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In our 24th episode, Dani, Andrew and Jim announce contest winners and discuss convention game scenarios they’ve played and enjoyed or run as well as con games they’d like to run in the future.

The CypherCast – Episode 24

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Here on the 23rd episode of the CypherCast, hosts Jim and Andrew welcome returning guest Scott Robinson to revisit Invisible Sun. We talk about the reprint Kickstarter and the effects the game has had on other MCG projects.

CONTEST! Want to win a gift certificate to the MCG store? Come up with a concept for a new community that would exist in the Ninth World, write a description of that community of 250 words or less and send it to by November 25th, 2018. We’ll choose three entries and announce the winners on the next episode!

The CypherCast – Episode 23 

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We have returned from hiatus! We’ve begun streaming our episode recordings LIVE via Twitch, so it’s now both a podcast AND a streaming show.

In the 22nd episode of the CypherCast, hosts Andrew, Dani and Jim talk about the community rules in Numenera: Destiny and brainstorm a new community together: the settlement of Tyrosus, whose inhabitants are prone to shrink down to just a few inches in height at random.

The CypherCast – Episode 22

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For our 20th episode, the CypherCast is celebrating Women in Tabletop Gaming Month! Host Dani discusses creating setting material for your Cypher System games. Our guests are Marsie Vellan, GM of The Owl of Lysia, and Megan Tolentino, creator of Fantasy Ancestries and GM of The Amber Clave.

(CORRECTION: The new season of The Owl of Lysia will be starting in August, not July as we’d originally thought.)

The CypherCast – Episode 20