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Numenera is a brand-new, science fantasy rpg set in the distant future. It focuses on story and ideas over mechanics.
Step a billion years into the future—into the Ninth World, where
the remnants of previous civilizations’ technologies are indistinguishable from
magic. Based on Monte’s Cook’s Cypher System, a new RPG system that focuses on
story and ideas over mechanics.
Step a billion years into the future—into the Ninth World, where the remnants of previous civilizations’ technologies are indistinguishable from magic. Based on Monte’s Cook’s Cypher System, a new RPG system that focuses on story and ideas over mechanics.
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    1. Monte Cook Games 12-time creator
      on April 27, 2017

      Big announcement—we're releasing a new Numenera sourcebook this August called Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Ninth World!
      (Jade Colossus is not part of a Kickstarter.)

    2. William Gordon on September 14, 2016

      Considering the lack of help from MCG during this project, and the fact that I've received nothing from the strange that I supported, I will have nothing to do with RPGs anymore. I'm incredibly disappointed as all I'm told is to check the website. The website has given me problems since it was setup.

    3. Monte Cook Games 12-time creator
      on December 17, 2015

      Greetings lovely backers! Just popping in here to say please don't reply on Kickstarter comments to reach us. We want to make sure you receive the service you deserve, so please use the Contact US form on our website ( or email us at to reach us and we will do our absolute best to help you.

      Also, please make sure our updates and responses aren't going into your spam folder or being blocked by your server. We use a service called Constant Contact to keep in touch with our backers. Some folks have blocked receiving email through Constant Contact. If you have previously blocked receiving email through Constant Contact but would now like to opt back in, please follow these instructions:

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      Have you heard that we are offering a gift for you or the world? You can read more about it here:, but the gist of it is that we're offering you $5.00 to spend in the MCG Shop or to donate to one of three charities...the choice is yours.

      We hope you have very happy holidays!
      Team MCG

    4. Nathaniel Hull on September 3, 2015

      A week later, no reply on email or on this page. Everything else about the game and the kickstarter were so well done, this one item really annoys me.

    5. Robert Mills
      on August 27, 2015

      YAY - my copy arrived!
      Booo the shipping box is in bad shape. Sadly so is my actual gamebox. Ill be contacting Monte Cook Games with photos once I can get work stuff out the way.

    6. Nathaniel Hull on August 26, 2015

      I'm in the same boat as many of the recent comments. I never received my Beastiary PDF, nor was I listed as a backer in the print or PDF versions of the Numenera book. The second issue is a minor oversight, just annoying, the first, well I'd love to have everything I backed for.

      I didn't get the full app due to the weird fulfillment, but I have a copy I can sideload, I guess that counts.

    7. Torolf - Alchemist of the Obsidian Order on August 23, 2015

      I haven't received all of my rewards from the campaign yet either. I sure won't be participating future kickstarters from Monte Cook Games.

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      Eduardo Venâncio Soares on July 31, 2015

      I've "bought" my Ninth World Guidebook february 2nd 2015, and still haven't received it.

      I tried to contact Montecook Games without success and tried to reach Tammy, her last reply to me was in april.

      Still haven't got the book I helped to fund 3 years ago, but the book is available at stores around the globe. To add insult to injury, if I hadn't pledged to help the project I could get the books fasters and cheaper at Amazon.

    9. Randy Jeffries on April 5, 2015

      What is the process to take if we never received the final book in the mail? Initially I thought it was due to having moved to a new address, but I know the people living at my old address, and they never received the book either.

    10. William Gordon on February 19, 2015

      Yes Ryan I have. I have received absolutely no response since they changed over to their own fulfillment system. On top of that, I sponsored The Strange at the $80 level and have received no info on that as well.

    11. Ryan Blackstock
      on February 19, 2015

      @ William Are you emailing ? Using either that or the Web contact form on MCG has worked for me in the past.

    12. William Gordon on February 13, 2015

      I have emailed Tammie several times and have received no reply. Not only on Numenera related items, but I haven't received a single thing for the Strange. I am only commenting here as I have exhausted every avenue I can pursue at this time. Ever since the switch-over, I have had no luck in any form of contact I have attempted. To say I am disappointed would be an understatement.

    13. Monte Cook Games 12-time creator
      on January 27, 2015

      Hi Jonathan and Chris! I've sent emails to you each.

    14. Jonathan on January 27, 2015

      I never did get the character creator app...

    15. Chris
      on December 2, 2014

      Still no code for the technology compendium PDF.

    16. Michael Caldwell on October 14, 2014

      For those of you that have yet to receive your copy: you have to "buy" it in the Monte Cook store. They send you a voucher in the email. I must have missed that when it was sent. Sort of a bass-ackwards way off doing things, but I suppose it makes logistics easier for them.

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      Terry McKelvey on September 20, 2014

      I still haven't received my copy in Maryland yet.

    18. Michael Caldwell on September 20, 2014

      Nothing here in Texas yet.

    19. Dropbear on August 31, 2014

      My copy just arrived (Australia).

    20. Michael Caldwell on August 31, 2014

      No copy here yet, but I'm not altogether concerned; I have yet to even play the game, though that is due to my overly sensitive resentment. I'm sure it'll arrive shortly.

    21. John Warren on August 27, 2014

      I got my copy a few days ago.

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      Greg Morse on August 23, 2014

      Mine just came. No email shipping notice beforehand, but they're on their way.

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      bphilipson on August 23, 2014

      Has anyone received their hardcopy of Sir Arhur's?

    24. Neal Dalton
      on August 9, 2014

      I got my link and the coupon to order my hard copy.

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      Bill Ogden on August 8, 2014

      Just got my link for Sir Arthur's in pdf form

    26. Dropbear on May 19, 2014

      @MCG Are we still on track for a May release of Sir Arthur's Compendium? And any news on the PC version of the App?
      Could do with another update, nearly 4 months since our last one!

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      Eduardo Venâncio Soares on May 12, 2014

      There's any news about the Ninth World Guidebook?

    28. Michael Spinks on April 28, 2014

      After the bestiary, when is the next piece of the KS due out please? Thanks.

    29. Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on April 22, 2014

      Man, I just got my Bestiary today. Are we back in the days of pony express or surface mail? Three months plus to deliver a book to Brazil? USPS and Correios are lame.

    30. Ryan Blackstock
      on April 14, 2014

      I just cant back that one, there are typos all over the place and we do it the opposite way, in that we know the Difficulty and then multiply by 3 to get the Target number on the d20. Multiplying by 3 does not take a lot of time when the highest number would be 30.

    31. Troy Pichelman
      on April 8, 2014

      Hello all, friend of mine is doing a kickstarter related to the Cypher System (Custom Dice with level numbers.) Check it out if you are so inclined:

    32. Michael Caldwell on March 8, 2014

      Credit should go to AEG, not MCG. Monte's gang was completely content providing us only a shadow of what was promised. AEG stepped up and did the right thing. MCG did not.

    33. Magentawolf on February 27, 2014

      I also received the new lid for Thunderstone. For anyone keeping record, the post office mangled it something fierce, however I'm fine with the original box.

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      Greg Morse on February 26, 2014

      New cover for Thunderstone just came in the mail. I was expecting a slip cover, not a whole new box top. That is excellent customer service. I'm really impressed how MCG and Alderac went above and beyond.

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      novakowski on February 15, 2014

      still waiting for Bestiary i have not heard back on what happen.

    36. Neal Dalton
      on February 6, 2014

      I got my bookplate too.

    37. Mike Loftus on February 2, 2014

      My friend Don got his bookplate and a nice note to go with it. It looks nice!

    38. Conrad Murkitt on January 29, 2014

      I am reliably told that the bookplates will be going out this week for all of us who are waiting. Hope it was worth the wait :-)

    39. Karsten Kopplin on January 22, 2014

      Scratch that, found the Bestiary email. I'm obviously blind.

    40. Karsten Kopplin on January 22, 2014

      Received my hardcover Bestiary here in Germany today, still waiting for the email for the ebook. But I got an email for the creature deck recently, so there's that. :D

    41. Ric Wagner on January 18, 2014

      is the pdf for the beastary book already sent to everybody? Seems like i did only got the pdf for the cards so far.

    42. "Wystan" - Bill C.
      on January 17, 2014

      And the updated email just arrived... :)

    43. "Wystan" - Bill C.
      on January 17, 2014

      I will try that again.

      Got a code for the Creature deck that loaded the Bestiary at Drive Thru RPG instead...

    44. "Wystan" - Bill C.
      on January 17, 2014

      Code an email stating it is for the Creature Deck that loads the Bestiary? :(

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      Greg Morse on January 17, 2014

      Received mine today as well. Bestiary packaging was very good and the book survived the journey intact. Quality is excellent.

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      Doug "Dhomal" Raas on January 17, 2014

      I JUST received my Hard copy of the Bestiary! Looks Beautiful! And while the Box was somewhat munched, the bubble wrap did its job and it arrived in Pristine condition!

      Thanks MCG team!

    47. Neal Dalton
      on January 16, 2014

      After a brief look at the book, the unique nature of the creature and the art of the Ninth World Bestiary is only rivaled by the creatures and artwork of The Encountered book of the Alpha Omega RPG.

      In the case of the latter, I've seriously considered adapting the creatures in that book for Numenera.

    48. Neal Dalton
      on January 16, 2014

      I got my ebook version of the bestiary last night.

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