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Monster Force Terra

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Monster Force Terra is a light storygame using the Apocalypse World Engine to tales of giant monsters who terrorize the Earth but also just happen to save the human race from an even worse threat in the process!

You take on the roles of the kaiju in this game, going about your own business of seeking food, shelter and a mate, when disaster strikes! In getting back to the normal order of your lives, you inadvertently find yourselves becoming the heroes, though you may never be aware of what you've done. Play your monster as a pawn in the story, using them to achieve the goals that you want, by using them to stomp, steal or investigate the story's obstacles.

The download includes twelve different monster playsheets:

  • The Avian: a giant flying creature.
  • The Bug: a giant insect.
  • The Critter: a giant mammal.
  • The Crustacean: a giant crab or lobster.
  • The Digger: a giant burrower.
  • The Glob: a giant mess.
  • The Lizard: a giant scaly creature.
  • The Mech: a giant robot.
  • The Plant: a giant vegetable.
  • The Simian: a giant ape-like creature.
  • The Swarm: a giant colony life-form.
  • The Unspeakable: a giant horror.

There are also two other files:

  • Monster Force Terra: the core rule booklet, a mere 10 pages long, including tips for the MC on running the game.
  • Reference Sheet: print this on the back of the playsheets.


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Gabriel C July 23, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
The Lizard's move "XXX Attack" says "you can Smash with 1 AP". What is an AP?
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James M July 23, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Sorry, that's me taking PbtA terminology for granted: 'AP' is 'Armor Piercing', so the Lizard gets to ignore 1 level or Armor on its target when it makes this move.
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Gabriel C July 29, 2018 7:11 am UTC
Yes, but there is no armour in this game. Monsters have about 5 life points and the standard damage is 1.
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James M July 29, 2018 8:10 am UTC
I've added a new paragraph to the rules about making use of armour in the game and reworded the Lizard's 'XXX' move to better explain how it works.
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Gabriel C July 29, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Aww, thanks for the clarification, that makes sense now. I want to organise a small game of this, will tell you about the outcome.
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James M July 29, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Thanks for pointing out the oversight and please do let me know how the games goes; if you use Discord, I'm about there most days and know a few other players who are always up for any kind of PbtA gaming.
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Gabriel C July 30, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Actually, I have little time these days and I mainly play through web. I am Spanish so I will need some translation (hope that is ok). Anyway, I will prepare it calmly. My nick in discord is G-Master, will be easier to speak through that.
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Gabriel C December 03, 2020 3:44 pm UTC
Hello, it's been a while and interesting times but I managed to run a game of this.
The monsters were lured to Osaka by evil Doctor Infierno who wanted to use them to create his own mega-kaiju.
The monsters were Gran Dolgoro (giant lizard), Chemozoon (the blob), Utan Rakshasa (all of Sumatran Jungle is a massive organism) and the Swarm (billions of bees looking for their queen).
It was fun: the city ended destroyed by the explosion of Infierno's Robot and later changed to a huge jungle where the monsters roamed. The blob divided itself in two. I asked players to create the movies where their characters had appeared.
The system works well but there are a couple of remarkable points:
-Armour makes a huge difference. If someone is armoured, is almost unbeatable. On the other side, it gains no fury.
-Both, players and I, found quite hard to find reasons for teaming up with each other. Different targets make them go every man for himself which makes mandatory to create massive...See more
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James M December 03, 2020 7:01 pm UTC
Awesome! Glad you had fun and thank you for sharing! Hope you've been well in 2020 too.
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Warren S April 21, 2017 2:31 am UTC
I'd like to see this in a better format also. Profile format is easiest for printing out... IMHO.
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Parrish W October 30, 2015 6:29 pm UTC
I like the game! I assume the pages are out of order for printing purposes but I can not figure out how to print it properly. Also how do the monsters cooperate when they have such base instincts. Gonna play a trial game with just my wife and maybe write a review.
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James M November 13, 2015 2:36 pm UTC
Sorry for the formatting of the pdf, I'll create some easier-to-use documents and alternative presentations when I have time.

The monsters don't cooperate as such, but the players do: it's up to the players and MC to arrange the moves of the monsters in such a way that they advance the plot unwittingly. Think of them as a force of nature or deus ex machina, only the whole story uses them as plot devices, not just one bit at the end.
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