What a Fiasco!

Achievement Unlocked: Getting the opportunity to write a playset for Fiasco with some astonishingly talented co-creators.

It was a match made on Twitter. A few comments bouncing back and forth about how cool it would be if there was a Hong Kong Gangster-themed playset for Fiasco, Bully Pulpit Games’ brilliant story-telling game “about ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control.” It seemed a perfect fit.

As fast as you can say “Google Docs”, Corey Reid (creator of the Creative-Commons-Licensed collaborative setting Dino-Pirates of Ninja Island), John Rogers (co-creator and showrunner of Leverage on TNT) and I were hammering out the details of the playset.

(If you for some reason are not familiar with Fiasco, the game’s website will get you started, or you can watch an excellent episode of Tabletop, where Wil Wheaton plays the game with Bonnie Burton, Alison Haislip and the aforementioned John Rogers.)

I’m really pleased with what we came up with. If you like films like The Killer, Hard Boiled, A Better Tomorrow I & II, Infernal Affairs, Election, Full Contact, City On Fire, Bullet in the Head, Fulltime Killer, Triangle, Fallen Angels, etc. — this is the playset for you.

The playset can be downloaded for free from the Fiasco Playset of the Month page on the Bully Pulpit Games website, available via this link or by clicking the cover image above.

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