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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 DM Mojo - Jun 20 2019
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This podcast is a must have in your playlist if u are an OG red box kid like myself. Great cast, content, & extremely entertaining.

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

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
4
6
2
4

Must Have

By DM Mojo - Jun 20 2019
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This podcast is a must have in your playlist if u are an OG red box kid like myself. Great cast, content, & extremely entertaining.

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!
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The Save or Die Podcast!

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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

Rank #1: Save or Die Podcast Adventure #15: Bugbear!

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Join Vince, Glen and Julie as they bring you only the best in Classic D&D this week. First up on the table is co-operation amongst players in and out of the game and with the DM.. Then hunt down the dangerous Bugbear ending with a review of Adventures at the Rainbow lodge by Barrataria Games

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Dec 06 2010

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: Episode 105: Gazapalooza 2 “The Emirates of Ylaruam”

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Get your billowy clothes and suntan oil, the hosts are heading for the deserts of the Known World in this episode! Gazapalooza continues with a look at Gazetteer 2: The Emirates of Ylaruam. We give our opinions, observations, and tell it like it is, so be warned… We’ll cover the good, the bad, and the

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Feb 25 2015

1hr 19mins

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Rank #5: Episode 104: Tavern Hopping

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The tavern is the most familiar starting place for fantasy games and novels, be it at low level or mighty lords and ladies traveling on missions to save the world. But they can get repetitive at the best of times. How do we use them, abuse them, and otherwise find trouble in them? The DMigos

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Feb 01 2015

1hr 41mins

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Rank #6: Episode 98: Save vs. Ethan Gilsdorf

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This week we invite award-winning writer, critic, and journalist Ethan Gisldorf onto the podcast to discuss his best-selling book Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks. Ethan will tell us how he came to terms with his childhood gaming roots, returned to the hobby as an adult, and turned his adventuring past into grist for his journalistic

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Sep 17 2014

1hr 27mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: Side Adventure 9: Barrel Rider Games

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This Side Adventure sees DM Mike joined by DM Vince to have a chat with James Spahn, the owner of Barrel Rider Games. They talk the perils of OSR pdf publishing, the Swords & Wizardry White Box mechanics, and Mike reiterates how everyone is wrong about a singular saving throw, darn it!   It’s all

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Mar 30 2015

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Rank #9: 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 #10: Episode 100: The Big 100

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This is it, the big 100th episode of the Save or Die! Podcast. We’ll have retrospectives, retellings, recantings – most anything with an “R” will be part of this show! We have commentaries from the current hosts as well as a guest appearance from DM Vince, the creator of the Podcast. We (sorta) reminisce, ponder,

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Oct 14 2014

1hr 38mins

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Rank #11: Episode 92: The Wrath of Con

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With the convention season starting up, your “Fab Four” DMs have decided to give a primer on gaming conventions and what to expect, including things to look out for, things to do (and NOT to do), good gamer etiquette – all this and more will be revealed! It’s all here at: http://saveordie.info Sites Discussed on the

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Jun 03 2014

1hr 35mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: 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 #15: Save or Die Podcast # 14: Big Bad… Medusa!

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This week Vince & Glen are joined by Julie and Chrispy as they chat up different styles of the “Big Bad” in your campaign, then jump into a possible Big Bad and talk Medusa’s! The Adventure wraps up with the crew talking about their thoughts of the ’80s movie Mazes and Monsters starring Tom Hanks.

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Nov 27 2010

1hr 17mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Episode 117: Save vs. BLUEHOLME

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Those pesky clones just keep showing up! This show the 3 Dmigoes look at Michael Thomas’s Basic Holmes D&D clone, called BLUHOLME™ for obvious reasons. We weigh the pros, the cons, the faithfulness to the original, and most importantly of all the status of kobolds! Sites Discussed on the Show: BLUEHOLME Prentice Rules homepage http://dreamscapedesign.net/

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Nov 17 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Side Adventure 8: New Year, New Hot Tub

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The start of another year brings in the cold wind, the fresh calendars, and New Year’s resolutions. What is the first resolution of the DMigos? Catching up on our email! Sit back, get a towel, and relax for the hot tub time machine, and join us as we bring our email bag into 2015. Well,

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Feb 14 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #20: The Save or Die Podcast Adventure #53: Reading is Fundamental

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Despite an Internet based hobby, there are tons of magazines/fanzines out there for the Classic D&D player to investigate. This episode we each list our faves and note any online goodies that might have escaped the notice of our listeners. Remember you rule the game, not the other way around! If you can think it,

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Jul 17 2012

1hr 25mins

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