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Kickstarters / Re: Dice Tower KS will launch in around four weeks...
« Last post by sgtslag on May 20, 2018, 12:02:38 PM »
Only the demo tower in the video has the clear face on it.  Over time, the acrylic face will scratch and fog up.  The towers roll d4's extremely well, though.  I really like that.

Our web site is nearing publication.  Once that is done, we will launch the KS.  Should be, "Go!", for both the KS, and web site, within two weeks, by the end of May.  Cheers!!
Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on May 18, 2018, 08:48:51 PM »
He's crazy busy with making deadlines for his art commissions...
Victorious / [NTXRPGCon] Victorious in Open Gaming
« Last post by DMMike on May 17, 2018, 11:40:20 AM »

***Due to "real life" issues, I did not schedule this event in time for the NTXRPGCon Event website. However, I am still running this game on Saturday, June 9th, at the con!

VICTORIOUS RPG - "The Sky Pirates"

The year is 1889. Parliament is preparing to open for the new year. In attendance will be Queen Victoria herself to address the members of Parliament. Normally, this would be an uneventful situation, but nothing is normal since the arrival of the Super-Mankind!

With ominous threats to Her Majesty's life, the military has been called out. Even the newly created military airship division has been sighted patrolling all of London. Surely, the Super-Mankind group, The Queen's Knights, won't be needed to ensure the peace...or will they?

No. of Players: 3-6
Pre-Generated Characters
No prior experience with VICTORIOUS required to play.
Session: 4 hours max
Will start around 1pm-5pm

(Time subject to change)

- Matt

Kickstarters / Re: Dice Tower KS will launch in around four weeks...
« Last post by Fjw70 on May 13, 2018, 06:10:56 PM »
;D  LOL! ;D

Looks like we will launch near the end of May.  Working on getting a web site up prior to launching.  Dice Towers are a side product, not his main products:  Custom Gaming Tables.  His Dice Towers will out-sell his Tables by many miles, but that's OK, the Dice Towers are a wonderful item to have.  I carry mine to/from games, as I really enjoy using them, compared to rolling dice on the tabletop.

Always hated rolling d4's:  they nearly always just plopped out of my hand, onto the table, without really, "rolling".  As seen in the videos, the d4's really bounce, and spin, as they travel through the baffles.  What the videos do not show, is how fast they go through!  It is amazing to watch the slow-motion videos, then to roll dice through a Tower, yourself.  They move very fast!

I really enjoy the clatter of the dice as they bounce through the Towers.  It is fun to roll a handful of dice, at once -- they make quite the exciting noise as they blast through.  Cheers!

I hate rolling d4s and have pretty much eliminated them from my D&D games.

I have a dice tower I got a while back but never really use it. I like that these have the transparent side to see the rolling. I need to get one of those custom gaming tables some day.
Classified / New Module from SHARP MOUNTAIN GAMES (includes pregens!)
« Last post by teaman on May 10, 2018, 03:20:12 PM »
Here's the link and description of my latest adventure module.  Thanks in advance if you take a look.  Sorry there is no picture, but photobucket is no longer allowing third party hosting:



Cooper Longstrider has gone missing from the North Shires. The players are hired
to rescue him from the abandoned city of Frostbury. Has he been captured by the
hag rumored to live there? Has he been eaten by the undead that wander the
streets? Or has something even more sinister happened to him?

Here’s what you get for your gold pieces:

An adventure suitable for an evening's play or a convention session.
A printable map for tabletop play.
A digital map for your virtual tabletop.
A base town and local personalities (NPC’s).
New monsters (the GRAABLIK and the WORMMEN!) and a new magic item, the HELM OF CONTENTMENT
Pregenerated player characters. Get playing TODAY!
Suggestions for extending the adventure for further sessions.

This adventure can be used with your favorite old school fantasy ruleset or
retroclone with little or no modifications. It can also be used with later
editions with a little tweaking.
Campaign Worlds / Re: Have You Ever NOT Rolled For A Result?
« Last post by sgtslag on May 10, 2018, 01:11:51 PM »
Yes, on a few occasions, when it was just too good not to accept.  I've fudged dice rolls which contradicted the mood of the game, as well.  "Dice are like guidelines, really."  An infamous mis-quote from one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies from the past...  Cheers!
Campaign Worlds / Have You Ever NOT Rolled For A Result?
« Last post by Shiftkitty on May 09, 2018, 08:20:32 AM »
Have you ever had a player describe an action his PC was taking that was so crafty that you decided to just let it work without rolling for a result? You know, something so creative and entertaining that even as DM you wanted to see it work?

Example: The rest of the party had noticed the dragon waking up, stuffed what gold they could into their pockets, and ran. The Thief (this was 1e) was still stuffing his pockets, having failed to notice the dragon, and angry Red. The dragon made his presence known with an indignant "Ahem!" When the Thief realized his predicament (he would never be able to outrun the dragon's breath weapon), he offered to bargain for his life by showing the dragon a magic trick, and if he had never seen it before, then the Thief could leave with his life. The dragon agreed, having been old enough to know every magic trick in the book. The Thief unfurled the leathery map the party had been following, spread it out on a pile of gold and sat cross legged on it, acting like a mystic from India. He then picked up the leading edge of the map and announced his "ancient magic words", said "Bye-bye" and sledded like a shot down the pile of gold and out the door.

Okay, in a hard-nosed campaign he probably would have been smoked by the dragon before he reached the exit. But this move was so straight out of a light-hearted fantasy movie, even drawing applause from the other players, that I described the dragon staring confusedly at the empty space, thin tendrils of smoke curling upwards from his nostrils, saying "I don't get it."

Any overly creative players out there do something that you decided not to spoil with a dice roll?
Save for Half Podcast / Re: Save for Half Episode #1: "Doctor Who RPG by FASA"
« Last post by DMMike on May 07, 2018, 08:32:10 PM »
LOL Well, it was either Doctor Who or Timeship....so we went with the "good" one. ;)

DM (Good at choosing the better box set) Mike
Save for Half Podcast / Save For Half Sideshow # 10 1/2: ÒSon of HolmesÓ
« Last post by DMMike on May 07, 2018, 08:30:16 PM »
Save For Half Sideshow # 10 1/2: ÒSon of HolmesÓ

It's email time in the Halflings' Hideaway, and after responding to some listener feedback we have a discussion with Chris Holmes! For those not in the know, Chris is the son of J. Eric Holmes, the author of Holmes Basic Dungeons & Dragons! We talk characters, his Tales of Peril project, purple worms, and...Herculoids?

No Tom Hanks were harmed in the making of this episode, not even Pardue the Holy man!

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

Links mentioned in this show:
Chris Holmes: Tales of Peril Ð Facebook

AI Monster Manual

Bard's Gate with the Frogs

Black Blade Publishing (publisher of Tales of Peril)


Mississippi Bones Ð Dungeon Hustle

North Texas RPG Con 2018

Don't forget to drop us an email at saveforhalfpodcast(at)gmail.com to give your opinions of the show!

Be sure to check out our forums at:
Save for Half at Original D&D Forums

Save for Half at OSRGaming
Kickstarters / Re: Dice Tower KS will launch in around four weeks...
« Last post by sgtslag on May 04, 2018, 11:35:33 PM »
Nearing the launch of our main products web page.  Thought I would share some teasers of what is coming:

Konig Table image 1

Konig Table image 2

Konig Table image 3

Konig Table image 4

This is our prototype Konig Table:  9-feet by 5-feet; 4-inch deep gaming well.  Solid Hickory construction (Hickory is 10 times stronger than Oak!).  The flat top leaves are stained Gunstock color, while the remainder of the Table is coated with clear varnish.

Should have the full web site up and running in 3-4 weeks.  The Kickstarter for the Dice Towers will launch after the web site is up.  Cheers!
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