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.

447. Dragon Age – The Red Jenny, Part 1

Episode Notes Join Meg, Rhi, and Paulomi as they venture together into Thedas, causing trouble for every single noble they encounter! GET NOIRLANDIA! Pick up an excellent game from some excellent people and support the TTRPG Bundle for Trans Rights in Texas! SUPPORT THE BUNDLE FOR UKRAINE! Let’s do what we can to help people...

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446. Gunfucks, Part 3

Episode Summary The Gunfucks finish up their combat outside of the Stygian Lock and we get to the other half of any looter-shooter game: loot! Episode Notes The Gunfucks finish up their combat outside of the Stygian Lock and we get to the other half of any looter-shooter game: loot! BUY GUNFUCKS Support Adira’s work!...

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445. Gunfucks, Part 2

Episode Summary This week, we start Gunfucks, by Adira Slattery! Join Bee, DJ, and Melissa as they venture to Planet Daemon in search of stygian locks and loot galore! Episode Notes This week, we start Gunfucks, by Adira Slattery! Join Bee, DJ, and Melissa as they venture to Planet Daemon in search of stygian locks...

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444. Gunfucks, Part 1

Episode Summary This week, we start Gunfucks, by Adira Slattery! Join Bee, DJ, and Melissa as they venture to Planet Daemon in search of stygian locks and loot galore! Episode Notes This week, we start Gunfucks, by Adira Slattery! Join Bee, DJ, and Melissa as they venture to Planet Daemon in search of stygian locks...

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443. Doing the Job, Part 2

Episode Summary We continue with Jeff, Taylor, Fabby, and Jess as they play Jeff’s Doing the Job, a game Descended from the Queen. You have all been booked to participate in this prestigious tournament. You have NOT … Show More Episode Notes We continue with Jeff, Taylor, Fabby, and Jess as they play Jeff’s Doing...

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442. Doing the Job, Part One

Episode Summary Join Jeff, Taylor, Fabby, and Jess as they play Jeff’s Doing the Job, a game Descended from the Queen. You have all been booked to participate in this prestigious tournament. You have NOT been booked … Show More Episode Notes Join Jeff, Taylor, Fabby, and Jess as they play Jeff’s Doing the Job,...

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441. Punk’s Been Dead Since ’79, Part Four

Episode Summary Naomi, Trish, and Specs make it into the NOBOBs, make some discoveries, and get a chance to perform live??? You’ve gotta hear it to believe it. Episode Notes Naomi, Trish, and Specs make it into the NOBOBs, make some discoveries, and get a chance to perform live??? You’ve gotta hear it to believe...

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440. Punk’s Been Dead Since ’79, Part Three

Episode Summary Naomi Terror, Trish Moon, and Specs make the long (45 minute) trip from Ridgeville Corners to Engagement, where the find that more is going on at the NOBoBs than expected. Episode Notes BUY PUNK’S BEEN DEAD SINCE ’79! Support Jeph’s work! CHECK OUT THE MUSIC OF TODD BARRIAGE! Amazing music! THE ULTIMATE MICRO...

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439. Punk’s Been Dead Since ’79, Part Two

Episode Summary Naomi Terror, Trish Moon, and Specs make the long (45 minute) trip from Ridgeville Corners to Engagement, where the find that more is going on at the NOBoBs than expected. Episode Notes BUY PUNK’S BEEN DEAD SINCE ’79! Support Jeph’s work! THE ULTIMATE MICRO RPG BOOK Get some games! THE ULTIMATE RPG GAMEMASTER’S...

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Punk’s Been Dead Since ’79, Part One

Episode Summary Meet Naomi Terror, Trish Moon, and Specs as the all meet up in Ridgeville Corners to go to the Northwest Ohio Battle of the Bands in Engagement, OH (halfway between Dayton and Marion). Episode Notes BUY PUNK’S BEEN DEAD SINCE ’79! Support Jeph’s work! THE ULTIMATE MICRO RPG BOOK Get some games! THE...

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