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Covert Ops - Shadow Directorate

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BACKGROUND
This is a short supplement for the Covert Ops role-playing game. It can be used with the setting provided in brief within the core rulebook (SECTOR) or can be used in any setting you desire. Since this supplement is settingless, it uses the generic term “Command” to refer to the player operatives’ organization.

Using this optional supplement, starting operatives have a more defined role and responsibility within a team. Additionally, it provides for a way to glue together some of the perhaps underused features in the GM Operations Manual, tying them in specific ways to operatives based on their skillset. It also provides an avenue for operatives to have code numbers like secret agents found in cinema.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Shadow Directorate
    • Background
      • What is a Directorate
    • Code Number
      • Creating a Code Number
    • Non-Operational Cover
      • Creating a NOC
    • The Directorates
      • 0 Elimination
      • 1 Confiscation
      • 2 Investigation
      • 3 Infiltration
      • 4 Protection
      • 5 Recon
      • 6 Transportation
      • 7 Op-Tech
      • 8 Sciences
      • 9 Administration
    • Changing Membership



OPERATIONAL ADDENDUM
This is an Operational Addendum, an official game micro-accessory for the Covert Ops role playing game. This is the designation we at DwD Studios use to refer to small modular optional accessories which can be used to enhance your espionage and paramilitary adventure. Some will have plug-in rules, others will have setting-related things like new organizations or elaborations on old ones. We hope you like the concept. Instead of building a new 100 page accessory filled mostly with things you DON’T want, this smaller and more compartmentalized philosophy allows you to just purchase only what you DO want.

But don’t sit around waiting for us to write the next Operational Addendum – you too can write them. It’s the beauty of a product written under a Creative Commons license. You can publish them yourself! Or, if you want the fancy logo and some assistance with art, editing, etc. then submit it to us and we’ll publish it for you. And don’t be afraid to contact us with feedback, pitches, and ideas – info@dwdstudios.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 
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June 12th, 2015
A very sold add-on for the Covert Ops system, and especially useful for GMs who may not want to create their own agency. It also makes a great template for those who want to branch out and give Covert Ops their own specific setting flavor. [...]
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OPAD001
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File Last Updated:
February 03, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on February 03, 2014.