I played Fiasco for the first time in ages a few days ago and it got me thinking about world building. I realized that you could blend the methods used in Fiasco with the Discern Realities questions, so I created a 6d6 DR World Building table with that in mind.
I was told yesterday that someone had already beaten me to the punch (Dirk Detweiler Leichty) and he did something I hadn’t considered: He had you roll 8d6 and use the two left over dice to determine what was going on in the opening scene. It added a new layer of choice because you might try to save the higher values to get a better opening position! I liked that a lot, so I modified it a little and added it in.
Here’s the table I came up with, and I’ll work on more in the future. It’s a really quick collaborative world building that you can customize to your own tastes!