HENSHIN! A Sentai RPG
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Transform and contend with weird monsters and personal dilemmas!

Henshin! is a storytelling tabletop game where a group of teens transforms into masked heroes! It is inspired by the Japanese sentai genre, filled with high-energy action sequences and fantastic special effects. The PDF is free-to-play so that you can henshin right away!

 
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In Henshin!, players narrate episodes about a team of heroes with dual identities and awesome power. Most participants play a Color, a hero designated by archetypes as described in their playbook. One participant is the Narrator, describing the world and all other characters as needed, in addition to guiding each episode through a satisfying arc. You and your friends can play only one episode, or a series of episodes over time that are part of a season.

This game is a love letter to sentai, the pop culture medium of Japanese superheroes. In Japan, these tropes are central to long-running television programs like Super Sentai or Kamen Rider, and you may be familiar with North American adaptations like Power Rangers. These live-action shows have teams of color-coded masked heroes using cool suits, weapons, and giant robots to defeat monsters in a display of special effects.

You don’t need to know anything about the sentai genre to start playing. To get a taste of how it all works, download the basic playset below and listen to the actual play podcast!

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Ready for more? Keep in touch to find out about new modules, Special Color playbooks, and other Henshin! materials to come!

 
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Creators

 

Tim

Tim is an educator and avid role-player who organizes games in Portland, OR. Tim is Blue because he is focused, points out the obvious, and can construct something dangerous.


Sam

Sam makes things happen, whether it's managing a website build or running a booth at a comics convention. Sam is Green: odd, wonderful and usually bringing people together with a wisecrack or two in the face of danger.

 

Contact Us

For business inquires, please email us at caveofmonsters [at] gmail(dot)com.

For media inquires, download the Henshin! Basic Playset press release.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Evan Palmer, who created artwork for the website and the basic playset. Evan's work can be found at http://www.evanpalmercomics.com.

Emmett Helen, who created the artwork for the Monster Freak! Module. Their work can be found at www.emmett-helen.com.

Wook Jin Clark, who created the artwork for the Star Phase Module. Their work can be found on Instagram @wookjinclark and Twitter @wookjinclark

Matt Thogerson, who shot our actual play photos. His work can be found at www.badtactic.com and on Instragram @badtactic.

Our playtesters include Matt Levine, Stephanie Hocutt, Mark De Vera, Noah Jay-Bonn, Klint Finley, Leon Andersen, Arthur Lender, Matt Thogerson, Ben Jamin, Kyle Townsend, Ian Campbell, Will Coon, Tim Carroll, Kate Morris and Sam Johns.