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Mar 20, 2019

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Companion's Tale by Laura Simpson. Purchase a copy here.

Recommended number of players: 3-5 players, Play time around 2-4 hours.

To play you'll need:
Rulebook,
Companion's Tale Cards,
Writing Utensils,
Blank Paper.

Companion's Tale is a GMless game that encourages you to find your own truths as you define the edges of the hero that your characters follow and who shapes the world. Learn more on Laura's website, Sweet Potato Press.

We recommend picking the PDF or Physical copy from Indy Press Revolution.

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Mar 20, 2019

“But first whom shall we send
In search of this new world, whom shall we find
Sufficient? Who shall tempt, with wand'ring feet
The dark unbottomed infinite abyss
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aery flight
Upborne with indefatigable wings
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy isle?” 
― John Milton, Paradise Lost

The people of the other world have come to the cradle of the mountains and their presence will shape the land.

Companion's Tale was successfully kickstarted and is now available for purchase. Learn more on the designer's page Sweet Potato Press. Check out our rules primer here.

The Map:

They came over the sea and settled in the mountains and the riders on the plain made them pay fealty.

The Characters:

The First Born - (Alisha Bhagat) 
The Outsider - (Alisha Bhagat)

The Rescued - (Ken Breese) 
The Monster - (Ken Breese)

The Scholar - (John Holt) 
The Entwined - (John Holt)

The Mercenary - (Chris Deircks) 
The Bard - (Chris Deircks)

Find Alisha on twitter @AlishaBhagat.

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and learn about his theatre company, Team Awesome Robot, at teamawesomerobot.com.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Mar 8, 2019

“The thing that makes me happy is that I know that on Mars, two hundred years from now, my books are going to be read. They’ll be up on dead Mars with no atmosphere. And late at night, with a flashlight, some little boy is going to peek under the covers and read The Martian Chronicles on Mars.”
― Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

The nations of Mars bow before the metal city.

Icarus is live on Kickstarter til March 11th, 2019. The game is beautifully crafted. Thanks again to Hunter Books for providing us an in-progress printable set to present before the Kickstarter concludes. We'll have a primer up when the game officially releases. Learn more Here.

The Setup:

•Mars based colony civilization, long since out of contact with Earth.

•The Monument in the center of our civilization is a massive moisture gather that branches out in aqueducts to irrigate the farthest outposts of the colonization.

The Characters:

Grung Fortnight - (Ken Breese) they/them, Musician and outsider performance artist, part of the kaiju kids movement.

Aluf Klump - (Daniel Kelley) he/him, Whaler Bodyguard and right hand to a political leader in the society.

Sarta MorningStar - (Alexi Sargeant) she/her, Lobbyist for the high rollers of the society.

Angeline Noth - (John Holt) she/her, one of the Welders who modify the metal structures to house more people.

Find Alexi on twitter @alexisargeant and learn more about Alexi Sargeant's work on his website, alexisargeant.com.

Find Daniel on twitter @danieljkelley and learn more about his work at the Center for Technology and Society at the ADL.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Mar 6, 2019

“Mars is far more attractive as an outpost colony for earthlings than the moon is.” 
― Buzz Aldrin

The nations of Mars bow before the metal city.

Icarus is live on Kickstarter til March 11th, 2019. The game is beautifully crafted. Thanks again to Hunter Books for providing us an in-progress printable set to present before the Kickstarter concludes. We'll have a primer up when the game officially releases. Learn more Here.

The Setup:

•Mars based colony civilization, long since out of contact with Earth.

•The Monument in the center of our civilization is a massive moisture gather that branches out in aqueducts to irrigate the farthest outposts of the colonization.

The Characters:

Grung Fortnight - (Ken Breese) they/them, Musician and outsider performance artist, part of the kaiju kids movement.

Aluf Klump - (Daniel Kelley) he/him, Whaler Bodyguard and right hand to a political leader in the society.

Sarta MorningStar - (Alexi Sargeant) she/her, Lobbyist for the high rollers of the society. 

Angeline Noth - (John Holt) she/her, one of the Welders who modify the metal structures to house more people.

Find Alexi on twitter @alexisargeant and learn more about Alexi Sargeant's work on his website, alexisargeant.com.

Find Daniel on twitter @danieljkelley and learn more about his work at the Center for Technology and Society at the ADL.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Feb 27, 2019

“Slums are always a marvel; how human desperation can seem to warp the very laws of physics.” 
― Sam J. Miller, Blackfish City

In a super-dense metropolis the dutiful locksmith opens a door that should remain closed.

Lovecraftesque is available at Black Armada games, online game retailers and your friendly local game store. Learn more at our primer.

The Setup:

•heroic horror

•Near Future Urban Environment

•Main location: A "Walled City" called Warren Station

•Additional Locations: an Abandoned Blood Bank/Clinic, "Wherehouse" a Mega-Club, and "Street Level" a series of subterranean nutrient farms.

•The Witness: Beat Theremin - A locksmith, they are assigned to maintaining Warren Station. They have deep family obligations and a large extended family all housed in the Warren. After some youthful indiscretion Beat has become very by-the-book in their work. 

The Clues:

•A spiked high heel that is dissolving in a green slime

•An antique door knob and lock in the shape of a fish head.

•A pipe grate that has been 'graffitied' to look like a fish's maw

•A giant pile of orange spoor or eggs

•An ancient tome "Moby Dick"

•An etching that altered itself.

•A repeating "Hello, Beat" phrase

•A mushroom covered DJ

Find James Mendez Hodes on twitter @LulaVampiro, and check out his website jamesmendezhodes.com and on mastodon @lula. Find his recently successful Kickstarter for Thousand Arrows here.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Feb 20, 2019

“To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.” 
― Neal Stephenson

In a super-dense metropolis the dutiful locksmith opens a door that should remain closed.

Lovecraftesque is available at Black Armada games, online game retailers and your friendly local game store. Learn more at our primer.

The Setup:

•heroic horror

•Near Future Urban Environment

•Main location: A "Walled City" called Warren Station

•Additional Locations: an Abandoned Blood Bank/Clinic, "Wherehouse" a Mega-Club, and "Street Level" a series of subterranean nutrient farms.

•The Witness: Beat Theremin - A locksmith, they are assigned to maintaining Warren Station. They have deep family obligations and a large extended family all housed in the Warren. After some youthful indiscretion Beat has become very by-the-book in their work. 

The Clues:

•A spiked high heel that is dissolving in a green slime

•An antique door knob and lock in the shape of a fish head.

•A pipe grate that has been 'graffitied' to look like a fish's maw

•A giant pile of orange spoor or eggs

 

Find James Mendez Hodes on twitter @LulaVampiro, and check out his website jamesmendezhodes.com and on mastodon @lula. Find his recently successful Kickstarter for Thousand Arrows here.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Feb 13, 2019

"My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that." 
— Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

A retinue from the rose kingdom travel to seek an alliance and peace.

For the Queen is expected to release in 2019. Keep an eye out at Evil Hat Games to get your copy. We'll put up a primer episode when the game is publicly available.

The Queen: 

Kindness and love.

The Interview:

We were honored to have Alex Roberts, designer of For the Queen, continue our conversation about design and play.  We've compiled links to subjects that were mentioned if you want to take a deeper dive:

Find Alex on her website at helloalexroberts.com and on twitter @muscularpikachu

Her amazing podcast, Backstory , is on the One Shot network

For the Queen - the landing page for the upcoming release of For The Queen, Alex's latest design published by Evil Hat Games.

Star Crossed - Alex's successfully kickstarted game that mailed to backers in Feb 2019 and is published with Bully Pulpit Games. Look for it at your local retailers and online soon!

Designers mentioned: Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games, Emily Care Boss, Vincent Baker

Games mentioned: LARPs from the Factory, Dialect, Misspent Youth, Burning Wheel, Fiasco, Dread, My Life With Master, Kagematsu, Shock: Social Science Fiction, We Are Here To See The Evil Wizard Kormakur, Last Item on the Agenda, Let's Be Dinosaurs, Nordic LARP

Find Zelma on twitter @zforzelma and instagram @zforzelma and her website kelseyhercs.com for more information on her playwriting and performance work. 

Check out her latest performance running mid-February 2019 at the Kraine Theatre in NYC Feb 11th, 12th and 14th:


Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play. You can find his game company at GalileoGames.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Feb 6, 2019

"For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought." 
— Edmund Spenser (The Faerie Queene)

A retinue from the storm kingdom travels to seek an alliance, or to demand surrender.

For the Queen is expected to release in 2019. Keep an eye out at Evil Hat Games to get your copy. We'll put up a primer episode when the game is publicly available.

The Queen: 

Unknowable and eternal.

The Interview:

We were honored to have Alex Roberts, designer of For the Queen, sit with us for a conversation about design and play.  We've compiled links to subjects that were mentioned if you want to take a deeper dive:

Find Alex on her website at helloalexroberts.com and on twitter @muscularpikachu

Her amazing podcast, Backstory , is on the One Shot network

For the Queen - the landing page for the upcoming release of For The Queen, Alex's latest design published by Evil Hat Games.

Star Crossed - Alex's successfully kickstarted game that mailed to backers in Feb 2019 and is published with Bully Pulpit Games. Look for it at your local retailers and online soon!

Designers mentioned: Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games, Emily Care Boss, Vincent Baker

Games mentioned: LARPs from the Factory, Dialect, Misspent Youth, Burning Wheel, Fiasco, Dread, My Life With Master, Kagematsu, Shock: Social Science Fiction, We Are Here To See The Evil Wizard Kormakur, Last Item on the Agenda, Let's Be Dinosaurs, Nordic LARP


Find Zelma on twitter @zforzelma and instagram @zforzelma and her website kelseyhercs.com for more information on her playwriting and performance work. 

Check out her latest performance running mid-February 2019 at the Kraine Theatre in NYC Feb 11th, 12th and 14th

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play. You can find his game company at GalileoGames.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Jan 30, 2019


"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, 
in secret, between the shadow and the soul." 
— Pablo Neruda

The gods of darkness and the earth wish to maintain control on creation, but the host of light stand in their way. 

This colony base with its military mission teeters on the edge of disaster.

To learn more about how Follow is played check out our primer episode.

Quest: The Gods

A generational colony ship has been sent to do an end run around the inhabited worlds of a species the humans of Earth have declared war upon. They are tasked with establishing a colony as a beachhead to launch attacks on the enemy flank. An engineering team has been sent in a smaller ship, the Lightbearer-Alpha just ahead of the colony ship to establish the infrastructure for the landing.

The challenges: Hostile Megafauna in an Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere as well as Dissent & Disagreement amongst the team.

The Characters:

(Ken Breese)
Main Character: Stratocaster (god of math and music) - A cloud of equations and musical notes.

Minor Character: Wool Warsh (the Demigod, ferry-man of Death)

(Christopher McFarland)
Main Character: Morgus (the god of Excess & Surplus) - A massive hungry god.

Minor Character: Yuri (a mortal granted immortality by touching the godhead)

(John Holt)
Main Character: The Veil (the god of shadows) - A veiled god, the bringer of death.

Minor Character: Dulcet (the demi-god huntress)

(Zach Norton)
Main Character: Synapse (the god of connections) - A god of humming energy.

Minor Character: Yardik (the spawn brother of Morgus)

The Challenges:

(1) Close the gate to the light - a 12 year task
(2) Destroy a line of hero kings - a 7 generation task
(3) Forge a new land for our chosen - a brief task

Find Zach Norton on twitter @Zmichaelnorton

Find Christopher McFarland on stage and in Jessica Jones on Netflix

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Jan 23, 2019

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." 
— Francis of Assisi (The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi)

The gods of darkness and the earth wish to maintain control on creation, but the host of light stand in their way. 

This colony base with its military mission teeters on the edge of disaster.

To learn more about how Follow is played check out our primer episode.

Quest: The Gods

A pantheon of gods has survived the last destruction of their world and now seek to gain support from the mortals they rule over.

The challenges: The mortals resent us and monsters destroy our creation, we destroy them but still they rise.

The Characters:

(Ken Breese)
Main Character: Stratocaster (god of math and music) - A cloud of equations and musical notes.

Minor Character: Wool Warsh (the Demigod, ferry-man of Death)

(Christopher McFarland)
Main Character: Morgus (the god of Excess & Surplus) - A massive hungry god.

Minor Character: Yuri (a mortal granted immortality by touching the godhead)

(John Holt)
Main Character: The Veil (the god of shadows) - A veiled god, the bringer of death.

Minor Character: Dulcet (the demi-god huntress)

(Zach Norton)
Main Character: Synapse (the god of connections) - A god of humming energy.

Minor Character: Yardik (the spawn brother of Morgus)

Find Zach Norton on twitter @Zmichaelnorton

Find Christopher McFarland on stage and in Jessica Jones on Netflix

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Jan 16, 2019

“Carnal embrace is the practice of throwing one's arms around a side of beef.”
― Tom Stoppard, Arcadia


The beast lopes across the face of a barren world. An entire civilization festers beneath its skin.

To learn more about how Downfall is played check out our primer episode.

The Haven: 

The Glorge is a gargantuan creature of flesh that lumbers blindly, on multiple limbs, across the face of the world. In the dripping moist layer, between the thick folds of its skin and its oily pulsing muscle and flesh, an entire society has formed.

The Traditions:

Birth: Everyone in the haven can carry offspring and become pregnant. It is a little strange to not be pregnant. The spheres in their bodies of developing children are mirrored in the symbol of the cornucopia spilling grapes and fruits that is ever present in the iconography of the culture.

Communication: The common greeting is to make out with the person you're greeting. In this ritual you also exchange a metallic lozenge with a name etched on it. These are referred to as candies.

Justice: Secrets are the currency of the society. An entire 'secret' police force and the encouragement of gossip makes information a commodity and a liability. This behavior is encouraged by the allocation of sweet vat-grown tongue meat.

Death: A death that explores the heights of delicious pain and pleasure is a good death. There is an oil derived from growths plucked deep from the Glorge that offers altered and heightened perception and is used exclusively for death seeking.

Entertainment: The coming-of-age ceremony begins when the brood of children reaches the age of consent and partakes in a race into the depths of the Glorge to retrieve the largest cysts. The victor is named Master of Flesh and the others who survive the ordeal are granted a name etched metal 'candy' lozenge.

Relationships: It is forbidden to make emotional connections to others. People play games where they toy with others to make them have an emotional attachment. The only way to ceremonially purge this is to grow a vestigial heart and present it to the object of affection.

The Characters:

The Hero: Sheer, a Feel Agent for the secret police, has heightened senses in their tongue. They are a bit different in the society in that they have empathy that draws them towards reciprocation instead of playing games with other people's emotions.

The Fallen:  Master of Tongues, the leader of the secret police, seeks to maintain their control on the society.

The Pillar: Bloom, a peer from the same trial as the hero, works in the processing of the psychotropic Oil Macabre.

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Jan 9, 2019

“People who live in society have learnt how to see themselves, in mirrors, as they appear to their friends. I have no friends: is that why my flesh is so naked?” 
― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

The beast lopes across the face of a barren world. An entire civilization festers beneath its skin.

To learn more about how Downfall is played check out our primer episode.

The Haven: 

The Glorge is a gargantuan creature of flesh that lumbers blindly, on multiple limbs, across the face of the world. In the dripping moist layer, between the thick folds of its skin and its oily pulsing muscle and flesh, an entire society has formed.

The Traditions:

Birth: Everyone in the haven can carry offspring and become pregnant. It is a little strange to not be pregnant. The spheres in their bodies of developing children are mirrored in the symbol of the cornucopia spilling grapes and fruits that is ever present in the iconography of the culture.

Communication: The common greeting is to make out with the person you're greeting. In this ritual you also exchange a metallic lozenge with a name etched on it. These are referred to as candies.

Justice: Secrets are the currency of the society. An entire 'secret' police force and the encouragement of gossip makes information a commodity and a liability. This behavior is encouraged by the allocation of sweet vat-grown tongue meat.

Death: A death that explores the heights of delicious pain and pleasure is a good death. There is an oil derived from growths plucked deep from the Glorge that offers altered and heightened perception and is used exclusively for death seeking.

Entertainment: The coming-of-age ceremony begins when the brood of children reaches the age of consent and partakes in a race into the depths of the Glorge to retrieve the largest cysts. The victor is named Master of Flesh and the others who survive the ordeal are granted a name etched metal 'candy' lozenge.

Relationships: It is forbidden to make emotional connections to others. People play games where they toy with others to make them have an emotional attachment. The only way to ceremonially purge this is to grow a vestigial heart and present it to the object of affection.

The Characters:

The Hero: Sheer, a Feel Agent for the secret police, has heightened senses in their tongue. They are a bit different in the society in that they have empathy that draws them towards reciprocation instead of playing games with other people's emotions.

The Fallen:  Master of Tongues, the leader of the secret police, seeks to maintain their control on the society.

The Pillar: Bloom, a peer from the same trial as the hero, works in the processing of the psychotropic Oil Macabre.

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Jan 2, 2019

“All science is merely a means to an end. The means is knowledge. The end is control.” 
― Milton William Cooper

Someone is controlling people and making them kill. The FBI has sent the duo that handles these odd cases..

To learn more about how Tall Pines is played check out our primer episode.

The Protagonists for this game:

FBI Agent Thersea Mills - The Believer

FBI Agent Alisha Sunderwala - The Rational

Paul Kather - The Student Filmmaker

Randy - The Cherished Eccentric 

Huck Diamond - The Local Sheriff

Ken Zhang - The Best Friend
_____

Find Sharang Biswas on twitter @SharangBiswas, and check out his game Mad Science Foundation

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Dec 26, 2018

“Down at the arsenal they keep the nerve gasses
Guarded day and night by caged white rabbits
Been sitting there for years, I'm gonna have at it
I cut through the fence, run right in and grab it, go crazy, crazy
Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy”
― Dead Kennedys

Someone is controlling people and making them kill. The FBI has sent the duo that handles these odd cases..

To learn more about how Tall Pines is played check out our primer episode.

The Protagonists for this game:

FBI Agent Thersea Mills - The Believer

FBI Agent Alisha Sunderwala - The Rational

Paul Kather - The Student Filmmaker

Randy - The Cherished Eccentric 

Huck Diamond - The Local Sheriff

Ken Zhang - The Best Friend
_____

Find Sharang Biswas on twitter @SharangBiswas, and check out his game Mad Science Foundation

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Dec 19, 2018

"I don't have a skull. Or bones."

-Olaf the Snowman, Frozen

Beneath the frozen northern wastes sits an abandoned factory, now a tomb.

To learn more about how The Skeletons is played check out our primer episode. We're using a supplement for The Skeletons, a new skeleton, The Deer. You can get this on Bully Pulpit Games and keep up-to-date on the latest through their newsletter. We also recommend their Drip.

The Tomb:

A round wooden hall with a series of stone columns in the center flanking a red sack suspended on a golden cord. Ancient works, tools and conveyance litter the space.

The Characters:

The Horror (Kelsey Dionne) - a twisted broken thing, that collects and care for the incomplete and flawed things cast-aside.

Big Head (Ken Breese) - The small stature of this being seems to be at home in the scaled down furnishings of the tomb.

The Deer (John Holt) - An acolyte of the keepers of this place.

Find Kelsey Dionne on her adventure website The Arcane Library and on Facebook.

Kelsey's new book is up on Amazon!

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

 

Dec 12, 2018

"He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come, though afterwards he can come as he please."
-Bram Stoker

Beneath the frozen northern wastes sits an abandoned factory, now a tomb.

To learn more about how The Skeletons is played check out our primer episode.

The Tomb:

A round wooden hall with a series of stone columns in the center flanking a red sack suspended on a golden cord. Ancient works, tools and conveyance litter the space. 

The Characters:

The Horror (Kelsey Dionne) - a twisted broken thing, that collects and care for the incomplete and flawed things cast-aside.

Big Head (Ken Breese) - The small stature of this being seems to be at home in the scaled down furnishings of the tomb.

The Deer (John Holt) - An acolyte of the keepers of this place.

Find Kelsey Dionne on her adventure website The Arcane Library and on Facebook.

Kelsey's new book is up on Amazon!

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Dec 6, 2018

“The planet’s famous red colour is from iron oxide coating everything. So it’s not just a desert. It’s a desert so old it’s literally rusting.” 
― Andy Weir, The Martian

A colony on Mars resembles more of a human landfill than a viable foothold on the planet.

To learn more about how Dialect is played check out our primer episode.

The characters for this game:

Em "Momo" (Eric Mersmann) - The scavenger who braves the wastes for new supplies.

Two "Deuces" (Jeff Dietlere) - The second child of the Mars Eternity colony, maintainer of the life-sustaining tech.

Madam Gisela "Shaman" (Ken Breese) - The naturalist healer that passes for a doctor on this rock.

Bizz Alden "Capatain" (John Holt) - The aged pilot of this doomed expedition.

The Setup:

Backdrop: The Outpost - a Martian colony 5 years since landed on the planet and out of communication with earth.

Main Location: Eternity - a termite hill of natural caves supplemented with scavenged hip tech and low-quality colony support equipment.

Aspects (2nd Age):
Perpetual Storms
We are Expendable
There might be Something out there We're at the mercy of the "Upstaters"

Aspects (3rd Age):
Perpetual Storms
We are Expendable We are being hunted
We're at the mercy of the "Upstaters"

The Language:
Sump - the act of working.
Dispo - the waste recycling unit we all depend on.
Posit - A marker of time, roughly twelve hours, based on when the machine needs waste inputs.
Upstate - Dying, specifically the act of walking out into the wastes to die - now used hyperbolically.
Aftaxu - The name adopted by the Upstaters.
Tight
 - A ritual when the upstaters/Aftaxu come to demand tribute, in the form of food, festivities and drugs.
Blue Skies - A bright and positive future.
Red Sand - Inevitable doom/Rebellion.
Shareholders - Traitors who's interests align with the corporate colonists.

Find Eric Mersman @presenteric

Find Jeff Dietlere @excitingjeff

Time is up to back their successful LARP in Zine form - My Jam  but keep an eye on their twitter for where you can get the .pdf version!

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

 

Nov 29, 2018

“We came back [from Mars]," Pris said, "because nobody should have to live there. It wasn't conceived for habitation, at least not within the last billion years. It's so old. You feel it in the stones, the terrible old age.

A colony on Mars resembles more of a human landfill than a viable foothold on the planet.

To learn more about how Dialect is played check out our primer episode.

The characters for this game:

Em "Momo" (Eric Mersmann) - The scavenger who braves the wastes for new supplies.

Two "Deuces" (Jeff Dietlere) - The second child of the Mars Eternity colony, maintainer of the life-sustaining tech.

Madam Gisela "Shaman" (Ken Breese) - The naturalist healer that passes for a doctor on this rock.

Bizz Alden "Capatain" (John Holt) - The aged pilot of this doomed expedition.

The Setup:

Backdrop: The Outpost - a Martian colony 5 years since landed on the planet and out of communication with earth.

Main Location: Eternity - a termite hill of natural caves supplemented with scavenged hip tech and low-quality colony support equipment.

Aspects (1st Age):
Perpetual Storms
We are Expendable
There might be Something out there

The Language:
Sump - the act of working.
Dispo - the waste recycling unit we all depend on.
Posit - A marker of time, roughly twelve hours, based on when the machine needs waste inputs.
Upstate - Dying, specifically the act of walking out into the wastes to die.

Find Eric Mersman @presenteric

Find Jeff Dietlere @excitingjeff

Time is running out to check out their kickstarter for a LARP in Zine form - My Jam

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Nov 21, 2018

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair;
Hover through the fog and filthy air.”
The Weird Sisters

Nothing beats the classics, but that doesn't mean you can't try.

To learn more about how Fiasco is played check out our primer episode.

The Tilt:

Mayhem: An out of Control Rampage & Tragedy: Somebody's life is changed forever in a bad way.

The Characters:

Antony Le Pumato (John Holt) - A work-a-day actor that still considers himself and artiste.

Timothy Thistleton Jr. (Alexi Sargeant) - The director who lives in the shadows of his more famous director father.

Anthony "Wrench" Pomota (Ken Breese) - The theatre's handyman and technical director.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Alexi on twitter @alexisargeant and learn more about Alexi Sargeant's work on his website, alexisargeant.com.

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Nov 14, 2018

“Where got’st thou that goose look?”
The Scottish Lord

Nothing beats the classics, but that doesn't mean you can't try.

To learn more about how Fiasco is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Antony Le Pumato (John Holt) - A work-a-day actor that still considers himself and artiste.

Timothy Thistleton Jr. (Alexi Sargeant) - The director who lives in the shadows of his more famous director father.

Anthony "Wrench" Pomota (Ken Breese) - The theatre's handyman and technical director.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Alexi on twitter @alexisargeant and learn more about Alexi Sargeant's work on his website, alexisargeant.com.

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Nov 7, 2018

"Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange." - Twin Peaks

A death in a remote wooded town brings darkness to the surface.

To learn more about how Tall Pines is played check out our primer episode.

The Victim for this game:

Adam Wexler

The Protagonists for this game:

The Local Sheriff - Anessa Felix

The Soft-Hearted Deupty - Roth P. Mayers

The Privileged Athlete - Parker Jefferies III

The Cherished Eccentric - Simon Vance

The Hardened Criminal - Elizabeth "Liza" Wexler

The Thankless Handyman - Mr. Coffin

Find Kelsey Dionne on her adventure website The Arcane Library and on Facebook.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Go check out the Adventure Mixtape Volume 1, a collaboration anthology of four D&D 5th edition adventures w/ accompanying original  music. Ken and Kelsey are among the 4 collaborators.

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

 

Oct 31, 2018

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Tall Pines by Ahva & Gaborit Miles Gaborit and published by Self-Critical Hits Games. Learn more at SelfCriticalHits.com

Recommended number of players: 3-6 players, Play time around 30 minutes per player.

To play you'll need:
Rules,
Card Set,
Index Card,
Writing Utensils

Tall Pines is a murder mystery game or surrealism and symbology that evokes Twin Peaks. It is a GMless game.

You can purchase the game as a Print and Play or in a physical edition. It is available on Indie Press Revolution and from the publisher's site SelfCriticalHits.com.

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme song is by the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

 

Oct 31, 2018

“I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises - they're like little flowers. I've always said that if you have a name for something, like 'cut' or 'bruise,' people will automatically be disturbed by it. But when you see the same thing in nature, and you don't know what it is, it can be very beautiful.”
― David Lynch

A death in a remote wooded town brings darkness to the surface.

To learn more about how Tall Pines is played check out our primer episode.

The Victim for this game:

Adam Wexler

The Protagonists for this game:

The Local Sheriff - Anessa Felix

The Soft-Hearted Deupty - Roth P. Mayers

The Privileged Athlete - Parker Jefferies III

The Cherished Eccentric - Simon Vance

The Hardened Criminal - Elizabeth "Liza" Wexler

The Thankless Handyman - Mr. Coffin

Find Kelsey Dionne on her adventure website The Arcane Library and on Facebook.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Go check out the Adventure Mixtape Volume 1, a collaboration anthology of four D&D 5th edition adventures w/ accompanying original  music. Ken and Kelsey are among the 4 collaborators.

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

 

Oct 24, 2018

“I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.
The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.”
― Beyoncé Knowles

In a quiet tidal pool, by a cold dark shore, the spirits of drowned women await mortal petitioners who will accept their gifts.

Rusalka is still in progress and we were honored that the designer, Nick Wedig, allowed us to share a game with our listeners. Go check out his work at his Teapot Games site.

The Map: 

To the South is the Shore. To the North East the Village. A row of scarecrows draped in the skin of flayed sailors stands between the pool and the Village.
On the NW side of the pond is a pool with some jewelry sunken into the bottom. On the north bank is the entrance to a hole where women and girls leave offerings. The ocean threatens to erode the walls and open the pool to the sea to the SE.

The Characters:

Ruslana (Zelma Elm) - An aspect of mists, she wears a veil that clings to her face.

Henka (Ken Breese) - An aspect of tides, she is scaled and has a wide shark-toothed smile.

Natalka (Iris Explosion) - An aspect of reflection, she stands nude in the water, her eyes are mirrors.

Eyesh (John Holt) - An aspect of ghosts, her white hair tangles in the rotting lace of her dress.

Find Zelma on twitter @zforzelma and instagram @zforzelma and her website kelseyhercs.com for more information on her playwriting and performance work

Find out more about Iris on her website irisexplosion.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

The game designer Nick Wedig has a repository of his work at Teapot Games.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Oct 17, 2018

"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars."
— J.R.R. Tolkien

In a quiet tidal pool, by a cold dark shore, the spirits of drowned women await mortal petitioners who will accept their gifts.

Rusalka is still in progress and we were honored that the designer, Nick Wedig, allowed us to share a game with our listeners. Go check out his work at his Teapot Games site.

The Map: 

To the South is the Shore. To the North East the Village. A row of scarecrows draped in the skin of flayed sailors stands between the pool and the Village. 
On the NW side of the pond is a pool with some jewelry sunken into the bottom. On the north bank is the entrance to a hole where women and girls leave offerings. The ocean threatens to erode the walls and open the pool to the sea to the SE.

The Characters:

Ruslana (Zelma Elm) - An aspect of mists, she wears a veil that clings to her face.

Henka (Ken Breese) - An aspect of tides, she is scaled and has a wide shark-toothed smile.

Natalka (Iris Explosion) - An aspect of reflection, she stands nude in the water, her eyes are mirrors.

Eyesh (John Holt) - An aspect of ghosts, her white hair tangles in the rotting lace of her dress.

Find Zelma on twitter @zforzelma and instagram @zforzelma and her website kelseyhercs.com for more information on her playwriting and performance work

Find out more about Iris on her website irisexplosion.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from the amazing Pat Cupples, see his band website Hotels and Highways.

The game designer Nick Wedig has a repository of his work at Teapot Games.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

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