Series 28.3 – Numenera with Darcy Ross (Discussion)

In the final episode of our Numenera series, Darcy Ross, from Cypher Speak and Monte Cook Games, sits down with us to discuss the process of character creation and we make some great fanfic!



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Numenera: Discovery & Destiny

Numenera: Starter Set

Ashes of the Sea Free Quickstart Rules


  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:02:50 – Intro
  • 00:03:35 – Darcy’s Character
  • 00:05:04 – Amelia’s Character 
  • 00:06:01 – Ryan’s Character
  • 00:07:32 – D20 for your thoughts
  • 00:07:51 – Darcy’s start in RPGs
  • 00:10:51 – Personal process for character creation
  • 00:12:48 – How does character creation stack up?
  • 00:18:43 – How do mechanics reinforce feel?
  • 00:20:55 – How does character creation set expectations?
  • 00:27:31 – Flaws and best parts
  • 00:38:22 – Mix of sci fi and fantasy
  • 00:42:47 – Fanfic
  • 00:57:38 – Take it up a level
  • 01:05:30 – Plugs
  • 01:07:13 – Closer
  • 01:08:46 – Show Blurb: Total Party Kill



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Series 28.2 – Numenera with Darcy Ross (Creation Continued)

In the second episode of our Numenera series, Darcy Ross, from Cypher Speak and Monte Cook Games, returns to finish our characters with us! Read More

111. Numenera Part 3

A day at the multi-chromatic hot-spring has been ruined by horrible bug larva. That can only mean one thing NUMENERA! Will our heroes be able to survive this metamorphosis can the remember to complete their bargain with the brain witch? How many more times will they Shout Numenera?

110. Numenera Part 2

After discovering the young girl riding a giant centipede was a beale plagued by voices, our heroes elected to see her to the many colored hearing springs in the valley. Will they be able to help this child struggling with her powers? Are the watchers friend or foe? Why is it so much fun to shout Numenera?

Numenera Setting Introduction

Darcy Ross does a fantastic job of summarizing the Numenera setting in less than five minutes. If you are thinking about checking out Numenera this is worth a listen!

109. Numenera Part 1

An odd band of travelers are on a journey to investigate the mysteries of the Ninth World. They find themselves just past the mountains that separate The Steadfast from the largely uncivilized western part of the Numenera super-continent. Now on the wandering walk our heroes must attempt to understand the wonders they behold.​