Players who don't feel compelled to become real Monster Provokers can still have a great time in the simulated version of Monstropoly. Apprentices can play 4 simulated non-NFT Metamonsters (random types for each game). These players are called Apprentices.
Apprentices are the players who follow a Free-to-play path.
During early levels, Apprentices will not be able to select a Metamonster with which to battle. Their Metamonster will be randomly assigned for each battle according to the best spread for the lobby.
Apprentices will unlock Metamonsters one by one by progressing through the Season Pass
Metamonsters are simulation monsters and weaker than real monsters.
Playing with Metamonsters will consume Energy from the Apprentice
The ability to generate $MPGLD from Metamonsters is less developed than in true monsters (but you will still earn $MPGLD by fighting with them)
Metamonsters also have a level system and are allowed to progress using $MPGLD at the Upgrade Machine
Metamonsters cannot be traded in the Marketplace nor used for breeding