The Irresponsible Hero - Bad Spy Role-Playing

Protocol on Discord, Roll20




About the adventure

Did you enjoy Mission Impossible? Do you like cheesy, unrealistic, possibly even ludicrous spy-action movies? Then this game is for you! Forget number crunching, forget deep, complicated backstories, get to the gunfire and explosions! The Irresponsible Hero is an experimental roleplaying story game where players are secret agents in a poorly-written action film doing things that don’t make any sense… and would certainly lead to their death. A simple system based on rolling up to 3d6 determines the outcome of all actions. Complications abound as players move through a series of scenes, all tailored to meet players' actions,

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David Creighton


19 Reviews

38 years as a TTRPG player

4 years as a Game Master

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Brings Pathfinder 1e, WWE: Know Your Role, KILLER THRILLER!, Protocol, FASERIP to the table

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How to prepare

The Irresponsible Hero is available at DriveThruRPG, ownership is suggested, but not required. A token image for characters are required, but may be supplied by the GM on request. You will need to use Roll20 and Discord.

What I provide

Pictures and music will be supplied, GM has the complete rule system. And puns, lots and lots of puns.

Gameplay details

There are four kinds of scenes in Irresponsible Hero: Action, Drama, Exposition, and Negotiation. With the exception of Action, a scene type can not appear two times in a row. A scene is defined as a single location featuring at least one of the player characters. The gamemaster is responsible for determining which scene is being played.

Content warnings


Safety tools used


How will character creation work

There are no levels in Protocol, all players will be able to quickly design characters and jump right in.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: None

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The Irresponsible Hero - Bad Spy Role-Playing

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Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts


  • Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: None
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