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Rat-themed role-playing game seeks funding

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Rats RPG logo"RATS!", a satirical rat-themed role-playing game, is seeking sponsorship on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. In the game, players will take on the roles of intelligent rats who are engaged in a holy war against modern humanity, other animals, each other, and "numerous inanimate objects".

RATS! will be based on the third-edition d20 system. Rat characters advance by spending experience points to gain new abilities and mutations, and by growing in size. The rules are being developed by Uri Kurlianchik and Stan Levi. Kurlianchik is a game writer and storyteller from Israel, whose works have been published by Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, Mongoose, Bull Spec, and Brain Harvest. Levi is an artist, illustrator, and animator.

The two creators are seeking $2,400 to develop the game. The money will go towards producing the game rulebook (including the editing and layout of an anticipated 400 pages of text and artwork), marketing and printing. As of September 4, they have raised $1,145; the drive closes on October 31. If the project is successful, its creators expect the rulebook to be finalised in mid-2013, and available towards the end of that year.

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It seems rats are all the rage this week.

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They ultimately raised almost 250% of their goal; $5,965. That should buy some pretty artwork, and a lot of rat tails!

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