Alex Rinehart uses the fashionable indie Lumen to power a tabletop RPG in which characters are genetically engineered rats addicted to green gloop and trying to (sort of) fight aliens.
The campaign has been funded, passing the Kickstarter campaign goal of $1,800 with about three weeks still on the clock. You can see the latest tally or join in from the pitch page.
The roleplaying game is based on titles like Band of Blades and Shadowrun, but players share two characters. These characters are genetically engineered rats who must stop the aliens and stop the wrong mega-corp also stopping the invasion.
Survivors gain XP and gear.
Characters don’t need to be giant rats, either. They can be a swarm of rats, or a rat cyberhacker controlling a human meatsuit or any other clever rat innovation you can imagine.
The year is 2096. The situation is dire. All thought has been delegated to computers. Most of humanity works for one of the three megacorps. After all, you gotta serve somebody, right? Until now, you’ve probably been a worker drone. Nothing special, just someone marginally cheaper to train than a machine is to program. But things are changing now. Now that the invaders are here. There’s a lottery for soldiers and your number’s just come up.
A pledge of $10 will get you a PDF copy of Cyberrats and get your name in the book.
Shipping worldwide, but with the associated fees to pay, a hardcover with black and white interior joins the PDF and credit at $25.
Those two tiers are both expected to be fulfilled in June 2022. Other, very limited, exclusives are now sold out.
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