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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Save or Die Makes the Geek & Sundry Top Five Expert Level RPG Podcasts



Geek and Sundry (link) put together a Top Five Expert Level RPG Podcast List and Save or Die made the list.
If you have a profound passion to learn and know all the tabletop RPG things, allow me to share with you some of the best audio podcasts I’ve found that I think would be a perfect fit for an official RPG101 course.
Now, mind you, I only heard of one of the four others on the list prior, and although I do listen to podcasts, there is only so much time during the day to listen (and less so since I no longer have a daily commute)

So, what do they say about Save or Die?
The Save or Die! Podcast (SoDcast) launched in 2010, with a focus on classic D&D games “from the first box set of 1974 to the last of the 1990s box sets.” SoDcast has also covered info on other RPGs, such as Swords & Wizardry, The Hero’s Journey, and Labyrinth Lord, to name a few. SoDcast is the podcast you’ll want to listen to if you’re interested in learning everything you can about the history of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. 
Critical Episode: Save or Die Podcast: Interview With Tracy Hickman 
Some things to note:

- The Critical Episode was hosted by Vince and Crispy

- Classic D&D and the Hero's Journey was the Liz, Mike & Jim era

- Swords & Wizardry can only be my recent ramblings

Which means they took a long and complete look at the Save or Die Podcast, which makes making the Top 5 even that much more striking.

Congrats to all, but especially to Liz, Mike and Jim for holding the torch high for as long as they did.

2 comments:

  1. "Congrats to all, but especially to Liz, Mike and Jim for holding the torch high for as long as they did."

    You're welcome.

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  2. "- Swords & Wizardry can only be my recent ramblings"

    Episode 55 was also focused on S&W.

    I like the episodes about OSR game products that were actually Basic D&D clones or compatibles. Too much time on DCC and other so-called old school games that are nothing like Basic are what ruined if for me. I have high hopes for the Expert edition episodes though :)

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