Cypher Chronicles, vol. 01-2017

Iadace and Happy New Year from Monte Cook Games! We hope 2017 brings you health, happiness, and loads of gaming excitement!

MCG News

  • Team MCG took a much-needed break over the holiday. Thanks for your patience while we catch up on messages and customer service queries. Sean and I (Tammie) are working diligently through the backlog and should be caught up very soon.
  • If you are an international customer or backer and are awaiting your copy of the Numenera Starter Set, your wait is almost over. The re-supply shipment is on its way to Kixto, our fulfillment house in England. Once Kixto receives the inventory, they will process and ship the Numenera Starter Set to you as quickly as possible.
  • Thanks to you, the MCG 2016 Holiday Gift raised $1,775 for charities! Huzzah!
    • Doctors Without Borders: $775
    • ACLU: $740
    • American Refugee Committee: $260
  • We’re very pleased that Geek & Sundry included Invisible Sun and Predation on the list of most anticipated tabletop roleplaying games of 2017.
Illustration by Jason Engle
  • Check out the video of our Twitch live-streamed Numenera game on our YouTube channel. This game was great fun for the team, and it fulfilled one of the stretch goal rewards from the Numenera: Into the Ninth World Kickstarter.
  • If you or someone you know is ready to make the leap from player to GM, we’re here to help you make it happen! Starting next week, we are celebrating New Gamemaster Month.
  • Hang out with us on the weekend of January 13th:
    • Visit with Bruce at Rustycon, an annual science fiction and fantasy convention held in the Seattle area.
    • Hang out with Sean at Orcacon, a Pacific Northwest event focusing on tabletop games and general geekery featuring loads of great guests, gaming, and panels.

Get Inspired


  • Innsmouth: The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia, by Alaxis Press: “Discover a lost portfolio of drawings by Mannish Sycovia originating from H.P. Lovecraft’s Innsmouth in this beautiful new book.”
  • Harlem Unbound, a Cthulhu roleplaying game sourcebook, by Chris Spivey, Darker Hue Studios: “RPG sourcebook set in 1920s NYC, the Harlem Renaissance, delving into Mythos mysteries for either Call of Cthulhu or Gumshoe system.”
  • Universal Fan Con, by Universal Fan Con: “First multi-fandom Con dedicated to inclusion, highlighting Women, LGBTQ, the Disabled and Persons of Color.”

Inspire Us

Got something you’d like to see published in Cypher Chronicles next week? A cool blog post you’ve written about our games, scientific news that inspires your The Strange campaign, an Atlas Obscura photo that makes you dream of the Ninth World, a Kickstarter campaign that kindles your imagination, a charity event near and dear to your heart…share whatever you think would inspire Team MCG and would also be a good fit for Cypher Chronicles. Send your recommendations to [email protected] (submitting a recommendation does not guarantee publication).


Do you like us? Do you really like us? You can play an important role in helping us thrive and create more great games: Leave a review at DriveThruRPG, Amazon, or with your local game store owner. Share these chronicles with other gamers you know. Invite those you love to sit around a table with you and delve deep into their imagination to create shared memories that will last a lifetime.


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Tammie Webb Ryan
Tammie Webb Ryan

Tammie Webb Ryan entered the game industry as a playtester for the first edition of Pinnacle Entertainment’s Deadlands, and has since worked at Last Unicorn Games and Wizards of the Coast, and as a freelance editor. Tammie is the Administrative Manager for Monte Cook Games.