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Cypher/Claim the Sky (Back Matter) w/ Armaan Babu and Ian Gregory
Episode 323rd May 2023 • Team-Up Moves • Fiona Hopkins and Stephanie Burt
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Cyphers! Pools! Adjectives, nouns, and verb phrases! Armaan and Ian are with us to dig into Cypher and discuss how it handles superheroic characters and stories.

Cypher System is a setting-agnostic RPG from Monte Cook Games. We’re using their Claim the Sky add-on book to inform how to adapt it to superheroic characters and settings.

Find out more about Cypher System and Claim the Sky at

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Back Issues

  • UNCANNY X-MEN 122-25 (1979), by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and others
  • DREADSTAR (1982-1992), by Jim Starlin and others
  • MACHINE MAN 1-4 (1984), by Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and others
  • MURDERWORLD (2022-23), by Jim Zub, Ray Fawkes, and others
  • X-FORCE (2020-2023), by Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and others
  • X-TERMINATORS (2022-2023), by Leah Williams, Carlos Gomez and others
  • SINS OF SINISTER (2023), by Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, Paco Medina and others

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The Cast

Armaan Babu (he/him, @ArmaanBabu) — Karma Jain (“The Games Master”)

(You can hire Armaan to be your actual game master at!)

Ian Gregory (they/them, @fissionmale) — Exo-Unit Layer Ipsilon Seven

Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/ — Sheila Remy (“Songwolf”)

Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/ — Game Master

Show Info




Twitter: @teamupmoves


Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead




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