PARTY! MONSTER! MONSTER! PARTY! is a mini RPG about fighting monsters, whilst trying to keep the party alive.
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The weekend is finally here, and tonight is the BIG COSTUME PARTY at Silver & Gold – a club in the bad part of town that lets anyone in. The only problem is, you’ve heard that MONSTERS ARE PLANNING TO RUIN THE NIGHT!
That’s right, if being teenagers & surviving High School wasn’t tough enough, you also live in a town with a poorly disguised PORTAL TO HELL at its centre. Not everyone knows about the evil that seeps from the rotten core of Summertown, but you and your friends sure do. Most nights, you head out to hunt when other teenagers are just enjoying being kids.
Can you manage to enjoy just one party without it being ruined by FORCES FROM HELL?
How To Play
To play, you need two d8 of different colours. Pick one to be your PARTY dice; the other is your MONSTER dice.
- Your PARTY dice is active when you try to enjoy the party, or achieve your GOALS
- Your MONSTER dice is active when you try to hunt monsters, or defeat evil
Whenever you act and the outcome is in doubt, roll both dice. If your active dice is EQUAL TO or HIGHER than your other dice, then you succeed, otherwise you FLOP.
If your MONSTER dice is active and you FLOP, then, somehow, the party gets in the way of the hunt – an innocent bystander gets in the way, you’re jostled or knocked, a drink is spilled on you, the room is too crowded, etc
If your PARTY dice is active and you FLOP, then, somehow, the monsters ruin your party – your date gets mauled, you notice something monstrous happening out of the corner of your eye, the world gets scary or weird, etc
Pick your Party Monster
You’re all friends who know each other from school, family connections, or your various monster hunting adventures.
Roll or choose your archetype. You can only have one of each per group. Each archetype has 2 SKILLS. When you use your SKILLS, roll your active dice twice and pick the best result.
Next, pick a NAME & LOOK from your archetype’s options, or make up your own, and decide your pronouns.
|1||CHOSEN ONE||COMBAT, RESILIENCE||o LIZZY o ELI o SARAH||o ROCKER o PROM o CUTE|
|2||TEEN WITCH||MAGIC, COMPUTERS||o ROWAN o CEDAR o ALYSON||o COSY o INDIE o GRUNGE|
|3||CIS HET BORING DUDE||MUNDANITY, BAIT||o ALEX o LEX o NICHOLAS||o SHIRT OVER T-SHIRT|
|4||WEREWOLF HIMBO||SWEETNESS, MUSIC||o AUSSIE o ROMEO o SETH||o STONER o FLANNEL o BAND-TEE|
|5||UNEXPECTED LITTLE SISTER||DESTINY, ANGST||o AURORA o BEACON o MICHELLE||o CUTE o PREPPY o COSY|
|6||VAMPIRE LUST ICON||IMMORTALITY, GREAT HAIR||o PIERCE o SAINT o DAVID o JAMES||o LEATHER (GOTH) o LEATHER (DETECTIVE)|
|7||BOOK DADDY||LORE, BRITISH ACCENT||o MILES o WINNIE o ANTHONY||o TWEED o WAISTCOAT o SMART-CASUAL|
|8||OBNOXIOUS CHEERLEADER||ACROBATICS, UNKINDNESS||o CECILIA o CORDYLUS o CHARISMA||o PREPPY o SPORTY o ROLL-NECK|
Although you’re always trying to stop Monsters, you’re really here to party. Roll or choose a GOAL for the evening.
If you succeed in your GOAL, gain one automatic success on a roll of your choice until the end of the game.
|1||TELL SOMEONE A SECRET|
|2||HOOK UP WITH YOUR CRUSH|
|3||PARTY LIKE IT’S 1997|
|4||HAVE 15 MINUTES OF NORMAL TEENAGE LIFE|
|5||GET ON STAGE WITH THE BAND|
|6||GIVE SOMEONE A GIFT|
|7||KISS SOMEONE AT MIDNIGHT|
|8||STAY AWAKE ALL NIGHT|
No matter how much you try to just have a fun party, something always goes wrong.
Roll to see which Monsters turn up and what their secret agenda is. Try and stop them before the night – and the party – is over!
|LUSTY VAMPIRE COVEN||1||COLLECT SACRIFICES|
|WELL-DRESSED QUIET PEOPLE||2||KILL THE CHOSEN ONE|
|KILLER CLOWNS||3||TAKE REVENGE ON THE GROUP|
|DEMON IN A ROBOT||4||GATHER FOLLOWERS|
|LOST GODDESS||5||CREATE CHAOS|
|CONSPICUOUS HOODED CULTISTS||6||TAKE CONTROL OF THE TOWN|
|GOBLIN DEMONS||7||SUMMON A GREATER EVIL|
|LORD OF THE VAMPIRES||8||END THE WORLD|