Ellomyr Opens Its Gates: Cypher Play Sign-Ups and Twitch Event

Good news, citizens—

Our current season of our organized play program, Cypher Play, is our most popular yet, and we’ve extended the window to get in on it! The season will now run through June, timed with the release of Numenera Discovery and Destiny.

Ellomyr as a city. Illustration by Bruce Brenneise.

This season, Defenders of Ellomyr, takes place in Ellomyr, the growing community that was the home and story setting of the Numenera 2 Kickstarter. It explores the people, places, and threats brought up in the Kickstarter, and even previews the crafting rules of Numenera 2. Read more about Defenders of Ellomyr from the author, Sean Reynolds.

As we extend the length of the season, we’re giving you even more content to play with, too:

  • Free Instant Adventures: Participating store organizers will receive five free Instant Adventures from Weird Discoveries to sprinkle into their games.
  • Ellomyr Adventure Jam Live on TwitchNumenera Discovery and Destiny writers Bruce Cordell and Sean Reynolds will hold an interactive online event to give Cypher Play GMs new scenario ideas and hooks, and to give potential players a taste of Ellomyr and Numenera 2.

If you’re excited about Numenera Discovery and Destiny, you’ll definitely want to attend our Twitch event or watch the recording afterward. The best way to experience it now, however, is to play.

Cypher Play adventures are only available to play in stores. If your local store isn’t signed up, ask them to sign up at the Cypher Play website—it’s totally free. If that store doesn’t have a GM who knows Numenera, perhaps you could volunteer to be the GM. Each scenario is short (about two hours of gameplay), newbie-friendly, and meant to be easy for GMs to run.

Plus, the Cypher Play stores and GMs get cool rewards at the end of the season. And everyone who plays through a Cypher Play scenario gets to take a copy of the scenario home (we call that the “Play On reward”).

Don’t hesitate–Ellomyr needs explorers like you!

Darcy Ross
Darcy Ross

Darcy L. Ross, Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, is a storyteller, scientist, and community organizer. Across media, she aims to highlight people doing good things in the gaming community and to bring new people into gaming. She co-hosts the podcast Cypher Speak, has blogged for the award-winning Gnome Stew, and has worked to support marginalized voices in gaming with ConTessa. Darcy lives in a small but powerful aldeia of tabletop creatives in Hyde Park, Chicago.