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I'm kickstarting the 2nd Incarnation of Monkey, The Roleplaying Game of the Journey to the West until February 10th.

Monkey the Roleplaying Game of the Journey to the West on Kickstarter

Monkey is a Tabletop Roleplaying game based upon the Chinese Classic Novel  “The Journey to the West” or “Monkey” as it is commonly known in the West.

This is a story-telling game set in a mythical China, where out of grace Immortals seek redemption by escorting a vulnerable, mortal Monk to distant India. Braving many dangers along the way, to recover scrolls of Buddhist scripture, that are missing from the Chinese canon.The road through the wilderness is dangerous since all of Demon-kind has resolved to stop the pilgrims and the eat the Monk's flesh!

The game's simple rules, which use standard playing cards, allow for any sort of action that you can imagine, from fast paced kung-fu to heated debates.   

The main rule book contains all that you need to play, except two packs of standard playing cards (one for the players and one for the referee) and your imagination.

If you want to learn more about the game and what's different in this 2nd version, i did a series of 23 posts over 23 Days of Monkey over on the game's blog:

Read 23 Days of Monkey, previews, rules explanations and art examples and loads of Monkey fun!


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Quick update, we funded within 16 hours, two stretch goals funded within the first week and now well on the way to a book of adventures called the Ministry of Thunder :)

Oh and for old time Glorantha fans who remember his work on Tales of the Reaching Moon especially, Dan Barker is one of the artists involved.

Here's the piece he turned in depticting the monk Tripitaka :)



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Were now just over halfway through the 30 day funding period:

  • Basic Goal Main Rulebook FUNDED!
  • Stretch Goal 1: Quick Start booklet/extra adventure in the rule book FUNDED!
  • Stretch Goal 2: Defenders of the Dragon Empire. Additional chapter which details mortal Wuxia heroes FUNDED!
  • Stretch Goal 3: Ministry of Thunder, five adventure book FUNDED!

Currently funding Stretch Goal 4 The Monkey Companion - a book of short standalone adventures and articles, which is about 40% funded at time of writing.

The artists have started work on he art - See Dan's Tripitaka in the post above , While Peter Frain has done this version of the classic Chinese Vampire


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