Fiasco at Gencon 2011: Transatlantic

I finally got a chance to try out the indie RPG, Fiasco at Gencon this year. I played with several people from the Arc Dream crew, including Shane Ivey and Greg Stolze. We used the Transatlantic playset:

The time is 1932, the place? Somewhere in the mid-Atlantic aboard the luxury cruise ship Leviathan, a week out of Southampton en route to New York. On this flagship cruiser’s maiden voyage, the Captain has been directed to quietly contend for the glorious Blue Riband — the accolade awarded to the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

Topside, you enjoy a salty Gibson while pulling the heavy double wool of your coat closer to your body. Friends make merry with lively talk amongst themselves — it’s a din barely overheard above the hammering engine and thresh of the ship’s mighty propellers. Spray from the bow’s cleave manages to catch your cheek even this far aft. Your gaze draws across the dull, slate waters wondering at the marvel of it all: New beginnings? Maybe this time things will be different? Perhaps your dreams are within reach? What could possibly go wrong?

  8 comments for “Fiasco at Gencon 2011: Transatlantic

  1. Sam
    September 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    A hilarious game, great play-through!

    So many amazing lines in this one. FOR FACISM

  2. Scurvy
    September 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    It is now my mission in life to find a surviving copy of “Pimpin’ In the Rain.”

    Kudos to everyone in the game, you played well off of each other and it sounds like a fun system.

  3. Omega
    September 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Awww yeah, Fiasco AP. I’ve loved listening to people play Fiasco ever since I first heard one (On the Community AP Feed, actually), it’s just so much fun to hear people do.

  4. crawlkill
    September 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    omg, the gotta catch em all tiarababble. so much good.

  5. September 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Greg kept bleeding into a George Takei impression, which seems perfectly fitting given his role in the game.

    I enjoyed that everyone seemed to be paying attention the whole game; there where tons of call back jokes. “What are all these dead rats doing down here?”

  6. Siriq
    September 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Does Ross NEED to Throttle a Bitch? Brilliant.

  7. Patrick
    September 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Best Tagline For A Movie I Will (Sadly) Never Get To See:

    PIMPIN’ IN THE RAIN: THATS WHY HE’S OUT IN SUCH BAD WEATHER!

    Great, great AP! Thanks for posting this Ross.

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