I found online a cheat sheet stating the following rule for Multiple Enemies/Swarm:

4 creatures = 1 creature of highest level + 1, minimum +2 damage bonus

That is different from the official one for the Swarms (explained in this answer).

I cannot find this rule on the Numenera rulebook nor the Cypher System rulebook. Is a house rule, or a failure of mine in the Intellect task to find it?


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I contacted the author of that cheat sheet through e-mail and they directed me to page 349 of the Numenera core book:

As a general rule, for every four creatures working together, treat them as one creature with a level equal to the highest of them plus 1, with a minimum of a +2 damage bonus. So a level 4 bandit who has three level 3 allies could team up and attack one foe as a level 5 NPC.

The author similarly noted that this is re-printed on page 344 of Numenera Discovery.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Excellent. For those who wonder, for the italian translation of Numenera this rule can be found on page 321. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ohmnibus
    Apr 12, 2019 at 20:11

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