Spycraft and other modern games that use modern weapons are only as good as the latest information they have published. There are plenty of new guns and new designs hitting the market in the past decade and it can be tough for a RPG to keep up. That is where the Bag Full of Guns series comes in for Spycraft. This is the first PDF in that series and based on what I see here I look forward to seeing more. The small PDF support of Spycraft is nice to see and something I just can not speak enough of.
Bag Full of Guns: This is my Rifle is a PDF for Spycraft by Crafty Games. It is written by Alex Flag and it is very nice to see a consistent voice in the books. The PDF is rather short and comes in two versions. It does not seem like a lot of companies are doing that any more and I am pleased to see Crafty Games doing it. They have the full color version that looks like the main Spycraft book and then they have a simple black and white version that is a lot easier to print out especially for people with personal inkjet printers. The PDF is not that big being only seven pages long but it is book marked.
This Spycraft books deals with a few of the newest rifles and weapons of the United States Military. There is some good information on these weapons and not being a gun expert I am just going to assume it is all accurate. It works well for the game at any rate. One of the weapons is a nice Carbine. There is a shot gun system and a grenade launcher. Each is of course fully stated up in the Spycraft fashion. There is also some weapon qualities presented in the book. I like that not all of them are positives like the Limited Upgrades Quality. There is an upgrade in the book of the Airburst Fire Control System. I imagine a few players will be having a lot of fun with that one.
The weapons in here can also be used by other game systems with a good conversion. There is no conversion advice in here but moving to other games like d20 Modern will be easy while something more like World of Darkness will be a bit tougher. The weapon descriptions though are useful for any game set in modern times
This is a good addition to the Spycraft game. The short PDFs might be the way to go but I hope to see some more with a little more length at some point. It would also be interesting to see some of these that are tied with the cutting edge of weapons like on Discovery Channel?s Future Tech TV show. But I am sure that I am like a lot of Spycraft fans and just really happy to see the game getting some good quality support.