History TabletopGame / MonsterOfTheWeek

16th Sep '17 4:37:17 AM Koveras
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''Monster of the Week'' is a TabletopRPG designed by Michael Sands and Steve Hickey in 2012 and published on paper by Evil Hat Productions in 2015. The game is TabletopGame/PoweredByTheApocalypse and, as the title suggests, inspired by various MonsterOfTheWeek series like ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', and ''Series/TheXFiles''. It is meant to be played episodically, with a group of monster hunter archetypes (a.k.a. '''[[Characters/MonsterOfTheWeek playbooks]]''') going after a new boogieman every session.

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''Monster of the Week'' is a TabletopRPG designed by Michael Sands and Steve Hickey in 2012 and published on paper by Evil Hat Productions in 2015. The game is TabletopGame/PoweredByTheApocalypse and, as the title suggests, inspired by various MonsterOfTheWeek series like ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', and ''Series/TheXFiles''. It is meant to be played episodically, with a group of [[HunterOfMonsters monster hunter hunter]] archetypes (a.k.a. '''[[Characters/MonsterOfTheWeek playbooks]]''') going after a new boogieman every session.
14th Feb '17 7:59:27 AM Dravencour
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* HunterOfMonsters: Pretty much every PC qualifies as this, though The Chosen and The Wronged are the most pronounced examples.
27th Jan '17 1:04:05 AM Dravencour
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* ArchEnemy: The Wronged's mark, as well as the Chosen's "Nemesis" (if they pick one), make for good MythArc threats.

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* ArchEnemy: The Wronged's mark, enemy, as well as the Chosen's "Nemesis" (if they pick one), make for good MythArc threats.
27th Jan '17 1:02:07 AM Dravencour
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* DistressBall: The Mundane's special moves reward them for grabbing the IdiotBall (and thus moving the plot along).

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* DistressBall: The Mundane's special moves reward them for grabbing the IdiotBall and doing something to get them captured (and thus moving the plot along).



* HealingMagicIsTheHardest: Magical healing moves are barely better than regular first aid, healing at most 2 harm, whereas most monster attacks and the Spell-slinger's combat magic can inflict 4-5 harm at a time.

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* HealingMagicIsTheHardest: Magical healing moves are barely better than regular first aid, healing at most 2 harm, whereas most monster attacks and the Spell-slinger's Spell-Slinger's combat magic can inflict 4-5 harm at a time.
26th Jan '17 12:01:05 PM Dravencour
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* StoryDrivenInvulnerability: Each monster is required to have a weakness or two that the Hunters have to identify and exploit before they can put it down for good--meaning that no matter how much harm they do, it'll always regenerate/escape/come back from the dead/etc. unless they specifically hit its weak spot.

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* StoryDrivenInvulnerability: Each monster is required to have a weakness or two that the Hunters have to identify and exploit before they can put it down for good--meaning that no matter how much harm they do, it'll always regenerate/escape/come back from the dead/etc. unless they specifically hit its weak spot.spot or use a specific method of bringing them down.
15th Jul '16 11:01:54 AM Koveras
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* CastOfExpies: Many of the character types are overtly inspired by characters from action-horror franchises:
** The Chosen is Buffy Summers from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Expert is Rupert Giles from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Flake is Fox Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles''.
** The Initiate is a Warden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** The Monstrous is ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** The Mundane is Xander Harris from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Spellslinger is Harry Dresden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** The Spooky is Sam Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** The Wronged is Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.

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* CastOfExpies: Many of the character types playbooks are overtly inspired by characters from action-horror franchises:
** The Chosen is Buffy Summers from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Expert is Rupert Giles from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Flake is Fox Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles''.
** The Initiate is a Warden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** The Monstrous is ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** The Mundane is Xander Harris from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Spellslinger is Harry Dresden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** The Spooky is Sam Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** The Wronged is Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
franchises. For the full roster, see the [[Characters/MonsterOfTheWeek Characters tab]].
15th Jul '16 8:11:18 AM LondonKdS
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* CastOfExpies: Many of the character types are overtly inspired by characters from action-horror franchises:
** The Chosen is Buffy Summers from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Expert is Rupert Giles from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Flake is Fox Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles''.
** The Initiate is a Warden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** The Monstrous is ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** The Mundane is Xander Harris from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Spellslinger is Harry Dresden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** The Spooky is Sam Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** The Wronged is Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
7th Jul '16 1:51:29 AM Koveras
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* ProphecyArmor: {{The Chosen|One}} playbook has a special ability that prevents them from dying until their Destiny is fulfilled--any event that would normally kill them is automatically negated with their Luck points.
7th Jul '16 12:37:44 AM morenohijazo
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* ProphecyArmor: {{The Chosen|One}} playbook has a special ability that prevents them from dying until their Destiny is fulfilled--any event that would normally kill them is automatically negated with their Luck points.
21st Jun '16 2:16:45 AM Koveras
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* TheConfidant: The confidante-type allies are [=NPCs=] whose purpose in the story is to hear you out and give you advice.

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* TheConfidant: The confidante-type allies are [=NPCs=] whose purpose in the story is to hear you out and to give you advice.
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