Roleplaying Games of the 90s



Episode 68 – Roleplaying Games of the 90s
(a.k.a. Gaming Like It’s 1999)

Let’s party like it’s 1999! Why not the whole decade? The lads take a trip down memory lane to go over the 90s (which only last decade right?) and talk through some of the key products, what’s still hot and what’s not – and maybe which games deserve another day (or never really got the day they deserved) in the sunshine.

The episode is dedicated to Mik Reed, who was a familiar avuncular face on the UK con circuit. Sadly, after a long battle with a mystery illness, he has left us. As generous and supporting in games as he was in real life, he never spoke ill of anyone and was a great contributor to the online as well as offline community. He’ll be missed.

The boys created a forum as a bit of a lark, but now it appears some people are joining in, so feel free to chat there if you wish! Check out their Facebook page. Find them on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys.

Deliver gold pieces to the Patreon fund, and you too can get great content – including a fanzine – Smartzine #1 has landed on doorsteps all over the place, from Bermuda to Beverly Hills (seriously!). At time of writing we’re at a sufficient level to get the boys writing a producing an adventure for supporters too – so in 2018 our loyal Patrons have even more to look forward to.



You can find out more on Spaghetti Conjunction here and should definitely get yourself some Grognard Files action.


Greg Stolze Interview



Episode 67 – Greg Stolze Interview

Gaming Legend Greg Stolze joins the lads for a great chat about his many games and what he’s up to in 2018. Unknown Armies, Over The Edge, Godlike, Feng Shui, REIGN, Temintation Shock, short stories and novels – Greg has an impressive portfolio and plenty to talk about, so dive in and enjoy!

You can hear about about Temination Shock on Greg’s Soundcloud and read much more on REIGN and his myraid other writing projects on the Stolze site.

Deliver gold pieces to the Patreon fund, and we can keep producing great content – including a fanzine – Smartzine #1 has landed on doorsteps all over the place, from Bermuda to Beverly Hills (seriously!). At time of writing we’re at a sufficient level to get the boys writing a producing an adventure for supporters too – so in 2018 our loyal Patrons have even more to look forward to.


Check out their Facebook page. Find them on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys.


A New Campaign 2018



Episode 66 – A New Campaign 2018

It’s the start of a glorious new year and the lads discuss what they’ve got for Christmas, how to start a new campaign, what new and exciting games they may be setting up for 2018 and other goodness. Do you remember Transhuman Space? That and more could be in the offing this year…

Give sacrifice to the Patreon fund, and we’ll keep attending great events, and recording more content for you, dear listeners. Both of you. At time of writing we’re at a sufficient level to get the boys writing a producing a fanzine – so in 2018 our loyal Patrons have even more to look forward to.

Check out their Facebook page. Find them on the Twitters: @the_smart_party or email the guys.


Rafael Chandler Interview



Episode 65 – Rafael Chandler Interview

Author of one of the finest novels of modern times (Baz knows his stuff on this), video game designer and RPG creator Rafael Chandler joins the boys for a discussion about his works and many other fun things!
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End of Year Review 2017



Episode 64 – End of Year Review 2017

It’s been a funny old year. Or has it? Baz and Gaz go over what’s been happening, talk about their favourites, and upcoming things that tickle their collective fancy.
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Dragonmeet Review & Interviews



Episode 63 – Dragonmeet Review & Interviews

After a great time as part of the #Podcastzone at Dragonmeet, the guys got together for a review of the event and also mixed in some of the interviews and brief chats they got while gadding about. Hear from OSR guys such as Luke Gearing [19:20], the Lamentations of James Raggi [28:55], the silvered tones of Patrick Stuart [34:05]; plus, what’s new in Chaosium Line Editor Mike Mason’s stable [39:50] and more Cthlhu style shenanigans from Paul Baldowski.

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Bonus Episode – Black Hack at Dragonmeet



Bonus Episode – Black Hack at Dragonmeet

The lands went on a jolly to Dragonmeet and have a full episode in the pipe – but along the way they spent some time in the bar chatting to David Black of The Black Hack fame, gate crashed by Chris Mc Dougal Donald Duncan Dowall from Into the Odd.

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Preparing For Dragonmeet



Episode 62 – Preparing For Dragonmeet

If you’re going to try a one day gaming convention in the Big Smoke, then Dragonmeet is the place to be. What to expect though? Baz and Gaz lead you through everything that’s going down, provide stories of previous adventures, and fill you in on some tips and tricks, along with highlights not to be missed. Most of all, they look forward to meeting both their listeners there!

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Ken Rolston at The Kraken



Ken Rolston, known for his work on Elder Scrolls (Morrowind and Oblivion), Paranoia and many other gaming successes, joins us for a chat about all things game related. From his long and storied history in the hobby, producing an RPG, the state of the video gaming industry, RPG tips and stories, to many amusing anecdotes, Ken was a delight to chat to.

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Rick Meints at The Kraken



You’re in a German Schloss, it’s 4am, and you’ve been drinking and eating fit to burst. What could top this off? Chatting to President of Chaosium, Rick Meints about Runequest, running Chaosium, the fan community and ducks.

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