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Top Secret: New World Order is the all-new tabletop RPG by Merle M. Rasmussen, creator of the first espionage role-playing game in 1980
Top Secret: New World Order is the all-new tabletop RPG by Merle M. Rasmussen, creator of the first espionage role-playing game in 1980
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Upcoming releases for Top Secret: New World Order


In addition to Merle "The Administrator" Rasmussen, we have a number of writers working on mission modules and expansion books over the coming year. This is a list of products that have been approved for publication. The list contains working titles for each product, some titles may be change by publication date. Release dates are TBD. 


Mission modules

By Merle M. Rasmussen

    A terrorist is suspected of planning the destruction of animal temples in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Caution is advised. The target is also known for weaponizing deadly diseases. This may also be a trap for ICON, the International Covert Operations Network. Find out if the 700-year- old temples are in peril, and if so, protect them.
  • SAHARA SAFARI Ahmed Pursun El-Karriah, battlefield scavenger and financier, is suspected of pillaging pre-Egyptian artifacts from the Agoza Ruins inside corrupt northeast Chad. Beware, El-Karriah is known for his robotic developments. This may also be a trap for ICON. Find out if he is stealing artifacts or planning something worse. If so, stop it.
  • THE WELLINGTON DETAIL (Mini-module) When royalty comes calling at Apsley House, the police look after security. Neither the plainclothes detectives of the CID nor the SO15 have vetted the Duke and Duchess’ staff. Civilian employees will be living three stories above ICON’s London Station. The Wellington’s staff needs to be vetted immediately, especially before any member of royalty comes for either a formal or informal visit. A surprise may be afoot…
  • LONDON BLITZ (Mini-module) Colleagues at MI-5 switched two attaché cases by accident. This fine kettle of fish was discovered after the MI-5 “Slow Death Special” was delivered by UN courier to Saud Sharif, peace activist. The other MI-5 attaché case containing the SECRET MI-5 Feasibility Study was delivered by MI-5 Operative to a Turkish extremist recruiter. To avoid two embarrassing international incidents, MI-5 has called in ICON to clean up their mess.


By Allen Hammack

  • The Chargé d'affaires Affair 
    The Ambassador of Montenegro to the United States has disappeared following a New York taxi ride and argument where the cabbie asked for a million dollars. The Ambassador's deputy, a Francophile who styles himself the Chargé d'affaires, immediately starts shifting the Montenegrin diplomatic positions in the U.N. Interestingly, the Ambassador was on his way to see the famous detective and raconteur, Augustus Lupine. Agents work out of the New York station and must race the clock to find the ambassador and stop the power play that threatens the volatile Balkans.


By James Carpio

  • The Nakamura Extraction The OSIRIS Pharmaceutical Corporation has been dealing in experimental steroids for the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers in the field. Dr. Kato Nakamura, the world's leading scientist in the field of anabolic steroids has been developing a genetics program for OSIRIS over the past few years, one that has been deemed, "experimental". Last night a double agent working with OSIRIS was sent in secret to meet with ICON officials. Dr. Nakamura has asked to be extracted from the secure facilities of OSIRIS’s R&D department in downtown San Francisco. There is a small window of time before Dr. Nakamura is moved to a more secure, undisclosed location. Can ICON's agents secure the target in time?


By Aaron Rosenberg

  • Forged With Fire ICON only recruits the best of the best—and then makes them better. Which is why, as new members of the network, you’ve been sent to the top-secret Crucible, where all of your weaknesses and failings can be melted away, leaving nothing but pure talent and focus. Unfortunately, ICON has upset a great many people, groups, and countries with its interference. Now one of those has managed to figure out the Crucible’s location. Enemy agents have infiltrated the hidden training facility and locked it down. They plan to crack the Crucible’s database, giving them access to all of ICON’s secrets. And the only ones who can stop them are you and your fellow recruits—assuming none of you are moles sent to take the network down from the inside.


By Douglas Niles

  • The Durand Line
    (Synopsis to come)


Expansion books

  • Conspiracies and Coverups
    A guide to the many secret societies, shadowy organizations, and criminal cabals that lurk behind the scenes.
  • The Quartermasters Guidebook
    An expansive list of devices and equipment for surveillance and evasion, survival, concealment and detection, communication and interception. Weapons, both conventional and specialized. High-tech gadgetry, and low-tech gear to frustrate adversaries.
  • The ICON Tradecraft Manual
    Learn the details of tradecraft ICON teaches to all its agents, from combat to human intelligence, from technology to street tactics. Includes an expanded list of specialized skills, fighting styles, and survival techniques.
  • Administrators Guide
    An in-depth guide for the advanced Administrator.


Further product plans

The following authors are in the pipeline for mission modules: Jay Libby, Paul Reigel-Green, and Gary Van Binsbergen. Details will be on our website as they move through the editor's approval process.

Louis Porter Jr. Designs (LPJ Designs) is our first third-party publisher to begin the approval process for officially licensed Top Secret: New World Order missions.

We are currently seeking a Roll20 developer (CSS/HTML) to code character sheets and game mechanics, transfer artwork, and set up maps for a Top Secret: New World Order package for Roll20. This is a paid freelance gig. Please contact if you are interested.

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    1. BatDace on July 27, 2017

      These all look awesome. I'm curious if this game could be used to do an Archer like game or one based on Kingsmen.

    2. Brian Kowalchuk on July 26, 2017

      Looking forward to all the modules and expansions, especially the Quartermasters guide and the ICON tradecraft manual.

    3. TSR Games Creator on July 25, 2017

      I agree, Amber!

      We need to do better outreach. -Jayson

    4. AmberMR on July 25, 2017

      This is great, but I'd love to see a female author added to the list.

    5. TSR Games Creator on July 25, 2017

      One mission module by Merle M. Rasmussen was left out of the update:

      Two weeks ago, contact was broken with excavation team unearthing recently discovered Incan city. Historic site has stone walls like Cusco or Machu Picchu. Satellite flyovers discover unidentified structure in The Pantanal (world’s largest swamp) south of Amazon jungle. An international smuggler and poacher may be pillaging antiquities from potential new World Heritage Site. Find out what is happening and, if nefarious, stop it.

    6. BRADLEY CLARK on July 25, 2017

      Looks very interesting, I am in particular looking forward to the expansion books.

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      Jefferson Powers on July 25, 2017

      I love the variety of different types of adventures