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An RPG of Super-Spies and Super-Villains...with Super-Powers!
An RPG of Super-Spies and Super-Villains...with Super-Powers!
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It’s the 1960s and the Cold War rages. Diabolical super-villains implement plans for market, corporate, and global domination. Scientists craft gadgets to help sexy super-spies battle these villains. You are one of these super-villains or super-spies clashing in exciting and exotic locales...and you have super-powers!

CAPERS Covert is a supplement for the BAMFsie award-winning CAPERS roleplaying game, which is set in the  1920s Prohibition Era of the United States. 

BUT FEAR NOT! The core game is also available here...CHEAP!

You can get the core book at a lower price than anywhere else as part of this Kickstarter and play either version of the game...or combine them. Much of what's presented in CAPERS Covert is perfectly usable in CAPERS. Plus, it has a whole new 1960s setting and theme you can play in. 

In CAPERS Covert, you portray a character with extraordinary abilities living in the midst of an ongoing cat and mouse game between super-villains and super-spies. You'll employ your super-powers, gadgets, and charm to aid you in achieving your goals. 

CAPERS Covert offers a complete 1960s Las Vegas backdrop that carries the CAPERS timeline forward 40 years. It also includes new content that can be used in the CAPERS game with no modification required: 

  • Expanded character options
  • Expanded rules for vehicle chases, jury-rigging, and more
  • Gadgets
  • New powers
  • Additional GM guidelines and tools
  • Super-spy and super-villain organizations

CAPERS Covert is a game of subterfuge, chases, espionage, and style. Your character will walk the razor's edge as they seek global domination...or a world of peace. 

Learn more about NerdBurger Games and CAPERS products on our website and Discord

When playing any CAPERS game, each player (and the GM) uses their own deck of standard, poker-style playing cards (52 suit cards plus 2 jokers) to determine if a character succeeds at difficult tasks.

The pip value of the card you flip (2, 3, and so on, up to ace high) determines success versus failure. The card’s suit determines the DEGREE of success or failure, starting at clubs (the worst) and going alphabetically upward to spades (the best). You’ll be able to flip multiple cards based on your character’s capability. You might flip the king of clubs, certainly a success with a king, but just barely a success. Clubs comes with a complication.

Do you settle for barely successful and a complication or flip another card, hoping for a better result? Each flip is a gamble, risking failure.

If you back for a level that gets you CAPERS Covert, this is what you get: 

  • A PDF of CAPERS Covert, in full color, including all unlocked stretch goals. 
  • A link to purchase a softcover book at cost from DriveThruRPG.com later. See “Ordering Physical Books” for more information.
  • A thank-you in the book's credits.

 Refer to individual backer tiers for other rewards specific to that level:

We've hit the funding goal, so we can make the slimmest version of the book. It'll have plenty of good stuff in there. BUT, we want to fatten this book up. Stretch goals will help us do that.

  •  STRETCH GOAL #1 - POWERS AND OPTIONS - UNLOCKED - $2000 - Two additional powers and some more rules options will be added to the book.
  •  STRETCH GOAL #2 – MORE GADGETS - UNLOCKED - $3000 – More cool gadgets for you to use to supplement your super-powers and charm.
  •  STRETCH GOAL #3 - MORE CITIES - UNLOCKED - $4000 - Write-ups for six international cities. 
  •  STRETCH GOAL #4 - GM TOOLBOX - UNLOCKED - $5000 - A bunch of extra, cool stuff for the GMs, including super-villain organizations, traps, and robots. 

There will be some support material that comes separate from the book. You'll get all of these items as part of your rewards for the Kickstarter. So far, we have:

  • A 2-page, form-fillable PDF character sheet, customized for CAPERS Covert play.
  • "The Crux of the Matter," an adventure PDF.

Not satisfied with what's listed in the backer levels? We've got you covered. You can also get one or both of our previous RPGs in PDF.  And you can get extra decks of CAPERS playing cards at-cost. 

If you want an add-on, leave your backer level as it is and increase your pledge amount by the specified amount of money. You'll tell us what add-ons you increased your pledge to get in your backer survey. 

You can also add copies of CAPERS book products to your pledge. Perfect for getting that extra copy to share at the table or to give as a gift. You'll tell us what add-ons you increased your pledge to get in your backer survey.

Please read all of this before you back at the Henchperson level. Be SURE you can abide by these rules before backing.

If you choose the Henchperson backer level, your likeness will be featured in the comic as a character who gets killed or subdued by the heroes of the comic story. Your character will be prominently featured in at least one panel of the comic. You will also get image files of the comic for your own personal, non-commercial use. (Alternatively, the likeness can be of another person, with their permission.) 

We will contact you after you back to confer and secure reference photos for the artist. Please respond promptly. 

You must respond and provide reference photos by midnight Eastern time on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (ONE WEEK after the campaign ends); earlier is better. Failure to do so will result in your likeness not being featured and no refund will be given. All specifics subject to designer’s approval. 

Every backer gets a PDF of the book(s) they back for. But every backer will ALSO receive a link to purchase a physical book at cost from DriveThruRPG's print on demand service. You'll also pay shipping then. 

CAPERS Covert and CAPERS Noir are softcover only. The CAPERS RPG core book is available in both softcover and hardcover. For the CAPERS RPG book, you'll tell us whether you want a discount code for a softcover or hardcover in your backer survey. 

The at-cost prices are just what it takes to print the book, so they're super-cheap! 

Cost will vary based on which book you're getting printed and cover choice. Approximate costs are provided below. These numbers assume printing in the US and shipping to backers in the US. Shipping to other places will vary. Costs are approximate.

The books can also be printed in the UK. DriveThruRPG automatically figures out which printing location is best for you based on your location.

 CAPERS Covert and CAPERS Noir 

Softcover: $5 USD (printing) + $5 USD (shipping) = $10 USD

 CAPERS RPG Core Book 

Softcover: $10 USD (printing) + $5 USD (shipping) = $15 USD

Hardcover: $14 USD (printing) + $6 USD (shipping) = $20 USD

Go HERE to see estimates for shipping to countries outside the U.S.

DriveThruRPG's shipping services don't include VAT or tax for Canada, Australia, or the European Union (though Brexit may change some of this in the future).   

If you back at the Every CAPERS Product So Far level, you'll receive links to purchase the following ADDITIONAL items at cost. You'll pay shipping then, too. 

Approximate costs in USD are:

CAPERS Themed Playing Cards: $5 USD

Moxie Deck: $4.50 USD

Paper Minis: $1.25 USD

Poster Maps: $4 USD

These items are optional and not required to play the game. But they're a lot of fun. When you purchase the card decks, you can get a clear plastic deckbox for $1 USD extra. Shipping for these items individually doesn't generally rise above $4 USD. Ordering multiple items together may get you a better shipping rate. 

DriveThruCards only prints these items in the United States and international shipping costs can get pricey because VAT is charged. You have been warned. 

 Here are the people who made CAPERS Covert

  •  Craig Campbell - Lead Designer
  •  Tim Eagon - Additional Design (backdrop and GM toolbox)
  •  Sharene Gilchrist - Additional Design (backdrops) 
  •  Hiromi Cota, Amr El-Azizi, James Mendez Hodes, Claudio Pozas, Kienna Shaw - Culture Consulting 
  •  Vincent Harper - Editing/Proofreading
  •  Beth Varni - Cover and Interior Artwork
  •  Michael Brock - Cartography
  •  Owen St. Gelais - Graphic Design/Layout

CAPERS Covert is fully designed, playtested, and edited. Final production work (including artwork, graphic design, and layout) are underway right now. Your pledge will go toward funding all of the final work needed to make the book.

The final product will be an 8-1/2”x11” game book filled with color artwork that launches you into a world of super-spies and super-villains...with super-powers!

Risks and challenges

We understand the challenges of successfully fulfilling a crowdfunding campaign. We've studied the Kickstarter process in depth. Our previous five crowdfunding efforts saw fulfillment by our projected fulfillment dates, often early and never more than seven months after the Kickstarter ended.

Barring illness or the apocalypse, we are confident we will get the game to you by March of 2020. If delays arise, we'll let you know. NerdBurger Games is committed to being a game company that turns around Kickstarter rewards efficiently and in a timely manner.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    CAPERS Covert Only

    You get a PDF copy of CAPERS Covert and a discount link to purchase a softcover at cost. You get a thank-you in the book.

    THIS LEVEL DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CAPERS RPG BOOK.

    THIS IS A SUPPLEMENT. YOU NEED THE CAPERS RPG BOOK TO PLAY THIS GAME. SEE THE OTHER BACKER LEVELS IN THIS KICKSTARTER.

    Includes:
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    • Link for print-on-demand book at cost
    • A thank-you in the credits
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    CAPERS RPG Only

    You get a CAPERS RPG PDF and a discount link to purchase a softcover or hardcover at cost after backer surveys are collected.

    THIS LEVEL DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CAPERS COVERT SUPPLEMENT OR CAPERS NOIR SUPPLEMENT.

    YOU ONLY GET THE CORE CAPERS RPG GAME AT THIS LEVEL.

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    CAPERS RPG and CAPERS Covert

    You get a PDF copy of CAPERS Covert and a discount link to purchase a softcover at cost. You get a thank-you in the book.

    You get a CAPERS RPG PDF and a discount link to purchase a softcover or hardcover at cost after backer surveys are collected.

    Includes:
    • CAPERS Covert PDF
    • CAPERS RPG PDF
    • Links for both print-on-demand books at cost
    • A thank-you in the CAPERS Covert book credits
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    Every CAPERS Book So Far

    You get a PDF copy of CAPERS Covert and a discount link to purchase a softcover at cost. You get a thank-you in the book.

    You get a PDF copy of CAPERS Noir and a discount link to purchase a softcover at cost after backer surveys are collected.

    You get a CAPERS RPG PDF and a discount link to purchase a softcover or hardcover at cost after backer surveys are collected.

    Includes:
    • CAPERS Covert PDF
    • CAPERS Noir PDF
    • CAPERS RPG PDF
    • Links for all three print-on-demand books at cost
    • A thank-you in the CAPERS Covert book credits
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    Pledge US$ 45 or more About US$ 45

    Every CAPERS Product So Far

    You get a PDF copy of CAPERS Covert and a discount link to purchase a softcover at cost. You get a thank-you in the book.

    You get a CAPERS Noir PDF and a discount link to purchase a softcover at cost after backer surveys are collected.

    You get a CAPERS RPG PDF and a discount link to purchase a softcover or hardcover at cost after backer surveys are collected.

    You get discount links to purchase both the CAPERS playing card deck and the Moxie deck at cost (optional; not necessary to play the game). You get discount links to purchase the CAPERS paper minis and poster maps at cost (optional; not necessary to play the game). You get all the PDF support materials for CAPERS.

    PDFs and discount links for all items that are already complete will be sent out after backer surveys are collected.

    Includes:
    • CAPERS Covert PDF
    • CAPERS Noir PDF
    • CAPERS RPG PDF
    • Links for all three print-on-demand books at cost
    • Link for CAPERS playing cards at cost
    • Link for Moxie deck at cost
    • Links for paper minis and maps at cost
    • All CAPERS PDF support material
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    Joes and Janes

    You get everything at the $45 backer level. If you already own some of these items, you can give them to friends as gifts.

    In addition, you'll help design a special "Joe or Jane," an everyday (non-villain, non-spy) person with super-powers, who will appear in the game.

    You’ll work with the designer to develop the character. The character will get a full stat block and a brief description.

    We will contact you shortly after you back to confer about your character. Earlier backers get better choices of options. Please respond promptly. You must provide all character information requested by midnight Eastern time on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Failure to do so will result in your character not being included in the game and no refund will be given. Character idea is subject to designer’s approval.

    Note that this level does NOT provide for an illustration of the NPC.

    Includes:
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    • Your character idea in the game, with you helping design them
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    Henchperson

    You get everything at the $45 backer level. If you already own some of these items, you can give them to friends as gifts.

    In addition, your likeness will be featured in the comic as a character who is killed or subdued by the heroes in the comic story. Your character will be featured prominently in at least one panel of the comic. You will also get image files of the comic for your own personal, non-commercial use.

    We will contact you after you back to confer and secure reference photos for the artist. Please respond promptly. You must respond and provide reference photos by midnight Eastern time on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (ONE WEEK after the campaign ends). Failure to do so will result in your likeness not being featured and no refund will be given. Specifics subject to designer's approval.

    Includes:
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    • Your likeness in the comic
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