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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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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 31, 2016

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
H.P. Lovecraft

In a small New England town the outside pressures of the Great Depression are barely felt. It is the darkness within the sleepy old town that threatens all hope.

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


The characters for this game:

Roger Morris (Stacey) - Former University Law Student, now and FBI Agent

Prof. Von Thornton (Ken) - The University Law professor and dabbler in arcane knowledge.

Skippy Von Trapp (Steve) - Ancient Languages graduate student and aspiring cultist.

Judge Argus Wroth  (John) - Town Judge and high-ranking cultist.


The grid for this game:

Between John & Ken: Keepers of a shared secret (of the past?)

Between Ken & Stacey: Part of the Law community

Between Stacey & Steve: Con man and Mark (undercover agent and unwitting junior cultist)

Between Steve & John: Young Upstart and Old Guard cultists.

There are two NEED elements:
- The Need to Get to the Truth About the Secret Ingredient in Madeleine's Pies
- The Need to Get Respect from the Cult by Taking Over

There is a LOCATION element:
- The University Research Lab

There is one OBJECT element:
- A single word on a scrap of paper

We've also added a TILT:

Failure: A Tiny Mistake Leads to ruins & Guilt: Greed Leads to Killing


Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Find Stacey on instragram @stadomo

Find Steve on his website stephenmoverley.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 some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Aug 24, 2016

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

In a small New England town the outside pressures of the Great Depression are barely felt. It is the darkness within the sleepy old town that threatens all hope.

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


The characters for this game:

Roger Morris (Stacey) - Former University Law Student, now and FBI Agent

Prof. Von Thornton (Ken) - The University Law professor and dabbler in arcane knowledge.

Skippy Von Trapp (Steve) - Ancient Languages graduate student and aspiring cultist.

Judge Argus Wroth  (John) - Town Judge and high-ranking cultist.


The grid for this game:

Between John & Ken: Keepers of a shared secret (of the past?)

Between Ken & Stacey: Part of the Law community

Between Stacey & Steve: Con man and Mark (undercover agent and unwitting junior cultist)

Between Steve & John: Young Upstart and Old Guard cultists.

There are two NEED elements:
- The Need to Get to the Truth About the Secret Ingredient in Madeleine's Pies
- The Need to Get Respect from the Cult by Taking Over

There is a LOCATION element:
- The University Research Lab

There is one OBJECT element:
- A single word on a scrap of paper

Aug 17, 2016

“There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.”
Alan Moore, Watchmen

Heroes course through air in a world where humanity comes in extra shades of color, and an extra wide scale of ability.

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


The characters for this game:

Avery Jones (Stacey) - Woman from the future.

 

Kitsu the Fox Diety (Lisa) - The avatar of a fox god in female form.

 

Dee-Kay (Ken) - An entropic parasite that has haunted humanity from the beginning of time.

 

President E.R Rager  (John) - President of the United States and alien steroid junky.

 


The grid for this game:

 

Between John & Ken: President & Advisor

Between Ken & Lisa: Their Paths have crossed over the Centuries

Between Lisa & Stacey: Romane, one remembers the other doesn't. Time Travel makes you sad.

Between Stacey & John: One knows the other's identity and uses it as leverage.

There is a NEED element:
- The Need to Get Laid to Continue your Species

There is a LOCATION element:
- The UN Building in New York

There are two OBJECT elements:
- The Mayor's Corpse
- Super Truth Serum

We've also added a tilt:

Tragedy: Somebody's Life is Changed Forever, in a bad way.

Failure: Fear leads to a Fateful Decision


Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Find Stacey on instragram @stadomo

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!

Aug 10, 2016

“I’m just muscle and bulletproof skin — there’s nothing inside. No brains, no courage, nothing. I don’t even know what questions to ask, even if people’d listen to me.”
―  Astro City "The Tarnished Angel"

 

Heroes course through air in a world where humanity comes in extra shades of color, and an extra wide scale of ability.

 

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


The characters for this game:

Avery Jones (Stacey) - Woman from the future.

 

Kitsu the Fox Diety (Lisa) - The avatar of a fox god in female form.

 

Dee-Kay (Ken) - An entropic parasite that has haunted humanity from the beginning of time.

 

President E.R Rager  (John) - President of the United States and alien steroid junky.

 


The grid for this game:

 

Between John & Ken: President & Advisor

Between Ken & Lisa: Their Paths have crossed over the Centuries

Between Lisa & Stacey: Romane, one remembers the other doesn't. Time Travel makes you sad.

Between Stacey & John: One knows the other's identity and uses it as leverage.

There is a NEED element:
- The Need to Get Laid to Continue your Species

There is a LOCATION element:
- The UN Building in New York

There are two OBJECT elements:
- The Mayor's Corpse
- Super Truth Serum

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Find Stacey on instragram @stadomo

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!

Aug 3, 2016

“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
John Updike

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!

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