They say there have been eight worlds before ours. Eight times the people of this planet, over vast millennia, built their civilizations, reaching heights we cannot even fully imagine now. They spoke to the stars, reshaped the creatures of the world, and mastered form and essence. They built cities and machines that have since crumbled to dust, leaving only their barest remnants.
This is the Ninth World. The people of the prior worlds are gone - scattered, disappeared, or transcended. But their works remain, in the places and devices that still contain some germ of their original function. The ignorant call these magic, but the wise know that these are our legacy. They are our future. They are the... Numenera
Numenera: Discovery is a revision of the original Numenera corebook, which will soon be out of print. Numenera: Discovery improves the clarity of the game rules and dramatically increases the options available to players. Nanos, Jacks, and Glaives are overhauled, with expanded abilities. Many foci and descriptors are reworked. Numenera: Discovery gives you more options, clearer rules, new adventure content, and expanded coverage of the Steadfast and the Beyond.
But this isn’t a new edition. There have been no substantive changes to the way the game plays mechanically, or the way NPCs, creatures, cyphers, artifacts, and other items work. And the setting isn’t changing either. This means you can keep using your bestiaries, adventures, card decks, character portfolios, and books like Into the Night, Technology Compendium, and Jade Colossus, and we will not issue any “second editions” of our supplements.
And you can use future supplements with the existing Numenera corebook, if you choose to keep using it instead of Numenera Discovery. You don’t even have to make any changes to your current character - although you’ll now have more options as your character advances.
Become a part of the setting, and help shape the future of the Ninth World. The people of the Ninth World are locked in a medieval-like state, a world of struggle and danger and often suffering - all in the shadows of the prior worlds’ wonders.
Numenera: Destiny allows you to build adventures and campaigns in which players don’t just explore the wonders of the past - they utilize them to help lift the Ninth World out of darkness. You can make the world a better place. Help a community defend itself from abhumans or the iron wind. Create centers of learning or trade. Innovate, build, and protect.
Manage an entire community and help it prosper and grow - or simply create new cyphers, a cool base, or maybe a vehicle for your adventuring group. Numenera Destiny will allow you to take what you discover and make use of it, for yourself or the future of the Ninth World.
As a set, Numenera: Discovery + Destiny come in a beautiful and sturdy slipcase, at no increase in price. The slipcase set also comes with several useful additional components, and a unique metal Order of Truth medallion. The entire package has a wonderful, deluxe feel.