Just Arrived – Monster of the Week by Michael Sands

Awhile ago, I sponsored the IndieGoGo campaign for Monster of the Week by Michael Sands. Monster of the Week is a part of the burgeoning Apocalypse World hack ecosystem.

Monster of the Week

Monster of the Week

I was pulled into the IndieGoGo campaign with the one-two punch of Apocalypse World engine and “It models seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

And today it arrived.

I’ve read a good portion of the PDF, but didn’t finish it. I find game books are easiest for me to read in physical form – in fact most books remain easier for me to read if I have a physical copy.

To my knowledge, this game is the first RPG I’ve purchased from a New Zealander.

I’m looking forward to reading this book and giving it a try. I’m going to run at least one session before GenCon so I should have this in my repertoire of games that I can run at Games on Demand.

More importantly, when I mentioned that the game was partly inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my kids immediately perked up – they love Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Spike, and company.

The challenge remains not enough time for all the games. At least we got a few hands of Tichu in this evening.

3 thoughts on “Just Arrived – Monster of the Week by Michael Sands

    • The hacks that are in print, that I know of, are Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, and Monster Heart. I believe the Regiment will see print at some point. Unlikely to see print is Apocalypse Galactica. I’m also curious about Jason Morningstar’s Stasi and Brennan Taylor’s “Seven Thunders” (an L5R hack). All are a testimony to Apocalypse World’s design.

      So which other Buddy inspired game were you thinking of?

      (Monster of the Week could emulate Scooby Doo, but I think it is much better for a Mythos type game – powered by Graham Walmsley).

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