Top Secret Role Playing Game – A Little Background

Welcome to the newly re-designed website for Top Secret.  Please note that this website is a work in progress and that there are many links and items to re-create from the old website.  This will take time as it is a hobby and I do the work as I get time.  

The “Top Secret Espionage Role Playing Game™” by Merle M. Rasmussen was published by TSR Hobbies, Inc. in the early 1980’s. The game was designed as a way to enter into the espionage world populated by such characters as James Bond. In the mid to late 1980’s the game was redesigned and then renamed “Top Secret/S.I.™”. Our group of players didn’t care much for these revised rules, although there was some good module/source material that came from the TSSI (as it came to be known) game. The information presented within this web site is based almost entirely on the original set of rules as well as the Top Secret Companion® which was published in 1984, also by TSR Hobbies, Inc. We have added some revisions to some rules as well as devised our own set of rules to deal with certain subjects. We utilized articles about the Top Secret (TS) game that were published in Dragon® magazine. We also prepared our own gun list as well as expanded the originally printed material by utilizing the gun design rules that came with the game. Hereafter I will generally use acronyms when referring to the different games. For example: Top Secret will be TS, Top Secret/S.I.™ will be TSSI, and the Top Secret Companion® will either be TSC or just “the Companion”. 

Write-this-down.com is our repository of information that we can use for our own gameplay.  In addition to the above, this site will contain information about our missions and timelines. 

This new, revised site has been created using WordPress since the old options for me to maintain the site are now obsolete. For those that might be interested in this kind of thing, I originally created the site using the software Dreamweaver.  I then switched OS platforms to Linux and had to find another type of web authoring program and ended up using KompoZer. KompoZer is apparently no longer in development since the last stable release was back in 2007.  KompoZer did work on other previous versions of Ubuntu but does not work on Ubuntu 18.04LTS.  There are very limited choices for other options, especially free for a fan/hobby site.  I then finally broke down and began moving all of this site info to WordPress and re-building from the ground up.   



Page/Site Author: David Sell

Email: David Sell

Project Began: 11/1/04
Site Last Updated: 11/17/19
New WP Site Posted: 09/02/19

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