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This is a preorder. Numenera Destiny will release in September.

They say there have been eight worlds before ours. Eight times the people of this planet, over vast millennia, built their civilizations, reaching heights we cannot even fully imagine now. They spoke to the stars, reshaped the creatures of the world, and mastered form and essence. They built cities and machines that have since crumbled to dust, leaving only their barest remnants.

This is the Ninth World. The people of the prior worlds are gone—scattered, disappeared, or transcended. But their works remain, in the places and devices that still contain some germ of their original function. The ignorant call these magic, but the wise know that these are our legacy. They are our future. They are the . . .

Set a billion years in our future, Numenera is a tabletop roleplaying game about exploration and discovery. The people of the Ninth World suffer through a dark age, an era of isolation and struggle in the shadow of the ancient wonders crafted by civilizations millennia gone. But discovery awaits those brave enough to seek out the works of the prior worlds. Those who can uncover and master the numenera can unlock the powers and abilities of the ancients, and perhaps bring new light to a struggling world.

This summer we’re launching two new corebooks for Numenera: Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny. Preorders are now open. Place your preorder now, and get Numenera Discovery a couple of weeks before street date!

Numenera Destiny

Preorders are also open for Numenera Destiny. Become a part of the setting, and help shape the future of the Ninth World. The people of the Ninth World are locked in a medieval-like state, a world of struggle and danger and often suffering—all in the shadows of the prior worlds’ wonders. Numenera Destiny allows you to build adventures and campaigns in which players don’t just explore the wonders of the past—they utilize them to help lift the Ninth World out of darkness. You can make the world a better place. Help a community defend itself from abhumans or the iron wind. Create centers of learning or trade. Innovate, build, and protect. Manage an entire community and help it prosper and grow—or simply create new cyphers, a cool base, or maybe a vehicle for your adventuring group. Numenera Destiny will allow you to take what you discover and make use of it, for yourself or the future of the Ninth World.

Discovery through exploration of the weird and wondrous remnants of the prior worlds is the core of Numenera play, but now Numenera Destiny gives you new things to do with your discoveries, and entirely new and epic ways to structure your game. You’ll discover materials, power sources, and treasures that you can utilize in a entirely new, robust crafting and building system. And Numenera Destiny introduces the Arkus, Delve, and Wright—three new character types—along with a number of new descriptors and foci geared toward this innovative style of play.

You can't play Numenera with just Numenera Destiny—you need Numenera Discovery to play Numenera.

Numenera Discovery

Numenera Discovery is a revision of the original Numenera corebook. Numenera Discovery improves the clarity of the game rules and dramatically increases the options available to players. Nanos, Jacks, and Glaives are overhauled, with expanded abilities. Many foci and descriptors are reworked. Numenera Discovery gives you more options, clearer rules, new adventure content, and expanded coverage of the Steadfast and the Beyond.

But this isn’t a new edition. There have been no substantive changes to the way the game plays mechanically, or the way NPCs, creatures, cyphers, artifacts, and other items work. And the setting isn’t changing either. This means you can keep using your bestiaries, adventures, card decks, and books like Into the Night, Technology Compendium, and Jade Colossus, and we will not issue any “second editions” of our supplements. And you can use future supplements with the existing Numenera corebook, if you choose to keep using it instead of Numenera Discovery. You don’t even have to make any changes to your current character—although you’ll now have more options as your character advances.

Preorders are now open. Place your preorders now, and get Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny a couple of weeks before street date!


 
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Michael J August 15, 2018 1:11 am UTC
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At last but I had to learn it from a fellow fan, the handling of this is a total BS job, I will never pre-order another thing from Monte Cook, as they don't seem to care about fans unless the have sponsored their KS.
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Jan S August 14, 2018 7:58 am UTC
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For those of you monitoring this. It has been released (files updated), even though the drivethru blurb still says preorder.
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Greg B August 13, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
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TL;DR: We should see our PDFs this week.

Anyone looking for an update, here's @MonteCookGames response to my complaint earlier today:

https://twitter.com/MonteCookGames/status/1029037098840535041

Let's be sure to hold them to this! I don't know about you, but I'm tired of being strung along...
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Zach Y August 13, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
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On the MCG discord, Darcy (Community Relations Coordinator) just confirmed that it will release here either "late tonight or tomorrow morning." Even sooner than your tweet suggested, so hopefully very soon the wait will be over!
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Lamar H August 12, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
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My local game store has boxed sets of Destiny and Discovery on its shelves right now. Is that a special edition or something?
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August 13, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
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They probably backed the Kickstarter. Although there are people who preordered the hardcopy who are getting shipping notifications now. And still no word on when we're getting our PDFs here on DTRPG.
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Michael J August 09, 2018 12:58 am UTC
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Still no news on when this is going to be released and it is now Aug 8th.
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Chad H August 01, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
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Welp, it's August now, so "Numenera Destiny will release in July" is officially BS. If anyone is wondering when you'll get your pdfs, the answer is "sometime".

https://twitter.com/MonteCookGames/status/1023966881873620992

Hopefully this disabuses all of us of the idea of pre-ordering a pdf ever again (at least from MCG) - after all, it's not like they're going to "run out".

Monte and the gang are too busy patting themselves on the back for running 12 successful Kickstarters (not sure I'd consider the last 2 a success until you've actually, you know, delivered the products but whatever), partying at GenCon, and wallpapering all of their respective Twitter feeds (and your spam folders) with begs for their 13th Kickstarter - far too busy to flip the switch and give you the products you paid for.

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Greg B August 05, 2018 12:32 am UTC
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I feel punished for purchasing this preorder. It still hasn't released yet, and if I had waited until July to purchase them, I would have gotten both books for $15 each instead of $20 each. I still don't know what the hold up is. I understand serving your kickstarter backers first since without them the project likely wouldn't have succeeded. My confusion is why its so hard to update the PDFs on all of your stores. Physical products, I understand, but digital ones should be available within hours of them being ready.
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Chad H August 05, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
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I hear you man, it's disheartening. I too have no issue with KS backers getting their stuff first, that's part and parcel of the whole KS process...that said, I think 3 weeks of exclusivity is more than adequate. Frankly, I'm not really clear on why every one of their books needs to be Kickstarted at this point. KS has grown into a tool that lets companies avoid being good at their respective businesses.

Leaving that aside, my biggest pet peeves are 1) this pre-order was sold with deceptive marketing (hell, this page still says the game is releasing in July and it's August 5th as of today) - side peeve, DTRPG should care about this too as this is their storefront, but they don't seem to give a rat's XXX either; 2) MCGs lack of ability to set and hold themselves to an actual release date (Monte Cook isn't some wide-eyed naif putting together his first DIY supplement, at this stage of his storied career he should be capable of setting a specific, realistic goal - an actual DATE, not just a month...See more
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Michael J August 06, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
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Not with me they won't, after this I am done with MCG pre-ordering, I can just wait for the book to come out in hardback. I ordered these because I needed them as my players wanted to use the new books and not the old, as it is we have started with the old book and will be swapping as soon as I get the PDF's and the players are a little pissed, but I have explained to them that it should all mesh without any problems (I am hopping it will).
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Matteo G July 31, 2018 8:18 am UTC
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"This is a preorder. Numenera Destiny will release in July."

July is almost over, you know.
Most of the times, being unreliable isn't a good commercial strategy.
I'm fine if you need more time in order to deliver a finished and polished product, but misleading advertisements are still annoying.
I hope you will avoid these kind of mistakes in the future.
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Patrick G August 01, 2018 1:48 am UTC
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I agree. And it does not seem like Monte Cook Games is doing this for the first time.
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Michael J July 31, 2018 4:32 am UTC
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Just got this thrpugh from facebook from Monte Cook Site.

Hi there! We don't have an exact street date yet, but DriveThru pre-orderers will receive theirs a few weeks before street date. The fulfillment order is Kickstarter backers, pre-orderers through the Monte Cook Games site, pre-orderers through DriveThruRPG, and then general sale. We will have a firmer street date to announce some time after Gen Con! We can't wait for you to enjoy these books.
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August 01, 2018 12:24 am UTC
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Would be nice for them to trumpet that a little louder, maybe update their listings here. That will likely have to wait until after Gen Con.
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Michael J July 31, 2018 4:13 am UTC
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This is the message I have just received from Drivethrurpg when I asked about when this was coming out.

Thank you for your request.

Unfortunately we do not have much information nor control over which products our publishers will be releasing, in what formats, or when. We suggest that you add the publisher to your "follow your favorites" list. That way you can get updates on their products via email. As you have made a pre-purchase, you should received an email from the Publisher.

Thank you for your business and please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Ellen Garrett
Customer Service

Nobody has been in contact with me, and to be honest if you are selling it on your site you should be the one to give me answers, you are selling Monte Cooks games so you should find out when they will be for sale.
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Chad H July 25, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
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"This is a preorder. Numenera Destiny will release in July."
"Place your preorders now, and get Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny a couple of weeks before street date!"

Considering that it's now 7/25, one of these statements doesn't appear to be true (unless you backed on KS, in which case you got your pdfs on 7/11). I love your games Monte, but you are the absolute king of dicking people around with preorders. I should have learned my lesson after last round of BS and just waited for the regular release. Between this and the debacle that has been Invisible Sun's fulfillment, I'm at my wits end with you guys.
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Bastian C July 28, 2018 9:26 am UTC
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Agreed. This "pre-order" is just insulting. Still no pdf and only four more days till the end of july. I'm done with pre-orders if this is how pre-order customers are treated.
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Chad H July 28, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
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They've done this with just about every 'pre-order' title they've released. Unfortunately MCG only seems to care about their KS backers - the KS backers have already had them for a couple of weeks, so we know the pdfs are in a finished state and it should literally only take a few minutes to make them available to the rest of us that have already paid for them. Instead we get nothing - not even a solid release date or a word on Twitter - yet they had the nerve to send me a promo for their NEXT KS project a few days ago. Making a third run at my wallet when they haven't yet delivered my Numenera books or Invisible Sun Black Cube was ballsy, I'll give them that.

MCG have become professional Kickstarters. If that's the route they want to take, more power to them, but if that is the route they're going to take then they should just stop doing pre-orders for non-backers, particularly if they're going to keep making deceptive/deliberately confusing or vague statements about release dates. It's unprofessional...See more
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Michal M July 30, 2018 5:31 am UTC
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The problem is no info at all...
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Caleb G July 23, 2018 2:43 am UTC
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It seems some people who pre-ordered already have their PDFs, Are they going to be available for those who pre-ordered here soon?
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Michal M July 23, 2018 9:15 am UTC
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I think just Kickstarter people get it.
But it would be nice to at least have any info, when we can expect it.
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Caleb G July 23, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
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That makes sense. I'm just eager to get my hands on the book. It does say that it's getting released in July and that "Place your pre-order now, and get Numenera Discovery a couple of weeks before street date!"
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Michal M July 17, 2018 11:12 am UTC
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When the book is planned to be released?
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Dani J June 28, 2018 8:50 pm UTC
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Are we to expect price increase after release? What's in it for pre-orderers?
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Pierre S April 28, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
The Numenéra setting is good, but I felt robbed of an understanding of the past Worlds and their tech, and without that players could not apply old technology to better their community's life. I cautiously welcome this kind of play to "rebuilding" communities.
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Ryan H June 19, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
I suspect Building Tomorrow may have details about "yesterday's tech" as it expands on the building rules. Could be wrong though.
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Dick G April 26, 2018 4:32 am UTC
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Preorder should be listed in the name of the product or near the add to cart. I shouldn’t have to read the description to find out its a preorder.
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Dick G April 26, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
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Drive thru RPG corrected this very quickly. Thumbs up!
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