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The First Adventure - A Fiasco Playset to Teach Fantasy Gaming and Roleplaying to New Gamers

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A way to get new gamers famliliar without the rules!

A way to get new gamers familiar without the rules! Fisaco is hands down one of the best and easiest ways to get new gamers familiar with the concepts around roleplaying. When you are faced with a group of new gamers who have done minimal gaming, it's hard to get them used to the idea of roleplaying and the tropes of fantasy gaming at the same time as throwing all of the rules at them. The First Adventure takes the Fiasco model and turns it into a way to familiarize new players with gaming without burdenign them with the rules. Built to create the characters for a group and run them through their origin story as a party, The First Adventure dovetails into character creation or the next adventure.


  • A "Hacked" version of Fiasco that modifies the tilt, act structure, and outcome to lead to group unity.
  • A broad fantasy setting that will make it easy for new players to attach concepts to D&D/fantasy gaming tropes and dovetail with your own setting.
  • Players choose Races and Classes based on basic options so they are ready to move into character creation.
  • Relationships, Needs, Locations, and Objects & Rivals help do collaborative setting building amongst the players to create a group unity.
  • Created by multiple ENnie award winning author John Arcadian (Gnome Stew, Engine Publishin, Cubicle 7) and Encoded Designs and based on actual play experiences!

The First Adventure is exatly what you need for teaching a group of players new to the game — or new to roleplaying all together — how to roleplay and get invested in gaming fantasy tropes!

Characters created using The First Adventure

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November 20th, 2019
It is a Fiasco Playset, so you should know what you are getting into. You need the Fiasco rules to play, obviously. You (the one introducing this to your fellow players) ideally should have played Fiasco multiple times to understand how the basic game [...]
February 24th, 2017
There were two files. One was printed sideways, making it a headache inducer to read, so I gave up. The other may have been useful if you had the Fiasco rules set. Almost every thing needs to be explained by getting and reading that other main ruleset [...]
February 21st, 2017
Not a bad Playset. I'm looking forward to seeing what the publisher brings out in the future [...]
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