[Postmortem Studios] Gosh Spies Preview

By on 20 July 2011
Postmortem Studios

Gosh, Spies! is going to cover the phenomenon of child/tween/teen spies within the world-setting of Agents of SWING. It will largely concentrate on the young ladies since I’ll also be drawing on the old girl’s comics like Bunty and Jackie for inspiration as well as the Blyton style mystery solvers like The Famous Five, Secret Seven and so on, not to mention Nancy Drew. The main concentration will be on the Gosh Girls and another travelling team of lady mystery solvers, The Teen Valkyries (minus Captain Neanderthal after the… incident).

There will also be rules and guidelines for making child/tween/teen characters of all genders, writing adventures suitable for younger characters (and players) and capturing the feel of these sorts of sources, whether modern reinventions or harking back to the classics.

Why would SWING use child investigators? Well, SWING is an unconventional organisation and not bound by the laws and moralities that might govern others. Many agents have children and want to stay close to them, many children have special abilities or are the first port of call when their brilliant scientist fathers want to experiment with something. Children are often overlooked and thus can make great spies and what with the various enemies determined to recruit young, SWING needs to do the same. Great agents CAN be made at Spy School!

Coming soon(ish).

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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