everything is awesome 143 - brave and heroic decisions with James D'Amato

Everything is Awesome Episode 143 – Brave and Heroic Decisions w/ James D’Amato

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everything is awesome 143 - brave and heroic decisions with James D'Amato

In the year and a half since James D’Amato has been on the show, he has become a full time content creator, his network is transitioning one of its flagship shows from a beloved franchise to a built from the ground up universe, and wrote a book! We talk about what it takes to run the One Shot Network and what the future of Campaign is. James also discusses his new book, The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide.


James D’Amato is the creator and game master of the One Shot podcast, as well as several spinoff podcasts dedicated to RPG gameplay. He trained at Second City and iO in Chicago in the art of improvisational comedy. He now uses that education to introduce new people to role-playing and incorporates improvisational storytelling techniques to create compelling and entertaining stories for RPG campaigns and one-shot adventures.


The One Shot Podcast Network is committed to creating the most entertaining actual plays around. We bring improvisers, game designers, and other notable nerds together to record role playing sessions. Every month we feature a new game with a new cast of players. We want to explore every RPG imaginable and share it with the world!


You’ve chosen your class, bought your weapons, and rolled for your stats, and you’re now the proud owner of your own RPG (role-playing game) avatar. But before you begin your adventure, there’s so much more you can do with your character to make him or her your own! Just how evil is she? What does his dating profile look like? Where did she get that scar? What does he want for his birthday? With fill-in-the blank narratives, prompts, and fun activities to help you customize your character at the start of the game, or build out your backstory as you play, The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide will help you fully imagine your character and bring them to life for the ultimate gaming experience!


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All this and more on this weeks edition of Everything is Awesome!

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