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Covert Ops - The Usual Suspects (Softcover)

Covert Ops - The Usual Suspects (Softcover)

Softcover B&W Book (6" x 9")

This is the softcover version of The Usual Suspects only. 

This softcover book contains the full contents of the Covert Ops: The Usual Suspects accessory - 44 pages of supplementary espionage goodness!  If you are interested in purchasing the full digital download (which includes several products in one zip file) or the hardcover book which includes all three of the product's books in one, please go here: Core Product.  What follows is a description specific to this book only.  If you already purchased the hardcover book from the core product release, you do not need this softcover book.

Softcover: The Usual Suspects

This accessory contains thirty illustrated archetypical operatives for use as player characters for one-shot missions or for visiting players, or for use as non-player characters to round out a team or serve as backup personnel.  Game Masters can even use them as enemies, contacts, or for any other purpose his devious mind can dream up.  Twenty of them represent types of starting-rank operatives commonly found within Command, named with archetype titles.  The remaining ten are professional-ranked operatives with some experience behind them with names and background information riddled with inspiring content Game Masters might use to fill in his games.  So whatever you need it for… you know you need it!  Quick characters instantly available to bolster your player’s or their enemies’ teams.

Rank 1 Archetypes

  • The Armchair Agent - he always wanted to be a spy, but the truth is he was never put to the test.  Until now.
  • The Brash Pilot - he's been in a lot of conflict and comes complete with a stealth helicopter to tote the team around the globe.
  • The Cat Burglar - no building is too high nor job too risky.
  • The Combat Specialist - armed to the teeth and with skill to use it.
  • The Corporate Enforcer - not all espionage comes from governments; corporate espionage breeds different sorts of agents.
  • The Covert Commando - stealth and martial arts, wrapped in a military shell.
  • The Ex-Mob Enforcer - organized crime makes a powerful enemy, but is also a great recruiting pool for new operatives.
  • The Face Man - gets what he needs by acting and knowing people's behavior patterns... or sometimes with a wink and a glass of wine.
  • The Femme Fatale - dangerous curves and deadly intent.
  • The Field Commander - whether he's leading agents in an enemy base or soldiers in a battlefield, he's always in charge.
  • The Hacker - because everyone needs a hacker!
  • The Hard Boiled Detective - always suspicious and no longer lured by false hope, he does what needs to be done.
  • The Medical Investigator - sometimes the greatest secrets are answered by a scalpel than by interrogation.
  • The Militant Rebel - he didn't always work for the good guys, but you're glad he does now.
  • The Ninja - yes, they're real and they make excellent assassins.
  • The Old Sea Dog - sturdy and stoic, he has dealt with pirates and terrorists long before being recruited as an operative.
  • The Point Man - an enigmatic and highly capable lone wolf operative.  Given time and training, he can manage most missions on his own.
  • The Resourceful Scrounger - capable of acquiring whatever is needed while in the field.
  • The Sharpshooter - armed with a sniper rifle, stealth, and a whole lot of courage.
  • The Wheelman - an expert behind the wheel of a car, able to transport operatives in dangerous situations.

Rank 3 Professionals

  • Agent Robert Sloan - academic specialist, codename Seraph
  • Agent Angela Faraday - detective specialist, codename Rook
  • Agent Virgil Blake - leader specialist, codename Garrison
  • Agent Marco Powell - martial artist specialist, codename Viper
  • Agent Darryl Hardy - medic specialist, codename Stop-gap
  • Agent Isabel Barton - pilot specialist, codename Tailspin
  • Agent Damon Welch - scout specialist, codename Tracer
  • Agent Dwight Manning - soldier specialist, codename Boomer
  • Agent Brett Lopez - technician specialist, codename Five-o
  • Agent Marshall Fuller - thief specialist, codename Watcher
NOTE: We already offer the digital download free of charge when you buy the all-in-one hardcover book, and wanted to provide the same option for those who prefer the softcover books individually. However, this site won't allow us to set things up that way. This is our work-around... If you buy all three softcover books (Core Rulebook, Game Master's Operations Manual, and The Usual Suspects), email us a picture of you holding them up to and we'll send you a complimentary coupon for the full product digital download.
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File Last Updated:
November 27, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on December 10, 2013.