Licensed Games with Mat Hart



Episode 55 – Licensed Games with Mat Hart

If you’ve heard about Guild Ball and the Dark Souls board game, you’ll have heard of record-breaking Kickstarters from Steamforged Games. The lads have an extensive chat with the loquacious Mat Hart about RPGs, licensed games, kickstarters and what he’s having for tea.
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Counting Beans



Episode 54 – Counting Beans

Special Guest time once more! The Gents speak to Paul Baldowski, joint creator of the excellent All Rolled Up gaming accessories, prolific blog writer, author of the Cthulhu Hack and more! We also chat about the latest games from Sweden and try to work out why we love them so much. Like Stranger Things? Play The Future Loop!

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Preparing to Fail



The lads are back from holiday! They’ve been reading stuff, playing games, going to conventions. This week they just about Games Expo, ConDamned and not wearing pants. Also! Bonus content – preparing characters for a con game or maybe just rolling them up at the convention table. Why do one over the other?
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Organised Chaos with Mike Mason



Special Guest time again! We’re too good to you. This week the lads chat to Mike Mason, Line Editor for Call of Cthuhlu at Chaosium.

Kult of Keepers – who or what are they? Secrets from Black Library and 40K roleplaying. What does a line developer actually do? Organised Play and being on different sides of the Keeper’s screen. Can we get Baz into Horror gaming? All this and more delved into by our plucky investigators – Sanity rolls be damned!

If you want to learn more about Chaosium’s Organised Play, have a gander on their website.

Anyone wanting to buy Baz his copy of Pulp Cthulhu as a late birthday present, can do so direct from Chaosium too.


All Rolled Up & Swedish Gaming



Episode 51 – All Rolled Up & Swedish Gaming

Special Guest time once more! The Gents speak to Paul Baldowski, joint creator of the excellent All Rolled Up gaming accessories, prolific blog writer, author of the Cthulhu Hack and more! We also chat about the latest games from Sweden and try to work out why we love them so much. Like Stranger Things? Play The Future Loop!

Treat yourself to some lovely All Rolled Up gaming stuff here

You can also learn more about Symbaroum at the Iron Pact blog, and make sure to check out Paul’s other writings!

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Episode 50 Special – Back to the Future



Episode 50 – Back to the Future

Prepare to travel back to the times of Black & White TVs and only three channels on your TV. The Smart Party take us back to their roleplaying beginnings, through to what they’ve been playing at conventions only days ago. Guest comments, special features, Smart Party Healing Potions, intrusions from other podcasts, bespoke Trv Metal underlays. This ‘cast is a veritable banquet of nostalgic nuggets amusing interludes from the listeners. Both of them.

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If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

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Chasing the Dragon



Episode 49 – Ten Things We’re Jonesing For
(a.k.a. Chasing the Dragon)

This week the guys talk about ten of their current favourite gaming things. Everything from Post Apocalypse to Super Heroes, trying new things, system specific conventions, alternate history, Asterix, blogs and more!

Next time it’ll be our 50th episode! Drop us a line with any messages, thoughts or ideas. We’re excited to have a plethora snippets to pepper into our cast – feel free to send us something – we love hearing from both our listeners.

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Episode 49


Systems Are Doing It For Themselves



Episode 48 – Ten Interesting Mechanics
(a.k.a. Systems Are Doing It For Themselves)

There are a plethora, nay myriad of systems out there, so what are some good ones? The lads chat through some of their favourite ways of rolling funny shaped dice. Thanks to the d20 Future Show for inspiring this week’s topic.

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The State of the Smart Party



Episode 47 – The State of the Smart Party
(a.k.a. You’re Safe From Fireballs on a Bus)

This week the guys have a good old ramble through what’s going on in their gaming world at the minute, including new purchases, Baz’s game that he’s writing and more!

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Episode 47


Fell Running With D20s



Episode 46 – Fell Running With D20s
(a.k.a. Roll Your Own Adventure)

Well the Christmas lull is over, back to work and no time to be reading large tomes of gaming goodness. What’s an avid gamer to do? How about get some products that allow you to roll up inspiration? Will that give us all we need? What are the advantages? Our intrepid duo go fell-running with d20s to find out.

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Episode 46