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Questions tagged [monster-of-the-week]

An RPG system where parties fight monsters on a regular basis. Powered by the Apocalypse World rules.

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Why do you get so few questions when using the Action: Investigate a Mystery?

It seems strange to me that you'd typically only be allowed to ask 0-2 questions when taking the Investigate a Mystery action. Specifically, I'm imagining situations where a Keeper calls for the ...
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How to include The Crooked's Crew as a Keeper

I've run 4 sessions for a group of friends now, and one of my players picked a Crew for one of their starting moves. They ended up being pretty fun characters for everyone to interact with, but when ...
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Is a custom move to trade Luck point for class Moves in keeping with the spirit of the Luck mechanic?

In a Monster of the Week game I'm going to be running this weekend, I want to have a Deal with the Devil kind of encounter for my players. To do that, I'm considering making a custom move for a ...
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Are there any pbta systems with built in downtime systems? [closed]

I'm about to start running a Monster of the Week campaign and I wanted to have a downtime system for between adventures to give the players an opportunity to do extra stuff on the side and get a ...
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“Use Magic”, Fictional Positioning, and the Spell Slinger

I finally got to play a game of Monster of the Week. It was the revised edition from Evil Hat and I was playing the Spell Slinger. The other Characters were an Expert and a Constructed. During the ...
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How do I track hold?

Monster of the Week says, "When you get a hold, you'll get a number of points." (MotW 58) Is there an official way to keep track of how much hold each participant has and what it's for? I don't see ...
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What is the general pace of advancement in Monster of the Week?

I've picked up Monster of the Week (Revised edition), an Apocalypse World spin-off, and I'm excited about running it, but I'm concerned about how fast characters advance. It only takes 5 experience ...