One Shot

One Shot is a weekly actual play podcast that explores different role playing systems with self contained One Shot stories. A rotating cast of improvisers, game designers, and other notable nerds show off the variety and diversity in RPGs bring you a new game every month!

James D’Amato is a comedian, author, and game designer living in Chicago. You might recognize him from ABC’s The Toy Box, or his book The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide, or from an angry political tweet he made that blew up.

James trained in improv for years at The Second City Conservatory and iO Theater before using those lessons to share his love of gaming with the world. In the years since he worked to build the One Shot Network around the idea of making RPGs more accessible and the tabletop community more inclusive.

467. Havok Brigade, Ep 4

Episode Summary Things come to a head as the Havok Brigade finishes their drinks and waits for the wedding to happen! Episode Notes Things come to a head as the Havok Brigade finishes their drinks and waits for the wedding to happen! HAVOK BRIGADE! Get to raiding! LISTEN TO MYSTERY COUNTY MONSTER HUNTER’S CLUB! Check...

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BONUS: Mystery County Monster Hunter Club S3E1

Episode Summary Time to welcome Mystery County Monster Hunter’s Club to One Shot! MCMHC is an improvised Monster of the Week actual play, and now it’s part of the One Shot Podcast Network! Give the premiere of S3 a l… Show More Episode Notes Time to welcome Mystery County Monster Hunter’s Club to One Shot!...

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466. Havok Brigade, Ep 3

Episode Summary Orcs in a zoo! What could go wrong?? Episode Notes Orcs in a zoo! What could go wrong?? HAVOK BRIGADE! Get to raiding! LISTEN TO MYSTERY COUNTY MONSTER HUNTER’S CLUB! Check out the newest show on the Network! SUPPORT US ON PATREON! Help us keep doing what we’re doing and get tons of...

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Episode 305 – Rude, Prude and Full of Attitude

As Susan continues to de-age, the Club’s main focus shifts to a sure-fire way to contain the new youths: a boy-girl party, hosted at the Dojo. And no party is complete without the world’s most special DJ.

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465. Havok Brigade, Ep 2

Episode Summary Everyone knows the best way to break into a human city is by anatomically horrific moose-cow, right? Right? Episode Notes Everyone knows the best way to break into a human city is by anatomically horrific moose-cow, right? Right? HAVOK BRIGADE! Get to raiding! LISTEN TO MYSTERY COUNTY MONSTER HUNTER’S CLUB! Check out the...

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464. Havok Brigade, Ep 1

Episode Summary It’s time to take back what the humans have taken from us! The Havok Brigade are heading into the city to destabilize and cause mayhem before the orcish invasion! Episode Notes It’s time to take back what the humans have taken from us! The Havok Brigade are heading into the city to destabilize...

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463. 1000 Year Old Vampire, Ep 3

Episode Summary Things come to an unexpected and climactic head for our immortals! How will their stories end? Episode Notes Things come to an unexpected and climactic head for our immortals! How will their stories end? THE ULTIMATE MICRO RPG BOOK Get some games! PRE-ORDER THE ULTIMATE RPG CHARACTER BACKSTORY GUIDE: EXPANDED GENRES EDITION! Get...

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462. 1000 Year Old Vampire, Ep 2

Episode Summary As the years pass for our vampires, they remember past events and how they were changed by them. Joy, tragedy, love, and loss all make the passage of years when you’re immortal. Episode Notes As the years pass for our vampires, they remember past events and how they were changed by them. Joy,...

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461. 1000 Year Old Vampire, Ep 1

Episode Summary In this first episode of the series, Dillin leads Andre, Christian, Danny, and Sarah as they begin making the vampires who have seen the passage of ages. Episode Notes In this first episode of the series, Dillin leads Andre, Christian, Danny, and Sarah as they begin making the vampires who have seen the passage of ages. THE ULTIMATE MICRO...

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460. Pitcrawler, Part 4

Dirt and Syrah and their new companion need to figure out how to get out of the tunnels! Being a former gravedigger comes in handy sometimes… SUPPORT MACGUFFIN & CO! Pick up some wonderful games from the wonderful folks at MacGuffin & Co.! THE ULTIMATE MICRO RPG BOOK Get some games! PRE-ORDER THE ULTIMATE RPG...

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