High Shelf Gaming Podcast
HSG110: Knights of the Shadow Realm an Epic DnD Module

HSG110: Knights of the Shadow Realm an Epic DnD Module

March 17, 2020

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.

merchandise Link!

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

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

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

January 16, 2020

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 Arcadia
First Martians
Homeworld by Looney Labs
Spynet by Z-man Games & Richard Garfield
Shobu
Cretaceous Rails (proto-alley)
Lucidity
Too Many Bones

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

HSG102: Old School Revival RPGs with Luke the Goon

HSG102: Old School Revival RPGs with Luke the Goon

January 8, 2020

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:
Twitter
YouTube
Blog
Podcast
Cyberpunk Discord (which we founded together along with JonJonthewise)

 

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

HSG96: Gamer Gift Ideas

HSG96: Gamer Gift Ideas

November 27, 2019

It's that time of year again, when we think of others and imagine the best gift for them to receive during the holidays. Rich and David go all over books, games, and gaming accessories for those in your life you'd like to bring some gamer joy to.  Got a friend with a new kid? got just the thing! another friend that seems to have everything they need for their RPGs? bet they don't have what we suggest in here. This was fun to record and timely to release. 

Game Rundown:
Exploding Kittens
Ticket To ride
Evolution
Unlock - escape room in a box
Pandemic
Power Grid
Trains
Roll for the Galaxy
King of Tokyo
Settlers of Catan
Pirates Cove (Catan)
X-Com Board Game
Rising Sun
Agricola
Scythe
Pandemic Legacy
Gloomhaven

 

We have merchandise now!

Listen on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

HSG94: Mordheim Skirmish game by Games Workshop

HSG94: Mordheim Skirmish game by Games Workshop

November 10, 2019

Mordheim is one of those games that is easily overlooked by the core audience of the Games Workshop fanbase but immediately appeals to folks that like to sprinkle in a little bit of role play with their board game. Diana from Femsplaind Podcast and Femnpc joins us to talk all about this print and play skirmish game. Such a fun conversation about the game, and how to hack it for roleplaying and just greatness all around.

Diana also runs gaming for a convention: COGS up in the tri-state area and she's always doing projects on twitter and elsewhere. Definitely someone worth following.

 

We have merchandise now!

Listen now on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

HSG93: Settlers of Catan

HSG93: Settlers of Catan

October 16, 2019

Our favorite board-game guest, Shara, returns! This time we’re talking about a game older than some of our listeners, but still incredible and worth a few hundred playthroughs - Settlers of Catan! It has many editions and expansions. We talk about the original three expansions: Traders & Barbarians, Cities and Knights, and Seafarers of Catan. There are still national and international tournaments for this fantastic game, which should speak to its greatness in the board gaming scene. Lastly, we cover a bit about Star Trek Catan and our hot take on A Game of Thrones Catan for good measure.

Sadly, the bit about a Settlers of Catan movie got cut. Here's the IMDB link if you want more info, but it looks like a dead project. 

We have merchandise now!

Listen now on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

HSG90: Evolution: Climate Board Game

HSG90: Evolution: Climate Board Game

September 25, 2019

Our friend Elise returns to talk about a favorite board game, Evolution: Climate by North Star Games! Elise was on HSG:11 Women in Gaming episode many moons ago when she actually recommended Evolution to us. This game is cute, educational, competitive, and with the Climate rules, it really shines as a game. Elise also teaches Rich some colorful ways to describe cats.

You can see Elise's nerd comics on Insta @the_minstrel_cycle

We have merchandise now!

Listen now on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

HSG89: White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade

HSG89: White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade

September 18, 2019

David has wanted to talk about this tabletop roleplaying game since day one of HSG. Finally, our friend Mike from Gen Con is free to revel in a shared love for White Wolf Entertainment, the World of Darkness, and Vampire: The Masquerade. Yes, David was once a little goth kid trying to figure things out. The products from White Wolf shaped his early role-playing experiences and shaped him into the kind of game master, dungeon master, and storyteller he is today. Mike similarly was brought up with White Wolf products and shares his passion for the franchise, and what it means to him to get to play this game.

We run through the Vampire editions, talk a bit about 5th edition Vampire, and the hunger dice mechanics. Mostly, we focus on the original Masquerade product, White Wolf's history and how it was run through the wringer at CCP Games. Its time at CCP set White Wolf up to struggle after its sale to Paradox Interactive, and how the creation of new White Wolf RPG content really falls to Modiphious.

We have merchandise now!

Listen now on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

HSG88: Pathfinder 2e with Logan Bonner

HSG88: Pathfinder 2e with Logan Bonner

September 10, 2019

Logan Bonner from Paizo joins us to talk about the game, the book, the journey, and the lessons learned in the creation of Pathfinder Second Edition! We are so fortunate to have him on the show. Logan really let us look at how this project came together, dive into some of the thought processes behind 2nd Edition pathfinder, how it compares to other tabletop RPGs, and to first edition. Rich and Dave have enjoyed getting to beta test PF2e in past episodes but this really takes the cake.

Pathfinder Second Edition continues the theme of high fantasy, high action roleplaying they're known for, but with some seismic shifts to how the game delivers that style of play to players. Paizo has often focused on player choices and character customization, but in our reading of PF2e they've gone the extra step to make a system that is fundamentally customizable for the game master. Everywhere we looked we found rulesets we liked that could be easily transformed or dropped without breaking the rest of the game. Logan helps us navigate some of those waters. 

Great, enjoyable, and informative episode for folks who aren't already fully versed on all things Pathfinder and Paizo.

We have merchandise now!

Listen now on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

HSG86: Megagames at Gen Con 2019

HSG86: Megagames at Gen Con 2019

August 27, 2019

Mark joins us from the Shelfie community to talk about a truly unique gaming experience at Gen Con, Megagames! These are 50-70 person games that took place at Lucas Oil Stadium, on the field. They are asymmetric games. Lots of players are doing different things and their actions influence the game for other groups and individuals in the most engaging and fascinating way we've ever heard. Mark clearly loved it as he played and helped run several games this year. Impressive, given this was his first time at Gen Con and his first time playing a megagame. These tend to be longer games, at four hours or more, and run in the tens of dollars to play. But, to hear Mark tell it, they're also dynamic and interesting. Apparently, megagames are huge in Europe as well, so lots of opportunities to play these games.

Another great episode from our community!

If any other Shelfie ever wants to come on the show do what Mark just did. Find us on social media and tell us about and an awesome game you played!

 

 

We have merchandise now!

Listen now on:

iTunes GooglePlay 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

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App