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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

Adventure 154 – Holmes Basic

7/16/2019
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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/Read More

Duration:01:55:27

Side Adventure 20: NTRPGCON 2019 Wrap up!

6/14/2019
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In this Side Adventure Carl and Courtney go over their experiences at North Texas RPG Con 2019. Links for the show: Ordinary Human Games https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/14187/Ordinary-Human-Games ZENOPUS ARCHIVES http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/ World of Game Design https://wogd.com/ Douglas Zielsdorf “Forged Locale #1: “The House of the Broken Sky””...

Duration:00:23:29

Adventure 153 – Mystara Primer with Mr. Welch

6/4/2019
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Join the SOD crew with special guest Mr. Welch of the Welcome To Mystara YouTube series as we get a primer on the campaign setting of Mystara. Welcome To Mystara https://www.youtube.com/user/thehgw Wild Games Productions Discord Server https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR OSR Podcasts MeWe group https://mewe.com/group/5bbccb82a5f4e532eb77a5f4 Links for the show: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saveordiepodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaveorDieStaff Vince’s Blog – http://theevildm.comRead...

Duration:01:03:00

Adventure 152 – Save Vs Old-School Essentials

4/24/2019
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Join DM Chrispy with special trans atlantic guest Gavin Norman from Necrotic Gnome as they discuss the evolution of B/X Essentials in the Old-School Essentials Kickstarter. Find out more about this awesome project and stay tuned after the main show for the third installment of the Save Or Die Actual Play. Old-School Essentials on KickstarterRead More

Duration:01:10:05

Side Adventure 19: Save VS Creeping Cold

4/19/2019
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In this Side Adventure Carl & Courtney are joined by Silver Bullete as they talk about their current project Creeping Cold a module for 5E and Swords & Wizardry. Links for the show: Creeping Cold on Kickstarter Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saveordiepodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaveorDieStaff Vince’s Blog – http://theevildm.com Vince’s TheEvilDM Youtube OSR – https://goo.gl/R3g8Qw Support the showRead More

Duration:00:22:50

Adventure 151 – Basic and Expert Remastered

3/27/2019
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Join the SOD crew with special guest Bill Barsh of Pacesetter Games as he goes over their current kickstarter project Basic and Expert RPG Sets Remastered! And catch the second part in Hilda and Leothward adventures in our second actual play segment. Basic and Expert RPG Sets Remastered! Kickstarter Pacesetter Games http://www.pacesettergames.com/ Ben Barsh onRead More

Duration:01:14:44

Side Adventure 18: Gary Con 2019 Wrap-up!

3/14/2019
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DM Carl and Courtney go over their time and games played at Gary Con 2019. This was their first time at the convention so listen in to hear their thoughts on the experience. Links for the show: You’re No Hero YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6EpEga3mivwtUw9GLECpWw/videos Quintessential Dungeon One Page Dungeon http://beholderpie.blogspot.com/2016/05/one-page-dungeon-2016-quintessential.html Castle of Blackwood Moors...

Duration:00:21:27

Adventure 150 – GAZ6: Dwarves of Rockhome

3/4/2019
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A brave new sod! Join us for a in depth discussion of The Dwarves of Rockhome and check out our new format. Also at the end of this episode is the first part of our new actual play segment. The Dwarves of Rockhome https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/16999/GAZ6-The-Dwarves-of-Rockhome-Basic?affiliate_id=421647 Wild Games Productions Discord Server https://discord.gg/zEpEGwR OSR Podcasts MeWe group https://mewe.com/group/5bbccb82a5f4e532eb77a5f4Read More

Duration:01:19:29

Side Adventure 17: Ch Ch Changes

2/16/2019
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Turn and face the strange SODCAST audience! In this side adventure the SOD crew talk about some big upcoming changes to your classic D&D podcast. Get the scoop in this episode of Save or Die. 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 OSR – https://goo.gl/R3g8Qw SupportRead More

Duration:00:15:17

Adventure 149 – Class Act Dwarves

2/5/2019
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Gold Gold Gold Gold! Come listen to the Save or Die crew talk about a fan favorite character archetype! Dwarves are grumpy, loyal, honest, sturdy, and mechanically similar to fighters. Find out what the hosts think of dwarves in this class act. Links Zenopus Archives blog about mythical earth miniatures http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/2018/12/1973-preview-of-mythical-earth-minifigs.html Playing at the WorldsRead More

Duration:01:11:47

Side Adventure 16: The Missing few moments from #148!

1/7/2019
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Whoops we are really sorry, some how the last few minutes was cut off the show in the uploading process of #148, and we really don’t know what happened. So we made it into a side adventure so you didn’t have to download the entire show again, BUT just pick up right where you leftRead More

Duration:00:13:36

Adventure 148 – Class Act Fighters

1/6/2019
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Join the Save Or Die team as they discuss another class act. This time the most basic of the basic classes… the fighter! Is it just a sword swinging soldier? Or can it be that and so much more!? Listen to this Save Or Die to find out the crews thoughts. Links ZENOPUS ARCHIVES http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/Read More

Duration:00:57:18

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