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Ghost Patrol BANG Deja Vu

The Smoking GNU didn’t make the cut for the upcoming Ghost Patrol BANG, which sold out its 50 spots in less than fifteen minutes, which was about when Jonathan tried to register. So maybe we can get in on the playtest and have the weather turn out tons better than during the actual event? I […]

Missing a Team Photo

For some reason, I can’t find a single photo where our core team (Jonathan, Given, and myself) are all in the same picture. Obviously, I take nearly all the pictures, but even in the photos GC took during the Ghost Patrol playtest, only 2 of the 3 of appear together. Well, technically, Given’s leg is […]

Ghost Patrol Playtest – Final Part

(Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) Ghost 7: Here I Go Again It was back to the hotel analog — aka Casa de Ashby — for our next ghost. One of the upstairs rooms had been transformed into a temporary hotel room; we were the first team there. Lining the wall was a series […]

Ghost Patrol Playtest – Part 3

(Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4) Ghost 5 – A Love/Hate Relationship The hotel stand-in, Casa De Ashby, was our next destination. There, along with one or both of the other teams, we began to work on the cryptogram and other pieces of information at the dining room table, almost like a conference room […]

The Ghost Patrol Playtest – Part 2

(Part 1, Part 3, Part 4) Ghost Three – The Pirate of Presidio Getting to our next site of our new ghost proved to be a challenge in and of itself. While we knew that our location was across the street from a sports shop, the sports shop turned out to be on a street […]

The Ghost Patrol Playtest, Part 1

(Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) It was 10pm Friday night when my family and I arrived home from Tahoe to find a red, extra-extra large passenger van parked in front of our house. Five hours earlier, I had been first on scene of a SUV accident where the vehicle rolled down an embankment sideways […]