198 episodes

Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear, when D&D came in a single box? When rules were there to be guided by the Dungeon master, not in control of him? Where extrapolation was king and fun was the major goal of any adventure?
Those days have returned! As with the very title of the podcast, one can
imagine dangerous dungeons, Wiley Non-Player Characters, and monsters that
might just be able to kill your character regardless of your level? Save or
Die podcast intends to cover them all, from the first box set of 1974 to the
last of the 1990s box sets. If its Dungeons & Dragons and came in a box,
we’ll talk about it.
Our fearless Dungeon Masters will regale listeners with tales of past events and future possibilities. Magic, Monsters, and Mayhems will abound as we delve into the ideas of light rules and heavy
role-playing!

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Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear, when D&D came in a single box? When rules were there to be guided by the Dungeon master, not in control of him? Where extrapolation was king and fun was the major goal of any adventure?
Those days have returned! As with the very title of the podcast, one can
imagine dangerous dungeons, Wiley Non-Player Characters, and monsters that
might just be able to kill your character regardless of your level? Save or
Die podcast intends to cover them all, from the first box set of 1974 to the
last of the 1990s box sets. If its Dungeons & Dragons and came in a box,
we’ll talk about it.
Our fearless Dungeon Masters will regale listeners with tales of past events and future possibilities. Magic, Monsters, and Mayhems will abound as we delve into the ideas of light rules and heavy
role-playing!

    Adventure 161: B2 or not B2?

    Adventure 161: B2 or not B2?

    The Keep on the Borderlands! The name alone evokes images of battling monsters in caverns and wilderness in the earlier days of Dungeons & Dragons. But is the module really all it’s cracked up to be! The Sodcast discusses the good, bad, and chaotic of the most famous basic module.

    Link to B2:

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17158/B2-The-Keep-on-the-Borderlands-Basic?affiliate_id=421647

     

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    Note: Lyre Sound by freesound user huggymauve and have been modified.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Adventure 160: Start! Thief!

    Adventure 160: Start! Thief!

    The sodcast is joined by Darrold Wagner to discuss the pre greyhawk origins of the thief. Wagner created the thief class that went on the inspire the version that appears in The Greyhawk Supplement. Join us as we discuss the origins of the fourth class of the big four.

    We were unable to find out which Jousting game Darrold was remembering so no link for the show notes but we will update you if we ever figure it out.

    World of Game Design will be the company that produces the updated Manual of Aurania.

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    Note: Lyre Sound by freesound user huggymauve and have been modified.

    • 56 min
    Adventure 159: Save vs Jennifer L. Holm

    Adventure 159: Save vs Jennifer L. Holm

    The Sodcast is joined by Newberry Award winning author Jennifer L. Holm to talk about her experiences with Dungeons & Dragons and writing historical fiction set in the 1970s. Her latest book “Sunny Rolls the Dice” is a comic set in 1977 when a young girl first learns to play classic Dungeons & Dragons.

    Show links

    Jennifer L. Holms website

    http://www.jenniferholm.com/

    Sunny Rolls the Dice

    https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/book/sunny-rolls-the-dice-by-jennifer-l-holm/

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    Vince’s Blog – http://theevildm.com

    Vince’s TheEvilDM Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/TheEvilDM

    Support the show and get early access on our Patron – http://Patreon.com/WGP

    Note: Lyre Sound by freesound user huggymauve and have been modified.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Adventure 158: Save vs Jason Charles Miller

    Adventure 158: Save vs Jason Charles Miller

    The Sodcast is joined by musician, actor, and gamer Jason Charles Miller. We’ll talk about basic D&D. Jason’s work in music and acting. And his new show On Tour With Dragons!

    Show links

    On Tour With Dragons Episode 1



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    https://www.twitch.tv/jasoncharlesmiller

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaveorDieStaff

    Vince’s Blog – http://theevildm.com

    Vince’s TheEvilDM Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/TheEvilDM

    Support the show and get early access on our Patron – http://Patreon.com/WGP

    Note: Lyre Sound by freesound user huggymauve and have been modified.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Adventure 157: The Myth of Old School Exceptionalism

    Adventure 157: The Myth of Old School Exceptionalism

    Jon Peterson joins the SODcasters for a conversation about the chase for the wild goose that is the quentesential old school experience. Was there ever a unified approach to the game? Or is the old school experience what you make of it! We’ll talk about our own experiences. What we percieve as old school. What the gameplay ideas of the time were. And adding 37 to die rolls. Also! We will argue about torches a little more so stay till the end!

    Show links

    Jon Peterson’s blog Playing At The World

    http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/

    Aspects of Adventure Gaming by Glenn Blacow

    http://www.darkshire.net/~jhkim/rpg/theory/models/blacow.html

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    Vince’s Blog – http://theevildm.com

    Vince’s TheEvilDM Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/TheEvilDM

    Support the show and get early access on our Patron – http://Patreon.com/WGP

    Note: Lyre Sound by freesound user huggymauve and have been modified.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Adventure 156: B1 In Search of the Unknown

    Adventure 156: B1 In Search of the Unknown

    The Sodcasters are searching for something and they don’t even know what it is! Listen in as we take a deep dive into the classic D&D Module B1 “In Search of the Unknown” and fill in our blanks on what we think of this dungeon.

    Show links

    Wizard Funk



    B1 on Drive Thru RPG :

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17081/B1-In-Search-of-the-Unknown-Basic?affiliate_id=421647 –

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    Vince’s Blog – http://theevildm.com

    Vince’s TheEvilDM Youtube – http://youtube.com/c/TheEvilDM

    Support the show and get early access on our Patron – http://Patreon.com/WGP

    Note: Lyre Sound by freesound user huggymauve and have been modified.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Thirsty Knight ,

Fantastic Old School podcast

Simply the best OSR podcast available. The crew are all intelligent and articulate. The content is first rate and the guests all add to the topic of the particular podcast. Cannot recommend highly enough.

BruceC75 ,

Retro Gaming Reviews and more!

UPDATED REVIEW: I've come back to this because for a while I thought these guys would run out of things to talk about. Well, not so! The OSR keeps on going and the chat is fresh. The format remains excellent. The staff take a relaxed but structured look at old school dungeons and dragons gaming, discussing their own gaming experiences and talking about aspects of the game. Past episodes have also included interviews with game designers and staff from the 'Classic D&D' era. They also take time to review gaming products old and new. The chemistry between the hosts seems genuine and the podcast has been consistently good for the 80 or so episodes to date. Keep on keeping up the good work! Bruce (aka NotSoNinja)

gorramscott ,

Yummy Old School Goodness

Save or Die takes you back to the days when death lurked around every dungeon corner, waiting to pounce like a lurky, pouncy thing. The presenters have a superb knowledge of classic Dungeons and Dragons and a wonderful sense of humour. Every episode is filled to the cauldron brim with ideas for your campaign. Don't worry if you only play versions like fourth edition (excuse me, the edition that shall not be named) or Pathfinder, as they talk about topics that can be applicable to all editions.

So do yourself a favour, curious podcast connoisseur, and listen to Save or Die. I can pretty much guarantee you'll be hooked from the first episode.

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