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2023 Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who loves tabletop roleplaying games? We have some suggestions! Young or old, experienced or novice, a fan of MCG’s games or a player of any RPG, we have items that will bring a smile to the face of all the gamers in your life!

For any RPG gamer: The Weird

Who it’s for

Anyone who plays RPGs—whether they’re a fan of MCG’s games or play Dungeons & Dragons or anything else.

Why they’ll love it

The Weird is an amazing source of inspiration and ideas—literally thousands (nearly 12,000, in fact) of prompts that stretch the imagination and give you great ideas for adventures, characters, encounters, and more. And best of all, it doesn’t matter what game you play—The Weird’s concepts enrich any game. This book will see years of use. And it’s strikingly pretty, too!

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Your Best Game Ever is all about making your game—any game—as fun, engaging, and memorable as it can be.

For families with creative kids: No Thank You, Evil!

Who it’s for

Families with kids as young as five—or anyone who enjoys a whimsical, fast-paced adventure.

Why they’ll love it

The world of Storia is filled with the types of adventure kids love, and No Thank You, Evil! unlocks their creative energy. Simple game mechanics won’t frustrate younger players, but additional options for older kids means everyone at the table will find the game fun and fulfilling. This best-selling family RPG is like an old Warner Bros. cartoon—no matter your age, you’ll find layers of whimsy and joy that make the game a delight for everyone.

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Already playing No Thank You, Evil!? Expand your adventures with Uh-Oh, Monsters! This box contains more creatures to encounter and adventures to explore, plus fun handouts for your games.

For anyone who loves games: The Devil’s Dandy Dogs

Who it’s for

Anyone who enjoys a fun, light-hearted, zero-prep game.

Why they’ll love it

Who wouldn’t love a game where you play the part of a supernatural dog on a magical mission? Plus, this storytelling RPG requires absolutely no preparation work—making up the adventure is part of the game. The card-based game mechanics are light and fun, and you can play a quick adventure in just a couple of hours. And the stunningly beautiful design will have you flipping through the game just to look at all the evocative art!

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For a deeper—but equally prep-free—game, check out Stealing Stories for the Devil, where the players take the roles of master thieves from the future setting out on heists to save reality itself.

For new and veteran gamers: Numenera Starter Set

Who it’s for

Anyone interested in trying out the award-winning Numenera roleplaying game or teaching it to their friends.

Why they’ll love it

The Numenera Starter Set has everything you need to play—rules, characters, and even dice! Just grab a couple of friends and maybe a pencil or two. You’ll find yourself immersed in the fascinating Ninth World setting. Whether you’re a veteran RPG player or completely new to the hobby, the Numenera Starter Set is easy to learn and fun to play.

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The Numenera Starter Set pulls you into the Ninth World—the Numenera Discovery and Destiny Slipcase Set gives you the full game rules plus oodles of adventures, setting information, creatures to encounter, and more, for years of imaginative adventures.

For gamers who love classic fantasy: Ptolus

Who it’s for

Any gamer who loves classic fantasy—and amazingly detailed, immersive worlds.

Why they’ll love it

The astounding Ptolus: Monte Cook’s City by the Spire is a 672-page deluxe tome that pulls you into a richly detailed fantasy city. The streets and palaces of Ptolus abound with intrigue and plot, while beneath them multiple layers of dangerous subterranean caverns and dungeons are ripe with secrets, mysteries, and treasures. Ptolus is a masterwork of one of fantasy gaming’s most celebrated names, and it contains enough material to run multiple campaigns for years of great gaming. And there are two versions—one for the Cypher System, and one compatible with the world’s most popular fantasy RPG. 

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For D&D players who love exploring new worlds filled with amazing, imaginative new ideas, Arcana of the Ancients brings the wonders of science-fantasy to any 5E campaign.

Don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

These great gifts are roughly $20 or less, and are sure to bring delight to any gamer!

Player or GM Notebook

Specially formatted for creating, building, and managing your RPG character or campaign, these 96-page GM and Player Notebooks are super handy!

Cypher System Dice

Gamers love dice—and Cypher System players love these beautiful Cypher System Dice that are marked for game’s special results.

Character Portfolios

Upgrade from that ratty old laserprinted character sheet. Cypher System Character Portfolios give you room for notes and details, and they come in a pack of five—enough for the whole party. (Also available for Numenera, Ptolus, and Old Gods of Appalachia.)

GM Intrusion Deck

A great GM intrusion is like a clever comeback—you always seem to think of them about five minutes after you need them. Never run out of inspiration with this 100-card GM Intrusion Deck, loaded with hundreds of prompts.

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