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A storytelling podcast that uses games to drive the stories. We play a variety of games, from Indy Published Collaborative Storytelling games to traditional Role-Playing Games, all with the intent to tell a cohesive and finite story in about two episodes.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 28, 2016

previously on bored ghost (listen here):

Chuck Salisbury is the lead Anchor for Channel 6 News and Brock Stone is his co-anchor. The local fitness expert who runs the workout show on the network is Carly the Curl. Brock and Carly are working to get a scoop over on Chuck and Chuck is keeping a tight fist n the crown. There is a camp for Christ - Jesus Overarching Camp- that seems to rub Chuck Salisbury the wrong way. Things came to a head when Chuck Salisbury punched a protestor who accosted him in the News 6 lobby.

Now we've entered the TILT and added two new elements:

  1. Mayhem: Misdirected Passion
  2. Tragedy: Somebody's life is changed forever, in a bad way

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


The characters for this game:

Clint Salisbury (John Holt) - The lead Anchor of Action Six News

Carley 'The Curl' Smith (Ken Breese) - The fitness guru of a Channel Six workout show

Brock Stone (Brian Jones) - The fledgling co-anchor of the Action Six News


The grid for this game:

Between Brian and John: they are both on the Action 6 News Team: one is the Tired Mentor the other an Ambitious Protege.

Between Ken and Brian: they are in an Us vs. Them relationship: and One is the star of another locally produced channel 6 show

Between John and Ken they are not fooling around, but everyone thinks they are.

There is a NEED to get famous by finally getting recognition of a human interest story.

There is also a NEED to make a difference by bringing down god’s wrath on this wicked heathen society. 

There is one OBJECT in the mix: a secret- someone has a contract with another station. 

Apr 27, 2016

This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting up and playing a game of Fiasco. 

Recommended number of players: 3-5, Play time 1.5-3 hours on average

Fiasco is a 'GMless' game, you don't need a Dungeon Master or Game Master setting up the rules and the world. It is helpful to have a facilitator - someone playing with you who has played the game before.

We recommend picking up a copy of the rules from Bully Pulpit Games. They have copies available as PDF and physical books. Try your friendly local games store. If they carry role playing games they probably carry Fiasco.

In addition to 3-5 playersFiasco only requires a handful of components:

1) Rulebook (available here)

2) Playsets (also available here but also available elsewhere online, or you can make you own!)

3) Dice - 4 per player (2 black, 2 white)

4) Index Cards/Paper

5) Writing Utensils

Apr 27, 2016

TV is no kiddy pool. Stop moving for a moment and you're chum. The apex predators of these violent waters are the action news teams.

Join Ken Breese, Brian Jones, and John Holt as they venture into the churning waters of local news. This week they are playing Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the News Channel Six playset by Chris Norwood, Ken Coble, and Tom Gurganus

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

The characters for this game:

Chuck Salisbury (John Holt) - The lead Anchor of Action Six News

Carly 'The Curl' Smith (Ken Breese) - The fitness guru of a Channel Six workout show

Brock Stone (Brian Jones) - The fledgling co-anchor of the Action Six News

The grid for this game:

Brian and John their relationship: they are both on the Action 6 News Team: one is the Tired Mentor the other an Ambitious Protege.

Between Ken and Brian: they are in an Us vs. Them relationship: and One is the star of another locally produced channel 6 show

Between John and Ken they are not fooling around, but everyone thinks they are.

There is a NEED to get famous by finally getting recognition of a human interest story.

There is also a NEED to make a difference by bringing down god’s wrath on this wicked heathen society. 

There is one OBJECT in the mix: a secret- someone has a contract with another station. 

Find Ken on twitter @kenbreese

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Brian on twitter @alowroar

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Bored Ghost is a collaborative storytelling show with games as the engine. 

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

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