Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Episode 80 - RPG Kickin' It

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

Put your gaming hat on Poppers because this week we have the pleasure of welcoming game developer Monte Cook (of Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition fame) to the show. We get the details on his journey through the very a successful Kickstarter campaign for his tabletop RPG, ~NUMENERA~! Through tireless efforts he was able to surpass his $20,000 goal and raise over $500,000, from more than 4,500 backers, and reaching 30 different stretch goals!!
Numenera is a science fantasy roleplaying game set in the far distant future. Humanity lives amid the remnants of eight great civilizations that have risen and fallen on Earth. These are the people of the Ninth World. This new world is filled with remnants of all the former worlds: bits of nanotechnology, the dataweb threaded among still-orbiting satellites, bio-engineered creatures, and myriad strange and wondrous devices. These remnants have become known as the numenera.

Player characters explore this world of mystery and danger to find these leftover artifacts of the past, not to dwell upon the old ways, but to help forge their new destinies, utilizing the so-called “magic” of the past to create a promising future. (

The rulebook of Numenera is going to be a full-color book with art and design by the amazing Kieran Yanner, as well as a team of other talented artists.

Check out the Numnera Kickstarter promo video to get a feel for the game from the creator himself!
Want more? Be sure to read The Amber Monolith, the first short story from the 9th World setting and one of the stretch goals of the Numenera Kickstarter, is now free and available to everyone. You can read it in your browser as a flip book, or download a PDF Version. (links in the show notes below)
Lastly, our good friend and gamer chick, Natasha from Kentucky Geek Girl drops by to join in the interview...and to partake in our usual shenanigans.

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Show Notes & Links:

Interested in creating your own Kickstarter project? Check out the Kicking It: Successful Crowdfunding e-book, co-written by Monte Cook.

The Amber Monolith, a short story by Monte Cook, which is based in the world of the Numenera RPG!!

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