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HSG114: Gen Con Online 2020 Wrap Up

HSG114: Gen Con Online 2020 Wrap Up

October 28, 2020

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. 

 

merchandise Link!

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

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

December 30, 2019

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!

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HSG83: True Dungeon Updates & Origins Recap 2019

HSG83: True Dungeon Updates & Origins Recap 2019

July 28, 2019

Some BIG News in the True Dungeon community. Token Nerfs, RFID chips going into specific high-value tokens, along with many other tidbits that Larry brings us. The first half of this episode is full of news and updates. The last half is a recap of the True Dungeon runs and True Raid event Rich and Larry attended. There are spoilers in the second half of this episode but we call it out, so if you want a completely fresh experience going into Gen Con 2019 you'll have heads up for when to stop listening.

Great episode, always love having Larry on.

 

We have merchandise now!

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HSG37: GenCon 2018 Highlights

HSG37: GenCon 2018 Highlights

August 17, 2018

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 

  • D&D 1st Edition
  • Fireball Island
  • Super Robo Rally!
  • Eclipse Phase 2nd Edition (beta testing)
  • Rising Sun
  • True Dungeon N2 & N3
  • We met Joe Manganiello 
  • And Met Mike, Lisa, and Cody Pondsmith (of Cyberpunk 2020 / Witcher RPG Fame)

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 spending so much time talking games with us at the show. And of course Dicks Last Resort for providing us with tons of giveaways and gift-cards for our fans and the GenCon community at large!

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HSG34: True Dungeon Events & True Raid at Origins

HSG34: True Dungeon Events & True Raid at Origins

July 24, 2018

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 N1 fresh we warn you ahead of time so you can stop the episode when we start the discussion about N1.

In this episode, we talk about one of my favorite D&D lampoons: Cubicles and Careers

Topics:

Gen Con E-Tickets (and true dungeon ghost tickets)

Volunteering for True Dungeon

True Raid (a special event for true dungeon backers)

N1 - Astral Journey to the Bliss (first installment of the new TD story line) 

 

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