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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.

425. The Price of Coal Part 4

Things go from bad to worse. In the middle of a harsh winter and influenza season with the miners struggling to organize management hires Pinkertons. In the face of such harsh conditions, the miners turn from thoughts of unity to plans for revenge.

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424. The Price of Coal Part 3

Workers in an Ohio coal mine strike to protest their conditions. This excites the West Virginia workers who are hungry for a movement. However, the companies are attempting to pull scabs amongst the West Virginia miners with promises of extra work and money. It is a critical moment and they need to band together and believe in the strength of their union.

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423. The Price of Coal Part 2

The miners and their families struggle as management tightens their grip on the community, raising prices in the company store. John Bailey tries to win the hearts of new hires as Lester Baird insists they become accustomed to the grim reality.

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422. The Price of Coal Part 1

Jennifer Adcock leads James, Beaz, Paulomi Pratap, and Alex Flanigan through character creation for The Price of Coal. They create the residents of a small Appalachian mining town who have some extremely tangled lives and desperately need better treatment at work.

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421. Danksgiving Part 2

James, JPC, Brad and Alex struggle to remember the convoluted character histories they created together just moments ago. Alan Rickman confidently advocates that he is capable of using a knife to the only man to ever overdose on marijuana- then the mummy Latharnicock shows up… a reminder, these are some of the best improvisers left in Chicago.

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420. Danksgiving Part 1

On the fabled haunted site where Kevin Smith wrote Mallrats, “The Dog Cafe” weed shop is preparing to throw a thank you dinner for the people who supported the Kickfunder that helped them open their doors. Grab a generous mug of baked beans from the boiling dumpster, pick your favorite strain, and get ready to travel to a plane beyond our own!

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419. Heart Beats Part 2

Can heart transplant surgery cure homophobia? Will an underappreciated sibling’s ruse impersonating their more attractive counterpart result in bliss or disaster? Will a daring risk-taker perform a dangerous exploratory surgery to satisfy a medical insurance provider in a dark quid pro quo? Can something terrible please happen to Huckamule Kidcutter who is just THE WORST?

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This series draws a lot of comedy from inappropriate conduct in a medical setting. James’ character repeatedly references losing child patients though no children are hurt in the course of the actual story. There is also frequent reference to how broken the US healthcare system and particularly health insurance is.

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418. Heart Beats Part 1

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This series draws a lot of comedy from inappropriate conduct in a medical setting. James’ character repeatedly references losing child patients though no children are hurt in the course of the actual story. There is also frequent reference to how broken the US healthcare system and particularly health insurance is.

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417. Sentinel Comics Part 5

Our heroes continue their dramatic final confrontation with some of the world’s most dastardly villains. However, each villain they defeat seems to be reduced to harmless inanimate objects just like their previous confrontation. This begs the question: Are any of these fights real? Is it even possible to defeat the person behind this and return the city to normal?

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416. Sentinel Comics Part 4

Our heroes receive a warning from a giant disembodied eye to “stay out of its affairs.” Strangely, they choose to ignore that warning. The rush to confront the masked figure trying to rewrite reality for San Lasuras— as it appears to be transforming back into San Alonzo.

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