Heard about the Monster-of-the-Week fan collection of mysteries and want to join in the upcoming collection as an aspiring RPG module writer?
Only problem is that you don’t know what the heck Monster of the Week is?
Monster of the Week or “MotW” is a monster hunting PbtA RPG based on television shows like Supernatural or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This product is also going to introduce rules to make it easier to run “X-files or Fringe adventures”, something that a lot of MotW players already do.
A typical mystery involves investigating a strange situation, discovering a monster and its weakness and then the dangerous climax of killing it.
The MotW Rulebook and quite a few free “goodies” can be found at:
The Rulebook has sample mysteries on pages 149 – 161 (Dream Away the Time) and another on pages 273 – 285 (Damn Dirty Apes).
Here’s another example: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7cav44145d9dTM3NUYteDBPVTQ/view?usp=sharing
Also check out the MotW Roadhouse, it is the MotW version of the Dungeon Tavern: https://plus.google.com/communities/110209328442902551212/stream/56aba946-716a-47ba-8ff3-97d9abcf7b9e
Look up the “Mysteries” section. A lot of adaptions and my starters, but some “full mysteries” as well. FYI my starters are almost full mysteries and some may be expanded for the collection, depending on the number of publishable submissions.
We’re interested in short ,creative mysteries that have a cool concept and are easily adaptable to the users’ individual games.
We would also be interested in (in order of desirability) play advice, art, custom moves and other rules variants, and new hunter classes.
It will be a profit share gig, so each piece contributed will earn you a share of ongoing sales.
If you have ideas for other material, please write up one short sample mystery or other material (up to 500 words) and email it to email@example.com by the 18th of December 2016.