Crazy Scheming with Fiasco

A once-a-month event every last Thursday of the month! Hoping to recreate the hilarity and chaos again! New players welcome!

Fiasco is a is a GM-less game for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with six-sided dice and no preparation. Fiasco is inspired by cinematic tales of small time capers gone disastrously wrong - inspired by films like Blood Simple, Fargo, The Way of the Gun, Burn After Reading, and A Simple Plan. You'll play 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.

A game of Fiasco begins with The Setup -- a group activity where you and your friends create a potent and unstable set of circumstances. You choose a Playset, which fixes the game in a particular time and place -- a contemporary southern town, maybe, or the old west. Using a pile of dice, you create an interconnected circle of Relationships and Details pulled from the Playset. Once you’ve created a situation poised on the brink of juicy disaster, you define characters based on your choices. Once the Setup is done, you play out scenes, which focus on various characters in rotation.

Fiasco is more heavy on story-telling and improvisation, but is very beginner friendly. All you need is an open-mind and a willingness to go along with whatever happens to your characters. (Ideally, you want your characters to suffer the most... Jus' sayin'!)

Examples of gameplay can be viewed here:

Wil Wheaton's Tabletop - Fiasco Setup

Tabletop - Fiasco Act 1

Tabletop - Fiasco Act 2

A copy of the rulebook can be purchased at HERE The book comes in hardcopy or in .pdf

So, if anyone has any interest or questions, drop a reply in this post or PM me. Looking forward to creating some major fiascos.

If we have more than 5 players, I'm willing to run multiple groups simultaneously. :-)

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  • Jason Y H L.

    I apologize for not going through with Fiasco :(

    Maybe next time

    June 27

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