A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Women of the SOE – Alex White
Historical Role-Playing Game Rulebook
It is the Second World War. France has fallen to the Nazis and Churchill needs to disrupt Hitler’s wra machine. The Special Operations Executive (SOE) recruits women as well as men for combat operations. It was extraordinarily dangerous. One third of these women who worked in occupied France were captured and killed.
This is an immersive table top story game for 2-5 players. A game session can take from 2-4 hours to play. All you need is a pack of playing cards, some paper, pens and this short rulebook. You don’t need to already have a wealth of historical knowledge to play – creator Alex White has filled this rulebook with real-life examples that will help steer you towards the kind of situations and dilemmas which were faced by women working in the SOE.
This game gives you an opportunity to tell your own stories of courage and sacrifice, and to honour the women who did it for real.
“A Cool and Lonely Courage claws at your heart and leaves you scarred. A fresh and celever design with an elegant execution. A captivating historical experience done terribly, terribly right” – Stephen Dewey, author of Ten Candles.
“Alex’s love for this setting, and game, is evidenced by the amount of research he has artfully folded in to each page. Every episode offers examples and anecdotes to facilitate deeper historical understanding. A Cool and Lonely Courage is one of the most beautiful historical rol playing games I have had the privilege to play” -Miranda Chadborune
50 pages, printed in full colour and illustrated throughout.