65. Turn with Brie Sheldon

Brie Sheldon returns to talk about Turn, their game about shapeshifters in a small town. We look at destructive & deconstructive approaches to PbtA, as well as why the small-town setting is so integral to the play experience.

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Episode 1: Up in Smoke

Hig, Inez, Emmett, and Zadie, four of the Land’s chosen Dogs, arrive in a town under fire after bolt from the blue shakes up local law enforcement.

Iron Hides is a fantasy weird western in which the Land is alive and deadly. Our main story follows four Dogs on their never-ending Odyssey across a wide and varied landscape, doing their best to keep themselves and others alive, and mitigate the age old conflict between humanity and nature.

Emily E. Meo

Paulomi S. Pratap

Monster of the Week (Hacked)


Skyjacks: Episode 4

With the crew ready to take a risk by attacking The Civility, our heroes must put together a plan of attack. Even with the element of surprise a battle with such a large ship could be costly.

Reference to underage drinking 0:03:45-0:05:55

Arne Parrott

Casey Toney

The Decemberists


64. Dana & Hamish Cameron are Dinosaur Princesses

Dana & Hamish are here to discuss making Dinosaur Princesses an approachable and fun game for players and GMs of all ages and skill levels. From its core of cooperative play to fun coloring-book elements, Dinosaur Princesses is about all kinds of friends supporting each other’s creativity.

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279. Mission Accomplished

After thwarting a potentially world-ending crisis, a UN task force of super spies still has to go through an employee review.

Back it Here!

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Twitch Page
Youtube Archive

Register to Vote
Find your Senators
Find your Congressmen
Make 5 Calls
Trans Lifeline
Trevor Project

Metatopia & Thousand Arrows ft. James Mendez Hodes

James Mendez Hodes is a Filipino American TTRPG writer, developer, editor, and sensitivity reader. His latest creation, Thousand Arrows: a Samurai Action & Drama TTRPG is now on Kickstarter.

James and Daniel discussed whether or not you have to be Japanese to write a game set in Japan. They dove into their academic histories and much more!

Follow James on social media @LulaVampiro and check out his blog at jamesmendezhodes.com

Back Thousand Arrows on Kickstarter until Nov. 30 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/galileogames/thousand-arrows-a-samurai-action-and-drama-ttrpg?ref=project_tweet

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or ataznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Series 10.2 – Traveller with Ryan from SotC (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode in the 10th series. On today’s episode, we finish creating our characters in the Lifepath game, Traveller, with Ryan from the Shadow of the Cabal podcast! Will one of our new heroes suffer the fate that this game is so infamous for?




Guests and Projects:

Ryan B: @theprimesauce (https://twitter.com/theprimesauce)



00:00:00 – Announcements

00:04:53 – Recap

00:05:11 – Term 2

00:21:06 – Term 3

00:34:37 – Benefits

00:44:13 – Team Backstories

01:09:41 – Episode Closer

01:12:20 – Show Blurbs!


Game systems and materials discussed in this episode:



Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Clip 1: Traveller in Time (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/THANASIS_G/PIRATE_BAY/Traveller_in_time) by THANASIS G. (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/THANASIS_G/)

Clip 2: Shadow of the Cabal main theme (https://shadowofthecabal.com)

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)


Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast:

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Our Network: http://oneshotpodcast.com

Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

71. Jeff Dieterle

Award-winning larp designer Jeff Dieterle joins us for a talk about music, magic, stupid games, and kiss jail.

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Episode 2: The Hart Breaker’s Ball

Dashing through a sound hole Calvin runs into Kitty Hart, a fast-talking gal made of glass. She’s anything but fragile though. Ever “helpful” Calvin decides to accompany her to a ball full of potentially dangerous beings.

Music and Editing by Will Lovendahl

17. Games Are Political

We talk about acknowledging—and embracing—the inherent politics of game design.



Intro music credits:

New Ages 1 from Little Big Dog Ears.


Design Doc Theme by Pat King.