All posts by Gaz Bowerbank

About Gaz Bowerbank

Founder member of The Smart Party, Gaz has been roleplaying for what is rapidly approaching 30 years, which makes him feel old. On the plus side he'd run and or played just about all the games that were out there, until small press publishing got popular, and now there's never enough time. Roleplaying is only one of an eclectic mix of hobbies, but takes up most of his time and Gaz can be seen at many UK conventions and one or two abroad too, his name's in the odd publication and the list of playtest credits is too big to mention. If you want an opinion or advice (on just about anything) ask this man. Bring beer.
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    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...

    • Posted July 25, 2017
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    Counting Beans

    Episode 54 – Counting Beans After attempting to take his own thumb off, Gaz has drunk a healing potion and Baz has shown the usual amount of sympathy. Judged and found wanting. Talking of calculating things, this...

    • Posted July 23, 2017
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    Preparing to Fail

    Episode 53 – 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 –...

    • Posted July 23, 2017
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    Organised Chaos with Mike Mason

    Episode 52 – 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 –...

    • Posted June 5, 2017
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    All Rolled Up and 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...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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    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...

    • Posted April 27, 2017
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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...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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    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...

    • Posted March 7, 2017
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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,...

    • Posted February 20, 2017
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    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...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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