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This Town Is Full of Monsters is a freeform tabletop storytelling/roleplaying game about a smallish community beset by mysterious, eldritch forces. There’s always a Town. There are always townsfolk. And, somewhere, everywhere, perhaps in their hearts and minds, perhaps in the swamp or the woods, there are monsters, mysteries, and secrets. If you want to build a Twin Peaks/Stranger Things/Life is Strange/Donnie Darko type story and/or world with the help of a couple of friends or friendly strangers, this game may well be a good fit for you.  

This Town Is Full of Monsters is a game about making stuff up and trying to collaboratively piece together something that sort of resembles a semi-cohesive supernatural drama or melodrama out of all sorts of narrative bits and bobs. It is diceless, GMless, and fairly free-flowing. It also has a map-making/murder-board-making component and encourages players to seek guidance from Oracles of their choice (Tarot cards, coffee grounds, runes, or whatever works for you). 

The game works well with 3 to 6 players, but can scale in either direction with a bit of adjustment.

Note: This is the "ashcan" or "early access" release of the game. The available version is considered complete and fully playable, but may still have a typo or two. It may or may not get further  updates/clarifications in the future, depending on feedback and playtests. If enough people are interested in this game, I may also add extras down the line, although extras are just that. 

Aside from all of the above, the main difference between this version and a hypothetical "final" version of the game is that this one does not currently have illustrations.

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File Last Updated:
July 19, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on July 15, 2018.