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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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Oct 24, 2018

“I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.
The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.”
― Beyoncé Knowles

In a quiet tidal pool, by a cold dark shore, the spirits of drowned women await mortal petitioners who will accept their gifts.

Rusalka is still in progress and we were honored that the designer, Nick Wedig, allowed us to share a game with our listeners. Go check out his work at his Teapot Games site.

The Map: 

To the South is the Shore. To the North East the Village. A row of scarecrows draped in the skin of flayed sailors stands between the pool and the Village.
On the NW side of the pond is a pool with some jewelry sunken into the bottom. On the north bank is the entrance to a hole where women and girls leave offerings. The ocean threatens to erode the walls and open the pool to the sea to the SE.

The Characters:

Ruslana (Zelma Elm) - An aspect of mists, she wears a veil that clings to her face.

Henka (Ken Breese) - An aspect of tides, she is scaled and has a wide shark-toothed smile.

Natalka (Iris Explosion) - An aspect of reflection, she stands nude in the water, her eyes are mirrors.

Eyesh (John Holt) - An aspect of ghosts, her white hair tangles in the rotting lace of her dress.

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

Find out more about Iris on her website irisexplosion.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.

The game designer Nick Wedig has a repository of his work at Teapot Games.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Oct 17, 2018

"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars."
— J.R.R. Tolkien

In a quiet tidal pool, by a cold dark shore, the spirits of drowned women await mortal petitioners who will accept their gifts.

Rusalka is still in progress and we were honored that the designer, Nick Wedig, allowed us to share a game with our listeners. Go check out his work at his Teapot Games site.

The Map: 

To the South is the Shore. To the North East the Village. A row of scarecrows draped in the skin of flayed sailors stands between the pool and the Village. 
On the NW side of the pond is a pool with some jewelry sunken into the bottom. On the north bank is the entrance to a hole where women and girls leave offerings. The ocean threatens to erode the walls and open the pool to the sea to the SE.

The Characters:

Ruslana (Zelma Elm) - An aspect of mists, she wears a veil that clings to her face.

Henka (Ken Breese) - An aspect of tides, she is scaled and has a wide shark-toothed smile.

Natalka (Iris Explosion) - An aspect of reflection, she stands nude in the water, her eyes are mirrors.

Eyesh (John Holt) - An aspect of ghosts, her white hair tangles in the rotting lace of her dress.

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

Find out more about Iris on her website irisexplosion.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.

The game designer Nick Wedig has a repository of his work at Teapot Games.

Bored Ghosts we hope you found some distraction from your eternity in the void this week!

Sep 5, 2018

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."    

-Mary Oliver

In a quiet pond deep in the woods the spirits of drowned women await mortal petitioners who will accept their gifts.

Rusalka is still in progress and we were honored that the designer, Nick Wedig, allowed us to share a game with our listeners.

The Map: 

To the South is the Village. To the North deeper woods.
On the south side of the pond is a path, and cutting across it, a barrier between the village and the pond, is a line of crude stone spears set in the ground. Also on the south side, on a finger that juts in, sits a black stump that has been used as a sacrificial altar. On the Eastern bank a massive frog has made a burrow in the mud. In the West the pond has been diverted towards a reflecting pool, once ringed with stones and spanned by a stone bridge supporting a plinth for wedding ceremonies, the pool has fallen to ruins and the water has begun to form a marsh.

The Characters:

Olen (Zelma Elm) - An aspect of sacrifice, marked with tattoos, and bleeding black blood from a never-healing wound upon her forehead.

Yezibaba (Ken Breese) - An aspect of moonlight, she shifts in age with the phases of the moon.

Larysa (Richard Ruane) - An aspect of ghosts, semi-translucent, she is draped in an old fashioned shift and her lank damp black hair hangs down in front of her bone white face.

Eccha (John Holt) - An aspect of reflection,

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

Find Richard on google+ as Richard Ruane

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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