Cold Shadows

New Spy Roleplaying Game Announced by Gallant Knight Games

Gallant Knight Games is pleased to announce Cold Shadows, a roleplaying game inspired by the works of John Le Carre, Ian Fleming, and the tensions of the Cold War. Cold Shadows will launch on Kickstarter in the first quarter of 2017, with a target month of March.


Cold Shadows will use the innovative and player focused ruleset that powers Blood and Honor, by John Wick Presents, and World of Dew, from Woerner WunderWerks. The roleplaying game is being built to tell stories in the vein of John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or The Night Manager, as well as, "Martini," (Casino Royale Bond style solo and GM play) and "Gunplay" (Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Mission Impossible) inspired styles of gaming.


Joining the Gallant Knight Games team for this project, Ben Woerner, Elizabeth Chaipraditkul, and Tobie Abad will be lending their writing talents and deep passion for roleplaying games and the spy genre to the Cold Shadows book.

Owner of Gallant Knight Games, Alan Bahr had this to say:

“Blood and Honor, alongside Pendragon, is the most influential roleplaying game on my style of design, and how I view player and narrative driven games. I’m excited to be producing this RPG, which I view as a game of, “Open Secrets,” where the players and gamemaster collaborate to experience nail-biting espionage stories. I’m excited to be working with this team, which includes the  game designer who has produced the only other official Blood and Honor expansion,  and between them numerous other games, and whose works I greatly admire and respect.”

About Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner is the owner of Woerner’s WunderWerks. In 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and a sequel to John Wick’s Blood & Honor. A year later, he published Sound of Water, the expansion to World of Dew.He has also written for companies like Catthulhu, Metal Weave Designs, and John Wick Presents. For JWP he wrote on Blood & Honor, Wield, and is the Developer for the forthcoming 7th Sea: Pirate Nations sourcebook. He is also producing Animalia, a roleplaying game of small furry animals in a big scary world.

He went through Checkpoint Charlie before he was five and he lives in Arizona with his wife, daughter, son, and three dogs. Email him at: or find him on Twitter or Facebook.

About Elizabeth Chaipraditkul

Liz is a game developer and writer who lives in the Netherlands. She is the owner and founder of Angry Hamster Publishing, a tabletop roleplaying company. She is also the lead developer of the Heroes & Villains sourcebook for 7th Sea by John Wick Presents, and has written for companies such as Khepera Publishing and Third Eye Games. When not in her own imaginary world Liz keeps busy with crafting and walking her dog. You can find out more about her games here: and follow her on Twitter @angryhamsterrpg

About Tobie Abad

Tobie Abad works at Indigo-Entertainment as game designer for mobile and online video games.  He is also a table top and role-playing game designer and storyteller.  He is based in Manila, Philippines and lives with the love of his life, Rocky at a quaint little place they call Sietch Creare, which is filled with books, games, and other geeky stuff. He hopes to someday be able to legally marry his partner without having to leave the country to do so.

He has written for 7th Sea: Pirate Nations, World of Dew's Sound of Water expansion, Girls Elsewhere, Queer Gaymers, Advanced Doll and other projects. He releases his own games like A Single Moment (which inspired the recently kickstarted game, Reflections) under the banner of TAG Sessions, or Tobie Abad Gaming Sessions (