I Hit It In The Ennui

By on 4 September 2015
What Would The Smart Party Do? The Smart Party

Episode​ ​​10​​: Social Conflict
(a.k.a. I Hit It In The Ennui)

What do you do when you’re playing a silver-tongued devil but haven’t got the words as a player? I can’t fence, but sword-fighting seems well covered in RPGs. Do you need a doctorate to play a scientist? All these questions are more are answered as the Smart Party talk about all the things not in the combat chapter.

Gaz and Baz have spent decades talking about games, ever since University, which was far too long ago for their liking.

All RPG problems were solved in whiskey-fuelled late night sessions, with the disappointing realisation they couldn’t remember any of it the following day being the only fly in the ointment.

Now older, wiser and more experienced, the plucky duo have decided to commit their enthralling discussion to this new fangled podcast technology, in the vain hopes of capturing something useful or interesting.

It should be conversation starter if nothing else. Getting them to start talking was never the problem. Making them stop however…

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.

One Comment

  1. stronty girl

    6 September 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for another entertaining listen. Totally agree on the ‘flowery language for bonuses’ thing being off-putting. It just seems to encourage competitive limelight-hogging in players who are apt to be loud anyway!

    My main problem with social conflict has always been the ‘mind control’ aspect. I don’t mind being told that I’ve failed to persuade the King to let me marry the Prince. I deeply resent being told that the King has persuaded me to become a lesbian and marry the Princess instead! (Other more realistic examples are available).

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