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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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Episode 4 1/2: Judges Guild seminar

Episode 4 1/2: Judges Guild seminar

Thanks to intrepid reporter DM Jim, we at Save for Half present the 2017 North Texas RPG Con seminar on the history and future plans of the Judges Guild, presented by Bob Bledsaw Jr. If you didn’t make the con (shame on you!) or missed the seminar then get ready for an hour of JG goodness! Links mentioned in this show: Judges Guild http://judgesguild.org/ North Texas RPG Convention http://www.ntrpgcon.com/ Don’t forget to drop...

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Episode 4: Cyborg Commando

Episode 4: Cyborg Commando

This 1987 RPG, produced by Gary Gygax and Frank Mentzer with Kim Mohan, has a reputation in the gaming hobby as one of the worst RPGs ever designed. But is it really that bad? Your determined Save for Halfling DMs take a dive into this game and see if it lives up to its reputation or is instead a gem in the rough! Links mentioned in this show: Designers & Dragons – Evil Hat Productions New Infinities Productions history on...

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Episode 3 1/2: North Texas RPG Con

Episode 3 1/2: North Texas RPG Con

Welcome to the Save for Half “Sideshow”! These shows are produced erratically and oddly, much like a circus’ sideshow. They are for the bits and bobs we don’t feel fit into the format of the “whole number” shows, so be warned, it gets weird from here on out! In this sideshow we are joined by Mike “BadMike” Badolato, co-owner/runner/responsible adult/sucker of the North Texas RPG Convention,...

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Episode 3: Basic/Expert D&D

Episode 3: Basic/Expert D&D

We’re back and ready to find a dragon in a dungeon…so long as it’s Basic/Expert! The terrible trio of DMs Mike, Liz and Corbett throw down on dragons, ghouls, and rules lawyers in this third episode of Save for Half! Links mentioned in this show: Dungeons & Dragons Basic set by Tom Moldvay – Wikipedia Dungeons & Dragons Expert set by Steve marsh/Zeb Cook – Wikipedia Don’t forget to drop us an...

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Episode 2: “Gamma World”

Episode 2: “Gamma World”

In our second outing* the Save for Half-lings (with guest-star DM Jim!) look at a seminal old school classic – 1st edition Gamma World. James M. Ward and Gary Jaquet’s over-the-top combination of super-science and deadly, earnest danger set the bar for early science fiction and post-apocalyptic role playing games, and its influence is still felt in gaming 38 years later. * Original Recording of this show was April 10, 2016...

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