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Monsterpunk is a post-apocalyptic RPG of humans, monsters and humans becoming monsters. In it, Player Characters make life-binding pacts with magical creatures to survive in a harsh world dominated by monsters.

Humans in Monsterpunk are subordinates, food or slaves of the monsters that have taken over the world. The Player Characters are humans who have made pacts with monsters for power. But the power that PCs wield isn’t easy to control and misusing it will transform them into the very things that are the oppressors of humanity.

The rules of Monsterpunk are effects-based and action-oriented. That means the focus is on what you do rather than how you do it, making it very easy to reskin characters. The roleplaying mechanics make every roll interesting and the combat rules are tactical yet have very little math.

• Roleplaying in a dystopic, post-apocalyptic future with characters of gray morality.
• A streamlined action system for games where characters make deals with monsters.
• Gameplay that emphasizes both a smooth flow of narrative and tactical gameplay.
• Balancing PC options so that all players are of an equal power level.
• Finding balance between the moral extremes of multiple factions.
• Making a home for yourself in an uncertain world.
• Negotiation skills allow every PC to end combat through dialogue.
• Limit Breaks can turn the tide of battle in favor of the PCs at a terrible price.

The PDF includes Character Sheets for all classes and monsters but they're omitted from the physical version to reduce printing costs. You can find printable Character Sheets here instead.

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Wez W March 14, 2020 11:36 pm UTC
Where did the softcover go?
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Juan H March 15, 2020 1:53 am UTC
Physical copies are temporarily disabled due to issues with the printer. We're working to solve this ASAP but the process may take a couple weeks.
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Wez W March 15, 2020 2:14 am UTC
Thank you for the reply, great can't wait.
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Colin C February 01, 2020 1:30 am UTC
Does the game have a focus on positioning and movement, and does it assume the use of minis (or stand-ins) and mats? Does it include optional rules for Theatre of the Mind play if it does assume battlemat-focused play?
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Juan H February 01, 2020 12:20 pm UTC
Combatwise, I've playtested it using theatre of the mind and it's fine with some setups like, say, 4 PCs vs 1 Boss. But more complex engagements should probably use a map for convenience's sake, even if it's just a spreadsheet with tokens.
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julien L December 30, 2019 2:11 am UTC
Hi, I wonder : where can I buy a hardback ( or even softback ) copy of this? I am a huge fan of Megaten and it seems that this game got the prefect feels of it; Gonna buy it for sure !
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Juan H December 30, 2019 12:59 pm UTC
Glad to hear! Physical copies should be up for order right here before the end of January.
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Abraham Z December 20, 2019 4:03 pm UTC
This is in need of a preview.
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Juan H December 20, 2019 6:56 pm UTC
I forgot about adding some! It's done now.
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Felix J December 20, 2019 12:32 pm UTC
Looks neat! Will be giving it a try soon.
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