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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.

08. Death Race 1990

After defeating the Ninja invasion of Ancient Chinese Pizza, Inspector Jackie, Tommy, and Angela (a.k.a. Action Angel La La) must flee the wrath of the deadly Snake Skin Triad. Expect piston pulsing action as our heroes lead a high speed chase through the streets of New York. Can they evade ninjas on motorcycles and helicopters? Who is leading the Snake Skin Triad’s army of ninja? Can Chris Sims roll anything but critical failures? Find out on ONE SHOT!

Putting Together Your First Game Part 2

James continues his walk-through for making your first game. In this episode you’ll learn about accounting for player strengths, using differences in scale and differences in kind, and the ever important maintaining flexibility while knowing what is going to happen in the story.

Putting Together Your First Game Part 1

This is a big one folks. This is the first installment of a series where James walks you through the steps to setting up your very first game. In this part he breaks down a game into three essential components and he lays out the first two steps of session design.

09. The Serpent’s Den

Our heroes have battled their way through triads, ninja, and helicopters but not they find themselves face-to-beryllium steel face with Destro! Where Destro goes the legions of the dreaded Cobra Commander are sure to follow. Can our heroes overcome the most feared terrorist organization on earth!? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to this month’s ONE SHOT!

Rules Lawyers and How to Deal With Them

This week James tackles the subject of rules lawyers and how to talk them out of slowing down your game. Players can be difficult but sometimes all you need to do is choose your words carefully to make everyone at the table happy. If you have a question for James please send it to Jamesdamatoismagic@gmail.com

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!?

The Heart, Head, and X Factor

If you are running your first game, chances are you are stressed out. If you have just run your fist session and nothing wen right you are probably completely overwhelmed. The first step to running a great game is understanding who your party is and what they are after. On this episode of Crit Success we discuss understanding and categorizing player types with improv terms to help you get to know your party.

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.

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.

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!