NOTE: This app is designed to work in conjunction with the Numenera books, rather than to replace them. For fuller explanation of the abilities and options listed here, we have provided the appropriate page numbers in the Numenera books.

If you want to explore the Earth a billion years in the future in Monte Cook's Numenera, you'll need to be prepared. That's where this app comes in handy! Designed to guide you through character creation for this science-fantasy RPG, the Numenera Character Creator app also allows you to track your progress in real-time while you play.

We'll guide you step-by-step through the character creation process for the Numenera RPG (however, we don’t do the numenera and cypher steps because this will be between you and your GM - see below!).

You'll choose a descriptor, type, and focus. Your choices will automatically create your skills and provide you with your starting equipment. You'll modify your basic stats (Might, Speed, and Intellect), and we'll track your base and your current pool. You can track your damage and recovery rolls, and you'll be able to add or remove abilities and equipment.

Did we say equipment? This does include your numenera items - just go to the Equipment tab, click on the Numenera button, and you can manage your Artifacts, Cyphers, and Oddities.

You'll also be able to modify your background and character description, and we provide a handy field for other notes.

Have you advanced a Tier? No problem! We'll help you upgrade to the next one as your character progresses in power!

The Numenera Character Creator app is all you need to get started… apart from the actual tabletop Numenera rules, that is!

* Includes the following advanced features:
* Custom character create which allows you to create any character with any stats ( no wizard)
* Printing
* Edit all stats including tier allowing you to rush a character
* In-app purchase for ad-on books.
* Random Cypher selector!

We are planning to update the Character Creator app frequently. Please submit bug reports and issues to Thank you, and iadace!

What's New

Version 5.36

Fixed printing!

Ratings and Reviews

No Mutants


Why can't you create mutant characters? This was not made clear and as I play mutants I feel I've wasted my money.

Still slow and less than useful

Doktor Zeus

After several updates, the time taken to flick between tabs is still very slow. To cap it, the pretty background images now look awful in landscape mode because there's a large portion missing from the middle with a very obvious join mark where the top and bottom of the image have been abruptly stitched together with no care or attention.

The app still does what it sets out to do, but doesn't set out to do nearly enough for my liking.

Disappointing, poor experience and lacking functionality


It works, and some of the nice (but already well used) art from the website and books is present.

However, it doesn't feel like a native app, I suspect implemented in something like Codename One or Phonegap to give cross platform compatibility. As a result it's sluggish and missing some details/animations that could have made it really slick.

The user experience is generally pretty poor. You create characters using a series of wizard pages, some of which become quickly cluttered. Input errors are rudely reported via a popup when you click next, rather than guiding users through creation gracefully. As such, once you start the process there doesn't seem to be away to pause what you're doing, though it does seem save your choices if you click next.

When editing you face similar problems. There's no way to jump to a section of interest and the pages appear to take time to populate.

Likewise, the tabs have a noticeable delay when trying to use the character in play. Given the frequency and variety of cyphers a GM will dish out, the equipment tab is somewhat lacking, being slow and complicated to use. I would like to be able to print the character sheet, but that option does not appear to be available. Even export/email as PDF would be useful.

As a GM I was sad to see no cypher, artifact or oddity generator.

Finally, the app looks very out of place on iOS 7, but given this appears not to be a native app, I don't see that changing very soon.


Robin Moulder-McComb
30.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 3lb Games, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Numenera Character Options £1.99
  2. Technology Compendium: Sir Arthour’s Guide to the Numenera £1.99
  3. Cypher Collection I £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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