Today on Tabletop Spotlight, we take you through a new supplement for the Monster of the Week RPG: the Tome of Mysteries.
Monster of the Week is an RPG inspired by shows like X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Supernatural, which all feature a monster of the week. It’s an RPG based on the Apocalypse World engine, so it’s Powered by the Apocalypse (or PbtA) which means it’s a more narrative-driven game with “playbooks” and “moves” that your characters will make to further the story along while diving into more meaty character-based scenes. It also means you’ll find a ton of rules, prompts, and guidelines to help you tell these kinds of monster-of-the-week stories, including a new batch of them in the Tome of Mysteries.
So get ready to get Weirder, because the Tome of Mysteries is as much about experiencing them, as it is solving them.
Open the Tome—if you dare!
In the Monster of the Week roleplaying game, hunters must solve all manner of mysteries before they can save the day. The Tome of Mysteries expands their options—and magnifies their peril-—with a wide variety of GMing advice, essays, rules, and mysteries from the Monster of the Week “Roadhouse Regulars” online community.
Tome of Mysteries requires Monster of the Week to play. In this supplement, you’ll find:
- Eight new alternative Weird Moves that go beyond Use Magic.
- Four new Hunter playbooks: The Gumshoe, the Hex, the Searcher, and the Pararomantic.
- Support for weird phenomena type Mysteries like those found in Fringe or The X-Files.
- Tips and techniques used by experienced Keepers.
- 29 fully detailed mysteries ready to drop into your game.
Grab your friends and your gear.
It’s time to unlock the Tome of Mysteries!
Number of players: 2-6
Age of players: 12+
Length: 2-8 hours
Type of Game: Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Product Number: EHP0046
Suggested Retail: $25
Game Designers: Matthew Aaron, Aaron Burkett, Kane Cathain, Sean Clancy, Jason D’Angelo, Bruno Dias, Felix Girke, Marek Golonka, Luke Green, Bryanna Hitchcock, Sophie Lagacé, Zed Lopez, Paul McBride, Arturo Martinez, Jamie Sands, Michael Sands, Daniel Steadman, Jacob Steele, Chris Stone-Bush, Chloe Sutherland, Mark Tygart, and Michał Werder.
Release Date: May 2019