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Lone Shark Games and Monte Cook Games create an epic board game of exploration and skill set in the Numenera universe.
Lone Shark Games and Monte Cook Games create an epic board game of exploration and skill set in the Numenera universe.
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create a character with us, plus fiction by Shanna Germain and the Frozen South

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)
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A pretty blue heart with the words "Projects We Love" showed up on the campaign page today. Thanks, Kickstarter! And thank you guys for getting us to $85,000, unlocking the new town cards and the double-sided playmap.

Starting tomorrow at 9 am Pacific, we'll be running a thing on the Numenera Facebook page. This sketched character needs a name, a class, and a set of powers. So we're turning to you guys to tell us those things. You can help us determine who this adevnturer is. Pop over to that page when the post is live and give us your feedback.

We'll also have another Art-Off on our Facebook page on Thursday and a live countdown to the last hours of the campaign on Twitch.TV on Friday. On the countdown, we'll announce the winners of our BoardGameGeek contest, so tune in!

Meanwhile, here's a new character you can play. This is Ace, an automaton who makes sure the nine kingdoms are free of potentially hazardous and/or valuable items. We unlocked Ace's presence in the game. Let us know what you think of him!

STRETCH GOAL—$95,000: Fiction from Shanna Germain

One reason we wanted to make this game was that it has a rich, involving world. One of the main writers for that world is Shanna Germain, the Numenera line's managing editor. You may remember her from our Kickstarter video.

If we reach $95,000, Shanna will write the character descriptions, world text, and story material for the Ninth World game. That means the backgrounds of these interesting places and characters will be written by the best person in the world to do so.

STRETCH GOAL—$100,000: The Frozen South region cards

Hey, it's winter! To celebrate, if we reach $100,000, we'll head off to this univinting band of white south of the Steadfast.

South of the Steadfast lies the Frozen South, a realm of cold and year-round snow, most of which lies beyond what is known as the Southern Wall, a seemingly impassible barrier of ice. Thus, while there are indeed people and cities in this frozen landscape, they have hardly any contact with the more populated areas to the north. This region experiences very little seasonal climatic change, and its climate might not be entirely natural. It does see a drastic change in the amount of daylight in a given day, with days extending almost without end in the high summer and the sun barely rising at all in midwinter. They say that time alone in the white wastes can drive one mad, and perhaps all the people of the Frozen South are indeed a little mad. But some are more mad than others.

Here's a new piece in progress set in the Frozen South.

Brr.

Thanks for supporting The Ninth World!

Mike

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    1. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
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      Tinker is likely "clever." You are correct that there will be no tough glaives, charming jacks, or clever nanos.

    2. Ryan Robinson
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      hrm... cut off part of my reply;
      Unless there's a balance thing. Or, am I miscounting because you won't produce double skills (ie; no tough glaves, charming jacks, or clever(?) nanos)...

    3. Ryan Robinson
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      12 combos? I assumed 15. 3 classes, and we've seen 4 adjectives... So, not making Tinker available from an adjective? Clever would work.

    4. Lone Shark Games 5-time creator
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      We intend a lot more variety than this, but right now we're just running things through testing. Since there are 12 possible combos of the adjective and noun, if we end up with 12 characters (still possible) then expect some things to move around.

    5. Ryan Robinson
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      I'm surprised it's another tough nano. The third pice differentiates, but I figured you'd let a few more adjective options out into the wild.
      I noticed that tough is 1 combat and glave is 1 combat, what happens when someone inevitably makes a tough glave?