spy Archive

  • Night’s Black Agents (GUMSHOE) Night’s Black Agents, as a hardcover, is a massive 232 page-book, with 2 pages of editorial, 3 pages of ToC, which leaves us with 227 pages of content – so let’s take a look!   Wait for a second – before we do: Yes, this means I’m branching out into GUMSHOE, at least occasionally. Why? Well, I actually got Night’s Black Agents as a present from a friend of mine (thanks, Paco!) and had been playing with it for quite some time. Before I get into the nit and grit, let’s start with a brief discussion of GUMSHOE, the engine of this RPG.   The system you’re probably most likely to know the engine from would […]

    Night’s Black Agents (GUMSHOE)

    Night’s Black Agents (GUMSHOE) Night’s Black Agents, as a hardcover, is a massive 232 page-book, with 2 pages of editorial, 3 pages of ToC, which leaves us with 227 pages of content – so let’s take a look!   Wait for a second – before we do: Yes, this means I’m branching out into GUMSHOE, at least occasionally. Why? Well, I actually got Night’s Black Agents as a present from a friend of mine (thanks, Paco!) and had been playing with it for quite some time. Before I get into the nit and grit, let’s start with a brief discussion of GUMSHOE, the engine of this RPG.   The system you’re probably most likely to know the engine from would […]

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2011 Today I stumbled upon a website I haven’t visited in years.  Since 1996, Cryptome.org has functioned as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. According to the site: “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those.” At first glance I found information on a Homeland Security detention facility being build in nearby Tacoma, WA.  After skimming through those supposedly classified documents I went on to read about nuclear fission reactors in China, DOD spy training and Julian Assange.  I’m sure many of you find […]

    Before Wikileaks there was Cryptome

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2011 Today I stumbled upon a website I haven’t visited in years.  Since 1996, Cryptome.org has functioned as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. According to the site: “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those.” At first glance I found information on a Homeland Security detention facility being build in nearby Tacoma, WA.  After skimming through those supposedly classified documents I went on to read about nuclear fission reactors in China, DOD spy training and Julian Assange.  I’m sure many of you find […]

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