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  1. Sol Invictus — the “Unconquered Sun” — was the official sun god of the Roman empire, and the patron of soldiers. On December 25, 274 CE, Emperor Aurelian made the worship of Sol an official cult, dedicating a new temple to the god, bringing the total number of Sol temples in Rome to at least four. Many historians say that the December 25th date was ultimately chosen for Christmas sometime before 336 CE (probably at the Council of Nicaea in 325) because it was also the beginning date of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, the festival of Sol Invictus. So happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti to all you Exalted fans! May he gird you against the coming Calibration. Now available: Hundred Devils Night Parade: Heartflame and Rothopper for Exalted 3rd Edition! Now in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG. From the frozen North to the burning South, and all directions in between, there are creatures that stalk Creation. Demons, spirits, monsters and even creatures who live alongside mankind are in every region. In this collection you will find new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the secrets of these denizens of Exalted 3rd Edition’s wondrous world. This is our final PDF of the monthly Adversaries and Hundred Devils Exalted PDFs we’ve been releasing since April 2017! We hope you’ve enjoyed them. Now, to compile them… Sales As part of DriveThruRPG’s Teach Your Kids to Game sale, Realms of Pugmire products are on sale! That includes Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, the Fetch Quest card game, and Canis Minor community content! Sale ends soon, so better hurry…. Scarred Lands products for Pathfinder (the Scarred Lands Players Guide and The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition) are upwards of 90% off from Indie Press Revolution! Both products are an incredible $5 each! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition started last week. After hitting its $25,000 funding goal in just 47 minutes (and doubling it in under 10 hours), we currently at $92,430, or 308%. Thanks to our 1506 backers! We hit the following stretch goals: Trail of Bone and Ashes: The Ties That Bind, a playable Hecata story; Old Wounds, exploring the enmity between the Cappadocians, Lamiae, Giovanni, Samedi, and Harbingers; Open Your Eyes: an examination of Golconda; The Wellspring: wherein the coterie take over an abandoned cult Blood Gods Backer T-Shirt Blood Gods Desktop Wallpaper Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Creature Collection 5e They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Ghelspad Companion Vol 7 Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The Storypath Nexus is now open! So far Scion content has been unlocked. The following community-created content for Scion has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  2. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew present a kind of Christmas special that’s not very special at all! Welcome to the Onyx Waynecast Building up excitement for a non-episode The Onyx Pathcast: Sponsored by Blue Shells Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trivia Fumbling experts in the podcast medium experiment with sound effects The audience starts to file in Joshua: The First Caller! Danielle Lauzon calls in and we ask about her plumbing Grammar, pronunciation, and accents Onyx Real Estate Advice We debate what “the south” is in America We’re joined by the Cretins Guild If there was a point, by this point we sailed past it What we’re watching right now (Watchmen, Expanse, Irishman) Dixie and Matthew do the show tunes! We discuss Les Miserables Links: The Cretins Guild Podcast: https://player.fm/podcasts/Cretins%20Guild Watchmen TV Series: https://www.hbo.com/watchmen Expanse TV Series: https://www.amazon.com/The-Expanse-Season-1/dp/B018BZ3SCM The Irishman: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80175798 Joe Pesci Still Singing: https://open.spotify.com/album/5tWIcBDUgPgzbCwTZYKHea Les Miserables Movie Soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/album/0I6Bl1dVB1hQsSoQF6KuTg Onyx Path Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/CFJytTf
  3. I suppose I can share mine: historybuffgabe@comcast.net
  4. This is the last week for the Mummy: The Curse 2e Kickstarter and as that gets “wrapped up” on Thursday we’re going to run right from that to set up our booth at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, PA. Ah, Philly! City of my birth and youth! City of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and bad attitudes! I return, anon! But before that: please check out the Mummy 2e Kickstarter if you haven’t already! We’d love to achieve the next chunk of the Book of Lasting Death and get some more Utterances and Judges in there – but we need your help! If you’ve already pledged – tell your friends! Wander the streets and alert the neighbors! If you haven’t pledged, well here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition Let’s go out strong! (Like the reverse of the Mummys…) V5 Chicago Folio illustration by Michael Gaydos We’ll be coming in strong to PAX Unplugged this coming week, with myself and LisaT, Mighty Matt McElroy, Fast Eddy Webb, Dangerous Dixie Cochran, Neall Raemonn Price, Meghan Fitzgerald, Travis Legge, Danielle Lauzon, and Crystal Mazur attending! Dixie, LisaT, Matt, and myself will be in our booth handing out our new brochure and answering questions – but most of all, we’ll be directing folks to, and signing them up for, demos in both the booth and at our demo table in the gaming area. Our table is in Area 119a, we’ve been told, in fact! Look right there in this handy map! (Thanks, Ian!) Right now, the menu for gaming with the rest of our crew is: Meghan: Changeling: the Lost 2e and Contagion Chronicle Neall: Scion Hero 2e and Mummy: the Curse 2e Danielle: Trinity Continuum and Dystopia Rising: Evolution Eddy: Pugmire and Fetch Quest Travis: Scarred Lands and Legendlore Crystal: Monarchies of Mau and Chicago by Night Matt: Scarred Lands and Cavaliers of Mars So come on by if you want to sit in on a game and we’ll get you scheduled! Plus, with the brochure, we’ll be announcing at least one secret project, and we’ll be glad to answer questions about that. We’ll also be directing anyone who wants to buy our games to right across the aisle from us at Studio2 – which is just darn convenient! Let me underline that: we aren’t selling books at our booth, Studio2 is selling them for us! Here’s another handy map: Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you folks there – it is a very cool con! Now, here’s some follow-ups for some things I mentioned last week: The Pugmire Wolfenoot sale went really well, and both Pugsteady and Onyx Path were able to send nice-sized donations to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind! Thanks to all of you who participated in the sale and helped us help them! Our Reddit AMA went fantastically for about 5 hours and many, many, in-depth questions were asked and answered. Thanks to all of you that participated and if you have any further questions and are at PAX Unplugged, we’ll be glad to continue the conversations! I’ll be there with bells on – well, at least one bell! They Came From Beneath the Sea! illustration by Eric Lofgren Last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast started out normally, but then exploded into a frenzy of creative ideas and after the dust settled (or the verbal equivalent) Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy had brain-stormed six new games! Their titles are: * Game 1: Envelopes and Urban Legends * Game 2: The Calamari of Crime * Game 3: Super Dragon Dining Crisis Tensai: Apocalypse Ultima EX * Game 4: Universal Faultlines * Game 5: Barn Raising * Game 6: Love in the Time of Androids You really have to listen to get the actual details of these games, and the wacky yet very typical way that they were conceptualized by the Trio, but even the titles give you some idea of the range of genres and approaches they played around with. While I was listening – like I do every week, Matthew – it struck me that while the gang were riffing pretty wildly, the process is really very typical for a lot of our creative meetings. For years we’ve tried to use the rules of Improv in our game brainstorming. Like, don’t negate what the last person threw out to the group, try and build upon it. The old “Yes, and…” rather than “No”. There’s more than enough time to apply critical or realistic thinking to the ideas, first you need to let the ideas pour out. (And this is actually not easy to do! A lot of our Onyx Path crew are extremely realistic about the challenges inherent to creating projects, and have very strong opinions and likes and dislikes (hard to believe, I know), so holding those comments back can run against our very natures.) But as you can tell with this Pathcast, or with my riffing with Matthew half a year ago in the UK GamesExpo edition of the Pathcast where we combined Transformers, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Scion, there’s something innately and deeply fun and satisfying to just letting loose with our imaginations! Which is, I think, the single greatest part of the TTRPG hobby, and why so many of us love it so much. And, in our case at Onyx Path, why we are so excited to create: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Kickstarter is now IN ITS LAST WEEK and has passed 200% funding and has over 1000 backers with over a week to go. Backers have already unlocked the Mummy 2e Screen as a Stretch Goal, additional Utterances, and a whole new project: the Mummy 2e Companion! Please check out this blog from several weeks ago for a description of all the amazing features of this new edition! Be there to witness the majesty and terror of this new version of Mummy: The Curse! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition Next Kickstarter: V5 Cults of the Blood Gods! Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features an interview with fabulous freelancer Lauren Roy! Available on Podbean or on your favorite podcast venue! It’s another busy week for Onyx Path and our merry band of fantastic streamers on Twitch this week, with games of Vampire: The Masquerade, Pugmire, Scarred Lands, Aberrant, Changeling: The Lost, Hunter: The Vigil, and more random drop-in games taking place all the time! If you’re subscribed to our channel, you can find some of last week’s games, including Scion as run by Neall Raemonn Price, developer of the game! What’s more, if you’re a fan of Scion, be sure to check out The Gentleman’s Guide to Scion over on Matthew Dawkins’ YouTube channel! It’s only on the second video so far, so there’s plenty of time to catch up. Check out youtube.com/user/clackclickbang Please find us, follow us, and subscribe to us on twitch.tv/theonyxpath If Twitch isn’t your jam, maybe YouTube is! We’re steadily migrating all our content from Twitch to YouTube, but there’s new videos too! Travis Legge and Matthew Dawkins like to dive bomb the news onto different channels at different times, just to keep everyone on their toes, and this week it’ll be on YouTube again! Subscribe to youtube.com/user/theonyxpath On redmoonroleplaying.com, Klara Herbol runs Vampire: The Masquerade for Matthew Dawkins and the Red Moon Roleplaying team, while Matthew runs Mummy: The Curse for John Burke, Bianca Savazzi, and Craig Austin from Red Moon! Lots of actual plays of tremendous quality there, for you to check out and enjoy. Occultists Anonymous are back with more Mage: The Awakening fun right here Episode 62: Another Round of Darts The cabal’s plans are interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance and have to clean up a mess that isn’t their fault… https://youtu.be/_JZyq57KNOo Episode 63: Taking It Offline The cabal meet with the Phantasm Society in hiding and plan how to stop the Hunters before they become more of a problem.https://youtu.be/zlSrGhu1Eis The Story Told Podcast interviewed our very own Ian Watson regarding the Trinity Continuum: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-41-aeon-interview-with-ian-watson And did you miss Mage: The Podcast interviewing Matthew Dawkins about Technocracy Reloaded and other books? Never fear, the interview is right here: https://magethepodcast.com/index.php/2019/11/24/m5-meditations-metanarrative-tools-and-mummy-with-matthew-dawkins/ Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on matthewdawkins.com if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog! Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands 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 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 are available to order! As always, you can find most of Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! There’s still time to join DTRPG‘s massive sale for Cyber Monday! https://www.storytellersvault.com/featured.php?promotion_id=CybeM19STV https://www.drivethrurpg.com/blackfriday.php?manufacturers_id=4261 On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we are proud to announce the PDF and physical book PoD versions of both the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Aeon core book are available on DTRPG! Conventions! PAX Unplugged: December 6th – 8th, in Philadelphia, PA. We’re going to have lots and lots of gaming for folks to sign up for, a lot of them featuring our game creators! See maps and things above! 2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th, in Milwaukee, WI. Check out David Fuller’s Athens, Ohio Scion actual play tie-in adventure (soon to be coming to the Storypath Nexus community content site) that will be running at Midwinter. The event url is below: https://tabletop.events/conventions/midwinter-gaming-convention-2020/schedule/402 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) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Duke Rollo fiction (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Redlines Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Second Draft Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Development Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Manuscript Approval Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) Post-Approval Development Scion LARP Rules (Scion) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Editing Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness) Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Post-Editing Development Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Contagion Chronicle – Going over sketches. Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Reviewing art that’s already in. Ex3 Lunars – Just need two artists’ pieces in. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Contacting two more artists. Ex3 Monthly Stuff Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Art all seems ready. Chicago Folio – Got cover in this morning. Mummy 2 (KS) – Going. City of the Towered Tombs Let the Streets Run Red – Going over artnotes and dividing stuff up. CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Awaiting artnotes. Scion Mythical Denizens – Going over sketches. Deviant Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Sending out art notes and contracts. Vigil Watch – Awaiting artnotes. In Layout Chicago Folio Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds – Haven’t forgotten it. VtR Spilled Blood – Josh is working on it. Pirates of Pugmire Proofing Memento Mori – Awaiting Dev comments. Dark Eras 2 – Aileen working up the cover. Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart M20 Book of the Fallen – Backer PDF errata is with Josh. They Came from Beneath the Sea! At Press Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming. V5: Chicago – Shipping to the KS fulfillment shippers. PoD files up and processing. Aeon Aexpansion – PoD proofs coming. Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – At press, proofs signed off on. Geist 2e Screen – At press, waiting for proofs. DR:E – At press, waiting for proofs. DRE Screen – At press, waiting for proofs. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties – PoD proof on the way. Trinity RMCs Tales of Good Dogs – Putting up PoD files. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Celebrating Wikipedia-weirdness, in that it’s really easy to see (and construct) all sorts of patterns from the items in it. Like these all here on December 2nd, Cuba’s Armed Forces Day: 1956 – The Granma reaches the shores of Cuba’s Oriente Province. Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution. 1961 – In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist–Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism. 1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado. 1986 – Death of Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, businessman, and television producer (b. 1917) Busy date!
  5. Dark Eras 2 is an upcoming supplement that’s compatible with the Chronicles of Darkness second edition game lines. Each chapter is a look at a different era in history through the eyes of two or three game lines. Light of the Sun is a chapter that takes place in the 17th century, in the time of Galileo Galilei. It features Mage: The Awakening, Demon: The Descent, and the upcoming Deviant: The Renegades. This fictional letter opens the Light of the Sun chapter and offers a taste of what’s in store. The book is over three hundred thousand words and is now being edited. If you’re excited to play the Chronicles of Darkness throughout history, check out the BackerKit for Dark Eras 2. Accorso, If you will not heed my warnings to turn from your studies on grounds of our friendship and trust, let me tell you fully of the Soncino matter, in hope this might penetrate your prideful stubbornness and return you to humility. Filippo Mantovani died before my companions and I arrived at his crumbling villa at the edge of Soncino. He was struck down by a wasting disease. Some farmers had already taken the shriveled corpse on a crude bier to a hilltop near the town, its crown bare but for the jagged shape of an old monolith. We resolved to challenge this superstitious nonsense after questioning Rigarda, Filippo’s wife. Amid the meager furnishings and empty shadows of her home, Rigarda told us her husband had spent his riches on telescopes and prohibited texts. She showed us copies of De revolutionibus, Siderius Nuncius, and others besides, and admitted that she too had read and studied these books. Further, she said that she and her husband had witnessed strange lights in the night sky, that there were pearls of silver that did not match the charts of any philosopher or mathematician and certainly not holy scripture. They had spent months tracing the arc of these lights, and learned a certain flashing rhythm from them which they believed to be a language of the firmament. Filippo had fallen in with certain men from the local farms, men who Rigarda was fearful of, and regardless of their difference in status the merchant had employed these peasants because of their belief that the monolith on the hill had been built by the ancients, and that witches used it as a beacon to speak with spirits of the sky. As she explained this story to us, and we questioned her closely as to how they had acquired these books prohibited by the Sacred Congregation of the Index, evening fell. Rigarda offered us hospitality but, as we sat to eat, a terrible sound of buzzing and clicking came from that distant hilltop and shook our bones to intensely that it brought us to senselessness. When we came to, Rigarda was gone along with the books. The distant hilltop was limned with white light, and the monolith burned there like an ivory brand. We could see the shapes of figures dancing around it. A light answered in the night sky above, and fell down on a trail of fire to consume that hilltop in a thunderous conflagration. In that fire, Accorso, I saw wings unfolding. You know I am not superstitious, Accorso, but I have no explanation in scripture or reason for what I witnessed. I urge you to set aside your fanciful obsession with the philosophy and mathematics of the heavens. The mysteries of the firmament should not be explored. Some truths come at a price too high for simple mortals such as we. Leave these secrets to God, my friend. Please. — Guglelini, in service to the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition
  6. Well, I'm finally considering being the GM again for once. This time, I'm going to pick a pre-written campaign and run with one of the two following options... The Persephone Extraction They are so old they cannot remember their names. They are pale, spindly things, with hollow eyes, and long fingers that scuttle like cave-spiders. They are strong – immensely, inhumanly strong – but act like old, arthritic people, shuffling along painfully, conserving their strength for when they need it. They are fast – terrifyingly, breathtakingly fast – but they move slowly, cautiously, fearfully. Their fear outweighs their preternatural gifts; for centuries, survival and control have been their watchwords, their overriding goals. We must not die, they whisper in the dark, even though they can no longer recall what it is to live. And if the world must die so they can live, so be it. Basic Concept: Spies saving the world from a conspiracy of ancient evil vampires! System: Night's Black Agents. "Night’s Black Agents brings the GUMSHOE engine to the spy thriller genre, combining the propulsive paranoia of movies like Ronin and The Bourne Identity with supernatural horror straight out of Bram Stoker. Investigation is crucial, but it never slows down the action, which explodes with expanded options for bone-crunching combat, high-tech tradecraft, and adrenaline-fueled chases." Way of the Wicked The Kingdom of Talingarde is the most noble, virtuous, peaceful nation in the known world. Herein is the story of how you burned this insipid paradise to the ground. It's only fair. They burned you first. Basic Concept: Villains game! Way of the Wicked has been set up to help provide cause for everyone to work together and not backstab each other. ...At least until the endgame... System: Pathfinder What's your pleasure, people?
  7. I think this is something Matt did, which randomly posts under our different accounts.
  8. Debating whether to reboot Kel (slicer) or some other option.
  9. Great bunch of stuff this month, plus Kickstarter backers have started to receive their Trinity Continuum and TC: Æon rulebooks. Good news all around! Cavaliers of Mars: Witch-Queen of the Shadowed Citadel (PDF) Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Trouble on the Steel Pier: A Dystopia Rising: Evolution Jumpstart (PDF/print) Pugmire: Pugmire Core Rulebook Phone PDF (PDF) Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous: The Prince Resplendent and Gleaming Gneiss (PDF) Mage: The Awakening: Signs of Sorcery (print) Merch Cavaliers Art: City of Vance (journals) Cavaliers Art: Cavaliers of Mars Cover (journals) Æon: Æon Trinity (journal) Æon: Psi Order Æsculapian Order (journal) Æon: Psi Order Chitra Bhanu (journal) Æon: Psi Order ISRA (journal) Æon: Psi Order Legions (journal) Æon: Psi Order Ministry of Noetic Affairs (journal) Æon: Psi Order Norça (journal) Æon: Psi Order Orgotek (journal) Æon: Psi Order Upeo wa Macho (journal) Kickstarter We wrapped up two Kickstarters during October: the Scarred Lands 5e Creature Collection reached $63,130 of our $15,000 goal, or 421%! We also reached enough stretch goals to add 60 extra pages of material! The second was Deviant: The Renegades, which reached $78,917 of our $35,000 goal, or 225%. Also a good number of stretch goals to add new content to several supplements. Our next Kickstarter, Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition, begins in just a few more days. Keep an eye out! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: V5 Chicago by Night Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last month: Her Immaculate Prestige Clerics of Rage and Fury People of Ghelspad Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last month: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The Storypath Nexus is now open! So far Scion content has been unlocked. The following community-created content for Scion has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last month: Treasures and Gifts The Cortes Divinas of Maria Lionza Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  10. I'm gonna give this some thought. A hacker type or the group's street samurai (maybe bio-samurai for more flavor). Like Max I will review and see.
  11. I'm willing to go either way. Personally, I think we're good enough sports to make this work. It's only a game, and better to let us vent any hard feelings onto the NPCs than in RL.
  12. I believe I will be rebooting Ali Badren. Just need some time to sort through the building and adapt the background.
  13. Karen will be coming to Simon Magus, but she is not yet at the place, and there is something she intends to do first along the way. Chronologically, thus there is a block of free time for Darrik to be in on the business with Cara. Make sense?
  14. Depends on if Noir and Max are going to bring in Darrik promptly, or if I should wait for Jeane's PC to arrive at Simon Magus for that convo.
  15. Working on a rough super-soldier project - you know the kind of thing.
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