Cypher Chronicles, vol. 39-2016

Iadace, and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

Exciting News, Reviews, and Interviews

No Thank You, Evil! The Adventures Continue

  • Hang out with Charles at Midwest GameFest on November 12th and 13th at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. This year’s MCG highlights include:
    • Into the Actuality: MCG Q&A panel (Saturday)
    • Kickstarter Lessons from the Trenches panel (Saturday)
    • The Ghoul of Gravestone Gulch, a Cypher System game run by Charles (Saturday and Sunday)
    • No Thank You, Evil! games run by Olivia and Rowan Ryan (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Numenera games run by local GMs
  • Transmissions from the Ninth World and Translating the Strange have merged to become The CypherCast. Listen to hosts David Wilson Brown, Andrew Cady, and Jim Ryan discuss the latest news from the world of the Cypher System.

The CypherCast

Illustration by Mirco Paganessi
Illustration by Mirco Paganessi

Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love

  • The Dread House (Pathfinder/5th Edition/Call of Cthulhu), by Danny O’Neill – Hammerdog Games: “The most haunted house in the world, presented with multiple storylines, in multiple time periods, and for multiple RPG systems.”
  • Pretending to Grownup, by Jason Anarchy: “A casual card game for grownups who feel like they’re pretending.”
  • ILLIMAT, by Twogether Studios, LLC: “The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players.”
  • Science Wide Open: Children’s Books about Women in Science, by John Coveyou (Genius Games): “Children’s books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.”
  • Jen Page is creating beauty, art, and magic, and you can follow along by backing her on Patreon. During the month of October, Jen is giving away a DVD and Blu-Ray of Project London, a film in which she co-stars.

Get Inspired

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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