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Adventure isn't just for the desolate wilderness in the Ninth World.  Opulent and weird, the nobles and knights of the Steadfast and the Beyond play a bloody game of cloak and dagger.  Combining strange powers and technologies with ruthless ambition, the world of politics in Numenera is fascinating and strange.

WHISPER CAMPAIGNS is a 99 page intrigue supplement for Numenera, featuring all new systems for courtly "diplomacy".  It provides the following:

  • A primer on political campaigns, capable of opening up whole new Machiavellian worlds in any game setting, but supporting the particularly strange world of Numenera and its courts.
  • An Intrigue Cypher system, based loosely on the normal Cypher rules, which allows for dynamic and powerful political adventure.  Included are 36 Intrigue Cyphers, ready to be printed out and played.
  • Eleven noble houses, each risen to greatness through luck, numenera, and ruthlessness.  Each with their own unique Descriptors and Foci.
  • Seven twisted knighthoods, available for any character to join, but also providing their own Descriptors and Foci for deep delves into their practices.
  • Thirty-six new Cyphers, six Artifacts, and 100 Oddities, all suitable for espionage, seduction, and intrigue.
  • A look at the politically tenuous kingdom of Iscobal and its capitol city of Mulen, with information on five political factions vying for the throne.

Find a review of Whisper Campaigns here:

"This book is also worth the price even if you don’t play Numenera.  The first chapter is a great guide for anyone wanting to run a game filled with intrigue, whispers, and shadows. The advice that the authors assembled goes beyond Numenera and is something I wish I had when I was running a Song of Ice and Fire.  The advice given in Chapter 1 could have helped me avoid many of the pitfalls that I suffered at the start of that game.  I can’t wait to use this book at the table and am looking forward to the next product from RCG."

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Jon B June 28, 2014 1:00 pm UTC
So, the contents of this pdf are fantastic, but I'm having a minor issue. I've downloaded the book on four different machines (iPad 3 (or whichever one first had the Retina), iPhone 4S, a 2008 MacBook, and a Dell at work) and with the exception of the 2008 MacBook (using Preview) the pages of each pdf are essentially giant, blank white sheets with the actual book pages in the upper left corner.

I can still zoom in and look at everything in impressive fidelity, but it's a bit annoying. Any ideas? Am I clicking the "Download" button incorrectly?
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Ryan C June 28, 2014 8:44 pm UTC
Hey Jon, sorry to hear that. We generated the PDF in a slightly different way this time around and it's possible that's what's messing things up. Could you email me so I can send you a few alternative versions tonight? I'm
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