Gen Con, and a Little Evil!
Hello, Numenera backers!
Summer is in full swing, and in the tabletop gaming business, that means one thing: Gen Con is on its way! If you’re planning a Gen Con... Read more
No Thank You, Evil!
Hello, Numenera backers!
As a backer of our first Kickstarter campaign, you helped make something incredible happen—you helped make Numenera a reality.
Today we launched another Kickstarter campaign, for a... Read more
Weird Discoveries in the Ninth World
Hello, Numenera backers!
With the Ninth World Guidebookhaving shipped in January, we’ve completed all the products funded by the original Numenera Kickstarter campaign—but the Numenera line continues to grow... Read more
Happy Valentine’s Day to Our Numenera Backers!
Hello, Numenera backers!
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 Day cards... Read more
Ninth World Guidebook, Weird Adventures, and even a Movie!
Hello, Numenera backers!
It’s been an eventful couple of weeks here at MCG, and we have a lot of news to share. I’m going to hold the most exciting news... 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
January Isn’t the End—There’s Plenty More Numenera to Come!
If you’re reading this, it’s because you backed the original Numenera Kickstarter campaign. You are literally one of the people who helped make Numenera a reality. In January we’re releasing... Read more
Scores of Awesome, Weird Creatures Ready for the Ninth World
In the land of Seshar, a warlord named Yime Storul has kidnapped and enslaved a number of numenera experts, including Aeon Priests. For years, these slaves have toiled to create... Read more
Sir Arthour's, The Strange, and The Ninth World Guidebook
Hello, Numenera backers!
If you’ve been following gaming news, you probably know that Numenerasorta swept the ENnie Awards at Gen Con. We’re really thrilled to have been honored with... Read more
Sir Arthour's Guide to the Numenera!
Hey Numenera Backers!
The Technology Compendium: Sir Arthour's Guide to the Numenera is shipping to Kickstarter backers right now! Backers who added a print version of this product to their... Read more
ENnies, Sale, and New Product on the Way!
We're thrilled and honored that Numenera has been nominated for a number of ENnie Awards. The ENnies are a wonderful showcase of the best the industry has to... Read more
Numenera Character Options!
Hello, Numenerabackers! It's been a while since we've sent out an update, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy here at Monte Cook Games. Quite the opposite, in... Read more
The Ninth World Bestiary is Out—and the MCG Web Store is Up!
We’re super-excited to announce that The Ninth World Bestiary hit game stores on Wednesday. If you backed Numenera at a level that included the Bestiary(either in PDF or in... Read more
Bestiary on Its Way!
Happy New Year, Numenera supporters! 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... Read more
A Little News for Thunderstone Backers
Here's some good news for Numenera backers who added Numenera Thunderstone to their pledges!
At the time of the NumeneraKickstarter campaign, things were moving awfully fast. AEG approached us... Read more
Over at the Kickstarter for The Strange, we have free fiction for everyone to give a kind of sneak peek into the setting. It's called The Paradox... Read more
The Creatures are Coming: The Ninth World Bestiary!
We talk a lot about how we started Numenerawith a hope and a dream—and a Kickstarter. Remember when we came out of the door, holding nothing but our dreams... Read more
I wanted to let you know thatThe Strange Kickstarter is now live. What is The Strange? It's the RPG from Monte Cook Games that we'd like... Read more
Fantastic Reception, Wonderful Resources
We’ve seen a lot of fantastic Numenera-related stuff lately. So much that it’s hard to stay on top of everything.
But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try!... Read more
The State of the Kickstarter
I thought I would bring everyone up to date on where we are with fulfillment of Numenera Kickstarter rewards. It's been a lot of work, but things are looking really... Read more
The Numenera Character Creator for iOS devices is ready and you should be getting your free copy in the coming hours! Android devices will be available by this... Read more
Books are shipping (long update)
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who shared their condolences with me either here, in a private message, or in person at GenCon. Each and... Read more
Shipping Issue Transparency
As my backers, I want to always give you all the information that I have. I appreciate your support, and feel that you deserve to be as informed as possible. ... Read more
Shipping and Fulfillment
Well, last week was a tough week. You may have heard that one week ago, my father passed away. I was very much "out of commission" for most of the... Read more
All corebook PDF link emails have gone out, and while most of you have received yours, many of you haven't. However, it's very difficult from our end to see who... Read more
Almost Here! Important ebook delivery info.
PDFs will be available to Kickstarter backers on Thursday! You'll get sent an email from DriveThruRPG. This means, first and foremost, make sure you can get emails from... Read more
All Kinds of Goodness
We're so very close to the release of Numenera! The books are literally being printed and put onto trucks as I type this. There's still lots of logistical... Read more
Numenera For Educators
As you remember, on August 12, 2012, as part of an update to the then on-going Numenera Kickstarter, I created a new stretch goal:
“If we manage to reach $100,000,... Read more
Anthology Links Sent
Just a quick note to let you know that the links to the Tales from the Ninth Worldanthology have been sent to everyone who contributed at the ULTIMATE EBOOK... Read more
Tales From the Ninth World
As per the $380,000 stretch goal, we are ready to deliver the short ebook anthology entitled Tales from the Ninth World to all backers at the ULTIMATE EBOOK FAN and... Read more
IMPORTANT: Rewards schedule
The Numenera corebook is designed and developed and in the hands of the editors, Shanna Germain and Ray Vallese, and some of it is already being laid out by the... Read more
Hey Numenera Backers.
This is just a quick update (expect another, newsier one next week) to show off the dice that Q-Workshop is making for us. I think they're GORGEOUS.... Read more
New Numenera Product
The Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera is wrapping up on Friday. This means that you've got a couple days still to get involved and secure a copy of the... Read more
New Stuff For You!
Well, the Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter is going really well, having already surpassed $2.5 million. Wow. I know that a lot of that is because of the (understandable) love... Read more
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Hey Ninth Worlders!
The Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera is live! If you haven't heard, inXile Entertainment is making a computer game based on Numenera. It's also a spiritual... Read more
End of January Update
Hope you're all doing well. Things in the Ninth World are busy, to say the least. I've been spending the last couple weeks working closely with Jeff at... Read more
Remember how I said there would be a cool Numenera-related announcement a while back? Well, here it is:
Numenera is now going to be a computer game as well as... Read more
Happy New Year!
Hey There Ninth Worlders!
Here's an update on Numenera as we forge into the unknown territory that is 2013.
Our hundreds of playtesters are busily putting the game through... Read more
Numenera design is going really well. The world is taking shape, and the mechanics of the game are getting honed, thanks to the huge playtest we have going... Read more
I thought you'd be interested to know how things progress here in the Ninth World. It's been a challenging couple of weeks, let me tell you. The WuFoo... Read more
Quick Additional Update
Just a quick, additional update. The forms regarding backer levels, reward-add ons, shipping addresses and whatnot have not gone out to backers yet. I know I said that they would... Read more
The design of the game is going wonderfully. We've got a functional rough draft of the rules now. This means that the call for playtesters is now up at montecook.com. ... Read more
I am hard at work at putting out a playtest draft of the rules. The playtest should start sometime in early November. If you selected a level that... Read more
Credit Card Charges
You will see on your credit card statement that your pledges to Numenera show up as a payment to "Geek Seekers." Do not despair. You did everything correctly.... Read more
Early October Update
Hey Ninth Worlders!
We will have the two remaining sets of desktop wallpapers for you this weekend. These have been added to the first set, so if you missed those,... Read more
All Is Well
Just a quick update to let you know that all is well in the Ninth World and the Numenera project proceeds exactly as planned. Feel free to check... Read more
Here's a short list of other Kickstarter projects I think you might like to check out.
Because we're all geeks, and need a little love: Geek Love (Numenera editor, Shanna Germain, is... Read more
Thank you to everyone who has helped to ensure that Numenera will be a reality. It's been so invigorating and affirming to see people showering their attention and enthusiasm on... Read more
What to Expect
As I write this, we're at over $468,000. We've met every stretch goal except the film one at $500,000 which, when I originally created it, never thought we'd actually come... Read more
Some Important Information
We made it past the $425,000 mark, so now The Ninth World Bestiary, Sir Arthur's Compendium, and The Ninth World Guide will be even larger books! Cool.
We've put... Read more
Good morning! (Or at least, it's morning where I am right now.) We reached (and have now passed) $400,000 today in the Numenera Kickstarter campaign.
Our next stretch goal is... Read more
Color Books! More Stretch Goals!
This thing is still going strong. Word is spreading fast and new backers are joining at a steady rate. It's incredible! Today is shaping up to be one of the... Read more
Ninth World Guidebook, New Stretch Goals, and More
Well, we made it. We reached $350,000. I'm stunned and overjoyed and bewildered and grateful. This has been a wild ride. And of course, it's not quite over. I've added... Read more
More Updates About Stretch Goals and Other News
Jeff Quick, Thunderstone project lead, has this to say about the Numenera Thunderstone game:
We've been promising a list of the contents of the Limited Edition Numenera Thunderstone.... Read more
App Upgrade and the Worldbook
Well, things are moving at an even more frenetic pace than before now with the Numenera Kickstarter. We reached $325,000 already! Yesterday alone we raised over $25,000 for the project. ... Read more
Special Edition, Leatherbound Books!
We made it to $300,000 in the Numenera Kickstarter campaign. That's amazing. Utterly amazing.
I feel like I need to take a deep breath.
Whooph. Okay. Better now.
As promised,... Read more
The Last Week
We had another fabulous day today. The Kickstarter for Numenera is going really strong, with one of our best days yet taking us over yet another stretch goal at $290,000.... Read more
T-Shirts, Cards, and More Cool Stuff
We reached $280,000 tonight! Simply amazing. I'm still flabbergasted by all the support and wonderful things that people have had to say about Numenera.
At $280K, the stretch goal was... Read more
New Goal Reached, New Link for The Amber Monolith Story
Fantastic! We just crossed the $270,000 line. That means the Cypher Cards will be available as an add-on if you want them in print, and the pdf will be available... Read more
Poster Map! Short Story!
We passed the $260,000 mark, and that means every Numenera corebook will come with a poster map at no extra charge. (PDF versions will have a PDF map.) This will... Read more
Soothing the Savage Beasts
We made it to $250,000, which means that all backers will get a digital download of a Numenera Theme piece of music. Music is really important to me, and I... Read more
The Goals Make a Whoosh Noise as They Fly By
After the third best day of the entire campaign we have passed by yet another major goal. As I write this, we are over $247,000. The $250,000 goal (a piece... Read more
Dice! Dice! Dice!
Every time I think I have a good handle on how fast things are going to move, you guys prove me wrong. We had an amazing day yesterday (the best... Read more
Hello, Technology Guidebook!
There's this idea that when you run a Kickstarter campaign, all you do is sit at home and hit refresh to see if the numbers go up. So far,that hasn't... Read more
Once again, I'm left unable to say much beyond, "wow."
Well, okay. Maybe a bit more than that.
We've now achieved more than 10 times our original goal for this... Read more
The Surprise: A Numenera Deck-Building Game!
The announcement I promised, by way of an official press release from Monte Cook Games and Alderac Entertainment Group:
Alderac Entertainment Group and Monte Cook Games are both stoked to... Read more
$190,000! We Made to the Surprise!
Wow! Every time I think you guys are awesome, you prove that you're more awesome than I even dreamed. We shot up past 190K way faster than I thought we... Read more
New Backer Levels!
I added four new Backer Levels to the Numenera Kickstarter. Remember how, with the $100,000 stretch goal I promised to donate 300 copies of the corebook to libraries... Read more
Numenera Info To Date
Just in case you haven't been following along at montecook.com or numenera.com, here are some articles I've written about the game. The first three are interesting if for no other reason than... Read more
Big, Beautiful Bestiary
We made it to $160,000 for the Numenera Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to you guys, the Ninth World Bestiary will now be a bigger book, and in color. Even though I... Read more
More Slots for Backers
I added 25 more slots at both the BEHIND THE SCENES OBSERVER and SPECIALIZED COLLECTOR levels.
We are really close to the next stretch goal, that being the... Read more
If you haven't seen it yet, here's a video of me talking about Numenera at GenCon. People seem to be finding it a useful way to learn about the game... Read more
Fat Dragon Numenera 3D Terrain PDF
Hey Numenera backers! In addition to all the other rewards, every one of you contributing $50 or more will get a special pdf of Numenera 3D Paper Terrain for free! ... Read more
Added Backer Levels
This morning I added more available slots in the previously sold out GAMER, ART LOVER, and ULTIMATE RETAILER reward levels. Characters illustrated and added via the first two might end... Read more
Bestiary on the way!
We reached $120,000! Wooooo! Amazing. This Kickstarter campaign, and its supporters, continue to astound me. Our next stretch goal is at $140,000, at which point I will produce a piece... Read more
New Stretch Goals
Well, we made it to $100,000. I'm completely blown away! Thank you for your support. Now, thanks to you, next year I'll be able to make Numenera free to 300... Read more
90,000 and GenCon
We made our latest stretch goal of $90,000, which means that I'll be writing a full adventure trilogy and that many backers will get them added to their existing reward... Read more
$80K, Add-On Rewards, and New Reward Levels
Thank you guys so much! We reached our next goal, which means that I'll be writing not one, but two adventures. The second one will be called The Mechanized Tomb.... Read more
We bypassed another stretch goal! You guys rock! At $70,000, we have a 32 page adventure. That's cool, and it will be very fun to put together. The working title... Read more
First Stretch Goal Reached!
Well, in under 48 hours we reached $60,000. Incredible! I'm still kind of amazed by this whole thing, and wowed by your interest and support. That was the first stretch... Read more
Hmm. Tried to post this hours ago, but Kickstarter apparently didn't let me. I'll try again, even though the timeliness of it is a few hours out of date:
As... Read more
We Did It!
I'm on a plane and the wifi is clunky, but I just wanted to say thank you! You guys are amazing and I am humbled by the outpouring of support.... Read more
In the first hour, we raised about 15% of the goal--just under $3,000. Thanks so much for that. You guys are awesome and humbling.
I guess I have to really... Read more