Another early role playing game gets a new lease on life when TSR Games releases Top Secret:  The New World Order this November.

Top Secret:  New World Order is an all-new role playing game created by Merle M. Rasmussen, the creator of 1980’s Top Secret - which has the distinction of being the first published role playing game about spies and espionage.  The new Top Secret puts players in the shoes of secret agents of ICON, the International Covert Operatives Network, to confront missions that no other agency can handle, as they navigate a treacherous world of secret organizations, uncertain alliances, and worldwide threats.

The game uses a new system called the “Lucky 13 System.”  All character actions are resolved by rolling three different polyhedral dice, which must add up to at least 13 to qualify as a success.  In addition to the game rules, the Core Rulebook includes game stats for all kinds of modern weaponry, secret agent skills, vehicle combat, and the kind of super-high-tech gadgets one would expect from a modern spy story.

Top Secret:  New World Order will be sold as a boxed set that includes the Core Rulebook, a GM screen, 4 player mats, 8 vehicle sheets, 20 character sheets, 40 tokens, a set of five polyhedral dice, and an introductory mission called The White Queen.  MSRP has not yet been announced.

TSR Games is funding the project through a Kickstarter campaign that has pulled $64,903 in pledged support from 924 backers as of this writing (an average of $70.27 per backer), with 27 days remaining.  Backer fulfillment is scheduled for November, with release into the trade to follow.