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It’s been a while since an official Fiasco playset has been spotted in the wild. We’ve been deep in the swamps and finally we’ve returned to bring you this astounding proof: please enjoy this special playset release, The Beast of Sucker Creek, written by Jason Morningstar.
Sightings of a hairy, man-like creature in and around Sucker Creek go back hundreds of years—the legends of the Rayado people tell of Ni-teshi-ih; “The Strong One” who lived in the dark swamps of the Sucker Creek basin.
Since white settlement of the region, reports of blood-chilling cries in the night and occasional sightings of the Beast have been a fixture of local gossip. Is it a madman? A crazed bear? Something strange and wholly new to science? No one knows, but those who have crossed paths with it are convinced of one thing—the Beast of Sucker Creek is real, and you don’t want to make it angry.
International Tabletop Day is tomorrow, March 30th, so we got excited and made stuff! Well sort of— we got excited and put together stuff we’d already made so that you can more easily enjoy it!
So if you’re planning to celebrate the day with games and you’d like to play Fiasco, grab the free Fiasco bundle from DrivethruRPG, which includes the following:
- Our Fiasco facilitation cheat sheet, perfect for running the game for friends
- The Fiasco play mat for use on the table during play
- the Saturday Night 78 Playset (co-written by Wil Wheaton) and table cards used in the Fiasco Tabletop episodes
- the Business Casual Playset (based on shows like Office Space and the IT Crowd) excerpted from our American Disasters collection just and made available for free as a Tabletop Day exclusive
Some of this you can already find here in our Downloads, but you should grab Business Casual while it’s free!
In addition, if you play Fiasco tomorrow and send us a picture or an anecdote from your game, we’ll add your name to a drawing for a special prize- a custom Fiasco dice bag from CustomDiceBags.com!
In case you like to keep tabs on us, you may want to know that I’ll be at PAX East in Boston this weekend, running games and having a blast. If you will also be at the show, please come find me at the Games on Demand space in the Tabletop Hall and say hello! We’ll have plenty of Fiasco and Durance on hand, and the rumor is that I might also have the prototype card deck for Carolina Death Crawl with me!
In addition to running games, I’ll also be joining the Campaign Doctors panel with Jack Graham, Tracy Hurley, and Joshua AC Newman. Please come tell us your gaming woes and we’ll give you a fiasco-worthy answer!
Still looking for the perfect last-minute gift for your Fiasco-loving friends? We’ve got you covered! American Disasters is the perfect virtual stocking-stuffer, and it’s available for sale now at DrivethruRPG!
American Disasters is a collection of highly-polished Fiasco Playsets along with new optional rules for extended campaign-style play. These rules, called Trainwreck Mode, offer a new experience for veteran Fiasco players and address a frequent request by fans by helping you chain multiple sessions and Playsets together for a longer, richer, and more catastrophic story!
The included Playsets were written and developed in-house and chosen specifically for this collection to match the Trainwreck rules. They’re all heavily-playtested and proven fiascos! See below for further details.
All together, American Disasters is 44 pages of awesome new material for Fiasco, designed and written by Jason Morningstar and Steve Segedy with editing from Amanda Valentine. There have been many generous playtesters involved over the last year or so as well. This supplement has been simmering for a long time, and we hope to follow it with other great, curated collections.
Three Great Playsets!
Pour yourself a cup of terrible coffee and enjoy this snapshot of life in a corporate IT office, complete with cubicles, malfunctioning copiers, and impotent, white-collar rage. It’s the Monday that never ends!
Join Michael Tree and his family and build utopia on a few perfect acres of mountain land, far from the troubles of the modern world. Well, except all those problems you brought with you, of course.
Come visit our shops during the holidays, when Santa reigns over his throne room and the atrium rings with the sounds of merry-making from the magical Winterland stage! Your children will always remember their visit to Poppleton Mall!
It’s December, and for our final 2012 Playset of the Month, we put together Touring Rock Band 2, an affectionate sequel to the original Touring Rock Band, written as a collaboration by some of our favorite Playset authors!
You were supposed to live fast and die young. At least you lived fast. Now you are not so young. Not so famous. Not quite able to rise to the sybaritic occasion the way you did back in the crazy days. Back when you were the big deal, touring the world behind an album that could have—should have—gone platinum. You had your moment and now it has passed. The band broke up, over sex and money and a lot of stuff that seems trivial now.
You’ve had to tone it down a little, accept a new sort of reality that involved trashing fewer hotel rooms and paying more bills on time and getting prostate exams that are actually prostate exams. But the dreams never died, and lately the various anemic side projects have been less and less satisfying. And as bad decisions and old
bridges burned come back to haunt you, the idea of revisiting past glory seems better and better. God knows you need the cash. And you still have fans on the Internet who would kill to see the band get back together…
It’s Been a Good Run
This is our 36th Playset of the Month release, and in addition to being the last of 2012, it’s the last one we plan on publishing on a monthly schedule. Thanks To everyone who submitted a Playset, published their own Playset, or rocked out to a Playset of the Month!
In the future (2013 and beyond) we plan on publishing Playsets a bit less frequently, and focusing on high quality collections of playsets as well as the occasional really great ones that cross our desks and demand to be shared. Look for a further announcement about the first of those releases soon. You can expect it to be a complete trainwreck!