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.

128. Fool’s Journey/Tanya DePasse

This week ONE SHOT is offering a double feature! First up Kat and James play Fool’s Journey with the game’s creator Cheyenne Wall-Grimes. For that you get three unique stories inspired by an arrangement of Tarot Cards.

Next up, James talks with Tanya DePass of the “I Need Diverse Games” hashtag. #INDG Together they try to clarify what folks mean when they ask for diversity and how that could have a positive impact on the gaming community.


BONUS! Boxing Day Dread

Peter Williams and James Freetly finish a night of improv at The Annoyance, and begin their journey home. Will their sense of holiday charity cost them, and celebrated Hollywood actor John Malkovich, THEIR LIVES!?

127. Traction Park Part 2

After desperately trying to slake your thirst on chlorinated water, blood, and bees the delirium of thirst has begun to set in. Your dummy companion begins to appear more attractive as you are only sure of two things:

  1. There is at least $500 in this park which will be YOURS.
  2. You have a great butt.

126. Traction Park

Your brother lost $500 in the most terrifyingly unsafe amusement park in the United States. Using only your wits, uncanny ability to horde, and exit rooms based on cardinal directions must get it back.

125. Dead Scare Part 2

Escaping Brooklyn is a life threatening nightmare, but is it any safer trying to cut through the heart of the city?

25. Japanese Game Design

Matt Sanchez and Andy Kitowski are the two brilliant minds behind Kotodama Heavy Industries. You’ll recognize their work on games that have been translated from Japanese into english like Tenra Bansho: ZERO, Ryuutama, and Shinobigami. They about the history and development of RPGs in Japan, Japanese gaming culture, and the process of translating a game.

124. Dead Scare Part 1

It’s a sunny saturday in Brooklyn 1953. The local public school is holding a bake sale to raise funds for extra supplies. Everyone is pitching in! Teachers, students, parents… AND THE LIVING DEAD.

123. Shinobigami Part 3

The battle for the mirror turns violent as ninja take their quiet shadow feud into the streets. Blood will be shed. Secrets will be revealed. The cool parts of the game that the audience was missing will be explained.

122. Shinobigami Part 2

Things start to heat up as our ninja have moved past the information gathering stage and the quest for the black mirror breaks out into the first conflict.

121. Shinobigami Part 1

Maxwell Akiyam of the Hasuba Ninja army steals a sacred mirror in order to use its power to perform a dark ritual. However this attracts the attention of Karin Shamone of the Oni clan, Floyd Charbanaux of the Kurama Shin, and a mysterious young woman named Yata Kagami, who all seem to have designs of their own for the powerful artifact.