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.
Workers in an Ohio coal mine strike to protest their conditions. This excites the West Virginia workers who are hungry for a movement. However, the companies are attempting to pull scabs amongst the West Virginia miners with promises of extra work and money. It is a critical moment and they need to band together and believe in the strength of their union.
The miners and their families struggle as management tightens their grip on the community, raising prices in the company store. John Bailey tries to win the hearts of new hires as Lester Baird insists they become accustomed to the grim reality.
Jennifer Adcock leads James, Beaz, Paulomi Pratap, and Alex Flanigan through character creation for The Price of Coal. They create the residents of a small Appalachian mining town who have some extremely tangled lives and desperately need better treatment at work.
James, JPC, Brad and Alex struggle to remember the convoluted character histories they created together just moments ago. Alan Rickman confidently advocates that he is capable of using a knife to the only man to ever overdose on marijuana- then the mummy Latharnicock shows up... a reminder, these are some of the best improvisers left in chicago.
On the fabled haunted site where Kevin Smith wrote Mallrats, "The Dog Cafe" weed shop is preparing to throw a thank you dinner for the people who supported the Kickfunder that helped them open their doors. Grab a generous mug of baked beans from the boiling dumpster, pick your favorite strain, and get ready to travel to a plane beyond our own!
Can heart transplant surgery cure homophobia? Will an underappreciated sibling's ruse impersonating their more attractive counterpart result in bliss or disaster? Will a daring risk-taker perform a dangerous exploratory surgery to satisfy a medical insurance provider in a dark quid pro quo? Can something terrible please happen to Huckamule Kidcutter who is just THE WORST?
James, Danny, Joolz, and JV create some of the most questionable doctors imaginable for a hospital that I could not recommend visiting. Then they being to play through the WILDEST episode of television that I would 1000% watch.
Our heroes continue their dramatic final confrontation with some of the world's most dastardly villains. However, each villain they defeat seems to be reduced to harmless inanimate objects just like their previous confrontation. This begs the question: Are any of these fights real? Is it even possible to defeat the person behind this and return the city to normal?
Our heroes receive a warning from a giant disembodied eye to "stay out of its affairs." Strangely, they choose to ignore that warning. The rush to confront the masked figure trying to rewrite reality for San Lasuras— as it appears to be transforming back into San Alonzo.
Our heroes continue their battle against these dark-mirror villians! Not only do they fight to protect civilians diner, they pay the bill for themselves and their enemies, leaving a very generous tip just to prove a point. After the battle realize that this attack was part of a coordinated effort to support the plan of a far more sinister villain.