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Bored Ghost

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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Jun 29, 2016

“If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it, regardless of whether it has to do with sex, sailors or mounted policemen.”
― Dashiell Hammett

Ribbon Drive, by Avery Mcdaldno is a game built around mixtapes and road-trips. This story takes place over the course of two mixtapes. We all love making a mixtape, so the setup for this game was a joy. In this episode John gives a prompt at about 3 minutes 55 seconds to begin playing the mixtape in sync with the show, but it doesn't need to sync up perfectly.

Mixtape 1: Ribbon Overdrive

  1. So Much - Madlib
  2. Ninety Nine and a Half Won't Do - Wilson Pickett
  3. Sea Foam - Land of Talk
  4. Heart Attack of Love - Craig Werden*
  5. Queen Bitch - David Bowie
  6. Bumpin' - Wes Montgomery
  7. Tighten Up - James Brown
  8. Jane - Jefferson Starship
  9. Big Empty - Stone Temple Pilots
  10. Lawful Neutral (Live off the Floor) - Chamber Band*
  11. Creep (Acoustic) [AOL Session] - Anberlin
  12. Spiderman '79 - Veruca Salt
  13. Flute Loop - Beastie Boys
  14. Pusherman (Alternative Mix) - Curtis Mayfield
  15. Money Folder - Madvillain
  16. The Hop - A Tribe Called Quest
  17. The Red - Jaylib
  18. Zero Point (pt.1 & pt.2 - 45 Version) - Kashmere Stage Band*
  19. Silence - Portishead
  20. Down Under - Blonde Redhead
  21. Knives Out - Radiohead
  22. Tripoli - Pinback
  23. Condor Ave. - Elliot Smith
  24. I Me Mine - Beatles
  25. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
  26. No Dice - Beirut
  27. Who Got da Props? - Black Moon
  28. Do you Know (Transition) - Madlib

*not on spotify- replaced with as close as John could get in the playlist above


The characters for this game:

Chip Hanley (Ken Breese) - Ex-cop turned P.I. is the personal fixit guy for the Dadeed family.

Charles Matz (Brian Jones) - Childhood friend of the Donna Wilson, bride-to-be, he is a recluse who still holds a torch for Donna Wilson.

Phoebe Wilson (Stacey Douglass-Moverely) - Sister to Donna Wilson, she is not convinced that this union is the right thing for her sister.

Peter Dadeed (John Holt) - Youngest child of the affluent Dadeed family, he idolizes his older brother and groom Jacob Dadeed.


Ribbon Drive's creator Avery Mcdaldno is an amazing designer who's work and dedication to story is one of the inspirations for us in starting this show.  Please explore her work on Buried Without Ceremony.

Find Ken on twitter @BerlingsBeard

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Brian on twitter @alowroar

Find Stacey on instragram @stadomo

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!

Jun 27, 2016

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

Recommended number of players: 3-5, Play time 3-6 hours on average

Ribbon Drive is a 'GMless' game, you don't need a Dungeon Master or Game Master setting up the rules and the world. 

We recommend picking up a copy of the rules from Buried without Ceremony. 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 players Ribbon Drive only requires a handful of components:

1) Rulebook 

2) Mixes (1 per player, 45-70 minutes each)

3) Index Cards/Paper

5) Writing Utensils

Jun 22, 2016

 

"If she were any quieter, she'd be dead!" - Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Previously: Vinnie and Derek find Lisa's dead body. The last time we saw her Virginia was going out into the woods to confront her.

The TILT: Guilt - someone panics & Paranoia - what seems like dumb luck isn't, things are afoot!

On a quiet lake in the height of summer, hormones aren't the only thing running rampant in Camp Henderson.  Join Ken Breese, John Holt, and Giaco Furino as they play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the Camp Death playset.

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


The characters for this game:

Derek DelVeccio (Ken Breese) - A love-struck teen camp-goer who is trying to impress the new counselor.

Virginia Majors (John Holt) - The blossoming college co-ed who just went from camp attendee to counselor.

Vinnie Desimone (Giaco Furino) - An ex-counselor who hangs around selling pot to the camp-goers, parents, and counselors.


The grid for this game:

Between Giaco and John: Stalker & Stalked - Giaco is the object of John's sick obsession.

Between Ken and Giaco: Dealer & Pot Head - Giaco has been selling Ken pot.

Between John and Ken: Romance, they made out once, while drink, as some stupid party.

There is a NEED to unearth the secrets at the heart of this town.

There is also a LOCATION element - a windstorm 

There is one OBJECT a pair of hedge clippers.


Find Ken on twitter @BerlingsBeard

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Giaco on twitter @GiacoFurino

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!

Jun 15, 2016

"We weren't doing anything. We were just messing..." - Barry's last words, Friday the 13th (1980)

On a quiet lake in the height of summer, hormones aren't the only thing running rampant in Camp Henderson.  Join Ken Breese, John Holt, and Giaco Furino as they play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the Camp Death playset.

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


The characters for this game:

Derek DelVeccio (Ken Breese) - A love-struck teen camp-goer who is trying to impress the new counselor.

Virginia Majors (John Holt) - The blossoming college co-ed who just went from camp attendee to counselor.

Vinnie Desimone (Giaco Furino) - An ex-counselor who hangs around selling pot to the camp-goers, parents, and counselors.

 


The grid for this game:

Between Giaco and John: Stalker & Stalked - Giaco is the object of John's sick obsession.

Between Ken and Giaco: Dealer & Pothead - Giaco has been selling Ken pot.

Between John and Ken: Romance, they made out ONCE, while drunk, as some stupid party.

There is a NEED to unearth the secrets at the heart of this town.

There is also a LOCATION element - a windstorm 

There is one OBJECT a pair of hedge clippers.

 


Find Ken on twitter @BerlingsBeard

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Giaco on twitter @GiacoFurino

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!

Jun 8, 2016

 

"Let's get lucky." - Bottle Rocket (1996)

Previously: The Lee Brothers and Barry found a bunch of booze, some Japanese WWII paraphernalia and fell down a spider hole. 

And the TILT: Tragedy - confusion followed by pain & Failure - something precious is on fire!

Our tale is of a small town, the secrets it hides, and guys that are bumbling their way through the mystery. Join Ken Breese, John Holt, and Giaco Furino as they play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the Manna Hotel playset.

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


The characters for this game:

Barry (Giaco Furino) - The ex-con lifelong friend of the brother who styles himself a spiritualist.

"General" Lee (Ken Breese) - The half-japanese ex-con and co-owner of the motor lodge with his brother Geddy.

Freddy "Geddy" Lee (John Holt) - General's twin brother, and the favored son.


The grid for this game:

Between Giaco and John: they have a mentor/mentee thing going on, spiritual advisor to seeker.

Between Ken and Giaco: they shared a cell together in a Kansas Penitentiary.

Between John and Ken: they are twin brothers.

There is a NEED to unearth the secrets at the heart of this town.

There is also a LOCATION a tornado shelter.

There is one OBJECT a photo of an all-asian basketball team, circa 1931.


Find Ken on twitter @BerlingsBeard

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Giaco on twitter @GiacoFurino

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!

 

Jun 1, 2016

 

 

"He looks at me and says, "Bob, just because you're a fuckup doesn't mean you're not my brother."" - Bottle Rocket (1996)

Our tale is of a small town, the secrets it hides, and guys that are bumbling their way through the mystery. Join Ken Breese, John Holt, and Giaco Furino as they play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the Manna Hotel playset.

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


The characters for this game:

Barry (Giaco Furino) - The ex-con lifelong friend of the brother who styles himself a spiritualist.

"General" Lee (Ken Breese) - The half-japanese ex-con and co-owner of the motor lodge with his brother Geddy.

Freddy "Geddy" Lee (John Holt) - General's twin brother, and the favored son.

 


The grid for this game:

Between Giaco and John: they have a mentor/mentee thing going on, spiritual advisor to seeker.

Between Ken and Giaco: they shared a cell together in a Kansas Penitentiary.

Between John and Ken: they are twin brothers.

There is a NEED to unearth the secrets at the heart of this town.

There is also a LOCATION a tornado shelter.

There is one OBJECT a photo of an all-asian basketball team, circa 1931.


Find Ken on twitter @BerlingsBeard

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Giaco on twitter @GiacoFurino

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!

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