100 episodes

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…

What Would The Smart Party Do‪?‬ The Smart Party

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

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…

    Star Wars

    Star Wars

    Episode 170 - Star Wars (a.k.a. Live Long And Prosper)







    A chance to reminisce among other things, the lads chatter about bringing Star Wars into your gaming life and what's good about that.











    If you dig actual plays and reviews of played modules, check out the new YouTube channel.







    Get in touch, the lads love to hear from you!Twitters: twitter.com/the_smart_partyEmail: thesmartparty@hotmail.comKo-Fi: ko-fi.com/thesmartpartyPatreons: patreon.com/thesmartparty







    We always welcome lovely reviews on iTunes or elsewhere too. If you're less keen, give us a shout, we'd are open to development opportunities! :)

    • 1 hr
    Mechanics Drive Play

    Mechanics Drive Play

    Episode 169 - Mechanics Drive Play (a.k.a. Long Chambery Things)







    Following on from emergent play in the last episode, the lads go through a cornucopia of games and systems to talk about mechanics which drive different styles of play.











    If you dig actual plays and reviews of played modules, check out the new YouTube channel.







    Get in touch, the lads love to hear from you!Twitters: twitter.com/the_smart_partyEmail: thesmartparty@hotmail.comKo-Fi: ko-fi.com/thesmartpartyPatreons: patreon.com/thesmartparty







    We always welcome lovely reviews on iTunes or elsewhere too. If you're less keen, give us a shout, we'd are open to development opportunities! :)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Emergent Play

    Emergent Play

    Episode 168 - Emergent Play (a.k.a. Play To Find Out)







    From thick books of lore to many-paged character backgrounds, how do you get cool stuff to the table? Do you even bother with all that and play to find out instead? The lads chat about how to get more juiciness from your gaming sessions.











    If you dig actual plays and reviews of played modules, check out the new YouTube channel.







    Get in touch, the lads love to hear from you!Twitters: twitter.com/the_smart_partyEmail: thesmartparty@hotmail.comKo-Fi: ko-fi.com/thesmartpartyPatreons: patreon.com/thesmartparty







    We always welcome lovely reviews on iTunes or elsewhere too. If you're less keen, give us a shout, we'd are open to development opportunities! :)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    One D&D

    One D&D

    Episode 167 - One D&D (a.k.a. There Can Be Only One)







    The guys are keen for a deep dive into the latest D&Dizzle news, fresh playtest documents, talk of a new approach, a lengthy train in the run up to the most recent evolution of the world's largest RPG, "One D&D".











    If you dig actual plays and reviews of played modules, check out the new YouTube channel.







    Get in touch, the lads love to hear from you!Twitters: twitter.com/the_smart_partyEmail: thesmartparty@hotmail.comKo-Fi: ko-fi.com/thesmartpartyPatreons: patreon.com/thesmartparty







    We always welcome lovely reviews on iTunes or elsewhere too. If you're less keen, give us a shout, we'd are open to development opportunities! :)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Radiant Citadel with Ajit George

    Radiant Citadel with Ajit George

    Episode 166 - Radiant Citadel with Ajit George (a.k.a. A New Hope)







    The guys are joined by lovely human and creator and project lead of Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, Ajit George. Discover how the project came about, what to expect from the latest D&D offering, how it's different from what's gone before and much more!











    You can find Ajit on Twitter, or check out his website for more of his great work.



    Want more lore? As mentioned in the episode, Journeys Through Radiant Citadel is a DMsGuild project which provides expanded content from many of the writers.



    To hear more about his non-profit work, check out Daughters of Destiny on Netflix - you can see a trailer on YouTube









    If you dig actual plays and reviews of played modules, check out the new YouTube channel.







    Get in touch, the lads love to hear from you!Twitters: twitter.com/the_smart_partyEmail: thesmartparty@hotmail.comKo-Fi: ko-fi.com/thesmartpartyPatreons: patreon.com/thesmartparty







    We always welcome lovely reviews on iTunes or elsewhere too. If you're less keen, give us a shout, we'd are open to development opportunities! :)

    • 59 min
    D&D in the 70s

    D&D in the 70s

    Episode 165 - D&D in the 70s (a.k.a. A Gateway To Wider Experiences)







    This time Gaz & Baz are reunited to talk about playing D&D back in the day. Joined by D&D designer and Good Friend of the Show, Jonathan Tweet, plus legendary DM Hollis Monroe, the guys talk through early experiences before Greyhawk existed and you had to make your own worlds of wondrous adventure.













    If you dig actual plays and reviews of played modules, check out the new YouTube channel.







    Get in touch, the lads love to hear from you!Twitters: twitter.com/the_smart_partyEmail: thesmartparty@hotmail.comKo-Fi: ko-fi.com/thesmartpartyPatreons: patreon.com/thesmartparty







    We always welcome lovely reviews on iTunes or elsewhere too. If you're less keen, give us a shout, we'd are open to development opportunities! :)

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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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