A group of scientists, the evolved descendants of rats, roaches, crows, and raccoons, comb through an old, abandoned human skyscraper.
Synanthropes is a story game about representatives of the four known sentient races of planet Earth: the Crows, the Rats, the Roaches, and the Raccoons. Sometime in the future, somewhere between one hundred and a thousand years from today, humanity disappeared, for reasons unknown. Long after that, synanthropes -- those animals who live in ecological niches that humans created -- evolved, becoming intelligent communities in their own right, aware that they live in Humanity's cast-off ruins. You play representatives from these species, each player from a different one, who came together on a scientific expedition, the first major cross-species undertaking since the end of the Resource Wars.