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DoubleZero: Licensed


A cinematic espionage setting toolkit for DoubleZero: Modern Roleplaying

The city was shrouded in darkness, the only light coming from the neon signs of the bustling streets below. Agent Marlowe stood atop the skyscraper, her eyes scanning the scene before her. She had been tasked with retrieving a valuable piece of information from the heavily guarded building across the way, and she knew that failure was not an option. With a deep breath, she began to carefully plan her next move.

Welcome to the world of DoubleZero: Licensed, a thrilling tabletop roleplaying setting where you and your friends can step into the shoes of cunning spies and undercover agents working for one of the world's most powerful intelligence organizations. In this world of high-stakes international intrigue, you'll have to use your wits, charm, and quick thinking to outmaneuver your enemies and complete secret missions.

With DoubleZero: Licensed, you'll be able to experience all the excitement of the spy genre, from high-speed car chases and tense interrogations to high-tech gadgetry and exotic locales. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the tabletop world or a newcomer looking for your first taste of espionage action, DoubleZero: Licensed has something for everyone.

In this world of secrets and lies, you'll need to be at the top of your game to survive. Can you outsmart your opponents and complete your mission, or will you be caught in the crosshairs of a deadly international conspiracy? The choice is yours in DoubleZero: Licensed. Join the game today and see if you have what it takes to become a master spy.

This book includes:

  • Worldbuilding: How to utilize and develop the setting elements you’ll need to successfully run a DoubleZero: Licensed campaign, including the genre, setting, theme, and tone.
  • NS-2: The organization the player characters work for, including their purpose, how they’re organized, the resources at their disposal, and key personnel.
  • Corvus: The main antagonists of the setting, their aims and goals, how they’re structured, their capabilities, and a selection of important individuals.
  • Creating Characters: Information on the types of player characters, antagonists, and supporting characters most appropriate for a DoubleZero: Licensed campaign.
  • Adventures: Elements you’ll to run a DoubleZero: Licensed adventure. This chapter covers the premise, goals, obstacles, and stakes, and includes a selection of plot hooks to get you started.
  • Systems: New mechanics for Advantages and Disadvantages with organizations, plus a selection of gadgets and equipment familiar to fans of the cinematic espionage genre.

A copy of DoubleZero: Modern Roleplaying is needed to play.

Why a Toolkit?

Roleplaying is a creative and collaborative activity. A large portion of the joy it brings is from making up the things that add to the experience. The reason DoubleZero: Licensed is a toolkit and not a highly developed setting with tons of worldbuilding details is so there’s room left for your imagination. While it can be cool to read setting guides that cover everything down to the last detail, in play it can box you in and make you feel that your own ideas don’t fit or aren’t valid. The goal here is to give you as much as you need to get started, then step aside and let you turn this into whatever you and the other players want it to be.

Content Warnings

Here is a list of potential content warnings that is relevant to DoubleZero: Licensed:

  • Deception and Betrayal: This setting may include characters whose actions involve breaking trust and lying to others.
  • Discrimination: Storylines may refer to unfair treatment based on race, gender, orientation, religion, or other characteristics.
  • Gambling: Risking money or possessions on the outcome of an uncertain event is a frequent trope in this type of setting.
  • Government Corruption: This setting may contain portrayals of characters using their position in government for personal gain.
  • Illegal Activity: Behavior that violates the criminal laws of a particular jurisdiction may appear in this type of adventure.
  • Mental Health: Scenes that pose a risk to a person's emotional, psychological, and social well-being may appear in this setting.
  • Political Conflict: The struggle between competing interests or ideologies may be a feature of this setting.
  • Real-World Events: This setting may include or refer to events that actually happen in the world.
  • Sexual Content: Sexual content refers to scenes or themes in an adventure that are sexually suggestive or explicit.
  • Strong Language: Strong language refers to the use of profanity or vulgar words or phrases.
  • Substance Abuse: This refers to the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, for recreational purposes.
  • Violence: Violence refers to the use of physical force or aggression to cause harm or injury to others.

The DoubleZero System is a tabletop roleplaying game toolkit. First designed for action, espionage, and thriller adventures, the skill-driven tabletop roleplaying system is perfect for mysteries, police procedurals, and crime dramas based on your favorite television series, movies, and novels. DoubleZero works with any “realistic” modern setting that doesn’t lean into magic, the supernatural, or superpowers.

Lightspress Media is a tabletop roleplaying company with a lo-fi approach. Utility of content takes precedence over ostentatious production value. Graphic elements should enhance the message of the text, not act as page filler and eye candy. Physical books need to be compact, portable, and sturdy. This minimalist aesthetic results in powerful toolkits that are both useful and affordable. After all, tabletop roleplaying isn’t the book. It’s the creativity and collaboration that takes place around the tabletop. Our mission is to give you as much as you need, then get out of your way.

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Unleash your imagination with DoubleZero: Modern Roleplaying, the ultimate tabletop roleplaying toolkit for contemporary settings! Dive into a skill-driven play experience perfect for mystery, espionage, thrillers, procedurals, and drama, immersing yourself in the worlds of your favorite television series, films, and novels. Create your ideal hero or villain using our comprehensive character creation system and embark on epic journeys that will keep you hooked for hours. From conducting investigations to staging fight scenes, DoubleZero provides detailed systems for every aspect of roleplaying. Build your own worlds, explore sample characters, and craft thrilling stories with ease. Step into the limitless possibilities of DoubleZero and let your imagination run wild!

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Daniel L January 05, 2023 5:05 pm UTC
Is there an overlap of material between Licensed and Chase?
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Berin K January 05, 2023 9:52 pm UTC
They're both standalone products.

Licensed is a setting toolkit with a section on creating cinematic espionage adventures in a spy-centric world.

Chase is an adventure toolkit about creating chase adventures for any genre or setting, with a section on what worldbuilding support that adventure type needs.
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Alex G December 26, 2022 12:36 pm UTC
This is a gorgeous setting book. Well worth the wait.
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Berin K December 28, 2022 5:54 pm UTC
Thank you!
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