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Rats in the Walls (artfree version)

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Rats in the Walls is a roleplaying game of cosmic horror, inspired by the writings of H.P Lovecraft (but without using 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.

The goal was to have a system that is simple enough to run quick one-shot adventures while at the same time, rich enough to allow for long-term play.

The default setting are the roaring 20's but an appendix allows you to create medieval characters. A Sci-fi setting is on the way as well (without aliens or haunted derelict ships, we promise!).

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 edition.

You can find the fully illustrated color version here.

 
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July 4th, 2018
Clearly written with a great section on how to run this genre. The gm section has great advice that can be applied to any game. [...]
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March 15th, 2018
I've played and read a ton of Lovecraftian rpgs, folks. I love them. I'll keep this short: get this game. 'Rats in the Walls' is a winner. You can read this game and have the dice hitting the table in under an hour. It is elegantly simple but not [...]
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March 15th, 2018
Just reading through the pwyw non-art pdf. It looks very very interesting. Easy to play and quick to get started I should think. Not necessarily a Cthulhu clone but could played as such or as a horror or uncanny type game (X-files in the 20s). The Twen [...]
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March 15th, 2018
A game worth reading, even if you don't plan to use it immediately: it contains a handful of concrete advices on how to run "cosmic horror" games, how to create investigations (this chapters can be a great addition for Call of Cthulhu and oth [...]
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March 13th, 2018
A great game! Especially if you're looking for an alternative to the Basic roleplaying system. In 34 pages, you have all you need to play in an hour horrific adventures full of tentacles. The rules are simple, but quite sufficient for this kind of camp [...]
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July 04, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on March 12, 2018.