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Literate and nerdy. By Michael James Boyle.

The Rapture of Beef Wellington

Mar 17, 2021

On August 15, 2020, four goofuses got together virtually, in the midst of a pandemic, to play a game of Fiasco. Little did they know that they were about to witness the birth of a legend, that of Beef Wellington, beloved of the alligators.

What follows is a recording of that session, edited for time. (Sorry for the rough audio in places. I did what I could, but needed to grab the audio straight from our video conference.)

RIP Beef. Your one with the alligators now.
Illustration Credit: Sasha Kopf*

*Sasha would like it to be known that she had to print out that sign in Comic Sans to make sure she got the bad kerning just wrong. She describes this, with glee, as one of the worst experiences of her life.

Many thanks to the players, Sasha, Eric, and Colin (in addition to myself, Michael), as well as a couple of audience members who make brief cameos. It was a blast. You may hear us use various alternate names for each other over the course of the recording. What can I say, we’re a bunch of nerds who’ve played various games together online for years going by various silly names, and habits die hard.

Many thanks as well to the makers of Fiasco. As you can tell from this session, Fiasco is an amazingly good time and easy to pick up with little to no prep. We used the new Roll20 module available for purchase here. Roll20, by the way, is a great resource for creating a flexible shared tabletop to play all sorts of games, spanning the spectrum from old-school tabletop RPGs like D&D, all the way through to party games like, well, Fiasco, even if the people you want to play with live scattered across the world. Or if you are living through a pandemic.

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Intro and outro music credit:
“I Knew a Guy” by Kevin MacLeod.

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