Today we are bidding farewell to one of our founding leaders and most cherished friends. Kat Kuhl will be stepping down from her leadership role at One Shot and start pursuing creative projects independently. We as business partners came to a disagreement about how the business should be run, and decided to move in different directions. We saw this decision as important not only to our careers but the health of our friendship. Ultimately our friendship was most important to both of us.
We support Kat wholeheartedly and want to see her continue to succeed in whatever she chooses to do next. Although we are parting ways professionally, we want to assure everyone that James, Kat, and One Shot are all on good terms. You’ll still hear Kat on one shot shows.
Obviously, with someone as important and influential as Kat leaving the network, there will be concerns over what is happening to projects she was involved with. To put fears to rest and prepare you for changes, we are providing some details below.
Kat was the GM and showrunner for Campaign. Ultimately we feel the current story is hers and it would be wrong to keep the show in its current incarnation without her. For that reason Campaign will be changing, but not immediately.
We currently have several months of recorded for Campaign including the current arc, Evil Campaign, and the Firefly mini-series. Once Kat decided she wanted to leave the company, Campaign was placed on an official hiatus. Starting this week Campaign will return from hiatus and assume a bi-weekly schedule until the end of the current arc. James will be taking over editing and posting duties and Campaign will have the same regularity as One Shot.
We feel the end of the current arc is the most logical stopping point for the official story. This run will also include the end of the current arc of Evil Campaign along with a new arc for the Bluebird crew.
There are Campaign episodes recorded after the end of the current arc. They will be released to the One Shot Network Secret Archive after we reach the end of our current arc. Those episodes will be considered “Nebulous Kanan.”
The Campaign live show at Gencon this year will feature Tryst, Leenik, and Bacta along with some of your favorite side characters. It will be set after the official series end of Campaign and will be part of our fond and almost certainly tearful goodbye to the story.
The Campaign feed will continue after the conclusion of our Star Wars series. We always envisioned Campaign as One Shot’s longform storytelling show. It will continue to be that after Kat’s departure and the end of her story. We are currently in pre-production for a new ongoing game for the Campaign feed. Both John Patrick Coan and Johnny O’Mara have agreed to stay on as players and James will be taking over as GM. We will be releasing more details as we get closer to the launch of our new campaign.
We understand how important Campaign is to our fans. Seeing your investment in the story and characters over the years has been a huge source of joy for us. That game was also important to everyone involved with making it. We hope you understand why we are choosing to end the story, and ask that you join us as we take the campaign concept to a new story.
The Dungeon Dome, A Woman With Hollow Eyes, and The One Shot Podcast
As we said before, Kat is still on good terms with the network. She will continue to work with us on productions in a performer capacity. You can look forward to seeing Mega Starlight Surprise and Kitty Hart in future productions of The Dungeon Dome and A Woman With Hollow Eyes. Kat will also continue to join us a guest on episodes of One Shot.
Working with Kat was an amazing experience for everyone at the network. She has helped build something incredible and we will always admire her for her creativity, compassion, and integrity. We look forward to seeing what she does next. It’s our hope that One Shot Heroes continue to support and celebrate Kat as she moves forward to the next stage of her career.
We will continue to honor Kat’s contributions to our network by producing entertaining shows, celebrating the roleplaying hobby, and working to keep our community accessible and inclusive
James D’Amato and The One Shot Team