In our Fiasco group, we chose the setting as Main Street, and my alias was Molly who was a former spouse of Yeezy and had my father named Joseph. My key location was a durable paper goods, paper bag manufacturing plant out by the interstate. In our story, we had drug friends, thieves, and gamblers. In the beginning, thieves named Yeezy and Robert were talking about the recent activities. According to Robert, Yeezy had not robbed recently and wanted to quit her job as a robber. Although Robert was upset about her thought, they promised the final project which ended up failing: Yeezy pushed off Robert from the bus and Robert got caught. All the problems started here. Also, the gambling was held in the basement of the Mexican restaurant in the Main Street, and the reward for the victory was a suitcase. No one knew what was in the suitcase, but gamblers and thieves expected something precious inside, but as the story moved on, we found out that Yeezy stole the suitcase, and inside the case, there were two kilos of cocaine. In act 2, other characters other than me got panicked; they tried to become rich. As the rumor about the suitcase spread, everyone tried to steal the suitcase. Interestingly, in the end, Joseph was able to get the suitcase, while Robert, Yeezy, and Kyliej were killed. Although he owned a stone material store which was pretty successful, he still needed to support his son. Inside the suitcase that had kilos of cocaine, there was a poisonous snake inside the suitcase, and Joseph got killed by the snake. We do not know whether this was an assassination plan contrived by Yeezy. In act 3, because of my father’s unexpected death, I obtained the suitcase full of cocaine and became a cocaine addict.
Overall, I thought the story was messed up. The main reason was that we had many irrelevant items that we had to use. In the beginning, we were trying to find out what was going on. For example, we thought that Yeezy was a good character because she said that she was going to quit robbing. However, as the story moved on, she became the worst betrayer. For my part, I could not do anything dirty because I acted like a normal person (although I planned to kill Yeezy who threatened me that she was going to kill me later in the story). Therefore, I could not make my character interesting. As the story moved on, I liked how new items were introduced, which became the key items in the story. For example, the suitcase was the main factor to start the conflict. Somehow, I, who had the least amount of greed, obtained the suitcase. If every story needs a theme, then human greed will destroy his or her life. This is literally fiasco. At the beginning of this paragraph, I said that the story was messed up but this fact does not mean the story itself was terrible. After playing this game, I realized that this world is actually as random as the story we had. The randomness introduced by the subtle differences in plans among the players makes the setting chaotic. In reality, we also have subtle differences in our thoughts, and when those differences accumulate enough, they eventually lead to major conflicts.