Cypher Chronicles, vol. 37-2016

Iadace, and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

Exciting News, Reviews, and Interviews

Gods of the Fall Book

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Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love

  • Salt In Wounds is a D&D/Pathfinder setting about a city built on and around the regenerating body of a defeated tarrasque.
  • 8-Bit Donuts is a cafe with gourmet donuts, coffee, and 80s arcade games.
  • ILLIMAT is an old-timey Keith Baker game based on a board that appeared in music videos by The Decemberists.
  • Xenofera is a card game about galactic nobles hiring skilled hunters to retrieve the most interesting alien creatures.

Get Inspired

  • DuoSkin: MIT creates temporary tattoos that turn your arm into a touchpad

  • Did you know we post a plot hook, encounter, event, or other strange idea every week to our @WeirdOfNumenera feed on Twitter? This week we started something similar for @TheStrangeRPG, with references to The Estate Foundation website (which is more than it seems).

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Inspire Us

Got something you’d like to see published in Cypher Chronicles next week? A cool blog post you’ve written about our games, scientific news that inspires your The Strange campaign, an Atlas Obscura photo that makes you dream of the Ninth World, a Kickstarter campaign that kindles your imagination, a charity event near and dear to your heart…share whatever you think would inspire Team MCG and would also be a good fit for Cypher Chronicles. Send your recommendations to [email protected] (submitting a recommendation does not guarantee publication).


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Sean Reynolds
Sean Reynolds

Sean K Reynolds grew up in southern California. He’s been a webmaster, game designer, developer, freelancer-wrangler, and many other jobs that can’t be described in one or two words. He’s worked on a couple hundred books for a half a dozen RPGs, designed videogames, taught classes on game design, written plays and musicals, judged international talent-search contests, won game design awards, and had bit parts in geeky movies. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his four cats. Sean is the Community Relations Coordinator at Monte Cook Games.