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Leverage: The Roleplaying Game is an RPG published by Margaret Weis Productions in 2010, based on the TNT television series of the same name. It uses the Cortex Plus system. Players play the role of a team of con artists trying to steal things back from the rich and powerful. Each session starts with a client hiring the PCs, who must then put together a con to take down the mark and then make their escape after a plot twist.

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How Can I Re-Skin the Hacker in A Medieval Game of Leverage?

I'm designing a Leverage one-shot using Robin Hood's Merry Men, and I've got pretty much everything figured out but the Hacker. I'm trying to define exactly what a Hacker can do in a medieval setting, ...
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Mechanics for player retconning

I'm thinking of running a game based on the television show "Leverage". In the show, the characters run an elaborate scam on some rich and powerful bad guy. The episode shows how things look (roughly)...
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What is an appropriate talent for a board-game playing mastermind?

I am building a Mastermind/Grifter for an upcoming Leverage campaign. As part of my concept for the character, One of the major tropes I want to hit with the character is "Chessmaster," though I want ...
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Useless Opportunities in Cortex-Plus

I am getting ready to run the second session of my Leverage game. One thing I have noticed is that when the GM rolls a 1, it provides the players with an Opportunity. The only use I can find for an ...
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Two-Player Leverage

I'm preparing to run a game of Leverage. It will be my first time running Leverage, but not my first time running a Cortex-Plus game as I've run some Marvel Heroic Roleplaying too. The problem is, I'...
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Can assets be given to another player's character?

If a player creates an asset in Leverage like Baseball Bat d6 (paying the plot point to do so) can the PC then give the bat to some other PC? Of course they can in the fiction, but does the other PC ...
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Are there any examples of modeling "Competence Porn" in FATE?

I was reading Leverage, and listening to a podcast on it, and came up with the idea of modeling this in FATE, or perhaps even in the non-critical parts (non-magical and non-combat) of my Dresden Files ...
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