Fiasco Week 1

In EDL290 we recently played Fiasco. For our setting we picked Suburbia. In this class period we only got through Act 1. During this game session we picked our characters and we rolled the dice to decide our relationships, needs, etc. During this first act we got to do some scenes to develop our story. I definitely enjoyed this game because I like the role play games that we play. I would say one thing I disliked about the game was that it is super dependent on the other people you are playing with. If other people are not as into it then the game may not be as fun.

I would say the hardest part of the game was getting started and the scenes. I had read the rulebook before class and I was still confused on how to get started. With the scenes it felt like nobody knew how to start the scene and put themselves out there. a lot of the scenes started a bit awkward because some people did not want to put themselves out there. I think my roommate would enjoy playing this game because she is not scared of putting herself out there. I think it would be fun to play with her because of this. She is open to new things so I think she would like this.

Overall, I would say the session went well. I enjoyed coming up with the characters and I was able to get into the game. I could see the leadership in this game through the people that try to explain the game and try to get others into the game. That in itself is a hard task. I also see leadership when the scenes take place. Some people get super creative and lead the scene. Even in the videos that we had to watch it was interesting to see how each person takes lead of the scene and possibly takes it in a whole different direction than it started. Regarding my personal values, I could see how fun the game was and that is what I really want when I play a game. I liked how it was not a competition and we were working together to make this really fun story which is important to me.