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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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Save for Half Podcast / A "pause" to reflect?
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:00:42 PM »
Hello all,

I've been informed recently by a fan that he finds the editing out of pauses in our show to be annoying. In his view, its too intense (paraphrased) and doesn't give the listener time to breathe or reflect.

My question is, do you agree or disagree about the lack of pauses in Save for half?

All thoughts appreciated,

DM (Good at talkingfastand notstopping) Mike


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Save For Half Sideshow 7 1/2: Game Mags with Tim Kask, pt 1

Back in the day, gaming magazines were the lifeblood of the role-playing hobby. News, plugs, variant rules; it was all in the pages of the magazines at your local friendly game store!

Tim Kask joins us for a discussion of his time and work on gaming magazines like The Strategic Review, The Dragon, Advneture Gaming mag, and Gygax magazine! Part 1 of 2.

No cats were harmed in the making of this episode, no matter what you hear.

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

Links mentioned in this show:
Adventure Gaming Magazine (Noble Knight Games)
https://www.nobleknight.com/ViewProducts.asp_Q_ProductLineID_E_807781699_A_ManufacturerID_E_1382552970_A_CategoryID_E_12_A_GenreID_E_

Breeyark.org
http://breeyark.org/

Curmudgeon in the Cellar – Tim Kask
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy14HVYrC7ZzviWLCJxzE4w

Dragon Magazine (- Annarchive)
https://annarchive.com/dragon.html

The Strategic Review (- Annarchive)
https://annarchive.com/files/Strv101.pdf

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 # 7: “Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games”

This is it, the granddaddy of all the Old School Revival games! Castles & Crusades, published in 2003, has a loyal fan base that has put the PHB on its 7th printing, showing robust life in a field now crammed with retro-clones. Though C&C isn’t a retro-clone per se, it was designed to emulate OS Fantasy RPGs in a way that Gary Gygax would be happy to write for. Sit down and enjoy as your Save for Halflings crack open this veteran game and see what ticks!

No Mikes were harmed in the making of this episode, no matter what you hear.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Castles & Crusades forums:
http://www.trolllord.com/forums/

DrivethroughRPG Castles & Crusades:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?filters=10126_0_0_0_0

Frog God Games 5E Actual Play – Rappan Athuk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csQcKycMeOo

Lone Ranger and Pizza Rolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-NdrzfFOo

Shakedown: The Return of the Sontarans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B7-68Ah65I

Tabletop Radio Hour (episode 22)
https://tabletopradiohour.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/ep-22-steam-spy/

Troll Lord Games
http://trolllord.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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Victorious / Virtuous-Vaunted-Villainous
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:56:21 PM »
Hello all,

The latest issue of Domesday magazine (#9) has a Victorious colum in it. Its called Virtuous-Vaunted-Villainous, and has new heroes and villains for your use in Victorious chronicles. Kevin Morton is the prime author, with some small assistance from yours truly!

http://victoriousrpg.com/2017/10/11/domesday-issue-9-virtuous-vaunted-villainous/

GM Michael

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