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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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Touches of Chaos & Depravity - Using Adventurer, Conqueror, King Rpg & its Variants For Interstellar OSR Campaigns

Sun, 10/31/2021 - 03:49
Tonight I've been investigating the idea of possibly using 'ACK's & Crafts' written by Matthew Jarmak to help fill out the space sector belonging the ancient Dwarven interstellar empire. These sectors have mostly a late Roman Empire technological level.  'ACK's & Crafts'  has the Dwarven Dynamo PC class which uses cybernetic items integrated into their bodies. And this relic technology has some Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Wreck At The Edge Of The Empire - Using Jeremy Reaban's 'Found Folio' 'A Pay What You Want' Monster Folio For OSR Adventure Design

Sat, 10/30/2021 - 17:08
In last night's game the Terran empire seemed to generate the most curiosity among the players especially the way they act as a Swiss bank to the interstellar empire of our former high level paladin. But what are the Terrans fleeing from?! So I went back into our high level paladin's past and grabbed a copy of Jeremy Reaban's 'Found Folio' 'A Pay What You Want' Monster Folio. I kept thinking Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Terran Gambit - ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Colonial Troopers Knight Hawks rpg - Session report

Sat, 10/30/2021 - 06:21
 All is not as it seems with ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu! I'm speaking of the Terran Empire here who are not at all what they seem to be. Fleets of the Terran empire have ended up around the space of Kanahu & their trapped  there. The party in tonight's game ended up learning that the Terran empire isn't a Human Space Empire remanent. They are from an entirely different space time Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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A Little Infestation Among Friends - Using Colonial Troopers Night Hawks RPG To Bug Our High Level PC's!

Fri, 10/29/2021 - 19:54
 Recently I've taken over a friend's OSR interstellar campaign while his wife has just had their baby. Congrats to DM Steve & Christine! Another little member of the tribe has come into the world! So what happens when a PC gets to be to high of a level in an old school game?! Do they, A. 'kill gods' or B. found a galactic dynasty empire?! If you answered 'B' then your right. And this brings up Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Science Fantasy Domains - OSR rpg Retroclones & the Drums of War

Fri, 10/29/2021 - 04:29
 Going over older campaign notes today & thinking about pulling up older campaign adventure elements. One thing that comes to mind with the supply chain issues hitting Kickstarter & Hasbro. I've been speaking with co DM's about the idea of pulling forward several older campaign elements. And this brings up ACK's Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu & Night Owl Workshop's Warriors of the Red Planet.  Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Write Up For the Roboskull Mark II For Stars Without Numbers Revised rpg

Thu, 10/28/2021 - 22:22
 From beyond the furthest reaches of the moons of Saturn on a planetlet base comes the Roboskull mark II marking the return of the Red Shadows terrorists! They have languished since the early Eighties out beyond the frozen rings of Saturn! But now the Red Shadows are back marauding colony after colony within the Sol system. Roboskull Mark II Packaging Art by the Legendary Ian KennedyHP: 9 Power: Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Legacies of Dread - X1 Isle of Dread by David Cook , & Tom Moldvay Campaign Commentary & Update

Thu, 10/28/2021 - 17:52
 When it comes to fall out from one module within my campaigns its got to be X1 Isle of Dread by David Cook , & Tom Moldvay , not only is this a great module for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. But its one of the modules that has the greatest impact by its connections deep into the Sea of Dread. Not only do you have deep connotations into a dinosaur filled realm but the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Campaign Session Commentary - Bloody,Bloody Arduin rpg & In Praise of the Deodanths

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:41
 We're gonna start temporal adventuring once again & I wanted to take a moment to talk about my running family obsession with the Deodanths from Arduin. When it comes to Bloody, Bloody, Arduin there's one race that I've used since I was a kid & that's the Deodanths. The evil, nasty, undead semi Elven race whose origins stretch back into the realms of their dealings with fell powers. Forget Drow, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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An OSR Sword & Sorcery Twist or Two On The Free 'The Praise The Fallen' One Shot Dungeon

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 21:42
 There have been huge delays in delivery of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea third edition because of issues with the global supply chain. And its effecting a ton of Kickstarters at the moment & that's fine. I wasn't expecting AS&SH 3rd till next year anyhow. Now that doesn't stop me from rooting around the AS&SH forums & I came across a few gems. And Handy Haversack delivers the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On The 'Free' Davis Chenault's Castles & Crusades 'The Hanged Man' adventure module For Both The Castles & Crusades rpg

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:38
 "A long journey under an azure sky filling with brackish, boiling clouds ends at a large oak tree. Here, from a muscled branch, a man hangs limply by a thick rope strangled around his neck. Beyond, a dim, rising, yellow moon silhouette’s a village. Snaking, ashy tendrils of smoke coil above rooftops, lights glitter in windows while a miasmal fog creeps down upon the village from freshly churned Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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American Nightstalker - A Neon Lord of the Toxic Wastelands Adventure & Encounter

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 22:33
 The PC's are conscripted by a local warlord to find the daughter of a local duke whose military influence has a direct impact on the smuggling operations of  'The Black Star Order of Nightstalkers'. The Black Stars are connected with lots of shady operations including mutant trafficking, slavery, and worse.  The Black Star  also dabble in demon worship & summoning. What no one realizes is that Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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In The Shadow of Sleeping Giants - Adventurer, Conqueror, King rpg & Kevin Crawford's Worlds Without Number rpg Combined Mini Campaign

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:15
 So over the weekend its been me speaking with some fifth edition players because of the James Mishler review I did the other day. 'There's no welcome to the fold here folks', merely me reviewing a fifth edition product that will get used when our Amazing Adventure 5th edition game sessions continue. Now the three new fifth edition players about to have an Adventurer, Conqueror, King rpg wake up Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary On 20 Minor Magic Items by James & Jodi Moran Mishler For The Fifth Edition of the Worlds Most Popular Fantasy Rpg

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:43
"20 Minor Magic Items contains 20 items of lesser or least magical sort, designed to be given to lower-level characters. Most of the Minor Magic Items listed herein are common or very common items of minor, lesser, or petty sort.""One common or two very common items from this booklet can be substituted for any one common item from the standard treasure lists.The 20 items are:Adamantine-Chased Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Awake & Asleep - James Ward's Tainted Lands & Cultclassic Eighties Movie Mixed With Castles & Crusades A2 'Slag Heap' by Davis Chenault.

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 06:24
" The Tainted Land's corruption & madness is no longer contained! The horror spreads into the world of the waking.""The hunt is on! Agents have hired out the infamous Redcaps to raid along the Hruesen River and Baron Botkin wants them brought to justice. A mad run by the goblins left a trail of ruin along the river road but the time to act is now, beforre the trail goes cold. the evil doers brokeNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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The Darkest Cargo - Combining Troll Lords The Starship Warden & Empire of the Petal Throne With Gary Gygax's S3 Expedition To The Barrier Peaks

Sat, 10/23/2021 - 17:32
 So last night I was messing around with Grey Elf's Classic Edition website, for our Halloween gam, The  Halloween game has been moved because of work scheduling. So let's talk about planar echoes & times from the Starship Warden which have allowed a number of alien races through the gates before they've collapsed. And its actually S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by Gary Gygax that may hold Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary On Guilds and Orders by Steven Chenault From Troll Lord Games For Your Old School or OSR Fantasy Game

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:49
 "Guilds and Orders is a simple resource guide for use at almost any table and any roleplaying game. It lists several dozen possible guilds or orders that you can port into your game and use to augment an adventure through role playing. It’s a book that adds depth to a region by giving its people that much more flavor. Below you’ll find outlined scores of guilds and orders, that serve as ready toNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Review & Commentary on Bounty Hunters In The Clement Sector By John Watts From Independence Games For The Clement Sector Campaign Setting For Cepheus Engine & 2d6 Original Science Fiction Games

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:20
 "Bring 'em back alive!With the many independent governments of Clement Sector, it is necessary to have a method to capture criminals who take advantage of the lack of a ruling interstellar polity and go on the run from justice.  For most governments in Clement Sector, the answer is the manhunter.  ""Manhunters include those who have dedicated their lives to tracking down criminals on the run, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Its All In Today's Mail - Paul Elliot's Zaibatu rpg & Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, & Manuel Souza Combined

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 02:29
 “Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.”― William S. BurroughsSo this blog entry is gonna pick right up from here. And I asked for a physical  copy of  Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, &  Manuel Souza. And the author came through in spades. Why would I need a physical copy? Because my eyes are ready to bleed out of their sockets Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Review & Commentary 'On Skull and Crossbones: Piracy in Clement Sector ' By John Watts From Independence Games For the Clement Sector Campaign Setting & 2d6 Cepheus Engine

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 18:40
 "ARRRR!  Heave to and prepare to be boarded!Piracy has been a near constant in Clement Sector since the Conduit was first opened.  In fact, some historians maintain that piracy may have played as large a part in the direction that civilization spread from Hub as did the astrography of the sector.  The act has been part of the fabric of the sector and continues to be so despite the best efforts Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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At Any Price - - Paul Elliot's Zaibatu rpg & Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, & Manuel Souza Combined

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 06:08
 “There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?”― William S. Burroughs, Exterminator!Yes, what are they doing there in the first place?!  Let's pick it right up from the other day on the blog.  Who are the party in the first place?!  If their agents of the powers from Postcards from Avalidad by Miguel Ribeiro, &  Manuel Souza combining it with Zozer Games Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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