Published by Bully Pulpit Games
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro
Fiasco is an award-winning storytelling game inspired by cinematic tales of small-time capers gone disastrously wrong — 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. Lives and reputations will be lost, painful wisdom will be gained, and if you are really lucky, you just might end up back where you started. You probably won’t be lucky.
This new edition of Fiasco incorporates everything the creators have learned about stupid disasters, poorly-timed plans, and precious things on fire into a new accessible format that is very beginner-friendly. Everything you need to get started is in the box.
Fiasco is a GM-less game for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with no preparation. During a game you will 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.
Components and Details
- Folding game board
- Rules booklet and player reference cards
- Fiasco Engine Deck
- Three 54-card playsets decks: Dragon Slayers, Poppleton Mall, and Tales from Suburbia
- Includes PDFs with purchase.
Number of players: 3-5 players, 2+ hour session. Ages 14+
Style: GMless, no prep.
Creator: Jason Morningstar
So yeah, we rode into this miserable little town, a bunch of outsiders ready to solve their problem. Solve a dragon. Well, we solved it, and here we are, ready to kick back and split up the loot and regale those bumpkins with tales of mummy rot and devilish traps and the dragon we whacked. Of course it’s never that simple. Adventurers like us all have egos, and we all have a past.
Tales from Suburbia
It’s a nice town full of nice people. Not much happens here, and that’s how we like it. Or rather, lots of things happen here, things requiring antibiotics and things dusted with cocaine and occasionally, just occasionally, things spattered in blood. But we keep all that quiet, and we keep the sidewalks clean, and not much happens here, and that’s how we like it
It’s time to make a trip to Poppleton Mall for the best in shopping, entertainment, and dining! From Arapaho Leather Goods to T. Esquire, from the Poppleton 8 multiplex to our beautiful glass atrium, Poppleton Mall truly has something for everyone. Join us for the holidays, when Santa reigns over his throne room and the atrium rings with the sounds of merrymaking from the magical Winterland stage! Your children will always remember their visit to Poppleton Mall’s Santaland.
Looking for even more Fiasco playsets? Check out the Fiasco Expansion Packs
Accolades & Press
“Fiasco is unique among RPGs because it encourages us to actively reach for that moment we all dread in most games, that moment when something truly awful is going to happen, with possibly dire results for our characters.” – Wil Wheaton, Actor and Writer
“Hands down one of the best RPGs I have ever played” – Wired.com
“In my opinion, Fiasco is an almost perfect roleplaying game.” – Meeple Mountain
“I love this game. I think Fiasco really sets the bar for GM-less gaming” – Peter Adkison, Founder of Wizards of the Coast and owner of Gen Con
Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming – Winner
Indie RPG Awards – Best Support – Winner
RPGgeek Golden Geek – Best Supplement – Winner
ENnie Awards – Judges Spotlight
Boardgamegeek.com – RPG of the Year – Finalist
How to Play
Let’s Play FIASCO! with Patrick Rothfuss
Game Night | Fiasco (in a box)