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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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Feb 21, 2018

“Circus can't just be beautiful. It has to be weird. It has to be frightening.”
― Elizabeth Schulte MartinEverything You Came to See

Three kids find a power beyond comprehension.

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

The characters for this game:

Frank Lodi (Brian Jones) - A shy, big-for-his-age, 14 yr old lummox.

Nick McGuinty (Ken Breese) - An 11year old with hope in his heart, and Streaks' step-brother.

Will "Streaks" Bothan (John Holt) - A 13yr old skater kid, and stepbrother to Nick.

The setup for this game:

The Setting: Summer, mid 60's, Pottersville, CA (A small suburban California town)

The Secret: A nascent AI in the form of a balloon with the ability to shape reality.

The Pursuer: Interlopers from another dimension bent on becoming like unto gods in our reality, hiding behind the facade of a circus.

The Danger: The presence of these things from outside our dimension is destabilizing our reality.

Assets:
An Acoustic Guitar
An Engraved Mag-Lite
A Baseball Bat

Locations:
Sunnyfalls, a failed and decrepit suburban development
The town pool
The Downs, acres of fields and sparse undeveloped forest behind our housing development

Find Brian on twitter @alowroar

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 19, 2017

"We're all going to die and they're never going to give me my license!"
― E.T.

A chilly New England island holds a mystery that could save the people of the island and perhaps the world.

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

The characters for this game:

Moira Payne (Liza Cortright) - A bookish 16 yr old who works at the ferry ticketing office.

Bailey Tanwell (Ken Breese) - A 19 year old beach-bum who works for the ferry.

Cormac Wainwright (Zach Norton) - The ferryman who shuttles seasonal visitors from the mainland.

Sawyer Payne (John Holt) - And 11 year old boy- one of the few kids in his generation on the island.

The setup for this game

The Secret: A Selkie with the ability to control the weather and calm the storm.

The Pursuer: Trident Industries and Dr Theodore Gilman, a cover for a group of people who wish to raise the lost city of Atlantis and regain their position of glory and power.

The Danger: The Wrath of the Sea, whether a natural force or called by the family of the Selkie, it threatens to swallow the island beneath the waves.

The Setting: Schaeffer's Landing, Maine. Fall mid 70's

Assets:
Fishing Pole
Flare Gun
Compact Mirror
Inflatable Raft

Locations:
The Eastend, a desolate stretch of island that faces the open sea
Westend Boardwalk, the town center and where the ferry lets off
The Library, a modest two-room building with stacks and stacks of books.
The Salt House, a glorified shack, sometimes used for salting a catch, mostly used as a place to drink.

Find Liza out in the real world!

Find Zach's work on his portfolio site

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 12, 2017

This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting up and playing Home By Dark. 

Recommended number of players: 3-5, Play time 2-3 hours on average

Home By Dark is a GM-less game, the players collaborate to tell the story. 

We recommend picking up a copy of one of the beginner sets from an indie rpg retailer. Try your friendly local games store.

In addition to players Home By Dark requires a handful of components:

1) Rulebook

2) 6 sided Dice in three color- about 15 of each color.

3) Index Cards

4) Writing Utensils

Jul 12, 2017

"This one, this one right here... this was my dream, my wish. And it didn't come true. So I'm taking it back. I'm taking them all back."
― Goonies

A chilly New England island holds a mystery that could save the people of the island and perhaps the world.

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

The characters for this game:

Moira Payne (Liza Cortright) - A bookish 16 yr old who works at the ferry ticketing office.

Bailey Tanwell (Ken Breese) - A 19 year old beach-bum who works for the ferry.

Cormac Wainwright (Zach Norton) - The ferryman who shuttles seasonal visitors from the mainland.

Sawyer Payne (John Holt) - And 11 year old boy- one of the few kids in his generation on the island.

The setup for this game

The Secret: A Selkie with the ability to control the weather and calm the storm.

The Pursuer: Trident Industries and Dr Theodore Gilman, a cover for a group of people who wish to raise the lost city of Atlantis and regain their position of glory and power.

The Danger: The Wrath of the Sea, whether a natural force or called by the family of the Selkie, it threatens to swallow the island beneath the waves.

The Setting: Schaeffer's Landing, Maine. Fall mid 70's

Assets:
Fishing Pole
Flare Gun
Compact Mirror
Inflatable Raft

Locations:
The Eastend, a desolate stretch of island that faces the open sea
Westend Boardwalk, the town center and where the ferry lets off
The Library, a modest two-room building with stacks and stacks of books.
The Salt House, a glorified shack, sometimes used for salting a catch, mostly used as a place to drink.

Find Liza out in the real world!

Find Zach's work on his portfolio site

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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