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The new RPG from Monte Cook. A game of surrealistic fantasy, secrets, and magic played both at the table--and away from it.
A roleplaying game of surrealistic fantasy, secrets, and magic played both at the table—and away from it.
A roleplaying game of surrealistic fantasy, secrets, and magic played both at the table—and away from it.
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    1. Adam Krump just now

      I haven't seen a response to my post, but is there any way to get the other books in pdf? I need them for reference / to run and I don't want to drag the whole cube with me everywhere I go. I mean at LEAST give us "The Way" in PDF as it's a Player's Book as well!

    2. Samouil Ignatov Vassilev about 19 hours ago

      Completely agree with John below. We need PDFs for all four books. A machine searchable index makes GMing much faster, and as someone who sometimes plays with a vision impaired player, not having PDFs basically means he can't play.
      I'm not going to go as far to say it's discrimination, but it's very inconsiderate.

    3. Sean K Reynolds Collaborator 2 days ago

      @Eric Montoya check our reply to your Kickstarter message. :)

    4. Eric Montoya - Archaeologist of Valoria 2 days ago

      @Shawn I got a Call of the Black Cube with a key

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      Shawn C Campbell 3 days ago

      @Eric What level did you back at? Anything other than the most basic level of the black cube is still pending in the U.S.

      According to yesterday’s post by MCG, everything but the highest level cubes should start being unloaded at some point today, hopefully with shipments being ready to go out by the end of the week. (The end of the week timing is my hope, not an official MCG timeline)

    6. Eric Montoya - Archaeologist of Valoria 4 days ago

      Have shipments gone out to the US yet? I haven’t gotten mine and I’m seeing pre-order fullment.

      I’m a bit worried I got passed up.

    7. Monte Cook Games 13-time creator
      4 days ago

      @everyone: We are working hard on customer service. I know it's been slow on our end, and I am so grateful for your patience. We are working really hard to get caught up. We promise we're aware of print and delivery issues, and will have everything sorted as soon as we can.

      Thank you for trusting us to take care of things (even if we're doing so more slowly than we--or you--would like). We won't let you down.


    8. Monte Cook Games 13-time creator
      4 days ago

      @Matt Clark: I can understand your frustration. I can't find your order in the store under the email you use here on KS, so I'm guessing it's a different email? If you want to send a quick message with the email you use to log into the MCG store, I can do some more digging for you!

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      Matt Clark 4 days ago

      am i going to get any sort of confirmation about when my alleged delivery is going to be sent or if i can be on the lookout for it or has it been delivered or really absolutely any information at all? i am not going to lie, im getting a little bitter and very frustrated about this entire process...

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      Matt C
      6 days ago

      @Scott Beattie: Don't know if you saw this yet but in the comments on the most recent update there was a conversation between Shanna Germain and one of the backers (Daniel Flood). Goes into a bit about what the delay has been and the way that conversation ended made it seem like things are now about to start to really get moving for AU deliveries. So ... Soon (*TM) maybe? Hopefully :)

    11. K. David Woolley
      6 days ago

      We played our first game Friday 10aug18, it went well, I do want to make flip over gibbies for 1 Action rest x2, 10 min rest and 1 hour rest to remember what I've used that day.

      Is it possible to get a file with the Index for all the books? Purple on black is having the person running the game not want to check the index, hard to read.

      I have five people around a table, we shared our Certes/Qualia sheet, the guy next to me as we didn't have space, I am making some magic the gathering sized circles that I can put a pyramid of cubes in, I guess people could simply cut up the originals, but would it be possible to get the graphic files for those (Accuracy and all that)?

      I'm enjoying playing a weaver, the person running the game is comfortable with dynamic magic from Mage the Ascension so it's going well for me. Alleyway and Freedom weaves so far.

    12. The Monkey on

      @MCG can you please respond regarding the missing pages in my copy of The Path? I’ve sent you a contact form on your website and also reached out to you here, via the contact creator link. It’d be good to know you’re aware of the problem I have with my copy of The Path.

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      Finally got down to opening the Black Cube.
      It is glorious!
      Congratulations to the MCG team for completing this massive game.

    14. Veronika on

      And there it is! Truly gorgeous! And the packaging was impressively sturdy. Grey sun here. And looking forward to reading it all meticulously.

    15. Frank Branham

      @Nevrose Yah. I had to do that as well. We should get a full PDF of the Key within a couple of weeks. I think the only things I need on a frequent basis after that are the Magic Effects table from The Path, and possibly the Maker section from The Path. Makers and Goetics are kind of complicated and lengthy, but we don't have a Goetic. The only other thing that might be useful is a magic types overview sheet. Kind of like the Character Creation or Player Tips sheets, but with just a couple of sentences about each of the ~12 types of magic.

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      Nevrose on

      I needed to compile informations about the orders to give them to my players. Has those informations are not part of the downloadable text file that comes with the black cube, I had to take pictures of the books, load the images into my computer, and clip the images before being able to give it to respective players. It is a very painful process. It would be so much better to have PDFs.

    17. Scott Beattie on

      Seconding what Matt C has to say, it would be great to get an ETA on the Australian shipment

    18. Veronika on

      Looking forward to the Black cube materializing these days. One question: Is there an updated timeline on the other books? I guess I'll wait until they are all out to get them together with the slipcase. Is there any timeframe for that?

    19. Demithyle the Exalted on

      Keys will be sent out at a later date - nobody's received them yet.

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      TomI on

      I bought my copy of the cube during a wicked key drop. I've been all through my cube and have not found the 9 metal keys. Are they forthcoming? Also, can somebody please send me information on accessing the Directed Campaign? The PDF you released is quite cool, but extremely short on practical details. (URL, how to get access, etc.) Otherwise, this is easily the coolest RPG I've ever seen. :)

    21. John Medany

      @Demithyle - Everyone will have been at Gencon from Wednesday - I'd have been surprised to get an update. They are a small company and it's all hands on deck for GenCon as it's the biggest event of the year for them

    22. Claus Bo Christensen

      No missing pages here, but four pages in “The Gate” had not been cut correctly so they were stuck together. Used a kitchen knife to separate them.

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      Matt C

      Any progress on Australian deliveries yet? A couple of updates past you noted that there were going to be delays due to changes in importation regs on our side but there’s been no updates on how close you are to working around these since.

    24. The Monkey on

      Oh no! Looking through my copy of The Path and it’s missing pages 49-64. Not sure if it’s a common problem, but it’s worth checking your copies, folks. I’ve only just noticed as I’ve been the reading the other books first. I’m going to email MCG support now.... :(

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      Shawn C Campbell on

      @Demithyle I can’t remember if it was the last update or the one before, but they mentioned that there wouldn’t be an update this week because of GenCon.

    26. Brian on

      It's been over 6 weeks since I emailed about not getting my cube. I don't care how busy they are, there is no excuse for such terrible customer service, especially when they already seem to know what went wrong with my order.

    27. Demithyle the Exalted on

      Hmm. What happened to this week's Friday update?

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      Zanzibar on

      I've heard rumors of a Discord group for Invisible Sun. Anyone care to give out an invite for it? :)

    29. John Medany

      PDFs, Sorry but my feeling hasn't changed all for book (and absolutely certainly the Key and the The Path) should have had PDFs included.

      Not only just because of the cost of the cube (and that's even without its scarcity) but also down to accessabilty issues for those of use with impared vision (or just getting old)

      One of the strengths of MCG kickstarters has always been the inclusion of the core books in PDFs (I love my Starnge and Numenara boxes - but if I'm honest I've not cracked open a single book - only ever actually used the PDFs include in my pledge levels) and this really should *not* be an exception - like others I'm happy we will at least get the Key - but I really strongly (as a long time MCG backer) feel all for books (and the addons like M) should be provided (even at a nominal charge) to backers. This isn't going to change.

    30. John Medany

      Has anyone in the UK had the full set of Sun Medallions yet ? I had the set added by support to my KS pledge in March - and I'm trying to work out if they should or should not have shipped with my cube - the UK update suggests they should have - but I'm trying to verify



    31. Claus Bo Christensen

      @Taint @Dan Hess. It's an amazing product to be sure. And yes, it's absolutely great that they will do us the courtesy of making a PDF out of "The Key".
      But I have five players and with a new setting, new rules I bet they are going to want to look at "The Way" as well, at the table.
      I have no problem in buying PDFs for the books so my players don't have to fight over it :-)

    32. Dan Hess

      @Taint - The Key (the most important book for players to share) will be available in PDF at the end of the month. The others are more for your personal reference - at most, you might consider bringing The Way to your sessions.

    33. Taint

      Considering the cube weighs ~10kg, it's a bit disappointing that we don't get PDFs of the 4 core books. I don't tend to run games at home and they weigh a lot more than my laptop; especially when I still need all the other materials. :-/

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      Paul Lilley on

      May have missed the update but any ETAs on other elements of the Kickstarter, particularly the Vislae Kits?


    35. The Monkey on

      +1 @Seb I’m about half way through The Key at the moment and have the notion that this could well be my go-to RPG of choice for the foreseeable....My wife and gaming group are well keen to begin....but it’ll be a while yet as rules soak in and I revel in the hidden depths of the Cube...

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      Seb on

      @monte cook games : just got my cube. As for a lot of contributor, it was a long wait and i had my doubts. But i must say it is the most gorgeous rpg object i have ever seen. I've barely scratched the content but it seems amazing too, just as promised. So... thank you for that. Now that i've got it i can tell it was worth the wait. Keep up the good work!

    37. Frank Branham

      @Armin The Wicked Keys are marked "Later 2018" in the last schedule.

    38. Thomas van Iersel on

      Its been 7 extremely hot days here in the Netherlands. The cube manifests, I absorb its secrets, 5 minutes later there's a thunder storm with massive rain. Coincidence?

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      Armin Kessner

      Is the Set of 9 metal wicked keys, what the name suggests, and where do i find them?

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      Armin Kessner

      Arrived today in Germany..and it's...huge...<3

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      The Cube materialised itself yesterday in my appartment in Paris, and I must admit this is the most gorgeous and dahsing RPG object I ever seen.
      I cannot deny having had this 'child at christmas' smile and shining eyes when unpacking every single treasure in this august mystery chest.
      Okay, now it's time to read, immerse in the Actuality, gather a worthy player team... and perhaps buy new (and sufficiently sturdy!) furniture to hold the Cube!

    42. Claus Bo Christensen

      @Thomas. :-) Hah, hadn’t read it yet. Good timing :-) thanks

    43. Thomas van Iersel on

      Claus, latest update showed they will release the key as pdf mid august :)

    44. Taint

      Received here in the UK, after a DHL re-delivery.

      Has there been a picture of all of the Sun Medalions and which one is which? I haven't had the chance to delve into the box contents yet...

      I'd be interested if there were more for sale on the MCG store after the fulfilment.

    45. Claus Bo Christensen

      A quick question here. How do other GM’s handle only one Book of the Key with several players ?
      I don’t recall if there was an option to buy more Key books. Mind you, I haven’t read the Key book yet, so maybe it will be clearer once I’ve gone through it.

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      Robert McCuaig on

      Any update on delivery to backers in Australia? Even an ETA?

    47. Frank Branham

      Any word on the status of the July shipment? At a guess, they'll prioritize just shipping cubes from the shipment (just to recover warehouse space), and with Gencon's schedule wrecking ball, we won't see VIslae kits until mid-August-ish at best.

    48. Ross Isaacs

      When do we get our keys?

    49. Claus Bo Christensen

      Got mine here in Denmark :-)

    50. The Monkey on wife’s a comedian apparently. She was joking about the whole “Blue Moon rpg thing”. The cube is sat there, in its parcel box and she was right about one thing. It is HEAVY. Can’t wait to unwrap later...but for now, dad duties take precedent....

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