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  1. Have you had a good week? We sure have! And not just because we’ve watched sanity and truth start to … Cypher Chronicles, vol. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 3-2021 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  2. In which Eddy has a rare solo chat with Chris Spivey about Masks of the Mythos for Scion, which is currently on Kickstarter. Eddy is alone! Some Doctor Who chatter. In-jokes in books. Even more Doctor Who! How the Mythos works in Scion Mythos morality Mythos mechanics The Mythos “pantheon” Public Domain? Eddy talks about the ACD Estate Research, Harlem Unbound, and Haunted West Masks spoilers! A bit on the Masks setting Chris is miffed! They talk about Leverage? New Callings? Watchmen Links: Scion Dragon and Masks Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-dragon-and-scion-masks-of-the-mythos-for-scion-2e/ Harlem Unbound: https://www.chaosium.com/harlem-unbound-2nd-edition-hardcover/ Haunted West: https://haunted-west.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Darker Hue Studios: http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/ Korean Leverage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leverage_(South_Korean_TV_series) Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  3. >>> Join us now! <<< The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. Characters in Scion 2nd Edition begin as humans touched by fate, heirs to great powers and incredible destinies. In the core setting for Scion, characters discover they are the children of Gods, inheriting mantles, accomplishing great deeds, and deciding their own destinies. It’s a game about divinity and humanity, and everything in between — and now, with these two expansions, everything beyond as well. Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos open new pathways, new origins, and new secrets for Scion Second Edition. Scion: Dragon details the stories of Heirs, those chosen by Dragons to act within The World as their agents. It is the story of discovering history, subverting enemies, and espionage. Your Draconic patron seeks to embroil you in millennia-old plots and ancient grudges as shadowy manipulators. All the while, you must learn their secrets, and either embrace the Dragon’s goals for you or make your own. Masks of the Mythos is a sourcebook for Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero. While the majority of Scion focuses on real-world mythologies and religions, Masks of the Mythos is a step off that path into a more fictitious World. The material presented here is as canonical to an ongoing Scion campaign as every individual Storyguide and group wish it to be. The goal of this project is a little different than previous Onyx Path Kickstarter campaigns. Instead of funding the development of a single core book or supplement, this campaign is designed to develop two new divergent projects at the same time. Both books are designed to take the Scion Second Edition roleplaying game in new directions and explore previously uncharted areas. With this campaign, we’re hoping to fund the development and production of Scion: Masks of the Mythos and Scion: Dragon and open up even more storytelling possibilities in the World of Scion. You can choose a reward tier that focuses on either of these books (or both!), but all support will go towards both projects, which will be worked on in tandem. >>> Join us on Kickstarter now! <<<
  4. Some great recommendations on recent games. Loads of great fantasy material for the Cypher System, and a journey to the … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2-2021 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2-2021 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  5. Do you have the book to create your character? Any general ideas for what type of character you want to make? Can you provide any information about the type of campaign that you are joining?
  6. Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Vigil Watch Chapter 6: Lokil Ghelspad Expanded! Ghelspad is a massive and diverse land. Once a paradise, this continent is now scarred by the ravages of the Titanswar. In the wake of divine bloodshed, and beset on all sides by titanspawn, the people of Ghelspad survive and thrive on this befouled continent. Vigil Watch explores six different locations across Ghelspad. From the bloody shores of the Toe Islands in the east to the Sweltering Plains of the west, Vigil Watch provides an in-depth look at a variety of locales and cultures. Vigil Watch Part Six details the Library of Lokil, home to one of the greatest collections of lore and dangerous secrets in the Scarred Lands! Merch We’ve also got a number of art prints for Scarred Lands now available: Scarred Lands art: Blood Sea: The Crimson Abyss (poster) Scarred Lands art: Edge of Infinity: The Scarred Planes (poster) Scarred Lands art: Hollowfaust: City of Necromancers (poster) Scarred Lands art: Strange Lands: Lost Tribes of the Scarred Lands (poster) Scarred Lands art: Vigil Watch: Warrens of the Ratmen (poster) Scarred Lands art: The Wise and the Wicked (poster) Scarred Lands art: Echoes of the Past: The Slarecian Legacy (poster) Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos (poster) Sales DriveThruRPG’s Teach Your Kids to Game sale includes a bunch of Realms of Pugmire products, from Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau to Fetch Quest and Pirates of Pugmire! It lasts until the morning of Monday January 4th. Kickstarter Update Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Demigod They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore World of Darkness: WoD: Ghost Hunters Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  7. Cute sneks, crazy dinos, happy raccoons, and MCG pets. Plus in-house gaming and a nice holiday break. It’s all in … Cypher Chronicles, vol. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 47-20 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  8. Now available from DriveThruRPG: New wallpapers! Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 desktop wallpaper Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition desktop wallpaper Merch We’ve also got a bunch of new hardcover journals, with your choice of lined, grid, or blank pages: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras: Introduction (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras: The Sundered World (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras: To the Strongest (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras: Three Kingdoms of Darkness (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras: The Wolf and the Raven (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras: After the Fall (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2: Hunger in the Black Land (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2: Arthur’s Britannia (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2: One Thousand and One Nightmares (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2: Empire of Gold and Dust (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2: Light of the Sun (journal) Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2: Rise of the Last Imperials (journal) Kickstarter Update Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands launched on Kickstarter three weeks ago, and we’re already at $20,651, or 138% of our $15,000 goal! Thanks to our 345 backers. We’ll be running this one right through to December 23, so get on board while you can! We’ve already hit several stretch goals: VTT Tokens & Map Packs x3: Journey to Broadreach Horizon, Dwarven Dilemmas, Elvish Excursions Backer T-Shirt Digital Wallpaper Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Demigod They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore World of Darkness: WoD: Ghost Hunters Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Pugmire: Harmony Acres 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?
  9. Sometimes video games ruin you. I’m not talking about the kind of things your mom always told you would ruin you. Instead, I’m talking about how working in video games ruined me. You see, there’s an informally standard way of pitching an idea in video games, called a “pitch deck.” And I’ve seen or made so many of them that when Rich and I first discussed the idea of opening up Onyx Path to new game pitches, we didn’t give any guidance on that front. “Surely everyone knows what a pitch is,” I thought. Which was not only foolish on my part, but also a really terrible idea, because the way pitch decks are written for video games is kind of dumb to apply to RPGs when you think about it. I won’t go into the details — if you’re interested, you can go to Game Dev Postmortem and get a good breakdown of how video game pitches work. Instead, let me pull the bits that make sense for a tabletop RPG, and give you some advice on what works best if you want to pitch a new game idea to Onyx Path. Hook Start with the hook. Give us a sentence that tells us in a few seconds what’s the biggest selling point of the game. Sometimes this gets called the “elevator pitch,” for the hypothetical scenario where you have a producer in an elevator and you need to pitch the idea before they get off at their floor. (Side note: Don’t pitch your game to us if we’re in an elevator with you. It’s just an expression.) For example, Pugmire‘s hook was “It’s D&D, but you play dogs.” Product Follow up with a paragraph or two describing why your game is special. Summarize the genre, gameplay, mechanics, and basic setting. Be succinct here — you want us to get excited about the idea, and if we are, we’ll ask for more details later. For example, the start of Pugmire’s product writeup was “Pugmire is a fantasy world with dogs as the main characters. The system will use the D20 OGL SRD as a basis. This will evoke the classic fantasy flavor that we’re emulating (and ultimately distorting), and it is comfortable and familiar to many tabletop gamers.” I went on from there, but you get the idea. Business Plan The part that a lot of pitches miss is the business plan. Just saying “Onyx Path will make a great game that everyone will enjoy” tells us nothing. In the end, you want to answer the question “Why should Onyx Path make this game?” Here are some questions to answer in your business plan: How complete is the product? Who will own the IP, art, final game, and so on? (For example, these can be divided up between Onyx Path and the game creator.) Will Onyx Path have exclusivity? In what areas? What sort of payments or royalties do you think Onyx Path should get? How much would you get? (Market research is great, but even something like “OPP gets 25% of earnings” is enough to start a conversation.) What other business plans already exist for this IP? (It’s fine if the answer is “none,” but it’s good to know ahead of time if you’re already making, say, a comic book based on your game.) Have you invested any money into this product already? If so, how much and in what areas? (For example, have you paid for art or diversity consultants?) Market Finally, talk about the market. We need to know what environment we’d be launching this game into. Here are some questions to answer: Who is the target audience? (Don’t say “everyone” – the classic World of Darkness audience, for example, is different from the D&D 5th edition audience.) Are there competing products in this space? What strengths do they have that we should be aware of? What’s this product’s competitive advantage? Why should we make this game now? Format There’s no formal structure for these kinds of things. Sometimes we get a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation. Other times we get a Word document. No matter what, though, there are a few guidelines that will help. Make it a distinct file. Sharing and commenting on a file is much easier than passing around a long email. Make it short. I often say “a few pages” as a metric, but a Powerpoint or a file full of art references will naturally be longer. But it should be able to be read and understood in a few minutes. The goal isn’t to cover absolutely everything, but to give us enough information to get us interested and let us ask more questions or get to a meeting to talk in more detail. Make sure you fill out the disclosure form. I know it looks scary, but there’s a chance the game you’re pitching is close to something we’re already working on. We can’t look at your idea until we have protection from someone claiming we stole their idea. Give us a minute. It might be a while before we get back to you. Unlike freelancer submissions (which are evergreen and we keep on file in case at some point we decide to use your services), we do try to get back to you one way or another. But it’s possible that we’re talking over a similar project with someone else and are waiting to see how that pans out before we talk to you, or we’re stuck under an NDA and can’t give a formal acceptance or refusal until that expires. Or we’re just busy. It’s okay to poke once in a while, but it doesn’t necessarily make the conversation go faster.
  10. Heroism. Gifts. Music and beautiful (albeit creepy) art. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 46-20 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  11. Hi there! Travis Legge here to share some more Slarecian Vault content for Frostlands of Fenrilik with you. Today, I would like to focus on Voices of the Snow by Joe Raso. This book covers three class options for player characters that are specific to Fenrilik. These are the new cleric Domain of Cold available to followers of the demigod Fraelhia the Snow Queen, the nearly-forgotten Titan Gulaben as an option for druids belonging to the Circle of the Fallen, and a new warlock patron, the Voice of the Singing Snow. Joe did his homework on the setting and it shows in the choices he made when creating these subclasses, as each touches on a somewhat obscure, but very intriguing piece of Scarred Lands lore. Mechanically, each subclass matches its flavor and offers something unique to players. These powers are quite useful while conveying the arctic feel of the setting. The mechanics and the flavor of each blend perfectly, from the Cold Domain’s Shielding Ice Channel Divinity option to the Voice of the Singing Snow’s Winter’s Grip feature. Players looking to bring a chilling set of powers to the table need look no further! While the Gulaben entry is strictly presented from a lore-based perspective, the Domain of Cold and the Voice of the Singing Snow could easily be incorporated into any 5e compatible setting. Voices of the Snow is a fine example of the type of player-facing content you can create yourself for sale at Slarecian Vault. If you have a homebrew class that fits the Scarred Lands, whether in Fenrilik or Ghelspad, we would love to see it on the Slarecian Vault today!
  12. Up rises Dead Man’s Rust as its Kickstarter passes the funding goal! Thanks to everyone who backed it so far, and there’s even more coolness to come as we start achieving Stretch Goals during these remaining three weeks! Here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/dead-mans-rust-a-mega-adventure-for-scarred-lands-5e You can check out the Media section below for all sorts of interviews and Actual Play and description videos, and here’s a few tidbits to give some insight into this bad-ass mega-adventure! Geek Native posted this awesome review of the manuscript: https://www.geeknative.com/103605/scarred-lands-mega-adventure-a-review-of-dead-mans-rust/ The review is worth reading in it’s entirety on their site, but let me just pop out this one quote: “I’m keen to avoid spoilers but the second strength of the campaign to acknowledge is how it goes for the jugular.” And since I’m doing the quote thing, here’s another from Travis Legge, the dev for the book, talking about a section of the text revealed to backers today: Here are a few selected parts of the text today, just to give non-backers an idea as to how Travis and his awesome team brought the village to life: Cults of the Blood Gods art by Sam Denmark Here are a couple of the many story-hooks presented in the chapter, which also contains a full description of the location and the people of the village: Of course, the full text is available to backers as per our usual method of providing sections of the text throughout the Kickstarter so that backers will ultimately have the complete manuscript by the time the KS is over. Under Alien Skies art by Sam Denmark What Else Was In Our Meeting Today? We’re still pulling together info from our Customer Survey, but here’s a thing that stands out already. A bunch of folks responded that their local game stores aren’t able to get the books we’ve put into distribution channels. Let me provide some thoughts on how to remedy that unwanted situation! We’ve heard that stores can’t order our books, or they try and their distributors don’t have them. Studio2 can and does provide our books to both stores and distributors, so please encourage your friendly local store to contact Studio2 directly or to get their preferred distributor to do it. If you are asking for our stuff, there’s a very big chance that others are looking for Onyx Path game books as well, so you’ll be doing others a favor while also helping yourself! Our other sales partner, IPR, can ship to stores (or to individuals) as well: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Retailer-Information.html And here’s their handy FAQ: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/IPR-Prospective-Retailer-FAQ.html TC: Aberrant art by Pat McEvoy In further “how do we get our books to you” news, we made the call today to offer PDFs and other quicker to arrive items each Wednesday through December as any PoDs ordered now from DTRPG are not going to get to anyone before the holidays. You CAN still order our traditionally printed books from IPR, and also potentially your store could get the books from Studio2 as I mentioned above. In fact, IPR is still running a sale at: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ We also chatted about having a day tomorrow of Developer Town Halls, which have worked so well throughout the last year to keep our devs more connected with our company and vice versa, so please let me know if you have any questions for the Devs and I’ll pass them along! Beyond that, we’d really like to have 2021 be a fresh start after 2020, as we know so many people do around the world, so we’re examining a lot of what worked to get us through 2020 and what we can do better with heading into 2021. We figure it’s better to try and set a few things in motion throughout December than try and cram things into January all at once. After all that 2020 threw at us all, we’re all still traveling to: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands Kickstarter funded yesterday, and thanks to all of you who backed it! If you haven’t heard, though, Dead Man’s Rust is the most blood-spraying, face-melting, ass-kicking, heart-wrenching, undead-filled, heavy-metal pile of awesomeness ever conceived of for the fifth edition of the world’s most popular role-playing game! As of this writing we are only three hundred dollars away from achieving the first Stretch Goal: VTT Tokens & Map Pack: Journey to Broadreach Horizon – Digital assets will be created to support online play for 1-2 encounters in Dead Man’s Rust, including location maps and necessary character and creature tokens. All backers receiving the Dead Man’s Rust PDF will automatically have this digital pack added to their rewards list. You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/dead-mans-rust-a-mega-adventure-for-scarred-lands-5e Onyx Path Media! This week: Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy take a tour of the Chronicles of Darkness! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ We’ve got a lot of exciting new media for you this week, so let’s start off with some fantastic Scarred Lands content! Over on Red Moon Roleplaying, Matthew Dawkins and Klara Herbol have just started a segment of the Dead Man’s Rust campaign! Check out episode one right here and give them a subscribe: https://youtu.be/ZXO6doBqfPc Meanwhile, over on our YouTube channel, we’ve got another segment of Dead Man’s Rust run for Jessica Ross and the Onyx Pathcast Players (now that we’re amateur dramatists), and you can find that one-shot here: https://youtu.be/GJHAhscysBk You can find interviews relating to Scarred Lands and Dead Man’s Rust here, in three different locations: Darker Days Radio: https://link.chtbl.com/Ru4obNri 307 RPG https://anchor.fm/307rpg/episodes/Podcast-111—Where-We-Talk-About-Dead-Mans-Rust-for-Scarred-Lands-emrev0/a-a3tvkr9 A Bunch of Gamers https://abunchofgamers.podbean.com/e/gm-talks-episode-14-scarred-lands-ft-travis-legge/ And if you’ve not checked out the Wanderer’s Haven Productions deep dives into Scarred Lands lore, please do so with several such videos linked here: Orcs and the Plains of Lede: https://youtu.be/fYnlQ8HYZqU Slitherin: https://youtu.be/Z5ROhZqXE2A Burok Torn: https://youtu.be/9D_CH9Ida_4 Leoni and the Manticora: https://youtu.be/2_jsxKrCGnY Calastia: https://youtu.be/_EMpzRV5ECo And many, many more: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpK1DZP4y9yt3h4HAhLtGunwcvzkZtoUx For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. This week on Twitch, expect to see these games and streams running: Scarred Lands – A Family Affair Scarred Lands – Frostlands of Fenrilik – Nerdsmith Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Vorpal Tales Pugmire – How the Pirates Stole Yuletyme Hunter: The Vigil – The Devil’s Deal Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Scion – Heroes for the Holidays – Dork Tales Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds V5 – Cults of the Blood Gods – Thy Kindred Come Hunter: Unbound Anomalies – Devil’s Luck Gaming Get watching for some fantastic insight into how to run these wonderful games and subscribe to us on Twitch, over at twitch.tv/theonyxpath Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including: Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale – E23 – https://youtu.be/hAUDfYoRfgI Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night – Game 7 – https://youtu.be/0QuTV8sNUE8 Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – The Onyx Pathcast Players – https://youtu.be/GJHAhscysBk Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases, Forsaken Spaces – Ep. 2 – https://youtu.be/MKOUdV6gjU0 Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases, Forsaken Spaces – Ep. 3 – https://youtu.be/5j9rK_adM5E Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner. You should check it out, because frankly, it’s brilliant. Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest the following: Airships! Crossbows! Dungeon treasure! Representative democracy! There are many reasons to run a game in the North and Monica and Chazz run through the where, what, and who of doing so as well as how to befriend the mousexalted or a glacier with tusks. Curious? Listen! Books about the North! https://www.exaltcast.com/2020/11/30/domain-of-melas-breath-the-north/ Occultists Anonymous continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here: Episode 147: Must Have Been the Wind The cabal moves into the warehouse that somehow contains a Tetrarch’s vault, moving past guards and cameras, trying their best to limit their use of magic… Sort of. https://youtu.be/72w-g5U0iJ0 Episode 148: Run. The cabal ventures from the warehouse to the Vault. They were warned to touch nothing but the “lamp”. Casting spells may trigger wards, and who knows what traps and guardians lie in wait… https://youtu.be/3ZJ7kZ0l1kY Before we leave the Mage: The Awakening train, we’ve got a new series to show off to you! This one’s from Wards and Witchcraft, and you really do want to check out episodes three and four right here: Session 3: Apocalypse in the Rear View Mirror The dead hunger for the cabal and they are not the only ones who want their Awakened souls. Backseat antics ensue as the party gets to know Hannah, a rebel Thyrsus mage. When every place is the right place to start and every place is wrong where do we begin? https://youtu.be/MtxNtV89XvQ Session 4: The Covenant The PCs are arrested by the Guardians of The Veil! They are offered a gift horse and make some political enemies in the Boston Consilium. By the end of the session the cabal has united in defiance and the spirit of butts. https://youtu.be/CmTRRE4in9k Have you been missing Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition? Well miss it no more, as The Lamias continue their stunning Ruins of Warsaw of chronicle for V20! Please enjoy: https://youtu.be/zgi2WYOY2xY And last, but by no means least, Ekorren produced a wonderful video on how to create Lunars for Exalted 3rd Edition, so if you enjoy that game or are interested in getting into it, here’s his superb video: https://youtu.be/0HF0-8wbfnk Please check these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! We’d love to feature you! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) We’re told that the App Dev is currently creating an updated version for the latest devices, so keep an eye open for those! The App was also pulled down from the Apple store in order to make some required updates – it’ll be back there soon! Virtual TableTop! Two Virtual Tabletop adventures: the Gauntlet of Spiragos and the Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop and DriveThruRPG! Scars of the Divine War, which ended less than 200 years ago, have still not healed. One such scar is the Chasm of Flies, a rent in the earth created when the titan Spiragos the Ambusher was smote down by one of the young gods, Vangal the Ravager. Now, the Chasm is inhabited by spider-eye goblins and their spider allies, but it is also thought to be the resting place of powerful artifacts from that elder age. Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. Astral is browser-based and uses the latest technology to streamline your storytelling experience. Connect with your party online and run your campaigns however you like. Astral offers tools optimized for phone, tablet, and desktop devices, no installation required. Build epic battlemaps using Astral‘s enormous collection of scenery, props, and tokens or upload your own. Pro users gain access to over 12,000+ assets and fresh new packs every month. Add weather, visual effects, triggers, and so much more with easy-to-use tools Build your own adventure, or choose from pre-generated game kits like Gauntlet of Spiragos and Dagger of Spiragos. Create character sheets, craft maps, or just jump right in to connect with your friends and start your adventures! On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Our Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition books are also available from Studio2 in the US: https://studio2publishing.com/products/vampire-the-masquerade-chicago-by-night-sourcebook Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales with a special focus on Storypath System games are still going! As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales are still going with a special focus on Storypath System games! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday the PDF for Cavaliers of Mars’ City of the Towered Tombs will be available on DTRPG! Abundant water! Rampant crime! Wealth and squalor beyond compare! And the best place on Mars to drink when you’re broke. Welcome to Vance, city of canals and chicanery! Features: Archetypal Shakespearean characters to meet in the city, with full examples for each one. New locations with characters and story seeds, including the Palace of the Prince and the looming presence of the Prison Spire. Rival factions, with plot hooks for both their rises and their falls. Also this Wednesday on DTRPG, we are releasing Scarred Lands VTT Tokens! These tokens are designed to allow you to bring Scarred Lands to the virtual tabletop platform of your choice. Inside you’ll find: Twenty-five character tokens drawn from the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide Variants for each token using the golden background used in the Scarred Lands Creature Collection VTT Token Pack to represent NPCs. A quick reference pdf containing all the token art for ease of view Conventions! Though dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s what’s left of our current list of upcoming conventions (and really, we’re just waiting for this last one to be cancelled even though it’s Nov/Dec). Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! We just heard that Midwinter Con has been cancelled for January 2021, so we think that is a full year of our conventions that Covid has disrupted. And now, the new project status updates! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted) No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e) They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!) They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition) The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition) Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Anima Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!) They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) Development TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Legacies of Earth (Legendlore) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Post-Approval Development Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands) V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Peoples of the Crossroads Continent M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Post-Editing Development Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 – AD’d. LeBlanc’s finals in. Legendlore Scion: Dragon (KS) – Art for KS in progress, getting 8 halfs. Fulls are in. Cover coming along. Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Ready for the KS. Scion: Demigod (KS) They Came From Beyond the Grave! TC: Adventure! (KS) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Assigning artists. Monsters of the Deep – Fiction art still in progress, pinging Meredith. M20 Victorian (KS) – ADing rolling. Some splats and scenes contracted already. Sending out Victorian reference material. TC: Under Alien Skies – Art in progress. Heirs to the Shogunate – Sketches coming in. Dead Man’s Rust (SL KS) – KS rolling. Children of the Blood – ADed. M20 Technocracy Jumpstart In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Over to Josh. Proofing Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs – Prepping PoD files. Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) Aberrant – Page XXing and then to Indexing. Geist: One Foot In the Grave – First proof to dev. Tales of Aquatic Terror – Second proof with Matthew. Deviant – Doing correx from Dev. At Press TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – KS shipping. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – KS shipping. Pirates of Pugmire – KS shipping. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – KS shipping. Dark Eras 2 – KS shipping. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – KS shipping. Contagion Chronicle – Shipping to KS fulfiller. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller. Lunars Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Deluxe printing. PDF and PoD on sale at DTRPG. V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Backer PDF errata bring reviewed and input. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! December 4th is one year since the Trinity Continuum Core and TC: Æon went up for sale to the public, which is something of a longtime dream come true, and something Ian Watson will be banging pots and pans about later this week!
  13. Hi all, Matthew Dawkins here again! Time for another community content spotlight for They Came from Beneath the Sea!. Please consider creating your own content and adding it to the Storypath Nexus. It’s easy to do and all the templates are there for you to use. Today we take a look at the impressive Drenched Heroes and Waterlogged Horrors, which is a decent-sized community content product at 14 pages, containing a plethora of interesting (and amusing) playable characters and antagonists for use in your game, including such heroes as Russian defector, Aleks Koshkin (can he be trusted?) and Larry Lawrence, enemy of the fishmen, through to the sticky and disgusting humid hideout non-human prison and the chilling (or actually rather tepid) Water That Thinks! There’s even more besides, and we recommend you download yourself a copy so you can take a look. Please consider creating some content yourself and putting it on sale!
  14. Hello! Travis Legge here to talk about some of the new Slarecian Vault content recently released to support Frostlands of Fenrilik! Today I’d like to focus on Curious Creatures of the Frostlands by Chad Lensch. This book offers six new creatures for use in Fenrilik which range from the absolutely adorable to the truly terrifying. Each creature is presented with a touch of lore that is wonderfully flavorful and keeps in step with the setting. Mechanically each offering is solid and could easily be adapted to any arctic 5e setting or environment. The cover price offers great value for your money, and the quality of the pdf layout and artwork is great. Whether you want to surprise your players with a swarm of fuzzballs, confound them as they encounter a Fenrilik ooze, or terrify them in a surprise encounter with a drift lurker, this book has your bases covered. I thought the drift lurker was a particular standout creature, as its ability to generate heat internally makes it a creature that adventurers might hunt for simple survival. Each creature’s description includes similar story seeds which the game master can use to work these creatures into their own stories. I highly recommend Curious Creatures of the Frostlands, both as a mini-bestiary and as a stellar example of what can be done for Fenrilik at the Slarecian Vault! Grab yourself a copy today and be inspired!
  15. Insert pun about SpooOOooOoky releases here! Scarred Lands: Frostlands of Fenrilik Preview 1 (PDF) Scarred Lands: Frostlands of Fenrilik Preview 2 (PDF) Scarred Lands: Frostlands of Fenrilik (PDF/print) Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch Chapter 5: The Festering Fields (PDF) Scion: Titanomachy (print) Pirates of Pugmire: Sunken Bones (PDF/print) Pirates of Pugmire: Guide Screen (PDF) Pirates of Pugmire: Desktop Wallpaper (Image) Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (PDF/print) Exalted: Lunars Storytellers Screen (PDF) Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Map (PDF/Image) Sales DriveThruRPG’s own Halloween Sale, with over 200 discounted PDFs from Onyx Path, has just over a day remaining! Grab some great PDFs while you can! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters closed October 31st! We funded to 100% in just over three hours, and are currently at 364% of our $20,000 goal, or $72,816, thanks to our 1,239 backers! We’ve reached the following stretch goals: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen Paranormal Investigator’s Toolkit: Expanded Hunting Monsters: Expanded Necromancers and Mediums Ready Made Characters: Instant Investigators Ghost Hunters Jumpstart Backer T-Shirt Digital Wallpaper Art budget increase Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Demigod They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last month: Vigil Watch: Dromyas Songs of Ghelspad Chase Across Ghelspad: Vengeance of the Shunned Side Quests (also available in print!) Frostlands of Fenrilik Slarecian Vault Frostlands of Fenrilik 5e Template (InDesign) Slarecian Vault Frostlands of Fenrilik Art Assets Fenrilik: Curious Creatures of the Frostlands Fenrilik: Tundra Worm Fenrilik: Tosr’kan Fenrilik: Voices of the Snow – Character Options Fenrilik: Beasts of the Frostlands Fenrilik: Frostlands of Fenrilik Character Sheet 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 month: 100 Notes and Letters to Find in the Monarchies of Mau Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last month: Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Zed of the Wastes Scion: Nautical Adventures Scion: Divine Menagerie Trinity Continuum: Æon: Reconstruir Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
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