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  1. In which the trio gets obsessed with the movie “Silent Venom,” but manages to talk about Complications and They Came From scenario creation in spite of it all. Enhancements and ComplicationsMatthew starts an anecdoteSnakes and LaddersMatthew gets obsessed with Silent VenomSelf-indulgent nonsenseKiller bee moviesThe snake/bee cinematic universeHow to come up with adventure ideasMatthew finishes an anecdoteHannibal v. Sherlock Holmes Links: Anima Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-game Silent Venom: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241018/ Deadly Invasion: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112826/ Black Summer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8923854/ Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath/ Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  2. It’s a holiday tradition here at MCG: We give you a little gift, and you can pass it on to … Give a Gift to Charity, to a Loved One, or to Yourself—on Us! The post Give a Gift to Charity, to a Loved One, or to Yourself—on Us! appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  3. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/379041-213x300.jpgCover mockup, may not be final Now available for preorder: Trinity Continuum: Assassins for the Trinity Continuum! Enter the World of Shadow Trinity Continuum: Assassins transports players to the Continuum’s underworld where well-dressed killers-for-hire use high-tech weapons and gear to eliminate their targets. Assassins join hidden Societies, each unified by their preferred method of doing violence. Their lives are brutal, blood-stained, and glamorous. The Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook is required to use this book. Inside you will find: Rules for creating Assassins: Trinity Continuum’s stone-cold, stylish killers, and the Societies that house and train them. Masteries, all-new powers unique to the Art of the Kill. Storyguiding advice for running tense, fast-paced games of intrigue and violence.Guidelines for creating setpiece fights, plus dozens of new antagonists for the Assassins to overcome. We’re going to be uploading manuscript previews here at DriveThruRPG as part of the pre-order process, so you will get an early look at the text as the book is going through the editing and layout process. We’ll upload more chapters of the manuscript every two weeks or so, until the complete text is available for pre-order customers. We will then upload the Advance PDF version of the complete book at least a week ahead of the general release. Pre-order customers will get the first look at the complete Trinity Continuum: Assassins PDF. At that time we’ll have an errata form available for feedback. Also available in PDF: The Legendlore GM ScreenThe World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen Also: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant opens today on the Storypath Nexus! See below. Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Nov 24: Storypath Tasty Bit: Amalgamated Idea DynamicsNov 17: Party Beach Creature Feature: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Technocracy Reloaded ST ScreenNov 11: Legendlore Sales Indie Press Revolution has a couple of Onyx Path titles they’re trying to clear out, offering 50% off: the Dark Eras Screen, and Lore of the Clans Deluxe Edition. Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Trinity Continuum: Anima, our 2084 cyberpunk/litRPG setting for the Trinity Continuum, launched two weeks ago on Kickstarter! We funded to 100% in seven hours, and we’re currently at $43,664, or 175% of our $25,000 goal, thanks to our 791 backers. We’ve got two weeks remaining, and have already unlocked the following stretch goals: Terra Surge Reference ScreenRedBubble Backer T-ShirtCascade VTT Token PackSynestia VTT Token Pack Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Ghelspad: Kocho’s Guide to Redemption: Common GoblinsYour 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: Aberrant has been unlocked for the Trinity Continuum!They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from the North Pole!Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? (FAQ is getting updated for Aberrant as we speak)
  4. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Legendlore_Cover-232x300.jpg Here’s what we did this November! We hope our American friends enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and hope everyone else had a great month! They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Party Beach Creature Feature!: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beneath the Sea! (advance PDF)Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Tasty Bit: Amalgamated Idea Dynamics (PDF)Legendlore: Legendlore Core Rulebook (PDF and print-on-demand)Mage: The Ascension: Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick (advance PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Storytellers Screen (PDF) Sales Indie Press Revolution has a couple of Onyx Path titles they’re trying to clear out, offering 50% off: the Dark Eras Screen, and Lore of the Clans Deluxe Edition. Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Trinity Continuum: Anima, our 2084 cyberpunk/litRPG setting for the Trinity Continuum, launched two weeks ago on Kickstarter! We funded to 100% in seven hours, and we’re currently at $41,609, or 166% of our $25,000 goal, thanks to our 752 backers. We’ve got three weeks remaining, and have already unlocked the following stretch goals: Terra Surge Reference ScreenRedBubble Backer T-ShirtCascade VTT Token Pack Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Class CollectionFenrilik: People of the SnowFenrilik: Unofficial Frostlands of Fenrilik MS Word TemplateYour 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: Aberrant: Aberrant Community Content Artwork AssetsAberrant: Aberrant Community Content Layout TemplateYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  5. Devil’s Luck Gaming stand among the most stellar of actual play teams, and we’re proud to show you some of what they have on offer. This group of players goes all-in on sets, costuming, and of course, performance, making their actual plays a high production value experience you can always enjoy. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/DLG-1024x341.jpgSome of the many DLG performances and amazing costumes This week, we want to draw your attention to their recent actual play of Exalted: Essence (which you can still back on Backerkit, here). You can catch up with their amazing adventure into Creation they call Hymns of the Unconquered Sun via the following venues: The Devil’s Luck Gaming Website The Devil’s Luck Twitch No matter what, please consider giving them a follow and a subscription, as you can also find actual plays for Hunter: The Vigil, Scarred Lands, Vampire: The Masquerade, and more! Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!
  6. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Hive_8.png Yes, this week I’m talking about the Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarter and in particular, the second setting you get all the info to play in within TC: Anima: the most popular MMO in the world, Terra Surge! But first, I’m racing to get this blog finished early this week because in all the holiday hullabaloo, we realized that our huge Cyber Monday Sale at DriveThruRPG and affiliated sites actually ends here on this very Monday, so I want to get this blog out earlier than normal this week so you all get a chance to pop over to that sale! Links below in the Sales part of the Blurbs! So, trying to keep it brief! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Hive_1.pngTC:Anima art by Hive Anyway, back to the amazing fantasy MMO Terra Surge. We released a teaser on the Kickstarter for it over the holiday, and folks are very excited just with that – but tomorrow, Tuesday, we’ll be releasing the full text for it to TC: Anima Kickstarter backers, so we expect all sorts of commentary and excitement after that hits! And why not? It’s a fantasy game within a cyberpunk game that is our first specific fantasy-genre use of the Storypath rules so far AND it was written with a real eye towards all the MMOs that our team have played and worked every since I killed rats outside the gates of Freeport in EverQuest. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Choro.png For me, I’m a class/”race” junkie. I gotta create alts and experience all the starting areas and the variant quests. So, while I have no idea how the AI actually in Terra Surge would respond to me, I do know that I really enjoyed reading through all the class and peoples that we have in the book. Not your standard Tolkienesque options, but different and well-thought-out ones, nevertheless. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Fearless.png As always, don’t take it from me alone, though. Here’s some thoughts about Terra Surge from Eddy Webb, TC: Anima dev: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Hive_4.pngTC: Anima art by Hive And here’s Dixie Cochran, who wrote the chapter that delves into the game’s setting: Yep, there’s a lot going on there, and even the core TC: Anima book will only be hitting the parts you need to play right now – there is still so much to reveal. Which we will much earlier if we can get to the Stretch Goals that produce a book about this very subject: expanding Terra Surge. Which we can only do by bringing in more backers and pledges – so please do try and get the word out, especially in places where you might not see much about our games! Every bit helps! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Desiati_2.pngTC: Anima art by Emanuel Desiati More Quick Bits From the Meeting! On Wednesday, we’re doing something different and offering a Pre-Order page as our sales item of the week. In this case, the Pre-Order for Trinity Continuum: Assassins! We had such success with our Pre-Order for M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide, that we really felt that a book like TC: Assassins would be a fantastic follow-up! Here is some official sounding stuff all about that!: This Wednesday we’ll be setting up the pre-order on DriveThruRPG along with the first couple of chapters of the TC: Assassins manuscript. Then every two weeks or so we’ll be adding more sections of the manuscript, which you’ll get automatically added to your Library on DriveThruRPG. Once the PDF has gone through layout we’ll update DriveThruRPG with the Advance PDF. Pre-order customers will get a chance to look at the complete Advance PDF for at least a week before it is released for sale to non pre-order customers. We’ll have an errata feedback form available the same as other Advance PDFs we’ve released in the past and we appreciate everyone who sends in those comments. Also, from Eddy, here is the description of the chapters: While Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook is necessary to play a game of TC: Assassins, this book contains many additions and adjustments to the core ruleset to better shape a chronicle set in the world of shadow. The following chapters detail these additions. Chapter One: Stepping into Shadow discusses the hidden world of the Assassins, its history and structure as well as notable figures from the past and present. Chapter Two: The Shadow World details the Societies of Shadow. Characters can belong to any of the five introduced in this chapter, but players and Storyguides are welcome to invent their own. Chapter Three: Character Creation details the process by which players create their unique Assassins. This chapter contains brand new paths and Edges suitable for playing in the shadow world, as well as all-new Skill Tricks and cutting-edge gear. Chapter Four: Systems and Drama explains the rules specific to playing TC: Assassins chronicles. In this chapter Storyguides will also find a collection of deadly antagonists to challenge the players’ characters. Chapter Five: Masteries are new, special abilities that only Assassins can access. They grant characters supernatural power over acts of violence, hunting, stalking, and killing. Chapter Six: The Killing Art provides advice for Storyguides running Assassins games. It also includes a few sample scenarios, and how to properly pace one’s way through a series of linked assassinations. If you haven’t realized it yet, Trinity Continuum: Assassins is a very different look at our Continuum! (Or is it? See art below:) http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Denmark_8.pngTC: Anima art by Sam Denmark We put up the templates last week, so this week the gang and I double-checked on whether the TC:Aberrant Community Content section of the Storypath Nexus was ready for Wednesday, and it should be good to go. If you have a project ready, you can place it before it opens so it is ready Wednesday. If you have issues making that happen, please contact theonyxpath@gmail.com for assistance. Not saying it’s good to be there right when the site opens, but it could be! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Trabbold_1.pngTC: Anima art by Andrew Trabbold Because we’re talking in our meetings about these projects, and more, but you aren’t because they aren’t visible on the progress screen, we agreed that it’s better that you all know that there are some projects we are working on that we don’t put up on the weekly progress report. For example, there are 4 projects in First Draft that aren’t visible yet. There are a lot of reasons why we might not have gone public with a project for a bit, like it may be a license that we have been told not to announce ahead of a certain time the owner wants to hit, or we may be working with another company who is doing part of the project but hasn’t handed their part off to us yet, or we might be the ones who want to control the timing of making an announcement so it hits with the biggest hoopla. Hoopla, I tells ya! Finally, speaking of hoopla, in January it’ll be Onyx Path‘s 10 year anniversary! We’ve got some plans already happening to make it a fun time for all of us, but right now – is there anything you want us to do to celebrate? What would you enjoy, or think would be appropriate for us to do/create/sell in honor of thriving for ten years in this biz? Throw your thoughts in the comments and we’ll talk… Whatever we do do, heh-heh, our goal is to make it a blast for all of our community. After all, we wouldn’t be here ten years in if not for all of you who have supported our wacky plans for: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png The Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarted funded in seven hours and has already passed several Stretch Goals, including a Terra Surge specific Reference Screen – A three-panel Storyguide Reference Screen with charts and information for running a game set in the virtual world of Terra Surge will be created and offered as an Add On to any hardcover reward tiers for +$25. We’ve passed 770 backers so far, so please do help us spread the word and get some more interested folks over to check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-game Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Apparently, this is almost a total digression of a Pathcast, with the Trio of Terror reviewing, sorta, the movie “Silent Venom,” although they do talk finally about scenario brainstorming based on other media, particularly for the “They Came From…” game line. As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-OPPScheduleNov30-Dec6GRAF-1024x576.png HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: We’re highlighting the Polyhedron Podcast actual play of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant to tie in to the Kickstarter we currently have ongoing! You can find all episodes up to date over on the Metahedron website right here: http://metahedronstudios.com/polyhedron http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-OPPScheduleNov30-Dec6-1024x576.png PLUS! We would love it if you checked out tour Trinity Continuum: Anima teaser videos: CASCADE https://youtu.be/7k_rbIXlH6c INSIDE SYNESTIA: https://youtu.be/u78wo7enBlI CASCADE TRUE CRIME: https://youtu.be/oFINBZjSeU8 Check out those teasers and join us in getting hyped for the game! Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Please check the following videos out: Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode One: https://youtu.be/ahL_PqMtDvE Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Two: https://youtu.be/akzFitPJaSs Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Three: https://youtu.be/gf4sZ80CHF8 Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Four: https://youtu.be/BbZNwpWoEEQ Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Five: https://youtu.be/57cPGvlgJwU Trinity Continuum Aeon – The Entelechy Archive: Session One: https://youtu.be/uKL21gaNBlk Trinity Continuum Aeon – The Entelechy Archive: Session Two: https://youtu.be/dNWFhooe0vI Storypath Showcase – Trinity Continuum: Anima – Session Zero: https://youtu.be/yYeDpud-5m4 Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E5: https://youtu.be/ingG2kdXvHw Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E6: https://youtu.be/kKQdfqGaxiQ Terry Robinson and Chazz Kellner (you might recognise some names here from Mage: The Podcast and the Exaltcast) have started a new show to cover RPGs called Pain in the Dice! In this episode they discuss Titanomachy for Scion! https://www.paininthedice.com/2021/11/16/book-talk-titanomachy-for-scion-2e/ Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – reaches its season finale! This is a great actual play and really worth checking out if you’re interested in getting into Aberrant. Here’s their last amazing episode before the new year: https://youtu.be/9IHRyfxxHAA Do give Simulacra TV your time and patronage. They deserve your subscriptions! https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses. Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic. And here are the latest episodes of the new season for you! If you’ve missed any, the videos in their back catalogue are easy to find. All you have to do is subscribe. Here’s their entire playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsZP95-GZNa0ynoCIVyliNF5rypCHvh0M Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched and appreciate your notes and feedback! Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Trinity-Astral-modules-graphic-1024x576.jpg Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts! The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QLeap-graphic.png A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart) A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TeenT-graphic.png The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart) Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QEntang-graphic.png Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart) The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Play Now on Astral TableTop! The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT). Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral. Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. https://www.astraltabletop.com/ How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/ Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png Our Sales Partners! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DriveThruRPG.png As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! Check out the last day of the Cyber Monday Sale! Cyber Monday at DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/blackfriday.php?manufacturers_id=4261 DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/blackfriday.php?manufacturers_id=4261 Storytellers Vault: https://www.storytellersvault.com/blackfriday.php?manufacturers_id=4261 Also we made some bundle deals that are ending today: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/378450/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Jumpstart-Collection-BUNDLE https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/378449/Storypath-Jumpstart-Collection-BUNDLE https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/378451/World-of-Darkness-Jumpstart-Collection-BUNDLE https://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/378523/Legendlore-Collection-BUNDLE On Sale This Week! This Wednesday we open the Pre-Order page for Trinity Continuum: Assassins available on DTRPG! Also this week, we’re opening up Trinity Continuum: Aberrant into the Storypath Nexus Community Content site on DTRPG! Also, also: We’re releasing the PDFs of the Legendlore Screen and the Ghost Hunters Screen on DTRPG this Wednesday! Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! While we won’t be attending as a company, Dixie and some of our folks will be attending PAX Unplugged in Philly in a few weeks, and Eddy and a few more of our gang will be at Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee in January. Seek them out if you are attending those cons! And now, the new project status updates! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)Scion: God (Scion 2e) With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Second Draft The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian) Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition) Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Tasty Bit: They Came From the Bermuda Triangle!W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire) Post-Editing Development Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Trinity Continuum: Anima They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!) Indexing Hunter 2e (Hunter: The Vigil 2e) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights. Masks of the Mythos TC: Adventure! (KS) M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s Rust – Sending over to Maria to AD. Exalted Essence – Art buy figured. TC Mission StatementsSqueaks In The Deep Realms of Magic and Mystery – Rolling along.TC: Anima (KS) – KS live. TC: Assassin – Doing cover mockup for Pre-Order page. Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth Novas Worldwide W20 Apocalyptic Record Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art AD’dTCFBtG! Monsters From the CryptThey Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave – Art is going. Kith and Kin – Awaiting art notes.EX3 Exigents (KS) – Awaiting art notes for KS. EX3 Across the 8 Directions – Awaiting art notes. EX3 Across the 8 Directions – Awaiting art notes. In Layout Scion: Demigod – Layout proceeding. Squeaks in the Deep ScreenSqueaks in the Deep – Layout proceeding. TC Prometheus Unbound – Layout proceeding with Josh.HtV 2e ScreenLegendlore ScreenGhost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs – Layout proceeding. Paranormalists Handbook – Layout proceeding. Saints and Monsters – Layout proceeding. TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Layout beginning with Ron. Proofing Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Indexing.Spiragos Collected AdventuresThey Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Prepping PDF and PoD files.They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart – Errata input. TC Aberrant N!WE – Errata input.Hundred Devils Night Parade – Advance PDF errata input.M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion Aberrant VTT At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer. Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.TGFBtG! Screen – Files sent to printer. WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files with printer.WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Prepping for printer.M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Advance PDF errata input. Legendlore – Trad printed book files with printer.TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof ordered.V5 Forbidden Religions – PoD proof ordered.M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – PoD proof ordered.Tales of Heroes: Scion Fiction Anthology – PoD proof ordered.They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart – Advance PDF errata ended.They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Indexing done, prepping trad printing files. TC: Aberrant Community Content page opens Weds.Trinity Continuum: Assassins pre-order goes live Weds. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Today was the birthday in 1976 of Chadwick Boseman, whose too short career delivered several riveting and complex performances, with his portrayal of T’Challa of Wakanda – the Black Panther – clearly one near and dear to nerd hearts everywhere. We can only imagine the amazing work he would have done with more time.
  7. In which the trio talks about what makes a good arch-villain, and how to engage with them in TTRPGS. On children’s books and their possible problemsMatthew has two tangentsWe get pretty political for a few minutesMajor antagonists in TTRPGsHow to highlight antagonistsSeeding antagonists 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
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  9. DriveThruRPG is running their annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, running from today through to Monday. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/drivethrurpg-logo-1024x175.png Onyx Path has nearly 500 items on sale this weekend, which includes amazing products from our community content creators!
  10. Hi, all, Dixie here with a preview from Vance and Elliott of The Architects from upcoming Exalted book, Exigents: Out of the Ashes. I can’t wait to share the whole book with y’all, and look forward to making my own bespoke Exalt in the future. Based on today, should I make an Exigent of feasts? Of the harvest? Of gourds? So many options! Enjoy! The Architects As cities form and grow, they shelter not only mortals, but also the myriad gods who oversee the things of city life — gods of markets, neighborhoods, streets, and buildings. The ranks of the divine also swell with gods who oversee discord between neighbors, privy-spread illnesses, and the dark alleys where contraband is bought and sold. Foremost among these is the city father, god of the city itself — and above even him is Wun Ja, Goddess of the Shining Metropolis, She Who Hath Laid Ten Thousand Bricks. The Architects are Exigents who are Chosen by both Wun Ja and a city father, empowered as a hero and champion for a city. To them, the city isn’t just home, but a purpose, a confidante, a weapon, and countless allies and informants. Woe betide any who trifle with her on her turf, for an Architect has myriad ways to excise a threat to her city. Example Home Cities The following list of Foundation Attributes and magical material resonances for various cities is intended to help in coming up with them for your own home city, and to provide a quick and easy choice if you’re playing an Architect of one of these cities and like the selection. It’s not set in stone — none of these cities canonically have Architects, and you can pick a different set of traits for one of these cities if the one provided isn’t a good fit for your vision of that city. Chiaroscuro: Charisma, Stamina, Wits; Chiaroscuro glass.Fortitude: Manipulation, Stamina, Strength; soulsteel.Gem: Charisma, Intelligence, Perception; adamant.Great Forks: Appearance, Charisma, Stamina; starmetal.The Imperial City: Appearance, Charisma, Manipulation; red jade.Lookshy: Dexterity, Intelligence, Strength; white jade. Sijan: Charisma, Intelligence, Perception; soulsteel.Whitewall: Dexterity, Stamina, Wits; blue jade. Chosen of Wun Ja Wun Ja was once one of the greatest gods. In the bygone First Age, the Exalted built city upon magnificent city across Creation’s face, many of which eclipsed the Second Age’s greatest metropolises. Wun Ja’s standing in Heaven has fallen, yet she retains many connections from better days and has leaned upon them to buoy her fortunes. She’s traded countless favors and broken law after law to preserve her divine portfolio. Though her methods may be corrupt, her conviction in upholding the well-being of cities won her the flames of the Exigence when she cried out to the Unconquered Sun to help save a city on the verge of annihilation. Cities and Foundation Attributes To help pick Foundation Attributes for your home city, the following are a list of traits and city features associated with each Attribute. Appearance: actors; sex workers; fashion and traditional clothing; entertainment; festivals; ornamental architecture; public art; monuments; palaces; parks and gardens.Charisma: artists; musicians; poets; actors; merchants; priests; philosophers; politics; cultural influence; legal systems; public forums; markets; temples; diplomacy.Dexterity: athletes; artisans; couriers; cavalry; archers; roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure; crime; hunting; exploration; mounted travel; espionage; crime. Intelligence: savants; scavenger princes; artisans; physicians; shamans; thaumaturges; sorcerers; libraries; academies; hospitals; bureaucracy; banking; artifacts; manses; sorcerous workings.Manipulation: merchants; actors; charlatans and confidence men; propaganda; politics; official corruption; markets; legal systems; crime; gambling; secret societies; insular communities.Perception: scouts; bounty hunters; shamans; criminal investigations; secret police; surveillance; espionage; diplomacy; exploration; elevated structures and terrain.Stamina: manual laborers; cataphracts and other armored soldiers; city walls and fortifications; aqueducts, sewers, and other sanitary infrastructure; dams; ruins; fertile farmland; granaries; mines; harsh weather and environments.Strength: manual laborers; soldiers; mercenaries; athletes; warmongering; imposing architecture; military bases; dueling culture; metalworking; winches, pulleys, and cables. Wits: civic tradition; hunting; roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure; caravanserais, hostels, and other itinerant lodgings; shantytowns, tenements, and slums; lighthouses; wilderness reserves; exploration; seaports and trade routes. Charms City-Avatar Embodiment The Architect embodies the multitude, seeming more like a teeming throng or a colorful festival to those who see her than a lone individual as she speaks in ten thousand voices. She gains the following benefits: Ties to the Architect (or to someone a character believes her to be) aren’t applicable when she makes influence rolls. Instead, Ties to the Architect’s home city or to a group that has a sizable or noteworthy presence in that city apply as though they were Ties to the Architect. If a character has multiple such Ties, the one most advantageous to the Architect applies.Trivial characters can’t assert Resolve against or spend Willpower to resist her instill, persuade, and threaten rolls.She can understand and be understood by anyone who speaks a language that has a large or noteworthy community of speakers within her home city, even if they aren’t currently speaking one of those languages.Her influence rolls benefit from Plaza-Captivating Allure for free.She waives Living Monument Inspiration’s Willpower cost.She recovers Essence more rapidly in social situations. Once each character has had the opportunity to make a social action in an exchange, she gains five motes, repeating this for subsequent “rounds” of social interaction. Metropolis: In a city, the Architect may choose when she uses this Charm to be affected by Ties related to that city rather than her home city. Villain-Abjuring Covenant The Architect casts out those the community cannot abide, marking them as outsiders within their own homes. She touches a character and rolls (Charisma + [Bureaucracy, Presence, or Socialize]) against his Resolve. In combat, touching an unwilling character is a difficulty 1 Brawl or Martial Arts gambit. If successful, she leaves some form of visible mark on him that brands him as persona non grata. Anyone who resides in the same city or community as the marked character and has a Resolve lower than the Architect’s Charisma is treated as having a Minor Tie of contempt toward him. Outsiders like traveling merchants and other itinerants and residents with negative Major or Defining Ties toward the city are unaffected, and must glean the mark’s meaning from observing the behavior of others. If the Architect welcomes the target back into the community, the mark vanishes and this Charm ends. With a Charisma 4 repurchase, the marked character withers away under the Architect’s opprobrium. He suffers a -3 penalty on rolls to obtain or maintain shelter or lodging by any means within the city or community where he resides. Each day, he must roll (Stamina + Resistance) at difficulty (Architect’s Essence). If he fails, he cannot gain any sustenance from food or water within the city or community where he resides that day: water he drinks tastes of city sewers, while food turns to soot in his mouth. Portal to Portal The city opens its doors to the Architect, revealing impossible passageways. She steps through a door, window, or similar portal, and emerges from another such opening within medium range. This counts as her movement action for the round. She can’t travel through locked or barred portals unless she first bypasses that obstruction. A second purchase of this Charm lets the Architect bring up to (Essence x2) characters with her through the doorway. Metropolis: In cities, this Charm’s range extends to long. Its Willpower cost is waived when used at short range. Keystone: An Architect with Wits as a Foundation Attribute may learn this as a Wits Charm, with Gewgaw-and-Bauble Arsenal as its prerequisite. Door-Denying Laughter Remove the door and any house may become a prison. While within an artificial structure, the Architect rolls (Intelligence + [Craft, Larceny, or Occult]) gambit against the Resolve of an enemy within medium range. In combat, this is a gambit, with a difficulty of (target’s Willpower/2, rounded up). If she succeeds, that character can’t leave the structure for (1 + Intelligence roll extra successes) days. If he would exit the structure, he instead returns to the point where he entered it. This only affects physical travel — walking out a door, jumping off a roof, or smashing down a wall to walk out would all be affected, but not teleportation or the like. A character motivated to leave by a Major or Defining Intimacy can spend one Willpower to roll (Wits + [Integrity, Larceny, or Survival]) against the Architect’s Intelligence roll successes to break free. If he fails, he can’t try again for an hour. Metropolis: In cities, the Architect doubles 9s on the roll. Keystone: An Architect with Wits as a Foundation Attribute may learn this as a Wits Charm. All-Knowing Busybody The Architect aligns her Essence with the flow of news and rumor through the city, establishing herself as a prince of gossips, yentas, and busybodies. She gains the following benefits: She stands out as an eminent gossip. Anyone looking to spread or hear news, rumors, or gossip will perceive her as the ideal person to share stories with, treating this a Minor Tie of fascination toward her. If she successfully reads the intentions of a character who’s shared news, rumors, or gossip with her that scene, she can discern whether his stories are mostly true or mostly false.She adds an automatic success on instill rolls with any Attribute to convince people to believe in her news, rumors, or gossip.She reduces Scandal-Dishing Incitement’s cost by two motes. Scandalous Agora Rumors The Architect hears the secret voice of the city in the words of drunks, gossipmongers, and street children. She can use this Charm after a scene of listening to gossip or gathering information within a community, rolling (Perception + Socialize) at difficulty 1-5, varying with both the community’s size and its secretiveness. Her player asks the Storyteller one of the following questions, plus an additional question for every 3 extra successes: What’s the public most concerned with?How is a certain character or group perceived by the public?Who holds the most power in this community?Who can I talk to for more information about something that concerns this community? If the Storyteller doesn’t have an answer in mind for a question, the Architect’s player should provide one, as if introducing a fact. This Charm can only be used once per story, unless reset by spending (10 – Essence) days immersed in a culture she wishes to use it on. Metropolis: In cities, the Architect doubles 9s on the roll. Junkyard Colossus Technique The Architect wears the city’s skin, stone and asphalt permeating and reinforcing her body. To use this Charm, she must have Initiative 12+. She draws in nearby stone, garbage, and the like, a transformation that takes until her next turn to complete — but only if she doesn’t take any decisive damage first. Upon completion, she gains (lowest of Dexterity, Stamina, or Strength / 2, rounded up) temporary -1 health levels. These are filled before any of her other -1 levels when she’s damaged. She can’t end her commitment to this Charm while any of these levels are damaged. Damage to these health levels doesn’t heal naturally and can’t be restored by Medicine or healing effects based on living creatures. The Architect or another character can heal a damaged health level as a basic repair project for bashing damage or a major repair project for lethal or aggravated damage (Exalted, 242). What this process entails depends on the specific Craft used, but typically involves making repairs to a damaged body part or integrating other materials into her body. The difficulty is (Architect’s wound penalty + 2) for bashing levels, (wound penalty + 4) for lethal levels, and (wound penalty + 6) for aggravated levels. Completing the project takes three hours for bashing levels, eight hours for lethal levels, and a week for aggravated levels. Metropolis: In In urban workshops, smithies, and other places of professional crafting, Craft rolls to heal these health levels receive (Architect’s Resistance) non-Charm dice. Titan of the Crowds The Architect’s eyes glow bright with her anima’s colors as she draws upon the city’s might, borrowing force from every blow of a blacksmith’s hammer, every sword-arm honed in training, every laboring beast of burden. She gains the benefits of Legendary Size (p. XX). She doesn’t actually grow larger when she uses this Charm, although to some onlookers she may appear to, especially while her anima banner is visible. These benefits represent the Exigent’s power to embody the strength of an entire city and the extraordinary spiritual pressure exerted by her Essence. Metropolis: In cities, the first use of this Charm each scene waives its Willpower cost. Civic Spirit Dedication A hundred cultures mingle in the cities of Creation, and the Architect may embrace them with her whole heart. After spending at least a scene interacting within the culture of a city — including enclaves of that culture outside of the city itself — she forms a Minor Principle reflecting that city’s culture, norms, laws, or political agendas. She gains +2 Resolve against influence opposing that Principle, and it can’t be fully eroded, only reduced to Minor intensity. The Architect can’t voluntarily weaken the Principle while this Charm is active; once it ends, the Principle still remains, but can be eroded normally. This Charm can only be used once per story. If the Architect maintains it through multiple stories, she cannot use it again until she’s ended it and a new story begins. The City’s Principles Examples of Principles that could be conferred by Civic Spirit Dedication include: Chiaroscuro: The wonders of the First Age lie waiting to be claimed by the fearless and the wise.Fortitude: Strength and ruthlessness rise above all else.Gem: Profit is what’s most important.Great Forks: Luxuries and sensual pleasures make life worth living.The Imperial City: The Immaculate Philosophy offers social order and spiritual fulfillment.Lookshy: If you want peace, prepare for war.Sijan: The dead deserve respect.Whitewall: The unknown is to be feared and guarded against.
  11. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/November-Tasty-Bit-210x300.png Now available in PDF: Storypath Tasty Bit: Amalgamated Idea Dynamics for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant! Amalgamated Idea Dynamics (A.I.D.) is a corporation dedicated to the expansion of human knowledge and prosperity through science. Founded by nova philanthropist, inventor, and superhero Yuki Yanagi — a.k.a. Doctor Dynamic — A.I.D. works to push humankind’s understanding to new heights while creating innovations that expand the comfort, safety, and prosperity of their partners, clients, and customers. A.I.D. also provides nova security and municipal defense for the city of Madison, Wisconsin, which is home to their corporate headquarters. Within you will find character sheets and backgrounds for the four members of A.I.D., as well as plot seeds for potential adventures. This PDF is part of the “Storypath Tasty Bits” program, where every month in 2021 Onyx Path offers a small product that ties into one of its Storypath games. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TC-Aberrant-Artwork-210x300.jpg Also available: Would you like to make your own Aberrant material, and sell it? We’ll soon be opening Aberrant on the Storypath Nexus (scroll down to see more), and you can use these assets to get started: Aberrant Community Content Artwork AssetsAberrant Community Content Layout Template Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Nov 17: Party Beach Creature Feature: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Technocracy Reloaded ST ScreenNov 11: LegendloreNov 3: M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick Sales Indie Press Revolution has a couple of Onyx Path titles they’re trying to clear out, offering 50% off: the Dark Eras Screen, and Lore of the Clans Deluxe Edition. Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Trinity Continuum: Anima, our 2084 cyberpunk/litRPG setting for the Trinity Continuum, launched last week on Kickstarter! We funded to 100% in seven hours, and we’re currently at $39,326, or 157% of our $25,000 goal, thanks to our 714 backers. We’ve got three weeks remaining, and have already unlocked the following stretch goals: Terra Surge Reference ScreenRedBubble Backer T-Shirt Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersWerewolf: The Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic RecordMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Fenrilik: Unofficial Frostlands of Fenrilik MS Word TemplateYour 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: Aberrant: Aberrant Community Content Artwork AssetsAberrant: Aberrant Community Content Layout TemplateYour product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  12. In this issue of Cypher Chronicles, the Planebreaker sails on, we acquire an extended family, and we have very important … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2021-30 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2021-30 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  13. Scores of personalities from every corner of Ptolus—at your fingertips! Ptolus is a vast city, peopled with an amazing variety … Ptolus NPC Deck The post Ptolus NPC Deck appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  14. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Metahedron_Symbol_Trans.png Unsurprisingly, this week’s media spotlight goes to the fine folks at the Polyhedron Podcast (of Metahedron Studios), as they’ve been doing a fine job hosting and producing a recent run of Trinity Continuum: Anima, with our very own Eddy Webb as the Storyguide! This actual play was specifically designed to show off and make accessible the Anima universe. From episode to episode it covers different facets of the rules and setting, so it’s a perfect jumping-on point for anyone with questions about the game. You can find every episode in audio form on the Polyhedron Podcast’s website, right here: http://metahedronstudios.com/polyhedron But you can also find the episodes in video form on our YouTube channel! Here’s the playlist: Trinity Continuum: Anima Actual Play Playlist And here’s episode one: Anima Episode One Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!
  15. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Trinity-Anima-Mockup.png Yep! The Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarter crossed over to Funded in about seven hours last week, so we’re all thrilled that this cool new game – I mean it’s two games in one – is now crossing Stretch Goals off its list! We just crossed past this Stretch Goal: the Terra Surge specific Reference Screen – “A three-panel Storyguide Reference Screen with charts and information for running a game set in the virtual world of Terra Surge will be created and offered as an Add On to any hardcover reward tiers.” And so it is! We also just went past 680 backers, which is delightful, and we’d sure like to add you and your gaming friends to that total! TC: Anima is the first full new era of the Trinity Continuum, and so doesn’t have a previous edition’s worth of lore and fans – it needs folks to check it out in order to demonstrate just how cool it is! So please do pass around this link to the KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-game And if you can use a teaser to tickle folk’s curiosity, here’s the third of our teasers we released a little over a week ago: Now, with all the talk these last few weeks and now the Kickstarter starting to release the text to backers and previews for everybody, folks are going to start having a pretty good idea of all the fantastic material in the book. The city of Cascade with its “cyberpunk” feel, and the Terra Surge MMO that so many people in the game world are obsessed with. The Glass implant, and the secrets of the setting. So I thought that today I’d touch on a bigger-picture aspect of TC: Anima: the fact that the setting exists within the Trinity Continuum and just what that means. First of all, it means that the setting “era” it covers does work on a timeline that a lot of fans of the previous edition’s three games will recognize: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Trinity-Timeline.jpg We see that it fits between our old favorites TC: Aberrant and TC: Aeon, and when working on the project we had Trinity Continuum Content Lead Ian Watson there taking his ideas – no doubt things he considered during the “Empty Years” between the last edition and when we at Onyx Path started working on this new edition – and weaving them into the timeline so that TC: Anima could fit right there. Yes, it could, or the nature of the concept of the Continuum is that it might not be there. Or it could be but TC: Aberrant isn’t there. Or none of the other settings we’ve released so far. They’re all bubbles floating along through time and are connected only so long as it works for you at your table. You can look into the book itself and make similar alterations: maybe it’s not Terra Surge that everyone is playing, maybe it’s Grand Theft Auto XXXI, or that MMO you made up years ago on paper! You know the one I mean. Reread your notes, it actually was pretty good! Our objective is to give both you and ourselves the freedom to add what we think would be fun and cool to the Trinity Continuum line, but without needing to rationalize every element for each setting because it needs to fit the other ones – both earlier and later eras. The through-lines remain: some form of the Aeon Society, the themes of Hope, Sacrifice, Unity. These, as well as other elements that thread through the books, are all important towards our main thrust for the Trinity Continuum: it is a series of settings where the universe rewards attempts to alter the status quo. This is great for a TTRPG, as the ability to “change the world” is a heady reason to get out there and do stuff, and actually succeed at it. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/LuisSanz_TCFBTG2.jpgThey Came From Beyond the Grave! art by Luis Sanz Which is not to say that everybody playing is playing a Big Damn Hero, although the world does reward that, and to prove that, right on time, we have the next Trinity Continuum setting book: TC: Assassin. Where, as the title suggests, you play killers plying their trade in the shadows of the Trinity Continuum Core standard world. Trinity Continuum: Assassin isn’t going to be up as a Kickstarter project, instead, you’ll be able to Pre-Order it from DriveThruRPG very soon! Because this is such a fantastic spin on the TC Core, and has the potential to do well wherever we put it, I think we’ll be able to get it out into people’s hands faster as a Pre-Order than we could do by any other means. I’ll let you know about it here, we’ll announce it and share the links on our many social media venues, when it is time to launch the Pre-Order page. Keep your senses alert to every footfall, and you won’t miss it! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/DigitalArtChefs_NWE1.jpgTC: Aberrant N!WE art by Digital Art Chefs Yay, TC: Anima, and Then We Talked About… We talked a fair bit about our schedules over Thanksgiving, and as usual, some of us are taking some time off, others are going to use the holiday to get more work done, and a bunch of us are doing both. Or at least that’s the plan(s). Some big welcome news is that the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant community content tools are ready to go live on Wednesday, and the TC: Aberrant part of the Storypath Nexus Community Content site is opening up next week (the week after this one, not the week today is in). I know a lot of TC: Aberrant fans have lots of ideas for additional material for the game line, so I hope you’ll use the templates and get some projects knocked together before we go live so you can be among the first Novas to burst upon the scene! Seriously, it’s a great opportunity to get your work out there, and to get paid for doing it, too! DTRPG‘s Wolfenoot Sale is, unfortunately, almost over and because of the way info flowed last week, I wasn’t able to let folks know about the huge savings on Pugmire and other canine-oriented PDFs in the sale. Sorry for that, but do check out the last day of the Wolfenoot Sale! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/promo.php?manufacturers_id=4261 with 1 day left as of this writing! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Leblanc_HeroesinaWorldofHorror.jpgHeroes of Horror art by Brian LeBlanc I let the gang know that not only have I been reading the script for the pilot pitch for the Scion TV show, but also the scripts for the promos that will be running on MST3K when it begins its new season next year. They are hilarious and I can’t wait until you see how they turn out! We talked a bit about how much we’ve been enjoying putting together the monthly Tasty Bits PDFs, and whether to continue them all throughout next year. They really do give us a chance to highlight elements of our games, and they are excellent for mixing and matching into other Storypath (or other) games. This discussion came out of last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast where Dixie, Eddy, and Matthew reviewed our recent releases. It was both a grand overview of the most recent projects we’ve put out, as well as providing lots of insider info on how they were made. You can hear that on your favorite Podcast venue, and, as always, on Podbean: Onyx Pathcast (podbean.com) It’s well worth a listen as they hit all sorts of our various gamelines, which is what you want: coverage of our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png The Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarted funded in seven hours and has already passed the Stretch Goal to offer a Terra Surge specific Reference Screen – A three-panel Storyguide Reference Screen with charts and information for running a game set in the virtual world of Terra Surge will be created and offered as an Add On to any hardcover reward tiers for +$25. We’ve passed 680 backers so far, so please do help us spread the word and get some more interested folks over to check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-game Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Your hosts examine Antagonists with tips for how to create them and how to use them! Good for any game! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-OPPScheduleNov23-Nov29-1024x576.png HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: We’re highlighting the Polyhedron Podcast actual play of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant to tie in to the Kickstarter we currently have ongoing! You can find all episodes up to date over on the Metahedron website right here: http://metahedronstudios.com/polyhedron http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-OPPScheduleNov23-Nov29GRAF-1024x576.png PLUS! We would love it if you checked out tour Trinity Continuum: Anima teaser videos: CASCADE https://youtu.be/7k_rbIXlH6c INSIDE SYNESTIA: https://youtu.be/u78wo7enBlI CASCADE TRUE CRIME: https://youtu.be/oFINBZjSeU8 Check out those teasers and join us in getting hyped for the game! Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Please check the following videos out: Onyx Path Crossroads Continent Panel: https://youtu.be/qR7sUHG3SjM Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode One: https://youtu.be/ahL_PqMtDvE Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Two: https://youtu.be/akzFitPJaSs Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Three: https://youtu.be/gf4sZ80CHF8 Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Four: https://youtu.be/BbZNwpWoEEQ Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session Two: https://youtu.be/-To9lmix4Pc Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session Three: https://youtu.be/M0LnEjtn5xs Trinity Continuum Aeon – The Entelechy Archive: Session One: https://youtu.be/uKL21gaNBlk Storypath Showcase – Trinity Continuum: Anima – Session Zero: https://youtu.be/yYeDpud-5m4 Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E5: https://youtu.be/ingG2kdXvHw Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E6: https://youtu.be/kKQdfqGaxiQ Terry Robinson and Chazz Kellner (you might recognise some names here from Mage: The Podcast and the Exaltcast) have started a new show to cover RPGs called Pain in the Dice! In this episode they discuss Titanomachy for Scion! https://www.paininthedice.com/2021/11/16/book-talk-titanomachy-for-scion-2e/ Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – reaches its season finale! This is a great actual play and really worth checking out if you’re interested in getting into Aberrant. Here’s their last amazing episode before the new year: https://youtu.be/9IHRyfxxHAA Do give Simulacra TV your time and patronage. They deserve your subscriptions! https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses. Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic. And here are the latest episodes of the new season for you! If you’ve missed any, the videos in their back catalogue are easy to find. All you have to do is subscribe. S02E16: https://youtu.be/kfoO6cIJPNE S02E17: https://youtu.be/8PVUpeAP8Lk Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched and appreciate your notes and feedback! Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Trinity-Astral-modules-graphic-1024x576.jpg Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts! The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QLeap-graphic.png A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart) A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TeenT-graphic.png The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart) Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QEntang-graphic.png Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart) The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Play Now on Astral TableTop! The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT). Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral. Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. https://www.astraltabletop.com/ How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/ Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png Our Sales Partners! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! We have the CofD: Dark Eras Screen and V20 Lore of the Clans on sale for 50% (until they are gone) over 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 at DriveThruRPG.com! Check out the last day of the Wolfenoot Sale! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/promo.php?manufacturers_id=4261 with 1 day left as of this writing! On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/November-Tasty-Bit.png This Wednesday is the last Wednesday in November – and that means a delicious Tasty Bit! This one is a new Allegiance for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant called Amalgamated Idea Dynamics or A.I.D. available on DTRPG! Amalgamated Idea Dynamics (A.I.D.) is a corporation dedicated to expansion of human knowledge and prosperity through science. Founded by nova philanthropist, inventor, and superhero Yuki Yanagi — a.k.a. Doctor Dynamic — A.I.D. works to push humankind’s understanding to new heights while creating innovations that expand the comfort, safety, and prosperity of their partners, clients, and customers. A.I.D. also provides nova security and municipal defense for the city of Madison, Wisconsin, which is home to their corporate headquarters. Within you will find character sheets and backgrounds for the four members of A.I.D., as well as plot seeds for potential adventures. This PDF is part of the “Storypath Tasty Bits” program, where every month in 2021 Onyx Path offers a small product that ties into one of its Storypath games. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TC-Aberrant-Artwork.jpg Also this week, we’re releasing the files for both the layout templates and the artwork for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant into the Storypath Nexus Community Content site on DTRPG! Get started making TC: Aberrant projects on Wednesday – and start selling them when that part of the Nexus is opened up next week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TC-Aberrant-CC-Layout-Templates.jpeg Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! While we won’t be attending as a company, some of our folks will be attending both PAX Unplugged in Philly in a few weeks, and Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee in January. Seek them out if you are attending those cons! And now, the new project status updates! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)Scion: God (Scion 2e) With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Second Draft The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian) Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition) Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Tasty Bit: They Came From the Bermuda Triangle!W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Post-Editing Development Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Trinity Continuum: Anima They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From…!)Hunter 2e (Hunter: The Vigil 2e) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights. Masks of the Mythos TC: Adventure! (KS) M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s Rust – Sending over to Maria to AD. Exalted Essence – Art buy figured. TC Mission StatementsSqueaks In The Deep Realms of Magic and Mystery – Rolling along.TC: Anima (KS) – KS live. TC: Assassin Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth Novas Worldwide W20 Apocalyptic Record Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art AD’dTCFBtG! Monsters From the CryptThey Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave – More artists signed up. Kith and Kin – Art buy figured out. Awaiting art notes.EX3 Exigents (KS) – Awaiting art notes for KS. EX3 Across the 8 Directions – Awaiting art notes. EX3 Across the 8 Directions – Awaiting art notes. In Layout Scion: Demigod – Layout proceeding. Squeaks in the Deep ScreenSqueaks in the Deep – Layout proceeding. TC Prometheus Unbound – Layout proceeding with Josh. TGFBtG! Screen HtV 2e ScreenLegendlore ScreenGhost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs – Layout proceeding. Paranormalists Handbook – Layout proceeding. Saints and Monsters – Layout proceeding. TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Layout beginning with Ron. Proofing Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Indexing.Spiragos Collected AdventuresThey Came From Beyond the Grave! – In Indexing.TC: Aberrant Storypath Nexus materialsThey Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Prepping PDF and PoD files.They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart – Errata input. TC Aberrant N!WE – Errata input.Hundred Devils Night Parade – Advance PDF errata input.M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion Aberrant VTT At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer. Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files with printer.WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Prepping for printer.M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Advance PDF errata input. Legendlore – Trad printed book files with printer.TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof ordered.V5 Forbidden Religions – PoD proof ordered.M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – PoD proof ordered.Tales of Heroes: Scion Fiction Anthology – PoD proof ordered.They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart – Advance PDF errata coming in. Aberrant Community ContentAberrant Tasty Bit: Amalgamated Idea Dynamics (A.I.D.) – PDF on sale at DTRPG this Wednesday! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! On Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US. I get it that folks have mixed feelings about this holiday – everything from awful family get-togethers to the stories we were told about the people who held the first Thanksgiving, why they held it, and what actually happened (and when). There’s a lot there to be legitimately pissed off and uncomfortable about. Which is all the more reason, I think, to hold to the concept behind this holiday – giving thanks for the good stuff, and even the not so good stuff that we still got through. Because there is good stuff, always. There are good people that you know. Maybe not paragons of ideal virtue, but who is?! But they try, and you try, and we all deserve to celebrate that. But watch out for that deep-frying turkey stuff – boom!
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  17. In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our … Old Gods of Appalachia The post Old Gods of Appalachia appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  18. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew cover the past few months of releases! Finally. Friend contract negotiationsTime travelMummy: The Curse Second EditionDeviant: The RenegadesAberrant: The Adventures of Teen TomorrowBeyond the Grave: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!Exalted: Hundred Devils Night ParadeÆon: Under Alien Skies (and Wookies)CofD: Player’s Guide to the Contagion ChronicleExalted: Heirs of the ShogunateTasty Bits: Pets, Dracula’s Tomb, and Car CompetitionLegendlore (it really is great)Trinity Continuum: Anima KickstarterM20 Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick & Ghost HuntersA peek into our process and the podcast goals Links (BOY I HOPE YOU LIKE LINKS): All 71 WWE wrestlers release in 2021: https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/all-71-wwe-wrestlers-released-in-2021/2900-3721/ Chrononauts card game: https://www.looneylabs.com/games/chrononautsMummy: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/347148/Mummy-The-Curse-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=548232Deviant: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/341534/Deviant-The-Renegades?affiliate_id=548232Dearly Bleak: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/367895/Dearly-Bleak-A-Deviant-The-Renegades-Novella?affiliate_id=548232Aberrant Jumpstart: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/361808/The-Adventures-of-Teen-Tomorrow-A-Jumpstart-for-Trinity-Continuum-Aberrant?affiliate_id=548232Beyond the Grave Jumpstart: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/374132/The-Haunting-of-Abbeyham-Priory-A-Jumpstart-for-They-Came-From-Beyond-the-Grave?affiliate_id=548232Hundred Devils: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/374354/Hundred-Devils-Night-Parade-Collected-Edition?affiliate_id=548232Under Alien Skies: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/361206/Trinity-Continuum-Under-Alien-Skies?affiliate_id=548232Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/361809/Players-Guide-to-the-Contagion-Chronicle?affiliate_id=548232Heirs of the Shogunate: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/358947/Heirs-to-the-Shogunate?affiliate_id=548232Pets: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/368059/Trinity-Continuum-Pets?affiliate_id=548232Dracula’s Tomb: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/373357/They-Came-From-Draculas-Tomb?affiliate_id=548232Car Competition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371145/Scion-Car-Competition?affiliate_id=548232Legendlore: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/370797/Legendlore-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=548232Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-gameRich Bastard’s Guide to Magick: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/359547/M20-The-Rich-Bastards-Guide-to-Magick?affiliate_id=548232Ghost Hunters: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/368774/World-of-Darkness-Ghost-Hunters?affiliate_id=548232Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  19. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png 2084. In the wake of two massively destructive events, the Federated States of America committed to building a gleaming utopia with bleeding-edge technology and the sharpest minds anywhere. Named Cascade, anyone can move to this brand-new city and live under the watchful eye of the FSA. Just sign up to be a citizen and have the latest in cybertechnology implanted into your head: a brain-enhancing device known as Glass. One of the biggest escapes is the massively popular MMO known as Terra Surge. What started off as a massive multiplayer fantasy roleplaying game has evolved into a needed social outlet, a sandbox for collaborative creativity, and an escapist fantasy to forget the troubles of the world outside. The fictional world of Synestia has millions of digital citizens known as anima. There are many who seek the simple pleasure of slaying monsters and gaining treasure, but many players also build shops, manage guilds, and live out fleshed-out lives… and all of it is streamed directly into their brains through the miracle of Glass. Trinity Continuum: Anima is a game of cyberpunk and LitRPG adventure set in the future of the Trinity Continuum. Characters in Anima are Talents — supremely talented individuals with an innate and unconscious ability to change the world. They have come to Cascade for their own reasons but are drawn into the intrigues of both the physical and virtual worlds. Some will enter the dangerous world of corporate cloak and dagger to uncover the answers lurking in shady business deals, while others will delve deep into the virtual world’s mysteries, discovering secrets meant to be left buried. Whatever the campaign’s focus, troupes will need to work in both worlds to ensure survival. Players need strong allies for security in the real world as well as high-level animas to fight back about the forces seeking to control a world fighting to rebuild itself. The primary purpose behind this Kickstarter campaign is to enable Onyx Path to create a hardcover edition of the Trinity Continuum: Anima book compatible with the Trinity Continuum core rulebook and setting expansions (such as Trinity Continuum: Æon and Trinity Continuum: Aberrant). Your support will allow Onyx Path to use the best production, the most appropriate components, and possibly even contract more art for this book. An amazing digital PDF product will be created with this material. With your help we create a 7″ x 10″ hardcover with an evocative, action-packed cover image and a Trinity Continuum trade dress. We estimate the book to be between 250-300 pages, with a full-color interior and endpapers on high quality paper stock. >>> Join the fight against the FSA now! <<<
  20. An ancient manuscript scribed by the Half God himself. . . The post Doctrine of Ghul appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  21. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Party-Beach-Creature-Feature-TCFBTS-Jumpstart-Download-1-232x300.png Now available in advance PDF: Party Beach Creature Feature: A Jumpstart for They Came from Beneath the Sea! It’s a beautiful, sunny weekend on the beach. The kids are partying, the beer’s cold, and someone’s passing around what the locals call “jazz cigarettes.” Let’s be honest — life couldn’t be much better in this 1950s slice of American utopia. That is, until monstrous gill-kin emerge from the waves and assault our idyllic town, and shadowy science researchers conspire to stop the party! You are the defenders of small-town America! And you are the only people who can drive the tide of invasion back into the sea! They Came from Beneath the Sea! is a campy, action-filled, horrifying tabletop roleplaying game of 1950s science fiction, taking the best (and worst) bits from the B-movies of the era and presenting them as a thoroughly entertaining story. This jumpstart provides you with all the tools you need to start a story of They Came from Beneath the Sea! and tell many stories to follow. They Came from Beneath the Sea! uses the Storypath System, provided in the pages of this book! Party Beach Creature Feature includes: Six playable characters — including an Everyman, a Survivor, a G-Man, a Mouth, and a Scientist.A story split across three acts, perfect for a one-shot or convention play.Creatures from the deep and villains from the land to throw at your players.All the Cinematic powers, Quips, and Storypath System mechanics you need to run the game right from the page. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/M20-TR-Screen-For-Press-1-232x300.jpg Also available in PDF: the Technocracy Reloaded Storytellers Screen for Mage20! Welcome to the Future As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the Technocratic Union stands on the cutting edge of a future imperiled. As science and technology draw humanity closer than ever before, certain factions within the Masses display gross negligence, undermining the Union’s work and endangering the world for shortsighted gains. The PDF Storytellers Screen for the Technocracy Reloaded supplement for the Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition roleplaying game, a World of Darkness RPG, provides a collection charts and other info to make the Storyteller’s role a little bit easier. Print it out for your table or add it to your tablet for quick reference when storytelling a game of Mage! Other Recent Releases Did you miss one of these recent releases? Nov 11: LegendloreNov 3: M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide to MagickOct 27: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Dracula’s Tomb!, The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory! Jumpstart Sales Indie Press Revolution has a couple of Onyx Path titles they’re trying to clear out, offering 50% off: the Dark Eras Screen, and Lore of the Clans Deluxe Edition. DriveThruRPG is running its Wolfenoot Sale! Discounts on Realms of Pugmire, EX3 Lunars, Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition, and Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png Trinity Continuum: Anima, our 2084 cyberpunk/litRPG setting for the Trinity Continuum, launches TOMORROW on Kickstarter! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Fenrilik: People of the SnowYour 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?
  22. In this issue of Cypher Chronicles, we reflect on our first Gamehole Con experience, get a peek at Claim the … Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-29 The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 2022-29 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  23. Our media spotlight today takes us to the hazardous (and wondrous!) world of Scarn, home of the Scarred Lands setting for Dungeons & Dragons. The show in question is The Lore You Know, and your hosts are writers and all around good people Sarah Stewart (morelikethisindustries.com) and Jeremy Hochhalter (of Wanderer’s Haven Publications). You can expect this show to take you through everything from the geography and history of the Scarred Lands through to the gods, its peoples, the various clashes and calamities that afflict the land, and more! But don’t just settle for this blog when you can check their videos out. Their entire playlist is right here: And what’s more, here are a few select videos for you to enjoy: Dragons of Scarn The Demigods Slitherin Fenrilik History of Hollowfaust Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!
  24. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TC-Anima-Splash-Image.png Comin’ atcha on Thursday the 18th when the Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarter starts at 2pm Eastern US time! If you want to be notified automatically, here’s the link to our TC: Anima KS Pre-Launch page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-game Sign up and get notified when the KS goes live! Yep, we’re excited over here. Not just because we’re bringing a very new and modern take on cyberpunk settings to the Trinity Continuum. And not just because we’re bringing a brand new fantasy setting to the Trinity Continuum. But because we’re combining both settings into the same game and you can play them separately – or together, intertwining the threats and crisis of one with the other because the fantasy setting is within a virtual world enmeshed in the cyberpunk setting! We’re also excited because this combination of two game settings in one was only possible because I was pitched a version of this several years ago by a fan and he was willing to collaborate on how we could work with his ideas and Ian’s to make a new setting – the first new setting – for the Trinity Continuum. So if you think that we’re excited, we don’t have anything on Dominic Parent, the fella who originally pitched their cool concept to me. In fact, here he is know to share some of that excitement: We have the links to the teasers for TC:Anima below in the Blurbs section, and here’s a link to the latest Actual Play by the Polyhedron Podcast crew featuring our own Eddie Webb and Dixie Cochran! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/FarriLensen_PrometheusUnboud.pngPrometheus Unbound art by Farri Lensen So, What Else?… In our Monday Meeting today, we also talked about how we’re going to handle the next few conventions – we’re not attending but individuals probably will – and whether we’ll try and start another KS before the year is out – answer hazy, try back later. We reviewed a question we’ve been seeing in our social media: “That sounds cool, but how do we get your stuff?” So, just to review so that those of you who already know this can pass it on to your friends who might not, every Wednesday we put at least one new project up for sale on DriveThruRPG or on our RedBubble store if it is merchandise. Like, the PDF and physical book PoDs for Legendlore went on sale last Wednesday and Party Beach Creature Feature: the They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart Advance PDF goes on sale this coming Wednesday the 17th. Both on DTRPG. I talked a bit about Legendlore last week, but let me just repeat that it is an awesome take on a D&D5e fantasy world that is actually altered by those who travel there from our world, like most of the player characters. And because they do come from our current world, the setting is far more in tune with the concerns we have now, rather than those of multiple editions/decades ago. If you were interested in They Came From Beneath the Sea!, then this TCFBtS! Jumpstart, the Beach Party Creature Feature, is the perfect way to get into it. In general, we do try and make our Jumpstarts useful for folks wanting an easy on-ramp to a game line, and also cool and filled with equally useful bits for the experienced fan. We’ve experimented with a bunch of formats over the years, but think we’ve hit a sweet spot here with this one and the TCFBtGrave! Jumpstart from a few weeks ago. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/PaulTobin_ForbiddenRelgions.jpgV5 Forbidden Religions art by Paul Tobin Also, speaking of the weekly Wednesday On Sale announcements, Ian also adds links to our ongoing, post-Kickstarter campaign, BackerKit pages every Wednesday, which is another way to get our stuff. Once we run a KS, we create one of these BackerKit pages for both the backers of the KS to use to receive links to their rewards and all that, and also for folks who didn’t back during the KS but would be interested in doing so now. These pages are up for months, so if there are some of our KSs you wish you’d been able to pledge to, please do look their BackerKit pages up. Now, besides PDFs and PoDs, we have select traditionally printed books that by-and-large come from our Kickstarter campaigns; both Deluxe versions and standard books that we ship to stores: so you can contact your favorite local store and either pick up the game you’re looking for there, or ask them to ask their distributor to order it from Studio2, one of our sales partners. Stores can also order direct from Studio2 and another of our sales partners, Indie Press Revolution (IPR) – who is also running a sale on our extra Deluxe projects from KSs as linked to below in the Blurbs section. You can also look those folks up yourself and order on their websites! Hope that helps! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/DigitalArtChefs_NWE-1.jpgN!WE art by Digital Art Chefs I also touched base with Dixie and Eddie to thank them for their very kind words during the recording of a panel last Friday discussing my long-time D&D setting: The Crossroads Continent. They, and several other of our friends, were the first folks I have DM’d for using the D&D5e rules in that setting, and while I knew I had a great time, it was so very satisfying to hear that they did too. This is the second time we recorded this panel, as the first was eaten by Twitch, so I was grateful for the chance to be able to go into the inspirations behind, and the plans for, the CRC, and to have everyone share their impressions. Here’s a link to it: As Travis and I mention during the panel, we’re working on a magic items book for the setting, and then I’m compiling three or four notebooks full of, well, notes on the history of the world in order to give us a single reference for further projects. I mean, I wish I could remember every detail after more than 40 years of the world, but after all, I do take care of so: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Anima-Logo-in-progress.png COMING THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, at 2pm Eastern US time: We’ll be Kickstarting the next core book in the Trinity Continuum: Anima! Onyx Path Media! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/onyx_pathcast6a.jpg This week: Release Rundown! as the Terrifically Terrible Trio give their insider views of the many recent TTRPGs released by Onyx Path. Which one does Matthew love? Which one does Dixie hate? Listen in to find out! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-OPPScheduleNov16-Nov22GRAF-1024x576.png HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: We’re highlighting this one again for you (one last time!), because it’s now gone live! Challenge the Fates is a new Exalted: Essence actual play run by the fine folks at Devil’s Luck Gaming! You can check out the first episode, which was broadcast yesterday, over on their Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/devilsluckgaming http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-OPPScheduleNov16-Nov22-1024x576.png PLUS! We would love it if you checked out our Trinity Continuum: Anima teaser videos: CASCADE https://youtu.be/7k_rbIXlH6c INSIDE SYNESTIA: https://youtu.be/u78wo7enBlI Check out those teasers and join us in getting hyped for the game! Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Please check the following videos out: Onyx Path Crossroads Continent Panel: https://youtu.be/qR7sUHG3SjM Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode One: https://youtu.be/ahL_PqMtDvE Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Two: https://youtu.be/akzFitPJaSs Trinity Continuum Anima: Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Three: https://youtu.be/gf4sZ80CHF8 (You can also find the Polyhedron Podcast‘s Anima actual play right here, in audio form: http://metahedronstudios.com/polyhedron) Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session Zero: https://youtu.be/AJFMwZvZzII Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session One: https://youtu.be/Ee2FgVTRXms Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session Two: https://youtu.be/-To9lmix4Pc Trinity Continuum Aberrant – The Entelechy Archive: Session Five: https://youtu.be/PThilIbH64M Scarred Lands – Sins of Shelzar – S2E5: https://youtu.be/ingG2kdXvHw And a big thank you to everyone who followed along our Deviant actual play, and Eric, its excellent Storyteller and developer. Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! This is a great actual play and really worth checking out if you’re interested in getting into Aberrant. Here’s their latest amazing episode: https://youtu.be/XDKb5doy2Rg Do give Simulacra TV your time and patronage. They deserve your subscriptions! Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses. Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic. And here are the latest episodes of the new season for you! If you’ve missed any, the videos in their back catalogue are easy to find. All you have to do is subscribe. S02E13: https://youtu.be/_Ye4cbuhiOE S02E14: https://youtu.be/MaC8haJQ-ME S02E15: https://youtu.be/716gBSU6BGw S02E16: https://youtu.be/kfoO6cIJPNE Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched and appreciate your notes and feedback! Virtual Tabletop! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Trinity-Astral-modules-graphic-1024x576.jpg Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts! The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QLeap-graphic.png A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart) A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TeenT-graphic.png The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart) Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/QEntang-graphic.png Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart) The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire! Play Now on Astral TableTop! The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT). Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral. Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. https://www.astraltabletop.com/ How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/ Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0 A few highlights of our platform agnostic content: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fiction-Wave-5-1024x382.png Our Sales Partners! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iprlogo.png Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! We have the CofD: Dark Eras Screen and V20 Lore of the Clans on sale for 50% (until they are gone) over 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 at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Party-Beach-Creature-Feature-TCFBTS-Jumpstart-Download-1.png This Wednesday put your toe in the waters and start your swim, never knowing that They Came From Beneath The Sea!’s Jumpstart: Party Beach Creature Feature is coming to save you! Advance PDF available on DTRPG! They Came from Beneath the Sea! is a campy, action-filled, horrifying tabletop roleplaying game of 1950s science fiction, taking the best (and worst) bits from the B-movies of the era and presenting them as a thoroughly entertaining story. This jumpstart provides you with all the tools you need to start a story of They Came from Beneath the Sea! and tell many stories to follow. They Came from Beneath the Sea! uses the Storypath System, provided in the pages of this book! Party Beach Creature Feature includes: • Six playable characters — including an Everyman, a Survivor, a G-Man, a Mouth, and a Scientist. • A story split across three acts, perfect for a one-shot or convention play. • Creatures from the deep and villains from the land to throw at your players. • All the Cinematic powers, Quips, and Storypath System mechanics you need to run the game right from the page. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/M20-TR-Screen-For-Press-1.jpg We’ll also have PDFs of some of the Game Screens we’ll be printing and getting out to folks in the new year on sale at DTRPG this Wednesday! Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! While we won’t be attending as a company, some of our folks will be attending both PAX Unplugged in Philly in a few weeks, and Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee in January. Seek them out if you are attending those cons! And now, the new project status updates! Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)Scion: God (Scion 2e) With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition)W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Second Draft The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition) Development Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian) Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian) Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether) Post-Approval Development Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Tasty Bit: They Came From the Bermuda Triangle! Post-Editing Development Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Trinity Continuum: Anima They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From…!) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights. Masks of the Mythos TC: Adventure! (KS) M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s Rust – Sending over to Maria to AD. Exalted Essence – Art buy figured. TC Mission StatementsSqueaks In The Deep Realms of Magic and Mystery – Rolling along.TC: Anima (KS) – Finishing KS assets. TC: Assassin Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth Novas Worldwide W20 Apocalyptic Record Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art AD’dTCFBtG! Monsters From the CryptThey Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave Kith and Kin – Art buy figured out. Awaiting art notes.EX3 Exigents (KS) – Awaiting art notes for KS. In Layout Scion: DemigodSqueaks in the Deep ScreenSqueaks in the DeepTC Prometheus UnboundTGFBtG! Screen HtV 2e Screen Legendlore ScreenGhost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCsParanormalists HandbookSaints and Monsters TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Over to Ron Thompson. Proofing Hunter: The Vigil 2e – PgXXing.Spiragos Collected AdventuresThey Came From Beyond the Grave! – In Indexing.TC: Aberrant Storypath Nexus materialsThey Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Prepping PDF and PoD files.They Came From Beyond the Grave! JumpstartTC Aberrant N!WE – Backer PDF out to backers for errata.Hundred Devils Night Parade – Advance PDF errata input.M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion Aberrant VTT At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer. Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files with printer.WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Prepping for printer.M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Advance PDF gathering errata. Legendlore – Trad printed book files with printer.TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof ordered.V5 Forbidden Religions – PoD proof ordered.M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – PoD proof ordered.Tales of Heroes: Scion Fiction Anthology – Backer PDF errata ending.They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart – Advance PDF going on ale at DTRPG this Wednesday! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Coincidences. Those weird moments where two or more things are linked – buy why? Like all of these are from today in: 1979 – A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. And: 1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes. Or: 2001 – Microsoft launches the Xbox game console. And: 2013 – Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console.
  25. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew discuss problematic issues in fiction and TTRPGs and methods of handling them! Eddy Webb is punctuationThe question of appropriate children’s booksProviding fiction within its correct contextAbility scores being linked to “race”Eddy explains some of the original game design behind games such as D&D and why it must remain the way it isHaving zero dots in a SkillDixie has a kitten o’ nine tailsProblematic clans in VampireHow to handle Banu Haqim and Ravnos Links: Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
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