Iadace and welcome to Cypher Chronicles!
Exciting News and Interviews
Gosh, if only there were something exciting to share with you this week. Hmmm, let’s see…oh, yeah! How about this: On February 29th, Worlds of the Cypher System launches on Kickstarter!
- Encyclopedia of Impossible Things is on sale now at DriveThruRPG, your FLGS (friendly local game store), and the MCG Shop. Over 400 new cyphers and 250 new artifacts await you.
- No Thank You, Evil! is on US soil and making its way to us for fulfillment. Soon, Kickstarter backers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem their reward copies of the game. Until then, please enjoy this unboxing video with the Walls Family, who participated in early shipping trials to ensure the packaging gets your rewards to you unscathed.
- “These aren’t fumbles, they’re complications, and they can open the door to even more interesting situations in the game.” Read more of Monte’s thoughts on rolling a 1 in the latest Monte Says article, A 1 is Not a Fumble.
Crowdfunding Campaigns and Other Things We Love
- Weird War I – Savage Worlds, by Shane Hensley: In the violence and horror of war, dark things rise…
- PEOPLE OF COLO(U)R DESTROY SCIENCE FICTION!, by Lightspeed Magazine: A special issue of the Hugo-winning magazine LIGHTSPEED, 100% written—and edited—by POC creators.
- Unicorn Poop & Zombie Entrails Stuffed Scarfs, by Luke Peterschmidt: Wonderful plushies that turn into cozy scarfs in magical ways.
- Looking for specific strategies to engage your players with your game setting? Bruce lays it out for you in Your Game: Breathing Life into Your Encounter.
- On Sunday, February 21st at 8 PM, join Ryan Chaddock, Marc Plourde, and James Walls on Cypher Live as they discuss all the “new and shiny mechanics” in the Cypher System Rulebook. And who knows…there may be one or two surprise guests from MCG joining them during the broadcast.
- Why try the Cypher System? “If you have a favorite setting that you’d like to introduce new people to without introducing them to the often complex rule systems attached to those settings, certainly give the Cypher System a try…” For more, read Renegade Octopus’s full article, Why Play: Cypher System.
- 5D nanostructured glass that holds 360 TB? Sounds like a cypher to us!
- Check out these innovative travel posters. To which world will your Into the Outside campaign take you?
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