Welcome to the Underworld

This is a wiki for RATS — the role-playing game. The game isn't complete yet, but needs more updates in setting material. Still, you should feel free to check it out.

The setting is inspired by this poem that I wrote a long time ago called A Diary of the Lost. It more or less renders a main character called the King, who will eventually be found in the setting material. The atmosphere of the poem stuck with me for years and I at last decided to make something new with it. Thus, this game.

Questions and corrections can be emailed to orcinthewell at gmail dot com (spam not wanted).

My Norwegian role-playing blog can be found here: Det er en ork i brønna!

Sources of inspiration

  • Neverwhere (TV series and novel by Neil Gaiman)
    • Actually, most of Neil Gaiman's work
  • Ker Shus and Web, novels by Tor Åge Bringsværd
  • Mortal Engines (novel by Philip Reeve)
  • The Golden Compass (novel by Philip Pullman)
  • Virtual Light and All Tomorrow's Parties (novels by William Gibson)
  • Fallout 3 (video game)
  • The Gearworld artwork of Ursula Vernon
  • Hellboy and B.P.R.D. (comic books by Mike Mignola)
  • Hellblazer (comic books)
  • V For Vendetta (movie; I haven't read the comic)
  • Dark City (movie)
  • 9 (movie)