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Exciting News and Interviews
- If the seas have a ruler, it is the octopus. And what happens when you take the current-Earth baseline and advance it through a billion years of evolution? You get The Octopi of the Ninth World. Octopi at least as smart as humans, with telepathy and an underwater empire that covers most of the planet. Get a leg up on your fellow bipeds by reading the handbook, and be prepared with MCG to welcome our new tentacled overlords.
- Take a break from zombie apocalypse prep, pick up Into the Deep and start preparing for the horrors from the depths. Into the Deep will give you the secrets of the strange Queen of All Octopuses, her temple-palace of coral, and the unique technology of her kind, the details of the mysterious invisible corridors that allow surface dwellers to breathe and operate at any depth, two new playable races—the skeane and the naiadapt—for aquatic campaigns, and more!
- Attending the Best Four Days in Gaming in Indy? Have you registered for one (or all) of the Gen Con MCG Seminars? Here’s the list:
- Speaking of Gen Con, Shanna has been asked to be a guest presenter at the 2016 ENnies. We hope you’ll join us for the ceremony on August 5th at 8:00 PM EDT at the Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana. MCG is honored to have seven products nominated for an ENnie Award.
- #MCGoctopiWeek has been a blast. Thank you for celebrating with us! We’ll leave you with this little gem:
Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love
- We’re pleased to support the RPG Creators Relief Fund by donating No Thank You, Evil! in PDF to be included in the Kids RPG Bundle on DriveThruRPG. Buy the bundle, save over $75, and help tabletop RPG creators who’ve experienced medical emergencies, injuries, and other catastrophic circumstances.
- Dressing Your Octopus, by Baby Tattoo: “An Otto and Victoria paper doll book that empowers your imagination and unlocks your inner storyteller.”
- Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby, by Josh Leake: “From the mind of Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk, comes a once-in-a-lifetime film adaptation of the award-winning novel, Lullaby.”
- The sixth issue of CypherCaster Magazine is packed with great features and art, so be sure to get your copy today.
- In Shepard’s Crook: Converting Mass Effect to Cypher System, Ryan Chaddock walks us through using the Cypher System to bring this much-beloved space opera to your tabletop gaming table.
- Marc Plourde offers an interesting take on depletion roles for artifacts in Nuts & Bots #82 – Hacking the Cypher System – Artifact Depletion.
- Josh Kramer, cartoonist, journalist, and gamer, illustrates why grown-ups are playing Dungeons & Dragons again.
- Cephalapod populations are booming and scientists don’t know why, but we have a few guesses.
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