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A Strange Sale!

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Cypher System, meet The Strange The Strange is MCG’s roleplaying game that sends you exploring limited alternate dimensions—recursions—based on human myth and fiction. The setting of your favorite novel or movie. Asgard.
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Wield Magic with Order (or Disorder) in Invisible Sun

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What makes magic so special in Invisible Sun? Magic is fluid, unpredictable, and ever nuanced in effect. Its secrets are boundless.
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Designing for Surreality, Secrets, and a Supreme Experience

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When Monte first discussed Invisible Sun with everyone here at Monte Cook Games, three things stuck out to me that I felt would need to be reflected in the graphic and product design of the game: Invisible Sun is a game about secrets. Invisible Sun is surreal.
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Cypher Chronicles, vol. 39-2018

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A spooky breeze comes through here at Monte Cook Games–our friendly local medium brings us news from the ghosts of the Pale Sun. You can get Cypher Chronicles, and other MCG news, delivered right to your inbox! Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button in the right-hand column, and you’ll never miss a post.
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Announcing the Invisible Sun Reprint Kickstarter

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Invisible Sun, the groundbreaking, visionary roleplaying game of surreal fantasy and truly magical magic from Monte Cook, sold out well in advance of its launch date in September. If you missed it—or if you got a copy of the Black Cube, but missed your chance to get a Vislae Kit or other related releases—we have good news: MCG intends to reprint Invisible Sun in 2019!
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Cypher Play: Build a Ninth-World Community (and Get Free Numenera Adventures)

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Community building isn’t just a feature of the new Numenera Destiny corebook. It’s something that happens every day, everywhere gamers gather and play games they enjoy together. One place gamers gather is their friendly local game store (FLGS)—and not coincidentally, that’s one of the places Numenera communities form.
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Cypher Chronicles, vol. 36-2018

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October is shaping up to be crazy for Numenera—crazy awesome! Let’s have a look at the month ahead of us! You can get Cypher Chronicles, and other MCG news, delivered right to your inbox!
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Numenera Crafting Made Easy

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Numenera Destiny introduces robust salvaging and crafting rules that let characters convert the remnants of the prior worlds into beneficial devices for exploring, building communities, or crafting structures, vehicles, cyphers, or even their own artifacts. The new crafting rules feature “recipes” that player characters (PCs) can acquire or develop, called plans. Each plan has a description of how resulting device will function.
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Invisible Sun

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Due to overwhelming demand, Invisible Sun is out of stock. Sign up to be notified of potential reprints or other Invisible Sun news. A roleplaying game of surreal fantasy, secrets, and magic that is truly magical.
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NPC Personalities on the Fly – Part 3

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This is the third of three articles about quickly creating nonplayer character (NPC) personalities. You can find the first article here and the second article here. Sometimes you draw a blank when trying to think up an interesting trait for a person or character.
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