Cypher Chronicles, vol. 11-2018

Greetings from the Actuality, vislae!

Today we have an abbreviated Cypher Chronicles for you. Darcy, Tammie, and Charles are traveling back from a retailer and game manufacturer trade show (GAMA), and have a few lovely things to show you.

We showcased a mock-up copy of the Invisible Sun Black Cube, and it presented some hilarious logistical challenges to even display most of what we have. It really caught some eyes, and I loved running brief little Development Modes to show off how the Sooth Deck works!

These are a lot of the components we were using in The Raven Wants What You Have, of which the new episode, “Wards, Pacts, and Casual Trespassing” airs tonight at 7 p.m. Pacific, with the players live in chat! I’m celebrating this very heist-y episode by livetweeting Ocean’s 11 at 4:30 p.m. PST, so feel free to come watch along with me!

Here, Charles walks us through the booth, including the mock-up components of the Invisible Sun Black Cube:

We also got to see some other folks’ curious creations, which was a blast.

Tammie discovered a cool apocalyptic card game called Conflicted, where “the goal is to live another day without losing what makes us all human.” How far will you go to survive?

O’Hare airport after a bevy of flight delays was making me wonder whether I hadn’t entered the apocalypse myself. Perhaps I can barter this deck for rations.

Darcy got to play in a demo of a very cute introductory role-playing game, Robit Riddle from Kevin Craine and Atlas Games, with THE CUTEST robot art! Here is the creator, Kevin Craine, giving Olivia and me the pitch:

We learned an enormous amount at GAMA and loved getting to talk to your local retailers about carrying our games, running our Cypher Play organized play program, and getting ready for our big 2018 releases: Invisible Sun and Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny. Can’t wait for next year!

The booth, the whole booth, and nothing but the booth.
Darcy Ross
Darcy Ross

Darcy L. Ross, Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, is a storyteller, scientist, and community organizer. Across media, she aims to highlight people doing good things in the gaming community and to bring new people into gaming. She co-hosts the podcast Cypher Speak, has blogged for the award-winning Gnome Stew, and has worked to support marginalized voices in gaming with ConTessa. Darcy lives in a small but powerful aldeia of tabletop creatives in Hyde Park, Chicago.