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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!

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

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!

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

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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Other Games / Re: Labyrinth Lord
« on: June 28, 2020, 09:10:15 PM »
I don't use LL, but I appreciate Dan P's paradyme of "This is how we played D&D in the 1980s, not necessarily how D&D was written." I especially like LL adventures and supplements as they're a breeze to convert on the fly to whatever OSR I'm running.

Re: FGF, doesn't Darker Dungeons copy BECMI, Rules Cyclopedia to be precise?

DM (Good at knowing what he likes) Mike

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Save For Half episode # 25: "Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG"

What more can we say about episode 25 of Save for Half? Only they're awful, they're green...and they're from outer space! Yes, it's that quirky Tom Wham boardgame first published in Dragon magazine #28, and was in its 8th edition in a box set from Steve Jackson Games. Come join the Halflings aboard the Znuta as we fight aliens, no matter what side you're on!

No Awful Green Things were harmed in the making of this podcast, except with a pool cue.

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

Links mentioned in this show:
Awful Green Things from Outer Space rules site
https://fliphtml5.com/qaad/cppe/basic

D50 shades of D&D
https://toddaj.podbean.com/

Tom Wham site
http://www.tomwham.com/index.html

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Save For Half Sideshow # 24 1/2: "Alarums & Excursions with Jon Peterson"

Save for Half is back with another sideshow, this time featuring the return of the Arch-RPG Historian himself Jon Peterson! He joins the Halflings for a discussion of the seminal D&D fanzine Alarums & Excursions, and we discuss the first five issues of that APA; now available online as pdfs. Articles, filk songs, and recipes are discussed with varying degrees of efficacy on this somewhat tardy sideshow...

No D&Ds were harmed in the making of this sideshow, not even by Complete Warlocks!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

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

Playing at the World: Jon Peterson's Blog
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/


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General Discussion / Re: What with CV19...
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:12:08 AM »
What software is she using for online? If its Canvas or WebCT/Blackboard and she needs some hints I can help. Just FYI!

DM (Good at helping) Mike

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General Discussion / Re: What with CV19...
« on: March 25, 2020, 11:21:37 AM »
Sheltering in place, as per county requirements. Liz is working from home, which is what I do anyway. I was just telling her last night that except for her being around during the day its business as usual for me. ;)

DM (Good at keeping his schedule) Mike

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General Discussion / What with CV19...
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:07:41 PM »
...I'd have expected more posting here? We're all at home Social Distancing?

DM (Good at wondering why?) Mike

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Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

It's a legend in the RPG community, M.A.R. Barker's famous Tekumel is brought to you by the halfling horde's inimitable wit! Well, half of it anyway... The Empire of the Petal Throne is arguably the first D&D variant world to see publication, and it's got more detail than you can shake a dice bag at. The Halflings take a review of the world of the Petal Throne, its rules that vary from Dungeons & Dragons, and most importantly discuss...Dire Navigators!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Empire of the Petal Throne (1975) on Drive Thru
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2060/TEKUMELR--Empire-of-the-Petal-Throne-TSR
 
Tekumel: The World of the Petal Throne
https://www.tekumel.com/

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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
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf

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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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