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Nest of Spies — spy-espionage RPGs

Nest of Spies — spy-espionage RPGs

by Friday 15 January 2016
CovertOps-CorebookIn January 2016 we uncovered the Nest of Spies, a highly classified new collection of modern-day spy and espionage RPGs. From cat-and-mouse Le Carre intrigue in Cold War Berlin to high-tech clandestine raids to Bond-style superspy action — and even to techgnostic magicks against the God-Machine — this bargain-priced collection was your license to thrill. In terms of design approaches, this was by far the most diverse collection we’ve ever presented — Old School Revival alongside Story Now, White Wolf’s Storyteller system, and a retro-clone of the Victory Games classic James Bond 007.

We presented four complete games in our Starter Collection (retail value $52) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Covert Ops (DwD Studios, $10): Secrets, seduction, infiltration, and deception of every kind from classic spies to paramilitary intelligence. Includes the GM Operations Manual and The Usual Suspects, a book of ready-made NPCs.
  • Spione (Adept Press, $10): Ron Edwards (Sorcerer) designed this innovative historical game of Cold War intrigue in Berlin. Build scenes where agents keep losing friends and companions until you come in from the cold. (Previously presented in our April 2015 Indie Spring Festival.)
  • Spycraft 2.0 (Crafty Games, $20): The D20 Modern RPG of action-adventure, master villains, vile henchmen, cool gadgets, car chases, and even hacking and brainwashing.
DemonTheDescent-CorebookAs a secondary target, those who paid more than the threshold price also got our entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles (retail value $75.50):
  • Demon: The Descent (Onyx Path Publishing, retail price $25): Play the Unchained, fallen angels who defected to humanity and now fight a covert war against the God-Machine and its screaming biomechanical angels.
  • Classifed: Operation Rogue Lion (Expeditious Retreat Press, $7): Travel from Zanzibar to Botswana to Macau to solve a little problem involving lots of diamonds.
  • Covert Ops: Five Short Assignments (DwD Studios, $14): These five Covert Ops supplements present cyberware, new roles and responsibility, and three globe-spanning adventures.
  • Spycraft: World On Fire (Crafty Games, $15): A Spycraft 2.0setting where Cold War spy action never ended.
  • White Lies (DwD Studios, retail $9): An elegant Old School Revival-style retro-clone that covers all the bases from Bond to Bourne to Get Smart and everything between.
  • Spycraft: The Big Score (Crafty Games, retail $5.50): Loot, Stockpiles, and Cash’n’Carry systems to upgrade your Spycraft gear.
That’s a US$127.50 value for a price less than you’d wager on one hand at the baccarat table.