Bundle of Holding Travels to the Distant Future with Numenera - Update

Bundle of Holding Travels to the Distant Future with Numenera - Update

Update: The Numenera Bundle of Holding has been expanded with four more titles. Pay over the threshold price of $20.05, and you will receive Gen Con 2013 Numenera launch adventure Vortex, a wide variety of new item and technologies in the Cypher Collection 1 and Artifacts and Oddities Collection 1, and In Strange Aeons, a guidebook of advice for GMs to incorporate Lovecraftian horror into Numenera games.

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Monte Cook's science fantasy RPG Numenera is featured in this week's Bundle of Holding, including The Devil's Spine adventure.

The Numenera RPG from Monte Cook Games gets some science in its fantasy, exploring a far future where players discover leftover bits of technology from past civilizations, battle bioengineered monsters, and unearth forgotten artifacts. The game emphasizes narrative storytelling, with streamlined rules so players can focus on exploration. Pay $9.95 and you'll receive the core Numenera rulebook, which includes everything you need to play Numenera, and a GM screen. The standalone rulebook comes with a complete overview of the Ninth World setting, a bestiary, hundreds of items, and four adventures. Pay over the threshold price ($18.77 at the time of writing) and you'll receive three bonus titles. The collection of DRM-free PDFs is available until 11 am ET on May 23.

The three bonus titles add resources for players and expand the world of Numenera with more creatures, items, and adventures. The Ninth World Bestiary brings more than 130 creatures and advice on creating custom monsters. The Numenera Player's Guide is a 64-page resource for new players, streamlined to get you up to speed and playing Numenera. The Devil's Spine is a framing story with three adventures, which can be run as a campaign or used individually. The adventures also include new characters, items, and creatures that can be used in any campaign.

Like other Bundles of Holding, ten percent of all purchases go to charity. Monte Cook Games has chosen to split the donations between Human Rights Watch and Women's Learning Partnership. And, as always, the PDFs included in the Bundle of Holding are completely DRM-free, so you can freely store them on all your devices.

Award-winning designer Monte Cook is well loved by RPG fans and best known for his work on Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition. Cook has been designing games and writing adventures since 1988, and has worked on D20 projects like Call of the Cthulu and Arcana Unearthed. He returned to Wizards of the Coast to work on D&D Next, but left in 2012 over a difference of opinion. Later that year, Cook launched a Kickstarter for his Numenera RPG. The Kickstarter raised $517,255 from 4,586 backers, a staggering 2586% of its $20,000 goal.

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Well, I had the hardback and now I have the PDF and extras. Nice. Thank you for the reminder :)

Honestly, this setting soudns really unique. I never really play RPGs, so can anyone who has it say if it's worth the price just for the scenery and description porn?

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Honestly, this setting soudns really unique. I never really play RPGs, so can anyone who has it say if it's worth the price just for the scenery and description porn?

Numenera is quite fun and easy to pick up so as a starter RPG I'd say go for it, its worth the price (getting all that for the $20 price is amazing too, but getting the core book for 50% cheaper than retail at $10 is still obviously a great deal).

If you're genuinely wanting to get into RPGs though I'd advise you find something that sits in your favourite genre as it'll make the learning curve a lot more enjoyable. If fantasy with sci-fi elements is your thing then go for Numenera but there are tons out there to choose from.

If you let me know what genre you like, I (or indeed anyone else reading this thread) will be able to point you in the right direction. :)

Why, in the name of God, is Monte Cook allowed to make games still? Why have the police not locked him up in Siberia? There is no justice in this work.

thanks for the update, completely forgot to check if they bundle had been updated till this reminder was posted.

 

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