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Looking For Games/Gamers / Re: Victorious Tuesday Nights from 8-10 PM Central
« Last post by DMMike on August 23, 2018, 09:23:00 PM »
I can't make it, but I'll let the guys in my Monday night Victorious group know about it...a few might be able to make it over!

DM (Good at pimping games) Mike
Looking For Games/Gamers / Victorious Tuesday Nights from 8-10 PM Central
« Last post by dramaman on August 21, 2018, 07:03:27 PM »
My online gaming friends chose to restart our Victorious campaign and we could use a couple more mystery men or women to fill out the team. We currently have a Alan Quarterman-style Big Game Hunter and an Opera Diva with sonic powers. Characters will be 2nd level. The adventures will be encapsulated into 1-3 sessions. At this time I don't have any grand arc in mind, but that could change as the game develops.

First session will be next Tuesday 8/28 with character prep. We use Google Hangouts and Roll20. Reply or PM and I'll make sure you get an invite to the hangout.
General Discussion / Re: Oldhammer and OSR, is there any crossover?
« Last post by DocMindwipe on August 17, 2018, 12:21:12 PM »
For muself, I've never been into the minis.

Sure, painted by a good artist they are works of art, but I personally don't really feel they enhance my gameplay. Rather, in fact, I feel the usage of minis slows the game down.

That said, the 5th ed game I play in onThursdays, the DM is very heavy into minis and insisted that I at least used one, if not actually got one for me character.

He did paint her though.... and she's gorgeous ;)

Apart from that, I don't really have an opinion on old vs new style minis..... as long as people are happy, they're doing it right ;)
General Discussion / Re: Oldhammer and OSR, is there any crossover?
« Last post by DMMike on August 17, 2018, 11:10:22 AM »
Hello, and welcome!

I use my old figs from the late 70s-80s when minis are necessary, but I usually do the Theatre of the Mind technique. One problem I've had (and ranted about on the SFH podcast) is that minis from BITD tended to be true 25mm's while today's figs tend to be 28-32mm. Not a big deal for monsters, but character figs make the old ones look like midgets! Ok, not that bad, but still!

I got rid of my old WH40k Space Marines (pig-faced bascinets) several years ago, and kind of regret their loss. I've got WHF orks, which I use as hobgoblins due to the size but they're still useable.

Yeah, it seems like WHRPG seems to be a niche of a niche.

DM (Good at keeping it Old School, even the minis!) Mike

PS: DM Carl (Save or Die host) has used OS grenadier figs when he's run Holmes Basic...I've played in his games at NTXRPG Con!

General Discussion / Oldhammer and OSR, is there any crossover?
« Last post by Samoht the brave on August 16, 2018, 04:00:26 PM »
Hey dudes, new guy here.
I've been a fan of the OSR for about 5 years now.
While going to used game auctions and secondhand sales for older RPG stuff, I often find old warhammer figures and just plain older figs from other companies. Before too long, I was running retroclones and Rules cyclopedia with Grenadier, Mithril, Ral Partha, Marauder and even Prince August figures.
In other places like oldhammer communites I've seen people run older games of warhammer using non-citadel miniatures, but not many running RPG's with these distinct sculpts. Sadly in the local area, nobody uses metal figures, let alone sculpts from the past.
Does anybody specifically like to use older figures with retro games?
General Discussion / Re: Writing Adventures
« Last post by DocMindwipe on August 15, 2018, 01:22:04 PM »
First up, guess who's back. Yup, it's your alltime favourite Norwegian-in-Exile, Doc :D Remember me? No? Fine. Be that way.


I feel a good adventure should contain a fair bit of backstory, as otherwise, all we would have is one hack&slash fest after the other with very little  to feed the imagination and roleplay. There should be enough in the background story(for theDMs eyesonly, untill further noticeat least) so that I as one of the players gets this sense of wonder and try to figure the whole shenanigan out.

With no real backstory for the DM to plug into, the adventures will then feel like "more of the same" to me.
That is my NOK0.05.
Save for Half Podcast / Re: What's YOUR Top 5?
« Last post by Samoht the brave on August 14, 2018, 10:33:50 PM »
1) Warhammer Fantasy 1st edition
2) Dungeon Crawl Classics
3) Legend of the 5 Rings 1e
4) Mutant Chronicles
5) Call of Cthulhu
Save for Half Podcast / Re: Save For Half podcast #06: Classic Traveller by GDW
« Last post by DMMike on August 14, 2018, 10:41:56 AM »
I've heard that a lot about PF, and I guess if they're having fun with it then its all good. Personally I find pregens (except at a con) kinda dull. Expectations seem to have changed from earlier generations though, just look at some of the more railroad adventure "paths" out there; people love 'em while I'm bored to tears. <shrug>

CT is my all time fave SF game.... Even though I've played Star Frontiers and Star Trek, I always go back to my Classic Traveller!

DM (Good at his character surviving CharGen...eventually) Mike
Save for Half Podcast / Re: Save for Half Episode #3: "Basic and Expert D&D"
« Last post by DMMike on August 14, 2018, 10:38:04 AM »
Sorry for the delay replying, I missed these! Also I'm getting an error msg when I try to quote so I'll have to do this from memory:

Thanks for the kudos, and I didn't in fact mention the gnome lair. My mind must've shut it out...trying to protect me from my natural desire to get in there and kilkilkil! ;)

Yellow mold is always fun, I insisted on stating it up for Castles & Crusades when I worked on that game. Green slime, Bansheas, and Giant Tics as well! Morale was one of those things I rarely used, preferring to decide as DM based on the situation if the monster(s) retreated or surrendered or whatnot. For new DMs though, it isn't a bad mechanic. Even if its not used, the morale level is a handy shorthand as to how dedicated to fighting the critters are.

Flammable treasure? I suppose scrolls or wands could fit that bill. Gold has a low melting point but in my exp. PCs will happily burn it anyway and then scrape it off the cave floor. LOL!

As I've noted on the 'cast, my fave is Holmes but if I'm trying to teach someone new to play D&D IMO there's never been a clearer rules set for that sort of new person than Moldvay. As for Expert, I *think* it was on the back of the box but I can't say for sure. I'll need to get Liz to crack open our set. Or find that mini set of Expert we've got around here somewhere. :)

Glad you liked the show!

DM (Good at better late than never!) Mike

Save for Half Podcast / Save For Half Sideshow # 11 1/2: "Son of Blueholme!"
« Last post by DMMike on August 14, 2018, 10:25:09 AM »
Save For Half Sideshow # 11 1/2: "Son of Blueholme!"

Once again the Save for Halflings dig through the emails in the Halfling Hideaway and answer questions from the listeners…some of them even true! After a break we travel through time and space to sit down with the Blueholme man himself, Michael “Vile Traveller” Thomas. We discuss his RPG, gaming in general, and accents. Lots of accents.

No Time Lords were harmed in the making of this podcast, not even the British ones.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Blueholme Journeymanne rules

Outdoor Survival boardgame

Stan Johansen Miniatures (RW009+)

Catweazle Series 1 Episode 1 - The Sun in a Bottle (Part 1)

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

Save for Half at OSRGaming
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