Tuesday, July 12, 2011

AGC 152 July 12th 2011 (Shaken, Not Stirred... No, Not Like That!) (1:11:55)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Spies and spy games! A reminiscence of gaming podcast history. Mags' Mage: The Awakening Game. Mags is going to GenCon! There will be a ConGlomeration 2012! FandomFest coming soon! DriveThru Picks! The Microscope pick turns into a mini review. Long promos. Spying! Killer? What makes a spy/espionage story? Spy Games. Not just a modern thing! A few alternate takes. Media selections! A quick mention of The Mutant Epoch. A time travel aside.

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Show links
Microscope (Lame Mage Productions)
Killer! (Steve Jackson Games)
Top Secret (Wikipedia)
James Bond 007 (Wikipedia)
Bureau 13 (Tri Tac Games)
Delta Green (Pagan Publishing)
Conspiracy X (Eden Studios)
Spycraft (Crafty Games)
Cold City (Contested Ground Studios)
Blowback (Two Scooters Press)
Over The Edge (Atlas Games)
Mutant Epoch (outland Arts)

AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Microscope (Lame Mage Productions)
Mags: Ninja Burger Bundle (Aethereal Forge)

The Last Guardians
This Just In From GenCon! IndieGoGo


Anonymous said...

The original Manchurian Candidate is a MUST see!!!! The remake can't hold a candle to the original! Good performances in the remake, but the script pales in comparison on every front!

Clay Dowling said...

GURPS was mentioned in passing as having done something, with no titles mentioned. Their Action series directly emulates the modern action/espionage genre. It includes no setting information, but has excellent player and GM advice for making the genre work and easy to run.

Clay Dowling said...

You mentioned briefly that GURPS had probably done something related to espionage. In addition to the book of that title, there is a newer series titled "Action" that is a worthwhile purchase for anybody trying to run modern espionage/action games, in or out of GURPS. It has excellent advice on shortcuts to take to make your game more like the modern action movie or TV show.

sionandreas said...

Uh, Avengers--Patrick Macnee, not Patrick McGoohan.

I might also mention Hopscotch, which was a hard-boiled spy novel that got made into a much lighter movie staring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, and Ned Beatty.

Oh, and the Bruce Willis The Jackal--it sucked hosewater.