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Welcome to High Rollers, a live-play Dungeons & Dragons podcast! Join Dungeon Master Mark Hulmes and his players as they explore the world of Aerois on Europe's biggest RPG stream! Episodes go live Mondays and Thursdays! Watch live every Sunday at 5pm UK Time on twitch.tv/highrollersdnd or catch up on missed episodes on youtube.com/highrollersdnd!
 
Welcome to Top of the Round! An original actual play Dungeons and Dragons adventure set in the dark, mysterious world of Ishnar. What happens when a naive druid, a mysterious drow elf, and an orphaned monk are roped into becoming mailmen for a goddess? Rated Explicit for language, violence, some horror themes, and suggested adult content.
 
Follow along to a far-flung land of Dak Atuir, an ancient island to the north-west of the Sword Coast. As the Dungeon master leads this ragtag group of adventurers through trials and tribulations, they find their way deeper into the dark undercurrent of this mysterious place. Listen along as they search for meaning in prophecy, coins in their pockets, and even a bit of love. Join us every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month as these brave travelers try not to fall prey to The Sins of the Father.
 
Pokemon Adventures in the Millennium is a Pokemon Tabletop United actual play set in the Sinnoh Region! DMed by Tanner, who oversees the zany adventures of Belle (Lindsay), Gabriel (Duncan), and Julian (Ryan), along with their group of equally zany pokemon. Act 1: Prehistoric Pandemonium (Episodes 1-10), Act 2: Road to Barboachella (Episodes 11-23), Act 3: Child's Play (Episodes 24-38) Act 4: Blinded Me with Science (Episodes 39-57) Act 5: Brainstorm (Episode 58-Ongoing)
 
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Comicbook writer Josh Barbeau returns to the podcast. The discussion is a deep dive into story hooks and RPG campaign hooks. We talk about how to give your players or readers questions that will carry them through the story. We draw examples from comic books, movies, role-playing games, and more.By Matt Davids | Author, Gamemaster
 
News crew, assemble! Dicebreaker’s crack editorial squad Matt, Meehan and Chase take over for a podcast filled with talk of this year’s Gen Con, Fantasy Flight’s latest announcements, Chase’s time with Orbital Blues, Meehan’s beef with King Arthur in Unmatched and Matt’s long-awaited completion of Descent: Legends of the Dark. We also find the chan…
 
We answer all your burning questions, talk a LOT about Book 4, and you may even hear a few seconds of what's to come... ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Kenon Pearce and Nikki Richardson Kenon Pearce @mr_fugufish Jordache Richardson @jdash24 Nikki Ri @nikkirivo Website: totrpodcast.com Twitter: @totrcast F…
 
Our heroes search for how to open the locked doors inside Zartan's Rest. Using some smart thinking, and of course some force, they eventually make their way into the center chamber of the temple. What treasures could wait inside? Intro music created by Noah Briton Episode music from Death's Gambit OST by Kyle Hnedak Check out our Patreon for bonus …
 
Surrounded by open waters and a hefty bounty the team recover from the most gruelling fight yet! We're sponsored by D&D Beyond! The ultimate Dungeons and Dragons toolset. Clean up your dungeon delving life and speed up your games here: http://bit.ly/HRDNDBeyond2021 Grab some High Rollers merch: https://freshmerch.fm/collections/high-rollers Support…
 
CinnamonRoll Studios CEO Je'Don Carter joins me on the show today. We talk about his new virtual reality role-playing game tool that gives traditional tabletop games a VR environment. Plus, we discuss his introduction to Dungeons & Dragons and his first experiences DMing.By Matt Davids | Author, Gamemaster
 
Our crew here at TotR has so much to be thankful for as we look back on our third Book. Here are some much-deserved thank yous and some information about when BOOK 4 BEGINS! Thank you for supporting us along this amazing and wild journey! ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Nikki Richardson Kenon Pearce @mr_f…
 
Matt, Lolies and Meehan talk about what they’ve been up to this week! Which, er, doesn’t include that many board games, so we talk about Shang-Chi, Jungle Cruise and a bunch of other fun stuff instead. Matt has played the simply charming Happy City, and there’s also time to chat about why board games are going to cost more, whether SolForge Fusion …
 
Zephyr's rage builds as the team continue the fight against the titan of the seas! We're sponsored by D&D Beyond! The ultimate Dungeons and Dragons toolset. Clean up your dungeon delving life and speed up your games here: http://bit.ly/HRDNDBeyond2021 Grab some High Rollers merch: https://freshmerch.fm/collections/high-rollers Support the High Roll…
 
Where loyalties end, betrayal begins. TW/CW: elitism, manipulation, violence, control Kenon Pearce as DM, Simon, Wrath, and Various NPCs Jordache Richardson as Chaz and Brad and someone mysterious Nikki Richardson as Talice and Sally ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Nikki Richardson Kenon Pearce @mr_fugufi…
 
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble!" This week, we're doing a bit of black magic and calling up demons. Specifically the demons in the Ars Goetia, the 72 kings, dukes, presidents and barons of Hell. We run down the history of this notorious book of demonology, its unlikely origins and its connections to pop culture and r…
 
Valla finds the entrance to Zephyr's domain... it's time to fight a god! Go to http://manscaped.com and use code HIGHROLLERS to get 20% off. Check out the full High Rollers collection and grab the new merch when it releases on Sunday at 4pm BST: https://freshmerch.fm/collections/high-rollers Support the High Rollers and get early access to podcast …
 
Long-time gamer, retired Air Force pilot, and game designer, Joel "The Major" Burt, visits the podcast today. Our conversation spans his introduction to RPGs, D&D, and more. However, the main focus of the discussion is his three rules to be a great dungeon master. We explore his rules and delve deep into what it means to be a truly great dungeon ma…
 
After finding strange fires lit in the temple, the party continues through the temple to find a carved door. After being unable to open it they continue to explore and are surrounded by a thick fog. Using it as cover, a number of hungry beasts attack the heroes. Will they survive this ambush? Intro music created by Noah Briton Episode music from De…
 
The first Titan realm has been discovered... we're heading to the realm of the storm god Zephyr! Check out the full High Rollers collection and grab the new merch when it releases on Sunday at 4pm BST: https://freshmerch.fm/collections/high-rollers Support the High Rollers and get early access to podcast episodes (and more) on our Patreon: www.patr…
 
Lolies and Meehan are back in the pod booth as they join Matt to talk about what we’ve been playing, answer your questions about discovering our favourite board games and offer our suggestions for the cast of the Blades in the Dark TV show! Yes, Danny DeVito is involved. Lolies gives her thoughts on finishing Machi Koro Legacy, Meehan sees whether …
 
Deep below the lake, the party faces off against what remains of the god Amrog, but finds an even more dangerous threat lurking close by. Kenon Pearce as DM and Various NPCs Jordache Richardson as Chaz and Brad Nikki Richardson as Talice ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Nikki Richardson Kenon Pearce @mr_fu…
 
Choo-choo! Stu recently wrapped up running the Call of Cthulhu campaign Horror on the Orient Express after about a year and a quarter of weekly sessions. A momentous occasion! This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we thought it would be cool to chat about it. Who survived? What was left of them? Just how on rails was it? Were the flashback scenario…
 
The Stormchasers return to Horizon to explore where they've been for the last month! We're sponsored by D&D Beyond! The ultimate Dungeons and Dragons toolset. Clean up your dungeon delving life and speed up your games here: http://bit.ly/HRDNDBeyond2021 Support the High Rollers and get early access to podcast episodes (and more) on our Patreon: www…
 
DriveThruRPG's Indie Publisher Representative Adriel Wilson joins me on the podcast today. We talk about the do's and don't of publishing role-playing games on DriveThruRPG. The conversation begins by discussing tips and advice for those new to publishing. Then it moves into more advanced tips for experienced RPG publishers. Topics touched on inclu…
 
After a one month break the Stormchasers are back together to show off their new skills by defending a village against Valkyrian rule! We're sponsored by D&D Beyond! The ultimate Dungeons and Dragons toolset. Clean up your dungeon delving life and speed up your games here: http://bit.ly/HRDNDBeyond2021 Support the High Rollers and get early access …
 
Matt, Wheels and Chase get together to talk interesting indie RPGs, take a trip through Wikipedia in Archives of Alexandria and crawl into the chess-like strategy of Hive, along with discussing everything else we’ve been playing lately. We also consider Magic: The Gathering’s slew of upcoming sets, and the potential return of Netrunner, the gaming …
 
After suffering severe losses and being forced to retreat, the survivors regroup with backup and a strong resolve to succeed. Kenon Pearce as DM and Various NPCs Jordache Richardson as Chaz and Brad Nikki Richardson as Talice ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Nikki Richardson Kenon Pearce @Mr_Fugufish Jorda…
 
They say forever is a long, long time and, if Thousand Year Old Vampire is an indication, forever sure does suck. Is that a pun? That might be a pun. Sorry. Anyway, this week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we take a look at Tim Hutchings’ solo journaling game about memory, tragedy and confronting things you’d rather ignore. It is maybe the most intens…
 
Today, my guest is Peter Corless, a game designer who worked for West End Games and once owned the Pendragon RPG. In our conversation, we discuss his work on the Paranoia RPG and how he drew the map of the Millennium Falcon map for the WEG Star Wars RPG. We talk about Pendragon and what sets it apart from other role-playing games.…
 
This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we talk to legendary RPG artist Erol Otus! What more can I say? * * * Keep up to date on Erol's RPG work by following him on Facebook. Big thanks to Skinner for putting us in touch! New discount code from our pals at Noble Knight! Use LEGENDS at checkout online or in the store to get 10% off your order, from no…
 
The new crew is petrified! Forcing Chaz, Talice, and the Auburn deeper underground where they uncover secrets of the past. Kenon Pearce as DM and Various NPCs Jordache Richardson as Chaz and Brad Nikki Richardson as Talice ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Kenon Pearce and Nikki Richardson Kenon Pearce @mr_…
 
Writer and game designer Tristan Zimmerman returns to the podcast once again. Today's history topics include a murderous mail robbery in France, a Ming Dynasty invasion fleet, and the Pilgrimage of the Dead. Tristan covers these real events and then we break them down showing ways you can use them in your RPG campaigns. This episode provides a weal…
 
Our heroes find the trial of Zartan's Rest. A dao challenges the team to a fight in a rocky, fiery arena. Will they pass the trial, or will will this lead to their final rest? Intro music created by Noah Briton Episode music from Death's Gambit OST by Kyle Hnedak Check out our Patreon for bonus content, art prints, and many other fun rewards at www…
 
It’s Friday the 13th! To mark the occasion, Matt, Liv and Meehan throw our favourite survivors from horror board games into a classic slasher movie. Would Camp Grizzly’s Tracy outlive Lily Chen from Arkham Horror? Is a dog, lion or bear better to have as a faithful companion? Why is the patient from Operation here?! All these questions will be answ…
 
Land Ho! Tensions rise as the group braves the island of Vanure alongside their newfound crew, all while discovering just how dangerous this "new" curse is. Kenon Pearce as DM and Various NPCs Jordache Richardson as Chaz and Brad Nikki Richardson as Talice ISHNAR/KALCRIN HOMEBREW SETTING by Kenon Pearce Sound editing and design by Kenon Pearce and …
 
“I will find a city, find myself a city to live in.” That’s the chorus of the Talking Heads song “Cities,” and it kind of speaks to how RPG designers approached city design in the early days of the hobby. This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we’re talking about Midkemia Press and their signature approach to cities, called, appropriately, Cities! T…
 
We're onto the FINAL ARC of Aerois so we're doing a recap/Q&A special answering YOUR questions about Aerois and more! Go to http://manscaped.com and use code HIGHROLLERS to get 20% off. We're sponsored by D&D Beyond! The ultimate Dungeons and Dragons toolset. Clean up your dungeon delving life and speed up your games here: http://bit.ly/HRDNDBeyond…
 
Keith Ammann, the author of The Monsters Know What They're Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters, joins me on the podcast today. The conversation kicks off with Keith telling how he was introduced to TTRPGs and how he played D&D. We discuss how important it is to understand what NPCs in the game world know because that determines how they act. …
 
Lolies, Meehan and Matt crack open a thesaurus in this week’s podcast game, as we try to guess board game names after they’ve been bandied for analogous confabulations. (Swapped for other words, obviously.) Matt and Meehan give their thoughts on the Avatar Legends RPG currently blowing up Kickstarter, while Lolies also runs through her long list of…
 
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