One Shot

One Shot is a podcast dedicated to role playing games and the fascinating narratives that evolve out of them. every month, Game Master James D’Amato will guide a new group of players through a different one shot adventure.

350. Casket Land Part 1

The community of Double Tree was once a vibrant place surrounding a miraculous well in the middle of a parched desert. Ten years ago that well started to dry up and the community’s luck went wit the water. Today Double Tree is a desolate place surrounded for miles by the cursed copses sealed away in black caskets. Four residents are about to be charged with a plan to save the community, but the only thanks they get might be a memorial of the death tree.

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Infant death, scarcity, violence and stigmatization based on physical appearance and disabilities, general  “western” genre themes

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349. Oh Captain My Captain: Scorpion Sea

The word has been reduced to a vast and empty desert by titanic monsters controlled by The Ruling Party. The only thing that stands against them is a massive mechanical scorpion commanded by an intrepid captain and his crew of resistance fighters. They are searching for an elusive prize that will set them all free.

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348. Oh Captain My Captain: Sub-Versive

The world is ruled by a ruthless empire and a courageous captain leads her fearless crew towards a prize that she believes will be their salvation.

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347. Isolated Part 2

In the aftermath of a landslide, under imminent threat from the Chicago Bears’ offensive line, loyalty between close friends, fathers and sons, and magician and  stage secrets are tested. Will they manage to find common ground in time to protect themselves, or will a murderous sports team have their revenge?

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346. Isolated Part 1

An outdoorsman father, his philosopher son, a friend with a criminal present, and a stage magician (all sports guys, by the way) enjoy a weekend retreat to an isolated cabin in the Rocky Mountains. Does this sound like the set up to a horror RPG? Because it’s definitely the set up for a horror RPG.

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345. Descent into Midnight Part 2

The action team of sea creatures with ill-defined senses of self and their teammate who is also a bus tries to unravel the mysterious thing that has destroyed the community of their closest neighbor. How will doing that change them, and can they survive that change?

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344. Descent into Midnight Part 1

Taylor LaBresh joins James and his guests Mel D’Amato, Darcy Ross, and Cory O’Brien to lead them through a session of Descent into Midnight. It’s an atmospheric speculative fiction RPG with wild worldbuilding and sci-fi marine biology. Everyone builds mind-boggling characters and their strange little world.

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343. Minimum Rage Part 3

It’s pageant time but weird haunted sailors are knocking at the door and dragging the Electric Flames into a nautically themed nether realm, which is historically bad for tips. Can the girls rally in time to save the pageant and club?

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342. Minimum Rage Part 2

The girls split up to get the club ready for the pageant, replace their salty liquor, and learn more about the mysterious book that Mother sent them. Can they figure everything out quickly enough to get ready for the show, or are things dead in the water?

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341. Minimum Rage Part 1

Electric Flames is a downtown institution with some of the best drag in the city. Who cares if it’s technically illegal and partially patronized by monsters from a nether realm? When the girls who run the joint are tasked by Mother to care for a strange old leather bound book just before a huge pageant everything gets thrown in jeopardy.

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