Cypher Chronicles, vol. 5-2017

Iadace and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!

MCG News

  • Monte, Shanna, and Charles recently shared a statement about MCG’s core values. It’s a statement we all stand behind.
  • Today (Friday, February 10th) is the last day to take part in The Strange Crow Hollow Sale. Use the coupon code CrowHollowSale at checkout to get 48% off The Strange print products, plus get 10% off everything else in print by clicking on the 10% Product Discount coupon that will appear on your checkout screen. We’ll be donating 10%+ of all sales to the ACLU.

  • Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Sean has created some Valentine-themed GM intrusions worth spending 1 XP to avoid.
  • Don’t forget to wow your favorite gamer with an MCG-themed Valentine’s Day card.

  • Are you eager to dive into the bizarre, unexpected, and the truly astonishing? Enter a dimension where you exist in three different places simultaneously. A pocket universe that transforms you into living sound. An existence where time carves living beings into separate time streams. Or a world where merely thinking changes reality. How can you even begin to cope with such radically different worlds? Explore Into the Outside and find out!

Without spoiling anything Into the Outside has set a pretty crazy high bar for their books. There wasn’t a single location, creature, or cypher I didn’t find fascinating or could think of tons for. –Xivai, read the full review on Reddit

Illustration by Mirco Paganessi

Get Inspired


  • The Bridges we Burn is a new adventure path for Numenera created by Janek Sielicki through the Numenera Limited License program, and it was recently chosen as one of Sean’s Picks of the Week on EN World.
  • Primaeval Designs, by Acheson Creations: “28mm (1:56) scale dinosaurs, prehistoric & modern animals in urethane plastic and/or pewter metal for collecting and tabletop gaming.”
  • Angel and the World Enders comic Issue #1, by Chris Hartmann: “Angel and the World Enders follows the life of a girl named Angel, who for reasons unknown, was sent away from her family on the planet Chronus at a very young age. After crash landing on the planet Indo and being mentored by a master battle mechanic named Justice. Her life is interrupted by a familiar culture with a history of destroying civilizations.”
  • Bill Nye Saves the World debuts on Netflix on April 21st, using science to debunk anti-scientific claims and myths.

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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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.