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Welcome one and all to the launch of this finest of ships, the Leviathan!

THE SCORE

-MID-ATLANTIC, LATE DECEMBER 1932-

You are a week out of Southampton en route to New York. Your 42,000-ton vessel, Morning Star Lines’ new flagship Leviathan, ploughs through these frigid waters at 29 knots. On this luxury cruiser’s maiden voyage, the Captain has been directed to quietly contend
for the glorious Blue Riband — the accolade awarded to the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Topside, you enjoy a salty Gibson while pulling the heavy double wool of your coat closer to your body. Friends make merry with lively talk amongst themselves — it’s a din barely overheard above the hammering
engine and thresh of the ship’s mighty propellers. Spray from the bow’s cleave manages to catch your cheek even this far aft. You smile, playing the cocktail’s onion lightly on your tongue. Your gaze draws across the dull, slate waters wondering at the marvel of it all: New beginnings? Maybe this time things will be different? Perhaps your dreams are within reach? What could possibly go wrong?


Before we play, visit Bully Pulpit games to download the Transatlantic playset for reference.

To start the game, I'm going to create a pool of dice - 4 for each of us in two different colours. From that, we will begin to build relationships and characters. Remember, Fiasco is about things that are destined to go bad, so let your dark side go nuts and remember not to over-narrate; the story will develop as we go.

White dice: 1d6 = (4) = 41d6 = (3) = 31d6 = (2) = 21d6 = (5) = 51d6 = (2) = 21d6 = (4) = 41d6 = (3) = 31d6 = (1) = 1

Black Dice: 1d6 = (6) = 61d6 = (4) = 41d6 = (2) = 21d6 = (3) = 31d6 = (5) = 51d6 = (2) = 21d6 = (2) = 21d6 = (1) = 1
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Re: Transatlantic
For reference:
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You are a week out of Southampton en route to New York.



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...Morning Star Lines’ new flagship Leviathan, plows through these frigid waters at 29 knots.

29 knots = 33.37 mph or 53.7 Km/h
For comparison: the RMS Titanic sank 4 days into its voyage and had a running speed of 21 knots; therefore, it looks like we are talking about embarking on a 4.25 day transatlantic voyage (approx 3,415 miles, 5,495 kilometers, or 2,967 nautical miles).

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...the Captain has been directed to quietly contend for the glorious Blue Riband...

In December, 1932, the standing westbound Blue Riband record belongs to the SS Europa (German) who made the voyage in 4 days, 17 hours, and 6 minutes, traveling at a speed of 27.91 knots, in the summer of 1930.

[edit] This game is Table 1 in the 2011 Fiasco Tournament.
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Re: Transatlantic
Cool! Handy to have a little nautical knowledge!

Marshall or Luke, can you kick us off with forming relationships and then we'll progress around the table in order?

Lets use Italics for in-character stuff, by the way, just to help it stand out.

Someone throw the bottle of champaigne against the side and let's get going!
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Ooh, it's all transatlanticy and whatnot. How're we all doing?

Well, no sense beating around the bush. I'll take one of those white 2s and name the relationship between Marshall and myself as Friends. Intrigue was tempting, but I haven't even had coffee yet. It's a little early in the day for cultism.

I think it'll work best if we lay it out like this:

Jaime
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Jan
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Luke
- 2. Friends
Marshall
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Jaime

So now it moves on to Marshall to define a relationship.
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I'm going to take one of the black 1's and give Jaime and Jan a family relationship. No one knows how to push your buttons or pull your heartstrings like family!


Jaime
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Jan
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Luke
- 2. Friends
Marshall
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Jaime

So now it moves on to Jaime to define a relationship.

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Seriously, I'm related to the Dwarf? Sigh.

OK then, I think I'd rather define one of my own relationships than mess with Luke and Jan... I'll take the 3 white and make Mitchell and I related through Intrigue!

Jaime
- 1. Family
Jan
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Marshall
- 3. Intrigue
Jaime

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So Jan, you can either define the last relationship or specify a specific relation for one of the existing relationships (eg define you and Luke as 'Courting' or 'Friends' or something, or define Luke and Marshall's friendship as '4. From the Great War' or yours and mine as 'In-Laws' or something along those lines). Check out the list and the remaining dice and post away, then it'll be back to Luke!
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Y'all run a really tight ship. This thread's gonna be fun to follow! Bon Voyage, gentlemen!
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Jan's keeping us in suspense. I know I'm plotting how to use Jan's turn if we don't hear something soon.... arrrh

[edit] Also, check out the new playset of the month, way cool!
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That playset looks pretty nifty. But then, I am a sucker for eldritch horrors.

Speaking of, I think we're all planning our next moves. I just hope no one has a particular distaste for sunken cities or certain Esoteric Orders. In fact, now would be a good time to speak up if you do...
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I keep eyeing that "6" and trying to decide if it makes for a better relationship or need, my toes are tingling! (...or is chilly puddle on the floor getting deeper?!?!?)
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I think it should be used for this:

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Moonlight, dancing on the waves


It has much potential...
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That six really is like gold. Special relationships, Cultists, escaping sacrifice, escaping the Navy... Yeah, I think I know what our wild is going to wind up as.
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Moonlight seemed like such a nice girl too, hey, is that something in the water?
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Hida Mann wrote:
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Moonlight, dancing on the waves


It has much potential...


I'm sure there's a joke in there about lycanthropy, Costner movies and floatation devices.
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Bruce Fistpunch wrote:
Costner movies and floatation devices.


These two are never found in the same place...
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Sorry, it has been a bit busy the last days and I didn't have a lot of time to get through the whole thing.

Jaimie helped me out (and is going to have to give me a lot off help in the future devil)

And I'm using the 1d6 = 5 to determine the relationship between Jaimie and Marshal as 'who are you and why are you in my closet?'
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And things come full circle...

Given I can no longer make Marshall and Jaime devotees of the dread Gods of the deep, I shall do the following! Using a three, I dub Jaime and Jan Eccentric Uncle and Nephew/Niece!

Jaime
- 1. Family: Eccentric Uncle and Nephew/Niece
Jan
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Marshall
- 3. Intrigue: "Who are you and why are you in my closet?"

Jaime

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Beautiful!

Marshall, you're up.



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Bruce Fistpunch wrote:
Using a three, I dub Jaime and Jan Eccentric Uncle and Nephew/Niece!


I can't wait to find out who's in whose closet! (and why!)
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OK, so it looks like Jan and Luke still need a relationship. I'm going to pull one of those remaining 4s to give them the relationship "On Board".

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Jan
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- 3. Intrigue: "Who are you and why are you in my closet?"
Jaime

[1222234456 remaining] Jaime, its on to you!
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Taking a one, Luke and Marshall become 'Affable tramps with an eye for mischief'

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Jan
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Luke
- 2. Friends : Affable tramps with an eye for mischief

Marshall
- 3. Intrigue: "Who are you and why are you in my closet?"
Jaime

And I want to be the eccentric uncle in Marshall's closet...
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Tramps huh..... intersting.
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Taking a 2

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Jaime
- 1. Family: Eccentric Uncle and Nephew/Niece
Jan
- 4. On Board: we appear to be sharing a cabin
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- 2. Friends : Affable tramps with an eye for mischief

Marshall
- 3. Intrigue: "Who are you and why are you in my closet?"
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Given that we are roguish knaves (or perhaps knavish rogues), I can't go past commandeering that five to give Marshall and myself a location type of "Be Our Guest". The potential for mischief...

Now we need an object and two needs. Or just go right ahead and name the poor soul who's extended courtesy to chaps like us.

Jaime
- 1. Family: Eccentric Uncle and Nephew/Niece
Jan
- 4. On Board: we appear to be sharing a cabin
Luke
- 2. Friends : Affable tramps with an eye for mischief
- Location: "Be Our Guest"
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- 3. Intrigue: "Who are you and why are you in my closet?"
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Maybe Marshall is in my closet - and you were hiding under the bed?
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