Priests of the Aeons, Deluxe Corebooks, and a Big Rewards Roundup
In an update about a month ago we told you that Slaves of the Machine God was about to ship. Well, things have been busy, and now we’re excited to make a similar announcement for Priests of the Aeons!
Those are first-off-the-presses copies. The main shipments are on the way to our warehouses now, and should arrive in a matter of days. We’ll be fulfilling this title next week, assuming no surprises in the shipping pipeline. Didn't back for Priests of the Aeons? You can preorder it now!
(Worth noting: This winter the shipping pipeline has been absolutely chock-full of surprises—and none of them good. So while we’re not anticipating anything specific, nothing’s 100% certain until we have the books in hand.)
Next up: Ninth World Bestiary 3! This book is in proofing now and heads to press in a few weeks. Here’s a quick peek between the covers of this really cool new book—192 pages (plus poster map) of Ninth World wonder and weirdness for you to encounter or put in front of your players:
We have some great news about the deluxe corebook slipcase sets: At long last, they are in hand, and we’re shipping them to our overseas warehouses now.
We’ve been very, very frustrated by the excessive length of time it’s taken to get these through the production pipeline and into the hands of Numenera players. If the deluxe slipcase set is one of your rewards, we’re sure you’re frustrated as well. We’ve suffered GM intrusions at nearly every phase of the process—but the end result is spectacular, as we’re sure you’ll agree. We’re in the process of getting these books to our overseas warehouses, and expect to be fulfilling them very soon.
Here’s a complete roundup on where we are with every deliverable in this campaign.
Items delivered so far:
- Playtest (this is still ongoing, of course, for last titles in the pipeline)
- Discover Your Destiny in PDF
- The Trilling Shard (with poster map) in print and PDF
- Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny, plus of course the corebook set, in print and PDF
- Numenera Player's Guide in print and PDF
- Building Tomorrow (with poster map) in print and PDF
- Slaves of the Machine God (with poster map) in print and PDF
- Ruin Deck in print and PDF
- Fiction seminar with Shanna
- Numenera Player's Kit
- Numenera T-shirt
- The really cool Shin Set
Here are some items coming in the next week or so:
- Deluxe corebook set in print
- Priests of the Aeons in print and PDF
And here’s the status on everything else:
- Ninth World Bestiary 3 (with poster map) in print and PDF: This will be out in May.
- Creature Deck 3 in print and PDF: This will ship with the Ninth World Bestiary 3.
- The Essence of Numenera in print and PDF: Ditto.
- Signed and numbered art prints for PATRON levels: These are in the works now. Normally an art print doesn’t take a load of time, but Lie Setiawan, the incredible artist who did the covers of Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny, lives in Indonesia. The prints have to go to both him, and to Monte (in Seattle), for autographing. They should ship at about the same time as The Essence of Numenera.
- Tomorrow's Bones in print and ebook: Look for this in June.
- Explorer's Keys in print and PDF: This is the final book title funded by this campaign! It’s written and in editing now. It will ship this summer.
- Io Deck in print and PDF: This is in development right now, and will ship with Explorer’s Keys.
- Deck Box: As will this. Development on this project has been really fun, as we’ve been thinking outside the box (so to speak) about how to give you a product that’s super useful when it’s on the shelf, full of your decks, and also when it’s in use at the table.
- Bookends: These are also slated for July, but their exact production schedule isn’t completely finalized yet.
- Ninth World website for posting fiction: This is in the early stages of development, and will likely launch in the late summer.
We funded a LOT of great stuff through the Numenera 2: Discovery and Destiny Kickstarter campaign. As things currently stand, the overall campaign is trending ahead of schedule, so we’re really happy to look back at that list of delivered rewards and see so many titles and items in your hands. (Given the length of the list, if I’ve overlooked anything while penning this update, I apologize.)
If you see a fulfilled item above, and you haven’t received yours, log into the MCG Shop (using the email address you gave us in BackerKit), go to your account, and click on Coupons. Click the coupon to add the item to your cart. Repeat for all items before checking out. If you don’t see a coupon, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for making this all a reality. We can’t wait to finish those last few deliverables and get them into your hands!