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Explore all new worlds and play in any genre with the award-winning roleplaying game system behind Numenera and The Strange.
Explore all new worlds and play in any genre with the award-winning roleplaying game system behind Numenera and The Strange.
Explore all new worlds and play in any genre with the award-winning roleplaying game system behind Numenera and The Strange.
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Awaken your divine spark, claim a dominion, and become a god in a fantasy world in which the heavens smashed upon the Earth like a vengeful star.

Or find yourself trapped in the dark and dangerous world of the Cretaceous Period. First you'll have to figure out how to survive using the tech you brought from the future—modern weapons, advanced science, and bioengineered dinosaurs. Then you can worry about the asteroid that history says wipes out most life on earth.

Or drift to the edge of insanity. They'll say you're dangerous. Insane. That you suffer from Dissociative Mask Disorder. Your parents and the doctors and the press and the military—they can’t believe what’s happening. They can’t believe what you can do. And they wouldn't believe the price you pay.

Three exciting, 192-page campaign settings from the creative minds at Monte Cook Games!

The Cypher System is an incredible tabletop roleplaying game engine that delivers all the narrative power and ease of play of Numenera to any campaign you want to run. The content in this Kickstarter will provide at least two full years of awesome Cypher System campaigns—plus the tools and content to build your own incredible games—all straight from the minds of the legendary Monte Cook Games creative team. We’re brewing some awesome books, and if this campaign does well, we’d add more cool stuff, like expanded rules and maybe even some fiction. 

We're Monte Cook Games. Our team of eight dedicated gamers works hard to create tabletop roleplaying games that set new standards for creativity, production values, ease of play, and fun. Monte, Shanna, Bruce, and Dennis—our core creative team—have some awesome ideas for the Cypher System, and we want to bring them to your gaming table. Let us tell you a bit about them.

The Cypher System is the critically acclaimed, award-winning RPG ruleset that powers Numenera and The Strange. Character generation in the Cypher System is smooth and concept driven: Your character is literally defined by a sentence—I’m a [_____] [_____] who [_____s]. 

  • I'm a Driven Explorer who Hunts with Great Skill. 
  • I'm an Honorable Warrior who Stands Like a Bastion. 
  • I'm a Tongue-Tied Adept who Exists in Two Places at Once. 

Your stats, skills, abilities, and even your connections to the other characters are defined by those choices. Character creation is really easy, and puts concept first. At the GM’s end of the table, the Cypher System is a dream to run. The game system frees you from onerous mechanical details and lets you focus on building awesome, imaginative campaigns, encounters, and stories. 

(Want to check it out? You can learn more here or download a free preview of it here.)  

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what just a few of the reviews have said: 

The Cypher System Rulebook came out last summer, and now we want to take it to the next level. (Don’t have the Cypher System Rulebook yet? It's available now, or you can get it through this Kickstarter campaign as an add-on or through the NEW TO THE CYPHER SYSTEM backer level.) We’re creating a suite of support titles—including three complete campaign settings—that will give you at least two years’ worth of awesome Cypher System gaming! 

Here’s a little bit about why we’re Kickstarting. If this isn’t interesting to you, skip down to the next section and I’ll talk a bit about what we want to make for you! 

A couple of years ago, after the amazingly successful launch of Numenera, we were working on The Strange, our next RPG. It was based on the same game engine—the Cypher System. As Monte and Bruce worked on The Strange, they found that converting Numenera’s rules to a new game—even a game with an infinite number of micro-settings in almost every imaginable genre—worked really well. Which got us thinking: Why not make those rules available for you to run your own campaigns, in any setting of your choice?

This was the genesis of the Cypher System Rulebook. At that time, though, we were still thinking this would be a minor release—probably just a 160-page rulebook with little more than the existing core rules. But as Monte worked on the CSR, he kept finding more and more ways to make it better. The book’s specs kept growing: A 224-page hardcover. A 320-pager. 

The more Monte worked on it—and the more we ran our own Cypher System adventures and campaigns—the more we realized how awesome this book could be. By this time last year we’d grown it into a full-sized, 416-page hardcover corebook. 

For well over a year now, we’ve been running our own Cypher System games. Horror. Superheroes. Space opera and hard science-fiction. Even dungeon crawls. And some of us have started building and running more unique standalone settings. Just as it took us a few months and some hands-on work realizing the Cypher System deserved full-fledged corebook treatment, we’ve also come to realize that the CSR deserves full-fledged game line support. 

If we’d been thinking this way from the beginning, we would have Kickstarted the CSR. Why? 

A Kickstarter campaign lets us do things we can’t do for a product—or a line—that goes to market in the conventional manner. We can reach for stretch goals that improve the product. We can add new titles. We learn from your feedback about what you like most in the product, and can tailor it accordingly. And we can take risks on things we think are really cool—but that we couldn’t gamble on in the old-fashioned publishing methods. Because we sort of evolved our way into it, we didn’t do that for the Cypher System Rulebook

But there’s no time like the present!

We want to help you run great Cypher System campaigns. The place to start is, of course, the Cypher System Rulebook if you don't already have that. But we also want to give you new tools for making those games awesome and taking them into even more realms of play. We want to bring our vision for some cool settings to life, to fire your imagination for roleplaying games that go beyond what you’ve seen before. We have a ton of ideas, and if this campaign goes like some of our previous campaigns, we think we’ll be able to offer even more than our starting point. 

The old gods are dead. Burning and crumbling, the divine realm dropped from the sky and smashed into the world like a vengeful star. The earth was plunged into darkness. Hope shriveled. Life has become cheap, brutal, and short. But from the ashes of this catastrophe, you can awaken your own divine spark. Claim a dominion; declare yourself the god of War, of the Hunt, of Winter, of Fire, or of the realm of your choice. And if you can complete your divine labors, fulfill prophecy, and throw down the despots that rose in place of the fallen gods, you might redeem a world fallen into evil. You might truly become—a god! 

This 192-page hardcover is epic fantasy of the highest order, but with the creative twists you expect from Monte Cook Games. Gods of the Fall is already written and in editing, and will ship in June. It does not rely on the success of this Kickstarter to be released—although we do hope this campaign will allow some cool upgrades to the book through stretch goals. 

An asteroid will soon wipe out all life on earth. You know this—and you know when—because it’s in the history books your grandparents brought back to the Cretaceous period with them. Now your small society is trapped in prehistory, desperate to find a way back to your time. But at least you're not alone. You have tech, weapons, vehicles, and science from the future—you even have the ability to bioengineer the dinosaurs around you. Can you use these tools to survive a dangerous world on the brink of extinction? 

Is that the sound of thunder you hear? 

Predation will be a 192-page hardcover. Like the other campaign settings funded by this campaign, it’ll have setting info, new character options, creatures, cyphers, and everything you need to run a complete campaign.

When they locked you up, you made the mask. When you wear it, you can do the impossible. Just like the comic books.

But the mask has always done more: It shows a world beyond the everyday grey skein of cities and people. Something golden and perfect. But the longer you wear it, the more your old self slips away. It's like drowning. But the power calls to you.

There are others like you, good, bad and indifferent. All searching for what they call Magonia—the place from their ruined childhoods, where they once escaped from this broken down world. And they all know, as you know, that something terrible is coming.

Unmasked is 192 pages of super-powered psychological horror. Like the other campaign settings funded by this campaign, it’ll have setting info, new character options, creatures, cyphers, and everything you need to run a complete campaign.

The Asset Deck adds a whole new dimension to Cypher System gameplay. Assets are things that help you in completing tasks. They represent the circumstances being in your favor, the perfect tool for the job, and so on. Each card in this 100-card deck has the details of one such asset that a GM can award to a player and that the player can in turn choose to play at any time. Maybe a PC needs to talk her way out of being arrested by the police, and so the player plays the "Perfect One-Liner" card, suggesting that the character recalls that perfect joke at the perfect time, thus making the task easier. Or maybe a PC needs to pilot a starship through an asteroid field. The player plays the "It's Like I've Been Here Before" card, suggesting that he's either flown through it before, or seen a map or diagram in the past. These cards don't guarantee success, but they put some ability in the players' hands to control their fate.

And More? 

What if we hit some stretch goals? In our previous campaigns, stretch goals have allowed us to add additional titles to the lineup, and we’re hoping to do the same thing in this campaign. Among many other ideas, we’d like to expand upon the content in the Cypher System Rulebook, add some support for The Strange—and maybe even build upon the fiction line we launched in the Into the Ninth World Kickstarter campaign.

Most of the backer levels to the right contain one or both of these packages.

All the Ebooks: You receive all the books funded by this campaign in PDF format, along with a PDF version of the Asset Deck. If we unlock new books as stretch goals, those PDFs are added to your rewards automagically!

All the Print Books: You receive all the print books funded by this campaign, as well as the Asset Deck in print. If we unlock new print books as stretch goals, you get them as part of your reward. Please see the shipping information, below. (International backers: Please be aware that international shipping is expensive. We subsidize a portion of your shipping, and you can bundle your rewards to save even more. But be sure to read the shipping section, below.)

Add-ons are rewards that you add to your existing reward level. Simply increase your pledge by the appropriate amount. Check out our pledge calculator; it’ll help you figure out exactly how much to pledge based on the backer level and add-ons you desire.

You can find more details about all of our add-ons at the pledge calculator.

After the campaign ends, we’ll get in touch with you about the extra money you pledged and what it was for. Some of these add-ons items are only available through this Kickstarter campaign—if you want them, be sure to add them to your pledge now!

We offer a variety of backer levels with some great rewards. The reward level details on the right can’t be edited once a campaign is underway, but we can make changes to the words you’re reading now—so the notes below are up to date, including upgrades or additions we may make to the backer levels as the campaign progresses.

ULTIMATE CYPHER GM: Run your game with efficiency and style! Dice, the XP Deck, and a laminated GM quick-reference sheet keep things moving quickly at your game table. The gorgeous playmat is a beautiful centerpiece that puts useful info out where everyone can reference it. And a GM's portfolio keeps your notes, handouts, character sheets, and more handy and well organized. Plus you get a handy pad of 25 full-color character sheets and 18 pre-generated characters (six for each setting) in PDF format to print and use as you need.

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, and a custom autographed bookplate for each book. Details on shipping are below.

PLAYTEST AND EARLY ACCESS: Gods of the Fall's playtesting is complete, but Predation and Unmasked will each have a playtest phase. As a backer at this level (and most of the higher levels), you can join the ranks of the official playtesters! You'll get all the playtest materials when the official playtest starts, and your playtest comments and observations are welcome (but not required, if you'd rather just enjoy the early access). You'll get your name in the acknowledgements of the product. NEW: This level now also includes GM Gear (see the add-on of that name to see what you get)!

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, and a custom autographed bookplate for each book. Details on shipping are below.

CYPHER SYSTEM DESIGNER: The Cypher System is a unique game engine, with a number of design considerations that set it apart from other roleplaying games. At this level you'll get an invitation to an exclusive, live, online seminar with Monte. The topic will be the design of the Cypher System, with a peek behind the scenes at the hows and whys of the game. Monte will also talk about designing your own Cypher System material, for your home game or for publication. You'll be able to ask questions if you attend the live event, but it will also be recorded for later viewing if you miss it. NEW: This level now also includes GM Gear (see the add-on of that name to see what you get)!

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, a custom autographed bookplate for each book, and playtest access/acknowledgement. Details on shipping are below.

CONTRIBUTOR and PATRON Levels: There are four backer levels that allow you to contribute to either Predation, with its bioengineered dinosaurs, or Unmasked and its mysterious, power-granting masks. You'll have to work within the guidelines provided by the designers for your contribution. The quality of our products is our first priority, so while we'll adhere as closely as we can to your contribution, our designers reserve the right to ask you to modify your suggestion, or to make changes themselves. Your name will be included in the book's acknowledgements. And your custom autographed bookplate for each book will include a special message from the designers. NEW: This level now also includes GM Gear (see the add-on of that name to see what you get)!

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, playtest access/acknowledgement, and an invitation to the design seminar. Details on shipping are below.

GEN CON Game Levels: Going to Gen Con this year? How'd you like a private game with one of the designers as your GM? There are three backer levels that will be of interest to you. Bruce will host a game session of Gods of the Fall, Shanna will run a playtest of Predation, and Dennis will offer a playtest of Unmasked, all at Gen Con 2016. These three are not only great GMs, but in the Predation and Unmasked games, you'll be able to provide feedback that will shape the finished product. Gods of the Fall will be out by Gen Con, but the other titles will still be in development, so these will be actual playtest games. NEW: This level now also includes GM Gear (see the add-on of that name to see what you get)!

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, a custom autographed bookplate with a designer message for each book, playtest access/acknowledgement, and an invitation to the design seminar. Details on shipping are below.

CREATIVE TEAM DINNER: Enjoy an evening with Monte, Bruce, Shanna, and Dennis! If you back at this level, you and a guest will join the MCG creative team for dinner and a friendly evening. If you aren't in the Seattle area you'll have to get yourself there. NEW: This level now also includes GM Gear (see the add-on of that name to see what you get)!

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, a custom autographed bookplate with designer message for each book, playtest access/acknowledgement, and an invitation to the design seminar. Details on shipping are below.

COLLECTOR Levels: These are truly one-of-a-kind! You will have direct, personal access to Bruce, Shanna, or Dennis, and receive regular email updates about their work on Predation and Unmasked. (Bruce will be done with design on Gods of the Fall before this campaign ends, but he'll communicate about his Gods campaign and other ongoing design projects.) You'll get a personal Skype call with your designer. And when the development of the title is complete, you'll get a bunch of physical items from the process: Things like the author's design notebook, sketches of maps or images sent to our illustrators, actual character sheets used by our team during playtest, and physical props and handouts actually used in the designer's personal campaign. And perhaps a few additional items you can use in your game, hand-picked by the designer. We can't tell you exactly what you'll get—we won't know until design is complete, and it will vary by designer—but you can count on it being cool and utterly unique. And we'll send it all to you in a special keepsake box suitable for storing your own campaign materials as well. NEW: This level now also includes GM Gear (see the add-on of that name to see what you get)!

You also get the All the Ebooks package and All the Print Books package, a custom autographed bookplate with designer message for each book, playtest access/acknowledgement, and an invitation to the design seminar. Details on shipping are below.

CYPHER SYSTEM RETAILER: We love brick-and-mortar retailers! Support us at this level, and we'll send you six copies each of Gods of the Fall, Predation, and Unmasked, upgraded by our stretch goals, at a very retailer-friendly discount. The books will include any print upgrades that are exclusive to this campaign (poster maps, for example), including upgrades that won't be available through distribution. You will also have the option of adding on any additional titles offered through this campaign at an equivalent discount—contact us via Kickstarter message for details. You'll receive each book as it comes out. We'll also send you an exclusive deluxe PoP promo kit. And we'll promote your store on our web site and to our tens of thousands of social media followers.

Domestic shipping is included (if you're outside the US, contact us for a shipping estimate). We anticipate (but cannot guarantee) that you'll receive your books significantly ahead of street date, and you're welcome to sell as soon as you get them.

This backer level is only open to actual brick-and-mortar retail stores. Yes, we'll check!

ULTIMATE RETAILER: How would you like one of the designers to visit your store for a day of gaming and conversation? At this level you get all the benefits of the CYPHER SYSTEM RETAILER backer level, plus Bruce, Shanna, or Dennis will travel to your store for a daylong visit that will include running a game for your customers. (Please note that if you're outside North America, we'll have to make special arrangements for travel above and beyond the cost of this backer level.) We'll also write up an article about your store (to which you are welcome to contribute as much or as little as you like, subject to our regular editorial policy) which will appear on our website.

This backer level is only open to actual brick-and-mortar retail stores.

Basic shipping in the United States is free. (If you’re super-eager to get your rewards, you can upgrade to a higher shipping class, but you’ll be charged accordingly at the time of fulfillment.) 

International Backers: Shipping is not free! You’ll pay the shipping costs at the time of fulfillment, but we’ll subsidize $10 of your basic shipping cost. (In other words, if the cost to ship is $42, you’ll pay $32.) Warning: international shipping is expensive. We don’t have any control over that, and we can’t accurately predict what shipping rates will be at the time of fulfillment. If you’re an international backer and have questions about shipping rates, we recommend you visit the USPS website to get an estimate. We anticipate—but cannot guarantee—that our books will weigh about 2 pounds (0.9kg), but they are subject to spec changes, stretch goal upgrades, and the weight of packaging. Please also be aware that you may be responsible for import duties, and that we must comply with international law and cannot mark your reward as a gift or as a zero-value item. Duties are not included in your shipping charge.

You can mitigate shipping costs by waiting to have several titles shipped at once, if you like. We guarantee that each reward will be available for a minimum period of one year from its official release date.

Show your support for this campaign, and help spread the word—the way we reach stretch goals is to get the word out to more potential backers. And every stretch goal makes our journey into the worlds of the Cypher System that much more exciting! Grab one of these cool images and use it for your profile pic on Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook, G+—or wherever you do the social medias!

Risks and challenges

We’re an experienced publisher of roleplaying games. We have a great track record of producing premium-quality products and have delivered scores of different rewards on or before deadline for multiple Kickstarted projects.

But every publishing project carries risks. We have a small staff, so if one of us gets lost hiking the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, it would have a bigger impact on our work than a larger company might see. And we rely on outside suppliers and shippers for printing and manufacturing, which involves possible risks there we can’t foresee or control. But we deal with those concerns all the time, and continue to put out high-quality work on schedule.

Of course, there’s always the danger of meteor strikes, catastrophic solar flares, or the zombie apocalypse. But our staff is spread out across the country, so we’re unlikely to all be wiped out at once. Unless it’s zombies.

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    CRETACEOUS CONTRIBUTOR

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. And you may name a creature in the Predation setting, and you will be acknowledged in the book for that contribution. (All contributions are subject to creative team approval and modification to ensure quality and a consistent fit with the setting.) For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Name a creature in Predation

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    UNMASKED CONTRIBUTOR

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. And you may name a character in the Unmasked setting, and you will be acknowledged in the book for that contribution. (All contributions are subject to creative team approval and modification to ensure quality and a consistent fit with the setting.) For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Name a character in Unmasked

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    CRETACEOUS PATRON

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. And you may name a creature in the Predation setting, and determine details of its unique appearance and bioengineered abilities, and you will be acknowledged in the book for that contribution. (All contributions are subject to creative team approval and modification to ensure quality and a consistent fit with the setting.) For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Name and detail a creature in Predation

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    UNMASKED PATRON

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. In addition, you get to outline one of the mysterious masks of the Unmasked setting, and provide details of its appearance, powers, and more, and you will be acknowledged in the book for that contribution. (All contributions are subject to creative team approval and modification to ensure quality and a consistent fit with the setting.) For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Detail a mask in Unmasked

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    PLAYTEST PREDATION AT GEN CON WITH SHANNA

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. Furthermore, you will be invited to an exclusive playtest game session at Gen Con 2016 with lead designer Shanna Germain, your feedback from which will directly help shape the book. For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Live playtest at Gen Con with Shanna Germain

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    PLAYTEST UNMASKED AT GEN CON WITH DENNIS

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. Furthermore, you will be invited to an exclusive playtest game session at Gen Con 2016 with lead designer Dennis Detwiller, your feedback from which will directly help shape the book. For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Live playtest at Gen Con with Dennis Detwiller

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    PLAY GODS OF THE FALL AT GEN CON WITH BRUCE

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. Furthermore, you will be invited to an exclusive game session at Gen Con 2016, at which you'll play a session of Gods of the Fall with lead designer Bruce Cordell. (This book will be released by Gen Con, so this isn't a playtest session—but we promise it will be fun!) For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Game at Gen Con with Bruce Cordell

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    CREATIVE TEAM DINNER

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every title funded by this campaign, in print and PDF format), and each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish. You'll also get invited to the one design seminar with Monte. You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. Plus, you will receive an invitation to dinner in Seattle for you and a guest with the entire Monte Cook Games creative team, including Monte, Bruce, Dennis, and Shanna. For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ Dinner with the MCG creative team

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    ULTIMATE RETAILER

    You get six copies each of Gods of the Fall, Predation, and unmasked. Plus you get a deluxe retailers kit of promo materials, and we will help promote your store on our web site and social media. Domestic shipping is included, but overseas shipping will be extra. We anticipate that you will receive the books ahead of general street date, and you have our blessing to offer them for sale as soon as you receive them. We will be verifying the fact that you are an actual brick-and-mortar games retailer.

    Further, Bruce, Shanna, or Dennis will visit your store to do a signing and a talk, and to run a game. (Stores not in North America will need to make special arrangements.) And MCG will draft and post an article about your store on montecookgames.com.

    ✦ 6 copies of Gods of the Fall
    ✦ 6 copies of Predation
    ✦ 6 copies of Unmasked
    ✦ Special PoP kit
    ✦ Store visit by one of our designers
    ✦ Story on montecookgames.com plus MCG promotion of your store
    ✦ Free shipping; sell ahead of street date

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    GODS COLLECTOR

    You get the All the Ebooks package and the All the Print Books package (every book title funded by this campaign, plus the Asset Deck, in print and PDF format), plus each book comes with a custom bookplate autographed and with a special message from the designers. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish; if you do you will be acknowledged in the credits for the relevant book(s). You will be invited to the exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte. Plus, you'll interact directly with Gods of the Fall lead designer Bruce Cordell, including direct email conversations and a one-on-one Skype conversation. You will get design-related artifacts such as hand-drawn maps and notes, the design notebook, actual playtest character sheets, and a selection of physical props, handouts, and other items actually used in Bruce's personal Gods of the Fall campaign—all presented in a beautiful keepsake box that can also hold your gaming materials. For details on this reward and on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates, with designer message, for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✧ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook
    ✦ One-on-one access to Bruce
    ✦ Collection of development-related artifacts and Bruce's game components

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