Fiasco – ‘Picture Perfect’

What happens when a wealthy small town businessman gets his trophy wife a job managing a gas station in order to teach her a lesson about managing money and responsibility? She teams up with her former high school lover and her gay stepson to blackmail that sonuvabitch! Find out whether or not their scheme works in this hilarious game of Fiasco.

NOTE: Actual gameplay (Act I) begins around the thirty minute mark. The first half hour or so is an explanation of the rules, as well as the Setup portion of the game. If that doesn’t interest you, feel free to skip ahead.

This game was created using the Nice Southern Town playset included with the Fiasco rulebook. If you want to download the PDF, you can buy it from IPR through the publisher, Bully Pulpit Games. They also have a few playsets available for free. Fiasco is a load of fun, and I’d highly recommend giving it a try.

Players / CHARACTERS:

Alex / JOE MCCALLISTER, SR.: Mr. McCallister is a wealthy man who owns practically every business in town. When his wife died, he remarried, taking as his new bride a beautiful girl nearly thirty years his junior. He has a rocky relationship with his son, Joe Jr., because he refuses to accept that his son is gay.

Erik / MELANIE MCCALLISTER (née GAINES): A ravishing young thing currently married to Joe McCallister. In high school, she used to date Buck LaChance, and now her childhood sweetheart has come back into her life. Melanie once lost a battle of wits with the hibiscus trees in her mama’s garden.

Ryan / BUCK LACHANCE: Buck is a pretty boy ne’er-do-well who only wants to get what’s rightfully his–even if he has to take it from someone else. A high school dropout who joined the army and was subsequently dishonorably discharged, Buck hopes to rekindle his love affair with Melanie and his infatuation with Joe McCallister’s son in order to take the old man for everything he’s worth!

  4 comments for “Fiasco – ‘Picture Perfect’

  1. Erik
    August 13, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I’m always the girl in everything.

  2. beowuuf
    August 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    The description of the system at the end – formalising a improv session – seems a perfect description for the Fiasco system. While the start was a little slow (I think just from the set up), it picked up the pace as you guys got into it and was pretty entertaining. You guys should try another one sometime, and I can’t wait to hear the RPPR guys release an AP of one too!

  3. crash2455
    September 25, 2010 at 2:33 am

    The last half-hour or so of this game is awesome. This game seems interesting, though a good portion of it is set-up.

    “You were always the smartest in your class.”

  4. Dom
    October 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I really liked this AP, the game was very fun to listen to. While I agree that maybe it would be better played with four or five people, I liked the group dynamic with only three players. The story progressed smoothly and the role playing was very fun to listen to, especially the southern accents.

    I’m looking forward to the next game!

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