194 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!

The Save or Die Podcast! Wild Games Productions

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    • 4.5, 84 Ratings

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 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

    Wild Games Productions Discord Server

    https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR

    OSR Podcasts MeWe group

    https://mewe.com/group/5bbccb82a5f4e532eb77a5f4

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saveordiepodcast/

    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 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 –

    Wild Games Productions Discord Server

    https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR

    OSR Podcasts MeWe group

    https://mewe.com/group/5bbccb82a5f4e532eb77a5f4

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saveordiepodcast/

    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 6 min
    Side Adventure 22: Matt Finch and Swords & Wizardry Box Sets

    Side Adventure 22: Matt Finch and Swords & Wizardry Box Sets

    The Sodcasters are joined by Matt Finch to discuss Swords & Wizardry and the new S&W Box Sets kickstarter. Along the way we diverge into black and white art, the similarities between OD&D and AD&D, and mind reading devices and their applications for playing Dungeons & Dragons.

    Swords and Wizardry: Limited and Collectors Edition Box Sets

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Adventure 155: Class Act Magic Users

    Adventure 155: Class Act Magic Users

    The last of the class acts? Magic Users are as integral to Dungeons & Dragons as dungeons and dragons are. Join the Save Or Die crew as they discuss these spell casting archetypes of fantasy and how they view and use them in their own games.

    Show links

    Zenopus Archives blog about Warlock

    http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/2012/02/warlock-or-how-to-play-d-without.html

    The Worlds First Wizard YouTube Video



    Wild Games Productions Discord Server

    https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR

    OSR Podcasts MeWe group

    https://mewe.com/group/5bbccb82a5f4e532eb77a5f4

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saveordiepodcast/

    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 48 min
    Side Adventure 21: Email Ketchup

    Side Adventure 21: Email Ketchup

    At Save Or Die we relish all of our emails so we regret that we have not mustard a response in so much thyme. We want to be peppered with questions and a-salt-ed with queries and you don’t ever have to butter us up. We mayo have had too much fun writing this episode summary but lettuce know if these food puns are your jam.

    North Texas RPG Con

    https://ntrpgcon.com/

    Crafted Artifacts Etsy Shop

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftedArtifacts

    • 42 min
    Adventure 154 – Holmes Basic

    Adventure 154 – Holmes Basic

    The three hosts are together again in the latest Save Or Die! where we talk Holmes Basic with our guest the Arch Zenopus himself Zach of the Zenopus Archives. A SOD favorite gets reexplored as we take a deep dive into what makes Holmes Basic such an endearing part of D&D history.

    ZENOPUS ARCHIVES

    http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/

    Wild Games Productions Discord Server

    https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR

    Links for the show:

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saveordiepodcast/

    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 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Rhowell_1979 ,

Rhowell_1970

This is a great podcast!!! Sure am missing new episodes. ☹️. Lots of inspiration for your own campaign and play. Going on my third round of listening to all the episodes again. Again thanks to the hosts for putting there time in putting these together over all those years. You can run over and listen to Save for Half and get an awesome podcast by Some of the former hosts.
Thanks again!
Rob

DM Mojo ,

Must Have

This podcast is a must have in your playlist if u are an OG red box kid like myself. Great cast, content, & extremely entertaining.

Csanga ,

Awesome Podcast Red Box forever!!!

Love the podcast you guys are great. I’m glad I can find some good old fastRed Box podcasting. Need a couple episodes on companion box set and setting up pc domains. Just started a Basic game with my 7yr old twin girls, had to make a home-brew how to train your Dragon.

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