Half A Million Dollars In A Grocery Bag (A LARP-style Fiasco)

Rachel Hanover-O'Connor

A stack of one hundred greasy street-worn bills, American, takes up 6.89 cubic inches, or 112 milliliters. A paper bag, like the one you get your groceries packed in or like the one you are looking at right now, holds 1,428 cubic inches, or just north of 23 liters. That’s 207.25 stacks of cash if you filled it with mathematical perfection, which its previous owner clearly did not, but close enough. And if each stack was composed of 100 twenty dollar bills, the contents of the bag you are touching with such tender longing would be worth four hundred thousand of somebody else’s dollars, give or take. But there are some stacks of hundreds mixed in, and the bag you are holding lovingly in your arms isn’t full-full, so it all evens out at half a million dollars like somebody planned it.

Because somebody did. And chances are they are going to miss their grocery bag as much as you love it.

We will be playing this Fiasco Playset (by Jason Morningstar), adapted into a LARP format: a series of lovingly improvised scenes about people with lots of ambition and no impulse control in a high pressure situation. What could go wrong?

Fiasco, but its a LARP
Number of Players: 
4 - 8
System Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Fiasco. Its a genre now
Genre Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Role-playing Knowledge: 
Not Required
This game is teen-friendly: