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What Would The Smart Party Do?

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Gaz and Baz have spent decades talking about games, ever since University, which was far too long ago for their liking. All RPG problems were solved in whiskey-fueled late night sessions, with the disappointing realization they couldn’t remember any of it the following day being the only fly in the ointment. Now older, wiser and more experienced, the plucky duo have decided to commit their enthralling discussion to this new fangled podcast technology, in the vain hopes of capturing something useful or interesting. It should be a conversation starter if nothing else. Getting them to start talking was never the problem. Making them stop however…

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Gaz and Baz have spent decades talking about games, ever since University, which was far too long ago for their liking. All RPG problems were solved in whiskey-fueled late night sessions, with the disappointing realization they couldn’t remember any of it the following day being the only fly in the ointment. Now older, wiser and more experienced, the plucky duo have decided to commit their enthralling discussion to this new fangled podcast technology, in the vain hopes of capturing something useful or interesting. It should be a conversation starter if nothing else. Getting them to start talking was never the problem. Making them stop however…

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Nostalgic RPG gold

By Goodmania7000 - Mar 19 2018
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Another recent find and has shot straight to the top of my list. I'm worried I'm bingeing them too fast and then I'll be waiting each week for a new release. But it's worth it.

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Nostalgic RPG gold

By Goodmania7000 - Mar 19 2018
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Another recent find and has shot straight to the top of my list. I'm worried I'm bingeing them too fast and then I'll be waiting each week for a new release. But it's worth it.

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What Would The Smart Party Do?

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Gaz and Baz have spent decades talking about games, ever since University, which was far too long ago for their liking. All RPG problems were solved in whiskey-fueled late night sessions, with the disappointing realization they couldn’t remember any of it the following day being the only fly in the ointment. Now older, wiser and more experienced, the plucky duo have decided to commit their enthralling discussion to this new fangled podcast technology, in the vain hopes of capturing something useful or interesting. It should be a conversation starter if nothing else. Getting them to start talking was never the problem. Making them stop however…

Rank #1: OSR – Arguing About Mindflayers

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Episode 13 – OSR (a.k.a Arguing About Mindflayers) What the heck is OSR anyway? Damned if I know, so we got the lovely Dan (from The Undercroft fanzine fame) to come and school us like it’s 1987. So come find out what those letters stand for, what the gaming movement is about, does everyone on […]

Sep 25 2015
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Rank #2: Keeping Everyone Together – a Fighter, a Thief and a Magic User Walk Into a Bar

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Episode 6: Keeping Everyone Together (a.k.a. A Fighter, a Thief and a Magic User Walk Into a Bar…) You’ve sat down for a new game but you want to know how your group of adventurers fit together. Or do you? Why not just crack on with the adventure straight away? What happens when someone’s character […]

Jul 21 2015
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Rank #3: New GM Advice

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Episode 71 - New GM Advice (a.k.a. Your Job Is To Lose Every Fight) How do you go about running your first game? Do you want to be a DM, GM, LM, Referee or Keeper? Perhaps you've played for years but never run a game, maybe you've never gamed at all, is could be you tried running games and didn't really get on with it. Fear not! The Smart Party are here to help. The lads go through how to go about running your first RPG with everything from whether you should buy and adventure, to giving yourself enough credit and the minutiae of wee breaks. They're super keen to know how you get on should you try a game - so let them know - and please do share with any friends you think might benefit from some sage advice. Run your first game? Need advice? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Enable the purchasing of more outrageous hats by becoming a Patreon supporter, and you too can get great content - including a fanzine - Smartzine #1. Already a Patreon and want to appear in a scenario? Drop the guys a line via the above methods and they'll make something happen.

Apr 03 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: DIY Gaming

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Episode 74 - DIY Gaming (a.k.a. It's Only Got to be Good Enough) Back by popular demand! The Smart Party presents DIY gaming – what do they mean by this? A bit of reminiscing about how it used to be “back in the day”, a dash of OSR and writing your own stuff, and advice to stop creating and start playing! Already building your own stuff? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Enable the purchasing of virtual nuts and bolts by becoming a Patreon supporter, and you too can get great content - including a fanzine - Smartzine #1. Already a Patreon and want to appear in a scenario? Drop the guys a line via the above methods and they'll make something happen.

Jul 23 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #5: ​​Being a Better Player – I’ve Painted Myself Out of a Game​

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Episode​ ​​7​​: ​​Being a Better Player (a.k.a.​​ ​I’ve Painted Myself Out of a Game​) ​There’s lots of advice for GMs, but how can we be a better player? Every day is a school day, so if only there was a podcast to help us with lessons on how to do a more sterling job of […]

Jul 28 2015
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Rank #6: Bonus Episode – Runequest Actual Play

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Bonus Episode - Runequest Actual Play As a special feature, here's some actual play of the Free RPG Day adventure which is still available at the Chaosium site. The lads along with Mat Hart (currently warming up to release Dungeons & Doggies read more on Facebook here) faced the perils of Glorantha, as realised by Dirk the Dice from The Grognard Files. Something different to keep you going while we get more content for you dear listeners, many thanks to Dirk for helping out and doing an edit as well as ably running a fun session! Got games stuff to talk about? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Help keep the show running by becoming a Patreon supporter, and you too can get great content - including a fanzine - Smartzine #1. Already a Patreon and want to appear in a scenario? Drop the guys a line via the above methods and they'll make something happen.

Jul 09 2018
47 mins
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Rank #7: Satine Phoenix Interview

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Episode 77 - Satine Phoenix Interview Community Manager of Dungeons & Dragons, co-creator of Maze Arcana (with Ruty Rutenberg) and all around great ambassador of D&D and gaming in general Satine Phoenix joins the lads for some great chat on D&D, communities, sending people to sleep, D&D around the world, gaming in a castle and all sorts. Strap yourselves in for some delightful conversation and heartfelt chat about our great hobby! You can find Satine by looking for @satinephoenix around the internet and get your Twitch on with The D&D Stream or Maze Arcana Want to discuss further? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Help the lads bribe more special guests by becoming a Patreon supporter, extra content is going on up on the Patreon site including a scenario from Baz!

Aug 21 2018
53 mins
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Rank #8: Games Workshop – The Ten Commandments

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Episode 15 – Games Workshop (a.k.a Ten Commandments) Games Workshop – that most divisive of topics, known to all the gaming world and yet so misunderstood. Or is it? The Smart Party podcasters used to work for the GW and have insider knowledge. Come join us and find out what life is like on the […]

Oct 16 2015
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Rank #9: This is a German Convention – Release the Kraken

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Bonus Episode – The Kraken This week I was at The Kraken, a gaming retreat in Germany, halfway between Berlin and Hamburg at a lovely Schloss. I managed to grab half an hour with head honcho Fabian Küchler to ask him about this idea of a gaming vacation rather than convention, what motivates him and […]

Oct 07 2015
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Rank #10: Con Games – Conventional Wisdom

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Epsiode 16 – Convention Games a.k.a. Conventional Wisdom What’s the difference between convention games and regular home games? Is D&D any good? What are the top tips for running convention games? Listen to Gaz & Baz as they give you their accumulated wisdow! Read more advice here and pay what you want! Why not become […]

Oct 23 2015
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Rank #11: Downtime Abbey

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Episode 72 - Downtime Abbey (a.k.a. You're Not My Supervisor) What to do with those pesky players when they're not delving in dungeons? How to convince the GM you need time to fanny around and go shopping for booster potions with real characters? Two sides of the same copper piece my friends, this week the lads talk about downtime or what goes on in games when you're not doing the core activity (be that punching orcs in the face or using Traveller to model Elite). What do you do with your time outside of the usual stuff? Robin Laws once had a gaming group that would bang the table and shout "Next fight! Next fight!", but the Smart Party like to think there's more constructive actions that could be filling the gaming space. Run your first game? Need advice? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Enable the purchasing of more outrageous hats by becoming a Patreon supporter, and you too can get great content - including a fanzine - Smartzine #1. Already a Patreon and want to appear in a scenario? Drop the guys a line via the above methods and they'll make something happen.

May 02 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #12: Gaming Rock Stars – Giant Attack Redacted

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Episode​ ​​8​​: Gaming Rock Stars (a.k.a.​​ ​Giant Attack Redacted​) We’ve all seen them, surrounded by groupies, sipping champagne from crystal d20s, but are writers and designers of games rock stars? Heroes? Have we got any, do they exist?

Aug 20 2015
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Rank #13: Problem Players – Snooze you lose

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Episode 3: Problem players and what to do with them (a.k.a. Snooze you lose) What are problem players and what do you do with them? If you don’t think you have a problem player, maybe it’s you? Gaz and Baz talk about some of their experiences and what to do to change things for the […]

Jul 20 2015
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Rank #14: Social Conflict – I Hit It In The Ennui

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Episode 10 – Social Conflict (a.k.a I Hit It In The Ennui) What do you do when you’re playing a silver-tongued devil but haven’t got the words as a player? I can’t fence, but sword-fighting seems well covered in RPGs. Do you need a doctorate to play a scientist? All these questions are more are […]

Sep 02 2015
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Rank #15: Jonathan Tweet Interview

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Episode 76 - Jonathan Tweet Interview Legendary game designer and writer, Jonathan Tweet joins the lads this week, with news of his reboot of Over the Edge which you can still grab on Kickstarter if you're quick, great insights on D&D, Everyway, Ars Magica and much more. We get in a bunch of questions from our dear listeners and generous supporters and a couple of our own war stories too! Want to discuss further? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Help support the guys by becoming a Patreon supporter, extra content is going on up on the Patreon site including a scenario from Baz!

Aug 09 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #16: New Year, New ‘cast, New You!

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A new gaming year awaits us! What’s hip, hop and happenin’? The lads discuss plans for the future, new releases, upcoming conventions and a couple of rumours and speculations! Want more of the same? By becoming an honoured Patreon, to keep us encouraged, or if you’re feeling fruity, simply drop the guys a line and […]

Jan 12 2017
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Rank #17: Bonus Episode – UK Games Expo Chat

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Bonus Episode - UK Games Expo Chat Not too long ago it was the highlight of the UK gaming calendar UK Games Expo and Gaz went round chatting to all kinds of lovely gaming folk to find out what's going on in the wonderful world of gaming. Here's some awesome #content from his travels. [02:10] Paul Baldowski from All Rolled Up, Cthulhu Hack and other fame All Rolled Up [06:20] Sam, from award-winning Sins RPG SINS RPG [12:50] Julia from Lamentations of the Flame Princess talks about weird stuff Lamentations of the Flame Princess [23:00] Mary at Rowan, Rook and Decard (The Spire RPG) gives us the low down on the Indie League Stall Rowan, Rook and Decard UK Indie RPG League [32:00] Chris Birch from Modiphius takes us on a whistlestop tour of lots of books! Modiphius [39:40] Lloyd Gayan was the man on the scene for Games on Demand You can follow Lloyd's antics on Twitter [48:30] Rich talks to us about the inaugural RPG Designer's meet up Get hold of some of Rich's games [55:00] Dirk and Blythy talk bobbins at the bar the Grognard Files Want to discuss further? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! Help support the guys by becoming a Patreon supporter, extra content is going on up on the Patreon site including a scenario from Baz!

Aug 14 2018
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #18: Historical Gaming – The Three Mathematicians

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Episode 12 – Historical Gaming (a.k.a The Three Mathematicians) Why play in the real world when you’ve got a fantastical one? Wait, there’s our own history with lots of excellent genres and documents to mine! What do the Smart Party know about such things? Not enough, so we’ve recruited that bastion of Britishness and sartorial […]

Sep 16 2015
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Rank #19: Fell Running With D20s

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Well the Christmas lull is over, back to work and no time to be reading large tomes of gaming goodness. What's an avid gamer to do? How about get some products that allow you to roll up inspiration? Will that give us all we need? What are the advantages? Our intrepid duo go fell-running with d20s to find out.

Jan 26 2017
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Rank #20: Ennies Nominee Review

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Episode 75 - Ennies Nominee Review The gremlins got into the sound engine again this week and it's all gone a bit tinny. Never mind, the content is still golden! Maybe electrum. The lads discuss the Ennie Awards happening at Gen Con weekend. What's with the nominees, the process, the missing games? All is far grist for the mill - get the expert opinion on this year's entries while the GenCon masses cast their vote. Think of anything that should have got an Ennie? Give the lads your view via Facebook, on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys directly! For the love of Cthulhu get the boys some better microphones by becoming a Patreon supporter, extra content is going on up on the Patreon site and there's a scenario coming in August.

Aug 01 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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