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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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Dec 28, 2016

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

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

Kingdom 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 Lame Mage. They have copies available as PDF and physical books. Try your friendly local games store. If they carry role playing games they probably carry Kingdom.

In addition to players Kingdom only requires a handful of components:

1) Rulebook 

2) Character Sheets - available to print or copy from the rule book.

3) Index Cards & Paper

4) Writing Utensils

Dec 28, 2016

"The first step towards mastering time is always to make time meaningless"
Robert Aickman

A house on the Mississippi has gathered many inhabitants and many stories over the years.

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

pThe characters for this game:

Baby Doll (Ken Breese) - A haunted doll, the oldest of the spirits in Hurtview Manor.

The Bogeyman (Sharang Biswas) - A spirit fed by fear with an obsession with children.

The Well Dressed Suicide (John Holt) - One of the younger spirits in Hurtview Manor.

The Kingdom for this game:

Hurtview Manor, a haunted manor on the Mississippi.

Threats:

  1. Rezoning / Construction
  2. Exorcism
  3. Vanishing / Fading Spirits

Locations:

  1. The Greenhouse / Hot House
  2. The Room beneath the old Well
  3. The New Addition, a parlor
  4. The Nursery
  5. The Gate at the end of the drive
  6. The partially renovated Ballroom

The Conflict:

Conflict: Will Hurtview Manor let the Faithleys stay?


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 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 21, 2016

“The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.”
― Full Metal Jacket

Boredom and the nearness of death lead to all sorts of mischief at this army encampment near the front.

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

The characters for this game:

Private "Coop" Kincaid (Chris Littler) - A mechanic, truck driver and smuggler.

Private Benny "Three Boots" McFae (John Holt) - A nervous soldier looking for a quick buck and a way out.

Corporal Jimmy "Bear" Hagen (Ken Breese) - A truck driver and smuggler with ties to a stateside organization of do-gooders.

Betsy Green, AKA 'Green' (Tiffany Cook) - Former hero turned henchman to Dr. Yes, a leading member of the evil GLOVE organization.

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and Chris: Black Market - Truck Drivers PLUS a Need - to get ready to take what you deserve.

Between Chris and John: Replacement Increments a pair of gung-ho patriots PLUS a Need - to get rich smuggling valuables.

Between John and Tiffany: Replacement Increments poker buddies PLUS a Location of Rest and Recreation "Java Junction" the Red Cross coffee tent  PLUS an Object - intelligence.

Between Tiffany and Ken: Brothers in arms PLUS an Object - an SS Dagger.

The TILT:

Mayhem - A Frantic Chase

Tragedy - Death out of the Blue

Find Chris on twitter @ctlittler and check out his band Chamber Band.

Find Tiffany Cook on twitter @TiffanyECook, tumblr and instagram

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 14, 2016

“By now we'd come to look at all replacements as dead men who temporarily had the use of the arms and legs. The came and went so fast and so regularly that sometimes we didn't even learn their names. Truth is, after a while, we sort of avoided gettin' to know them.”
― The Big Red One

Boredom and the nearness of death lead to all sorts of mischief at this army encampment near the front.

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

The characters for this game:

Private "Coop" Kincaid (Chris Littler) - A mechanic, truck driver and smuggler

Private Benny "Three Boots" McFae (John Holt) - A nervous soldier looking for a quick buck and a way out.

Corporal Jimmy "Bear" Hagen (Ken Breese) - A truck driver and smuggler with ties to a stateside organization of do-gooders.

Betsy Green, AKA 'Green' (Tiffany Cook) - Former hero turned henchman to Dr. Yes, a leading member of the evil GLOVE organization.

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and Chris: Black Market - Truck Drivers PLUS a Need - to get ready to take what you deserve.

Between Chris and John: Replacement Increments a pair of gung-ho patriots PLUS a Need - to get rich smuggling valuables.

Between John and Tiffany: Replacement Increments poker buddies PLUS a Location of Rest and Recreation "Java Junction" the Red Cross coffee tent  PLUS an Object - intelligence.

Between Tiffany and Ken: Brothers in arms PLUS an Object - an SS Dagger.

Find Chris on twitter @ctlittler and check out his band Chamber Band.

Find Tiffany Cook on twitter @TiffanyECook, tumblr and instagram

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 7, 2016

“It is so easy to get the better of people when they care about each other — which is why evil will always have the edge.”
― Casanova Frankenstein, Mystery Men

The brighter the sun the harder the shadows and LA is always sunny.

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

TILT:

Failure - A stupid plan executed to perfection

Paranoia - Two people cross paths and everything changes

The characters for this game:

Roger Stevenson, AKA Incisor (Steven Moverley) - An aged vampire hunter, from back when they weren't a protected class.

Victoria Duplinious 5 (Stacey Douglass Moverley) - Female clone of the late Doctor Victor Duplinious.

Victor Duplinious 17, AKA Incisor (John Holt) - Male clone of the late Doctor Victor Duplinious, styles himself a dental villain.

Sabel O'Hare (Josh Mueller) - Former hero turned henchman to Dr. Yes, a leading member of the evil GLOVE organization.

The grid for this game:

Between Steve and John: Villains - Similarly themed villains fighting for the use of the same name PLUS a Need - to get even with the whole damned world.

Between John and Stacey: Family - Clones PLUS a Need - to get respect from the bureaucrats at GLOVE who classified you as a D-class villain.

Between Stacey and Josh: Minions - New recruit and Old hand PLUS an Object - a doomsday device, Dr. Thunder's weather control device.

Between Josh and Steve: Heroes - Hunted vampires together back in the 70's PLUS the Location - A rave in Stockholm.

Find Stacey on instragram @stadomo

Find Steve on his website stephenmoverley.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Josh in Brooklyn sometimes!

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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