35 episodes

Save for Half is a podcast about Old School Games and the modern role playing games inspired by them. Join DM Mike, DM Liz, DM Corbett, and DM Jim as they discuss and review all the RPGs that made the 70s and 80s great, as well as their modern descendants and supplements.

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Save for Half is a podcast about Old School Games and the modern role playing games inspired by them. Join DM Mike, DM Liz, DM Corbett, and DM Jim as they discuss and review all the RPGs that made the 70s and 80s great, as well as their modern descendants and supplements.

    Episode 22.5: James Michael Spahn and The Hero’s Journey 2E

    Episode 22.5: James Michael Spahn and The Hero’s Journey 2E

    Welcome to the New Year! Your Halflings are joined by noted game designer James Spahn to talk about his new update of The Hero’s Journey Fantasy RPG, Kickstarting this month. We discuss his game philosophies, new innovations that make The Hero’s Journey 2E his ideal RPG, and his plans for the future. Tune in, and […]

    • 48 min
    Episode 22: Aftermath! by FGU

    Episode 22: Aftermath! by FGU

    It’s the Post-Apocalypse, and you are a lone survivor battling the radioactive wastes with a pistol, sneakers, and all the armor that hit location #12 can hold! That’s right, it’s Aftermath by Fantasy Games Unlimited, and your Halflings delve into how the world ended in 1981! DM Jim failed his barter roll with the landshark, […]

    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 […]

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 20: Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo by FGU

    Episode 20: Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo by FGU

    It’s Flash! He’ll save—for Half—every one of us! In this latest episode of Save for Half, your Fab Four take a deep dive into 1977’s Flash Gordon and the Warriors of Mongo, a…RPG? written by Lin Carter and Scott Bizar and published by Fantasy Games Unlimited. Adventure, excitement, power rays, and […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 19: Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party Game by TSR

    Episode 19: Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party Game by TSR

    It’s party time here in the Halfling Hideaway, and what’s more of a party than a Party RPG? It says so, right on the box! Yes, it’s the Bullwinkle and Rocky Roleplaying Party game, from 1988. You demanded it (sorta), so we’re here to bring it to you! Can Boris really ‘Kill Moose’? Does Sherman […]

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 18.5: North Texas RPG Con 2019

    Episode 18.5: North Texas RPG Con 2019

    What’s this? A Save for Half NTRPG Con wrap-up show before November? Thrills, chills, and Mike Badalatos abound in this overview of what the hosts did at NTRPGC! Well 3/4 of the hosts anyway. We review the con in its entirety, from the Wed. night elevator lines to the mini-tornado that hit the DFW area […]

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

wsteyert ,

Keep em coming!

I love the review format and discussion on various games. Especially OSR related products. How about Lamentations of the Flame Princess? Godbound or Stars without Number? Or Old School Essentials (when it ships in October)?

Would be 5 stars if the discussion wasn’t constantly derailed by random bad jokes. But this is likely just personal preference.

DM Cojo ,

Still going strong!

Really enjoying this show! The hosts are great, and the topics are a lot of fun. I also enjoy when Jim comes on as a guest host. Always enjoy his input! Keep it up!

Ceronomus ,

What would you expect

When the Save or Die crew moves on to create Save for Half, you get good things. Moving away from teh subject mater of their original show, the team is looking at a number of classic games and giving them fair reviews with both an eye to when they were written as well as how they would be received today.

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