Thursday, December 24, 2015

Into the Badlands as Inspiration for Numenera

I just finished watching the recent AMC show Into the Badlands.  There is a lot in the show that could be inspirational for Numenera campaign design.  In particular, the show provides a useful view of the sort of social models that emerge in a fractured and depopulated world.  I will avoid spoilers of any of the plot twists in the series.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Information Theory and the Planetovores

I wanted to point everyone to a great introduction to how information theory is changing the way physicists think of the universe.  The post from PBS is available here.  After a brief recap, I will talk about how this approach works well with The Strange and informs my approach to planetovores.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Review of Strange Revelations

Monte Cook Games recently released Strange Revelations -- a set of small adventures for The Strange.   With this, there is only one book left for the kickstarter release schedule and we are starting to see what The Strange looks like as a complete line of products.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Numenera Card Game Update

Timing is everything.  Some new information came in today on the Numenera card game. reports that Lone Shark Games has registered the name The Ninth World: A Skill Building Game for Numenera.  This seems to be the final name for the game.

They have also confirmed that there will be a kickstarter (maybe as soon as next week) to support the development of the game.  I figure the name will be locked in as soon as the kickstarter actually launches.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Playtest Review of the Numenera Board Game

Last week, I was able to attend Boardgamegeek Con in Dallas.  I had the fortune to participate in a playtest of the upcoming Numenera Board Game from Loneshark Games.  I figured this audience might have some interests in the game given its roots in Monte Cook Games Numenera setting.