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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 26, 2017

“I’m coming back in… and it’s the saddest moment of my life.”

-Ed White

A near-future of space colonization and war against humanity's own creations.

fiasco

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


The characters for this game:

Dr. Meg Johne (Yvonne Hartung) - Astro-biologist clone.

Stetson (Ken Breese) - Clone con-man.

Cpt. Lee Minors (John Holt) - A veteran of the Many Wars.

 

 


The grid for this game:

Between Ken and John: Criminal - Assassin and Target, and the Need to Find the Lost Delta-5 Space Station.

Between John and Yvonne: Adversaries - Bounty Hunter and Quarry, and the Need to Get Even with the Colony on Titan.

Between Yvonne and Ken: Family - Siblings separated by a Conspiracy, and the Need to Hump a Perfect Clone of Yourself.


Find Yvonne at Team Awesome Robot

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!

Jul 19, 2017

"We're all going to die and they're never going to give me my license!"
― E.T.

A chilly New England island holds a mystery that could save the people of the island and perhaps the world.

To learn more about how Home By Dark is played check out our primer episode.

The characters for this game:

Moira Payne (Liza Cortright) - A bookish 16 yr old who works at the ferry ticketing office.

Bailey Tanwell (Ken Breese) - A 19 year old beach-bum who works for the ferry.

Cormac Wainwright (Zach Norton) - The ferryman who shuttles seasonal visitors from the mainland.

Sawyer Payne (John Holt) - And 11 year old boy- one of the few kids in his generation on the island.

The setup for this game

The Secret: A Selkie with the ability to control the weather and calm the storm.

The Pursuer: Trident Industries and Dr Theodore Gilman, a cover for a group of people who wish to raise the lost city of Atlantis and regain their position of glory and power.

The Danger: The Wrath of the Sea, whether a natural force or called by the family of the Selkie, it threatens to swallow the island beneath the waves.

The Setting: Schaeffer's Landing, Maine. Fall mid 70's

Assets:
Fishing Pole
Flare Gun
Compact Mirror
Inflatable Raft

Locations:
The Eastend, a desolate stretch of island that faces the open sea
Westend Boardwalk, the town center and where the ferry lets off
The Library, a modest two-room building with stacks and stacks of books.
The Salt House, a glorified shack, sometimes used for salting a catch, mostly used as a place to drink.

Find Liza out in the real world!

Find Zach's work on his portfolio site

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!

Jul 12, 2017

This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting up and playing Home By Dark. 

Recommended number of players: 3-5, Play time 2-3 hours on average

Home By Dark is a GM-less game, the players collaborate to tell the story. 

We recommend picking up a copy of one of the beginner sets from an indie rpg retailer. Try your friendly local games store.

In addition to players Home By Dark requires a handful of components:

1) Rulebook

2) 6 sided Dice in three color- about 15 of each color.

3) Index Cards

4) Writing Utensils

Jul 12, 2017

"This one, this one right here... this was my dream, my wish. And it didn't come true. So I'm taking it back. I'm taking them all back."
― Goonies

A chilly New England island holds a mystery that could save the people of the island and perhaps the world.

To learn more about how Home By Dark is played check out our primer episode.

The characters for this game:

Moira Payne (Liza Cortright) - A bookish 16 yr old who works at the ferry ticketing office.

Bailey Tanwell (Ken Breese) - A 19 year old beach-bum who works for the ferry.

Cormac Wainwright (Zach Norton) - The ferryman who shuttles seasonal visitors from the mainland.

Sawyer Payne (John Holt) - And 11 year old boy- one of the few kids in his generation on the island.

The setup for this game

The Secret: A Selkie with the ability to control the weather and calm the storm.

The Pursuer: Trident Industries and Dr Theodore Gilman, a cover for a group of people who wish to raise the lost city of Atlantis and regain their position of glory and power.

The Danger: The Wrath of the Sea, whether a natural force or called by the family of the Selkie, it threatens to swallow the island beneath the waves.

The Setting: Schaeffer's Landing, Maine. Fall mid 70's

Assets:
Fishing Pole
Flare Gun
Compact Mirror
Inflatable Raft

Locations:
The Eastend, a desolate stretch of island that faces the open sea
Westend Boardwalk, the town center and where the ferry lets off
The Library, a modest two-room building with stacks and stacks of books.
The Salt House, a glorified shack, sometimes used for salting a catch, mostly used as a place to drink.

Find Liza out in the real world!

Find Zach's work on his portfolio site

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!

Jul 5, 2017

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.”
― Herman MelvilleMoby-Dick or, The Whale

The singleminded mysticism of the Nazis allowed them to amass legendary objects of power. What became of these artifacts after the war? Our adventurers want to find out.

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

The characters for this game:

Caliope Trager (Yvonee Hartung) - A former librarian now a field researcher for a for-profit treasure hunting firm .

Udo Kreiger (Ken Breese) - A German ex-pat with a heart for adventure and a hunger for riches.

Jack Stone (D Gailey) - A war photographer and freelancer who may have ties to the spy game.

Dr. Hans Fugue (John Holt) - A former German rocket scientist now building spy planes for the US.

TILT:

Innocence - Misdirected Passion

Failure - Fear leads to a Fateful Decision

The grid for this game:

Between Ken and John: Romance - Old friends in romantic denial and and Object - mysterious and holy Holy Mirror of Truth.

Between John and D: The War - Behind enemy lines in their Uniforms and a Need - To get Ultimate Power by turning the Ancient and Mythical powers of the artifact on the World.

Between D and Yvonne: Odd - A Nosy Neighbor and a Secretive Person and a Need - To get out of this one-sided relationship.

Between Yvonne and Ken: Professional - Adventure Seekers and a Location - South America, the streets of Rio during Carnival

Find D Gailey on twitter @mxnurd

Find Yvonne at Team Awesome Robot

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!

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