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Monsterpunk RPG Up On Kickstarter

Don't you just hate it when society collapses? I told you to not push that button, Carl. Now look what's happened! Humanity has been crushed and turned into slaves by the monsters that now run the Earth. Only by entering pacts with magical creatures can humans even survive in such a harsh world. That's the story behind Monsterpunk, a new post-apocalyptic RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Monsterpunk is a post-apocalyptic RPG of humans, monsters and humans becoming monsters. In it, Player Characters make life-binding pacts with magical creatures to survive in a harsh world dominated by monsters. It takes inspiration from many sources, primarily the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, but also Devilman and Drakengard/NieR.

Humans in Monsterpunk are subordinates, food or slaves of the monsters that have taken over the world. The Player Characters are humans who have made pacts with allied monsters for power (or have enough gear and technology to be equal to monsters on their own). But the power that PCs wield isn't easy to control and using it carelessly will transform them into the very things that are the oppressors of humanity.

The rules of Monsterpunk are effects-based and action-oriented. That means the focus is on what you do rather than how you do it, making it very easy to reskin characters. The roleplaying mechanics make every roll interesting and the combat rules are tactical yet have very little math.

The Kickstarter is more than 5x funded with still 14 days left to go.