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Backstory Friday is being discontinued. The feature will continue through June but after that there will be no more updates.

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

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In 1998, Alexander Wright was an up-and-coming cellist, a rising star renowned for his musical prowess, his affluent upbringing and pedigree, and his movie-star good looks. His funeral was quite an event in the world of classical music, full of pomp and flair and eulogies about what could have been.
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Backstory Friday is being discontinued. The feature will continue through June but after that there will be no more updates.

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

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Gage Kopper was born to a mid-class police family in Kansas City suburb to an abusive police officer father, a mother who had lost touch with reality by the time Gage was twelve and a mean older brother who was as abusive as his father. Gage learned quick how to take care of himself as no one else seemed to care to do so and it was with little surprise that at the age of near seventeen after having the crap beaten out of him one too many time that Gage ran away from home and never looked back. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

Johnny Dawes
Kendall Dawes raised his son to be responsible, friendly, and loyal. Johnny managed to duck the first one somehow, but they say that two out of three ain’t bad. From a young age, Johnny had always had something of a rebellious streak in him; Kendall wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and join the police force, maybe even someday moving into a command position. Johnny’s uncle Randle, however, saw the way that the young boy inspected the gadgets and various pieces of technology that populated Vault 47, and he always suspected that Kendall would probably be disappointed.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
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? China
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

2:20 : Survey
41:08 : Rome
44:04 : Solomon Kane
44:36 : A Knight’s Tale
44:42 : St George & the Dragon
47:50 : Fable 2: Knothole Island
48:56 : Kongregate
49:00 : Mastermind World Conqueror
49:36 : More Mastermind content found here under cartoons
50:30 : Fallout 3

Shoutouts
Rob: Zero Punctuation Reviews
Mike: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Artemis: Brotherhood of Battles

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

Joshua Carter
One of Anne Carter’s favorite stories to tell about her youngest son, Joshua, was of the time when at age four, he begged his father to take him on his annual month-long hunting sabbatical in Kansas. Perhaps due to hearing the story so many times throughout his life, the incident is also the earliest memory that Josh can recall.
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