Iadace and welcome to this week’s edition of the Cypher Chronicles!
- The No Thank You, Evil! Kickstarter is doing well! We’ve hit three stretch goals (an adventure book, reusable character sheets, and Hero Stuff add-ons), and are on our way to a fourth (nifty character standups) thanks to your amazing support. Thank you! (Please help us further improve the rewards by spreading awareness of the Kickstarter.)
- Don’t forget that #StoriaNeedsHeroes — if we get 1,000 social media hits that include that hashtag (and a link to the No Thank You, Evil! Kickstarter), we’re going to add three new character Nouns (types) to the game: Astronaut, Creature, and Wizard! As of last count, we are at 360, which means we’re more than one third of the way there!
- Did you catch Shanna’s interview by Living 4 Crits? See it here – lots of giggling and great questions.
- Who’s behind all this No Thank You, Evil! art? The very talented Cathy Wilkins and Michael Startzman, that’s who! You can read more about them from this Q&A and see more of their art, but here’s a teaser:
- Although the street date for the Cypher System Rulebook (CSR) isn’t until August, we’re shipping pre-ordered books and PDFs in mid-July. (And if you order the print book, you get the PDF version as well—but this is a pre-order only deal!) Pre-orders close THIS MONTH so don’t delay.
Other Exciting Things
- Work on Strange Revelations is underway. What is Strange Revelations you ask? It is another set of 10 Instant Adventures(TM), just like the wildly popular Weird Discoveries, but written specifically for The Strange!
- We’re gearing up for Gen Con. Have you signed up for the MCG seminar? Lots of cool news, and a few surprised. (Popcorn not included!)
- On June 20th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, Bruce will be a guest at the Evergreen Tabletop Expo sponsored by Uncle’s Games at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma, Washington (follow the link for info and tickets). MCG will also have an Asset Team Member, Marleon, onsite on Saturday demoing games and spreading MCG joy! We hope to see you there!
- MCG still needs a few volunteer GMs to run events of The Strange and Numenera at Gen Con. Please contact David Wilson Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- The Oculus Rift (virtual reality headset) being used for therapy, in particular stress and anxiety relief. Using mindfulness techniques and carefully designed virtual reality experiences might be able to calm people. https://youtu.be/JbX24vrVUqM
- Citizen scientists by way of the Planetary Society have sent a test spacecraft propulsion system–a lightsail!–into space. There’s been a few glitches in maintaining contact, but it’s awesome that things have gone so far!
Behind the Scenes
This wonderful piece of art from artist Guido Kuip is for our upcoming release Worlds Numberless and Strange, a sourcebook evoking pretty much what the title says. Even if you aren’t running a campaign of The Strange, WNAS is a great companion book to the Cypher System Rulebook, introducing 70 potential campaign settings!
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