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Sep 12, 2019

Episode 3 of the new High Level Games podcast is the first in our ongoing show focused on looking at various settings of various game lines. We start with the Ravenloft setting for Dungeons and Dragons and in this episode we talk about Dominia, Gundarak, and mental health and asylums in the pre-modern era. This episode doesn’t get graphic, but it does touch on this topic in some depth. This gothic horror setting is one of the best loved for D&D and after this episode we hope you’ll understand why!


Please follow all our shenanigans at www.highlevelgames.ca

Aug 29, 2019

Episode 2 of the new High Level Games podcast is the first in our ongoing show focused on looking at various settings of various game lines. We start with the Ravenloft setting for Dungeons and Dragons and in this episode we talk about Lamordia and how it rips off Mary Shelly. This gothic horror setting is one of the best loved for D&D and after this episode we hope you’ll understand why!


Please follow all our shenanigans at www.highlevelgames.ca

Aug 21, 2019

Episode 1 of the new High Level Games podcast is the first in our ongoing show focused on looking at various settings of various game lines. We start with the Ravenloft setting for Dungeons and Dragons. This gothic horror setting is one of the best loved for D&D and after this episode we hope you’ll understand why!

 

Please follow all our shenanigans at www.highlevelgames.ca 

Feb 21, 2019

Three heroes from the Kingdom of Pugmire and the Monarchies of Mau head out to save the lands from the machinations of the mad and the horrors of the Unseen!


Josh Heath as the GM
David Horwitz as Nerma
Javona Love Pepin as Princess Yosha
Philip Pepin as Spike 


Part 4 of 4

Picture Reference: ​http://theonyxpath.com/appendix-p-realms-of-pugmire/ ​

Feb 14, 2019

Three heroes from the Kingdom of Pugmire and the Monarchies of Mau head out to save the lands from the machinations of the mad and the horrors of the Unseen!


Josh Heath as the GM
David Horwitz as Nerma
Javona Love Pepin as Princess Yosha
Philip Pepin as Spike 


Part 3 of 4

Picture Reference: ​http://theonyxpath.com/appendix-p-realms-of-pugmire/ 

Feb 7, 2019

Three heroes from the Kingdom of Pugmire and the Monarchies of Mau head out to save the lands from the machinations of the mad and the horrors of the Unseen!


Josh Heath as the GM
David Horwitz as Nerma
Javona Love Pepin as Princess Yosha
Philip Pepin as Spike 


Part 2 of 4

Picture Reference: ​http://theonyxpath.com/appendix-p-realms-of-pugmire/ 

Jan 23, 2019

Three heroes from the Kingdom of Pugmire and the Monarchies of Mau head out to save the lands from the machinations of the mad and the horrors of the Unseen!

 

Josh Heath as the GM

David Horwitz as Nerma

Javona Love Pepin as Princess Yosha

Philip Pepin as Spike 

 

Part 1 of 4

 

Nov 15, 2018

Josh Heath sat down with the creators of A COG in the Machine to talk about their new blockbuster larp Eskhaton, which is coming to Providence, RI in April of 2019. Take a listen to learn more about the the cosmic horror in this game with themes similar to the Lovecraftian Mythos, set in the hometown of the creator of that mythos. The venue is on the beach, and has all kinds of elements that make it perfect for the immersive experience Ken, Garrett, and Tyler have developed. 

Check out their event here!

Nov 2, 2018

Short interview with the creators of Real Royalty about their next run of that epic fantasy larp and their amazing game Kindling, recorded at HLG Con.

Aug 27, 2018

Join High Level Games for a playtest of Hero Builder, a new tabletop game using the tried and true d20 system, but with a huge range of customization. Our heroes form an intergalactic super group dedicated to keeping the peace and getting paid, and things get crazy really quickly! Each character was designed with the help of the game's creator and our GM, Thomas of the Table Candle team. 

 
Hero Builder is currently available for sale as a PDF on DriveThruRPG for US$15.00.
Jul 14, 2018

There’s a diplomatic function aboard the USS Bonaventure. The crew meet and mingle with some of the system’s most irritating and disturbing personalities, while being required to maintain a polite and friendly demeanor. Afterwards, a spatial anomaly occurs!

Jun 2, 2018

An accident occurs while vital cargo is being unloaded from the USS Bonaventure to Starbase 117. The Starbase crew take over handling the remaining cargo, and shore-leave is cut short. Upon arriving at Castoria, the crew prepares for an upcoming diplomatic function.

May 12, 2018

The crew of the USS Bonaventure, survivors of Wolf 359, reunite for a 5 year mission to the planet Castoria, a recent addition to the United Federation of Planets. Along the way the Bonaventure stops at Starbase 117 on the edge of the Shackleton Expanse. Shenanigans ensue.

Apr 21, 2018

High Level Games is proud to present the first episode of our newest series! Introducing Star Trek Adventure! We have been streaming the gaming sessions as they happen but this podcast is a fully produced and edited version. We hope you enjoy it!

During a battle with the Borg in Wolf 359, the USS Saratoga is utterly destroyed with many of the crew perishing. Years later, survivors of that fateful encounter are reunited to serve on the USS Bonaventure.

Mar 1, 2018

In this amazing episode of Leveling UP, Quinn and Josh discuss level mechanics and experience points. They also talk a lot about hilarious characters and flaws, and the design goals behind why stuff does what it does in RPGs! You can also learn more about HLG Con and the products we are producing for your games!

Nov 26, 2017

Sean Patrick Fannon has been involved in the RPG community for several decades. He sat down with Quinn and Josh to discuss bringing in new players to the community and how to mentor them at the table. The discussion then shifts to discussing mentoring new creators and making positive changes to the gaming community. Evil Beagle Games commits to ensuring more voices are heard and being open to inclusive products. Quinn also takes a few good natured shots at Star Wars fans.

Oct 29, 2017

This is part thirty five of an actual play from the table that VP Quinn and Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager Joel play at. The game is run by Andrew, and the players are Quinn playing a murderous goblin, Joel playing an elven plant magician, Ryan playing a human bureaucrat and Anthony playing a human ex prince of the Hegemony and the ships captain. 

In this, the final episode of The Aether Sea by High Level Games, the crew of the Free Ship Liberty tries to take on the general who has been taking their people from free town in a final confrontation. Will him and his minions kill the crew or will the crew prevail? What crazy weapon will Gril find to use this time, and how long will Captain Fletcher talk to people while everyone else fights his battle? TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!

We would like to thank everyone for listening to our Aether Sea actual play episodes. It has been a lot of fun to play it, and we hope that you enjoyed listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it. Thanks for being with us through this, and we hope you will join us for our upcoming Star Trek actual play!

After the Homeworld was ruined by magical warfare, dwarves, elves, goblins, humans and trolls have left it to seek their fortune among the stars.  We play a small crew of misfits just trying to keep their ship running and their mouths fed in the vast Aether Sea.  Our crew inhabits a rich, high-fantasy universe of magic-powered sailing ships, steampunk gadgets, interstellar travel, intrigue, and good old piracy.  Aether Sea - A World of Adventure for Fate Core was written by Ed Turner.
Oct 23, 2017

In Episode 2 of our daring second season, Quinn and Josh talk with Fay Onyx of Writing Alchemy about Making Gaming Accessible. Together they discuss Unfamiliar Heroes, Magic Goes Awry (with Owlbear Rescues), and about ways to ensure our game tables are accessible in every way to a diverse group of players. There was also mention of post-apocalytic Muppet Babies, and if that isn’t your thing… well… I’m not sure why you listen to our podcast. Lasers and Feelings is discussed: http://www.onesevendesign.com/laserfeelings/

 

And Monsterhearts 2.

 

This is a fun filled episode.

Oct 21, 2017

This is part thirty four of an actual play from the table that VP Quinn and Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager Joel play at. The game is run by Andrew, and the players are Quinn playing a murderous goblin, Joel playing an elven plant magician, Ryan playing a human bureaucrat and Anthony playing a human ex prince of the Hegemony and the ships captain. 

The crew continue the battle with the General's minions with the help of their new ally. They convinced a goblin to switch sides with talks of freedom! The general is getting away, but Gril is hot on his heels as the crew tries to mop up his lieutenants. 

After the Homeworld was ruined by magical warfare, dwarves, elves, goblins, humans and trolls have left it to seek their fortune among the stars.  We play a small crew of misfits just trying to keep their ship running and their mouths fed in the vast Aether Sea.  Our crew inhabits a rich, high-fantasy universe of magic-powered sailing ships, steampunk gadgets, interstellar travel, intrigue, and good old piracy.  Aether Sea - A World of Adventure for Fate Core was written by Ed Turner.
Oct 14, 2017

This is part thirty three of an actual play from the table that VP Quinn and Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager Joel play at. The game is run by Andrew, and the players are Quinn playing a murderous goblin, Joel playing an elven plant magician, Ryan playing a human bureaucrat and Anthony playing a human ex prince of the Hegemony and the ships captain. 

The crew are taken to meet the General of the group that have taken their people away from Freetown. The General refuses to recognize their authority and return their people, but Gril has promised to do unspeakable things to the people responsible for their colonists going missing. What could possibly happen next?

After the Homeworld was ruined by magical warfare, dwarves, elves, goblins, humans and trolls have left it to seek their fortune among the stars.  We play a small crew of misfits just trying to keep their ship running and their mouths fed in the vast Aether Sea.  Our crew inhabits a rich, high-fantasy universe of magic-powered sailing ships, steampunk gadgets, interstellar travel, intrigue, and good old piracy.  Aether Sea - A World of Adventure for Fate Core was written by Ed Turner.
Oct 7, 2017

This is part thirty two of an actual play from the table that VP Quinn and Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager Joel play at. The game is run by Andrew, and the players are Quinn playing a murderous goblin, Joel playing an elven plant magician, Ryan playing a human bureaucrat and Anthony playing a human ex prince of the Hegemony and the ships captain. 

The captain won't let Gril do what he wants with the hands, and instead insists that Freetown should be goverened by rules that apply to everyone, not just everyone except Gril. They then head out to try to find out where the people stolen from Freetown have been taken to so that they can be brought back. 

After the Homeworld was ruined by magical warfare, dwarves, elves, goblins, humans and trolls have left it to seek their fortune among the stars.  We play a small crew of misfits just trying to keep their ship running and their mouths fed in the vast Aether Sea.  Our crew inhabits a rich, high-fantasy universe of magic-powered sailing ships, steampunk gadgets, interstellar travel, intrigue, and good old piracy.  Aether Sea - A World of Adventure for Fate Core was written by Ed Turner.
Oct 5, 2017

Tara Clapper of The Geek Initiative and CHARIOT LARP and Josh Heath of High Level Games and Keep on the Heathlands talk about their Geeky Blogs. They discuss a series of topics and engage the awesome audience they had at GenCon. Have you ever wanted to get good advice on how to run a Geeky Blog? This is the best advice you’ll get.

Sep 28, 2017

Josh sat down the Jennifer Brozek and talked about all kinds of cool things, including writing as a freelancer in the RPG industry and some of the books she’s worked on. Jenn is a renowned award winning fiction writer. In our interview, Jennifer revealed she is going to be writing a young adult series for the Battletech universe. We also talk about Colonial Gothic, and Industry Talk, a book about writing in the RPG industry.

Sep 24, 2017

In our first episode of Season 2, Quinn and Josh talk about the vision of Leveling Up, High Level Games, some of our awesome accomplishments, and what we hope our community can bring to gaming as a whole. We briefly discuss HLG Con in Atlantic City Oct 12-14 2018 and talk some of the new products we've launched as well. HLG is seriously leveling up, will you Level Up with us?

Sep 23, 2017

This is part thirty one of an actual play from the table that VP Quinn and Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager Joel play at. The game is run by Andrew, and the players are Quinn playing a murderous goblin, Joel playing an elven plant magician, Ryan playing a human bureaucrat and Anthony playing a human ex prince of the Hegemony and the ships captain. 

After destroying an entire battleship Andrew lets the players know that they have completed a major milestone. They get to make some major changes to their characters and upgrade some skills and abilities! After the book keeping is done the crew heads back to Freetown to try to figure out what to do next... and to collect some hands?!?

After the Homeworld was ruined by magical warfare, dwarves, elves, goblins, humans and trolls have left it to seek their fortune among the stars.  We play a small crew of misfits just trying to keep their ship running and their mouths fed in the vast Aether Sea.  Our crew inhabits a rich, high-fantasy universe of magic-powered sailing ships, steampunk gadgets, interstellar travel, intrigue, and good old piracy.  Aether Sea - A World of Adventure for Fate Core was written by Ed Turner.
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