Bully Pulpit Games
Quick, grab the duffel bags and get in the car! Run, Fools, Run is available for sale now at DrivethruRPG!
Run, Fools, Run is a collection of highly-polished Fiasco playsets written and developed in-house by Jason Morningstar and Steve Segedy. Each is themed around organized stupidity, and each manages to bend the time-tested Fiasco playset framework in new and exciting ways. In addition, The playsets are designed to work well together using the “Trainwreck mode” introduced in our previous collection American Disasters.
All together, Run, Fools, Run is 36 pages of great new material for Fiasco. All of these playsets have had rounds of playtesting and great feedback from our usual excellent gang of collaborators, along with some great final proofreading by David Artman and additional playtesting at Gen Con Games on Demand!
With something dangerous, idiotic, or just plain cringe-worthy on every page Run, Fools, Run will kick your next Fiasco session into high gear!
Three Downright Criminal Playsets!
||The Last Heist
Pull on your ski mask and get ready! Your crew of criminal geniuses is about to commit an ambitious robbery, and not for the first time. Let’s hope it goes better today. This playset includes a hack for “Heist Dice” to add some extra twists to your story and better emulate bank heist films.
||White Line Fever
Hurtling down the highway in a 1973 AMC Matador, you are an extremely unlikely group of individuals. How did you get here? Why are you going so fast? The answers, and your destiny, are all right here in this cramped seventies muscle car.
You’ve got a contract, advance money, and a dossier on your target. You may not get along with your team, but you’re professionals so you will get the job done. One problem: You’re pretty sure one of your team is a snitch, or worse, a Federal agent. Time to clean house.
Since the earliest days of Bully Pulpit Games, we’ve been giving away great stuff as free downloads. I’ve been keeping counts of those downloads since July 2007, just so we can keep our eye on what’s popular. Looking at the last six years of data, I thought it would be fun to publish the list of our all-time Top Ten Downloads:
||Saturday Night 78 (Tabletop Playset)
||Fiasco Play Mat
||December Playset – Dragon Slayers
||January Playset – Touring Rock Band
||September Playset – Transatlantic
||February Playset – Gangster London
||The Fiasco Companion Preview
||January 2011 Playset – Objective Zebra
||July Playset – Manna Hotel
“If this is read or heard of in some future time, let the record show that on July twenty–third 1863 I returned to the world after being abandoned by General Edward Potter and God himself. The men by my side in Rocky Mount are all dead. Their suffering will be forgotten—I am its lone witness, and I choose not to etch it into my memory. Tomorrow I will either be hero, or deserter shot dead. Either way, what happened between there and here will go to my grave with me.” –Private Henry Eager, Company L, First NC Volunteers, United States Army
CAROLINA DEATH CRAWL is a swampy, Southern Gothic roleplaying card game for three or more players. At the height of the American Civil War, your characters have been abandoned deep behind Confederate lines. Can they fight their way through enemy territory and treacherous terrain back to safety? For all but one, the answer is “no!”, but the dark story you tell in trying will be memorable and thrilling. Fun and competitive, CAROLINA DEATH CRAWL gives you all the history you need—you supply the desperation, depravity, and destruction.
The free 19 page rules PDF is available for download here and provides detailed, step-by-step directions for how to play the game, options for playing with three or five players, a glossary of noteworthy terms, and an extended “replay” example of a session of the game. In addition to this, you’ll need the premium deck of full-color cards (or the print-and-play PDF version) available now from DrivethruCards!
The game includes a full-color deck of 60 standard-sized cards printed on premium card stock, double-sided, with rounded-corners and a low-gloss UV Coating. The cards are printed on demand through DrivethruCards.
Here’s what’s included:
12 Color Cards (four each of Background, Raid, and Escape) provide evocative historical context throughout play;
12 Character Cards, 6 sets of given name and surname cards that are paired in different combinations to determine who your character is and what will drive him through the story;
36 Action Cards (12 each of Kill, Disgrace, and Destroy) provide inspirational prompts that shape your scenes and points that determine the outcomes for each chapter.
Print and Play PDF Included
Purchase of the print cards includes the Print-and-Play PDF at no extra charge, so you can get started right away while you wait for shipment to arrive!
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!