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Episode 24.5: Alarums & Excursions with Jon Peterson

Episode 24.5: Alarums & Excursions with Jon Peterson

Save for Half is back with another sideshow, this time featuring the return of the Arch-RPG Historian himself Jon Peterson! He joins the Halflings for a discussion of the seminal D&D fanzine Alarums & Excursions, and we discuss the first five issues of that APA; now available online as pdfs. Articles, filk songs, and recipes are discussed with varying degrees of efficacy on this somewhat tardy sideshow… No D&Ds were...

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Episode 24: Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR

Episode 24: Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR

It’s a legend in the RPG community, M.A.R. Barker’s famous Tekumel is brought to you by the halfling horde’s inimitable wit! Well, half of it anyway… The Empire of the Petal Throne is arguably the first D&D variant world to see publication, and it’s got more detail than you can shake a dice bag at. The Halflings take a review of the world of the Petal Throne, its rules that vary from Dungeons &...

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Episode 23:The Hero’s Journey 2E by Gallant Knight Games

Episode 23:The Hero’s Journey 2E by Gallant Knight Games

What’s this? —said in our best Batman ’66 announcer voice — A review of a game that has only just finished its Kickstarter? Your Fab Four Halflings come through again with a review of The Hero’s Journey, 2E! We discuss its (new) mechanics, its good points, and Liz’s disappointment about the color of kobolds. No, really! It’s part of the show! Honest! No Changelings were given jobs as Teamsters on this episode....

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Episode 22.5: James Michael Spahn and The Hero’s Journey 2E

Episode 22.5: James Michael Spahn and The Hero’s Journey 2E

Welcome to the New Year! Your Halflings are joined by noted game designer James Spahn to talk about his new update of The Hero’s Journey Fantasy RPG, Kickstarting this month. We discuss his game philosophies, new innovations that make The Hero’s Journey 2E his ideal RPG, and his plans for the future. Tune in, and tune up to the Save for Half Sideshow! No kobolds were harmed in the making of this episode, not even the green...

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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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