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.

308. Hearts of Wulin Part 2

Gentle Wu is in bad shape, Yishan has a mystery over bad books to unravel, and Puja tries to keep the world from falling apart. HEARTS OF WULINKickstarter HELP OUR PEOPLEDonate to CaseyDonate to DrewDonate to Jef BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind your SenatorsFind your CongressmenMake...

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307. Hearts of Wulin Part 1

Skilled fighters from all over are preparing for the Wulin tournament to decide who will lead the Wulin world. This predictably leads to some problems. HEARTS OF WULINKickstarter (going live tomorrow) HELP OUR PEOPLEDonate to CaseyDonate to DrewDonate to Jef BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind your...

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306. One Child’s Heart Part 2

Helping becomes more difficult as the program’s protocols demand participant’s don’t contact each other after the experiment ends. Will they be tempted to bend the rules for the sake of a child? Will the therapy work? ONE CHILD’S HEARTBack it here! HELP OUR PEOPLEDonate to CaseyDonate to DrewDonate to Jef BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble...

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305. One Child’s Heart Part 1

A group of social workers uses an experimental technology that allows them to interface with an at-risk child’s memories to deliver emergency therapy. ONE CHILD’S HEARTBack it here! HELP OUR PEOPLEDonate to CaseyDonate to DrewDonate to Jef BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind your SenatorsFind your CongressmenMake...

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304. The Watch Part 5

Battling the shadow, our warriors are pushed to the brink. They can only survive if they rely on each other but will the shadow manage to tear them apart? EDITING BYMJ THE WATCHBuy Here! HELP OUR PEOPLEDonate to CaseyDonate to DrewDonate to Jef BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister...

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303. The Watch Part 4

The group is finally confronted by the forces of shadow. Its toxic influence has slowly been settling in on their difficult journey. Will it make them falter? EDITING BYMJ THE WATCHBuy Here! HELP OUR PEOPLEDonate to CaseyDonate to DrewDonate to Jef BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind...

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302. The Watch Part 3

Our heroes track the shadow forces to an encampment and consider their options for rescuing Yelle. Tensions rise as the veterans of the group struggle to accept the authority of their new leader. EDITING BYMJ THE WATCHBuy Here! SAVE JEFDonate Here BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind...

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301. The Watch Part 2

Our heroes set out to hopefully rescue their kidnapped comrade Yelle. If not they will ensure the shadow does not claim the information she protects. EDITING BYMJ THE WATCHBuy Here! SAVE JEFDonate Here BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind your SenatorsFind your CongressmenMake 5 CallsTrans LifelineTrevor Project

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300. The Watch Part 1

James, Mel, and The Broadswords build characters and develop their setting for The Watch! EDITING BYMJ THE WATCHBuy Here! SAVE JEFDonate Here BUY MY BOOK!Amazon Pre-OrderBarnes and Noble Pre-Order TWITCH SCHEDULETwitch PageYoutube Archive TAKE ACTIONRegister to VoteFind your SenatorsFind your CongressmenMake 5 CallsTrans LifelineTrevor Project

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