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by DMMike
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 35: "Blakes 7 RPG by Horizon"
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Save For Half episode # 35: "Blakes 7 RPG by Horizon"

Save For Half episode # 35: "Blakes 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&...
by DMMike
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 34: "Advanced D&D Players Handbook by TSR"
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Save For Half episode # 34: "Advanced D&D Players Handbook by TSR"

Save For Half episode # 34: "Advanced D&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 & Dra...
by DMMike
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 33: "Mutant Future by Goblinoid Games"
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Save For Half episode # 33: "Mutant Future by Goblinoid Games"

Save For Half episode # 33: "Mutant Future by Goblinoid Games" Its the future....with mutants! That's right, the Fab Foursome are covering the game Mutuant Future by Goblinoid Games, and its a world with more Gamma than you can shake a Death Machine at! Based on the Labyrinth Lord system, ...
by DMMike
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 32: "En Garde by GDW"
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Save For Half episode # 32: "En Garde by GDW"

Save For Half episode # 32: "En Garde by GDW" 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 i...
by DMMike
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR"
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR"

Interesting, I started with Champions 1E so trying MSH was a simplified breath of bresh air... :)

Mike
by DMMike
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Where to find the Victorious Ignition Event
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Where to find the Victorious Ignition Event

What Trav said. I left the first SuperMankind "native" emergence kind of vague so as to provide GM's maximum flexibility for their home games. IMC, the first actual costumed Super that was not a time traveler was Unicorn. She discovered her powers, armored up, and split time between fighti...
by DMMike
Mon May 17, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR"
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR"

Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR" Excelsior, True Believers! The Fab Four Halflings take a dive into that first licensed Superhero RPG of the 1980s, the Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game box set by TSR. Published in 1984, it took a few directions that Supers RPGs ...
by DMMike
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half Sideshow # 30 1/2: "North Texas RPG Con 2021"
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Save For Half Sideshow # 30 1/2: "North Texas RPG Con 2021"

Save For Half Sideshow # 30 1/2: "North Texas RPG Con 2021" Normalcy is usually overrated, but not this time. The 13th North Texas RPG Con is happening this June 3-6, 2021 and the goal is a return to normal con-gaming. As ever, BadMike/Satan is here to regale us with details of the con, th...
by DMMike
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 30: "Alma Mater by Oracle Games"
Replies: 0
Views: 929

Save For Half episode # 30: "Alma Mater by Oracle Games"

Save For Half episode # 30: "Alma Mater by Oracle Games" School's out...of its mind? It sure seems that way as your Four Halflings take a dive into one of the oddest RPGs from the early 1980s; that of Alma Mater. Classes, teachers, social cliques, and other hazards for your freshman PC awa...
by DMMike
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half Sideshow # 29 1/2: "The Elusive Shift by Jon Peterson"
Replies: 0
Views: 803

Save For Half Sideshow # 29 1/2: "The Elusive Shift by Jon Peterson"

Friend of the show (and author) Jon Peterson joins the Halflings in a wide-ranging discussion of fanzines, RPG theory, and...oh yeah, his new book from MIT Press called The Elusive Shift. When did Dungeons & Dragons stop being a fantasy wargame and become a roleplaying game? Who contributed to t...
by DMMike
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 28: "Space Patrol by Gamescience"
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Save For Half episode # 28: "Space Patrol by Gamescience"

Its pretty interesting, and I have to admit it grew on me a little more during CharGen. :)

Mike
by DMMike
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: 2 DMs and a Youtube?
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

2 DMs and a Youtube?

Hey all,

Elizabeth (DM Liz) and I will be guesting on the Youtube show “Talking Crit” with BadMike and Erik Tenkar this coming Wednesday Dec. 23rd at 7pm Central. Give us a gander, and you’ll mebbe get a goose. Mebbe…? :D

https://www.youtube.com/c/ErikTenkar/featured

DM Mike
by DMMike
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 29: "Cosmic Encounter by Eon Products"
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

Save For Half episode # 29: "Cosmic Encounter by Eon Products"

Save For Half episode # 29: "Cosmic Encounter by Eon Products" No, its not a Spielberg movie. ItÕs the board game sensation of the 1970s Adventure gaming industry, Cosmic Encounter by Eon Products. A simple yet innovative system lets each of the alien races a player chooses change powers a...
by DMMike
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 28: "Space Patrol by Gamescience"
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Save For Half episode # 28: "Space Patrol by Gamescience"

Save For Half episode # 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 ...
by DMMike
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 27: "Dresden Files by Evil Hat Productions"
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Save For Half episode # 27: "Dresden Files by Evil Hat Productions"

Save For Half 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 lea...
by DMMike
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half Sideshow #26 1/2: North Texas RPG Con with Chris Holmes
Replies: 0
Views: 2134

Save For Half Sideshow #26 1/2: North Texas RPG Con with Chris Holmes

Save For Half Sideshow #26 1/2: 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 p...
by DMMike
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Space 1889 x2 - Bundle of Holding
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: Space 1889 x2 - Bundle of Holding

Yeah, its a great setting that I've used with Victorious on occasion. Didn't have the "Clockwork" version though, so I picked up that part of the Bundle of Holding.

Mike
by DMMike
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 26: "Timeship by Yaquinto Publications"
Replies: 0
Views: 2468

Save For Half episode # 26: "Timeship by Yaquinto Publications"

Save For Half 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. Wh...
by DMMike
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 25: "Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG"
Replies: 0
Views: 2563

Save For Half episode # 25: "Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG"

Save For Half 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...
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: 3426

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 & Exc...
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: 2298

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 wa...
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: 2298

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...
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: 4210

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: 4210

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 i...
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: 5764

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 t...
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: 2342

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: 5475

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: 2342

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 ...
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: 5914

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...
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: 5707

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...