Interview 35 – One Shot Podcast

* (0:31) Introducing James and Kat from One Shot Podcast.

* (5:14) The history and structure of the show.

* (9:05) The value of an actual-play for introducing people to games.

* (15:03) Production and editing.

* (21:42) Distilling a game into an hour of recording.

* (31:23) One game on a desert island. Orson Welles and the green peaness.

* (40:48) The impact of having an improv troupe in a gaming group.

* (43:37) The effect of the podcast on their own gaming schedule.

* (45:46) The role of Vlad the Muppet.

* (47:58) Empathy, imagination, and roleplaying. The book, Zapp!

* (57:55) You can find both shows on their website and follow them on Twitter (James here, Kat here).

Hosts: Chad, Chris, Dan

Guests: James, Kat

Comments (11)

TritiumJune 4th, 2015 at 2:20 am

Topika is the most central city in the continental US.

TritiumJune 4th, 2015 at 2:27 am

Ok, scratch that. Topeka (fixed spelling…) may be marginally closer to the geographic center of the continental US, but isn’t that much different than KC.

ChrisJune 4th, 2015 at 7:45 am

Thanks for the clarification. I was worried for a moment, because Topika is town filled with jerks.

DanJune 4th, 2015 at 11:39 am

That sounds about right. I knew the geographic center was closer to Kansas than Missouri. What I was referring to was the distribution of population and culture.

PhilOfCalthJune 5th, 2015 at 4:16 am

What’s with the extensive Chris hate coming out of Dan?

K-MechJune 5th, 2015 at 5:11 am

Phil, that’s just the way they interact. They’ve explained that many times over the years.

ChrisJune 5th, 2015 at 8:01 am

Phil, it’s because he literally hates me

DanJune 6th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Yeah, I have much love for Chris. We just bust on each other all the time. While it’s not culturally unique to our area, I’ve come to learn that the extent to which we do it may be unique to St. Louis.

DJZachLortonJune 9th, 2015 at 3:08 pm

The “Yes, and” is SO important to improv, and in many ways, to roleplaying. The reason for that type of roleplay is to instill trust in your fellow players, ti create cohesiveness in the party, and to unite everyone for the sake of the game. It’s my favorite aspect of roleplaying, and those who use that method of improv in their roleplay are such a benefit to the group and the game.

BluebogleJuly 21st, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Wow! Two of my favorite podcasts on the same show. This is so awesome!

BluebogleJuly 21st, 2015 at 3:15 pm

James and Kat do a great job of introducing the idea of role playing games to the uninitiated in a fantastic way, while also making the show highly accessible and entertaining for seasoned players. It’s really one of the best, evangelic programs for RPGs.

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