On the very first episode of Character Evolution Cast we sit down with James D’Amato, host of the ONE SHOT podcast, to learn about how incorporating character voices can enhance your play experience.


James D’Amato

Twitter: [@OneShotRPG][1]

One Shot Network Twitter: [@OneShotNetwork][2]

One Shot Network Website: [One Shot Website][3]

Dungeon Dome Card Game Twitter: [@DungeonDome][4]

Dungeon Dome Card Game Website: [bit.ly/dungeondome][5]

Pre-Order: [The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide][6]


00:00:00 – Announcements

00:01:46 – Introductions

00:05:20 – Why James started One Shot

00:08:33 – Amelia has a fangirl moment

00:11:05 – James talks about his favorite character

00:13:25 – Character growth and evolution

00:17:39 – We get an idea for another show

00:18:11 – Why should people give RPGs a try?

00:22:18 – Moving from playing to designing

00:28:19 – Character Evolution Cast talks about voices

00:29:15 – Why is James our expert?

00:30:27 – Why should people use character voices?

00:32:41 – What if you are really shy?

00:40:00 – How does using a character voice help you play better?

00:40:36 – Playing close to/far from the spine

00:47:27 – Techniques (and not just accents!)

00:48:00 – Spine work/posture

00:50:03 – Adding/changing emotion

00:54:52 – Jim McClure makes million dollar deals

00:59:15 – Impressions

01:03:12 – Being conscious and respectful in your performance

01:10:25 – Choosing the right voice

01:12:02 – Ryan and Amelia give it a try

01:23:49 – Maintaining a voice for a long time

01:32:08 – Noisy Person Cards

01:39:04 – Moving your voice around

01:41:58 – Just let yourself have fun!

01:43:04 – PLUGS!

01:44:58 – Episode Closer


Opening: [Meditation Impromptu 03][7] by [Kevin MacLeod][8]

Clip 1: Adventure by Be Your Own Pet ([One Shot Podcast][9] Theme)

Clip 2: [Hero (Remix)][10] by [Steve Combs][11]

Main Theme: [Endless Motion][12] by [Ben Sound][13]

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast][14]

Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning][15]

Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune][16]

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

Our Network: https://oneshotpodcast.com/

[1]: https://twitter.com/OneShotRPG
[2]: https://twitter.com/OneShotNetwork
[3]: https://oneshotpodcast.com//
[4]: https://twitter.com/DungeonDome
[5]: https://bit.ly/dungeondome
[6]: https://amzn.to/2Jl2E2f
[7]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03
[8]: http://incompetech.com
[9]: https://oneshotpodcast.com//
[10]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix
[11]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/
[12]: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro
[13]: https://www.bensound.com/
[14]: https://twitter.com/CreationCast
[15]: https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning
[16]: https://twitter.com/lordneptune

About the Author
Meghan Dornbrock knows that books are true magic, and has a weak spot for storytelling rogue-kings. An artist, animator, and all-around games enthusiast, she’s fascinated by the many different ways there are to tell a good story and is eager to see what’ll come next. Eventually she will die on Mars, but currently she lives in the uncool part of Brooklyn. Follow her on twitter or on her website.

One comment on “Character Evolution Cast E01 – Voices with James D’Amato

  1. Tim says:

    James, if you have time you don’t need in your life (like sleeping – no-one needs that) and want to make some more money, you should do seminars or courses on voice acting and character and voice development.
    Epic episode guys, really fun and very informative.
    I’ve only really started doing voices in the last year and half but I find it’s really great for getting into character and just as you’ve said sometimes the voice informs the character just as the character informs the voice.
    Looking forward to more of these if they’re all going to be this good (Yeah, that’s right set the standard at James D’Amato ^_^)

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