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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    Sandy Petersen Interview

    Special Guest and Great Old One, Sandy Petersen (creator of Call of Cthulhu and mind behind Petersen Games talks to us about his upcoming board games, getting into Call of Cthulhu and his foray into video games....

    • Posted November 14, 2017
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    Fria Ligan Interview with Tomas Härenstam

    Episode 59 – Fria Ligan Interview with Tomas Härenstam This week, it’s special guest time once again, and the the affable from The Free League came along to talk to us about Mutant Year Zero, Tales From...

    • Posted October 10, 2017
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    Blades in the Dark

    Episode 58 – Blades in the Dark – with Iain McAllister of Giant Brain fame! The lads have been playing the excellent Blades in the Dark by John Harper, and Baz even went out of his comfort...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
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    Playing Up

    Episode 57 – Playing Up (a.k.a Player’s advice for players) We have books full of gaming advice for GMs, but where is all the help for players? What can you do to help your fellow players out?...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
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    ShaCon All Over

    Episode 56 – ShaCon All Over (a.k.a Savage Worlds and ShaCon Convention) The UK’s inaugural Savage Worlds convention has happened and Gaz was there as Guest of Honour! Baz asks searching questions about this Savage Worlds thing...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
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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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