The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Tomb of Annihilation
The Streets of Marienburg
Legacy of Dragonholt
Superbabes: The Femforce Role-Playing Game
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Tales from the Loop
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Dungeon Master's Screen, Reincarnated
Tome of Adventure Design
The 9Qs
Barrowmaze Complete
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
RPG Geek Random Tables
The Tortle Package
Borg Cube Collector's Edition Box
White Star: Galaxy Edition
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
The Ruins of Undermountain
Twilight Imperium: The Role-Playing Game
ASE1: Anomalous Subsurface Environment: City of Denethix and Dungeon Level 1
Dwarven Vengeance
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
DDEX1-01: Defiance in Phlan
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Reign of Terror
Star Trek Adventures GM Screen
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Shadows over Bögenhafen
Plundered Vaults
Dogs in the Vineyard
T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil
Player's Handbook (AD&D 2e)
Trail of Cthulhu
Dice
The Arcanum (First and Second Editions)
2.0: Spires of Altdorf
Horror on the Orient Express
Fields of Ruin
Player's Handbook (D&D 3e)
Chrome Book
The Night of Dissolution
The Forge of Fury
Castle Keeper's Guide
Loot: A Field Guide
Gamma World Roleplaying Game
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Fate Core System
Castle of the Mad Archmage Adventure Book
Information
Primary Name
Top Secret (1st and 2nd Editions)
RPG Family
RPG Mechanic
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 920
Description Edit | History

The original version of Top Secret was designed by Merle M. Rasmussen, and allows players and gamemasters to build their own espionage story settings. The original boxed set of the game included a 64-page rule book and a sample adventure, "Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle". The game was developed over a period of two years by Rasmussen and TSR editor Allen Hammack. As part of the playtesting for the game, a note written on TSR stationery about a fictitious assassination plot brought the FBI to the offices of TSR Hobbies.

The Top Secret game is based exclusively on 10-sided dice. All character attributes and other statistics are percentiles; some scores are rolled, and some are derived from combinations of two or more other scores. Top Secret also features Areas of Knowledge, which function similarly to skills in more modern RPGs. Characters gain experience points and progress upward in level. The levels had relatively limited in-game effects (most significantly, gained experience points were divided by the character's level but the base mission pay was multiplied by the character's level).

Top Secret characters are employed in specific bureaus — Assassination (Killing), Confiscation (Theft), or Investigation (Research) — all in the structure of an unspecified espionage agency. Despite a character's primary vocation, he may be called on to perform any type of mission. The in-game effect of a character's bureau was a 100-point experience bonus for mission objectives which fall within that bureau as well as bonus mission pay for those actions specific to the chosen bureau. An appendix in the rule book lists dozens of historical and fictional espionage organizations which could serve as employers or adversaries for missions.

An expansion to the game, The Top Secret Companion introduced enhancements to many game components. It included additional character classes and missions, as well as new Areas of Knowledge and abilities. A revised combat system was introduced that sped up and provided more variety to combat results. New equipment and weapons were introduced as well.

Source: Wikipedia, "Top Secret (original edition)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

More Information Edit | History

Microbadge:
mb Top Secret fan

Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 6.00
Num Owned 22
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1983
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 1983
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 2016
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 3
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 2013
Rank 0
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 1.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 2013
Rank 6532
Num Ratings 5
Average Rating 6.10
Num Owned 34
Prev. Owned 6
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 1
Comments 1
Year Published 1982
Rank 3315
Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 6.83
Num Owned 84
Prev. Owned 18
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 2
Comments 9
Year Published 1980
Rank 2707
Num Ratings 43
Average Rating 6.49
Num Owned 146
Prev. Owned 30
For Trade 9
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 3
Comments 16
Year Published 1981
Rank 4691
Num Ratings 11
Average Rating 6.27
Num Owned 70
Prev. Owned 11
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 1
Comments 1
Year Published 1980
Rank 4886
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 6.50
Num Owned 48
Prev. Owned 10
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 1
Comments 1
Year Published 1982
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Rank: 448
Num Ratings: 81
Average Rating: 6.16
Standard Deviation: 1.60
Num Views: 8074
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 25
Users Owning: 124
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 14
Plays This Month: 0
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.