Getting artifacts with XP and crafting artifacts with iotum in Numenera


Numenera Destiny introduces crafting artifacts. Numenera Discovery allows one to spend 3 XP to obtain an artifact. Are these two statements correct?

  • By Destiny rules, crafting an artifact does not take experience, only taking iotum, parts, and time.
  • Through Discovery rules, player can spend 3 XP to instantly-ish gain an artifact, no iotum/parts expended.

I saw this, but it covers Numenera 1 rules and does not touch on Discovery/Destiny.