Cypher Chronicles, vol. 47-2015

Iadace and welcome to volume 47 of Cypher Chronicles! Team MCG is taking time off from work to celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. If you are awaiting a response from us, we appreciate your patience. We will return to normal business hours next week and will address any queries as quickly as possible. Happy Thanksgiving!

Exciting News and Interviews

  • Happy Gaming with the Family Day, also known as the day after Thanksgiving! We hope your turkey was much easier to catch–and way less deadly!–than an ithsyn (Numenera corebook, page 241). In honor of Gaming with the Family Day, check out this funny article called 20 Honest Names For Famous Toys, by Francesco Marciuliano.
    Illustration by Guido Kuip
    Illustration by Guido Kuip


  • Last Friday night we held the Numenera: Into the Ninth World Kickstarter Ninth World Party and Online Ninth World Party at AFK Elixirs and Eatery in Renton, Washington, and it was a blast! In addition to meeting and hanging out (in person and online) with some of the amazing folks who backed the Kickstarter campaign, Team MCG was deeply honored with the gift of witnessing the engagement of Paige Martin and Ryan Ciotti, pictured in the center of the photo below with Shanna and Monte…aww! Ninth World love, ya’ll! Congratulations and best wishes to Paige & Ryan!
Paige and Ryan
Engagement of Paige Martin and Ryan Ciotti
  • Also at the Ninth World Party, we got a taste of the upcoming Numenera card game as demonstrated by one of its creators, Mike Selinker of Lone Shark Games…we can’t wait for this game to debut next year!
Numenera Card Game
Charles Ryan, MCG’s COO, and guests Jim Nabors and Meagan Badour play in a demo of the Numenera card game run by Mike Selinker
Strange Revelations Cover
Cover image by Matt Stawicki
  • We were looking forward to delivering The Strange Cypher Chest to you this week before the Thanksgiving holiday, but sadly the shipment of inventory did not arrive. Quite simply put, the freight company delivering The Strange Cypher Chest to us undertook too much work this week and were unable to meet their commitment to us. We will update you next week when we are (hopefully) shipping The Strange Cypher Chest to those The Strange backers for whom it is a reward and to pre-order customers.
The Strange Cypher Chest Cover
Cover Design by Bear Weiter

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