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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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Jul 27, 2016

“I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.”
―  Dylan Thomas

War brews in Europe and the tensions between labor and the industrial bosses is reaching a boiling point in the States. Join Lisa Reinke, Ken Breese and John Holt in a very exacting historical reenactment of early 20th century New York.

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


The characters for this game:

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Castelshaft (Lisa) - A progressive woman who exercises her beliefs by gambling and hanging in bars.

Henrich "Hank" Castelshaft (Ken) - The hardworking Lutheran bank teller and German immigrant.

Shawky Mash (John) - A grifter and gambler, a New Yorker who's never worked an honest day in his life. He rocks hobo chic.

 


The grid for this game:

Between John & Ken: Romance - Lovers.

Between Ken & Lisa: Spouse - Husband & Wife.

Between Lisa & John: Gambling Partners.

There are two NEEDs:
- To Discover the Dark Truth of what Happened on the S.S. Tuscania

There is a LOCATION elements:
- Hadley Hall in the Bowery

There is a OBJECT elements:
- Key to a safe deposit box at the Chase Bank on 200 Park South


Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Find Lisa on Google+

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!

Jul 20, 2016

“Death is the greatest form of love.”
Charles Manson

A school assembly could become a horror show when a Norwegian metal kids-rock band comes to play.  Join Josh Mueller, John Holt, Stacey Douglass Moverley and Roland Auer as they play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the Touring Rock Band playset.

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


The characters for this game:

Gunter Jorgenstern (Josh) - The Swedish session musician for our children's metal band.

Nyckie Roberts (Stacey) - The manager who pulls off miracles keeping monster metal G rated.

Hans "Gruber" Krautrok (Roland) - The lead singer of Uncle Krampus.

Ms. Lorna Saltine (John) - An elementary school music teacher with a sick fascination with children's rock musicians.


The grid for this game:

TILT:
Guilt- Betrayed by Friends
Paranoia- A Sudden Reversal of Status / Fortune / Sympathy

Between Stacey & John: Good Friends -best friends since yesterday.

Between John & Roland: Trouble - Insane Stalker / Tour Personnel.

Between Roland & Josh: Public Enemies / Private Friends.

Between Josh & Stacey: Off Stage Session-Musician / The Boss.

There are two NEEDs:
- To get fucked to win a bet
- To get out of your permanent responsibilities permanently

There are two LOCATION elements:
- Elementary School
- The Tour Bus Bathroon

There is one OBJECT a pair of hedge clippers.


Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Stacey on instagram @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!

 

Jul 13, 2016

“Everything was becoming allegorical, understood by the group mind, and especially this: "You're either on the bus...or off the bus.”
Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

A school assembly could become a horror show when a Norwegian metal kids-rock band comes to play.  Join Josh Mueller, John Holt, Stacey Douglass Moverley and Roland Auer as they play Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games using the Touring Rock Band playset.

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


The characters for this game:

Gunter Jorgenstern (Josh) - The Swedish session musician for our children's metal band.

Nyckie Roberts (Stacey) - The manager who pulls off miracles keeping monster metal G rated.

Hans "Gruber" Krautrok (Roland) - The lead singer of Uncle Krampus.

Ms. Lorna Saltine (John) - An elementary school music teacher with a sick fascination with children's rock musicians.


The grid for this game:

Between Stacey & John: Good Friends -best friends since yesterday.

Between John & Roland: Trouble - Insane Stalker / Tour Personnel.

Between Roland & Josh: Public Enemies / Private Friends.

Between Josh & Stacey: Off Stage Session Musician / The Boss.

There are two NEEDs:
- To get fucked to win a bet
- To get out of your permanent responsibilities permanently

There are two LOCATION elements:
- Elementary School
- The Tour Bus Bathroon

There is one OBJECT a pair of hedge clippers.


Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Stacey on instagram @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!

Jul 6, 2016

 

“The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.”
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

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 4 seconds to begin playing the mixtape in sync with the show, but it doesn't need to sync up perfectly.

Mixtape 2: Optimism in the Face of Self-Destruction

  1. This is the Day - The The
  2. Disconnected - Cowboy Mouth
  3. A Step You Can't Take Back - Keira Knightley
  4. This Year - The Mountain Goats
  5. I'm an Albatraoz - AronChupa
  6. God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl
  7. Disneyland - Five For Fighting
  8. El Manana - Gorillaz
  9. Stand Up - The Cab
  10. Wild Things - Alessia Cara
  11. Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
  12. Roam [Edit] 45 Version - The B-52's
  13. Babylon - David Gray
  14. Never Let Me Down Again (Remastered) - Depeche Mode
  15. Hang On St. Christopher - Tom Waits
  16. London Calling - The Clash
  17. Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
  18. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

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!

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