Heroes of the Cypher System

A project in Seattle, WA by Monte Cook Games

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When disaster strikes or menace looms, the best among us don’t run from danger—they run toward it! Heroic books for the Cypher System.
Backers: 1666
Average Pledge Per Backer: $107

Funded: $178,643 of $40,000
Dates: Nov 10th -> Dec 11th (32 days)
Project By: Monte Cook Games
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Latest News

Thank You So Much for a Great Campaign! Plus, What Comes Next

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, heroes— Thank you so much for your support of Heroes of the Cypher System. We are thrilled to be making these books, along with the other great products that will make your Cypher System games (and ours!) better, faster, and more fun.... (Read More)

Some Critical Info!

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, hero! This campaign ends in less than an hour, and we’re closing in on unlocking the XP Deck. It’s a real nail-biter. Will we make it? We have, in the past, unlocked goals literally in the final minutes of a campaign. It will take a... (Read More)

Dive Into Tabletop Superheroics With Heroes of the Cypher System

December 11th - via: comicbook.com
Monte Cook Games is bringing the superhero genre to their Cypher System with a new Kickstarter. Heroes of the Cypher System is a new line of tabletop RPG books that integrate superheroes into Monte Cook Games' popular Cypher System roleplaying game engine. (Read More)

The Origin Upgraded!—Let’s Talk XP

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, heroes— We’ve hit another stretch goal, and upgraded The Origin. We’re adding more pages, more art, more crunchy bits, and most importantly, more fantastic ideas and inspiration. Every backer who has The Origin among their rewards... (Read More)

Some Good News for EU Backers

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, heroes— If you’re in the EU, we have some good news that we’re making official today. (I say “making official, because this has been in the works for months—since well before the Kickstarter launched—but we didn’t want to... (Read More)

GM Intrusion Deck Unlocked! What’s Next?

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, heroes— You did it! You unlocked the GM Intrusion Deck! If you are backing at the Superteam level or higher, the GM Intrusion Deck is now one of your rewards in both print and PDF. (It’s also a reward in PDF only at the PDF Mega Event... (Read More)

Great Roll20 and VTT News!

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
A variety of Cypher System products have been available on Roll20 for years. But as we’ve all seen more and more of our gaming move online, we here at MCG started thinking about how we might expand, improve, and even optimize the experience. So... (Read More)

Awesome Third-party Publisher News

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Did you know that Cypher System products aren’t just published by Monte Cook Games? In addition to several licensed standalone games powered by the Cypher System (such as Shotguns & Sorcery, VURT, and the forthcoming Diamond Throne and Tidal... (Read More)

Let's Make This Cypher System Playmat!

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Several years ago, we introduced a playmat for the Cypher System. Because the Cypher System doesn’t have as many tables and charts as a lot of games, the GM doesn’t roll any dice, and the game’s narrative approach discourages having a... (Read More)

Exciting News As We Move toward the End Game!

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, all! If you’re among our American backers, we hope you had a pleasant, relaxing, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. (For those of you in other countries, we certainly hope your weekend was all of those things, too!) It’s normal, at least in the... (Read More)

Inside The Origin

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
The Origin is a companion sourcebook for Claim the Sky. Whereas Claim the Sky presents a world in which superheroes are a fact of life, The Origin looks at the other end of the genre’s spectrum. The setting is far more “normal”—at least at... (Read More)

Making Crises Exciting in First Responders

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
First Responders promises to make scenarios dealing with a major crisis or disaster as gripping as any other RPG scenario. This section, taken from the rough draft of the current manuscript, suggests how that’s done. Beyond this general... (Read More)

Poster Map Unlocked—the Next One Is Really Cool!

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve done it! Thanks to all the backers who helped spread the word about this campaign, we’ve reached $120,000 and Claim the Sky is now getting a huge, beautiful, double-sided poster map! Like this one, but for superheroes! So what’s next? How... (Read More)

A look at Boundless, the Superhero Setting Offered in Claim the Sky

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we thought we'd take a closer look at Boundless, the setting in Claim the Sky. The Secrets of the Boundless Setting To truly understand the world of Boundless, you must first understand the alien race known as the Azaki. Aeons ago, before... (Read More)

Let’s Make Cypher System Dice!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
In the Cypher System, some die roll results—particularly on the d20—have special meaning beyond just the number rolled. A 1 triggers a GM intrusion, a 20 often results in a major effect, and 17-19 on attack rolls deal extra damage. You can... (Read More)

Take a Look Inside Claim the Sky

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Want a glimpse into what we’re planning to do with superheroes in the Cypher System? Here’s an annotated outline for Claim the Sky. If you have one of our existing genre books, like Stay Alive! (horror) or The Stars Are Fire (science fiction),... (Read More)

We Have Unlocked The Origin!

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Quick: Are you backing at the PDF Mega Event level (for PDFs) or Superteam level (for print products) or higher? If not, you might want to increase your pledge right now. Go ahead, we’ll wait! Back? Awesome. Because here’s the deal: We just... (Read More)

Heroes Of The Cypher System Kickstarter Heroically Funds In An Hour

November 11th - via: thegamer.com
The Heroes of the Cypher System Kickstarter has funded the creation of two new sourcebooks for the excellent Cypher System tabletop RPG titled Claim the Sky and First Responders. Within the bounds of the Boundless adventure setting, Claim the Sky will feature deep dives into all aspects of being a super-hero. (Read More)

First Responders Gets Bigger!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
You’re knocking out stretch goals with super speed! Just a couple of hours after funding this campaign, you’re already taking us into stretch goal territory. That’s what we call a superpower! First Responders is getting bigger. It’s getting a... (Read More)

Our World Needs Heroes—and We’re Going to Get Them!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! In head-spinning time, you’ve done it: You’ve funded Claim the Sky and First Responders! That leaves us an entire month to fund some more cool stuff! We have loads of great ideas, and we hinted in the Kickstarter text that those ideas... (Read More)

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