Archer is an American adult animated television series set in a unique universe at the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS).
This is, hardly, a game at all. It’s more pass-the-stick than roll-the-dice. The whole point here is to have fun, get into shenanigans, and laugh. The rules are pretty broad but it’s the character creation that drives home the Archer feeling.
Everyone plays a character.
Everyone starts with 10 points every episode.
Every episode someone introduces a Problem; They set a scene and explain, in character, what’s going on.
Players then take turns settings scenes on the road to dealing with the Problem.
Anytime one of the Character’s Traits are referenced they get a Point.
A Trait can only be referenced once per episode.
Starting a Scene or Adding to a Scene costs 1 Point.
Whenever players Disagree they bid Points.
Whoever bids higher wins and decides the outcome.
At the end of the episode whoever has the most Points narrates the last scene.
After every Episode everyone gets to add a new Trait.
Aliases: These are other names you go by, are called, or use as cover identities. You start with Three.
Quotes: These are things you say. You start with Three.
Boons: These are things that help you deal with the Problem. You start with Five.
Exacerbation: These are things that make the Problem worse. You start with Five.
Kink: This is your particular sexual fetish\hangup. You start with One.
Sterling Malory Archer
“I swear, I had something for this…”
“READ A BOOK!”
World’s Most Dangerous Spy
Insane Alcohol Tolerance
Extensive Trivial Knowledge
Amazing Lacrosse player
Elaborate Voicemail Pranks
Red Ping Pong Paddles
Lana Anthony Kane
Spray and Pray
“What the shit?”
Internationally Renowned Master Spy
Two, Fully Automatic, TEC-9’s
Impressive Grip Strength
Highly Trained Counter Sniper
Not Easily Intimidated
Former Radical Environmentalist
Only Two Clips
Severe Trust Issues
Insecure About Appearance
The Emotionally Unstable
Cheryl R. Tunt
“You’re not my supervisor!”
“Just like the gypsy woman said!”
“Whoooo! Outlaw country!”
Descendant of Cornelius Tunt
Skilled in Macramé
Dedicated Personal Assistant
Famous Country Singer
Constant Personality Changes
Disgusted by Babies, Deformities, and Handicaps
Lactose Intolerant and Allergic to Penicillin
President of San Marcos
“Just Jackin’ it.”
Fluent in Law Practices
Skilled Military Strategist
Not Able to Use a Gun
Doesn’t Understand Sarcasm
Bookish, Awkward and Lacking Self-Confidence
Total Contempt for Coworkers
“Holy shit snacks!”
ISIS H.R. director
Skilled Graffiti Artist
Impressive Alcohol Tolerance
Highly Accomplished Drift Car Racer
Allergic to Soy
History of Drug Use
“Damn you! God damn you all to hell!”
“Meh…don’t worry about it.”
Able to Improvise Devices from Scavenged Equipment
A Series of Rush Themed Vans
Fairly Accomplished Drummer
Virtual Holographic Girlfriend
Notorious Food Rapist
Not a Doctor of any Kind
Not a “Serial” Killer
No Modern Street Vernacular