A downloadable game

Buy Now$12.00 USD or more

Yes, we were monsters. We had our difficulties and problems, but we were a community, held up by mighty pillars; we did little harm and kept to ourselves, we even worked together to make things better.

Then the Terrors came.

Fighting Monsters is a story-telling and drawing game.   

Players  work together to create a community of monsters and then each takes the role of a Pillar of the community: unique members of this monster society that help hold things together and guide the others.

Then something terrible will happen: Terrors, beings of great power and size, will come and snatch away one of the Pillars.  The game then explores how the community handles this loss and what permanent effects it has on its members.

Supports 2-6 players and requires writing/drawing implements, paper, cue cards, and a deck of standard playing cards (Jokers removed.).

Feedback welcome!

"What a clever spin on the "gotta catch'em all" genre! Deep, very well-written, filled with super evocative prompts! I love it."  ***** - Cezar Capacle (@capacle)

"My group and I had a blast playing Fighting Monsters! Building a harmonious community, then watching it be ripped apart and the violent differences that showed themselves as we tried to reconstruct what we had lost was a really fun experience! I highly recommend it!" ***** - Dornath

Pdf: 16 pages plus cover.

Hashtag: #FightingMonsters

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(20 total ratings)
AuthorKevin Petker
GenreRole Playing
Tagscollaborative, diceless, GM-Less, Monsters, playing-cards, story-game
Average sessionAbout an hour


Buy Now$12.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Fighting Monsters - Full Edition - v1.1.2.pdf 238 kB
Fighting Monsters - Full Edition - v1.1.2-NoImages.pdf 91 kB
Fighting Monsters - Full Edition - v1.1.2-Plaintext.txt 16 kB
Fighting Monsters - Full Edition - Coverv1.1.2.pdf 4 MB

Exclusive content

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Fighting Monsters - Community Copies

Since this is a game about communities, each copy of Fighting Monsters someone buys helps someone else get a free copy.

If you are unable to budget for a copy of Fighting Monster priced as listed, please claim one of the free community copies!

Development log