Cypher Chronicles, vol. 20-2015

Iadace and welcome to this week’s edition of the Cypher Chronicles! This edition is brought to you by superheroes, detectives, robots, rebel galaxies, and our good friend bad enemy: Evil!


Product News

  • The Cypher System Rulebook — all the rules you need to create a campaign of horror, high fantasy, espionage, superheroes, and more — is still up for preorder! And you get the free PDF for any print orders prior to June 26. (You can also preorder the Cypher System Rulebook PDF at DriveThruRPG.) With the Cypher System Rulebook, running any of those is as easy as running or playing The Strange or Numenera. Take the Cypher System to the limits of your imagination with this hefty rulebook. Here’s a look at some of the insides so far!

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  • The Exclusive Numenera Boxed Set Edition is just about ready to ship! The vendor is China is finishing up assembly as we type this, and we have a confirmed berth on a ship out of Shanghai. If you’re a backer of this Kickstarter, look for an update in the next week about shipping!

Other Exciting Things

  • Spectrum Fantastic Art Live runs next Friday through Sunday, May 22nd to 24th. If you’re a fan of art, and especially fantastic realism (fantasy, science fiction, horror, etc. art), it’s well worth checking out it. It happens in the backyard of our east offices, Kansas City, and our art director, Bear, will be there, as will some of our artists. If you’re interested in a portfolio review, let Bear know via twitter @bearthw
  • Are you ready for Gen Con 2015?!? We’ve been planning our events and seminars for months and we can’t wait to spend The Best Four Days in Gaming™ with you guys! We are holding 70 (yes 70!) events…35 for Numenera and 35 for The Strange. Want to play in our Numenera event? Search for The Hideous Game. Want to play in our The Strange event? Search for Mastadon. Want to see all of our events? Browse under Gaming Group/Company and select Monte Cook Games. If you’d like to volunteer at the MCG booth and/or you are an experienced Cypher System GM and want to run events for us, please email David, MCG’s Fan Relations Coordinator, at [email protected]


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Behind The Scenes

This week, we’re working on Worlds Numberless and Strange, The Cypher System Rulebook, No Thank You, Evil! and a couple of other things that are still in the secret vault! It’s a little bit busy around here. Here are a couple of spreads from Worlds Numberless and Strange, which is currently in proofing mode:

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Shanna Germain

Over a 20-year career, Shanna Germain has penned six books, hundreds of short stories, and myriad other works, along the way garnering a Pushcart nomination, the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship, and the Utne Reader award for Best New Publication. At Monte Cook Games she has contributed to dozens of products and was lead designer for No Thank You, Evil!. She is a cofounder of the company, and our Creative Director.