So, Monte Cook is doing this thing.
I don’t know how much I really need to say about it. If you’re reading this blog you likely know who Monte is, and you also likely know his penchant for quality in his work and works.
From the project description:
I’m really excited to announce that I’m working on a new game. It’s called Numenera, and it’s a far future, science fantasy, post-apocalyptic game with streamlined rules that prioritize the story, the action, and the wild ideas. If you’re a fan of outside-of-the-box gameplay such as that found in Planescape, Dark Space, or Chaositech, the far-future stories of Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, or Jack Vance, or mind-blowing visuals like those found in the work of French artist Moebius, you’re going to love Numenera.
Some of you will remember that long before there was such a thing as Kickstarter, I did something very similar to launch the big, deluxe version of Ptolus: City by the Spire. I don’t think anyone regretted being a part of that preorder program, because those that did not only secured a signed and numbered copy of the book, but all kinds of cool other stuff too. This isn’t so different.
And it’s, uh, kind of well-funded. 90,617/20,000 so far, after 6 days into the 40-day project.
[Oh, hey — you can link to the picture Kickstarter shows in the ‘video frame’ of the project page. I learned a new trick today.]