Fiasco - Colonials

Shaun from Roleplaying Public Radio joins us as we go on the obligatory bug hunt using the Colonials playset written by James D'Amato.

In the not so distant future, humankind has finally attained interstellar travel. Thanks to the invention of stasis humans can travel great distances while consuming very few resources. Mega corporations are racing across the galaxy to find new sources of wealth and bring them back to earth, but wealth is not the only thing to be found in the cold reaches of space. Not everyone is equipped to handle that.

In space, no one can hear you scheme…

Fiasco - Chaos in the Kitchen

When this place opened it was packed three meals a day, but lately things have gotten a bit slow. A few two-star Yelp reviews and a new bistro owned by a celebrity chef have driven most of your customers away. Management isn’t talking, but there have been rumors that the mysterious owners are planning to shut the place down if the money doesn’t start rolling back in.

It’s late on a Friday afternoon and every table in the restaurant is booked for the entire weekend. The wild stories about VIPs and food critics can’t possibly be true, but nervous excitement spreads through the kitchen staff to the front of the house, from busboys to bartenders.

The cooks prep their stations with furious speed; the Chef is everywhere at once to double-check the spices in each dish. The servers meticulously memorize the specials while polishing flatware until it sparkles. The bar staff stocks up on fruit and ice, dusting the liquor bottles and lining clean glasses on the bar like ammunition.

Is this the restaurant’s last chance to prove it can still turn tables and make money before they close the doors for good? Will this weekend be a culinary miracle or just another horrible FIASCO?

Fiasco - The Zoo

The Brookmarket Zoo was once a world-class institution, visited by locals and travelers alike. Its animals were content, its visitors happy, its staff respected. Now, attendance is down, the zoo is desperate, and money is tight. Other, more successful zoos in other cities sniff around the place, looking to take away animals and staff. Are these the last days of the Brookmarket Zoo? Or can someone with powerful ambition change things for the better?

It's our first foray into Fiasco and we're starting off with The Zoo playset. If you want to skip the set-up, fast forward to 33:42.