Cypher Chronicles, vol. 29-2019

Hot news about Invisible Sun, Numenera, a Liminal Shores Numenera raffle, and awesome Cypher System shows to watch in this week’s Cypher Chronicles.

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We’ve just returned from Gen Con and are hitting the ground running!

Invisible Sun arrives at the MCG warehouse!

Black Cubes arrived at our Kansas City warehouse today, and are landing at our UK and Australia sites in the next few days. Backers of the reprint Kickstarter are getting their Black Cubes shipped out as they fulfill their rewards, followed by preorder fulfillment, and then the Black Cube will finally go up for general sale!

Tuesday: Launch of the Numenera: Liminal Shores Kickstarter

Liminal Shores, our brand-new foray into the Ninth World, involves the datasphere, the mysterious network of ancient transmissions and information responsible for the supernatural-seeming glimmers that Ninth Worlders sometimes, like strange visions, receive. Through exploration of the datasphere, a new wealth of information presents itself, both about the world the PCs live in, as well as the prior worlds.

The Kickstarter campaign for Liminal Shores, launching August 13th, includes three books (at least to start with):

  • Voices of the Datasphere offers a whole new method of gameplay involving traveling into the datasphere; when you travel to this unique environment, you’ll find your character altered in interesting ways.
  • Liminal Shore details a whole new portion of the Ninth World, and unveils previously unknown intelligent species, creatures, locations, cyphers, artifacts, and more.
  • Edge of the Sun, an adventure/sourcebook, sends you to a mysterious structure near the sun—which might be responsible for making life on Earth possible a billion years in the future. And after millions of years, it could be failing . . .
All three titles will reveal previously unshared details not just about the datasphere, but also about the prior worlds, works, and legacy. You can find out more about this campaign here.

Ninth World Giveaway

To celebrate Liminal Shores, we’re launching a Gleam raffle. Enter to win a set of the Into the Ninth World books (complete with slipcase and brand-new Numenera bookends!) as you spread the word about the Kickstarter!

Enter to win before the Kickstarter launches on Tuesday!

Cypher Streaming Tonight: the Return of Callisto 6 and Numenera: Simulacrum

Catch new episodes of both #Callisto6 (the Cypher System supers show from Geek and Sundry) and #Simulacrum (the new Numenera virtual reality show from Tablestory) this weekend!

  • Dark Mythos: Creatures of World Mythology from Audre Schutte. She does wonderful drawings of creatures. Bear has a previous book of hers and it’s full of really great work. This is definitely worth checking out!
  • Fossil parrot a meter tall found in New Zealand: Heracles inexpectatus! A mere 19 million years old. Don’t tell Sue the T. rex, they might feel jealous of this new, big, murderbird.
  • Bruce Brenneise has done some amazing pieces for us at MCG, and he’s currently kickstarting a print run on a really cool playmat. There are other options for support, too. Check it out!
  • And here is chemistry instruction using augmented reality:

Darcy Ross
Darcy Ross

Darcy L. Ross, Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, is a storyteller, scientist, and community organizer. Across media, she aims to highlight people doing good things in the gaming community and to bring new people into gaming. She co-hosts the podcast Cypher Speak, has blogged for the award-winning Gnome Stew, and has worked to support marginalized voices in gaming with ConTessa. Darcy lives in a small but powerful aldeia of tabletop creatives in Hyde Park, Chicago.