Fans of tabletop gaming might be familiar with the works of publisher Everything Epic. They're known for doing limited printings of various board games and card games, the majority of which never make it to retail stores. These include things like The Librarians card game, Secrets of the Lost Tomb, and even a board game adaptation of John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China. Now, the publisher's next project is aiming for supernatural and urban fantasy fans alike: a Monster Hunter International miniatures game.
For those not aware, Monster Hunter International is a series of urban fantasy novels written by Larry Correia. The main character is Owen Zastava Pitt who, after a lethal encounter with his terrible boss, discovers that monsters are real and are among us in the real world. Everything from eldritch horrors beyond mortal ken to cheesy B-movie monsters are around. Some are evil, some are just really hungry animals that need to be worked around. Thankfully, there is a secret organization tasked with keeping these monsters in check called Monster Hunter International. The series has eight main entries, many of which have ended up on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Everything Epic announced the Monster Hunter International miniatures game through both an e-mail newsletter and their social media accounts. According to the announcement page, the miniatures game will let you play as either hunters or monsters and include several iconic characters and factions from the book. The game will include three different objective-based game modes. Blood and Puff appears to be a straightforward team deathmatch which lets you draw unique ability cards for your team every time you eliminate an enemy. Eldritch Power Mode has you controlling powerful magical artifacts while attempting to hold off its corrupting power. Finally, there is Boo Who, a race to see who can be the first to capture a ghost and escort it back to home base.
Additional details on the Monster Hunter International miniatures game are sparse at time of writing. Aside from some featured artwork, there is no link to a newsletter or even a date for when the game will be available for pre-order. According to Larry Correia's own personal Monster Hunter Nation blog post, the game will be crowdfunding on Kickstarter later this Spring. This will mark the second time that Monster Hunter International has received a tabletop adaptation, following a successfully crowdfunded TTRPG adaptation.