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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: December, 2018
Dec 26, 2018

“Down at the arsenal they keep the nerve gasses
Guarded day and night by caged white rabbits
Been sitting there for years, I'm gonna have at it
I cut through the fence, run right in and grab it, go crazy, crazy
Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy”
― Dead Kennedys

Someone is controlling people and making them kill. The FBI has sent the duo that handles these odd cases..

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

The Protagonists for this game:

FBI Agent Thersea Mills - The Believer

FBI Agent Alisha Sunderwala - The Rational

Paul Kather - The Student Filmmaker

Randy - The Cherished Eccentric 

Huck Diamond - The Local Sheriff

Ken Zhang - The Best Friend
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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 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!

Dec 19, 2018

"I don't have a skull. Or bones."

-Olaf the Snowman, Frozen

Beneath the frozen northern wastes sits an abandoned factory, now a tomb.

To learn more about how The Skeletons is played check out our primer episode. We're using a supplement for The Skeletons, a new skeleton, The Deer. You can get this on Bully Pulpit Games and keep up-to-date on the latest through their newsletter. We also recommend their Drip.

The Tomb:

A round wooden hall with a series of stone columns in the center flanking a red sack suspended on a golden cord. Ancient works, tools and conveyance litter the space.

The Characters:

The Horror (Kelsey Dionne) - a twisted broken thing, that collects and care for the incomplete and flawed things cast-aside.

Big Head (Ken Breese) - The small stature of this being seems to be at home in the scaled down furnishings of the tomb.

The Deer (John Holt) - An acolyte of the keepers of this place.

Find Kelsey Dionne on her adventure website The Arcane Library and on Facebook.

Kelsey's new book is up on Amazon!

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!

 

Dec 12, 2018

"He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come, though afterwards he can come as he please."
-Bram Stoker

Beneath the frozen northern wastes sits an abandoned factory, now a tomb.

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

The Tomb:

A round wooden hall with a series of stone columns in the center flanking a red sack suspended on a golden cord. Ancient works, tools and conveyance litter the space. 

The Characters:

The Horror (Kelsey Dionne) - a twisted broken thing, that collects and care for the incomplete and flawed things cast-aside.

Big Head (Ken Breese) - The small stature of this being seems to be at home in the scaled down furnishings of the tomb.

The Deer (John Holt) - An acolyte of the keepers of this place.

Find Kelsey Dionne on her adventure website The Arcane Library and on Facebook.

Kelsey's new book is up on Amazon!

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!

Dec 6, 2018

“The planet’s famous red colour is from iron oxide coating everything. So it’s not just a desert. It’s a desert so old it’s literally rusting.” 
― Andy Weir, The Martian

A colony on Mars resembles more of a human landfill than a viable foothold on the planet.

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

The characters for this game:

Em "Momo" (Eric Mersmann) - The scavenger who braves the wastes for new supplies.

Two "Deuces" (Jeff Dietlere) - The second child of the Mars Eternity colony, maintainer of the life-sustaining tech.

Madam Gisela "Shaman" (Ken Breese) - The naturalist healer that passes for a doctor on this rock.

Bizz Alden "Capatain" (John Holt) - The aged pilot of this doomed expedition.

The Setup:

Backdrop: The Outpost - a Martian colony 5 years since landed on the planet and out of communication with earth.

Main Location: Eternity - a termite hill of natural caves supplemented with scavenged hip tech and low-quality colony support equipment.

Aspects (2nd Age):
Perpetual Storms
We are Expendable
There might be Something out there We're at the mercy of the "Upstaters"

Aspects (3rd Age):
Perpetual Storms
We are Expendable We are being hunted
We're at the mercy of the "Upstaters"

The Language:
Sump - the act of working.
Dispo - the waste recycling unit we all depend on.
Posit - A marker of time, roughly twelve hours, based on when the machine needs waste inputs.
Upstate - Dying, specifically the act of walking out into the wastes to die - now used hyperbolically.
Aftaxu - The name adopted by the Upstaters.
Tight
 - A ritual when the upstaters/Aftaxu come to demand tribute, in the form of food, festivities and drugs.
Blue Skies - A bright and positive future.
Red Sand - Inevitable doom/Rebellion.
Shareholders - Traitors who's interests align with the corporate colonists.

Find Eric Mersman @presenteric

Find Jeff Dietlere @excitingjeff

Time is up to back their successful LARP in Zine form - My Jam  but keep an eye on their twitter for where you can get the .pdf version!

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!

 

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