Fiasco from @BullyPulpit_HQ on Tabletop this week, which you should totally watch
Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games is one of the neatest roleplaying games going right now. Basically the game puts you in the shoes of characters from films like Fargo, Blood Simple, or Burn After Reading – the type of movie where everything that can go wrong does – and then has you tell the story of how those things go wrong. All your characters have relationships among one another (created during the character creation process) who then star in your own personal movie of the downward spiral of the lives of those involved, all of whom want something, but most of whom will never get it. This week you can watch the madness happen on Wil Wheaton’s Geek & Sundry show ‘Tabletop’. That has me very excited. The fact is, for me, some of the game choices on Tabletop have been a little lackluster. Oh, I still enjoy the episodes, but I like the idea of seeing people introduced to great games and Munchkin is not a great game (I’m not saying you can’t enjoy it, it’s a fun activity that tends to dragon on too long, but it is not a great game, nor is Gloom for that matter). So, when I saw Bully Pulpit’s announcement that Fiasco is going to be on this week’s Tabletop (and the following episode on the 27th), I was pretty darned pleased. If you don’t know anything about Fiasco (or even if you do) you should really watch this week’s Tabletop. My guess is that it’s going to be one of the best episodes of the season simply because of how well Fiasco lends itself to being entertaining from the outside.
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Michael is an enthusiast about a lot of things, including indie games, roleplaying games, board games, and comic books that wanted to help create a place where he could bring things to the attention of those with similar interests. Futile Position is a true labor of labor, which he hopes continues to grow through the support of the great readers who have come upon this page.