Monster of the Week

There are monsters out there.

Most people don’t believe in them, but they’re real. Mostly, when someone finds out that monsters are real, that’s just before they die.

But some people are mean enough, smart enough, crazy enough, or hurt enough, that they live. And some of those people go and hunt down more.

That’s who you are – someone who decided to go on a crusade against the evil critters that are scurrying around out there.

It could be that you make a stand and defend your hometown from everything evil that comes there.

It could be you take to the road and go find them.

It could be you have magic powers that help out.

It could be that your name came up in prophecies thousands of years ago.

The one sure thing is you aren’t gonna go back to your old, safe life.

What’s Going On?

Monster of the Week is an action-horror roleplaying game about hunting down evil monsters.

You can get a taste of the game by looking at the hunter playbooks in the files section.

Buying Monster of the Week

You can get the book and PDF direct from Evil Hat, plus it may be found in game stores all over the place.

The PDF is available at DriveThruRPG.

More Stuff!

If you want to talk about stuff, check out the Monster of the Week Roadhouse G+ community, or on the Monster of the Week forum at apocalypse-world.com.

If you’re on twitter, follow @MotW_rpg for news.

You can get extra monster hunter playbooks as a pay-what-you-want bundle on DriveThruRPG

You can also grab The Meddling Kids In: Too Many Draculas! which is a comedy mystery suited to a one-shot game or as a “comedy episode” in an ongoing game.

Other Languages

Portuguese: by Luiz Borges Monstro da Semana.

Italian: by Narrativa: Il Mostro della Settimana.

Reviews

Mad Adventurers Society review

Vampires & death worms

Paper & Plastic Review

Left Oblique Review

MonsterMike’s RPGGeek Review

DriveThruRPG Review

DriveThruRPG Review

Actual Play Reports

Play report

Darkening Skies

Play report

Night of the Living Dead Elvis

In Italian:

Riassunto dei post dell’Ufficio Stranezze Review Lake Charles, Louisiana actual play report

FAQ

  • Q: Do I need a copy of Apocalypse World to play Monster of the Week?

    A: No, Monster of the Week is a stand-alone game. The mechanics are based on Apocalypse World, but you won’t need a copy.

  • Q: Where can I get a copy of the handouts?

    A: Hit “Files” on the menu.

Errata (first edition)

  • p61, Hunter Reference Sheet: The text for manipulate someone is not consistent between the discussion in the hunter and keeper sections and the hunter reference sheet. The canonical text change is for the 10+ result for bystanders, which should read: “If you get 10+, then they’ll do it for the reason you gave them.” There’s an updated hunter reference sheet in the files section here.