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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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    • 4.9, 27 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.

    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 ChatDiscordFacebook MessengerWhatsappGoogle HangoutsWebEx (free for up to 100 participants)Zoom
    Boardgames over the webTabletopiaTabletop Simulator
    Roleplaying game Virtual TablesTabletop SimulatorAstralRoll20Fantasy GroundsD&D BeyondDriveThurRPGExtrasPlay by Post guideBASILISK STATION - A Traveller Blog (Example Play by Post game)
    Cyberpunk 2020/Red fans (Discord Server)DMs Guild.com for solo adventuresTunnels and TrollsLegend 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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    • 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
    HSG108: PAX South 2020 Wrap-Up

    HSG108: PAX South 2020 Wrap-Up

    Scott has been a fixture in the high shelf gaming community for over a year now, and he runs the RPG Zone at Pax South! This year we had the opportunity to partner with him to get some signage up, boost the RPG turnout at Pax South and provide a ton of giveaways from R. Talsorian Games, and Hot Springs Island! RPGs at Pax South grew a ton this year and are poised to go even bigger in 2021. We are so excited to be invited on this ride and hear some great insights on how PAX South differs from other PAX conventions.Also, there was a San Antonio Spurs (basketball) game going on...
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    • 47 min
    HSG107: Terranary RPG

    HSG107: Terranary RPG

    Getting all the way back to our roots in RPG gaming with games that launch as zines (small magazines from people self-publishing) Rich and I welcome Patch on to the show who is making Terranary RPG and releasing it on Kickstarter as part of Zine Quest 2! This RPG sounds so interesting to us. It uses a dice system I don’t think either of us has heard about, or even anything similar. 
    This compact setting sounds like it packs plenty of conflict and drama between three heavily populated worlds in a shared solar system amidst a political truce provided through a 4th solar system-wide government. Patch is cramming a lot in 48 pages, and we are looking forward to reading it all.
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    • 48 min
    HSG106: Gen Con Survival Guide: PAX vs Gen Con Q&A

    HSG106: Gen Con Survival Guide: PAX vs Gen Con Q&A

    Riley from Pactless Patrons is a seasoned PAX conventions attendee and volunteer. They have attended 15 PAXi over the years but have never been to any other conventions. Rich and Dave field questions and dish out advice to let Riley know what they're in for. We cover a lot of topics comparing the two styles of conventions: the scope of Gen Con, the Enforcers at Pax vs Gen Con Staff, and how subtle differences create very different experiences. We also get into Gen Con's event pricing and how the assumptions Gen Con makes are very different than the assumptions PAX makes.
    Riley is an excellent guest and a real pleasure to engage with and they share so much knowledge about PAX. I think we all learned a lot from each other. We hope to have them back on after Gen Con to get their thoughts and impressions.Riley [they/them] is on twitter: @RileyGryc
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 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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