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  1. 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! October is They Came From… month. Centapus! Gill-Men! Exclamation points! Part 1 covers They Came from Beneath the Sea!, which has a number of titles on sale for 10% of their original price for our 10th anniversary. That means they’re 90% off! You can get 12 titles for under $6, which includes the They Came from Beneath the Sea! Core Rulebook for only $2! Plus! Save 50% on the They Came from Beneath the Sea!’s hardcover rulebook from Indie Press Revolution! Trying to sell people on it? Check out our trailer, MST3K ads, and website! Previous sales this year: January: Dystopia Rising: EvolutionFebruary: World of DarknessMarch: Cavaliers of MarsApril: ExaltedMay: ScionJune: Crossroads ContinentJuly: Chronicles of DarknessAugust: Scarred LandsSeptember: Realms of PugmireOctober: They Came From… View the full article
  2. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TCFBTG_Cover.jpg And here we are in October already! Now, a lot of folks who create and/or enjoy horror and the macabre like to dedicate October to their frightening creations. Makes sense! We’re not immune to that same impulse, but in typical Onyx Path fashion, we’re putting a spin on it by making this October They Came From month as part of our year-long 10th Anniversary Celebration! If you aren’t aware, They Came From covers one of our newest game lines, the series that started with They Came From Beneath the Sea!, followed triumphantly by They Came From Beyond the Grave!, and then we’re working on They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclopes’s Cave!, which had a very successful double-feature crowd-funding campaign. There are also a large number of support projects like They Came From Camp Murder Lake!, or They Came From the Danger Zone!, and monster and scenario books as well! All of these projects are capable of being straight genre emulators, and then on top of that we’ve included rules to enable players to reaaallly embrace the conventions and tropes of the genre. Ramshackle sets, nonsensical dialogue, stereotypical characters – these all can be made as important as your gaming table wants them to be. On top of all that, all of the character types from the various games are interchangeable with all the other games – so a swingin’ secret agent from They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! could be brought into They Came From Beyond the Grave! to investigate the strange goings-on at Frankenstein’s castle in the modern era – only to travel back in time to the 1800s and see how their wisecracks work there! Flashback to a past life? Time machine? Either is possible, it’s your story! If you want more detailed info, the gang over at the Onyx Pathcast are airing the panel this Friday recorded earlier this year at Virtual Horror Con where they go through all the They Came From lines and most of the projects connected to them – I say most only because I didn’t sit there and check each one off as it was mentioned, and I wouldn’t want to lead you astray. This is, of course, only the beginning of the Pathcast‘s coverage this month. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Marco-Gonzales-Mage-Victorian-Age-2-553x1024.pngM20 Victorian art by Marco Gonzales As we have all year, we’re running 90% off sales on select projects through this month for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. For the next two weeks, They Came From Beneath the Sea! PDFs are discounted to 10% of their usual prices! Our friends at IPR are doing a similar sale with 50% off on They Came From physical products on their site, too – see the links below in our Sales Partners section! All last month, I copy and pasted Eddy Webb’s posts about the origins of Pugmire, so it is only fair that I do the same with the posts They Came From creator Matthew Dawkins put up today detailing the impetus for They Came From: Well, Matthew, I can tell you one place that our amazing community can go, and that’s over to the Storypath Nexus on October 19th when we’ll be unlocking They Came From Beyond the Grave! and They Came From Camp Murder Lake! for Community Content creators! We know that a couple of high-quality content creators have already announced plans to put their They Came From Beyond the Grave! projects up there, and you too can jump in and get a scenario, an adventure, a sourcebook (if you’re ambitious), whatever, ready for going live on the 19th. We continue to have a blast working on They Came From projects, and now you can too! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Chris-DeJoya-Mage-Victorian-Age.jpgM20 Victorian art by Chris DeJoya Not They Came From But Still Kinda Good Stuff Eddy, Dixie, and myself are going to be physically attending the Save Against Fear (SAFe) convention this weekend in center-ish Pennsylvania, and we’d love to see you if you’re able to attend. It’s kind of a big thing for us to be going to physical con again, and we hope it’s a step in the right direction. Let me just underline that: it’s us testing the waters to see if we can and should ramp up our attendance at physical cons, so please don’t expect that we’ll be out in force at any cons this year. Next year? Well, that’s why we’re trying things out with SAFe. We all feel super-safe there as the Bodhana Group‘s team are extremely aware of the challenges of running a physical convention in today’s environment and are running the con accordingly. Not only are we running a sale on They Came From Beneath the Sea! on DTRPG, but they are themselves running an October Creature Feature Sale for our Werewolf (Apocalypse and Forsaken) PDFs! Awoooo, werewolves of DriveThru! I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the sign-up site for our BackerKit Campaign for Scion: God is live and the link is right below in the Kickstarter/Crowdfunding section!! There are well over 700 folks signed up for info and alerts already, and we’d love to have you join them! It’s a great way to be sure you’ll be reminded when the campaign goes live later this month! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Marco-Gonzales-Mage-Victorian-Age.pngM20 Victorian art by Marco Gonzales Finally, this month is also the month that artists around the world create an ink drawing each day, all month. I’ve done it for 4 or 5 years now, and it’s quite a marathon! Usually, I draw things and characters from my Crossroads Continent campaign world, but this year I’ve switched that up. Instead I’m creating art that will function as concept pieces for a new game line we’re working on. No, I’m not saying which as yet – we have a whole month to reveal that. If I do, after all. I wanted to share one today, because, like I mentioned, these are really concept art right now, and so they can be used to fine-tune the writers’ and developers’ ideas. As I do these pieces, I have to take their written words and interpret them, and sometimes that gives us a chance to fine-tune a setting element. In this case: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/INK-Haemexii-Warrior-738x1024.jpg I wanted to know about two things that weren’t clear to me in reading the descriptions (yes, I have several this time around – you’ll understand when the book comes out): how many spider-like legs, and could individuals have different features? Like, the heads up there are for two different warriors – is that cool, writing-type folks? The answers were essentially the same: yes, it’d be cool if the number of arms. legs, eyes, etc, were variable. Nice, and it fits into the setting. So there’s a win for the concept art process, and I’ve already added two more legs to the original piece. You can see a new one of these every day this month on my FB and Twitter feeds (and I think the Onyx Path Twitter account, too). If we get another discussion going on about the setting based on these, I’ll give you folks a look at that here, too! Still loving making the drawrings, even after: TEN YEARS, MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH! BLURBS! KICKSTARTER/CROWDFUNDING! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/optimized_Scion_God_Video_Splash_v2-1024x536.png Coming next on BackerKit crowdfunding… Scion: God! Join over 700 other folks and sign up to be notified before the Scion: God Backer Kit crowdfunding campaign starts! https://www.backerkit.com/call_to_action/a0c8d51d-83cd-4f6c-8577-f80482b2c1f8/landing Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: At Virtual Horror Con we did a tour of the (at the time) released They Came From games, so we’re making it available to Pathcast listeners to celebrate They Came From month! 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/2022/10/2-OPPScheduleOct4-OCT10GRAF-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: The OpCast delves into the worlds of the Trinity Continuum, with the two most recent episodes diving into the Core and Prometheus Unbound: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/opcast-arms-around-the-trinity-continuum/id1596951020 http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2-OPPScheduleOct4-OCT10-1024x576.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/0hHU9QptKzM 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/ They Came From Beneath the Sea! book and screen 50% off for OPP 10 Year Anniversary at IPR. As well as the annual Halfoween Sale (50% Off select books and screens) 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! TCFBtS! PDFs 90% off until the 15th. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/saleguide.php https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing/subcategory/8329_36480/They-Came-From-Beneath-the-Sea These will be available until the 15th, when a new set of various PDFs will go on sale to celebrate They Came From! The Creature Feature Sale is up and running now! 33% Off most of our WtF and WtA PDFs: https://www.storytellersvault.com/promo.php?manufacturers_id=4261 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/2022/10/Scion-PG.jpg For every Scion player! The Scion Player’s Guide: Saints and Monsters is a tome filled with new lore and options for your characters! PDF and PoD versions available this Weds on DTRPG! It contains: Two new Callings: Outsider and ShepherdExpanded Rules for playing Saints, Prophets, and DenizensFull rules for playing Sorcerers and Titanic ScionsEdges, a new character creation system, and new takes on the Storypath system 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! Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing is the last Friday of the month! Our special focus is the They Came From! (But any of our game lines are welcome!) 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 Our friends at The Bodhana Group return to the physical convention space at the Heritage Hills Resort in York, PA on Oct 6 – 9 with this year’s Save Against Fear Convention: www.saveagainstfear.com As always there will be lots and lots of games being played, vendor booths, virtual gaming, and many panels – including some that RichT, Dixie, and Eddy Webb will be sitting on! One of the things that makes this convention different is that it is run by and helps finance The Bodhana Group‘s efforts towards using tabletop gaming as a tool for therapy. They even have a separate track of panels and workshops for therapists and facilitators that runs before the rest of the con! And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out September’s full list report here: DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production: Final Draft Storypath Fantasy – The World Below Matthew: I don’t want to reveal too much at this early stage, other than to say HOORAH and admire the wonderful works of my fantastic team on this game. Kaos abounds… Editing Trinity Continuum – Assassins VTT Adventure Eddy: Sneaking into the editing queue, this TC: Assassins adventure specifically for virtual tabletops is moving along! They Came from Camp Murder Lake! – VTT Adventure Matthew: Can James Brown be edited? We shall soon find out. OW! They Came From – They Came from the Danger Zone! Matthew: More 1980s have been injected into the mainline of this game. Expect cocaine, mullets, hairspray, and speedboats. Post-Editing Development Scion – Scion: Dragon Jumpstart Matthew: Back in Lauren’s capable hands to make the final tweaks before we start getting arty! ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction SCION God 2e – Continue working on graphics for the (Backer Kit) funding page. In Layout Squeaks Jumpstart – Working on it… gonna get it into proofing by end of the week. Scion: Masks of the Mythos ScreenScion: Dragon Screen Proofing Victorian Mage – M20 Victorian Mage – At Paradox for approval. TC Proteus Nova Compendium – Reviewing color artwork Indexing At Press Scion Demigod – KS rewards shipping out. Scion Demigod Screen – KS rewards shipping out. Squeaks in the Deep Screen – At KS shipper prepping for ship out. Squeaks in the Deep – At KS shipper prepping for ship out. Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper prepping for ship out.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – At KS shipper prepping for ship out. Scion Masks of Mythos – Files sent to traditional printer. Scion Dragon – Files sent to traditional printer. M20 Sorcerer – Awaiting PoD proof.MTC Book of Lasting Death – PoD proof ordered.TCFBtG! – CC files prepping.CtL 2e Kith and Kin – Awaiting errata.TC: Mission Statements – Awaiting errata.Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – On sale in PDF and PoD formats this Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Wednesday, October 5th is the 15th Anniversary of the day I hired three new developers to the staff at the original White Wolf: Eddy Webb, Rose Bailey, and our old buddy Joe Carriker! They were a super influx of new creative talent and ideas that was greatly appreciated then, and even cooler – they’re all three still creating and putting out all sorts of fantastic projects today! View the full article
  3. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TC-Aberrant-Novas-Worldwide-210x300.jpg 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: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust desktop wallpaper (image)Scion: Demigod 2nd Edition desktop wallpaper (image)Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Scion High (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (PDF/print)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Novas Worldwide (PDF/print)World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters desktop wallpaper (image)Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded desktop wallpaper (image)Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep desktop wallpaperRealms of Pugmire: Pan’s Guide VTT Assets This month’s Community Content, from the Storypath Nexus, Slarecian Vault, and Canis Minor includes: Dystopia Rising: Evolution: StormwatchTrinity Continuum: Protek SecurityTrinity Continuum: House Rules: PsiTrinity Continuum: Horrors of the ContinuumTrinity Continuum: Corrupted Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/optimized_Scion_God_Video_Splash_v2-1024x536.png Our next crowdfunding campaign is for Scion 2nd Edition Book 4: God! This campaign will be our first on BackerKit’s new platform.Get notified here! 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 draftsThey 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: Aether: The Aethernaut CollectionTrinity Continuum: Aether: Six-Part SerialExalted 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 writersThe World Below (Storypath Fantasy)Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Lauren Roy)Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlinesTrinity Continuum: Brave New WorldsDevelopment: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.Trinity Continuum: AegisTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I DoExalted Essence: Pillars of CreationManuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Jumpstart VTT AdventurePost-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.Scion: Path to ApotheosisScion: Demigod CompanionThey Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT AdventureExalted: ExigentsExalted: SiderealsEditing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.Scion: No Gods, No MastersScion: GodScion: Dragon JumpstartScion: Dragon CompanionThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: STB: They Came from Beneath my Bed!Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! AddendumTrinity Continuum: Talent Player’s GuideTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: STB: Queer Nova AllianceTrinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the ShadowsTrinity 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)Mage: The Ascension: Melody through the Mirrorshades (Technocracy Novellas)Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the TraditionsM20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary MagickExalted: Facets of Truth (Rosenberg Lunars Novella)Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle: Global OutbreaksMage: The Awakening: Tome of the PentacleChangeling: The Lost: The HedgeHunter: The Vigil: Tending the FlameHunter: The Vigil: Hunter JumpstartPost-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers: The Lunars CompanionChangeling: The Lost: Hollow Courts novella collectionIndexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created. 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: Wild HuntScion: 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: AnimaWerewolf: 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: SiderealsExalted: Crucible of Legends Exalted: EssenceExalted: ExigentsExalted: Across the Eight DirectionsChronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Global OutbreaksChronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made CharactersMage: The Awakening: Tome of the PentacleChangeling: The Lost: The HedgeDeviant: 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.They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! CC AssetsWerewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic RecordRealms 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: Spiragos Collected AdventuresTrinity Continuum: Adventure!Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova CompendiumMage: The Ascension: Victorian AgeExalted: Adversaries of the RighteousAt Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust VTTScarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust: KS books at fulfillment shipper.Scion: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints & Monsters: Awaiting PoD proof.Scion: Demigod: KS rewards starting to ship out.Scion: Demigod Screen: KS rewards starting to ship out.Scion: Dragon: Getting ready for Press.Scion: Masks of the Mythos: Getting ready for Press.They Came from Beyond the Grave!: TCfBtG! CC Assets: I’m setting up pages for this and Murder Lake’s this week.Trinity Continuum: Æon: Mission Statements: Awaiting errata.Mage: The Ascension: M20 Sorcerer: Awaiting PoD proof. Changeling: The Lost: Kith and Kin: Awaiting errata.Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: KS rewards shipped out.Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: KS rewards shipped out.Mummy: The Curse: Book of Lasting Death: Awaiting approval on final piece of art.Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: At KS shipper prepping for ship out.Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: At KS shipper prepping for ship out.Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: At KS shipper prepping for ship out. View the full article
  4. In which the trio discuss some of the deep lore in the Realms of Pugmire, and why Eddy came to certain decisions. A bit of discussion about TV shows and moviesConcept artClothing and armorAnatomy and speciesWhich pets make it in?War of Dogs and CatsIntent vs. ImplementationBadgersOn punsThe power behind magicTheories on what happened to Man 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
  5. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Scion-High-230x300.jpg Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Scion High, a Storypath Tasty Bit for Scion 2nd Edition! Nobody quarrels like Gods. Competition between Pantheons can get… heated. Mohammed Salah, a Scion of Thoth with a doctorate in education and pedagogy, founded The Trismegistos Academic Sanctuary as an experiment: an attempt to make the next generation of Scions less fractious than their forebears. By reaching young Scions early, putting them together, and teaching them who they were and what their lives may look like, he might create a cohort of young people with healthier relationships with each other, mortals, and their Godly parents. Welcome to Scion High. Scion High is Storyguide advice designed for use with Scion: Origin 2nd Edition and Scion: Hero 2nd Edition. Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Sep 21: Novas Worldwide, Pan’s Guide VTT AssetsSep 14: Dead Man’s Rust wallpaper, Scion: Demigod 2nd Edition wallpaper, WoD: Ghost Hunters wallpaper, Technocracy Reloaded wallpaper, Squeaks in the Deep wallpaperSep 7: Trinity Continuum: Assassins 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. September is Realms of Pugmire month! In the second half of the month, you can get Pugmire titles for 90% off! Hurry, there’s only a few days remaining! Indie Press Revolution also has 50% off select Realms of Pugmire products! Stay tuned for more OPP10 sales the rest of this year! Crowdfunding Update 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: AetherTrinity 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: 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: Horrors of the ContinuumTrinity Continuum: CorruptedYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  6. In this series of articles, members of the team here at MCG look back at products we’ve released over the … Our First Ten Years: The Stars Are Fire The post Our First Ten Years: The Stars Are Fire appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
  7. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Square-Graphic-with-3D-book1-1024x1024.png And the answer is “None. None more backer.” More BackerKit, that is! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/unnamed-2.png Last week I mentioned that our Scion community should look out for something about Scion: God at the end of the week. And before Friday was over, folks started posting about ads letting everyone know that the Scion: God crowdfunding campaign was going to happen on a brand new platform! Onyx Path is participating in BackerKit‘s beta for their very own crowdfunding platform, and we are excited to start off with Scion: God! Our backers of our various crowdfunding campaigns should all be familiar with BackerKit, as we’ve used them for our post-campaign organization for years – something like 40 campaigns! From the beginning, they’ve made the whole process easier, and they’re always looking to improve the services and ease of use for both us and all of our backers, so I’m really interested in seeing how they can bring that same excellent usability to the crowdfunding campaign, itself! Right now, I can say that with this being a beta, we’re looking at a lot of great features already in place, some awesome ideas for features that are on the way, and some that are in there to be tested. We’re all excited to find out which ones nail the crowdfunding experience you’re looking for! Welp, we’re gonna find out in about 20 days! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Gong_Adversaries.jpgAdversaries of the Righteous art by Gong Studios In the intervening time, BackerKit and Onyx Path will be spreading the word, releasing some teasers, and generally trying our best to let everybody know that this campaign for Scion: God is happening. Any time you can link to the pre-launch page, re-tweet a tweet, like and/or repost a FB ad – we really appreciate it! And, of course, I hope everyone reading this also signs up to be alerted when it goes live – especially since there’s a little early-bird bonus for people who pledge first, too! See you on the 18th of October! Meanwhile, here we are still in September. But before I remind everybody about sales and Pugmire month and all that, there’s something I have to talk about that is quite serious and absolutely one of my least favorite parts in sharing this blog. Last Friday we received the sad and tragic news that one of our most well-regarded freelance creators, Leath Sheales, passed away suddenly. Matthew wrote a beautiful memorial post here: http://theonyxpath.com/leath-sheales-has-passed-away/ As Matthew noted, Leath was really a mainstay of our creators, with his work appearing, or set to appear, in a wide variety of our projects. He was known for his work on Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition (I mean, his online name on our forums was Bunyip – a tip of the hat to his love of WtA and Australian heritage.), but he contributed to CofD projects, and was a prolific and vital creative force for the Trinity Continuum line. Just to give you an idea, here’s a list Ian Watson compiled in tribute: TC: Aeon Writer: Æon Rulebook (w/Alex) Writer: Æon Æxpansion Writer: Aeon Ready-Made Characters Writer: Distant Worlds (w/Alex) Writer: Terra Firma Writer: Under Alien Skies Writer: STB: Pets Writer: Prometheus Unbound Writer: Mission Statements Developer: Aeon Ready-Made Characters Co-Developer: Prometheus Unbound (w/John) Developer: Mission Statements TC: Aberrant Writer: Aberrant Rulebook Upcoming: Writer: Aether Rulebook Writer: Aegis Rulebook Writer: Aberrant: With Great Power Developer: Aberrant: From the Shadows (edited) Even more telling as to Leath’s outstanding abilities is the way both his co-creators and those fans who interacted with him always talk about he was simply fun to talk with – and always willing to lend a friendly hand. And the thing is, there’s no “simply” to it – it’s rare that any creator shines forth as a fantastic team-mate in the creative process, a true professional, and also someone who can communicate with our community with clarity, fun, and respect. Leath was a very special part of our freelance creators here, and we’re going to miss him a great deal. The Other Things We Talked About in the MM Today: Many of us were not feeling it after the news from Friday, but after reminiscing about Leath, we did finish up today’s more subdued meeting with our normal reports on our projects, sales, and events. As I mentioned earlier, this is the last week of September, which means it’s the last week of our month-long celebration of the Realms of Pugmire as part of Onyx Path‘s 10 Year Anniversary. This is the last week of our Pugmire sales, and also Friday features both our StartPlaying Onyx Path Game Night, featuring Pugmire, as well as the finale of the Onyx Pathcast‘s month-long series featuring playing in the Realms of Pugmire. According to the gang, this coming Friday is going to reveal “The Secrets of Pugmire“, and even I don’t know what they mean by that. You’ll have to listen and let me know- So, we’re going out with a bang and a bark! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/AlexSheikman_Kith-and-Kin.jpgKith and Kin art by Alex Sheikman Along the same lines, I steal from Eddy one last time this month, as he shares more of his thoughts on the game design thinking behind his creation ofPugmire: Y’know, I’m gonna miss stealing large blocks of text from Eddy – not only do they mean I don’t have to type them up, but his design musings are so insightful and useful! If you are interested in what happens in game design and why decisions are made as they are, the whole series of posts by Eddy are golden. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Gong_Adversaries2-663x1024.pngAdversaries of the Righteous art by Gong Studios Maybe I can get Matthew to write up some thoughts next month! I mean, I have to take advantage of every time I can get somebody else’s writing in here, having written one an MMN blog almost every week for: TEN YEARS, MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH! BLURBS! KICKSTARTER/CROWDFUNDING! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/optimized_Scion_God_Video_Splash_v2-1024x536.png Coming next on BackerKit crowdfunding… Scion: God! https://www.backerkit.com/call_to_action/a0c8d51d-83cd-4f6c-8577-f80482b2c1f8/landing Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Concluding the month of Pugmire, Eddy and the gang talk about The Secrets of Pugmire (spooky noises)! 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/2022/09/2-OPPSchedule4Sep27-Oct3GRAF-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Roll to Meddle has recently concluded a three-part They Came from Beneath the Sea! actual play, which you can find right here: https://feeds.captivate.fm/roll-to-meddle/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2-OPPSchedule4Sep27-Oct3-1024x576.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/0hHU9QptKzM 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/ Pugmire/Mau books and dice are 50% off at IPR until the end of 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! Select Pugmire/Mau PDFs are 90% off at DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/saleguide.php https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing/subcategory/8329_23127/Pugmire These will be available until the end of the month, when a new set of various PDFs will go on sale to celebrate a different game line! 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/2022/09/Scion-High.jpg This week we go back to school! Back to Scion High for this month’s Tasty Bit PDF! Crack it open this Weds on DTRPG! 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! Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing is Friday the 30th, this WEEK! Our special focus is the Realms of Pugmire! (But any of our game lines are welcome!) 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 Our friends at The Bodhana Group return to the physical convention space at the Heritage Hills Resort in York, PA on Oct 6 – 9 with this year’s Save Against Fear Convention: www.saveagainstfear.com As always there will be lots and lots of games being played, vendor booths, virtual gaming, and many panels – including some that RichT and Eddy Webb will be sitting on! One of the things that makes this convention different is that it is run by and helps finance The Bodhana Group‘s efforts towards using tabletop gaming as a tool for therapy. They even have a separate track of panels and workshops for therapists and facilitators that runs before the rest of the con! And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out August’s full list report here: DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production: Final Draft Trinity Continuum Core – Brave New Worlds Eddy: Our book for the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook is back in finals! This covers all sorts of strange and wonderful realms for Talents to explore. Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum – Assassins VTT Adventure Post-Approval Development Eddy: Our new Assassins adventure, created specifically for VTT platforms, is now at approvals! Scion: Demigod – Path to Apotheosis (was Demigod Scenarios) Matthew: I’m excited to see people play these Demigod scenarios at conventions and our Start.Playing events! Path to Apotheosis is ideal for both. Scion: Demigod – Demigod Companion Matthew: More additional options for Demigod than you can shake a divine relic at! Once Lauren has finished making tweaks to this one, it’s off to editing. They Came From – They Came from the Danger Zone! Matthew: Back from approvals, I need to add a bit more 1980s to this manuscript before it heads to editing! Please make suggestions for what can be done to 80sify a book! They Came from Camp Murder Lake! – VTT Adventure Matthew: The Funkhouse of Horror is opening for business! Beware slashers dressed as James Brown. And James Brown in general. Editing Trinity Continuum – Tasty Bit – Queer Nova Alliance Eddy: A little bit of restructuring to better organize the information, and a quick consultation with Steve Kenson, and this Tasty Bit is now in the queue for editing! ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Ex3 Sidereals KS – More sketches and revisions.TCF Cyclops Cave and Classified Jumpstarts – Contracting out artwork.SCION God 2e – Working on graphics for the (Backer Kit) funding page. Odds are it won’t be until after Mythos and Dragon are off to press… but you never know.TC Adventure Jumpstart – Workin on it.DTR Clade Companion – Reviewing Notes.DTR Devoted Companion – Reviewing Notes.Contagion Chronicles RMCs – Art Notes in.CtL2e The Hedge – Awaiting notes. MtAw Tome of the Pentacle – Awaiting notes. In Layout Squeaks Jumpstart – All the art is in. W20 Apocalyptic Record Proofing Victorian Mage – I have all of Aileen’s files and all the corrections are in.TC Adventure! – Maria is helping me out on this one to get a couple of artists on track.Ex3 Adversaries Indexing At Press Scion Demigod – KS rewards starting to ship out. Scion Demigod Screen – KS rewards starting to ship out. Squeaks in the Deep Screen – At KS shipper prepping for ship out. Squeaks in the Deep – At KS shipper prepping for ship out. Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper prepping for ship out. Hunter: The Vigil 2e – KS rewards shipped out. HTV 2 Screen – KS rewards shipped out. Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – KS books at fulfillment shipper.Scion Masks of Mythos – Getting ready for Press.Scion Dragon – Getting Ready for Press. M20 Sorcerer – Awaiting PoD proof.Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – Awaiting PoD proof. MTC Book of Lasting Death – Awaiting approval on final piece of art.CtL 2e Kith and Kin – Awaiting errata.TC: Mission Statements – Awaiting errata. September Tasty Bit: Scion High PDF live this Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Happy Rosh Hashanah for those who celebrate! View the full article
  8. It’s with regret I’m announcing that long-time writer, developer, and friend of Onyx Path, Leath Sheales, has passed away. Leath collaborated with a huge number of writers and developers at Onyx Path. One of my colleagues explained this morning that Leath’s contributions heavily shaped the Trinity Continuum game line into what it is today. I can attest that his amazing work on both Werewolf games, the upcoming World Below, and more besides, made so many of us respect his creative skill. But more than a creative, he was a friend to so many of us, and beyond that, a husband and father. Always generous with his humour and affection, Leath was a mainstay on our teams not just for coming up with interesting rules or setting elements, but for his laughter, his (often irreverent, very Australian) wit, and the great deal of support he provided his colleagues every step of the way. He championed his games, but he also championed his colleagues. More than one author overcame difficulties in their writing because Leath was there helping them. I’ve been in a lot of chats today with people who worked with Leath, and unanimously, his co-developers and writers have commented on how highly they thought of him, how easily he made them laugh, and their respect for his style when it came to handling fans, readers, and customers. I enjoyed working with Leath tremendously. I enjoyed just chatting and joking with him too. I enjoyed hearing about his family and his life outside the RPG industry. And I’m certainly not alone when I say I’m going to miss all those things, but especially his presence in the world. Thank you Leath, from all of us at Onyx Path. View the full article
  9. In which Matthew runs Pirates of Pugmire for Eddy and Dixie! We catch up!Video games we’re playingThe game begins!We’ve been strandedExposition and morale buildingOh no!We press on after a brief interludeCrab fight!A cliff encounter 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
  10. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TC-Aberrant-Novas-Worldwide-210x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Novas Worldwide for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant! “I’d do my job better if there wasn’t someone always waiting to write fifteen news articles critiquing my right to exist. I know, I have to rise above it. Sure. But it’s hard when your name is trending, and you can’t even have basic interactions with friends without them bringing up the lies Nova Daily is spreading about you.” — Thunderhead, Elite nova Novas Worldwide contains three adventures to use in your games. These scenarios can be played in sequence as a campaign, used individually as single chronicles, or added to an existing chronicle. Fifteen Minutes introduces new novas to a life of celebrity and fame where they must balance their new roles as superheroes with their reputations.Sink or Swim sends the characters on a seemingly simple mission to stop a criminal gang, which turns into a rescue operation alongside unlikely allies.All Tomorrow’s Parties provides the novas with a chance to try their hand at public relations while grappling with the sinister aspects of human desire to be super-powered. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/410980-210x300.jpg Also available: Pan’s Guide VTT Assets for Pugmire! When a devastating flood hits Pugmire, all manner of bad dogs, opportunistic rats, and manipulative cats take advantage of the kingdom. Good dogs try to turn the tide, but searching the dangerous wilderness for a way to heal the land is no easy task. If only there existed brave dogs to lay down the way for other intrepid pioneers… It is time for a new group of heroes to set out on a chaotic and risky adventure! Armed with a guide prepared by the daring dog Pan Dachshund, fabulous treasure and great recognition await them. All these pioneers need do is explore the wilds, discover the key to Pugmire’s salvation, and return in one piece! This package contains nearly 100 tokens to use as player characters, enemies, or monsters. It also has the map of Pugmire and the nearby area, to act as a prop in your virtual tabletop sessions. Use these in conjunction with Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers, or for any Pugmire game! Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Sep 14: Dead Man’s Rust wallpaper, Scion: Demigod 2nd Edition wallpaper, WoD: Ghost Hunters wallpaper, Technocracy Reloaded wallpaper, Squeaks in the Deep wallpaperSep 7: Trinity Continuum: AssassinsAug 31: Storypath Tasty Bit: The Phoebe Trust 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. September is Realms of Pugmire month! In the second half of the month, you can get Pugmire titles for 90% off! Indie Press Revolution also has 50% off select Realms of Pugmire products! Stay tuned for more OPP10 sales the rest of this year! Noble Knight Games are also offering a sale on a ton of Onyx Path material! Check them out here! Crowdfunding Update 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: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  11. We’re back with another focus on Pain in the Dice, as they’ve recently come out with a stunningly brilliant actual play. The Spotlight Pain in the Dice is a podcast that has in its short history covered a number of our games, always taking care to give in-depth reviews and breakdowns of our books, elements within them, and what you can do with the various RPGs under our banner. Just now, they released a three part Scion: Hero actual play, which we’d love for you to check out. Here’s where you can find it: Part 1 – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/QZFfwzOEntb Part 2 – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/weV2YyOEntb Part 3 – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/x8NGqyOEntb The Schedule Our schedule for twitch.tv/theonyxpath is once again filling up with a whole lot of content. Remember to give us a Follow and Subscribe over on Twitch, and don’t forget that doing so is free is you have an Amazon Prime account: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/S1-1024x576.png http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/S2-1024x576.png I’m most excited by the fact we’ve got some Geist: The Sin-Eaters coming up this week! A game we don’t see enough of on our actual play schedule, and being run by the always fantastic Occultists Anonymous. Podcasts As ever, a wide array of podcasts are available covering our (and many other) games, with some highlights including: Mage: The Podcast covers Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick, one of our latest releases for Mage: The Ascension: https://magethepodcast.com/tomes-of-magick-m20-the-rich-bastards-guide-to-magick/ The OpCast delves into the worlds of the Trinity Continuum, with the two most recent episodes diving into the Core and Prometheus Unbound: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/opcast-arms-around-the-trinity-continuum/id1596951020 Roll to Meddle has recently concluded a three-part They Came from Beneath the Sea! actual play, which you can find right here: https://feeds.captivate.fm/roll-to-meddle/ Trinity Continuum Airwaves continues its short burst episode format covering everything from Assassins to Aether: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/trinity-continuum-airwaves/id1630029349 The Deliberative Podcast meanwhile dives into everything Exalted, with a varied array of focuses and subjects: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-deliberative-podcast/id1375385475 And speaking of Exalted, you can never go wrong with Wondrous Atlas of Creation’s Destiny, a podcast all about deep dives into Creation and the many games in the Exalted setting: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/wondrous-atlas-of-creations-destiny-an-exalted-podcast/id1621765257 Videos Blake Ryan has recently uploaded a detailed overview of M20 Sorcerer, giving those of you without a copy a nice insight into what you can do with this game: And we’ve been uploading a lot of content to our YouTube channel over on youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, with videos including: So it’s a Sorcerer heavy week for us! Send us your Media We’re on the lookout for new shows of the following types: Deep Dives into our various gamesCharacter Creation streaming sessionsActual Plays of any of our gamesReviews of our gamesInterviews with writers, artists, developers at Onyx Path Publishing And more! If there’s content you’d like to produce on stream, we can help you out with the software you’ll need to use, may be able to assist with your creation of an overlay, and if you can commit to a good amount of content, we can get you PDFs to assist in your game features. Therefore, if appearing on the Onyx Path Twitch channel and YouTube channel appeals to you, please complete this form: The Form View the full article
  12. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/IMG_0674-e1663628152685-768x1024.jpg Yar HAR! It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day, me hearties! And what better way to illustrate that than to actually illustrate it with the concept art piece I drew up to send the cover artist for Pirates of Pugmire? Here’s the actual art that the immensely talented Claudio Pozas created based on that concept art sketch: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/pirates-art.jpg Some swapping of costume elements, some excellent refinement of poses, and it’s in color, all came together under Claudio’s watch. Of course, I bring all this up in order to point out that we only have a few more weeks to go with our Realms of Pugmire celebration this month – which is part of our year-long Onyx Path 10th Anniversary extravaganza! We’ve made the switch to the next batch of Pugmire PDFs on sale for 10% of their regular price on DTRPG, and IPR continues their 50% off sale of physical Pugmire products. The gang at the Onyx Pathcast are continuing their round-robin playing of the various Realms of Pugmire gamelines – having a great time making characters, and then playing them – with different ones picking up running that week’s game and playing. So far, they seem to be having a great time, and what a delightful way of celebrating the game line, so it’s worth giving it a listen over on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Gong_Adversaries-of-the-Righteous-2.jpgAdversaries of the Righteous art by Gong Studios To return to talking about Pirates of Pugmire (and talking like then: Yar! Yip! Meeeeooowww!) here’s Eddy talking about how he started conceptualizing the book (from the Onyx Path Pugmire channel on Discord: On the visual end, I still can not find my packed away notebook that I was hoping to use to show you all the first ad/poster sketches we came up with. Never fear, I’m still looking! It has to be in one of these boxes down here in the art dungeon! Instead, though, here’s a shot of a random selection of character concept art I did, first as we were coming up with the look for Pugmire itself, and also a few later characters and the main ones for Mau. I really love working on these, although they are time consuming, as they draw on both my love of animals and Ren-Fest pseudo-medieval fantasy. You’ll note, if you’re the sort who notes these things, that their clothing is accurate for a wide range of locations and time periods. This was something Eddy and I discussed before I started working on the first ones, as we felt that the uplifted inhabitants of this world would attempt to pattern their clothing based on whatever reference they could find, without the context to know the time, place, or even the materials used in their textiles. Some clothing would wind up being made from textiles pretty close to how we developed them historically, but that was not always the case. Which gave me a pretty free reign in coming up with the various styles. Dogs of Pugmire tend to straddle the various “medieval” periods, while the cats of Mau might be wearing things more appropriate to the the Renaissance up to the Napoleonic period. Compare King Puckington Pug, who is wearing pretty much what Henry VIII wore, to the Mau ambassadors at the top in their sashes and long coats. The important thing was to have fun, and by doing so free up the players to not care so much about “accuracy” that they couldn’t have fun. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/IMG_0672-e1663630370190-1024x768.jpg You can see that they are done up in pencil in order to give even the concept art the general semi-realistic style we were going for, and many of the pieces have written and/or drawn notes that are there for any other artist we hire to grasp certain details. That’s one of the primary differences in creating concept art for a project – I’m not making it for you folks, although I hope you enjoy seeing these – I’m making a visual guide so that other artists can portray our characters and world in the way we need everything depicted. Subject matter and style have to work together. And just because these are Eddy’s pups, and I’ve stolen his words liberally all this month (and hope to do so again next week), here are: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/IMG_0673-1024x768.jpg Finally, in advance of the last week of our Realms of Pugmire celebration, here’s a link to an excellently in-depth review of Squeaks In The Deep: https://whatdoiknowjr.com/2022/09/14/what-do-i-know-about-reviews-squeaks-in-the-deep-realms-of-pugmire/ http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/DurwinTalon_Adventure1.jpgTC: Adventure! art by Durwin Talon It’s Double Dinghammer Day! Once again, an out-of-context quote from today’s meeting which I’ll leave you to speculate on. Why would there even be a single Dinghammer, nevermind a double? What would cause a Dinghammer reference, anyway? But I can tell you that Dinghammer is one of many games we are pretty sure that Justin Achilli created while doing booth duties: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Dinghammer.png But it could have been an olde game created by pirates, we don’t know. Nuff said, matey! Amazingly, we are almost at October, and two things happen in October every year: I work on a drawing a day with the Inktober challenge, and our friends at The Bodhana Group host their Save Against Fear convention! In terms of Inktober, I’ve done years of illustrations from my Crossroads Continent game world, which we’re now publishing projects about. I could do more of those…or I could do pieces that depict a new setting we’re working on. Concept art or finished pieces. Could be both. But really, it’s Save Against Fear that’s the important thing here. Once again, as we have for many years, Onyx Path will be a sponsor for the convention, as I just feel that TBG‘s mission to incorporate tabletop gaming into therapeutic practices is too positive a goal not to support. We’ve all played that game that got us through hard times, opened our eyes to an important truth, or led us to see the world or ourselves differently. Bringing that moment to folks who need a boost is something I think Bodhana does, and can do more of with our support. Save Against Fear is everything gamers might expect from a con, and the cost to attend goes towards supporting Bodhana. That’s a win-win! Details are below in the Conventions section, and right now we’re sure that Eddy and I are attending, for sure. If we can swing it, maybe more Onyx Path folks will be there, too! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Gong_Adversaries-of-the-Righteous-1-663x1024.jpgAdversaries of the Righteous art by Gong Studios Also in the Conventions section, below, we have the details for our monthly Onyx Path Friday Game Night at StartPlaying.Games. These last few have been fun, but we’d love to see more of our games being run and enjoyed. Especially since our year long celebration sales means that folks can pick up the PDFs they need to run and play at ludicrously great prices and then put that swag (Yar!) to good use by playing on the last Friday of each month! If you want to try out new games, enjoy old favorites, test out ideas before dropping them on your friends, even make a little cash running games, the last Friday night each month is your time, and our little event is your place! Finally, 7 years ago this Friday, M20 went on sale! This does not seem possible. And yet, it has, in fact, been: TEN YEARS, MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH! BLURBS! KICKSTARTER/CROWDFUNDING! Coming next on crowdfunding… Scion: God! Keep your eyes open for a very special announcement at the end of this week! Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Continuing the month of Pugmire, Matthew runs Dixie and Eddy through a one-shot Pirates of Pugmire adventure! 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/2022/09/2-OPPSchedule4Sep20-Sep26GRAF-1024x576.png MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Pain in the Dice have created a three part Scion: Hero actual play that we’d love for you to check out: Thank you! Part 1 – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/QZFfwzOEntb Part 2 – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/weV2YyOEntb Part 3 – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/x8NGqyOEntb http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2-OPPSchedule4Sep20-Sep26-1024x576.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/q_2fYzHGXKM Tomorrow will see a new episode focused on our game nights with Start.Playing, so tune in then! 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/ Pugmire/Mau 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! Select Pugmire/Mau PDFs are 90% off at DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/saleguide.php https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing/subcategory/8329_23127/Pugmire These will be available until Friday, when a new set of various Pugmire PDFs will go on sale! 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/2022/09/TC-Aberrant-Novas-Worldwide.jpg They’re everywhere! Novas, I mean – as in Novas Worldwide for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant is released in PDF and physical book PoD versions this Weds on DTRPG! Novas Worldwide contains three adventures to use in your games. These scenarios can be played in sequence as a campaign, used individually as single chronicles, or added to an existing chronicle. • Fifteen Minutes introduces new novas to a life of celebrity and fame where they must balance their new roles as superheroes with their reputations. • Sink or Swim sends the characters on a seemingly simple mission to stop a criminal gang, which turns into a rescue operation alongside unlikely allies. • All Tomorrow’s Parties provides the novas with a chance to try their hand at public relations while grappling with the sinister aspects of human desire to be super-powered. 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! Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing is Friday the 30th, this month! Our special focus is the Realms of Pugmire! (But any of our game lines are welcome!) 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 Our friends at The Bodhana Group return to the physical convention space at the Heritage Hills Resort in York, PA on Oct 6 – 9 with this year’s Save Against Fear Convention: www.saveagainstfear.com As always there will be lots and lots of games being played, vendor booths, virtual gaming, and many panels – including some that RichT and Eddy Webb will be sitting on! One of the things that makes this convention different is that it is run by and helps finance The Bodhana Group‘s efforts towards using tabletop gaming as a tool for therapy. They even have a separate track of panels and workshops for therapists and facilitators that runs before the rest of the con! And now, the new project status updates! Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out August’s full list report here: DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production: First Draft TC: Aether – The Aethernaut Collection Eddy: Right away, one of the stretch goals for the TC:Aether crowdfunding campaign is rushing out of the [wrought-iron – RT] gate! This collection of characters from Victorian fiction is sure to delight any Storyguide. Development Trinity Continuum – Assassins VTT Adventure Matthew: Kim Godwin has written an excellent scenario for Assassin’s here, with surprising shades of Resident Evil 4! TC: Aberrant – Best at What I Do Eddy: The final drafts of our TC: Aberrant book on Elites and other lone heroes have all come in, so now they’re being revised by our developer! TC: Aegis – Trinity Continuum: Aegis Eddy: Similarly, all final drafts of our upcoming game of ancient heroes in the Trinity Continuum are in! Manuscript Approval Scion – Demigod Companion Matthew: Lauren Roy’s team has produced a magnificent sourcebook in the Demigod Companion. It really expands the options for Demigod, including for solo play! Post-Approval Development TC: Aberrant – Tasty Bit – Queer Nova Alliance Eddy: Final drafts and approval went quickly, so I just need to put some final touches on this new TC: Aberrant Tasty Bit, and then it’ll be off to editing! Editing Hunter: The Vigil – Tending the Flame Matthew: If you want more options for your Hunter chronicles, Eric Zawadzki’s book has you covered! Hunter is one of my favourite Chronicles of Darkness lines, so it’s impressive to see some lovely expansion options in Tending the Flame. Trinity Continuum – Talents Player’s Guide Eddy: Danielle has developed all the drafts on this book featuring the Talents of the Trinity Continuum, so now it’s ready for the editing queue! Hunter: The Vigil – Hunter Jumpstart Matthew: We’re firm believers in the “on-boarding” process for new roleplayers, or simply just roleplayers new to our games. The Hunter Jumpstart incorporates a lot of what we’ve learned from our most popular Jumpstarts, and I think it does its job marvelously. TC: Aberrant – From the Shadows Eddy: Similarly, our book of espionage in the Nova Age is developed and ready for an editor to slash at it from the shadows. ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Exalted Essence – Awaiting color proofs. Ex3 Sidereals KS – Scene sketches being corrected… should have splats in this week.TCF Cyclops Cave and Classified Jumpstarts –Getting the Classified Jumpstart rolling.SCION Realms of Magic and Mystery– Fulls are already in.SCION God 2e – Working on crowdfunding assets. Legendlore: Legacies of Earth – Getting DAC on the fulls.TC Adventure Jumpstart – Getting artwork for the adventure portion. In Layout Squeaks Jumpstart – Splats in. Just waiting on the maps. Ex3 Adversaries – In progress. Proofing Victorian Mage – Second proof. Indexing Scion Dragon At Press Scion Demigod – KS books at fulfillment shipper. Scion Demigod Screen – At KS shipper. Squeaks in the Deep Screen – At KS shipper. Squeaks in the Deep – KS books at fulfillment shipper. Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper.Hunter: The Vigil 2e – KS rewards starting to ship out. HTV 2 Screen – KS rewards starting to ship out. Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – KS books at fulfillment shipper.M20 Sorcerer – Awaiting XXs.Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – PoD proofs ordered.MTC Book of Lasting Death – Awaiting approval on final piece of art.CtL 2e Kith and Kin – Awaiting errata.TC: Mission Statements – Awaiting errata. Scion Masks of Mythos – Out to KS backers for errata pass – ends Friday. TC Novas Worldwide – PDF and PoD versions on sale Wednesday on DTRPG. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! YARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! Shiver me timbers, Tim, the black spot! View the full article
  13. In this series of articles, members of the team here at MCG look back at products we’ve released over the … Our First Ten Years: No Thank You, Evil! The post Our First Ten Years: No Thank You, Evil! appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
  14. 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! September is Realms of Pugmire month. Part 2 covers the dog territories of Pugmire, which have a number of titles on sale for 10% of their original price for our 10th anniversary. That means they’re 90% off! You can get nine titles for under $5, which includes the Pugmire Core Rulebook for only $1.50! Plus! Save 50% on the Realms of Pugmire books, screens, and dice from Indie Press Revolution! Previous sales this year: January: Dystopia Rising: EvolutionFebruary: World of DarknessMarch: Cavaliers of MarsApril: ExaltedMay: ScionJune: Crossroads ContinentJuly: Chronicles of DarknessAugust: Scarred LandsSeptember: Realms of Pugmire View the full article
  15. In this week’s Cypher Chronicles, The Weird has come to BackerKit! Also, brand new dice and playmats to enhance your … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-14 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-14 appeared first on Monte Cook Games. View the full article
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