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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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Episode 31: Marvel Super Heroes by TSR

Episode 31: Marvel Super Heroes by TSR

Excelsior, True Believers! The Fab Four Halflings take a dive into that first licensed Superhero RPG of the 1980s, the Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game box set by TSR. Published in 1984, it took a few directions that Supers RPGs hadn’t yet tried such as ranks for both attributes and powers, Karma as both XPs and die roll mods, and of course getting statistics for your favorite Marvel heroes. Well, 8 of them anyway. Sit back and...

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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 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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Episode 12: Boot Hill

Episode 12: Boot Hill

Saddle up y’all, and go for yer guns! The Halflings rustle up a passel of Western catch-phrases for this episode of the podcast! We’re covering Boot Hill (1st and 2nd editions) and talk about weapons, maps, guns and a surprising lack of “Men with No Name”(TM). No outlaws were harmed in the making of this podcast, except when Liz shot Mike…but she didn’t shoot the deputy!     Links mentioned in...

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