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The Spy Who Roleplayed Me - 5 Fantastic Espionage RPGs

Posted On: Sep 18, 2018   |   Posted By: Episodes

The Spy Who Roleplayed Me - 5 Fantastic Espionage RPGs

I have a confession to make; the first tabletop RPG I ever played was NOT Dungeons & Dragons. While many 10-year-olds got hooked on the fantasy of swords, spells and elves, it took a slightly different type of power fantasy to hook me into a world of imagination and strange looking dice. I wanted to explore exotic locations like European casinos, use watch-mounted gadgets instead of magic items and drive fast cars full of weapons. The game that got me was Top Secret S/I and I still have that beat to heck copy in my gaming library today.
The success of Mission: Impossible Fallout made me wonder what the state of espionage RPGs are at the moment. I love games like Night's Black Agents and Delta Green that add a supernatural twist to dirty government work, but I was happy to find a solid slate of games in print that might appeal to someone who can't get that catchy theme song out of their head. I look forward to seeing the ones everyone adds in the comments, too!
Top Secret: New World Order
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