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Suggestions & Support / Re: Miniatures Board?
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:36:05 PM »
Sounds good to me.

DM "25mm is the best!" Mike

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Suggestions & Support / Re: Posting Privs
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:33:07 PM »
I'm fine with folks starting threads in the Save for Half forum, just so long as it has to do either with the show itself or the game covered in a given show. Or a request for that matter. After all, most of the games we cover don't have forums here.

Mike

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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.

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

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

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:

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And find us on social media:

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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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Its a great reference for just that sort of thing....though as stated on the show, its a few books back in the continuity.

DM (Good at Continuity-policing) 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


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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
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Save for Half at MeWe
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Save for Half Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf

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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!

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

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


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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
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Save for Half at MeWe
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Save for Half Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf

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Sorry for the delay, missed this reply. :)  Yeah, we spend time trying to figure out ways to invite either Jon Peterson or Chris Holmes onto the show. Now if we can just figure out how to have them both on at the same time...?

DM (Good at pondering hosts) Mike

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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.

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

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/

 
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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/saveforhalf/

Save for Half at MeWe
https://mewe.com/join/the_save_for_half_podcast

Save for Half Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf


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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

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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/saveforhalf/

Save for Half at MeWe
https://mewe.com/join/the_save_for_half_podcast

Save for Half Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf


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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)


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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
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Save for Half Patreon
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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

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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/saveforhalf/

Save for Half at MeWe
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Save for Half Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf

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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/


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

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/saveforhalf/

Save for Half at MeWe
https://mewe.com/join/the_save_for_half_podcast

Save for Half Patreon
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