Iadace, and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!
- We are honored to have two of our products, Gods of the Fall and Torment: Tides of Numenera–The Explorer’s Guide, nominated for five ENnies…huzzah! Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees.
- Speaking of the ENnies, be our date this year! Team MCG is a Dream Date for the ENnies, and we’d love to watch the award ceremony with you. Plus, we’ll bring a cool bag of swag just for you.
- Mysterious, powerful, and usually dangerous, the vast ruins of the prior worlds contain secrets and marvels beyond imagining. Explore one such gigantic ruin—the Jade Colossus—in detail. Or create your own, using the Numenera Ruin Mapping Engine to design ancient sites large or small, with all the wonder and weirdness you expect in the Ninth World setting. Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds, not part of any Kickstarter, is now available for pre-order on the MCG Shop.
- Don’t miss Ruination Weekend, July 15th and 16th! Find a participating store and play in a demo of Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds, with its awesome prior-world encounters, creatures, and locations. If you are an Asset Team Member, contact Darcy (email@example.com) to volunteer to run a demo for Ruination Weekend.
- Curious about the art creation process for our products? Artist Anton Magdalina has posted time lapse videos of creating illustrations for Jade Colossus: Ruins of Prior Worlds.
- Did you catch Bruce via Twitch on July 6th? If you missed it, check it out on MCG’s YouTube channel, and while you are there, have a look around. There are loads of cool videos to watch, including live play videos, How to Play videos, unboxing videos, video taken at previous Gen Cons, and fan-made videos.
- Lawful Good Gaming is playing Predation as part of an upcoming charity event, with the donations benefiting Conservation International. Play a game, do some good.
- We highly recommend picking up Fraction | The Art of Lie Setiawan. Fraction is a gathering of over 70 of Lie’s illustrations from 2015 to the present, in a beautiful softcover book.
- Dungeon of Doom: Handcrafted Game Terrain, by Dwarven Forge. The ultimate fully modular terrain for Dungeons & Dragons, available fully hand painted.
- HELLSCAPES: Post Apocalyptic Survival for DnD 5e, by Scrivened, LLC. This is a new Kickstarter from the team that put out HYPERLANES. HELLSCAPES is a post apocalyptic survival game using D&D 5e.
- Foldio3 – Take bigger ideas, by orange monkie: For photographers who need to take photos of objects on a regular basis, this seems like a handy device. (Bear, MCG’s Art Director, has the Foldio2, and has backed this Kickstarter as well.)
- New Paths Compendium: Pathfinder RPG Expanded Edition, by Kobold Press. Our Kobold Friends are creating a revised an expanded hardcover for Pathfinder with new classes, feats, spells, and art, from arcane paladins to warlocks.
- Check out this character creation video by BNeffDC for their Family Game Night, in which the kids make characters for Predation. We can’t wait to hear about the adventures of Greg, a Volcanic Pteryx who Self Evolves, and Bambi, a Mysterious Osteon who Solves Mysteries.
- If you or someone you love is looking for an inspiring summer reading list, look no further than Hayao Miyazaki’s list of favorite children’s books.
- These funky instruments, and these instruments that make music using nature, make me wonder about music in the Ninth World.
- “The Antikythera mechanism was capable of predicting the positions of the planets with which the Greeks were familiar—Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn—as well as the sun and moon, and eclipses. It even has a black and white stone that turns to show the phases of the moon. Andrew Carol, an engineer from Apple, built a (much bigger) working model of the device using Legos to demonstrate its operation.”
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