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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: January, 2017
Jan 25, 2017

"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices - to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own - for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to The Twilight Zone." - Rod Sterling

A quiet development where petty neighborhood squabbles hide darker motives.

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

The characters for this game:

Gladys Marlow (Ken Breese) - A septuagenarian with a knack for electronics repair.

Ronald 'Ron' Matthews (Patrick Cartelli) - The son of Gladys Marlow, he hasn't any job prospects, but takes good care of his mother.

Quincy Marmot (John Holt) - A retiree with a nose for everyone else's business.

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and Patrick: Family - Caregiver and Invalid PLUS an Object, a Sweaty Baseball Cap with something tucked in the Brim.

Between Patrick and John: Home Owner's Association - Co-Authors of the Revised Garbage Policy PLUS a Need - to get out of an irritating commitment to a neighbor.

Between John and Ken: The Plan - Minion and Accidental Observer PLUS a Location - The Tricked out Basement Home-Theatre.

The TILT:

Failure - A tiny Mistake Leads to Ruin

Paranoia - Somebody is Watching, Waiting for their moment.

Find Patrick on twitter @patcartelli and check out his podcast Repeater

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Ken on twitter @Berlingsbeard

Follow us on twitter @boredghostworld

Our Bored Ghost theme comes from 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!

 

Jan 18, 2017

"To hold a pen is to be at war."

― Voltaire

If you live by the pen you will die by the pen in this pen-convention story.

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

The characters for this game:

Cecil Adams (Ken Breese) - A young upstart in the Pen Game.

Ralph James (Chris Diercksen) - The Charismatic candidate for VP of the Pen Club.

Ian K. Well (John Holt) - A nervous pen-hoarder also running for VP of the Pen Club.

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and Chris: Lovers - Weird Ink-Stained Love PLUS an Object of Mystery - The Pen with No Name.

Between Chris and John: Philosophers - Handwriting Analyst & Anxious Client PLUS a Need - to get a little money for the bus ride home.

Between John and Ken: Monarchs - Candidates for VP of the Poppleton Pen Club PLUS a Location - Room 404 on the fold-out cot.

The TILT:

Innocence - The wrong guys gets busted

Paranoia - A sudden reversal

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and check out his theatrical group Team Awesome Robot.

Also take a moment to check out his wife Samantha's fantastic project Womanish

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!

Jan 11, 2017

“Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.”
John Adams

If you live by the pen you will die by the pen in this pen-convention story.

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

The characters for this game:

Cecil Adams (Ken Breese) - A young upstart in the Pen Game.

Ralph James (Chris Diercksen) - The Charismatic candidate for VP of the Pen Club.

Ian K. Well (John Holt) - A nervous pen-hoarder also running for VP of the Pen Club.

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and Chris: Lovers - Weird Ink-Stained Love PLUS an Object of Mystery - The Pen with No Name.

Between Chris and John: Philosophers - Handwriting Analyst & Anxious Client PLUS a Need - to get a little money for the bus ride home.

Between John and Ken: Monarchs - Candidates for VP of the Poppleton Pen Club PLUS a Location - Room 404 on the fold-out cot.

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and check out his theatrical group Team Awesome Robot.

Also take a moment to check out his wife Samantha's fantastic project Womanish

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!

Jan 4, 2017

“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

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.

The 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 New Conflict:

Conflict: Will Hurtview Manor accept baby Charity as one of their own?

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!

 

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