Modern 5e Tabletop Roleplaying Game “The Spy Game” goes live

LONDON, ENGLAND – July 6th 2019: Black Cats Gaming’s modern 5E roleplaying game, The Spy Game, goes live on Kickstarter.

The Spy GameThe Spy Game is standalone 5E adaptation, independently developed by Sam Webb (Head of RPG Development at Modiphius Entertainment), that invites you into the world of the agencies, to take your place as a world-class spy. Together with your crew of specialists, infiltrators, con-artists, and hackers, you fight an array of shadowy villains and high-tech megalomaniacs.

The Spy Game is being published under the Open Gaming License, for a modern take on the world’s most famous roleplaying game. You can choose from a range of brand new character classes and new takes on old favorites, as well as choosing from a range of incredible gadgets, tools and equipment to allow you to complete your missions. Any play style, from true-to-life thriller experiences to high octane action movies, is possible in this standalone roleplaying game.

The game is the first tabletop roleplaying game by Black Cats Gaming, the independent publisher founded by Sam Webb and James Barry in 2018. They plan to use Kickstarter “as it was originally intended,” with a core hardback rulebook on offer as its first reward, with adventure material and accessories, such as a game master’s screen and dice, to be unlocked.

The writing team includes well known writers and streamers, including some from Geek and Sundry and established games studio Modiphius Entertainment; Eric Campbell, Rob Wieland, Charlie Smith, Oz Mills and Virginia Page.

Eric Campbell (Shield of Tomorrow, Callisto 6, Your Best Game Ever!) is offering his game mastering talent to the “Running the Game” section, as well as an original spy adventure as a stretch goal.

Rob Wieland (Geek & Sundry, Star Wars Saga Edition, Firefly RPG) will also lend his voice to the game, guiding game masters with his incredible knowledge of the spy genre.

The Spy GameSam has previously produced several award winning tabletop RPG titles for Modiphius Entertainment in recent years, including Star Trek Adventures, Conan the Barbarian, Achtung! Cthulhu, and John Carter of Mars, and is currently developing the Dune and Fallout roleplaying games for the company. James helped produce Dropzone Commander for Hawk Wargames, as well as Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Kung Fu Panda, and Star Trek Adventures for Modiphius Entertainment.

Speaking about the game, Sam Webb said, “I’ve always enjoyed modern roleplaying games, I loved playing Spycraft, and see this game as a spiritual successor to games like that and d20 Modern. 5E is such a flexible, refined set of rules, and The Spy Game should feel familiar but be a great toolkit for any kind of spy story you want to play.”

To back the game now, head over to Kickstarter now!

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2 Responses

  1. jeffrywith1e says:

    Backed it. 5e Spycraft, pretty much I’m thinking.

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