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by DMMike
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half Sideshow # 24 1/2: "Alarums & Excursions with Jon Peterson"
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Save For Half Sideshow # 24 1/2: "Alarums & Excursions with Jon Peterson"

Save For Half Sideshow # 24 1/2: "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 discus...
by DMMike
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

Truthfully (as I stated on the show) its not my bag either. But since it came out in 1975 its interesting as a historical document as to where the embryonic RPG idea was at the time. I'm not sure, but I think it even predates Tunnels & Trolls. In that vein, its an interesting read and in some ways i...
by DMMike
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR" It's a legend in the RPG community, M.A.R. Barker's famous Tekumel is brought to you by the halfling horde's inimitable wit! Well, half of it anyway... The Empire of the Petal Throne is arguably the first D&D variant world to see public...
by DMMike
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half # 23: “The Hero's Journey 2E by J. Spahn"
Replies: 4
Views: 2796

Re: Save For Half # 23: “The Hero's Journey 2E by J. Spahn"

Ah, but she'll have to blame Liz because it was her choice! Also, in fair warning Spahn told me that THJ 2E Companion coming out soon will have....sigh....Gnomes as a lineage. :P

I can't argue that gnomes aren't part of folklore, but.... :P !

Mike
by DMMike
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half # 23: “The Hero's Journey 2E by J. Spahn"
Replies: 4
Views: 2796

Save For Half # 23: “The Hero's Journey 2E by J. Spahn"

Save For Half episode # 23: “The Hero's Journey 2E by Gallant Knight Games" What's This? (said in our best Batman '66 announcer voice) A review of a game that has only just finished its Kickstarter? Your Fab Four Halflings come through again with a review of The HeroÕs Journey, 2E! We discuss its (n...
by DMMike
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half # 22 1/2: “James Spahn and Heroes Journey 2E"
Replies: 0
Views: 3766

Save For Half # 22 1/2: “James Spahn and Heroes Journey 2E"

Save For Half Sideshow # 22 1/2: “James Spahn and Heroes 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 HeroÕs Journey Fantasy RPG, Kickstarting this month. We discuss his game philosophies, new innovations that m...
by DMMike
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 21: "Manual of the Planes by TSR"
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Re: Save For Half episode # 21: "Manual of the Planes by TSR

Yeah, I'm currently in a situation where some of my Victorious players are moving through dimensions and the random tables to generate realities are turning out to be great springboards for ideas!

Which makes it far more useful than at the time of its original publication. :lol:

Mike
by DMMike
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 22: Aftermath! By FGU
Replies: 0
Views: 3490

Save For Half episode # 22: Aftermath! By FGU

Save For Half episode # 22: Aftermath! By FGU ItÕs the Post-Apocalypse, and you are a lone survivor battling the radioactive wastes with a pistol, sneakers, and all the armor hit location #12 can hold! ThatÕs right, itÕs Aftermath by Fantasy Games Unlimited, and your Halflings delve into how the wor...
by DMMike
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 21: "Manual of the Planes by TSR"
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Save For Half episode # 21: "Manual of the Planes by TSR"

Save For Half 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 A...
by DMMike
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 3736

Re: How do you handle multiclass?

My system was printed in Crusader mag (issues 6 and 7, maybe?). In brief, I combine the two classes to get a third class and I treat that combine as 1 class. So, instead of a Fighter/Rogue I've got a Bandit. Wizard/Rogue is a Charletain, etc. Maybe its my Classic D&D-ness showing, but I've never lik...
by DMMike
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half 20: “Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo"
Replies: 0
Views: 3939

Save For Half 20: “Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo"

Save For Half episode # 20: “Flash Gordon & The Warriors of Mongo by FGU" It’s Flash! <insert Queen chorus here> 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 Cart...
by DMMike
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Some clarification needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 4700

Re: Some clarification needed.

Officer Z Let me welcome you to the boards. Despite the grump guys around here - Me included, just ask my daughters! ;) - there are a bunch of good guys here that can normally answer any of your questions. For your questions, I defer to the writer of the rules on the specifics My only helpful input...
by DMMike
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Some clarification needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 4700

Re: Some clarification needed.

:lol: No doubt! For those not in the know, Traveller was the editor on Victorious. He was great to work with BTW, but as noted earlier only some corrections made it in. Someday a revised Victorious might be in the offing. I need to check with Steve to see how many hardbacks are left. If there's to b...
by DMMike
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Some clarification needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 4700

Re: Some clarification needed.

Hi! First off, apologies for the typos and missing section. A bit of confusion at the printers had the non-edited file being printed in lieu of the corrected file. <sigh!> As to your q’s: “Armor Power: Supposedly "Damaging Things" refers to reading the Battle Suit power. Nothing actually says this, ...
by DMMike
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half 19: “Bullwinkle & Rocky RP Party Game by TSR"
Replies: 0
Views: 4071

Save For Half 19: “Bullwinkle & Rocky RP 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 and h...
by DMMike
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternative to the SIEGE system
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: Alternative to the SIEGE system

Pretty intuitive as well, IMO. Of course, its not absolute like a +6 is but something I'd give a try in a home game.

Mike
by DMMike
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: An Empty Chair at the Table
Replies: 0
Views: 4212

An Empty Chair at the Table

Comments, either on the blog or here, would be appreciated:

http://victoriousrpg.com/2019/08/08/an- ... the-table/

Mike
by DMMike
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Evil in the White City Act 1 Released!
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Evil in the White City Act 1 Released!

Tell me about it. :) We've got 4 acts planned for the pdf runs, then the full print product will combine them with a fifth section covering details of 1890s Chicago (the "Black City") that will hopefully make it not just an adventure pack but a true city supplement. More as it becomes available, Mike
by DMMike
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Evil in the White City Act 1 Released!
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Evil in the White City Act 1 Released!

Greetings!

The first part of the multi-scenario adventure pack "Evil in the White City" has just hit DrivethruRPG! Details are at:

http://victoriousrpg.com/2019/08/07/evi ... -released/

Mike Stewart
Co-Author
Evil in the White City
by DMMike
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 18 1/2: ÒNorth Texas RPG Con 2019Ó
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: Save For Half episode # 18 1/2: ÒNorth Texas RPG Con 201

Oh, you should! NTRPGC is an awesome con, especially if you don't want to be lost in a crowd. Like I said on the show, there's enough people that if you like you can always find a game but few enough that you can just walk up to any of the guests and start chatting. ;)

Mike
by DMMike
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 18 1/2: ÒNorth Texas RPG Con 2019Ó
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Save For Half episode # 18 1/2: ÒNorth Texas RPG Con 2019Ó

Save For Half episode # 18 1/2: ÒNorth Texas RPG Con 2019Ó WhatÕs 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. ...
by DMMike
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Shane Plays....Victorious!
Replies: 0
Views: 4482

Shane Plays....Victorious!

Greetings all, Shane from the Shane Plays radio show and podcast caught up with us at the North Texas RPG Con and our conversation has gone live at: https://shaneplays.com/victorious-rpg-north-texas-rpg-con/ We talk Victorious (of course!) along with Liz and my's early associations with Castles & Cr...
by DMMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode 18 “James Bond: 007 by Victory Games"
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Re: Save For Half episode 18 “James Bond: 007 by Victory Gam

Thanks, and I agree about c&ping stuff from the movies. After all, how many of us did that for TS anyway? :D As I think I might've said in the podcast (been at NTRPGC since then) it seems like the Doctor Who RPG again. That is, someone gets to play the Doctor/00X and the rest "get" to play the entou...
by DMMike
Mon May 27, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode 18 “James Bond: 007 by Victory Games"
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Re: Save For Half episode 18 “James Bond: 007 by Victory Gam

Let us know what you think...?

Also, (and this came up in the show) did you ever run any original adventures or did you just run the modules/movies?

Mike
by DMMike
Sun May 26, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!
Replies: 19
Views: 5584

Re: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!

Yeah, anyone know what happened to ol' Fiff?

Mike
by DMMike
Sat May 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Rhiannon's Monday night Ne'er-do-well Fantastical Victory
Replies: 81
Views: 25122

Re: Rhiannon's Monday night Ne'er-do-well Fantastical Victor

Ack...I won't gripe about the tornados that came through Denton a few weeks ago anymore!

Hang in there...

Mike
by DMMike
Sat May 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode 18 “James Bond: 007 by Victory Games"
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Save For Half episode 18 “James Bond: 007 by Victory Games"

Save For Half episode # 18: “James Bond: 007 by Victory Games" It’s Half. Save for Half, and this time the Fab Four are discussing that espionage title of RPGs from the 1980s, the James Bond 007 RPG from Victory Games. We are joined by a fifth guest host, DM Gary, who is not only well versed in the ...
by DMMike
Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Rhiannon's Monday night Ne'er-do-well Fantastical Victory
Replies: 81
Views: 25122

Re: Rhiannon's Monday night Ne'er-do-well Fantastical Victor

Agreed, hope you overcame the waterlogging!

Mike
by DMMike
Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!
Replies: 19
Views: 5584

Re: TLG game and forums . . memories!

I do like C&C, and so many of its rules I import into my O/AD&D games when I'm running them. Victorious of course is also fun too. :lol: While forums are on the downswing, I still prefer them and leave FB, etc. to my wife. While some of the newer stuff is good, there's nothing to compare with forums...