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A podcast about board games, role-playing games, and gaming conventions! We bring on game designers, creators, players and game masters to talk about their passion.

High Shelf Gaming Podcast David Gillespie

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A podcast about board games, role-playing games, and gaming conventions! We bring on game designers, creators, players and game masters to talk about their passion.

    HSG103: 2019 BGG Con Wrap-Up [8 games reviewed]

    HSG103: 2019 BGG Con Wrap-Up [8 games reviewed]

    Rich and David review the new location for Board Game Geek Con, in Downtown Dallas and 8 boardgames rich got to play at the show. Having left the DFW airport, BGG Con has followed in the footsteps of some incredible DFW based cons such as A-Kon and Anime-Fest which now see much larger attendance numbers. But with that growth came some growing pains. Rich sites a few of them along with the benefit of being closer to better food options and the rest of what Dallas has to offer.We cover several games!Masmorra Dungeons of ArcadiaFirst MartiansHomeworld by Looney LabsSpynet by Z-man Games & Richard GarfieldShobuCretaceous Rails (proto-alley)LucidityToo Many Bones
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    Twitch /highshelfgaming
    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

    • 55 min
    HSG102: Old School Revival RPGs with Luke the Goon

    HSG102: Old School Revival RPGs with Luke the Goon

    Luke the Goon from the Dark Future podcast joins us to talk about his second gaming passion, OSR RPGs! or Old School Revival Role-Playing Games. Luke brings a ton of experience with these games and some great input on what games to will get you started. Come on and dive into the nostalgic reboots of D&D.Mentioned in this episode:basicfantasy.org
    Black Hack RPG
    [free] White Box - Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game
    TenkarsTavern.com
    Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea
     
    You can find Luke and his Dark Future here:TwitterYouTubeBlogPodcastCyberpunk Discord (which we founded together along with JonJonthewise)
     
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    Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad:
    Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast
    Twitter @highshelfgaming
    Twitch /highshelfgaming
    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

    • 46 min
    HSG101: Gen Con Survival Guide: Food and Drink [Refreshed]

    HSG101: Gen Con Survival Guide: Food and Drink [Refreshed]

    HSG returns to Gen Con Food and Drink in and around the convention center. We add more tips and advice from our first attempt in 2017, and make sure to talk about places that are still open! 2017's guide was great but it mentions a few places that have since closed down. Rich and David walk you through the most likely places to find food, and some tips on what you can do to get better food options with a tiny bit of effort. One point we don't say enough in the episode is stay hydrated. Gen Con's wonderful air conditioning and all the walking is going to dry you out. We recommend getting a little flat-pack water bladder just to keep your head cleared while you play in the world's best games and tournaments.
    As always we love feedback and more food suggestions. be sure to leave comments on Facebook or twitter, wherever the discussion is.Lastly - we are running a giveaway! contest winners will get a bundle of goods!We will be accepting submissions from December 23rd, 2019 through January 10th, 2020.
    Contest details: To enter simply go to Facebook or Twitter and tell your friends and followers about your favorite HSG episode! Maybe tell them a bit about why you like that episode. Tag us so we see it. 1 entry per human. After January 10th we will gather all the submissions and roll a die to figure out who our two winners will be!
    #1 - You will get a copy of the Cyberpunk Red Jump Start Kit! (US winners get a physical copy, international sorry but we hope the .PDFs will suffice) + Beta access to Legend Keeper a tool that helps you track your imaginary world, RPG campaign, or write your next fantasy or sci-fi novel. It effectively combines Google Maps with Wikipedia just for your projects. + something special from Rich (details in the episode).
    #2 - You will also get beta access to Legend Keeper + something special from Rich (details in the episode)
    Huge thank you goes to R. Talsorian Games for their continuous boosting of our show on social media and sponsoring this episode. We are all pumped for what 2020 will mean for RTG.
    Also, we want to thank Legend Keeper for kicking off an ongoing sponsorship of HSG staring now with 2 give away licenses! We'll be giving away more of these in the future, we're so excited for this relationship and the success of LK.
    We have merchandise now!
    Listen on:
    iTunes Google Spotify Stitcher 
     
    Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad:
    Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast
    Twitter @highshelfgaming
    Twitch /highshelfgaming
    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

    • 54 min
    HSG100: 100th Episode! [giveaways inside]

    HSG100: 100th Episode! [giveaways inside]

    We can hardly believe we've made 100 MP3 files in just over 2 years. High Shelf Gaming has been a fantastic passion project during this time so we wanted to celebrate for a bit during the holidays. There are giveaways inside this episode! Two lucky winners will get a bundle of awesome! We will be accepting submissions from December 23rd, 2019 (today) through January 10th, 2020.
    Contest details: To enter simply go to Facebook or Twitter and tell your friends and followers about your favorite HSG episode! Maybe tell them a bit about why you like that episode. Tag us so we see it. 1 entry per human. After January 10th we will gather all the submissions and roll a die to figure out who our two winners will be!
    #1 - You will get a copy of the Cyberpunk Red Jump Start Kit! (US winners get a physical copy, international sorry but we hope the .PDFs will suffice) + Beta access to Legend Keeper a tool that helps you track your imaginary world, RPG campaign, or write your next fantasy or sci-fi novel. It effectively combines Google Maps with Wikipedia just for your projects. + something special from Rich (details in the episode).#2 - You will also get beta access to Legend Keeper + something special from Rich (details in the episode)Huge thank you goes to R. Talsorian Games for their continuous boosting of our show on social media and sponsoring this episode. We are all pumped for what 2020 will mean for RTG.Also, we want to thank Legend Keeper for kicking off an ongoing sponsorship of HSG staring now with 2 give away licenses! We'll be giving away more of these in the future, we're so excited for this relationship and the success of LK. 
    We have merchandise now!
    Listen on:
    iTunes Google Spotify Stitcher 
     
    Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad:
    Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast
    Twitter @highshelfgaming
    Twitch /highshelfgaming
    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

    • 45 min
    HSG99: Gen Con Survival Guide: Registration [Refreshed]

    HSG99: Gen Con Survival Guide: Registration [Refreshed]

    HSG takes on Gen Con Event Registration to add more tips and advice from our first attempt in 2017. Rich and David break down strategies for groups of gamers who can pool their effort and are comfortable paying each other back for events registered. We cover solo attendees and some good suggestions there and give some insights into how Event Organizers are measured by Gen Con. Also, we talk about the things you can do without registering, there are tons of ways to enjoy Gen Con without booking every second of your time.Not mentioned in this episode, which we should have, try not to over-book your Gen Con. Leave time in there for food, socializing, walking the dealer hall. If you have back to back events all convention long you will be exhausted by the end of it.
    We have merchandise now!
    Listen on:
    iTunes Google Spotify Stitcher 
     
    Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad:
    Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast
    Twitter @highshelfgaming
    Twitch /highshelfgaming
    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

    • 41 min
    HSG98: Gen Con Survival Guide: Running Your Own Event [Refreshed]

    HSG98: Gen Con Survival Guide: Running Your Own Event [Refreshed]

    Running events at Gen Con is one of the most rewarding things we do every year. Last year, we went bigger than ever and plan to grow again in 2020. This episode shares the lessons High Shelf Gaming has learned over the years to help individuals and groups of event organizers have a successful con! 
    Rich and David have been running events at Gen Con and other conventions for years, so this is a blending of not only Gen Con-specific knowledge but also general convention gaming prep. We also sneak in some pro tips for players too, so if you attend Gen Con or one of the larger conventions there are some kernels of wisdom here for you.
    High Shelf Gaming will run events at Gen Con. If you want to join us as a GM or play in our games, be sure to join the HSG Facebook group and Discord where we organize all those efforts. We have many independent contributors and folks from other podcasts and channels who team up to make for an awesome group of games. This all helps us pool our efforts to earn badges and hotel reimbursement from Gen Con, which is a big deal!
    We have merchandise now!
    Listen on:
    iTunes Google Spotify Stitcher 
     
    Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad:
    Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast
    Twitter @highshelfgaming
    Twitch /highshelfgaming
    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

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