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Episode 21: Manual of the Planes by TSR

Episode 21: Manual of the Planes by TSR

What do you do with that 20th level character in AD&D? Start adventuring in the various planes of existence, naturally! Your four halflings take a dive into 1987’s Manual of the Planes by Jeff Grubb and the TSR Bullpen. Soaring vistas, deep Abysses (Abyssi?), and Quasi-Elementals abound in this episode of Save for Half! No Modrons were harmed in the making of this show, because Nirvana has a perfect count.   Links mentioned in...

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Episode 20: Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo by FGU

Episode 20: Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo by FGU

It’s Flash! <insert Queen chorus here> He’ll save—for Half—every one of us! In this latest episode of Save for Half, your Fab Four take a deep dive into 1977’s Flash Gordon and the Warriors of Mongo, a…RPG? written by Lin Carter and Scott Bizar and published by Fantasy Games Unlimited. Adventure, excitement, power rays, and rabid flying squirrelons await you in this episode of Save for Half! None of DM Mike’s friends were harmed in...

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Episode 19: Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party Game by TSR

Episode 19: Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party Game by TSR

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...

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Episode 18.5: North Texas RPG Con 2019

Episode 18.5: North Texas RPG Con 2019

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...

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Episode 18: James Bond: 007 by Victory Games

Episode 18: James Bond: 007 by Victory Games

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...

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Episode 17: Champions 1st Edition

Episode 17: Champions 1st Edition

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...

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Episode 16.5: That 70’s (RPG) Podcast

Episode 16.5: That 70’s (RPG) Podcast

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...

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