Past Meetup

Weekly One-Shots: Fiasco! [Thu]

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New Farm Library

135 Sydney Street New Farm Qld 4005 · Brisbane

How to find us

The library meeting room is a separate building to the left of the New Farm library, with a yellow door.

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Ahh, good ol' Fiasco. Everyone's favourite indie RPG of bad decisions and poor impulse control. It's gonna be a night of laughs and and collaborative storytelling mayhem.

Second game options: Fiasco

Soft start at 6:30pm, and we'll definitely have the game(s) underway by 7pm.

If you RSVP but your plans change and you can't attend, that's fine but please let us know because it affects our planning on the night.

=== About Fiasco! ===
Fiasco is a ground-breaking story-telling game that aims to emulate the themes of Cohen Brothers movies. The sessions usually end up ridiculously hilarious and hilariously ridiculous.

Actual play: Geek and Sundry (

Review: (

We'll be playing these Fiasco Playsets:
1. The Jersey Side, by Brennan Taylor

2. Rat Patrol, by Jason Morningstar

=== About Weekly One-shots ===

Weekly One-shots is an opportunity for casual tabletop roleplaying, ideal for those who are into indie, story-based gaming, can't commit to long TRPG campaigns, or are too busy on weekends to game. We'll be playing a different game each week (more or less).

It's casual, so if you see a game come up that looks like it's up your alley, and the meetup suits your schedule, come along!

Also, if you want to request a game, or volunteer to run a game, please do so!

Games played so far: Fiasco, Don't Rest Your Head, Dread, Everyone is John, 3:16 Carnage Among the Stars, Night's Black Agents, Shinobigami, Archipelago, 13th Age, Remember Tomorrow, Trail of Cthulhu, Poison'd, the Pool, the Forgotten, Lasers & Feelings, Protocol Game Series, Itras By, Polaris, Call of Cthulhu, Microscope, In a Wicked Age, Old Friends, Lady Blackbird, Apocalypse World, Durance, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, Vast & Starlit, Primetime Adventures, Kingdom, The Quiet Year, Ghost Lines, SpyFi, Eden, Hearts Blazing, Misspent Youth, Inspectres, Follow, Classroom Deathmatch, Continuum, Cthulhu Dark, Trollbabe, One Last Job, Star Wars (d6), Bliss Stage, Scion, Over the Edge, Strange Gravity, So You Survived, Reflections, Dungeons & Dragons, Monsterhearts 2E, Bluebeard's Bride, Burning Wheel, Danger Patrol, Ryuutama, Swords Without Master, Epyllion, Eclipse Phase, Red Markets, Dusk City Outlaws, Companion's Tale, Uprising

=== About one-shot tabletop roleplaying in general ===

• the whole game begins and ends in one session

• no need to commit to attending every week: just pick the games that appeal to you, or the dates that suit your schedule

• many one-shot systems are GM-less

• emphasis on storytelling and improvised acting, rather than dice-rolling, resource allocation, and probability-based strategy

• opportunity to sample lots of different gaming systems, genres, and gaming worlds