190 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

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    • 4.5 • 11 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…

    Dungeons Not Dragons

    Dungeons Not Dragons

    Episode 176 - Dungeons Not Dragons







    Whether you're from the old school days of white-lined maps on blue backgrounds, or newly arrived at the idea of maps, scouring the internet for your Roll20 backgrounds, dungeons have a long and storied history in RPGs. Join the lads as they look back over the years at dungeons, what makes them good and how they can be used better.











    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
    Paragon System with Sean Nittner and Tim Denee

    Paragon System with Sean Nittner and Tim Denee

    Episode 175 - Paragon System with Sean Nittner and Tim Denee







    If you're a fan of the show, you'll know we love AGON, powered by the Paragon system. This time the lads are delighted to be joined by Sean Nittner, the co-author and independent game designer Tim Denee, who's done some great stuff with the game. Come on in for a deep dive on the game design process, what makes these sets of games great and how to squeeze more gaming juice from your sessions!





















    Evil Hat have a ton of great games you can peruse for your delectation on their website.



    You can see more of Tim's great work on his website, Old Dog Games



    If you're in the US, or plan on travelling there for a convention, find out about Big Bad Con here.









    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
    Beyond Dread Portals

    Beyond Dread Portals

    Episode 174 - Beyond Dread Portals (a.k.a. Climinal)







    This time the boys are joined by Good Friend of the Show and returning guest Dr Mitch and Newt from D101 Games to talk about their new project Beyond Dread Portals. A game for those wanting to move slightly away from what D&D has to offer, but with some familiarity so the leap of faith isn't too scary!















    The Beyond Dread Portals Kickstarter page

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/645319106/beyond-dread-portals



    D101 Games website

    https://d101games.com



    More about OpenQuest

    https://openquestrpg.com



    Crypts and Things

    https://d101games.com/product/crypts-and-things-remastered/



    Reboot the Future

    https://d101games.com/product/crypts-and-things-remastered/









    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! :)

    • 57 min
    Third Floor Wars

    Third Floor Wars

    Episode 173 - Third Floor Wars (a.k.a. Third Party Podcaster)







    A third podcaster, Craig Shipman from Third Floor Wars joins the lads this time to talk about some of our collective GM experiences at running three different games. From Blades in the Dark to Savage Worlds by way of Call of Cthulhu, this mighty triumvirate of gaming tells you what's hot and what's not, with tips, tricks and experiences of running these popular RPGs.











    To listen to John Harper's series on running Blades and more, head on over to his Youtube channel.







    The the glorious media empire of Third Floor Wars and more of Craig's great content visit the website here.







    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
    OGL OMG

    OGL OMG

    Episode 172 - OGL OMG (a.k.a. Version Wars)







    There has been no end of social media frenzy about Hasbro / Wizards of the Coast and their attempt to introduce a new Open Gaming Licence. What is? Why are they doing? What's everyone upset about? Does it impact your game at the kitchen table? Find out, all this and more, with special guest Mat from Steamforged Games.













    If you are interested in the legal aspects of all this check out Legal Eagle.







    The latest on the open D&D playtest and OGL 1.2 is on the WotC website.







    For Games Workshop reminiscing, Baz talked about Goonhammer.







    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 15 min
    2022 Retrospective

    2022 Retrospective

    Episode 171 - 2022 Retrospective (a.k.a. A Polite Golf Clap)







    A look back on the past year, what's been good for gaming, what can we look forward to and more. A genial fireside chat with your amiable hosts.













    If you are interested in solo play for Ironsworn as mentioned check out this channel.









    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 4 min

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