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  4. In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Eric Zawadski about Deviant: The Renegades! Apocalyptic Record and Beckett’s Jyhad DiaryDeviant is techno ChangelingOrigins Clades and flexibility of power creationDivergenceConspiracies and the Web of PainViolent toneConnections to disabilityAntagonistsRelationship to Hunter: The VigilAdditional books Links: Deviant: The Renegades: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/341534/Deviant-The-Renegades?affiliate_id=548232W20 Apocalyptic Record Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-edOnyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
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  6. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Assassins-Placeholder-1024x287.png Entering the Shadow: Becoming an Assassin Most ordinary people do not wake up one day and decide to master the killing arts. It takes a special kind of person, one of the Inspired who has lived a life touched by violence and death. An Assassin could have been a professional killer before their Moment of Inspiration, but it is just as possible that they had little experience killing beforehand and must adapt to survive with their newfound skills. Some Assassins were victims of violence, rather than its perpetrator, left for dead by a serial killer or pursued by killers themselves. Many grew up in environments suffused with violence and death, such as in deadly warzones, places torn apart by civil strife, among criminals, or even raised by other Assassins. A rare few are unfortunate people who have led otherwise sleepy boring lives, are suddenly drawn into a life-or-death situation. Inspired to survive, they overcome danger as an Assassin. These unlucky circumstances are always life-threatening (and somewhat traumatic). Like Talents, their abilities develop with exposure to flux, but the circumstances of an Assassin’s life and Moment of Inspiration refine their manipulation of probabilities towards killing. Once Inspired, each Assassin finds themselves more capable of inflicting and surviving violence, but the heights of Assassin skill require training and dedication. Veteran Assassins seek out their juniors, schooling them in the basics of the Shadow, from the most fundamental training in self-defense to the Code that governs Assassin conduct, and even their first Masteries, the killing techniques practiced by Assassins. An elder Assassin owes only a bare minimum of training according to the Code, but it is common for senior Assassins to scout out fledglings and offer more extensive training. The bonds forged during this time serve to help recruit fledgling Assassins into a Society, one of the organizations dedicated to training killers-for-hire and ruling the Assassin world. Three Worlds The world of Assassins is our modern-day world. It takes place in the present. The cities and nationalities present within its world are our own, unchanged except by the imaginations of the Storyguide and players. However, this fictional version of the real world breaks down along three lines: Daylight, Twilight, and Shadow. These are descriptors for different parts of the setting that Assassins interact with. The lines between them are intentionally porous and characters freely move between them during Assassins chronicles. Shadow This is the realm of Assassins. It is their hidden abode and base of operation. Shadow is not an alternate dimension or reality, or a shard of the real world. It exists alongside normal, day-to-day operations, but disappears beneath average scrutiny. The world of Assassins stands inaccessible to the people of Daylight (unless, of course, they are a victim of unlucky circumstances, see p. XX). An ordinary salaryman cannot accidentally make a reservation at Hotel Asylia, or stumble into a board room reserved by the Daughters of the Jacobins. The Inspired power of Assassins as a collective whole protects them. An Assassin can bring someone from Daylight into Shadow. Such a thing is not impossible. However, doing so puts the cultivated secrecy of Shadow at risk — a transgression that Societies do not look upon lightly. All Societies, major and minor, operate out of Shadow. The major Societies control whole organizations, own businesses, hotels, and training facilities. These places exist in material reality but they do not exist legally. Of course, residents of the Shadow know each other and how to locate one another though hidden facilities and headquarters remain secret even among Assassins. If a person in Daylight has heard of something from Shadow, it’s in the form of an urban legend, an unbelievable post online, or a swiftly-discredited piece of independent journalism. Those who dwell in Twilight know that Shadow exists, and is populated by extremely powerful and impossibly deadly people. Criminal elements with contacts in Shadow abide by one very important rule: do not fuck with your Shadow associates. This doesn’t stop residents from ignoring this rule, naturally — a mistake for which they pay dearly. From their vaunted, hidden bases of operation, Societies influence the power structures of the world. They select their targets from among the dangerous and powerful at the behest of those governments, corporations, and other organizations who can afford them. The masterminds in Shadow orchestrate unrest in another country, embed seconds-in-command who quietly pull the strings, and eliminate important opposition to their long-term plans. Assassins begin as the killing instruments of these hidden leaders, but may rise to seize power for themselves. Most Assassins choose to live a life of violence, and escape Shadow before it claims their lives but most aren’t that lucky. Doing so is a dangerous play, and a path strewn with countless enemies. No matter how a character approaches her life in Shadow, it’s never an easy trod. Shadow and Flux Where Assassins gather, the collective force of their Inspiration creates something like a barrier of Flux. This cordon of energy separates Shadow from the rest of the world. It makes everyday people drive past their glistening bases of operation and think wonder what people do there, then never consider the place again. Like any other continuum, this bubble of Flux affects temporal flow. The World of Shadow is every-so-slightly anachronistic, and thanks to this unusual manipulation, protects its residents from extra-dimensional problems. Anomalies like Francis Smith (Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook, p. 141) do not appear within Shadow. However, this does mean that antiquated technology and weapons — like oil paintings or phonographs or swords — see regular use. Characters with the ability to sense the presence of flux might be able to identify a location as belonging to Shadow by its unusual energy. They’d be wise to leave it well enough alone, though.
  7. Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Heirs to the Shogunate for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Heirs-to-the-Shogunate-232x300.jpg Centuries ago, the tumultuous Dragon-Blooded Shogunate ruled much of the known world. Its glory and grandeur fell into ashes amid the Great Contagion, but today new empires blaze high from its embers. Haughty Dynasts feasting amid the stolen treasures of the Threshold; proud Seventh Legion officers clad in panoplies of jade; lone outcastes struggling to carve out a heroic legend at the world’s edge — they’re all heirs to the Shogunate, yet they each stand on their own as a prince of the earth. Heirs to the Shogunate details the Realm’s cadet houses and secondary schools, the military city-state of Lookshy, Prasad’s expanding empire, the weird Forest Witches, and outcastes. It also contains new Dragon-Blooded Charms, heirloom artifacts, and Quick Characters. Lastly, it describes the impending Realm Civil War, including a fully playable scenario depicting the War in the West. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CreatureCollection-232x300.jpg Also available: Creature Collection 5e is now available for Fantasy Grounds! Grab it below: Fantasy Grounds’ siteSteam Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png The Apocalyptic Record, the capstone project for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition, was launched yesterday on Kickstarter! We funded in under five hours, and we’re currently at $45,592, or 130% of our $35,000 goal! We’ll be at it for another four weeks. Please join us! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion: The HiddenYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  8. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png This W20: APOCALYPTIC RECORD Kickstarter campaign is designed to enable us to create a deluxe hardcover edition of this supplement, designed to match the look and feel of our other 20th Anniversary Editions, and specifically serve as a setting supplement and sourcebook for the Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition. This is the capstone book for Werewolf 20, akin to Beckett’s Jyhad Diary for V20. The primary purpose behind this Kickstarter campaign is to enable Onyx Path to create the best version of The Apocalyptic Record that’s possible. Your support will allow Onyx Path to use the best production, the most appropriate components, and possibly even contract more art for this book. An amazing digital PDF product will be created with this material. With your help we will be able to take it a step further and produce a deluxe hardcover version of W20: The Apocalyptic Record for fans and collectors. The main goal and primary focus of this Kickstarter campaign is the creation of this limited-edition book. The Apocalyptic Record includes: Five chapters of in-character accounts, reports, songs, and tales from the heart of the Garou Nation, covering stories of grief and joy, battle and peace, spirits and kin.Story hooks in every chapter to make the content within immediately usable at the gaming table.A chapter dedicated to the Werewolf: The Apocalypse metaplot, and how to utilize it in your stories. >>> Join us now! <<<
  9. A cursed moon hurtles through the multiverse, crashing from one plane to the next, never at rest, forever fleeing a … Explore New 5e Planes—and More! Announcing Planebreaker The post Explore New 5e Planes—and More! Announcing Planebreaker appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  10. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/RPG-Clinic.png Today’s spotlight is on the RPG Clinic, a superb channel on YouTube! You can find their site right here: https://www.youtube.com/c/RPGClinic/ RPG Clinic are new but definitely worth following. They’ve shown a lot of love to two games of which we’re massive fans – Changeling: The Dreaming and Exalted – and have performing actual plays of both. If you’re looking to find out about or get into either Changeling or Exalted, check out the following playlists: ExalTwitch: Academy Changeling: The Streaming ExalTwitch: Nexus Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!
  11. Lunch: Football Field Lilly kept Marissa's advice to heart and for the next few periods did her best to hide her fatigue, mostly consisting of being conscious of her posture and general body language, and expression, which took a fair bit of concentration. It made her idly wonder if Marissa was always doing the same to project the proper 'face' to the outside world (which she probably was) and how much effort it took. The simple bit of advice gave Lilly more than a little bit of insight and actually some newfound respect and appreciation for the discipline Marissa much actually have. Huh. Who would've thought? She did her best to focus on whatever class was at hand, but between her mental and physical fatigue, and thoughts drifting elsewhere, she found it somewhat difficult, even though she was outwardly hiding it. Mostly she was trying to make it through to lunch where Autumn could hopefully help. There were, of course, the typical welcome backs and at least superficial concern for her missing the previous day from some other students ranging from various classmates, acquaintances, and friends to members of the football team who also brought her up to speed on recent developments on the team. When the lunch bell finally rang Lilly grabbed her bag and made the all too familiar trek down toward the athletic fields. In her time at Shelly High, she had probably spent as much time, if not more, down on the fields than in actual classrooms between her training and various practices so she found a certain degree of familiarity and comfort there. As she approached the bleachers, the smell of fresh cut grass greeted her nose and she allowed herself a faint smile, soaking it in. The smell had always been soothing to her, right down to her soul, and right now it was a welcomed comfort. It was hot sitting on the grass next to the track, her face shaded from the midday sun only by the rectangular banner that advertised the PTO's annual Homecoming bake sale. Stupid hot, Autumn's weather app informed her grimly: 'So hot you can just lick your arm before doing a tequila shot.' Well, there wasn't any tequila, but the pink-cheeked post-PE redhead was feeling a little salty, if she was totally honest. Plucking at the collar of her bright yellow GSA t-shirt, she made a soft guttural sound that was half huff, half nonverbal grumble which nevertheless perfectly encapsulated the feeling of damp fabric sticking uncomfortably to one's skin. Of course, it had to be basically 90 degrees on the one day she had suggested Lilly meet her outside; so much for planning ahead. With a rueful little snort, Autumn straightened her legs and glanced up again, shielding her eyes against the cloudless brilliance of the late summer sky. Nope. Not yet. According to Jay, Lilly had been in Mr. Jelbert's class that morning, and Jase seemed convinced she really did need help. Maybe she'll show this time. It was an uncharitable thought, but there it was, ugly and honest. Nose crinkling as she made a face, the vibrant redhead downed another long swallow from her water bottle and tipped the last of the M&Ms out of their packet and into her free hand, cradling them distractedly. It could've been worse, of course. It could've been raining. ...Although then they would've just made different plans, so on second thought, no. Not really much of a consolation. Popping the few remaining chocolate candies into her mouth, Autumn gathered up the remains of her improvised lunch from the vending machine and got to her feet, idly brushing the grass from her bare legs. "...Every turn I take, every trail I track, every path I make, every road hmhmm..." The quiet refrain faded into humming as she neared the vacant concession stand, tossing the plastic remnants of candy-coated chocolate and a pepperoni pizza Lunchable into the trash. Pacing, water bottle sloshing softly in her hand, she was about to dig her phone out of her shorts pocket to text Jase when the enviably athletic woman of the hour came into view near the entrance to the field. It was a start, at least, she conceded, raising a pale arm overhead in greeting. Lilly raised an arm to return the greeting and shifted from a walk to a light jog to close the distance. She was grateful for Autumn being willing to meet and possibly help her, but she did not want to take up too much of the lunch period. As she drew near the redhead, she slowed back to a walk. "Hey." she said in greeting with whatever smile she could muster, dropping the facade she has been working to hold up all morning. Lilly was clearly not her usual self. She was much more subdued with her shoulders slumping a bit and her usual vibrancy gone. She looked truly worn down, a state that few, if any, could say they had ever saw her in. "Thanks for seeing me. I didn't want to bother you, or anybody really, but I can't keep going on like this. Jase suggested I see you. Something about you could maybe help sooth mental and emotional traumas, I guess by helping the mind deal with it rather than forgetting." she said and this shrugged. "I.. I dunno." she sighed and then continued. "I dunno how your abilities work. I just hope you can help because I really need it right now. Enterich messed my head up bad." she admitted with more than a hint of defeat in her voice. Nodding, Autumn chewed the inside of her lower lip for a moment as the... argument? Disagreement?... whatever from last night flickered briefly in the forefront of her mind. "Yeah," she sighed, the corner of her mouth curving upward in a crooked, rueful smile. "We did kinda talk about it. He seemed worried about you." Pause. "Well," she amended, the smile widening a little as she shook her head, one hand gesturing vaguely back and forth as her haphazard ponytail swayed sluggishly behind her. "Y'know. Jase-worried. Anyway." With the twitch of a shoulder in a quick shrug she refocused on the matter at hand, on the oddly diminished, small seeming figure before her- looking not at, or even through Lilly, but into her, tracing the threads of Radiance that made up the warp and weft of the dark-eyed girl's life; here the frayed edge of fatigue, there the near-invisible mending of an old injury long since healed. The gifted young athlete's present hurts, however, were visible to Autumn only in the physical accumulation of secondary ills they were generating. Whatever had happened to her on Monday, she wasn't bouncing back, which was... kind of weird. Unless, maybe Enterich had triggered some kind of issues Lilly already had, and- -And it doesn't really matter right now, does it? Hell, we all probably need therapy at this point. Fucking focus, Autumn. "Full disclosure," she added distractedly, blinking away the lingering traces of that other, stranger vision that was slowly becoming notably less strange with each passing day. "I'm not a hundred percent sure how this works, either. I did, however, spend about two hours last night on Wikipedia researching brain function in case you asked, so I'd at least be able to come up with something that sounded good. So." With another little half-shrug as if to say, 'that's that,' the energetic Girl Scout sat down on the edge of the bottom-most bleacher, pushing sweat-damp curls back from her face. "Just sit on the grass here, that way if you, like, pass out or something you're good." Autumn's eyes widened suddenly, a flicker of panic on her freckled features as she hastily added, "Not that I'm expecting you to pass out! It'll be totally fine. Should be totally fine," the redhead continued quickly, visibly torn between complete honesty and a desire to reassure. "I've kind of done this before, just not this specifically. I mean, I haven't really sat down with somebody for the sole purpose of rewiring the way their brains work, so... y'know. If you start seeing sounds, or smelling burnt toast, or feeling any pain or numbness or anything like that, just, um. Maybe let me know." Smooth, Autumn, she groaned internally. As if this isn't awkward enough. "Hey, if I pass out then at least I end up getting some rest." Lilly weakly joked with a shrug as she took a seat on the grass where indicated with a relaxed sigh. The fact that she was even awake and relatively functional was a testament to her toughness, supernatural or otherwise. "And dude. You didn't need to study or whatever for my benefit. I just need some help.. your help. How it works isn't that big a deal I guess. I mean, I figured I would get through this on my own, one way or another, eventually, but I dunno how long that would be and I am tired of being on the sidelines or whatever." she sighed. Lilly turned and looked over her shoulder at Autumn, looking up to meet her gaze. "And you know, not matter if this works or not, thanks for even trying." she said with sincerity as she blinked away tears that her eyes were threatening to loose. Fuck, Autumn swore internally, feeling that involuntary sting of sympathy behind her own eyelids in response as the other girl's shadow-ringed eyes looked up at her with a mixture of desperation, hope, and despair. Nope. Nuh uh. Not right now, we are so not doing this. "It works," the redhead replied and exhaled slowly, gently but firmly placing her hands on either side of Lilly's head and turning her to face forward again as she got comfortable. "And the research wasn't just for your benefit. Admittedly, yeah, your whole..." She paused as she slid off Lilly's headband and set it aside, unsure how to refer to what had happened. "Situation did kind of give me some motivation, though. I've been kind of just guessing so far, going on instinct and the way it looks or, or feels to me, but that makes it hard to explain it to other people. Especially when we're still trying to figure out how we do what we do. Jase and Sean have this whole huge theory they're working on, which is great, but that's big-picture stuff, y'know? It'd be nice to know more about what I'm doing, that's all." Then, more quietly as she combed Lilly's hair back with her fingers, surreptitiously glancing up to watch as a pair of groundskeepers in stained shirts headed back toward the gate: "And, no problem. Any questions before I get started?" "Questions? Not really. But so you know what you are dealing with here..." Lilly said and let out a long sigh. "It's like he pulled up all of my fears, and I mean all of them, even ones I thought I didn't have anymore, and ones I did not know I had. I mean, I guess I knew I had them, on some level, but not, like, consciously, if that makes sense. Anyways, he pulled them all up and, I dunno, magnified them to the point I couldn't think about anything else. I'm not even sure how I managed to drive home, honestly. I really don't remember anything from the last few days until yesterday afternoon." she explained as she began to slowly, idly rub her forearm to subconsciously comfort herself. "It finally started to, well, 'fade' is not the right word. I dunno. I got, or wrestled back some control, I guess. It took everything I had to just go to the meeting. But when I close my eyes or try to rest, it's like that pit of fears is just waiting to pull me back in. I've tried to sleep, but it's basically one long nightmare and sure as hell is not restful. Like, even right now I can feel them gnawing at my mind. They still pop into my head at the sight of certain people, or things, or when certain thoughts cross my mind. I have to... I don't even know how to describe dealing with it, but it's exhausting..." she said and shook her head, as if to try and shake out the undesirable thoughts, and then lowered her head in fatigue. "Oh! Sorry." she said, realizing her had lowered her head and lifting it back up again unto the position Autumn had indicated before. "And if that doesn't help you, then sorry for the TMI." Autumn remained largely quiet while Lilly described, slowly and uncertainly, something of what she'd experienced during her private ordeal. Offering only the occasional mhmm of acknowledgement, she simply listened, comparing what she was hearing and what she'd seen on her initial assessment to what she'd read the night before about the physical effects of stress and fear. It was a little bit surreal, admittedly, hearing Lilly Pryor talk about being afraid of... well, pretty much anything. She was outgoing and popular, sort of like a more wholesome version of Marissa. They even had kind of a similar look, if she thought about it. But- Nobody's really got all their shit together, I guess. The red-haired teen squinted a little as her gaze flicked briefly up to the field and the indistinct figures in the bleachers on the opposite side. I sure as hell don't, she admitted ruefully to herself. "Not TMI," she replied after a moment's relative silence, the distant laughter and raised voices of other students drifting past in the hot afternoon air. Lilly had obviously dealt with a lot, but if Autumn was totally honest with herself, it sounded like she'd gotten off pretty fucking easily, all things considered- no nightmare world, no knee-deep pools of clotted blood, no chance of imminent death by things that shouldn't exist. Maybe a part of the athletic brunette felt that way, too; guilt could be a total bitch, after all, and maybe that was one of the insecurities Enterich had preyed on. Regardless, that's not why the young vitakinetic was there, and it didn't really matter anyway. Lilly was Jase's friend, and part of the Fellowship, and she'd asked for help, and there was visible, tangible evidence of emotional trauma in her brain, so... So. "Seriously, you're good," the earnest redhead added, nudging the other girl's arm with her knee for emphasis. "The whole point of this is to try to repair the damage he did, and hopefully to help you process so you can function. Doesn't really matter whether talking about what happened is useful to me or not, because it's not about me. So," she continued, returning to practical matters, "basically I thought I'd just give you a French braid. Super simple, won't look like we're crazy sitting here, and your hair will already be done for practice later. I have to actually touch you to do this, so it was the best option I could think of. That cool?" Lilly nodded and let out a long sigh, holding at a bay another of her fears and allowing herself the luxury of relaxing a little bit feeling somewhat comforted by the redhead's words and confident in her ability to help her. "Yeah. That's cool. Thanks." "Okay." Exhaling, Autumn leaned forward slightly, sectioning off three even sections of Lilly's hair as she focused on the subtle hum of Radiance responding to her own. As with Marissa, there was that curious impression of potential, of a vast untapped wellspring that was so very different from most of the other members of the group- if the extraordinarily loose affiliation of teens could be called that anymore. That similarity gave the redhead a moment's pause; Lilly and Cade had been deemed to possess 'Hero-Shine.' Marissa and Cade were not, so far as Radiance was concerned, anything alike. And yet... this. Had something changed since that afternoon at the farm over a week ago? Was that even possible? she wondered, half-consciously weaving another layer of dark hair through her fingers in movements so familiar they might as well have been autonomic. Maybe their original assumptions had been wrong, but according to Jase's explanation she and Cade could collapse possible outcomes into the one they wanted, or something like that. Cody Sikes had changed, she reminded herself as the warm ripples of her Shine lapped cautiously against the shores of the exhausted brunette's awareness. But he was manipulated by the Hunter, or at least by some twisted earthbound echo of him. If Lilly had also changed on a noetic level, how? Who changed her, if anyone- and if it wasn't because of some outside force, was it a conscious effort on her part, or some natural evolution? Was she even aware of it? Did it have anything to do with the week she was gone? With Enterich's interference? Could it happen spontaneously to someone else? They'd more or less established that Cody had chosen his path, awful and uncompromising as the result was, so did that also mean there were still choices to be made, options left open to them that could reshape the fundamental essence of who they were? Could they reproduce this change? ...Without the terrifyingly awful corruption, obviously. And if it was possible now, would that always be the case, or would they eventually- The sound of an exuberant shout across the field brought her abruptly back to the present, the heat of the afternoon sun on her face matched only by the flush of shame that suffused it. -Get around to fixing Lilly's mind before she fucking loses it completely? Yep. That'd be great. Swearing internally, Autumn took a deep breath to re-center, grounding herself in the solidity of the well-worn dirt beneath her feet and the hard, sun-warmed metal she was sitting on. Why the hell were there so many questions lately, and why was there apparently never a good time to ask them? Sure, it was kind of exciting, thinking about the possibilities, but also frustrating. And of course it was all abstract, theoretical curiosity, too- and it wasn't as if she could get any kind of meaningful answers right now, anyway. Or at least not practical ones. And she was supposed to be in the middle of doing something ever-so-slightly more important. Ugh. Later. There was always Study Hall, or after school. Until then... Focus. Seriously. As freckled fingers deftly braided the beleaguered teen's coffee-colored strands into a sleek plait, tendrils of Autumn's Shine likewise wove themselves along her neural pathways. She could feel... Frowning, the red-haired vitakinetic tried to define what she was feeling, exactly, through that near-tactile connection, that awareness of the other girl's essential vitality. There was trauma, for sure, but not like it had been with, say, Jason or Jacob, or even Sophia and Tawny. There was no physical injury, no hemorrhaging or fractures, but there was damage; a series of ominous bruise-like lesions, dark against the background luminosity of Lilly's intrinsic pattern. What the hell...? Probing further, tentatively exploring the boundaries of one of those strange contusions, Autumn cringed in revulsion and instinctive horror at the wrongness of it, at the weirdly organic pattern of its edges, livid filaments extending and expanding outward like occlusive spider webs or- Oh. Oh, fuck. No, no no no nono. It was all she could do not to physically recoil from the image that had sprung, unbidden, to mind, and for a moment her fingers froze: the gnarled roots of a dark and ancient tree, working their way inexorably into Lilly's psyche. That couldn't be what was happening, obviously, because the Tree itself was gone, and the spirit that tended it, or served it, or whatever. It was just too recent, too fresh not to make that comparison. It's fine, she reminded herself, swallowing despite the sudden dryness of her throat. She could almost smell the scent of iron, metallic and wet and old- It's like a, a... Her mental flailing for the name only made it worse, and eventually she gave in, falling back on the generic in desperation. Like one of those fucking inkblot tests or something. Just shapes. Even so, they were ugly, and rather than showing any evidence of healing, the neurochemical markers all indicated a definitive downward spiral that could only spell more suffering. Cortisol and adrenaline levels were high enough that Autumn could feel a sort of sympathetic jolt through her attunement to Lilly, the phantom taste of something bitter lingering on the back of her tongue. No wonder she feels like a wreck, she grimaced mentally, scooting back on the metal bench seat to adjust her grasp on the three interwoven sections of hair looped over her fingers. It wasn't what she'd expected to find, poking around in the other girl's brain- but then, she reflected ruefully, having expectations at all was probably her first mistake. Gently scintillating waves of sunset hues permeated the former Olympian hopeful's mind and enveloped the most deeply-affected areas, re-balancing the chemical activity of Lilly's amygdala, her hippocampus, and her prefrontal cortex even as that same restless energy eagerly redirected and restructured the delicate neural pathways, encouraging the growth of new connections. She wasn't sure how Enterich had done it, but somehow he'd managed to disrupt not only the instinctive, emotional center of Lilly's brain, but probably also her ability to regulate those emotional impulses or even distinguish between her fears and reality. For a moment, Autumn was implausibly happy not to be a mind-reader; the soft resonance of the brunette's Shine with her own, that ephemeral tether that thrummed with synchronous heartbeats, spoke volumes on its own. [NOTE: This interaction is a work in progress, and this post will be updated when the collab with Lilly's player is complete. The current iteration is being posted here for the sake of continuity.]
  12. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tobin_01.png The Age of Apocalypse… A..POC…a..lyyyyypse! What that bit of song parody is all about is that we’re going live with the Kickstarter for the Deluxe W20 Apocalyptic Record tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st! We haven’t done a W20 Kickstarter in quite some time, so we’re all really excited to HOWL with you all once again! Developer Matthew Dawkins has this to say overview of the book: Also check out this chapter by chapter breakdown from two week ago’s MMN blog: http://theonyxpath.com/in-the-red-monday-meeting-notes/?preview=true&_thumbnail_id=18288 We’ve been calling this the capstone book for W20, and while there will no doubt be at least one added Stretch Goal project to come out of this KS, the Apocalyptic Record will certainly be the last W20 book Kickstarted! (Unless plans change again…) So check out the preKS page and sign up for an alert when the KS goes live so you don’t miss all the excitement! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-ed http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png Much of our talk today during the Monday Meeting (of whose notes these are) was focused on our online GenCon panels and games that ran over the weekend. While weird to be doing them while other friends in the business were posting all sorts of in-person event pics, we actually really enjoyed our sessions this year. In fact, I think that the two panels I sat in on were some of the best we’ve ever done! The Storypath Panel gave us a chance to go into how and why we started creating it, then how the designers ran with the system and what they did as they used it for different game lines, and then what we are doing with it in the future. How we see it evolving, and, again, why we see it evolving. I particularly liked that Matthew and Eddy could talk about the factors that go into working on it as game designers, while Dixie and I were able to talk about the expected and actual player experiences while using Storypath. Something for everyone in that discussion, I think. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/DigitalArtChefs_HDNP.jpgHundred Devils Night Parade art by Digital Chefs We didn’t really have announcements about new projects, mostly because we’ve already announced what we could up til now, but we did reveal a bunch of our thoughts – particularly in the What’s Up With Onyx Path? panel as we answered the questions submitted during the chat. And one submitted right here in our MMN blog comments from Troy: “What has been the most frustrating thing about COVID for putting out books? What has been the most surprising? (Assuming those are not the same thing)” Overall, the group seemed to agree that the most frustrating aspect it terms of making our games was/is just how impacted almost all of our creative teams were – with the flip-side of just how great everyone was in supporting one another. From our town-halls, to our devs all coaching one another and encouraging each other, it was a joy to see our crew try and provide safe harbors for each other. And it still is! We talked a bit about books that are currently being worked on, and Matthew expanded on Trinity Continuum: Aether and revealed the types of player characters and some more about the martians and their invasion(s). We (OK, it was me) also mentioned that we are thinking of doing the Kickstarters for They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! together, as a They Came From…! Double-Feature! In response to some questions in the chat, Dixie mentioned again that we don’t call the shots for the WW game lines and we have to work with the timing and schedules and approvals that come from Paradox. That applies to them being open to a W20 book again in the form of the W20 Apocalyptic Record that we’re all howling about, or M20 Lore of the Traditions, or generally in terms of the release schedules in general. When we get the OK, we are thrilled to once again work on these game lines – from the connections Mirthful Mike or Eddy or I have from having worked with them at old White Wolf, to the love our creators have after years (and years) of playing in them. Now, back onto what we talked about, we did mention TC: Assassins as there will be some preview blogs going up starting this week, but then Impish Ian surprised us today at the meeting with a logo he’s been playing around with! Even our own folks were inspired by that panel! Here it is: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Assassins-Placeholder-1024x287.png I got one of those questions lobbed at me that just beg for a one-word answer: “Are you going to support Virtual Table Top more?” I just had to answer: “Yes.” Full stop. But since that’s just being bratty, and not at all really answering what they were really asking, I expanded on that to let folks know that we really do have more and more of our game lines receiving VTT elements to enable play on specific platforms. Already, we have multiple starters up on Astral Tabletop (three for the Trinity Continuum – as shown below, one for Scion and one for Pugmire, and starter adventures for Scarred Lands, come to mind). And that’s just Astral, mostly because it is a really easy interface, with Fantasy Grounds, and Roll20, and more, all being venues that we’ll be announcing projects on. For whatever reason, the Gen Con panels seemed to spur on lots of comments from our crew on new sales and a raft of convention appearance notifications. I don’t remember if those were caught on the recording, or we discussed them after or before the panel sessions but you can check them out right now in the updated sales and convention appearances sections below! This includes the spur-of-the-moment Talk Like A Pirate Day Sales, which were pretty much inspired by how much fun it is to talk like a pirate! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371311/Pirates-of-Pugmire–Talk-Like-A-Pirate-BUNDLE https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371312/Blood-Sea–Talk-Like-A-Pirate-BUNDLE http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/DigitalArtChefs_Prometheus-Unbound.jpgPrometheus Unbound art by Digital Chefs The audio for these panels are going to be going up as Pathcast releases in the weeks to come, and the visual recording with join our YouTube channel as soon as we can get them OK’d to go up there. Which means, and I may never live this down, if you watch or listen you’ll be able to see or hear me completely forget our company motto at the end of the What’s Up panel. I mean, just fumble the whole thing. The motto I write out every week on this blog. Nope. Total brain-freeze. Many Paths…Lots of Worlds…That Path Over There…Seven Paths For Seven Brothers… Finally they all shouted out: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png Our next Kickstarter will be The Deluxe Apocalyptic Record for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition going live on Tuesday, September 21st! Be sure to visit the pre-Kickstarter page to sign up for immediate notification when it goes live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-ed Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: The gang take a vengeful Deep Dive into Deviant, joined by developer Eric Zawadzki! What’s it all about? What is the Web of Pain?! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2-OPPScheduleSept21-Sept27GRAF-1024x576.png Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2-OPPScheduleSept21-Sept27-1024x576.png Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Are you interested in Promethean: The Created? If so, we’ve got an excellent series of videos for you. The Domain Gaming channel has a multi-part series already uploaded, so you can start from the beginning or skip to the present episode and find out a little more about the troubled and tragic lives of the Created. https://youtu.be/NOxlcWC0U9I That’s not all, because The Domain Gaming also have a crossover chronicle on their channel! So if you like The Contagion Chronicle or are interested in seeing various characters of different types conflicting (and working) with each other, check out their latest episode: https://youtu.be/6U3b0GyupfU Are you interested in Trinity Continuum: Aeon? If so, this actual play from Onyx Path Con over on our Onyx Path Publishing YouTube channel is for you! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/AlWR_9RQNZU Red Moon Roleplaying hosted a chronicle of Mummy: The Curse Second Edition last year, so if you’re interested in the newly released book, please check it out starting with character creation: https://youtu.be/GJIEAEAx2MY The Exaltcast is talks about demons and Malfeas! Get Infernal with these fine folks: https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/09/06/impossible-emerald-brilliance-demons-and-malfeas/ Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! Please check them out and give them some support. This is the newest episode of this chapter, so please get involved. https://youtu.be/Uzt9hvMPeqk Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses. Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic. And here are the first episodes of the new season for you! S02E01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx-YTKL3lPQ&pp=sAQA S02E02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggLrSDdddZE&pp=sAQA S02E03: https://youtu.be/Uwb2ZGjv8XI S02E04: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30uK0manCk S02E05: https://youtu.be/VIOQkx8XMI8 S02E06: https://youtu.be/pJThYEGvSeo S02E07: https://youtu.be/k2yIv4oTcpg S02E08: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzZh0mlhKks S02E09: https://youtu.be/AScafMqH-A8 Electronic Gaming! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/onyx_dice-1024x500.png As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Trinity-Astral-modules-graphic-1024x576.jpg Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts! The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QLeap-graphic.png A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart) A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TeenT-graphic.png The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart) Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QEntang-graphic.png Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart) The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Play Now on Astral TableTop! The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT). Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral. Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. https://www.astraltabletop.com/ How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/ Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png Our Sales Partners! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! RIGHT NOW, DTRPG is having a “Fae” Sale, including the PDFs for both Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition, and Changeling: The Lost 2e! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/sale.php?manufacturers_id=4261 YARRR! And here are our amazing Talk Like A Pirate PDF Bundles: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371311/Pirates-of-Pugmire–Talk-Like-A-Pirate-BUNDLE https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371312/Blood-Sea–Talk-Like-A-Pirate-BUNDLE On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Heirs-to-the-Shogunate.jpg We open a jade casket to reveal the mighty Heirs of the Shogunate tome for Exalted 3rd Edition in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG this Wednesday! Haughty Dynasts feasting amid the stolen treasures of the Threshold; proud Seventh Legion officers clad in panoplies of jade; lone outcastes struggling to carve out a heroic legend at the world’s edge — they’re all heirs to the Shogunate, yet they each stand on their own as a prince of the earth. Heirs to the Shogunate details the Realm’s cadet houses and secondary schools, the military city-state of Lookshy, Prasad’s expanding empire, the weird Forest Witches, and outcastes. It also contains new Dragon-Blooded Charms, heirloom artifacts, and Quick Characters. Lastly, it describes the impending Realm Civil War, including a fully playable scenario depicting the War in the West. Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! Matthew will be appearing at AlbaCon in the very near future! https://albacon.co.uk/ Eddy will be running a Pugmire game at NerdBurger Con: https://www.geeknative.com/73852/nerdburger-games-con-online-announced/ And he’ll be on panels and possibly running a game at Save Against Fear Online: https://startplaying.games/event/save-against-fear And speaking of Save Against Fear Online, we’ll be appearing on three Onyx Path panels: Turning Old Favorites into New Favorite TTRPGs – Friday, October 8, 2021 – 12:30pm – 2:00pm Eastern US Time What’s Up With the Onyx Path? – Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10:30am – 12:00pm Eastern US Time A Deep Delve into the Crossroads Continent 5e Setting – Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern US Time And now, the new project status updates! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Tasty Bit: New Team (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire) Tasty Bit: Dracula’s Tomb (They Came From…!) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)Scion: God (Scion 2e) With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition) Second Draft No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!) TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Trinity Continuum: AnimaTales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!) They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Post-Editing Development Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights. Masks of the Mythos – Mirko and crew on pantheon art. Working ideas for border designs.TC: Adventure! (KS) M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s RustExalted Essence (KS)TC Mission Statements TC Aberrant N!WE – Sketches coming in. M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion – Artists working.Squeaks In The Deep (KS) TC Prometheus Unbound – Finals keep coming in gorgeous.Realms of Magic and Mystery Saints and Monsters – Maria ADing this. TC: Anima (KS) – Shields rolling. TC: Assassin – Interior art rolling. Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth Novas Worldwide – Working on it. W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS) – KS goes live Tuesday!They Came From Beyond the Grave! JumpstartMage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art kickoff meeting schedulingTCFBtG! Monsters From the Crypt – LeBlanc’d They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave – KS art kickoff meeting scheduling Ghosthunters Jumpstart/Ready Made Characters In Layout They Came From Beneath the Sea! JumpstartM20 Technocracy JumpstartHundred Devils Night Parade – Two chapters to go! Aberrant VTT Scion: DemigodSqueaks in the Deep ScreenWoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Working on it.Legendlore Screen – Text is in for this. Squeaks in the DeepThey Came From Camp Murder Lake! – All art is in. Next for Ron Thompson. Proofing Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Backer PDFs out to backers for errata.Spiragos Collected Adventures M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Charles inputting fixes Legendlore – Backer PDF out to backers.They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Backer PDF going out this week to backers.V5 Forbidden Religions – Reviewing dev proof notes. At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. PDF and PoD versions on sale on DTRPG!Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer. Deviant – Maybe press proofs this week.Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.Heirs to the Shogunate – PDF and PoD versions on sales Weds on DTRPG!Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle – PDF and PoD on sale soon.Dearly Bleak – Deviant: The Renegades Novella – PoD proof shipping. WoD Ghost Hunters – PoD files uploaded Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Today in history, 1863, during the American Civil War (aka the War of Northern Aggression as I was told it was called in Atlanta public schools), the Union position was overrun during the Battle of Chickamauga and only the steadfast command of Gen. George Henry Thomas (no relation) holding a position on a small hill prevented the entire Union army from routing. Thomas was thereafter known as The Rock of Chickamauga because he and his men, as well as soldiers who fled the field but joined up on the hill, refused to flee and kept fighting sufficiently that the Confederate forces couldn’t leave them to chase the rest of the Union army including the commanding general. Sometimes, stubborn is better than flashy. Also, pick your hills well.
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  15. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Lost-2e-Cover-231x300.jpg Forsooth and hey, nonny nonny! DriveThruRPG is currently running their September Setting Sale, focusing on the Fey Folk! That means Changeling: The Lost and Changeling: The Dreaming material is on sale until the end of the month! This includes, but is not limited to: Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary EditionChangeling: The Lost 2nd EditionMaterial containing the fae, like Chronicles of Darkness: Dark ErasFae-related material, like Relics & Rituals: Excalibur (remember that?), a guide to using Arthurian legend in your 3.5e game See the full selection of Onyx Path material on sale here at this link!
  16. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mummy-1024x576.jpg As I’m sure you saw yesterday, we released Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition via PDF and Print on Demand over on DriveThruRPG! Here’s the link in case you need it: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/347148?affiliate_id=13&src=OnyxPathWeds In my experience with Mummy, I’ve found some folks really want to play a game but don’t have any experience with a game quite like it, and so feel daunted by the prospect. Although we have an excellent Storytelling chapter in the book, we also have access to a whole bunch of actual plays and podcasts where you can find out a little more about Mummy: The Curse, and hopefully grow your confidence with it! If you’re interested in playing Mummy, we recommend the following shows: Onyx Path Con Mummy: The Curse Actual Play, with Storyteller Rick Wheeler: https://youtu.be/sF9e-_o5iTk Red Moon Roleplaying’s Mummy: The Curse Actual Play – Eternal Reward Episode 00 – Character Creation: https://youtu.be/GJIEAEAx2MY Episode 01 – We’ll Always Have Paris: https://youtu.be/AJiyP2UzLSc Episode 02 – Resistance: https://youtu.be/MxNxPx7TPeU Episode 03 – The King’s Head: https://youtu.be/LldhVG_UAPw Episode 04 – The High Ground: https://youtu.be/jyZYG-WadpU Episode 05 – Mercy: https://youtu.be/4npaST1Hnmk Gehenna Gaming – The Contagion Chronicle – Mummy: The Curse Actual Play: https://youtu.be/baE0rBQo9XE Onyx Pathcast Episode 78 – Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Deep Dive: https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/e/episode-78-deep-dive-mummy-the-curse-second-edition/ And stay tuned to the Onyx Pathcast, because we have another Mummy: The Curse deep dive episode coming up soon!
  17. Titanic Scions The Scions of Gods inherit both the power of their divine progenitors and their relationship to the World full of humanity. The child of Zeus does not merely wield thunder when they aspire to their father’s lightning, but a force which wends its way through the hearts of mortals as it lifts the Scion towards divinity. Even if a Scion of Thor becomes a hateful leveler of human works, even if a Scion of Huitzilopochtli devotes themselves to turning cities into engines for a new age of eternal flower war and sacrifice, even if their names are cursed and spat by those they’ve harmed, the decedents of divine mantels are part of the ineffable circuit that exists between the World’s inhabitants and its Gods. Those Scions who trace their existence back to Titanic roots know no such place between Gods and mortals. Whether the result of some Titanic whim, supernatural congress, or freak cosmic transfusion, the heart of their nature does not lie within the orbits between divine mantle and mortal heart. No matter how pure the intent a Scion of Banasura may be, their Titanic nature flows from a source of supernatural arrogance and opposition utterly uncaring of any mortal concerns or attachments. No matter the wondrous benefits to human civilization that a Scion of F?jin may accomplish, the Titanic essence of their powers is that of the howling inchoate wind, to which humans are mere detritus. This doesn’t mean that Titanic Scions can’t be good people by mortal or even Godly standards. It does mean that their relationship to their powers differ somewhat from that of divine Scions, and that as they grow in power and Legend, so too does their potential for unleashing awful devastation upon the existing World and its human population. Maelstroms’ Hearts: Epicenters While the Scions of the Gods enjoy access to their Purviews Innate powers through the mastery they’ve inherited, the Scions of the Titans are heir to more unruly forces. Their parents, patrons, and progenitors bestow unmediated and seething energies, which always seek expression. As a result, Titanic Scions don’t automatically receive the normal Innate ability when they obtain a purview; instead, they are the Epicenters for related effects. These are constantly active powers, occasionally causing problems for the Scion and their allies, or even providing thoughtless aid to an enemy. A Titanic Scion may suppress any of their Epicenters and prevent any of its effects by imbuing one Legend, though those Titanic parents in regular communication with their children often encourage them to simply let their powers run wild. Titanic Scions can actively pursue the abilities of Innate powers, paying 10 XP to gain access to the Innate abilities of a Purview they possess. This doesn’t remove their Epicenter or change its effects, however. Sample Epicenter: Death Your presence thins the barriers between life and death, inviting the deceased to make themselves known. Underworld gates and other paths to deathly realms swing open in your presence, potentially ushering more undead into the world, while normally unperceivable and uncommunicative forms of ghosts, spirits, and the undead can manifest and make themselves understood in your presence. Such undead are never hostile to you unless otherwise provoked.
  18. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mummy-Cover-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition! I wield the might of gods, the powers of the elements, control over the living and the dead, and yet I cannot tell you my name. It is unknown to me, in a darkened corner of my memory, and I do not know when illumination shall reach me. I awoke in this ancient tomb, a crack in its roof introducing fresh air for the first time in what feels like centuries. At my feet, three broken bodies. I vaguely recall shattering them with my fists, or maybe it was with my roar. They disturbed me; now they are dead. What I know is that gods unimaginable to the rank and file of mortality alternate between goading, tempting, cajoling, and encouraging me. They want me to wake from my slumber, seek out their vessels of power, and return them to the land of the dead, where I might sleep again. I creak and pop my way into motion, Sekhem fusing and pulsating in my desiccated body — my sahu — and I take in my surroundings. Writings on the walls in languages long forgotten, but slowly returning to my mind. They tell me what I am. I am a mummy. I am Arisen. I have awoken to serve, but as a god among mortals, I will be worshiped. I will live again. My memory shall return, my power shall wane, and at the end of the tale, I will know all. I feel hungry mouths approaching my shattered tomb. The time for contemplation is over. I may know my name tomorrow, but before then I will feel the spatter of blood on my skin and the splitting of flesh and bone between my fingers. Mummy: The Curse includes: Everything you need to run or play Mummy: The Curse, a game of timeless horror and multiple eras of mystery.A deep setting of Iremite history and society, delving into the world of the Arisen and other immortals, sorcerers, and cultists.Powers ranging from the cosmic to the subtle, all at the beck and call of this game’s protagonists.A plethora of horrifying foes, from Blood Bathers to Body Thieves, Lifeless Shuankhsen to chimerical Amkhata, and many more.Comprehensive storytelling advice to make Mummy accessible and enthralling to everyone from their first session. Crowdfunding Update Keep an eye out for our next Kickstarter, TheApocalyptic Record for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion: Lilith Halloween Sale [Bundle]Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  19. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Simulacra-1024x231.png Time for a new media spotlight, and today we shine our beam over to Simulacra Studios on YouTube! You can find their channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SimulacraTV Simulacra Studios specialise in actual plays and are a new player on the scene, but their recent offerings have been excellent and are well worth a watch. In particular, we recommend the following playlists: Aberrant: Atomic Youth V5: Blood Covenant V5: Burn It Down You can also find playlists for games not published by Onyx Path over on their channel, so please check them out and give them a subscribe! Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!
  20. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png Maybe we just nailed the info in the KS. Maybe the project is so cool that those who needed to approve it were just in awe and gave their OK. Pretty sure we just got lucky, but this time our Kickstarter page for the Deluxe W20 The Apocalyptic Record was approved way earlier than we expected! Which is great, y’know. We are not complaining! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Gong-Studios_HDNP.jpgHundred Devils Night Parade art by Gong Studios Like I previewed in glorious detail last week, W20 Apocalyptic Record is going to be a six part book, with five chapters that describe the points of view of five different characters – keyed to their Auspex – and a sixth that delves deep into the metaplot and goes through all the years of Werewolf: The Apocalypse storylines. Mirthful Mike and I have been firing Deluxe cover visuals back and forth at each other for weeks, and we think you’re really going to love how this will look. It’s a fitting companion to the Deluxe W20 itself (although not the Heavy Metal Edition from the original KS – that monster would probably be prohibitive to create these days!) Some have called this book a fitting capstone to the W20 line, and I can’t argue with that description. Even though, as this is a Kickstarter campaign, you know we’ll have a book or two that is created by achieving Stretch Goals! Below you’ll find the link for the Deluxe W20 Apocalyptic Record Pre-Kickstarter sign-up page, and I wholeheartedly suggest you click on over to that page and sign up. We get so many folks with every KS who forgot or got busy just as their favorite KS went live – but if you sign up you get an immediate notification straight from Kickstarter when it goes live on Tuesday, September the 21st! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-ed In our meeting today, we discussed just how to write our legal text. You know, that block of words on the Credits page that usually starts with a Circle-C copyright notice. Yep, another necessary yet not really fun part of getting our books out to you. In this case, we needed to review what was there because it wasn’t just Onyx Path‘s declaration of ownership, or even Paradox‘s for one of their games, it was us, and a different licensor, and an SRD notice all combined. But we got it all worked out. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GunshipRevolution_Legendlore2.jpgLegendlore art by Gunship Revolution DTRPG seems to be going gangbusters on sales: they are just now finishing up with a PDF sale focused on the Historical keyword that contains a bunch of our projects, and will be starting on Thursday a “Fae Sale” which will contain great discounts on our Changeling: The Dreaming 20th and Changeling: The Lost 2e PDFs! We reviewed our GenCon panels and games that we’ll be running virtually during Gen Con itself this weekend. Eddy is running an Trinity Continuum: Anima Playtest game on Friday the 17th at 1pm EDT, and Matthew is running a They Came From Beyond the Grave! introductory game on Saturday the 18th at 4pm EDT. Our panels will be a Storypath System one on Friday the 17th at 11am EDT, and the classic What’s Up With the Onyx Path? panel on Saturday the 18th at 11am EDT, as well. We expect that Eddy, Dixie, Matthew, and I will attend, with perhaps an added person or two. So you know they’ll be fun! You can ask us questions in the comments here that I’ll read during the panels, and also ask questions during the panels via chat. It’s a great chance to get your questions and concerns answered directly by the very folks that call the shots – and if we don’t know the answer we’ll dig up somebody that does! In my day, you had to shlep yourself down to the convention and wherever they were holding the panels – often with all kinds of ambient noise interfering with the presentation and Q&A, and then come up to the mike and ask the panel – who were often glaring down at you – your question. That was kind of an intense thing. But for these panels, you can write a question in the comfort of your own home and never need see the scowls of the panelists! And speaking of the old days at Gen Con, how about some memories in photo form? http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/GenConPics001b.jpgReal Early White Wolf booth with my old magazine-based logo http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/GenConPics002b.jpgSomewhat later White Wolf booth http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/GenCon2014c.jpgOnyx Path booth ready for the crowds http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/GenCon2014f.jpgOnyx Path booth reduced down to its component parts http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/GenCon2014a.jpgAnd away we walked! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pXRw0iBl.jpgAnd another year. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/20915238_10154853264148443_1144899267082542266_n.jpgOne of our last Gen Con booths. A little walk through memory lane celebrating a LOT of years attending! A lot of books, and signs, and: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png Our next Kickstarter will be The Deluxe Apocalyptic Record for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition going live on Tuesday, September 21st! Be sure to visit the pre-Kickstarter page to sign up for immediate notification when it goes live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-ed Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Rambling! (Some folks on the Discord wanted us to do an entirely off-topic episode, which we did, although in the end we did get back to talking about RPGs) ! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2-OPPScheduleSept14-Sept20-1024x576.png Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2-OPPScheduleSept14-Sept20GRAF-1024x576.png Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. We’ve held off from uploads over the last week, as we build up a new bank of content. Stay tuned for videos, but in the meantime, please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Are you interested in Trinity Continuum: Aberrant? If so, the playlist for you is right here on the Onyx Path Publishing YouTube channel! One of our most popular actual play series (which is now concluded) is the Collateral Damage series, which takes you through an entire Aberrant campaign. Check it out here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiNRTdSDh6-XTtU1yRfowy7njFNps7qEN One story you might have missed from this time last year is Red Moon Roleplaying’s gripping Scion: Demigod actual play, run by developer extraordinaire Neall Raemonn Price! This three-parter is well worth a listen, and here’s episode one: https://youtu.be/6V3NJURmfsw The Exaltcast is back with a brand new episode! One of the best Exalted podcasts going talks about demons and Malfeas! Get Infernal with these fine folks: https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/09/06/impossible-emerald-brilliance-demons-and-malfeas/ Simulacra TV‘s amazing Aberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! Please check them out and give them some support. This is the newest episode of this chapter, so please get involved. https://youtu.be/Bjgr5JhH9VA Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses. Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic. And here are the first episodes of the new season for you! S02E01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx-YTKL3lPQ&pp=sAQA S02E02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggLrSDdddZE&pp=sAQA S02E03: https://youtu.be/Uwb2ZGjv8XI S02E04: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30uK0manCk S02E05: https://youtu.be/VIOQkx8XMI8 S02E06: https://youtu.be/pJThYEGvSeo S02E07: https://youtu.be/k2yIv4oTcpg S02E08: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzZh0mlhKks Did you miss OneBookShelf’s Learn2Play series? Earlier this year, they hosted an excellent learning session for They Came from Beneath the Sea!, which you can find right here: https://youtu.be/tqz02wdyZI0 One of our favorite actual plays is the Scion: Origin actual play from Onyx Path Con earlier this year! Please give it a watch right here: https://youtu.be/vnrkZV3FZss Electronic Gaming! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/onyx_dice-1024x500.png As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Vinsens-Redux.png NEW on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Play Now on Astral TableTop! The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT). Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral. Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. https://www.astraltabletop.com/ How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/ Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png Our Sales Partners! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! In celebration of Changeling the Dreaming’s 24th anniversary, select Onyx Path Publishing books, screens and dice are 40% off through August 29 8pm PDT! https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! DriveThru is finishing a quick “Historical” PDFs Sale – including a whole lot of ours! Almost over, so check it out now! And then, starting on Thursday, they are having a “Fae” Sale, including the PDFs for both Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition, and Changeling: The Lost 2e! On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mummy-Cover.jpg The sands of time waft away to reveal a great tome hidden beneath: Mummy: The Curse 2e passes through the veils of time to confront us in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG this Wednesday! I am a mummy. I am Arisen. I have awoken to serve, but as a god among mortals, I will be worshiped. I will live again. My memory shall return, my power shall wane, and at the end of the tale, I will know all. I feel hungry mouths approaching my shattered tomb. The time for contemplation is over. I may know my name tomorrow, but before then I will feel the spatter of blood on my skin and the splitting of flesh and bone between my fingers. Mummy: The Curse includes: Everything you need to run or play Mummy: The Curse, a game of timeless horror and multiple eras of mystery.A deep setting of Iremite history and society, delving into the world of the Arisen and other immortals, sorcerers, and cultists.Powers ranging from the cosmic to the subtle, all at the beck and call of this game’s protagonists.A plethora of horrifying foes, from Blood Bathers to Body Thieves, Lifeless Shuankhsen to chimerical Amkhata, and many more.Comprehensive storytelling advice to make Mummy accessible and enthralling to everyone from their first session. Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! THIS WEEK! Gen Con Online! Friday, September 17th, 11am EDT: Storypath Q&A! Join the Onyx Path crew for a Q&A about their in-house system and the games powered by it, including Trinity Continuum, Scion Second Edition, They Came From!, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution. https://www.gencon.com/events/198118 Friday, September 17th, 1pm EDT: Trinity Continuum: Anima Playtest! Eddy will run a three-hour playtest of the Anima rules! https://www.gencon.com/events/197482 Saturday, September 18th, 11am EDT: What’s Up with Onyx Path? Join some of the Onyx Path developers and employees while they talk about what they’ve been working on recently! https://www.gencon.com/events/198116 Saturday, September 18th, 4pm EDT: They Came From Beyond the Grave! Matthew will run a three-hour introductory scenario to a game of 1970s Hammer Horror-esque chills and thrills, and not a little ham and comedy with it. https://www.gencon.com/events/199400 And now, the new project status updates! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Tasty Bit: New Team (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire) Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Scion: God (Scion 2e) With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian) Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition) Second Draft No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!) TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Trinity Continuum: AnimaTales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!) They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Post-Editing Development Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Tasty Bit: The Autocracy (Scion 2nd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights. Masks of the Mythos – Maria has some artists that might fit this. Working ideas for border designs.TC: Adventure! (KS) M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s RustExalted Essence (KS)TC Mission Statements TC Aberrant N!WE – Sketches coming in. M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion – Artists working.Squeaks In The Deep (KS) TC Prometheus Unbound – Finals keep coming in gorgeous.Realms of Magic and Mystery Saints and Monsters – Getting this rolling. TC: Anima (KS) – Shields rolling. TC: Assassin – Interior art rolling. Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth Novas Worldwide – AD priority this week. W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS) – KS graphics done, preKS graphic sent to James.They Came From Beyond the Grave! JumpstartMage20 Lore of the Traditions: waiting for art notes. In Layout They Came From Beneath the Sea! JumpstartM20 Technocracy JumpstartHundred Devils Night Parade – Mine again – and progressing! Aberrant VTT Scion: DemigodSqueaks in the Deep ScreenWoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Text is in for this.Legendlore Screen – Text is in for this. Squeaks in the DeepThey Came From Camp Murder Lake! – All art is in. Next for Ron Thompson. Proofing Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Backer PDFs out to backers for errata.Spiragos Collected Adventures M20 Rich Bastards Guide Legendlore – Backer PDF getting prepped to go out. WoD Ghost Hunters They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Putting cards together.V5 Forbidden Religions – Proof with devs. At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. PDF and PoD versions on sale 9/15 on DTRPG!Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer. Deviant – Maybe press proofs this week.Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.Heirs to the Shogunate – PoD proof shipping.Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle – PDF and PoD on sale 9/22.Dearly Bleak – Deviant: The Renegades Novella – PoD proof shipping. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! A bunch of debuts occurred today back through the years! We celebrate the 4th anniversary of Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition’s debut, plus 16 years ago was the debut of the Supernatural TV show – favorite of Hunter fans everywhere, and in 1969 we had the debut of Scooby Doo! Which could also be a Hunter chronicle! And finally, today is the birthday of the late Bax Masterson, one-time White Wolf intern and layabout. We hardly knew ye, man….
  21. In this issue of Cypher Chronicles, Monte Cook Games heads to GenCon! GameholeCon is on the horizon, and the arrival … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-26 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-26 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  22. In which the trio talk about what inspires them and our Onyx Path Tasty Bits! An update on Exalted: Essence and editing from DixieAn update on Squeaks in the Deep and Trinity Continuum: Anima from EddyAn update on W20 The Apocalyptic Record, They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!, and Trinity Continuum: Aether from MatthewWerewolf Dietary ProblemsSchool MemoriesA history of pens and handwritingDifferent styles of redliningWhere does Eddy get his ideas?The value of “ideas people”How to get your ideas reviewedADHD as a superpowerWords and terms inherited from other kinds of gamesThe Tasty Bit ProgramTasty Bits for Scion, They Came From, and TrinityPeople are engaging with our Tasty Bits!The benefits of community content and the amazing Frostlands of Fenrilik for Scarred LandsExalted TV! Links: Squeaks in the Deep: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/339646881/squeaks-in-the-deep-tabletop-roleplaying-gameW20 Cookbook: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/124156/W20-CookbookOnyx Path Tasty Bits: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/368059/Trinity-Continuum-PetsFrostlands of Fenrilik: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/328484/Frostlands-of-FenrilikExalted TV: https://www.jenkinsandtate.com/Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  23. To celebrate the release of Deviant: The Renegades over on DriveThruRPG, we’re posting some of the excellent actual plays and assorted videos people have made for this game! If you’re interested in getting into Deviant, these are good places to start: First up we have a character creation session for Deviant, which takes you through the process for this Chronicles of Darkness game: https://youtu.be/sNnAB4rm2Ko Next up we have our long chronicle – A Cautionary Tale – run by the game’s developer Eric Zawadzki. Here’s the playlist for all the episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiNRTdSDh6-XrpzCVkq_IUFfozDzUg5qw Following this, a Deviant: The Renegades one-shot for those of you with limited time, who want to get into the game’s subject matter quickly: https://youtu.be/7ItVYkLtUqU Our good friends at Vorpal Tales also ran a chronicle of Deviant named Radiation Burns, and you can find episode one right here: https://youtu.be/uwPYgv8sJBE And here’s Inventions, Gadgets, and Gizmos with their coverage of Deviant: The Renegades, should you want a synopsis of the game’s content: https://youtu.be/yNtr9TIu-XQ Last video! For those of you who missed OnyxPathCon, you can find our actual play of Deviant right here: https://youtu.be/J3Uwo4VgtmU (it’s one of our favourites) Finally, if any of these videos have piqued your interest, you can purchase your copy of Deviant right here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/341534/Deviant-The-Renegades?affiliate_id=13
  24. Sorcerers Most mortals are content to let miracles remain the domain of the gods, their Scions, and the occasional Denizens who share the World with them. But Sorcerers are not most mortals. Craving power, these too-clever-by-half practitioners of hidden ways tamper with Fate and Legend, weaving spells to remake their lives, their World, their reality according to their own design. No few stray too far into spheres of influences jealously guarded by the divine, and no few are struck down for their hubris. Yet power is not freely offered, not for these self-made masters of miracles. To be a Sorcerer is to mortgage your life upon the altar of magic. Those who start down such a path will rarely turn away from it, and the further down it they go, the less recognizable they become. There is, after all, no such thing as a free lunch — to do magic is to sacrifice your nature, your future, your identity, your freedom. Few can make such a choice, but then, to a Sorcerer, it’s no choice at all. Even before they took the first step, their resolve was unshakeable. Sources of Power As far as many Gods are concerned, Sorcerers are thieves: they take power that doesn’t rightfully belong to them and use it for ends that don’t further the goals of any Pantheon. While this impression isn’t exactly accurate — some Sorcerers are as devoted to the Gods as any Scion or mortal follower — the ways that Sorcerers feed their need for Legend can come across as greedy even to their close allies. Every Sorcerer chooses one of four sources of power upon reaching Legend 1. The four sources are: Invocation: By temporarily masquerading as a God through ritualized re-enactments of myth or bold declarations of authority, the Sorcerer siphons a fraction of the God’s Legend for his own use. The more power he tries to draw on at once, the more brazen his claims must be, and the more likely it is that the God will strike back to punish the theft. Patronage: The Sorcerer strikes a bargain with otherworldly powers, whether recognized Gods or independent spirits. So long as she keeps her patron satisfied through sacrifices or by carrying out their wishes in The World, she has a steady source of Legend, but their demands will always expand to match the amount of power she desires. Prohibition: By submitting to limits on her actions and how she can use her magic, the Sorcerer draws on some of the power of Fate itself. If she breaks her self-imposed rules, she loses her powers until she can make amends. As she grows more powerful, she must accept more prohibitions and become increasingly careful about how she acts. Talisman: The Sorcerer uses a Relic as a battery of Legend. If he loses control of it, he also loses his magic until it is in his hands again. At higher tiers, a Sorcerer becomes so attuned to his talisman that damaging it can kill him, and the methods he must employ to sustain its powers grow increasingly costly.
  25. Keeping the Deviant hype train going! Now available in digital format: Deviant: The Renegades Wallpaper! This digital download includes a selection of electronic wallpaper files featuring a collage of the art from the Deviant: The Renegades core rulebook. These wallpapers can be used on your phone, tablet or even as background images on your favorite virtual tabletop platform. Also available: the Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen! The PDF Storytellers Screen for the Deviant: The Renegades roleplaying game, a Chronicles of Darkness RPG, provides a collection charts and other info to make the Storyteller’s role a little bit easier. Print it out for your table or add it to your tablet for quick reference when storytelling a game of Deviant! Also: Astral Virtual Tabletop now supports: The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow: A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant JumpstartQuantum Entanglement: A Trinity Continuum: Æon Jumpstart Crowdfunding Update Keep an eye out for our next Kickstarter, TheApocalyptic Record for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Ghelspad: Way of the Closed BookYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Trinity Continuum: Æon: VARGs RevisitedScion: Scion Multipack [Bundle]Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  26. Ptolus is a setting for epic campaigns, and epic campaigns mean epic characters! The Ptolus Character Portfolio does your character… The post Ptolus Character Portfolios appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  27. Ptolus is a setting for epic campaigns, and epic campaigns mean epic characters! The Ptolus Character Portfolio does your character… The post Ptolus Character Portfolios appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  28. We’re here for a new media spotlight, with this beam shining on the Tabletop Almanac this week! The Tabletop Almanac is a website for reviews of tabletop roleplaying games (and occasionally comics), and they’ve done a wonderful job of providing detailed reviews for a host of our games, including the following: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: https://thetabletopalmanac.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/rpg-reviews-they-came-from-beneath-the-sea-onyx-path-publishing/ Scarred Lands – Vigil Watch: https://thetabletopalmanac.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/rpg-reviews-the-vigil-watch-scarred-lands/ Vampire: The Masquerade – Children of the Blood: https://thetabletopalmanac.wordpress.com/2021/06/21/rpg-reviews-children-of-the-blood-onyx-path-publishing/ Scarred Lands – Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad: https://thetabletopalmanac.wordpress.com/2021/07/31/rpg-reviews-yugmans-guide-to-ghelspad-scarred-lands/ What we particularly like about the Tabletop Almanac site is that they clearly love roleplaying and look for the best in every product they cover. We invite you to check their site out, bookmark it, and make some purchases based on their recommendations! They cover games beyond our own, too, so do check those reviews out as well! Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!
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