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Save for Half is a podcast about Old School Games and the modern role playing games inspired by them. Join DM Mike, DM Liz, DM Corbett, and DM Jim as they discuss and review all the RPGs that made the 70s and 80s great, as well as their modern descendants and supplements.

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Save for Half is a podcast about Old School Games and the modern role playing games inspired by them. Join DM Mike, DM Liz, DM Corbett, and DM Jim as they discuss and review all the RPGs that made the 70s and 80s great, as well as their modern descendants and supplements.

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I love the review format and discussion on various games. Especially OSR related products. How about Lamentations of the Flame Princess? Godbound or Stars without Number? Or Old School Essentials (when it ships in October)? Would be 5 stars if the discussion wasn’t constantly derailed by random bad jokes. But this is likely just personal preference.

An Old School Gem!

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Mike and Liz are back with DM Corbett in this Old School must-listen gem!

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25 Ratings
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3

Keep em coming!

By wsteyert - Jun 24 2019
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I love the review format and discussion on various games. Especially OSR related products. How about Lamentations of the Flame Princess? Godbound or Stars without Number? Or Old School Essentials (when it ships in October)? Would be 5 stars if the discussion wasn’t constantly derailed by random bad jokes. But this is likely just personal preference.

An Old School Gem!

By Wes Blair - Mar 12 2017
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Mike and Liz are back with DM Corbett in this Old School must-listen gem!
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Rank #1: Episode 3: Basic/Expert D&D

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We’re back and ready to find a dragon in a dungeon…so long as it’s Basic/Expert! The terrible trio of DMs Mike, Liz and Corbett throw down on dragons, ghouls, and rules lawyers in this third episode of Save for Half!

Links mentioned in this show:

Dungeons & Dragons Basic set by Tom Moldvay – Wikipedia
Dungeons & Dragons Expert set by Steve marsh/Zeb Cook – Wikipedia

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

Apr 11 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 2: “Gamma World”

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In our second outing* the Save for Half-lings (with guest-star DM Jim!) look at a seminal old school classic – 1st edition Gamma World. James M. Ward and Gary Jaquet’s over-the-top combination of super-science and deadly, earnest danger set the bar for early science fiction and post-apocalyptic role playing games, and its influence is still felt in gaming 38 years later.

* Original Recording of this show was April 10, 2016

Links mentioned in this show:

Gamma World Playtest rules 1977 found:
https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?778584-Could-someone-help-me-verify-if-a-find-is-real

Grognard Files
http://armchairadventurerblog.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

Mar 28 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 18: James Bond: 007 by Victory Games

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It’s Half. Save for Half, and this time the Fab Four are discussing that espionage title of RPGs from the 1980s, the James Bond: 007 RPG from Victory Games. We are joined by a fifth guest host, DM Gary, who is not only well-versed in the game but is the 007 RPG Gamemaster for DMs Mike and Liz’s ongoing “View to a Kill” adventure. Car and snowmobile chases, Ease Ratings, and Five point (or is that Six?) Seductions are all here for your listening enjoyment!

No covert agents were harmed in the making of this podcast, only overt ones.

Links mentioned in this show:

Classified: 007 retro-clone at DTRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/128259/Classified

Designers & Dragons – Evil Hat Productions
http://www.evilhat.com/home/designers-dragons/

James Bond 007 RPG on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_007_(role-playing_game)

Search & Destroy – Supers Supplement
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/169900/Search–Destroy

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

May 25 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #4: Episode 4.5: Judges Guild seminar

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Thanks to intrepid reporter DM Jim, we at Save for Half present the 2017 North Texas RPG Con seminar on the history and future plans of the Judges Guild, presented by Bob Bledsaw Jr. If you didn’t make the con (shame on you!) or missed the seminar then get ready for an hour of JG goodness!

Links mentioned in this show:

Judges Guild
http://judgesguild.org/

North Texas RPG Convention
http://www.ntrpgcon.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

Jun 14 2017

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Rank #5: Episode 16.5: That 70’s (RPG) Podcast

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Jenkies! It’s time for another groovy episode of Save for Half! This time the Fab Four are joined by Jon Peterson, author of the book Playing at the World and all around fun guy from Yuggoth to discuss the RPG scene of the 1970s, a time where our hobby first got its roots set into the hearts and minds of millions. Fun, games, and fanzines are discussed, so take a listen on your 8-track, vinyl, or cassette!

No K-Tel records were harmed in the making of this podcast, not even for $19.99 + shipping and handling.

Links mentioned in this show:

Alarums & Excursions website
http://www.conchord.org/xeno/aande.html

Playing at the World on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047

Playing at the World 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

Mar 19 2019

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Rank #6: Episode 12: Boot Hill

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Saddle up y’all, and go for yer guns! The Halflings rustle up a passel of Western catch-phrases for this episode of the podcast! We’re covering Boot Hill (1st and 2nd editions) and talk about weapons, maps, guns and a surprising lack of “Men with No Name”(TM).

No outlaws were harmed in the making of this podcast, except when Liz shot Mike…but she didn’t shoot the deputy!

Links mentioned in this show:

Boot Hill at Noble Knight Games
https://www.nobleknight.com/Products/Boot-Hill

Rended Press: Old School Zines
https://rendedpress.blogspot.com/p/old-school-zines.html

Wikipedia – Boot Hill RPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Hill_(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
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

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

Sep 08 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 11.5: Son of Blueholme!

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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.

Links mentioned in this show:

Blueholme Journeymanne rules
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/208800/BLUEHOLMETM-Journeymanne-Rules

Outdoor Survival boardgame
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1511/outdoor-survival

Stan Johansen Miniatures (RW009+)
http://www.stanjohansenminiatures.com/Road.htm

Catweazle Series 1 Episode 1 – The Sun in a Bottle (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgIHS7am9g

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

Aug 14 2018

56mins

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Rank #8: Episode 17: Champions 1st Edition

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It’s a “Super” episode of Save for Half today as the Fab 4 return to talk about the first edition of Champions, the Super RPG. Published in 1981, this 73-page rulebook gives you everything you need to fight crime, supervillains, and…math? We’ll give you the lowdown on the powers, the foibles, and mathematical formulas of this pioneering Superhero RPG; who’s on its 6th printing today!

No BODY, STUN, or d6s were harmed in the making of this episode. Not even with Killing Attacks!

Links mentioned in this show:

Champions 1E (revised) on DriveThru RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/256854/Champions-The-Super-Hero-Role-Playing-Game-2nd-Edition?src=hottest_filtered

Hong Kong Phooey
https://cartoonscrapbook.com/cartoons/hong-kong-phooey-1974/

Instock Trades
https://www.instocktrades.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

Apr 24 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #9: Episode 16: Monsters, Monsters!

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Welcome to the mash…the Monster Mash? Your trio of Halflings (with a surprise 4th joining the cast) delve into an unusual little RPG of the mid-1970s called Monsters! Monsters! by Ken St. Andre. The author of Tunnels & Trolls decided to give the enemies of heroic parties their own side of the game, and we give you the goods….and the bads, and the uglies!

No Crones were harmed in the making of this podcast, not even the young ones!

Links mentioned in this show:

Check This Artifact Kickstarter by Jim Wampler
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/checkthisartifact/check-this-artifact

Monsters! Monsters! at DTRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/84227/MonstersMonsters

Monsters! Monsters! hardcopy at Flying Buffalo, Inc.
http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/mm.htm

Swords of Jordoba (Liz & Jim Actual Play)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLptTCxApuRIinLEHii08sDQxW-V2V3d4U

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

Feb 23 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Episode 18.5: North Texas RPG Con 2019

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What’s this? A Save for Half NTRPG Con wrap-up show before November? Thrills, chills, and Mike Badalatos abound in this overview of what the hosts did at NTRPGC! Well 3/4 of the hosts anyway. We review the con in its entirety, from the Wed. night elevator lines to the mini-tornado that hit the DFW area Sunday morning! Oh, and some gaming too…

No conventions were harmed in the making of this show, not even with tornados!

Links mentioned in this show:

Check This Artifact — Post-Apoc Artifacts for your RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/275478/Check-This-Artifact

Colonial Troopers by Night Owl Workshop
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/173040/Colonial-Troopers

Crypt of the Science Wizard
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274363/Crypt-of-the-SCIENCEWIZARD-SW
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274360/Crypt-of-the-SCIENCEWIZARD-5E

North Texas RPG Con Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/310434204630/

Shane Plays Podcast/Radio show
https://shaneplays.com/victorious-rpg-north-texas-rpg-con/

Tabletop site for NTRPG Con
https://tabletop.events/conventions/ntrpgcon-2019

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

Jul 20 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #11: Episode 13: Call of Cthulhu

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Happy Halloween, Halfsies! The Halflings are back to celebrate the holiday with the granddaddy of all horror RPGS, Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu! We open the 1st edition box and look over the rules, the extras, and most importantly of all the insanities? Death, carnage, madness and flying head butts await you dear listener—in the internet’s greatest podcast brought to you by a guy from Wyoming and a couple of weirdos from Denton (the Home of Happiness!)

This podcast was brought to you by the number 2 and the letters IA!

Links mentioned in this show:

Call of Cthulhu from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Cthulhu_(role-playing_game)

Chaosium
http://www.chaosium.com

Save or Die Side-Adventure #14 w/Chris Holmes
http://saveordie.info/?p=1687

Tickle-Torture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_torture

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

Oct 31 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #12: Episode 15: Avremier

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Welcome to the Halfling Hideaway of Save for Half! This show we’re looking at a modern set of supplements for the campaign world of Avremier by David A. Hill. It’s made to be run with the Original D&D rules (1974), but is flexible enough to run with most any A/D&D rules set. It’s a big project (Core setting book and 4 supplements) but luckily for us our good friend DM Jim from Frog God Games has joined us to complete this review! We look at the setting, new monsters and magic items, and ask the eternal question…what does this have to do with Patrick Swayze?

No Flutterpotami were harmed in the making of this episode, though we tried!

Links mentioned in this show:

Avremier on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/240921/Avremier-Supplement-0

Mothshade Concepts on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MothshadeConcepts/

Patrick Swayze on IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000664/

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

Jan 31 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #13: Episode 4: Cyborg Commando

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This 1987 RPG, produced by Gary Gygax and Frank Mentzer with Kim Mohan, has a reputation in the gaming hobby as one of the worst RPGs ever designed. But is it really that bad? Your determined Save for Halfling DMs take a dive into this game and see if it lives up to its reputation or is instead a gem in the rough!

Links mentioned in this show:

Designers & Dragons – Evil Hat Productions

New Infinities Productions history on Wikipedia

Sanctum Secorum – A Library of Dark Thoughts

The Kingdoms – Interview with Gary Gygax
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

May 17 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 19: Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party Game by TSR

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It’s party time here in the Halfling Hideaway, and what’s more of a party than a Party RPG? It says so, right on the box! Yes, it’s the Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party game, from 1988. You demanded it (sorta), so we’re here to bring it to you!

Can Boris really ‘Kill Moose’? Does Sherman and his boy face weeping angels in the time vortex? Can Dudley Do-right face off against Frost Giants? Ok, only one of those is correct; but you’ll have to listen to find out which one!

No mooses were killed in the making of this episode, not even ones with rabbits coming out of his hat!

Links mentioned in this show:

Boardgamegeek – Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1611/bullwinkle-and-rocky-role-playing-party-game

Noble Knight Games – Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game
https://www.nobleknight.com/P/-869170550/Bullwinkle-and-Rocky

Rick & Morty at IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2861424/

Wikipedia – Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullwinkle_and_Rocky_Role-Playing_Party_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
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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Sep 03 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: Episode 3.5: North Texas RPG Con

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Welcome to the Save for Half “Sideshow”! These shows are produced erratically and oddly, much like a circus’ sideshow. They are for the bits and bobs we don’t feel fit into the format of the “whole number” shows, so be warned, it gets weird from here on out!

In this sideshow we are joined by Mike “BadMike” Badolato, co-owner/runner/responsible adult/sucker of the North Texas RPG Convention, which is held every first Thursday Weekend of June. During this show we cover emails we’ve gotten over the first two episodes of Save For Half. Then we talk to BadMike about the convention; what’s new, what’s old, what’s what for the 2017 NTRPG Con and why YOU should be there!

Links mentioned in this show:

North Texas RPG Con

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

Apr 26 2017

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