I’ve been hooked on Burn Notice on USA Network since day one. It’s in its third season, and I highly recommend the show for any role player. It’s a great example of how clear thinking can overcome incredible odds. It’s more than just a natural 20 on a bluff or diplomacy check. It goes to show that a great plan of action can pull the PCs butts out of the fires the GM puts them in.
The show has inspired me to dust off my complete collection of Top Secret S/I and see if I can emulate the show to some degree. I’ve always run TSS/I games in the past with the players being active ORION agents, but thinking about the game from a different angle, I can totally see how the game would be just as fun with a burned or retired set of agents. Loads of fun.
Now to see if I can convince my group to do something “a little different,” but first I need to put some thought into a campaign arc.