The Save or Die Podcast Adventure #2: Kobolds or Puppies?!

Welcome to Adventure # 2! Sit back and relax as the crew throws a shout out for CD&D news from the community, introduces a new segment called DM Fiat, talking about spells, and then tackles the big debate of are Kobolts, lizard like people, or Puppies, in random encounters. Rounding the show off with a book in products of your imagination of The Dungeon Master” The dissapearance of Dallas James Eggbert.

16 comments on “The Save or Die Podcast Adventure #2: Kobolds or Puppies?!”

  1. Meepo

    Just a heads up! This file is the same as adventure #1. Can’t wait to hear it though, I do loves me some kobolds! >:)

  2. Rodemus Keep

    Greetings! I just wanted to let you know that both my wife & I are really enjoying your new show. The interview with Mr. Kask was both fun & highly informative; an hour well spent in our opinions.

    I also wanted to give you a heads-up that “Adventure #2” isn’t working correctly; it streams as “Adventure #1”.

    Anyhow, we are enjoying your show & look forward to many more in the future. Thanks!

  3. nathaniel

    I always liked the idea of Kobolds being reptilian or even draconic. I always ham it up when the kobolds declare their superiority over the warm bloods because they are the true heirs to the great dragon empires of the past. And then they run away and try to lead you into a trap. Such noble creatures.

  4. ant

    Great podcast! I fully agree with your ideas on cantrips.

    My only disappointment was that you didn’t mention Fight On!, my favourite OD&D fanzine.

    • DM Mike

      Hey Ant,

      I didn’t mention Fight On! myself for two reasons:

      1. I was under the impression that it was more an “Old School RPG” mag than a “CD&D” mag…though obviously it can have such articles in it.


      2. I’ve never read it, so I am leery of reccomending a mag I’ve never seen. πŸ˜‰

      If they’d like to send us a sample copy we’d be glad to give a review! πŸ˜‰

      DM Mike

      • ant

        Hi DM Mike,
        Well, Fight On! is the official mag of the OD&D Discussion forums so you can’t get much more CD&D than that. πŸ˜‰

        But you are correct in that it does also contain articles for things like Carcosa, Empire of the Petal Throne, Metamorphosis Alpha etc.

        I’ll see what I can do about getting you a review copy. πŸ™‚

  5. bat

    I found some time and listened to all of these podcasts. Great start and very informative.

    Regarding kobolds: I remember years ago a conversation on ENWorld in which someone attached pictures from the classic Brian Froud/Alan Lee book, Faeries of the kobolds therein (this was due to a similar conversation about what kobolds look like) and Gygax himself said that he would have gone with something closer to the book than the reptilian version but that the artist wasn’t given much of a guideline. (the thread is still there, buried deep)

    While this is your podcast, my only suggestion as a listener is to open it up a little to consider 1E and the retro-clones. Get James Raggi on, and Dan Proctor and Chris Gonnerman and Matt Finch, etc, etc. Sticking to such a limited format is obviously not possible as I have heard 1E mentioned more than once. Just loosen up a little, drag in the 1E and the retro-clones and cap it there. Just a humble suggestion.

    All in all, very good work!

    • DM Vincent

      Thanks for the comments. We are only covering classic, with a slight reference to 1E.. as there is already a 1E podcast. thanks!

  6. Eldrad

    All the podcast are good stuff!

    What do you three think of the retro clones?

    • DM Vincent

      I love the retro clones, I think they are quite interesting.

  7. barrataria

    Sorry I’ve fallen behind on these, but I enjoyed the kobold segment very much, particularly Liz’ views on the numbers to encounter.

    I have come to view them as smaller, weaker versions of gnolls; in my game gnolls are more wolf-like than hyena-like and thus kobolds are near kin to them as orcs are to ogres or goblins are to hobgoblins.

  8. DM_Kade

    Alright more new shows! Loved the shows so far. To anyone that does not know, Vincent also has other podcasts he does. One I enjoy the most is Roll for Initiative. That is the 1E podcast he is referring to in earlier post.

    • DM Vincent

      heh. Hey! thanks for listening and supporting, but I only do SoD and RFI now. The others are gone. But at one point I had 4 πŸ™‚

  9. Ron_65

    Kobolds … I’ve always imagined them as a hybrid between really annoying, ankle biting dogs and some type of reptile. In my games they are a lot like Chihuahuas: they make a lot of noise until the first round of combat and then generally fail morale.

  10. mothshade

    Go kobolds!

    “Sleep has no save.” There’s a random d20-to-the-eye moment if I ever saw one. ;-Þ

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