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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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Aug 29, 2018

"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The nuclear furnace that baths us with live giving rays has belched out a wave of death. A crew of three are all that stand in between Earth and certain destruction.

To learn more about how Our Last Best Hope is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Dr. Childers Cube (John Holt) the radiation sickness expert Doctor.

Dr. Franklin Cortez (Chris Diercksen) brilliant engineer and conceptual designer of the Allen.

Lt. Cmdr. Red Roberts (Ken Breese) experimental space pilot and veteran of clandestine space wars.

The Mission:

The Crisis - A solar flare is racing towards Earth and will shear away the atmosphere.

The Limit - An experimental solar sail ship is the only vehicle that could be capable of reflecting the brunt of the wave.

The Plan - Get in the path of the wave with enough distance from the Earth to safely deflect the flare for its duration.

The Assets:

Repair Drones

Turbo Octo Boosters

Metallic Fabric Foil

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and check out his theatrical group Team Awesome Robot.

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 22, 2018

"Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end."
— Stephenie Meyer

The nuclear furnace that baths us with live giving rays has belched out a wave of death. A crew of three are all that stand in between Earth and certain destruction.

To learn more about how Our Last Best Hope is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Dr. Childers Cube (John Holt) the radiation sickness expert Doctor.

Dr. Franklin Cortez (Chris Diercksen) brilliant engineer and conceptual designer of the Allen.

Lt. Cmdr. Red Roberts (Ken Breese) experimental space pilot and veteran of clandestine space wars.

The Mission:

The Crisis - A solar flare is racing towards Earth and will shear away the atmosphere.

The Limit - An experimental solar sail ship is the only vehicle that could be capable of reflecting the brunt of the wave.

The Plan - Get in the path of the wave with enough distance from the Earth to safely deflect the flare for its duration.

The Assets:

Repair Drones

Turbo Octo Boosters

Metallic Fabric Foil

Find Chris on twitter @c_diercks and check out his theatrical group Team Awesome Robot.

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!

 

Apr 11, 2018

“Helena: Will they be happier when they can feel pain?
Dr. Gall: On the contrary. But they will be technically more perfect.”
― Karel ČapekR.U.R.

In a world of global peace, that has forgotten the machines of war, the harmony is broken with the incursion of autonomous killing machines, vestiges of a lost age.

To learn more about how Our Last Best Hope is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Sofia Morales (D Gailey) the tech obsessed Engineer.

Professor Cyndy Diamont (John Holt) anthropological computer scientist.

Brouge Craklin P.H.D.  (Ken Breese) military historian.

The Mission:

The Crises - A doomsday weapon from a bygone age has awakened in the frozen north.

The Limit - Time has forgotten the weapons of the past but the historians and hobbyists remember.

The Plan - Get to the "brain" and reprogram the mechs to blast themselves into the sun.

The Assets:

Employee Manual for Site X

3d Topographical heat map of the doomsday compound

A six-shooter pistol borrowed from a museum

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

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!

Apr 4, 2018

“The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.”
― Norbert WienerThe Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society

In a world of global peace, that has forgotten the machines of war, the harmony is broken with the incursion of autonomous killing machines, vestiges of a lost age.

To learn more about how Our Last Best Hope is played check out our primer episode.

The Characters:

Sofia Morales (D Gailey) the tech obsessed Engineer.

Professor Cyndy Diamont (John Holt) anthropological computer scientist.

Brouge Craklin P.H.D.  (Ken Breese) military historian.

The Mission:

The Crises - A doomsday weapon from a bygone age has awakened in the frozen north.

The Limit - Time has forgotten the weapons of the past but the historians and hobbyists remember.

The Plan - Get to the "brain" and reprogram the mechs to blast themselves into the sun.

The Assets:

Employee Manual for Site X

3d Topographical heat map of the doomsday compound

A six-shooter pistol borrowed from a museum

Find D on twitter @mxnurd

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!

Apr 4, 2018

Supplementary

Our Last Best Hope


This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting an a rules summary of Our Last Best Hope by designer by Mark Diaz Truman. Purchase a copy here at Magpie Games.

Recommended number of players: 3-5 players, Play time 3-4 hours on average.

Our Last Best Hope is a GMless game where your characters are on a mission to save the planet and/or humanity. There are additional missions and hacks available in supplementary books and downloads.

We recommend picking the PDF and or Physical copy from 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 some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

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