Cypher Chronicles, vol. 41-2016

Iadace, and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

Exciting News, Reviews, and Interviews

  • There are only 7 more days to get in on the Kickstarter for No Thank You, Evil! The Adventures Continue! There are loads of exciting stretch goals we’d love your help reaching, so please share the campaign with your family and friends. The more support, the more better rewards for all! Here is the link for your convenience:, and don’t forget to hashtag your shares with #NoThankYouEvil or #NTYE.

No Thank You, Evil! The Adventures Continue Kickstarter 2

  • Monte and Shanna are guests at Gamehole Con from November 4 – 6 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison, Wisconsin. Here’s what they’ll be doing:
    • Friday at 2:00: Meet and greet (Monte and Shanna)
    • Friday at 6:00: Predation game (Shanna)
    • Saturday at 2:00: What’s New with MCG seminar (Monte and Shanna)
    • Saturday at 4:00: Numenera game (Monte)

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Many Faces by Jason Engle (animation)
Many Faces by Jason Engle
  • Go beyond the Ninth World’s shores in Tales Beyond the Ninth World, an anthology of three short stories set in the evocative universe of Numenera. (This product was one of the many rewards for many backers of the Numenera: Into the Ninth World Kickstarter campaign, to whom the redemption emails were sent on November 2nd.)



Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love

  • In Hero’s Fally, players choose a misfit hero and dive into the action, avoiding bombs, swords, and chainsaws of injustice to become heroes. This looks like it will be a wonderfully cheeky game to play, and features art from Brandon Leach, one of MCG’s favorite illustrators. We can’t wait to see the finished product in early 2017!
  • Speaking of MCG’s favorite illustrators, you don’t want to miss supporting MATTHEW STAWICKI 2017 FANTASY CALENDARS, by Matthew Stawicki: “Beautiful full color calendars featuring the artwork of award winning fantasy illustrator, Matthew Stawicki.”
  • DENSTERS – Ingenious toys with secret talents!, by Kidesign: “Multifunctional toy monsters that allow kids to build the most amazing blanket forts and dens at home!”
  • Adorable Animal Friends Coloring Book, by Char Reed: “A coloring book full of adorable animals friends which are fun for the whole family!”

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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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.