What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game
Numenera is one of my favorite games to run and to play, and now there’s a card game to go along with it. Made by Lone Shark Games, The Ninth World is a skill building game set in the world of Numenera. It looks like a ton of fun, and a great new way to explore one of my favorite places.

A sample character card for Nlixa, a learned nano who rides the lightning

“The Ninth World is a competitive card game for 2 to 5 players, designed by Paul Peterson, Boyan Radakovich, and me, with graphics by Shane Tyree and the artists of Numenera. The team at Monte Cook Games is also deeply involved in making this game what it is today.

Our game is set in the Numenera universe, where heroes explore the nine kingdoms of The Steadfast, each a very different place to adventure. They discover strange relics of the past, trying to discern which are powerful cyphers and which are just weird oddities. And they fight creatures of all shapes, sizes, and limb arrangements. Outside of the Steadfast is The Beyond, a wild and remote realm. And there are even places beyond The Beyond, awaiting your discovery.”

Wyrmwood dice trays and vaults
Everything Wyrmwood has put out has been stunningly beautiful, and caused me to drool. These dice trays are no exception.

a gif showing the various woods for dice trays

“A love of gaming lasts a lifetime. At Wyrmwood, we believe your gaming accessories should too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Privateer Press to create officially licensed, high quality Dice Trays and Dice Vaults featuring all twelve factions of WARMACHINE and HORDES!. Handcrafted in our New England Workshop out of the finest materials, every piece is backed our 100% satisfaction guarantee – for life.”


Changeling: The Dreaming
Changeling is a classic WoD (now CoD) game, and the anniversary edition is going to be a beautiful edition to any gaming collection.

A fairy lord stands scowling at the viewer.

“Twenty years ago, White Wolf published Changeling: the Dreaming, the fifth of their promised five game-lines that together comprised the World of Darkness. Seen by some as a lighter, more fantasy-based setting in the modern-day, and by others as the darkest game White Wolf had yet created, players had to face the question of what happens once creativity and magic fades from their world.

This Deluxe Changeling 20th is planned as a black leatherette hardcover with an inset disk on the spine featuring the C20 round symbol, with 300+ full color, gold-edged, interior pages, and a gold silk ribbon bookmark. Embossed into the front cover will be the iconic luna moth Changeling symbol.”


µPeek: A pocket microscope
I love the way that science is becoming more accessible and easy to use in your daily life. It’s really cool how it integrates with the smart phone and easy to take wherever you want to use it.

Shows images taken with the microscope including salt, silkworm, fruit section, ink-jet printout

“µPeek is a sleek gadget that lets users perform microscopy with their smartphones in an equally abundant and artistic way as they do photography. µPeek is the first smartphone microscope that combines the functionality of a full-fledged microscope with pleasing aesthetics, true everyday portability and user-friendly operation via an Android/iOS App.”


Still active!

Luma Dice
Secret Hitler
Sly Flourish’s Fantastic Locations
Autumn Cthulhu: An Anthology
The Kraken Mug
Cubble Dice
Great Old Ones Idols
Faerie Ring for Pathfinder and 5e
Keys for Nerdy People

Megan loves RPGs, cephalopods, robots, dice, and Kickstarter campaigns related to the above. She is a co-founder of The Redacted Files and runs our Numenera, Pathfinder, and Horror on the Orient Express campaigns, as well as the Trail of Cthulhu one-shots.

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