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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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Mar 29, 2017

“At the end of the tour
When the road disappears
If there's any more people around
When the tour runs aground
And if you're still around
Then we'll meet at the end of the tour”
―They Might Be Giants

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

Mixtape 2: Throwing Lightning

  1. The False Bride - A. L. Lloyd
  2. By-Tor and The Snow Dog - Rush
  3. She Moves Through The Fair - Fairport Convention
  4. Travelling Song - Pentangle
  5. Seed of Memory - Terry Reid
  6. Lady Gay - Dave Van Ronk
  7. Cold Wind to Valhalla - Jethro Tull

The characters for this game:

Esteban Gorey (Ken Breese) - An ex-steroid user who has never strayed far from his hometown.

Tiger (Giaco Furino) - An amateur guitarist and professional drinking buddy.

Veronica Draber (Tiffany XXX) - The most put-together of the lot.

Travis 'TD' Dinan (John Holt) - He loves his grandma.

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 Tiffany's Cat on instagram

Find Giaco on twitter @GiacoFurino and instagram @GiacoFurino and his clippings here.

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!

Mar 22, 2017

“Casual drug users should be taken out and shot.”
―Daryl Gates

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

Mixtape 1: It'll Be Okay

  1. Keep Pushing On - John Maus
  2. Hey, Hey We're the Gories - The Gories
  3. Bright Lit Blue Skies - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
  4. Kill V. Maim - Grimes
  5. I'm an Albatraoz - AronChupa
  6. Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy) - DEVO
  7. High Pressure Days - The Units
  8. Funnel of Love - SQÜRL, Madeline Follin
  9. Wetetie mare - Muluqen Mellesse
  10. Skull & Crossbones - Sparkle Moore
  11. Your Motion Says - Arthur Russell
  12. Enchanted - Stevie Nicks
  13. People Like Us - Talking Heads
  14. Wild Imagination - Kurt Vile

The characters for this game:

Esteban Gorey (Ken Breese) - An ex-steroid user who has never strayed far from his hometown.

Tiger (Giaco Furino) - An amateur guitarist and professional drinking buddy.

Veronica Draber (Tiffany Thornton) - The most put-together of the lot.

Travis 'TD' Dinan (John Holt) - He loves his grandma.

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 Tiffany's Cat on instagram

Find Giaco on twitter @GiacoFurino and instagram @GiacoFurino and his clippings here.

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!

Mar 15, 2017

“The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.”

Karl Kraus

A pair of twins with divergent musical tastes bide their time in a local prison.

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 Tim: Family - Identical Twins PLUS a Location, a Grimy Prison Farm Cornfield.

Between Tim and John: Ambiguous - Gangsta Rap MC & Ardent Fan PLUS a Need - to put an end to an inappropriate relationship.

Between John and Ken: Outside - Fiancé & Mail order Bride PLUS an Object - A Weapon - the Toothbrush and Razor Blade Shiv.

The TILT:

Tragedy - Overdose

Innocence - Romantic Feelings Get Creepy

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play.

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!

Mar 8, 2017

“Prison is like high school with knives.”
Raegan Butcher

A pair of twins with divergent musical tastes bide their time in a local prison.

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

The characters for this game:

Richie Wonder (Ken Breese) - An aspiring musician and performer, with a bent towards madrigal, oh he's also in prison with his twin brother.

MC Mad Scratch (Tim Rodriguez) - A prisoner with real street cred and a powerful skill in rhyming. He's in prison with his twin Richie.

Elodie Pons (John Holt) - A French mail-order bride to Richie wonder and an avid fan of underground gangsta styling.

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and Tim: Family - Identical Twins PLUS a Location, a Grimy Prison Farm Cornfield.

Between Tim and John: Ambiguous - Gangsta Rap MC & Ardent Fan PLUS a Need - to put an end to an inappropriate relationship.

Between John and Ken: Outside - Fiancé & Mail order Bride PLUS an Object - A Weapon - the Toothbrush and Razor Blade Shiv.

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play.

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!

Mar 1, 2017

“Weak people believe what is forced on them. Strong people what they wish to believe, forcing that to be real.”
Gene Wolfe, Shadow & Claw

A small village is perched on top of a den of horror and the promise of treasure.

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

The characters for this game:

Gonzo Lameleg (Ken Breese) - Former adventure, now damaged and living in the swamp.

Patriarch Pugnacious Zachariah (D Gailey) - The spiritual leader of the Hamlet.

Zinnia Faltine (John Holt) - An apprentice to the town's sage, the Alchemist.

The Kingdom for this game:

The Hamlet, a quiet town far from civilization in the middle of a forest.

Threats:

  1. Outsiders (AKA Adventurers) could overwhelm the Hamlet.
  2. Our economy relies on having a steady stream of adventurers
  3. The things below the Hamlet threaten to come pouring to the surface.

Locations:

  1. Forager's Camp in the Swamp
  2. Ruined Tower with stairs that lead Down
  3. The Church Vault
  4. The"Luck 'o the Draw" Tavern 
  5. The Cartographer's Printing Press
  6. The Master Alchemist's Shop

The Conflict:

Conflict: Will The Hamlet allow the Children of the White Sword to go below?

Find D Gailey on twitter @mxnurd

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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