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Monster of the Week

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Happy Halloween! As a holiday treat, the digital version of this title has been marked down by 31%! For more spooky savings, visit our Halloween sale page!

A monster lurks in the shadows...

Most people don’t believe in monsters, but you know the truth. They’re real, and it’s your task to bring them down. This revised edition of Monster of the Week brings that adventure to life.

Monster of the Week is a standalone action-horror RPG for 3-5 people. Hunt high school beasties a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer, travel the country to bring down unnatural creatures like the Winchester brothers of Supernatural, or head up the government investigation like Mulder and Scully. This book contains everything you need to tackle Bigfoot, collar a chupacabra, and drive away demons.

In this revised edition, you’ll find:

  • Character creation rules to bring your hunter to life and create a cohesive hunting team.
  • Eight simple moves to investigate and deal with monsters.
  • An easy-to-use system based on the popular Apocalypse World RPG.
  • Thorough mystery-creation tools and two ready-to-play mysteries.
  • New material including an introductory mystery; example monsters like Balkan vampires, ghouls, and spore trolls; and hunter types like the Crooked and the Spell-Slinger.

Grab the fireplace poker and open your spell book. That monster’s going down!

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Mark T November 22, 2016 1:28 am UTC
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Check it out: http://genericgames.co.nz/update/2016/11/19/call-for-mysteries.html

Write up your favorite mystery and maybe it can be part of a MotW collection!
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Dorian Y September 13, 2016 12:20 am UTC
The description is a little misleading. The system does not lend itself well to x files or many other settings with non magical protagonists. 'use magic' is a basic player move. Many of the playbooks are inherently magical.

I suppose this would be my go to system for chuthulu / Dresden type games.
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September 13, 2016 5:03 pm UTC
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Call it "Use Alien Tech" or "Use Fringe Science" and you're off to the races.
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Joshua H January 28, 2015 1:03 am UTC
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Will this be available in POD?
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January 28, 2015 1:16 am UTC
PUBLISHER
No, but it will be available in print, through games distribution in games retail stores, and is currently for sale on the EvilHat website's store.
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Joshua H January 28, 2015 1:46 am UTC
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Ok, thank you sir!
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Chris S January 28, 2015 12:55 am UTC
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So, do I have to pay for this again, if I just bought the last version?
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January 28, 2015 1:15 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Nope, if you bought the last version published by Generic Games, they should be sending (or may have already sent) you a coupon code for the PDF. Contact Generic Games (Michael Sands) with any questions about that.
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Andrew R January 28, 2015 5:50 am UTC
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What about people who bought the original kickstarter? Is there a time limit for the updated PDF?
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January 28, 2015 2:53 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll point Generic Games this way, it's their call.
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Mike S January 28, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
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I will be sending the coupon to original backers.
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Andrew R January 28, 2015 7:14 pm UTC
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Thank you. I may still buy the new book, but I wanted to make sure there was a reasonable difference before dropping 25 bucks on a physical copy.
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Mike S January 30, 2015 1:15 am UTC
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A quick summary of the new material:

– Two new hunter types, the Crooked and Spell-slinger, and the Divine is now included in the book
– Two introductory mysteries
– Revisions based on two years of play and questions asked, including tweaks to basic moves and lots of revised and new advice
– A bunch of new example monsters
– Loads of awesome new art
– A new experience point system.
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Alexander N February 09, 2015 1:00 pm UTC
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Any idea when those coupon codes are going out? I don't seem to have ever received one, nor can I find contact details for Generic Games on DTRPG.

Thanks!
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February 09, 2015 1:29 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
A week ago, maybe more. They were sent out by Generic Games, and — naturally! — wouldn't have gone to anyone who's configured their DriveThruRPG settings to disallow emails from publishers. You'll need to contact Generic Games/Michael Sands if you've missed yours. Check your spam folder too.
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Alexander N February 11, 2015 8:18 am UTC
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"wouldn't have gone to anyone who configured their DriveThruRPG settings to disallow emails from publishers"

You can't hear them right now, but sad trombones are serenading me. >.>

For anyone else who made the same mistake, you can find Michael's email address at the bottom of this page: https://sites.google.com/site/gamesteratlarge/

Thanks for the help!
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This title was added to our catalog on January 27, 2015.