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They say there have been eight worlds before ours. Eight times the people of this planet, over vast millennia, built their civilizations, reaching heights we cannot even fully imagine now. They spoke to the stars, reshaped the creatures of the world, and mastered form and essence. They built cities and machines that have since crumbled to dust, leaving only their barest remnants.

This is the Ninth World. The people of the prior worlds are gone—scattered, disappeared, or transcended. But their works remain, in the places and devices that still contain some germ of their original function. The ignorant call these magic, but the wise know that these are our legacy. They are our future. They are the . . .

Set a billion years in our future, Numenera is a tabletop roleplaying game about exploration and discovery. The people of the Ninth World suffer through a dark age, an era of isolation and struggle in the shadow of the ancient wonders crafted by civilizations millennia gone. But discovery awaits those brave enough to seek out the works of the prior worlds. Those who can uncover and master the numenera can unlock the powers and abilities of the ancients, and perhaps bring new light to a struggling world.

Numenera Discovery

The 416-page (plus double-sided poster map) Numenera Discovery corebook contains everything you need to explore a world of wonder, danger, and mystery. With streamlined, intuitive rules, Numenera allows players to create characters in minutes. The multiple award-winning system (Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Game; seven ENnie Awards including Gold for Best Setting, Best Writing, and Product of the Year) puts the emphasis on story and is amazingly easy to GM, both in prep and at the table.

Numenera Discovery includes all the game rules and everything needed to generate characters, along with a bestiary, an expansive overview of the Ninth World, hundreds of numenera items, great game mastering advice from one of the foremost experts on the topic, and four full-length adventures. All wrapped up in the wonder and weirdness of the Ninth World!

(Although Numenera Discovery replaces the original Numenera corebook, this isn’t a new edition. There have been no substantive changes to the setting, the way the game plays mechanically, or the way NPCs, creatures, cyphers, artifacts, and other items work. All existing Numenera supplements (and even the original Numenera corebook) are compatible with Numenera Discovery—as are your existing characters and campaigns.)

Numenera Destiny

Become a part of the setting, and help shape the future of the Ninth World. The people of the Ninth World are locked in a medieval-like state, a world of struggle and danger and often suffering—all in the shadows of the prior worlds’ wonders. The 416-page (plus double-sided poster map) Numenera Destiny corebook allows you to build adventures and campaigns in which players don’t just explore the wonders of the past—they utilize them to help lift the Ninth World out of darkness. You can make the world a better place. Help a community defend itself from abhumans or the iron wind. Create centers of learning or trade. Innovate, build, and protect. Manage an entire community and help it prosper and grow—or simply create new cyphers, a cool base, or maybe a vehicle for your adventuring group.

Discovery—through exploration of the weird and wondrous remnants of the prior worlds—is the core of Numenera play, and Numenera Destiny gives you new things to do with your discoveries, and entirely new and epic ways to structure your game. Numenera Destiny introduces three new character types, along with a number of additional character options, geared toward this innovative style of play. You’ll also find salvaging and crafting rules, additional numenera items, more creatures, expanded setting information, and four additional adventures. With Numenera Destiny, take what you discover and make use of it, for yourself or the future of the Ninth World!


 
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Matthew D October 04, 2018 12:28 pm UTC
This book is really awesome! If you like Numenera you have to have this book. It's also a good intro to the world.
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Jeffrey G October 04, 2018 10:54 am UTC
Just got my hardcopy through the post. Really excellent product for a great system. Highly recommended for anyone curious about Numenera or the Cypher system generally.
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James F October 04, 2018 6:56 am UTC
The pre-order was for a very brief time. Now it has been fully release. Street date has been reached!
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Jan S August 14, 2018 7:58 am UTC
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For those of you monitoring this. It has been released (files updated), even though the drivethru blurb still says preorder.
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Zach Y August 13, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
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On the MCG discord, Darcy (Community Relations Coordinator) just confirmed that it will release here either "late tonight or tomorrow morning." Hopefully the wait is almost over!
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Greg B August 13, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
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In case you didn't purchase both books...

TL;DR: We should see our PDFs this week.

Anyone looking for an update, here's @MonteCookGames response to my complaint earlier today:

https://twitter.com/MonteCookGames/status/1029037098840535041

Let's be sure to hold them to this! I don't know about you, but I'm tired of being strung along...
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Matteo G August 10, 2018 5:01 am UTC
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Hey, MGC, if you are going to release this in a couple of days, i will get it on my birthday!
That would be dedication to your customers (to one of them, at least), but it is sad that anyone else has to wait.
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August 05, 2018 9:28 pm UTC
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This wouldn't be as insulting if their twitter feed was full of people holding physical copies at Gen Con.

Done with MCG pre-orders.

They don't even care enough to change the "...Release in July"
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Jan S August 06, 2018 9:41 am UTC
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I am now in two minds about backing the latest kickstarter. I love the products, but I feel let down by customer service.
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August 08, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
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I'd be fine with the additional wait if they just showed some consideration to the people that pre-ordered and explained the delay.
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Greg B August 13, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
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More importantly, why is there a delay on the pdf digital copies?! Did the pdf machine run out of pdf ink? Seriously, if you have physical copies to give out, where are the digital ones that everyone who preordered should ALREADY HAVE?!?!
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Jan S July 31, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
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No more mcg pre orders for me.
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Andrew S July 31, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
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I agree with you. It shouldn't be hard to give a streetdate for the PDF version
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Nils M August 01, 2018 8:27 am UTC
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Same here. This is the first and last time I pre-ordered something from MCG.
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Benjamin H August 01, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
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Yep, this is true for me as well.
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Michael J August 03, 2018 12:12 am UTC
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Completely agree, I will never pre-order anything from MCG or Drivethru either for that matter as I think Drivethru is as guilty as MCG in this matter, it us fans that have had to ferret out any information, Drivethru is basically saying has nothing to do with us and MCG is saying it will eventually come out but we can't tell you when.
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John H August 03, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
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Same.
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Ay T August 05, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
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I had nothing but good experiences up until this. Now I'm sitting here waiting with no news for no reason.
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Michael J July 31, 2018 4:33 am UTC
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Just got this through from Monte Cook Games.

Just got this thrpugh from facebook from Monte Cook Site.

Hi there! We don't have an exact street date yet, but DriveThru pre-orderers will receive theirs a few weeks before street date. The fulfillment order is Kickstarter backers, pre-orderers through the Monte Cook Games site, pre-orderers through DriveThruRPG, and then general sale. We will have a firmer street date to announce some time after Gen Con! We can't wait for you to enjoy these books.
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Michael J July 31, 2018 4:18 am UTC
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Hi I just received this response from Drivethrurpg

Thank you for your request.

Unfortunately we do not have much information nor control over which products our publishers will be releasing, in what formats, or when. We suggest that you add the publisher to your "follow your favorites" list. That way you can get updates on their products via email. As you have made a pre-purchase, you should received an email from the Publisher.

Thank you for your business and please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Ellen Garrett
Customer Service

Nobody has been in contact with me, and to be honest if you are selling it on your site you should be the one to give me answers, you are selling Monte Cooks games so you should find out when they will be for sale.
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Michael J July 24, 2018 4:19 am UTC
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So what is the street date?
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Zach Y July 31, 2018 3:41 am UTC
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Also curious about this. Kickstarter backers have their PDFs, and the kickstarter had an update recently saying physical copies had been printed, but still apparently no word for us?
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Dennis G April 26, 2018 12:01 pm UTC
I see pre-orders get it before street date. What about your Kickstarter backers?
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Michael K April 26, 2018 12:42 pm UTC
Given prior experience, KS backers will get it before pre-orders. I trust this to be the case.
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