Cypher Chronicles, vol. 5-2016

Iadace and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

Exciting News and Interviews

  • No Thank You, Evil!, the tabletop game of make-believe, adventure, and storytelling for creative kids and their families, is coming to stores soon. But first, we will deliver it to our amazing backers who made the game possible, and then to those who pre-order it through the MCG Shop, so pre-order your copy today.

MCG No Thank You Evil Box Front

  • Reaper Miniatures produces some of the most awesome gaming miniatures available—including a line of really cool Numenera minis, which are available now to purchase from the MCG Shop.

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  • “Characters will do what you reward them for…so when you have a rewards system, whether that’s through experience points or loot or growth of the character, think about that goal and help them get to that by rewarding them.” Find out more of Shanna’s world-building secrets, and listen in as she was interviewed along with Michelle Lyons-McFarland and Monica Valentinelli by Howard Tayler on Writing Excuses about writing and world-building for RPGs.
  • Are you a backer of The Strange Kickstarter eagerly awaiting your email with coupon code(s) to redeem Encyclopedia of Impossible Things? Trust us, your wait won’t be much longer—keep an eye on you inbox!

Encyclopedia of Impossible Things 1-Sam Cullum

  • Don’t forget, you can check out the MCG Appearances page to keep up with Team MCG this year.
  • The Strange is coming out in Portuguese! Our partners at New Order Editora in Brazil have passed their crowdfunding goal and are now hitting stretch goals for the Portuguese edition. New Order publish the Portuguese edition of Numenera, so we know they’ll do a great job with The Strange too!


Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love

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).


Do you like us? Do you really like us? You can play an important role in helping us thrive and create more great games: Leave a review at DriveThruRPG, Amazon, or with your local game store owner. Share these chronicles with other gamers you know. Invite those you love to sit around a table with you and delve deep into their imagination to create shared memories that will last a lifetime.


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