Monte Cook Games' Numenera comes to Humble Bundle

Published: January 23, 2019 7:50 PM /



Humble Bundle's RPG Book Bundle continues to deliver quality discounted products for charity. The current Book Bundle features Monte Cook Games' Numenera series, with eight different books available for only $1. Numenera, perhaps best described as "science fantasy," takes place far into the future, during the Ninth World. After the rise and fall of eight other civilizations, the setting uses a medieval aesthetic while featuring long-forgotten technology. These remnants and artifacts are known in-universe as numenera. Numenera's system focuses more on story and role-playing than on mechanical optimization and system mastery. The bundle contains 28 different products. The PDFs offered in the Book Bundle range from bestiaries and setting books to maps and resources for full-blown campaigns.

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Monte Cook Games' world of Numenera is a vast, science-fantasy playground.

All products are DRM-free, high-quality PDFs formatted for readability on a large number of devices. Three tiers are available: $1 (8 PDFs, including two core books and a bestiary), $8 (17 PDFs), and $15 or more (all 28 PDFs). Notably, the second level includes a sourcebook for incorporating elements from Torment: Tides of Numenera and the third tier includes Jade Colossus which features an engine to procedurally generate ruins of any old world locations. The charity featured in the current Book Bundle is the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit organization focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. Their mission is to "uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe." If you prefer to support another charity, you can always choose to do that, and decide the split between various parties.

The bundle won't last forever, however. Those interested in snagging Numenera for themselves will need to buy the Bundle before February 6, when it will be replaced with a new Book Bundle.

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Quick Take

Cook's worldbuilding is very solid. It's very clear from reading Ptolus: Monte Cook's City By The Spire and playing in a campaign that it is one of his strong points. The It Gets Better Project also does very important work helping disenfranchised LGBTQ+ youth. LGBTQ+ children are at a greater risk of homelessness, suicide, and abuse than many of their peers. Providing services to help these vulnerable youth is vital to ensuring they can live long, happy lives.
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