"Monster of the Week" is an action-horror RPG using the Apocalypse World system. It's very easy to play. This is a mini-campaign meeting once a month,for six months. Think of this as Buffy meets Supernatural meets Hellboy.
In the first session the players will come up with a concept for the group, then it's on to cracking mysteries and killing the monster.
I have created a mystery and monster for the initial session only, one that touches a few points so it will fit into whatever direction,paths and mythologies our story will take going forward.
At the end of this session,you'll be able to make changes to your character,as you'll have a feel for how they actually play. This is a chance to tweak before we head deeper.
You don't have to choose now,we'll decide on the day,along with a group concept. The characters and group will set the tone and story threads for the campaign. We'll also arrange things so that the concept works if people can't make all the sessions or if new players join.
Character concepts for you to choose from are:
The Chosen: the chosen one, with a special destiny. E.g. Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Expert: knows all about monsters and magic. E.g. Bobby Singer from Supernatural; Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Flake: a conspiracy theorist, great at putting clues together. E.g. Mulder or the Lone Gunmen from The X-Files.
The Initiate: member of an ancient monster-slaying Sect, trained to fight and use magic. The Wardens from The Dresden Files; Annelise from the Twenty Palaces series.
The Monstrous: a monster fighting for the good guys. E.g. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel; Bill Compton from True Blood.
The Mundane: just a normal regular person, especially good at dealing with regular people you meet. E.g. Xander or Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Professional: you work for an agency that hunts monsters. E.g. Riley and the Initiative from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Olivia Denholm from Fringe.
The Spooky: has psychic or magical powers. E.g. Sam Winchester from Supernatural; Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Wronged: revenge-driven, and really tough. E.g. Dean and John Winchester from Supernatural.
The Luchador:The masked wrestler.
The Divine: Angelic,holy being sent to fight and protect.
The Snoop:The reporter.
The Summoned: Dark being sent to begin,or prevent, the apocalypse.
The Big Game Hunter:The hunter who heard about strange creatures.
The Action Scientist:Laser guns,robots,science!
The Exile:A hero thrown into our time from the distant past.