"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat." (Winston Churchill, 13 May 1940)
It is the year 1940. Hitler’s Nazi hordes have overrun Europe, torn Czechoslovakia asunder, split Poland with the Bolsheviks and, with the speed of a lightning, crushed France along with the British expeditionary force. After having evacuated Dunkirk, the Great Britain now stands alone in its fight against the monstrous regime. On the shores of northern France, Germans are already amassing vast armies and starting preparations for a sea invasion of England.
The pilots of the Royal Air Force fight valiantly to defend English cities and to achieve the air superiority. They face the yet to be defeated might of the Nazi war machine. If they fail, the proud Albion will crumble. The famous Battle of Britain begins. Only a few of the pilots will survive to see its end, for the losses in the ranks of young pilots are astounding.
We would like to offer you a revised version of a game originally submitted to “Czech RPG Kitchen 2012 design contest " to download and try (for free of course). It is a game where players assume the roles of an RAF pilots and have to fight against Nazi superiority in the deadly dogfights in the skies. After missions, they have to live a normal life on the ground for a few hours. They go to the movies, get a few beers and have a chat with friends in a pub, occasionally make love, or just sit at home by the window, look at the sky and talk to the stars. Every morning after they have to fly off into unreal, savage world of terror in the clouds above and they know that they might not come back alive...
The “Czech RPG Kitchen 2012 design contest " is a Czech mutation of the "GameChef design contest " which already took place for six years in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Few was there awarded with the third place and an acknowledgment for the best-written rulebook.
Feel free to comment! We would like to hear what you think about it!
- You can download The Few Rules
- We also prepared some character sheets
and interceptor plane sheets
for your gaming.
- Add-on Amongst the Many
- Add-on African Skies
and Polish version Cyrk Skalskiego