Revisions for the conversion of the Space Between for Monster of the Week

This is a revision of the previous post based on my interpretations of the comments provided by Michael Sands in my Monster of the Week Roadhouse posted here.

Inspired by: Nameless Horrors : The Space Between

Concept: The Hunters get involved in the disappearance on an actress working on a film promoting a religious group, with the cast and crew all being followers of this faith.

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.

The next day news reports “Recently emptied actress” did not show up on set and is missing.

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. You may spend a point of Luck to escape this effect and escape the scene
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 Retreat Prison To constrain and prevent exit.

Countdown:

Day Director is emptied.
Shadows The Security Guard is emptied.
Dusk The Receptionist is emptied.
Sunset Actress transitions to a fully hollowed minion.
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 move one level down the Emptiness Countdown.
  • On a miss, you move two levels down the Emptiness Countdown.

Emptiness Countdown:

Day You have been emptied.
Shadows he Keeper gets to suggest a soft move. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.
Dusk The Keeper gets to suggest a hard move. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.
Sunset You gain 1 cool, but lose 1 charm. The Keeper gets to suggest an action that sets the hunter(s) up for danger. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.
Nightfall You gain 1 cool, but lose 1 charm. The Keeper gets to suggest an action that puts the hunter(s) in danger. If the hunter takes it they can mark an experience.
Midnight Your character’s personality finishes draining away, they are now emptied and a 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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