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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Episode 33: Mutant Future by Goblinoid Games
It’s the future — with mutants! That’s right, the Fab Foursome are covering the game Mutant Future by Goblinoid Games, and it’s a world with more Gamma than you can shake a Death Machine at! Based on the Labyrinth Lord system, it’s got all the post-apocalypse goodies you’ve come to expect — mutations, gonzo creatures, […]
Episode 32: En Garde by Game Designers’ Workshop
It’s time to get your rapier and swing from a chandelier, because the Halflings take a look this episode at the Game Designers’ Workshop edition of En Garde by Darryl Haney and Frank Chadwick (1975). There are all sort of things for PCs to do in the game, be it carouse at pubs, visit mistresses, […]
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.
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!
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.