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Can you make the save? Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear, when D&D came in a single box?When rules were there to be guided by the Dungeon master, not in control ofhim? Where extrapolation was king and fun was the major goal of anyadventure?Those days have returned! As with the very title of the podcast, one canimagine dangerous dungeons, Wiley Non-Player Characters, and monsters thatmight just be able to kill your character regardless of your level? Save orDie podcast intends to cover them all, from the first box set of 1974 to thelast of the 1990s box sets. If its Dungeons & Dragons and came in a box,we’ll talk about it.Our fearless Dungeon Masters Vince, Mike and Elizabeth will regale listenerswith tales of past events and future possibilities. Magic, Monsters, andMayhems will abound as we delve into the ideas of light rules and heavyrole-playing

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Can you make the save? Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear, when D&D came in a single box?When rules were there to be guided by the Dungeon master, not in control ofhim? Where extrapolation was king and fun was the major goal of anyadventure?Those days have returned! As with the very title of the podcast, one canimagine dangerous dungeons, Wiley Non-Player Characters, and monsters thatmight just be able to kill your character regardless of your level? Save orDie podcast intends to cover them all, from the first box set of 1974 to thelast of the 1990s box sets. If its Dungeons & Dragons and came in a box,we’ll talk about it.Our fearless Dungeon Masters Vince, Mike and Elizabeth will regale listenerswith tales of past events and future possibilities. Magic, Monsters, andMayhems will abound as we delve into the ideas of light rules and heavyrole-playing

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By Rhowell_1979 - Jan 07 2020
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This is a great podcast!!! Sure am missing new episodes. ☹️. Lots of inspiration for your own campaign and play. Going on my third round of listening to all the episodes again. Again thanks to the hosts for putting there time in putting these together over all those years. You can run over and listen to Save for Half and get an awesome podcast by Some of the former hosts. Thanks again! Rob

Great podcast!

By DM Jesse - Mar 08 2016
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You like Blue Box, Red Box, basic oldschool editions of D&D? Subcribe now!

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
4
6
2
4

Rhowell_1970

By Rhowell_1979 - Jan 07 2020
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This is a great podcast!!! Sure am missing new episodes. ☹️. Lots of inspiration for your own campaign and play. Going on my third round of listening to all the episodes again. Again thanks to the hosts for putting there time in putting these together over all those years. You can run over and listen to Save for Half and get an awesome podcast by Some of the former hosts. Thanks again! Rob

Great podcast!

By DM Jesse - Mar 08 2016
Read more
You like Blue Box, Red Box, basic oldschool editions of D&D? Subcribe now!
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The Save or Die Podcast!

Latest release on Jan 31, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 108: Save vs. Basic Fantasy RPG

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We return once again to the piranha-tank that is “Attack of the Clones!” The DMigos are joined by guest DMs Corbett of the Gag Men Adventure-Design Podcast and the author of Basic Fantasy Role-playing Game himself, Chris “Solomoriah” Gonnerman. We pick apart the BFRPG game, ask the author awkward questions, and generally talk about how

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May 26 2015

1hr 57mins

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Rank #2: Adventure 144 – SAVE VS. BACK TO BASIX

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Join The Save or Die Immortal Edition cast with guest host Jonathan Westmoreland as we take a look at the fanzine Back to BasiX from Throwi Games. We examine the creatures, treasures, and candor of this new fanzine for all things basic. Back to Basix http://throwigames.com Spa Con: Jonathan Westmoreland runs the RPG portion of

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Apr 24 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #3: Adventure 152 – Save Vs Old-School Essentials

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Join DM Chrispy with special trans atlantic guest Gavin Norman from Necrotic Gnome as they discuss the evolution of B/X Essentials in the Old-School Essentials Kickstarter. Find out more about this awesome project and stay tuned after the main show for the third installment of the Save Or Die Actual Play. Old-School Essentials on Kickstarter

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Apr 24 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: Episode 111: Save Vs. Red Box D&D

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It’s THE BEST EPISODE EVER. The DMigos talk about Red Box D&D constantly on the show, but have we ever reviewed it? I say thee nay! So this episode we’re joined by comedian/musician Mikey Mason as we compare, contrast, and contest Frank Mentzer’s famed version of Basic D&D. Also, in a first for the podcast,

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Jul 18 2015

1hr 59mins

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Rank #5: Save or Die Podcast # 55: Swords & Wizardry

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The long-promised “Attack of the Clones!” series of SoD Adventures is here! The crew takes a detailed view of the Mythmere Games Retro-Clone of the Original Dungeons & Dragons game Swords & Wizardry. As with the new format for reviews, the episode is broken into sections, with each reviewing different aspects of the S&W Core

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Aug 30 2012

1hr 29mins

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Rank #6: Episode 89: Save vs. Jennell Jaquays

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We are fortunate to have on the show the noted game designer and illustrator Jennell Jaquays! This creator of Dungeoneer magazine, the lauded D&D adventure Caverns of Thracia, the module M5 Talons of Night from TSR, and far more things than can be listed at once. We chat with her about her introduction to D&D,

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Apr 15 2014

1hr 41mins

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Rank #7: Episode 99: What is the OSR anyway?

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We talk a lot about “Old School” on this Podcast, be it a Renaissance or Revolution. But what does it mean? The three hosts are joined once again by intrepid author Jon Peterson as we consider such questions. We give our opinions about this movement and what it means to each of us, as well

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Oct 02 2014

1hr 49mins

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Rank #8: Save or Die Podcast Adventure #35: Which Edition to use?

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Today we talk about which edition of classic D&D is for you. Giving pointers and share our thoughts on which one you should start with. The decisions expressed in the podcasts for whatever edition is not set in stone, we only gave you our thoughts and ideas, if for some reason you think going with

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Jul 01 2011

1hr 33mins

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Rank #9: Adventure 142 – Strongholds

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Save or Die returns after a long winter’s slumber to bring you more pulse pounding Classic D&D Action! This episode we talk about how to ease in stronghold building and name level into your classic D&D games and ways to tie characters to the game world with tangible rewards that focus on engaging them into

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Jan 13 2018

56mins

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Rank #10: Episode 78: “Eldritch Wizardry”

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Author and game historian Jon Peterson joins the crew once again to discuss the heritage of Original D&D this time Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry. They discuss its origins, its impact on both Original and future Dungeons & Dragons, and its usefulness to current fans of Classic D&D today. It might not even be as controversial

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Sep 17 2013

1hr 51mins

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Rank #11: Episode 85: All The World’s Monsters

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This time joined by Barrowmaze creator Greg Gillespie, the Fantastic Five (?) review one of the classics of old school gaming: Chaosium’s “All The World’s Monsters” Vol. 1-3. Straight from the heady anything-goes days of the mid-70s, the first volume of this set actually preceded the Monster Manual to publication, providing diehard Original D&D judges

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Jan 28 2014

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Rank #12: The Save or Die Podcast Adventure #2: Kobolds or Puppies?!

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Welcome to Adventure # 2! Sit back and relax as the crew throws a shout out for CD&D news from the community, introduces a new segment called DM Fiat, talking about spells, and then tackles the big debate of are Kobolts, lizard like people, or Puppies, in random encounters. Rounding the show off with a

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Aug 03 2010

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Rank #13: Episode 86: Of Mines and Mountain Kings

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The Save or Die Four give you a twofer this episode! First we take a look at the Labyrinth Lord module “Mines of Valdhum” by Matt “Odinist” Evans. The author of that adventure joins us on the show, and helps the crew in reviewing the second product: the Fat Dragon Games Mines (and Dungeons) of

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Mar 02 2014

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Rank #14: Adventure 133 – Class Act: Thieves!

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Class Act: Thieves In this episode DM James and DM Glen slip into back stab position to talk about B/X Thieves in all their incarnations! We start by talking about what makes a thief unique from other classes as well as their place in an adventuring party, then they get devious as they discuss how

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Mar 27 2017

49mins

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Rank #15: Save or Die Podcast #49: What works and what doesn’t

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Listen in this week as the crew breaks down some ideas they have used in the past and shares their experiences on if it worked and if it didnt work.

Apr 25 2012

1hr 37mins

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Rank #16: Episode 95: We Have Class

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Everyone’s tried new player classes at one time or another in their games – be they from Dragon magazine, third party publishers, or self-created. The DMigos chat about all three, and what impact these alternate classes have had on our play of D&D be it as players or DMs. No Kobold-Slayers please!     Sites

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Jul 28 2014

1hr 37mins

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Rank #17: Save or Die Podcast #60 “Barrowmaze”

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This episode we are joined by Greg Gillespie, the author of the Labyrinth Lord adventure “Barrowmaze”, a megadungeon published earlier this year. The group discusses the adventure, noting its Classic Fantasy inspirations and its value for those desiring long-term megadungeon adventures! Check it out at: http://saveordie.info Don’t forget to drop us an email at saveordiepodcast(at)gmail.com

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Nov 14 2012

1hr 41mins

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Rank #18: Save or Die Podcast # 64: “Save versus Greyhawk!”

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Welcome to the first Save or Die! Adventure of 2013! This episode we take a look at the first of the original “Little Brown Book” supplements: Greyhawk. Not only did this gem give some insight into Gary Gygax’s view of the D&D game, but also laid the foundation for much of what would become “Canonical”

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Jan 26 2013

1hr 11mins

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Rank #19: Adventure 131: Swords & Wizardry Light

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After hovering on Death’s Door for a few rounds, Save or Die continues! Save or Die: Expert Edition bursts on to the scene with Swords & Wizardry Light – an ultralight folio sized incarnation of the flagship Frog God Games fantasy roleplaying game. Join DM James, DM Vince, TM Erik, and DM Glen as they

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Jan 08 2017

52mins

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Rank #20: Save or Die Podcast Adventure #45: Judges Guild…

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Join the crew as they talk anything and everything about Judge’s Guild, from the history to monsters and modules…. sit back and enjoy!

Jan 27 2012

1hr 21mins

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