Let's Roll: GURPS Black Ops

GURPS again? Yes, well, it's quite versatile. And with GURPS Black Ops/Warehouse 23, Men in Black as if directed by John Woo, we certainly tested its limits on the cinematic side of things. Players Chalif and Fred discuss their experience with GameMaster Siskoid on this short, but high-octane campaign. Then, Siskoid talks about creating diceless moments for players in out GM Advice column.

Listen to Let's Roll: GURPS Black Ops HERE!

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Here are some images and links relevant to this episode of Let's Roll:

Black Ops was only half the setting, the other was Warehouse 23.
Our two guests' character sheets (long form):
A page from the redacted website:
 

S. John Ross's Truly Badass Action-Movie Advantages

Chad Underkoffler's Cinematic Points in GURPS

The soundtrack is available as a YouTube playlist HERE and includes:

1. Opening theme: Avenging Angel – Robert Rodriguez (off the Hot Fuzz soundtrack, "That was brilliant" coming in at just the right time)
2. Sixteen Tons – The Nighthawks (Agent Dice's theme, he was truly a Company Man)
3. Kool Thing – Sonic Youth (Agent Jet's theme, the rookie with the destiny to be truly badass)
4. Woke Up This Morning – Alabama 3 (Agent Orange's theme, a gun lover)
5. Monster – The Automatic (Agent Tesla's theme, an insomniac and monster hunter)
6. Spider – They Might Be Giants (Agent Spider's theme, he died in the first teaser)
7. Supermoves - Overseer (a classic Action theme)
8. Tonitruant – Amok (this metal band from Quebec has a surfy number I liked for chase scenes)
9. Diamonds – Klint (another classic bit, used for preparations)
10. Who Am I? – Peace Orchestra (an atmospheric number used for Jet's race memories)
11. First Killing – Frankie Chan (a good scene walk-away from the Fallen Angels soundtrack)
12. Le Chant des Druides – Manau ("The Druids' Song" from Briton rapper Manau, for the Stonehenge sequence)
13. Evil Hearted You – Pixies (a dirty Spanish number for the Peru sequence)
14. Way Down in the Hole – The Blind Boys of Alabama (the theme from The Wire, for spelunking in Lovecraftian caves)
15. Magic Bus – The Who (for the LSD trip sequences)
16. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon (definitely a case of the song coming before the story idea)
17. Aliens (Christmas 1988) - Rheostatics (the series end credits, since it's about alien abduction, by my favorite band ever)

Credits: Community's "Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons", starring Jonathan Banks, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, and Joel McHale; "Avenging Angel" by Robert Rodriguez; "Spider" by They Might Be Giants; the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon's "Day of the Dungeon Master", starring Don Most and Sidney Miller; "Supermoves" by Overseer.

 All ready? Let's roll!


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