Ryan sits down with Jason Morningstar and Steve Segedy of Bully Pulpit Games to talk shop about creating Fiasco playsets. They give the lowdown on what to think about when creating playsets, how they tackle different problems that come up, and a the inside scoop on how their process was and is today. They have the occasional aside about tips for better playing Fiasco as well, if that’s your bag. (If not, they still talk about it.) They also throw down the gauntlet, and make me commit to…well, listen to find out.
It’s heavily suggested that the Fiasco Companion is required reading if you want to get more out of this process (and out of the interview). Also check out Fiasco: American Disasters, the first in their series of trilogies, and also includes the Trainwreck mode, which allows you to string multiple sessions together.
Playsets mentioned (linked ones are free to download)
- All the Damn Time
- Flight 1180
- Gangster London
- Hocus Focus, the Dresden Files playset
- Living Dead, the add-on
- Lucky Strike
- Mission to Mercury, Companion pages 125-134
- The Quest for the Golden Panda, the stunt dice originator; stunt dice can also be found in the Companion, pages 81-82
- Rainbow Mountain, in American Disasters
- Regina’s Wedding, Companion pages 105-114
- Touring Rock Band
- Vegas, Companion pages 115-124
- White Line Fever, in an upcoming trilogy
- Carolina Death Crawl is totally awesome! (And the rules are free online)
- Find Games on Demand at indiegamesexplosion.org and @Games_on_Demand
- You can check out Sascha Illyvich’s work (the mentioned romance author/editor) at saschaillyvichauthor.com
- Not mentioned in the interview, but sadly a few months back, the tobacconist I mentioned closed down. Here’s to you, Grant’s.
If you’ll be at Gen Con 2013, come see me! You can find out my schedule from this blog post.
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