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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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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 

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 22, 2019

"When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?" 
— Shel Silverstein (A Light in the Attic)

 

The streets and canals of Amsterdam run red, and it isn't a trick of the light.

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

The Setting:

Modern-Day Amsterdam, a red light district street abutting a Canal.

The Killer:

Slugs from outer space.

The Characters:

Lars the laughing conspiracy theorist.

Geoff the MBA student.

Becka the sorority president.

Maud the miraculous mail-carrier.

Bunz the Carefree Riverboat Captain.

Isabel the social worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Lisa the sarcastic comedian.

Brad Jorgenson the arrogant architect.

Olsen the hairy canal dweller.

Bran the impotent bag man.

Horace the plucky street cat.

Danielle the high powered attorney.

Kirsten the girl who loves doing mushrooms.

Steve the shy effeminate tennis player.

Uve the German astrophysicist. 

THE FINAL GIRL:

Yanel the innocent escort.

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

Find Chris on twitter @manapot_studios 

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 15, 2019

"The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of."
— Bram Stoker (Dracula)

The streets and canals of Amsterdam run red, and it isn't a trick of the light.

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

The Setting:

Modern-Day Amsterdam, a red light district street abutting a Canal.

The Killer:

Slugs from outer space.

The Characters:

Lars the laughing conspiracy theorist.

Geoff the MBA student.

Becka the sorority president.

Maud the miraculous mail-carrier.

Bunz the Carefree Riverboat Captain.

Isabel the social worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Lisa the sarcastic comedian.

Brad Jorgenson the arrogant architect.

Olsen the hairy canal dweller.

Yanel the innocent escort.

Bran the impotent bag man.

Horace the plucky street cat.

Danielle the high powered attorney.

Kirsten the girl who loves doing mushrooms.

Steve the shy effeminate tennis player.

Uve the German astrophysicist.

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

Find Chris on twitter @manapot_studios

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 8, 2019

“There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. That they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids, or the lost civilizations of Lemuria, or Atlantis. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man, who even now fight to survive somewhere beyond the heavens." - Battlestar Galactica 1978

A handful of colony ships fly from a despoiled Earth seeking a new home. Other colony ships fled the dying homeworld, but as far as these ships know they are all that is left.

Last Fleet is a game by Black Armada games. In the current state it is Powered By The Apocalypse. As of our recording it is in playtesting. Josh Fox provided us a copy to run through. Please check out Black Armada for more of their well-designed games.

The Characters:

• Tank - Scorpio (Ken Breese) - An engineer on the ship, in charge of prepping the defense mechs.

 

• Jake Oxnard - Aquarius (Richard Ruane) - Officer and Advocate in charge of fleet personnel related incidents and investigations.

 

Find Richard on twitter @Arr_Roo find out more about the convention he works on Gauntlet Con. He contributes to the Gauntlet's Codex magazine learn more one twitter @GauntletRPG

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 1, 2019

“Living creatures, if nothing else, have the right to life. It is their only truly precious possession, and the stealing of life is a wicked theft”
― Jack Vance, Mazirian the Magician

A handful of colony ships fly from a despoiled Earth seeking a new home. Other colony ships fled the dying homeworld, but as far as these ships know they are all that is left.

Last Fleet is a game by Black Armada games. In the current state it is Powered By The Apocalypse. As of our recording it is in playtesting. Josh Fox provided us a copy to run through. Please check out Black Armada for more of their well-designed games.

The Characters:

• Tank - Scorpio (Ken Breese) - An engineer on the ship, in charge of prepping the defense mechs.

• Jake Oxnard - Aquarius (Richard Ruane) - Officer and Advocate in charge of fleet personnel related incidents and investigations.

Find Richard on twitter @Arr_Roo find out more about the convention he works on Gauntlet Con. He contributes to the Gauntlet's Codex magazine learn more one twitter @GauntletRPG

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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