Conversion of “The Space Between” for Monster of the Week

Below is my attempt to convert a Call of Cthulhu adventure to use Monster of the Week. The details have been left out, in this version, but they should be added in part by the group playing this scenario so I am not too worried about that, and I have a lot more details (descriptions of people and places) in my own files. One thing to note, I kept the lethality of this scenario high in keeping with the original scenario. So without further ado.

Inspired by: Nameless Horrors : The Space Between

Hook: In a circle with various sigils drawn in blood under basalt cliffs, a man skins a woman with a ritual knife as voice chants in the background.

Monster: Avatar of the Void
Description: A tall slender woman with dark hair.
Type: Devourer
Power: Consume by void anyone killed by an avatar becomes a hollowed minion
Weakness: Destroying the film traps it outside of reality
Attack: Touch 4-harm, Intimate, Ignore Armor

Minions: Hollowed
Description: The person whose skin they were made from
Type: Traitor or Right hand
Power: Consume by void. If restrained in a safe place with ample time, a minion can spend the time to hollow out a victim. Who will eventually become a minion.
Attack: Hand-to-Hand, Close 1-harm
Harm Capacity: 7

Bystanders:

Role Type
Security Guard Innocent – To do the right thing.
Assistant Director Busybody – To interfere in other people’s plans.
Police Detective Detective -To rule out explanations.
Film Director Witness – To reveal information.
Receptionist Official – To be suspicious.
Gopher Gossip – To pass on rumors.
Recently emptied actress Witness – To reveal information.

Location:

Name Type Motivation
Set Crossroads To bring people, and things, together.
Director’s Condo Lab To create weirdness.
Basalt Cliffs Hellgate To create evil.
Actress’ apartment Hub To reveal information.
Production Company Prison To constrain and prevent exit.

Countdown:

Day Actress is reported missing.
Shadows Skinned body is found.
Dusk Director is emptied.
Sunset Actress transitions to minion status and betrays the characters.
Nightfall The test screening and causes transformation into emptied of all that watch it.
Midnight The movie is released and causes transformation into emptied of all that watch it.

Custom Move:
When someone watches the film an Avatar of the Void the watcher is transported outside of reality and an Avatar of the Void is summoned to them, roll +Weird.

  • On a 10+, you can still see the doorway back to the real world behind you and can escape any time you choose.
  • On a 7-9, you can still see the doorway back to the real world, but the Avatar of the Void is between you and it.
  • On a miss, you have to find your own way back to the real world.

When a character is Hollowed by a minion at the start of each scene, roll +Cool.

  • On a 10+, you continue to resist the loss of self that being emptied causes.
  • On a 7-9, you continue to resist the loss of self that being emptied causes, but you take a -1 forward on your next roll.
  • On a miss, the character becomes an emptied minion.
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Author: Hours without Sleep

I am a professional software tester, who has an interest in programming, computers, role-playing games, history, and reading in general. This is my third attempt at keeping a blog, and I am going to try putting all of my thoughts in one place, and see how it goes.

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