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The worlds that came before the ninth call out to us from dusty ruins and icy peaks.  The explorers among us may salvage the past to bring new light to our future, but only at great cost. 

In this our first Exploration we delve into a baker’s dozen short adventures for speedy use by Numenera Game Masters in need.  Echoes of the Prior Worlds provides 13 easy-to-deploy one-page stories that revolve around seeking out and facing the secrets of the past, each with its own full page set of maps.  The book boasts three new Foci for use by players, as well as two new Descriptors, all perfect for new characters that are ready to dredge up the past through daring escapades.

Each adventure is carefully constructed around the Discovery XP system presented in Numenera, a stark departure from more combat oriented play and an easy way to entice your players into further exploration of the Ninth World.

This book includes:

  • 13 dangerous adventures and 13 full page maps, with a focus on discovery-based XP.
  • 2 new Descriptors:  Grizzled and Intrepid.
  • 3 new Foci:  Catalogues the Past, Maps the World, and Scales the Impossible.
  • Suggested GM Intrusions for spicing up your game.
  • Story seeds for even more adventuring.

A review by Origins of the Dark God can be found here: 

"For the price of $3, I would have been happy walking away with any two of the chapters of this book.  With all three I am thrilled.  Echoes of the Prior Worlds is chock full of great ideas and mechanics."

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Bruce A March 02, 2014 5:47 am UTC
The adventures frequently refer to "ambient damage" yet I can't find a definition of that in either the adventure book or the Numenera core book.
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Ryan C March 03, 2014 6:49 pm UTC
Hi Bruce. It's on page 93 of the Numenera core book. It's basically just damage that can't be absorbed by Armor rating.
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Bruce A March 03, 2014 7:30 pm UTC
Thanks, I don't know how I missed that.
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