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Offline DMMike

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Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« on: May 11, 2016, 08:30:38 PM »
Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"

As part of DM Liz's ongoing crusade to prove that Holmes Basic D&D is the best game ever, we've invited Dr. J. Eric Holmes' son Chris Holmes onto the show! He'll regale us with stories about his father, playing in his dad's D&D games, and his current efforts to promote his father's D&D fiction work. That, and DM Mike's failing memory are all here for your amusement!

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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 09:29:34 PM »
Caught this this morning before my jog. This was a pretty cool interview! Chris Holmes was very interesting, and I look forward to Tales of Peril being released!

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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 01:16:30 PM »
Great Episode.

I remember as a kid, in the early 80s, I would give my father a blank character sheet so he could run copies on the his office's Xerox machine.

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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 04:08:26 PM »
This was a great episode.  I had never heard of the 'Caltech Warlock' rules before, and was able to find a PDF of them online.  Cool bit of history.

Did I hear correctly that Holmes was paid $0 for the box set and edition that still bear his name?
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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 04:25:09 PM »
That's right Outlander, just for the "fame" of it. ;)

Which I suppose if it hadn't been for the Holmes Basic set, he probably wouldn't have found a buyer for his FRPG book so I suppose one could say he sorta got paid eventually. ;)

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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 11:01:30 AM »
Good interview, folks. I love how geeky you guys get when you find out about Dr. Holmes's favourite Doctor Who or the Fantastic Four.
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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 07:22:18 PM »
My favourite episode yet! :)

I've corresponded with Chris Holmes a few times, he's a great guy and a gentleman. It's wonderful to hear firsthand about playing at Holmes Sr.'s table.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 07:24:03 PM by Vile »

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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 07:44:22 PM »
I definately need to listen to this episode, but I thought Holmes Basic was DM Mike's favorite?
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Re: Save or Die Episode 122: "Save vs. Chris Holmes"
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
It is, though I prefer variable damage by weapons and 3 point alignment. Both of which DM Liz never tires of telling me are inferior to "pure" Holmes. ;)

Save for Half ep 10 1/2 will be coming out soon where we chat with Chris Holmes again; regarding gaming in the 70s. :)

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