TSR Top Secret S.I. RPG Administrators Guide (Boxed Set).pdf


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Administrators Guide
Table of Contents
Administrator's Introduction .. ..... .. . . ... 2
The Top SecretlS. I." campaign, 2; The roles of the
administrator, 3

5. Your Campaign ....... . .. ...•. .. .. . . . . 4]
Getting started, 41; getting PCs started, 42; suggested
missions, 43; the war against the Web, 45

1. Here Comes the Judge ...... . . .. ..... .. 5
Skills, 5; special damage rules, 7; special combat rules, 9;
llpeciaisituations, 11 ; special equipment. 14; PC rewards
and controls, 17; record-keeping, 19

2. Your Hour Upon the Stage ....•........ 21
Creating extras, 22; creating associates and henchmen, 23;
creating uillaiTl$. 24; playing NPCs, 24; PClNPC
interactiDn, 25; NPC combat tactics, 27; playing villains
and henchmen, 28

3. The Font of Knowle dge .. . . . .... .. .... 30
Sources of information, 30; player help in research, 31; if
you're stumped, make something up , 32

4. The Master Storyteller ............. . .. 33
Understanding your players, 33; story structure, 35; story
elements, 36; story cksign techniques for gaming, 38; using
ellents to moue your story, 40

Administrator Dossier I: Web ... . . . ...... . 46
Description and nature, 47; origins, 47; methodology, 47;
personnel, 48; current operations, 49

Administrator Dossier 11: Orion ... ....... 50
Misswn introductwn. 51; The Orwn Foundalwn, 51;
organization, 51; security/operational classifications, 52;
operations, 52

Appendix 1 .. .. . ....•.. . .. . .......... . .. 55
Glossary of Espionage-reloted Thrms

Appendix 2 ............ . .. ...... . . . ..... 61
Old TOP SECREre Characters in the 1bp Secret/S. I....
Game

Index . .. . ... ............ . ............ . . 63

Credits

The Fine Print

Game J:>eeign: Dougt" Niles
Development and Edi ting: Warren Sp«ICr
Cover Photograph: Uldi. Soule
Interior Art: Clyde Coldwell, Jeff Dee. LArry Elmore, A/Oil Jan8t/l,
Jim Hoilowoy. Jim R08U:Jff. Bill Willingham
Art Direction: Steve Lehner
Graphic De,ign: Ron Bradford
Graphics and Keylining: Sue Myers
Cartography: Jim SchroNer
Typesetting: Kim Janlle
PlaytetJting: Fnd Baxur. Hedi Bcuter, Mille Br«Iult, Michael DobMJn,
Bru ~ Heard, Chr~tine Niles, Kooita O'Connell, Susie Sonchu,
Fred SChroNer. Jim SchroNer
Brainatorming and Advice: ~b CooII, MIMald DobMJn, Jeff Grubb,
Tracy H icllmall, Harold John8f)n, J on Picl!ens, Allen Varney, Jim
Ward, Stevr Winter:

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