Announcement: Numenera Thunderstone
A press release to announce a new joint venture!
Alderac Entertainment Group and Monte Cook Games are both stoked to be working together to create the Numenera Thunderstone fantasy deck-building game. Well-known game designer Monte Cook’s newly announced science fantasy game, Numenera, is a perfect fit with the exciting, evolving mechanics of AEG’s Thunderstone.
Thunderstone is THE fantasy deck-building game, praised for its rich, dungeon-crawling theme. Players race through dungeons, fighting monsters and overcoming obstacles to retrieve Thunderstones, containers of unfathomable evil. Together, the stones can used to banish their creator, the eternal evil known only as Doom. But each time Doom is driven from one world, he moves to corrupt a new one—and the players must follow. Now, Doom has leapt to the Ninth World, the setting of Numenera.
Numenera is a role-playing game that focuses on character and story with simple, fast-moving mechanics. It is set in the ruins of a far distant future where, as Arthur C. Clarke said, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Characters explore the technological ruins of the past to make discoveries to improve their own future.
Doom corrupts everything he touches… what can he do in a post-apocalyptic world that has already fallen so many times? Plenty.
“I’m super-excited to be working in the story-based world of Numenera,” said Thunderstone project lead, Jeff Quick. “One of the first things I said to Monte when we started discussing this idea was that I didn’t want Numenera to be a coat of paint for Thunderstone. I wanted this world to affect the gameplay, literally change the game to reflect the new, strange future-fantasy of Numenera, while remaining compatible with Thunderstone’s full library of cards.”
“Numenera offers some unique experiences as an rpg. Thunderstone will handle those experiences well. I think Numenera and Thunderstone are a great fit. It’s going to be a really fun game,” said Monte Cook.
Numenera Thunderstone is available now as a bonus for Numenera’s Kickstarter page.