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Numenera: A New Role-playing Kickstarter from Monte Cook

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Monte Cook always seems to be on the front edge of RPG distribution models.  First with D&D 3e and the OGL, although that wasn’t his idea he ran with it, Ptolus and  Now he’s using Kickstarter to fund a new RPG called Numenera.  Here’s how he describes it.

“Numenera is set a billion years in the future. Civilizations have risen and fallen on Earth. Even though the current inhabitants live at about a Medieval level of technology, the leftover remnants of these advanced societies lie all around them. Some of these are extremely helpful: advanced tools, valuable means of communication and learning, transportation, defenses, and weapons. Others are dangerous: genetically altered monstrosities, flesh-warping radiation, creatures transplanted from distant stars, and clouds of out-of-control nanobots, just to name a few. This setting, called the Ninth World, provides all manner of opportunities and challenges to those that call it home.

The game system that drives Numenera is meant to be fast-moving and simple, so that it facilitates the stories the group wants to create, the imaginative places and creatures the GM needs to describe, and the mind-blowing ideas the world encourages. Everything in the game is designed with these goals in mind.”

It sounds fine to me, but I couldn’t resist the THE REAL DEAL level of funding with all the extras it offers, with more coming each day as stretch goals keep getting hit.  Only a couple days left, so check it out!




Author: Bill MK

A writer, an avid consumer of soccer, music, media, books and games, a poorly self-taught handy man, a nom de plume.

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