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Post by kevinrolfe on 20th November 2009, 04:26

Another idea i had whilst on the school run.

2 of you are MI6 agents the other is a Russian defector you are in eastern Europe and have to get to West Berlin where you're plane will take you to England and freedom. It will be a race to East Berlin and across the wall.

all done in a single session. (Could be dragged out over 3 maybe)

if id have thought about it earlier i could have run it for the 20th anniversary.

it would a savage worlds adventure.

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Yes/No/Piss off.

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Post by Renny on 20th November 2009, 09:23

I really like this idea. I've often thought about running a spooks type espionage game. Got to play it straight though.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 20th November 2009, 11:13

very straight, i though Russ would make the Rusky shine.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 20th November 2009, 19:28

I'll put this on my Scenarios to flesh out list

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Post by Renny on 21st November 2009, 00:55

Can I suggest that you look at the Crime City downloads from the pinnacle website? This has lots of ways of making games much more gritty and realistic.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 25th November 2009, 08:29

I have also seen the BRP Monograph Berlin 61.

Tinker,Tailor, Solider spy is just about to be repeated on BBC radio 4. so may listen to all of those first.

I have the crime city stuff looks good. also Spycraft do a 60's source book

Watch this space.

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Post by rogartheranger on 29th November 2009, 03:46

Sounds great, I love the idea of an espionage thriller especially if its based on the novels of John Le Carre. Is the role of George Smiley available to play in your game? Perhaps we could play Scalp Hunters employed by The Circus to bring back the Russian defector Karla? I've watched the BBC dramatisations of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People (which I own on DVD if you wish to borrow them), so am quite familiar with this genre, terminology (i.e lamplighters, scalphunters, Witchcraft, Operation Testify etc) and the characters, so would very much like to take part in this game. Very Happy
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Post by kevinrolfe on 30th November 2009, 19:32

i was thinking more like Smiliey was in charge and he sent you putting it after the Karla books, but having them as a back drop for anyone who has read or listened to them. i have not seen Tinker... since the first round of repeats late 70's early 80's so am very rusty i am planing to listern to the BBC radio play thouh as a refresh for next year.

once i am ready to create the PC's i'll get you to produce the "Phrase book"...

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Post by kevinrolfe on 4th December 2009, 20:16

just got through the first BBC adaption of Tinker, Tailor, and am starting on the Honorable school boy.

Good stuff.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 5th March 2011, 21:42

Just picked up Berlin 61. will print off and go through. at some point this year

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Post by rogartheranger on 8th March 2011, 09:15

Looking forward to playing some of your Smilie's People game. Interestingly there is a new film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy coming out this year with an all star cast including Gary Oldman (as George Smilie), Mark Strong (as Jim Prideaux), Benedict Cumberbatch (as Peter Guillam), Tom Hardy (as Ricky Tarr), Kathy Burke (as Connie Sachs), plus Ciaran Hinds (as Bland), Colin Firth (as Bill Haydon), Toby Jones (as Percy Alleline) and David Dencik (as Esterhase).
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Post by kevinrolfe on 10th March 2011, 07:59

I will work on this as soon as i can. might look to runing it aft the film like the Amelia/Justices assosiates game

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Post by kevinrolfe on 13th March 2011, 01:21

I would like to know is what people want.

1, A complex spy drama set in the Cold war
2, A High Octaine James bond caper, full of inuendo.
3, A BRP game with the slight chance it maybe Mythos
4, A Delta Green Spy thriller against left over Nazis (Karotechia) from WWII
5, A All flesh Must be eaten survival Horror game.
6, A Spy game where you are the Russians?
7, A pulpy one

or any other combination

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Post by Renny on 13th March 2011, 08:16

Well i'd really like to play something James Bond style.

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Re: Smilies People: a very Savage Cold War

Post by Mykilus on 13th March 2011, 19:46

Bond style sounds good to me as well.......
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Post by kevinrolfe on 13th March 2011, 22:11

Ill warm up miss moneypenny, sorry i mean the aston

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