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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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    JUST A PDF

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    JUST THE NOVEL

    You get Myth of the Maker, the flagship novel The Strange by Bruce Cordell, in hardcover and popular ebook formats. For details on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

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    JUST A BOOK

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    NEW TO THE CYPHER SYSTEM

    New to the Cypher System? You get the Cypher System Rulebook (CSR) in print and PDF format, plus a copy of any one title funded by this campaign (your choice) in print and PDF format. The CSR ships in April 2016; delivery date of the other title varies according to your choice of book. (Want ALL the books in this campaign, plus the rulebook? Choose a backer level such as LOVER OF ALL BOOKS, then add on the Cypher System Rulebook. See the Add-Ons section for more info.) For details on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

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    PRINT BOOK LOVER

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    LOVER OF ALL BOOKS

    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). For details on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

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    AUTOGRAPHS!

    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). In addition, each book comes with a custom autographed bookplate. For details on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
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    ✦ Autographed bookplates for each title

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    ULTIMATE CYPHER GM

    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). Each book comes with a custom autographed bookplate. Plus you get a bundle of super-handy (and cool!) GMing tools: The Cypher System XP Deck, a Cypher System dice set, a playmat, a laminated GM cheat sheet, a GM's portfolio, and 18 pre-generated characters (six for each setting) in PDF format. Stretch goals might upgrade this bundle, so check the main text for more details. For details on shipping, refer to the main text on this page.

    ✧ All the titles in print format
    ✧ All the titles in PDF format
    ✧ Autographed bookplates for each title
    ✦ GM gear, including dice, playmat, XP Deck, laminated campaign sheet, portfolio, and 18 pre-generated characters in PDF

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    PLAYTEST AND EARLY ACCESS

    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 autographed bookplate. In addition, 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). 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 for each title
    ✦ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✦ Playtest credit in the books

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    CYPHER SYSTEM DESIGNER

    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 autographed bookplate. You receive all the advance materials that playtesters receive and can participate in the playtest if you wish. Plus, you'll get an invite to a special online seminar held by Monte where he goes into the details of the creation of the Cypher System, and the hows and whys behind designing supplementary material for it, including cyphers, descriptors, types, foci, and even NPCs and adventures. 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 for each title
    ✧ Advance playtest materials and participation
    ✧ Playtest credit in the books
    ✦ Exclusive Cypher System design seminar with Monte Cook

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    CYPHER SYSTEM 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. (For an awesome retail opportunity, check out the ULTIMATE RETAILER reward level!)

    ✦ 6 copies of Gods of the Fall
    ✦ 6 copies of Predation
    ✦ 6 copies of Unmasked
    ✦ Special PoP kit
    ✦ MCG promotion of your store
    ✦ Free shipping; sell ahead of street date

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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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