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Cypher System 10th Anniversary

Cypher System 10th Anniversary

Monday 16 May 2022
In May 2022 we presented the Cypher 10A Megabundle, marking the tenth anniversary of the founding of Monte Cook Games with a giant offer of games, sourcebooks, campaign settings, and play aids based on the Cypher System. The Cypher rules that power games like Numenera and The Strange emphasize intuitive characters, fast and easy play, and narrative focus. These bestselling games have propelled MCG from strength to strength.

Since Monte Cook and Shanna Germain founded MCG in late 2012, in the wake of Numenera‘s record-breaking August 2012 Kickstarter campaign, the company has enjoyed a triumphal progression: The Strange, Cypher System, No Thank You Evil, Invisible Sun, a two-volume Numenera update and, ending just last week, a stunning US$2.1M campaign — the company’s biggest ever — for Old Gods of Appalachia. This Bundle of Holding offer — and a companion, Ptolus Cypher — joined an ambitious slate of anniversary events MCG planned, including convention celebrations, special products and promotions, retrospective blog posts, and “a couple of amazing new initiatives fans of our games, and the industry in general, are going to love.”

There were seven complete, current corebooks in our Rulebook Collection (retail value $95) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the revised 2019 Cypher System Rulebook (and its Cypher System Character Portfolio); the twin corebooks Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny, along with their Player’s Guide and the Numenera Character Portfolio; and The Strange core rulebook.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price¬†also got our entire Worlds Collection with twelve more supplements worth an additional $159.50: Eleven of these titles have appeared in past Bundle of Holding offers, 2015-2021. The total retail value of the six titles new in this offer — the 2019 revised Cypher System Rulebook, the four genre books, and Unmasked — is $134.50.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this Cypher 10A offer’s pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief sends protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.