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Episode 26.5: North Texas RPG Con with Chris Holmes

Episode 26.5: North Texas RPG Con with Chris Holmes

Yes there was in fact a North Texas RPG Con this year; both virtual and live tracks. Your Halflings read some emails and then discuss their time at the con. Chris Holmes, son of J. Eric Holmes, was the only one of us actually in person at the convention, and so he tells the “live” part of the convention activities. Who ran what? Who attended what? And we answer the most important question of all; who killed Colonel Mustard? No...

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Episode 26: Timeship by Yaquinto Publications

Episode 26: Timeship by Yaquinto Publications

Timeship has, let’s say, a checkered reputation in the RPG community. This episode your intrepid Halflings delve into a game that mandates a player play themselves, travel back in time, and (among other things) kill Hitler. What’s not to like? More than you’d think with a opening like that. Will DM Jim ever forgive DM Mike for choosing this game? Listen and find out! No players were harmed in the making of this show,...

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Episode 25: Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG

Episode 25: Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG

What more can we say about episode 25 of Save for Half? Only they’re awful, they’re green…and they’re from outer space! Yes, it’s that quirky Tom Wham boardgame first published in Dragon magazine #28, and was in its 8th edition in a box set from Steve Jackson Games. Come join the Halflings aboard the Znuta as we fight aliens, no matter what side you’re on! No Awful Green Things were harmed in the making...

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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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