In this first episode of series 28, we welcome Darcy Ross, who is the co-host of the Cypher Speak podcast from the Misdirected Mark Network as well as the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, as we sit down to discuss Numenera, a Science Fantasy RPG. We’ll start building our characters this episode, too, so get ready to start meeting some amazing people in this amazingly unique setting!
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Darcy Ross @DarcyLRoss
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Monte Cook Games: @MonteCookGames
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Games discussed this episode:
Numenera: Discovery & Destiny
Numenera: Starter Set
Ashes of the Sea Free Quickstart Rules
- 00:00:00 – Announcements
- 00:03:55 – Introductions
- 00:06:06 – What’s in a game?
- 00:07:38 – What do we need to play this game?
- 00:09:49 – What sorts of stories and themes is Numenera meant to explore?
- 00:11:12 – What do characters do in this game?
- 00:12:36 – What is most unique about Numenera?
- 00:16:38 – The history of Numenera
- 00:21:59 – Basic terms and concepts
- 00:29:36 – Let’s make some people!
- 00:32:26 – Constructing our sentences
- 00:35:05 – Picking our Types
- 00:37:23 – Picking our Focuses
- 00:41:18 – Picking our Descriptors
- 00:43:49 – Expanding our choices: Type
- 00:44:31 – Effort
- 00:45:13 – Edge
- 00:46:52 – Cypher Use
- 00:48:47 – Weapons
- 00:51:07 – Skills
- 00:55:38 – Abilities
- 01:00:01 – Episode Closer
- 01:01:57 – Show Blurb: System Mastery
- Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
- Clip 1: History and Future by Sascha Ende
- Clip 2: Shiny Tech II by Kevin MacLeod
- Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)
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