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A Hacker gathers and distributes information by illegitimately posing as an authorized source. This is all a hacker does. Sometimes the hacker impersonates a person of authority in a system, like an admin or a regular user or some such. Often a hacker impersonates routine parts of the system's own processes. Sometimes they do other things. A society is ...


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I've run a great number of political larps. For one-shots, you have to strike a very important balance: giving people enough leads where they never feel they're lost for something to do, and not overwhelming them with too much information. Given your examples were all very short - you could give way more than that. About half a page of total background ...


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What you are trying to do is called a "Planspiel" in German. An educational role playing game that involves a conflict. The Planspiel has derived from military simulations, i.e. maneuvers at the green table with decision-making involving also the problem of having to act on incomplete information. The educational Planspiel is focused on decision-making and - ...


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A game suitable for that age level, designed explicitly for educational purposes, is Dangerous Parallel. See if your school can get a copy of that game and use it as a template for how deep to go. I recall that the game went a little deeper than your third level. There is both open information and secret information that only certain players got. The game ...


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On achieving immersion: If you can find a movie that mirrors your setting, show a 10–30 minute excerpt of it at character creation to "set the tone". Allow players to specify that things are being done IC or OOC — and allow as many OOC questions as needed. Make it clear that nonsensical actions will be disallowed but not punished. Incentivise ...


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A hacker works mainly uses (theoretic) knowledge in his role, so I would think of a learned character which would generally be clergy at medieval times, perhaps a specialist as a mason. A for his role in the team. He would probably be the only one who can read and write (which would make forgery perhaps also a possibility). Might have knowledge about ...



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