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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.