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Generate endless ruins and adventure, in prep or on the fly!

The Numenera Ruin Mapping Engine is one of the most popular features of Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior World, the essential GM’s companion for adventure building in the weird and wondrous Ninth World. The 100-card Ruin Deck builds on this feature, letting you quickly and easily generate ruins as you prep for your game, or create them on the fly as you play. Use it in conjunction wth the Numenera Ruin Mapping Engine, or complely on its own.

Draw a card as you create a room, obstacle, location, or encounter. Each card gives you:

  • Two prompts for the weird prior-world contents of the room or space. Pick your favorite, or combine them into something really strange.
  • A random encounter with a Ninth World creature, drawing from Numenera DiscoveryNumenera Destiny, the Ninth World Bestiary, and the Ninth World Bestiary 2.
  • The number of exits from the room, and their directions.
  • A random color for some aspect of the room—a red energy discharge, blue synth, green beasts, and so on.
  • A random number between 1-100, the equivalent of rolling percentile dice, to quickly generate results from random cypher, encounter, or Numenera Ruin Mapping Engine tables.

Whether you’re carefully planning your next game session, or need to throw together some quick encounters on the fly, the Ruin Deck makes the GM’s job easier with creative prompts for your imagination and time-saving features.

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Stephen S January 10, 2019 7:55 pm UTC
Will these be available in a print-on-demand basis?
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Charles R January 14, 2019 6:15 pm UTC
Sorry, there's sometimes a delay between when we take a product live and when we can add the print version. It's a DriveThru thing, and sorta out of our hands. Fortunately, that delay is behind us--the print version is now added!
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