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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Numenera: Discovery & Destiny

Numenera: Starter Set

Ashes of the Sea Free Quickstart Rules

Timestamps:

  • 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

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