Cypher Chronicles, vol. 39-2015

Iadace and welcome to this week’s Cypher Chronicles!

It’s been a busy week for Team MCG. There’s been lots of writing and editing and art direction and product fulfillment and licensing and training, so today’s CC will be a quickie!

Product News

  • Into the Night: The people of the prior worlds reached for the stars. They engineered our world and others, opened doorways to other dimensions, and rewrote the laws of time and space. The remnants of these efforts litter the Ninth World, but they aren’t limited to Earth. Through the magic of the numenera left behind by the ancients, the stars can be plied. Craft sail the void as if it were an endless sea, intricately designed doorways open onto distant worlds, and even stranger means of travel beckon those who are bold enough to cross the vastness of the night.

 

Into the Night Temp Cover-2015-04-08

  • The Nightcraft: Aeon Priests speculate that at some time in the distant past, the Earth was the hub of an empire that spanned the vastness of space. At such a time in the dim recesses of the prior worlds, numenera craft of all varieties crossed the gulfs and came here, or flew from Earth out into the night. Some of these craft remain in the Ninth World, lost deep within ancient ruins, buried beneath the ground, or submerged under the sea. The Nightcraft, as it is called, is one such vehicle. Although its existence is not well known, a few numenera experts have long speculated that the ship can be used to travel into the void beyond the edges of the world. And they are right.

The Nightcraft-2015-09-22-Cover

Other Exciting Things

  • Check out The Earth Codex on DriveThruRPG. The Earth Codex, by Ryan Chaddock, is a useful resource for The Strange as a guide to player options and cyphers for games on Earth.
  • Numenera: Strand is closing in on the finished movie and it looks amazing! Follow Numenera: Strand on Facebook to receive periodic updates from the movie makers.

Behind the Scenes

NTYE-Snow-KimSokolFor your viewing pleasure, here are two pieces of art hot off of Bear’s desk that will go into upcoming projects. One image will be used in No Thank You, Evil! and the other in Encyclopedia of Impossible Things…can you match the illustration with the product?Encyclopedia of Impossible Things 5-Scott Purdy

 

 

Illustrations by Kim Sokol and Scott Purdy, respectively.

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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.