Stolen by Bats is an unformed idea I've had for a GLOGhack based on Failbetter Games' Fallen London (and linked games Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies).
All I know about it are the stats:
Iron: Confront and overpower.Mirrors: Investigate and discern.Veils: Deceive and misdirectPages: Understand and control.Hearts: Convince and endure.
The class list:
Correspondent - Criticize, Analyze and Deconstuct the Eldritch and MundaneCrooked-Cross – Manipulative Cleric of the Counter Church, Ordained by DevilsLicentiate – Killers, Possessors of Strange Lists, Hunted by Would-be Successors.Midnighter – Faceless Agent and Spymaster, a Skilled Player of the Great GameMonster-Hunter – Hunter and Killer of the Neath's Deadliest Denizens.Silverer – Cultish Figure, an Explorer of The Dreamworld of Parabola (No Relation)Zee Captain – Explorer, Zailor, Hoarder of Treasures - and Probable Cannibal.
And one of the classes:
Starting Equipment: A Ratting Piece, a Filthy Suit, Bone Harpoon, Vicious Dog
A – Rat-Catcher, Notches
B – Rattus Faber
C – Expert on Monstrous Anatomy
D – Bag a Legend
Your attacks deal maximum damage to creatures with the same or less HD than you.
Each time you attain a total of 10, 20, 30, and 50 kills with a weapon type (such as 10 kills with a dagger), you unlock a new ability for that weapon, chosen from the list below.
Keep track of your kills and special abilities on the back of your character sheet.
- +1 Damage
- Expanded critical range (+1)
- Special ability (negotiated with GM, one per weapon).
In exchange for their life, a group of Rattus Faber (Sapient, Mechanically Inclined Rats) have agreed to come into your employment. There are five of them. Decide what identifying garment each has, which is also what name they’re known by. (E.g., Cravat, Boots, Scarf, Monocle, Socks). The Faber are chatty, sardonic, and fearless.
- Set a trap.
- Demolish a wall.
- Scout an area.
- Loudly steal an object that five rats could carry.
Expert on Monstrous Anatomy
Upon positively identifying a creature, you may immediately rattle off a single useful fact about it.
Bag a Legend
Your attacks now always deal maximum damage.