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Episode 38: Game Wizards with Jon Peterson

Episode 38: Game Wizards with Jon Peterson

Friend of the Show Jon Peterson, noted author of the RPG industry and all around celebrity joins the Halflings to discuss his most recent work, “Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons”, by MIT Press. The book discusses the rise of TSR Hobbies in the 1970s until the ousting of Gary Gygax in the mid 1980s from its ranks. We discuss the history of the company, the evolution of Dungeons and Dragons during the...

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Episode 37.5: Retrospective 2021

Episode 37.5: Retrospective 2021

Don’t worry, this isn’t like those old TV shows where you get a “new” episode and it’s just the cast reminiscing and replaying clips from the previous year to fill out a show. This is all new, off the cuff attempts by your Halflings to remember what they’ve done in the past year! DM Mike remembers some work he did for an RPG, and that he got paid for it. DM Jim remembers SciBar; because DM Liz and I got...

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Episode 37: Star Frontiers by TSR

Episode 37: Star Frontiers by TSR

It’s not a Trek, nor Wars…it’s TSR’s 1982 Sci-Fi game Star Frontiers! Your Halflings delve into this box set of space opera goodies with enough counters to warm any wargamer’s (or DM Mike’s) heart. Laser pistols, bizarre creatures, and Sonic Devastators (TM) abound in this episode of Save For Half! No Dralasites were harmed in the making of this podcast, not even after the bad dad jokes!   Links...

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Episode 36: Meddling Kids by Pandahead Productions

Episode 36: Meddling Kids by Pandahead Productions

Jinkies! It’s time to pile into the van with your fave talking creature and go solve groovy mysteries with your cool clique of friends in this RPG that pays homage to various cartoons of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The Halflings gather their Spooky Snacks(TM) and prepare to trap monsters, ghosts and pirates in an RPG that just might not take itself entirely seriously. The hosts review the game, reminisce about that ancient bit of ephemera...

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Episode 35: Blake’s 7 RPG by Horizon

Episode 35: Blake’s 7 RPG by Horizon

It’s time to review an RPG on one of our favorite BBC Sci-Fi TV shows of the 1970s; Blakes7 by Terry Nation. A show gritty and dark for its time, it was notorious for anti-heroes, rebels losing to the evil empir…er…”Federation”, and bad SF/X. Does the game compare to the show? And what’s up with the build-your-own props info? Will this be the Halfling’s first LARP? Click play and find out! No...

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Episode 34: AD&D Players Handbook by TSR

Episode 34: AD&D Players Handbook by TSR

What’s this? Your Fab Four Halflings are covering that venerable book of 1st edition RPG goodness? That’s right, this episode we dive into the foundational rules of that newfangled (for 1978) Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. What did we like? Hate? Actually use in our games? Tune in to find out…with maybe a controversy or two as a side-dish! No Half-orcs were harmed in the making of this podcast, but racial class limits...

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