11 May 2011

Monster of the Week update

I've been working pretty feverishly on Monster of the Week (the Apocalypse World hack edition) for a while now, and it's currently solid enough for playtesting. Currently there are three games going, only one of which has me involved.

It's a game of ass-kicking monster hunters, inspired by Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fringe, The X-Files, Hellboy, BPRD, The Dresden Files and stuff like that.

As a teaser, here's a look at the Divine hunter class book.

I'm keen to get it out to other playtest groups, so if that little bit of info sounds good let me know at mike.sands@genericgames.co.nz and I'll let you at the playtest files.

11 comments:

mashugenah said...

I'm keen in theory, but logistically it won't work out. I'm very interested to hear how it goes though. :D

The Gamester At Large said...

Would you like to have a read anyhow? In terms of how it goes, there are currently three campaigns being played, all going well. It's capturing the action/horror/character feel that I'm after, although still a lot of tweaks and fixes I am sure.

Anarchangel said...

Hey Mike,

As I write my game for Gateway, are there any playbooks you especially want playtested?

Anarchangel said...

The text is looking good so far, btw!

The Gamester At Large said...

Thanks!

Regarding playbooks, the Camera has had the least play, but I ran a game with the Camera-based frame this morning and it went fine. So, just go for whatever works for your mystery.

Anarchangel said...

Camera... That's a supplemental playbook? I'll have a look in the folder.

Anarchangel said...

Oh, I hadn't looked at the extra playbooks yet. I'll take a look.

I have a couple of images and moods for my mystery, but no actual mystery yet. I'll see what jumps out at me in my reading of the second half of the book.

The Gamester At Large said...

Yes, there's a few extra ones there at the moment.

Divine (angelic being)
Camera (reporter)
Hard Case (good at taking a beating)

The Gamester At Large said...

Also, Q&A might work better on the forum at barf forth Apocalyptica: http://apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?board=33.0

The Gamester At Large said...

Regarding the mystery, I'd recommend starting with a monster or urban legend that you particularly like, and work from there.

The Gamester At Large said...

For typos, probably emailing me directly is best. Use: mike@genericgames.co.nz