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Numenera Player's Guide


Amazing characters, the wondrous Ninth World, and the game rules to explore it with.


Create characters, explore the Ninth World, and learn the basic rules of the Numenera roleplaying game with this inexpensive player’s guide. It’s perfect for getting a taste of the game, having an extra reference on hand at the gaming table, and building new characters. The guide is an easy-to-access resource for anyone playing Numenera and a wonderful introduction and teaching tool for the game.

The Numenera Player’s Guide includes:

  • All the basic game rules for this fast-paced, story-based tabletop roleplaying game.
  • An intuitive, concept-driven character-generation system, with scores of options for building just the character you imagine.
  • An overview of the unique and wondrous Ninth World setting.

Your gaming group will also need at least one copy of Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny to play Numenera, but the Player’s Guide is an inexpensive option for having a second set of rules handy at the gaming table.

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mark M December 10, 2020 2:29 pm UTC
If I buy this book, is the character expansion module still useful, or does this book also include all of the extra extra expansions found in the players expansion module?
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Samuel T April 16, 2020 4:04 am UTC
I've got the 1st edition Numenera book. What does this offer me? Is it a quick and easy way for me to get all the new classes/roles and the rule updates?
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Rick K March 20, 2019 5:39 pm UTC
Does this one print properly??? I purchased the humble bundle with this pdf included, Although the images are proper in the pdf, the printing has a lot of images flipped upside-down. Is this the case here?
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Timothy W December 11, 2018 3:52 am UTC
What is the difference between this product and
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Matthew Y December 17, 2018 4:56 am UTC
Hi Timothy! This is the 'second edition' of the Numenera Player's Guide (as opposed to the first edition, which you provided a link to). The second edition is the most wp-to-date Player's Guide, and contains three new character types (the Arkus, Wright and Delve) as well as about twenty more Descriptors and Foci. Additionally, there have been a few tweaks and changes to the original three types (Nano, Jack and Glaive) that you should be aware of. If you are playing the 'second edition' of Numenera, you'll need this book to take advantage of the new types and make yourself aware of the differences.

This newer 'second edition' is about 99% backward compatible with the 'first edition', but simply includes new material that builds on the 'first edition' of Numenera. (In other words, all of the other books in the Numenera line are still usable with this new edition.)

If you DON'T have the first edition, I recommend going with this Player's Guide, as well as the 'second edition' core books,...See more
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Timothy W December 24, 2018 2:19 am UTC
Thank you. My wife and I are currently part of a 1st Ed game and were looking for a resource of our own to use to "tier up." I am thinking we will go with this since, from what you say, it is mostly backwards compatible.
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