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Little Monster Detectives

A Pen and Paper Roleplaying Game for kids

Little Monster Detectives

A Pen and Paper Roleplaying Game for kids

€6,757
pledged of €5,000pledged of €5,000 goal
141
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 23 2019 12:18 PM UTC +00:00.

About

THIS BOOK IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

This is no ordinary book. There are monsters inside! Yes, you got that right. Monsters exist and live with us. But don't be afraid, they aren't bad... at least not entirely.

Have you ever noticed that you might be missing socks or that you hear strange noises in the dead of night? You aren't absent-minded nor do the pipelines make noises. They're the Monsters of Darkness! But don't panic because there are brave detectives whose job is to catch them so they will stop bothering you. They are none other than the Monster Detectives.

What? Did I get that right? You want to be a detective too? Then this is your book! With Little Monster Detectives you can create a team with your friends and catch the monsters that scare you at night. Solve mysteries, get to know the Monsters of Darkness and prove how brave you are. But above all prepare to live a bunch of adventures and have a great time!

Welcome to the Monster Detectives Agency!

Little Monster Detectives is a Pen and Paper Roleplaying Game for kids. The game is about the Monster Detective Agency, children and grownups that investigate mysterious monster mischief. With simple and scalable rules and different game modes, Little Monster Detectives wishes to be the first roleplaying game for your kids.

The project's main goal is to obtain the necessary funds in order to print an English version and to share our excitement for this game with English-speaking kids an adults. Furthermore, this will be the first translation from the Spanish RPG publishing house Nosolorol. We want to share our game with players from all around the world.

Little Monster Detectives is a storytelling game. That is to say, it's a game where players create a story with their actions and the decisions they make during the game. When the game is over, the players will have created a new story where they have been the stars and creators. They choose the path to follow and what to do at every moment.

Just like other RPGs, this game encourages teamwork, there isn't a winner or loser, and you want to achieve the general well-being of the group. You learn to share, to respect others, to solve problems and to boost your imagination.

How to discover a monster!

Little Monster Detectives is a bestseller in Spain, with thousands of copies sold, and it has also been published in France as a huge success. Many roleplaying gamers of both countries are parents who love to play Little Monster Detectives with their children!

Little Monster Detectives is a game for children. Specifically, it’s a game to play with children. You love reading stories to your kids and you know how they like to question other aspects of the story and imagine different outcomes for the characters. They want to be involved in the story, change the ending and imagine what will happen next. Children are natural-born roleplaying gamers!

You can play Little Monster Detectives with children that are 5 or older. Of course, the game offers different rules and game mechanics to play with the youngest ones, who tend to have a short attention span and limited numeric comprehension. Older children, on the other hand, can take the role of Senior Detective (the Game Master of Little Monster Detectives) and guide their younger siblings and friends throughout the game.

This roleplaying game is mostly intended for children who are afraid of monsters that hide in houses. To help these children overcome their fears, we’ve created a game where they are the stars and they get to decide when and how they face these monsters.

Little Monster Detectives stimulates deductive thinking through the use of clues. Monsters always leave behind mischievous clues at the scene of the crime. Detectives must go there and investigate what happened. They will have to deduce which monster it is by finding clues and figure out the best way to catch the monster so it will stop causing trouble.

The use of star points and banners as a reward for good behavior and fair play (and of course, just for fun) is an aspect of the game that children love. These items are stickers that kids can put on their character sheets or wherever they want. This game promises we want to help with improve children's confidence and self-image.

The book itself is a guiding tool throughout the game. Little Detectives must look for monster information, tools and other information in the book and, this way, we can also work on their reading skills and encourage their love for books.

Little Monster Detectives is really easy to play, but the first times you play the game you might need a grownup’s help to play as senior detective.

You can see the sample pages by downloading the PDF of this link: http://bit.ly/LMD_Samples

What do you need?

  • 3 six-sided dice
  • Detective contracts!
  • Monster tokens
  • A pencil and paper
  • Knickknacks and other stuff to dress up like a detective!

Are you the senior detective?

Then you are the Game Master in Little Monster Detectives. This is what you will have to do:

  • Help beginner detectives fill out their detective contract (Don’t worry, it’s really easy).
  • Choose the monster! You can create one with help from the book, choose one or roll 3 six-sided dice.
  • Read about the monster carefully (or define it) and think if you have to catch it, help it or find something it has lost. What could happen? If it’s a monster from the book, the pages will help you figure it out.
  • If you’re going to play sitting at a table, a map of the house might be a good idea. You can improvise one and draw it while the detectives explore it. If you’re not going to play at a table, you can direct it like a live action roleplaying game in your house or in any other safe location. The youngest detectives love to explore and run around!
  • Help the detectives by describing what is happening, about the clues they find or helping them solve situations. You will also have to set the pace of the game! And don’t forget about giving them a small scare.

Rolling the dice

When beginner detectives want to do something that has an uncertain outcome but is relevant to the storyline, they will have to roll 3 six-sided dice and take the average result, from lowest to highest. This depends on the situation, the help they are getting, the tools they have and if they are frightened. Normally, it’s enough to get a 4 or more.

Most children by age 3 won’t have trouble reading dice. From the age of 4, kids usually know how to order them and recognize which one is the lowest, the medium and the highest value. By the age of 5 they can read letters and a few syllables and by the age of 6 many can read the book and discover things about monsters on their own.

Fear-rate, Clues and Scares

As detectives find clues, they can solve them or link them to a little monster, which will help them avoid fear. If this isn’t so, the fear-rate will rise in the house and it will be easier for the detectives to be frightened when something strange happens. They can avoid fear by rolling the dice; it can be done with help from the rest of the group or Teddy the Super Stuffed Toy :)

Clues and scares are usually linked to the monsters. The Closet Monster has the habit of biting clothes, while the Attic and Basement Monster hides the broomsticks because he doesn’t like them one bit. With these clues and “The Book of the Monsters of Darkness”, detectives can figure out who is causing all this trouble!

Star points

Detectives will win banners related to their achievements, like the medal of courage, and stars that they can exchange for tools in the Agency. These will help them out in some situations!

Cyberdetective [10€]

  •  Little Monster Detectives (PDF): the full color corebook, stickers and monster tokens to print at home (PDF).

Beginner Detective [25€]

  •  Little Monster Detectives: the full color hardcover corebook, 20 medal stickers and 16 monster tokens.
  •  Little Monster Detectives (PDF): the full color corebook, stickers and monster tokens to print at home (PDF).

Senior Detective [50€]

  •  Little Monster Detectives: the full color hardcover corebook, 20 medal stickers and 16 monster tokens.
  •  Little Monster Detectives (PDF): the full color corebook, stickers and monster tokens to print at home (PDF).
  •  Senior Detective Screen: The three panel GM screen.
  •  Field Notebooks Pack: 4 player notebooks, 91 stickers and 1 poster.

Detective Agency [100€] 

  •  3x Little Monster Detectives: the full color hardcover corebook, 20 medal stickers and 16 monster tokens. Three copies for your Local Detective Agency!
  •  Little Monster Detectives (PDF): the full color corebook, stickers and monster tokens to print at home (PDF).
  •  Senior Detective Screen: The three panel GM screen.
  •  Field Notebooks Pack: 4 player notebooks, 91 stickers and 1 poster.
  •  Custom dice set: 12 custom dice with a snipe (helping monster) instead of the 1. Includes special rules to use in game.

 Little Monster Detectives [+25€ per extra book]

A full color book with all you need to play the game, including 20 medal stickers and 16 monster tokens. It can be printed with a hardcover binding or you can purchase the PDF book. But when you purchase the hardcover, the PDF is always included!  Please, add 25€ to your pledge for the extra copy!

 Senior Detective Screen [+15€ per extra screen]

The three panel Game Master's screen. The kids can use the book while you have all you need at a simple glance. Please, add 15€ to your pledge for the extra Senior Detective Screen!

 Field Notebook pack [+20€ per extra pack]

4 Field Notebook pack for players where they can write down their achievements, clues, etc. Includes 91 stickers (monsters, snipes, plus IDs for teachers and detectives), and a poster. Please, add 20€ to your pledge for the Field Notebook pack!

 Custom Dice set [+15€ per set]

12 custom dice pack including a snipe (helping monster) instead of the 1. Includes special rules to use with the custom dice. Do you need more dice? Please, add 15€ to your pledge for each 12 dice set!

With your help, we can make Little Monster Detectives even more amazing! Below are the stretch goals we have lined up if we exceed our initial funding goal. If we reach all of these, we have more things waiting for you! 

 We might even discover new Stretch Goals in the near future!

 Work! work! work! Our professionals are working hard on getting the game ready as soon as possible, because monsters don't wait for detectives to be ready!

Yet ready

  • Translation
  • First editing

Working on

  • Layout: To be finished before the 30th September. That's before this campaign ends.

On the road

  • Proofreading: October
  • Send PDF books to all backers: November
  • Book, screen and sticker printing: November
  • Dice production: November to January
  • Shipping: February

We trust we can fulfill our agenda, but if the campaign unlocks too many stretch goals, we may need some time to complete the production. If a stretch goal needs extra time we will always be sure to inform the backers. We also take into consideration the necessary effort, carrying out split shipments if necessary.

We have already made deals with American and European shipping and fulfillment services, but the shipping cost can vary depending on your country. Additionally, we cannot ship products to some countries due to export restrictions.

  • USA: 10€
  • UK: 10€
  • Spain: 10€
  • European Union: 12€
  • Rest of the world: 20€

In any case, we will keep you informed if there's any news affecting the shipping process.

PDF fulfillment

The corresponding digital version of the role-playing game and the aids will be able to access this material in two ways:

1. At via DriveThruRPG platform (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/)

2. Through our platform in Nosolorol ( http://world.nosolorol.com/ )

In addition, all purchased and unlocked material will be available 15 to 30 days after the end of the campaign so you can enjoy with the little ones as quickly as possible.

On the long-term we have plans for our games in the English language so we have started negotiations with distributors for the English market with the help of our partners. If the game is funded, we hope you can get it in your FLGS soon. Of course, after the backers get their rewards.

But... wait, are you a store? Don’t worry, we haven't forgotten about you! Nosolorol has great experience working with game stores and we are proud to give a personalized service in our funding campaigns. Please contact us at world@nosolorol.com and we’ll explain how you can get backer rewards, and other games of ours, into your catalog.

We thank the backers who have decided to support us:

The Silver Key Lounge
Valhalla's Gate Games

Of course! There are monsters everywhere! So we are working with our friendly partners that could help us to set up more Monster Detectives Agencies in other languages and countries. Please, get in touch with:

  •  Spanish: Easy! Look for "Pequeños Detectives de Monstruos" at Nosolorol or write us to find a distributor or store in your country.
  •  French: "Petits Détectives Monstres" at La Loutre Rôliste, our soft and gentle friends
  •  Italian: You will have it thanks to... (shush now! It's a secret).
  •  Brazilian Portuguese: The Brazilian Detectives agency will open their doors next year thanks to Red Box Editora.

Do you work with other foreign languages? Are you a publisher who wants to translate our games? Please, contact us at licenses@nosolorol.com and tell us about your work.

Nosolorol has been publishing roleplaying games for more than a decade. We have always given it our all when it comes to our own original games the same way we always have with our international licenses for Spanish translation.

Nosolorol is the publisher of well-known Spanish games like Aquelarre (English version by Nocturnal Media), Blacksad Roleplaying Game, Nameless Cults, Plenilunio and Rise of the Dragon. We also publish RPGs for kids like Magissa and Buscaduendes.

We are the Spanish publishers of first rate games like Vampire: The Masquerade, World of Darkness 20th Anniversary, 7th Sea, Mutant: Year Zero, Fate and Blades in the Dark. So we continuously work with great publishers like White Wolf, Modiphius, Onyx Path, Fria Ligan, Evil Hat, and Magpie Games, among others.

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter campaign, but we have done several successful crowdfunding campaigns on our own website for our customers in Spain, including the most successful roleplaying campaign in our country (Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary). The Spanish and French editions of the game have already been published so the content is settled. The English translation and a first proofreading already exists. What we need to do now is finish the English edition: editing, layout, printing and, of course, shipping.

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