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Your Best Game Ever!

A project in Seattle, WA by Monte Cook Games

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A tool book for tabletop roleplayers. No matter what game you play or how long you’ve been playing–have your best game ever!
Backers: 5590
Average Pledge Per Backer: $104

Funded: $581,672 of $50,000
Dates: Jul 24th -> Aug 24th (32 days)
Project By: Monte Cook Games
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Latest News

The Campaign Has Come to an Amazing End. What’s Next?

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for your amazing levels of support in making Your Best Game Ever, the revised Cypher System Rulebook, and all of the other books we unlocked a reality. This has been a really exciting Kickstarter campaign, and we could not be more excited... (Read More)

All the Books Upgrade Unlocked!

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Whew! Made It. It was close, there, but you did it. Utterly amazing. And now all the books get bigger and better. All of them! Your Best Game Ever — 240 pages Cypher System Rulebook — 432 pages Stars Are Fire — 224 pages Stay Alive! — 224... (Read More)

A Couple of Things for the Final Day of the Campaign

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! What a week it’s been! And what a final day! Just one hour left, and we are cruising toward that final, amazing stretch goal that upgrades all the books. Will we make it? Help us spread the world one last time! Before the campaign reaches its... (Read More)

Cypher Deck Unlocked! And What's This...?

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! Overnight, we reached our goal of $515,000 and thus we will make a 100-card Subtle Cypher deck. We’ll add it to the I Want It All! level and above as a printed deck and a PDF (and we’ll make it an add-on). The PDF will also be added... (Read More)

Audio Book Unlocked!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
How exciting! This will be Monte Cook Games’ first audiobook, and I can’t think of a better book to start with than Your Best Game Ever! This professionally produced product will be added to the I Want It All! and above levels. But it will also... (Read More)

We Are All Mad Here Upgrade Unlocked!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Things get even madder! We Are All Mad Here will now be 192 pages with more art, more madness, and a double-sided poster map. That makes all four of the unlocked sourcebooks a whopping 192 pages each! And it’s all thanks to your support. This is... (Read More)

Art Prints!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning,While some of us were sleeping, the rest of you put us over the stretch goal amount for four gorgeous, 8x10 prints of the book covers. Thank you!They will be added to the I Want it All! levels and above, and available as add-ons! (And if... (Read More)

We Are All Mad Here Unlocked!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We reached that goal even faster than we dared dream. Thank you for your support! You guys are all mad. I mean, you’re great! And now We are All Mad Here will be a reality. This 160-page book of madness and mythic magic will be filled with... (Read More)

GM and Player Notebooks!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! We are now going to make two fantastic notebooks to accompany Your Best Game Ever. They'll be included in the I Want it All! level and above for free, or you can add them as add-ons (see the add-on chart and notes below for tips on how... (Read More)

Godforsaken Upgrade Unlocked!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to each and every one of you, Godforsaken, the fantasy-themed guidebook that I’m going to be writing will now be a 192-page book with more art, more adventures, more advice, and a double-sided poster map. That’s great news! New Goal!... (Read More)

A Deeper Look at Your Best Game Ever, Part 3

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
In the previous installments, I’ve looked at a couple of areas that we’ll be discussing in Your Best Game Ever to give you a better idea of the planned approach to all the topics we hope to cover. (Check out problem players and playing games... (Read More)

Stay Alive! Upgrade Unlocked!

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, that was fast! In less than 24 hours you helped push us over the goal, so now Stay Alive!, the horror-themed sourcebook we unlocked a while back, will now have a poster map, more art, and will be 192 pages long! It will contain all sorts of... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Your Best Game Ever Notebooks!

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
A lot of you have asked for stretch goals that apply directly to Your Best Game Ever and we agree—let’s build on that book! One of the best ways we can do that is to equip both players and GMs with the tools necessary to make gaming easier and... (Read More)

Godforsaken Unlocked!

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
The Godforsaken Lands are places where the gods themselves cannot go. It’s a paradise in the homelands thanks to the power of the gods, but only the bravest, strongest, smartest, and craftiest of mortals dare explore these blasted, blighted, lands... (Read More)

Videos and Streaming!

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We did a Your Best Game Ever panel at Gen Con that focused on tips specifically for having your best game session ever. Listen to Darcy Ross, Bruce Cordell, Sean Reynolds and I give you some insights—it’s just the kind of thing you’ll see in... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals at Once!

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to you, we’ve reached 2750 backers and now we will add the character creation rules for Cypher Shorts characters in the new Cypher System Rulebook and we will put Cypher Short adventures into all the follow-up books like the Stars Are Fire... (Read More)

Why I Love Character Porfolios

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Cypher System Character Portfolios may soon become a reality. One of these 24-page booklets is the perfect way to track all your character’s stats, gear, background, notes, and other developing details. How do I know that? Because I’ve used an... (Read More)

Cypher Shorts

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
I want to tell you guys about an idea I have. No, Cypher Shorts aren’t MCG-branded underwear. (The Kickstarter for those are next year.) Rather, Cypher Shorts are a way of doing adventures for the Cypher System that I’m really excited about.... (Read More)

The Stars are Fire Upgrade Unlocked!

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Nice! Thanks to you and your support, our science fiction sourcebook, The Stars are Fire, is going to be bigger and better than before. It will have more pages with more content—focusing in particular on short adventures you can use right away. It... (Read More)

Inside Stay Alive!

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
If you're curious and excited about what will be in Stay Alive!, proceed! Most of us at MCG enjoy the horror (and thriller) genres and are looking forward to all the details we'll put into this 160-page book. Stay Alive! will provide rules and stats... (Read More)

Video Series Unlocked!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Looks like I’m going to be in front of a camera a lot soon! The Your Best Game Ever video series will start in early 2019. We'll release them regularly every two weeks (barring holidays and whatnot). What’s more, each installment will come with... (Read More)

Inside the Stars are Fire

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Curious to know more about what The Stars are Fire will contain? Read on!  We’re really excited about this 160-page book of sci-fi goodness that will cover running and playing in science fiction RPGs. Broadly speaking, The Stars are Fire will... (Read More)

Callisto 6 from Geek & Sundry!

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to you, we have unlocked Stay Alive!, a horror-themed sourcebook and setting, and last week we unlocked The Stars Are Fire, a science-fiction-themed book. Things are moving fast and there’s still more to come! But speaking of science fiction... (Read More)

Stay Alive! is Alive!

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We can all stay alive now! We’ve unlocked the latest goal, and it’s a horror-themed book—yeah, you guessed it by now—titled Stay Alive! This 160-page intense hardcover book will cover running and playing a horror game. It will provide rules... (Read More)

Upgrade to Your Best Game Ever Unlocked!

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Every version of Your Best Game Ever, both deluxe and standard, PDF and print, just got even better! Bigger, more beautiful, and funnier! And gaming pals, we have a great goal in mind next. But I’m not going to tell you what it is. What? Am I a... (Read More)

Deluxe Version of Your Best Game Ever Unlocked!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Yes! Now we get to have a gorgeous leatherbound version of Your Best Game Ever. It’s going to be amazing! We are going to make this a book that every roleplayer will shelve proudly next to their favorite game, no matter what that game may be. Like... (Read More)

A Deeper Look at Your Best Game Ever, Part 2

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
So, last time, we took a look at a specific issue that Your Best Game Ever will cover and showed the general approach the book will take. This time, we’ll look at another:  Playing games online. This is a fantastic opportunity that’s really... (Read More)

Living 4 Crits: Your Best Game Ever Kickstarter

July 30th - via: ilive4crits.blogspot.com
One of the greatest joys of my life has been the opportunity to pass down the role-playing game hobby to the next generation. Whether I'm drafting new game masters at the game club we started in Pittsburgh, or I'm preparing my twelve year old daughter Evie for running after hours events at Gen Con, I love coaching new GM's. Personally, I believe that its the duty of every game master to constantly be looking out for new talent, new storytellers to continue the legends for decades to come. Anyone who has worked with new game masters knows that there are dozens of questions that they ask as they prepare themselves for their first game session, and even more if preparing for an ongoing campaign. (Read More)

A Different Kind of Stretch Goal

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re thrilled to see the number of backers already getting in on this Kickstarter. So much so, in fact, that we want to set a special stretch goal based solely on the number of backers. That means to achieve this one, we all really need to share... (Read More)

A Deeper Look at Your Best Game Ever, Part 1

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Every hobby has a go-to guidebook. Definitive and broad in scope, it’s the thing that every seasoned veteran has, and it’s the book that every newcomer is encouraged to get. The one that comes to mind for me is Wonderbook by Jeff Vandameer, a... (Read More)

The Stars are Fire Unlocked!

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! That was fast! We had a huge stretch goal right out of the gate, and you helped us hit it on day 2. Thank you.  That means a whole new book is coming your way: The Stars are Fire will be a reality. All kinds of science fictiony goodness await!... (Read More)

Funded! Thank you!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you, Your Best Game Ever and the new Cypher System Rulebook will be a reality. We are excited to get to work on these books. But we’re just getting started! Are you ready for your first stretch goal? We certainly are! To start to... (Read More)

Announcing Your Best Game Ever

July 10th - via: montecookgames.com
We have some exciting news to share with you. Even as we send Invisible Sun Black Cubes to Kickstarter backers, and get ready to do a massive fulfillment of our Numenera 2 Kickstarter this month, we (Read More)

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