Cypher Chronicles, vol. 26-2015

Iadace and welcome to this week’s edition of the Cypher Chronicles! We have tons and tons of news for you: a leather-bound Cypher System Rulebook, Cypher System dice, Ohunkakan: The Living Myths, a new Strange book, a sale on Love and Sex in the Ninth World, a Numenera boxed set update, and so much more. Today’s the last day to pre-order the Cypher System Rulebook and dice, so if you want them, now’s the time!

Product News

  • We burst through not one but two stretch goals for Cypher System Rulebook pre-orders this week–Cypher System dice, and the crown jewel of the campaign: a limited, leatherbound deluxe edition of the CSR. If either of these interest you, run, don’t walk, the the pre-order page, because MCG pre-orders for the print book and all the stretch goals close at midnight tonight! The Cypher System dice are handsome, high-quality, and specially marked for the Cypher System’s special results. You get 1d20, 1d6, and a set of percentiles. They’re offered at a special pre-order price, but they won’t ship with the corebook–we’re just starting to get them made, so you’ll receive them in early Autumn. Here’s a look, but note that this is a design concept–the actual design isn’t finalized.

CSR Dice-01The deluxe edition of the Cypher System Rulebook is limited to 300 copies. It’s leather bound with a debossed cover, gilded edging, and a satin ribbon bookmark. It’s available to pre-order as a standalone item, or, if you’ve already pre-ordered the CSR, you can upgrade your existing order to the deluxe version. (This upgrade option is also open to NUMENERA SUPERFAN backers of the Exclusive Numenera Boxed Set Edition, who will be getting the CSR as part of their rewards.) The special binding requirements mean that this book will ship about a week behind the standard book. Here’s a look, although again it’s a mockup.

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  • Weird Discoveries: Ten Instant Adventures™ For Numenera proved incredibly popular. So popular, in fact, we realized we’d be fools if we didn’t “steal” the format for the next book of adventures for The Strange. Which is what we did! As as of this week, the design draft for the next set of adventures for The Strange, called Strange Revelations, is complete and in the process of being playtested by our awesome editorial board.
  • Excitedly awaiting your Numenera Boxed Set rewards?!? Us, too! The ship carrying the Numenera Boxed Sets arrived in port this week. Now the boxed sets have to clear customs, which usually doesn’t take too long, but could take a couple of weeks. Everything is on track for the sets to be in our warehouse in Atlanta in early July. We’ll be sure to let everyone know via a Kickstarter update and the MCG Facebook feed when the rewards start to ship.

 

Other Exciting Things

  • The first major event for the Cypher System Rulebook is happening this weekend at The Guild Hall in Savannah, Georgia. Join Clegg Ivey and his team, and David Wilson Brown, MCG’s Fan Relations Coordinator, as they celebrate all things Numenera, The Strange, and Cypher System
  • Going to Gen Con 2015? Come and see us! We’ll be running demos in our booth (#1737) of all of our games. And don’t forget to buy your tickets to the MCG Seminar, which is on Thursday (July 30th) at 3PM. In addition to getting great information at the seminar, we’ll be showing Numenera: Strand for the first time and you definitely don’t want to miss it! We can’t wait to see you there!

Get Inspired

Behind the Scenes

Here’s a new piece by artist Jacob Atienza for an upcoming Numenera product (more details coming soon, we promise!).

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Shanna Germain
Shanna Germain

Over a 20-year career, Shanna Germain has penned six books, hundreds of short stories, and myriad other works, along the way garnering a Pushcart nomination, the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship, and the Utne Reader award for Best New Publication. At Monte Cook Games she has contributed to dozens of products and was lead designer for No Thank You, Evil!. She is a cofounder of the company, and our Creative Director.