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Bored Ghost

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Sep 27, 2017

"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

The dead rise like the tides.

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


The characters for this game:

Rusted Shirt (Chris Littler) - a humanoid skeleton armored in rusted chain and carrying a bent spear.

Big Head (Tim Rodriguez) - a skeleton with a silver amulet about its neck and a silver circlet about its swollen disproportionate skull.

Headless (Ken Breese) - a humanoid skeleton with no head wielding a pair of holy symbols.

Crawler (John Holt) - a bent humanoid skeleton with a fine coat and a chipped dagger.

 


The map for this game:

The tomb is a pyramid floating tip-down over a deep sea trench. The flat base rides just beneath the waves and a little deeper on the north and south side are air chambers to enter. From each of those chambers a pair of passages twist down towards the tip where sits the crypt. The coffin is suspended by chains from the tip.

Act I:

Act II:

Act III:


Find Chris on twitter @ctlittler and check out his band Chamber Band. and his new musical podcast venture 36 Questions.

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play.

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!

Sep 20, 2017

"We should be dead. We didn't decompress."
— The Abyss

The dead rise like the tides.

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


The characters for this game:

Rusted Shirt (Chris Littler) - a humanoid skeleton armored in rusted chain and carrying a bent spear.

Big Head (Tim Rodriguez) - a skeleton with a silver amulet about its neck and a silver circlet about its swollen disproportionate skull.

Headless (Ken Breese) - a humanoid skeleton with no head wielding a pair of holy symbols.

Crawler (John Holt) - a bent humanoid skeleton with a fine coat and a chipped dagger.

 


The map for this game:

The tomb is a pyramid floating tip-down over a deep sea trench. The flat base rides just beneath the waves and a little deeper on the north and south side are air chambers to enter. From each of those chambers a pair of passages twist down towards the tip where sits the crypt. The coffin is suspended by chains from the tip.

Act I:


Find Chris on twitter @ctlittler and check out his band Chamber Band. and his new musical podcast venture 36 Questions.

Find Tim on twitter @dicefoodlodging  and Tim's Mobile Fiasco App for iOS on iTunes, and for Android on Google Play.

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 30, 2017

"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone."
— Dorothy Parker

The bones of the unknown rise to defend a disturbed tomb.

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


The characters for this game:

Horror (Liza Cortright) - the bones of a number of creatures cobbled together into a 'living' weapon.

Outsider (Ken Breese) - The skeleton of a bipedal that is not totally human.

Arrow-Shield (Leta Tremblay) - An axe-wielding humanoid skeleton with an arrow-peppered shield.

Silver Torc (John Holt) - A silver amulet decorated humanoid skeleton with a blunted silver sword.

 


The map for this game:

 

The tomb is in the center of a complex. The floor of the tomb is littered with perpetual orchid blossoms. A silver artifact sits in an alcove in the corner of the tomb. A pair of towers is connected with a span over cavernous depths. A room with a slanted floor, a grate and shackles is to the south.

Act I:

Act II:

Act III:


Find Liza out in the real world.

Find Leta on twitter @LetaTremblay and her work on letatremblay.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.

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

Aug 23, 2017

“One would think it would be most unwise in a man to be afraid of a skeleton, since Nature has set curious and quite insuperable obstacles to his running away from it.”
― G.K. ChestertonThe Defendant

The bones of the unknown rise to defend a disturbed tomb.

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


The characters for this game:

Horror (Liza Cortright) - the bones of a number of creatures cobbled together into a 'living' weapon.

Outsider (Ken Breese) - The skeleton of a bipedal that is not totally human.

Arrow-Shield (Leta Tremblay) - An axe-wielding humanoid skeleton with an arrow-peppered shield.

Silver Torc (John Holt) - A silver amulet decorated humanoid skeleton with a blunted silver sword.

 


The map for this game:

 

The tomb is in the center of a complex. The floor of the tomb is littered with perpetual orchid blossoms. A silver artifact sits in an alcove in the corner of the tomb. A pair of towers is connected with a span over cavernous depths. A room with a slanted floor, a grate and shackles is to the south.

Act I:


Find Liza out in the real world.

Find Leta on twitter @LetaTremblay and her work on letatremblay.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.

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

 

Aug 23, 2017

This is a brief overview that lays out the basic of setting up and playing The Skeletons by designer Jason Morningstar. 

Recommended number of players: 1-6, Play time 1-3 hours on average.

The Skeletons is a GM-less game, the players collaborate to tell the story. 

We recommend picking the PDF from publisher, Bully Pulpit Games.

In addition to players, The Skeletons requires a handful of components:

1) Printouts of the character sheets and charts from rulebook

2) Index Cards

3) Writing Utensils

and an optional 6-sided die.

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