Cypher Chronicles, vol. 21-2015

Iadace and welcome to this week’s edition of the Cypher Chronicles! We’ve got Cypher System superheroes, No Thank You, Evil! news, a new video from the Torment: Tides of Numenera computer game, and more!

Product News

  • You can still pre-order The Cypher System Rulebook — all the rules you need to create a campaign of horror, high fantasy, espionage, superheroes, and more! 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.) We played a superhero scenerio using the Cypher System a few days ago, and had a blast. (Literally: Bruce’s character Stainless Steel Man threw himself on an exploding bomb (after Bruce rolled a 1)). Here’s the Cypher System character sheet so far (not final but getting close!):






  • There’s lots more going on too! The Deluxe Numenera Boxed Set is getting loaded onto a cargo ship, the new Native American recursion is being edited and “arted,” there are a couple of new Glimmers and Fractals coming down the pike, and Into The Night is just about to go to the editor.


Other Exciting Things

  • Spectrum Fantastic Art Live is this weekend! Bear will be there. Go and see him!
  • All 70 of our Numenera and The Strange game events sold out fast for Gen Con 2015. If you missed out, we’ll be running demos at the booth and of course we hope to see you at our seminars!
  • The Numenera short film is coming along beautifully. We just saw a rough cut and… wow! They’re just blowing us away. We’re so excited about it.
  • Have you seen the newest Torment: Tides of Numenera video? Um. Wow!


Get Inspired


Behind The Scenes

How about a little more from the The Cypher System Rulebook? A little science fiction anyone?

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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.