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Numenera is a brand-new, science fantasy rpg set in the distant future. It focuses on story and ideas over mechanics.
Step a billion years into the future—into the Ninth World, where
the remnants of previous civilizations’ technologies are indistinguishable from
magic. Based on Monte’s Cook’s Cypher System, a new RPG system that focuses on
story and ideas over mechanics.
Step a billion years into the future—into the Ninth World, where the remnants of previous civilizations’ technologies are indistinguishable from magic. Based on Monte’s Cook’s Cypher System, a new RPG system that focuses on story and ideas over mechanics.
4,658 backers pledged $517,255 to help bring this project to life.

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 had said 128 pages, to thank you guys, and show you how much I appreciate your support, I'm going to make it 160 pages. I think it's going to be an amazing book. This book is added to the rewards of all backers pledging $200 or more. Everyone else can add it to their existing rewards by adding $40 to their pledge (+$10 more for customers outside of North America, for shipping costs).

I've also added a new stretch goal. Yes, we're still going to do free HD wallpapers from Numenera art at $180,000, but I've decided to slip in a new one at $170,000. (I warned you that I might.) If we get to $170,000, we'll do a PC version of the app as well as one for Android and iOS, and you'll be able to choose which one you want.

So help spread the word. Still plenty of cool stuff coming with the stretch goals, and there are a lot of people out there who haven't heard about Numenera yet.

Thanks SO MUCH for your support.

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      Michael Tree
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      on

      Definitely Hardcover. They're more Shiny, and will match the size and shape of the hardcover core book on a bookshelf.

    2. Billie Abbitt on

      Keith, you can buy the app or a different platform for $3.

    3. Keith & Diana on

      ... surely it's Hardcover, right? It wants to be pretty :(
      Also: Choose which app? Is there any reason we can't pick a mobile (I understand that - it costs money to release such things) but get the PC version still? I'd love to have it when gaming on my phone, but on PC when I'm writing the adventures (and who am I kidding, it's going to be me doing it...)

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      James C King on

      I'd pay extra for Hardcover
      Softcover RPG Books get damaged far too easily :(

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      James C King on

      I'd pay extra for Hardcover
      Softcover RPG Books get damaged far too easily :(

    6. Yannick Men Huon on

      160 pages and full color beg for hardcover

    7. Monte Cook Games 14-time creator
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      I'm thinking hardcover. What do you think?

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      Michael Tree
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      on

      Is the Bestiary going to be hardcover or softcover?

    9. Yannick Men Huon on

      @T. Rob Brown : there's an app add-on for $3.

    10. T. Rob Brown Photography & Writing on

      Any chance a backer can get the app for the PC AND for a phone device? I'd like to have it for my laptop and for my Android phone.

    11. Noah on

      Yep, got 40 more off me for getting it in print over my Patron. Loving the feel of Numenara, ready for that short story

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      Orbi on

      I just upped my pledge from Ultimate collector to Specialized just to get the bestiary in print, as I'm sure it will be a awesome to look at.

    13. speedknob
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      on

      I'm thinking I'll be adding a copy of that bestiary to my pledge. The artwork I have seen so far makes me excited to see the critters and such.

    14. Yannick Men Huon on

      @divineseeker : ultimate ebook fan

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      Divineseeker on

      Will those of us who bought the ebook edition get a pdf version of the beastiary?

    16. Phillip M.
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      on

      Thanks monte. Now my kids will have one less sushi dinner (the horror!). The pledge is upped to over $200

    17. Edwardo on

      exciting news!

    18. Zack Hensley on

      If nothing else, I'm sure you can get additional copies of the app for $3 each per the DABBLER pledge level.

    19. Alexander "Xan" Kashev
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      on

      What if we need more than one platform for the app?.. Extras?

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      Jennifer Dulock
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      Just to clarify, will the expanded version of the bestiary still be included as a PDF for Ultimate E-book/Real Deal levels?

    21. Santiago Mendez on

      Come on people, get this next goal so that we can get a PC app, as my iPad had an unfortunate encounter with a rambunctious 3 year old and now the screen is shattered. And I have to drive to replace it at the moment.

    22. Dustin Archer Ⓥ on

      So is the BEHIND THE SCENES OBSERVER basically the same as the ULTIMATE COLLECTOR plus the seminars and getting the printed Bestiary? If I am to understand correctly the ULTIMATE COLLECTOR has gotten all the printed stuff at this point, but the bestiary is not included in that deal - so if we want it we either need to add $40 to the pledge or just $20 to the pledge to hit the BEHIND THE SCENES OBSERVER level. Thanks for the clarification.

    23. Matt - Dragon of the Obsidian Order on

      @ Byran - The best way to know is to click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button, if pledge amount is $100 ($60 for THE REAL DEAL level plus the $40 for the bestiary) then you did the right thing.

    24. Bryan Gough
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      on

      I kept my reward choice at the $60 level, but added $40 for the printed Bestiary. Did I do the right thing? Sorry if that question is redundant, lame. This is the first time I've added money to a project without changing the reward level.

    25. Monte Cook Games 14-time creator
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      Judson and Ryan: Yes.

    26. Wicked Dice on

      Do we still get a .pdf of the Bestiary with the "REAL DEAL"?

    27. Doug Grimes
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      on

      I like the bestiary, but I'm really looking forward to the $220K stretch goal

    28. Judson Wright on

      The $50 pledge also says that we will get a .pdf of every product released as part of the stretch goals. So you just mean that at the $200, you'll also get a physical copy of the book, right? Excited!

    29. George Richardson on

      Any ETA for the story that you promised with the one strecth goal? I'm anxious to get a better feel for the atmosphere of the game with it. I think that it'll go a long way towards garnering more backers if they can understand better your take of the structure and maybe the thought processes of the world and characters in the game. Thanks for the hard work!

    30. Ernesto Ramirez on

      Well it works for me PC version si good :D
      And excellent news, that bestiary sounds kickass :D

    31. David Farnell on

      So just to confirm--does this mean Ultimate E-Book backers will get a PDF of the Bestiary?

    32. Xaelvaen on

      This is fantastic news sir, thank you! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see some of your creature concepts brought to full-color life.

    33. Jamas Enright
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      on

      Kaching, Bestiary will now be mine!
      And by choose, do you mean 'we can have either or both' or 'you can only choose one'?

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      James C King on

      AWESOME! Thank you Mr Cook!
      Will we be able to purchase the other version of the computer program we don't choose? I don't have an iOS or Andriod device, but I may one day and I'd be happy to up my pledge for a second copy, just in case :)