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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!

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!
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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!

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Episodes

Side Adventure 15: Open Tables

11/25/2018
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Jump right in to a discussion about jumping right in… and out of games. Open tables either at friendly local gaming stores or conventions are the subject of this Save or Die Side Adventure. Join Chrispy and Carl as they discuss the ins and outs of jumping in and out! Links for the show: FacebookRead More

Duration:00:43:35

Adventure 147 – Save VS Elves of Alfheim

11/1/2018
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We’re going to see the elves! Join the Save or Die crew as we delve into the city of Alfheim and take a look at the 5th gazetteer in a continuation of gaz-a-palooza. Links Elves of Alfheim on Drive Thru RPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/16997/GAZ5-The-Elves-of-Alfheim-Basic?it=1&affiliate_id=421647 Wild Games Productions Discord Server https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR OSR Podcasts MeWe group https://mewe.com/group/5bbccb82a5f4e532eb77a5f4 Links forRead More

Duration:01:11:23

Side Adventure 14: House Rules!

10/6/2018
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The side adventure marches on. The last side adventure was well received and we are back again and this time DM Carl is joined by Chris Holmes for a casual chat about house rules. Which rules they like, which rules they change, and which rules they completely ignore! So make up your own critical hitRead More

Duration:00:36:16

Adventure 146 – Save VS B/X Essentials

9/19/2018
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A rules set? A restatement? Take a look with the Save or Die crew at this unique OSR product as we talk about B/X Essentials. This 100% accurate clone is an essential part of your complete B/X breakfast and will help any Dungeon Master understand the B/X game better. Listen now! Show links Necrotic GnomeRead More

Duration:00:59:22

Adventure 145 – D&D Arcade Game, A Fist Full of Silver Coins

9/8/2018
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Welcome to the D&D World! Join the Save Or Die crew as they go back to the Arcade to talk about the D&D Arcade Game. Near and dear to the hosts this game is an incredibly faithful adaptation to basic D&D. So grab your fist full of silver coins, your best friends, and get readyRead More

Duration:00:53:29

Side Adventure 13: Yes, they are back, finally!

8/10/2018
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Woooohoooo! The side adventures are back, finally! Back by popular demand! Join DM Carl and guest host DM Courtney on a new side adventure. As they discuss the benefits and disadvantages of two adverse stiles of play. Theatre of the mind vs terrain & miniatures. They’ll talk about their experiences, preferences and suggestions on usingRead More

Duration:00:45:00

Adventure 144 – SAVE VS. BACK TO BASIX

4/24/2018
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Join The Save or Die Immortal Edition cast with guest host Jonathan Westmoreland as we take a look at the fanzine Back to BasiX from Throwi Games. We examine the creatures, treasures, and candor of this new fanzine for all things basic. Back to Basix http://throwigames.com Spa Con: Jonathan Westmoreland runs the RPG portion ofRead More

Duration:01:16:49

Adventure 143 – 1991 Black Box Edition

3/31/2018
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The Save or Die Immortal Edition crew are back with D&D in a box that has never been on the show before. Chrispy and Carl discuss the good, bad and ugly of the board game shaped 1991 Black Box D&D. How does it compare to the basic sets of the 80s? How does it compareRead More

Duration:01:07:33

Adventure 142 – Strongholds

1/13/2018
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Save or Die returns after a long winter’s slumber to bring you more pulse pounding Classic D&D Action! This episode we talk about how to ease in stronghold building and name level into your classic D&D games and ways to tie characters to the game world with tangible rewards that focus on engaging them intoRead More

Duration:00:42:47

Adventure 141 – GAZ 4 The Kingdom of Ierendi

11/3/2017
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Carl and Chrispy are back with a return to an established Save or Die favorite the Gazetteer series with a long-anticipated review of GAZ 4: The Kingdom of Ierendi. Is this Island Paradise a vacation destination from your mundane campaign, or does it stink like a raw fish left out too long and a paneRead More

Duration:00:50:05

Adventure 140 – Undead!

9/28/2017
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The Save or Die Immortal Edition rises from the grave this month to revisit a most chilling topic: Undead! We get a little off topic while getting to know each other, touching on critical hits and fumbles and odd left-over bits from Chainmail. We shine the spot light on Vampires and Liches and how youRead More

Duration:00:59:28

Adventure 139 – Class Act: Clerics

8/11/2017
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Welcome everyone, to the Save or Die Podcast, Immortal Edition! Join the hosts this week as they dive right back into the swing of things, never missing a beat. They continue along with the Class Acts shows, focusing on Clerics. Learn about the history of the Cleric class, is a vampire slayer? a Priest? orRead More

Duration:01:29:15

Adventure 138 – North Texas RPG Con 2017

8/3/2017
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DM James, DM Glen, and TM Erik are back with a report on the sights, sounds and fun at the North Texas RPG Con 2017. Listen in as we describe the great OSR guests, marvelous merchants and fun and exciting gameplay at this 4-day event, one of the premier Old’ School RPG Conventions in theRead More

Duration:01:16:05

Adventure 137 – Class Act: Halflings

6/1/2017
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In Adventure #137 the DMs James, Glen and TM Erik look at the Halfling class for D&D, then it’s on to a discussion of the BECMI Skill System – the pluses, minuses and why it’s preferable to Weapon Mastery. Next up we discuss the pitfall known as The Railroad, how to avoid it and especiallyRead More

Duration:01:10:58

Adventure 136 – Blueholme Sweet Holmes

5/16/2017
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You CAN go Holmes again, and then some!, DM Glen, and TM Erik are joined by Michael Thomas (creator of Blueholme, a great D&D Holmes clone) as they talk about his recent expansion, Bluehome Journeymanne Rules. An expansion of the original Prentice Rules, The SoDders discuss how this expands the game, filling in some neededRead More

Duration:00:42:58

Adventure 135 – Freebooters!

4/21/2017
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Hoist the colors, because DM James, DM Glen, and TM Erik are setting sails on the high seas as they review Freebooters, published by Night Owl Workshop! More than just a stand-alone nautical RPG written in the style of ’74 fantasy roleplaying, the three ol’ grogs delve fifty fathoms deep to where X marks theRead More

Duration:00:36:31

Adventure 134 – Class Act: Elves

4/6/2017
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DM James, DM Glen, and TM Erik talk about those pointy-eared tree huggers: Elves! The three old grogs talk about how to add a little spice to your immortal spell-slingers and go beyond the traditional Fighter/Magic-User mix-up that are basic race-as-class elves. From the alien mindset of elves to their unique take on magic andRead More

Duration:01:02:41

Adventure 133 – Class Act: Thieves!

3/27/2017
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Class Act: Thieves In this episode DM James and DM Glen slip into back stab position to talk about B/X Thieves in all their incarnations! We start by talking about what makes a thief unique from other classes as well as their place in an adventuring party, then they get devious as they discuss howRead More

Duration:00:49:16

Adventure 132: Hack & Slash

1/23/2017
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The new crew is back for you! In Adventure 132 we’re hacking our way through classic D&D, talking about house rules, rules hacks, and the beautiful elasticity of the game. We give example of common house rules, complete rules overhauls that have their roots in classic D&D, offer advice on making rules modifications at theRead More

Duration:00:49:29

Adventure 131: Swords & Wizardry Light

1/8/2017
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After hovering on Death’s Door for a few rounds, Save or Die continues! Save or Die: Expert Edition bursts on to the scene with Swords & Wizardry Light – an ultralight folio sized incarnation of the flagship Frog God Games fantasy roleplaying game. Join DM James, DM Vince, TM Erik, and DM Glen as theyRead More

Duration:00:52:53