A game I desperately want to play but never have is Fiasco. I love caper/heist/crime movies full of lovable losers, where things don’t go so well, but somehow they pull through. Or don’t, that’s part of the fun. But I’ve wanted to play this game since I first heard about it. That feeling intensified when Wil Wheaton played it over three amazing episodes of Tabletop (Setup) (Part 1) (Part 2). Watch them and you’ll get it. Also, Alison Haislip’s ‘dead eyes’ will haunt my dreams.
I don’t even have a real excuse for not playing it yet. My friend Scott is willing to run the game at the drop of a hat. He’s got every Fiasco setting book ever printed (or damn near), and I know we have friends to play with us because they’ve already run through it with him. There’s even a Fiasco scenario set at Gen Con! Everything and everyone is conspiring to make it clear I should play this game.
So it will happen. I’ll nail down a night in mine and Scott’s busy schedules, and we’ll get this played. After all, besides real life, when am I going to get a better chance to play the lovable loser?
What game haven’t you played, that you want to? Drop me a note in the comments.