The Numenera corebook is designed and developed and in the hands of the editors, Shanna Germain and Ray Vallese, and some of it is already being laid out by the graphic designer, the amazing Sarah Robinson. Ditto the Player's Guide. If you want to know more about what's going to be in those products, read this (written a while ago).
Meanwhile, the XP cards are being designed by graphic artist Kali Fitzgerald, and our artists have finished most of the art and maps for the corebook and have started on the covers and interiors of the other products.
Since everything is in motion and we're actually getting to the point where we can see the release date of the game fast approaching, I wanted to let you know when you can expect the various rewards from supporting this Kickstarter. Many, of course, like the desktop wallpapers, playtester updates, and the on-line seminars, have already been delivered.
The first up is the short fiction pieces anthology that came from the $380,000 stretch goal. We're working on that now, and I hope to have this to you (delivered electronically) by the end of May.
Backers at the Art Lover level should hopefully receive their signed prints by June.
Also in June, I am going to be putting together a call-out for teachers and libraries who would like to get a copy of the game, as promised in the Kickstarter $100,000 stretch goal.
Backers at the On-Line Gamer level will have their montecook.com articles finished and posted by June as well.
In July, look for a form to let us update your address if you have moved since you originally filled out your rewards form.
The big month is going to be August. In August, the following physical rewards will ship:
- Numenera Corebook
- Deluxe Numenera Corebook
- Numenera Player's Guide
- Numenera Thunderstone from AEG
- XP Deck
- Cypher Deck
- GM Screen
The following electronic rewards will also be delivered in August:
- Numenera App
- Numenera Corebook pdf
- Numenera Player's Guide pdf
- XP Deck pdf Cypher Deck pdf
- Exclusive Kickstarter adventure (The Nightmare Switch)
- Numenera Theme music
- Numenera fold-up terrain from Fat Dragon Games
Unique Characters: Once the game is out, we'll start contacting backers of the Unique Character level so that we can create special, one-of-a-kind characters for you. Delivery of these (electronically) should be completed by end of September.
On-Line Games: These sessions will be held in September and October.
Store Visits: These are being scheduled now, and likely will be in September and October.
Adventures: After some consideration, we have decided that the three 32-page adventures are going to be combined into one, large, 96 page book. We can do a lot to make the product better in that format. But to make sure everyone gets AT LEAST what they paid for, everyone who ordered even one of the adventures will get the adventure book. That means that they will effectively get ALL THREE adventures. The collected adventure book will be called The Devil's Spine. The current plan is that this product will ship both electronically and physically in the late fall, tentatively scheduled for October.
Other Books: The Ninth World Bestiary and other books of the line (as well as the Creature Card deck) will come out starting in early 2014.