What is Ten Dead Rats? It’s an actual play stream. It’s kit-bashed RPG. It’s both.
The plot is loosely based on the classic Warhammer campaign The Enemy Within, plus plenty of custom elements tossed in for good measure. The system we’re using is a custom kit-bashed system that combines Original Edition D&D (ala the OED) and 2nd Edition Warhammer Roleplay. Much credit is also due to its progenitor Small But Vicious Dog, written by Chris Hogan.
The system was born of a greedy desire to run the live stream game in something I was highly comfortable with, but still scratched the familiar Warhammer itch with stuff like careers and corruption. As I cobbled together rules I thought I might as well release the whole darn thing for free on my blog, and so I did. Here then is the system for your enjoyment:
The actual play stream is broadcast live every Thursday night from 8-10 PM Eastern, on Twitch and YouTube. VOD can be found on YouTube as well, and audio-only podcasts are available on wanderingdms.com. We hope you’ll join us for our mad romp around the Warhammer world.