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This is a preorder. Numenera Discovery will release in September.

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.

This summer we’re launching two new corebooks for Numenera: Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny. Preorders are now open. Place your preorder now, and get Numenera Discovery a couple of weeks before street date!

Numenera Discovery

Numenera Discovery is a revision of the original Numenera corebook. Numenera Discovery improves the clarity of the game rules and dramatically increases the options available to players. Nanos, Jacks, and Glaives are overhauled, with expanded abilities. Many foci and descriptors are reworked. Numenera Discovery gives you more options, clearer rules, new adventure content, and expanded coverage of the Steadfast and the Beyond.

But this isn’t a new edition. There have been no substantive changes to the way the game plays mechanically, or the way NPCs, creatures, cyphers, artifacts, and other items work. And the setting isn’t changing either. This means you can keep using your bestiaries, adventures, card decks, and books like Into the Night, Technology Compendium, and Jade Colossus, and we will not issue any “second editions” of our supplements. And you can use future supplements with the existing Numenera corebook, if you choose to keep using it instead of Numenera Discovery. You don’t even have to make any changes to your current character—although you’ll now have more options as your character advances.

Numenera Destiny

Preorders are also open for 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. Numenera Destiny 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. Numenera Destiny will allow you to take what you discover and make use of it, for yourself or the future of the Ninth World.

Discovery through exploration of the weird and wondrous remnants of the prior worlds is the core of Numenera play, but now Numenera Destiny gives you new things to do with your discoveries, and entirely new and epic ways to structure your game. You’ll discover materials, power sources, and treasures that you can utilize in a entirely new, robust crafting and building system. And Numenera Destiny introduces the Arkus, Delve, and Wright—three new character types—along with a number of new descriptors and foci geared toward this innovative style of play.

Preorders are now open. Place your preorders now, and get Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny a couple of weeks before street date!


 
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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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