When I was writing Watchtower Report, one of my most useful brainstorming techniques was thinking about other shows, movies, and properties that I'd like to run using the Smallville RPG. Starship Troopers was one of these, and part of developing the ideas in the book was putting together a "Smallship Trooperville" game and seeing how it ran. (This also helped me refine how to create and run a one-shot of the game, but that sort of thing will have to wait for the Cortex+ Hacker's Guide. ;)
Playing this was a blast, and it was especially amusing seeing the scifi military drama get "Smallville-ized" and watch players navigate scenes where they all blamed each other for whatever was going wrong at the time, then made up and saved human civilization.
Now that Watchtower Report is out, I figured I might as well post up my game prep for that (wholly unauthorized) Starship Troopers game.
Smallship Trooperville is a one-shot game for the Smallville Roleplaying Game for 3-6 players. Players pick up Starship Troopers favorites like Johnny Rico, Carmen Ibanez, Dizzy Flores, and Carl Jenkins (Nazi Doogie Howser!) to continue the fight against the arachnid menace.