bringing design into the play of small press role-playing games on the UK convention scene
I found John’s AP to be cracking because it seems like I played a somewhat different game to him. John and I, at least, were polyfilling in the cracks in the narrative with our own cool, and different, stuff.
Per has some interesting thoughts about the game too.
We’re playing The Bull over on RPG Geek.
The Bull is a playset that I created for the RPG Geek Fiasco Playset Design Contest of 2010. It’s early days for the play by forum game, but hopefully it’ll all go tits up in a shower of Stella with a blackcurrant top real soon.
I’m playing Stanley the allotment manager. I’m living every role-players dream, I know.
All Fiasco-ers at the Fiasco Playset Design Day will receive one of these Achingly Hip & Effortlessly Ironic Moustache On A Stick Things.
Surprise your friends with your new found hipness, delight your lover with your ironic hirsuteness, and be all the talk of Southwark. Available in a number of delightful pastel shades to accessorise well with your lipstick, Achingly Hip & Effortlessly Ironic Moustache On A Stick Things look equally as good on women as they do on men.
I suspect demand for these limited edition artifacts will be through the roof. So come along to the meet, grab a ‘tache, create a playset, play it, and have a good day out in good company. That’s the plan, we’ll see what happens.
Here’s the first of the faux covers for the playsets that will be under design on the Fiasco Playset Design Day in February.
The hospital romance and surgery drama is very hot right now. Mainly because I’m saying that it is, which means it probably ain’t all that hot. That, plus Jason Morningstar is working on a game called Medical Hospital, so there’s a nice hearty slice of reincorporation going on there.
Covers for the other playsets that’ll be up for design on the day will be up shortly.
Donkey Kong Christmas Tree - by Carlos Leituga
This oil painting of Mario and Princess is pretty cool too.
Take the conceit of Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Tree of Codes”, mix in a dash of Raymond Queneau’s “Hundred Thousand Billion Poems”, splash around a lot of primary colour, and you’ve got an alternative take on the presentation of Fiasco playsets.
Well, that or a big mess of gumph that lies steaming on the plate like so much rubbery pasta covered with greasy crayola sauce.
I’ve got the guts of such an alternative playset presentation scattered over my kitchen table: I haven’t had this much lonely fun with scissors and crayons for yonks. I’ll have a working prototype soon~ish, so more on this later, with pictures too.
I’m really energised by working on this… hopefully the resulting concoction tastes as good as it is proving fun to make.