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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: September, 2018
Sep 26, 2018

"It's time. It's time. Time for the big giveaway. Halloween has come. All you lucky kids with Silver Shamrock masks, gather 'round your TV set, put on your masks and watch. All witches, all skeletons, all Jack-O-Lanterns, gather 'round and watch. Watch the magic pumpkin. Watch...”
― Silver Shamrock Commercial, Halloween III

A spell has been cast the world is plunged into darkness.

To learn more about how Children of the Fall is played check out our primer episode.

The Tribe:

•An Unnamed group of about two dozen children, a large tribe with the Prophet, Linus, as the leader.

•6 weeks after the fall the tribe is sheltering in a church on a parkway in a southern California urban sprawl.

•They have an abundance of ammunition. There is a dearth of fuel.

•In the short-term a rival tribe has it out for them, the Bike-o-mancers have a beef. In the long-term earthquakes threaten to further weaken their haven.

•The church sits near a shopping plaza with a department store for sundries and further down the way is an overpass that serves as an observation point and place to gather supplies. The crypt beneath the church is a large safe space.

The Mission:

•Search and Rescue.

•Evan wandered off during a patrol the territory and the group wants to find and save him.

The Characters:

•Linus, the Prophet: a 14 year old who claims magical insight. (Ken Breese)

•Jessup, the Stranger: a 14 year old, who claims to know the ways of spellcraft. (John Holt)

•Benson, the Monster: A 12 year old who is cold and dangerous, even without his gun. (Tim Rodriguez)

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play. You can find his game company at GalileoGames.com

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!

Sep 19, 2018

“I do love a good joke and this is the best ever: a joke on the children.”
― Conal Cochran, Halloween III

A spell has been cast the world is plunged into darkness.

To learn more about how Children of the Fall is played check out our primer episode.

The Tribe:

•An Unnamed group of about two dozen children, a large tribe with the Prophet, Linus, as the leader.

•6 weeks after the fall the tribe is sheltering in a church on a parkway in a southern California urban sprawl.

•They have an abundance of ammunition. There is a dearth of fuel.

•In the short-term a rival tribe has it out for them, the Bike-o-mancers have a beef. In the long-term earthquakes threaten to further weaken their haven.

•The church sits near a shopping plaza with a department store for sundries and further down the way is an overpass that serves as an observation point and place to gather supplies. The crypt beneath the church is a large safe space.

The Mission:

•Search and Rescue.

•Evan wandered off during a patrol the territory and the group wants to find and save him.

The Characters:

•Linus, the Prophet: a 14 year old who claims magical insight. (Ken Breese)

•Jessup, the Stranger: a 14 year old, who claims to know the ways of spellcraft. (John Holt)

•Benson, the Monster: A 12 year old who is cold and dangerous, even without his gun. (Tim Rodriguez)

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play. You can find his game company at GalileoGames.com

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!

Sep 5, 2018

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."    

-Mary Oliver

In a quiet pond deep in the woods the spirits of drowned women await mortal petitioners who will accept their gifts.

Rusalka is still in progress and we were honored that the designer, Nick Wedig, allowed us to share a game with our listeners.

The Map: 

To the South is the Village. To the North deeper woods.
On the south side of the pond is a path, and cutting across it, a barrier between the village and the pond, is a line of crude stone spears set in the ground. Also on the south side, on a finger that juts in, sits a black stump that has been used as a sacrificial altar. On the Eastern bank a massive frog has made a burrow in the mud. In the West the pond has been diverted towards a reflecting pool, once ringed with stones and spanned by a stone bridge supporting a plinth for wedding ceremonies, the pool has fallen to ruins and the water has begun to form a marsh.

The Characters:

Olen (Zelma Elm) - An aspect of sacrifice, marked with tattoos, and bleeding black blood from a never-healing wound upon her forehead.

Yezibaba (Ken Breese) - An aspect of moonlight, she shifts in age with the phases of the moon.

Larysa (Richard Ruane) - An aspect of ghosts, semi-translucent, she is draped in an old fashioned shift and her lank damp black hair hangs down in front of her bone white face.

Eccha (John Holt) - An aspect of reflection,

Find Zelma on twitter @zforzelma and instagram @zforzelma and her website kelseyhercs.com for more information on her playwriting and performance work

Find Richard on google+ as Richard Ruane

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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