202 episodes

The UK's Premier RPG Podcast

What Would The Smart Party Do‪?‬ The Smart Party

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

The UK's Premier RPG Podcast

    Adventure Games with Robin D Laws

    Adventure Games with Robin D Laws

    Live From the Spring Kraken 2024 in Germany, Gaz joined forces with game designer Robin D Laws and fellow Unconventional GM Guy Milner to give a seminar on running adventures games for ttrpgs.


    If you dig actual plays played with vim and vigour, check out the new ⁠⁠Unconventional GMs YouTube channel⁠⁠.

    • 54 min
    Character In Your Characters

    Character In Your Characters

    How do you put more character in your #ttrpg character? You don't have to go full method actor, here are some simple and actionable ideas to get you started.
    If you dig actual plays played with vim and vigour, check out the new ⁠Unconventional GMs YouTube channel⁠.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What Games Workshop Can Teach Us

    What Games Workshop Can Teach Us

    Episode 186 – What Games Workshop Can Teach Us

    There's a lot of crossover between geeky hobbies, and with the lads both working for the big Games Workshop back in the day, what can skirmish games teach us about RPGs?



    If you dig actual plays played with vim and vigour, check out the new ⁠Unconventional GMs YouTube channel⁠.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cities

    Cities

    Episode 185 – Cities (aka Fantasy Tripadvisor)

    After wandering the wilderness and diving down dungeons, plucky adventurers wish to go to an enthralling city. Maybe your entire campaign is based around one location. The lads explore various cities from ttrgps and the merits and flaws thereof!



    If you dig actual plays played with vim and vigour, check out the new Unconventional GMs YouTube channel.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hot War, Cold City

    Hot War, Cold City

    Episode 184 – Hot War, Cold City (with Jon Hodgson and Malcolm Craig)

    Joining the ‘cast this time, Jon Hodgson of Handiwork Games and RPG author and academic Malcolm Craig. The Cold War period and monster hunting in Berlin come to the fore as the lads dive into Hot War and Cold City among other great games from the Handiwork studio!

    You can find out more about Malcolm Craig here. And here are some links for Handiwork Games:Hot War & Cold CityFiveEvilMaskwitchesBeowulf

    If you dig actual plays played with vim and vigour, check out the new Unconventional GMs YouTube channel.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Unacceptable!

    Unacceptable!

    Episode 183 – Unacceptable! (a.k.a. It’s Not You It’s Us)

    There are a plethora of gaming events to go to these days and you meet all kinds of people and playstyles. Often this is a cause for celebration, a way to pick up new ideas and techniques. Sometimes though, it’s suboptimal. There are still some people who haven’t got the memo about gaming with others, and this time the lads aim to set things straight.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Dirk the Dice ,

Only Smarties have the answer!

Baz and Gaz bring sharp gaming content to your PODBOX to a consistently high standard. A great conversational style that ruminates on topics du jour with expertise and a natural curiosity for new ideas, generosity towards its excellent guests and a respect for the traditional. It hits my ears as soon as it’s released to get my fix. Keep ‘em comin’ at the posse chaps!

Fatbaz ,

Play it like you stole it

Baz and Gaz have obviously enjoyed playing ttrpgs for years together but it isn’t an exercise in nostalgia. Smart and opinionated takes on games old and new but also a willingness to look at games from multiple angles (rules for rpgs from a trade negotiator) and expanding the world with interviews with the great and good of the gaming world. Essential listening.

Bonhomiegames.uk ,

Honest, wry, witty and enthusiastic

Baz and Gaz (or Gaz and Baz) are fine gents who offer their honest, open, wry enthusiasm for our glorious hobby to their listeners without pretense or presumption. Whilst we often disagree on particulars, the spirit with which they tackle their subject matter is highly enjoyable and thought provoking. Well worth a few episodes to cut your teeth and work out if - like me - you feel at home here.

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