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One Shot

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Rank #24 in Games category

Comedy
Improv
Leisure
Games
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One Shot is a podcast about role playing games. Every month, host and Game Master James D'Amato leads a group of players on a self-contained adventure. Every adventure will be wrapped up in 4-5 episodes in time for a new story, in a new system, with new players the following month. One Shot will explore ever RP system possible to give listeners a sampling of the possibilities in the wide wild of role playing.

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One Shot is a podcast about role playing games. Every month, host and Game Master James D'Amato leads a group of players on a self-contained adventure. Every adventure will be wrapped up in 4-5 episodes in time for a new story, in a new system, with new players the following month. One Shot will explore ever RP system possible to give listeners a sampling of the possibilities in the wide wild of role playing.

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Thoughtful and Exciting

By Frankly Imperial - Sep 16 2019
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Wonderful storytelling with excellent cast members and an incredibly hardworking and talented host. You never know what you’re gonna get but you can always expect a bumpy ride.

I like this show

By ChelsEw0ng - Mar 25 2019
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It’s fun, I learn about games, it makes me laugh.

iTunes Ratings

700 Ratings
Average Ratings
655
21
9
5
10

Thoughtful and Exciting

By Frankly Imperial - Sep 16 2019
Read more
Wonderful storytelling with excellent cast members and an incredibly hardworking and talented host. You never know what you’re gonna get but you can always expect a bumpy ride.

I like this show

By ChelsEw0ng - Mar 25 2019
Read more
It’s fun, I learn about games, it makes me laugh.

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One Shot

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One Shot is a podcast about role playing games. Every month, host and Game Master James D'Amato leads a group of players on a self-contained adventure. Every adventure will be wrapped up in 4-5 episodes in time for a new story, in a new system, with new players the following month. One Shot will explore ever RP system possible to give listeners a sampling of the possibilities in the wide wild of role playing.

117. Rogue Trader Part 1

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40,000 years after the start of common era (which also happens to coincide with certain religious events) and several hundred million years before the events of Numenera, the galaxy is torn by war. Humanity is lead by an immortal god king kept living by eating 1,000 psychics a day. The universe is full of hostile alien life, strife, and cultural stagnation. Thorough out man's corrupt imperium perhaps there is no group more wicked, more callously focused on personal gain, than the crew of The Golden Corral.

Oct 12 2015

1hr 28mins

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203. Cthulhu Dark

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In 1999 Chicago is home to many eclectic shops and locations. Businesses that are so specific, or poorly run, that only the hippest of the hip can stand dealing with them. "The Chumb Buffet CDs, Tapes" is one such business, run by hapless underachievers, and patronised by misfits.

This unassuming store is about to confront incomprehensible horror.

Jun 05 2017

1hr 4mins

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217. The Tearable RPG

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Three elite FBI agents are deployed to "Evil Island" to participate in a Kung Fu Tournament run by the mysterious Art Vandelay. This mission is unclear, their powers are vaguely defined and their enemies are cartoonish parodies of people. This gets out of hand in the best ways possible.

Sep 11 2017

1hr 38mins

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329. Girl Underground Part 1

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Growing up can be difficult even when you have three moms. There are so many things the world around you and the people who love you want you to be. Sometimes you need to figure out who you are for yourself... with the help of a talking tiger, a hero, a tree giant, and a horrible goose.

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 2mins

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238. Swords Without Master

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A caravan stretches across a harsh and unforgiving desert. Mixed with the merchants, dignitaries, pilgrims, and travelers are The Rogues. Heroes whom no thing living or dead can claim.

Jan 29 2018

1hr 9mins

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316. Coffee Detective Part 1

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Welcome to the gator infested town of Berlin Jr: The Chicago of Florida. Normally known for its gator rallies, meat sauces, and clock'o'bell. Unfortunately, now it may be known for another thing: MURDER.

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Jul 29 2019

1hr 5mins

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168. Dialect Part 1

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A martian colony is cut off from Earth for decades. Overs this time they begin to develop a unique, if cultish culture. Words take on new meanings as the colonists struggle to find a home on their new planet.

Oct 03 2016

1hr 9mins

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273. Kids on Bikes Part 1

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We enter the sleepy midwestern town of Pumpkin Hollow where a group of middle school students and their science teacher are being stalked by a mysterious horror.

In this episode, James is joined by guests Patrick Rothfuss, Liz Anderson, Pranks Paul, and Stephen Kropa to play 80's adventure game Kids on Bikes. James and his players start out by creating the eerie midwestern town of Pumpkin Hollow! Home of the World's Largest Something and the latest which trial in the US.

Oct 01 2018

1hr 19mins

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248. Honey Heist: The Ballad of Lincoln's Ghost

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Two "bears" go to Honey Con 2017 to make the score of a lifetime, but as they are wont to be the best-laid plains of men and bears are prone to folly.

Apr 09 2018

1hr 48mins

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The Overshare 128: Reunion

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Alex and James sit down with JPC and MJ Lyons and discover exactly how rusty James can be at improv.

Jun 03 2019

1hr 11mins

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109. Numenera Part 1

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An odd band of travelers are on a journey to investigate the mysteries of the Ninth World. They find themselves just past the mountains that separate The Steadfast from the largely uncivilized western part of the Numenera super-continent. Now on the wandering walk our heroes must attempt to understand the wonders they behold.​

Aug 17 2015

1hr 7mins

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151. Red Markets Part 2

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Loman and the Moths are in the middle of a heated negotiation. IF they manage to secure this job they could score enough bounty to leave the loss behind for good. If they fail they could end up losing yet another job to The American snipers. Everything is on the line and they don't even know what they have to do yet.

Jun 06 2016

1hr 7mins

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257. Paranoia Part 1

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Newly dubbed Reds Krl and Glave hazily come out of a drug-induced haze to start their first day as troubleshooters. They've been tasked to fix some malfunctioning toilets. Hopefully, this shouldn't be too much of a problem thanks to Tacoma their Orange supervisor.

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Jun 11 2018

1hr 5mins

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114. 13th Age

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A group of four rag tag heroes take a job acting on behalf of what they believe to be the church of the Golden Wyrm. Stuck alone in the dark depths they awaken something truly terrible. As a result they are confronted with a​​n opponent more terrible than they have ever faced before: grief. Can they over come their loss to once again seal the horrors they have unleashed?

Sep 21 2015

1hr 12mins

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263. Zombie World Part 1

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Sarah Richardson joins us to show off Magpie's latest horror game: Zombie World. James, Alan, Tyler, and CJ become the instruments of their own destruction as they build their setting and characters together.

Jul 23 2018

1hr 4mins

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120. Mythic Mortals

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The opening night of Loosey Goosey Presents: The Any Fischer Story an improvised trial of the century goes horribly wrong as James D'Amato is kidnapped by a horrible monster during the opening. It is up to his girlfriend, little sister, and scene partner to discover their superpowers, rescue James, and save the show.

Nov 02 2015

2hr 6mins

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289. Kagematsu Part 1

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A small village robbed of its men by a long and brutal war attempts to lure a passing Ronin to defend their village against a mysterious threat. Also, everyone is WAY too competitive about it.

Jan 07 2019

1hr 8mins

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300. The Watch Part 1

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James, Mel, and The Broad Swords build characters and develop their setting for The Watch!

Mar 25 2019

1hr 1min

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174. City of Mist Part 2

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Excalibur, Declan, and Post Mortem find themselves under attack by the mysterious car that ran down Brom Van Brunt. Who is this attacker? What is their connection to Helix Labs? Are Excalibur and Declan destined to hook up again!?

Nov 14 2016

1hr 44mins

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326. Hex Ed Part 1

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Eloree is a normal student at a liberal and esoteric arts college, and she has a potions paper to write at the end of her first term. Unfortunately, she hates potions and all of the necessary reference material is checked out at the library which means she'll have to get creative...

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 2mins

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334. Iron Edda Part 3

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The battle against the surprise attack reaches its climax. We learn the Jarl is perhaps not super trustworthy and a teen hero cracks under the responsibility o his great power.

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Dec 09 2019

59mins

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333. Iron Edda Part 2

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Some people just want to go on a school field trip, but the dwarves want to wipe out humanity, which means Balbadon is going to ruin everything.

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Dec 02 2019

54mins

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332. Iron Edda Part 1

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James sits down with Tracy, Liz, Mike, and Adira to create characters and a community for Iron Edda.

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 5mins

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331. Girl Underground Part 3

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Fae must confront the Crowan King alongside her friends to stop him from collecting people's personalities like so man shiny baubles. But what might this act of heroism cost her and her friends?

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 14mins

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330. Girl Underground Part 2

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After making a few friends our heroine learns that The Underground is also home to many dangers. 

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Nov 04 2019

57mins

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329. Girl Underground Part 1

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Growing up can be difficult even when you have three moms. There are so many things the world around you and the people who love you want you to be. Sometimes you need to figure out who you are for yourself... with the help of a talking tiger, a hero, a tree giant, and a horrible goose.

Get James' new book!
Review The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide

Oct 28 2019

1hr 2mins

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328. Hex Ed Part 3

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Ellory races to find a magic ghost who will hopefully give her a way to avoid writing her paper. Even with the help of her familiar, Beans, and a stink lizard it will be a difficult task to find the ghost before he has already given out his A for the year.

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 10mins

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327. Hex Ed Part 2

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Ellory wraps up her first night of adventure, but to do it she'll have to confront the mystery person who publishes her favorite zines. Will this help her write her paper? What if she does something embarrassing? What if she thinks they are hot!? (they are) Will Ellory be able to buckle down on night two, or will she look for an easy way out?

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 14mins

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326. Hex Ed Part 1

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Eloree is a normal student at a liberal and esoteric arts college, and she has a potions paper to write at the end of her first term. Unfortunately, she hates potions and all of the necessary reference material is checked out at the library which means she'll have to get creative...

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 2mins

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325. Haven: City of Violence Part 3

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I didn't get to listen to this one before posting, but my editor assures me there is a fisting joke.

CONTENT WARNING: Some unconscionably rude jokes in this one.

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Oct 01 2019

1hr 14mins

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324. Haven: City of Violence Part 2

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The brave officers of P.I.S.S. get attacked in the line of duty. 

CONTENT WARNING: Some pretty rude jokes in this one.

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Sep 23 2019

1hr 3mins

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323. Haven: City of Violence Part 1

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The folks from One Shot West fill in for James while he is on bereavement leave. They play Haven: City of Violence, a game you might be familiar with from System Mastery.

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 3mins

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322. For the Queen: Doubter's Faith

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A small kingdom with waning power has recently crowned a young queen who might have the ability to turn things around, but not without affecting those who hold her dear.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 21mins

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321. Hearts of Magic Part 3

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The sound of wind rattling bones shares a tender moment with the entropomancer sent by The Order. Unrest in the city grows as the humans in the order and the witches fail to see the joke.

CONTENT WARNING: Sex.

Sep 03 2019

54mins

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320. Hearts of Magic Part 2

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The Order's inspector visits The Home of House Rapture for a dance. A routine diplomatic obligation initiates a change that will affect the city for decades. Also, that poor idiot made of chalk finally gets some help.

CONTENT WARNING: Parts 2 and 3 of this series will have sexual content.

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Aug 26 2019

59mins

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319. Hearts of Magic Part 1

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A random intersection of shifting leylines has turned a once unimportant and mostly ignored city into nexus of magical power. The Order seeks to control this power and prevent it from enabling a civil revolution. The Witches, a contingent of untrained citizens seek to harness magical power to throw off their oppressors. The Lords and Ladies, the historic fey rules of the city want to conduct business as usual.

In this tumult, we find three people who will soon be important to one another.

CONTENT WARNING: Parts 2 and 3 of this series will have sexual content.

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Aug 19 2019

1hr 9mins

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318. Coffee Detective Part 3

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Lil Bingo confronts Remmington Smuck in a jail cell with only his prison-issued crossbow (a legal requirement in the state of Florida) to defend himself. Also, the episode ends kinda early so we have plenty of bloopers from 2018 and 2019 to fill out the rest of the hour.

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Aug 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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317. Coffee Detective Part 2

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Things heat up as the secrets of Berlin Jr.: The Chicago of Florida grow to be exponentially less believable.

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Aug 05 2019

1hr 1min

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316. Coffee Detective Part 1

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Welcome to the gator infested town of Berlin Jr: The Chicago of Florida. Normally known for its gator rallies, meat sauces, and clock'o'bell. Unfortunately, now it may be known for another thing: MURDER.

Coffee Detective
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Jul 29 2019

1hr 5mins

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315. Turning Point Part 2

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As we dig further into the past memories get painful. Because we lived it matters so much more that we live well for everyone who did not. Of course that doesn't make the right choice any clearer.

CONTENT WARNING: Portrayal of people surviving the AIDS crisis. Heavy emotional content.

Jul 22 2019

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