I have been working with +Mark Richardson
for years to support his first game, Headspace
. He has done an amazing job and I'm absurdly proud of what he has accomplished. His game rewards teamwork, hyper-competence, and emotional play in a fascinating way.
During the testing process, Mark and I noticed that we run the game in different ways. Mark tends to focus on the competence angle, making each session feel like a a group of Jason Bourne badasses. By contrast, focus more on emotions, relationships and politics when I run the game which makes the session feel a bit closer to Sense8. As part of the Kickstarter campaign, I offered to create a 7th Operator for Mark and his backers that fits in perfectly with my style of gameplay. You can swap out one the more martial operators (such as the Ronin) with this new character, and drift the tone of play.
Who is this new operator?The Insider!
Inspired by Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, stories of industrial espionage, and whistle-blowers.
You were always there, pulling the strings and making the world dance for you. You lived in the corporate shadows, telling the corporations what to say and who to eliminate. You twisted governments to your will, and made the politicians beg for your favour. You used the media and the news like a surgeon does a scalpel, to cut away the lies or truths which displeased you. Now you have a greater purpose. From the shadows, you see the inner workings of corporate archologies, media bureaus and tyrannical governments. You know all the darkest secrets, and your whispers can destroy nations. They won’t know what hit them. New Operator Skills:
Media, Politics, Secrets
The full playbook will be produced and included with all the Settings produced with this Kickstarter. I invite you to back his already successful campaign and dig in. :)