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.


  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.

  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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