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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.

46. Time Watch Part 1

This week James and the board of the Chicago Loot Drop charity play the beta edition of Time Watch!

13. Voicing Characters

James discusses the art of voicing characters. This episode has improv techniques for developing character voices, advice on how to fudge certain voices you can’t do, and the secret to good voice work.

45. Princesses and Palaces Part 2

The royal hijinks continue as the princesses discover the gates to the lost castle in the kingdom of adventure. What sort of horrors await them inside? Skeltons? Litches? BOYS!?

44. Princesses and Palaces Part 1

This week James, Kat Murphy, Courtney Crary, and Justine Kruger embrace their inner ten year old girl to play Princesses and Palaces. Created by two parents to introduce role playing to their daughter P&P combines high adventure with girlish fun.

43. Gangland

This week James invited Alex Manich, Maggie Dempsey, and special guest cartoonist Kevin Budnik over to play Gangland. This game is special to James because he designed it. As you can imagine, being a James D’Amato system, it is gloriously dumb.

42. Lasers and Feelings Part 2

The Otherworld Theater Company is back! Captain Sheniqua Andromeda, sexy Space Doctor James Ambros III, and Bio-droid companion B.E.N.N.U. 4208 must investigate a quantum tunnel in order to save the galaxy from space zombies.

41. Lasers and Feelings Part 1

This week James is Joined by members of Chicago’s Otherworld Theater company for some high melodrama space adventure run in the truly delightful, Lasers and Feelings.

40. Call Of Cthulhu Pulp Heroes Part 2

Batman, Indiana Jones, James Bond, Tom Riddle, and The Doctor chase down the mysterious doctor Faust to recover the necromonicon. Their chase leads them to a conspiracy that could end up threatening the world, space time, and most importantly, AMERICA.

39. Pulp Cthulhu Part 1

In order to support our boys fighting over seas Wayne Industries has organized a charity auction to raise money for war bonds. The auction will rent antiquities from the Wayne private collection, as well as a few on loan from the nearby Miskatonic University.

38. Flight of the Robins Part 2

After finding the Flamingo and Black Mask dead at the hands of Deathstroke our heroes still have no idea what happened to Batman. Meanwhile the Joker and Mad Hatter are missing from Arkham, and army of hypnotized teens in red hoods is doing dirty work all over the city, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, someone has actually broken IN to Black Gate. When it rains it pours, and in Gotham it is monsoon season.