Archive for May, 2009

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Backstory Title

In a darkened room a man sits behind a desk, his hand caresses an old leather bound journal. He heaves a sigh and then picks up the book and pages through it.

11/22/1995
My name is Vladmir Koshenko, I am Russian immigrant living in Los Angeles, and something is wrong in this world.

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Cast : Rob, Mike, Artemis and Jacob
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: TeKilla – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  Dresden File Special
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

00:00 : Jim FUCKING Butcher!
04:40 : New contest information.  Email entries to contest@bearswarm.com
06:30 : Turn Coat
14:05 : Mean Streets
40:30 : The Dresden Files RPG
48:05 : The White Wolf Blogcast
49:40 : Podgecast
51:10 : The Avenger
52:15 : Andrew is a badass
52:50 : The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
54:50 : Supernatural

Shoutouts
Rob:  Podgecast Episode wherein Mike’s mom is discussed.  Seriously.
Mike:  The Avenger Ultimate Gaming Table
Artemis:  Shelfari
Jacob:  FERO

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Backstory Title
Ronald Anderson was born to Jeffery and Martha Anderson on June 8th 1965. The Andersons were a middle class family who lived in the suburbs of West Gate. Ronald was an only child growing up and an avid reader. For much of his youth he was socially inept preferring to bury himself in books rather than engage in the games and social events of the other children. He was an honor student through school and remained an outcast socially, although he was always the first one people came to if they needed help with any of there school work. During high school his parents pushed him to join the school’s drama club and he came out of his shell. He never gave up his reading but did start to attend more social events and when people came to him for information. He graduated Valedictorian of his class.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, Artemis and Jacob
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: TeKilla – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  World Building: Whats it like? Israel
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

40:02 Skittles Infused Vodka
42:00 Bacon Infused Vodka
43:15 Burn Notice
47:16 OXM Podcast
49:00 Alpha Protocol
56:13 Lost Cities
56:15 Court of the Medici
56:28 Gloom
59:18 Supernatural
59:30 Dresden Files Turncoat
Shoutouts
Rob: againsttheshadow.net
Mike: Fallout 3 Broken Steel
Artemis: Penguins of Madagascar
Jacob: Samurai Sams

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Backstory Title
My earliest memories are from the when I was young growing up on New Olympus, a small human colony on the outskirts of the civilized world. My parents Talari and Zelma worked as liaisons for the Citadel with the humans. Making sure that they had what they needed and that they weren’t getting themselves into more trouble (or causing trouble for the rest of the universe).
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Cast : Rob, Mike, Artemis, and Jacob
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Featuring: Hang Me High – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic : Fleshing out NPCs
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

6:51 Obsidian Portal
7:07
Christopher Lambert
7:21
Vin Diesel
7:28
Robert Downey Jr
22:26
Houses of the Blooded
23:45
Dogs in the vineyard
32:26
Fits
34:00
Warhammer Fatasy Roleplay
36:06
Dark Forces series
37:02
Dresden Files
37:30
Oblivion
38:30
Tom Clancy’s End War
38:43
Tom Clancy’s Hawxs
41:40
Spooky Outhouse
43:58
Supernatural
46:00
Our Store
47:17
Armory Reloaded
48:34
Spycraft

Shoutouts
Rob: ideology of madness
Mike: Midnight 2ed
Artemis: The Storyteller
Jacob: Reaper

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Backstory Title
William O’Conner was born a military brat to the now General Thomas O’Conner and Mary. For the most part, William had a nice childhood despite the fact that his mother had left him with his father at the age of four. William’s father quickly remarried after Mary’s leaving to a woman named Patricia, who would always be cold towards William but not cruel. It was during this time that William’s mother Mary would herself remarry to a preacher and later that year gives birth to his half-brother Anson. William and his brother didn’t know each other that much as they grew up. They only saw each other on the odd summers that William would spend with his mother and her new family. For some reason that William still does not totally understand, his mother for the most part had little to do with him during those visits and William spent time with her new husband and his half-brother. This was William’s life until he was eighteen and could join the military like his father had done.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Featuring: Hang Me High – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  One Year Later
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

5:24 Ben Bailey
4:45
Orpheus
15:30
G.A.M.E.
16:13
Fear the Boot, Podgecast, Brilliant Gameologists, Iron Agenda
20:45
Trapcast
21:06
Save Against Frostbite
29:03
Dogs in the Vineyard
29:11
Houses of the Blooded
31:51
Iron Kingdoms
32:25
Inspecters
33:31
Dragons Landing Inn
40:26
Gamers with Jobs
43:19 apple should sponsor us
43:52
Fallen Earth
45:40
Chronicles of Riddick
52:55
X-Com
55:18
Solomon Kane

Shoutouts
Rob: www.eplans.com
Mike: Silent Storm
Artemis: Jurassic Park (novel)

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Backstory Title
Living in the Pelican Harbor Park above his family’s shop Eric has been a part of the neighborhood his whole life and knows no other life than the one he has. Born to Donald and Hesper Nelson his mother ran the family shop while his father worked on the docks and boxed for spare money. For seven years of his childhood it was just Eric and his parents at seven his first sister Jane was born and the following year Eric’s mother became pregnant with his younger sister. Unfortunately there were complications with the pregnancy and during the birth of his sister Tami Eric’s mother passed way.
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