Welcome to the hideout for Rattrap Productions.
Rattrap Productions is a game company whose products are designed to be, first and foremost, fun. If we don’t want to play these games every day, then back into the idea mill they go. In fact, we’ve probably gotten more than a few people frustrated by announcing some project we are working on, only to have it take months to finally be done.
We started out with miniatures games back in 2005. These were designed to evoke the genres of the golden age of pulp magazines. From masked heroes and courageous explorers to hooded villains and dangerous madmen, the pulp genre is filled with colorful characters battling it out in gritty cities and exotic locations. On our website you will find information about our various miniatures games, like .45 Adventure: Thrilling Action in the Pulp Era. We refer to these games as “narrative adventures.” They are part role-playing game and part miniatures game. For us, the fun is not only in winning, but also in telling a great story. These games focus more on the individual characters that players create and less on hordes of nameless troops – though we do use them as fodder for your heroes and villains to battle. You can read more about these games in our store.
We have also added card games to our list of products. The first one coming out is Lost World Lunch. This is a quick 30 minute card game for 3-6 players where you play the dinosaurs, tired of becoming trophies for well-off Victorian adventurers, so you turn the tables on them and seek to make them the trophies. The mechanics are simple and the “special” cards keep the game interesting as dinosaurs attempt to steal victory from each other.
After Lost World Lunch, we will be releasing the Not All Blood Runs Red card game. This is set in an Alternate World War 1 where magic and super-science exist. Each player selects 3 characters from their faction and the abilities, equipment and action cards you think will best allow you to capture the strategic locations. This is still in early play testing and could be a while before we se release. If you are interested in learning about it or following the development, The Bullpen is our blog and you can find us on Facebook or on Twitter at @45adventure where I am sure to post the latest goings-on.
Along with our own games, we have partnered with Brigade Games to produce some larger scale historical and skirmish games under the Sinister Laboratories imprint.
To find out the latest on what is going on, be sure to check out The Bullpen. In “pulp speak” the bullpen was how publishers referred to their staff writers. Here we put all the latest happenings, written, of course, by our staff writers (okay, staff is really limited to just 1 or 2 people but it does sound a bit more impressive). The Blackmarket is not only our shop, but also a place where you can find FREE demo versions of some of the rule sets. Feel free to take a look around and use the Pneumatic Tube to provide feedback.