Tag: Numenera

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Free RPG Day 2018

  Behold the misbegotten and combined Free RPG Day acquisitions of the Baldowski Scavengers and associated benefits of being a Free RPG Day GM. Having started the day with a glorious pork belly and maple syrup pancakes crowned with a fried egg. (Seriously, glorious isn’t quite up to the task of describing the experience… When…
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June 17, 2018 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

Not The End

The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. — Professor Stephen Hawking Hawking has put forward a new theory around information surviving in a black hole. The Information Paradox results from a conflict between quantum mechanics and general relativity. One posits permanent destruction of all matter while the…
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August 26, 2015 0

Storming and Cliffhangers

I have had a busy gaming long weekend, running Numenera and TimeWatch at Concrete Cow and Bookhounds of London last night, for my local gaming group. Despite 8 hours gaming I have incited very little dice rolling and managed to get by on minimal prep, which works out fine for me. I have found with many games that despite the mechanical…
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March 11, 2014 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

Descriptors in Numenera

I have Numenera Descriptors on my mind at the moment. Time for a boring Numenera post, largely intended for personal reference – if that’s OK with the two other people who read this blog. The basic Numenera character has a sort of concept defined in a single sentence made from a few selective components. I…
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February 21, 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