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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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Cypher Chronicles, vol. 35-2018

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MCG is on break next week! Get an insight into what we’re doing to recharge our batteries. Plus, we round up a ton of great streaming shows to watch, and inspiration of natures scientific, artistic, and downright mysterious.
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NPC Personalities on the Fly – Part 2

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This is the second of three articles about quickly creating NPC personalities. You can find the first article here. An easy way to make a quick nonplayer character (NPC) memorable is to take a character trait and exaggerate it.
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MCG on End-of-Summer Break

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2018 has been very exciting so far! Invisible Sun, Numenera Discovery, and Numenera Destiny are all in fulfillment and being played around the world. We started a Twitch channel.
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Cypher Chronicles, vol. 34-2018

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All the news that’s fit to chronicle. Plus, a flash sale that ends tonight–use the coupon code callisto6 for 25% off digital Cypher System products! Fill out your digital library, or tell a friend so they can follow along and watch the Cypher System in action on Geek & Sundry’s Callisto 6 episode (tonight at 4pm PDT on Twitch).
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NPC Personalities on the Fly – Part 1

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If you’re a GM, you probably put a lot of work into significant nonplayer characters (NPCs) for your campaign. Prominent helpful characters who you expect to appear often (such as mentors for the player characters (PCs)) get well-defined personalities, mannerisms, and interesting descriptions because you know the players will be talking to those characters a lot. But players have a habit of taking a sharp left turn from where you expect them to go and end up talking to all sorts of NPCs that you haven’t given much thought to.
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August: Dragon Con

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Dragon Con is a celebration of gaming and geek culture. Monte and Shanna are both guests this year, and each has a fantastic (and long) lineup of appearances that you should check out! Monte’s Event Schedule Friday August 31st 1:
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