Cypher Chronicles, vol. 20-2016

Iadace and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

Exciting News and Interviews

  • A power has awoken against the darkness. A divine spark struck in the hearts of new gods-in-the-making. You have this spark—the seed of godhood within you. Can you restore what was broken before the world vanishes forever into darkness? Can you claim a place for yourself in the heavens? Gods of the Fall is now available for pre-order on the MCG Shop.
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Cover by Lie Setiawan
  • Is Gods of the Fall one of your Kickstarter rewards? Expect to receive your Kickstarter reward redemption instructions around the third week of June.
  • In the latest Monte Says article, Monte tells us about his ULTIMATE RETAILER visit to Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn, New York, and he talks about the cool things going on at this fantastic FLGS.


  • Gen Con 2016 is going to be amazing. We have so much goodness to share with you, you’ll want to make sure and join us for the MCG Seminar (SEM1690360) on Saturday, August 6th, at 1 PM in the Westin Capitol II room. The seminar is free, but you’ll need to have a ticket to get in, so don’t forget to register.

Gen Con 2016 logo

  • MCG received an Honourable Mention in Encounter Roleplay’s article, Women in Gaming: Part 3, Gender Representation. “Not only is MCG actively inverting the male-female imbalance in tabletop rpgs, but they’re inserting, for the first time in a meaningful way, the importance of depicting not overly gendered characters in their games. The result is rpgs whose artwork mirrors the accessibility and openness extolled by the games’ rules and creators. From us small folks over here in Twitch-land, hats off.” This makes our hearts flutter with joy, and we promise to always strive for inclusivity.


  • On Sunday, May 22nd, join James Walls, Ryan Chaddock, and Marc Plourde, on Cypher Live. They’ll be talking about potential twists on existing mechanics, converting superheroes, and superheroes in Numenera and The Strange.

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  • Are you a fan of Monte’s material from Malhavoc Press? If so, you will be interested to know about two Bundles of Holding going on right now:
Bundle of Holding: Malhavoc Arcana
Bundle of Holding: Malhavoc Arcana
Bundle of Holding: Ptolus & Malhavoc
Bundle of Holding: Ptolus & Malhavoc

Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love

  • Have you heard of the Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund? It is a volunteer organization that offers monetary assistance to tabletop RPG creators during times of financial hardship due to medical issues and the like. It is a worthy cause, so please consider giving it your support.
  • Check out this cool website created by Jon Schultz. It lists and categorizes all of the Gen Con events, making them easily searchable (updates every 6 hours). Well done, Jon!
  • Hatch: A notebook for makers & entrepreneurs, by Two Tumbleweeds: “Bring your ideas—both big and small—to life. Brainstorm, evaluate, sketch, develop & plan all in one place.”
  • ZEROHOUR APEX: Titanium Tactical Pen with Tungsten Tip (EDC), by Amy Truong & Aaron Son: “Everyday carry pen meets premium writing instrument. Glass breaker + self-defense tip. Titanium or aluminum. Fisher Space ink refills.”
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – 100 tales to dream BIG, by Timbuktu Labs: “A children’s book that reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 great women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.”

Get Inspired

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).


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