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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: August, 2018
Aug 29, 2018

"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The nuclear furnace that baths us with live giving rays has belched out a wave of death. A crew of three are all that stand in between Earth and certain destruction.

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

The Characters:

Dr. Childers Cube (John Holt) the radiation sickness expert Doctor.

Dr. Franklin Cortez (Chris Diercksen) brilliant engineer and conceptual designer of the Allen.

Lt. Cmdr. Red Roberts (Ken Breese) experimental space pilot and veteran of clandestine space wars.

The Mission:

The Crisis - A solar flare is racing towards Earth and will shear away the atmosphere.

The Limit - An experimental solar sail ship is the only vehicle that could be capable of reflecting the brunt of the wave.

The Plan - Get in the path of the wave with enough distance from the Earth to safely deflect the flare for its duration.

The Assets:

Repair Drones

Turbo Octo Boosters

Metallic Fabric Foil

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and check out his theatrical group 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!

 

Aug 22, 2018

"Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end."
— Stephenie Meyer

The nuclear furnace that baths us with live giving rays has belched out a wave of death. A crew of three are all that stand in between Earth and certain destruction.

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

The Characters:

Dr. Childers Cube (John Holt) the radiation sickness expert Doctor.

Dr. Franklin Cortez (Chris Diercksen) brilliant engineer and conceptual designer of the Allen.

Lt. Cmdr. Red Roberts (Ken Breese) experimental space pilot and veteran of clandestine space wars.

The Mission:

The Crisis - A solar flare is racing towards Earth and will shear away the atmosphere.

The Limit - An experimental solar sail ship is the only vehicle that could be capable of reflecting the brunt of the wave.

The Plan - Get in the path of the wave with enough distance from the Earth to safely deflect the flare for its duration.

The Assets:

Repair Drones

Turbo Octo Boosters

Metallic Fabric Foil

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and check out his theatrical group 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!

 

Aug 15, 2018

"Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated." - Mary Shelley

Within the confines of a long abandoned missile silo a cult of Victorian horror-science performs mad experiments.

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

The characters for this game:

Lisa Spillson "Lula" (Ken Breese) - The historian and descendant of Mary Shelley.

Dr. Francis Tine "The Monster" (John Holt) - The head honcho.

Dr. Becker, MD PHD "Vicktor" (Joe Desimone) - A devotee to the teachings and text of Mary Shelley.

The Setup:

Backdrop: A cult built on an interpretation of Victorian science fiction has retreated from the world.

Main Location: The Castle - an abandoned missile silo in a field of such silos in the perimeter of a radioactive accident.

Aspects (2nd Age):
Mary Shelley is our Prophet
Proactive Evolution
Quarantine Zone Fully Buried

Aspects (3rd Age):
Mary Shelley is our Prophet  New Hierarchy of Saints
Proactive Evolution
Quarantine Zone Fully Buried

The Language:
Genesis - The rollout into the future apocalypse. To the cultists; the act of bringing on the end. The the outsiders; genocide.
Swapper - Genetic glue, a tech developed by the cult.
Lula - An expression of love, a term of endearment.
Adams - The subjects of experiment, children raise for this purpose.
Igor - The new messiah.

Find Joe DeSimone @iheartfargo and his Make Room work HERE!

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!

Aug 8, 2018

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”
― Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyFrankenstein

Within the confines of a long abandoned missile silo a cult of Victorian horror-science performs mad experiments.

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

The characters for this game:

Lisa Spillson "Lula" (Ken Breese) - The historian and descendant of Mary Shelley.

Dr. Francis Tine "The Monster" (John Holt) - The head honcho.

Dr. Becker, MD PHD "Vicktor" (Joe Desimone) - A devotee to the teachings and text of Mary Shelley.

The Setup:

Backdrop: A cult built on an interpretation of Victorian science fiction has retreated from the world.

Main Location: The Castle - an abandoned missile silo in a field of such silos in the perimeter of a radioactive accident.

Aspects:
Mary Shelley is our Prophet
Proactive Evolution
Quarantine Zone

The Language:
Genesis - The rollout into the future apocalypse.
Swapper - Genetic glue, a tech developed by the cult.
Lula - An expression of love, a term of endearment.
Adams - The subjects of experiment, children raise for this purpose.
Igor - The new messiah.

Find Joe DeSimone @iheartfargo and his Make Room work HERE!

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!

Aug 1, 2018

"A zoo is a good place to make a spectacle of yourself, as the people around you have creepier, more photogenic things to look at."
David Sedaris

How to make the creatures of the Zoo more profitable?

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

The Characters:

Ted Flimshaw (David Slivken) - One of the older Zoo employees, a mammal expert.

Joe DaBiggs (John Holt) - An outside consultant brought in to increase the Zoo's profits.

Drew Dreyfuss (Will Holt) - The lizard house keeper, a reptile obsessive.

The Tilt:

Paranoia: What seems like dumb luck isn't. Things are afoot.
Guilt: Betrayed by Friends.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Will on instagram @nantucket_sommelier

Find David and his travel company on instagram @huckleberrytravel, and online generally at huckleberrytravel.com

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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