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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: Category: lovecraftesque
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!

May 16, 2018

This is a brief overview that lays out the rules summary of Lovecraftesque by Joshua Fox and Becky Annison. Purchase a copy here at Black Armada.

Recommended number of players: 2-5 players, Play time around 2-4 hours.

To play you'll need:
Rulebook
A Dozen Index Cards,
Writing Utensils,
The Special Cards Deck (Printable from the PDF or available for purchase from the publisher),
Scrap Paper and some optional printed materials.

Lovecraftesque is a GMless game where your will take turns playing the Witness and Narrator as you lay out the clues to a creeping horror. Eventually your witness will find themselves face-to-face(s) with the horror and this final confrontation will determine your protagonist's fate.

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from the publisher.

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 16, 2018

“Auch wenn zwei Staaten in Deutschland existieren, sind sie doch füreinander nicht Ausland; ihre Beziehungen zueinander können nur von besonderer Art sein."

("Even though two states in Germany exist, they are not foreign countries to each other—their relations with each other can only be of a special kind.")

First Inaugural Address as West German Chancellor, October 28, 1969”
― Willy Brandt

An abandoned factory turned Stasi prison is abandoned and ripe for development when the wall falls. What will be unearthed from beneath the layers of history?

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

The Setup:

•brooding & investigative horror

•The former East/West divide in Berlin, Late 1980's/early 1990's

•Main location: Abandoned Car Factory that later served as a Stasi secret prison, now empty

•Additional Locations: a Beirhall on the Western side of Berlin, A rocky quay on the banks of the Rhine, A tiny Catholic church near the main location.

•The Witness: Anna Schmidt - A developer, she scouts for real estate deals for a big french firm. She is here to check out the abandoned factory for possible purchase, demolition, and development. Anna is persistent and practical. She has face in progress and that gives her an optimistic philosophy.

The Clues:

•The Demon Key - it arrived in a black envelope and has teeth

•The Ledger of Names - a stained tome with hundreds of names and coded annotation.

•The Photo of a group of people taken at the factory - One person has their eyes open, they all resemble one another and each person in the photo is labeled with strange coded annotation.

•A Large Inky Pool - a black liquid that seems to absorb the light, it is spilled out over the factory floor. 

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 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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