Tag: Ninth World

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Numenera: Starter Set

I don’t know how I missed it, but Monte Cook Games released a Numenera: Starter Set recently. I guess it must have been very late 2016 – December even? I only recently noticed it at Gameslore – and then on Facebook. Given that I just started running Numenera again earlier in the week, I thought…
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January 12, 2017 0

Into the Ninth World

The weird thing about Numenera (if you’ll pardon the vague pun) is that if you have been playing it at all, there’s every chance you’ve already ventured into one of the realms covered by the current, already highly successful, Kickstarter. Into the Ninth World proposes three sourcebooks considering outer space, under the sea and venturing…
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August 6, 2015 0

The Tree of Knowledge – a Numenera Session

Ran a game of Numenera last night with 6 characters (which is probably the upper limit, because it can get hard to give everyone the attention they deserve). It remained a fairly cerebral session of discussion, investigation, travel and planning – only a few dice rolls and no combat. Correction: I actually managed this session with 7 people,…
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February 25, 2014 0

In The Ninth World

I have put off reading Numenera for too long. And, now I regret not getting around to it sooner. Monte Cook certainly has come up with a simple sell in the Cypher system. The whole thing boils down to: player decides what they want to do, GM selects a difficulty, player rolls dice and cites benefits,…
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February 6, 2014 0