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Episode 7 1/2: Gaming Magazines with Tim Kask, pt 1

Episode 7 1/2: Gaming Magazines with Tim Kask, pt 1

Back in the day, gaming magazines were the lifeblood of the role-playing hobby. News, plugs, variant rules—it was all in the pages of the magazines at your friendly local game store! Tim Kask joins us for a discussion of his time and work on gaming magazines like The Strategic Review, The Dragon, Adventure Gaming, and Gygax magazine! Part 1 of 2. No cats were harmed in the making of this episode, no matter what you hear. We promise. Links...

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Episode 7: Castles & Crusades

Episode 7: Castles & Crusades

This is it, the granddaddy of all the Old School Revival games! Castles & Crusades, published in 2003, has a loyal fan base that has put the PHB on its 7th printing, showing robust life in a field now crammed with retro-clones. Though C&C isn’t a retro-clone per se, it was designed to emulate old-school Fantasy RPGs in a way that Gary Gygax would be happy to write for. Sit down and enjoy as your Save for Halflings crack open this...

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Episode 6 1/2: NTRPG Con Afterparty!

Episode 6 1/2: NTRPG Con Afterparty!

Hey all! We survived the summer rush, so we’re back with a new episode! DM Liz reads emails, we chat about our time at the 2017 North Texas RPG Con (finally!), and a new segment about micro-games is premiered for your listening pleasure. No Corbetts were harmed in the making of this episode. This one, anyway!     Links mentioned in this show: Barrel Rider Games (James Spahn) http://barrelridergames.wordpress.com DrivethruRPG...

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Episode 6: Classic Traveller by GDW

Episode 6: Classic Traveller by GDW

Welcome to the Far Future as only 1977 can bring it to you! In this show the Halfling trio covers the granddaddy of all space-traveling Sci-Fi games, Traveller by Marc Miller and Game Designers’ Workshop. Starships, aliens, (non-light) saber-fighting (?), and death during character generation – You get it all!       Links mentioned in this show: Chris “Clangador” Yoder’s Passing...

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Episode 5 1/2: Top Secret: New World Order

Episode 5 1/2: Top Secret: New World Order

Once again your intrepid Halflings dive into the murky world of Espionage RPGs. No Cold War this time around, instead we jack into the 21st century with Top Secret: New World Order by TSR Games. We are joined by author Merle Rasmussen and TSR Games head honcho Jayson Elliot to talk over what’s old, what’s new, and how this podcast will self-destruct in only 51 minutes! Links mentioned in this show: Kickstarter for Top Secret:...

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Episode 5: Top Secret

Episode 5: Top Secret

Get your trench coats and code books, in this show the Halflings enter the murky world of Cold War espionage with 1980s Top Secret RPG from TSR. DM Liz takes the reins as lead host, and won’t give it back! Thrills, chills, and treachery abounds as we strive to answer the question: Can an Old School RPG have too many tables?       Links mentioned in this show: Amazon – Top Secret box set...

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