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Charles Ryan
20 days ago
The Glimmering Valley Is Fulfilling!
Hello, backers— The Glimmering Valley is in our warehouses and beginning to fulfill! And that’s not all: during the campaign, you unlocked the The Glimmering Valley Player’s Gu...
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Tammie Webb Ryan
about 2 months ago
The Weird Deluxe Version Is Still in Production
Hello wonderful backers— This is a small update to clear up confusion we caused when we sent out the last update and the most recent redemption email. • The Weird in PDF is ful...
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Charles Ryan
about 2 months ago
The Weird Is Fulfilling!
Hello, backers— We let you know earlier this week that The Weird had reached our warehouses, and promised to inform you as soon as we began fulfillment. Great news: we’ve b...
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Charles Ryan
about 2 months ago
We Have The Weird (and Just Wait Until You See It)!
Hello, backers— Check this out: That’s a first-off-the-presses copy of The Weird, and holy wow is it astounding. We’ve talked about how many amazing ideas and prompts th...
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Charles Ryan
3 months ago
The Weird Heads to Press, and The Glimmering Valley Heads into Layout!
Hello, backers— Last month we reported that The Weird was moving through layout and into proofing. We’re happy to report that proofing is about wrapped up, and the book head...
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Charles Ryan
5 months ago
Let’s take a look inside The Weird!
Hello, backers— The Weird has been in layout for the past few weeks, so we thought you’d like a look at what’s shaping up to be a book that’s as fascinating visually as it i...
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PROJECT UPDATE
Tammie Webb Ryan
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: We’re Funded! Thank You for Making It Happen!


Thank you, backers!

Things are going to get weird! That’s because, thanks to your incredible support, The Weird has already passed its funding goal. We’re going to give you the inspiration, advice, and thousands and thousands of ideas for making your game—any game—more interesting, engaging, memorable, and fun. And we’re going to take you into the Glimmering Valley, giving you a weird region of the weird Ninth World to explore in unprecedented detail!

As we continue this campaign over the next few weeks, we have a number of stretch goals we hope to hit to further inspire you. Now that we’re funded, let’s talk about the first of these:

For our first stretch goal, let’s make The Weird even bigger! We’ll expand the existing content plan (which already includes thousands of interesting, surprising, gonzo, and whimsical ideas for PCs, NPCs, creatures, places, magic items, gear, spells, abilities, names, appearances, backgrounds, plots, structures, and vehicles, for virtually every genre of play) to include weird events that you can drop into any game. These will have more detail than other categories of ideas—but they’ll still be 100% system-neutral, so you can use them in any game.

This campaign is running hot, and today has been very exciting—and the excitement is sure to continue as the day progresses! We’ll unlock this stretch goal at $150,000.

Be sure to help spread the word—the more people who discover this campaign, the faster we’ll be able to unlock this and other stretch goals!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG

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PROJECT UPDATE
Tammie Webb Ryan
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: Deluxe Upgrade Unlocked!


Thank you, again, backers!

Yesterday was an exciting first day for this campaign—thank you so much for your support, which helped us fund and unlock our first stretch goal. This morning we’ve hit our second stretch goal, and the first upgrade to the deluxe edition of The Weird has been unlocked!

Now that we’ve upgraded the deluxe edition, let’s upgrade your character sheet! We’d like to make a set of stickers to “weird up” your character sheet—because your character's sheet needs to be as unique as the game you're playing. We'll make weird images and replacement headers for the sheet, to dress up the common entries like "Equipment" and "Special Abilities." You can highlight that strange new magic item you found, or tailor the sheet to your own personal oddities. Use them to modify your character sheet however you want to make it weird.

This sticker sheet will be included with every copy of The Weird. If your rewards include The Weird (standard or deluxe edition) in print, you’ll get the sticker sheet too. We’ll unlock the weird stickers at $250,000.

Keep spreading the word! We have lots of additional upgrades and expansions—weird, practical, or both—we’d like to make to The Weird, The Glimmering Valley, the decks, and more. Let’s unlock this stretch goal, and see what else we can do!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG

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PROJECT UPDATE
Tammie Webb Ryan
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: We’ve Hit Our First Stretch Goal!


Thank you, backers!

What an exciting first day it’s been—so far! No sooner than we announce the first stretch goal, it seems, you have us back writing an update for the next one. Yep, the expansion of The Weird is unlocked, and Monte will add ready-made weird events you can drop into any game!

Things are still moving along at an amazing pace, so let’s talk about another stretch goal. The deluxe version of The Weird is going to be really cool, with its transparent dust jacket, foil cover, and other exclusive features. We’d love to make it even cooler, and we have a lot of ideas to do so.

Because this is a book you’ll reference frequently—at the game table as well as while prepping—the deluxe edition includes a couple of bookmarks. These will be beautiful as well as handy, featuring striking (and weird) art. Let’s improve this feature! At $200,000, we’ll increase the number of bookmarks to three, and add foil stamping and/or a die-cut design to make them truly deluxe.

Keep spreading the word! We have a number of other great ideas for improving and expanding the items you’re funding, and the more people who discover this campaign, the more of these stretch goals we can make happen!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG

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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
19 days ago

Project Update: The Glimmering Valley Is Fulfilling!

Hello, backers—

The Glimmering Valley
is in our warehouses and beginning to fulfill! And that’s not all: during the campaign, you unlocked the The Glimmering Valley Player’s Guide. It’s a reward for every backer getting The Glimmering Valley. We’re fulfilling that as well.

If The Glimmering Valley is among your rewards, check your email for your redemption instructions for these two items. (For an overview of the process, see our previous update.)

We have more good news, but first, a caveat. In this age of constrained supply chains and frequent freight delays, it’s difficult to predict or control when our printers and other vendors will deliver products to us. Due to factors outside our control, we’ve received several large shipments in a short period of time—items that should have been received over the course of two or three months. As a result, we have multiple large fulfillments going on at the same time.

We are a small company, with a limited number of employees who are all real human beings. We’re putting in long hours, and have brought in temp workers, but the volume of orders is very high. We’ll do everything we can to ship your order quickly, but it’s best to expect delays. Thank you in advance for your patience as it may take longer than we’d like to get your order out to you.

Now have a look at this!



That’s a first-off-the-presses copy of the deluxe edition of The Weird, and holy cat crackers is it beautiful. The effect of the iridescent foil cover, beneath the transparent dust jacket, will give this tome a place of pride on any bookshelf. (Photos definitely don't do it justice.) You’re going to love it!

In past years, we’ve always fulfilled deluxe books at the same time as the standard edition, but, again, we live in trying times. But the good news is that we expect to be able to fulfill this within a few weeks—we’ll let you know when it starts!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG
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I gave an additional support amount for the Weird Dice set and am not seeing that in my rewards fulfillment coupons on the MCG site. I am new to backerkit and all this stuff so please forgive my ignorance, but how do I claim the dice set?

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I backed for a non-deluxe copy of the book, got the email notification, put in my order, and got my shipping notification. I’m eagerly awaiting for it to arrive next week when I remembered there was something about a free d20 for backers that had signed up for notifications (which I did). What ever happened with that? Are they still being produced, are they ready to ship, or what? I backed for a copy of the Weird Deck so if it’s included in the later shipment it’s not a big deal, I just want to make sure I hadn’t missed out.

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PROJECT UPDATE
Tammie Webb Ryan
CREATOR
about 2 months ago

Project Update: The Weird Deluxe Version Is Still in Production

Hello wonderful backers—

This is a small update to clear up confusion we caused when we sent out the last update and the most recent redemption email.

  • The Weird in PDF is fulfilling now; there is only one version of the PDF.
  • The Weird standard version in print is fulfilling now.
  • The Weird deluxe version (both the autographed and not autographed versions) is still in production and therefore not fulfilling now.

Those of you at these pledge levels, THE WEIRD DELUXE EDITION, BOOKS AND DECKS, and RETAILERS ONLY, get the deluxe version of The Weird, which is still being printed at this time.

Those of you at the GONZO pledge level get the deluxe, autographed version of The Weird, which is also still being printed at this time.

We are on track to deliver The Weird deluxe—both the autographed and not autographed versions—to backers in the coming weeks. We'll keep you informed.

We're sincerely sorry for the confusion we caused by not being clear in the update that the deluxe version is still in production and not fulfilling right now.

Team MCG
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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
about 2 months ago

Project Update: The Weird Is Fulfilling!

Hello, backers—

We let you know earlier this week that The Weird had reached our warehouses, and promised to inform you as soon as we began fulfillment.

Great news: we’ve begun fulfillment!

Check your email
or simply click here to redeem your rewards. We do not automatically ship your rewards—you must redeem them!

If this is your first fulfillment of an MCG crowdfunding campaign, you may find our process a little different than you’ve experienced with other companies. Here’s a quick overview of what happens:

  • You go to our store and “buy” your reward. But there’s a coupon attached to it that makes it free for you.
  • You check out just like you would with a normal purchase. (In fact, you can add other things from the MCG Shop to your order before checking out, if you like.)
  • During the checkout process, you provide your current address and pay for shipping.
  • Then we ship it out to you!
  • One last note: You can choose when to do this. If you have other rewards coming in the future (for example, if you backed for The Glimmering Valley), you can wait until they’re ready and save a few bucks on shipping. Or if you’re moving soon, or going on vacation, and don’t want to miss the package, you can wait until you’re ready. (We promise your reward will be available for at least a year.)

We can’t wait to ship your copy of The Weird out to you, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we’ve enjoyed making it!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG
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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
about 2 months ago

Project Update: We Have The Weird (and Just Wait Until You See It)!

Hello, backers—

Check this out:

That’s a first-off-the-presses copy of The Weird, and holy wow is it astounding. We’ve talked about how many amazing ideas and prompts this book contains (in the vicinity of 12,000), but until you hold this hefty tome in your hands and flip through it, the enormity of the creative content doesn’t really sink in.

And, boy howdy, does it look great! (This is just the standard edition, too—we have not yet seen a physical copy of the deluxe.)


Assuming no GM intrusions, we expect to receive the full shipment of The Weird this week. We’ll begin fulfillment as soon as we can. We’ll absolutely post a short update to let you know when that’s happening.

See You at Gamehole Con?

We’re going to be at Gamehole Con—and by “we,” we mean almost the entire MCG staff! Come join us next week at this delightful, relaxed mid-sized RPG convention in Madison, Wisconsin. Take a load off in the MCG Lounge, where we hang out and host dozens of games. There’s a bar in our area, and coffee and ice cream stands adjacent—it’s really living the best con life! We’d love to see you there!

If You Like Weird Things. . . .

Invisible Sun, the legendary RPG of magic and surrealism, is returning!




Highly praised by gamers and critics alike for its detailed, immersive, and truly innovative surrealist setting, rich mechanics, and astounding beauty, Invisible Sun is one of the most sought-after tabletop roleplaying products of recent history. Learn more about it at the Invisible Sun website. And don’t miss the campaign to summon the Black Cube back into existence!
Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG
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Hi, I backed at the “Gonzo” level which should include physical books but when I went to my MCG account I only had the PDF available as a coupon. Am I doing something wrong?

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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
3 months ago

Project Update: The Weird Heads to Press, and The Glimmering Valley Heads into Layout!

Hello, backers—

Last month we reported that The Weird was moving through layout and into proofing. We’re happy to report that proofing is about wrapped up, and the book heads to the printer in a matter of days!

(Want a quick look inside? We showed off a few page spreads in our last update, but you can get an even better look by downloading the free preview at the MCG Shop. Preorders are now open for The Weird, so if you know anyone who missed the crowdfunding campaign, be sure to let them know; but don't worry—as always—we’ll ship your copies first!)

Assuming no issues at the printer, we expect to have the book in our warehouses by the end of September. We’ll begin fulfillment as soon as we do!

The Glimmering Valley Starts to Glimmer

The Glimmering Valley has completed the editing phase, and layout has begun on that title. It’s a less unconventional than The Weird, so layout won’t be quite as challenging. We anticipate it will move into proofing in just a few weeks, and that proofing will also fairly quickly. We should be able to give you a look inside in our next update.


Coming Soon: The Magnus Archives Roleplaying Game!

For over 200 years The Magnus Institute has been dedicated to researching of the esoteric and the weird. Its archives contain hundreds of statements, from people of all walks of life, detailing their experiences with the supernatural.


Enter the archives and help investigate the supernatural horrors found in its records. Encounter the NotThem, the Anglerfish, or the Man Upon the Stair. Learn the truth of the books of Jurgen Leitner, the coffin that is also a pit, and The People’s Church of the Divine Host. And begin to see the patterns that reveal the true horrors connecting these disparate statements.

The Magnus Archives Roleplaying Game, based on the wildly popular The Magnus Archives fiction podcast, crowdfunds soon. Sign up to be notified of the launch, and get an exclusive gift when you pledge at any reward level: an actual Magnus Institute audio cassette. What will you find when you put it into your tape deck and hit play?

Will you enter the Magnus Archives with us?


Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG
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G’day MCG, With the update on The Weird heading to production, I was curious if this included The Deluxe version with colour plates as well? Thanks in advance for the response. Kind regards, Ad p.s. Jennifer in support is a legend. Seeing responses from a few friends on multiple KS/BK items and MCG cs is a cut above. So pass on appreciation please T or C.

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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
4 months ago

Project Update: Let’s take a look inside The Weird!

Hello, backers—

The Weird
has been in layout for the past few weeks, so we thought you’d like a look at what’s shaping up to be a book that’s as fascinating visually as it is conceptually. Here are just a few page spreads from this 256-page behemoth.



With so much going into this book, the layout has been a bit of a challenge. Javier, our ace layout guy, had this to say about the process:

“Monte’s vision for The Weird is a giant mash of genres, and in layout we have matched that with just as much variation in the visual style. We have quirky stuff, like art peeking out of weird places, and extra text bits scattered throughout the book. We also wanted to make the book coherent and easy to use so, for example, we have genre icons for easy referencing on the page edges. Our design team came up with 110 different lists, so it’s a LOT to fit in, while keeping it legible and looking great. We had to increase the page count! It’s definitely a very different sort of product than your typical RPG book.”

The Weird
moves into proofing soon, and then it’s off to press! We’ll keep you informed as it moves forward. In the meantime, it has just gone on preorder at the MCG Shop, so if you know anyone who missed this campaign, let them know!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG

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Hi guys, I backed this a while ago but now regret not getting the dice set. Will there be a chance to add them onto my order at any point?

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Did I miss something? Has this shipped yet?

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