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A Strange Box

A project in Seattle, WA by Monte Cook Games

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Exclusive Boxed Set Edition for The Strange RPG
Backers: 1011
Average Pledge Per Backer: $161

Funded: $162,819 of $20,000
Dates: Feb 20th -> Mar 17th (26 days)
Project By: Monte Cook Games
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Latest News

The Campaign Is Closed—What To Expect From Here

March 17th - via:
Thank you for your astonishing levels of support in making the boxed edition of The Strange a reality. THE STRANGE BOX will edition arrive by August 2017, and the ESTATE VAULT and AWAKENED OPERATIVE by December 2017. And that’s all because of your... (Read More)

Map Set is In The Box!

March 17th - via:
You, our wonderful backers, unlocked the very last stretch goal!  With $162,500 achieved, the map set is now in THE STRANGE BOX and all higher backer levels! You’ll get a bundle of maps from the corebook in loose-leaf format, with the full, tagged... (Read More)

The End (of this Campaign) Approaches

March 17th - via:
This has been a wonderful, wild ride, but the campaign is almost concluded, so be ready. Important Information for the End of the Campaign Hey backers, this campaign will be over in less than 30 minutes (come on, Map set!). We all want to be sure... (Read More)

Translation Deck Unlocked. Next up, A Map Set!

March 17th - via:
You guys are awesome! We hit our previous stretch goal. We just added the Translation Deck to THE STRANGE BOX and all higher backer levels!  Looks like we have a little more time to further grow the deluxe boxed edition of The Strange. You know... (Read More)

Newly Designed Playmat Unlocked! Next: A Translation Deck

March 17th - via:
Thanks to you, a beautiful playmat for The Strange will be added to the box. Newly designed, the playmat’s artistic footprint creates the perfect focal point at your gaming table. Now you can look forward to this gorgeous and useful centerpiece for... (Read More)

Dice Bag is in the Box! Next: The Strange Playmat, Redesigned

March 17th - via:
The dice bag is now yours if you backed at THE STRANGE BOX level or higher. The dice bag will have a custom design evoking The Strange, whether that’s the logo, the symbol, or something else cool yet to be determined, though the mock-up below could... (Read More)

Swordbreakers is in the Box! Next: A Strange Dice Bag for your New Dice

March 16th - via:
THANK YOU! We’ve knocked down yet another stretch goal and Swordbreakers will go into THE STRANGE BOX and all higher backer levels as part of the Setting Book. Check out the previous update if you're a new backer and want to hear more about... (Read More)

New Dice Are Now in the Box! Next: Swordbreakers

March 16th - via:
Your box just got even better. Having hit $122,500, the redesigned dice are now going into the box! Instead of the existing dice for The Strange, you’ll get a special set exclusive to this campaign. We will focus on The Strange style and... (Read More)

New Cover Art for the GM Book Unlocked! Next: The Strange Dice Re-Designed

March 16th - via:
We did it! New cover art is unlocked (late last night, or the wee hours of the morning for many of you). So we’re going to use a new piece of art we’ve commissioned from Matt Stawicki to cover the GM Book, which looks amazing. What’s next? How... (Read More)

Cloth Poster Map Is In the Box! Next: New GM Cover Art

March 15th - via:
We jumped past the $112,500 stretch goal. Amazing! And thank you.  Having met this stretch goal, the cloth poster map of Ardeyn, Land of the Curse, is now officially in the box! So here’s what’s next: We have one last book, the GM Book, begging... (Read More)

Impossible Vehicles is in the Box! Next: Cloth Poster Map

March 15th - via:
THANK YOU! We’ve knocked down yet another stretch goal and Impossible Vehicles will go into the box as part of the GM Book of THE STRANGE BOX and all higher backer levels. Our next goal—a cloth poster map—is something lots of you have asked... (Read More)

A Second Poster Map Featuring Ruk Is Unlocked. Next: Impossible Vehicles

March 15th - via:
BOOM! You achieved this stretch goal amazingly quickly; thank you!  Having met this stretch goal, we’re adding a second double-sided poster map to the box, and updating the original map. Instead of one poster map showing the recursion of Ardeyn on... (Read More)

Alternate Origins is in the Box! Next—Second Double-Sided Poster Map

March 15th - via:
We’re doing great. Because of your continued and much-appreciated support, we have achieved another stretch goal. The PDF-only Alternate Origins will be added to the Player's Book. As with The Hum, this has never been in print before and likely... (Read More)

We’ve Hit Another Stretch Goal—Next, Alternate Origins!

March 15th - via:
Our awesome backers (that’s you!) have come through yet again, hitting another stretch goal. Thanks to you, we will use a new piece of art from Matt Stawicki for the cover of the Setting Book in the boxed set.  So what’s next? Our next goal is... (Read More)

A Look Ahead: The Hum To The Cloth Poster Map

March 14th - via:
Congratulations backers! Thanks to you we are only a few pledges away from 600 backers for A Strange Box! At 600 backers, The Hum—the adventure for The Strange that has never previously seen print or been on sale—goes into THE STRANGE BOX and all... (Read More)

600 Backers and The Hum Goes Into THE STRANGE BOX!

March 13th - via:
Guess what? If we get to 600 backers (less than 15 backers away as I write this), we’re going to add The Hum to THE STRANGE BOX and all higher levels. Right now, the Hum is a PDF-only adventure for The Strange that hasn’t previously been... (Read More)

Final Days Of The Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
Hello, wonderful backers! Thanks for helping create a fabulous boxed set for The Strange RPG. Even if the box that we assembled improved no further than where we are right now, it'd be a worthy and useful addition to your collection. But though we... (Read More)

Myth of the Maker Reading Achievement Unlocked!

March 10th - via:
Hello, backers! Because you and other supporters of A Strange Box spread the word about the project on Twitter and Facebook, I recorded a video reading of an excerpt from my upcoming novel, Myth of the Maker—the novel that inspired the creation of... (Read More)

The Strange Deck is in the Box! Next: Brand New Art for the Setting Book

March 6th - via:
We passed our $92.5k stretch goal, making the Strange Deck a reality for every backer at THE STRANGE BOX level and higher. We’re so excited about how well this campaign is going, and what an awesome boxed set we’re all creating! New Setting Book... (Read More)


March 6th - via:
As we hinted previously, we're adding a COLLECTOR OF STRANGE ART backer level. As a backer at this level, you will get the AWAKENED OPERATIVE reward plus the original piece of art painted in traditional media that we commissioned to cover the... (Read More)

Exploring the ESTATE VAULT

March 5th - via:
Hello, backers! MCG's Art Director Bear Weiter has been hard at work designing the custom crafted wooden box—the Vault—that comes as part of the ESTATE VAULT backer level. Here's how he plans to make the Vault simply amazing: One of the exciting... (Read More)


March 3rd - via:
Hello, backers! Thanks for your continued and welcome support. Literally, we couldn't do this without you. I want to talk to you today about the LIBRARY level, which many of you are already backing directly or at a higher level (all higher levels... (Read More)

We Made Another Stretch Goal—Next Up: A Strange Deck!

March 2nd - via:
Because you’re awesome, you sent us over $82,500, meeting yet another stretch goal and further adding to the awesome of this project. We’re humbled by your support. Thanks to you, the Adventure Book cover stretch goal is unlocked. Which means... (Read More)

Introducing New Achievement Goals for A Strange Box

February 28th - via:
Thanks for backing the deluxe boxed edition of The Strange. We’re doing great as we begin week 2; we’ve got almost 3 additional weeks to build the box to the brim with amazing content. But we’d like to reach new people who may not have heard of... (Read More)

Dice Are in the Box—the Next Stretch Goal Is Something Special!

February 24th - via:
You’ve proven that we weren’t alone in our excitement about a boxed set for The Strange. A set of dice for The Strange is in the box! Which means we’re ready for another stretch goal, one we’re especially excited about. (Well, we’re pretty... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Achieved—Next up: Dice!

February 22nd - via:
What’s a boxed set without dice? Not this boxed set, with your help. But first, let’s celebrate our latest unlocked stretch goal, which makes the cheat sheets, notebook, and pencil a reality. We're blown away by how enthusiastically you've... (Read More)

Art Book Goal Unlocked

February 21st - via:
You amaze us as you drive this campaign forward. Thanks for making this such an incredible product! We hit the stretch goal that adds an art book. We’re imagining a landscape-format book featuring a selection from the very large library of great... (Read More)

We’ve Added an Adventure Booklet—Next Up: An Art Book!

February 21st - via:
You guys are incredible. With your support, we’ve hit our fourth stretch goal! THE STRANGE BOX level and all higher levels get everything we’ve hit so far—and hopefully many more stretch goals before we’re done! Here’s what we’ve added so... (Read More)

More GM Content Achieved! Next, More Adventure Content

February 21st - via:
Thanks to you, we’ve achieved another stretch goal! Can you imagine what this boxed set would look like if we continued this trend? It’ll be freaking fantastic, that’s what. And if it does well enough, we may even get to reveal a big surprise... (Read More)

Your Boxed Set Just Got $10 Cheaper (Sorta)!

February 20th - via:
Amazing: Here we are on day 1, and we’ve already hit our second stretch goal! If we continue at anything like this pace, the ultimate boxed set for The Strange is going to be fabulous! Thanks for the great support!  Having hit this stretch goal,... (Read More)

We’ve Made our First Stretch Goal Already—This Thing Is Going to Be Great!

February 20th - via:
We’ve already hit our first stretch goal! We’re so excited: We really can’t wait to fill the box with all sorts of additional goodies, and we’re on the road to making that happen! Having hit the $25,000 mark, we’re now adding a suite of... (Read More)


February 20th - via:
Wow! Thanks to you, our awesome supporters, A Strange Box has already reached its funding goal and will be a reality! When we saw how well the Numenera boxed edition was received, we knew The Strange needed one, too—but we honestly didn’t know if... (Read More)

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