In the real world, working animals can be extremely useful. Service dogs. Search and rescue dogs. Trained falcons. Horses. All play vital roles in life for people. In the world of Monster Wrangler, it's much the same, but the pool from which people pull for their companions is a bit bigger and more... well... monstrous. The new RPG is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Monster Wrangler is a tabletop roleplaying game focusing on human monster trainers, known as Wranglers, and their pet monsters, which they tame, raise, and command in battles against other monsters. Wranglers are accompanied on their adventures by anywhere from one to three loyal monsters, which range from sleek hunting beasts to strange, mobile plants to deadly mechanical constructs that were built for war.
Players can create Wranglers that are either adults or juveniles, allowing the GM to run games with all juveniles, all adults, or a mixture of the two. Similarly, monsters can be either juveniles or adults, though they age much more quickly than their human companions!
Monster Wrangler utilizes a simple dice pool system to resolve conflicts. The character rolls a number of ten-sided dice equal to their ranks in the appropriate Attribute plus Skill. For each result of "10" the die "explodes" and an additional die is immediately rolled and added to the character's dice pool. Each die that equals or exceeds the Success Value of the roll - typically a 7 - counts as a Success. If the character achieves a number of Successes equal to the Difficulty of whatever she is trying to accomplish, she succeeds!
Additionally, any "extra" successes the character achieves can be spent on Raises to gain additional effects, such as increasing the damage dealt by an attack, crafting additional items, or increasing the amount of health a character heals.
The campaign's making its way to halfway funded with 14 days left to go.