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Save For Half Podcast # 10: Basic Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes

Its the grandaddy of Basic D&D, the blue book edited by Dr. J. Eric Holmes! This little gem from the late 1970s brings us the question of trying to sell RPGs in mass market stores. It also begs other questions, such as how many ogres you need to mug to level up, why unicorns blow, and what vampires are doing in a game that limits players characters to levels 1-3? All this and more will be answered on this episode of Save for Half!

No ogres were harmed in the making of this episode, not even the ones with 500 gold pieces in their bags.

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

Links mentioned in this show:

Holmes compares his D&D to Moldvay's update
http://swordandshieldrpg.blogspot.com/2011/07/holmes-compares-his-basic-d-boxed-set.html

J. Eric Holmes site
http://www.holmeswest.com/

Manicorn (follow link at your own risk, and don’t say we didn’t warn you)

http://rlfcomic.com/toyetic/

Top 10 Ogre Colors
https://www.thetoptens.com/ugliest-colors/

Zenopus Archives: Holmes Basic D&D Blog
http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/


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Re: Save For Half Podcast # 10: Basic Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 10:27:51 AM »
Interesting! Can't wait to listen guys. I'm sure y'all had a blast with Holmes!

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Re: Save For Half Podcast # 10: Basic Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 03:52:11 PM »
Ooh, this'll be fun…

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Re: Save For Half Podcast # 10: Basic Dungeons & Dragons - Holmes
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 08:15:10 PM »
 ;D WOOOOOOOOOO!!! ;D

This is the one I've been waiting for!
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