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Rats in the Walls is a roleplaying game of cosmic horror, inspired by the writings of H.P Lovecraft (but it doesn't use HPL's Mythos).

The game system is inspired by classics like Advanced Fighting Fantasy, Traveller and more recent titles like Maze Rats or Into the Odd. It uses 2D6 and only the players roll the dice so the GM can focus on the players' choices.

The system is aimed at long-term play but works very well with one-shots as well.

The default setting are the roaring 20's but an appendix allows you to create medieval characters.

So grab a character sheet, 2D6, pick a profession and a reputation and go fight the Old Ones or die screaming.

This is the revised, fully illustrated edition.

****PLEASE NOTE !****

The POD version here is not as good as the one on Lulu (layout is a bit off and colors are washed out). If you want a print version of the game, please consider buying it from Lulu.

The POD version is now available on Lulu ! (Just check our site, click in the right column).

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Jarad C July 24, 2018 9:19 am UTC
On Lulu it is listed as being in French, just a heads up
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Alexandre J August 02, 2018 6:35 am UTC
It's listed correctly now.
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Peter K July 06, 2018 5:28 am UTC
Really loving the elegance of this game so far. One thing I found I think might be mistake though:

In the combat section under "Taking Action" it says:

The player makes his roll:
7-: the GM can use two consequences against him.
8-9: but suffers a consequence.
10+: the PC succeeds and picks a consequence for his target(s).

Should this really read:

The player makes his roll:
7-: the GM can use two consequences against him.
8-9: the PC succeeds but suffers a consequence.
10+: the PC succeeds and picks a consequence for his target(s).
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Alexandre J July 06, 2018 6:00 pm UTC
That's correct, thanks for pointing it out !
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Peter K July 09, 2018 4:55 am UTC
Hi Alexandre,

I really like this game, but have come across a bunch of other typos and spelling errors. Because I'd like to see this the best it can be, I actually went through the process of proofreading and marking up a .docx version of the document with suggested changes.

Is there anywhere I can submit the suggested corrections? There are kind of a lot to paste them all into the discussion here. And I'm not sure how to private message someone in rpgnow.

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Alexandre J July 09, 2018 9:06 am UTC
Hi Peter,

Thanks for your hard work ! You can send the file to sam_lowry1_AT_yahoo_DOT_fr
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Tom P September 01, 2018 8:50 am UTC
Have you made any corrections? I'd like to buy a print copy, but I'd prefer to wait until the files have been updated first.

Also, what are the differences between this edition and the original one, other than the art?
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Alexandre J September 05, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
No difference except for the art, so you can try the game for free :)
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Alfredo T September 25, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Hi Alexandre,

I've about related with the system combat and I have some doubts.
According to the book, the player makes his roll:
7-: the GM can use two consequences against him.
8-9: PC succeeds but suffers a consequence.
10+: the PC succeeds and picks a consequence for his target(s).

Does this mean that the player does the damage with the gun and then she/he select the consecuence, or does it mean that the damage is another consequence to choose?

Additionally, I see on the sample combat that Howard chooses two consequences after rolling 12 as result. Why he can choose a second consequence?
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Alexandre J October 03, 2018 8:48 am UTC
Hello Alfredo, sorry for the late answer.

1. Doing damage with the gun is 1 consequence to choose.
2. That's not written in the rules but a 12+ let's you choose two consequences.

Have fun !
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Alfredo T October 07, 2018 5:03 pm UTC
Thanks for the reply.
So that means that players can select a only one consecuente from 8 to 11 as result . Good to know :)
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Emanoel M July 05, 2018 12:23 am UTC
Looking forward to the POD version!
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Alexandre J July 05, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
I'm waiting for my POD version to arrive. Once I get it (I don't expect any problems) the POD will go live. So expect it in about 7 to 10 days!
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