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.

07. Ninjas in Refrigerators

Fists are flying for another episode of ONE SHOT! Chris Sims is back, he and the ONE SHOT crew are cleaning up the post-brawl wreckage of Ancient Chinese Pizza. They think the fight is over. What they don’t know is the refrigerator hides a secret, a DEADLY secret. Will our heroes discover it in time!?

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06. Pizza Party Rumble

This episode Chris Sims, John Patrick Coan, and Kat Murphy team up to recreate a 90’s kung-fu action movie. Their characters Inspector Jackie, Angela Chan, and Bobby Euphrates, defend a special little pizza shop in the Bronx called “Ancient Chinese Pizza” from the deadly Snake Skin triad. Kick back and crack open an ice cold Pepsi(TM) and listen to fists fly.

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05. Final Boss

It’s the final installment of the Crazy Partiers’ wacky adventure. Can Remmy, Inwe, Aldove, and Cobb overcome the final boss and save Apple Grove Township? Listen to find out.

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04. Never Split the Party

The Crazy Partiers have finally reached the castle at least thirty miles out of town! But what will they discover there? Danger? Treasure? The magic of true friendship? All three!? Find out on this episode of ONE SHOT.

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03. The One Where EVERYONE Fails Their Perception Check

This week the Crazy Partiers try to camp in front of the the mysterious wizard’s tower. They make plans to keep watch, but a series of failed perception checks finds them at the bottom of a 10’x10′ pit; where they are at the mercy of the Zombie king’s most annoying minion. Will they pull through? Find out on One Shot!

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02. Attack of the Ratmen

Get ready for the adrenaline fueled action of BASIC MATH! This episode The Crazy Partiers enter combat. Will our heroes survive their journey thirty miles out of town? Can you identify what level they are based on the abilities they are using? Will you notice the edits where we removed SEVERAL very long rules discussions? Find out on this week’s One Shot!

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01. Rise of the Crazy Partiers

Roll for initiative! This month’s adventure is a traditional dungeon crawl run, in Paizo’s Pathfinder Role Playing System. The twist is the GM has not prepared an adventure. the Players and the GM will be generating the entire story in the moment. Let’s see how the Crazy Partiers fair in a town beset by Zombies as we turn it up up to the hot hot HOTTEST!

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