“Over a billion years of Earth’s future, great civilizations have risen and fallen, each attaining wonders beyond our wildest dreams and furthest imaginings. The remnants of these civilizations shaped the Ninth World into a place of incredible beauty, wonder, and danger. And weirdness. Oh, so much weirdness. Explorers who undertake the challenges presented by the Ninth World look not only to the wilderness, but also to the night sky, the ocean depths, and even into the worlds beyond that they cannot easily perceive.”
Monte Cook Games, the creator of the successful Numenara and The Strange role playing games has launched a new Kickstarter campaign expanding on the Numenara setting. Numenara: Into the Ninth World expands the Numenara world and takes players beyond the confines of Earth and explores space, the depths of the oceans, pocket dimensions and beyond.
The already successfully funded campaign will reward backers with three new sourcebooks and new card deck:
Into the Night: This 160-page hardcover takes Numenera players and GMs beyond the grip of Earth’s gravity, to locations pioneered by the previous worlds on the moon, elsewhere in the solar system, and in remote reaches of the galaxy.
Into the Deep: Delve into the depths of the Ninth World’s oceans in this 160-page hardcover book. The prior worlds extended their empires into the seas.
Into the Outside: It’s well known that the denizens of the prior worlds bent time and space to their liking, creating links to realms outside the normal world. This 160-page hardcover book takes us into these other worlds, exploring pocket dimensions, the realms of ultraterrestrials, and parallel universes.
Numenera Artifact Deck: A new supplemental deck like the Cypher Deck and the Creature Deck featuring artifacts of The Ninth World.
The campaign is not limited to rewarding its backers with just the above goals. Monte Cook Games rewards their Kickstarter backers with additional perks when stretch goals are reached. As of this writing, backers will also get a Double-sided Into the Night Poster Map, 15 new cards for each of the Creature Deck and Cypher Deck, an Into the Night PDF supplement, The Poison Eater, a full-length hardcover novel written by Shanna Germain and new character sheets. If the campaign reaches $100K (which it will, no doubt), illustrations will be added to the novel. As you can see, they make it worthwhile to back their projects and it most likely won’t end there.