115 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

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.

    HSG114: Gen Con Online 2020 Wrap Up

    HSG114: Gen Con Online 2020 Wrap Up

    Dave and Rich along with the rest of the HSG community had a lot of fun at the first-ever Gen Con online. We go through some of the obvious differences with Gen Con being fully virtual and talk about some of the surprising aspects. Well, surprising to us. For instance, most of the players in our games were 1st time Gen Con attendees, they expected to be in contact with the GMs weeks in advance and seemed to want to keep playing games with us after the convention. Which... is so bazaar when you think about how normal conventions go. Virtual conventions seem to be an excellent place to find new people for your discord as HSG and several of our community members ran games in HSG's discord and pulled players to their own discords.

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    • 58 min
    HSG113: Losing Player Characters - it isn't all bad

    HSG113: Losing Player Characters - it isn't all bad

    Rich and David are joined by Kratrina to talk all about player character death in tabletop RPGs. It can be fun, it can be devastating, and there are a few tips we've learned along the way to navigate those deep waters. Kratrina has been on the show in the past covering several topics and she plays in many of our streamed Actual Plays
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    HSG112: Gen Con Survival Guide: Gen Con Online

    HSG112: Gen Con Survival Guide: Gen Con Online

    WE ARE BACK! Gen Con Online is fast approaching at the end of July 2020 and there's a lot of learning we all have to do. Effectively this is a First-Year online convention. To help us navigate these waters we brought on two folks from Gen Con. Derek is the Sr. Event and Program Manager at Gen Con and Dominic is the Event Coordinator for Gen Con. They join us during the run-up to Gen Con Online to help us all understand what the convention will be like this year and talk about what we can all do to get the most out of it. A few more helpful links when considering Gen Con Online: Links for hosts: https://www.gencon.com/host/bestpractices https://www.gencon.com/host/thirdpartyplatforms https://www.gencon.com/host/new https://www.gencon.com/host/eo-gmYouTube and Twitch https://www.youtube.com/user/GenConVideo https://www.twitch.tv/gencontv
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    • 58 min
    HSG111: Remote Gaming during "All This"

    HSG111: Remote Gaming during "All This"

    High Shelf Gaming has always been a remote gaming community. We have sprinkled information over the years about the tools we use for board games and roleplaying games but this episode puts it all into one place for your convenience during Covid-19 or novel coronavirus. This is unpresidented time. If you are sheltering in place or practicing social distancing - Thank you! you are a part of a global movement to help everyone in your community. Never has all of humanity done something like this on such a scale. Bravo.



    Organization tools: DiscordCalandyWhenisgood.net

    Video Chat DiscordFacebook MessengerWhatsappGoogle HangoutsWebEx (free for up to 100 participants) Zoom

    Boardgames over the web TabletopiaTabletop Simulator

    Roleplaying game Virtual Tables Tabletop SimulatorAstralRoll20Fantasy GroundsD&D BeyondDriveThurRPG Extras Play by Post guide BASILISK STATION - A Traveller Blog (Example Play by Post game)

    Cyberpunk 2020/Red fans (Discord Server) DMs Guild.com for solo adventures Tunnels and Trolls Legend Keeper

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    HSG110: Knights of the Shadow Realm an Epic DnD Module

    HSG110: Knights of the Shadow Realm an Epic DnD Module

    High Shelf Gaming brings on Zac and David to talk about their new Kickstarter 'Knights of the Shadow Realm' which is a gigantic D&D module bringing characters from 1st to 20th level with a big story all along the way. David ran this game for his friend group and is turning the adventure into this module for you and your friends to play. It comes with the main quest and a living world of interwoven plot-hooks that change as the world progresses around the player characters. We also take a moment to talk about Zac's D&D supplement which includes a TON of material for oceanic games, monsters, subraces, and lore all available for the GM wanting to take on the high seas.

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    Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

    • 1 hr 2 min
    HSG109: Gen Con Survival Guide: History

    HSG109: Gen Con Survival Guide: History

    We are so fortunate Randall Porter reached out asking to come on and dive deep into Gen Con's history. The stories he shares are mind-boggling. From remote-controlled robots poaching customers from other booths to folks sleeping in parking lots in early Gen Con days. We get a strong sense of how Gen Con worked under TSR, WOTC, and now as an independent entity. We even get a bit of a glimpse into the rift between Gen Con, Origins, and how they mended fences. Randy is an excellent guest and brought a wealth of information to the show.

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Rich is the Bee's Knees!

Great Podcase covering a wide variety of topics in table top gaming!

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Wide range of games covered by enthusiastic hosts!

RPGs, LCGs, conventions, the hosts cover a wide range of games and aspects of gaming. They are fun, enthusiastic, and demonstrate their love of gaming in every podcast.

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Top Shelf Podcast

The hosts are truly genuine in their love of tabletop gaming. The range of guests are great.

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