Monster Smackdown is the fifth book of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game series. It was originally published in March 2003 by Eden Studios.


Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and a Slayer's gotta have something to slay. Fortunately for her, there's no shortage of vamps, demons, nasties, and Big Bads wandering around out there. And when the latté hits the fan, knowing an Acathla from a Gorch can save the world. The keys to combating these charmless creatures of nightmare are all here, in vivid detail.

Hey, nobody said living on the Hellmouth was going to be all sunshine and stylish garb.

Monster Smackdown is a supplement for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer roleplaying game. In it, you will find:

  • An overview covering the nature of the Buffyverse, hellmouths, and hell dimensions, including some never before seen samples
  • A complete rundown on vampires, including their powers, vulnerabilities, morality, nature, and hangouts
  • A similar treatment for demons, with specific on many demonic races
  • Details on non-vamp undead, primals, human villains, and various other critters that populate the Buffyverse
  • Background and specifics on Buffy's major villains, unique demons, hellgoddesses, and real bad nasties, including a revisit of all the seasonal Big Bads
  • Rules, guidelines, and ideas for creating monsters true to the spirit of the Buffyverse, including a list of mix-and-match monster powers
  • A complete Episode featuring a major turning point in the Djinn Season[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Additional editionsEdit

  • A Monster Smackdown Limited Edition was available in 1000 copies, with black-colored leatherette cover, foil design logo, and cloth bookmark.


  1. "Buffy Monster Smackdown". Eden Studios, Inc. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
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