"This is just one huge fiasco!" It's what you say when a rather convoluted plan starts going all to hell and things start figuratively and literally possibly start flying into or out of the windows and nothing works out. It's also describing when you and your friends get down to play a game of Fiasco. All sorts of convoluted plans go awry and you have to figure out a solution (if you can). A new edition of the classic game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
The original Fiasco is an award-winning, GM-less game for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with six-sided dice and no preparation. During a game you engineer and play out stupid, disastrous situations, usually at the intersection of greed, fear, and lust. It’s like making your own Coen brothers movie, in about the same amount of time it’d take to watch one.
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 play ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control.
The new Fiasco retains all the features familiar to old friends, while being much more welcoming to new ones.
We’ve tossed out all the dice and index cards and replaced them with playing cards. Setup elements? On cards. Tilt, Aftermath and positive and negative Outcomes? On cards. It speeds up play, adds intuitive, strong visual appeal, and just plain improves the play experience.
As an added bonus, it’s now possible to “tune” playsets, combining elements from your favorite Fiasco settings old and new. Since playsets are now decks of cards, we’re committed to rolling out old favorites and new surprises regularly, and we’re looking into how we can share the tools you need to make you own.
The game has been playtested thoroughly and is ready to go. We’ve taken great pains to make it beginner friendly - everything you need is in the box.
The campaign's more than 16x funded with 12 days left to go.