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This affects all our print products you buy online.

For Numenera: The Sun Below: City on the Edge and The Sun Below: Sleeping Lady.

For 13th Age: Gods and Icons, Gods and Icons Player’s Companion, and Icons and Conditions

For 5E: The Gods Have Spoken

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Because of high seasonal demands placed on carriers and Lightning Source production facilities, please place your print on demand orders by the following dates so we can make our best efforts to get them to you in time for the holidays:

  • Hardcover: November 24th, 2017
  • Softcover: December 1st, 2017

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The Dread Unicorn Speaks

The Gods Have Spoken ships, The Gods and Icons Player’s Companion goes on sale, and a look at games to come.

The Gods Have Spoken

We’ve shipped The Gods Have Spoken, a supplement for 5th Edition D&D full of new gods, new domains, new character customizations, new creatures, new magic items, a holy weapon creation system, and a brand new set of rules for using factions in your games that let your players decide what factions come into play.

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What’s Next?

5E

Factions and Conditions Cards
Cards to track how factions feel about the PCs, plus cards that track conditions such as Blinded on PCs and NPCs. Less looking up rules, more fighting dragons! (in design)

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The Gray World
An introductory 5E adventure that showcases The Gods Have Spoken. Comes with pregens, and serves as an example of how to use the new faction system. (in editorial and playtest)

13th Age

Brightvarna Red

Flash fiction and epic poetry from the world of Gods and Icons. The last deliverable from the Gods and Icons Kickstarter. (in editorial)

The Gods and Icons Upgrade Pack

This supplement will include new artwork of the three pantheons, a list of saints to use in your games, and new 13th Age creatures that have ties to the gods and the icons from Gods and Icons. (in development)

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Numenera

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A transdimensional adventure focusing who, or what, is draining the power of The Sun Below. When PCs come up against adversaries that can’t be hurt, and won’t listen to reason, the PCs just might have to run a con game with transdimensional stakes! (in design)

On Sale Now!

The Gods and Icons Player’s Companion. On sale at DriveThruRPG

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Using the Numenera Ruin Mapping Engine with the Sun Below

In Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds, Monte Cook Games has come up with a ruin mapping system that allows you to flesh out parts of the Ninth World that you don’t have details for.

Most of the book is about the Jade Colossus, but like many Numenera ruins, it’s enormous and there is no point in detailing hundreds of rooms and corridors that players will never see. The ruin mapping engine lets you roll a few dice and create weird Numenera environs on the fly.

Let’s roll some dice!

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Example One: A 5m x 10m rectangular chamber with a machine that grinds small objects into drit. It has one exit sealed with a force field, and two additional exits.

Example Two: A sealed vault (seals are level 7 with level 7 defenses that do 7 points of energy damage). The interior is made of self-repairing level 8 synth. The vault is 15m x 30m and contains a vortex of energy that swirls above a raised circular platform surrounded by complex (level 8) machinery. The vortex is painfully bright and hot, and induces a sense of awe in observers. The vortex is a wormhole that leads directly to the sun.

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Using the ruin mapping engine to flesh out when players go “off the path” in any Sun Below adventure is perfect. You can roll dice, or use the tables for inspiration.

Then use the background of the adventures as window dressing for your on-the-fly creations. In example two above, that vortex obviously leads not to some lame sun at the center of the solar system but directly to the Sun Below!

The Sun Below: City on the Edge

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Like the Jade Colossus, Urbamorr, the city on the edge, is enormous. Unlike the Jade Colossus, it’s mostly inhabited. Use the ruin mapping engine, and 50% of the time decorate the places with praithian statues, burial chambers, and enormous artwork. Above ground sections will have dh’lann features (like dream-vapor bowls), while below ground areas will feature slithik items (like floating tubes of blood).

Since the city is inhabited, 50% of the time use a creature as the main feature, the rest of the time roll as normal. If you do have a creature, 50% of the time use dh’lanns, floaters, praithians, praithian war snakes, pyronic sentries, or slithiks.

Praithian Ruins from The Sun Below: City on the Edge adventure for Numenera

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Liluna is also massive, and, like the Jade Colossus, mostly uninhabited. 50% of the time you should decorate the areas you roll up with displays that show lido automatons, Liluna in flight, gibbering murken, Lebby with her red bouncy ball, or an aspect of Storm. Depending on what’s going on in the stricken moon, you could show the forces of Liluna or of Golthnor doing well or doing poorly.

If you roll up a creature, 50% of the time use a child of Golthnor, cultists of Golthnor, data demons, gibbering murken, lido automatons, Lebby, skratts, Storm, or synites. Look at the Orb Encounters section of the adventure for ideas.

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