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Charles Ryan
16 days ago
Weird Dice!
Hello, backers— We hope that those of you who backed for the spectacular deluxe edition of The Weird have been enjoying that beautiful book—and that, regardless of what editio...
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Charles Ryan
2 months ago
The Weird Deluxe Is Ready for You!
Hello, backers— We live in a time in which supply chains and freight systems are afflicted with a lot of weird disruptions, so we have been sad not to be able to get the deluxe...
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Charles Ryan
4 months 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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PROJECT UPDATE
Tammie Webb Ryan
CREATOR
over 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
over 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
over 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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I was very pleased upon opening up the delivery this am. I was impressed with the design and presentation of the OGoA book. This is even better. Kudos folks. This is a Gonzo book. First Question: Are the signed book plates in other backers' copies stashed in odd places inside the front cover? Just curious. May just be The Weird way of doing things. Hahaha. Second Question: Have other folks found the plastic book jacket to be be covered with a lot of small scratches? Just wondering if it is just mine or if other backers have found this. Thanks for a great book, MCG!

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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
14 days ago

Project Update: Weird Dice!


Hello, backers—

We hope that those of you who backed for the spectacular deluxe edition of The Weird have been enjoying that beautiful book—and that, regardless of what edition you use, your games have become more colorful, exciting, and memorable.

Now we’re ready to make your game table even a little bit weirder!


We are now fulfilling the Weird Dice set, and the special promo d20. These silicone dice are really cool—sharp-edged and just a little bit bouncy. They feel great in the hand and roll wonderfully. We’re super happy with how they turned out!

If the dice set or special promo d20 are among your rewards, and you haven't done so already, check your email now for redemption instructions. (If you missed the email, you can find redemption instructions here.) But before you do, here’s a reminder. We’re down to just one more reward for this campaign: the Weird Minis. These are in production now, and we hope to have them in six weeks or so. If you’re getting the physical minis and would like to save a few bucks on shipping, you can hold off on redeeming the dice (or other rewards) until the minis are ready.

We’ll have more news on the Weird Minis in our next update!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG
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Did the weird deck get fufilled and was just never mentioned?

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Hey MCG. Just got notification that the promotional d20 from early backing The Weird was available! I redeemed the book quite a while ago and have been loving it. It feels bad that there is no free shipping option listed for that promotional d20 that wasn't available when the book was. What can you guys do about that?

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Hey y'all. I never actually received any of my deluxe weird order. Did I fall through the cracks or was there a shipping error?

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I received a notice about the d20 being available, but is this the last item needed to complete the project? To avoid being nickel-and-dimed on the shipping, I've been delaying "cashing in" my coupons, but this has all been delivered so piecemeal over such a long period of time, I honestly have no clue what's left, if anything, to be delivered in this project.

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I’m sorry if this has been covered already, but I pledged for the deluxe copy signed by Monte Cook. Unless I’m straight up overlooking it, I don’t believe my copy was signed. Anyone else have this issue?

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I got my rewards in the mail and upon paging through the book, I realized that it is not autographed anywhere. Is there a way to get the autographed copy that I paid for? Thanks!

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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
2 months ago

Project Update: The Weird Deluxe Is Ready for You!

Hello, backers—

We live in a time in which supply chains and freight systems are afflicted with a lot of weird disruptions, so we have been sad not to be able to get the deluxe edition of The Weird into your hands for so long. But the wait, fortunately, is over: we have begun fulfillment of the deluxe version, including the autographed deluxe edition of The Weird.


We are really pleased with how this book turned out, and we think you will be, too! If the deluxe edition (autographed or unautographed) is among your rewards, you should already have received an email with redemption instructions. (If you didn’t get the email, simply log into the MCG Shop, navigate to the My Account page under the Store menu, and click on the Coupons tab. Then just click on the coupon or the Add All Products to Cart button to add the reward to your cart, and proceed to checkout.) Please note that our warehouse will be operating on a reduced schedule through the remainder of the year, so some orders may take a bit longer to ship than usual.

We hope you love the deluxe edition as much as we do. And that you have a wonderful holiday season!

Thanks again for your support!
—Team MCG

Speaking of holidays…


It’s a holiday tradition at MCG: we give you $10, and you can use it to get something at the MCG Shop—or donate it to charity! 100% of the donation goes to the chosen charity, and over the years we’ve given thousands to some really worthy causes. So take $10 off a gift for a loved one (or yourself!) or tell us which charity you’d like us to give it to. It’s the MCG Holiday Gift!
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Hello! I received the coupon to get my Deluxe version of The Weird (two days after The Glimmering Valley arrived heh). In order to save on shipping, I'd love to know when are The Weird Deck and the Weird d20 dice (the one offered to early backers who were chose to be notified when the campaign went live) being fulfilled, as those are also included in my pledge... Thanks in advance!

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It would be great to get some information, especially with The w weird being available through online retailers now.

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PROJECT UPDATE
Charles Ryan
CREATOR
3 months 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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