The Game I’m Itching to Run

I want, I want, I want. Here’s my post-GenCon hype:

I want to run a spy game, maybe something black ops, maybe more political intrigue-y, maybe rogue agents, maybe agents with all the resources of an agency behind them, perhaps even something with more of a crime heist flavor. The exact details I want to leave open until the players sit down and start hashing out characters. Though I do want to avoid campy spy stories. More Bourne than Bond. Or at least more Daniel Craig than Sean Connery.

I want to keep the number of players small. Three or four, all playing experts or specialists in a team. Maybe their all bad-ass, international hitmen. Maybe one’s an infiltrator, another a mastermind, and another a cleaner. Maybe they’re all deep undercover, have been for years, and their only tangible connection with their real identities is each other.

I want to try it using the Solar System, which can be purchased through IPR for the obnoxiously low price of five bucks. There are a number of reasons I want to use this system, foremost of which is simply because I do. I picked it up at GenCon and it’s weaseled its way into my brain. There are things in this system which I think can be fun, and I want to try them out. I’ll go a little bit more into the system in another post. For now, I just want to plant the seeds.

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve only read the first couple of pages of Solar System (thanks for lending it to me), and I think I can already see how to use it for my Victorian-spaceships-meet-the-devil setting, Hellspace.

  2. I’m in.

    I can’t wait to play a Spy in Hellspace.

  3. Hey! We can have an interstellar A-Team on our hands! I can’t wait to play the mohawk-sporting Ogre Mage gunslinger/brawler/mechanic who decimates his enemies but has a soft spot in his heart for children. Rob can play the insane Redcap pilot who we have to spend three days in pre-campaigning to spring him from the intergalactic mental institution on the far side of Rigel-3. And Jason can play Hannibal Githzerai, a brilliant, cigar-of-Charisma +2 chomping, machine-gun-crossbow toting military genius who constantly drugs my character before traveling to the mission location because my space-savvy Ogre Mage is afraid of space travel (and because Hannibal Githzerai has a thing for unconscious, helpless Ogre Mages — the sicko). The rest of the characters (the womanizing half-elf rogue with the epic disguise and bluff skills, the comely female Erinyes reporter who doesn’t use weapons or get into fights because she’s old fashioned and thinks only men should fight but she STILL gets into trouble anyway, etc.) are up to you.

    I smell epic campaign, how about you boys?


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