Last night I watched this Kickstarter unfold on Facebook from Monte Cook. It was a bit weird, one moment its not there & the next its up. The concept is weird & unique..& its funded
The Plot of the Game:
"Numenera is set a billion years in the future. Civilizations have risen and fallen on Earth. Even though the current inhabitants live at about a Medieval level of technology, the leftover remnants of these advanced societies lie all around them. Some of these are extremely helpful: advanced tools, valuable means of communication and learning, transportation, defenses, and weapons. Others are dangerous: genetically altered monstrosities, flesh-warping radiation, creatures transplanted from distant stars, and clouds of out-of-control nanobots, just to name a few. This setting, called the Ninth World, provides all manner of opportunities and challenges to those that call it home.
- The gaming community is ready for a science fantasy game that's not driven by a d20 engine. They want this project right now. In less then 48 hours the project has been funded.
- Role playing games are in a state of flux & indie Go Go & Kickstarter have changed the dynamic of how role playing games are delivered to the customer in ways that many industry Illuminati weren't counting on.
- Role players love big books full of cool art, interesting ideas, & playable adventures. Weighing in at 300 plus pages this is going to be a big rule book.
- This does change the face of the OSR as well. Science fantasy is a big seller & other companies will be taking notice of this development. We'll probably see a whole bunch of other products within our own community riding the wind of this project.
- This is really the year of the pdf & with print going up & up costwise we're seeing a support point of these pdfs applying to your phone, tablet, & lap top becoming much more common.
- Monte Cook is his own little corporation & this is only the start of it.
- This could be considered the golden age of science fantasy gaming & there's more to come.