Since then, Monster Kart Mayhem has been developed into a standalone game with the aid of several dozen Kickstarter backers.
Each year, thousands of monsters gather in Transylvania to witness the Monster Mash, a speed race and battle royal of monstrous proportions. Contestants race across 1,000 kilometers of the country’s harshest terrain and attempt to reach the finish line even as their opponents try to blast them off the road. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Monster Mash. Who will cross the finish line first? Who will cross at all?
Monster Kart Mayhem is a racing adventure for two or more monsters (the more the gruesomer). There’s no Game Monster to dictate the outcome; just you and your fellow ghoulish compatriots and a few dice to decide your fate.
The Back of the Book
Monsters, Start Your Engines!
Get ready for the Monster Mash, a speed race and battle royale of monstrous proportions. You’ll race across 1,000 kilometers of scenic Transylvania. Start by dodging your way past the Rolling Hills, maneuver your way through the Cliffs of Insanity, fend off gnashing piranha in the Scary Swamp, and even visit the grounds of Dracula’s Castle. The first monster to reach the Finnish Line (a line hailing from Finland) with their car intact wins.
In this Fudge™ System-compatible kart-racing family game, you’ll find:
- 9 unique racers with their own Perks and Quirks, including: Abominable Snowman, Big Foot, Count Dracula, El Chupacabra, and more.
- Guidelines for creating your own racer if you prefer the Do-It-Yourself route.
- 9 Power-Ups to help you improve your chances of success, including Garlic Bombs, Piranha Launchers, Invisibility Cloaks, Super Buzz Saws, and more.
- A race course that fights back—those trees in the Freaky Forest want revenge on woodcutters, but they’ll take you instead.
Monster Kart Mayhem is suitable for ages 8 and up.
Monster Kart Mayhem is a rules light and GM-less RPG based on the Fudge System by Grey Ghost Press. It is designed for 2 to 6 players and takes about an hour to play.
The initial game release features 9 monsters and 1 race course, with more of each to be added in future updates.
During the race, known as the Monster Mash, players will attempt to outmaneuver, out-wit, and out-smash opponents while simultaneously watching out for tricky obstacles. Players pick one monster to race through some of Transylvania’s greatest countryside, such as the Rolling Hills, Cliffs of Insanity, Quicksandy Beaches, Freaky Forest, Scary Swamp, and Dracula’s Castle. Each of these regions has its own hazards to watch out for, so you’ll need to be a Superb driver if you wish to cross the Finnish Line first and be declared this year’s winner.
To catch up on the game’s weekly updates visit Series: Monster Kart Monday. All of the latest news about MKM is collected in this series so you won’t miss a thing!
Curious? Check out the Beta version that was freely available before the game’s final release.
Art by Bradley K. McDevitt
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