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About the Author
James D’Amato, the world’s foremost Kobold advocate, moved to Chicago in 2010 to train at Second City and iO in the art of improvisational comedy. He now uses that education to introduce new people to role-playing, and teach die-hard Grognards new tricks.

Episode 1: Group Dynamics

Steve and Porter discuss one of the fundamental social units within roleplaying: The gaming group and the group’s dynamics, norms, and more.

Episode 0: Introductions

Porter and Steve have their own session zero for Session Zero as they introduce themselves, talk about their professional backgrounds, and discuss what roleplaying means to them.

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
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Skyjacks: Episode 5

With plans laid, it’s time for our crew to board The Civility. It’s up to Jonnit and Travis to disable enemy cannons without being noticed.

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Violence
Substance Use (minimal, fantasy)
Strong Language

MUSIC
Arne Parrott

EDITING
Casey Toney

INSPIRATION
The Decemberists
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SYSTEM
Genesys

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
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Episode 3: Friends, Old, New, and Eternal

Wayne and Kitty meet again for the first time in a very long while. in their excitement to reconnect they also examine their loose connections to Calvin, an excitable weaver fresh from Shadow.

Music and Editing by Will Lovendahl

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.

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Skyjacks: Episode 4

With the crew ready to take a risk by attacking The Civility, our heroes must put together a plan of attack. Even with the element of surprise a battle with such a large ship could be costly.

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Reference to underage drinking 0:03:45-0:05:55

MUSIC
Arne Parrott

EDITING
Casey Toney

INSPIRATION
The Decemberists
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Genesys

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
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Metatopia & Thousand Arrows ft. James Mendez Hodes

James Mendez Hodes is a Filipino American TTRPG writer, developer, editor, and sensitivity reader. His latest creation, Thousand Arrows: a Samurai Action & Drama TTRPG is now on Kickstarter.

James and Daniel discussed whether or not you have to be Japanese to write a game set in Japan. They dove into their academic histories and much more!

Follow James on social media @LulaVampiro and check out his blog at jamesmendezhodes.com

Back Thousand Arrows on Kickstarter until Nov. 30 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/galileogames/thousand-arrows-a-samurai-action-and-drama-ttrpg?ref=project_tweet

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or ataznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson