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"One of the best bestiaries I've ever encountered for any game, in any genre!"

"Brilliantly showcases how beautiful and bizarre the earth will be in one billion years."

"Beautifully illustrated and full of imaginative creatures."

The weird, the wondrous, and the downright scary: 130 new creatures for Numenera!


The Ninth World Bestiary is lavishly illustrated and wildly imaginative, featuring more than 130 creatures and characters. Offering GM advice on using pre-made creatures as well as creating your own, this collection also includes lots of additional details about the Ninth World’s complex far-future, post apocalyptic ecology. Each creature is given full treatment, including motivations, roles in the Ninth World, and hooks to your adventures—details that bring them to life. And the layout of the book, like all MCG titles, is optimized for prep and in-game use, with size comparison images, a handy one-creature-per-page layout, and other features that make it a joy to use!


Ninth World parasites, transdimensional creatures, mechanical automatons, and extraterrestrials are just the beginning in the weird and wonderful setting of Numenera. Check out The Ninth World Bestiary, and add some life to your campaign!


If you like saving time and hassle, you might also be interested in the Numenera Creature Deck. It gives you 99 of the most commonly encountered creatures in the Ninth World, drawn from both the Numenera corebook and The Ninth World Bestiary. Build your encounters quickly and easily, or create them randomly on the flysimply draw a card from the deck!

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May 27th, 2016
Monte cook games, numenera and this booklet itself is superb. Artwork makes every item breathe and live in your imagination. The ideas and craftsmanship excel . Worth ten times the price tag . [...]
Jay S. A. [Featured Reviewer]
February 6th, 2014
Beautifully illustrated and full of imaginative creatures, The Ninth World Bestiary is an excellent companion product to Numenera, bringing to life the kind of techno-fantastical weirdness that the player characters will be encountering in the setting. [...]
Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
February 3rd, 2014
Originally published at: When I was a kid, my favorite [...]
January 30th, 2014
Absolutely beautiful product, and one of the best bestiaries I've ever encountered for any game, in any genre. Even if you don't play in the Numenera setting- even if you are not a gamer- there's lots to love in the Ninth World Bestiary. It's got tons [...]
January 24th, 2014
Another amazing product from MCG. Expands on the Numenera world incredibly so [...]
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