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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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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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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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Law, Chaos, & Megadungeons Within Original Dungeons & Dragons - More OSR Commentary

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 22:30
Megadungeons have been on my mind for a while now. No, not some brand new Kickstarter with another mega dungeon campaign adventure that tops out at four hundred plus pages. But the idea of creating my own kilo dungeon or mega dungeon of my own design. And so last night I cracked out my Gygax & Arneson copy of Original Dungeons & Dragons Volume #3 The Underworld & Wilderness adventures. One of theNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Mind Flayer From Issue #1 volume one of the Strategic Review from Spring of 1975 & Their Single Agenda For The Dungeon

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 04:27
 Diving deeper into the deep end of the history of original Dungeons & Dragons in issue #1 volume one of the Strategic Review from Spring of 1975.this issue marks the appearance of the Mind Flayer by  Several things become very evident and that's the fact that the Mind Flayer came into original Dungeons & Dragons fully formed. And the abomination was already a fully formed threat to any Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Odin & The Forces of Law - Thoughts on Kuntz & Ward's Original Dungeons & Dragons's Gods, Demi Gods, & Heroes

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 17:32
 When it comes to original Dungeons & Dragons then I've still got a soft spot for Kuntz & Ward's "Supplement IV" Gods, Demi-Gods and Heroes. And there's minor things that have jumped out after reading it last night. Looking over the Norse deities reveals something very interesting & that is that Odin seems absolutely resigned to war. All of his artifacts are geared towards absolutely geared to Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Forces of Law & Chaos - The Battle of Brown's Hill Wargame Session Report

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 06:45
"Here in an excerpt from the Battle Report Gary Gygax submitted back in 1971 to Don Featherstone's Wargamer's Newsletter:Having run across an old map I had drawn of a mythical continent, complete with many fantastic inhabitants, I decided to use it as the basis for a game. Lake Geneva was to play host to the Madison, Wisconsin, group so I got busy. The "Situation" was described as follows:East ofNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On The Free 'The Weird Enclave of Blackmoor' Sourcebook for The Greyhawk Box Set & More

Sat, 11/13/2021 - 02:18
"Dave Arneson decided to begin a medieval fantasy campaign game for his active Twin Cities club. From the map of the "land" of the "Great Kingdom" and environs -- the territory of the C & C Society -- Dave located a nice bog wherein to nest the weird enclave of "Blackmoor", a spot between the '''Great Kingdom" and the fearsome "Egg of Coot". Gary Gygax, Introduction to D&D, 1 November 1973  So itNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Adventurer, Conqueror, King Along The Moonbeam Roads - The Grail & Beyond

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 19:33
 So today I had a get together with some of my fellow DM's for the next leg of the Winter campaign & we've been talking about Adventurer, Conqueror, King. Or more to the point the ACK's Heroic Fantasy Handbook. And there's been some hemming & hawing about doing an ACK's Stormbringer campaign. Now today's blog entry is going to pick up right from our last one. In the past it hasn't been Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Dark Magics & Chaos At the Heart of The Dungeon - OSR Commentary On Original Dungeons & Dragons Monsters & Treasure Volume Three

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 07:07
 Lately my interest drifts towards Arneson & Gygax's original Dungeons & Dragons set & the supplemental books. This is expands into Monsters & Treasures which in a way is the original monster manual book for Original Dungeons & Dragons. Monsters & Treasures clocks in at forty pages. And one of the things that I find interesting is the presence of many of the familiar agents of Chaos in Dungeons &Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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