What's like the Soviet Union, but, you know, still exists?
March 25, 2011 6:40 PM Subscribe
Can you help me with a plausible adversary for an espionage-oriented RPG campaign?
posted by Netzapper to Grab Bag (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm putting together a GURPS campaign set in contemporary times. I have lots of ideas on the world and the encounters and the tone. But, I'm having trouble coming up with a viable adversary for my team of super spy PCs.
I'm trying to develop an enemy organization that presents a viable threat to Western Capitalism/Democracy, but isn't an ethnically/religiously-identified terrorist organization (so, not Muslim fundamentalists). I'd also like it to be well-funded, and ideologically motivated. And while a criminal organization might work, it seems somewhat laughable to me that something like SPECTRE should actually exist.
Basically, I wish the USSR hadn't broken up. But, it has, so what might be a similar adversary? China? The Russian Federation? Sealand?