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Victorious / Clockwork Mondays week 2: Tamm the VVigilante
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:13:23 PM »
Sean Taylor's Tamm is the star of the next Clockwork Mondays post at the Victorious site.

http://victoriousrpg.com/2018/09/10/clockwork-mondays-week-2/

Villains and scum of the East End of London beware!

GM (Good at avoiding the Jungle Princess stereotype) Mike

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Save for Half Podcast / Save For Half episode # 12: "Boot Hill by TSR"
« on: September 07, 2018, 09:06:33 PM »
Save For Half episode # 12: "Boot Hill by TSR"

Saddle up y'all, and go for yer guns! The Halflings rustle up a passle of Western catch-phrases for this episode of the podcast! We're covering Boot Hill (1st and 2nd editions) and talk about weapons, maps, guns and a surprising lack of "Men with No Name"(TM)

No outlaws were harmed in the making of this podcast, except when Liz shot Mike....but she didn't shoot the deputy!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Boot Hill at Noble Knight Games
https://www.nobleknight.com/Products/Boot-Hill

Rended Press: Old School Zines
https://rendedpress.blogspot.com/p/old-school-zines.html

Wikipedia - Boot Hill RPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Hill_(role-playing_game)

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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0
      

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Victorious / Clockwork Mondays, Week 1
« on: September 03, 2018, 04:45:24 PM »
I've started a new series on the victoriousrpg.com site, giving backgrounds and Victorious stats for various characters that were featured in vols. 1 and 2 of the "Capes and Clockwork" anthologies. Give 'em a look and maybe use them in your home chronicles. Heck, if you like them maybe pick up a copy of Capes & Clockwork and read the stories!

http://victoriousrpg.com/2018/09/03/clockwork-mondays-week-1/


GM (Good at working the Clocks) Mike

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Save For Half Sideshow # 11 1/2: "Son of Blueholme!"


Once again the Save for Halflings dig through the emails in the Halfling Hideaway and answer questions from the listeners…some of them even true! After a break we travel through time and space to sit down with the Blueholme man himself, Michael “Vile Traveller” Thomas. We discuss his RPG, gaming in general, and accents. Lots of accents.

No Time Lords were harmed in the making of this podcast, not even the British ones.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Blueholme Journeymanne rules
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/208800/BLUEHOLMETM-Journeymanne-Rules

Outdoor Survival boardgame
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1511/outdoor-survival

Stan Johansen Miniatures (RW009+)
http://www.stanjohansenminiatures.com/Road.htm

Catweazle Series 1 Episode 1 - The Sun in a Bottle (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgIHS7am9g


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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0

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Victorious / Victorious reviewed by Ol' Man Grognard
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:14:00 PM »
Greetings!

The Ol' Man Grognard himself (Glen H.) was kind enough to review the Victorious RPG hardback over at his YouTube channel. Give it a gander, along with his voluminous number of other reviews (82+!). They're relatively short (10-15 minutes each) but he gets right into the topic at hand. Which Liz and I over at Save for Half have trouble doing ourselves! ??

Check Ol' Man Grognard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEbkV-jWBko

Leave a review too!
 Mike














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Save For Half episode # 11: "No home like Blueholme”

Now that we've given our views on the Holmes Basic D&D game, your Triumphant Trio give the Blueholme Journeymanne RPG a gander. This retro-clone of the Holmes game moves beyond the Prentice rules with levels 1-3 and instead carries characters from levels 1 to 20, from beginner to the heights of power and prestige. Thrills, chills, and 3d6 in order await you in this latest show!

No Alignments were harmed in the making of this show, except by DM Mike!

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

Links mentioned in this show:
Blueholme Journeymanne rules
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/208800/BLUEHOLMETM-Journeymanne-Rules

Catweazle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgIHS7am9g&feature=share

DM Liz playing 5E with the Frog Gods
https://www.twitch.tv/froggodgames

Save or Die #117
http://saveordie.info/?p=1394

Tales of Peril - Black Blade
http://black-blade-publishing.com/

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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0

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General Discussion / Writing Adventures
« on: May 27, 2018, 06:04:04 PM »

From Venger Satanis: ‘The adventure designer inspires the GM with awesome ideas.  The GM takes those ideas, interprets them based on his own desires, adds in what seems appropriate at the time, and presents his version... his vision to the players.  The players respond as if they actually were the characters themselves.  The GM reacts to PC actions (or inaction).’

That's it.  That's what's supposed to happen.  Interrupting that sacred pattern with failed novelist backstory, tedious read-aloud text, and predetermined outcomes is ruining D&D!!!”

He's talking about D&D, but IMO it covers most FRPGs.

Discuss. ;)

DM Mike


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Victorious / [NTXRPGCon] Victorious in Open Gaming
« 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
OPEN GAMING area.

(Time subject to change)

- Matt


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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
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlackBladePublishing/photos/?tab=album&album_id=758140394348915

AI Monster Manual
http://aiweirdness.com/post/172170729017/dungeons-and-dragons-creatures-generated-by

Bard's Gate with the Frogs
https://www.twitch.tv/froggodgames

Black Blade Publishing (publisher of Tales of Peril)
http://black-blade-publishing.com/

Herculoids
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061262/

Mississippi Bones Ð Dungeon Hustle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcDpKBYbODM

North Texas RPG Con 2018
http://ntrpgcon.com/2-current/20-ntrpgcon-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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0

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Save For Half Podcast # 10: Basic Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes

Its the grandaddy of Basic D&D, the blue book edited by Dr. J. Eric Holmes! This little gem from the late 1970s brings us the question of trying to sell RPGs in mass market stores. It also begs other questions, such as how many ogres you need to mug to level up, why unicorns blow, and what vampires are doing in a game that limits players characters to levels 1-3? All this and more will be answered on this episode of Save for Half!

No ogres were harmed in the making of this episode, not even the ones with 500 gold pieces in their bags.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Holmes compares his D&D to Moldvay's update
http://swordandshieldrpg.blogspot.com/2011/07/holmes-compares-his-basic-d-boxed-set.html

J. Eric Holmes site
http://www.holmeswest.com/

Manicorn (follow link at your own risk, and don’t say we didn’t warn you)

http://rlfcomic.com/toyetic/

Top 10 Ogre Colors
https://www.thetoptens.com/ugliest-colors/

Zenopus Archives: Holmes Basic D&D Blog
http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/


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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0


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Save for Half Podcast / Save For Half Podcast # 9: Star Trek RPG by FASA
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:08:29 PM »
Save For Half Podcast # 9: Star Trek RPG by FASA

Space is big, really big, but Star Trek by FASA is definitely bigger. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the awesome spectacle that is the Save for Half Podcast crew Trekkin it up! With an Easter egg that you donÕt have to wait for the end of the show to catch, because DM Jim is in da house! On top of that we have DM Jeff! Who is that, you say, well only the Trekkin-ist Trekkie to ever go on a Trek. You will get to hear about all the Trek you can eat! Learn the secrets of a forty year old game and then feel good about it later. So donÕt walk, run! Unless youÕre carrying scissors, then walk Ñ to your local podcast dealer and download Save For Half Episode 9! Supplies are limited, act now!

No DM Mikes were harmed in the making of this podcast Ñ despite his ominous silenceÉ

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Star Trek RPG Resources: Frylock's Gaming & Geekery
https://gsllc.wordpress.com/fasa-star-trek-rpg-resources/

The Old DragoonÕs Blog (DM Jeff’s Blog)
http://theolddragoon.blogspot.com/

Royal Manticoran Navy
http://www.trmn.org/portal/

Star Trek: The RPG on Memory Alpha
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Role_Playing_Game_(FASA)




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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0


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Save For Half Sideshow # 8 1/2: Gaming Magazines with Tim Kask, pt 2

HUR-rey, HUR-rey! HUR-rey! Come one, come all to the Save for Half
Sideshow! We read some more emails from the fans, discuss minis at the
table, and move into Part 2 of our talk with The Curmudgeon himself—Tim
Kask. This show he talks about his return to the hobby in the 2000s and his
work as Consulting editor of Gygax magazine. We wrap up with discussions of
where publishing is going in the digital age, so listen in!

No magazines were harmed in the making of this episode, not even the
digital ones!

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

Links mentioned in this show:
Curmudgeon in the Cellar ñ Tim Kask
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGZxCpsSS2FlkBz-3G7R88uwHGXhj2ewh

Gygax Magazine #1
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/111516/Gygax-magazine-issue-1?filters=0_0_0_44499_0

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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0


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Save For Half Podcast #8: ÒSuperbabes: The FemForce RPG"

Excelsior, True-Believers! We're putting on the spandex this episode for superheroic adventures; notably Superbabes: The Femforce RPG published by Selex Inc. and Tri-City Games. Published in 1993, it reflects many of the comic book paradigms of the era as well as a couple of interesting innovations. Take a listen and we'll bring you 4-color adventure as only audio can!

No jugglers were harmed in the making of this episode, not even Kid Jugular.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

AC Comics site
http://www.accomics.com/

Public Domain Superheroes
http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Public_Domain_Super_Heroes

SuperBabes Supplements Noble Knight Games
https://www.nobleknight.com/Product/2147386178/AC-Unbound

Wargames: Supers of the Cold War
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/69095/Wargames-1-Superhuman-Threats-of-the-Cold-War


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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0


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Victorious / DMs Mike & Liz at FenCon
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:51:00 PM »
Just discovered this was up... Thx to D. Barnett for doing the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU744Aey4cc

Mike, Lord of "Um"

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Victorious / Villains & Vigilantes & Victorious
« on: December 03, 2017, 01:21:33 PM »
Tim S. over at the Other Side Blog had a great post Friday. He was essentially taking a Villains & Vigilantes (The Mighty Protectors) character and converting her to Victorious. Since the heroine Maxima is a time traveler anyway, it was easy enough to have her arrive in 1886 instead of her original destination of 1986. Give it a look!

http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2017/12/victorious-villains-vigilantes-maxima.html

Hm. I wonder if I could interest Mr. Dee in a crossover adventure?

Mike


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