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.
Valerian and Other face the full consummation of their marriage. IF they both remain on the path set before them as scions, then they will shed their mortal formats and become a god. The future of their cultures and life on their world depends on their actions in this tender moment of true vulnerability.
James and Jeeyon create Valerian and Other, scions of ancient gods in a dying world. For centuries the world had been in slow collapse with cultures and their gods disappearing making an alarming number of biomes uninhabitable. Now two unlikely cultures have come together to unite their ways of life and gods in hopes that this union might save the world. Can these young scions overcome their cultural differences and consecrate their marriage on their wedding night?
The court has heard some extremely compelling testimony about Bruce Orson and his relationship to his alleged victim Abigail Burke. However, one figure has stood out through all of that testimony: The Shadow Lady, an extra-dimensional entity with the power to control minds. Could she have something to do with this terrible crime?
Emily Burke, Abigail's sister takes the stand and gives the court better insight into Abigail's personality and potential conflicts within her social group. Then Abigail's boyfriend Max Bonner testifies and we learn some extremely relevant information about an individual in the social group Abigail kept at the Yellow Jacket Lounge. Finally, Roberta Orson, the accused's mother takes the stand and we learn about the reservations she had about her son's friends.
Dominique Dickey guides James, Ali Barthwell, and CJ Tuor through their courtroom storytelling RPG: Trial. We show you the over-the-top case of Bruce Orson, a Black man on trial for the murder of Abigail Burke, a white woman. We start off with the testimony of Clayton Mosely, the arresting officer. To put things generously, he is not very good at his job.
The household prepares to face the Hexarch and an empire's worth of power gaming to claim the power held in Shine's heart. They bask in the few remaining sweet quiet moments they have together and try to say the words they never could before the calamity of war.
Shine attempts to bring everyone together after the fight with a brilliant plan: Special Family Dinner. Surely nothing can go wrong with an elaborate social activity built on expectations of perfection and an earnest belief that it will fix everything.
We continue moving through our character creation questions fleshing out our characters, home, and world! Once everything is in order, we start playing. Of course, any house containing beings as temperamental as Lament and Azranel with someone as flippant as Shine is bound to descend into bickering. Thankfully Sorrel is ready to be the adult this house has needed.