Our usual board game group has some moderate roleplayers who sometimes really get into the exploration in Betrayal at the House on the Hill or the characters in the Pathfinder Card Game. So last Tuesday I decided to roll out Fiasco for the group, though I'd never played it before and hadn't really finished reading the rules.

It was a blast.

For those unfamiliar with it, Fiasco is an indy RPG with no game master; the players all build webs of relationships based on the setting, before deciding on characters. The game ends up replicating a Coen brothers movie, with pathetic characters doing reprehensible things to each other. We ended up with a murderous crew of suburban reprobates all working at cross-purposes to recover--or commit murder with--a Klingon sword. It ended up with a dramatic explosion of a mansion filled with petroleum nitrate (is that even a thing?) that killed nobody but ruined everybody. Great times.