Happy Valentine’s Day from MCG and The Strange!
Hello, backers of The Strange!
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... Read more
Happy New Year--Especially for Shotguns & Sorcery!
Happy new year from Monte Cook Games, and we hope you've enjoyed the holidays!
If you're a fan of the Cypher System (the game engine behind Numenera and The Strange),... Read more
The Recursion Codex Is Now Live!
Hello, backers of The Strange!
Run, don't walk, to your browser and bookmark this URL: http://recursions.thestrangerpg.com
Why? Because that’s the home of the new recursions web site you helped fund... Read more
The Strange Bestiary
Irradiated and hungry gamma spikers emerge from the ruins to hunt fresh meat in outlying communities. Because they’re able to hide their large forms behind radioactive distortion fields, the only clue... Read more
Fall into The Dark Spiral
Spiral dust is an incredible high. Wonderful. Transcendent. Orgasmic. That’s what users claim, eyes wide to reveal blue fractals instead of irises. Spiral dust addiction is on the rise. But... Read more
And They’re Off!
What’s more fun than putting together 416 glorious pages of some of the coolest roleplaying game content ever? (512 if you count The Strange Player’s Guide.) Getting it back... Read more
The Strange is Coming!
The Strange corebook is coming off the press, and we’re looking forward to seeing the first copies—the copies overnighted to our office for quality-control review—hopefully tomorrow. The Strange Player’s Guideis... Read more
Coming Soon to an Inbox Near You: The Strange!
It’s been a long haul, but The Strange is approaching completion. The Strange corebook, that is—we also have the Player’s Guide, the Fan Kit, the Player’s Kit, the dice,... Read more
URGENT: BackerKit Closes Today for The Strange!
The Strange backers: We lock down BackerKit tomorrow (Friday, 16 May) at midnight (PDT)! If your information is not complete or final--or if it mightnot be complete or final--please... Read more
Closing in on Press Date!
Tomorrow is May 6th—Bruce Cordell’s birthday! With so much going on with The Strange, it might be his busiest birthday ever. But in celebration, we’re officially unveiling The Strange... Read more
Last Chance to Get Your Name in The Strange!
The Strangeis in layout, ahead of a press date that is bearing down on the creative team like the proverbial freight train. A freight train that’s full of awesome... Read more
Moving Toward Completion!
March has just gotten started, and August is a long way off—right? Not, unfortunately, if you’re in the publishing business. We’re shooting to have The Strangein stores by mid-August... Read more
Strange Stuff Happening
We’ve been hard at work moving The Strange through its design process. Here’s an update for you, along with a little art (some sketches and a couple of finals)!
Design... Read more
Ninth World Bestiary, Playtesting, and Design Update
Hello, Strange backers! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that your new year is off to a terrific start. We here at Monte Cook Games took it... Read more
Early Rewards, BackerKit, and The Strange Development Update
Last week was Thanksgiving here in the US, so we hope all our American backers had a terrific holiday. We certainly did—getting a couple of days off after the footrace... Read more
The Roadmap for The Strange
After the excitement of the end of The Strange's Kickstarter campaign, we hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. We sure did.
The campaign is behind us, but there's a ton... Read more
There’s the Checkered Flag—Thanks for an Awesome Race!
The StrangeKickstarter campaign has come to an incredibly successful end. We here at MCG are so proud and thrilled at the reception you’ve given the game. Thanks so much... Read more
Looking Ahead—What to Expect
As I write this, we're about an hour from the conclusion of this Kickstarter. Even if we don’t make another penny, we’ve given The Strangean incredible launch. Thanks so... Read more
A Few Small Things as the Campaign Winds Down
The Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end, and we've put together a short checklist for you to look over before we bring this wild ride to its conclusion. We... Read more
$400,000, and Another Stretch Goal in the Bag!
You’ve taken us over the $400,000 mark, and the demo video (or perhaps videos) is now funded! We’re surprisingly excited by this—we think it’s going to really improve the experience... Read more
Strange Recursions—Now with Extra Strangeness!
It has been a wild ride, watching our awesome backers continue to drive this game line forward! Thanks so much for making yet ANOTHER stretch goal a reality. There’s still... Read more
The Last Day—So How About Another Book?
Today is the last day of The Strange’sKickstarter campaign—what a campaign it’s been! And it’s not over yet—judging by how the last few days have gone, today will probably... Read more
Another Stretch Goal Hit—What’s Next?
Thanks once more to our incredible backers, we’ve hit another stretch goal! The Creature Deck is now a reality! It’s now available as an add-on in both PDF and print... Read more
A New Backer Level!
Over the course of this campaign, the STRANGE SUPERFAN and MCG SUPERFAN have morphed from a good deal into an incredible deal—so much so, that many of our backers at... Read more
Down to the Last Two Days—So How about a New Stretch Goal or Two? (Plus: Video!)
Once again we’ve hit another big stretch goal in a single day! Many thanks to our backers—those who have been with us since the early days, and those just joining... Read more
Watch The Strange in Play! Plus Art! And a Backer Level Upgrade!
How would you like to see The Strangein action? In less than an hour, Bruce, Monte, Shanna, and guest gamer Stan! Brown are sitting down to play—and you can... Read more
Bigger Books: Check! Next Up: More Fiction!
You backers are on fire! Seriously, you’re blowing through stretch goals faster than we though possible. Thanks so much for spreading the word and making all of this a reality! ... Read more
We’ve Added Another Book—and a Live Play Session!
Wow, backers! You continue to amaze us! You’ve driven us over another stretch goal—the second one today—and added the 128-page hardcover Strange Compendiumto the game line. Backers receiving the... Read more
2100 Backers and the Cypher Deck!
Having just posted The Paradox Room, and with another stretch goal likely to be hit Very Soon, it looks like today's going to be a busy day for The... Read more
Enter The Paradox Room!
Cast your mind back, lo those many stretch goals ago, to the middle of October. The fourth stretch goal we reached was fiction based on The Strangefrom Bruce Cordell... Read more
What’s the Deal on the Superfans?
The deal is: AWESOME!
The MCG SUPERFAN and STRANGE SUPERFAN backer levels have received a lot of attention, but they also generate a lot of questions. As we’ve hit a... Read more
Stretch Goal Hit—How about Two More? (Plus Another Awesome Announcement!)
We’ve hit the $260,000 mark, and with it funded another great stretch goal! We’re so happy to see The Strangegrowing into such an awesome game line, and developing such... Read more
Those Unique Character Cards Really Are Unique!
We get the occasional question about the unique character cards, so we thought you might like a few more details about them. But first: Check out this great new podcast... Read more
A Look at Character Types (Warning: Awesome Art Ahead)
As with Numenera, The Strangehas three character types. These are the core of your character, although the other two aspects of your character—the descriptor and the focus—can combine... Read more
Deluxe Corebook: Reality! And the Next Stretch Goal is REALLY Cool!
We have hit $250,000, and with it the deluxe corebook becomes a reality! We’ve added it to the Add-ons section of the Kickstarter page—you can add a deluxe corebook to... Read more
So What Are These Books, Exactly?
Over the course of this campaign we’ve hit some great stretch goals and added some really cool titles to The Strangelineup. For the most part we’ve given fairly succinct... Read more
Update on the How Strange Are You? Quiz (with new art!)
Earth allies! Ruk allies! Are you going to let Ardeyn be crowned Masters of the Strange?
If you’ve been following this campaign since its early days, you may recall that... Read more
Who’d Like a Special Edition?
We could not be more humbled and gratified by the speed at which our backers—existing and new—rocketed us through a terrific weekend and right up to our next stretch goal!... Read more
Another Stretch Goal?
If you've been with the Kickstarter campaign for couple of weeks, you might recall seeing this image back in Update #17.
How'd you like another look?
We're closing in on... Read more
$225,000 and a New Stretch Goal!
Thanks to you, The Strangehad a terrific week! We’re now past the $225,000 mark, which means that if you’re backing for the All the eBooks and/or All the Print... Read more
Players Roll All the Dice, or, Why a Playmat?
If you’ve never played Numenera, the first game to utilize the Cypher System, you might be unfamiliar with one aspect of The Strange: The players roll all of... Read more
More Art—And Your Autographed Copy of The Strange!
One of the great things about Kickstarter is that it lets you connect with the creative people who bring you cool stuff. You get a direct hand in making something... Read more
Some New Art—And Thoughts on Spreading the Word
The more backers we get behind The Strange, the better the deal gets for everyone. We get to fund a more solid and well-rounded game line. The Strangegets... Read more
Another Stretch Goal Made—and a New Book!
Have a look at this:
Would you like this book? Would you like to have this book included in your All the eBooks and/or All the Print Books reward, at... Read more
Get Lucky! (A Game Mechanics Preview)
Today we're excited to provide a sneak peek at one of the new descriptors we plan on introducing with The Strange: Lucky. If you're not familiar with the Cypher... Read more
Stretch Goals and Book Add-Ons
We did it! We’ve passed the $200,000 mark, funding a book on recursions. If you’re backing for the All the eBooks or All the Print Books packages, this book has... Read more
Into The Strange Itself
Will we make our next stretch goal today, and add another book to your rewards package? It's looking quite doable, if we all spread the word! In the mean time,... Read more
Some Future Stretch Goals—and a Reddit AMA!
Thank you all for pushing us toward our seventh (seventh!) stretch goal. We can’t wait to hit the $200,000 mark, giving us the funding to add a recursions sourcebook to... Read more
A peek at some Strange new art!
As The Strange Kickstarter campaign progresses, so does our work on the game. And we have some new concept art to show you!
Meanwhile, we just hit a stretch goal,... Read more
The Poster Map is funded--next up: Recursions book!
Woohoo! Thanks to our fantastic backers, we have hit another stretch goal! The Strangecorebook will now include a full-color, double-sided poster map. AND we're going to put a copy... Read more
The Strange Glossary
The Strange is a strange place, and describing it requires some, well, strange language. This glossary contains a useful list of terms for The Strange. It’s by no means... Read more
XP Deck Unlocked—Up Next: Poster Map!
Thanks to you and our many great backers, we’ve hit another stretch goal—and The Strange Kickstarter deal gets better once again!
Backers receiving The StrangePlayer’s Kit will now get... Read more
A Peek at Some Upcoming Stretch Goals!
We are so excited about how The Strangegame line is shaping up that we can hardly contain ourselves! In fact--we can't. So we're spilling the beans (a bit) on... Read more
The Riddle of Ruk
In the past couple of days we've had a look at Ardeyn and Earth in The Strange. Now it's time to give you a peek at the the recursion known... Read more
More on Ardeyn
In our continuing effort to provide you with greater and greater insight with what we're doing with The Strange, here's more information about the recursion known as Ardeyn. And... Read more
New Setting Info
We're going to be sharing a lot of new setting and game information in the coming week (a lot thisweek!) as well as some more amazing new art. All... Read more
Fiction and an XP Deck for The Strange!
Thanks very much to you, The Strangehad a terrific Saturday, and we’re very pleased to announce that we crossed the $150,000 line in the wee hours of the morning!... Read more
Story Time! (Plus: The Bestiary is a Reality!)
Exciting news: If you’ve backed at a level that gets you All the eBooks and/or All the Print Books, you’ve just earned another book! We’ve hit our $130,000 stretch goal... Read more
Dice, New Fan Site, and a Stretch Goal Just ... About ... Reached!
Here are some dice!
This is a mockup image of the custom Strange dice to be included in The Strange Player's Kit. (The kit also includes a T-shirt, a notebook,... Read more
We've Listened to You--New Backer Level!
Since launching The Strange Kickstarter campaign yesterday (was it only yesterday?!), we've had a number of people ask for two things.
First, many people wanted a backer level that combined... Read more
We Pass $100K and Unlock a New Stretch Goal!
Good mooorning, Strange backers! And when we say "good," we mean it: We woke up today to find that you had pushed The Strangeover the $100,000 mark! That's great... Read more
Woohoo! We've hit our first stretch goal!
Thanks to our wonderful backers--that's you!--we've hit our first stretch goal! We have unlocked The StrangePlayer's Kit. Visit the Kickstarter page and scroll down to the Kits section for... Read more
A Quick Thank-You (and More on Stretch Goals)
Bruce and Monte want to say thanks for helping make The Strange a reality.
And while we have your attention, here’s a bit of news on stretch goals. We unveiled... Read more
The Strange is Funded!
Thanks to you, The Strangehas hit its funding goal and is going to be published! We are incredibly excited to cross this threshold, and even more excited to have... Read more