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Numenera is heading back to Kickstarter.

The science-fiction fantasy role-playing game developed by Monte Cook announced at GenCon that their new sourcebook expansion series, titled Into the Ninth World, is being developed.

The series will feature three planned source books, Into the Night, Into the Deep, and Into the Outside. Each will focus on three different regions in the Numenera world; Into the Night deals with space exploration, Into the Deep the Ocean and under the sea, and Into the Outside ultra-terrestrial and inter-dimensional travel.

The first book, Into the Night, will be launched as a Kickstarter on August 5th. From there, Monte Cook Games has also stated that the possibility of adding more lines in the Into the Ninth World expansion is possible, depending on the success of the Kickstarter.

The Numenera series was first Kickstarted by Monte Cook back in 2012, featuring a whole new setting and a new mechanics system called the Cypher System. Since then, the Numenera series has spanned six core products, two adventure collections, and a few other splat books. There is even a novella and, according to Monte Cook games at GenCon this year, a short film titled Numenera: Strand, which was kickstarted earlier this year. There is also the inXile RPG, Tides of Numenera, which is currently in production.

The Cypher system has become Monte Cook Games staple, with it also powering their other games. The Strange was also kickstarted and uses it, as does their recent kickstarted title No Thank You, Evil! and they are releasing a genericized core rule book for it this summer called the Cypher System Rulebook.

So are you excited for more Numenera materials? Leave your comments below.


Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.