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May 23, 2018

"Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone."
— J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

 An abandoned factory turned Stasi prison is abandoned and ripe for development when the wall falls. What will be unearthed from beneath the layers of history?

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

The Setup:

•brooding & investigative horror

•The former East/West divide in Berlin, Late 1980's/early 1990's

•Main location: Abandoned Car Factory that later served as a Stasi secret prison, now empty

•Additional Locations: a Beirhall on the Western side of Berlin, A rocky quay on the banks of the Rhine, A tiny Catholic church near the main location.

•The Witness: Anna Schmidt - A developer, she scouts for real estate deals for a big french firm. She is here to check out the abandoned factory for possible purchase, demolition, and development. Anna is persistent and practical. She has face in progress and that gives her an optimistic philosophy.

The Clues:

•The Demon Key - it arrived in a black envelope and has teeth

•The Ledger of Names - a stained tome with hundreds of names and coded annotation.

•The Photo of a group of people taken at the factory - One person has their eyes open, they all resemble one another and each person in the photo is labeled with strange coded annotation.

•A Large Inky Pool - a black liquid that seems to absorb the light, it is spilled out over the factory floor.

•The Black Door - a massive barred portal, ringed with writing

•The Body of a Person - It resembles the figures in the photo

•The Clay Figure - a crude representative figure with a spiced odour

•The Demonic Magic Circle - a face in the floor of the room behind the black door

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!

 

May 16, 2018

“Auch wenn zwei Staaten in Deutschland existieren, sind sie doch füreinander nicht Ausland; ihre Beziehungen zueinander können nur von besonderer Art sein."

("Even though two states in Germany exist, they are not foreign countries to each other—their relations with each other can only be of a special kind.")

First Inaugural Address as West German Chancellor, October 28, 1969”
― Willy Brandt

An abandoned factory turned Stasi prison is abandoned and ripe for development when the wall falls. What will be unearthed from beneath the layers of history?

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

The Setup:

•brooding & investigative horror

•The former East/West divide in Berlin, Late 1980's/early 1990's

•Main location: Abandoned Car Factory that later served as a Stasi secret prison, now empty

•Additional Locations: a Beirhall on the Western side of Berlin, A rocky quay on the banks of the Rhine, A tiny Catholic church near the main location.

•The Witness: Anna Schmidt - A developer, she scouts for real estate deals for a big french firm. She is here to check out the abandoned factory for possible purchase, demolition, and development. Anna is persistent and practical. She has face in progress and that gives her an optimistic philosophy.

The Clues:

•The Demon Key - it arrived in a black envelope and has teeth

•The Ledger of Names - a stained tome with hundreds of names and coded annotation.

•The Photo of a group of people taken at the factory - One person has their eyes open, they all resemble one another and each person in the photo is labeled with strange coded annotation.

•A Large Inky Pool - a black liquid that seems to absorb the light, it is spilled out over the factory floor. 

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!

May 16, 2018

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Lovecraftesque by Joshua Fox and Becky Annison. Purchase a copy here at Black Armada.

Recommended number of players: 2-5 players, Play time around 2-4 hours.

To play you'll need:
Rulebook
A Dozen Index Cards,
Writing Utensils,
The Special Cards Deck (Printable from the PDF or available for purchase from the publisher),
Scrap Paper and some optional printed materials.

Lovecraftesque is a GMless game where your will take turns playing the Witness and Narrator as you lay out the clues to a creeping horror. Eventually your witness will find themselves face-to-face(s) with the horror and this final confrontation will determine your protagonist's fate.

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from the publisher.

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 distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

May 9, 2018

Helena: Will they be happier when they can feel pain?
Dr. Gall: On the contrary. But they will be technically more perfect.”
― Karel ČapekR.U.R.

The platform of a space elevator houses the electronic brains that control the drones on the planet below. They are tasked with cleaning up the Earth for the eventual return of the humans.

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

The characters for this game:

HLN 3618N2-4 "Helen" (Iris Explosion) - The very proper administrator.

PCO-800 "Seev" (Patrick Cartelli) - The supply and aquisitions unit.

Atmospheric Oversight 35,73.11.B "Atmos" (Kelsey Hercs) - The air cleaning unit with a strong sense of purpose.

LSM-748 "Fleshwise" (Ken Breese) - Genetics and organics unit in charge of repopulating the fauna.

B33DL3 (John Holt) - The excavation and reclamation of subsurface ecology.

The Setup:

Backdrop: The Earth has been left uninhabitable and the humans left, leaving a team of robots to rejuvenate the planet and await the return of the humans.

Main Location: Laika Station, a platform at the top of a Space Elevator. It is rooted in continental Asia.

Aspects:
Doubt: WILL they/SHOULD they come back? (the humans)
Task: Reverse Catastrophic Climate Change
Creation: Art from (attempted?) Reproduction

The Language:
Completion - The return of the humans
Post-Completion - A time after the humans return
Plete - An expletive, a blaspheme against the sacred eventual end
PreZero - A theoretical time before the task began
Standby - A term used to buy time while gathering thoughts before speaking, before continuing to speak
Rubrik - The guiding principles of our combined programming (Over-Prime)
Over-Prime - The combined goal of the tasks we are programmed to complete
Prime - The task we are programmed to perform
Variable Prime - An alternative task, The theory that a root task can shift based on interpretation of programming
"THE PRIME IS OURS" - An declaration of ownership over ones self and identification as one of the group
Indo - A vice where in you deliberately neglect maintenance so that repair requires extra effort. 
Sleep
- A state of profound sadness, either born out of inactivity or leading to lethargy and inactivity
EOM - An honorific, denoting that you have performed the most efficiently over the last Lunar cycle
ATMOSEOM - A term for those that lord their efficiency over their peers
Motaxu - The offspring of the drones and minds, constructed from organic and inorganic parts, sentient and outside the hive mind
Mollies - A derogatory & dismissive term for the Motaxu
Molly Maker - An insulting term for a member of the hive mind who creates and encourages the Motaxu
Augmentation - Ritualistic offerings to the hive mind by the Motaxu
The Disconnected - Anything outside the focus of the Rubrik, impossible to control or interface with, the unknown
The Variable - A thing from outside Earth, not covered under programming or instruction, a complication
VEOM - A religion of the Motaxu based on worship of the Variable
Elysium - A satellite of decrepit hive minds

Go check out Kelsey's play "Can't You Tell"  encore showing on July 7th, 2018. We'll update our social media when we have a specific link and you can follow her directly for updates!

Find Kelsey on twitter @zforzelma & instagram @zforzelman and her website kelseyhercs.com

Find Iris Explosion on twitter @IrisExplosion & instagram @1risexplosion and her website irisexplosion.com

Iris will be with d20 Burlesque at GenCon 2018 this year!

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 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!

May 2, 2018

"Maria: HEAD and HANDS need a mediator. THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN HEAD AND HANDS MUST BE THE HEART!
Worker #1: But where is our mediator, Maria - ?
Maria: Wait for him! He will surely come!
Worker #2: We will wait, Maria...! But not much longer - - !"
- Metropolis (1927)

The platform of a space elevator houses the electronic brains that control the drones on the planet below. They are tasked with cleaning up the Earth for the eventual return of the humans.

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

The characters for this game:

HLN 3618N2-4 "Helen" (Iris Explosion) - The very proper administrator.

PCO-800 "Seev" (Patrick Cartelli) - The supply and aquisitions unit.

Atmospheric Oversight 35,73.11.B "Atmos" (Kelsey Hercs) - The air cleaning unit with a strong sense of purpose.

LSM-748 "Fleshwise" (Ken Breese) - Genetics and organics unit in charge of repopulating the fauna.

B33DL3 (John Holt) - The excavation and reclamation of subsurface ecology.

The Setup:

Backdrop: The Earth has been left uninhabitable and the humans left, leaving a team of robots to rejuvenate the planet and await the return of the humans.

Main Location: Laika Station, a platform at the top of a Space Elevator. It is rooted in continental Asia.

Aspects:
Doubt: WILL they/SHOULD they come back? (the humans)
Task: Reverse Catastrophic Climate Change
Creation: Art from (attempted?) Reproduction

The Language:
Completion - The return of the humans
Post-Completion - A time after the humans return
Plete - An expletive, a blaspheme against the sacred eventual end
PreZero - A theoretical time before the task began
Standby - A term used to buy time while gathering thoughts before speaking, before continuing to speak
Rubrik - The guiding principles of our combined programming (Over-Prime)
Over-Prime - The combined goal of the tasks we are programmed to complete
Prime - The task we are programmed to perform
Variable Prime - An alternative task, The theory that a root task can shift based on interpretation of programming
"THE PRIME IS OURS" - An declaration of ownership over ones self and identification as one of the group
Indo - A vice where in you deliberately neglect maintenance so that repair requires extra effort. 
Sleep
- A state of profound sadness, either born out of inactivity or leading to lethargy and inactivity
EOM - An honorific, denoting that you have performed the most efficiently over the last Lunar cycle
ATMOSEOM - A term for those that lord their efficiency over their peers
Motaxu - The offspring of the drones and minds, constructed from organic and inorganic parts, sentient and outside the hive mind
Mollies - A derogatory & dismissive term for the Motaxu
Molly Maker - An insulting term for a member of the hive mind who creates and encourages the Motaxu
Augmentation - Ritualistic offerings to the hive mind by the Motaxu
The Disconnected - Anything outside the focus of the Rubrik, impossible to control or interface with, the unknown
The Variable - A thing from outside Earth, not covered under programming or instruction, a complication
VEOM - A religion of the Motaxu based on worship of the Variable
Elysium - A satellite of decrepit hive minds

Go check out Kelsey's play "Can't You Tell"  encore showing on July 7th, 2018. We'll update our social media when we have a specific link and you can follow her directly for updates!

Find Kelsey on twitter @zforzelma & instagram @zforzelman and her website kelseyhercs.com

Find Iris Explosion on twitter @IrisExplosion & instagram @1risexplosion and her website irisexplosion.com

Iris will be with d20 Burlesque at GenCon 2018 this year!

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 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!

May 2, 2018

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Dialect by Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalioglu. Purchase a copy here at Thorny Games.

Recommended number of players: 3-5 players, Play time around 2-4 hours.

To play you'll need:
Index Cards (20-30),
Writing Utensils,
The Language Deck (Printable from the PDF or available for purchase from the publisher),
A Surface to play on.

Dialect is a GMless game where your will play an isolated community. You will grow a language based on your commonalities and that language will shift and eventually die along with the collapse of your isolated group.

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from the publisher.

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 distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Apr 25, 2018

"If you have a very good concept of your character, you can snap into it." - Sean Bean

The goblins are tasked with an important job: get the demon baby ready for the unholy wedding.

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

The characters for this game:

Shakespearean Sean Bean (John Holt) - The most dramatically minded of the Beans.

Stark Sean Bean (Ken Breese) - The Stoic Bean.

Shooter Sean Bean (D Gailey) - The Actions-Speak-Louder-Than-Words Bean.

The Movie:

"Shoot The Moon"
A Sci-Fi action heist movie about agent Adam Furstman (as played by Sean Bean). He is looking for one last big score to set him up for life.

The Tasks:

  1. ACT 1
    1. Scout the Casino w/out being discovered in the crowd.
    2. Flee the Casino floor w/ the beautiful cat burglar Bianca Bellini
    3. Buy time for Bellini to hack the Elevator & get to the 152 floor
  2. ACT 2
    1. Convince Bellini & her crew that they need you for the heist
    2. Get past the robot security on the secret stairs
    3. Unlock the vault door
  3. ACT 3
    1. Get through the electrified computer center
    2. Get the treasure
    3. Flee w/ the Loot.

Find D 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!

 

Apr 18, 2018

"A common misperception of me is... that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point." - Sean Bean

The goblins are tasked with an important job: get the demon baby ready for the unholy wedding.

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

The characters for this game:

Shakespearean Sean Bean (John Holt) - The most dramatically minded of the Beans.

Stark Sean Bean (Ken Breese) - The Stoic Bean.

Shooter Sean Bean (D Gailey) - The Actions-Speak-Louder-Than-Words Bean.

The Movie:

"Shoot The Moon"
A Sci-Fi action heist movie about agent Adam Furstman (as played by Sean Bean). He is looking for one last big score to set him up for life.

The Tasks:

  1. ACT 1
    1. Scout the Casino w/out being discovered in the crowd.
    2. Flee the Casino floor w/ the beautiful cat burglar Bianca Bellini
    3. Buy time for Bellini to hack the Elevator & get to the 152 floor
  2. ACT 2
    1. Convince Bellini & her crew that they need you for the heist
    2. Get past the robot security on the secret stairs
    3. Unlock the vault door
  3. ACT 3
    1. Get through the electrified computer center
    2. Get the treasure
    3. Flee w/ the Loot.

Find D 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!

 

Apr 11, 2018

“Helena: Will they be happier when they can feel pain?
Dr. Gall: On the contrary. But they will be technically more perfect.”
― Karel ČapekR.U.R.

In a world of global peace, that has forgotten the machines of war, the harmony is broken with the incursion of autonomous killing machines, vestiges of a lost age.

To learn more about how Our Last Best Hope is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Sofia Morales (D Gailey) the tech obsessed Engineer.

Professor Cyndy Diamont (John Holt) anthropological computer scientist.

Brouge Craklin P.H.D.  (Ken Breese) military historian.

The Mission:

The Crises - A doomsday weapon from a bygone age has awakened in the frozen north.

The Limit - Time has forgotten the weapons of the past but the historians and hobbyists remember.

The Plan - Get to the "brain" and reprogram the mechs to blast themselves into the sun.

The Assets:

Employee Manual for Site X

3d Topographical heat map of the doomsday compound

A six-shooter pistol borrowed from a museum

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!

Apr 4, 2018

Supplementary

Our Last Best Hope


This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting an a rules summary of Our Last Best Hope by designer by Mark Diaz Truman. Purchase a copy here at Magpie Games.

Recommended number of players: 3-5 players, Play time 3-4 hours on average.

Our Last Best Hope is a GMless game where your characters are on a mission to save the planet and/or humanity. There are additional missions and hacks available in supplementary books and downloads.

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from publisher.

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!

Apr 4, 2018

“The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.”
― Norbert WienerThe Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society

In a world of global peace, that has forgotten the machines of war, the harmony is broken with the incursion of autonomous killing machines, vestiges of a lost age.

To learn more about how Our Last Best Hope is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Sofia Morales (D Gailey) the tech obsessed Engineer.

Professor Cyndy Diamont (John Holt) anthropological computer scientist.

Brouge Craklin P.H.D.  (Ken Breese) military historian.

The Mission:

The Crises - A doomsday weapon from a bygone age has awakened in the frozen north.

The Limit - Time has forgotten the weapons of the past but the historians and hobbyists remember.

The Plan - Get to the "brain" and reprogram the mechs to blast themselves into the sun.

The Assets:

Employee Manual for Site X

3d Topographical heat map of the doomsday compound

A six-shooter pistol borrowed from a museum

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!

Mar 28, 2018

“The yells and yammering, croaking, gibbering and jabbering, howls and growls and curses, shrieking and shrinking that followed were beyond description. Several hundred wildcats and wolves being roasted slowly alive together would not have compared with it.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit

The goblins are tasked with an important job: get the demon baby ready for the unholy wedding.

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

The characters for this game:

The Plugfingers (Ken Breese) - A clutch of three-eyed goblins wielding the plunging stick.

The Squishy (John Holt) - A clutch of one-eyed goblins who wield the one glove to hold it all.

The Butterboots (Tim Rodriguez) - A clutch of big-footed goblins wielding the darning needle of fashion.

The Tasks:

  1. Find Baby Clothes
    1. Sneak into Human Town
    2. Find enough Baby Clothes
    3. Get out of Human Town
  2. Clothe the Baby
    1. Desecrate the Clothes
    2. Soothe the Baby
    3. Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup
  3. Present the Baby
    1. Find and Get to the Wedding
    2. Rig the Baby up in the Rafters
    3. Big Reveal of Baby when Orc kisses his Demon Bride

 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 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 21, 2018

“Goblin tea resembles a nice cup of Earl Grey in much the same way that a catfish resembles the common tabby. They share a name, but one is a nice thing to curl up with on a rainy afternoon, and the other is found in the muck at the bottom of polluted rivers and has bits of debris sticking to it.”
― T. Kingfisher

The goblins are tasked with an important job: get the demon baby ready for the unholy wedding.

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

The characters for this game:

The Plugfingers (Ken Breese) - A clutch of three-eyed goblins wielding the plunging stick.

The Squishy (John Holt) - A clutch of one-eyed goblins who wield the one glove to hold it all.

The Butterboots (Tim Rodriguez) - A clutch of big-footed goblins wielding the darning needle of fashion.

The Tasks:

  1. Find Baby Clothes
    1. Sneak into Human Town
    2. Find enough Baby Clothes
    3. Get out of Human Town
  2. Clothe the Baby
    1. Desecrate the Clothes
    2. Soothe the Baby
    3. Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup
  3. Present the Baby
    1. Find and Get to the Wedding
    2. Rig the Baby up in the Rafters
    3. Big Reveal of Baby when Orc kisses his Demon Bride

 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 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 21, 2018

Supplementary

Goblin Quest

This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting an a rules summary of  Goblin Quest by designer by Grant Howitt. Purchase a copy here.

Recommended number of players: 2-6 players, Play time 2-4 hours on average.

Goblin Quest is a GMless game where your characters will die in droves. There are GM variants and multiple Hacks available.

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from publisher. The character & quest sheets can be printed and you only need a handful of 6-sided dice to play.

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 14, 2018

“He turns off the techno-shit in his goggles. All it does is confuse him; he stands there reading statistics about his own death even as it's happening to him. Very post-modern.”
― Neal StephensonSnow Crash

In the future a libertarian corporate tech city chews up the people as they scrabble to reach the top.

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

The characters for this game:

Thrush Ballpeen (John Holt) - An enhanced prize fighter.

Willow Floors (Ken Breese) - A magic wielding barista.

Vice President (Tim Rodriguez) - A corporate player.

The Kingdom for this game:

New Auckland, a country sized city anchored in the Pacific.

Threats:

  1. The Desalinization is killing the ocean.
  2. A sect of elemental magic eco-terrorists are active in the city.
  3. Peak tech-enhancements have created an uncertain definition of humanity.

Locations:

  1. Port Incantation
  2. Ursa Major Coffee
  3. The Mine
  4. God's Ear
  5. The Atrium @ Atilla
  6. HAVA

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 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 7, 2018

“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.”
― William GibsonZero History

In the future a libertarian corporate tech city chews up the people as they scrabble to reach the top.

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

The characters for this game:

Thrush Ballpeen (John Holt) - An enhanced prize fighter.

Willow Floors (Ken Breese) - A magic wielding barista.

Vice President (Tim Rodriguez) - A corporate player.

 The Kingdom for this game:

New Auckland, a country sized city anchored in the Pacific.

Threats:

  1. The Desalinization is killing the ocean.
  2. A sect of elemental magic eco-terrorists are active in the city.
  3. Peak tech-enhancements have created an uncertain definition of humanity.

Locations:

  1. Port Incantation
  2. Ursa Major Coffee
  3. The Mine
  4. God's Ear
  5. The Atrium @ Atilla
  6. HAVA

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 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!

Feb 21, 2018

“Circus can't just be beautiful. It has to be weird. It has to be frightening.”
― Elizabeth Schulte MartinEverything You Came to See

Three kids find a power beyond comprehension.

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

The characters for this game:

Frank Lodi (Brian Jones) - A shy, big-for-his-age, 14 yr old lummox.

Nick McGuinty (Ken Breese) - An 11year old with hope in his heart, and Streaks' step-brother.

Will "Streaks" Bothan (John Holt) - A 13yr old skater kid, and stepbrother to Nick.

The setup for this game:

The Setting: Summer, mid 60's, Pottersville, CA (A small suburban California town)

The Secret: A nascent AI in the form of a balloon with the ability to shape reality.

The Pursuer: Interlopers from another dimension bent on becoming like unto gods in our reality, hiding behind the facade of a circus.

The Danger: The presence of these things from outside our dimension is destabilizing our reality.

Assets:
An Acoustic Guitar
An Engraved Mag-Lite
A Baseball Bat

Locations:
Sunnyfalls, a failed and decrepit suburban development
The town pool
The Downs, acres of fields and sparse undeveloped forest behind our housing development

Find Brian on twitter @alowroar

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 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!

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