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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    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...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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    Ken Rolston at The Kraken

    Ken Rolston at The Kraken 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...

    • Posted November 24, 2017
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    Rick Meints at The Kraken

    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,...

    • Posted November 24, 2017
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    The Grognard Files

    Episode 61 – The Grognard Files Baz and Gaz are joined by Chris (a.k.a Dirk the Dice) from The Grognard Files, to talk about old, comforting RPG gaming. Something eldritch occurred with Gaz’s voice and he sounds...

    • Posted November 24, 2017
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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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