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Operators is an RPG designed to tell cinematic action movies at the table. Whether you like challenge-based play in the evin of Tom Clancian technothrillers or the near-future technological heists of Mission:ImpossibleOperators has you covered. 

In this standalone game you will find: 
- An all-new core mechanic that introduces last minute complications in order to generate breakneck action movie pacing and tension. 
- In-depth rules that put the narrative and fiction first and play at the classic tropes we look for in the genre that include heists and hobs, kinetic fights, and high-octane chases. 
- Rules to play action, spy, and military thrillers. 
- Detailed and realistic background information as well as special rules for playing the game in a challenging technothriller mode. 
- A toolkit to help the game runner generate compelling antagonists and hit all the right action thriller notes. 
You can also download a QuickStart of the game that was put together for the Kickstarter campaign here:
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Todd S August 19, 2020 6:35 pm UTC
Hey, I really like this game and plan to use it for a future noir/cyberpunk campaign. Just wondering if there are any printer-friendly character and director sheets available. The current ones are pretty heavy on ink/toner usage.
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Kyle S September 01, 2021 3:27 am UTC
Hey there, glad you like the game! I've still got to do that. For online games we use an online character keeper, though, if you want to grab a copy you can find it here:
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Michael G December 30, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Any chance for the character shee to be uploaded as a "purchase?" With the corrections made to it as well ?
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Kyle S January 10, 2019 4:25 am UTC
Sorry for the late reply. What do you want the sheet up as a purchase? If you just need the sheets I'll leave them up for download here:!Al0cvnkAfV0Z4FcU9g0SkNnGP817
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Michael G January 19, 2019 12:21 am UTC
Picked up from Noble Knight, so used and not in line with bits and mortar policy. Thanks for the link as I don't have the full .pdf!
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Jonathan B November 25, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Is there a print version available anywhere?
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Kyle S December 01, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Yes! If you’re in the states Indie Press Revolution has copies, if you’re anywhere else it’s probably cheaper to get it directly from us at
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Eric B September 17, 2018 1:14 pm UTC
OK -- good and bad.
1. I love the game. The mechanics are simple, the tone and visuals set the mood for the game, the character creation system is quick & allows for unique characters.

The mechanics in particular are great -- just roll 4 Fate dice. You have to get more +'s than your rating in the action (1-3, 3 is a poor skill). Extra plusses give success with style, - on the roll give consequences. Cards support narrative storytelling by the players. It isn't a FATE rules system, it just uses FATE dice.

2. The poor -- this really pisses me off. I spent $15 to get a complete game...but it is not a complete game. In order to use the rules, I'll have to purchase the cards separately. That is VERY not cool
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Kyle S September 27, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
Hi there,

The cards are not required to play the game, they’re there just to help with narrating fight and chase sequences. You can simply roll the dice and narrate each beat yourself without the card prompts to help generate ideas without any issue.
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Andrew M April 08, 2020 7:31 pm UTC
Or perhaps use specialized dice such as story cubes and hit location dice?
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David J September 14, 2018 12:10 pm UTC
Under Rule System(s) in the product description (right hand side of the screen, right under the author's name) this should be "FATE," as it's a FATE rules game. FYI.
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Kyle S September 27, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
I didn’t really feel comfortable listing it as a Fate game even though it does use Fate/fudge dice and is very much influenced by it. The resolution system is entirely different though and I think that’s what people looking in the Fate category would be looking for.
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David J September 13, 2018 12:07 pm UTC
Any chance you could expand out the preview PDF to include just a little about the rules engine you use?

That could increase your sales--I'm sure I'm not the only one who sees rules as a 'make or break' situation.
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Moon S September 14, 2018 3:23 am UTC
There apparently is a Quick Start that was made available during the Kickstarter that might help:
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David J September 14, 2018 12:03 pm UTC
Hey, thanks.

Hopefully the publisher will see this and add a link to the QS within the product description.
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Kyle S September 27, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
I’ll add it to the description! Settings show the preview should also be showing the first 30 pages, too.
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Patrick S September 12, 2018 5:25 am UTC
2 Questions:
- PoD? (Please?!)
- Are the cards included?

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David J September 13, 2018 12:04 pm UTC
Cards are here:
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Kyle S September 27, 2018 7:22 pm UTC
Hi there,

Last I checked drivethruRPG no longer supports graphic novel size POD printing unfortunately (neither does Lulu). Physical copies are available at Indie Press Revolution (cheap shipping within the US) or from us at where we have cheaper international shipping. Same goes for the cards.
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Patrick S October 18, 2018 5:21 am UTC
Yeah, well i live in the EU, so IPR is not really an option, unfortunately.
Well, the cards are pretty essential in my opinion and to me they are the top selling point for this game (i loved how they did close combat in Haven - City of Violence). So 50€ for the prints are not exactly cheap either.
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Kyle S October 22, 2018 11:38 pm UTC
The cards are on our site for $20 including shipping anywhere in the world. That’d why I said IPR for domestic, our site for anywhere else (, living in Canada I know how much international shipping from the states can be.

I hadn’t heard of Haven, I’ll have to check it out!

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