Why do role-playing games automatically equate to Elves and Hobbits in most peoples' minds? We like swinging a sword and throwing fireballs as much as the next person on our rung of the Geek Hierarchy, but really, surely there's more to RPGs than being the 4,739,659th paladin to bring some mystical gewgaw to an enchanted geological fault? Obsidian sure thinks so. The RPG developer -- made up of Black Isle refugees and more famous in latter days for its work on Knights of the Old Republic II and Neverwinter Nights 2 -- sure thinks so. That's why they're bending their considerable experience in building RPGs to a most unlikely subject: the dark and shadowy world of international espionage.