Charles Ryan

Charles M. Ryan has written or contributed to titles in nearly every class of tabletop game—board games, card games, trading card games, miniature games, and roleplaying games—over a 25-year career in the game industry. He has also served as the global brand manager for Dungeons & Dragons and headed up the marketing department at the UK’s Esdevium Games, one of the world’s largest game distributors. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Monte Cook Games.

Charles Ryan

Beasts of Flesh and Steel

Bring something unexpected to your Fifth Edition game with scores of weird and wondrous science-fantasy creatures born in the Ninth World—the award-winning, critically acclaimed setting created by legendary game designer Monte Cook.

Cypher Chronicles, vol. 33-2020

More great news for fans of fantasy gaming and the Cypher System. An introduction to a crafty fox and a talking clock, and a fantastic conversation about fairy tales in games. Plus a load of free resources for fans of MCG’s games—all in this week’s Cypher Chronicles!

We Are All Mad Here

Jack climbing the beanstalk. The little mermaid finding her voice. Alice struggling with the madness of a place unruled by the laws of reality. The queen. The child. The woodsman. The knight. When you think about fairy tales, who do you become? Where does your imagination take you?

Cypher Chronicles, vol. 31-2020

We Are All Mad Here is on the way. We start planning for New Gamemaster Month. And we look at a couple of cool new things coming to a game table near you. All in this week’s Cypher Chronicles!

Cypher Chronicles, vol. 27-2020

We show off amazing art that you’ll find inside We Are All Mad Here (currently in preorder!), and super cool standups of characters and creatures for your Numenera games. We give you the quick-and-dirty lowdown on our Gen Con Online plans. Plus some other interesting bits and bobs. All this, in this week’s Cypher Chronicles!

Cypher Chronicles, vol. 24-2020

The MCG crew does some virtual gaming, and we prep for more with Gen Con Online coming soon! We roll out over 140 awesome Ninth World creatures and characters for your gaming table. And following a week off we have loads of inspiration and recommendations for you. All in this week’s Cypher Chronicles!

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