One Shot

One Shot is a weekly actual play podcast that explores different role playing systems with self contained One Shot stories. A rotating cast of improvisers, game designers, and other notable nerds show off the variety and diversity in RPGs bring you a new game every month!

James D’Amato is a comedian, author, and game designer living in Chicago. You might recognize him from ABC’s The Toy Box, or his book The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide, or from an angry political tweet he made that blew up.

James trained in improv for years at The Second City Conservatory and iO Theater before using those lessons to share his love of gaming with the world. In the years since he worked to build the One Shot Network around the idea of making RPGs more accessible and the tabletop community more inclusive.

284. Crystal Heart Part 2

The coking contest has begun! Our heroes must race to gather perilous ingredients to make the perfect gumbo. However, they need to watch out for more than just the hazards of the island. They need to watch their competition. CRYSTAL HEARTBack here!WebcomicUp to 4 Players BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive...

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283. Crystal Heart Part 1

Four adventurers working with the Syn organization show up on a tropical island to participate in a gumbo cooking competition in order to attain secret knowledge. Competition looks stiff though and it seems like EVERYONE wants to cheat. CRYSTAL HEART Back here! Webcomic Up to 4 Players BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order...

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282. Fliptales

After a meeting for the local farming union goes disastrously wrong, three hapless workers are left with a hefty fine to pay. Can they find a way to escape this legal scrape? FLIPTALES Back here! BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULE Twitch Page Youtube Archive TAKE ACTION Register to Vote Find...

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281. After the War Part 2

Things get tense as our hapless heroes try to treat the wayward youth they discovered for Song infection and keep the tense political situation on Polvo from boiling over. AFTER THE WAR Back here! BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULE Twitch Page Youtube Archive TAKE ACTION Register to Vote Find your...

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280. After the War Part 1

We create a settlement on the scrap world Polvo. It’s populated by people who live in fear of The Song, a sapient memetic virus that destroyed their former advanced spacefaring federation. AFTER THE WAR Back here! BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULE Twitch Page Youtube Archive TAKE ACTION Register to Vote...

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279. Mission Accomplished

After thwarting a potentially world-ending crisis, a UN task force of super spies still has to go through an employee review. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Back it Here! BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULE Twitch Page Youtube Archive TAKE ACTION Register to Vote Find your Senators Find your Congressmen Make 5 Calls Trans...

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278. Kids On Bikes Part 6

Mr. Bailey and the kids go to break into The Witch House before The Muskrat Society can find it or disrupt Mary Heller’s spell binding the devil. Of course, things are always more dangerous than they imagine. “Hiding Your Reality”, “Killers”, “Long note One”, “Medusa”, “Stormfront”, “The Descent” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons:...

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277. Kids On Bikes Part 5

Mr. Bailey and the kids go to an expert for help with their supernatural stalkers. They discover their problems are a lot more complicated and dangerous than they had hoped. “Hiding Your Reality”, “Killers”, “Long note One”, “Medusa”, “Stormfront”, “The Descent” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ KIDS ON BIKES...

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276. Kids on Bikes Part 4

After some spooky revelations in the witch house. Mr. Bailey and the kids decide to take a coco break to sort things out. Things get more fraught than they hope. KIDS ON BIKES Buy it! Site BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULE Youtube Archive TAKE ACTION Register to Vote Find your...

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275. Kids on Bikes Part 3

Mr. Bailey shows the kids Mad Science. THE CALL of CTHULHU MYSTERY PROGRAM Link KIDS ON BIKES Buy it! Site BUY MY BOOK! Amazon Pre-Order Barnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULE Youtube Archive TAKE ACTION Register to Vote Find your Senators Find your Congressmen Make 5 Calls Trans Lifeline Trevor Project

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