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The Ninth World beckons! Explore every corner of Monte Cook's Numenera setting in glorious detail with huge, high-quality poster maps! Read more

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The Ninth World beckons! Explore every corner of Monte Cook's Numenera setting in glorious detail with huge, high-quality poster maps!

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Welcome to the Ninth World...

Last year, right here on Kickstarter, Monte Cook introduced us to his vision of the distant future, in a science fantasy RPG called Numenera! The spectacle and enigma of this setting is visible in the geography itself, and I was given the great honor of mapping this amazing world.

The game's corebook due out this summer will feature a poster map of the Ninth World setting designed for players of this incredible RPG. That map is everything you need to start exploring the mysteries of the Ninth World, but it had to fit within the book. With your help, we can bring you the maps of Numenera at an even more massive scale, with enhanced printing treatments, and on premium materials--with a level of detail reserved for the most dedicated Ninth World explorers!

What you've unlocked so far...

The World Map:

This is a map of the Numenera setting's "Ninth World." Specifically, it depicts the regions known to the people of this world as "The Steadfast" and "The Beyond." The Standard Edition copies of this poster also feature a Technological Complex on the back--an enigmatic adventuring site filled with fantastic high-tech terrain features and incomprehensible machines, presented at miniatures scale.

The Numenera World Map
The Numenera World Map
The Technological Complex
The Technological Complex

Thanks to stretch goals, each copy of the Numenera World Map (in any edition) will include a bonus 11x17 inch double-sided black and white mini-poster designed to let players chart the landscape of the Ninth World as they explore it. One side shows the world on a hex grid, with major regions labeled but no towns, cities, ruins, or strongholds. The other side is an empty hex grid within the outline of the Ninth World's land masses, waiting for players to chronicle their characters' journeys:

World Hex Map
World Hex Map
Blank World Hex Map
Blank World Hex Map

The City Map:

This is a map of the city of Qi, the largest urban center in the Ninth World setting, shown with an unprecedented level of detail. This will be the only way to see this metropolis on such a massive scale--and I have never before made a city map so detailed! On the back of the Standard Edition Qi poster you will find the Technological Facility--an extension of the Technological Complex that can be used to seamlessly expand the location.

The City of Qi
The City of Qi
The Technological Facility
The Technological Facility

Thanks to stretch goals, each copy of the Qi City Map (in any edition) will include a bonus 11x17 inch double-sided black and white mini-poster designed to let players keep track of locations they encounter within the city as they explore it. Each side shows the city on a square grid, without labels, but with an empty key for noting place names and coordinates. One side shows the surface view of the city, while the other reveals the lowest level and foundational support structures that aren't visible any other way:

City Grid Map
City Grid Map
City Foundation Grid Map
City Foundation Grid Map

The Unlabeled World Map:

Available as an option for the Standard-Size Vinyl, Oversized Poster, and Massive Vinyl editions...

The Unlabeled World Map
The Unlabeled World Map


The Unlabeled City Map:

Available as an option for the Standard-Size Vinyl, Oversized Poster, and Massive Vinyl editions...

The Unlabeled City Map
The Unlabeled City Map

Several Different Editions...

Having exceeded our initial funding goal and additional stretch goals, both of these posters are now available to backers in *five* different formats:

1) STANDARD EDITION - These posters will be 22x34 inches, on glossy poster stock. The Standard Edition maps (and only the Standard Edition maps) will be printed double-sided, with a map of a mysterious adventuring location on the back that features a one-inch grid for use with miniatures. You can get these posters folded and packaged in a clear resealable envelope with a cover card insert, or rolled in a tube with no fold lines.

2) PREMIUM LIMITED EDITION - These deluxe versions take the 22x34-inch world map or city map to the highest level: Each special, limited edition print features a high-gloss UV coating for the best possible color depth, and each will be hand-signed and numbered by the artist, then rolled in a tube for shipping. Only 200 World Map prints and 200 City Map prints will be produced; once they sell out, they're gone forever!

3) STANDARD-SIZE VINYL EDITION - This is a 24x36-inch map--slightly larger than the standard edition, and printed on high-quality vinyl instead of poster stock. In this edition, you can choose between the World map, the City map, the Unlabeled World map, or the Unlabeled City map. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. (Aside from a few for use at conventions, we're printing only enough of these to fulfill these rewards.)

4) OVERSIZED POSTER EDITION - This huge 31x47-inch poster map is printed on 8 mil satin photo paper. In this edition, you can choose between the World map, the City map, the Unlabeled World map, or the Unlabeled City map. This is also a Kickstarter exclusive that won't be available through retail channels!

5) MASSIVE VINYL EDITION - This deluxe option presents its map at a whopping 48x72 inches (thats 4 feet high and 6 feet wide!), on durable, high-quality vinyl. In this edition, you can choose between the World map, the City map, the Unlabeled World map, or the Unlabeled City map. This, too, is a Kickstarter exclusive that won't be available in stores!

Shipping is free for all printed rewards sent to domestic backers; overseas backers are asked to cover part of the additional shipping costs.

Delivery of the printed posters should begin in mid-August, and backers who will be attending Gen Con in Indianapolis from August 15-18 will have the option to pick up the Standard Edition maps in person, if they wish. The Premium LE, Oversized, and Massive Vinyl Editions are expected to ship in September.

There's more, though...

STRETCH GOALS:

At $9,000 - A Second Poster Option: The City of Qi - UNLOCKED!

  • At this level, a second poster will be produced featuring Qi, the largest city in the Steadfast. You can choose this in place of the world map at the "One Poster" tier, use the "Two Posters" reward tier to get them both (or two of one), or increase your pledge to get it as an add-on.

At $13,500 - A Smaller Vinyl Print Option - UNLOCKED!

  • At this level, new reward options will be added to let you get either the world map or the city map printed on vinyl at a smaller size and lower cost.

At $18,000 - A Bonus Mini-Poster with every World Map - UNLOCKED!

  • At this level, each copy of the Numenera World Map will come with a bonus 11x17 double-sided black and white mini-poster designed to let players chart the landscape of the Ninth World as they explore it.

At $22,500 - A Bonus Mini-Poster with every City Map - UNLOCKED!

  • At this level, each copy of the Qi City Map will come with a bonus 11x17 double-sided black and white mini-poster designed to let players take notes about locations they encounter within the city. One side shows an aerial view of the city, while the other reveals its foundations

At $27,000 - New Vinyl and Oversized Poster Options: Full-Color Unlabeled City & World Maps - UNLOCKED!

  • At this level, new completely unlabeled and unmarked full-color versions of the City of Qi and the Numenera setting's world map will be produced, which show the landscape of the world and the cityscape of Qi with no labels, no markings, and no grid!
  • You'll be able to get these images as add-ons in Standard-Size Vinyl, Oversized Poster, and Massive Vinyl editions!
     


Huge thanks to all of the backers who have helped push this project past so many stretch goals! None of this would be possible without your support!

ADD-ONS:

If you would like to receive more than one variation of the map included with your physical pledge reward, simply increase your pledge by the amount listed below, and choose the same pledge reward you have currently selected. At the end of the funding period, your reward survey will allow you to specify which additional map option(s) you have chosen to add to your reward.

  • EXTRA B&W DOUBLE-SIDED WORLD HEX MAP MINI-POSTER (11x17): Add $3.50
  • EXTRA B&W DOUBLE-SIDED CITY GRID MAP MINI-POSTER (11x17): Add $3.50
  • STANDARD EDITION DOUBLE-SIDED POSTER (World or City) (22x34): Add $11
  • STANDARD-SIZED VINYL EDITION (World, City, Unlabeled World, or Unlabeled City) (24x36): Add $75
  • OVERSIZED POSTER EDITION (World, City, Unlabeled World, or Unlabeled City) (31x47): Add $85
  • MASSIVE VINYL EDITION (World, City, Unlabeled World, or Unlabeled City) (48x72): Add $155

You may choose more than one add-on. Just add the total amount for your combined selections to your current pledge level.

Please be aware that adding a Vinyl or Oversized map to your One Poster or Two Poster pledge is likely to delay your reward fulfillment until September, when those higher-level reward tiers are expected to ship.

The Premium Limited Edition maps are not available as add-ons, because the quantity is strictly limited.

Note: Since the City of Qi Stretch Goal has been unlocked, this same menu of add-ons applies to both poster options. In other words, with an $85 add-on, you can select the Oversized Poster Edition of The Numenera World Map or the Oversized Poster Edition of The Qi City Map to be added to your current reward. Or for $170, you could add both!

Additionally: Unlabeled versions of the World and City maps have also been unlocked, which are only available in Standard-Size Vinyl Edition, Oversized Poster Edition, and Massive Vinyl Edition. In your survey after the funding period ends, you'll be able to specify which version(s) you want.

Risks and challenges

After the project is funded, only a few hurdles will remain to be overcome:

1) The posters will be produced by a printing company that I have used before with great results, and the artwork for these posters is already complete. Still, it's possible that printing setbacks outside of my control could slow down production and cause a delay. We're also seeking the very best print quality possible, and I won't settle for anything less. If delays happens, I will keep backers informed and work closely with the printer to fix things.

2) If backers exceed our expectations in the quantity of oversized and vinyl maps needed, or we unlock another poster as a stretch goal, fulfillment might need to be handled in waves as the printer delivers a larger number of these enormous maps over a greater period of time. That would slow delivery for some backers, but shouldn't delay the start of the process.

3) Any time postal services are involved, delivery delays are possible, too...especially with international shipping. I have a lot of experience shipping poster maps, though, and will remedy any problems as quickly as possible.

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FAQ

  • If the stretch goal to print a second poster is reached, that reserve of 50 copies will allow us to add a new higher-level reward tier that offers a set of both the Premium Limited Edition Numenera world map, and the Premium Limited Edition Qi city map.

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  • 1) This edition of the world map features some additional locations keyed on the map, and identifies some minor locations mentioned in passing in the book. Think of it as a GM's map that names some of the mysterious sites on the player map, while adding new ones.

    2) It is double-sided, with a Technological Complex on the back featuring a 1-inch grid appropriate for most miniatures.

    3) It is slightly larger.

    4) You can get it shipped to you rolled, with no fold lines.

    5) Thanks to stretch goals, this copy will come with an additional double-sided 11"x16" B&W mini-poster showing the landscape and coastline of the Ninth World on a hex grid. This version was specially designed to let players keep notes of their discoveries as they explore the world.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    295 backers

    PDF COPY: Access to a digital download of the deluxe Numenera world map, and the Technological Complex map, in high resolution PDF.

    If stretch goals are reached to produce additional maps, you get PDFs of those maps as well.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $14 or more

    118 backers

    ONE POSTER: One 22x34-inch printed copy of a double-sided poster produced through this project, plus access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    236 backers

    TWO POSTERS: Two printed, double-sided 22x34-inch posters, plus access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    57 backers Limited (43 left of 100)

    PREMIUM *LIMITED EDITION* WORLD MAP: One suitable-for-framing 22x34-inch poster print of the Numenera world map, UV-coated for the best possible color and finish, signed and numbered by the artist. This map will be rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube for safe shipping. Only 200 of these premium-quality prints will ever be produced.

    You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    4 backers Limited (96 left of 100)

    PREMIUM *LIMITED EDITION* CITY MAP: One suitable-for-framing 22x34-inch poster print of the Qi city map, UV-coated for the best possible color and finish, signed and numbered by the artist. This map will be rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube for safe shipping. Only 200 of these premium-quality prints will ever be produced. You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    10 backers

    STANDARD-SIZE VINYL WORLD MAP: One 24x36-inch print of the Numenera world map on sturdy, high-quality vinyl--perfect for spreading out on the game table to give everyone a close view of the landscape. You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    3 backers

    STANDARD-SIZE VINYL CITY MAP: One 24x36-inch print of the Qi city map on sturdy, high-quality vinyl--perfect for spreading out on the game table to give everyone a close view of the streets. You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    4 backers

    OVERSIZED WORLD MAP: One great big, 31x47-inch oversized print of the Numenera world map, on 8 mil satin photo paper. This map will be rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube for safe shipping.

    You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    0 backers

    OVERSIZED CITY MAP: One great big, 31x47-inch oversized print of the Qi city map, on 8 mil satin photo paper. This map will be rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube for safe shipping. You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $110 or more

    52 backers Limited (43 left of 95)

    BOTH PREMIUM *LIMITED EDITION* MAPS: Two suitable-for-framing 22x34-inch poster prints, one featuring the Numenera world map, and the other featuring the Qi city map. Both prints will feature a high-gloss UV-coating for the best possible color and finish, and both will be signed and numbered by the artist. These maps will be rolled together in a heavy-duty mailing tube for safe shipping. Only 200 of each of these premium-quality prints will ever be produced. You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $140 or more

    29 backers

    STANDARD-SIZE VINYL 2-MAP BUNDLE: Two 24x36-inch prints on sturdy, high-quality vinyl: One of the Numenera World Map AND one Qi city map. (Save $10 by selecting this bundle instead of getting one as an add-on to the other.) You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $155 or more

    8 backers

    MASSIVE VINYL WORLD MAP: One impossibly huge, 48x72-inch poster print of the Numenera world map, on high quality vinyl for supreme durability. That's four feet high and six feet wide! This map will will be rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube or box for shipping.

    You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $155 or more

    0 backers

    MASSIVE VINYL CITY MAP: One impossibly huge, 48x72-inch poster print of the Qi city map, on high quality vinyl for supreme durability. That's four feet high and six feet wide! This map will will be rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube or box for shipping. You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $290 or more

    4 backers

    MASSIVE VINYL 2-MAP BUNDLE: Both of the huge four foot by six foot prints on sturdy, high-quality vinyl: One Numenera World Map AND one Qi city map. (Save $20 by selecting this bundle instead of getting one as an add-on to the other.) You also get access to downloadable PDF copies of all maps produced through this project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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