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.
Save For Half 28: Space Patrol by Gamescience
Space, the final frontier — or the first, as far as RPG space gaming went. Gamescience’s Space Patrol beat Traveller to the punch in 1977, but was lost in the shuffle of its better known rival’s little black books. But this little game has some good points to consider, even for today’s jaded gamer. Listen […]
Episode 27: Dresden Files by Evil Hat Productions
It’s time for your Fab Four Halflings to accept their fates…FATE Core, that is! We sit down and cover our first FATE game in the guise of The Dresden Files RPG, based on the bestselling book series by Jim Butcher. We learn about Fate Dice, Aspects, and how DM Jim’s questions leave DM Corbett with […]
Episode 26.5: North Texas RPG Con with Chris Holmes
Yes there was in fact a North Texas RPG Con this year; both virtual and live tracks. Your Halflings read some emails and then discuss their time at the con. Chris Holmes, son of J. Eric Holmes, was the only one of us actually in person at the convention, and so he tells the “live” […]
Episode 26: Timeship by Yaquinto Publications
Timeship has, let’s say, a checkered reputation in the RPG community. This episode your intrepid Halflings delve into a game that mandates a player play themselves, travel back in time, and (among other things) kill Hitler. What’s not to like? More than you’d think with a opening like that. Will DM Jim ever forgive DM […]
Episode 25: Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG
What more can we say about episode 25 of Save for Half? Only they’re awful, they’re green…and they’re from outer space! Yes, it’s that quirky Tom Wham boardgame first published in Dragon magazine #28, and was in its 8th edition in a box set from Steve Jackson Games. Come join the Halflings aboard the Znuta […]
Episode 24.5: Alarums & Excursions with Jon Peterson
Save for Half is back with another sideshow, this time featuring the return of the Arch-RPG Historian himself Jon Peterson! He joins the Halflings for a discussion of the seminal D&D fanzine Alarums & Excursions, and we discuss the first five issues of that APA; now available online as pdfs. Articles, filk songs, and recipes […]
Customer ReviewsSee All
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.