Sunday, July 20, 2014

New from Monte Cook Games! The STRANGE and Numenera: Technology Compendium!

Coming in August!
THE STRANGE Core Book Hardcover
$59.99 SRP

Beneath the orbits and atoms of our natural universe lies a network of dark energy. Those who have learned to access and navigate this chaotic sea have discovered an almost endless set of “recursions” in the shoals of our Earth: Worlds with their own laws of reality, reflected from human experience or imagination, given form in the swirling Chaosphere of the Strange. Worlds teeming with life, with discovery, with incredible treasures, and with sudden death.

Worlds sometimes jealous of our own. The secret plunder of these worlds draws the brave, the daring, and the unscrupulous - and it draws dangerous enemies from these recursions back to our Earth.

And slowly but inexorably, it draws the attention of beings from beyond Earth’s shoals - beings of unfathomable power and evil from the unknown reaches of. . .

The Strange is a game that crosses multiple worlds, called recursions, which player characters can explore and defend. In The Strange, your characters change with each world they travel to, taking on new aspects suited to that recursion’s unique laws and structures. Eventually, as characters progress, they might even gain the ability to create a recursion of their own!

This will be a full-color hardcover coming in at 416 pages. It will be lavishly illustrated and organized, referenced, and annotated, very much on the model of Numenera. The goal is to make it a breeze and a joy to run this game, and - if you get the print version - something beautiful that game lovers will want to keep on your coffee table in between games.

THE STRANGE Player’s Guide
$19.99 SRP

This will be a 96-page softcover book that will give a brief introduction to the setting and provide information needed for character creation. GMs can give this to their players to introduce them to the game. It’s also really handy at character creation time, or any time it’s useful to have another copy of the most important rules at your gaming table.

Numenera: Technology Compendium
$39.99 SRP

The namesake of the entire game line, the “numenera” are artifacts, oddities, and little bits of almost magic-like technology left to the Ninth World by a billion years of previous civilizations. Now the Ninth World’s foremost expert, the redoubtable (though perhaps not entirely sane) Sir Arthour, brings nearly 1,000 new items to the Numenera gaming table!

The Technology Compendium contains 400 new cyphers, 225 new artifacts, and 300 new oddities. For the players, it introduces a new race: the artificial intelligence. And it includes extensive GM advice on integrating incredibly advanced technologies into your game.

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