The Administrator himself, Merle M Rasmussen (creator of the original Top Secret RPG) is back with a new iteration of his seminal game - a modernised setting matched with modernised rules for the 21st Century.
Not that it needs my help to promote it, the Kickstarter to fund production of Top Secret: New World Order launched on Tuesday evening and sped past its initial funding goal in no time at all.
A $10 buy-in will get you the new rules and first mission module in PDF, while for $50 (plus shipping) you can get the shiny box set (pictured above), which contains:
- 128-page Core rulebook
- Game masters screen
- 4 player mats
- 8 vehicle sheets
- 20 character sheets
- 40 tokens for cars, hazards, and explosions
- A set of five dice: D4, D6, D8, D10, D12
- Introductory mission module The White Queen
The campaign runs until July 27.
It's worth noting that, as well as there being no stretch goals to clog up the process:
"The game is complete in prototype form, and will be ready to go to press as soon as the Kickstarter ends."If all runs smoothly, the publishers are hoping for a November shipping date for the finished game.
Meanwhile, they add that:
"Merle is already working on the first expansion book, and we have several new missions in the works. We're also talking with a few writers about their own ideas, and will announce new missions and third-party support as soon as agreements are in place."