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  1. By Sarah L. Stewart Continued from NPC Stat Blocks for Frostlands of Fenrilik Part 1 Calculating Challenge Rating Now, finally, I reached the hard and annoying part: running everything against the table in the DMG to calculate a Challenge Rating and make any needed adjustments. The table is weird. For simple monsters / NPCs you pick a CR for the creature and then go across for their stats. Here’s what it looks like from CR 4-8, the range I expected my NPC stat block to fall in: CR Proficiency Bonus Armor Class Hit Points range Attack Bonus Damage / Round Save DC 4 +2 14 116–130 +5 27–32 14 5 +3 15 131–145 +6 33–38 15 6 +3 15 146–160 +6 39–44 15 7 +3 15 161–175 +6 45–50 15 8 +3 16 176–190 +7 51–56 16 The second and third values (Armor Class and Hit Points) determine the creature’s Defensive Challenge Rating. The Attack Bonus and Damage (or Save DC for spell casters) set the creature’s Offensive Challenge Rating. The Creature’s CR is the average of the two. Based on what I’d done so far, my custom ranger NPC stat block’s results were: Proficiency Bonus +3 (for being 7th level, although this can change if the CR changes) = CR 5-8 AC 14 (with leather armor) = CR 4 7d8+7 Hit Dice (which is 5.5 * 7 = 38.5 Hit Points) = CR 1/4This is way too low for my target range, but I expected that. I almost always add more Hit Dice when creating custom creatures or NPCs. +6 Attack Bonus (with the +3 Dexterity modifier) = CR 5-7 Save DC 13 = CR 0-3That’s much lower than my target, but they’re not primarily a caster. I’m going to focus on their damage, not their Save DC, to calculate their Offensive CR. Calculating the average damage takes a little more work. I gave the character two shortswords, light weapons for two-weapon fighting. They have three attacks per round from two-weapon fighting and an extra attack (that technically requires using a bonus action, but I’m simplifying things, and NPCs and monsters frequently get extra attacks anyway to bump up their damage). As I previously described, once per round they get extra damage due to their archetype. Finally, there’s extra damage if they cast hunter’s mark. In total the average per round is: Weapon damage: 3 (d6 +3) = 19 Archetype power: 1d8 cold damage = 4 Concentration spell: 3d6 for hunter’s mark (cast at the maximum available level) = 10 This is a total average damage of 33, which is a CR 5. So my Defensive CR values at this point were 4 (armor class) and 1/4 (hit dice), and Offensive CR values were 5 (attack bonus) and 5 (damage). It would be easiest to make this character class a CR 5. That’s on the low end of what I wanted, but acceptable. And, more importantly, I wouldn’t have to change the proficiency bonus from my original build (both CR 5 and ranger level 7 have a +3 proficiency). Things to Look out for When Calculating CR Remember, when you’re tweaking things to reach a specific CR, redo your math for the Attack Bonus and Save DC if you change either proficiency bonuses or stats. This is really, really easy to forget. If any of your OCR and DCR values are less than CR 1, you can’t simply calculate the average of the values. See the DMG for specific instructions on how to use the table when that happens. The AC column doesn’t go above 19. If your creation’s AC is higher than 19, check the equivalent value in the Save DC column to determine the AC CR (at least that’s what I do). I needed to bump up the Defensive CR to reach my target. I could have added hit dice to get over 145 hit points — the CR 6 would balance the CR 4 for the armor class. Instead, I upgraded the armor to studded leather, bringing the class’s AC up into CR 5-7 range. I did still need to add more hit dice. Rangers have a d10 hit die, but NPCs have a d8, so I used that. This class has a Constitution of 12, adding +1 per hit die. That equates to 5.5 hit points per hit die. I divided 131 (the bottom of the Hit Points range) by 5.5 and rounded up to determine the Hit Points. That’s 24d8 + 24, for 132 Hit Points. Resistance and Immunities Check One last thing to check. If my character had any resistances or immunities, that might impact their “effective hit dice.” I frequently forget this step when making NPCs, as while it’s very common for monsters to have resistances or immunities, it’s pretty rare for NPCs. And indeed, my NPC did have innate protection versus cold (not at all surprising for the icy lands of Fenrilik). But this rule modifier only applies to those with more than one resistance or immunity (very common with monsters that have resistance to all non-magical weapon damage types). If my NPC had more than one trait, I’d be reducing their hit dice, but they didn’t, so I was all set. Check and Check Again If it sounds like it’s easy for errors to sneak into this process, you’re right — it is! My final step was to double-check all my language, punctuation, formatting, etc. Abilities have to be in alphabetically order, for example, which means that spells are not always listed at the end. I highly recommend having an editor or friend familiar with 5e rules to check your work at this point. One of the great things about Fenrilik was having a whole team working together to review each other’s work. We collectively caught several little things and adjusted others to work better. Having fresh eyes on your work is a tremendous help. If you want to see the final version of this ranger NPC stat block and a bunch of other cool content (excuse the pun) check out Frostlands of Fenrilik, available soon on DriveThruRPG in the Slarecian Vault https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/19/Slarecian-Vault.
  2. Now available in PDF and printfrom DriveThruRPG: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate for Exalted 3rd Edition! Shapeshifters, monster-heroes, divine apex predators — the Lunar Exalted are all these and more. Once they reigned over the First Age alongside the Solars, but in this fallen era, ten thousand Dragon-Blooded sit upon Creation’s stolen throne. The Lunars of the Silver Pact wage war against the Realm, stemming the tide of its imperialist expansion and bleeding away its strength. This Exalted 3rd Edition sourcebook provides everything players and Storytellers need to introduce Lunars into their story. It details the Silver Pact, its ancient vendetta, and the Lunar dominions spread throughout Creation. It also contains Lunar character creation, Charms, and rules for shapeshifting, as well as new Merits, spells, martial arts, and artifacts that can be included in any game. Also available: Frostlands of Fenrilik: Preview 1 Adventure Awaits in the Frozen North Frostlands of Fenrilik is an expansion for Scarred Lands 5e OGL that explores the frozen continent of Fenrilik. Known as the Roof of the World, Fenrilik is a massive frozen tundra filled with unique creatures, dangerous weather and deadly Titanspawn. Frostlands of Fenrilik is created through the Slarecian Vault Community Content program will not only permit your party to take their adventures to Fenrilik, but also to allow you to create your own Fenrilik content for release via the Slarecian Vault! Frostlands of Fenrilik Preview One includes: A sneak peek at the continent of Fenrilik A new playable race: the eschek A new Ranger Archetype: the Ice Walker Frostlands of Fenrilik is coming soon to the Slarecian Vault! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters launched yesterday! We funded to 100% in just over three hours, and are currently at 160% of our $20,000 goal, or $32,047, thanks to our 536 backers! We’ve hit our first stretch goal: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Zed of the Wastes Trinity Continuum: Æon: Reconstruir Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  3. In Eddy runs a Trinity game for Matthew and Dixie! Links: Trinity Core Rulebook: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=548232 Scion: Demigod Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-demigod-book-3-for-the-scion-second-edition-rpg Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  4. Now available in PDF and PoD from DriveThruRPG: The Contagion Chronicle for Chronicles of Darkness! The world is ill. You have everything to lose through its sickness. Loss. Change. Chaos. Your own blood will rebel against you. Your own herd. Your own loved ones. Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this earth, you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion. This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything. The Contagion Chronicle includes: The first Chronicles of Darkness book to provide guidance on playing creatures of all kinds in a shared story. Systems and powers enabling teams of vampires, werewolves, mages, Prometheans, changelings, Sin-Eaters, hunters, mummies, Beasts, demons, and Deviants all in the same group, encouraging you to explore all permutations of crossover. A new mythos — the terrifying Contagion — acting as a catalyst for unifying disparate monsters into allied groups known as the Sworn and the False. Over ten settings from diverse locations all around the globe, each wracked with its own Contagion, and all waiting to be explored. Sales The Exalted Sale on Indie Press Revolution ends in just a few days! The Scion: Origin Phone PDF is 70% off as today’s Deal of the Day on DriveThruRPG! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for Scion 2nd Edition Book 3: Demigod has one week remaining! We funded to 100% in 75 minutes, 200% in less than 12 hours! We’re currently at 334% of our $35,000 goal, or $116,791, thanks to our 1897 backers, and we’ve hit several stretch goals: Scion: Demigod Reference Screen Scion: Demigod Companion: New Boons, new creatures, new Guides, new followers, solo play, new relics, cults & covenants, relic crafting Backer T-shirt Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: 100 Notes and Letters to Find in Pugmire Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion: Specialized Purviews They Came from Beneath the Sea!: The Grays Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  5. Hey Dozer. Technically, Chosen is winding down this site - no new games here. Also, some people set up a new site: https://www.rpgpbp.space/forums/. Both sites do their chatting on Discord now. I hope this answers your questions.
  6. We show off amazing art that you'll find inside We Are All Mad Here (currently in preorder!), and super cool standups of characters and creatures for your Numenera games. We give you the quick-and-dirty lowdown on our Gen Con Online plans. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 27-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  7. Kind of a hold-over from last week’s talk about Justin Achilli, this week we start with one of the quotes from Tombstone that JA and I would lob at each other over the years – and check out this week’s Reason To Celebrate for why the movie comes to mind. They’ve mentioned that Justin is the final member of the WoD team at Paradox, even if he may be pretty much still stuck here because of Covid-19, and if you want to, you can learn more about the person pulled into the WoD team before Justin by checking out this coming Friday’s Onyx Pathcast interview with Outstar, the WoD Brand Community Manager! How Lewd. Another daisy has been Jon Hodgson and his extremely talented crew at Handmade Games, who we’ve worked with on many pieces of art and on the creation of the newest Creature Collection for Scarred Lands. They ran the Kickstarter, as well, and did a fantastic job with the project! Now that the Creature Collection is at our traditional printer – where we had to send it because our more expansive plans for printing and shipping in Europe were torpedoed by Covid-19 (I feel like there’s an underlying theme here) – Jon and team have handed off the project to us in its entirety to fulfill it and get the book into stores. With that, we’re also making the PDF and the PoD versions available this week on DriveThru. So if you prefer to get a gorgeous collection of monsters usable for any 5e gaming, this is your week. Contagion Chronicle art by Luis Sanz I’m In My Prime! Talking about ways we’re all getting through this pandemic, let’s start with quite the difference in our industry with GenCon going online and not live in Indianapolis. First time in something like 40+ years, at least, that there’s no physical con. But like ourselves, the GenCon crew have decided to run an online version filled with gaming and panels and interviews and all sorts of stuff. Fresh from our more us-focused Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention last month, we are still representing at GenCon Online with a What’s Up With the Onyx Path? panel, as well as a bunch of our games. Check out details and links below in the Conventions section, and check out last week’s Onyx Pathcast, for the Terrific Trio’s talk about online gaming and more thoughts about our online con. Lunars art by Gong Stysi Keeping up our efforts to keep in closer contact with our developers during this time of isolation, we had another pair of Developer Town Halls last week, which seemed to go very well. One thing that came up, which we are very aware of, is how hard it is to stay aware of the passage of time these days. Obviously, that has huuuuge impact on the projects folks are working on, as so much of freelance creation depends on creating a certain amount of X (X being words, or pages, or pieces of art, or whatever you’re creating) a day and a week and a month. Luckily for all, Eddy Webb has spent over a decade exploring time-management techniques and processes, and while he has always been helpful for our creators on an ad hoc basis, he’s now going to run a developer work processes workshop for our devs instead of a Town Hall next month. Our hope is that we can use this workshop to present a lot of tools and methods to heighten everyone’s ability to focus longer, faster, better. And I almost lost my focus right there. I was just about to write “…focus longer, faster, better on our: Many Worlds, One Path!”. But I still have one more thing to mention! More details in the Kickstarter section below, but I do want to announce that we’re going to start the Kickstarter for They Came From Beyond the Grave!, the second of the They Came From…! games, next week on Tuesday the 21st! Phew! Glad I managed to get that mention in, and I’m expecting to go into a bunch more next week about the Hammer/Roger Corman Films genre of horror movies and why we’re very excited to be able to emulate that genre with Grave!. For an idea of how it plays, here’s the game we played at our online convention: One more world to add to our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! Next Up On Kickstarter: They Came From Beyond the Grave! Next week on Tuesday the 21st at 2pm EDT, if we can pull it together! And keep your eyes open for: Onyx Path Media! This week: a fantastic interview with Outstar aka Martyna: Paradox‘s new World of Darkness Brand Community Developer, who’s renowned for her World of Darkness lore videos, and who also has a history in the video game industry, having worked on games like The Witcher 3! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ It’s an exciting time for the Twitch channel, as ahead of the Kickstarter, Vorpal Tales commence their They Came from Beyond the Grave! actual play! This week on Twitch, expect to see: V5 – Chicago by Night They Came from Beyond the Grave! Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds Chronicles of Darkness: Tooth & Claw Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale Get watching for some fantastic insight into how to run these wonderful games and subscribe to us on Twitch, over at twitch.tv/theonyxpath Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including: Onyx Path News Live: https://youtu.be/5UHRO66VKi4 #OnyxPathCon | Onyx Pathcast Live [Panel]:https://youtu.be/XxNvUPUtC1o #OnyxPathCon | Learn the Storypath System [Panel]:https://youtu.be/YOr-WIe4nuA #OnyxPathCon | They Came from Beyond the Grave! Actual Play: https://youtu.be/qLEFXntIa3g Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/aEVm_G1Dhzo Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Occultists Anonymous continue their excellent Mage: The Awakening chronicle: Episode 112: Buffs & Bluffs The cabal make preparations for two meetings, one with “Heidi” a leader of the Mammon Ministry, and “Tilly” who has been making threats on behalf of Mammon. Then, of course, come the meetings themselves… https://youtu.be/-rh4zUVwu4I Episode 113: The Mammon Treatise Discussions continue with Tilly and the cabal, a Lictor is called forth to try to make the deal official in the Consilium’s Lex Magica. https://youtu.be/_MqJP2gXQUQ Systematic Understanding of Everything is a new Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner that is breaking down Creation in 45 minute chunks in preparation for Exalted Essence. Their most recent episode in on Creation and its history – https://anchor.fm/exaltcast/episodes/Trackless-Region-Navigation—What-is-Creation-eg2g9d Get past episodes at http://www.exaltcast.com/ The Gamers Table is on board for a Promethean: The Created chronicle right here: https://anchor.fm/gamerstable/episodes/Polyabhorrent-Episode-4—Promethean-the-Created-Actual-Play-egeuvo/a-a2l9s6e Please give them your support! Our very own Chris Allen runs a fantastic opening session of Werewolf: The Forsaken here and on Twitch: https://youtu.be/XTaTf7sxnLk Not too many eyeballs were lost! They’re not alone with their Werewolf: The Forsaken actual play, as Dork Tales on Twitch is playing a chronicle of the same game! https://www.twitch.tv/dorktales Our friends over at Near Dark Studios have just concluded their second season of V5 Chicago by Night, and you can find the entire playlist right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhENuwZpsO7HXSuQ26MvX5uP-xqbYAwGG Apparently it’s a week for Werewolf: The Forsaken, as Paleo Games is running their chronicle of doomed Uratha over here on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/paleo_gaming Last one! Our good buddies at Vorpal Tales recently concluded their superb actual play of They Came from Beneath the Sea!, which you can find here on YouTube in full playlist form. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9fUj4KdqE4Ayzfw1vrDtFY81E0uaNT2K Please check these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! We’d love to feature you! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) We’re told that the App Dev is currently creating an updated version for the latest devices, so keep an eye open for those! 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 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 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! As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we uncage the Creature Collection for 5e Scarred Lands in PDF and PoD versions, both on DTRPG! Conventions! Though dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s what’s left of our current list of upcoming conventions (and really, we’re just waiting for this last one to be cancelled even though it’s Nov/Dec). Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with: PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/ Keep an eye out for our games being run at the online version of GenCon at the end of the month, as well as our What’s Up With the Onyx Path? panel currently slated for 1pm, Thursday July 30th! https://www.gencon.com/online/ 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) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Anima M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) CtL 2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands) The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Development TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core) V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Post-Approval Development Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum) LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Post-Editing Development City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing Lunars: Fangs At The Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Tales of Aquatic Terror – Off to LeBlanc. WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) – KS prep also wrapped up. Aberrant – AD’d. Meredith is helping with keeping track of all the artists. Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 Deviant Legendlore Technocracy Reloaded (KS) Cults of the Blood God – Rolling along. Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Getting the cover art going, interior pieces are coming in. Scion: Demigod (KS) – KS art in progress. They Came From Beyond the Grave! (KS) – Prepping KS assets. TC: Adventure! (KS) – Shen Fei cover art finished by end of the month. Geist: One Foot In the Grave – AD’d, art is rolling. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch TC Aeon Terra Firma V5 Let the Streets Run Red – continued working it. Pugmire Adventure – small project, knocking the layout together. Scion Titanomachy Lunars Screen and Booklet Contagion Chronicle Screen and Booklet Proofing Trinity Aeon Jumpstart – Errata input prep. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Editing. Contagion Chronicle – Errata input and press prep. Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs Magic Item Decks (Scarred Lands) Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet Scion Companion – PoD proofs ordered. At Press TCFBTS Heroic Land Dwellers – PoD proof ordered. TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – Files at press. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Press proofs signed off on, PoD proofs ordered. Creature Collection 5e – PDF and PoD versions on sale on Wednesday. Pirates of Pugmire – Files at press. PoD proofs ordered. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – Files at press. Pugmire Buried Bones – PoD proof ordered. Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Dark Eras Compilation – Uploaded PoD file. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Considered to be the day in 1882 that Johnny Ringo died, gunslinger, and model for many versions of this kind of gaming character: “A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.” Of course, he was never a daisy.
  8. The Threshold, the Invisible Sun book about the life of a vislae, information about the Labyrinth, and much more, is available to preorder now (it releases in July). Sales of Heist on Miracle IV, a fantastic space adventure, are driving donations for Black Lives Matter. The next #SplitTheParty is about the creative process of RPG writing—so you won’t want to miss it. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 22-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  9. What lies beyond the Actuality? What lies beyond the pinnacle of a vislae’s power? The vislae’s road has many steps. The post The Threshold appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
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  11. In this issue of Cypher Chronicles, we bring you an announcement of masks themed with MCG art in our Redbubble store, a look at our hot-off-the-presses advanced copy of Voices of the Datasphere (bask in its beauty, and prepare to dive into a whole new facet of the Ninth World!), an update on our supply chain (including updates on production of The Threshold and Beneath the Monolith!), inspiration for your Cypher games, and we reminisce about the Company of the Black Lantern. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 18-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  12. Now available in ebook and print from Storytellers Vault: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2! For millennia, monsters have hunted and fought alongside us… Rebellions swell and vampires feed. Casualties of war draw Reapers to blood-soaked battlefields. Gilded ages benefit mortals and monsters alike. How? Why? What role do the monsters play with us —- and each other? Dark Eras 2 explores 13 new eras scattered throughout the history of the Chronicles of Darkness. Each chapter features two to three game lines which include Vampire: The Requiem, Mage: The Awakening, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, and more! The rules in this book are compatible with second edition Chronicles of Darkness. Each terrifying time period and location is examined through the supernatural creatures that dwell there. Unlock the past. Find out what hides in the shadows. Inside, you’ll find: Historically inspired settings and story hooks Character-creation tips and gameplay advice New Tilts, Conditions, and era-appropriate rules Because of general quarantine conditions, we wanted to make it easier for you to get the stuff you wanted in order to play your games, so like Dark Eras 1, we also broke out the individual chapters as separate products: 1806 BCE: Hunger in the Black Land (Werewolf: The Forsaken, Promethean: The Created, Beast: The Primordial) 286-226 BCE: The Seven Wonders (Promethean: The Created, Changeling: The Lost) 400-500 CE: Arthur’s Britannia (Vampire: The Requiem, Changeling: The Lost, Hunter: The Vigil) 832 CE: One Thousand and One Nightmares (Vampire: The Requiem, Beast: The Primordial) 1337-1347 CE: Empire of Gold and Dust (Hunter: The Vigil, Demon: The Descent) 1630-1640 CE: Light of the Sun (Mage: The Awakening, Demon: The Descent, Deviant: The Renegades) 1644-1661 CE: Rise of the Last Imperials (Hunter: The Vigil, Mummy: The Curse) 1608-1698 CE: The Scandinavian Witch Trials (Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Mummy: The Curse) 1716-1717 CE: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Mage: The Awakening, Geist: The Sin-Eaters) 1793-1794 CE: The Reign of Terror (Vampire: The Requiem, Mummy: The Curse, Demon: The Descent) 1874 CE: Mysterious Frontiers (Mage: The Awakening, Changeling: The Lost) 1914-1918 CE: The Great War (Werewolf: The Forsaken, Promethean: The Created, Geist: The Sin-Eaters) Also available, last week’s Geist anthology, Death is Not the End, is now available via Amazon for the Kindle and B&N for the Nook! Sales Scion: Origin is one of dozens of products available in this COVID-19 charity bundle from DriveThruRPG! Over $600 of product for only $20, with all proceeds going to the World Food Programme! Indie Press Revolution has a number of great bundle deals up until May 24th, or while supplies last! Kickstarter Update Our Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition launched last week! We hit our $35,000 goal in just 45 minutes! We’re currently at $145,751, or 416% of our original goal, thanks to our 1,730 backers. Wow! We’ve hit a bunch of stretch goals already, including: Technocracy Reloaded ST Screen Technocracy Player’s Companion: Constructs and Symposiums Expanded, Digital Web 3.0.2, Technomancer’s Toybox 20: Q Division, Unlikely Allies III, Technocratic Union PDF bundle Backer T-shirt Technocracy Digital Wallpaper Mage20 Cookbook PDF added to rewards Art of Mage20 PDF added to rewards 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 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 Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion: Mantles of Washington Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  13. Today’s a bit of a doozy, so buckle in: Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Vigil Watch, Chapter Two: The Yorling of Mansk! Ghelspad Expanded! Ghelspad is a massive and diverse land. Once a paradise, this continent is now scarred by the ravages of the Titanswar. In the wake of divine bloodshed, and beset on all sides by titanspawn, the people of Ghelspad survive and thrive on this befouled continent. Vigil Watch explores six different locations across Ghelspad. From the bloody shores of the Toe Islands in the east to the Sweltering Plains of the west, Vigil Watch provides an in-depth look at a variety of locales and cultures. A Land Where Legends Walk Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations. Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still alive themselves. Plus, some Virtual Tabletop encounters and resources available: Scarred Lands: The Hag’s Feast Scarred Lands: Separation Anxiety Scion: Origin Signature Tokens Scion: Hero Signature Tokens Those VTT tokens would probably also be good for streaming, if one were so inclined… Sales Jumpstart PDFs are now free! Get started on a new game , as all our jumpstarts are now available for free for the next week! Scion 2e: A Light Extinguished Cavaliers of Mars: A Festival of Blades Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Trouble on the Steel Pier Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb V20 Dark Ages: Legacy of Lies Changeling: The Dreaming 20th: Yours to Keep Exalted 3e: Tomb of Dreams Vampire: The Requiem 2e: Reap the Whirlwind Revised Changeling: The Lost 2e: Hearts on Trial The following are older-style quickstarts and were already free, but are listed here for completeness’ sake: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Quickstart Demon: The Descent Quickstart The Grand Exalted Sale continues for just a few more days on Indie Press Revolution, with up to 25% off the price of physical Exalted books! IPR also has a number of other great bundle deals up until May 24th, or while supplies last! Kickstarter Update Our Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition launched yesterday! We hit our $35,000 goal in just 45 minutes! We’re currently at $105,315, or 301% of our original goal, thanks to our 1,195 backers. Wow! We’ve hit a bunch of stretch goals already, including: Technocracy Reloaded ST Screen Technocracy Player’s Companion: Constructs and Symposiums, Digital Web 3.0, Technomancer’s Toybox 20, Unlikely Allies Technocratic Union PDF bundle Backer T-shirt 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 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 Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Slarecian Vault Classic Art Pack 4 Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion Art Pack 2: Heroes and Denizens Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
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  15. Ugh, this month. Fortunately, our output continues apace. Here’s what we’ve released over the last month: Scarred Lands: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad, part 2 (PDF via DriveThruRPG) Trinity Continuum: Æon: Distant Worlds (advance PDF via DriveThruRPG) Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition: Haunting Shadows (ebook and print on demand via Storytellers Vault, Kindle ebook via Amazon, Nook ebook via B&N) Mage: The Awakening: Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (advance PDF via Storytellers Vault) Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition (traditional print via IPR and Studio 2, PDF and print-on-demand via Storytellers Vault) Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist 2nd Edition Storytellers Screen and Reference (traditional print via IPR and Studio 2, PDF via Storytellers Vault) Kickstarter We wrapped up the Kickstarter for Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition, reaching our $25,000 funding goal in under three hours, and closing at $101,564, or 406%! Our thanks to the 1,997 backers! We ended with the following stretch goals: Hunter Storyteller Screen Tending the Flame: Cells: A chapter on navigating Tier One hunter society. Compacts: A chapter on navigating Tier Two hunter society. Conspiracies: Eight expanded Tier Three hunter writeups. The Ascending Ones archive: A bundle of Hunter 1e products, including Night Stalkers, Blood Drive, Dark Eras: Fallen Blossoms Malleus Maleficarum scrolls: A bundle of Hunter 1e products, including Spirit Slayers, Bad Night at Blackmoon Farm, Under the Skin Records of the Lucifuge: A bundle of Hunter 1e products, including Mortal Remains, Block by Bloody Block, and Tooth and Nail Council of Bones Transcripts: A bundle of Hunter 1e products, including Witch Finders, Spearfinger, and Dark Eras: Doubting Souls At-cost Backer T-shirt Digital wallpaper Hunter Tier One Jumpstart We also launched the Kickstarter for Legendlore, but unfortunately made the decision to cancel it. We hope to relaunch later this year. 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 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 Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last month: The Serpent Amphora 5e Quickstart The Pleasure City of Shelzar Vengeance of the Shunned Campaign (also available in PoD!) Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last month: 100 Dogs to Meet in Pugmire Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last month: Scion: Combat: Dancing Scion: Enondeara, the gods of the Tupi-Guarani Scion: Supernatural Path: Vigilante Scion: A Rude Awakening Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
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