Fiasco is one of the best games out there right now. And the fact that it has been continuously updated with playsets such as this one are the proverbial thick luscious cream cheese icing on the red velvet cake. Or in this case, Mooncake. The original launch for the Quest for the Golden Panda kicked off a firestorm of creativity in the podcast-o-sphere around the Jennisodes podcast as the Eponymous Jenn held a contest to promote the playset, Fiasco, and the upcoming Fiasco Players Guide (hint: sneak preview content is included here!). Quest for the Golden Panda is the first playset that is set in Asia, and the first that I'm aware of that introduces distinct new variant rules options. I have had a wonderful time playing this playset, and I could easily see playing it again and again. It captures a certain set of wuxia film elements, primarily those that are particularly fantastical and a little more goofy. This isn't the grittiest playset, but it certainly doesn't need to be either. One last note - "Six String Samurai" is the out-of-place movie in the Movie Night list. It's one of my favorites, but has nothing to do with this genre.
[5 of 5 Stars!]