Swords & Wizardry White Box has become the preferred ruleset of many looking to hack an OSR ruleset into different genres. Sci-fi, Cthulhu mythos, and others have hacked the rules. Heck, my own Swords & Wizardry Light was itself a teardown of the White Box Rules.
White Lies takes the S&W White Box rules and brings it to the spy genre. Think James Bond, the Man From Uncle, Secret Agent Man, and more.
And now White Lies is Free in PDF (and damn cheap in print)
Based on Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox, White Lies brings all the simple elegance of WhiteBox out of the dungeon and into the realm of espionage and paramilitary action and adventure! The digital purchase includes character sheets (both class-specific and blank) and a small Admin toolkit called Echo Team, containing a team of pre-generated level 1 agents for you to use as NPCs or quick players characters.
This product is not affiliated with Covert Ops, our d00lite espionage RPG, though it captures much of the same feel and has some of the researched and developed content repeated or adapted from that product.
Tip of the hat to the Taverner that emailed me the above heads up :)
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I'm thinking of running a one-shot of Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle later this year when the Plague has Eased its Hold on the Lands. Since this will be a one-shot with at least one player new to gaming, I was thinking of using the James Bond 007 RPG from Victory Games, since it's fairly simple to explain the one mechanic of the game (d100 for success or failure, with varying qualities of success).ReplyDelete
How is White Lies as far as simplicity? The module is for Top Secret, which I know well but would probably take up too much of the available time to explain to the new players.