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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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Oct 9, 2019

“Such bees! Bilbo had never seen anything like them.
"If one were to sting me," He thought "I should swell up as big as I am!” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit or There and Back Again

A Valley where the people and the insects have a tentative arrangement.

Companion’s Tale was successfully kickstarted and is now available for purchase. Learn more on the designer’s page Sweet Potato Press. Check out our rules primer here.

The Map:

They share a valley with the bees.

The Characters:

The Patron & The Protege – (Ken Breese)

The Oracle & The Rescued – (D Gailey)

The Spy & The Nemesis – (John Holt)

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!

Oct 2, 2019

“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees…”
― Leo Tolstoy

A Valley where the people and the insects have a tentative arrangement.

Companion’s Tale was successfully kickstarted and is now available for purchase. Learn more on the designer’s page Sweet Potato Press. Check out our rules primer here.

The Map:

They share a valley with the bees.

The Characters:

The Patron – (Ken Breese)

The Oracle – (D Gailey)

The Spy – (John Holt)

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!

Sep 25, 2019

“A crown of kisses to the queen of dreams.” 
― Albert Camus

A retinue from the rose kingdom travel to seek an alliance and peace.

For the Queen is available now. We have a primer episode up here.

The Queen: 

A woman at home in the natural wonders of her Kingdom.

More on the Designer:
Find Alex on her website at helloalexroberts.com and on twitter @muscularpikachu

Her amazing podcast, Backstory , is on the One Shot network.

For the Queen is available now, published by Evil Hat Games.

Find Ali Wilgus on twitter @aliwilgus, instagram @aliwilgus and her website alisonwilgus.com. Her latest book is available from MacMillan and bookstores!

Find Carey on twitter @careydraws, instagram @careydraws, her website careydraws.com. Find her latest book, an adaptation of The Adventure Zone at First Second and in bookstores now!

Find Christina Dacanay on twitter @stinadacanay on instagram @stinadacanay her website cdacanay.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

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!

Sep 18, 2019

“And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even the dust.” 
― Queen Elizabeth I

A retinue from the rose kingdom travel to seek an alliance and peace.

For the Queen is available now. We have a primer episode up here.

The Queen: 

Red red throne.

More on the Designer:
Find Alex on her website at helloalexroberts.com and on twitter @muscularpikachu

Her amazing podcast, Backstory , is on the One Shot network.

For the Queen is available now, published by Evil Hat Games.

Find Ali Wilgus on twitter @aliwilgus, instagram @aliwilgus and her website alisonwilgus.com. Her latest book is available from MacMillan and bookstores!

Find Carey on twitter @careydraws, instagram @careydraws, her website careydraws.com. Find her latest book, an adaptation of The Adventure Zone at First Second and in bookstores now!

Find Christina Dacanay on twitter @stinadacanay on instagram @stinadacanay her website cdacanay.com

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

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!

Sep 11, 2019

“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.” 
― Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

A woman from the 1920s finds herself falling for a space captain in the far future, but their love may take a back seat to the stability of the space-time continuum.

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

The Lead:

The Traveler, a jazz singer from the 1920s (Ken Breese)

The Follow:

The Captain, a staunch believer in the Cooperation of Planets (Zelma Elm)

Find Zelma on twitter @zisforzelma and learn more about her projects on her site kelseyhercs.com

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!

Sep 4, 2019

“What is my definition of jazz? 'Safe sex of the highest order.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

A woman from the 1920s finds herself falling for a space captain in the far future, but their love may take a back seat to the stability of the space-time continuum.

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

The Lead:

The Traveler, a jazz singer from the 1920s (Ken Breese)

The Follow:

The Captain, a staunch believer in the Cooperation of Planets (Zelma Elm)

 Find Zelma on twitter @zisforzelma and learn more about her projects on her site kelseyhercs.com

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 28, 2019

“Wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinque-pace: the first suit is hot and hasty like a Scotch jig--and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance and with his bad legs falls into the cinque-pace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.” 
― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Regina & Hunter.

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

Note that the new version of Fiasco is Kickstarter just in time for its 10th anniversary! Get over and get in on the Kickstarter HERE!
 

The Characters:

Mason Pearl (John Holt) - A plus one with no real connection to anyone at the wedding, except his date who brought him along to keep up appearances.

 

Ava Lansing (Audrey Lazaro) - Officiant and college friend of the groom.

 

Gary Sheldrake (Dan McCoy) - Brother of the bride, on leave from the commune.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Audrey on instagram @aud_rae

Find Dan McCoy on twitter @dankmccoy

Find Dan's podcast The Flophouse on the flophousepodcast.com and on the MaxFun network. You can also follow the podcast on twitter @theflophousepod. The Flophouse has a number of live shows coming up this Summer and Fall so be sure to check them out if they're in your area!

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 21, 2019

“And down I went to fetch my bride:
But, Alice, you were ill at ease;
This dress and that by turns you tried,
Too fearful that you should not please.
I loved you better for your fears,
I knew you could not look but well;
And dews, that would have fall'n in tears,
I kiss'd away before they fell.” 
― Alfred Lord Tennyson

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Regina & Hunter.

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

Note that the new version of Fiasco is Kickstarter just in time for its 10th anniversary! Get over and get in on the Kickstarter HERE!
 

The Characters:

Mason Pearl (John Holt) - A plus one with no real connection to anyone at the wedding, except his date who brought him along to keep up appearances.

 

Ava Lansing (Audrey Lazaro) - Officiant and college friend of the groom.

 

Gary Sheldrake (Dan McCoy) - Brother of the bride, on leave from the commune.

Find John on twitter @LordJoho

Find Audrey on instagram @aud_rae

Find Dan McCoy on twitter @dankmccoy

Find Dan's podcast The Flophouse on the flophousepodcast.com and on the MaxFun network. You can also follow the podcast on twitter @theflophousepod. The Flophouse has a number of live shows coming up this Summer and Fall so be sure to check them out if they're in your area!

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 14, 2019

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
― John Keats

Three kids and a harried coach find a being of legend.

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

The characters for this game:

Coach Dan Clover (John Holt) - Older brother and caretaker for Donny. Works at the mini golf place and as a Phys Ed teacher at the local high school.

Donny Clover (Ken Breese) - 13yr old high school kid, parents died and now he's being raised by his harried older brother.

Ishmael "Ish" Berkowitz (Eric Silver) - 16 and a half year old high school kid who works at mini-golf place and keeps his army jacket on.

Alex Sparrow (A Sarr) - A precocious 10yr old that has skipped a couple grades.

The setup for this game:

The Setting: Summer 2020, Thunder Village - an upstate NY ski town, around the "Hot-a-ween" celebrations.

The Secret: The Alucard, an ancient benevolent being that takes the shape of a pig, or wild hog, with pale skin reddened by the sun. It has the power to heal, but is weakened by darkness.

The Pursuer: Dr. EJ Thunder, heir to the Thunder name - a family that founded the town, also carries the family illness. He seeks to harness the healing power of the Alucard. Further Dr. Thunder works for Brovartus, a pharma company that would kill to get their hands on a healing pig.

The Danger: Extreme Drought, it is a crazy hot summer, hottest Thunder Village has ever experienced.

Assets:
2006 Acura MDX
Mom's Cellphone
Tool Kit
Hunting Rifle

Locations:
Bruce Springsteen K-12, school with an name officially sanctioned by the Boss.
Lightning Springs, Ski Slopes and Lodge.
Thunder Road Teen Center.
Playground, hot asphalt old swings, big jungle gym and thankfully some big sprinklers.

Find Eric on twitter @el_silvero and learn more about his work with Multitude Productions (multitude.productions), including his RPG audio show Join the Party (jointhepartypod).

Find A Sarr on twitter @a_sarr and take a listen to his music

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 7, 2019

“But looking back on the next day, I can tell you that happy endings are possible, even in situations as fraught with complications as this one was.”
― James Howe

Three kids and a harried coach find a being of legend.

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

The characters for this game:



Coach Dan Clover (John Holt) - Older brother and caretaker for Donny. Works at the mini golf place and as a Phys Ed teacher at the local high school.

Donny Clover (Ken Breese) - 13yr old high school kid, parents died and now he's being raised by his harried older brother.

Ishmael "Ish" Berkowitz (Eric Silver) - 16 and a half year old high school kid who works at mini-golf place and keeps his army jacket on.

Alex Sparrow (A Sarr) - A precocious 10yr old that has skipped a couple grades.

The setup for this game:

The Setting: Summer 2020, Thunder Village - an upstate NY ski town, around the "Hot-a-ween" celebrations.

The Secret: The Alucard, an ancient benevolent being that takes the shape of a pig, or wild hog, with pale skin reddened by the sun. It has the power to heal, but is weakened by darkness.

The Pursuer: Dr. EJ Thunder, heir to the Thunder name - a family that founded the town, also carries the family illness. He seeks to harness the healing power of the Alucard. Further Dr. Thunder works for Brovartus, a pharma company that would kill to get their hands on a healing pig.

The Danger: Extreme Drought, it is a crazy hot summer, hottest Thunder Village has ever experienced. 

Assets:
2006 Acura MDX
Mom's Cellphone
Tool Kit
Hunting Rifle

Locations:
Bruce Springsteen K-12, school with an name officially sanctioned by the Boss.
Lightning Springs, Ski Slopes and Lodge.
Thunder Road Teen Center.
Playground, hot asphalt old swings, big jungle gym and thankfully some big sprinklers.

Find Eric on twitter @el_silvero and learn more about his work with Multitude Productions (multitude.productions), including his RPG audio show Join the Party (jointhepartypod).

Find A Sarr on twitter @a_sarr and take a listen to his music

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!

Jul 31, 2019

"If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember."
— Terry Pratchett

The kingdom of cats rules their floating island of luxury with the iron claws of fashion.

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

The characters for this game:

Rabbi Rainbow (Lucian Khan) - The Perspective

The Honorable Judge Butter Cup (John Holt) - The Power

Narcissa the Lean (D Gailey) - The Touchstone

Chester McStuffin  (Ken Breese) - The Touchstone

The Kingdom:

Meowtropolis a floating city of bounty (a garbage scow on the Hudson). Felines rules this land, they compete for social status and the trapping that brings. 

Locations:
1) The Mane Drag - a ruined head of a carousel horse, bar/club
2) Crystal World - a crystal lake of fresh water leaking from a pipe over a bed of glass fragments
3) Catwalk - the rusted remains of a railing where the talent show is staged
4) Skybox - the posh restaurant at the top of the garbage heap, where food it dropped
5) Sluice Pipe - a wooden chest that once held costumes that is now full of glittering compost where the catnip opiate is grown
6) Snake Den - an scary old freezer 
7) Temple Meowse Synagogue - the galley of the barge where the cats observe
8) Dump Gardens - a hi-rise of posh box-condos

Find Lucian on twitter @theogony

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!

Jul 24, 2019

"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
— Winston S. Churchill

The kingdom of cats rules their floating island of luxury with the iron claws of fashion.

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

The characters for this game:

Rabbi Rainbow (Lucian Khan) - The Perspective

The Honorable Judge Butter Cup (John Holt) - The Power

Narcissa the Lean (D Gailey) - The Touchstone

Chester McStuffin  (Ken Breese) - The Touchstone

The Kingdom:

Meowtropolis a floating city of bounty (a garbage scow on the Hudson). Felines rules this land, they compete for social status and the trapping that brings. 

Locations:
1) The Mane Drag - a ruined head of a carousel horse, bar/club
2) Crystal World - a crystal lake of fresh water leaking from a pipe over a bed of glass fragments
3) Catwalk - the rusted remains of a railing where the talent show is staged
4) Skybox - the posh restaurant at the top of the garbage heap, where food it dropped
5) Sluice Pipe - a wooden chest that once held costumes that is now full of glittering compost where the catnip opiate is grown
6) Snake Den - an scary old freezer 
7) Temple Meowse Synagogue - the galley of the barge where the cats observe
8) Dump Gardens - a hi-rise of posh box-condos

Find Lucian on twitter @theogony

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!

Jul 17, 2019

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

The island is blissfully unaware of the approaching darkness. The protectors can feel their dark selves looming.

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

The characters for this game:

Pulla (Ken Breese) - The Explorer

Pit / The Discarded (Tim Rodriguez) - The Jester

Shifting Light / The Dancer (John Holt) - The XX

The Isolation:

Turtle Island: A tranquil place of natural balance that is the focus of the growing dark hunger.

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging

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!

 

Jul 10, 2019

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

The island is blissfully unaware of the approaching darkness. The protectors can feel their dark selves looming.

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

The characters for this game:

Pulla (Ken Breese) - The Explorer

Pit / The Discarded (Tim Rodriguez) - The Jester

Shifting Light / The Dancer (John Holt) - The XX

The Isolation:

Turtle Island: A tranquil place of natural balance that is the focus of the growing dark hunger.

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging

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!

Jul 3, 2019

“I became Iggy because I had a sadistic boss at a record store. I'd been in a band called the Iguanas. And when this boss wanted to embarrass and demean me, he'd say, 'Iggy, get me a coffee, light.'" - Iggy Pop

 

The record store is in trouble, the boss is keeping it afloat cause music is still his passion, but today will make all the difference.

To learn more about how Damn the Man Save the Music is played check out our primer episode.

The characters for this game:

Aaron (Christopher McFarland) - The Aspiring Poet.

 

Afrodieter (Ken Breese) - The Flirt.

 

Dusty (Patrick Cartelli) - The Space Case.

 

The Setup:

The Boss: Steven Brick, a shady flaky hard ass with a soft spot for starving artists and strays.

The Bigshot: Kitchen Head (originally Mitchell Herd), once a member of The Heads, is trying to launch his solo career.

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!

Jun 26, 2019

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Damn the Man Save the Music by Hannah Shaffer (on twitter @handbandit). The game is published by Make Big Things.

Recommended number of players: 4-5, Play time from 3 hours

To play you'll need:
Rulebook
4 white 6-sided dice
4 black 6-sided dice
Standard playing card deck w/ Jokers removed
Character Sheets
Index Cards
Writing Utensils

Damn the Man Save the Music is a GM'd game that has you playing employees at a failing record store in the '90s.

We recommend picking the physical copy at your friendly local game store or from Make Big Things.

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!

Jun 26, 2019

“The record store was a place of escape. It was a library and a clubhouse” - Cameron Crowe

The record store is in trouble, the boss is keeping it afloat cause music is still his passion, but today will make all the difference.

 

To learn more about how Damn the Man Save the Music is played check out our primer episode.

The characters for this game:

Aaron (Christopher McFarland) - The Aspiring Poet.

Afrodieter (Ken Breese) - The Flirt.

Dusty (Patrick Cartelli) - The Space Case.

The Setup:

The Boss: Steven Brick, a shady flaky hard ass with a soft spot for starving artists and strays.

The Bigshot: Kitchen Head (originally Mitchell Herd), once a member of The Heads, is trying to launch his solo career.

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!

Jun 19, 2019

"What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine." — Friedrich Nietzsche

The child of maths and magic summons a creature from beyond to catch a cat.

 

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

The Lead:

A Demon, generous and helpful (Lucas Sandford-Long)

 

The Follow:

Betram Crowley III, a bright and diligent student of magic (Sharang Biswas)

 

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!

 

Jun 12, 2019

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Star Crossed by Alex Roberts (find her on twitter @muscularpikachu). The game is published by the great team over at Bully Pulpit Games

Recommended number of players: 2, Play time around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

To play you'll need:
Rulebook,
Scene Cards,
Tumbling Block Tower,
Character Sheets,
Writing Utensils.

Star Crossed is a GM-less game for two people who play as characters on either side of a conflict that keeps them apart, though they are attracted to one another.

We recommend picking the physical copy at your friendly local game store or from Bully Pulpit Games.

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!

Jun 12, 2019

"If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels."
— Tennessee Williams

The child of maths and magic summons a creature from beyond to catch a cat.

 

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


The Lead:

A Demon, generous and helpful (Lucas Sandford-Long)

 

The Follow:

Betram Crowley III, a bright and diligent student of magic (Sharang Biswas)

 

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!

Jun 12, 2019

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of For The Queen by Alex Roberts (find her on twitter @muscularpikachu). The game is published by Evil Hat Games

Recommended number of players: 2-6, Play time from 45 minutes to 2 hours

To play you'll need:
Story Card Deck.

For the Queen is a GM-less game with minimal setup that is a great entry into collaborative story telling and worldbuilding.

We recommend picking the physical copy at your friendly local game store or from Evil Hat Games.

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!

Jun 5, 2019

"Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift." 
— Dante Alighieri

The three join to spin, measure and cut a handful of lives that span time and worlds.

 

The Fool's Journey is designed by Cheyenne Wall-Grimes and published by Glittercats Fine Amusements. Check out our rules primer here.

The Framing:

We're assuming the roles of the three fates, Atropos, Lachesis, and Clothos and using the following script for our framing.

One Player: We are the three, sometimes called women, sometimes goddesses, sometimes one who is three, sometimes three who are one. Those who have loved us call us the Graces, those who fear us the Furies. They have called us the Parcae, Matronae, the Norns, the Moirai, the Fates.

1st: The first of us, youngest and oldest, is Clotho - the spinner, who creates the thread from the raw stuffs

 

2nd: The second of us, the eternal and ever-changing, is Lachesis - the allotter, who measures the thread and tests its strength

 

3rd: The last of us all, the oldest and the youngest, is Atropos - the unturnable, who cuts the thread and marks the end.

 

1st: Sisters, we have come to the table to tell a life

Hand each player a suit of cards and place the Major Arcana Aside

2nd: Sisters, we begin as all lives begin, a fool at the start and a death at the end

Place the Death Card to the right and the fool card to the left, shuffle the rest of the arcana

3rd: Sisters, we will take measure of this life and test its integrity

PHASE ONE

1st: Sisters, we can stir the pool before the child emerges. I choose to...


2nd: Sisters, we can adjust the slope of the path before the child steps. I choose to…


3rd: Sisters, we can darken the sky before the child opens their eyes. I choose to…

PHASE TWO.

UNISON: This life is spun, measured, and cut.

The Tarot:

We're using the Aquarian Tarot from David Palladini

Find Joe DeSimone on twitter @iheartfargo 

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 29, 2019

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of The Fool's Journey by Cheyenne Grimes (find them on twitter @cheyennergrimes). Purchase a copy here. Find more about their design company Glitter Cats Fine Amusements on twitter @PlayGlittercats and online here.

Recommended number of players: 2-4 players, Play time around 30 minutes.

To play you'll need:
Rulebook,
Tarot Cards (any standard deck will do- the art can inspire the tales so you can play with different flavor using different decks),
A pool of six-sided dice.

The Fool's Journey is a GM-less game of lightly competitive bidding to control a timeline, followed by a round of storytelling, much like a campfire tale telling session.

We recommend picking the PDF or Physical copy from Indy Press Revolution.

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 29, 2019

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The three join to spin, measure and cut a handful of lives that span time and worlds.

The Fool's Journey is designed by Cheyenne Wall-Grimes and published by Glittercats Fine Amusements. Check out our rules primer here.

The Framing:

We're assuming the roles of the three fates, Atropos, Lachesis, and Clothos and using the following script for our framing.

One Player: We are the three, sometimes called women, sometimes goddesses, sometimes one who is three, sometimes three who are one. Those who have loved us call us the Graces, those who fear us the Furies. They have called us the Parcae, Matronae, the Norns, the Moirai, the Fates.

1st: The first of us, youngest and oldest, is Clotho - the spinner, who creates the thread from the raw stuffs

 

2nd: The second of us, the eternal and ever-changing, is Lachesis - the allotter, who measures the thread and tests its strength

 

3rd: The last of us all, the oldest and the youngest, is Atropos - the unturnable, who cuts the thread and marks the end.

 

1st: Sisters, we have come to the table to tell a life

Hand each player a suit of cards and place the Major Arcana Aside

2nd: Sisters, we begin as all lives begin, a fool at the start and a death at the end

Place the Death Card to the right and the fool card to the left, shuffle the rest of the arcana

3rd: Sisters, we will take measure of this life and test its integrity

PHASE ONE

1st: Sisters, we can stir the pool before the child emerges. I choose to...


2nd: Sisters, we can adjust the slope of the path before the child steps. I choose to…


3rd: Sisters, we can darken the sky before the child opens their eyes. I choose to…

PHASE TWO.

UNISON: This life is spun, measured, and cut.

The Tarot:

We're using the Aquarian Tarot from David Palladini

Find Joe DeSimone on twitter @iheartfargo 

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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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