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Offline longfoot

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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2016, 12:42:32 PM »
I remember what I was going to ask:
Did TSR or anyone else, in the 1978-1985 years release modules for Gamma World?
I don't remember the podcast mentioning them.
If there are, are there any good ones that anyone remembers?


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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2016, 02:18:04 PM »
I think Jim would know this better than me, but I think so. I *think* Famine at Far-go and Legion of Gold were released in this period. Unfortunately as I never owned GW (only played a friend's game) I never read 'em.

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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2016, 06:32:02 PM »
I will have to read mutant future then.  Thanks for a great show.
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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2016, 07:52:59 AM »
Great show I've never played GW in any of it's iterations but I do hope to track down a copy one day. I do have MA 1st ed thanks to the goodman games kickstarter. It'd be great to do another show with an interview with Jim talking about MA and GW and the evolution of those games!

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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2016, 09:28:30 AM »
I remember what I was going to ask:
Did TSR or anyone else, in the 1978-1985 years release modules for Gamma World?
I don't remember the podcast mentioning them.
If there are, are there any good ones that anyone remembers?

Though I've never played them, there were a few released.

https://rpggeek.com/rpgseries/2418/gw-gamma-world-modules
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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2016, 08:18:09 AM »
Finally got a chance to listen to the show. Love Gamma World and I think Mutant Future is a nice alternative for B/X style games. Especially when it is getting harder and harder to get original copies. Still trying to score Gamma World 4e for a nice price. Wish Wotc put up the pdf at some point. I used some Mutant Future stuff in my Labyrinth Lord campaign, smooth conversions. There even a conversion guide in the back of MF for LL.
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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2016, 12:27:47 PM »
Since this show Liz and I played the module for Gamma World called "Famine in Far-go" which was a lot of fun. A bit tongue in cheek, but that just made the experience even more fun!

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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2017, 09:09:44 PM »
It may just be me, but I don't see this on your new site.
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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »
<bump> Show retooled with the new trade dress!

Save for Half Episode 02: "Gamma World"

   In our second outing the Save for Half-lings  (with guest star DM Jim!) look at a seminal old school classic - 1st edition Gamma World. James M. Ward and Gary Jaquet's over-the-top combination of super-science and deadly, earnest danger set the bar for early science fiction and post-apocalyptic role playing games, and its influence is still felt in gaming 38 years later.

* Original Recording of this show was April 10, 2016

It's all here at: http://saveforhalf.com/

Links mentioned in this show:

Gamma World Playtest rules 1977 found:
https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?778584-Could-someone-help-me-verify-if-a-find-is-real

Grognard Files
http://armchairadventurerblog.com/

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Re: Save for Half Episode #2: "Gamma World"
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2017, 11:06:17 AM »
Two thumbs up!