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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: February, 2019
Feb 27, 2019

“Slums are always a marvel; how human desperation can seem to warp the very laws of physics.” 
― Sam J. Miller, Blackfish City

In a super-dense metropolis the dutiful locksmith opens a door that should remain closed.

Lovecraftesque is available at Black Armada games, online game retailers and your friendly local game store. Learn more at our primer.

The Setup:

•heroic horror

•Near Future Urban Environment

•Main location: A "Walled City" called Warren Station

•Additional Locations: an Abandoned Blood Bank/Clinic, "Wherehouse" a Mega-Club, and "Street Level" a series of subterranean nutrient farms.

•The Witness: Beat Theremin - A locksmith, they are assigned to maintaining Warren Station. They have deep family obligations and a large extended family all housed in the Warren. After some youthful indiscretion Beat has become very by-the-book in their work. 

The Clues:

•A spiked high heel that is dissolving in a green slime

•An antique door knob and lock in the shape of a fish head.

•A pipe grate that has been 'graffitied' to look like a fish's maw

•A giant pile of orange spoor or eggs

•An ancient tome "Moby Dick"

•An etching that altered itself.

•A repeating "Hello, Beat" phrase

•A mushroom covered DJ

Find James Mendez Hodes on twitter @LulaVampiro, and check out his website jamesmendezhodes.com and on mastodon @lula. Find his recently successful Kickstarter for Thousand Arrows 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!

Feb 20, 2019

“To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.” 
― Neal Stephenson

In a super-dense metropolis the dutiful locksmith opens a door that should remain closed.

Lovecraftesque is available at Black Armada games, online game retailers and your friendly local game store. Learn more at our primer.

The Setup:

•heroic horror

•Near Future Urban Environment

•Main location: A "Walled City" called Warren Station

•Additional Locations: an Abandoned Blood Bank/Clinic, "Wherehouse" a Mega-Club, and "Street Level" a series of subterranean nutrient farms.

•The Witness: Beat Theremin - A locksmith, they are assigned to maintaining Warren Station. They have deep family obligations and a large extended family all housed in the Warren. After some youthful indiscretion Beat has become very by-the-book in their work. 

The Clues:

•A spiked high heel that is dissolving in a green slime

•An antique door knob and lock in the shape of a fish head.

•A pipe grate that has been 'graffitied' to look like a fish's maw

•A giant pile of orange spoor or eggs

 

Find James Mendez Hodes on twitter @LulaVampiro, and check out his website jamesmendezhodes.com and on mastodon @lula. Find his recently successful Kickstarter for Thousand Arrows 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!

Feb 13, 2019

"My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that." 
— Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

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

For the Queen is expected to release in 2019. Keep an eye out at Evil Hat Games to get your copy. We'll put up a primer episode when the game is publicly available.

The Queen: 

Kindness and love.

The Interview:

We were honored to have Alex Roberts, designer of For the Queen, continue our conversation about design and play.  We've compiled links to subjects that were mentioned if you want to take a deeper dive:

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 - the landing page for the upcoming release of For The Queen, Alex's latest design published by Evil Hat Games.

Star Crossed - Alex's successfully kickstarted game that mailed to backers in Feb 2019 and is published with Bully Pulpit Games. Look for it at your local retailers and online soon!

Designers mentioned: Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games, Emily Care Boss, Vincent Baker

Games mentioned: LARPs from the Factory, Dialect, Misspent Youth, Burning Wheel, Fiasco, Dread, My Life With Master, Kagematsu, Shock: Social Science Fiction, We Are Here To See The Evil Wizard Kormakur, Last Item on the Agenda, Let's Be Dinosaurs, Nordic LARP

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

Check out her latest performance running mid-February 2019 at the Kraine Theatre in NYC Feb 11th, 12th and 14th:


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 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 6, 2019

"For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought." 
— Edmund Spenser (The Faerie Queene)

A retinue from the storm kingdom travels to seek an alliance, or to demand surrender.

For the Queen is expected to release in 2019. Keep an eye out at Evil Hat Games to get your copy. We'll put up a primer episode when the game is publicly available.

The Queen: 

Unknowable and eternal.

The Interview:

We were honored to have Alex Roberts, designer of For the Queen, sit with us for a conversation about design and play.  We've compiled links to subjects that were mentioned if you want to take a deeper dive:

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 - the landing page for the upcoming release of For The Queen, Alex's latest design published by Evil Hat Games.

Star Crossed - Alex's successfully kickstarted game that mailed to backers in Feb 2019 and is published with Bully Pulpit Games. Look for it at your local retailers and online soon!

Designers mentioned: Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games, Emily Care Boss, Vincent Baker

Games mentioned: LARPs from the Factory, Dialect, Misspent Youth, Burning Wheel, Fiasco, Dread, My Life With Master, Kagematsu, Shock: Social Science Fiction, We Are Here To See The Evil Wizard Kormakur, Last Item on the Agenda, Let's Be Dinosaurs, Nordic LARP


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

Check out her latest performance running mid-February 2019 at the Kraine Theatre in NYC Feb 11th, 12th and 14th

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 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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