In another post, az_gamer reminded of my online version of The Shadow Falls I ran at a local con. The players decided to take Rico with them after a failed attempt by Noskov's brother to intact his revenge (see White Lies Operation: Wounded Wolf). While the players were dealing with the encryption on the data cube they recovered, Rico was sent to interrogation. One of the players wanted to know more about the setup by the Russians. The Director refused. The player announced, "I pull out my piece and point it between her eyes and say 'Take me to Rico now.'"
I'm like... uhm you realize she is your superior and you work for an organization with rules of conduct?
Player, "So what."
Since this was basically a one shot con game and I knew he wanted to know more about the story I decided that the Director would lead him to Rico to watch the interrogation and that this incident would go on his permanent record. Oh ya, I kept his character and wrote notes on the back in case I see the player in my next game. Good times.
Espionage games can get out of hand quickly with agents who feel like their above the law. What situations do you find yourself in and how do you handle them in the spy themed genre?