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  2. In which the trio discusses some more zombie media as it relates to Dystopia Rising: Evolution! What have we been up to?A bit on ghost stories and DickensHow do DR:E zombies work?Zombies as background threatHow is DR:E different from other zombie media?Zombies reflecting current fearsZombie media and disability representationSurvival media vs. real-world survivalMixed-splat vs. single-splat games Links: Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402 Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
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  4. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Prometheus-Unbound-210x300.png Now available in advance PDF: Prometheus Unbound for Trinity Continuum: Æon! Psions united for humanity’s future! Prometheus Unbound expands the Trinity Continuum: Æon setting by diving into the inner workings, goals, and attitudes of the psi orders. Headed by proxies with powerful visions of the future, the psi orders are united in ensuring humanity’s prosperity but differ on the details. Inside, you will find: Detailed information on all eight psi orders, including their structure, organization, politics, projects, and goals. An overview of the important people within the orders, their allies and enemies, how they relate to each other, and what threats each order must overcome. Guidance for running campaigns focusing on specific psi orders, how such stories interact with other organizations, and the challenges players will face.Deeper examination of psi powers, their potential and limitations, including flexible systems to allow players to generate their own spectacular effects!Rules and descriptions of new technologies used by each psi order. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DRE-Exquisite-Corpse-200x300.jpg Also available in eBook and print: An Exquisite Corpse: A Dystopia Rising: Evolution Anthology. No one knows how long it’s been since the world was blasted with nuclear radiation and became infested with undead. The survivors of the Fall were the first strain of deviation from the human condition and were able to make it through the rapidly spreading epidemic. Finding a community of decent size in this world is rare; finding one with any concept of equality or morality is rarer still. Oh, and people have the unnerving ability to come back from the dead, regrown from the very virus that destroyed the world. Over the course of these 16 stories, learn what it’s like to live in a devastated world populated with the undead. Welcome to the Evolution. An Exquisite Corpse is a fiction anthology set in the world of the Dystopia Rising: Evolution RPG and was made possible by the backers of the Dystopia Rising: Evolution Kickstarter. Read the Sales section below for DR:E discounts as we celebrate Onyx Path’s 10th Anniversary! Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Jan 12: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Jan 5: N!WE Unleashed!Dec 29: STB: They Came from the Bermuda Triangle!, plus the final manuscript preview for the Trinity Continuum: Assassins preorder! Sales http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/10th-OP-logo-195x300.png It’s Onyx Path’s 10th Anniversary! Every month in 2022, we’ll be celebrating another one of our published game lines. January is Dystopia Rising: Evolution month, so to celebrate our 10th anniversary, the Dystopia Rising: Evolution core rulebook is only 10% of its regular price! You read that right: that’s not “10% off,” that’s 90% off. Studio 2 also has the traditionally-printed physical copies of the DR:E core rulebook and screen for 50% off! Stay tuned for more DR:E sales this month, and for more sales the rest of this year! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Video-Splash.png The Kickstarter for M20 Lore of the Traditions launched yesterday at 2pm EST, and funded in only 62 minutes! We’re currently at $72,433 of our $30,000 goal, or 241%! Thank you to our 839 backers. We’ve so far hit the following stretch goals: Faces of Magick: A book of magickal NPCsRedBubble backer T-shirtForgotten Ones & Forbidden Orders: Other extra-Traditional organizations, from the Ahl-i-Batin to the NgomaDigital Wallpaper 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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: Vigil Watch: ValmatiaGhelspad: 100 Hooks and Rumours to Hear in Ghelspad IIYour 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 2e Deluxe Character Sheet PackYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  5. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Faux-Book-Mockup-Revised-195x300.png In the face of the growing threat presented by the Order of Reason, mystick mages from across the globe came together for a Grand Convocation in the hopes of finding mutual defense and turning the tide of the nascent Ascension War. Now, with over five hundred years of history behind them, the membership of the Council of Nine Mystick Traditions must reconcile its past and forge a new path into the 21st century. Lore of the Traditions explores the history, practices, and politics of each current member of the Council of Nine. This book lays bare the secrets and shame of the Traditions, recounting past tragedy and triumph, and details how each of these magickal societies approaches the quest for Ascension heading in to the mid-21st century. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Video-Splash.png We want to create a deluxe edition with a cover featuring spot gloss, an embossed/debossed title treatment, a silk ribbon bookmark, weighing in at 180+ full-color interior pages. Exceptional funding will allow us to further develop the setting and provide additional materials for play. Lore of the Traditions contains: A detailed history of each Tradition currently on the Council.Current practices, paradigms, and political goals of the TraditionsGuidance for cross-faction play from the perspective of each TraditionDetailed writeups for notable mages from each Tradition including stat blocks, Rotes, Wonders, and more! >> Join us on Kickstarter now! <<
  6. Is it egotistical to focus on our own show for this week’s media spotlight? Maybe, but we want to draw your attention to it so please give it a look! The Spotlight Coming back to the Onyx Path Publishing YouTube channel on a weekly basis, we have the Onyx Path News, a show dedicated to diving into upcoming and recent releases, news regarding our company, and most importantly, answering fan and customer questions live! Here’s the latest edition: The Round-Up Media production continues to increase as we recruit more people! Take the opportunity to buy a copy of Dystopia Rising: Evolution as the 90% sale currently on DriveThruRPG goes on! You’ll also want to check out Lunch and Crunch on our Twitch channel this week to gain game design insights from Eddy Webb and Danielle Lauzon! If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel too. Check it out for yourselves: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath https://www.youtube.com/c/TheonyxpathRPG And here’s our upcoming schedule: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan18-24GRAF-1-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan18-24-1-1024x576.png We’re building up a bank of videos on our YouTube channel to fill out the schedule a little more in weeks to come, so check the blog next week to see what new episodes we have to show off! In the meantime, enjoy our one-shot of Hard Holidays for the Trinity Continuum Core. Trinity Continuum Core – Hard Holidays – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/rPq1GBeqtZQ We’d like to continue giving a special highlight to an epic show we call our They Came From Double Feature, in which we ran two sessions back to back: Party Beach Creature Feature! for They Came from Beneath the Sea! and The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory! for They Came from Beyond the Grave! It’s a big video, but break it up into segments if you like and enjoy two excellent b-movie actual plays: https://youtu.be/zm5uWuQx7v8 Simulacra Studios returns with the second season of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant – Atomic Youth! This premier Aberrant series presents the perfect time to hop on board with its newest episode. You don’t need any knowledge of the prior season to start watching straight away: https://youtu.be/a9svCI3DTuI And they’ve now uploaded episode two as well, so check that one out once you’re done with the season opener: https://youtu.be/f3ssadWylRQ TTRP Theater Media has just started up a new Werewolf: The Apocalypse actual play we’d also love you to check out! If World of Darkness is your thing, and you’re looking for Werewolf inspiration for your games, their newest show is a wonderful choice to pick: https://youtu.be/-NcP6zBOJ9I The Story Told Podcast is now wrapping up their epic three season long Exalted Dragon-Blooded actual play, the Fall of Jiara, and you can find every one of their episodes over on their website. If you missed it while it was running, it’s a show that’s definitely worth giving a listen: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/? Calling All Creators Onyx Path are looking for groups who want their actual plays of our games spotlit or hosted on our channels! Plus, we’re very keen to showcase people’s reviews, deep dives, and character creation videos! Feel free to reach out here: https://forms.gle/aqTBztswhRQLMADd9… and we’ll get in touch.
  7. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Faux-Book-Mockup-Revised.png Thrilled to be able to say that the Kickstarter for the Deluxe M20 Lore of the Traditions starts this Tuesday, the 18th of January, at 2pm EST! The thrill really comes from the fact that we weren’t sure we’d be able to even do another M20 book, but the gang at Paradox were cool with it – so here we come! Our team have done a great job of breaking out each Tradition into its own focused chapter, and really digging into all the lore for each one going all the way back to first edition – in proper 20th Anniversary style! Of course, you’ll get the chance to read through those chapters once you back, so I’m sure the comments will fly hot and heavy. Mage: The Ascension fans being so shy and retiring, you know! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Loboyko_Squeaks-in-the-Deep.jpgSqueaks in the Deep art by Pat Loboyko Like I like to do in the first MMN talking about a new crowd-funding campaign, is relate to the start of the project, and/or of the game line. In Mage‘s case, it was the first of the WoD first edition core books I was able to visually design and art direct from the start and see through to publication, so the game always has a special place in my heart. While the writing was being fought over, we quickly saw the gold and purple coloring as the main theme visually, and we had Joshua Gabriel Timbrook’s concept sketches to help narrow down the visuals for each Tradition. After designing the symbols for Vampire: The Masquerade 2nd Edition, Mage 1st Edition got both Tradition symbols and two-page spreads for each Tradition right from the get-go. We were actually waiting for Josh to deliver his final inked Tradition piece of art for those two-page spreads as the Fedex truck pulled up. Josh needed to finish inking and we had to drop the art into the layout – and then get the physical page files in a big package out to the printer. But the Fedex guy had a route and a timetable. Fortunately, Chris McDonough and Travis Williams, and I think Stew Wieck himself, were able to talk (and talk and talk) the driver into hanging out until we had the package ready! So you see, a lot of blood, sweat, and even tears (of frustration, at least), went into that first pass on the Traditions – and here we are able to present this latest – potentially the ultimate – depiction of them all with M20: Lore of the Traditions! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SamDenmark_Operatives-Dossier.jpgOperatives Dossier art by Sam Denmark Tradition Says We Had A Meeting Today… …which we have done for pretty much every Monday for a decade! Today, in addition to the Kickstarter review and talk, we also ran through the 10th Anniversary focus on Dystopia Rising: Evolution this month. More things coming, like the DR:E fiction anthology An Exquisite Corpse going on sale on Wednesday, and our Onyx Pathcast crew focusing on Zombie media and DR:E in this upcoming Friday’s show. Of course, the big news is that the DR:E core book PDF is now on sale for 10% of its cover price in honor of the 10th Anniversary: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402/Dystopia-Rising-Evolution That 90% off, btw. And we are doing the same with the rest of the DR:E books starting next week – except for An Exquisite Corpse, because that’s new and only getting released this week. Plus, our friends at Studio2 also have the traditionally printed hardcover core book and Screen on sale over at their site! Check it out below under Studio2! Then next month, we’ll do more celebration, but with a different game line. Each month, all through the year! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DAC_PrometheusUnbound.jpgPrometheus Unbound art by Digital Art Chefs We’re starting to set up the panels and games we’ll be officially running at the 3rd Onyx Path Virtual Convention, and we are really just starting to discuss that. So now is a good time, if you have any suggestions, to please feel free to make them! Here in the comments, on our Discord, or any of our other social media venues. We love knowing what you’re interested in! Speaking of other online media, there’s a new Twitch show that Eddy and Danielle Lauzon are doing together called Lunch and Crunch! Its first show is Tuesday the 18th at 12 noon EST, and in it they will focus their game-making and system-crunching powers to look at Storypath System game design. It promises to be an in-depth but irreverent dialogue between two of the most experienced Storypath designers we have! And with that, I am outta here until next week or I see ya at the M20 Lore of the Traditions KS! Until either of those occur, thanks for joining us for: Ten Years, Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Video-Splash.png The campaign for the Mage 20th: Lore of the Traditions starts at 2pm EST on Tuesday, January 18th! Until that happens, you can sign up for this preKS page so we can automatically alert you when the KS goes live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Zombie Media and Dystopia Rising: Evolution! The Trio take a long, hungry look at how you can bring your favorite zombie media into DR:E, and vice versa! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Onyx Path Media now has its own blog on Tuesdays! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media! 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/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan18-24GRAF-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: The Story Told RPG Podcast have been creating fantastic episodes of their Exalted Dragon-Blooded actual play podcast for a long time now and are now approaching the end of season three with a series of epilogues. Check out their full catalogue of episodes and feel free to start from the beginning and follow their troupes adventures from the start right here: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan18-24-1024x576.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! Virtual Tabletop! The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! As they say: Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com “Foundry Virtual Tabletop is a self-hosted roleplaying platform with support for hundreds of game systems with modern features and a developer-friendly API. Foundry VTT is a one-time purchase where your players connect for free using a web browser.” http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/eric_donner_image-825x1024.png We’re offering first the character sheet for Scion Origin and Hero, featuring: A whole platform as a new place for Storyguides and Players Fully integrated and up to date character sheet Familiar to users of the paper sheet Handles all needed rolls Officially created and supported More VTT offering and projects will be arriving this year! A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart),The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart),Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart),are all on Astral TableTop. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Check out Astral TableTop for 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 On DrivethruRPG, here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic DTRPG 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 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! 50% off Dystopia Rising: Evolution Hardcover corebook and screen on S2 is live now: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/onx-onyx-path-publishing http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books, dice, and screens? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! Today starts our 10th Anniversary Sale on the Dystopia Rising: Evolution corebook in PDF for 10% of the cover price! That’s 90% off! 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). http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Prometheus-Unbound.png This Wednesday the secrets of the Psi Orders can be revealed in Trinity Continuum: Aeon’s Prometheus Unbound In Advance PDF format on DTRPG! Psions united for humanity’s future! Prometheus Unbound expands the Trinity Continuum: Æon setting by diving into the inner workings, goals, and attitudes of the psi orders. Headed by proxies with powerful visions of the future, the psi orders are united in ensuring humanity’s prosperity but differ on the details. Inside, you will find: Detailed information on all eight psi orders, including their structure, organization, politics, projects, and goals. An overview of the important people within the orders, their allies and enemies, how they relates to each other, and what threats each order must overcome. Guidance for running campaigns focusing on specific psi orders, how such stories interact with other organizations, and the challenges players will face.Deeper examination of psi powers, their potential and limitations, including flexible systems to allow players to generate their own spectacular effects!Rules and descriptions of new technologies used by each psi order. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DRE-Exquisite-Corpse.jpg Plus, in honor of this month’s dedication to Dystopia Rising Evolution: Exquisite Corpse, the fiction anthology for DR:E shambles through its post-apocalyptic landscape to bring tales of horror and heroism to DTRPG on Weds.! In PDF/epub and PoD versions! No one knows how long it’s been since the world was blasted with nuclear radiation and became infested with undead. The survivors of the Fall were the first strain of deviation from the human condition and were able to make it through the rapidly spreading epidemic. Finding a community of decent size in this world is rare; finding one with any concept of equality or morality is rarer still. Oh, and people have the unnerving ability to come back from the dead, regrown from the very virus that destroyed the world. Over the course of these 16 stories, learn what it’s like to live in a devastated world populated with the undead. Welcome to the Evolution. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TC-Assassin-3D-Mockup.png Remember: the Pre-Order page for Trinity Continuum: Assassins is open on DTRPG! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/379041 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! Right now, we’re planning our first plans for the 3rd Onyx Path Virtual Con later this year. Can we pull it all together a third time? Wait and see! And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production): Second+ Draft TC: Aberrant – With Great Power Eddy: Some personal problems delayed things, but now things are moving ahead to final drafts. Manuscript Approval Scion 2e – No Gods, No Masters Eddy: Writers kept falling off this project, which delayed things, but we now have enough of the manuscript in hand that we can start approving it. Editing TC: Core – (Tasty Bit) Polyphemus Eddy: Asked for a moderately-large rewrite to help dial in the material, and the team knocked it out of the park! It’s zooming through milestones now. Indexing Hunter: The Vigil 2e Dixie: Hunter: The Vigil 2e’s index came in over the weekend and once again Sarah Herrick has done an amazing job! We rely on our indexers to organize the information in the back of the book in an accessible way, and their work is as important as any other step in the process. (Also, they almost always catch a few typos we and the errata process didn’t!) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction M20 Victorian – AD’d. Aileen is up for doing the layout… which is a relief as the layout queue up until July is gonna be hectic.TC: Assassin – Completely AD’d. I’ve seen sketches for several pieces already.Mage20 Lore of the Traditions (KS) – Last bits done up… KS launches on Tuesday. CtL2e: Kith and Kin – Amended art notes in.EX3 Exigents (KS) – KS art rolling… contracted out fulls and halves for KS.TCFBtG! Tales of Depravity – Art notes in. Dead Man’s Rust – Artists contacted… artnotes going out. In Layout Squeaks in the Deep – Layout happening, symbols being made. Animal Encounters They Came From Tasty Bit – Yeah… I’m working on it. Had to get all the stuff from end of 2021 PoD’d out last week. Proofing M20 Operatives Dossier – Missing artwork working… I’m going over the layout proof.TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Reviewing 2nd proof. At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe printing soon.Mummy 2e – Printing soon. Mummy 2e Screen – Printing. Deviant – Printing soon.Deviant Screen – Printing.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Printing.TGFBtG! Screen – Printing. WoD Ghost Hunters – Printing Soon.WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Printing.Legendlore – Trad printing finished, shipping to fulfillment shipper.Legendlore Screen – Printing. M20 Rich Bastards Guide – PoD proof ordered.TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof arrived.TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian – PoD proof arrived.They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Trad printing finished, shipping to fulfillment shipper.Ghost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs – Backer PDF garnering errata.They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Waiting to order PoD proofs.Hundred Devils Night Parade – PoD proofs ordered.Trinity Continuum: Assassins pre-order is live on DTRPG. TC: Prometheus Unbound – Advance PDF on sale Weds on DTRPG! Dystopia Rising Evolution fiction: Exquisite Corpse – PDF/electronic and PoD versions on sale Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Here in the US, today we have a national holiday honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.. We celebrate his efforts during his life, and the man whose “legacy’s call is clear: deliver justice for the poor, protect those targeted by hate, defend the freedom to vote, and demand that our leaders fight current malice as the best bulwark against future harm.” It’s also the late Betty White’s birthday, which a lot of people are celebrating, too, it seems.
  8. Happy New Year, everyone! The beginning of 2022 is pretty quiet for us here at MCG—we’re all heads down, happily … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-01 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-01 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
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  10. Cade stalked through the house like he was pissed and on a mission, but a chance glance at a mirror as he was doing so., Knowing his sister would sniff out his mood and then not leave him alone, he took a moment to compose himself, and in his own mind the turbulent waters that reflected his mental state, calmed. Once again they it became like an undisturbed deep pool, as he centered himself, and then he continued on outside. His sister was there, talking to some of the other younger children, and he nodded as he walked up, Towering over everyone othere. "Haruka, it's time to go. Mom's gotta work tonight." The younger Allistair looked up at her brother, and could tell something was not right, despite his attempts to hide it, but with so many around, she didn't want to cause a scene here. "Okay, Cade." She bid her goodbyes to the people she'd been speaking to, and fell into step with Cade as he lead her back to their mother. "Are you okay? I know Charlie was a friend.." "He was, and no I'm probably not okay, but I will be in time." he was surprisingly honest with her. "Mom mentioned you were gonna stay with Jolene tonight." "You're not the only one who's not okay." she replied quietly. Cade simply put an arm around her, hugging his little sister gently. "We will get through this." "Cade what if it had been you?" She asked, her voice tiny, vulnerable. "People would be sad, but as now, People would move on, going forward. That's what I'd want at least." He looked down at her, and his gaze seemed to soften. "It'd be rough, but I know you would be fine Haruka. I have faith in you." Haruka just looked up at him. "Ok Mr. Afterschool Special.." She hugged him anyway "just for today, I'm gonna let it go." Cade chuckled, and eventually the two of them made it to Miyakko, who was getting ready to leave. "Okay, you have a good time tonight Haruka." then Cade looked to his mother. "Try to have a good shift tonight, Mom." Miyakko smiled at her kids, and nodded. "You too. Don't be reckless tonight." Cade nodded. "No, nothing too crazy."
  11. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew invite Rich to the episode to celebrate ten years of Onyx Path, reminisce about old victories, and grow anticipation for upcoming triumphs! • Recapping the Killer Bees • Why Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays • Is the Queen actually dead? • A naked interruption! • Why and how did Onyx Path start? (the truncated version) • The clash of licensed properties (WoD, CofD, Exalted, etc.) and owned properties (Scion, Trinity, They Came From, etc.) • Changes we’ve made to books at Paradox’s behest • Pugmire: our first original IP! • Expanding the Trinity Continuum • The lockdown toll and how well (or poorly) we’ve coped • They Came From’s expanding possibilities • Working with the MST3K team! • Massive sales coming up this year – this month Dystopia Rising: Evolution will be reduced to 10% of its cost! • Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention coming June 2022 • Plans for the Pathcast • Innovative rules systems we create for our games • Dixie’s, Eddy’s, and Matthew’s highlights of the last ten years • Calling all media creators! Links: Pugmire: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=182989 Trinity Continuum: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=182989 They Came from Beyond the Grave!: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371808/They-Came-From-Beyond-the-Grave?affiliate_id=182989 Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402/Dystopia-Rising-Evolution?affiliate_id=182989 Onyx Path Media Content Creator Form: https://forms.gle/aqTBztswhRQLMADd9 Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  12. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/They-Came-From-Beyond-the-Grave-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print: They Came from Beyond the Grave! I urge you now: do not open this book. Do not read its contents. Walk away, live your simple life, and keep these creatures of darkness in the shadows where they belong. Opening your eyes to this horrible world – where demons possess dolls, the undead stalk the night, the Devil walks among us, and mummies march from their tombs – is an act of incredible bravery, or perhaps, complete foolishness. Turn away now, before it’s too late… No? Well, in that case, welcome to a little game called They Came from Beyond the Grave! They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror. This game allows you to play with all the magnificent content from the movies of Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman, and promises the fun and thrills of the horror movie genre! In They Came from Beyond the Grave!, you play humans faced with the horrors of the supernatural. You’ll find yourself pitted against vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and constructed critters, along with demons, slashers, and THE DEVIL HIMSELF. Adventures range from the one-shot exploration of a haunted house, to the multi-era play across the 19th century and 1970s. They Came from Beyond the Grave! contains a mix of serious threat, unmitigated ham, and nonsensical farce. We never tell you what is amusing and what is not, but we do provide the tools to make a seriously fun game incorporating all the elements of 1970s horror movies. This game provides rules for funny quips and amusing cinematics for incorporation in a story, along with dozens of special powers and story devices. They Came from Beyond the Grave! uses the Storypath System, provided in full in the pages of this book! They Came from Beyond the Grave! includes: Five playable Archetypes — the Dupe, the Hunter, the Mystic, the Professor, and the Raconteur.Rules for character creation and play, using the Storypath System fully detailed in this book.Cinematic powers, such as the ability to tear through cheap sets, cut to black when everything is looking grim, and even cut to a montage to speed up play.Quips to throw in at entertaining moments, giving your characters a chance at an award-winning scene, or at least one that makes it into the trailer.Scores of monsters looking to hunt you down and make your lives miserable, from Dracula to Frankenstein’s Monster.Two ready-to-play scenarios, playable straight from the book. Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Jan 5: N!WE Unleashed!Dec 29: STB: They Came from the Bermuda Triangle!, plus the final manuscript preview for the Trinity Continuum: Assassins preorder!Dec 22: Party Beach Creature Feature!, The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!, Beneath the Sea VTT Tokens, and Scion on Foundry Sales DriveThruRPG’s New Year, New Game sale continues, with dozens of Onyx Path titles on sale! We also have this special Scion 2e NYNG bundle for extra savings! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Video-Splash.png The Kickstarter for M20 Lore of the Traditions begins at 2pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 18th! 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  13. It’s time for another media spotlight from us at Onyx Path! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NCRP.jpgGive them your support on Spotify! The Spotlight This week’s spotlight shines on NCRP Productions! If you’ve not heard of this fine crew, you’ve missed out on some wonderful actual plays including Unhallowed Metropolis, Wrath & Glory, and ALIEN, but we’re not here just to point at excellent games from other studios – they recently concluded a short campaign of Realms of Pugmire called Muttinshire Chronicles! We’d really like it if you gave NCRP some of your support. You can find them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/ncrpproductions And importantly, you can find their actual plays on Spotify right here: https://open.spotify.com/show/3euJnwoWaz3jIM466ykHvz?si=f7b1a6d982164b8a The Round-Up Media production is ramping up now that the holidays have ended for much of the world! Keep eyes open this week for Dystopia Rising specials on Thursday and Saturday, including a creator roundtable and an actual play! We hope to have more DR:E content coming as the month goes on! If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel too. Check it out for yourselves: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath https://www.youtube.com/c/TheonyxpathRPG And here’s our upcoming schedule: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan11-17GRAF-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan11-17-1024x576.png In the past week and a bit, we uploaded the following videos to our YouTube channel: Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E7: https://youtu.be/TXChbYlQn5Y Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E8: https://youtu.be/uhR3KfNJasc Trinity Continuum: Anima – Storypath Showcase – E3: https://youtu.be/-eR4cBbde40 Trinity Continuum: Anima – Storypath Showcase – FINALE: https://youtu.be/x2CfVvXgySY Trinity Continuum: Anima – Polyhedron Podcast – E8: https://youtu.be/OHMY0GSKHx0 Trinity Continuum: Anima – Polyhedron Podcast – FINALE: https://youtu.be/yQAvw5aJ__4 Trinity Continuum Core – Hard Holidays – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/rPq1GBeqtZQ We’d like to give a special highlight to an epic show we call our They Came From Double Feature, in which we ran two sessions back to back: Party Beach Creature Feature! for They Came from Beneath the Sea! and The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory! for They Came from Beyond the Grave! It’s a big video, but break it up into segments if you like and enjoy two excellent b-movie actual plays: https://youtu.be/zm5uWuQx7v8 Simulacra Studios returns with the second season of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant – Atomic Youth! This premier Aberrant series presents the perfect time to hop on board with its newest episode. You don’t need any knowledge of the prior season to start watching straight away: https://youtu.be/a9svCI3DTuI TTRP Theater Media has just started up a new Werewolf: The Apocalypse actual play we’d also love you to check out! If World of Darkness is your thing, and you’re looking for Werewolf inspiration for your games, their newest show is a wonderful choice to pick: https://youtu.be/-NcP6zBOJ9I Calling All Creators Onyx Path are looking for groups who want their actual plays of our games spotlit or hosted on our channels! Plus, we’re very keen to showcase people’s reviews, deep dives, and character creation videos! Feel free to reach out here: https://forms.gle/aqTBztswhRQLMADd9… and we’ll get in touch.
  14. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DRE-Cover.png Dystopia Rising: Evolution, that is! As I mentioned last week, all this year we’re celebrating Onyx Path‘s 10 year anniversary by focusing on a different one of our game lines each month. January is the month for Dystopia Rising: Evolution! Here’s a little background: I first began to be aware of Dystopia Rising, the live-action roleplaying experience, during a couple of conventions, including Midwinter, where, instead of vampires, folks were walking about in Road Warrior-esque costumes and armor. The contrast stood out and caught my attention. What was this whole Dystopia Rising thing? Fortunately, a bunch of live-action folk we knew were trying it and could fill me in, and so my curiosity was satisfied for the time being. Sometime later, a few Onyx Path folks including myself sat down with DR‘s creators, just as a sort of “get to know ya” sort of thing. It’s a low-stress way to get more familiar with other folks in gaming and see if there’s common ground for collaboration or licensing, or whatever. (It was a group of meetings like this, except with a lot more alcohol, that led to the relationship between White Wolf and the up-and-coming, at that time, MMO creators at CCP.) After we chatted internally, we thought that a license that allowed us to create a TTRPG that utilized their setting and was powered by the Storypath System would provide us with a lot of new options that weren’t there in the settings we knew would use the same new system: Scion 2e and the Trinity Continuum game lines. A classic Post Apocalyptic world with zombies as an added bonus, and an existing gaming fan-base would give us a chance to explore new rules permutations while exposing a new group of players to what we could do. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SamDenmark_DRE3.jpgDystopia Rising: Evolution art by Sam Denmark We respected what the original creators had brought forth, sustained, and grew, and we enjoyed talking with them, both about the project and just to chat about other things as well, which is always a bonus for these sorts of collaborations. (Past tense is being used here as in the intervening years some of the original folks we talked with have moved on to other things). Plus, we do still have an excellent relationship with the rest of the gang there! Which is great because the game line, led on our side by Eddie Webb, has really delivered the very cool things that appealed to us back in those original conversations. Additionally, Mirthful Mike got a chance to go all-out on the art direction and graphic design – featuring the wrecked and ruined, rusty and dusty, the living and the not-so-much. It’s a gorgeous book, a fun and evocative read, and a version of the Storypath System with added rules to best evoke the DR:E setting and themes. So, that’s the background, and that’s the book; now, how are we celebrating this week? Online this week, we’ll have two Twitch programs happening: Thursday @7pm EST we’ll be featuring a Creators Round Table session where folks who worked on DR:E will have a chance to talk about what they’ve done, or are doing, on the game line – and why! Then, on Saturday @5pm EST, Travis Legge will be running a DR:E one-shot actual play that you can catch to see how the game is played called Wasteland Wanderers. That sounds like good Fury Road-style fun! The first DR:E 90%-off sale starts next Tuesday, the 18th, and will be for the DR:E core book all week, then the week after we’ll feature the supplements at that same 10th Anniversary discount! More to come celebrating Dystopia Rising: Evolution next week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FarriLensen_LoreoftheTraditions.pngM20 Lore of the Traditions art by Farri Lensen AND TEA FOR THREE (or more): We talked about the Deluxe M20 Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter, which has been submitted for approvals. Very excited by this one, so please do check it out! In fact, you can sign up on this preKS page and we’ll let you know automatically when the Kickstarter goes live! It could be as early as next week! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg There are a bunch of sales that are happening right now, including this one on our Red Bubble store! As always, these are surprises to us, but this one timed out so I could give y’all a heads-up before it’s over! Now through January 16th save 35% on all our merch at our Redbubble shop with code REYOUNITED! Shirts, notebooks, stickers & more featuring designs and art from your favorite Onyx Path games! redbubble.com/people/theonyx… Over at DTRPG, there’s the massive New Year New Game Sale and a special Scion Bundle in addition to tons of our PDFs on sale! Links below in the BLURBS! section, which are helpful if you aren’t used to how DTRPG works. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/KMJ_GhostHuntersJumpstart.pngWoD Ghost Hunters Jumpstart art by Ken Meyer, Jr Some of our creators were at MAGfest (Music and Gaming Festival) over the weekend, where Neall Raemonn Price ran several panels, and they donated a bunch of our books for the charity auction benefiting Childsplay. A two book autographed set consisting of the Geist 2e and Changeling: The Lost 2e core books went for $230! Well done, everyone! We finished our discussion on how to streamline the Project Progress run-down featured below every week, and I implemented those changes today. Now, I know we fear change, but please check this out and see how it actually works for you as we try it out for the next several weeks. We’ll be providing a full listing of projects at the end of the month in a separate blog post so you can be reassured that a particular favorite hasn’t disappeared! What we intend is to use this new listing to actually comment on the progress rather than a huge list of projects which only shows when something moves, not how or why. We, like you, love these projects, and would like to give each one a bit more attention as they go through the steps of being created. And we’d like you folks to join in on that! Finally, this coming Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features a 10th Anniversary retrospective with our terrific trio interviewing some old guy! No wait, that’s ME! Join us as we have a great time dissecting the good, the bad, and the wacky moments and projects that have been so much a part of the last: Ten Years, Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Thanks to everyone who pledged, and if you missed out…keep an eye out for TC: Anima on Backerkit and you can still get in on the fun! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lore-Video-Splash.png Right now, we’re submitting the campaign for the Mage 20th: Lore of the Traditions to the folks who need to approve it! Meanwhile, please sign up for this preKS page so we can automatically alert you when the KS goes live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Special Onyx Path 10th Year Anniversary Episode where the trio interviews Onyx Path founder Rich Thomas and spend way too much time talking about whether the Queen is dead, but do manage to look back on a decade of Onyx Path. The highs and the controversies, the agony and the ecstasy! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Onyx Path Media now has its own blog on Tuesdays! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media! 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/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan11-17GRAF-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan11-17-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Simulacra TV have just returned with the first episode of Aberrant: Atomic Youth’s second season! You don’t need to have watched the first season to jump in right here, to what is one of the most purely entertaining Trinity Continuum: Aberrant shows going. Start watching or listening to them now and steal their ideas for your own games! Here’s S2E1: https://youtu.be/a9svCI3DTuI 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! Virtual Tabletop! The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! As they say: Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com “Foundry Virtual Tabletop is a self-hosted roleplaying platform with support for hundreds of game systems with modern features and a developer-friendly API. Foundry VTT is a one-time purchase where your players connect for free using a web browser.” http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/eric_donner_image-825x1024.png We’re offering first the character sheet for Scion Origin and Hero, featuring: A whole platform as a new place for Storyguides and Players Fully integrated and up to date character sheet Familiar to users of the paper sheet Handles all needed rolls Officially created and supported More VTT offering and projects will be arriving this year! A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart),The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart),Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart),are all on Astral TableTop. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Check out Astral TableTop for 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 On DrivethruRPG, here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic DTRPG 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 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books, dice, and screens? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! Look out for the great discounts during the New Year, New Game Sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/rpg_newyear.php?manufacturers_id=4261 And this special Scion Bundle!: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/382502/Scion-2E-NYNG-2022-BUNDLE 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). http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/They-Came-From-Beyond-the-Grave.jpg OH THE HORROR! This Wednesday the crypt opens to reveal They Came From Beyond the Grave! In PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG! In They Came from Beyond the Grave!, you play humans faced with the horrors of the supernatural. You’ll find yourself pitted against vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and constructed critters, along with demons, slashers, and THE DEVIL HIMSELF. Adventures range from the one-shot exploration of a haunted house, to the multi-era play across the 19th century and 1970s. They Came from Beyond the Grave! contains a mix of serious threat, unmitigated ham, and nonsensical farce. We never tell you what is amusing and what is not, but we do provide the tools to make a seriously fun game incorporating all the elements of 1970s horror movies. This game provides rules for funny quips and amusing cinematics for incorporation in a story, along with dozens of special powers and story devices. They Came from Beyond the Grave! uses the Storypath System, provided in full in the pages of this book! They Came from Beyond the Grave! includes: Five playable Archetypes — the Dupe, the Hunter, the Mystic, the Professor, and the Raconteur.Rules for character creation and play, using the Storypath System fully detailed in this book.Cinematic powers, such as the ability to tear through cheap sets, cut to black when everything is looking grim, and even cut to a montage to speed up play.Quips to throw in at entertaining moments, giving your characters a chance at an award-winning scene, or at least one that makes it into the trailer.Scores of monsters looking to hunt you down and make your lives miserable, from Dracula to Frankenstein’s Monster.Two ready-to-play scenarios, playable straight from the book. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TC-Assassin-3D-Mockup.png Remember: the Pre-Order page for Trinity Continuum: Assassins is open on DTRPG! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/379041 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! While we won’t be attending as a company, Eddy and a few more of our gang will be at Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee starting on Thursday this week. Seek them out if you are attending! And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! 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.) Scion – So Now You’re a Hero (March 2022 Tasty Bit) Eddy: This will be some advice on how to run scenes where Origin-level characters learn that they’re the child of a god. Second+ Draft TC: Aberrant – Terat Novella Eddy: It’s looking cool! We talked about how one character connects to the plot, and clarified a few things. Manuscript Approval Chronicles of Darkness – The Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks Dixie: Looking forward to getting this one out! I always love getting new settings and character possibilities for games. M20 Victorian Mage – Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick Matthew: Hiromi’s team on this one did amazing work creating Rotes and detailing the real revolutionary and war-torn nations and empires of the period. Here’s hoping for a swift approval! W20 – Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book Matthew: I’ve always wanted published chronicles for Werewolf 20, now here we are. Stories based on rage, tragedy, and family, respectively, with Skull Pigs and War Wolves an active part! Post-Approval Development Scion – Wild Hunt Eddy: Approval went well! Only some minor comments, and one renamed thing. Editing TC: Aether – Aether Core Rulebook Eddy: We had some discussion at the approval stage to focus the setting a bit more. That happened, and we’re all happy with where it’s going, too. Post-Editing Development Changeling: The Lost – Hollow Courts: CtL Novella Collection Dixie: Implementing changes my editors have done is a perennial favorite, and I think the stories in this collection will be good fodder for CtL2e games! Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction M20 Victorian – AD’d.Realms of Magic and Mystery – Rolling along.TC: Assassin – Completely AD’d. Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth – Art buy broken out. Mage20 Lore of the Traditions (KS) – KS AD’d. Waiting on approvals.TCFBtG! Monsters From the Crypt – Art notes broken out. They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave – First of Durwin’s artwork in. Farri and Leblanc are working on the color fiction things… and I’m pinging Riley to make sure he’s on schedule with the splats. CtL2e: Kith and Kin – Awaiting amended art notes.EX3 Exigents (KS) – Splat sketches in. Arranging for rest of the art.TCFBtG! Tales of Depravity – Art notes broken out. TC: Aberrant: Novas Compendium – I’m thinking about getting Gong to do the fulls for this… mainly as they did all the headshots. We are comboing up the stats and bios (because why wouldn’t you….) In Layout HtV 2e Screen – Collage is done… I’m working on getting the layout for the screen and booklet done once I’m back in office. Paranormalists Handbook – Got Gaydos’s fulls in. Just need text. Proofing Hundred Devils Night Parade – Getting ready for PoD.Aberrant VTT – Getting the Pog things over to Travis. I want to crank these out along with N!WE… and I;m gonna get him on the N!WE ones too.TC: Prometheus Unbound – Making fixes. TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Got proof notes back. At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe printing soon.Mummy 2e – Printing soon. Mummy 2e Screen – Printing. Deviant – Printing soon.Deviant Screen – Printing.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Printing.TGFBtG! Screen – Printing. WoD Ghost Hunters – Printing Soon.WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Printing.Legendlore – Trad printed book files printing soon.Legendlore Screen – Printing. M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Waiting to order PoD proof.TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof arrived.TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian – PoD proof arrived.They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Trad printing printing soon, PDF and PoD versions on sale Weds on DTRPG!Trinity Continuum: Assassins pre-order is live on DTRPG.Ghost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs – Backer PDF garnering errata.Dystopia Rising Evolution fiction: Exquisite Corpse – Backer PDF garnering errata.They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Waiting to order PoD proofs. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! On this day in 2018 we released Beckett’s Jyhad Diary for Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition. In fact, Mirthful Mike had to fix the release page on a laptop at Midwinter Con that year! This book of setting and plot for Vampire: The Masquerade is available in PDF and POD via our partners at @DriveThruRPG drivethrurpg.com/product/225322…
  15. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew celebrate 2021 with killer bees. • The usual nonsense before we start • We say we’ll watch on YouTube, but we switch to Vimeo at the last minute • Dixie counts you in to “Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare” so you can watch with us! • Also, we talk about the movie Caligula and how Ace of Base was secretly neo-Nazi Links: Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/173403429 Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  16. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TC-NWE-Cover-1-210x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print: N!WE Unleashed: Pulse Pounding Nova Wrestling Action! for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant! In the world of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, wrestling is a major form of entertainment. Unlike in our world, many of these wrestlers are novas — individuals with amazing powers — and in the case of N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment and Nova Combat federations, these novas use their powers to wow the crowds, win fans, and make themselves rich, or suffer horribly for trying. In N!WE Unleashed!, you roleplay characters who work in the wrestling business, both in the ring and backstage, courting popularity and heat, striving to win championships, and making enough of a legend of yourself that one day, you might even have your own action figure. N!WE Unleashed! uses the Storypath System and requires Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Aberrant for use. N!WE Unleashed! includes: A deep-diving headbutt into the inner workings of the wrestling industry, covering everything from maintaining character to the choreography of a bout, and all the participants involved in running a show.A plunging powerbomb into the N!WE’s history, with advice on incorporating the premier wrestling company into your games of Aberrant, and how to play out and run wrestling matches and all the backstage politics that precede and follow them.A torture rack of new Edges, Conditions, technology, and characters to augment your game and give it that wrestling federation feel.A piledriving new mini-system for wrestling-focused games, complete with character creation, rules for moves and maneuvers, and guidance on building up faces, heels, and character popularity. Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Dec 29: STB: They Came from the Bermuda Triangle!, plus the final manuscript preview for the Trinity Continuum: Assassins preorder!Dec 22: Party Beach Creature Feature!, The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!, Beneath the Sea VTT Tokens, and Scion on FoundryDec 15: Welcome to the Rock: A Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart, The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb (on Amazon PoD), Dearly Bleak (Amazon Kindle) Sales Onyx Path has added the Scarred Lands Players Guide for Pathfinder to the Mega Bundle for Kentucky Tornado Relief. Indie Press Revolution has just days left in the end-of-year sale, offering 40% off select Onyx Path releases! Crowdfunding Update 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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: Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: From the PittYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  17. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TC-NWE-Cover-1-210x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print: N!WE Unleashed: Pulse Pounding Nova Wrestling Action! for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant! In the world of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, wrestling is a major form of entertainment. Unlike in our world, many of these wrestlers are novas — individuals with amazing powers — and in the case of N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment and Nova Combat federations, these novas use their powers to wow the crowds, win fans, and make themselves rich, or suffer horribly for trying. In N!WE Unleashed!, you roleplay characters who work in the wrestling business, both in the ring and backstage, courting popularity and heat, striving to win championships, and making enough of a legend of yourself that one day, you might even have your own action figure. N!WE Unleashed! uses the Storypath System and requires Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Aberrant for use. N!WE Unleashed! includes: A deep-diving headbutt into the inner workings of the wrestling industry, covering everything from maintaining character to the choreography of a bout, and all the participants involved in running a show.A plunging powerbomb into the N!WE’s history, with advice on incorporating the premier wrestling company into your games of Aberrant, and how to play out and run wrestling matches and all the backstage politics that precede and follow them.A torture rack of new Edges, Conditions, technology, and characters to augment your game and give it that wrestling federation feel.A piledriving new mini-system for wrestling-focused games, complete with character creation, rules for moves and maneuvers, and guidance on building up faces, heels, and character popularity. Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Dec 29: STB: They Came from the Bermuda Triangle!, plus the final manuscript preview for the Trinity Continuum: Assassins preorder!Dec 22: Party Beach Creature Feature!, The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!, Beneath the Sea VTT Tokens, and Scion on FoundryDec 15: Welcome to the Rock: A Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart, The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb (on Amazon PoD), Dearly Bleak (Amazon Kindle) Sales Onyx Path has added the Scarred Lands Players Guide for Pathfinder to the Mega Bundle for Kentucky Tornado Relief. Indie Press Revolution has just days left in the end-of-year sale, offering 40% off select Onyx Path releases! Crowdfunding Update 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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: Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: From the PittYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  18. Fisher was a bit surprised at hearing this from Lancia. Or rather, whoever was possessing Lancia, now that that was confirmed. Granted, he'd seen some hints of tension or issues in the kitchen room, but nothing on the level of what was being proposed. Assuming this wasn't some sort of complicated trap. Start with gathering more information, he decided. "First things first, which of the three are you? I think it's only appropriate to address you by your actual name." "I'm dressed like Orphan Annie, which do you think?" Her tone was slightly snarky, but she quickly reigned it in. She shrugged off his request dismissively. "Besides, what does it matter? Lancia, Ann, I'm both and neither now. Call me whichever you like." "Okay." Fisher shrugged. "Let's start with the obvious questions: what were you planning on doing, and why are you willing to sabotage it all? The Underworlds vary, but..." A memory of eternal chill lashed his skin for a moment. "They don't have a lot of good places. And I bet you three didn't get assigned to one of those." "Who says I'm sabotaging anything? What's been done can't be undone. The seal was shattered hours ago, it's what Betty has planned for tonight that I intend to stop, providing you and your agree to my terms, which are simple... I help you get rid of Betty and Abigail, and you let me stay. I keep this body and I swear, I won't cause anymore trouble." So there it was, the dastardly little catch - wait, what was that about the seal? Fisher frowned as he realized. Grim had expected the witches to use the ritual tonight to break the seal, so if that wasn't their goal... shit. Assuming she was telling the truth. "The seal to what?" "I don't know," she shrugged shaking her head. "Some sort of seal. One of several that's locking something or someone away. I don't know and I don't care. Now, Betty and Abigail for my freedom. Deal?" She wasn't lying, Fisher realized. And really, it wasn't surprising they hadn't asked, the trio of witches were probably overjoyed at seizing freedom to begin with. Which put him in a difficult position. Morally, noxious as Mercedes and her companions were, letting Ann stay in Lancia's body struck him as wrong. But the Band was clearly steps behind, which wasn't good either. Sure, he could try lying, but Fisher didn't like his chances. "I have to talk to the rest of my Band first." 'Anncia' sighed, rolling her eyes. Apparently that was not the answer she wanted, but instead of complaining further, she signed. "Fine. Go talk to them. Give me your number, I'll text you so you can get in contact with me. I can't be seen associating with any of you or they'll know I'm not going through with it. Let me know when you're ready and I'll find you." Fisher nodded. "Perfectly reasonable." He gave her his number and then left, heading upstairs. Speaking of phones, Fisher pulled out his phone and started texting the others about what Ann said and her offer. And then it hit him that he probably could have texted Grim about the witch trio getting away from the party. Ugh, Fisher found a chair and sat down. Between his failure to seal the witches at the high school, the awkward stumbles when talking with Adrianna, now this. So much for being the smart number two, and a competent hero, was he?
  19. We’re here in 2022 for the weekly media spotlight blog, now posted every Tuesday! We were of course posting every Tuesday in the latter part of 2021, too, but now our spotlight will take a different form: you’ll be given the headline act you really must check out, and then we’ll provide you with round-ups and links for all the other media we’ve been sent or want to promote for the week! Some of the Devil’s Luck Gaming team prepping to play Exalted: Essence The Spotlight This week’s spotlight goes to the fine folks of Devil’s Luck Gaming, who just concluded their superb actual play of Exalted: Essence over on their Twitch channel, which you can find here: https://www.twitch.tv/devilsluckgaming Their chronicle – Hymns of the Unconquered Sun – drew a lot of viewers and we understand they’re already planning their second season! So if you want to watch an Exalted actual play with high production values, excellent roleplay, and fantastic costuming, Devil’s Luck are the people you want to follow and subscribe to. If you missed any of their videos, you can access them all by just giving them a follow over on Twitch! The Round-Up Our media minions were quiet over the holidays (understandably) so expect this section of the blog to expand as the weeks go on and more and more people start running games, producing deep dives, and conducting interviews. If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel too. Don’t take our word for it, however; you can check it out for yourselves: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath https://www.youtube.com/c/TheonyxpathRPG In the past week and a bit, we uploaded the following videos to our YouTube channel: Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E7: https://youtu.be/TXChbYlQn5Y Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E8: https://youtu.be/uhR3KfNJasc Trinity Continuum: Anima – Storypath Showcase – E3: https://youtu.be/-eR4cBbde40 Trinity Continuum: Anima – Storypath Showcase – FINALE: https://youtu.be/x2CfVvXgySY Trinity Continuum: Anima – Polyhedron Podcast – E8: https://youtu.be/OHMY0GSKHx0 Trinity Continuum: Anima – Polyhedron Podcast – FINALE: https://youtu.be/yQAvw5aJ__4 Trinity Continuum Core – Hard Holidays – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/rPq1GBeqtZQ Calling All Creators Onyx Path are looking for groups who want their actual plays of our games spotlit or hosted on our channels! Plus, we’re very keen to showcase people’s reviews, deep dives, and character creation videos! Feel free to reach out here: https://forms.gle/aqTBztswhRQLMADd9… and we’ll get in touch. View the full article
  20. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/10th-OP-logo.png WOW! 10 Years! (Shades of Grosse Pointe Blank‘s reunion scene) 10 YEARS! First: Thanks to all of you, whether new to us or after ten years on the Path! We just could not have gotten here without you, and we truly do appreciate that integral fact. (More on appreciation in a bit). When I started Onyx Path just a few months before Jan 1, 2012, it was because I recognized that I missed and loved making TTRPG worlds and the books which serve to contain them. Contain them, until the folks in our community gets their hands on them and take their own games and stories places we never dreamed of. But love! And for a decade your support has meant that I, and all of our Onyx Path crew of creators, have been able to make more and more worlds and games, both original and reclamations of older properties. We’ve dodged disasters, climbed seemingly impregnable walls, and have brought in more and more fine talent from around the world in the spirit of including the vast panoply of experiences shared by creators of very different backgrounds. Again, thank you all for that! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SamDenmark_M20OperativesDossier.jpgM20 Operatives Dossier art by Sam Denmark Now, On With the Show! I’m not going to do one of those “Year in Review” things, but you can ask me about that in the Comments. Instead, I heartily recommend hitting this link to our own Ian AA Watson’s blog post from last week that goes over all of our releases in 2021. When you are in the midst of building and creating all of these projects, it is sometimes hard to recall just how many Worlds we are Pathing. Just check it out: http://theonyxpath.com/release-retrospective-2021/ What I’m focusing on talking about today is looking forward into 2022 and what we’re doing this year to come! Today we talk about celebrating and enjoying all of our game lines and worlds through our deca-anniversary year! For example, 2022 will be a year that we continue the monthly Tasty Bits PDF program. The chance to explore our game worlds in little bites has been a lot of fun, and these smaller projects are jam-packed with material for use with all of our Storypath games! So, let’s do 12 more! Now, to be fair, that’s not a new announcement. But I wanted to get it out there as an example of the “through-line” of how we’re handling the next year. We’re continuing to push our projects towards release just as we did all last year, and accelerating the pace of release. Even when hammered, and we were really hammered, by our situation with our printers. That’s resolving now. This month, the first batch of our six Kickstarter funded books are getting to press, with the rest to wrap up and get shipped to our fulfillment shipper through January and into February. So far, that is happening. Six KSs are being fulfilled in these next three months. With our next round of books going to press as soon after that as the printer will allow. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NWE-Comic-Digital-Art-Chefs.jpgN!WE Unleashed comic by Digital Chefs So, for 2022 and our 10th Anniversary Celebration, how are we doing it? First, each month is going to feature a specific game line, with 90% off discounts for the PDFs of those game lines – that’s right, they are at 10% of their usual price in honor of our 10th Anniversary. These sales will happen throughout the month and at specific times (which will hopefully be long enough for everyone to enjoy the discounts) as we need to not run the 10th Anniversary sales while DTRPG is running their sales. We want no conflicting sales discount algorithms – that just gets very messy, frustrating, and confusing for all involved! Which means that January is the month featuring Dystopia Rising: Evolution, with the Anniversary Sale running from Jan 18th until Jan 24th for the core rulebook, and the rest of the projects in the line on sale from Jan 25th until the 31st! (The massive New Year, New Game Sale that DTRPG runs every year is running from Jan 4th – 17th). Eddy Webb spearheaded the post-apocalyptic Dystopia Rising: Evolution Storypath setting, and included some stunning new SP rules for communities, zombies, and scavenging the trash of the old world to create new useful items. If you want “Macgyver” rules for your Storypath games – this is your perfect chance to get them, and a whole lot more! In addition, our Onyx Pathcast will be focusing on the game line (or lines) of the month in one or more of their weekly broadcasts. Interviews with the creators, deep-dives into the games and/or their lore, and other features throughout the month, all brought to life with that unique combination of silliness and insightful wit that Dixie, Eddie, and Matthew bring to every episode! As a digression in the spirit of the always-digressing Pathcast trio, this week’s Onyx Pathcast is its 200th audio bit broadcast, even though it’s episode #189. The spunky lil’ Pathcast that could! We’re planning on Onyx Path Virtual Con 3 in June – with an even bigger swathe of sales across our lines during the convention, and pop-up give-ways to con-goers, as well – all in the same spirit of thanking our community supporters for 10 years of making and playing our games! The whole convention will be themed around our 10th Anniversary, so expect all sorts of surprises! We’re also going to be upgrading our website, first with an overhaul to solve some of our ongoing “quirks” of the site, and then a newly redesigned site. After all, it’s been ten years – there’s wear and tear. We’re looking at things like a solution to the glitch that stops some folks, some times, from accessing this very blog. We think we have found a way to fix that caching issue, so we’re giving that a try. Along with that, we’ve been upfront about the issues with our forums. That’s another area we’re in the process of implementing a solution for. We seriously do want Exalted fans to be able to post as often as they want, but that glitch was just not responding to fixes. And the standard solution looked like it would very likely trash the previous posts. This wasn’t something we felt would make most of our forumites happy, so now we think we’ve got a way to make it all better. Bear with us as we work through the process this next month or two. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FarriLensen_ParanormalistsHandbook.jpgParanormalists Handbook art by Farri Lensen Then, we come to this very MMN Blog. I’ve felt that we have bloated up a fair bit in the last few years – so I’m cutting back. Take a look below, there’s less stuff. For example, OP Media is moving most of its info over to its own Tuesday blog, where Matthew will still be featuring feeds and vids from all and sundry who contact him about playing our games. We’ll still put out our Twitch schedule and the Media Highlight of the Week here, while those of our community who want to really dig into Actual Plays and analysis of our games online can get those links on Tuesday! We’re going to be trying a new method of showing the Progress Report each week starting next week – which we’ll do for the rest of the month to see how well it gives you all what you need without the large lists of projects under every category. I think it’ll take several weeks to see if the flow of info works, and we’ll post a poll to get your feedback on that. We know a lot of you love the Progress Report, so we want to hear from you if it’s a good thing! Lots of excitement, and what we hope are good changes here, all in recognition and celebration of our ongoing journey through: Ten Years, Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Thanks to everyone who pledged, and if you missed out…keep an eye out for TC: Anima on Backerkit and you can still get in on the fun! Right now, we’re submitting the campaign for the Mage 20th: Lore of the Traditions to the folks who need to approve it! More to come… Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Holiday Special Movie Watch with Deadly Invasion! Oh, boy! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Onyx Path Media will be moving in its near totality to Tuesdays on the blog! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media! 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/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan4-10GRAF-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan4-10-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: The Polyhedron Podcast actual play of Trinity Continuum: Anima concluded over the holidays, but that just means you have access to the whole playlist right now and can watch every one of the excellent episodes (run by champion Storyguide, Eddy Webb) right on our YouTube channel. If you’re interested in checking them out, please take a look at this playlist and enjoy: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiNRTdSDh6-We96fHKbTsaqwgr9yBMbjM 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! Virtual Tabletop! The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! As they say: Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com “Foundry Virtual Tabletop is a self-hosted roleplaying platform with support for hundreds of game systems with modern features and a developer-friendly API. Foundry VTT is a one-time purchase where your players connect for free using a web browser.” http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/eric_donner_image-825x1024.png We’re offering first the character sheet for Scion Origin and Hero, featuring: A whole platform as a new place for Storyguides and Players Fully integrated and up to date character sheet Familiar to users of the paper sheet Handles all needed rolls Officially created and supported More VTT offering and projects will be arriving this year! A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart), The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart), Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart), are all on Astral TableTop. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Check out Astral TableTop for 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 On DrivethruRPG, here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic DTRPG 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 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books, dice, and screens? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! The New Year, New Game Sale starts this week! 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). http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TC-NWE-Cover-1.jpg This Wednesday do you dare to enter the squared circle with the N!WE Unleashed wrestling sourcebook for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant? Only in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG! In the world of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, wrestling is a major form of entertainment. Unlike in our world, many of these wrestlers are novas — individuals with amazing powers — and in the case of N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment and Nova Combat federations, these novas use their powers to wow the crowds, win fans, and make themselves rich, or suffer horribly for trying. In N!WE Unleashed!, you roleplay characters who work in the wrestling business, both in the ring and backstage, courting popularity and heat, striving to win championships, and making enough of a legend of yourself that one day, you might even have your own action figure. N!WE Unleashed! uses the Storypath System and requires Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Aberrant for use. N!WE Unleashed! includes: A deep-diving headbutt into the inner workings of the wrestling industry, covering everything from maintaining character to the choreography of a bout, and all the participants involved in running a show.A plunging powerbomb into the N!WE’s history, with advice on incorporating the premier wrestling company into your games of Aberrant, and how to play out and run wrestling matches and all the backstage politics that precede and follow them.A torture rack of new Edges, Conditions, technology, and characters to augment your game and give it that wrestling federation feel.A piledriving new mini-system for wrestling-focused games, complete with character creation, rules for moves and maneuvers, and guidance on building up faces, heels, and character popularity. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TC-Assassin-3D-Mockup.png Remember: the Pre-Order page for Trinity Continuum: Assassins is open on DTRPG! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/379041 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! While we won’t be attending as a company, Eddy and a few more of our gang will be at Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee in January. Seek them out if you are attending those cons! 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)Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum) 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)Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Second Draft The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian) Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)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)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)TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition) Post-Editing Development Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)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!)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Trinity Continuum: Anima They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tasty Bit: They Came From Animal Distaster Films! Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Indexing Hunter 2e (Hunter: The Vigil 2e) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion: Dragon Masks of the Mythos TC: Adventure! M20 Victorian – With to Maria to AD. Dead Man’s Rust – Sending to Maria to AD. Exalted Essence – Art buy figured. TC Mission StatementsSqueaks In The Deep Realms of Magic and Mystery TC: Anima (KS) TC: Assassin – Maria ADing. Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth Novas Worldwide W20 Apocalyptic Record Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – Waiting on approvals.TCFBtG! Monsters From the CryptThey Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave – Art is going – checking in on artists this week. Kith and Kin – Awaiting art notes.EX3 Exigents (KS) – Splat sketches in. EX3 Across the 8 Directions – Awaiting art notes. EX3 Adversaries of the Righteous – Awaiting art notes. In Layout Scion: Demigod – Layout proceeding. Squeaks in the Deep ScreenSqueaks in the Deep – Layout proceeding.HtV 2e ScreenParanormalists Handbook – Layout proceeding with Josh. Saints and Monsters – Layout proceeding.M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion Proofing Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Indexing.Spiragos Collected AdventuresThey Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Prepping PDF and PoD files.Hundred Devils Night Parade – Advance PDF errata input finishing today.Aberrant VTTTC Prometheus Unbound – Got proof notes back, nothing horrible. TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer. Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.TGFBtG! Screen – Signing off on proofs. WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files with printer.WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Signing off on proofs.Legendlore – Trad printed book files with printer.Legendlore Screen – Signing off on proofs. M20 Rich Bastards Guide – PoD prep.TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof on the way.TC Aeon Novella: Meridian – PoD proof on the way. V5 Forbidden Religions – PoD proof ordered.They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Trad printing proofs being reviewed, PoD proofs on the way.Trinity Continuum: Assassins pre-order is live on DTRPG.TC Aberrant N!WE – PDF and PoD versions on sale this Weds on DTRPG!Ghost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs – PDF going out to KS backers. Dystopia Rising Evolution fiction: Exquisite Corpse – PDF going out to backers. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Although he was born a looong time ago, today we celebrate the birth of that guy who popularized fantasy – no, not Peter Jackson! We’re talking about the guy who wrote the books he “based” his movies on! “John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State. As a child, Tolkien was bitten by a large baboon spider in the garden, an event some think later echoed in his stories, although he admitted no actual memory of the event and no special hatred of spiders as an adult.” Sure, Professor, sure – it’s just a coincidence that nasty spiders are antagonists in every book! View the full article
  21. We’re here in 2022 for the weekly media spotlight blog, now posted every Tuesday! We were of course posting every Tuesday in the latter part of 2021, too, but now our spotlight will take a different form: you’ll be given the headline act you really must check out, and then we’ll provide you with round-ups and links for all the other media we’ve been sent or want to promote for the week! Some of the Devil’s Luck Gaming team prepping to play Exalted: Essence The Spotlight This week’s spotlight goes to the fine folks of Devil’s Luck Gaming, who just concluded their superb actual play of Exalted: Essence over on their Twitch channel, which you can find here: https://www.twitch.tv/devilsluckgaming Their chronicle – Hymns of the Unconquered Sun – drew a lot of viewers and we understand they’re already planning their second season! So if you want to watch an Exalted actual play with high production values, excellent roleplay, and fantastic costuming, Devil’s Luck are the people you want to follow and subscribe to. If you missed any of their videos, you can access them all by just giving them a follow over on Twitch! The Round-Up Our media minions were quiet over the holidays (understandably) so expect this section of the blog to expand as the weeks go on and more and more people start running games, producing deep dives, and conducting interviews. If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel too. Don’t take our word for it, however; you can check it out for yourselves: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath https://www.youtube.com/c/TheonyxpathRPG In the past week and a bit, we uploaded the following videos to our YouTube channel: Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E7: https://youtu.be/TXChbYlQn5Y Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E8: https://youtu.be/uhR3KfNJasc Trinity Continuum: Anima – Storypath Showcase – E3: https://youtu.be/-eR4cBbde40 Trinity Continuum: Anima – Storypath Showcase – FINALE: https://youtu.be/x2CfVvXgySY Trinity Continuum: Anima – Polyhedron Podcast – E8: https://youtu.be/OHMY0GSKHx0 Trinity Continuum: Anima – Polyhedron Podcast – FINALE: https://youtu.be/yQAvw5aJ__4 Trinity Continuum Core – Hard Holidays – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/rPq1GBeqtZQ Calling All Creators Onyx Path are looking for groups who want their actual plays of our games spotlit or hosted on our channels! Plus, we’re very keen to showcase people’s reviews, deep dives, and character creation videos! Feel free to reach out here: https://forms.gle/aqTBztswhRQLMADd9… and we’ll get in touch.
  22. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/10th-OP-logo.png WOW! 10 Years! (Shades of Grosse Pointe Blank‘s reunion scene) 10 YEARS! First: Thanks to all of you, whether new to us or after ten years on the Path! We just could not have gotten here without you, and we truly do appreciate that integral fact. (More on appreciation in a bit). When I started Onyx Path just a few months before Jan 1, 2012, it was because I recognized that I missed and loved making TTRPG worlds and the books which serve to contain them. Contain them, until the folks in our community gets their hands on them and take their own games and stories places we never dreamed of. But love! And for a decade your support has meant that I, and all of our Onyx Path crew of creators, have been able to make more and more worlds and games, both original and reclamations of older properties. We’ve dodged disasters, climbed seemingly impregnable walls, and have brought in more and more fine talent from around the world in the spirit of including the vast panoply of experiences shared by creators of very different backgrounds. Again, thank you all for that! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SamDenmark_M20OperativesDossier.jpgM20 Operatives Dossier art by Sam Denmark Now, On With the Show! I’m not going to do one of those “Year in Review” things, but you can ask me about that in the Comments. Instead, I heartily recommend hitting this link to our own Ian AA Watson’s blog post from last week that goes over all of our releases in 2021. When you are in the midst of building and creating all of these projects, it is sometimes hard to recall just how many Worlds we are Pathing. Just check it out: http://theonyxpath.com/release-retrospective-2021/ What I’m focusing on talking about today is looking forward into 2022 and what we’re doing this year to come! Today we talk about celebrating and enjoying all of our game lines and worlds through our deca-anniversary year! For example, 2022 will be a year that we continue the monthly Tasty Bits PDF program. The chance to explore our game worlds in little bites has been a lot of fun, and these smaller projects are jam-packed with material for use with all of our Storypath games! So, let’s do 12 more! Now, to be fair, that’s not a new announcement. But I wanted to get it out there as an example of the “through-line” of how we’re handling the next year. We’re continuing to push our projects towards release just as we did all last year, and accelerating the pace of release. Even when hammered, and we were really hammered, by our situation with our printers. That’s resolving now. This month, the first batch of our six Kickstarter funded books are getting to press, with the rest to wrap up and get shipped to our fulfillment shipper through January and into February. So far, that is happening. Six KSs are being fulfilled in these next three months. With our next round of books going to press as soon after that as the printer will allow. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NWE-Comic-Digital-Art-Chefs.jpgN!WE Unleashed comic by Digital Chefs So, for 2022 and our 10th Anniversary Celebration, how are we doing it? First, each month is going to feature a specific game line, with 90% off discounts for the PDFs of those game lines – that’s right, they are at 10% of their usual price in honor of our 10th Anniversary. These sales will happen throughout the month and at specific times (which will hopefully be long enough for everyone to enjoy the discounts) as we need to not run the 10th Anniversary sales while DTRPG is running their sales. We want no conflicting sales discount algorithms – that just gets very messy, frustrating, and confusing for all involved! Which means that January is the month featuring Dystopia Rising: Evolution, with the Anniversary Sale running from Jan 18th until Jan 24th for the core rulebook, and the rest of the projects in the line on sale from Jan 25th until the 31st! (The massive New Year, New Game Sale that DTRPG runs every year is running from Jan 4th – 17th). Eddy Webb spearheaded the post-apocalyptic Dystopia Rising: Evolution Storypath setting, and included some stunning new SP rules for communities, zombies, and scavenging the trash of the old world to create new useful items. If you want “Macgyver” rules for your Storypath games – this is your perfect chance to get them, and a whole lot more! In addition, our Onyx Pathcast will be focusing on the game line (or lines) of the month in one or more of their weekly broadcasts. Interviews with the creators, deep-dives into the games and/or their lore, and other features throughout the month, all brought to life with that unique combination of silliness and insightful wit that Dixie, Eddie, and Matthew bring to every episode! As a digression in the spirit of the always-digressing Pathcast trio, this week’s Onyx Pathcast is its 200th audio bit broadcast, even though it’s episode #189. The spunky lil’ Pathcast that could! We’re planning on Onyx Path Virtual Con 3 in June – with an even bigger swathe of sales across our lines during the convention, and pop-up give-ways to con-goers, as well – all in the same spirit of thanking our community supporters for 10 years of making and playing our games! The whole convention will be themed around our 10th Anniversary, so expect all sorts of surprises! We’re also going to be upgrading our website, first with an overhaul to solve some of our ongoing “quirks” of the site, and then a newly redesigned site. After all, it’s been ten years – there’s wear and tear. We’re looking at things like a solution to the glitch that stops some folks, some times, from accessing this very blog. We think we have found a way to fix that caching issue, so we’re giving that a try. Along with that, we’ve been upfront about the issues with our forums. That’s another area we’re in the process of implementing a solution for. We seriously do want Exalted fans to be able to post as often as they want, but that glitch was just not responding to fixes. And the standard solution looked like it would very likely trash the previous posts. This wasn’t something we felt would make most of our forumites happy, so now we think we’ve got a way to make it all better. Bear with us as we work through the process this next month or two. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FarriLensen_ParanormalistsHandbook.jpgParanormalists Handbook art by Farri Lensen Then, we come to this very MMN Blog. I’ve felt that we have bloated up a fair bit in the last few years – so I’m cutting back. Take a look below, there’s less stuff. For example, OP Media is moving most of its info over to its own Tuesday blog, where Matthew will still be featuring feeds and vids from all and sundry who contact him about playing our games. We’ll still put out our Twitch schedule and the Media Highlight of the Week here, while those of our community who want to really dig into Actual Plays and analysis of our games online can get those links on Tuesday! We’re going to be trying a new method of showing the Progress Report each week starting next week – which we’ll do for the rest of the month to see how well it gives you all what you need without the large lists of projects under every category. I think it’ll take several weeks to see if the flow of info works, and we’ll post a poll to get your feedback on that. We know a lot of you love the Progress Report, so we want to hear from you if it’s a good thing! Lots of excitement, and what we hope are good changes here, all in recognition and celebration of our ongoing journey through: Ten Years, Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Thanks to everyone who pledged, and if you missed out…keep an eye out for TC: Anima on Backerkit and you can still get in on the fun! Right now, we’re submitting the campaign for the Mage 20th: Lore of the Traditions to the folks who need to approve it! More to come… Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Holiday Special Movie Watch with Deadly Invasion! Oh, boy! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Onyx Path Media will be moving in its near totality to Tuesdays on the blog! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media! 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/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan4-10GRAF-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-OPPScheduleJan4-10-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: The Polyhedron Podcast actual play of Trinity Continuum: Anima concluded over the holidays, but that just means you have access to the whole playlist right now and can watch every one of the excellent episodes (run by champion Storyguide, Eddy Webb) right on our YouTube channel. If you’re interested in checking them out, please take a look at this playlist and enjoy: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiNRTdSDh6-We96fHKbTsaqwgr9yBMbjM 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! Virtual Tabletop! The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! As they say: Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com “Foundry Virtual Tabletop is a self-hosted roleplaying platform with support for hundreds of game systems with modern features and a developer-friendly API. Foundry VTT is a one-time purchase where your players connect for free using a web browser.” http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/eric_donner_image-825x1024.png We’re offering first the character sheet for Scion Origin and Hero, featuring: A whole platform as a new place for Storyguides and Players Fully integrated and up to date character sheet Familiar to users of the paper sheet Handles all needed rolls Officially created and supported More VTT offering and projects will be arriving this year! A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart), The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart), Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart), are all on Astral TableTop. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Check out Astral TableTop for 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 On DrivethruRPG, here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic DTRPG 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 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books, dice, and screens? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! The New Year, New Game Sale starts this week! 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). http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TC-NWE-Cover-1.jpg This Wednesday do you dare to enter the squared circle with the N!WE Unleashed wrestling sourcebook for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant? Only in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG! In the world of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, wrestling is a major form of entertainment. Unlike in our world, many of these wrestlers are novas — individuals with amazing powers — and in the case of N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment and Nova Combat federations, these novas use their powers to wow the crowds, win fans, and make themselves rich, or suffer horribly for trying. In N!WE Unleashed!, you roleplay characters who work in the wrestling business, both in the ring and backstage, courting popularity and heat, striving to win championships, and making enough of a legend of yourself that one day, you might even have your own action figure. N!WE Unleashed! uses the Storypath System and requires Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Aberrant for use. N!WE Unleashed! includes: A deep-diving headbutt into the inner workings of the wrestling industry, covering everything from maintaining character to the choreography of a bout, and all the participants involved in running a show.A plunging powerbomb into the N!WE’s history, with advice on incorporating the premier wrestling company into your games of Aberrant, and how to play out and run wrestling matches and all the backstage politics that precede and follow them.A torture rack of new Edges, Conditions, technology, and characters to augment your game and give it that wrestling federation feel.A piledriving new mini-system for wrestling-focused games, complete with character creation, rules for moves and maneuvers, and guidance on building up faces, heels, and character popularity. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TC-Assassin-3D-Mockup.png Remember: the Pre-Order page for Trinity Continuum: Assassins is open on DTRPG! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/379041 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! While we won’t be attending as a company, Eddy and a few more of our gang will be at Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee in January. Seek them out if you are attending those cons! 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)Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum) 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)Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Second Draft The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian) Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)They Came From [Classified]! 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  23. Thursday, 5th September. Project Proteus HQ, 17:43 Annette sat back in the comfortable office chair she’d picked to replace the almost throne-like monstrosity Dr Cook had sat in when the Director’s office had belonged to him, looking at the holographic display as it scrolled through the results Major Taggart had punched up for her on his tablet. Eyebrows twitched upward over brown eyes as she scanned the contents of the shimmering screen, beyond which sat Taggart himself and two of the Project’s scientists, each of whom was a study in opposites to the other. Professor Larry Palahniuk was a short, rotund red-faced man in an unfastened lab coat, sweater vest over a shirt, and khakis. He was the same scientist who’d accosted Marissa and Courtney on their visit to the Project - a somewhat obsessive, if brilliant, man with PhDs in Quantum Mechanics and Astrophysics and no interest at all in organisational politics so long as he got the funding he asked for. Next to him, all cool elegance mingled with a hint of disdain for all around her, sat Doctor Julia Carter. In addition to being the head neurologist of the Marias Medical Center above, she had moved into the slot of the Project’s principle neuroscientist and geneticist following Cook’s removal and incarceration. Annette wasn’t certain about Carter - Taggart’s security probing had revealed no connection between the good doctor and Professor Kline’s rogue operation. No hidden bank accounts, no suspicious deposits, no shady communications. And she was polite - in a chilly way - and competent - in a chilly way - and very skilled in organisational infighting to preserve her bailiwick from intrusion. But Annette didn’t trust Dr Carter, a feeling which she’d passed off as a gut dislike both of the woman’s proximity to Cook and her borderline sociopathic detachment. That she had been brought in on this meeting was more due to her expertise and standing in the Project than anything else. Annette forced her attention back to the data on the screen. “These are impressive results.” she commented mildly, picking up her mug of tea and taking a sip. “Impressive?!” Professor Palahniuk’s colour, already ruddy, deepened. “I would say unlikely, and only because ‘impossible’ is not a word I like to throw around, given our line of scientific endeavour.” He waved a hand at the holodisplay. “A perfect score! On every sub-section! The boy must have cheated somehow. Telepathy, perhaps. Some manner of ESP.” Off to one side, in her usual seat against the wall, legs curled under her and watching the proceedings with the customary mixture of amusement and aloof interest, Ellie shifted slightly, her eyes narrowing a fraction as they fixed on the professor. “We stipulated, and Mister Bannon agreed, that no ‘Shine’ was to be used in this assessment, professor.” Taggart responded, frowning. “We have no reason to suspect bad faith on his part.” “And his neural activity according to the EEG showed none of the same patterns we’ve noted when studying subjects Adams or Sykes, who were our telepath and our ESPer respectively.” Dr Carter pointed out, studying her own tablet. “Though his neural patterning is significantly different from anything I’ve seen. The sheer level of synaptic engagement… Well… His whole brain seems to light up, in layman’s terms.” “We spent two days putting together that assessment. I would struggle to complete it in the time Mister Bannon did.” Palahniuk argued, somewhat plaintively as he realised that the mood in the room did not sync with his own skepticism. “I doubt I’d even understand some of the concepts.” Annette said dryly as she glanced over some of the problems. “It was designed to be challenging to PhDs.” Dr Carter responded, still avidly scanning the data on her pad. “Covering a multitude of disciplines, to identify areas of intellectual and academic weakness. No-one of Mister Bannon’s limited years should be able to answer all of the problems in the test, least of all in such a short space of time.” “And yet he did.” Taggart pointed out. “And yet he did.” Carter agreed, giving the Major a thin smile before returning her attention to her own screen. “I also note a fascinating anomaly - no activity in the paralimbic system indicating nerves or tension of any kind.” She glanced up at Annette, then across at Ellie, who met the older female’s gaze directly, without any shifting in her expression. “Mister Bannon’s neurological oddities aside…” Annette spoke up, causing Dr Carter to look back at her. “Are we satisfied that he did, in fact, pass the test within the parameters set.” The Project Director didn’t want Carter - or anyone else not cleared for it - to start putting two and two together regarding the Bannon boy’s strangeness. Of course, the problem with working with very intelligent people is their tendency to think for themselves. It would only be a matter of time until that cat was also out of the bag. “I’m satisfied, yes.” Dr Carter nodded, tapping her tablet off and sitting back in her seat. Finding no support from his colleague, Professor Palahniuk ‘hmmphed’ before shrugging, nodding in reluctant assent. “What about security risks?” he asked Taggart. “The boy is not even seventeen years old yet, and there is the matter of his aberrant behaviour profile.” “Major Taggart and I have determined that, given the opportunities and rewards of a paid internship here, we can convince Mister Bannon to mothball his, uh, business ventures. From all our observations, he sells his home-grown and home-refined pharmaceuticals for money, not out of some adherence to the glamor of criminality.” Annette tapped her fingernails against her mug. Taggart nodded agreement. “Fine.” Palahniuk shrugged again, his expression petulant. “But I’ll be keeping an eye on him and I will not-” “Professor Palaniuk.” Annette cut across the other man calmly, her voice taking on a cold crispness. “Where does a six hundred pound gorilla sit?” “Ma’am?” The rotund man blinked in astonishment. “I’m not sure-” “It is a simple question. An old joke, even. Where does a six hundred pound gorilla sit?” “Why… where it pleases.” “Exactly. As a matter of security, and the safety of this installation and its personnel, you are not to provoke Mister Bannon - or indeed any of the gifted young people - with your somewhat abrasive manners. If you cannot address him civilly, do not address him. You are a leading light in your field, sir. An invaluable asset to the Project. But if you put this Project or its personnel in danger because you feel the need to assert yourself over a teenager, I will see to it you are unable to get tenure doing anything more than teaching high school physics for the rest of your career.” Her tone softened slightly at the terrified look on the man’s face. “Listen, Professor. These young people have enormous potential, for good or ill. We are the means by which they will realise that potential, one way or the other. A positive experience with us means the former. All I am asking is that you treat Mister Bannon as a talented intern to mentor.” “Well… I… Yes.” Palaniuk nodded at that, his expression one of a man adjusting to a new way of thinking. “I suppose it would be a good opportunity to observe him, as well. To learn more of how his gifts work.” “Just so, Professor.” Annette smiled at him, leaning back in her chair. “And after all,” Palahniuk went on. “He does seem to be incredibly intelligent. It would be a shame not to see that potential realised.” “I agree.” Dr Carter replied. “Good. We’re all in agreement, then. I’ll have to go over the details with Mister Bannon, then likely again with his father - he is a minor, after all.” Annette looked up as Taggart’s phone went off. The major muttered an apology, looking down at the text he’d received, then looked up at Annette. “I’ve got another meeting to attend.” The major explained as he stood, giving Annette a significant glance. “Go on.” Annette waved him off, then nodded to the two scientists. “And I think that’s a good place to close the meeting. Thank you both for coming.” As Carter and Palaniuk left quietly in the wake of Taggart’s exit, Ellie uncurled from her seat and padded across to sit where Taggart had been sitting, across from Annette. The lovely Project director studied the young alien woman, keenly aware that the sparkling grey eyes were studying her in turn. “He aced the test.” Ms Giles said, watching Ellie’s reaction. The girl shrugged one shoulder. “Are all Teulu so intelligent?” “I have not met all Teulu.” The girl replied with a hint of a smile and a faint tightening at the corners of her eyes. “I can say stupid ones do not live long. But…” she relented for a moment. “...there are differences amongst us just as there are with humans. I could not answer many of the fat professor’s test questions. Doubtless there are scholars and scientists among us who can.” “I thought all Teulu were warriors.” “We are. But we also have a culture that prizes excellence. That necessitates innovation, research, science. Fighting is as natural to us as breathing is to you, but you do not only breathe, do you? So it is with us. We have science and civilisation, Annette. We are not savages.” Ellie smiled faintly, rising from the chair and moving to the door. Characteristically, she said no farewells before slipping out, leaving Annette alone. The Director sighed, shaking her head and pulling up a draft document to cover Jason Bannon’s internship contract. ======= Aelwen found Jason in the conference room which the Fellowship had used in the previous week to plan their assault on Site C. He was stretched out on one of the couches along the far wall, hands behind his head and his eyes closed, the white cord of his earphones running up over his chest from the phone resting on his stomach. She slipped into the room and sat down, facing him over the width of the glossy black surface of the conference table, and studied him intently. He was skinny, was her first thought. A teulu male of his age should carry more muscle, should already have callouses and scars from weapon practice. A teulu, male or not, would never close their ears and eyes and relax in this way around anyone except their own pride. It would be easy to dismiss him as soft, too human… “Something on your mind, Ellie?” he asked, not opening his eyes. And there was the other shoe, a phrase she’d picked up from Annette Giles. Like Devin, like the other young humans of his pride, Jason was a Radiant. He could feel her presence somehow, could kill her with a thought, freezing her solid or breaking every bone in her body, if the conversations she’d overheard were accurate. Any apparent vulnerability was more than likely a clever stratagem, something she made a note of. And he’d dealt very appropriately with the two humans who’d tried to kill him, even if he had ended up sparing them on the request of his human- what was the term? Ah, yes. ‘Girl-friend’. It wasn’t unheard of for teulu males to indulge their mates’ requests, but then no teulu female would have asked for the sparing of those who’d tried to kill her male. Humans were strange, and confusing. “Who is Cora and what did you do to her?” she asked bluntly, still watching him intently. He opened his eyes, turning his head as his hands came up and removed the earphones. Tinny musical sounds came from the device before he tapped the phone, silencing it as, still reclining, he regarded her with those cold, shimmering green eyes. The eyes of the Draig. Aelwen met his gaze and the pair of them studied each other like cats for a long moment. “What is that to you?” he asked calmly. “Devin mentioned her to me. The implication was that he was displeased with things you did to Cora, to Liam, and to his sister.” Ellie gestured with one hand offhandedly. “It is a source of contention in your pride. I want to know more.” He gazed at her for a few moments more, then sat up and faced her, his shaggy hair falling around his face, framing the scar on his cheek. “Cora was Cade’s girlfriend, one of us. She had Shine, but didn’t seem to be interested in its ramifications or potential, or in assisting with our investigation of the strangeness that had overtaken our lives.” he explained calmly. “This came to a head when our investigations led to the Crossroads prison, at which her father is the warden. She point blank refused to consider that her father may well be involved with the then-mysterious deaths and disappearances amongst the prisoners in his care.” “Explain?” “A warden of a prison occupies a position much like Annette or Taggart do here. It’s hard to conceive that someone of such power and responsibility and resources would be unaware of what was taking place, at least on some level.” Jason shrugged. “Cora’s rejection of that possibility also encompassed, by inference, a rejection of everything else I had researched. It was the final straw: I lost my patience and told her she was a foolish, useless waste of potential. Though in considerably more unkind wording.” “I see.” Ellie considered that. “And then what happened?” “She stormed out. And then went home and practiced her gift. Anger gave her determination. And the next day, she fought alongside us against a creature of the Dark.” Jason’s lips twitched in a faint smile. “Was that your design?” The blonde teulu girl asked, head tilting. “It was one of the two desired outcomes.” Jason stood, moving to pour himself a glass of water from the jug on the table. “Either she would seek to prove me wrong, or she would continue to prove me right and stay out of my way. No matter what, she would either be useful or at least cease being an impediment.” “I see.” Ellie nodded slowly, her brow furrowing slightly. “Do you think it was wise to treat a member of your pride so?” “I didn’t consider her a member of my pride.” Jason responded. “I’d met her a handful of times, and only then through Cade. I protected her from three idiots who tried to assault her, because she was Cade’s friend. But my tolerance for her was not sufficient to put up with her willful foolishness.” “And where is she now?” “New York. A school for performing arts.” Jason shrugged lightly. “A shame. She was just starting to show her spine. But she wanted to be a dancer, so…” Ellie considered this, reaching over and getting her own glass of water from the jug Jason had placed back on the table’s surface. “Devin believes you are a coward because you attacked this Liam with your Radiance rather than ‘being man enough to look him in the eyes and punch him in the jaw’.” Jason’s eyebrows raised faintly, his lips twitching in amusement. “And what do you think?” Ellie studied him over her water glass as she took a sip. “You would only be capable of cowardice if you were capable of fear.” she answered. Jason nodded slowly. “So it makes no sense to call you a coward.” “Making sense is not the Jauntsens' strongest suit.” Jason shrugged, a wry look in his eyes. “From everything I have observed, they see the world one way - their own. Anything that does not fit in their mold of the ‘way things should be’ is therefore automatically wrong. Any evidence that does not support their personal view of their own innate superiority is to be discarded.” Ellie frowned, her eyes tightening. “You dislike them.” she said, a note of accusation in her inflection. “I saw their true face on Tuesday. All their previous pretensions of friendship, of care, were a facade. They don’t like me, don’t trust me, and even fear me. Devin said as much to my face. You know what I ‘did to his sister’?” Jason took a sip of water, leaning forward in his seat. “I took her at her word. There was a time I was attracted to her, desired her, and told her so, even foolishly kissed her believing she harbored desire for me. She rebuffed me, which was fine. She said she was not interested in a relationship. Also fine. And the next day she starts dating Cade. That was also fine.” He spread his long-fingered hands. “Confusing, and inconsistent with her own words, but fine. So I assumed she had made her choice, and I moved on.” “I see.” Ellie nodded slowly, frowning a little. “I found myself attracted to Autumn, we ended up together. And it seemed Marissa took that as a personal affront, as if she has some claim on either of us. Which she does not.” Jason shook his head. “And then, on Tuesday, it comes up that she only dated Cade because she was afraid of me. That she feared I would hurt her and believed that Cade would protect her..” He snorted lightly. “None of it makes any sense whatsoever. She is apparently jealous I date Autumn, but is so afraid of me she seeks protection from someone. She supposedly didn’t want me dead, and yet allowed someone to try and kill me without warning me. I think it’s possible she’s insane - unbalanced enough to actually believe whichever version of the story she currently finds most convenient to present to others.” “This makes my head spin.” Ellie shook her head slowly, her steel-grey eyes grave. “Your pride is more fractured than I thought.” “My ‘pride’,” Jason said with slow, cold precision. “Is Autumn. Sean. And Cassandra. The others are, currently, allies - whom I will work with in good faith so long as that is reciprocated.” “Devin saved your life.” Ellie reminded him, cocking her head slightly to one side. “And that is why I still consider him to be an ally.” Jason responded. “And would do the same for him.” “I see.” Ellie finished her glass of water and stood. “I thought perhaps I could mend the rift between you. You would be stronger working together.” “I’ll work with him. I just don’t trust him. And he doesn’t trust me. So we’re even.” Jason looked up at her. “I can appreciate your goal in talking to me about this. You may want to avoid swimming in these waters, though.” “I can see that.” Aelwen’s lips pressed into a line. “I think there is more to Devin than you see, though.” “Perhaps. And in turn, there is more to me than he sees. Again, we are even.” Jason replied wryly, then considered, his eyes on hers. “Devin is brave, and a part of him strives for what he perceives as nobility. His worst enemy is himself, not me.” “You are ‘dating’ a human. Are friends with some. Your father is one.” Aelwen stated. “Are they all this difficult?” “No. They can all be to varying degrees, though teenagers are the most confusing. Because they are the most confused, I think.” Ellie shook her head, stepping towards the door. “Strange people. Oh, it seems the Project will be employing you after all.” She said as she reached the door and paused, glancing back at him. “Why do you want to work for them?” “Why would I not?” he countered, his gaze and expression giving nothing away. She smiled slightly, nodding, and slipped from the room as silently as she had entered. ====== “...so Marissa had every reason to believe that we would take action to prevent the attempt on your life.” Annette explained, peering at the lean figure sitting across from her over her tea. “Though it was not our intention to do so, we let her and you down.” Damn, but the young man was hard to read. Even Ellie, as inscrutable as she could be, was more expressive than Jason. A function of his intellect, perhaps. Or of a life spent hiding his true nature from a world that wouldn’t accept it. Not human, Annette thought, studying the impassive scarred features, the unwavering frozen green stare that seemed so ancient in a young face. She wondered if that expression would change a jot, give her any warning before he incinerated her, then forced herself to relax. He wasn’t a mad dog. He was a rational creature who had had plenty of provocation from others and not lashed out. Everything she had observed and studied of him indicated that Jason Bannon responded to sincerity and understanding in kind. Nevertheless, when he finally moved his hand and picked up the tea she had served him, taking a sip, Annette softly released a breath she’d unconsciously been holding. “So the Project is infiltrated.” he stated calmly, his eyes still on her face. She nodded. “My thinking is that whoever it is is covering their tracks too well for myself or Taggart to uncover - but not too well for Sean Cassidy and Cassandra Allen.” He nodded agreement. “How can I help?” he asked simply. Annette smiled. “Once you sign on the line, you will be working for the Project. You’re a person of interest for our enemies - for whatever reason, Enterich singled you out for killing and exposed the infiltration of our security to ensure it would succeed.” She frowned slightly. “It’s possible they will make another attempt on you.” “Which would serve your purpose also - forcing them to expose themselves further and expend resources.” The young man’s calm as he discussed the notion of being bait in a trap was eerie. He sipped his tea. “I will be on my guard - another attempt will be even less successful than the first. But I feel you should omit that aspect of the arrangement when you speak to my father.” Annette blinked, then frowned. “You think he would stop you taking part in the plan.” she stated, nodding, then stopped as Jason shook his head. “No. I think he would try to, and fail.” the Teulu youth explained simply. “He cannot stop me doing what I choose to do, but he will worry, and the stress will not be good for him. I’ve not told him the details of the attempt on my life for that very reason - which turned out to be prudent, given that before just now I didn’t know the whole story. It would have caused additional strife at the parents meeting if others wrongly believed Marissa was party to the murder attempt. As the evidence up to that point strongly suggested.” “Was that why you didn’t bring it up?” He was silent for a moment, his cold eyes distant. “I was not one hundred percent sure she was an enemy. If I had been, there would have been no discussion at all.” he said with dreadful finality. “As it is, I believe she is unbalanced, inconsistent, and dangerous to herself as well as others.” “You realise the twins say similar things about you?” Annette’s gaze was grave. Jase met her eyes and smiled, very slightly. “Unsurprising. I wonder who will be proven correct.” “You have to admit that your… nature does not lend itself to inspiring comfort or reassurance.” “Indeed? And yet some find me pleasant company, even comforting, being able to accept that I am different and so approach me in that manner. So, to borrow a phrase, perhaps the fact that some find it beyond their ability is a ‘them’ problem.” Jase retorted bluntly. Annette shook her head, smiling ruefully. “You genuinely don’t care what people think of you?” “I care what some people think of me.” He shrugged. “Others are irrelevant except in the sense they might interfere with my path.” Annette considered that, studying him as she tapped her fingers on her desk. “Can you work with the twins, despite differences?” she asked bluntly. “Not to be rude, but I get the impression greater forces are at work here than adolescent rivalries.” “I will work with them if they work with me.” he shrugged. “I will meet them precisely halfway in all things where such cooperation is necessary.” Annette sighed, rubbing lightly at her brow with her left hand as she eyed the spare form in the chair across from her. He meant it, she knew. He would cooperate, but not give way. No doubt about it, this was going to be interesting. “Alright. One final thing.” she said at last, straightening. “We ran a genetic test on you - on all of you, to be honest. We wanted to see if there was a common genetic marker component to all of the gifted, and in light of Ellie’s existence, well…” she spread her hands in an elegant shrug. “And?” Jason’s gaze did not even flicker as he studied her. “And I think you know what we found.” Annette came straight to the point. “Only myself, Taggart and two scientists we trusted to run the tests know. And to be honest, yours is far from the strangest DNA.” She saw his head tilt, his gaze taking on a curious glint. “Have you told anyone?” she asked him. “I’ve told people whom I trust.” he answered. “I only found out myself very recently. But I am curious why you are telling me.” “Consider it an extension of trust. I know about your heritage, and yet I still am willing to work with you. I am willing to believe you are proof that we can co-exist with Ellie’s people, should that prove necessary.” “Culturally, I am more human than teulu.” Jason shrugged. “My instincts and emotional similarities notwithstanding, I know very little of my mother’s people.” “But you are in a position to find out.” Annette pressed. “And you assume I will share all I find out?” he countered, regarding her calmly. “I might decide I have more in common with them.” “You might.” Annette nodded, her expression sober. “I am counting that you care about your friends, and your father, enough that should it be necessary, you would at least help keep things peaceful. I’m counting on the fact that you seem to remember kindness when it is extended to you.” “I remember everything.” he replied simply, something shifting behind the green ice of his stare, and for a moment Annette wondered at the depth behind the simplicity of that statement. She herself had learned to train her memory, to remember details with mnemonic tricks, but it was largely abstract facts - dates, faces, people’s names, pets and favorite wines, useful tools of diplomacy and connection-building. What would it be like to perfectly recall everything, including the emotional context, smells, sounds and sensations? To literally be able to step into a memory, good or bad, and re-live it? To have the sort of intellect that left multiple PhDs scratching their heads trying to comprehend? Lonely. She realised with a sudden flash of insight. Even for a boy - and he was a boy, hard as that was to remember sometimes - who didn’t experience sorrow or loneliness like she did, there had to be some sense of… isolation. Of looking around and realising None of these are like me. Even allowing for his Shine, even allowing for his other-than-human nature… Without either of those factors he would still find it hard to connect. And with that insight came more, a clarification that expanded and revised her impression of Jason Bannon. Naturally he connected first with Sean Cassidy, finding at least some common ground of intellect. Through Sean, he had connected, tenuously, with others in his age group, finding some sense of belonging. Given his nature, of course he would fight tooth and claw (literally) to protect or avenge his connections to the world, without any compunction, restraint or morality playing a part. Annette Giles studied the lean young man with a fresh perspective now. He was still dauntingly composed, still capable of the savagery he’d inflicted on Liam Day or Marshal Dale. But she understood better now where the source of that fierce protectiveness lay. A combination of his predatory teulu nature and the simple fact that he didn’t count on being able to connect to others, so treasured the connections he had made. By the standards of human society he was a potential danger - but then so were the Jauntsens. So was Sean Cassidy. So were all the ‘kids’, to quote Taggart. “I’d be interested in seeing the test results myself.” Jason commented, getting the conversation back on track and jolting Giles from her reverie. Annette nodded agreement. “I was planning to include you in that area of study. If for no other reason than so you could ensure we were not doing anything amiss with the data.” she replied. “Do you have any questions for me?” Jase cocked his head, smiling very faintly as he regarded her. “When do I start?”
  24. Eh, I'm bored and it's been a loooong while since I did anything Aberrant, so I'll do one for my character John Holland... even if the Aberrant game I have played him in has been defunct for over a year. John Holland is technically an elite, in that he is a privately contracted nova who specializes in applied violence and sells security services. However, he's on a permanent corporate retainer to the only employer he's ever elited for, Justinian Dragos, who is another PC and in our campaign is the richest nova in the world. Basically Justinian is like Anna DeVries, only Anna does everything elite and resource exploitation and Dragos does everything else industry and economics. It's a very high level campaign and we got lots of nova points at chargen, hence some of the ratings here. Speed 7 - John Holland has maxed-out Mega-Dex, Mega-Wits, several levels of enhancements that boost reaction time, and a modified Initiative score in the 30s. He's at least neck-and-neck with Totentanz when it comes to enhanced reaction time and multiple actions. The only thing keeping from being Speed 8 is that he has no movement powers except the running speed that comes with his Mega-Dex, which tops out at a sprint of around 60mph. Which is still superhumanly fast by normal standards, but at this level is basically negligible. Offense 8 - John has a little trick where he can charge bullets with 'dark energy' that lets them hit like railgun slugs, even if he's firing ordinary pistol ammo. (Mechanically, it's defined as Quantum Bolt 5 with a miscellaneous limit of 'Must be holding a gun'.) Furthermore, his accuracy with it is essentially 'greatest marksman in the world'. If he has line of sight to you he will hit you, right out to the horizon, and unless you have defenses in the top 1% of novas you will be hurt. Worse yet, his rate of fire with his q-bolt is identical to the semi-auto RoF of whatever weapon he's holding, so if a hard target is worth the quantum point expenditure he'll get hit several times in a turn. Even his half-damage (zero qp) shots still shred mooks, because they still hit like autocannon shells. He's no less accurate or versatile in close-quarters, although he's 'only' doing Mega-Strength 2 worth of hand-to-hand damage at that point. Defense 8 - John has maxed-out stats in not getting hit and soak values of 30B/23L in full eufiber. His only weakness is that his defenses rely on having room to dodge (almost half his soak is bought with the limitation of 'requires freedom of movement') so if he's pinned in tight quarters or immobilized then he's a lot squishier. He loses a point for this, but gains a point back for having high Mega-Stamina and Adaptability, Iron Will, Psychic Shield, Intuition, Luck, and very good mega-social defenses. Versatility 7 - John has an extensive special ops, espionage, and assassination skillset, a maxed-out Mega-Manipulation and Mega-Wits, the Mr. Nobody enhancement and maxed-out stealth and intrusion skills, several bachelors' degrees worth of general and classical education, 1 dot each in the other mega-socials, several dots in Mega-Intelligence and Investigative, Tactical, and Strategic prodigies, and is one of the principal lieutenants of the richest and one of the most well-connected novas in the world. Even on his own he has extensive financial resources (Resources 5), maintains a discreet network of safe houses in various places around the world, and has multiple useful contacts including Agent Burrows of the Directive. He also has 1 dot in Pretercognition, giving him the occasional useful vision of trouble to come. He's a specialized instrument in the sense that he doesn't really do much outside of being a high-end elite troubleshooter, but within that category he is exceptionally versatile.
  25. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Assassin-Small-Mockup-213x300.jpg Stay tuned for the 2021 Release Retrospective later today! Here’s just this month: Scarred Lands: Champions of the Scarred Lands (Amazon PoD)Scion: Tales of Heroes: A Scion Anthology (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Party Beach Creature Feature! Jumpstart (print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: TCfBtS! VTT Tokens (file)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory! Jumpstart (print)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (pre-order)Legendlore: Legendlore GM Screen (PDF)Realms of Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb: A Pugmire Jumpstart (Amazon PoD)World of Darkness: WoD Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen (PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Welcome to the Rock: A Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart (PDF/print)Deviant: The Renegades: Dearly Bleak: A Deviant Novella (Amazon Kindle) Plus: Scion is now available on Foundry VTT! Sales Onyx Path has added the Scarred Lands Players Guide for Pathfinder to the Mega Bundle for Kentucky Tornado Relief. Indie Press Revolution has just hours left in the end-of-year sale, offering 40% off select Onyx Path releases! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Trinity Continuum: Anima, our 2084 cyberpunk/litRPG setting for the Trinity Continuum, wrapped up this month on Kickstarter! We funded to 100% in seven hours, and we’re currently at $55,329, or 221% of our $25,000 goal, thanks to our 1010 backers. We unlocked the following stretch goals: Terra Surge Reference ScreenRedBubble Backer T-ShirtCascade VTT Token PackSynestia VTT Token PackAnima JumpstartDigital WallpaperMobile WallpaperAnima Streaming OverlayAnima Companion v.1.0 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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 month: Ghelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: Common GoblinsGhelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: BugbearsYour 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 month: 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 month: Scion: Rites & CeremoniesThey Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from the North Pole!Trinity Continuum: Table-top FeaturesTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: AberrantTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: The Horizon InitiativeTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Heavy Metal Thunder: A Guide to Power ArmorTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Teambook 1: The New RomanticsTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hearts and MindsYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  26. Whew, what a year! We were all hoping that the pandemic was coming to an end, but how wrong we were. We’re still trying to cope with the fallout in terms of rising prices and material shortages, but we’re trucking on in any case. What’s been your favorite Onyx Path release of 2021? What are you looking forward to for 2022? Have a great New Year, everyone! Onyx Path Games http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Aberrant-Cover-210x300.jpg Storypath System Preview (2021) (PDF)Onyx Path 2021-2022 Publishing Brochure (PDF)Crossroads Continent: Peoples of the Crossroads Continent (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Spell Cards II: Yugman’s Guide (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Magic Item Cards IV: Yugman’s Guide (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Creature Collection 5e (FG site/Steam) Scarred Lands: Champions of the Scarred Lands (Amazon PoD)Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Annie X (PDF)Scion: Scion 2nd Edition Live-Action (PDF/print) Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Zeus! We Just Wanna Talk! (PDF)Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Car Competition (PDF)Scion: Tales of Heroes: A Scion Anthology (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Tales of Aquatic Terror (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Monsters of the Deep (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Outer Space! (PDF)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Plan 9! (PDF)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Party Beach Creature Feature!: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beneath the Sea! (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: TCfBtS! VTT Tokens (file)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Dracula’s Tomb! (PDF)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beyond the Grave! (PDF/print)Trinity Continuum: A Quantum Leap: A Jumpstart for the Trinity Continuum Core Rules (print)Trinity Continuum: A Quantum Leap VTT Tokens (file)Trinity Continuum: Storypath Tasty Bit: New Lives (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Storypath Tasty Bit: Les Fantômes: (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum Core Bundle (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (pre-order)Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: The Collected Tales of the Æon Society (audio)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant (PDF/print, Studio2)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Storyguide Reference Screen (PDF, Studio2)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant desktop wallpaper (image)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Bundle (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: The Adventures of Team Tomorrow: A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart (PDF/print, Astral)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Tasty Bit: Amalgamated Idea Dynamics (PDF) Trinity Continuum: Æon: Trinity Continuum: Æon VTT Tokens (file)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Under Alien Skies (PDF/print)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Storypath Tasty Bit: Pets (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Quantum Entanglement: An Æon Jumpstart (Astral) Partner Games http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Legendlore_Cover-232x300.jpg Cavaliers of Mars: Esoterica of Mars (PDF/print)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Storypath Tasty Bit: Heroes of Wastes (PDF)Legendlore: Legendlore Core Rulebook (PDF/print)Legendlore: Legendlore GM Screen (PDF)Realms of Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb (Astral, Amazon PoD) White Wolf Games http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Deviant-Front-Cover-232x300.jpg World of Darkness: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters (PDF/print)World of Darkness: WoD Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen (PDF)Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods (PDF/print,Studio2)Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago by Night VTT Assets (VTT) Vampire: The Masquerade: Children of the Blood (PDF/print)Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods VTT Assets (VTT)Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods desktop wallpaper (image)Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago Folios VTT Assets (VTT)Vampire: The Masquerade: Trails of Ash and Bone (PDF/PoD)Vampire: The Masquerade: Let the Streets Run Red VTT Assets (VTT) Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy: Reloaded (PDF/print) Mage: The Ascension: Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick (advance PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Storytellers Screen (PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Welcome to the Rock: A Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart (PDF/print) Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Edition (IPR)Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Storytellers Screen (IPR)Exalted: Exalted 3e Bundle (PDF)Exalted: Heirs to the Shogunate (PDF/print)Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade (advance PDF) Chronicles of Darkness: Time is Come Round: The Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (PDF/print)Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Storyteller Screen (PDF)Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle desktop wallpaper (image)Chronicles of Darkness: Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (PDF/print) Geist: The Sin-Eaters: One Foot in the Grave: A Jumpstart for Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition (PDF/print)Mummy: The Curse: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition (PDF/print)Mummy: The Curse: Mummy 2nd Edition Storyteller Screen (PDF)Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegades Rulebook (PDF/print)Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegade Storyteller Screen (PDF)Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegades Desktop Wallpaper (image)Deviant: The Renegades: Dearly Bleak (ebook/print, Amazon Kindle) Plus: We announced a Scion TV series, and Scion is now available on Foundry VTT! Merch Convention: Iteration X (hardcover journals)Convention: New World Order (hardcover journals)Convention: Progenitors (hardcover journals)Convention: Syndicate (hardcover journals)Convention: Void Engineers (hardcover journals)Wraith: The Oblivion: Map of Stygia (poster)Changeling: The Dreaming: Cover Art: The Fool’s Luck (shirt)Hunter: The Vigil: Compact: Division Six (shirt)Dark Eras art: Beneath the Skin (journals)Dark Eras art: Requiem for Regina (journals)Dark Eras art: Fallen Blossoms (journals)Dark Eras art: Lily, Sabre, and Thorn (journals)Dark Eras art: Doubting Souls (journals)Dark Eras art: A Grimm Dark Era (journals)Dark Eras art: The Ruins of Empire (journals)Dark Eras art: A Handful of Dust (journals)Dark Eras art: God’s Own Country (journals)Dark Eras art: Into the Cold (journals)Dark Eras art: The Bowery Dogs (journals)Rome Bloodline: Larvae (Gangrel) (shirts)Rome Bloodline: Licinii (Julii/Nosferatu) (shirts)Rome Bloodline: Morbus (Mekhet) (shirts)Rome Wing: Cult of Augurs (shirts)Rome Wing: Legio Mortuum (shirts)Rome Wing: Peregrine Collegia (shirts)Rome Wing: Senex (shirts)Rome Wing: Lancea et Sanctum (shirts) Crowdfunding Update We crowdfunded a bunch of projects this year: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Ex-Essence-Splash-300x169.jpg Jan-Feb: Scion: Dragon and Masks of the Mythos: 483% of our goal, thanks to 2149 backers!Feb-Mar: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: Victorian Age: 300% of our goal, thanks to 1294 backers!Mar-Apr: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: 299% of our goal, thanks to 1691 backers!May-Jun: Exalted: Essence: 997% of our goal, thanks to 4086 backers!Jul-Aug: Squeaks in the Deep: 334% of our goal, thanks to 885 backers!Sep-Oct: The Apocalyptic Record: 267% of our goal, thanks to 1130 backers!Nov-Dec: Trinity Continuum: Anima: 221% of our goal, thanks to 1010 backers! 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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 year: Slarecian Vault LaTeX TemplateClass CollectionFenrilik: People of the SnowFenrilik: Unofficial Frostlands of Fenrilik MS Word TemplateGhelspad: The War WagonGhelspad: Pages of the DemigodsGhelspad: The Seeing Eye SpokeGhelspad: Aerial Cavalier Ghelspad: Troubadors & Tenders of the Grove, Pugilists and Pact-MakersGhelspad: Ghelspad Ensemble: Soldiers and MercenariesGhelspad: Eyes of SpiragosGhelspad: Poor Unfortunate SoulsGhelspad: Ghelspad Companion Vol 13Ghelspad: Way of the Closed BookGhelspad: 100 Books to Find in GhelspadGhelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: Common GoblinsGhelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: BugbearsYour 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 year: Pirates of Pugmire: A Scurvy Band of PiratesPirates of Pugmire: Morty Corgi’s Acid ShantiesYour 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 year: Scion: VampireScion: The Spiritual Hierarchy of the Ascended MastersScion: Divine Battles: Massive Combat Rules for Scion 2nd Edition Scion: Theoi ExpandedScion: Easter BunnyScion: Pindorama: A Brazilian Setting for ScionScion: Pindorama: Companion UpdateScion: The Sacred Waterfall of Maka-KuhScion: Divine IdentitiesScion: Divine Bundle [Phase One]Scion: Specialized Purviews for ScionScion: Imperium: TitanusScion: Mystical ItemsScion: Pride 2021Scion: Scion 2nd Edition Quick ReferenceScion: Mayan Divinities Ixkik and IxkakaScion: Nyx and Her ChildrenScion: Imperium: Amor Non PermisitScion: Aesir GodsScion: Lords of ElysiumScion: The InkbornScion: Divine Menagerie 2Scion: Purviews & MonstersScion: The Katsina Spirits of the Sky, Vol 1Scion: Scion Multipack [Bundle]Scion: Lilith Halloween Sale [Bundle]Scion: The HiddenScion: The Many Names of FreyaScion: Rites & CeremoniesThey Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from the North Pole!Trinity Continuum: Conditioned Responses 2: Extreme ConditioningTrinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum A5 Character BookletTrinity Continuum: Gadgets and GearTrinity Continuum: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: CoreTrinity Continuum: The Storyguide’s Guide to Guiding Stories: A GuideTrinity Continuum: Table-top FeaturesTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: AberrantTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: The Horizon InitiativeTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Heavy Metal Thunder: A Guide to Power ArmorTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Teambook 1: The New RomanticsTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hearts and MindsTrinity Continuum: Æon: VARGs RevisitedYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  27. Whew, what a year! We were all hoping that the pandemic was coming to an end, but how wrong we were. We’re still trying to cope with the fallout in terms of rising prices and material shortages, but we’re trucking on in any case. What’s been your favorite Onyx Path release of 2021? What are you looking forward to for 2022? Have a great New Year, everyone! Onyx Path Games http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Aberrant-Cover-210x300.jpg Storypath System Preview (2021) (PDF)Onyx Path 2021-2022 Publishing Brochure (PDF)Crossroads Continent: Peoples of the Crossroads Continent (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Spell Cards II: Yugman’s Guide (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Magic Item Cards IV: Yugman’s Guide (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Creature Collection 5e (FG site/Steam) Scarred Lands: Champions of the Scarred Lands (Amazon PoD)Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Annie X (PDF)Scion: Scion 2nd Edition Live-Action (PDF/print) Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Zeus! We Just Wanna Talk! (PDF)Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Car Competition (PDF)Scion: Tales of Heroes: A Scion Anthology (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Tales of Aquatic Terror (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Monsters of the Deep (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Outer Space! (PDF)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Plan 9! (PDF)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Party Beach Creature Feature!: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beneath the Sea! (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: TCfBtS! VTT Tokens (file)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Dracula’s Tomb! (PDF)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beyond the Grave! (PDF/print)Trinity Continuum: A Quantum Leap: A Jumpstart for the Trinity Continuum Core Rules (print)Trinity Continuum: A Quantum Leap VTT Tokens (file)Trinity Continuum: Storypath Tasty Bit: New Lives (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Storypath Tasty Bit: Les Fantômes: (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum Core Bundle (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (pre-order)Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: The Collected Tales of the Æon Society (audio)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant (PDF/print, Studio2)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Storyguide Reference Screen (PDF, Studio2)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant desktop wallpaper (image)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Bundle (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: The Adventures of Team Tomorrow: A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart (PDF/print, Astral)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Tasty Bit: Amalgamated Idea Dynamics (PDF) Trinity Continuum: Æon: Trinity Continuum: Æon VTT Tokens (file)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Under Alien Skies (PDF/print)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Storypath Tasty Bit: Pets (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Quantum Entanglement: An Æon Jumpstart (Astral) Partner Games http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Legendlore_Cover-232x300.jpg Cavaliers of Mars: Esoterica of Mars (PDF/print)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Storypath Tasty Bit: Heroes of Wastes (PDF)Legendlore: Legendlore Core Rulebook (PDF/print)Legendlore: Legendlore GM Screen (PDF)Realms of Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb (Astral, Amazon PoD) White Wolf Games http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Deviant-Front-Cover-232x300.jpg World of Darkness: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters (PDF/print)World of Darkness: WoD Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen (PDF)Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods (PDF/print,Studio2)Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago by Night VTT Assets (VTT) Vampire: The Masquerade: Children of the Blood (PDF/print)Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods VTT Assets (VTT)Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods desktop wallpaper (image)Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago Folios VTT Assets (VTT)Vampire: The Masquerade: Trails of Ash and Bone (PDF/PoD)Vampire: The Masquerade: Let the Streets Run Red VTT Assets (VTT) Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy: Reloaded (PDF/print) Mage: The Ascension: Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick (advance PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Storytellers Screen (PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Welcome to the Rock: A Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart (PDF/print) Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Deluxe Edition (IPR)Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Storytellers Screen (IPR)Exalted: Exalted 3e Bundle (PDF)Exalted: Heirs to the Shogunate (PDF/print)Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade (advance PDF) Chronicles of Darkness: Time is Come Round: The Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (PDF/print)Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Storyteller Screen (PDF)Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle desktop wallpaper (image)Chronicles of Darkness: Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (PDF/print) Geist: The Sin-Eaters: One Foot in the Grave: A Jumpstart for Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition (PDF/print)Mummy: The Curse: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition (PDF/print)Mummy: The Curse: Mummy 2nd Edition Storyteller Screen (PDF)Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegades Rulebook (PDF/print)Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegade Storyteller Screen (PDF)Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegades Desktop Wallpaper (image)Deviant: The Renegades: Dearly Bleak (ebook/print, Amazon Kindle) Plus: We announced a Scion TV series, and Scion is now available on Foundry VTT! Merch Convention: Iteration X (hardcover journals)Convention: New World Order (hardcover journals)Convention: Progenitors (hardcover journals)Convention: Syndicate (hardcover journals)Convention: Void Engineers (hardcover journals)Wraith: The Oblivion: Map of Stygia (poster)Changeling: The Dreaming: Cover Art: The Fool’s Luck (shirt)Hunter: The Vigil: Compact: Division Six (shirt)Dark Eras art: Beneath the Skin (journals)Dark Eras art: Requiem for Regina (journals)Dark Eras art: Fallen Blossoms (journals)Dark Eras art: Lily, Sabre, and Thorn (journals)Dark Eras art: Doubting Souls (journals)Dark Eras art: A Grimm Dark Era (journals)Dark Eras art: The Ruins of Empire (journals)Dark Eras art: A Handful of Dust (journals)Dark Eras art: God’s Own Country (journals)Dark Eras art: Into the Cold (journals)Dark Eras art: The Bowery Dogs (journals)Rome Bloodline: Larvae (Gangrel) (shirts)Rome Bloodline: Licinii (Julii/Nosferatu) (shirts)Rome Bloodline: Morbus (Mekhet) (shirts)Rome Wing: Cult of Augurs (shirts)Rome Wing: Legio Mortuum (shirts)Rome Wing: Peregrine Collegia (shirts)Rome Wing: Senex (shirts)Rome Wing: Lancea et Sanctum (shirts) Crowdfunding Update We crowdfunded a bunch of projects this year: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Ex-Essence-Splash-300x169.jpg Jan-Feb: Scion: Dragon and Masks of the Mythos: 483% of our goal, thanks to 2149 backers!Feb-Mar: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: Victorian Age: 300% of our goal, thanks to 1294 backers!Mar-Apr: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: 299% of our goal, thanks to 1691 backers!May-Jun: Exalted: Essence: 997% of our goal, thanks to 4086 backers!Jul-Aug: Squeaks in the Deep: 334% of our goal, thanks to 885 backers!Sep-Oct: The Apocalyptic Record: 267% of our goal, thanks to 1130 backers!Nov-Dec: Trinity Continuum: Anima: 221% of our goal, thanks to 1010 backers! 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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 year: Slarecian Vault LaTeX TemplateClass CollectionFenrilik: People of the SnowFenrilik: Unofficial Frostlands of Fenrilik MS Word TemplateGhelspad: The War WagonGhelspad: Pages of the DemigodsGhelspad: The Seeing Eye SpokeGhelspad: Aerial Cavalier Ghelspad: Troubadors & Tenders of the Grove, Pugilists and Pact-MakersGhelspad: Ghelspad Ensemble: Soldiers and MercenariesGhelspad: Eyes of SpiragosGhelspad: Poor Unfortunate SoulsGhelspad: Ghelspad Companion Vol 13Ghelspad: Way of the Closed BookGhelspad: 100 Books to Find in GhelspadGhelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: Common GoblinsGhelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: BugbearsYour 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 year: Pirates of Pugmire: A Scurvy Band of PiratesPirates of Pugmire: Morty Corgi’s Acid ShantiesYour 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 year: Scion: VampireScion: The Spiritual Hierarchy of the Ascended MastersScion: Divine Battles: Massive Combat Rules for Scion 2nd Edition Scion: Theoi ExpandedScion: Easter BunnyScion: Pindorama: A Brazilian Setting for ScionScion: Pindorama: Companion UpdateScion: The Sacred Waterfall of Maka-KuhScion: Divine IdentitiesScion: Divine Bundle [Phase One]Scion: Specialized Purviews for ScionScion: Imperium: TitanusScion: Mystical ItemsScion: Pride 2021Scion: Scion 2nd Edition Quick ReferenceScion: Mayan Divinities Ixkik and IxkakaScion: Nyx and Her ChildrenScion: Imperium: Amor Non PermisitScion: Aesir GodsScion: Lords of ElysiumScion: The InkbornScion: Divine Menagerie 2Scion: Purviews & MonstersScion: The Katsina Spirits of the Sky, Vol 1Scion: Scion Multipack [Bundle]Scion: Lilith Halloween Sale [Bundle]Scion: The HiddenScion: The Many Names of FreyaScion: Rites & CeremoniesThey Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from the North Pole!Trinity Continuum: Conditioned Responses 2: Extreme ConditioningTrinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum A5 Character BookletTrinity Continuum: Gadgets and GearTrinity Continuum: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: CoreTrinity Continuum: The Storyguide’s Guide to Guiding Stories: A GuideTrinity Continuum: Table-top FeaturesTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: AberrantTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: The Horizon InitiativeTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Heavy Metal Thunder: A Guide to Power ArmorTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Teambook 1: The New RomanticsTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hearts and MindsTrinity Continuum: Æon: VARGs RevisitedYour product could be here! 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  28. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Assassin-Small-Mockup-213x300.jpg Stay tuned for the 2021 Release Retrospective later today! Here’s just this month: Scarred Lands: Champions of the Scarred Lands (Amazon PoD)Scion: Tales of Heroes: A Scion Anthology (PDF/print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Party Beach Creature Feature! Jumpstart (print)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: TCfBtS! VTT Tokens (file)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory! Jumpstart (print)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (pre-order)Legendlore: Legendlore GM Screen (PDF)Realms of Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb: A Pugmire Jumpstart (Amazon PoD)World of Darkness: WoD Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen (PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Welcome to the Rock: A Technocracy Reloaded Jumpstart (PDF/print)Deviant: The Renegades: Dearly Bleak: A Deviant Novella (Amazon Kindle) Plus: Scion is now available on Foundry VTT! Sales Onyx Path has added the Scarred Lands Players Guide for Pathfinder to the Mega Bundle for Kentucky Tornado Relief. Indie Press Revolution has just hours left in the end-of-year sale, offering 40% off select Onyx Path releases! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Trinity Continuum: Anima, our 2084 cyberpunk/litRPG setting for the Trinity Continuum, wrapped up this month on Kickstarter! We funded to 100% in seven hours, and we’re currently at $55,329, or 221% of our $25,000 goal, thanks to our 1010 backers. We unlocked the following stretch goals: Terra Surge Reference ScreenRedBubble Backer T-ShirtCascade VTT Token PackSynestia VTT Token PackAnima JumpstartDigital WallpaperMobile WallpaperAnima Streaming OverlayAnima Companion v.1.0 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 HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: 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 month: Ghelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: Common GoblinsGhelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: BugbearsYour 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 month: 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 month: Scion: Rites & CeremoniesThey Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from the North Pole!Trinity Continuum: Table-top FeaturesTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Showcase Show Notes: AberrantTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: The Horizon InitiativeTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Heavy Metal Thunder: A Guide to Power ArmorTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Teambook 1: The New RomanticsTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hearts and MindsYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
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