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Save For Half episode # 23: “The Hero's Journey 2E by Gallant Knight Games"

What's This? (said in our best Batman '66 announcer voice) A review of a game that has only just finished its Kickstarter? Your Fab Four Halflings come through again with a review of The HeroÕs Journey, 2E! We discuss its (new) mechanics, its good points, and Liz's disappointment about the color of kobolds. No, really! ItÕs part of the show! Honest!

No Changelings were given jobs as Teamsters on this episode.

It was in the patreon extras.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Barrel Rider Games
https://barrelridergames.wordpress.com/

Gallant Knight Games
http://www.gallantknightgames.com/

The HeroÕs Journey 2nd Edition Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/the-heros-journey-2e

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Save For Half Sideshow # 22 1/2: “James Spahn and Heroes Journey 2E"

Welcome to the New Year! Your Halflings are joined by noted game designer James Spahn to talk about his new update of The HeroÕs Journey Fantasy RPG, Kickstarting this month. We discuss his game philosophies, new innovations that make Heroes Journey 2E his ideal RPG, and his plans for the future. Tune in, and tune up to the Save for Half Sideshow!!

No kobolds were harmed in the making of this episode, not even the green ones!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Barrel Rider Games
https://barrelridergames.wordpress.com/

Gallant Knight Games
http://www.gallantknightgames.com/

The HeroÕs Journey 2nd Edition Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/the-heros-journey-2e


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Save for Half Podcast / Save For Half episode # 22: Aftermath! By FGU
« on: December 25, 2019, 10:53:50 AM »
Save For Half episode # 22: Aftermath! By FGU

ItÕs the Post-Apocalypse, and you are a lone survivor battling the radioactive wastes with a pistol, sneakers, and all the armor hit location #12 can hold! ThatÕs right, itÕs Aftermath by Fantasy Games Unlimited, and your Halflings delve into how the world ended in 1981! DM Jim failed his barter roll with the landshark, so we are joined this episode by DM Ben of the legendary realms of New York. Flowcharts, bicycles, and the relative weight of human heads abound in this episode of Save for Half!

No dogs were hit in the #12 in the making of this episodeÑbecause itÕs not there?

ItÕs all here at: http://saveforhalf.com/

Links mentioned in this show:

Aftermath! - Fantasy Games Unlimited
https://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net/product-category/aftermathbooks/

Nike Sneakers
https://www.nike.com/w/shoes-y7ok

Soldier of Fortune magazine
https://www.sofmag.com/



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Save For Half episode # 21: "Manual of the Planes by TSR"

What do you do with that 20th level character in AD&D? Start adventuring in the various planes of existence, naturally! Your four halflings take a dive into 1987’s Manual of the Planes by Jeff Grubb and the TSR Bullpen. Soaring vistas, deep Abysses (Abyssi?), and Quasi-Elementals abound in this episode of Save for Half!

No Modrons were harmed in the making of this show, because Nirvana has a perfect count.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Badger Song
https://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

Manual of the Planes at DrivethruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17009/Manual-of-the-Planes-1e?filters=0_0_0_44499_0

Manual of the Planes History at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manual_of_the_Planes

Save for Half Patreon Page
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Other Games / Re: Castle Falkenstein by R Talsorian Games
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:58:52 AM »
You know, rereading my reply above struck me a little odd. Not that its not true, but strange I have a reluctance to high magic/fey in my Victorian RPGs....but I wrote the Victorious RPG?

"Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind"

...but high magic bugs me? :?

DM (Good at inconsistency?) Mike

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Save For Half episode # 20: “Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo by FGU"

It’s Flash! <insert Queen chorus here> He’ll save—for Half—every one of us! In this latest episode of Save for Half, your Fab Four take a deep dive into 1977’s Flash Gordon and the Warriors of Mongo, a…RPG? written by Lin Carter and Scott Bizar and published by Fantasy Games Unlimited. Adventure, excitement, power rays, and rabid flying squirrelons await you in this episode of Save for Half!

None of DM Mike’s friends were harmed in the making of this podcast. We swear!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Fantasy Games Unlimited
https://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net/

Flash Gordon for Savage Worlds
https://www.peginc.com/product-category/flash-gordon/

Knights of the Braille
https://knightsofthebraille.com/


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Theater of the Mind here. I've got a lot of minis but they rarely come out nowadays. I think part of the reason is that my home group(s) tend not to be tactically minded; they just want results. :)

DM (Good at giving players what they want, sometimes) Mike

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Other Games / Re: Castle Falkenstein by R Talsorian Games
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:22:09 AM »
Always wanted to give it a one-shot try, but reading it the "fay" part was a little too significant for my tastes. I prefer low magic, even in my Victorian-esque gaming. :)

DM (Good at avoiding Marvel Thor-isms) Mike

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Save For Half episode # 19: “Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game by TSR"

It’s party time here in the Halfling Hideaway, and what's more of a party than a Party RPG? It says so, right on the box! Yes, it’s the Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party game, from 1988. You demanded it (sorta), so we're here to bring it to you!

Can Boris really 'Kill Moose'? Does Sherman and his boy face weeping angels in the time vortex? Can Dudley Do-Right face off against Frost Giants? Ok, only one of those is correct; but you'll have to listen to find out which one!

No mooses were killed in the making of this episode, not even ones with rabbits coming out of his hat!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Boardgamegeek - Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1611/bullwinkle-and-rocky-role-playing-party-game

Noble Knight Games - Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game
https://www.nobleknight.com/P/-869170550/Bullwinkle-and-Rocky

Rick & Morty at IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2861424/

Wikipedia - Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullwinkle_and_Rocky_Role-Playing_Party_Game


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Classic D&D / Re: World of Greyhawk 1980, Combat Computer 1983
« on: September 02, 2019, 05:44:13 PM »
I started playing in 1981 when I got a Basic Set for my birthday. I like Thac0 as well, but I do find it easy to jump from Thac0 to d20 with a little math and artistic interpretation.

Cool! Liz and I always like hearing about fm gamers who start on their own; without the usual BF or brother bringing them in. In 1981, did you run into any issues finding groups?

DM (Good at 1980s rettrospectives) Mike
 

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Second Edition AD&D / Re: Why Can't Druids Turn Undead?
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:36:07 AM »
On a side note, something that has bugged me for a time is that of clerics repeatedly healing people of different religious beliefs. I know that as a rule polytheistic religions aren't usually as hung up on the whole "I am a jealous god" bit, but it seems strange to me that a cleric of Athena would be fine healing a fighter who follows Thor over and over again. :/

I've toyed with the idea of clerics getting a bonus to heal followers of the same religion. That would give an incentive for the cleric to find followers (and get them among PCs) without RPing hours of attempted conversion. Fun in small doses, but gets old quick.

Opinions?

DM (Good at conversions) Mike

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Second Edition AD&D / Re: Why Can't Druids Turn Undead?
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:46:39 PM »
Sounds reasonable to me, and IMC Druids of Meilikki are the main force against Orcus's undead.

Though a book series I've been reading recently (Dark Prophecy, Book 1: Orconomics and book 2: Son of a Liche) has me rethinking it a bit.

What clerics would be more against undead....than the clerics of a death god? Think about it, clerics of Anubis (for ex) should froth at the idea of spirits escaping the judgement of their heart weight!

DM (Good at think' bout weird stuff) Mike

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Victorious / Evil in the White City, Act 1 Released!
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:37:41 PM »
Greetings!

The first part of the multi-scenario adventure pack "Evil in the White City" has just hit DrivethruRPG! Details are at:

http://victoriousrpg.com/2019/08/07/evil-in-the-white-city-act-1-released/


DM (Good at Act 1 Pimpage) Mike

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Classic D&D / Re: World of Greyhawk 1980, Combat Computer 1983
« on: August 01, 2019, 11:44:58 AM »
+1 on THACO.... Never understood the hostility some grogs have about it. <shrug>

DM (Good at knowing what he likes) Mike

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Agreed, though Greyhawk was selective. Now that you've had time to look 'em over, any opinions?

DM (Good at responding after only a month or so) Mike

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