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1803, 2019

Prototype! New action point tracker

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: General, ICON Briefings|1 Comment

The initiative system in Top Secret NWO is based on action points. The higher your reflex, the earlier you can take an action each round, and the more actions you can take. To track that more easily, we came up with a player aid. After playtesting some handmade versions at TotalCon, we designed a prototype with punch-out action points and [...]

2404, 2018

New archetypes for Top Secret: New World Order™

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: The Rasmussen Files|0 Comments

Q: Are there any new Archetypes for TOP SECRET: New World Order™?   Allen “The Silencer” Hammack introduced a “Cat Burglar” in Madison, Wisconsin. I turned the “Cat Burglar” into a former criminal “Black-Bag Expert” and countered it with the law-abiding “Constable.” Both Archetypes worked together during OPERATION: WAY DOWN UNDER. After sneaking around a mining camp undetected, the “Black-Bag [...]

1704, 2018

The inflat-a-gator

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: The Rasmussen Files|1 Comment

What is the source of the term, “The Inflat-A-Gator?” After a briefing regarding a South American mission, I offered a team of agents seven options in experimental equipment for ICON Field Trials: W.A.S.P Tactical Knife – Injection, Drone Hoverboard, Tactical Communication and Protective System (TCAPS), Spy Glasses, Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT), Quadrotor outfitted with a Machine Gun, and Bomb Disposal [...]

1104, 2018

Who is responsible for TOP SECRET: NEW WORLD ORDER™, the espionage role-playing game?

By | April 11th, 2018|Categories: The Rasmussen Files|1 Comment

I wish to use my first answer in this issue of The Rasmussen Files to recognize the artists, writers, editors, and masterminds who made TOP SECRET: NEW WORLD ORDER™ a reality. It is my duty and privilege to thank you for your contribution to the success of this new product. It has been four years since Jayson Elliot asked if I [...]

304, 2018

A few rules questions addressed

By | April 3rd, 2018|Categories: ICON Briefings|0 Comments

A number of questions have been asked regarding details of the rules in Top Secret: New World Order. An official page of rules updates and errata can be found at http://topsecretnwo.com/rules-updates/. For more illumination, James Carpio has made the first of a few videos answering a few of the first things that players have asked.