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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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Feb 14, 2018

"With theatre, you have to be ready for anything." Willem Dafoe


Bullying is a serious issue that demands serious art.

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

The characters for this game:

Main - Gwen Rush (Ken Breese) - the student director
Secondary - Melvin Sparks - the sound and light tech

Main - Samantha Perkins (Stacey Moverley) - stage manager
Secondary - John Todd - the understudy

Main - Kennerth Foley (John Holt) - a washed up actor
Secondary - Mrs Duffy - Head of the Drama Department

The Show for this game:

The Show: A high school student production.
The Cast & Crew: A newly formed crew, They've never done this before.

Find Stacey on instagram @stadomo

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!

Feb 7, 2018

"The way the world is, I think a silly evening in the theatre is a good thing, to take our minds off terror." Tim Curry


Bullying is a serious issue that demands serious art.

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

The characters for this game:

Main - Gwen Rush (Ken Breese) - the student director
Secondary - Melvin Sparks - the sound and light tech

Main - Samantha Perkins (Stacey Moverley) - stage manager
Secondary - John Todd - the understudy

Main - Kennerth Foley (John Holt) - a washed up actor
Secondary - Mrs Duffy - Head of the Drama Department

The Show for this game:

The Show: A high school student production.
The Cast & Crew: A newly formed crew, They've never done this before.

 Find Stacey on instagram @stadomo

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 31, 2018

"When I’m good I’m good, brother but when I’m bad I’m better."
Rowdy Roddy Piper

The art of wrestling is in surviving outside the ring.

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

The Characters:

Leo "Yeti" Faccetti (Ken Breese) the hairy face of the promotion.

The Red Beret - Beater-Nick Flowers (John Holt) a cokehead and the heel of the promotion.

The Candyman - Steve St. Sands (D Gailey) coke dealer and face aspirant.

 Find D on twitter @mxnurd

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 24, 2018

"Wrestling is ballet with violence."

-Jesse Ventura

The art of wrestling is in surviving outside the ring.

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

The Characters:

Leo "Yeti" Faccetti (Ken Breese) the hairy face of the promotion.

The Red Beret - Beater-Nick Flowers (John Holt) a cokehead and the heel of the promotion.

The Candyman - Steve St. Sands (D Gailey) coke dealer and face aspirant.

 Find D on twitter @mxnurd

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 17, 2018

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
Stand By Me

Three middle school kids in a factory town at the foot of a mountain range find adventure together in the mid-eighties.

To learn more about how Tales from the Loop is played check out our primer episode.

The World: Pittsfield and the Lenox Loop.

Pittsfield, MA - in the Berkshire mountains on the border of NY and Western MA. In the 1940’s General Electric was contracted by the government to supply parts and electrical equipment. GE were also paired with MIT and a Federal Research Facility to carve a particle accelerator into the deep rock beneath the mountain range just south in Lenox, MA. They also carved cooling towers from the rock itself. The loop passes just under Pittsfield proper. The center of the city are large GE transformers, power lines and the bustling GE plant.

To the south, a mile or two down South St, HWY 20 is the turn off to Bousquet Mountain, a ski area. A bit further south are the cooling towers and the subsurface labs.

The kids live in a small spread-out development south of Pittsfield. Their neighborhood is made up of Loop employees and GE factory families, as well as a smattering of people that perform seasonal work at the ski lodge. The kids are all students at Herberg Middle School.

Starting in the 80’s the demand for transformers has dwindled and GE has been ratcheting down production.  The past few years have been unseasonably warm, some blame the factory output, some blame the thrumming cooling tower and the Lenox loop. Whatever the case the ski tourism has been hit hard, further depressing the area.

The Kids:

Ollie Barker - Bookworm (Dan McCoy) soft-spoken book-learned kid, tends to sit apart, observing.

Chad Dawson - Popular Kid (Stuart Wellington) big mouth & big hair, uses his confidence, comfortable family standing, and sunglasses to charm his way through the early teen years.

Rush "Spud" McKenzie - Hick (Ken Breese) rough and tumble, more at home in the woods with his dog Hobo than stuck in school.

Find Dan McCoy on twitter @dankmccoy

Find Stuart Wellington on twitter @flophousecat

Find Stuart and Dan's podcast The Flophouse on the flophousepodcast.com and on the MaxFun network. You can also follow the podcast on twitter @theflophousepod

Find Stuart's podcast Till Def Do Us Parrdy on soundcloud and through itunes. You can also follow the show on twitter @tilldef

If you're in NYC make sure to get over to The Hinterlands, Stuart's bar in Brooklyn

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 10, 2018

This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting an a rules summary of  Tales from the Loop by designer by Modiphius Entertainment. modiphius.net

Recommended number of players: GM and 2 to 4 players, Play time 2-4 hours on average.

Tales from the Loop is a GM'd game that encourages the players collaborate with the Game Master to tell the story. 

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from publisher. The character types can be printed and you only need a handful of 6-sided dice to roll against trouble.

 

Jan 10, 2018

"Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes!” – Abraham Lincoln

Three middle school kids in a factory town at the foot of a mountain range find adventure together in the mid-eighties.

To learn more about how Tales from the Loop is played check out our primer episode.

The World: Pittsfield and the Lenox Loop.

Pittsfield, MA - in the Berkshire mountains on the border of NY and Western MA. In the 1940’s GE was contracted by the government to supply parts and electrical equipment. GE were also paired with MIT and a Federal Research Facility to carve a particle accelerator into the deep rock beneath the mountain range just south in Lenox, MA. They also carved cooling towers from the rock itself. The loop passes just under Pittsfield proper. The center of the city are large GE transformers and power lines and the bustling GE plant.

To the south, a mile or two down South St, HWY 20 is the turn off to Bousquet Mountain, a ski area. A bit further south are the cooling towers and the subsurface labs.

The kids live in a small spread-out development south of Pittsfield. There neighborhood is made up of Loop employees and GE factory families, as well as a smattering of people that perform seasonal work at the ski lodge. The kids are all students at Herberg Middle School.

Starting in the 80’s the demand for transformers has dwindled and GE has been ratcheting down production.  The past few years have been unseasonably warm, some blame the factory output, some blame the thrumming cooling tower and the Lenox loop. Whatever the case the ski tourism has been hit hard, further depressing the area. 

The Kids:

Ollie Barker - Bookworm (Dan McCoy) soft-spoken book-learned kid, tends to sit apart, observing. 

Chad Dawson - Popular Kid (Stuart Wellington) big mouth & big hair, uses his confidence, comfortable family standing, and sunglasses to charm his way through the early teen years. 

Rush "Spud" McKenzie - Hick (Ken Breese) rough and tumble, more at home in the woods with his dog Hobo than stuck in school.

Find Dan McCoy on twitter @dankmccoy

Find Stuart Wellington on twitter @flophousecat

Find Stuart and Dan's podcast The Flophouse on the flophousepodcast.com and on the MaxFun network. You can also follow the podcast on twitter @theflophousepod

Find Stuart's podcast Till Def Do Us Parrdy on soundcloud and through itunes. You can also follow the show on twitter @tilldef

If you're in NYC make sure to get over to The Hinterlands, Stuart's bar in Brooklyn 

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 3, 2018

“Don't give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you.” 
― George Carlin

A small town and a tight knit community are rocked by a visitor from the past.

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

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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