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Back to Basics: Modern SRD Classes for Spycraft 2.0


You've explored the world of high adventure and espionage. Now it's time to get back to basics.

Back to Basics is a "drag-and-drop"modification that replaces Spycraft 2.0's base classes with basic classes, six new 20-level classes based on the Modern SRD, each of which corresponds to one of the 6 attribute types - the Strong Hero, the Fast Hero, the Tough Hero, the Smart Hero, the Dedicated Hero, and the Charismatic Hero. These rules present an alternate class format and a looser class structure for the Spycraft system, allowing players greater control over their character's abilities and progression and expanding upon the format begun in the Modern System Reference Document (SRD).

What's Different from the Modern SRD?
Though Spycraft basic classes are founded upon the Modern SRD, they vary from the material in that document in several ways, including:

  • Core Abilities! Basic classes offer core abilities at their first level, just like standard Spycraft characters.
  • More Levels! Basic classes feature 20 levels instead of 10, allowing characters to pursue a single class path his entire career.
  • More Abilities! Basic classes gain a class benefit at every level, granting characters a bonus for achieving each level in every class.
  • More Options! Back to Basics characters may choose from 40 "knack trees" - more than twice the options presented in the Modern SRD. Nearly half of these knacks are available to more than one class, offering players many more ways to hone their character concepts in play.
  • New Options! Many knack trees found in Back to Basics present entirely new options and ability styles, rather than rehashing the talent trees of the Modern SRD in a different format. Players familiar with both Modern SRD games and Spycraft will find that this modification offers a host of new play options and game ideas.

Back to Basics is the first product in Crafty Games' Toolkit line of products for Spycraft 2.0. This .zip file includes both a full-color screen version with art, and a printer-friendly version.

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July 14th, 2007
I really like the customizable classes in this book. I have actually been able to have more useful characters that played the way I wanted to using this addition. Tabling is better in this than other spycraft sources (probably because it has less conte [...]
May 29th, 2007
Great Book for anyone who wants to take Spycraft Back to the Basics! [...]
Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
March 18th, 2007
Spycraft is the game of modern spies and espionage. It takes the best of the d20 system and adds on rules for easy ways to equip characters with all the latest gadgets and has a great system of feats that give cool abilities. I have always preferred it [...]
February 10th, 2007
Back To Basics is a great translation of the D20 Modern classes to Spycraft 2.0, and of the Spycraft class abilities to the D20 Modern talent tree structure (with a name change to call them knacks.) I picked it up to find new things to add to my Grim [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
January 28th, 2007
An RPG Resource Review: The concept behind this product is simple. It's a rework of the D20 Modern basic character classes as described in the SRD (Systems Reference Document, the thing you use if you want to create Open Gaming Licence material [...]
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