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

    • Games

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…

    2020 Vision

    2020 Vision

    Episode 115 - 2020 Vision

    (aka Get Your Earthdawn '93 While It's Hot)



    It's the year of Cyberpunk 2020 and lots to look forward to aside from monoblade katanas and trenchcoats. The lads go through some of the upcoming delights for the new year, games due to land, whispers of new things, plans for getting some gaming in and what they've already rolled dice on. Plus, some talk on going back to old games, new editions and how to get a gaming group together in busy times.







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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Review of 2019

    Review of 2019

    Episode 114 - Review of 2019

    (aka Making Up For The Deep Freeze)



    The lads look back at a year in gaming, when they've been up to, the pros and cons of playing D&D and what they might do in the new year. To spice things up, they are joined by special guests Dirk the Dice from The Grognards Files and co-author of Call of Cthulhu 7th ed, Paul Fricker of the Good Friends of Jackson Elias podcast. Grab a mulled wine and mince pie, and settle in for an hour of top chat.







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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How To Be A Better Player

    How To Be A Better Player

    Episode 113 - How To Be A Better Player

    (Live from Dragonmeet, London, 2019)



    The lads have been down to London Village for Dragonmeet 2019. Among other fantastic activities, they hosted a seminar on being a better player. If you want great advice on quite literally upping your game, then look no further! Joined by special guests (co-authors of Call of Cthulhu 7th ed) Paul Fricker of the Good Friends of Jackson Elias podcast and CoC Creative Director Mike Mason, the panel provided all manner of top tips and advice, to rapturous applause.







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    • 51 min
    Zachary Cox Interview

    Zachary Cox Interview

    Episode 112 - Zachary Cox Interview

    (a.k.a Best Left Buried)



    Creator of Best Left Buried by Soul Muppet Publishing and new Kickstarter Beneath the Missing Sea, as well as publisher of other independents, Zachary Cox joins the lads to talk about his latest creations, designing and publishing gamers, creator meet ups and what the heck is OSR anyway?







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    Old school it on Facebook too

    Find him on the Twitters! @JellyMuppet







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    • 58 min
    David Larkins Interview

    David Larkins Interview

    Episode 111 - David Larkins Interview

    (a.k.a Go Kill A Giant)



    Line Editor for the King Arthur Pendragon RPG, author of Berlin: The Wicked City and more, David Larkins joins the lads this time to talk about his writing and all thing Pendragon related. Hear about Greg Stafford's legacy, the future direction for the line, different modes of play and all the latest info on Chaosium's laser-focused Arthurian RPG. As well as thoughts on alternate settings, art directions and more, Dave chats about his design process and inspirations, a must for all Chaosium fans.







    You can find the free Greg Day scenarios, including Pendragon: Quest of the Red Blade and adventures for Call of Cthulhu, Runequest, 7th Sea and more by following this link.



    Fancy yourself as an artist or writer for one of the Chaosium game lines? You can find more about game content submissions here.



    Want to hear was actual-play sounds like and get some great examples of games in action? Dave's podcast has you covered.



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    • 1 hr
    Jeremy Crawford Interview

    Jeremy Crawford Interview

    Episode 110 - Jeremy Crawford Interview

    (a.k.a Illusionary Dragons)



    Lead Rules Designer for D&D, mind behind Sage Advice and Unearthed Arcana, and all round man on the scene for all D&D books, the lads were delighted to have Jeremy Crawford on for an interview. An insight into his daily work, lots of detail on the upcoming Eberron release, and much more, including advice for new DMs and some hints on the future of D&D.







    Regrettably there were some technical recording issues this time and so the sound losses are down to the vagaries of internet recording, rather than deliberate Dalek impressions from any guests or hosts.



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    • 1 hr 12 min

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