Cypher Chronicles, vol. 26-2017

Iadace, and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

MCG News

  • 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 protected]) to volunteer to run a demo for Ruination Weekend.

Illustration by Tiffany Turrill


Get Inspired

  • 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.”

Inspire Us

If you have something you’d like to see published in Cypher Chronicles next week, share it with us! Send your recommendations to [email protected] (submitting a recommendation does not guarantee publication). And if you have an ongoing streaming game of Numenera, The Strange, or the Cypher System, let us know!


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Tammie Webb Ryan
Tammie Webb Ryan

Tammie Webb Ryan entered the game industry as a playtester for the first edition of Pinnacle Entertainment’s Deadlands, and has since worked at Last Unicorn Games and Wizards of the Coast, and as a freelance editor. Tammie is the Administrative Manager for Monte Cook Games.