is a The Strange science fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) set in multiple alternate dimensions, written by Bruce Cordell & Monte Cook.
Setting [ edit ]
The Strange is set in modern-day Earth but allows a GM to take their stories through many different "recursions", worlds based frequently on literary creations.
Character Creation [ edit ]
Character creation has been simplified by having players fill in the blanks to the statement:
"I am a __________ __________ who _________s."
The first blank, the adjective in the sentence, is filled in by a character's "Descriptor", a way to describe the character's strongest characteristic.
The second blank, the noun of the sentence, is filled in by a character's "Type", which is either a "Vector", a "Paradox", or a "Spinner".
The third blank, the verb of the sentence, is filled in by a character's "Focus", or what the character is most known for or their special talent.
Game Mechanics [ edit ]
The Strange uses the Cypher System, developed for and is played primarily using a d20, but is used to determine if the player has beaten the difficulty of the task. The GM sets the initial difficulty and will relay that to the player prior to the roll to help them determine their course of action. A player uses their training and/or may apply "effort" to lower the level of difficulty prior to the roll, rather than heavily augmenting the result of the roll to beat a target.
Production Team [ edit ]
Bruce Cordell, Monte Cook
Lead Artist: Matthew Stawicki
Lead Editor: Shanna Germain
Cartographer: Christopher West
The Strange was launched via a Kickstarter campaign, the second by Monte Cook Games following the Kickstarter for . The campaign ended on November 22, 2013 and raised $418,478 from 2,883 backers. Numenera
Products [ edit ]
Core Products [ edit ]
The Paradox Room Monte Cook, Bruce Cordell October 2013 X epub, mobi, PDF
An anthology of two short stories released with the Kickstarter to illustrate the setting
Tales from the Strange Bruce Cordell, Monte Cook, Shanna Germain December 2013 X epub, mobi, PDF
Collection of short stories set in The Strange setting
The Strange Corebook Bruce Cordell & Monte Cook August 15, 2014 416 Print, Deluxe, PDF
The main rulebook for the game
The Strange Player's Guide Bruce Cordell & Monte Cook August 15, 2014 64 Print, PDF
Book focused on the player characters; subset of content from the Corebook
The Strange XP Card Deck Monte Cook August 15, 2014 30 cards Print, PDF
Cards representing a character's XP points
The Strange Cypher Card Deck Monte Cook August 15, 2014 120 cards Print, PDF
Cards representing cypher items available in game
The Dark Spiral Bruce Cordell October 2014 96 Print, PDF
Collection of interwoven adventurers
The Strange Bestiary Bruce Cordell, Monte Cook, & Robert J. Schwalb November 2014 160 Print, PDF
A collection of creatures from various recursions in The Strange
The Strange Creature Card Deck Monte Cook November 2014 100 cards Print, PDF
Cards representing creatures in The Strange
In Translation: The Strange Character Options Bruce Cordell April 2015 96 Print, PDF
Additional character options for The Strange
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