The Cypher Conundrum

The Cypher Conundrum

I believe I may have found a solution I like for the Cypher Conundrum. In a nutshell, what I call the Cypher Conundrum is a convergence of two things in Numenera and The Strange. First, if a GM generates cyphers randomly on-the-fly, he's going to end up with some results that don't make sense. Second, players in the Cypher System are supposed to find (and use) cyphers all the time. If you run many of the published adventures, you'll usually find that PCs are finding cyphers faster than they can use them, for a variety of reasons. This often leads to cyphers being left behind, which can be a drag for the GM if he's creating and detailing cyphers ahead of time.

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