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This month's prompt:
Random Fiasco

It's time to roll the dice, baby, and come up with a random setting and setup sourced from the roleplaying game Fiasco.

Using this online dice-roller (or real dice), roll to see which setting you'll be using:
01 - Alpha Complex (science fiction)
02 - Dragon Slayers (fantasy)
03 - Flyover (contemporary America)
04 - Heroes Of Pinnacle City (superheroes)
05 - Los Angeles, 1936 (film noir)
06 - Vegas, Baby (Vegas!)

Each setting linked above has a list of Relationships, Needs, Objects, and Places. Roll the dice twice for each category, once to determine the kind of Relationship, Need, Object, and Place, and once to determine the specifics.

Your blog post must use the rolled Setting, Relationship, Need, Object, and Place in some way. You can reroll if you can't make it work.

Example
1. Using the dice roller, I roll a 2. That means my setting is Dragon Slayers.
2. Following the Dragon Slayers link, I roll for my Relationship. I get a 1, which means Family and Romance
3. I roll again to see what kind of Family and Romance. I roll a 3, which means Unrequited lovers.
4. I roll for my Needs. I get a 5, which means To Rule.
5. I roll again to see what kind of Rule and get a 4, which means To Rule...an army of undead.
6. I roll for my Location. I get a 5, which means From the Past.
7. I roll again to see what kind of location From the Past and get a 2, which means Military academy (massacred in a major war).
8. Finally, I roll for my Object. I get a 1, which means Weapons.
9. I roll one more time to see what kind of Weapons and get a 3, which means Big-ass iron warhammer.

So in this case, my blog entry would need to include:
-A fantasy setting
-Character(s) with an unrequited romance
-Someone who needs/wants to rule over an army of undead
-A military academy massacred and destroyed in a past war
-A big-ass iron warhammer

Instructions:
Simply post your blog's URL in this thread to join. I'll let you know in this thread when it's your turn. Once your turn comes up, you have two days to complete a blog post using the prompt. When you are finished, please add a link to your post on the thread.

If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate or need to be moved around in the schedule, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day; you'll get a second chance at the end of the month.

Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you! Please include a list of all participants' blogs (not necessarily their actual posts for the month) in your blog post.

Participants:
orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to post)
Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to post)
writingismypassion - http://charityfaye.blogspot.com/ (link to post)
Sixpence - http://orlawritesthings.com/ (link to post)
BBBurke - http://www.awritersprogression.com/ (link to post)

Bumped:
Amanda R. - http://www.twoamericansinchina.com/ (link to post)
Angyl78 - http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post)
Sneaky Devil - http://fantasywriterwannabe.wordpress.com/ (link to post)

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Well, that took longer than I thought :) My rolls were:

Setting: Flyover
Relationship: Crime - Marijuana importer and dealer
Needs: To get out of a deal out at the airport that's gone south
Location: Sucker Creek - A shallow grave in a neglected sunflower field
Object: Weapon - Electric cattle prod

Post here.
 

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Setting: Alpha Complex
Relationships: Secret Societies-Sierra Club Tree Huger and Pro-Tech gadget fanatic
Needs: To get rich-by earning bonuses for completing service services
Locations: HPD and Mind Control-Private suite of a much higher-clearance citizen
Objects: Treasonous- Gatzmann Archive of Old Reckoning history and literature

And now for the link.
 

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I rolled Vegas, Baby.
Relationship: Gluttony - Drug entrepreneurs
Needs: To get even - for all the times you took a back seat
Location: The Strip - backstage of a major show
Objects: Fauna - highly trained dolphin

Here it is!
 

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I've been so busy but this is so exciting I want to commit! lol

Don't sign me up yet, but I just needed to post to say that this is an awesome idea, whoever came up with it! :D
 

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Okay then. Sixpence, if you can post whenever you're ready, I will swap you and Amanda R.

pyrosama, you are welcome to join if you want, just let me know :)
 

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Post is up.

My rolls were:
Scenario: (5) Los Angeles 1939, Film Noir
Relationship: (4) Romance (6) Current spouses
Needs: (2) To get even (1) With the lousy cop who burned you
Location: (4) Bay City (2) Gambling Ship S.S.Rex, three miles out in Santa Monica bay
Object: (6) Sentimental (3) Box of old love letters, with a scented sachet


I really loved the fiasco idea! I'm tempted to roll my way through all the scenarios. Awesome idea orion_mk3 :D
 

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Thank you kindly, Sixpence :)

Amanda R., any word on whether you can get it done or require a further bump?
 

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Going to give Angyl78 one more day before adding to the bump pile.
 

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Well, the chain has certainly come to a screeching halt, hasn't it?

Angyl78 is bumped in favor of BBBurke.