Waiting continues, as my physical book reward for Numenera kickstarter has not yet come. What makes me really sad is that my local game shop has already sold out their copies!
So while waiting, I bought from UK’s Ebay the old Advanced Dungeons & Dragons – Karameikos, Kingdom of Adventure -campaign box. Loving every word, handout, map, and sound effect CD it contains.
Finally the Numenera goodness starts rolling in from the Kickstarter project. While not yet having red the whole book, first impressions are that it is inspiring, streamlined, and more than anyone expected. To be on the hub of all things related to this new amazing game (release date 15th of August) can be tracked on Ninth World Hub.
This summer vacation is nearly over, and what a great holiday it has been. I have had leasure time on home, been on summer cottage on Eastern Finland, swam repeatedly on Finnish fresh water lake, been on Doghill with children, and tomorrow leaving to a history filled bus tourney into Åland. It has been years, when I was there last time. However, the best thing has been the time spent reading my evergrowing piled stash of books.
On Monday the pile went even higher as more books arrived. One for Rogue Trader for planetary world building, the new Star Wars new Core book and it’s Game Master’s kit. And not forgetting the almost complete set of ElfQuest comics on a flea market, costing only 5 euros!
The first on the pile is Premium Magic Item Compendium book for D&D 3.5, and oh my what goodness it contains! It is a must have for games where you don’t want to use the Complete XXX series, or any other books full of overpowered prestige classes, and just stick to the Vanilla 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons, which I prefer.
So much goodness to read and use. And when the August arrives, the long waited Numenera stuff starts rolling in based on people’s kickstarter pledge. I am waiting my dead wood copy, and while doing that anyone can pledge on this new Kickstarter project for Numenera. Many bookgasms coming, I see in the future…
The Monte Cook’s Kickstarter project is still going strong, and now he has published a Numenera based short fiction story The Amber Monolith – as promised. It finely conveys the feeling of lost knowledge, gives hints of the Ninth world environment, and the current state of the civilization. And it makes more questions than answers any – you ought to read it by yourself.
It feels somewhat odd, that I am one of those who have made possible his creativity to bloom, by a financing pledge. Couple of days ago I raised it to Patron level (70$+10$ for shipping). The story itself is not long as an investment, but is a very promising start for this franchise.
Never done this before, but I just backed up a new Kickstarter game by Monte Cook: Numenera. I am quite excited about the game.
ULTIMATE EBOOK FAN: You get the PDF of the Numenera corebook, the PDF of the Player’s Guide, and the character creator app. You also get a PDF of an exclusive Numenera adventure available only to Kickstarter supporters. Lastly, you get a PDF version of every single product released as a part of the stretch goals.