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.

471. Avatar, Ep 4

Episode Summary Our benders have broken into the Fire Nation prison. Tonight, there’s gonna be a jailbreak! Episode Notes Our benders have broken into the Fire Nation prison. Tonight, there’s gonna be a jailbreak! LISTEN TO MYSTERY COUNTY MONSTER HUNTER’S CLUB! Check out the newest show on the Network! SUPPORT US ON PATREON! Help us...

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470. Avatar, Ep 3

Episode Summary Our benders make their way to the Fire Nation city, in search of friends and loved ones captured for “treason.” When they get there, they find much more than they bargained for! Episode Notes Our benders make their way to the Fire Nation city, in search of friends and loved ones captured for...

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469. Avatar, Ep, 2

Episode Summary Our benders finalize their pilot episode and discover what kinds of trouble they’ve got in store after they’ve met up and become… friends? Episode Notes Our benders finalize their pilot episode and discover what kinds of trouble they’ve got in store after they’ve met up and become… friends? CHECK OUT STILFLEET ON KICKSTARTER!...

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Skyjacks: Episode 156

Travis and Gable spend more time talking while they wait for Jonnit and Gable remembers something extremely important. Hip confronts the Red Feathers who are raiding the silo containing the Kessler Family Recipe (KFC.) Orimar arrives on the scene with Jonnit and Douglas close behind. CONTENT NOTE Main Show: Wild cosmic guilt, parental trauma, implied...

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468. Avatar, Ep 1

Episode Summary Bee Zelda leads an amazing cast through the character creation process for the Avatar RPG! Episode Notes Bee Zelda leads an amazing cast through the character creation process for the Avatar RPG! LISTEN TO MYSTERY COUNTY MONSTER HUNTER’S CLUB! Check out the newest show on the Network! SUPPORT US ON PATREON! Help us...

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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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