September 6th, 2021

marcus 2013

Another RPG Bundle Offer - Numenera

This is a new bundle for the Numenera RPG, which was updated and expanded in 2018. The game has been on offer before, but there's a lot of new material this time around, and you're getting a LOT for your money:

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There have been some previous offers of Numenera in its original edition. Last time I said

This looks very pretty, but you have to wonder about the idea that the human race and human civilization, or something like it to this extent, will survive a billion years, and then survive in a manner that basically resembles a fantasy role playing game, with bits of lost technology etc. replacing magic. My own first impression unfortunately bears out a friend's opinion - it's pretty, but it'd be a sod to run.

Having said that, there's some very good fiction out there using similar settings - Moorcock's Dancers at the End of Time and Vance's Dying Earth are obvious examples, as is Hodgson's The Night Land. It might be possible to do something with them, I'm just not convinced that this is the way to do it.

But as usual, your mileage is likely to vary.

I really don't see any reason to change my opinion.

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