Category: Numenera

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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

Numenera: Live from Norwich

Numenera: Strand proved a useful touchstone yesterday for kicking off an adventure in the Ninth World. I always answer any questions the players have about the situation that their characters find and the world around them, but Numenera: Strand was a neat way of setting the scene and the tone. A 10-minute video with just enough…
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January 10, 2017 0

It’s Exactly Like That

I ran my Numenera session to time yesterday. The group of numenera hunters, enthusiastic explorers and loyal Truth followers managed to find their way to the source of problems threatening Briary, and resolved it. That makes three sessions, with the first spent creating characters. When I say I ran to time, I ran to a target more…
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March 4, 2014 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