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HSG53: Fans of Gen Con with Alec Usticke

12/18/2018
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This week Alec, the admin for the wonderful Facebook group: Fans of Gen Con, joins us to share his passion for the convention, gaming, and the story of the group's path to becoming the best place to find information about Gen Con on the internet. With the group's size ballooning to 15,000+ users, Alec and his team of moderators enable all things Gen Con to be discussed in a safe way. It's interesting hearing how they tackle everything from repetitive questions to super controversial topics...

Duration:00:44:47

HSG52: 13 Game Reviews from BoardGameGeek Con - Fall 2018

12/5/2018
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Just in time for the holidays, Ryan returns to talk with us about his and Rich's experiences at BoardGameGeek Con. They played 13+ games, new and old, and review each one. It's a fun episode packed with information. Games Reviewed: Math Trading at the con KeyForge Trains: Rising sun by AEG Fire of Eidolon Power Grid Archmage Star Trek Fluxx TransAmerica by Rio Grande Games Diceborn Heroes Too many bones Zoo-Ography Tokaido Dungeoneer Sushi-Go Listen now on: iTunes...

Duration:01:07:00

HSG51: DM's Corner: Oddball D&D Parties

11/30/2018
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This week Mike returns with a new Dungeons and Dragons game and a familiar problem: The party is a bunch of oddball classes. Though challenging for some DMs we talk about the some of the issues that can creep in mid and late game, and the extra care a DM should take early levels while people get their feet wet. We also talk about some dream teams we've wanted to run games for and the inspiration behind them. Fun times are always had when Mike's on, please enjoy! Listen now on: iTunes...

Duration:00:50:17

HSG50: Gen Con Survival Guide Part 7: Volunteering

11/22/2018
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This Week, Thanksgiving week, we are thankful for volunteers like Amy who's joining us from the Gen Con volunteers community to share with us what brought her to Gen Con, volunteering, and what it's like to help 60,000 people have a great weekend. Listen now on: iTunes GooglePlay Spotify Stitcher Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad: Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast Twitter @highshelfgaming Friday Night Twitch /highshelfgaming Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

Duration:00:52:49

HSG49: HSG Turns 1 Year Old

11/6/2018
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This week Rich and I discuss our first year and plans for year 2. There are giveaways (multiple in this episode), so be on the lookout for those. Listen now on: iTunes GooglePlay Spotify Stitcher Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad: Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast Twitter @highshelfgaming Friday Night Twitch /highshelfgaming Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

Duration:00:47:07

HSG48: An Interview with B. Dave Walters

10/30/2018
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This week the phenomenally talented B. Dave Walters (Victor Temple on LA By Night) joins us to talk gaming, streaming, comics and philosophy. We cover some serious ground in this episode. Everything from his upcoming comic book, games that he's running and playing in on Twitch and other streaming venues along with an absolute wealth of background, history, and thoughts. B. Dave could teach a master class on what it takes to achieve your goals. He's available in many places all at once:...

Duration:01:45:46

HSG47: Raising Gamers - New Dad Questions

10/24/2018
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This week Rich schools me in what it takes to raise kids into being gamers. He's two for two on this and I figured he'd be a great resource! Rich has some interesting ideas... And it looks like my hopes of turning my new child into a Go (Baduk) master are perhaps too ambitious... Tons of fun making this episode! please enjoy Listen now on: iTunes GooglePlay Spotify Stitcher Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad: Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast Twitter...

Duration:00:47:12

HSG46: Dead of Winter by Plaid Hat

10/19/2018
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Heather's triumphant return! we talk about a great game she introduced to our Friday night Twitch streams: Dead of Winter. Rich and I love this game, it's crazy fun and pretty tough when you get away from the starter scenario. It has so many game tags too - worker placement, action economy management, crisis management, pvp, pve, cooperative, betrayal, zombies! but the real star is the fantastic flavor text that draws you into the game and the horrific decisions you make as players. Still...

Duration:00:46:08

HSG45: Scythe by Stonemaier Games

10/10/2018
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This week Rich and I talk about an early favorite of our Friday Night streams, Scythe by Stonemaier Games! When we first started our friday night streams we played this game a ton and finally made time to talk about it. Part instruction, part review this episode goes all over the basic board game and talks about the 3 expansions as well. The thing about this game is that it combines a lot of the things we love from other games, with a dramatic setting that evokes real feelings of strife....

Duration:00:52:05

HSG44: Gaming Illustrators: Crystal Sully and Jabri

10/4/2018
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This week two accomplished artists from the RPG and gaming community join us to talk about all kinds of stuff! we talk about their relationship to the industry, their specialties and cover some important social topics as well. Rich and I mostly hold on as Jabari and Crystal reveal some fascinating underpinnings of the industry from their experiences. Huge thanks go to both of them for coming on the show and being cool during our technical difficulties during recording! Crystal's work can...

Duration:00:58:44

HSG43: LEGO Mindstorms: Super Robo Rally with Steve Hassenplug

9/25/2018
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LEGO Super User, Steve Hassenplug, joins us to talk about some truly remarkable creations and how they came to be. Steve created Super Robo Rally using LEGO Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi based on the award-winning game, Robo Rally by Richard Garfield (of Magic the Gathering fame). Steve is an accomplished builder, joining a special group of adult Lego builders to help improve LEGO Mindstorms. He was featured in Wired Magazine talking about the experience and of course, we get into it on the...

Duration:00:49:43

HSG42: A Latin American Gamer Experience

9/20/2018
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This Week Hugo and Fernando share their story of coming to D&D. They have adventures in getting books! It's quite a tale and shows some of the challenges o gaming in Latin America. Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad: Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast Twitter @highshelfgaming Friday Night Twitch /highshelfgaming Discord Chat https://discord.gg/tMPCXgN

Duration:00:55:44

HSG41: Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

9/11/2018
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This week my great friend Phillip joins us to share his newfound love of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu. Rich and I have played the pandemic series extensively, never this game and Phil is the opposite of us! so lots of good discussion about the game, how it compares to the base editions and a ton of good details on how to get into the Cthulhu lore (Phil is quite the expert) Other places you can connect with the HSG Squad: Facebook @High Shelf Gaming Podcast Twitter @highshelfgaming Friday...

Duration:00:50:08

HSG40: The Witcher RPG: An Interview with Cody Pondsmith Part 2

9/5/2018
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This week we continue our talk with Cody Pondsmith from R. Talsorian games who just designed and published the tabletop RPG of The Witcher, based on the video game series by CD Projekt Red. The co-creative projects between these two companies have been a favorite topic around here at High Shelf Gaming. Getting to talk with Cody covering so much material has been a real treat for us. This episode covers much of the lethality in the system, some mechanics discussion and reasoning behind those...

Duration:00:37:46

HSG39: The Witcher RPG: An Interview with Cody Pondsmith Part 1

8/29/2018
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This week we're joined by Cody Pondsmith from R. Talsorian games who just designed and published the tabletop RPG of The Witcher, based on the video game series by CD Projekt Red. The co-creative projects between these two companies have been a favorite topic around here at High Shelf Gaming. Getting to talk with Cody covering so much material has been a real treat for us. This episode covers much of the genesis of the game, their process for putting it together and the depth that Lisa and...

Duration:00:45:00

HSG38: GenCon Survival Guide Part 6: New Attendee Impressions & Lessons Learned

8/23/2018
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This one is special. Heather (AKA @Kratrina) returns with a friend from the Critical Role community, Conner (AKA @Cybrwulf1201) joins us to talk all about their first time at Gen Con. We cover everything from the many live shows and panels they got up to, lessons learned, and some great laughs as Rich and I are exposed to a completely different side of the show from anything we've ever seen. Huge shout out to the amazing and wonderful Critical Role show and their community (critters as they...

Duration:00:42:45

HSG37: GenCon 2018 Highlights

8/17/2018
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This week Rich and I recap our best GenCon yet! we played several great games but more importantly had a ton of really great moments with other creators, fans of the show, and some special celebrity interactions that really couldn't happen anywhere else but GenCon. What we got up to And of course an excellent Gen Con Meetup with the High shelf gaming family Special thanks to Amy and Paul for taking such great care of the HSG family, you rock! Hugo and Fernando for finding us and...

Duration:00:53:22

HSG36: Android: Netrunner - An LCG in its Twilight Months

8/7/2018
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Rich and I take this week to talk about a game Rich loves that's going away soon. We just got back from Gen Con 2018 (Episodes are coming!) but for this week we wanted to just bask in the memory and fun this game provides Rich and his family. Uplifting Bonus! he has an awesome idea on how to hack this card game into the likes of Cyberpunk 2020 / Shadowrun. We'll be spending some time in the coming months working out the kinks and when we're ready we'll roll out the system hacks for everyone...

Duration:00:45:25

HSG35: Cyberpunk: Night City

7/31/2018
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This week Mike returns to talk with Rich and me about Cyberpunk 2077/2020's primary location: Night City! We had to come back to talk about the history of the city, take a safari and discuss the local wildlife... Gangs, Corps, and of course the Combat Zone. We also talk DM tips for finding great floorplans for any combat scenes you want to put together. Mike talked about this Soviet-era abandoned airbase which he uses regularly to inspire firefight terrain. RPG books worth picking up...

Duration:00:39:43

HSG34: True Dungeon Events & True Raid at Origins

7/25/2018
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Our True Dungeon Guru, Larry, returns to share with us some more basics about this game, talking event types, difficulty levels, and volunteering opportunities. But the real fun of this episode is hearing Rich and Larry talk about True Raid, a special invite-only event that they got to participate in. At the end of this episode we talk N1 - Journey in to the Astral Bliss, the first part of the new True Dungeon storyline. There are a couple spoilers at the end so if you're hoping to go into...

Duration:00:47:07