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The fantastic, award-winning Numenera setting expands beyond the embrace of Earth's gravity, into the depths of the Ninth World's oceans, and into dimensions beyond our own.
The fantastic, award-winning Numenera setting expands beyond the embrace of Earth's gravity, into the depths of the Ninth World's oceans, and into dimensions beyond our own.
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Torment is here, and the Bestiary is coming

Posted by Monte Cook Games (Creator)

Hello, Ninth World Kickstarter backers—

It’s truly a great time to be a Numenera fan! Numenera: Strand came out a month or two ago, The Poison Eater has been a hit in book stores everywhere, and Cypher Play: Numenera (our organized play program) is going strong at game stores across the country. And now Torment: Tides of Numenera is out—and the Ninth World Bestiary 2 is on the way!


At long last, Torment: Tides of Numenera is out, and we’re super excited about the game and the reception it’s been getting. Torment has been reviewed scores of times, and the reviews, pretty much without exception, are glowing.

Like what you’re hearing? You can find a roundup of several dozen reviews here. Torment: Tides of Numenera is on Steam for Mac, PC, and Linux, and is also available for Xbox One and PS4.

If you’ve been playing Torment and want to learn a bit more about Greater Garravia and Sagus Cliffs, or if you’re curious about the part of the Ninth World (to the east of the Steadfast and the Beyond) in which the game is set—or if you just want to add some cool new material to your Numenera campaign, don’t forget about Torment: Tides of Numenera—the Explorer’s Guide. It’s a 160-page hardcover sourcebook that expands upon the weird and fascinating places, people, and creatures first glimpsed in Torment. Discover secrets of the computer game, and explore its world in greater depth and detail. Incorporate the region and its inhabitants and conflicts, in whole or in part, into your campaign. Maybe even become a castoff or explore the Tides, mysterious forces that can shape human interactions.


The Bestiary

The next book funded by the Into the Ninth World Kickstarter campaign is the Ninth World Bestiary 2, and it’s coming in May! The book went to press a week or so ago. Remember, you funded a stretch goal that made it even bigger than the original Ninth World Bestiary, so this book is really chock full of weird, cool, and dangerous new Ninth World creatures. Here’s a small peek at a couple of them.

A Strange Box

While this isn’t precisely Numenera-related, if you have fond thoughts about the Exclusive Numenera Boxed Set Edition (or sadness that you missed that awesome Kickstarter), we thought you might like to hear about A Strange Box. We’re in the final week of Kickstarting a boxed set for The Strange with the intent of filling it full of as much amazing coolness as the Numenera boxed set. The Numenera box was perhaps the most awesome RPG boxed set of all time, but we’re hoping to match it with A Strange Box. The Kickstarter ends Friday, so don’t miss it.

(If you haven’t tried The Strange—or if you have just a few of the books—there’s an incredible deal on the entire game line in PDF as part of the LIBRARY OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS backer level. Check it out!)



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    1. Sean K Reynolds Collaborator on

      @Commoble if you're missing any of your Kickstarter rewards, please let us know using the Contact Us form on our website. Thanks!

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      Commoble on

      Tides of Numenara is fantastic but it's been almost a year and I still haven't received Into the Deep

    3. Oliver Korpilla

      So far "Torment: Tides of Numenera" has been a joy to play. :)