The Second Skins [pdf]

$10.00

[This is an expansion, not a full game.]

Fresh blood is en route to the hearts!
This expansion for Monsterhearts and Monsterhearts 2 introduces seven new playable monster archetypes (Skins): the Sasquatch, the Wyrm, the Cuckoo, the Unicorn, the Heir, the Neighbour, and the Selkie.

These Skins have been exhaustively developed across many years, working closely with Monsterhearts creator Avery Alder and a team of other designers. The Second Skins have long been a public secret available only to Kickstarter backers– now available to all! 

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[This is an expansion, not a full game.]

Fresh blood is en route to the hearts!
This expansion for Monsterhearts and Monsterhearts 2 introduces seven new playable monster archetypes (Skins): the Sasquatch, the Wyrm, the Cuckoo, the Unicorn, the Heir, the Neighbour, and the Selkie.

These Skins have been exhaustively developed across many years, working closely with Monsterhearts creator Avery Alder and a team of other designers. The Second Skins have long been a public secret available only to Kickstarter backers– now available to all! 

Featuring:

The Sasquatch, who can fade from view and is so awkward that they often want to,

The Wyrm, who deals in social currency and sometimes treats people like objects,

The Cuckoo, who looks exactly like the person whose clothes they’re wearing,

The Unicorn, who tries to be a force for good in the world but doesn’t quite believe in themselves,

The Heir, whose unreasonable parents’ expectations leads them to lethal sibling rivalry,

The Neighbour, who, despite not being a monster, throws themselves headlong into life like a beautiful disaster,

and The Selkie, who immigrated from the sea and can harness its powers.  

 

“They’re awesome. They all manage to get you into the mindset of using your moves to brutally force other people to do what you want, or prove that you’re a better person, or whatever dysfunctional angle they come at things from. They all feel powerful from inside their mindset. But as you step back, you’re reminded that actually treating people this way, or proving these points, is a horrible, horrible idea… …Jackson Tegu has found a very deep well of drama.”

-Cy Myers, Second Skins Kickstarter backer, on the new Monsterhearts 2 versions of the Second Skins.

 

Pages are 5.5” x 8.5”, often in spreads.
Black & white art throughout, by Avery Alder and Jackson Tegu.
Includes these files:

• Welcome, Monsters: an orientation. (9 pgs)
• Second Skins for MH2 (32 pgs)
• Second Skins for MH1 (32 pgs)
• MCing the Heir for MH2 (2 pgs)
• MCing the Heir for MH1 (2 pgs)
• Under the Second Skins: MC advice for supporting the Second Skins in MH1 (48 pgs, versions in singles and spreads)

 

[This is the first of several products to come from the MHSS Kickstarter campaign. More will be revealed in the coming months…]

The core game Monsterhearts 2, by Avery Alder, is available at buriedwithoutceremony.com