As I mentioned last time, the new Numenera core books are split into two separate volumes. If you want the newest and latest you can get Nuemenera Discovery (the one I covered last time) and keep going with the Numenera game you know and love. If you’d rather not get a new version of the game and/or you want to check out the expanded options then you’ll need Numenera Destiny. Today we’re starting a dive into that and, in contrast to the simple rules and straightforward intention, it’s going to take some time to get through everything!
Month: July 2018
Hot Take: Star Trek Discovery is an RPG
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery has been over for a while, but I’m only just getting caught up. This series has caused more consternation than any Star Trek series has, and I’m including the intense wailing about Star Trek: Enterprise back in the day. For the purposes of this post, however, I’m asking you to put aside any negative feelings you have about Discovery to appreciate one interesting aspect: it’s pretty much an RPG campaign.
Ten Things to Know About Mummy: The Curse
Today we’re continuing with our series on the various gamelines of the Chronicles of Darkness. The next line to cover is one of my favorites that I think doesn’t get enough attention. It’s a globe-spanning story of immortals trapped in repeating cycles, cut off from their past lives by untold centuries, and struggling against cosmic power while wielding the might of gods. This is more than just linen-wrapped corpses in Egyptian pyramids, my friends. This is Mummy: The Curse.
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Ten Things to Know About 7th Sea 2e
I really like the 7th Sea family of games and I’m really loving the new edition by John Wick Presents. It’s a fun, topsy-turvy version of medieval Europe with familiar themes and a fun cinematic system for combat. If you are intrigued by this game as well or you want to try your hand at a campaign but need to get players up to speed, then this list’s for you!
Numenera Discovery Review
Back when I was contributing to Castles & Cooks, I reviewed the original Numenera game in one of my first big book reviews. It will surprise no one that my interest in Cypher remains, so when Monte Cook Games announced an update of the Numenera core books I eagerly signed up. As they recently announced they sent copies out to backers so you guys are in for a shiny new review!
The Mephit Family Has Grown!
Today was a very exciting day in the James household: Dr. James and I, as well as big brother Little Mephling, welcomed Baby Grue into the world! We’re both exhausted but also really happy and ready to take on this new challenge. Of course, this means I’ll have my hands full for a bit so the site is going on hiatus for the next two weeks. If I get back earlier then so much the better but for the mean time check out the archives and I’ll see you all on the other side.
Lady’s Grace, cutters.
Bloodlines and Black Magic – Classes
Previously in this series we’ve looked at the setting and bloodlines for the Pathfinder adaptation Bloodlines & Black Magic. It’s a land of strange magics lurking just below the surface, dark shadows underlying familiar people and places. Today, we’re going to take a look at the game’s classes to finish up a profile on this modern fantasy game.