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Save For Half episode # 30: "Alma Mater by Oracle Games"

School's out...of its mind? It sure seems that way as your Four Halflings take a dive into one of the oddest RPGs from the early 1980s; that of Alma Mater. Classes, teachers, social cliques, and other hazards for your freshman PC await you in this episode of the podcast. Oh, and a few tables to roll on. Just a few.

No Losers were harmed in the making of this podcast, despite the game's constant encouragement to do so!

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Alma Mater on RPG Geek
https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45812/alma-mater-high-school-role-playing-game

Alma Mater RPG on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Mater_(role-playing_game)

Erol Otus –Discogs
https://www.discogs.com/artist/2316216-Erol-Otus


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Suggestions & Support / Re: Miniatures Board?
« Last post by sgtslag on April 05, 2021, 04:35:25 PM »
I am getting the impression that this forum is mostly dead...  Too bad.  Cheers!
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Theater of the Mind unless there's a question about position, distance, obstacles, LOS, etc. Then makeshift tokens come out (coins work wonderfully), we clear up the confusion and then get back onto it.
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General Discussion / Favorite Lines, Any Edition
« Last post by Shiftkitty on March 26, 2021, 04:32:58 PM »
Favorite from our last session, two female PCs who had been disguised as men in a tavern where a fight broke out. The rogue was responding to the wizard dropping her disguise and casting a spell:

ROGUE: So much for our disguises.
WIZARD: Well, you DID just put a dagger through his nuts.

I know there have been plenty of these posts, so what's one more? Add your best lines!
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on March 26, 2021, 02:06:39 PM »
Splatbook 165 – Forgotten Realms #11: The Savage Frontier

We’re transporting back to Toril once again! Join DM’s Glen, Brian and Fulongamer as they bring you another helping of 2e goodness. Without any emails to read this time, the fellas get right to work. First they take another stab at the list of Mordenkainen’s spells, then they dissect another lycanthrope, and then bring it home with an overviewof another portion of the Forgotten Realms, The Savage Frontier.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Magic Fingers – Mordenkainen’s Celerity
Snipe Hunt – Lycanthrope, Werebear
Gettin’ Out of Dodge – The Savage Frontier (Forgotten Realms supplement, TSR 9233)
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on March 22, 2021, 02:12:00 AM »
Episode 164 – He’s Worth A Lot To Me!

We show you The Way in this episode! Join DMs Brian, Fulongamer and Glen as they bring another episode filled with 2e crunchy goodness! After a quick dip in the mailbox, the boys dry off and get to work. First they take a look at the Bounty Hunter kit, analyze another Mordenkainen spell, and then finish things off with an overview of the weretiger.

Email from DM Rob (Getting his wife to play D&D, converting non-believers to D&D)

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.
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Suggestions & Support / Re: Miniatures Board?
« Last post by DMMike 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
« Last post by DMMike 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!

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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on February 14, 2021, 12:45:30 AM »
Splatbook 163 – Watch Out For Those Ratmen!

We’re packing plenty of silver for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian, and Fulongamer as they drop some more 2e knowledge on your heads! After reading some emails, they get right to work. First they talk about another of Mordenkainen’s spells, dissect the wererat, and close things out with a Brainstorm.

Email From Michael Robinette (Buck Rogers, using 2e rules for other fantasy/sci-fi genres)

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Magic Fingers – Mordenkainen’s Protection From Avians
Snipe Hunt – Lycanthrope, Wererat
DM Brainstorm – Monk’s Monastery
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