High Rollers DnD

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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!

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  • Tim was taken
    HR crew
    I’m very grateful to have found you guys on YouTube years ago, it’s helped me learn a foundation for the game and begin DMing myself and be a player. You all are amazing. I laugh when you guys do and cry as well, thank you.
  • Boozeitorloseit
    Love it, but
    Yes, I really do. The players are great, the DM is great, the story is amazing, character, development, combat puzzles, pretty much everything is amazing in this podcast… But, I’m on the episode, where Kim is trying to escape the atlas academy… And Jesus Christ I just want to scream at her, she makes some of the worst decisions I’ve seen a player make in a long time lol as a DM and player I cannot help it, I just scream at my phone. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
  • rstlr
    Headphones best option!
    Excellent D&D podcast with an immersive world. just be careful who you listen to it around, Kim may let NSFW moan or squeal leaving you answering more questions then you have answers. have used many of Marks ideas for my own Campaigns.
  • Gbugy
    Awesome show started listening since Lightfall which got me into D&D. Hilarious and funny, as well as an interesting storylines. Could be better if they added light fall campaign to the podcast.
  • bowtieben7
    Bar none the best DND podcast
    Humes is just a phenomenal DM, he doesn’t bog you down in details the way a certain other DM does, and this allows the listener and player to build the world in their minds while being focused on the narrative and role play. The players are wonderful and very relatable, this is not a group of professionals (whatever that means) but a group of friends and it really feels that way. This may lead to moments of indecisiveness but anyone who has played knows that is part of the game, and Mark is a good DM so he knows when to keep things moving. Can’t recommend it enough. RIP Smeek.
  • Benjs1
    Pretty great
    This is a pretty awesome show. It took me a little while to get into it because the cast is a little more “normal human” than the other stuff I had been listening to which was my own fault, not that of the cast. The missing star is due to some active choices with some characters and language which I find irksome but not so much that I stopped listening. I do occasionally take a break when the bits that bug me happen consistently, but I always come back around when my tolerance for such things has built reserves back up. End result: I highly recommend. Most listeners are not likely to find the same things irksome that I do. Give them a shot, I think you’ll find it to be a fun show!
  • InfiniteBlowback
    Worth a Listen
    Briefly: An excellent campaign that is saddled with extrodinarily timid players. Mark's campaign was designed on a grand scale and you can appreciate the thought he has put into his universe. Unfortunately, this type of campaign requires players the will occasionally stick out their necks and take a chance. While Mark will give every opportunity for the players to respond in any given scenario there are moments where they faff around so much that he has to let the story proceed and let the consequences of inaction happen. Most of the time the consequences are eventually overcome by the players but they are seriously their own worst enemies. For those of you who would say playing a character who is timid or unsure of their abilities is a valid role-play choice, I completely agree. That said, when four of your five main characters are continually paralyzed with fear it really drags down the campaign. It also make you wonder why after so many challenging encounters no one evolves, or at least gows a slightly thicker skin. In summary, this is a podcast worth following. These moments of timidity can be frustrating but I use them to ask what I would do as a player.
  • sf&64739&74*5)()
    Two over powerd
    Ayla is too strong everyone in the party has too many magic items
  • RavenBlkRose13
    Absolutely breathtaking!
    I’ve been a DM for about 25yrs, and have found a new redound love for the game once again. Listening to this group play, and a captivating storyline and telling… has made me want to expand my horizons more!
  • Nolan Herring
    This is the best dnd show ever!
    High Rollers is the best dnd show I have ever heard. The incredible storytelling and epic fantasy moments are TO DIE FOR. If you are looking for an intricately crafted story where the players and the DM sing in harmony this is your show. The world is so imaginative. The amazing descriptions, depth of lore, and masterfully crafted NPCs make the world of Aerois come to life. Mark’s sudden plot twist and grand reveals keep me at the edge of my seat anytime I listen. The combat scenarios that Mark whips up are a mosaic of stats and character. He plays villains to their own intelligence and goals, something that I am always striving to achieve. The entire group are incredible role players. Chris Trot has a truly wonderful mind. His ability to keep the RP flowing even in the middle of a life and death combat, where most players would be racking their brain on how to max out every mechanic, is truly fantastic. I can not believe that Rhiannon Gower had her first time playing in high rollers. Even from the start I was captivated by the story of a forgotten construct waking up after the destruction of her homeland. She plays better than many dnd vets I know and always brings that sprinkle of color to the already amazing party. Tom Hazel, man what a guy! Quil is one of my over all favorite characters ever. Tom’s humor and on the move thinking always keeps me listening. Aila brings the brawn to the rest of the parties brains and combat prowess and Katie plays her perfectly. Even the short snippets from Aila’s lips are worth a million from the common barbarian’s. The pure depth of Kims characters brings so much joy to my heart. Her complex backstory is something that would make any DM jump up and down in their seat. Her precise note taking would make her a person I would love to have guest on my show. This cast of endearing adventurers and their brilliant DM forge High Rollers into the best podcast I have listened to. 5 stars can’t express the level these guys are on.
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  • Foxgal79
    It’s a great escape to daily life!
    I think y’all are amazing. I wouldn’t be watching on twitch and listening to the podcast if I felt any different. I love everyone’s sense of humor and reactions. The vulnerability, creativity, and energy the group brings makes it so fantastic.
  • Eric.DC
    14,000,605 timelines… only one answer.
    When Dr. Strange was analyzing potential futures to discover how to defeat Thanos. He checked 14,000,605 timelines (he counted!) and found only one where the result is to his liking… My observation is that Mark sets his players up for these kinds of situations throughout the Aerois podcast. Endless ways to fail. One way to succeed. This is hard mode, the DND equivalent of dark souls. Know that going in because it can be a shock, and frankly hard to listen to at points. But you do want to listen, because Mark is a fantastic DM in so many ways, but truly sets himself apart with his world building. (Endlessly detailed and imaginative.) And you get so frustrated when things go horribly wrong (or exactly to the Thanos’s plan) because you care about the characters and you want them to succeed. The players do a great job of role playing, they play the game very well, and it is clear that they are having a good time. Very much worth a listen.
  • Sam.firekill
    Love it so far, great world building, characters are funny, just overall good podcast😊 (Quills Spell-Clash name should have been The Fallen Angel)
  • Lotloxa
    It’s a wild ride~
    Okay, gosh, this week’s Rosemeadow scene is going to go down in infamy like the cow scene. XD This show is great. The players and DM are all very respectful of each other. The players have a lot of agency and the DM still has them bearing out the consequences, good and bad, of their early levels. Character growth is slow, but the pacing feels realistic, and there are some really beautiful earnest displays of emotion here. It’s super long and you’ll also find some one-shots and off-campaigns they’ve done here too. Unfortunately, it seems like their previous mega campaign Lightfall is only on Youtube. (If I am wrong, someone please correct me oxo)
  • hsfilms
    The story.
    What a podcast!
  • NyxSilvertongue
    Best dnd post cast, and I’ve listened to a LOT
    Love you guys. Your humor and the fun of playing is the best and really shines. I listen to it so much people have gotten used to having to get me to take my earbuds off… pretty much all of time. Oops. Anyway, cheers, and keep going!
  • FaccShooty06
    Uploading needs to change
    First off the content is amazing 5 stars no question but the way they have chosen to update the episodes is horrendous 1 star first they split the episodes in half which I have no problem with but then upload first half Monday second on Thursday it’s ridiculous especially when they started the strahd campaign and would upload those in the middle of the 2 half’s from the main campaign
  • GrimmWilder
    Best dnd group yet!!!
    I love this group so much and they are way on par with CR and other podcasts out there.
  • The Mysterious Benedictian
    Great Podcast
    Originally I was watching this on YouTube, but I’ve started listening to it in podcast form :) some of the combat is definitely difficult to listen to but the RP and world building are great :D also, for those of you who find the battles difficult, you can watch these on YouTube and even download them
  • claire.pahl
    Quite Nice
    I really enjoy listening to this campaign. The role play is really fun, but the battles can be frustrating to listen to. Overall, I really liked the story even if it is hard to listen to sometimes.
  • hot single owls in your area
    Literally my favorite thing to listen to
    Shdbdjdbsbs I love this campaign so much words cannot express how much I enjoy it. Thanks from Wisconsin for helping me through lots of anxiety!
  • and dtfdwjv4;&@$9(ægj
    Awesome dnd pod
    Audible hire mark he good narrator
  • Barton84
    So much potential
    I want to rate this higher but I can’t. Especially in the ending episodes, the DM acts like the players that always use the excuse “it’s what my player would do.”
  • Enzideout
    Great D&D Podcast
    I started back with the first episode and have just about caught up. I had a hard time getting into it, but got hooked and can’t stop listening. Mark’s storytelling is amazing. I love everyone’s characters. The only thing I’d change is putting the first campaign up here. Hope anyone reading this has a great day!
  • DrDarGre
    Sorry, no
    The DM dominates the players. Also, he is unable to describe a scene without littering each sentence with the word 'like': "You, like, go into the forest and, like, see in front of you, like, a thing that's like big and like staring at you, like, you've never seen before'. You think I'm making it up? Listen to any episode and try to count the number of times the word 'like' is used. Tried sooo hard to listen to it but had to abandon.
  • DemonCap
    Best d&d podcast
    Very well thought out.
  • kluc182539592620
    Fun and Easy to Listen To
    It took me a while to get into, the first couple episodes are really hard to follow. But getting past that, it’s a great podcast. This is great to listen to while working, cleaning, doing your morning routine, etc.
  • dndloved
    It’s okay
    The episodes are too short wish they would just do longer ones
  • Dave_E Jones
    Grand ol’ Time
    This is a fantastic, very genuine group. I only started listening middle of 2020 but I started from the beginning and have enjoyed every episode. They are good friends having fun and most nearly replicate the real feel of just having fun, playing D&D together. Luv you all so much and thanks for sharing this grand ol’ time with the rest of us. P.S. What happened to Smik!?
  • CByroni810
    Having a blast!
    Thank you all for being such good members of a party, I love the story, I love the characters, and I love DND! What more could I ask for in a dnd podcast! Thanks Mark for being an awesome DM!
  • the Shepster
    Strahd with a Twist
    I just listen to the Strahd portion of the podcast. Love the Curse of Strahd campaign. I’ve run it myself, I enjoy listening to others take on it. I like it when the Gothic Horror is played up.
  • tabaxiranger
    No words accurately describe how good this podcast is
    This podcast is the perfect mix of amazing storytelling, humor, good PC’s, good combat, and an amazing DM. Though the virus has made it little difficult to play, the quality has not worsened. I have been/am in 3 campaigns and all of them combined aren’t even close to the quality of this podcast! Keep it up guys!
  • Bear the king of awesome
    Pocket review before this
    Don’t know what I stared
  • Endallife
    What a wild ride
    Congrats on 100 episodes! It feels like just yesterday that we were being attacked on an airship!
  • mcphatmann
    Great performance
    Well done all around as far as actual play podcasts go.
  • igloo1317
    Mark is a superb DM. I aspire to be as good a DM as he. Lucius is my favorite character. 👌🏻This can be a bit stressful considering he almost dies every three episodes. Good luck with the PTSD, Lucius.
  • app rsishshxkxjbdxosjbdkxsn
    Love this podcast
    Seeing as I am just starting to play d&d, listening to this really helped me learn how to role play well as well as how to use my actions in the game. I highly recommend this to anyone who plays d&d!
  • LibraWyvern
    I love playing DND
    I wish I had a DM as good as Mark
  • eat$hit
    Too much combat
    Mark is a good DM, but he throws the players into combat in every episode. Most DMs that do that where I’m from don’t get to DM very long. I’ve listened to this podcast for quite awhile and I’m just not enjoying it anymore.
  • pineappleslime222
    I Love This!
    I personally don’t play DnD. I am just getting into it. This really made me get into it! I love all the characters and the story is amazing! It really helps me when I’m anxious, and usually makes me laugh!
  • Awria1029
    I love you guys!!!!
    I’m absolutely in love with you guys!!! I have to say listening to you guys, has made my work day flow by! It’s also helped me become a better role player and D&D player! Don’t stop!
  • CatherineGil
    Mark is a great DM, and I love his story, world, and characters. Most of the players are great too. But four stars because Nova and her weird noises make me want to shove a cactus into my ears repeatedly.
  • Genny_Claire
    Amazing People
    I’ve been watching this group for years now but ever since I’ve started getting more busy listening to the podcast has been a great alternative! The podcast is entertaining and engaging, as well as having some real emotional moments with fantastic storytelling. The group is funny and they have some amazing characters. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even if they don’t play D&D themselves. Awesome Show!
  • Fieldy Znuts
    Kind of frustrating
    I enjoy the characters, especially Lucius and Nova, but I feel bad for the players. It seems like the DM wants to win every encounter and is constantly punishing the players. If you’re gonna be that strict, at least get combat mechanics correct. I’m still giving it a shot, but geez.
  • ashleybray
    I’ve been listening for 10+ hours a day
    I’m about to begin my own campaign for DND and was seeking out podcasts to get a feel for the game before I started - I found this one and have been hooked ever since. I listen for 10+ hours nearly every day. Luscius (?) is the best character and keeps me coming back. Love you guys, thanks for continuing to churn out content!
  • jasonabdonel
    Honestly the funniest
    I may have binged the series and I do not regret that possible decision
  • 😎🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Um ok
    I didnt know at first ,but my sister suggested it and I like it
  • Vaughan855
    I love this series !!!
    When I first started this series I was like okay, but once I got to episode 2 I absolutely loved it. Lucius and Nova are my favorites but I also like the other ones, The narration is good and the story is fantastic. All in all this podcast is great and I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for something to listen to.
  • phantomized mirror
    Love it
    I have tried watching other dnd shows but I can’t because I always find myself relistening to the podcast. Their is almost nothing I can find to nit pick; I love the rules and encounters, the story is intriguing, the world is great. The players are funny and good at role playing, all characters have great stories so far. I really like how mark has made the world in such a familiar but different way where everything is similar to your normal game of dnd but still brings you out of your comfort zone with the way he has made Calus and the Valkyrian empire and the recent episodes in where he has took regular aspects of dnd games the the astral plane and turning it into spaaaaceeee and the magitech is great.
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