Top Secret Home Page
Top Secret History
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". NEW!!  See the weblinks
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himself, Merle Rasmussen!!
NEW TOP SECRET NEWS!!
The original Administrator Merle Rasmussen has partnered
with TSR games and is releasing a new version of the game called Top
Secret New World Order™!! As of 6/27/17, they are on Kickstarter (see this link) and also have this webpage.
Our group of "professional"
agents in the TS game have been playing since the game first came out.
There was a group of 5 original players (3 of which remain) and others
came into the fold as the years past. I came into the mix as probably
the "sixth" man after about a year or two went by with the original
group. One of the founding members went away to college where he
started up another group. On a rare occasion, our groups would have a
massive get together where some missions of truly epic proportions
would occur. Currently, our group numbers about 8. Real life has
intruded into our merriment and where we used to game weekly in our
single, high school/college days, in our current lives of jobs, wives, serious illnesses, and
moving across state lines our sessions have barely managed 6 times in
an entire year! Both of these pictures shown here are from a time long,
long ago (back when we had flatter abs and more hair!). To see a larger
image of either picture, click on it.
Web Site Pages
Below is a listing of links to some of the pages on this
site and some brief information about what you will find next to each
link. Pages not linked, are still under construction.
The Gun List contains a series of pages that detail the game
specifications for weapons used in the game. Additionally, the
individual weapon pages also provide a link to view a picture/drawing
of the weapon. The most recent Gun List has been updated as of June 2017. If
you want to print out a complete and formatted Gun List, try this
link. FINALLY! With the diligent efforts of our resident
librarian, we've finally uncovered a picture of the elusive ARPAC
rocket. The dauntless librarian also uncovered a better picture of the
rare Weaver PKS-9 Ultralite submachine gun.
The Rules page contains game information about such topics as grenade
rules, shotgun rules, equipment, etc. The two most recent updates to
the rules are to the Rockets and also Special Weapons.
This section details the time line that we have been running the game
and where we are at in the Game Calendar. Some items in this section
may require Adobe® Acrobat Reader®.
This page has game information about missions that our characters went
on. Each mission mentioned will have a link to the calendar page that
has more information about the mission. Due to vagaries in who goes on
what mission and which admin runs it, some missions will have more
information and details than others. I will try to post as much info as
possible for each mission. Special Update Note: I have added at the
bottom of the Mission page .pdf documents of some of our complex plot
This section has an extensive list of player quotes that is from our
group during TS game play.
TS Game Information
The Game Information link has basic information about individual
products released by TSR as well as scanned copies of articles relating
to TS as they appeared in Dragon® Magazine, Dungeon® magazine,
and Polyhedron® Magazine. Update:
4/28/16-The file service I was using to host most of these files has
elected to cease operations. So. . . I have taken these links
now and will be working on another method of hosting them in the near
This page also will contain any good TS web links that I have run
across or else someone else in our group recommends. Since the game is
no longer published, links to various TS sites will be few, but there
are a ton of other good links to check out! Page has been updated as of
1/2/10. Left the old links listed with their old web address in case
something happens down the road where the site becomes active again.
This page will contain TS related movies, books, and other items that
we consider to be essential to getting a flavor of TS gameplay. This
page is a work in progress but has some nice embedded videos in it for
your viewing pleasure.
It is not my intention to infringe on any organization's
copyrighted information. If an organization finds something on this
site that needs to be taken down due to copyright laws, I certainly
will comply with that. Just send me an email.
Page/Site Author: David Sell
Email: David Sell
Project Began: 11/1/04
Site Last Updated: 3/24/18
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