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Save For Half episode # 35: "Blakes 7 RPG by Horizon"

It's time to review an RPG on one of our favorite BBC Sci-Fi TV shows of the 1970s; Blakes7 by Terry Nation. A show gritty and dark for its time, it was notorious for anti-heroes, rebels losing to the evil empir...er..."Federation", and bad SF/X. Does the game compare to the show? And what's up with the build-your-own props info? Will this be the Halfling's first LARP? Click play and find out!

No Rebels were harmed in the making of this podcast, except maybe Roj Blake...

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Links mentioned in this show:

Blake's 7 Online -Horizon fanclub website
http://www.blakes7online.com/news.php

Blakes 7 Wiki
https://blakes7.fandom.com/wiki/Blake%27s_7_Wiki

RPG Geek - Blakes7 RPG
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/51958/blakes-7-role-playing-game



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Save For Half episode # 34: "Advanced D&D Players Handbook by TSR"

What's this? Your Fab Four Halflings are covering that venerable book of 1st edition RPG goodness? That's right, this episode we dive into the foundational rules of that newfangled (for 1978) Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. What did we like? Hate? Actually use in our games? Tune in to find out...with maybe a controversy or two as a side-dish!

No Half-orcs were harmed in the making of this podcast, but racial class limits were!

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Links mentioned in this show:

Drivethru RPG 1st edition AD&D Players Handbook
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17003/Players-Handbook-1e?src=hottest_filtered&filters=0_2140_1300_44499_0

Grogcon data & Grogtalk 1E AD&D podcast
https://www.grogcon.comhttps://www.grogcon.com


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Save For Half episode # 33: "Mutant Future by Goblinoid Games"

Its the future....with mutants! That's right, the Fab Foursome are covering the game Mutuant Future by Goblinoid Games, and its a world with more Gamma than you can shake a Death Machine at! Based on the Labyrinth Lord system, its got all the post-apocalypse goodies you've come to expect; such as mutations, gonzo creatures, and artifacts that can blow your head off if you're not careful. Even if its a refrigerator!

No mutant animals were harmed in the making of this podcast, so the ASPCMA can get off our backs!

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Links mentioned in this show:

Goblinoid Games
https://goblinoidgames.com/

Mutant Future- Drivethru RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/86683/Mutant-Future-Revised-Edition

Mutant Future Wikie
https://mutant-future.fandom.com/wiki/Mutant_Future

Mutant Future - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_Future

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Save for Half Podcast / Save For Half episode # 32: "En Garde by GDW"
« on: July 28, 2021, 01:02:20 PM »
Save For Half episode # 32: "En Garde by GDW"

It's time to get your rapier and swing from a chandelier, because the Halflings take a look this episode at the Game Designers' Workshop edition of En Garde by Darryl Haney and Frank Chadwick (1975). There are all sort of things for PCs to do in the game, be it carouse at pubs, visit mistresses, and...join the army? All this and more await you with a clash of steel and a floppy hat. Oh, and ruffs too. Lots of ruffs!

No Bucklers were Swashed in the making of this podcast, though they were nicked!

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Links mentioned in this show:

En Garde Website
http://www.engarde.co.uk/history.html

En Garde on BoardGameGeek
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7771/en-garde

En Garde on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_Garde!


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Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR"

Excelsior, True Believers! The Fab Four Halflings take a dive into that first licensed Superhero RPG of the 1980s, the Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game box set by TSR. Published in 1984, it took a few directions that Supers RPGs hadn't yet tried such as ranks for both attributes and powers, Karma as both XPs and die roll mods, and of course getting statistics for your favorite Marvel heroes. Well, 8 of them anyway. Sit back and enjoy our Remarkable coverage of an Incredible game in Amazing detail...'Nuff said!

No Trademarks were harmed in the making of this podcast, despite TSR's providing them. A lot.

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Links mentioned in this show:

Classic Marvel Forever website
https://www.classicmarvelforever.com/cms/

FASERIP RPG on Drive-Thru RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/177913/Faserip


Marvel Super-Heroes on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Super_Heroes_(role-playing_game)

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Save For Half Sideshow # 30 1/2: "North Texas RPG Con 2021"

Normalcy is usually overrated, but not this time. The 13th North Texas RPG Con is happening this June 3-6, 2021 and the goal is a return to normal con-gaming. As ever, BadMike/Satan is here to regale us with details of the con, the food trucks, an open bar and Starbucks, and most of all gaming! Listen to your four Halflings find out the skinny on the con, its Virtual track for those stuck at home, and a promise that his brother won't be wearing speedos this time. Probably.
 
No shots were prescribed in the recording of this show...not even at BadMike's table!

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Links mentioned in this show:

BadMike's B1 game on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXXGA8L8N2c

NTRPG Con on Tabletop.Events
https://tabletop.events/conventions/ntrpgcon-2021


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Save For Half episode # 30: "Alma Mater by Oracle Games"

School's out...of its mind? It sure seems that way as your Four Halflings take a dive into one of the oddest RPGs from the early 1980s; that of Alma Mater. Classes, teachers, social cliques, and other hazards for your freshman PC await you in this episode of the podcast. Oh, and a few tables to roll on. Just a few.

No Losers were harmed in the making of this podcast, despite the game's constant encouragement to do so!

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Links mentioned in this show:

Alma Mater on RPG Geek
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45812/alma-mater-high-school-role-playing-game

Alma Mater RPG on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Mater_(role-playing_game)

Erol Otus –Discogs
https://www.discogs.com/artist/2316216-Erol-Otus


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Save For Half Sideshow # 29 1/2: "The Elusive Shift by Jon Peterson"

Friend of the show (and author) Jon Peterson joins the Halflings in a wide-ranging discussion of fanzines, RPG theory, and...oh yeah, his new book from MIT Press called The Elusive Shift. When did Dungeons & Dragons stop being a fantasy wargame and become a roleplaying game? Who contributed to the shift? Did they know what they were doing? Was it a smooth transition, or fraught with controversy? Will we ever stop asking questions in this summary? Tune in and find out!

No fanzine authors were harmed in the making of this podcast, despite a flamewar.

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Links mentioned in this show:

Alarums & Excursions pdf source
https://conchord.org/xeno/aande.html

Playing at the World Blog (Rule 0)
https://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-origins-of-rule-zero.html?fbclid=IwAR3prpz1jrfbGqgpZQkfuF2yYS5MU-8DgaSGh4awYVX1TCObL01c1bDwLGI

RPG Pop Club Podcast by Falconer
https://www.rpgpopclub.com/podcast.html

The Elusive Shift on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Elusive-Shift-Role-Playing-Identity-Histories/dp/0262044641

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Save for Half Podcast / 2 DMs and a Youtube?
« on: December 19, 2020, 08:19:48 PM »
Hey all,

Elizabeth (DM Liz) and I will be guesting on the Youtube show “Talking Crit” with BadMike and Erik Tenkar this coming Wednesday Dec. 23rd at 7pm Central. Give us a gander, and you’ll mebbe get a goose. Mebbe…? :D
 
https://www.youtube.com/c/ErikTenkar/featured

DM Mike

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Save For Half episode # 29: "Cosmic Encounter by Eon Products"

No, its not a Spielberg movie. ItÕs the board game sensation of the 1970s Adventure gaming industry, Cosmic Encounter by Eon Products. A simple yet innovative system lets each of the alien races a player chooses change powers and goals to ensure no two games are the same. Your Fab Four totally normal humans from Earth review the game, how its aged, and what inspiration 21st century gamers can find in its mechanics. Nanoo-nanoo!

No humans were harmed in the making of this podcast, despite all of us being humans. Totally.

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

Links mentioned in this show:


Cosmic Encounter on Fantasy Flight Games
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/cosmic-encounter/

Cosmic Encounter on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Encounter


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Save For Half episode # 28: "Space Patrol by Gamescience"

Space, the final frontier. .. or the first, as far as RPG space gaming went. Gamescience's Space Patrol beat Traveller to the punch in 1977, but was lost in the shuffle of its better known rival's little black books. But this little game has some good points to consider, even for today's jaded gamer. Listen in as we cover aliens, planets, a startling lack of starships...and equipment with no cost?


No Kzinti were harmed in the making of this podcast, not even by Blush Gordon!

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Links mentioned in this show:

Space Patrol on RPG Geek
https://rpggeek.com/rpg/2547/space-patrol

Star Patrol (Space Patrol) on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Patrol


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Save For Half episode # 27: "Dresden Files by Evil Hat Productions"

It's time for your Fab Four Halflings to accept their fates...FATE Core, that is! We sit down and cover our first FATE game in the guise of The Dresden Files RPG, based on the bestselling book series by Jim Butcher. We learn about Fate Dice, Aspects, and how DM Jim's questions leave DM Corbett with answers that involve a lot of the word "maybe". Wizards complaining about fireball ranges, vampires in bowling alleys, and more await your ears in this episode of Save for Half! Nevermore!

No Black Court Vampires were harmed in the making of this show, because they're all dead anyway.

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Links mentioned in this show:

Dresden Files Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dresden_Files

Evil Hat's The Dresden Files RPG
https://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-rpg/

Jim Butcher's website - Dresden Files
https://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden

Wuthering Heights RPG
http://unseelie.org/rpg/wh/

 
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Save For Half Sideshow #26 1/2: North Texas RPG Con with Chris Holmes

Yes there was in fact a North Texas RPG Con this year; both virtual and live tracks. Your Halflings read some emails and then discuss their time at the con. Chris Holmes, son of J. Eric Holmes, was the only one of us actually in person at the convention, and so he tells the "live" part of the convention activities. Who ran what? Who attended what? And we answer the most important question of all; who killed Colonel Mustard?

No Joshua Trees were harmed in the making of this show, not even the walking ones!

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Links mentioned in this show:


North Texas RPG Con 2020
https://tabletop.events/conventions/ntrpgcon-2020

Talking Crit with BadMike (w/DMs Mike & Liz)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u3VAea4sNp-sd3gcr6eH2IbMtEGB4XD7/view?fbclid=IwAR20XKqcoWTTq3Z5FVZMdMy1nYqT8oXt4SLZEvvj7-KtACuy4z9F2oOhcGU

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Save for Half Podcast / What you've all been....waiting for?
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:44:36 PM »
As promised, patreon subscribers now have in their hot little inboxes a copy of my very own Timeship character from 1983. Was DM Mike at 14 just as awesome as his stats reflect? Be Honest!

TIMELORD!

Mike

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Save For Half episode # 26: "Timeship by Yaquinto Publications"

Timeship has, let's say, a checkered reputation in the RPG community. This episode your intrepid Halflings delve into a game that mandates a player play themselves, travel back in time, and (among other things) kill Hitler. What's not to like? More than you'd think with a opening like that. Will DM Jim ever forgive DM Mike for choosing this game? Listen and find out!

No players were harmed in the making of this show, because they brought shotguns to the gaming table...with no energy penalty!

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Links mentioned in this show:

Herbie Brennan on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Herbert_Brennan

Timeship on Boardgame Geek
https://boardgamegeek.com/rpgitem/54502/timeship

Timeship (Classic reprint on DTRPG)
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257406/Timeship-Classic-Reprint?filters=0_0_0_44499_0

Timeship (Noble Knight Games)
https://www.nobleknight.com/P/15322/Timeship

Timeship (Wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeship_(role-playing_game)


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