For some reason, Game Chef this year was really productive. My game is solid and I’ve already playtested it twice. I think it has legs. I’m always interested in instructional design, and try to separate procedures from commentary whenever I
Our friends Will Hindmarch and Kenneth Hite got together to produce a new Fiasco playset (having previously collaborated on London 1593). Bookhounds Fiasco is based on Hite’s hugely popular Trail of Cthulhu setting Bookhounds of London.
I got swept up in Game Chef. The timing was pretty good; we just wrapped the Fiasco Companion and other projects are simmering. My game, Durance, does exactly two interesting things: 1. There’s a resolution/guidance mechanic that forces you to
The Fiasco Playset of the Month for July is The Penthouse! Salman bin Nasser al Saud is a Saudi prince, he’s twenty-four years old, and he is heir to one of the biggest fortunes on the planet. Sal’s pride and
Mmmm, gnome stew … delicious! “For a fan of Fiasco, the Fiasco Companion is a wonderful under the hood look at the inner workings of this brilliant game. The advice for perfecting your game play is spot on and completely
Ignition Improv Comedy just posted the first part of a thoughtful, detailed review of Fiasco focusing on the game’s utility as an improviser’s tool. Interesting stuff! Looking forward to part two.
We playtested Nine Roosevelts Against the Impossible last night and it went well. The bones are strong but it isn’t ready for prime time yet. I can see the fun in it and playing helped me understand what needs to
In moving pictures! Retropunk’s translation looks great.
The Walking Eye plays Fiasco: More specifically, they play Dragon Slayers. Logan Bonner’s playset is pretty bullet-proof when it comes to delivering a good time. And just down the hall in the asbestos-lined test chamber, the Giant Fire-Breathing Robot reviews