Cypher Play Season 2018-2: Building Amber Keep

The new season of Cypher Play officially starts on October 1st!

Cypher Play is our organized play program—new adventure scenarios from MCG, available only in game stores, and played in game stores to build a community of active gamers. If you’re interested in trying out Numenera for the first time, keen to find new Numenera players in your area, want to experience a mini-campaign built specifically for the launch of Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny, or just want to get in a bit more Ninth World gaming, ask your FLGS if they’re running Cypher Play!

Season 2018-2 is called Building Amber Keep, written by MCG’s Sean K. Reynolds and Bruce R. Cordell. The player characters travel into the Beyond to an Amber Gleaners waystation, but when they get there, things are not as they expect. What horrors await them? You can only find out by signing up for Cypher Play!

Every player gets to take home a copy of this exclusive adventure content. And that’s especially great this season, because while typical seasons are six or seven sessions long, season 2018-2 crams in nine sessions.

Last season we had more than 120 game stores all over the world running Cypher Play, and we expect even more for season 2018-2. Check with your FLGS to see if they’re taking part in Cypher Play.

If you’re a retailer and you’d like to run Cypher Play at your store, apply at this link! (With 16 weeks per season, it’s okay if a store signs up after the start of the season—there’s plenty of “wiggle room” to schedule events in a way that works for you.) Here are the fundamentals:

  • It’s free for stores to participate—and it’s easy to administer and report.
  • It’s free for players and GMs.
  • It’s brand-new adventure content produced in-house by MCG’s famed creative staff.
  • It’s newbie-friendly, and tolerant of players dropping in and out.
  • A typical season is 6 or 7 linked scenarios, with each scenario meant to last about 2 hours. Seasons are typically four months long, and you can schedule your sessions whenever you like within that window.

You can find more information for retailers here.

If you’re a player or GM and you’d like to see Cypher Play at your local game store, ask them to sign up! If your store doesn’t have a Numenera GM, Cypher Play is a great opportunity for you to run some games. You can find more information about Cypher Play here.

Charles Ryan
Charles Ryan

Charles M. Ryan has written or contributed to titles in nearly every class of tabletop game—board games, card games, trading card games, miniature games, and roleplaying games—over a 25-year career in the game industry. He has also served as the global brand manager for Dungeons & Dragons and headed up the marketing department at the UK’s Esdevium Games, one of the world’s largest game distributors. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Monte Cook Games.