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by DMMike
Mon May 17, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 31: "Marvel Super Heroes by TSR"
Replies: 1
Views: 111

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: 177

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: 475

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: 356

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: 1036

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: 1120

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: 987

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: 1036

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: 1408

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: 1960

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: 764

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: 2298

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: 2399

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: 3253

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: 2154

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: 2154

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: 3955

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: 3955

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: 5680

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: 2255

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: 5373

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: 2255

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: 5744

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: 5629

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...
by DMMike
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Some clarification needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 8063

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: 8063

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: 8063

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 s...
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: 5464

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: 3053

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: 5632

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