & Inspirational Works of P Craig Russell For Your Old School Campaigns

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 18:27
There was something vastly different the fantasy artwork of  P Craig Russell who tackled Sword & Sorcery subject matter. But his artwork has the sweeping style of 'high fantasy' artwork & this artwork also an operic feel to it! The Sword & Sorcery feel of P Craig Russell  came across hard in his 'Curse of the Ring' Portfolio from '79. The exposure of this artwork was instrumental in my love of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On Subsector Sourcebook 1: Cascadia by John Watts from Independence Games For The Cepheus Engine

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:36
" 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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