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  2. In which Travis Legge runs a session zero of Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust for Eddy and Dixie! Why is this episode different?Contingency plansWhat are we going to play?Dixie and Eddy’s character descriptionsA bit on morality and certain spellsLines/veils/settingDeities Links: Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk View the full article
  3. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Down-In-The-Hole-CRC-5e-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print: Down in the Hole, a starter adventure for the Crossroads Continent! Adventure in the Crossroads Continent! Down in the Hole is a starter adventure for the Crossroads Continent, designed to capture an old-school feel with the 5e OGL ruleset. The adventurers acquire a map to an abandoned treasure horde allegedly belonging to a famed adventurer. Following the map, they discover a sprawling underground cavern filled with dangerous creatures, terrifying traps, and hints of a great threat making inroads into the region. This tale is perfect for a one-shot, or as a springboard to begin your own adventures in the Crossroads Continent using the rule set for the world’s most popular roleplaying game! Down in the Hole contains: A terrifying subterranean dungeon crawl set in the Crossroads ContinentNew monsters, a new magic item, and optional healing rules.Design notes from creator Richard Thomas. Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Aug 3: M20 SorcererJul 27: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from the Bikini Beach Party!Jul 20: Terat, Contagion Chronicles VTT Tokens, Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition VTT Tokens 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. August is Scarred Lands month! The first half of the month, you can get Scarred Lands 5e/OGL and Pathfinder titles for 90% off! Indie Press Revolution also has 50% off select Scarred Lands products! Stay tuned for more OPP10 sales the rest of this year! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether launched yesterday, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We’re currently at $47,471, or 237% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 927 backers! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals: Aether Reference ScreenAether Ready-Made CharactersAether JumpstartThe Aethernaut Collection x2: A character folio, including period characters like Jekyll/Hyde, Moriarty, and other allies and antagonistsAether T-shirt on RedBubbleAether Digital Wallpaper Did you miss one of our previous campaigns? The following crowdfunded products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from…: Cyclops’s Cave and [Classified]Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: AnimaWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceExalted: Exigents: Out of the Ashes Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Fenrilik: Shadows AwakeningFenrilik: Fenrilik Miscellany [BUNDLE]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: Monarchies of Mau: 100 Knick-Knacks for the Monarchies of MauYour 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? View the full article
  4. This week’s spotlight shines on Mage: The Podcast! The perennial podcast of magickal excellence has returned once more to the gleaming lights. THE SPOTLIGHT Mage: The Podcast is a show with a lot of merits, not least of which is its consistently high quality output and willingness to tackle a wide variety of Mage and Mage-adjacent topics. In the latest episode, host Terry Robinson interviews one of Trinity Continuum: Aether’s authors – Kim Godwin – on the subject of blending Aether with Mage: The Ascension. It ends up as a fascinating episode where ideas from both games are shared and examined in great detail. Check it out here: https://magethepodcast.com/magogs-tesla-and-aether-spinning-trinity-continuum-aether-with-kim-godwin/ Mage: The Podcast goes further, of course, and covers all manner of Mage subjects. You can find their episode list on this site: https://magethepodcast.com/ THE VIDEO ROUND-UP If you’re not already following 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 http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug9-Aug15-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug9-Aug15GRAF-1024x576.png Do look out for the second half of our Aether actual play coming out later today, and the continuation of our character creation series on Thursday, with Dixie and Eddy! Meanwhile, please take a look over on our YouTube channel for more stellar content, ranging from actual plays to deep dives and more besides! More Gen Con panels will follow as the week goes on! THE PODCAST ROUND-UP And then we have the always fun podcast round-up, including: The OpCast is a Trinity Continuum focused podcast that spans all aspects of that wonderful gameline, from Adventure! to Aberrant, and everywhere in between and surrounding. Here are their latest episodes, covering Trinity Continuum: Aberrantand Trinity Continuum: Aether, so subscribe to their channel wherever you listen to podcasts, or find it right here: https://anchor.fm/opcast/episodes/ Trinity Continuum Airwaves is designed to be a community conversation about the Trinity Continuum. The show consists of short episodes featuring geeking out over mechanics, lore, news, etc., joined to some conversation with the community through callers calling in to the show. Not only can you contact the show via this email: trinitycontinuumairwaves@gmail.com but also, you can find all the episodes so far here, including an interview with Aether co-author, Kim Godwin: https://tca.edennian.com/ These episodes are really short, so you can get involved at a bitesize level and enjoy yourself. Check them out! The Wondrous Atlas of Creation’s Destiny looks at characters, concepts, and places throughout Creation, the setting of Exalted 3rd Edition, and spends two episodes a piece examining each and the way you can use them in your Exalted chronicles. Show website: https://www.wondrousatlas.wordpress.com Anchor: https://anchor.fm/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00kUymWSFkHbzamDk7Hohm Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny-an-exalted-podcast/id1621765257 You can find the always excellent Werewolf: The Podcast right here: https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/ And here’s Changeling: The Podcast for you: https://changelingthepodcast.com Pain in the Dice routinely discusses some excellent RPG-related topics, from reviews to delves into the industry. For an insightful and enjoyable listen, seek out Pain in the Dice wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts, or right here, with the latest episode focused on the fall of TSR! https://www.paininthedice.com/ DO YOU WANT TO CREATE MEDIA? If you do, you should use the attached form to submit your suggestions for podcasts, review shows, actual plays, deep dives, and more! We’d love to hear from you so we can profile you on our blog and elsewhere: The Form View the full article
  5. Monday Notes: I didn’t do very well at my video game and also I have perforated my left eardrum. Again. Well, that’s accurate for my Monday notes, technically, but that’s because we didn’t have a meeting today! (The above things were not caused by lack of meeting, I don’t think, but if I perforate my eardrum next time we don’t have one I’m considering blaming someone internally.) I know it’s odd, as we usually have these every single Monday, but this week we had a slew of vacations, appointments, and other sundry things that meant over half the team couldn’t be there. Without us, you know, updating each other on what was new, it wouldn’t have been a very good meeting. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Sam-Denmark-_-Masks-of-the-Mythos.jpgMasks of the Mythos art by Sam Denmark I did manage to note that the Trinity Continuum: Aether Kickstarter is chugging along, even though we’re still in that muddy middle bit of most crowdfunding campaigns. As I’m typing this, we’re just over 900 backers, and I hope we get to 1k soon! Oh, and here’s another of our MST3K spots for They Came from Beneath the Sea! This one is my personal favorite, so if you’ve seen it already, I won’t get mad if you watch it again. I’m personally pumped that it’s Scarred Lands month, especially because it means we got to play it for a few upcoming Pathcasts, and we were allowed to start at level 10! This also means there are 90%-off sales on over at our usual venues, which I think is an incredible deal. Also, we did Gen Con Online last week, where we had our usual What’s Up With Onyx Path? panel, along with a Storypath Q&A and a panel about our 5e games. All of those were on our Twitch and will eventually be on YouTube, so keep an eye out if you missed them! I’m sure we’ll have a more in-depth report about Gen Con Online soon, but I had an absolute blast on the panels and always love seeing people get excited about our work. In the Storypath one, we dropped a few new tidbits on The World Below and Storypath Ultra, so check out the VoD for more information http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Alex-Sheikman-_-Kith-and-Kin.jpgKith and Kin art by Alex Sheikman I honestly don’t know how Rich finds things to talk about in these every single week, because about here is where I start slowing down. I mean, I guess I could have gone the Eddy route and set Rich’s house on fire (see MMN from June 27), but that seemed a bit extreme for this bit. Therefore, my medicated self (but not self-medicated) shall drop a final piece of art to show off and then get to to the part you’ve all scrolled past this to look at! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Mike-Gaydos-_-Book-of-Lasting-Death.jpgBook of Lasting Death art by Michael Gaydos There we go, art is all lovely and previewed so I can say: TEN YEARS, MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH! BLURBS! KICKSTARTER/CROWDFUNDING! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Trinity Continuum: Aether is live on Kickstarter until Thursday, August 18th, at 2pm EDT! Back it here! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game For some of our previous backers, the indomitable James sent out a small peek into what TC: Aether is about. And now you can see it as well! Call it what it was: hubris, arrogance, a collective delusion of grandeur… We thought we were the only beings in this universe and that with our grand intellect and glorious empires we were the best humanity would ever be. And then came Aether. And along with Aether came mental expansion, form mutation, matter warping, time manipulation, and the discovery of new worlds, new peoples, new and terrifying possibilities. And with Aether came the doom of humankind. Aether brought the Martians to our world, and the unraveling of the reality we knew. Aether is a full rule and setting expansion for the Trinity Continuum line of games, set in the year 1895, at a time when humanity has conquered its own world, and now seeks to conquer the limitations imposed on us by the laws of all the sciences known to our kind. Inside, you will find: A complete Victorian-era setting and Paths for characters to embark upon within it.Aether powers allowing you to manipulate fate, space, time, and even your own bodies in wondrous and horrifying ways.Societies both lawful and rogue, looking to leave their imprint on the world, from those in league with Mina Harker to those affiliated with Dr. Jekyll and Moriarty.Storyguide advice, secrets, hooks, and plots, to enable you to start your game of Aether off with a bang. Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: This is part one of our Dead Man’s Rust actual play for Scarred Lands with Dixie, Eddy, Matthew, Travis Legge, and special guest Jess Ross! 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/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug9-Aug15GRAF-1-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Writer Kim Godwin of the Trinity Continuum: Aether team was interviewed for Mage: The Podcast in a discussion of how to blend elements of Aether and Mage together: https://magethepodcast.com/magogs-tesla-and-aether-spinning-trinity-continuum-aether-with-kim-godwin/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug9-Aug15-1-1024x576.png The Onyx Path News goes live every single week to discuss recent and upcoming releases, dive into some of our most anticipated books, and answer questions from the audience. You can find it on our YouTube channel (click the bell to be informed when we go live!) but if you missed the last episode, here it is: https://youtu.be/0ABYz_nfiJg Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Scion-Roll20-image.png The Scion: Origin Compendium is now available on Roll20! https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/compendiumexpansion/12522/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin It’s native to Roll20, so not for use elsewhere, but perfect for starting your Roll20 Scion game – plus, the official Origin & Hero sheets are already available! And the first of our official sheets designed for Roll20 are now available! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/storypath_preview_origin-1-481x1024.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/storypath_preview_hero-385x1024.png The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com As they say: “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 More VTT offerings and projects will be arriving this year! 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/ Select Scarred Lands books & dice 50% off at IPR: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! The Scarred Lands 90% off Onyx Path 10th Anniversary Celebration Sale runs all through August! 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 Check out the Trinity Continuum: Aeon novellas Dawn and Meridian in the Kindle store! On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Down-In-The-Hole-CRC-5e.jpg Down in the Hole will be available in PoD! This is a modern take on a classic dungeon crawl for 5e, set in Rich Thomas’s personal setting, the Crossroads Continent! I’ve played through part of this (and edited the whole thing) and I can say it’s a straightforward, yet interesting dungeon crawl for starting characters, levels 1-2 or so. There are lots of secrets and treasures for characters to uncover if they choose, or they can just run through and fight monsters, fall down loose rocks, and have at least one strange encounter with a fish. You can definitely also drop this into any established 5e setting and run it just fine, as it being in the Crossroads Continent isn’t necessary to enjoy the adventure. Since it’s me writing today and not Rich, I can say I highly recommend this book!* *To be fair, I highly recommend most of our books, but it often feels weird to do if you’re the one who wrote it. 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Game-Night-graphic.png Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing are the last Fridays of the month! Please spread the word about GMing and playing games as much as possible! Details on how to list a game are at the bottom of the page in the FAQ, and our next event is August 26th, so you’ve got some time!: https://startplaying.games/event/game-night-onyx-path Tabletop Scotland is due to take place on 27th and 28th August 2022 and will play host to at least four Onyx Pathers running our games and sitting on panels live and there in the room with you! If you’re UK or Europe based, it’s an excellent con to visit and within traveling distance from Edinburgh, which takes flights from a lot of places! Consider paying Tabletop Scotland a visit. https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/ And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out July’s full list report here: http://theonyxpath.com/release-roundup-july-2022/ DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production: First Draft They Came From – They Came from Beneath My Bed! Matthew: Time for the They Came From players to get some goosebumps, as the range of youthful Camp Murder Lake-esque Archetypes expands and our stories turn to evil piano teachers, cameras that erase people, and parents who turn into plants. Development TC Aberrant – From the Shadows Eddy: The final drafts of our Aberrant espionage book have all rolled in, so now it’s off to development! Manuscript Approval They Came From – They Came from the Danger Zone! Matthew: The Clone, the Combat Master, the Cop, the Commando, and the Cyborg march into the office of one Richard Thomas, a real ball buster, seeking approval. But you just know that if he throws paperwork at them, tries to take away their badges and guns, and reads them the riot act, they’re going to go rogue. Scion – Scion High Eddy: The final drafts were quick, and I had some great discussions with the writer, so this is now off to approval! Editing TC Adventure – Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales) Eddy: Our stretch goal adventure for Adventure! went through a quick development pass, so now it’s off to editing as we work on art notes! ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction SCION God 2e – KS art contracted.TC Aether – KS going.TCF Cyclops Cave and Classified Jumpstarts – Art buys brokedown. Proofing Spiragos 5e Compilation – Moving ahead. Scion Dragon – Working on Character Sheet. M20 Victorian Mage – Corrections being made. CTL2e Kith and Kin – Second Proof MTC Book of Lasting Death – At Paradox then proofingSCION Masks of Mythos – Rest of the artwork should be here today. At Press Scion Demigod – Trad press files at printer. Scion Demigod Screen – Press files at printer. Squeaks in the Deep Screen – Press files at printer. Squeaks in the Deep – Trad press files at printer.Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper.Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Trad press files at printer. HTV 2 Screen – Press files at printer.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – Trad press files at printer.TC: Novas Worldwide – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing.Trinity Continuum: Assassins – XXing.Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! As someone whose love of musicals was initiated mostly by Disney films and whatever VHS tapes we had growing up, I am saddened today to learn that Dame Olivia Newton-John, of Grease, Xanadu, and “Physical” fame passed away today. I mean, to be honest she was probably also the first woman I saw wearing a cute leather jacket with an all-black outfit on TV, and I turned out to be a goth-y weirdo…so yeah, it was formative. In (slightly) less depressing news, it’s been four years since the release of Wraith20, which was a beast of a book to edit, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! View the full article
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  7. In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Travis Legge about Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands! We’re here with Travis Legge!How did Scarred Lands come to be?On Scarred Lands’ toneAbout Dead Man’s Rust!Nifty setting detailsGlivid-AutelWhat IS the Rust? Links: Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk View the full article
  8. By the time we reached Tesla’s home and laboratory, the Martian was already clawing its way from the cylinder, groping through the ruins of the building for its target. We were quiet, careful; we had no comprehension of how this thing might sense, the range of its vision, the sensitivity of its hearing. Was it a creature that could detect vibrations in the air? Was it safe even to breathe? On any other day, such questions would fill my mind and drive me forward into irrational action. I know there were some — especially of Nikola’s fraternity — who pushed the boundaries of safety to get such answers during the thick of battle. Now though, I was not as interested in knowing what the Martian could think or feel. I was interested in finding my friend and mentor, to extract him from the rubble before it was too late. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Aether1-1-801x1024.jpgCollision, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa Richard made a silent offer with his hands. He had spent years studying the art of sign language after Max was born unable to hear us, and we rejected the theory of oralism as a superior school. I know Richard never felt an idiot, even after I constructed an Apparatus that could allow Max to perceive our words; my husband was always of the view that Aether could be a temporary thing, that just as names, places, and events disappeared from our logs, likely due to the actions of those experimenters in unwinding, the entire use of Aether may one day dry up like an oasis. So, I learned the language too, and by doing so was able to communicate with him silently. He was offering to distract the Martian, lure it away from the house, and allow myself and J——— to pick through the rubble in an effort to locate Tesla. Be careful, I told him, and off he went. When his hooting and shouting proved ineffective, he started flinging lumps of masonry at the Martian. Even then, nothing. It was when Richard pulled his pen free — what I called his “wand” — and started twisting Aether in the air that the alien finally paid attention and went slithering off in his direction. J——— and I took the opportunity gifted to us, with my searching the ruins of the building’s rear while he took the front. Despite the wreckage, we were both confident there was no body to be found, and that like most nights Tesla would have been in his cellar, experimenting or studying. We did not pause for breath, finding the hatch and an intact staircase leading into the earth. It felt foolish then, and perhaps it was, to descend into the blackness while war raged above our heads, but without Tesla who were we? We owed this new science to him. We couldn’t abandon him to these attackers. It brings me nothing but sadness to write about what we found in that cellar. Tesla was not there, of course. But an Aether Gate was present, and it was active. It had been years since Nikola renounced their creation and use. What could have compelled him to build a new one? We could feel the power resonating from it, the sparks of green energy spitting from its frame, the hum of promise, the vibrating film separating our world from another. What were we to do? J——— whispered that we should pass through, find Tesla, and make an exit with him to another, distant place. I argued that we had no idea whether Tesla had passed through the device, whether he was even in the building when the Martian hit, and what was more, fleeing into another world while Richard was leading an alien around London was absolutely not acceptable. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Aether3-807x1024.jpgThey Were Watching, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa The decision was made for us. The house wasn’t done collapsing and a part of the cellar ceiling came free. J———, valiant to the last (and I’ll hear nothing to dispute that though his methods are sometimes coarse), pushed me aside. If he had not, I would not be here to write these words. When the dust cleared and consciousness returned, I could see him half-buried under bricks and planks, though to my great, temporary relief, his tomb was being excavated. Only temporary for the diggers were not humans with shovels and a barrow, but the glistening, solid, merciless claws of one of the Martian machines. I did not scream. It was my instincts that preserved me. I could have given J——— a chance to fight back, and every inch of me wanted to do so, but I had no idea what had become of Richard, and I couldn’t — I was unable to — make Max an orphan. I should feel ashamed, but instead I feel I had no choice. The Martians took that from me. I watched — I owed J——— that much — as the Martian carefully picked off the last weight and tossed it aside. It hit my foot, but still I made no sound. I stared as the Martian dragged his body up the stairs. I only squeezed my eyes shut when I heard him return to consciousness and start cursing the Martian with all his usual bombast. Then the tears flowed. I do not know if J——— survived. I never saw him again. I do know that others claimed to have encountered him on other worlds, in the center of the Earth, in the jungles of the Amazon, but he’s a man of legend and perhaps it’s the legend that lives on while the body lies in state, or in some Martian burial pit. I do wonder if the Martians assumed he was Tesla and that’s why they stopped short of excavating further. I doubt I’ll ever have an answer. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Aether2-802x1024.jpgThe Tentacle, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa What I do know is J——— saved my life. When Richard finally returned — the Martian he led away was not the same one that came digging into Tesla’s cellar — the Aether Gate had faded, no longer buzzing with power. We slowly returned home to our boy, and we held him like never before. It was much, much later that I discovered where Tesla had gone and why he left the gate open behind him. This man I admired so much, this great mind… I sometimes curse him now. I must question his decisions, for how could I not? I know I will continue to research and use the Aether, because without it we are using bows and arrows against the lightning of Martian aggression. But if a time comes to undo all of this, I know what must be done. From The Accounts of Anne Mercer *** Trinity Continuum: Aether Serial Part VI, by Matthew Dawkins The Aether Kickstarter campaign is now live, and you can find it right here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game View the full article
  9. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/M20-Sorcerer-232x300.png Now available in advance PDF: M20 Sorcerer for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition! Magicians and Mentalists The shadows of the World of Darkness have always concealed supernatural secrets. Monsters exist and magic is real. Hedge wizards and psychics dwell on the edges of those shadows and of human society, straddling the liminal space between daylight and darkness. These sorcerers draw on inborn gifts or intense magical study to forward their agendas, protect their communities, or seek personal gain and power. Some few cast their lots with one faction of the Ascension War or another, but most sorcerers neither know nor care of the conflict among the so-called mages. For these practitioners, power is personal and to be used for personal ends. Whether you are a Storyteller looking to fill out supporting roles or craft compelling antagonists for your Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition chronicle, a player wanting to bring something unique to the table, or wanting to run an all-sorcerer story, Sorcerer contains everything you need! Streamlined and complete rules for incorporating hedge magic Paths and Psychic Phenomena into your Mage: The Ascension chronicle.Character creation rules and options to bring your hedge wizard or psychic to life.Twenty Affiliations for Sorcerer characters to join or oppose, including classic favorites such as the Arcanum and Project Twilight.New Merits, Flaws, Artifacts and more! Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Jul 27: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from the Bikini Beach Party!Jul 20: Terat, Contagion Chronicles VTT Tokens, Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition VTT TokensJul 13: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints and Monsters 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. August is Scarred Lands month! The first half of the month, you can get Scarred Lands 5e/OGL and Pathfinder titles for 90% off! Indie Press Revolution also has 50% off select Scarred Lands products! Stay tuned for more OPP10 sales the rest of this year! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether launched yesterday, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We’re currently at $43,914, or 220% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 858 backers! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals: Aether Reference ScreenAether Ready-Made CharactersAether JumpstartThe Aethernaut CollectionAether T-shirt on RedBubble Did you miss one of our previous campaigns? The following crowdfunded products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from…: Cyclops’s Cave and [Classified]Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: AnimaWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceExalted: Exigents: Out of the Ashes Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Fenrilik: Not the Common Cold: Diseases of FenrilikYour 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: Quick Reference Guide: Pantheons & DeitiesYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  10. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/10th-OP-logo-195x300.png 2022 is Onyx Path’s tenth anniversary, so we’re celebrating a different game line every month this year! August is Scarred Lands month. Part 1 covers 5e/OGL and Pathfinder material: Scarred Lands 5e/OGL (22 products for $15.10)Scarred Lands Pathfinder (4 products for $4) … which have a number of titles on sale for 10% of their original price for our 10th anniversary. That means they’re 90% off! Plus! Save 50% on the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide, Scarred Lands Dice, and the 5e Creature Collection on Indie Press Revolution! This sale lasts until August 15, so stay tuned for a new sale as the month goes on! View the full article
  11. This week’s spotlight shines on… me! That’s right. I’m taking over. THE SPOTLIGHT The Gentleman Gamer (which is to say, me) hosts a channel on YouTube where the occasional deep dive, character creation session, or breakdown of a popular game line takes place! Why is it receiving the spotlight this week? Well that’s because at 21:00 BST on Wednesday 2nd August I’ll be doing an AMA on my channel focused on Trinity Continuum: Aether and other RPGs! Tune in live to ask your questions: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGentlemanGamer THE VIDEO ROUND-UP If you’re not already following 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 http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug2-Aug8-1-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug2-Aug8GRAF-1-1024x576.png It’s looking like a busy old week with games such as Aether, Hunter, and the newly arriving Sorcerer getting some time in the sun! Do check them out! Meanwhile, please take a look over on our YouTube channel for more stellar content, ranging from actual plays to deep dives and more besides! Devil’s Luck Gaming recently concluded their amazing Trinity story encompassing Adventure! and Assassins both, though they also have a rich archive of games including Exalted, Hunter: The Vigil, and more! Do check out their website here: https://devilsluckgaming.com/ THE PODCAST ROUND-UP And then we have the always fun podcast round-up, including: The OpCast is a Trinity Continuum focused podcast that spans all aspects of that wonderful gameline, from Adventure! to Aberrant, and everywhere in between and surrounding. Here are their latest episodes, covering Trinity Continuum: Aberrantand Trinity Continuum: Aether, so subscribe to their channel wherever you listen to podcasts, or find it right here: https://anchor.fm/opcast/episodes/ Trinity Continuum Airwaves is designed to be a community conversation about the Trinity Continuum. The show consists of short episodes featuring geeking out over mechanics, lore, news, etc., joined to some conversation with the community through callers calling in to the show. Not only can you contact the show via this email: trinitycontinuumairwaves@gmail.com but also, you can find all the episodes so far here, including an interview with Aether co-author, Kim Godwin: https://tca.edennian.com/ These episodes are really short, so you can get involved at a bitesize level and enjoy yourself. Check them out! The Wondrous Atlas of Creation’s Destiny looks at characters, concepts, and places throughout Creation, the setting of Exalted 3rd Edition, and spends two episodes a piece examining each and the way you can use them in your Exalted chronicles. Show website: https://www.wondrousatlas.wordpress.com Anchor: https://anchor.fm/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00kUymWSFkHbzamDk7Hohm Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny-an-exalted-podcast/id1621765257 Mage: The Podcast delves into the history of the Technocracy and whether they truly are the bad guys of the setting: https://magethepodcast.com/are-technocrats-the-heroes-with-walking-into-shadows/ You can find the always excellent Werewolf: The Podcast right here: https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/ And here’s Changeling: The Podcast for you: https://changelingthepodcast.com Pain in the Dice routinely discusses some excellent RPG-related topics, from reviews to delves into the industry. For an insightful and enjoyable listen, seek out Pain in the Dice wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts, or right here, with the latest episode focused on the fall of TSR! https://www.paininthedice.com/ DO YOU WANT TO CREATE MEDIA? If you do, you should use the attached form to submit your suggestions for podcasts, review shows, actual plays, deep dives, and more! We’d love to hear from you so we can profile you on our blog and elsewhere: The Form View the full article
  12. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Aether_3A_AlexNgo.jpg When I talk about aether, I am of course referring to Trinity Continuum: Aether, and its Kickstarter campaign that is burgeoning along! Seems like a good bunch of you are really interested in this mash-up of Victorian Era tropes, literary characters, and the earlier history of the Trinity Continuum. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game TC: Aether is currently the furthest back in time we’ve gone with the Continuum, although we do have plans afoot to skip even further back through history – stay tuned for that! That means that we looked at what we knew was coming and postulated what would be the circumstances that led to TC: Adventure!, its closest relative in the series (so far). Because of the nature of this being a continuum, it’s less of a timeline of events that HAVE to lead to TC: Adventure!, and more a series of events that COULD lead to the pulp era. So, yes, you get to learn about Maxwell Mercer’s parents, and you can deduce why he then invited Safari Jack Tallon to join Aeon in the 1930’s. We learn more about Tesla in the time of TC: Aether, and some of that can be used to chart towards understanding the Tesla presented in TC: Adventure!. (That’s Tesla the genius inventor, and not the electric car thing). If you just want to dip a toe in, we are getting the sixth of the TC:Aether serial segments ready for release, and the fifth came out last week. This is a great way to get a feel for the world, and if it intrigues you, please do check out the KS. Last week we had the first of our Onyx Path Game Nights at Start.Playing Games, and we’re so happy that so many players got a chance to have fun playing! We already have about the same number of games slated for the next one – the last Friday in August – so we expect there to be a lot more available games to play as the month continues! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Skan-Srisuwan_Mission-Statemetns-2.pngMission Statements art by Skan Srisuwan Now, happening this week, we’ll be doing three panels at Gen Con Online – one on Thursday and two on Friday, as noted and linked to below in the Conventions section. Thursday is our classic “What’s Up With the Onyx Path?” panel, that is always filled with fun – and doing it on Twitch means that there’s no disruption of the proceedings by the sounds of rumbling trains like we had for many years at the live Gen Con! Then, Friday starts with a “Storypath Q&A”, which is a great opportunity to lob some rules questions at us, as well as questions about the new Storypath “Ultra” ruleset we let slip at our own online con earlier this year! Oops. Finally, we have a panel about our games that use the 5th Edition of the world’s most favoritest rules system, and that will give folks a chance to chat about Legendlore, Pugmire, Crossroads Continent, and Scarred Lands. Scarred Lands? Scarred Lands, you say? Come with me over this header below, and I’ll tell you some stuff about Scarred Lands! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Nicholas-Phillips_M20-Sorcerer.jpgM20 Sorcerer art by Nicholas Phillips “I used Matthew to poke Travis” This comes under the category of “Things said at our Monday Meeting”. We’ll keep this context-less as it’s funnier that way. August is indeed Scarred Lands month during this, our Tenth Anniversary Celebration, and like we have done with other game lines through the previous months, we’re looking to highlight the Scarred Lands game line with actual plays and panels on Twitch, a Scarred Lands focused series of Onyx Pathcast episodes (this week Eddy interviews SL developer Travis Legge), and, of course, the famous sales! Right now, you can get any of the Scarred Lands PDFs that use the 5e or Pathfinder rulesets for 10% of their normal price (10% for the 10 Year Anniversary – get it?) – so 90% off. That sale lasts until August 15th, and then we’ll do the same for the classic 3e Scarred Lands PDFs! Our friends at IPR are also putting all Scarred Lands physical books and dice on sale for 50% off – you can check them out below in our Sales Partners section! And if you’ve never heard of this game line, and are sitting there muttering “But what is this Scarred Lands?”, let me help you out with some info. SL is a fantasy setting which is set in a world where the mythic war between the gods and titans has already happened, and things went pretty badly. Oh, the gods won the war, but the cost was wrecked and poisoned lands, the guilt of terrible deeds, and kingdoms shattered and new ones scrambling to survive. Against this bleak tableau, heroic and valiant deeds shine forth, and the opportunities for quick blades and quicker minds are rich, indeed! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Skan-Srisuwan_Mission-Statements.jpgMission Statements art by Skan Srisuwan But wait there’s more – It’s time for a story. The story of how old White Wolf created the Scarred Lands setting. But for that, you have to go back to an earlier project, a legendary project called The Creature Collection. This was a book of monsters that we at WW at the time created using the very, very, early Open Game License created by Wizards of the Coast. This was an innovation that would lead to the D20 boom and bust, but at the time, it was like some strange, three-headed, animal walked into one of our parties. What the hell is that? We didn’t know either, but what we did know was that there was a comparatively huge amount of time before WOTC was going to release the 3e Monster Manual – in fact, there was actually enough time to release our own monster book, if that was something we wanted to do… Was that…something we wanted to do? The answer was a resounding, hell yes! We can do it, we have the best team in the business – we can get a monster book written, illustrated, laid out, and published before the industry leader can do theirs. Yep, we were brats, but we did, in fact, do it. During the process of just about every creator in the place writing up monster entries – I even wrote up the rat-men, but that’s another story – our writers began to include flavor text about these creatures. While some of them were unrelated to the others, there were a good number of entries where the writers worked together to suggest a world where all these terrifying creatures lived (and died). I seem to remember Ethan Skemp being heavily involved in developing a consistent setting, as that’s his bread and butter. The man can pull together a viable adventuring world while most of us are trying to figure out which dice to roll to get started. Or maybe, someone else spearheaded the effort, I really can’t recall as I was way to busy hiring all the artists we knew for a crash-deadline project. Every day sketches would roll in over our fax (that’s right, they were printed out on a long roll of paper and we cut them part to look at each one). We dropped in the text of each entry as soon as it was OK’d by Editing, dropped in the art, and worked 24/7 to get it to press in time to be first to market. And…we were and it was a huge success! There was even a rumor that the OGL creators at WOTC ran through the halls with the Creature Collection held over their heads because we had proved that a “major publisher” would create material under the license! And that’s how this fantasy world called Scarred Lands got started – from there we did the Scarred Lands Gazetteer to properly reveal the setting the CC monsters all were from, and we created sourcebook after sourcebook. “Mithril: City of the Golem”, “Vigil Watch: Warrens of the Ratmen”, “The Faithful and the Forsaken”, and “Hollowfaust: City of Necromancers”, were just a few of the staggeringly creative titles that continued to build out the Scarred Lands! Of course, there is a lot more, and we’re not even talking about the fantastic work done on Onyx Path‘s own edition of Scarred Lands. But that also is a story for another time – after all, there’s a million stories within: TEN YEARS, MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH! BLURBS! KICKSTARTER/CROWDFUNDING! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png With a green flash, Trinity Continuum: Aether has topped 200% funding at almost the half-way point! Check it out here! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game For some of our previous backers, the indominable James sent out a small peek into what TC: Aether is about. And now you can see it as well! Call it what it was: hubris, arrogance, a collective delusion of grandeur… We thought we were the only beings in this universe and that with our grand intellect and glorious empires we were the best humanity would ever be. And then came Aether. And along with Aether came mental expansion, form mutation, matter warping, time manipulation, and the discovery of new worlds, new peoples, new and terrifying possibilities. And with Aether came the doom of humankind. Aether brought the Martians to our world, and the unravelling of the reality we knew. Aether is a full rule and setting expansion for the Trinity Continuum line of games, set in the year 1895, at a time when humanity has conquered its own world, and now seeks to conquer the limitations imposed on us by the laws of all the sciences known to our kind. Inside, you will find: A complete Victorian-era setting and Paths for characters to embark upon within it.Aether powers allowing you to manipulate fate, space, time, and even your own bodies in wondrous and horrifying ways.Societies both lawful and rogue, looking to leave their imprint on the world, from those in league with Mina Harker to those affiliated with Dr. Jekyll and Moriarty.Storyguide advice, secrets, hooks, and plots, to enable you to start your game of Aether off with a bang. Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Eddy does a deep dive with Travis Legge on the Scarred Lands, and Dead Man’s Rust in particular. 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug2-Aug8GRAF-1024x576.png Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2-OPPScheduleAug2-Aug8-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Matthew Dawkins is hosting an AMA on his channel regarding Trinity Continuum: Aether on Wednesday, and it’s taking place right here: https://youtu.be/j302ev2cTfY The Onyx Path News goes live every single week to discuss recent and upcoming releases, dive into some of our most anticipated books, and answer questions from the audience. You can find it on our YouTube channel (click the bell to be informed when we go live!) but if you missed the last episode, here it is: https://youtu.be/3hEBpXzwtMo Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Scion-Roll20-image.png The Scion: Origin Compendium is now available on Roll20! https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/compendiumexpansion/12522/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin It’s native to Roll20, so not for use elsewhere, but perfect for starting your Roll20 Scion game – plus, the official Origin & Hero sheets are already available! And the first of our official sheets designed for Roll20 are now available! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/storypath_preview_origin-1-481x1024.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/storypath_preview_hero-385x1024.png The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com As they say: “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 More VTT offerings and projects will be arriving this year! 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/ Scarred Lands books and dice are 50% off at IPR this month: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! Scarred Lands: the 5e/Pathfinder PDFs sale is live on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing/subcategory/8329_24824/Scarred-Lands-new 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 Check out the Trinity Continuum: Aeon novellas Dawn and Meridian in the Kindle store! On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/M20-Sorcerer.png M20 Sorcerer‘s advance PDF teleports in, in order to be on sale this Weds on DTRPG! The shadows of the World of Darkness have always concealed supernatural secrets. Monsters exist and magic is real. Hedge wizards and psychics dwell on the edges of those shadows and of human society, straddling the liminal space between daylight and darkness. These sorcerers draw on inborn gifts or intense magical study to forward their agendas, protect their communities, or seek personal gain and power. Some few cast their lots with one faction of the Ascension War or another, but most sorcerers neither know nor care of the conflict among the so-called mages. For these practitioners, power is personal and to be used for personal ends. • Streamlined and complete rules for incorporating hedge magic Paths and Psychic Phenomena into your Mage: The Ascension chronicle. • Character creation rules and options to bring your hedge wizard or psychic to life. • Twenty Affiliations for Sorcerer characters to join or oppose, including classic favorites such as the Arcanum and Project Twilight. • New Merits, Flaws, Artifacts and more! 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Game-Night-graphic.png Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing are the last Fridays of the month! Please spread the word about GMing games as much as possible. Details on how list a game are at the bottom of the page in the FAQ: https://startplaying.games/event/game-night-onyx-path We’ll be doing panels for the online version of Gen Con for early August, and if you’re interested in running or playing our games there, they’ve recently released this link: https://www.gencon.com/gen-con-online/hosting-events-eo-gmhttps://www.gencon.com/event_registrations/new Here are the links to our panels: https://www.gencon.com/events/217051 – What’s Up With Onyx Path? https://www.gencon.com/events/217052 – Storypath System Q&A https://www.gencon.com/events/217053 – Onyx Path 5E OGL Games Tabletop Scotland is due to take place on 27th and 28th August 2022 and will play host to at least four Onyx Pathers running our games and sitting on panels live and there in the room with you! If you’re UK or Europe based, it’s an excellent con to visit and within traveling distance from Edinburgh, which takes flights from a lot of places! Consider paying Tabletop Scotland a visit. https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/ And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out July’s full list report here: http://theonyxpath.com/release-roundup-july-2022/ DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production: Final Draft Scion – Tasty Bit – Scion High Eddy: Our snack-sized exploration of teenage Scions is off to final drafts! I was really happy with how this turned out even in first drafts, so I expect the finals will just be adding even more awesomeness in a small space. Exalted – Pillars of Creation (was Exalted Essence Companion) Dixie: *slaps roof* We’ve crammed so many stretch goals into this bad boy, woo! I’m truly excited about this one. Manuscript Approval Changeling the Lost – The Hedge Dixie: With Kith and Kin also on the way, these two books will help supplement anyone’s Changeling 2e game amazingly! Scion – Path to Apotheosis (was Demigod Scenarios) Matthew: Off to approvals goes our Path to Apotheosis, expanding out the story options for Scion: Demigod! There’s three excellent campaign setups in this book. They Came from Camp Murder Lake! – VTT Adventure Matthew: We’re on a non-stop train to Funky Town Central! This book has a whole load of one-shot ideas in, and maps of the exciting, funky, dangerous Funkland! Post-Approval Development TC: Adventure! – Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales) Eddy: The stretch goal adventure from Trinity Continuum: Adventure! has been approved, so it’s off to the developer to make a few changes and get it ready for editing! Post-Editing Development Trinity Continuum – Tasty Bit- Phoebe Trust (was Psions in the Modern Day) Eddy: Our Trinity Continuum Tasty Bit, which presents an alternative world where psions appear in the modern day. It’s now done being edited, so it’ll get a quick review and then be sent off to editing! ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction SCION God 2e – Finding someone to do the remaining 3 halfs for the KS. TC Aether – KS going.TCF Cyclops Cave and Classified Jumpstarts – Art buys brokedown. In Layout SCION Masks of Mythos – Rest of the artwork should be here today.MTC Book of Lasting Death – Doing up initial layout with placeholders for artwork. Proofing Spiragos 5e Compilation – Moving ahead. Scion Dragon – Working on Character Sheet. M20 Victorian Mage – Corrections being made. CTL2e Kith and Kin Indexing At Press Scion Demigod – Trad press files at printer. Scion Demigod Screen – Press files at printer. Squeaks in the Deep Screen – Press files at printer. Squeaks in the Deep – Trad press files at printer.Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper.Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Trad press files at printer. HTV 2 Screen – Press files at printer.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – Trad press files at printer.TC: Novas Worldwide – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing.Trinity Continuum: Assassins – XXing.Down In The Hole – CRC Adventure – PoD proofs on the way.Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing.M20 Sorcerer – Advance PDF debuts this Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Wow, it really seems like we are saying farewell to so many creators and performers who defined broad sections of our geeky pasts. Sorry if this Reason To Celebrate continues that trend, but there’s no way I could let the passing of Nichelle Nichols go without commemoration. Her original work as Lt. Uhura has been accurately described as groundbreaking and inspirational – she truly went where no African-American woman had gone before, and she opened doors not just within the Star Trek universe, but throughout the entertainment industry. But, not even just within the entertainment industry, she was an inspiration for millions of people. She herself chose to focus a lot of that energy towards working with NASA, the US space agency, and was deeply involved in bringing more women and people of color into NASA’s departments. Inspirational, indeed! In unrelated yet happier news, Changeling: The Dreaming 2nd Edition was released 25 years ago, today! View the full article
  13. Welcome to the Release Roundup! Remember, this is where to go to find not just the month’s releases, but also the compiled project status updates for the last month. This month’s Onyx Path releases include: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/DMR-Cover-232x300.jpg Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust (PDF/print)Scion: Tales of Heroes: A Scion Anthology (B&N Nook)Scion: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints & Monsters (advance PDF)They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from the Bikini Beach Party! (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Panopticon (B&N Nook)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Terat (ebook/print)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Dawn (B&N Nook)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Meridian (B&N Nook)Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle VTT tokens (digital)Mummy: The Curse: Mummy 2nd Edition VTT tokens (digital) This month’s Community Content, from the Storypath Nexus, Slarecian Vault, and Canis Minor includes: Scarred Lands: 100 Knick-knacks for GhelspadScarred Lands: Gavel SquadScion: Vini, Vidi, Vici, Part 1: Roman Setting for ScionTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: House Rules: QuantumTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Terat Character Sheets Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether launched last week, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We’re currently at $42,298, or 211% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 829 backers! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals: Aether Reference ScreenAether Ready-Made CharactersAether JumpstartThe Aethernaut Collection Current Production Status Items in bold have changed in status since last month. Early stages, such as proposal, outlines, and approvals, are not shown here. Development: These stages typically happen first in a project, and concern the words you’re going to be reading. First Draft: Writers turn in their initial draftsScion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Scion HighThey Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Quip, Cinematic, Twist, and Fiendish Plot CardsThey Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: Quip, Cinematic, Fantastic Settings, and Fiendish Plot CardsTrinity Continuum: Brave New WorldsTrinity Continuum: Aether: Six-Part SerialTrinity Continuum: Assassins: Jumpstart VTT AdventureThe World Below (Storypath Fantasy)Exalted Essence: Novella 1: What Lies ForgottenExalted Essence: Novella 2: Damned LiesExalted Essence: Novella 3: (Cole)Exalted: Exalted Essay CollectionBranch RidersRedlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writersTrinity Continuum: AegisExalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Lauren Roy)Exalted Essence: Pillars of Creation (was Essence Companion)Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlinesScion: Demigod CompanionTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I DoTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the ShadowsDevelopment: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.Scion: Path to ApotheosisThey Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT AdventureChangeling: The Lost: The HedgeManuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s GuideTrinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)Mage: The Ascension: Melody through the Mirrorshades (Technocracy Novellas)Exalted: SiderealsMage: The Awakening: Tome of the PentacleHunter: The Vigil: Hunter JumpstartHunter: The Vigil: Tending the FlamePost-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.Exalted: ExigentsEditing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.Scion: No Gods, No MastersScion: GodScion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Making History ModernScion: Dragon JumpstartScion: Dragon CompanionScion: Whispers from DarknessTrinity Continuum: Storypath Tasty Bit: Phoebe TrustTrinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! AddendumTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and FearedTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great PowerTrinity Continuum: Anima: DLCTrinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: alt-AR (Cascade)Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Shattered Seals (Terra Surge)Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario BookWerewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: Lore of the TraditionsMage: The Ascension: Faces of MagickM20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary MagickM20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual CharactersExalted: Lunars Novella (Rosenberg)Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle: Global OutbreaksPost-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.Scion: Wild HuntExalted: Many-Faced Strangers: The Lunars CompanionExalted: Adversaries of the RighteousChangeling: The Lost: Hollow Courts novella collectionIndexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created.None Art Direction: These stages happen concurrently with the final stages of Development, and concern the visual appearance of the final product. Accordingly, some items may appear in both the Development and Art Direction lists. Art Direction: Art notes are collected from developers, and artists are hired according to the needs of the line and book.Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch: Kelder MountainsScion: God 2nd EditionScion: Dragon JumpstartScion: Realms of Magic and MysteryScion: Once and FutureThey Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: JumpstartThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: Monsters from the CryptThey Came from [Classified]!They Came from [Classified]!: JumpstartTrinity Continuum: AetherTrinity Continuum: Adventure!: JumpstartTrinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! AddendumTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova CompendiumTrinity Continuum: AnimaWerewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic RecordWerewolf: The Apocalypse: Icons of RageWerewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario BookMage: The Ascension: Lore of the TraditionsMage: The Ascension: Faces of MagickMage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden OrdersM20 Victorian Age: M20VA JumpstartM20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary MagickM20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual CharactersExalted: Crucible of Legends Exalted: EssenceExalted: ExigentsExalted: Across the Eight DirectionsExalted: Adversaries of the RighteousChronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made CharactersDeviant: The Renegades: The Clades CompanionDeviant: The Renegades: The Devoted CompanionLegendlore: Legacies of the EarthRealms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep CompanionIn Layout: Typeface, coloration, and art are chosen, added to the manuscript text, and laid out for visual appeal.Scion: Masks of the MythosChangeling: The Lost: Kith and KinMummy: The Curse: Book of Lasting DeathRealms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep JumpstartProofing: The final book layout is checked over by the art director, creative director, and sometimes the developer to make sure everything appears as it should.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust VTTScarred Lands: Spiragos Collected AdventuresScion: DragonTrinity Continuum: Adventure!Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: TCAberrant VTTTrinity Continuum: Æon: Mission StatementsMage: The Ascension: M20 SorcererMage: The Ascension: Victorian AgeAt Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.Crossroads Continent: Down in the Hole: PoD proofs on the way.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust: Trad press files at printer.Scion: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints & Monsters: Errata-ing.Scion: Demigod: Trad press files at printer.Scion: Demigod Screen: Press files at printer.Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Need to put in PGXXs.Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Novas Worldwide: Errata-ingHunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: Trad press files at printer.Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: Press files at printer.Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: Trad press files at printer.Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: Press files at printer.Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: At KS shipper. 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  14. In this issue of Cypher Chronicles, we celebrate the release of the Cypher System Open License! Plus, Team MCG is … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-11 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-11 appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
  15. In which Eddy throws Matthew, Danielle, and Dixie to the wolves in a game-show battle of Onyx Path trivia. How does this work?Round One: Opening StatementsRound Two: Cross-Examination!Round Three: Oral ArgumentsRound Four: Final ArgumentsWe discuss the game and its outcome!A bit on game shows and their strategiesA bit on board games Links: Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk View the full article
  16. Why must I mourn the attacks on those great Western bastions: Paris, New York, and London? Do they mourn the attack on Kyoto? Are they even aware of it? I doubt it. I doubt they know how we channeled Aether through our blades to cut down the Martians. I doubt they know how we gave everything we had to protect our people. I doubt they look past the ends of their noses and their narrow view of the world. Even if they did, they could scarcely understand the struggle of the people they call “Japanese.” They do not understand us, any more than they understand Martians, but we understand them. I understand their attempts at softening my people to better manipulate, assimilate, contaminate, colonize. I understand what they have already done to the people of China. I reject their ways and so should you. It doesn’t surprise me that they fell prey to the Martians as easily as we did, that their military arsenals were no obstacle to the alien invaders. Arrogance breeds vulnerability. Believe me; I know this intimately. Look at the Meiji blockheads who think they control these islands. The West has more in common with Mars than it does with my people. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Kyoto-3.jpgBy Warwick Goble I have been asked by others of the Kinou no Bushi the same question, time and again: “Why did the Martians attack Kyoto?” It’s something to which my immediate response was incorrect. What I said first, born of hubris, was “They knew Kyoto to be our historic capital! They knew our people to be a threat based on our grand victories and Kyoto’s significance! They attacked us because we were special!” Ah, I was a fool. Arrogance and hubris, indeed. My love of my people, the history of this land, my pride in the bushi, forced me to become a propagandist. As the Martians cut through our homes, libraries, markets, and shrines, I was bolstered with a naïve view that this attack somehow was an honor! One week after the other cities of the world were assaulted, now it was our turn! Surely, this meant the Martians recognized our strength and wanted to eliminate us from the board — truly a blessing and a curse. I now know my assumption to be only part true. The whole truth is more complex but tells us something interesting of these invaders from another world: the Aether drew them here. Yes, Kyoto was and remains a mighty city of importance beyond our borders, but they were less interested in the place and its history than the intellectuals housed within. Scholars, scientists, priests, monks, and bushi who Tesla’s mob would call “Aethernauts” were the targets, and oh, how the Martians easily burned through our cultural centers to find them. If the Warriors of Yesterday were not in Kyoto in force, perhaps the Martians might have struck another city in another land, bypassing our country entirely. The thought gives me pause and sometimes fills me with regret. Was it my assembling this faction, dedicated to the fall of the usurper Meiji and the restoration of the traditional, better ways, that led to so many deaths? I cannot afford to have my thoughts clouded with doubt and sentimentality. Even if true, I do not believe the Martians to be stupid. They came here ahead of Shanghai, Tokyo, or Seoul (where I understand the rats of the Edison Illuminating Company have been hard at work) because they knew or sensed what we were developing and hungered to steal that power away, and if they couldn’t steal it, they were content to deny us access to it. The Kinou no Bushi were so close. So close to unwinding the damage of the last three decades, perhaps more. With another month, maybe even two or three weeks, we could have reinstalled traditional roles of loyalty, honor, law, and glory to every one of our people. We could have swept away the Meiji, shown Edison’s thieves that we were the true masters of time, just in time for them to forget it all, and set this world on a better course. We could have unwound time with Aether. We could have erased it all and made a new future. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Kyoto-2-816x1024.jpgFighting Back by Henrique Alvim Corrêa But it was not to be. The Martians came, they destroyed what research they could, they snatched up dozens of our bushi. Unlike in London and the other target cities, they did not try and remain, gorging themselves on the ruins of human civilization; they were here to raid, like pirates of old. And we fought back with virtue on our side. I have never been so proud of my people as on that day, when we once again drew our swords and used them to shape our Aether, sliced through the metallic limbs, skeletons, and frames these Martians use as carriages and ships. You would be proud, too, to see Ryuki scaling one of their tripods like a lizard and cutting the top open with a single slice. You would feel strength to see Kazusa bring a Martian low and then pry the fleshy mass from its shell like a crab or oyster. Tesla’s students call us “Gogs” for using our weapons as instruments of our Aether, but what I see are warriors, ennobled with a true righteousness. We lost many of our number. We lost so much that was written, but I mourn this less, for thoughts can be re-thought. What happens when a bushi is taken to Mars and dies there? Will they be reborn, and if so, where? These are thoughts for someone wiser than me to contemplate, for they fill me with nothing but anger. The Martians will pay for their attack on us. Do not mistake me, reader. I am no exceptionalist. I possess neither the British ambition of world domination nor the American delusion of “manifest destiny.” I know that independence from the world’s depredations, whether those of men arriving on ships with rifles in hand and coins in their pockets, or from Martians with death weapons affixed to their helmets, can only come through knowing the enemy, mastering what they have not, and using it to change the world we know. It will take effort, it will take loss, but it can be done. Whether it will be done is down to nothing but fortitude and skill, and those are things I can but gamble on. All I know is something must be done, and my warriors must do it before the world I want to see is out of reach forever. Grip your sword and cut the enemy open without blinking. Do not avoid the spray of their black blood. There is to be no compromise. From The Translated Works of Takamori Toshiro *** Trinity Continuum: Aether Serial Part V, by Matthew Dawkins The Aether Kickstarter campaign is now live, and you can find it right here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game View the full article
  17. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/They-Came-From-the-Bikini-Beach-Party-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from the Bikini Beach Party! for They Came from Beneath the Sea! It’s time for fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun! Every They Came from Beneath the Sea! takes our heroes to the beach at one point or other, and this book is built specifically for those occasions! Within its sandy contents you will find: New Archetypes!New Cinematics!New Quips!New Story Hooks! Good gosh, this Tasty Bit hosts a plethora of new play material for They Came from Beneath the Sea! games, fit to enhance your games without complications! Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Jul 20: Terat, Contagion Chronicles VTT Tokens, Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition VTT TokensJul 13: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints and MonstersJul 6: Dead Man’s Rust, Tales of Heroes (Nook), Panopticon (Nook), Dawn (Nook), Meridian (Nook) 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. July is Chronicles of Darkness month! This week you can the core Chronicles of Darkness, Dark Eras, and Contagion Chronicle at 90% off! Indie Press Revolution also has 50-75% off select Onyx Path CofD products! Stay tuned for more OPP10 sales the rest of this year! It’s also DriveThruRPG’s annual Christmas in July sale, with hundreds of Onyx Path titles on sale! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether launched yesterday, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We’re currently at $41,268, or 206% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 803 backers! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals: Aether Reference ScreenAether Ready-Made CharactersAether JumpstartThe Aethernaut Collection Did you miss one of our previous campaigns? The following crowdfunded products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from…: Cyclops’s Cave and [Classified]Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: AnimaWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceExalted: Exigents: Out of the Ashes Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Ghelspad: 100 Knick-knacks for GhelspadGhelspad: Gavel SquadYour 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: Vini, Vidi, Vici, Part 1: Roman Setting for ScionTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Terat Character SheetsYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  18. Monte Cook Games, LLC is excited to announce the release of the Cypher System Open License. The Cypher System Open … The Cypher System Open License Is Now Available! The post The Cypher System Open License Is Now Available! appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
  19. Happy Tuesday, everyone! This week’s spotlight will shine on a fantastic member of our roleplaying community and a classic among the YouTube storytellers: The Primogen. THE SPOTLIGHT The Primogen has been making videos for years now, spanning many of the corners of the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness. We’d love to see them venture deeply into some of our other properties like They Came From and Scion for many reasons, but chief among them is the way they so eloquently describe the elements of each of the games they profile. Please check out The Primogen’s channel, leave a like, and give them a subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePrimogen/ And here’s their Changeling: The Lost playlist we hope to see them expand one day! THE VIDEO ROUND-UP If you’re not already following 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 http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2-OPPScheduleJuly26-Aug1GRAF-1-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2-OPPScheduleJuly26-Aug1-1-1024x576.png A lot of chronicles have recently come to a close on our channel, so if you’re interested in setting up a new game with us, just use the form at the bottom of this blog post! Check out our Aether actual play tonight! Meanwhile, please take a look over on our YouTube channel for more stellar content, ranging from actual plays to deep dives and more besides! Devil’s Luck Gaming recently concluded their amazing Trinity story encompassing Adventure! and Assassins both, though they also have a rich archive of games including Exalted, Hunter: The Vigil, and more! Do check out their website here: https://devilsluckgaming.com/ THE PODCAST ROUND-UP And then we have the always fun podcast round-up, including: The OpCast is a Trinity Continuum focused podcast that spans all aspects of that wonderful gameline, from Adventure! to Aberrant, and everywhere in between and surrounding. Here are their latest episodes, covering Trinity Continuum: Aeon and Trinity Continuum: Aether, so subscribe to their channel wherever you listen to podcasts, or find it right here: https://anchor.fm/opcast/episodes/Aeon-Aexpansion-e1kbeam https://anchor.fm/opcast/episodes/Aether-Interview-with-Matthew-Dawkins-e1lg9i0 Trinity Continuum Airwaves is designed to be a community conversation about the Trinity Continuum. The show consists of short episodes featuring geeking out over mechanics, lore, news, etc., joined to some conversation with the community through callers calling in to the show. Not only can you contact the show via this email: trinitycontinuumairwaves@gmail.com but also, you can find all the episodes so far here: https://tca.edennian.com/ These episodes are really short, so you can get involved at a bitesize level and enjoy yourself. Check them out! The Wondrous Atlas of Creation’s Destiny looks at characters, concepts, and places throughout Creation, the setting of Exalted 3rd Edition, and spends two episodes a piece examining each and the way you can use them in your Exalted chronicles. Show website: https://www.wondrousatlas.wordpress.com Anchor: https://anchor.fm/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00kUymWSFkHbzamDk7Hohm Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny-an-exalted-podcast/id1621765257 Mage: The Podcast delves into one of our favourite recent books for Mage: The Ascension – Technocracy Reloaded! https://magethepodcast.com/tomes-of-magick-technocracy-reloaded/ You can find the always excellent Werewolf: The Podcast right here: https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/ And here’s the newish Changeling: The Podcast for you: https://changelingthepodcast.com And Path of Night Podcast ventures into the worlds ofMage, Geist, Werewolf, Changeling and more in their Chronicles of Darkness podcast, Forgetting Ashville: https://path-of-night-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/forgetting-ashville-1-homecoming Pain in the Dice routinely discusses some excellent RPG-related topics, from reviews to delves into the industry. For an insightful and enjoyable listen, seek out Pain in the Dice wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts, or right here, with the latest episode focused on the fall of TSR! Remember them? https://www.paininthedice.com/ DO YOU WANT TO CREATE MEDIA? If you do, you should use the attached form to submit your suggestions for podcasts, review shows, actual plays, deep dives, and more! We’d love to hear from you so we can profile you on our blog and elsewhere: The Form View the full article
  20. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/011_ScionAether_8A_05A_JD.jpg And you TOO can be a member of that League! Just like the over 775 backers of the Trinity Continuum: Aether Kickstarter who pledged in just under a week! We funded in less than four hours and are just shy of being 200% funded as I write this, so it’s all Aether-gravy now, folks! Well, maybe not that, eww, but you know what I mean: we’re hatching Stretch Goals like Martians hatch young-lings! Thanks to all of you who have already backed! As for the rest of you: both the Martians and Thomas Edison can’t get you if you’re a backer, so pledge for your own safety! Thomas Edison? Here’s a little ditty by Matty Dawkins, age 12, that suggests some of how Mr Edison fits into TC: Aether: If you are working in creating a world for a game that isn’t completely created from scratch, that is designed to be essentially our world, then there’s real value in including NPCs based on real-world people. In TC: Aether, we can say that there’s even more more value to mixing historical people in with the fictional characters from literature that the setting includes as NPCs, which are all mixed in with wholly new characters. We know something about that real-world character, and from that knowledge we get an feel for the setting. They’re a pre-assembled pack of details for the world, and however you felt about that historical personage, those feeling with flavor your encounter with them – or at least their corner of the setting. The same can be said about including characters from fiction – we feel like we already know them. Historical figure also ground the story to real-world history. They’re signposts letting us know how far our setting is diverging from that history, whether heroes or villains. Whether Edison is a full-out villain is really going to be up to your comfort level with an arch-capitalist, but for a game purpose, his Unwinders are a great “ticking bomb” kind of threat to the efforts of the players. Even if those Unwinders themselves have the best of intentions and are actually really nice people, personally, their efforts and those of the players are doomed to conflict. Probably – I won’t speak for all tables. This is one of the reasons that each of our insightful TC: Aether teasers are written by one of the NPCs of the setting. What, you didn’t know about the teasers still running on our blog? Well, here you go: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/TC-Mission-Statements-SKAN-Srisuwan.jpgTC Mission Statements art by SKAN-Srisuwan Onyx Path Game Night with Start.Playing! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Game-Night-graphic.png Onyx Path Publishing and StartPlaying are hosting a monthly “Game Night” – it’s actually all day – on the last Friday of every month. Play games including Pugmire, Trinity Continuum, Exalted 3rd Edition, Scarred Lands, Scion 2nd Edition, They Came From Beneath the Sea!, Vampire: The Requiem, and more. Our professional Game Masters are running sessions throughout the day starting on Friday July 29th! Here’s a handy link, it has all the info you need on the page: Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing event Jul 29 – Jul 30, 2022 | …Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing event Jul 29 – Jul 30, 2022. Sign up to run or play games now on StartPlaying.Games. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Masks-of-Mythos-_-RHODRI-1024x371.jpgMasks of the Mythos art by Rhodri And here we come down to the last week in July – which means it’s the last week of our month-long celebration of the Chronicles of Darkness! How can a month have passed so quickly? How can sooo many PDFs have been on sale so completely? Let us look now, though, at this final week of the 90%-off CofD sale on DTRPG, and note the projects that are only 10% (in honor of our 10 Year Anniversary) their usual price. Week 4 covers core CofD material: Chronicles of Darkness and Contagion Chronicle (8 products totalling $7.10)Dark Eras (6 products totalling $7.60) We hope everybody enjoyed the sales, the actual spotlights, the starting character creation sessions that the Onyx Pathcast ran these last few week (all available at Podbean or your favorite podcast venue), and all the conversation about CofD throughout our social media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/M20-Sorcerer-Nicholas-Phillips.jpgM20 Sorcerer art by Nicholas Phillips Y’know, looking back on the month and the love expressed by our community for CofD, it reminds me that a lot of us at Onyx Path have spent many, many creative and playing sessions in the Chronicles of Darkness setting. There’s a very deep and abiding love here for all the many gamelines and how they weave through to each other, and we’d like to think that when it comes to the 2nd Editions, we were able to take that caring and all of the analysis and actual play sessions and use all that, which can only be built through time, to make even better, more polished, versions of already excellent and powerful games. With the brand-new CofD games, our intent was to take those same lessons and apply them to a new concept; something that stood out as different and valuable in the midst of so many other compelling game lines. We weren’t going for niche, but to attempt to reach another universal motif or set of themes or fears, and to weld those into this new setting rife with new experiences. So far, we think we’ve hit that more often than not, although YMMV. I think our Onyx Path creators who have poured so much of themselves into our horror settings still have many more terrifying journeys to take us on – they just are that much into it! You can see it in our more overtly “horror-adjacent” game lines like They Came From Beneath the Grave!, Scion: Masks of the Mythos, The World Below, or Scarred Lands. You can see it in the amazing upcoming CofD books like Kith and Kin, and WoD 20th books like W20 Apocalyptic Record or M20 Sorcerers! Yep, there’s still a lot to be said about horror from Onyx Path, even after: TEN YEARS, MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH! BLURBS! KICKSTARTER/CROWDFUNDING! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Trinity Continuum: Aether funded in less than four hours on Kickstarter last week! Check it out here! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game For some of our previous backers, the indominable James sent out a small peek into what TC: Aether is about. And now you can see it as well! Call it what it was: hubris, arrogance, a collective delusion of grandeur… We thought we were the only beings in this universe and that with our grand intellect and glorious empires we were the best humanity would ever be. And then came Aether. And along with Aether came mental expansion, form mutation, matter warping, time manipulation, and the discovery of new worlds, new peoples, new and terrifying possibilities. And with Aether came the doom of humankind. Aether brought the Martians to our world, and the unravelling of the reality we knew. Aether is a full rule and setting expansion for the Trinity Continuum line of games, set in the year 1895, at a time when humanity has conquered its own world, and now seeks to conquer the limitations imposed on us by the laws of all the sciences known to our kind. Inside, you will find: A complete Victorian-era setting and Paths for characters to embark upon within it.Aether powers allowing you to manipulate fate, space, time, and even your own bodies in wondrous and horrifying ways.Societies both lawful and rogue, looking to leave their imprint on the world, from those in league with Mina Harker to those affiliated with Dr. Jekyll and Moriarty.Storyguide advice, secrets, hooks, and plots, to enable you to start your game of Aether off with a bang. Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Eddy hosts his trivia game show, “Game Lawyers!” Dixie, Matthew, and Danielle compete for fabulous prizes (like Eddy’s respect) while answering questions about Onyx Path books. 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/2022/07/2-OPPScheduleJuly26-Aug1GRAF-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: The OpCast recently interviewed developer Matthew Dawkins regarding Trinity Continuum: Aether in a deep delving show we heartily recommend: https://anchor.fm/opcast http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2-OPPScheduleJuly26-Aug1-1024x576.png The Onyx Path News goes live every single week to discuss recent and upcoming releases, dive into some of our most anticipated books, and answer questions from the audience. You can find it on our YouTube channel (click the bell to be informed when we go live!) but if you missed the last episode, here it is: https://youtu.be/dKDSdJ19RYQ Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Scion-Roll20-image.png The Scion: Origin Compendium is now available on Roll20! https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/compendiumexpansion/12522/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin It’s native to Roll20, so not for use elsewhere, but perfect for starting your Roll20 Scion game – plus, the official Origin & Hero sheets are already available! And the first of our official sheets designed for Roll20 are now available! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/storypath_preview_origin-1-481x1024.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/storypath_preview_hero-385x1024.png The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available! Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com As they say: “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 More VTT offerings and projects will be arriving this year! 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/ Select CofD books & screens 50-75% off at IPR: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! The Chronicles of Darkness 90% off Onyx Path 10th Anniversary Celebration Sale runs all through July! CofD Sale at DTRPG: http://theonyxpath.com/opp10-chronicles-of-darkness-month-week-3-big-sales-on-all-the-beasties/ And right now is the legendary X-Mas in July Sale at DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_0_0_31815 https://www.drivethrufiction.com/xmas_in_july.php?manufacturers_id=4261&filters=0_0_0_0_0_44595 http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/DTRPG-XMAS-JULY-1024x576.png 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 Check out the Trinity Continuum: Aeon novellas Dawn and Meridian in the Kindle store! On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/They-Came-From-the-Bikini-Beach-Party.jpg It’s time for fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun! With the PDF Tasty Bit on sale this Weds on DTRPG! They Came From Bikini Beach Party! Every They Came from Beneath the Sea! takes our heroes to the beach at one point or other, and this book is built specifically for those occasions! They Came From Bikini Beach Party! Within its sandy contents you will find: New Archetypes! New Cinematics! New Quips! New Story Hooks! Good gosh, this Tasty Bit hosts a plethora of new play material for Beneath the Sea! games, fit to enhance your games without complications! They Came From Bikini Beach Party! 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! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Game-Night-graphic.png Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing is this Friday the 29th. Please spread the word about GMing games as much as possible. Details on how list a game are at the bottom of the page in the FAQ: https://startplaying.games/event/game-night-onyx-path We’ll be doing panels for the online version of Gen Con for early August, and if you’re interested in running or playing our games there, they’ve recently released this link: https://www.gencon.com/gen-con-online/hosting-events-eo-gmhttps://www.gencon.com/event_registrations/new Here are the links to our panels: https://www.gencon.com/events/217051 – What’s Up With Onyx Path? https://www.gencon.com/events/217052 – Storypath System Q&A https://www.gencon.com/events/217053 – Onyx Path 5E OGL Games Tabletop Scotland is due to take place on 27th and 28th August 2022 and will play host to at least four Onyx Pathers running our games and sitting on panels live and there in the room with you! If you’re UK or Europe based, it’s an excellent con to visit and within traveling distance from Edinburgh, which takes flights from a lot of places! Consider paying Tabletop Scotland a visit. https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/ And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out June’s full list report here: http://theonyxpath.com/release-roundup-june-2022/ DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production: Redlines TC: Aegis – Trinity Continuum: Aegis Eddy: Our latest Trinity Continuum game, set in the ancient world, is off to redlines! The team’s been having a lot of fun with our “sci-fi spin” on ancient myth, and I can’t wait to see the results! Final Draft TC: Aberrant – Best at What I Do Eddy: The redlines are done for our Aberrant book on elites and other solo novas. Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum – Talents Player’s Guide Eddy: Our player’s guide for Talent characters in Trinity is developed, and now in our hands for approval! Hunter: The Vigil – Hunter Jumpstart Dixie: After sending in Tending the Flame so recently, I feel like I can most accurately sum up how I feel with the Thor “Another!” gif, so just imagine that in your head! Editing Trinity Continuum – TC: Aether Six-Part Serial Eddy: The last bits of the Aether serial everyone has been enjoying on the blog are in Dixie’s hands for editing! ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Ex3 Crucible of Legends – Art notes with Maria Exalted Essence – More sketches and color comps in Legendlore: Legacies of Earth – Tracking down the rest of the art. In Layout SCION Masks of Mythos – Monster artwork in for Antagonists chapter. Proofing Scion Dragon – Second proof in. I need to put together character sheets for RMCs. TC Adventure! – Still waiting on some artwork to come in, but layout is solid enough to start proofing. Indexing At Press Scion Demigod – Trad press files at printer. Scion Demigod Screen – Press files at printer. Squeaks in the Deep Screen – Press files at printer. Squeaks in the Deep – Trad press files at printer.Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper.Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Trad press files at printer. HTV 2 Screen – Press files at printer.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – Trad press files at printer.TC: Novas Worldwide – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing.Trinity Continuum: Assassins – Need to put in PGXXs.Down In The Hole – CRC Adventure – PoD proofs on the way.Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing. Tasty Bit – They Came from the Bikini Beach Party! PDF on sale Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Sorry to say that we heard today of the passing of David Warner, an actor who has played so many genre-based characters that the odds are you probably based a mannerism or phrase you used in a game at least one time on one of his characters. (July 29, 1941 – July 24, 2022), his credits include The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), Straw Dogs (1971), The Omen (1976), Cross of Iron (1977), The Thirty Nine Steps (1978), Holocaust (1979), Time After Time (1979) – my favorite portrayal of Jack the Ripper in media!, Time Bandits (1981) – as “Ultimate Evil”, Tron (1982), A Christmas Carol (1984), Portrait in Evil (1985), Titanic (1997), Mary Poppins Returns (2018), and various characters in the Star Trek franchise, including Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), and the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part “Chain of Command” episode (1992). – Five Lights! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), and Scream 2. In 2001, he played Captain James Sawyer in two episodes of A&E’s adaptation of C.S. Forester’s Hornblower series. He appeared in three episodes of the second season of Twin Peaks (1991) as “Thomas Eckhardt”. A less-spectacular role included a double-role in the low-budget fantasy Quest of the Delta Knights (1993) which was eventually spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. He also played Admiral Tolwyn in the film version of Wing Commander. He worked as a voice actor, most notably in Batman: The Animated Series playing Ra’s al Ghul; the anti-mutant scientist Herbert Landon in Spider-Man: The Animated Series; as well as rogue agent Alpha from Men in Black, the Archmage in Disney’s Gargoyles, and the Lobe in Freakazoid! He was on Doctor Who, and on Penny Dreadful as Abraham Van Helsing. Seriously, this list is long enough already, and his bio just keeps going with more and more genre-focused roles! Thank you sir, for all that you did to make your characters character-ful! View the full article
  21. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/10th-OP-logo-195x300.png 2022 is Onyx Path’s tenth anniversary, so we’re celebrating a different game line every month this year! July is Chronicles of Darkness month. Week 4 covers core CofD material: Chronicles of Darkness and Contagion Chronicle (8 products totalling $7.10)Dark Eras (6 products totalling $7.60) … which have a number of titles on sale for 10% of their original price for our 10th anniversary. That means they’re 90% off! Totalling up all those juicy numbers means 14 titles on sale for only $14.70! This sale lasts until July 30, so stay tuned for a new sale next month! View the full article
  22. In this issue of Cypher Chronicles, we tell you how we’ve bundled up ten years of adventure for you, but … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-10 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-10 appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
  23. In which Matthew and Dixie create characters for Hunter: The Vigil 2e, as Eddy walks them through it. How are we?Dixie is a sack of bugsA bit on Trinity Continuum: AetherHunter: The Vigil 2e vs. prior editionsWhat is the game about?We go through compactsCharacter concepts!Statistic timeTactics!Merits, etc.Final thoughts Links: Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk View the full article
  24. Hilda, this is a wonderful record, but please remove the words noted and replace them as specified. —T.A.E. It’s wonderful to see such a bright and interested audience! Thank you, thank you for coming to my lecture today, you elite few. I must sadly point out there have been multiple people caught sneaking into my presentations, so know that if you haven’t been approved and paid the fee for the ticket, you will be found, and you’ll be treated accordingly. Therefore, if you’re a dastardly type who thinks they can learn from me for free, please exit via the main doors and no harm will come to you. Wonderful. Let’s begin. The Martian Conundrum. I often hear the words “how could we have been so blind for so long?” and “why didn’t you help more people?” My friends, those questions always make me smile. Blindness is a virtue. Deafness doubly so. I am glad people didn’t know about the Martians before their invasion. I am relieved they lacked the wherewithal to defend themselves! Oh, I hear grumbles. Discontent. That’s perfectly understandable, yes indeed, but note that I do not say “I’m glad thousands died!” That would be monstrous. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Crows-775x1024.jpgThe Cost of Battle, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa No, ignorance was a virtue in this case. For the Martians were and are — for we shouldn’t consider them gone but merely regrouping — just as tied to Aether as those of you in this room. They came here for Aether. They wanted it. Ah, the big secret: Aether. It makes one feel rich to know it, no? Imagine if everyone knew that secret. Imagine if everyone had access to it. Imagine if everyone could change their face, shape, sex, and shoot electricity from their eyes! Farcical. The swarming masses do not need this power. They are not equipped to use this power. And I’m damned sure they could never understand this power! And yet we hear from our so-called peers among the students, the pact, the order, that a better-armed population is a safer population. Imagine, if you will, the Martian invasion at a time where everyone uses Aether! Cities would be demolished, millions would die, and the Martians wouldn’t have to lift a tendril to make it so. Panic would be the cause, because without discipline, Aether spinning is a form of primitive panic. Man makes spark, man builds fire, man gets scared, man burns down jungle. Let’s keep the fire to the people who can afford to know how to use it, shall we? The quickly multiplying human race can do without the means to destroy itself. Yes, I say it’s better the Martians invaded an unknowing world where we were the best placed individuals to undo the damage they wrought. Our primary affairs are unwinding damage, time, and other effects idiots among Tesla’s sycophants can’t foresee. Allow me to point you to Dunwich, raised from the sea as a result of our unwinding efforts! Expecting the unenlightened to manage such a feat is like expecting a marsupial to play the harpsichord! I thought that would make you laugh. I’m glad it did. Let’s talk again about the Martian invasion, focusing on New York. When the Martians hit Manhattan our first action was to assist in the evacuation of the island. We assisted those we could onto boats and across the bridges, but we were doing so with a plan. We wanted people safe of course, but we also wanted them to remain in the darkness of sweet ignorance. This was more easily achieved with them far away while many of our experts went to work, making notes of the people the Martians were scooping up, dragging away for experiments, and choosing to spare when they could easily blast them to nothingness. We found that common thread again: Aether. How could we in good conscience go to the American public and say, “the Martians are invading because of our devilish experiments?” They would rightly turn on us, even where our values are noble. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Hudson-779x1024.jpgThe Broken Banks of the Hudson, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa No, ignorance is always better. As soon as the main body of people were evacuated or in hiding, members of our society were there in our dirigibles, engaging with the invading menace at head height. We let loose with our own weapons: gatling cannons, electroshock projectors, and such, and I want to tell you it was a glorious triumph, but no. It was more than that. Many ships went down, many of we Unwinders upon them, but those who survived discovered so much from our encounters. We were the first to discover the rearguard of Martians remaking our structures. The hubris! They had only just begun their assault, and already they were carving tombstones into the great buildings of New York. I would like to spare a mention to the red weed at this time. While we span and used all the offensive forces Aether could give us in the skies, we unwound the sprawl of red weed as it made its way up the Hudson and across the streets and surrounding buildings. This was a time when our particular skills were much in supply, and the rewards we earned for our efforts were keen indeed. When you realize the damage done from the red weed in cities like Paris, it’s honestly a miracle we were there to stop it in New York. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Red-Weed-759x1024.jpgThe Red Weed Spreads, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa For the newly arrived of you, you may be wondering what the red weed is, or what it does, you lucky neophytes. Imagine a mold that saps the heat and life from you. It can drain electricity from a cable, heat from a flame, and oxygen from a body. Some Aethernauts were stupid enough to use it as cover, but I can tell you immersing yourself in that material is tantamount to bathing in sulfuric acid: ill-advised. Unless you’re covered in red weed, in which case it’s worth a try. Yes, New York was the site of our great triumph. While many Aethernauts fought a losing war on the other side of the Atlantic, we wound back the clock on those Martians before they knew what we were doing. It’s my belief that they knew, or correctly hypothesized, the powers of Aether before they arrived, with the exclusion of our unwinding. We have the ace, my friends, and that’s what made us heroes. You will hear time and again how we could have saved more lives. You’ll be accused of analyzing the enemy when we should have just fought. You’ll be told that Edison’s Unwinders are more interested in filling our pockets in exchange for providing security to the fat and wealthy. Do not let the words of the unenlightened swarm trouble you, my friends. Where they can only flail in the darkness, screaming their half-truths at us like deranged apes, we can afford the best earplugs money can buy use our mastery of Aether for the good of humanity and leave them to their squalid fumblings at science leave them in blissful ignorance. From The Speeches of Thomas Alva Edison *** Trinity Continuum: Aether Serial Part IV, by Matthew Dawkins The Aether Kickstarter campaign is now live, and you can find it right here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game View the full article
  25. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Terat-Cover-200x300.jpg Now available in ebook and print: Terat, a novella for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant! When Ken Clements ends up in an accidental crash that triggers his eruption, he is plagued by fear and doubt as the changes to his body feel unfamiliar and alien. News of Ken’s eruption becomes a talking point for anti-nova pundit Jordan McDevitt, while doctors at the Rashoud Center try to steer Ken toward signing up with Project Utopia to use his powers for the good of humanity. As external pressures mount and internal fears fester, Ken meets Tempus, a follower of Teras —the philosophy of the Teragen — who approaches Ken to offer him aid and advice. Chaos envelopes his life, and Ken faces hard choices about philosophy, loyalty, and his place in the world. A novella set in the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant universe. Contains a copy of the Null Manifesto, a preview of the upcoming book Hated and Feared. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/373932-232x300.jpg Also available: Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle VTT tokensMummy: The Curse: Mummy 2nd Edition VTT tokens Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Jul 13: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints and MonstersJul 6: Dead Man’s Rust, Tales of Heroes (Nook), Panopticon (Nook), Dawn (Nook), Meridian (Nook)Jun 29: Storypath Tasty Bit: Making History Modern 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. July is Chronicles of Darkness month! This week you can get titles from Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition, Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition, Hunter: The Vigil 1st Edition, Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition, Mummy: The Curse 1st Edition, Demon: The Descent, and Beast: The Primordial at 90% off! Indie Press Revolution also has 50-75% off select Onyx Path CofD products! Stay tuned for more OPP10 sales the rest of this year! It’s also DriveThruRPG’s annual Christmas in July sale, with hundreds of Onyx Path titles on sale! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Aether-Splash.png Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether launched yesterday, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We’re currently at $31,497, or 157% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 628 backers! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals: Aether Reference ScreenAether Ready-Made Characters Did you miss one of our previous campaigns? The following crowdfunded products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from…: Cyclops’s Cave and [Classified]Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: AnimaWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: Essence 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: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: House Rules: QuantumYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  26. Ten imaginative adventures—ten years of innovation! Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Monte Cook Games, the 212-page limited-edition hardcover collection Ten … Ten Years of Adventure The post Ten Years of Adventure appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
  27. It’s time for a new media spotlight blog, and this week we’re giving special focus to the ever wonderful OpCast! THE SPOTLIGHT The OpCast is a Trinity Continuum focused podcast that spans all aspects of that wonderful gameline, from Adventure! to Aberrant, and everywhere in between and surrounding. Coming soon, they’ll have a breaking interview regarding Trinity Continuum: Aether, so subscribe to their channel wherever you listen to podcasts, or find it right here: https://anchor.fm/opcast/episodes/Aeon-Aexpansion-e1kbeam THE VIDEO ROUND-UP If you’re not already following 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 http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2-OPPScheduleJuly19-July25GRAF-1-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2-OPPScheduleJuly19-July25-1-1024x576.png This week we’re ranging from Trinity to Hunter, with stops at Scarred Lands and Mage. Do check out our streams and throw some support behind our valiant actual players and vloggers. All the content on our YouTube channel has been dedicated to a mix of actual plays from Onyx Path Con and videos from after, so look below for a nice combo of videos you might have seen already, and others that could have passed you by: And further to these (do check out the excellent Dead Man’s Rust Q&A above), we have the fourth and final MST3K They Came From ad spot! And this week’s edition of the Onyx Path News, hot off the presses to talk about the Scion Player’s Guide and Aether! Devil’s Luck Gaming recently concluded their amazing Trinity story encompassing Adventure! and Assassins both, though they also have a rich archive of games including Exalted, Hunter: The Vigil, and more! Do check out their website here: https://devilsluckgaming.com/ THE PODCAST ROUND-UP And then we have the always fun podcast round-up, including: Trinity Continuum Airwaves is designed to be a community conversation about the Trinity Continuum. The show consists of short episodes featuring geeking out over mechanics, lore, news, etc., joined to some conversation with the community through callers calling in to the show. Not only can you contact the show via this email: trinitycontinuumairwaves@gmail.com but also, you can find all the episodes so far here: https://tca.edennian.com/ These episodes are really short, so you can get involved at a bitesize level and enjoy yourself. Check them out! The Wondrous Atlas of Creation’s Destiny looks at characters, concepts, and places throughout Creation, the setting of Exalted 3rd Edition, and spends two episodes a piece examining each and the way you can use them in your Exalted chronicles. Show website: https://www.wondrousatlas.wordpress.com Anchor: https://anchor.fm/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00kUymWSFkHbzamDk7Hohm Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny-an-exalted-podcast/id1621765257 Mage: The Podcast delves into some heavy material this week. Let’s talk about the nature of the soul, shall we? https://magethepodcast.com/answering-ascension-arcane-managing-tone-and-making-sense-of-souls/ You can find the always excellent Werewolf: The Podcast right here: https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/ And here’s the newish Changeling: The Podcast for you: https://changelingthepodcast.com And Path of Night Podcast ventures into the worlds ofMage, Geist, Werewolf, Changeling and more in their Chronicles of Darkness podcast, Forgetting Ashville: https://path-of-night-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/forgetting-ashville-1-homecoming Pain in the Dice routinely discusses some excellent RPG-related topics, from reviews to delves into the industry. For an insightful and enjoyable listen, seek out Pain in the Dice wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts, or right here, with the latest episode focused on the fall of TSR! Remember them? https://www.paininthedice.com/ DO YOU WANT TO CREATE MEDIA? If you do, you should use the attached form to submit your suggestions for podcasts, review shows, actual plays, deep dives, and more! We’d love to hear from you so we can profile you on our blog and elsewhere: The Form View the full article
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