From the Bully Pulpit Games website:
"Fiasco is a game about ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control. There will be big dreams and flawed execution. It won’t go well for them, to put it mildly, and in the end it will probably all go south in a glorious heap of jealousy, murder, and recrimination. It’s designed to be played in a single session, usually around two and a half hours, with no prep."
If you haven't seen, heard of or played Fiasco, you're in for a treat. It's likened to being in your very own Coen brothers film. I'd like to make this an ongoing Meetup, so hopefully there will be enough interest in the game to do so.
The setup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuJizhyf-y4
Gameplay, part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJxQ0NbFtk
Gameplay, part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7NcdDh-WM
From our good friends at Shut Up and Sit Down, Paul and Quinns, here's a review:
Please familiarize yourself with the various playsets that are available online (there are some links below) and leave a comment if there are any specific ones you'd like us to consider. Otherwise, I'll just bring two or three to choose from and we'll go from there.
If you commit to this Meetup, and haven't played before, again, please familiarize yourself with the links above.
First-timers and old-hands are equally welcome. We'll support one another, and no-one needs to feel self-conscious or embarrassed by a lack of experience or the choices we make throughout the session. There is no GM, no "director"... we'll all guide this rudderless ship. There will be some signposts along the way to point us in a general direction, but we'll be charting new territory with every session we play.
Fiasco isn't a game for everyone (how many games are, really?). You've got to be willing to put yourself out there and throw yourself into a character and scenario, do some improvising and tap into your creativity. It's a game like no other, and you'll get out of it what you're willing to contribute. If you're committed to the "adventure of it all", then this could be one of the most satisfying, unique gaming experiences you've ever had. Thinking (and playing) outside the box has NEVER been this much fun!
Please comment below or email me with any questions, ideas or observations. See you at the darkly comic intersection of lust, greed and fear.
FYI: There will be alcohol involved; a leisurely (yet exciting), slightly drunken evening of Fiasco. 21 and older only, please!