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Monsters of Murka Campaign Setting (5e)

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Monsters of Murka's first full-scale expansion, Restaurants and Retail, is LIVE now on Kickstarter intil October 9th! 

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The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.


Or, maybe just the home of bad puns and silly satire.


The all-too-familiar world of Murka sprawls out before you, calling upon you, adventurer. Will you rise to the occasion to save what's most important in life (and I'm obviously talking about the economy, here)?

The Monsters of Murka Campaign Setting is an immersive playable parody of United States pop culture designed for fifth edition, filled with recognizable references, bad jokes, and meme-worthy monsters. 

You can expect to encounter freedom dragons, redcapped trumplins, and oil elementals while wandering the lands of Murka. On the northwestern shores of Murka, you can visit the rainy city of Sea-Addled, home of the Warlocks of the Shore, who hold the secrets of the old gods. They are responsible for bringing to light each iteration of the ancient holy texts, the most recent of which being the fifth (and trust us, you do not want to ask them about the fourth iteration). Alternatively, you may want to visit Holly Woods, and mingle with celebrities galore, or The Diplomizer himself! But keep an eye out for the Church of Mythatology—they're more powerful than meets the eye. Or, if you'd prefer, you can set your sites on the capital city of Murka: Washtown, home of both Killary and The Don: powerful political pundits who will stop at nothing to rule Murka and its people as they see fit. Where will you make your home? Which leader's right to rule will you fight to uphold?

This 214-page campaign setting includes:

15 new playable subclasses, which include the Brobarian, the Lone Ranger, the Affluenza Sorcerer, the Action Hero Fighter, and the Illuminated Artificer.

• New backgrounds, feats, and race options
28 new monsters, including The Don, Killary, freedom dragons, draguns, and more
Over 80 new spells, weapons, and magic items, including new rules for firearms and explosives
 Detailed location descriptions for Sea-Addled, Holly Woods, and Washtown
 Written history about how Murka came to be
• A pantheon full of 23 familiar deities
Stale memes

This setting book may be a satire of a familiar world, intended to make you laugh, but the opportunities for real adventure you can embark on are limitless. We encourage you to make self-insert OCs like the cringelords you are! Finally get revenge on your school bully by transforming them into a terrible monstrosity, no true polymorph necessary! And when your character finally makes the most of your hometown-turned-playable-scenario, you can take on the impossible challenge of building an imaginary world where your parents are proud of you and it's super easy to drag yourself out of bed in the morning (no? just me? huh. fair enough)!


Monsters of Murka is designed for you to grapple with the challenges of the modern day in a setting that you control, which we feel can be silly just as easily as it can be serious. We believe that satire can be a powerful tool when used appropriately—therapeutic, even. We encourage you to use this book to serve that purpose. Or, use this campaign setting to educate others! Use this campaign setting to try out a new identity in a safe and familiar environment! The things you can do with this book are limited only by your imagination.

A Mighty Freedom Dragon


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Bryan A June 15, 2021 3:00 pm UTC
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When is Restaurants & Retail being released?
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Jaron J June 20, 2021 2:46 am UTC
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Hey Bryan,

We are getting REALLY close now, and you can go visit the R&R kickstarter for more specific updates, but basically we have 1 more mountain to climb before we start cruisin through molehills to the end. We don't have a specific date yet but we are getting very, VERY close.
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Clayton N June 01, 2021 9:24 pm UTC
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I'd love to leave a review for this product, but I ordered it in September of last year...and still havn't received it. I hadn't thought about it in a while and chalked it up to the virus slowing everything down. But it's been almost a year sooooo
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Jaron J June 10, 2021 2:22 am UTC
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Hey Clayton, So sorry to hear this, unfortunately there's very little Action Fiction can do if you ordered a physical copy. However, If you send us your email (and a little message explaining that it's you) we'll be happy to send you a complimentary PDF copy.
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Nicholas L December 03, 2020 2:17 am UTC
Any plans for an OSR version? I like the look of this kind of gonzo setting.
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Jaron J December 04, 2020 10:54 pm UTC
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We'd love to expand as much as possible, unfortunately none of us really have any OSR experience :/ which makes an official OSR version feel a little undoable to us.

However, the world as a whole isn't tied TOO STRONGLY to anything that is inherently 5e, with a little homebrew here and some editting there, making an OSR accessible version of this for your hometable shouldn't be too much extra work on a particularly motivated DM.

If you're looking for ideas on how to do that specifically, you may consider jumping into our Discord https://discord.gg/9BMNQHub
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Shaun F January 30, 2021 12:19 am UTC
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Out of curiosity is there any update for when the flavortown expansion comes to drivethru?
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Bryan A October 03, 2020 9:57 pm UTC
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Cars are such an important aspect of American culture. Are there any plans to address them in the setting? Perhaps with some form of Eberron-esque elemental vehicles or something? A lot of campaign possibilities come to mind; Top Gun with airships, Knight Rider, Fast & Furious, Batmobile. Heck, you could even make a monster of giant golems that trans, uh, transmogrify into vehicles.

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Jaron J November 11, 2020 12:48 am UTC
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There are definitely plans to include Car/Helicopter/Plane culture in a future expansion, and there's a tasty morsel of that in the Upcoming big expansion Restaurants and Retail.

I love the idea of...uh....Transmogrifiers...being a particularly devout cult of Baye or something similar...
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Jeffrey H September 22, 2020 11:46 am UTC
You should make one in the same universe based on japan
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Bryan A October 04, 2020 1:05 am UTC
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Would you be looking thy o parody Japan's politics like they did with America, or their incredibly varied pop culture, or some combination of the two?
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marco M November 16, 2020 7:53 am UTC
Well, latter more than former. Giant pilotable golems are a definite necessary part. And a race that parodies the Saiyans so we can blast them away with Magic Missile.

...my high school was full of DBZ fans, I prefered Scooby-Doo. It was a rough childhood.
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Jeffrey H January 20, 2021 1:43 am UTC
Both if possible
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Edward M September 12, 2020 8:50 pm UTC
Will there be an adventure or dungeon crawl anytime soon?
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Jaron J October 02, 2020 2:46 am UTC
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Edward, yes! We'll be publishing one as a companion to the new expansion that's on Kickstarter right now!
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Edward M September 12, 2020 8:49 pm UTC
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Anthony W September 08, 2020 11:57 am UTC
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Hey, DM, can we have America?
DM: We have America at home.
America at home:
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Eduardo V September 06, 2020 12:39 am UTC
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Pretty sure the Gonne isn't meant to have a 30 shot magazine
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Eduardo V September 11, 2020 6:44 am UTC
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Another issue. Under the Illuminated Artifice Minds, Karver's 7th feature is already granted by the base mind ability, namely casting plant growth a number of times equal to int modifier per short rest.
Artificers are baseline proficient with firearms as per optional DM blurb, so Kolt's baseline mind ability is a bit redundant.
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Jaron J November 11, 2020 1:15 am UTC
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Good eyes!

The gonne should have a 1-shot magazine.

We'll be cleaning this up and releasing an updated version in the near future, but for now I'd suggest the following changes:
- Karver's base mind ability should allow castings a number of times equal to your int modifier per LONG rest, so at 7th level you can cast that spell a number of times equal to your Int Mod per SHORT rest.
- Kolt's Base Mind ability allows you to crit on a roll of a 19 or 20 when wielding a one-handed or 2-handed firearm, chosen each time you channel that particular mind.
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Bryan A August 28, 2020 11:28 pm UTC
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Maybe I'm just being dense but what's a "gonne"? Is it just a bfg? I could be overthinking it but I feel as though it's a reference to something that I'm just not getting.
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Jaron J August 29, 2020 1:49 am UTC
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Happy to answer that! It's a medieval hand-cannon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_cannon
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Bryan A September 22, 2020 8:35 pm UTC
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Thank you. Next question. You seem to have guns pretty well covered. Are there any plans to explore America's other grand obsession; cars? Perhaps with some form of eEberron-esque elemental vehicles or something?
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Michael J August 06, 2020 8:46 am UTC
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Will there be a version for Fantasy Grounds?
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Jaron J August 12, 2020 1:49 pm UTC
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What a great question! This is honestly outside of my wheelhouse to know how to do. I would really like to offer that, though. I'll look into seeing what this would cost!
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Jonathan F July 21, 2020 1:24 am UTC
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What in the world is an Optimized PDF?
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Jaron J August 01, 2020 3:33 pm UTC
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That essentially just means it's easy to read for screen readers, includes internal links/section breaks, etc.
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Kyle H July 12, 2020 6:14 pm UTC
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I have some friends interested in playing this through Roll20. Are there any resources for Roll20 and Murka yet?
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Jaron J August 01, 2020 3:33 pm UTC
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Unfortunately, Roll20 has decided that they don't want to carry political content. Which is strange, given that they carry Legendary Games' Operation Nazi Smasher (which is an awesome product):
https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/module/82/operation-nazi-smasher-charity-product

If you'd like to see Murka on Roll20, consider emailing them or posting on their forums and urging them to reconsider!
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Kyle H August 02, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
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There we go. Filed a request/complaint with Roll20. Hopefully I'll here back relatively soon.
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Kyle H August 04, 2020 10:37 pm UTC
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Hear*
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Paul K June 20, 2020 11:30 am UTC
Aaah, you evil geniuses! This look hilarious!

Looking forward to getting it in hardcopy once that comes out!
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Jaron J August 01, 2020 3:31 pm UTC
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SOON!
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Jaron J August 12, 2020 1:49 pm UTC
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Hey, Paul! Paperbacks are now available, if you didn't see yet. :)
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Paul K August 13, 2020 1:27 pm UTC
Gleeee!

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Brian F June 02, 2020 11:11 pm UTC
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Haven't finished reading everything else in the book yet, but the Monk subclass has generated a lot of heat from me. So excuse me for a moment while I shoot on it with a pipe bomb.

Monks are already Dex/Con/Wis MAD as it is, but adding subclass features that focus on Strength and Charisma on top of it now makes it a 5 Stat MAD class. Unless you've rolled 16-18 in practically everything but Int like John Cena, this subclass is a jabroni that won't even make it past the midcard tier of play. You might as well have named it the Way of the Jobber.

This subclass gets minus five stars. ;P
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Brian F June 03, 2020 12:02 am UTC
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Having given it a little bit of thought, I have a suggestion for how to bring the WWE Monk back up to balance by making a few changes to Promo School.

1. Add Deception (because heels lie) to the list of options for the gained skill proficiency.
2. Allow the PC to use Cha instead of Wis for all monk abilities.
3. Allow the use of Performance, Deception, or Intimidation instead of Athletics for grappling. These three skills would thematically line up with a technical hold, playing possum, or no-selling, respectively.

Also, I would possibly consider an overhaul of Finisher, as it feels far more MMA than WWE. It's just a takedown and ground & pound that comes on way too late in the campaign to be truly worthwhile. If anything, that fits more as the 6th level ability for its usefulness. By 11th level, the party will likely be fighting things that are too big or too strong to be grappled.

Actually, the whole subclass feels like it's trying to make something that...See more
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Robert L May 16, 2020 12:31 am UTC
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This looks amazing, I wish it was for Pathfinder
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Jaron J May 28, 2020 5:08 pm UTC
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Robert, converting to pathfinder is a dream of ours! Hopefully someday we have the resources to do it. :)
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