Monsters! Monsters!

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Monsters! Monsters! is a role-playing game first published by Metagaming Concepts in 1976.

Description[edit]

Monsters! Monsters! is a fantasy system in which the player characters are monsters who prey on adventurers and the civilized world.[1] The game's rules systems are essentially compatible with Tunnels & Trolls.[1]

Publication history[edit]

Monsters! Monsters! was designed by Ken St. Andre with Jim "Bear" Peters, with art by Liz Danforth, and was published in 1976 by Metagaming Concepts as a 40-page square-bound book.[1] Monsters! Monsters!, St. Andre's third game,[2]:36 was developed by Steve Jackson based on a design by St. Andre related to his Tunnels & Trolls role-playing game.[2]:78 Metagaming Concepts released a second printing in 1976, which was saddle-stitched.[1] Howard M. Thompson provided illustrations for Monsters! Monsters!

Flying Buffalo got the rights to print a second edition of Monsters! Monsters! in 1979.[2]:36[1]

Reception[edit]

Ronald Pehr reviewed Monsters! Monsters! in The Space Gamer No. 34.[3] Pehr commented that "Monsters! Monsters! is a good game for beginners, or anyone who wants to be a troll, but experienced gamers who enjoy complex campaign games offering more than bloodlust won't find anything they want here."[3]

John ONeill of Black Gate comments: "The game is well written, with plenty of delightful Liz Danforth art, and my games library is no longer missing an important piece of gaming history."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 199. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  3. ^ a b Pehr, Ronald (December 1980). "Capsule Reviews". The Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (34): 31. 
  4. ^ https://www.blackgate.com/2013/05/02/get-out-of-the-dungeon-with-monsters-monsters/