Tabletop Spotlight: Numenera: Into The Outside


Are 3 Dimensions not enough for you? How about a whole Multi-verse to explore with Numenera: Into the Outside!

The Tabletop Spotlight is on the dimension hopping source book for Numemera – Into the Outside. Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought it over because they know I’m a fan of the series – and so are they!

Numenera is already a game set in a heavy fantasy-meets-sci-fi setting. The only thing this setting was missing was some crazy way to hop around some cross-dimensional portals and travel through space-time. Well…Into the Outside has made that a new reality! If you were a fan of game settings like SpellJammer, well this one is for you.

Into-the-Outside-3-Lie-Setiawan  Okay – Either I’m on drugs or I need to be…

This is first and foremost a sourcebook and guide to all things dimension-hoppy for Numenera. If you’re group is getting bored exploring the ruins of their home plane of existence then open up this book and take them on a wild ride. The planes of existence start off relatively close to what they are familiar with – but they farther out dimensionally they go, the stranger and stranger those worlds become. They might even cross some civilizations where dimension hopping is banned because of some crazy incident in the past.


But that’s just one possible adventure you can come up with using this book. Maybe one dimension is trying to invade another and your players must stop it. Perhaps they have to lead a rebellion on one reality to get back to their own. Maybe they caused all those things I just mentioned – How? Because dimension hopping is timey-whimey, whibbly-wobbley! If that sounds like your cup of tea then go check out Numenera: Into the Outside – in stores now!

Numenera: Into the Outside $39.99


Head into the Multiverse!

The Ninth World is filled with the bizarre and unexpected. But beyond it, the truly astonishing awaits. Enter a dimension where you exist in three different places simultaneously. A pocket universe that transforms you into living sound. An existence where time carves living beings into separate time streams. Or a world where merely thinking changes reality. How can you even begin to cope with such radically different worlds? Explore them and find out!


Dimension hopping antics? Count me in! I’ll just grab my Multi-pass…

  • I can’t help but wonder how many people out there are ACTUALLY playing Numenera. I know a bunch who own the books, but none of them have ever actually played the game.

    Numenera was an interesting read, but in the same sense as Houses of the Blooded and Continuum: intriguing as an exercise in game design, but not anything that actually looks fun to play.

    • Johaad

      Ive been playing in a couple different campaigns and its my second favorite rpg system just behind Edge of the Empire.

    • zeno666

      I’m with you. I’ve been quite curious about Numenera. But I don’t see a whole lot of adventures or campaigns for it.
      So I wouldn’t really know what to do with it.
      But then again I own zero books for it, perhaps its all laid out for me in there.

      • I think it mostly comes down to (a) how much you like Monte Cook, and (b) how much you want to play something that looks as little like D&D as possible.

        Personally, I like (some editions of) D&D and can’t stand Cook, so there wasn’t a huge draw for me.