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Numenera 2: Discovery and Destiny

A project in Seattle, WA by Monte Cook Games

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Discover the Ninth World, then fulfill your destiny to lift it from an age of darkness. Two new corebooks for Numenera.
Backers: 4184
Average Pledge Per Backer: $202

Funded: $844,978 of $80,000
Dates: Sep 19th -> Oct 27th (39 days)
Project By: Monte Cook Games
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The Campaign Has Reached Its Amazing Conclusion. Now What?

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for your amazing levels of support in making Numenera Discovery, Numenera Destiny, and all of the other books we unlocked a reality. This has turned out to be the biggest Kickstarter campaign MCG has ever run, and one of the biggest RPG... (Read More)

We Did It! The Deck Box Is Happening!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
This is MCG’s tenth Kickstarter. We've been around the block with Kickstarters once or twice, but I don't think any of us have seen an ending quite like this one. It came right down to the wire, but we did it—we made the deck box a reality! If... (Read More)

A Couple of Things for the Final Day of the Campaign

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! What a campaign this has been! It’s the final hour, and we’re still charging toward an additional stretch goal! Before the campaign reaches its end, I wanted to give you a little checklist of things you might do to make sure you get all of... (Read More)

Ellomyr: The Aftermath and the Future

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
  Thanks to you, the raging automaton has been stopped! Despite the machine’s strength and power, the people of Ellomyr, using bravery and skill, face this final threat head on. The automaton is deactivated before the damage it wreaks goes too... (Read More)

Creature Deck 3 Is Happening—Is the Deck Box on the Way?

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Am I seriously writing the third stretch goal update of the day? I am! We’ve hit the $810,000 goal to make the Creature Deck 3 a reality, and we did it record time. So quickly, in fact, that I’m more hopeful than ever that we’ll make our... (Read More)

Explorer’s Keys Unlocked!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
  Another stretch goal is unlocked—Explorer’s Keys: Ten Instant Adventures for Numenera is now a thing! If you’re getting all the titles, this is part of your rewards for free. (And if you aren’t—well you should be! This now makes TWELVE... (Read More)

Let’s Make This Cool Deck Box!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We are already closing in on making Explorer’s Keys a reality—with your help, we could be there in less than an hour! But there’s something else we’d really like to make, and we can’t wait any longer to share it with you. Our next stretch... (Read More)


October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The victory over the mutated margr is a short-lived joy. The tumultuous conflict has disturbed something ancient beneath the city itself! How can we stop this surprising rampage? Ellomyr needs help, and needs it now! Go out and bring in new... (Read More)

Ninth World Bestiary 3 Is Upgraded—Let’s Do Another Book!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Don’t miss these very cool add-ons, most of which are exclusive to this campaign. To get an add-on, simply increase your pledge amount by the cost of the item, without changing your backer level. We'll ask you after the campaign what the extra was... (Read More)

The Horde Descends Upon Ellomyr!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! With your great help spreading the word, we gained enough backers to call forth not just one follower to aid the city, but four! Only through your support and your participation has Ellomyr survived its greatest threat. And it was your... (Read More)

The Io Deck Is Happening!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it, everyone—the final two days of the campaign. For a big campaign—and this is now officially MCG’s biggest, and one of the top few RPG campaigns ever—the final days are often very exciting. After unlocking two stretch goals in a... (Read More)

Priests of the Aeons Is Upgraded!

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
  Things usually get pretty fast-paced in the final few days of a big Kickstarter campaign. Nonetheless, when I posted this morning’s update announcing the tenth stretch goal, I didn’t expect to by typing up a second stretch goal update on the... (Read More)

Who Will Step Up for Ellomyr?

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
There’s no one to call for help this time. We have to defend Ellomyr ourselves. But there’s good news: we reached 3100 backers yesterday (easily, in fact), so the basic defenses around Ellomyr are solid. We have what we need to defend the city,... (Read More)

Tomorrow’s Bones is Unlocked!

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, backers, for an incredible day yesterday. Well, really, for several incredible days recently! We’ve had a great influx of new backers (welcome, new backers!), and as a result we quickly unlocked yet another great stretch goal:... (Read More)

Followers in Discovery and Destiny

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
All player characters in Numenera 2 have the option to gain followers as they advance in tier. Followers do not need to be paid or housed, though a character who gains followers can certainly make such arrangements if they wish. A follower is... (Read More)

Help Defend Ellomyr from This New Threat!

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hail, defenders of Ellomyr— The city of Ellomyr really needs to improve its defenses, as the iron wind-mutated margr gather their forces. Walls and towers may have helped years ago, but these new foes are far more powerful. We need to reach 3000... (Read More)

How Will You Hold All Those Books?

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, Numenera backers! Throughout this fantastic campaign, as it keeps surpassing our expectations, we’ve been motivated to offer additional items that we think would be fun and exciting for your game. These aren’t stretch goals, they’re just... (Read More)

Ellomyr Faces an Evolved Threat

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hail, defenders of Ellomyr— Years have passed, and things have been quiet in Ellomyr. In case you missed it, there’s a lovely image of the town, showing how much it’s grown, in Saturday’s update. But few things remain quiet for very long in... (Read More)

We Have Upgraded Slaves of the Machine God!

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
  Wow! Thank you, backers—those who recently joined us and those who have been with the campaign since day one! We have unlocked our latest stretch goal in what seems like record time. Thanks to you, we’re upgrading Slaves of the Machine God to... (Read More)

Ellomyr: A Few Years Pass

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, Numenera backer— Yesterday we unlocked the Ninth World Bestiary 3, and we’re already well on our way to the next stretch goal—a big upgrade to Slaves of the Machine God. Things are getting exciting as we head into the final week,... (Read More)

We Love Your Creativity!

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
  Hello, defenders of Ellomyr— At a number of points during this campaign we’ve asked you to contribute your creativity, in the form of stories, artwork, and even video and audio clips, to the tale of Ellomyr. We were hoping for a fair amount... (Read More)

The Ninth World Bestiary 3 Is Unlocked!

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The beasts and creatures of the Ninth World are rampaging everywhere—and it's all your fault! Great job, backers—we have unlocked the Ninth World Bestiary 3! This 160-page hardcover, with something like 130 all-new weird and wild creatures of... (Read More)

The Iron Wind Reaches Ellomyr

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
You have spoken! Those participating in our poll chose to value the insight provided by the strange energy creatures from yesterday’s update. Let’s see if that was a good choice. The colors. I’ll always remember the colors. They say that the... (Read More)

Ellomry Finds Help—Maybe

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, Numenera backer— Thanks to you, we crushed the goal we had set for ourselves and far surpassed the backer total we were hoping for to give Ellomyr’s Wrights and Nanos some inspiration. In fact, we succeeded so well that some help from... (Read More)

Rebuilding Ellomyr

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
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Ellomyr in the Aftermath

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, defenders of Ellomyr— The battle is over. The community survived. How did we do it? We built strong walls (with the help of 1950 backers, plus ten pieces of great fiction and art). And then we listened to you. We asked you to prioritize the... (Read More)

The Margr Horde at Ellomyr’s Gates

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Worse than we were told. Worse than we saw in the nightmares that had woken us, night after night these last few weeks. Worse than even than what Kelem the carpenter had predicted in fevered shouts when he and those who followed him left Ellomyr a... (Read More)

Look How Ellomyr Has Grown

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, defenders of Ellomyr— The good folk of Ellomyr have been working hard on their defenses. Look at how much the village has changed since word of the margr horde first reached the community: (If you don’t remember what this sleepy... (Read More)

The Margr Approach Ellomyr!

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The Margr approach! Our campaign’s backer numbers are the resource we have to help the community of Ellomyr. We needed 1950 for just the basic defenses, which you helped us gather just in time. We also have the following other actions: Send an... (Read More)

A Look at Discover Your Destiny

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, backers! Can you believe that we’re poised to cross over the $400,000 mark? And we have, as of this writing, nearly 2150 backers—good news for the defense of Ellomyr, but it still leaves us a ways from unlocking several of the options that... (Read More)

Stories from the Valley of Sins

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The explorers are off to the Valley of Sins—and you have helped them on their journey. We received a ton of wonderful creations about the expedition to the Valley of Sins. You surpassed the ten great pieces that we’d hoped for, and your input... (Read More)

Panic in Ellomyr

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
There’s trouble in Ellomyr. All signs say the abhuman hordes could attack at any moment, and people are beginning to panic. A few loud voices forecast utter doom for the village, despite the defenses in place. Others are suggesting that everyone... (Read More)

September 27th - via: geekandsundry.com
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Ellomyr: Embassy to Othmar

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Can you believe the day we’ve had today? Thanks to you helping spread the word, we’ve seen a surge of backers—as we write this, the total is over 2050. That’s halfway to making the excursion to the Valley of Sins a success! The people of... (Read More)

A Look at Numenera Destiny

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
As interested as you probably are in the kinds of updates we’re planning for Numenera Discovery (our first one is here), it’s possible that Numenera Destiny is something you’re even more keen to learn about. So let’s talk about Destiny! If... (Read More)

Ellomyr and the Valley of Sins

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler, and welcome back to Ellomyr! The village elders have decided to send some particularly brave souls into a nearby vale where, reportedly, they might find some numenera devices that could be of use in the coming battle—weapons,... (Read More)

The Pen is Mightier than the Sisk: Ten Ellomyr Stories

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler, and welcome back to Ellomyr! The defenses are going up—we've already passed 1,950 backers, which takes Ellomyr's defenses to level 4. We also asked you, the backers, to write at least ten great Ellomyr defense pieces in exchange... (Read More)

Building Tomorrow Is Upgraded—Time for a New Book!

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! What a great way to wake up on a Monday morning—to another unlocked stretch goal. We have unlocked the upgrade to Building Tomorrow, making that book a 192-page hardcover with a double-sided poster map. This book is going to be great—and if... (Read More)

Ellomyr: The Wind Rider

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler, and welcome back to Ellomyr! The margr are getting closer, but work on the community’s defenses continues apace! We now have well over 1900 backers. At this rate, it looks pretty likely that our basic defenses will get up in... (Read More)

Strangers Come to Ellomyr

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler, and welcome back to Ellomyr. Before we get started, a short note: Due to popular demand, we’ve added a deluxe corebook set upgrade option. If you’re getting a standard corebook set as part of your rewards, but would like to... (Read More)

Ellomyr and Brucha One-Hand

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler, and welcome back to Ellomyr. The margr are coming, and the people of Ellomyr need to prepare. As part of our ongoing story of Ellomyr, which will be the basis of The Trilling Shard, for every 50 new backers we gain a +1 to the... (Read More)

A Look at Numenera Discovery

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, defenders of Ellomyr! Are you curious about what sorts of changes we’re going to be making in Numenera Discovery? Here’s a short list to whet your appetite. We’re improving the Jack by providing it its own list of abilities,... (Read More)

Dark Clouds Gather over Ellomyr

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler, and welcome back to Ellomyr. Yesterday we left off with the glaive Nieten, and that’s where we pick up today. If you’re just joining us, Ellomyr is the centerpiece of The Trilling Shard, and you will be guiding its story... (Read More)

Slaves of the Machine God!

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
When we launched this campaign, back in our first update, I mentioned that we were focusing on fewer, larger stretch goals. Things that would be really exciting for us and for every backer. We had no idea that, even with these big steps, we’d... (Read More)

A Deluxe Corebook and Slipcase Set

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, Numenera backers! Monte has talked a lot about some of his favorite memories of the original Numenera Kickstarter campaign, and one of them was the excitement and thrill of creating the Numenera Deluxe version. Gorgeous, high-end and sleek,... (Read More)

The People of Ellomyr

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler. Today we return to Ellomyr with a little more background on the village and its people. Ellomyr is the centerpiece of The Trilling Shard, and we (you the backers, together with us here at MCG) will be telling its story throughout... (Read More)

Corebook and Slipcase Upgrade!

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, again, Numenera backers! What a delight it is to write an update first thing in the morning—because you have driven us through yet another stretch goal! That’s right: You’ve taken us over the mark and summoned into being the upgrade to... (Read More)

Welcome to Ellomyr

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Iadace, traveler. Today we begin our story of Ellomyr, a small, quiet village in the Ninth World. In the days and weeks to come, Ellomyr will face the kinds of challenges and dangers that many communities in the Ninth World are confronted with. As... (Read More)

We Have a Player’s Guide!

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, what a day it’s been—and it’s far from over! Thanks to your astounding support, we have blown through our second BIG stretch goal already. The Numenera Player’s Guide is now funded. If you’re getting all the books, this will be among... (Read More)

A New Book: Building Tomorrow Is Funded!

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Can you believe we’re just a few hours into this campaign, and we’ve already unlocked a hardcover supplement stretch goal? Yes, that’s right: If your rewards include all the unlocked books, you’re now getting the 160-page Building Tomorrow... (Read More)

We Are Building Something Wondrous!

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We are funded! To be perfectly honest, for the past couple of weeks as we worked more and more on this Kickstarter campaign, all of us here at MCG had the sense that this one was probably going to be special. We never, ever take our... (Read More)

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