Hello, Numenera backers!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If there’s a special gamer in your life, we have what you need: A set of lovely Valentine’s Day cards themed around Numenera, The Strange, and gaming in general. What gaming belle or beau wouldn’t be touched by sentiments such as these?
You can download the full set in high resolution to print and cut out. Or feel free to share them around social media if you have gaming friends who might get a kick out of them. They’re our way of telling our fans how much we love you!
The Numenera Short Film
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a Numenera short film on the way! We’re working with a fantastic production company in Sweden to produce Numenera: Strand—a short film set in the Ninth World. Although we’re funding a complete production, we simply can’t afford to bring the director’s total vision to the screen—movies are just crazy expensive to make. So he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional capital. If it’s successful, the film’s production values will be on par with anything you see coming out of Hollywood.
We think this movie is super-important, and not just because we promised we’d make one way back at the end of the original Numenera Kickstarter. Here's why:
- A compelling Numenera film will be a great way to draw new players in to the Ninth World. A film can convey so much vision and atmosphere in such a short time, even to non-gamers.
- A successful short film could open doors to a larger production. Wanna see a Numenera feature film some day? This is a great way to generate interest.
- And not just in movies. We’d love to see the Ninth World in, say, comics and other media. Again, a film will help draw the attention of other creators.
- And, finally, it’s bigger than Numenera. There have been gobs of great movies based on comics over the past decade or two. Wouldn’t you like to see gaming move into that realm? Not just Numenera, but any of the great tabletop games we love. That’s a ways off, for sure, but big things have small beginnings. (When I was a kid, people would have openly scoffed if you told them some of the biggest, coolest movies of all time would be based on Spider-man, the Avengers, or the X-Men.)
We’re putting thousands of dollars into this movie, but we simply can’t take it all the way to its full potential. Can we convince you to pitch in five or ten bucks to help it get there? Please drop by the Kickstarter campaign and give it your support!
The Ninth World Guidebook Is on Its Way!
If you backed for the Ninth World Guidebook in print or PDF, your copy should be in your hands or on its way! PDFs were issued a couple of weeks ago, and primary shipping of the physical books wrapped up this week. We’ve heard from lots of folk on Facebook and elsewhere who’ve received theirs and had great things to say about it. We’re really proud of this book and hope that you, as a backer who helped make it happen, are too!
(Don’t have yours yet? Remember, it’s been like two years since we originally asked for your info—so we’ve changed the process to ensure we’re shipping to a current address. You should have received codes to redeem for your books via email. If you’ve received and redeemed your code but don’t have your physical book yet, it’s on its way. If you didn’t receive a code, check your spam filter. If the email isn’t there, drop a line to Tammie (email@example.com) with the words “HELP! I didn’t get my NWGB code!” in the subject line. BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT: The same people (mainly Tammie) who answer customer service emails are the ones shipping books—so we’re a bit behind on email responses. If you’ve already emailed Tammie once, give her a few more days before emailing her again. Otherwise, you’ll just gum the works up further and create additional delays. You should have a response to your original email in another day or two as we get caught up.)
We hope you love the Ninth World Guidebook as much as we do. It's a great bookend to the line of titles funded by the Kickstarter campaign, and we're really pleased with it!