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  1. Now available: Aeon Ready-Made Characters! Now in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG. Don’t wait, humanity needs you now! Do you want to game but your players aren’t sure what to play? Looking for inspiration to get you into the world of Æon? This book is for you! These six ready-made characters cover a range of psions eager to face whatever challenges your story brings. Each character is complete with background and roleplay suggestions. Or, if your players would prefer to explore something different, each character has alternative versions of the paths their lives may have taken. For Storyguides, every character also includes an antagonist character sheet so you can use them as foes, foils, or friends for the player’s own characters. Æon Ready-Made Characters includes: Six pre-generated player characters, ready to explore the world of Trinity Continuum: Æon. Two alternative versions of each character, detailing the changes required to bring them to life. An antagonist character sheet for the primary version of each character. Four story hooks to help Storyguides build their worlds, either as starting points or to drop into existing campaigns. Sales It’s time for DriveThruRPG’s New Year, New Game sale! We’ve got an amazing Scion 2e Bundle with four Scion PDFs for only $12.99! 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 $122,590, or 409%. Thanks to our 2067 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 Forbidden Paths: Pathways to Power: cults dedicated to power through fear, influence, or devotion, including worshipers of the Nictuku, errant houses within the Tremere, and the ancestral obsession of the Ventrue. Dreams of Golconda: A number of cults who believe they alone know the path to Golconda. Eschatological Thought: About those cultists who want to bring an end to everything. Art budget increase! 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: Vengeance of the Shunned New Year New Game Bundle 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 to Trinity Continuum and Aeon products! The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion: SPEAR Contract / O Contrato DARDO Trinity Continuum: Thirteen Terrorists TC: Aeon: Leviathan: Mabuhay TC: Aeon: Dark Side of the Moon: Ready Made Characters Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  2. Did you know we’re on Twitch? We broadcast nearly every day (although we’re a little light this week due to holidays). We’ve got some emotes set up for channel subscribers too! Join us! If Twitch isn’t your thing, many of the shows, plus more content like Matthew Dawkins’ Onyx Path News, make their way to our YouTube channel. See you there!
  3. Season’s Greetings! Hi, I’m Travis Legge, a developer working on Scarred Lands RPG supplements. 2019 has been an incredible year. Onyx Path partnered with DriveThruRPG.com and launched a community content program, the Slarecian Vault, where you can create your own Scarred Lands adventures, subclasses & more. There are now over 70 community content titles in the Vault and that number keeps growing. We also released new Spell Cards and a new sourcebook for sailing the Blood Sea! In partnership with Handiwork Games, we funded the next book: the Creature Collection. If you missed that Kickstarter, don’t fret, you can pre-order Creature Collection 5e on Backerkit. I’m excited to look ahead. As our team prepares for the release of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad and Vigil Watch, we’ll be introducing several rules to playtest through Open Development. Check them out, use them at your tables, and let us know what you think. Here are the details! Thirteen playtest packages in total Each playtest is open for three weeks Each playtest includes a survey for you to enter your feedback and rate your satisfaction with the content Each playtest document will contain a link to a brief survey for feedback. Starting in January, I will post a new playtest each week, with each survey open for three weeks, on the Onyx Path blog. The final Open Development playtest in this schedule will be posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. To get you started early, I am overjoyed to present you with the first Scarred Lands playtest and survey! Follow the link to find rules for the Hollow Legionnaire Revisited and the Fighter Martial Archetype: Goreguard. Try them out at your table over the holidays! Link to Playtest #1: Playtest #1 Hollow Legionnaire Revisited and Goreguard Link to Playtest #1 Feedback: https://forms.gle/cTrqf74Q1uzJ2A5eA The next playtest will be posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. See you then!
  4. Noir

    WS OOC

    Not everybody was in chat to see it... I am withdrawing from WS too. I would prefer Lilly's dad get transferred or something so she has to go, as I would rather her not be NPCed for any length of time.
  5. I am also on Steam chat (you do not need to even use Steam to use the chat) as Noirlathotep.
  6. That photo looks like V5 Philly By Night‘s cover! (Not an actual book we’re working on). But it was my view in Philly during this last weekend at PAX Unplugged. Which was fantastic for us, so let me get right to the highlights! First, there was the convention itself. We went in with a strategy of a non-sales booth, with double demo tables in the booth and more demo tables in the gaming area. Our primary goal was to hand out our new brochures and to talk with as many people as possible. Towards that end, Mighty Matt brought a fine selection of display products, including working texts from several books not yet on sale (or Kickstarted): And no, we were not selling V5 Chicago By Night at the con, which unfortunately disappointed a few fans. First it needs to get to KS backers (soon), and then into game stores and other sales venues. But, as we had intended, we did give folks a chance to buy our stuff – right across the aisle at the Studio2 booth! Here’s a pic with Jim from Studio2 and our books on prominent display: That was from set-up day, so you can’t see our new Onyx Path official shirts, and I wasn’t wearing by silver bell yet, but once the attendees rolled in, the system of us sending folks over to buy the books we just talked up, and them sending folks over to us for demos and info (or to get Eddy or Neall’s autographs), worked out better than we had hoped. And here’s the booth itself on set-up day. It would soon be filled with people talking and demo-ing: Ah yes, the people. So many the people. We had demos running at at least one table and usually two, all through the con. Dynamic Dixie, Crystal, and LisaT were our ambassadors of goodwill and directed folks to the downstairs gaming area, or next door to buy books, or over to Mighty Matt or myself if they wanted more in-depth answers or to talk business – all the while handing out a phenomenal amount of brochures. Eddy, Neall, Meghan, Travis, Danielle, and Crystal (again, boy was she busy), all demoed games in the booth and downstairs – a wide cross-section of our publishing, from Chicago By Night to Scion to Pugmire to Scarred Lands to Changeling: The Lost to TC: Aeon (more on that later)! Here’s a Pugmire game being run by the one and only Eddy Webb: There was a lot of laughter, some gasps, and a lot of folks who popped over to the Studio2 booth to see what of ours was for sale. That flow from our booth to the demos to Studio2 was what we were looking for, so our booth/demo crew hit it out of the ballpark! And when I mentioned people, I also meant that we talked to a ton of podcasters and actual play folks, printers and shippers, and our cohorts from around the industry. At least three of us were losing our voices by the end of the con. I did a look back at art directing the original Mage: The Ascension book interview, which I’ll be sharing the link for soon – but let’s just say that our discussion went far deeper into how art direction works in general than I’d have expected. A real thrill for me was meeting the Devil’s Luck crew (literally) in their Scarred Lands characters’ costumes – especially since the Slitherin rat-men were one of my contributions to the Creature Collection back in the day: A mighty Manticora! Squeak, squeak! If you get a chance to watch, well, really any of their actual plays – not just Scarred Lands – you too will be impressed with their dedication to character and great gaming. So here are some specific news items from PAXu: PAXu was the first place you could buy the Trinity Continuum Core and TC: Aeon traditionally printed books, and boy did they go over big! Right now, we are sold out of their respective Screens, so we’re looking into what to do about that! You can ask your FLGS to order both books from their distributor or have them reach out to Studio2 or IPR (below in the sales section of the blog). Our old friend Ivan van Norman and Hunters Entertainment through Renegade Game Studios announced that they are heading up the creation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition! Congrats to Ivan and the whole team! We released our new brochure for 2020, although the year really doesn’t mean anything except that we can find it in sequential order with all our other ones. The year isn’t associated with any expected releases. I’ve seen some folks ask why this project or that project isn’t in there, and the reason is simple. This brochure is designed to showcase the various worlds that we are making projects for; to give a taste and info about those game-lines, and not really to provide a listing of everything we have done, are doing, or will do. We picked a few key projects to mention to show some of the range or depth of a line. Chicago Folio art by Michael Gaydos And, of course, we followed through with announcing a new project at PAXu that was hitherto unannounced, with a blurb in the brochure and press releases the same day as the brochure went public. That project is Exalted Essence! Of course, we’ve only teased what’s in this book, because this is just the first announcement, but here are a few clarifications from the team on a few things that people have some questions about: A lot of people have been speculating on the system, so we can definitely confirm it’s still a version of the Storyteller System and not Storypath or something else. Castes/Aspects, etc. will still come into play, but as variations on the main Exalt types. The 10 Exalt types included will be Solars, Lunars, Dragon-Blooded, Exigents, Sidereals, Getimians, Liminals, Abyssals, Alchemicals, and Infernals. There will be some setting information in Essence, enough to run games set across Creation, though players and Storytellers can certainly supplement setting information and history with any of the current and forthcoming Exalted 3e books. Players and Storytellers won’t need to be familiar with any other Exalted books or editions to run a game of Exalted Essence. Our main goal regarding Exalted Essence is to capture the feel of Exalted: the vast, epic-fantasy game that has captured imaginations for almost two decades. Now, I’d also like to step back a bit and go into our impetus for creating a “lighter” version of Exalted 3rd. Obviously, Exalted 3rd Edition is a huge book. It has a lot of pages, it’s heavy, and inside, it covers a ton of material with a gigantic Charms chapter, and then several more chapters for other powers. (Obviously, this is a titanic simplification of EX3, but I’m not going into an analysis of everything in there, this is already a long blog post). What I’m saying is that EX3 is daunting just to look at when you sit down to play. If you hear about it, and want to get it, it costs a lot to buy, it costs a lot to ship, and the page count pushes the limits of book binding technology. Then we look past that, and the material within is also daunting, even to experienced Exalted players. VtR2 Spilled Blood art by Andrea Payne So years ago, we began to discuss how to make EX3 less daunting. To start with, despite all that I’ve laid out above, there are a lot of people happy with EX3 exactly (or at least close to exactly) as it is. A lot. So our purpose shouldn’t be to wreck what people do like – we want to make it easier for people to continue to enjoy Exalted as well as to get into it for the first time. But a Jumpstart alone isn’t going to do it. It’ll get you started but ultimately the only way to keep going is going to require you braving that giant scary book. We realized that we need a simplified version of EX3 that didn’t supersede it, but simplified it while allowing the line to be there if you wanted to get into those more detailed systems and descriptions. OK, but now it falls on us as publishers to figure out how to make that happen. And EX3 is not just daunting for players, it’s just as daunting to game designers. I’ve said it before, so it’s good to repeat here: Exalted is like a giant steam-punk machine; an intricate interconnected series of gears. And if you mess around with one game system gear in one section, you run the risk of completely screwing up a system or detail on the other side of the machine that is interconnected to a dozen gears of its own. So we just can’t plop a developer who doesn’t understand Exalted into a chair and they start making Exalted books. We were phenomenally lucky that we could bring on Robert Vance and Eric Minton as developers, and even with their previous Exalted experience there was still a decent ramp-up time. But then, when they were rolling along on all cylinders, they were faced with creating books that were already on the schedule and had been announced, that built off of the EX3 core. We either had to pull them from that continuation of a very healthy and enjoyed game line in order to develop the EX3 simplified book, and leave a lot of fans in the lurch, or find and train more EX3 devs to create the simpler version even though that would make it even longer before it could come out. Obviously, ultimately, that’s what we did. We will certainly have more to say about Exalted Essence in the weeks and months to come. Keep an eye on the project progress info below, and once writing begins you’ll see it pop up in the First Drafts section and then move through all the steps. Like all of our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! Next Kickstarter: V5 Cults of the Blood Gods! Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast recaps PAX Unplugged! Available on Podbean or on your favorite podcast venue! Once again our Twitch schedule is jam-packed with games! We’ve got Vampire: The Masquerade, Pugmire, Scarred Lands, Aberrant, Changeling: The Lost, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Dreaming, Mage: The Awakening, Trinity Continuum, and even more! If you’ve ever wanted to know how our games are played, check out our Twitch channel on twitch.tv/theonyxpath Likewise, our YouTube channel is filling up with content, including Aberrant: Community Service, Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion, and Pugmire: Paws & Claws! There’s a ton of content over there to wade through, as well as a recently dropped Onyx Path News! Subscribe to us on youtube.com/user/theonyxpath I want to give a special profile to Aberrant: Community Service, as this superb actual play really gets into what’s great about Aberrant. For your ease, here’s the playlist of episodes on YouTube so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiNRTdSDh6-XTtU1yRfowy7njFNps7qEN Matthew Dawkins continues his Gentleman’s Guide to Scion over on the Gentleman Gamer YouTube channel. He’s covered an introduction to The World setting and to the Storypath System so far. Videos can be found right here: youtube.com/user/clackclickbang The fantastic folks at Red Moon Roleplaying have been working with us overtime on producing actual plays of Mummy: The Curse, Changeling: The Lost and Vampire: The Masquerade with Matthew Dawkins, Klara Herbol, John Burke, and Bianca Savazzi. You can find their excellent shows right here: Vampire: The Masquerade: https://youtu.be/IRNubrPeIKk Mummy: The Curse: https://youtu.be/jyZYG-WadpU Changeling: The Lost: https://youtu.be/Y90EFR8FlR0 Did you know you can pick up the mobile version of the Pugmire RPG for free? Find out about the mobile version right here: https://youtu.be/6TkWfDecVp8 Have you been watching Ekorren‘s Exalted roleplaying journal? If not, you really should, because he makes a fantastic series of videos: https://youtu.be/6OM9lwzzOEQ And finally, it’s been a while since we last promoted the fine folks at Devil’s Luck Gaming, and their superb actual plays. If you love watching people play RPGs, you’ll really enjoy their games: twitch.tv/devilsluckgaming/ 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 Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we are proud to announce the PDF and physical book PoD versions of In Media Res for the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook, a collection of pre-constructed stories featuring the hypercompetent Talents including: Codename: Aquarius, a spy story of questionable loyalties in a wilderness of mirrors. Caper, Incorporated, a reality-bending super-science heist for the fate of the world. Classified: Help Wanted, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse in a single locked-in skyscraper. And more… Plus we’re also releasing the Trinity Continuum Core Screen in PDF – all on DriveThruRPG Conventions! 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 Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e Ex3 Lunars TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Sending out art notes and contracts. Ex3 Monthly Stuff Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Art all seems ready. Mummy 2 (KS) City of the Towered Tombs Let the Streets Run Red – Sending out art notes and contracts. 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. Still looking for a couple of artists. Vigil Watch – Sending out art notes and contracts. In Layout Chicago Folio Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds – Haven’t forgotten it. Pirates of Pugmire – With Aileen. Proofing Memento Mori – At WW for approval. Dark Eras 2 – Correction notes back to Aileen, so off to WW soon. Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart M20 Book of the Fallen – Getting PgXX notes from Satyr Phil. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – 2nd proof. VtR Spilled Blood At Press Trinity: In Media Res – PDF and PoD versions on sale on Weds at DTRPG! V5: Chicago – Shipping to the KS fulfillment shippers. PoD proofs ordered. 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, proofs signed off on. 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 – PoD files uploaded. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! In Memoriam- Two performers that brought multiple beloved characters to life: Rene Auberjonois, from the original MASH Father Mulcahy, to Clayton Endicott III on Benson, to perhaps his best-known role as Odo on DS9, and Caroll Spinney, who brought Big Bird and, my personal favorite, Oscar the Grouch, to life on Sesame Street and delighted so many children around the world for decades. They did good work, brought two notable grouches to life, and will be missed by the many who loved them for it.
  7. On sale today for Cyber Monday for an incredible 75-80% off: 77% off: Ghouls & Revenants for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition 80% off: Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition 75% off: Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted 3rd Edition 75% off: The Dark Eras Companion for Chronicles of Darkness 75% off: Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition And of course, there are hundreds of other Onyx Path products on sale for 33% off or better as part of the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, although it’s ending soon, so get in while you can!
  8. So we unwrapped the Kickstarter for Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition and WOW; we funded in less than a day, and it has been shambling along ever since! If you caught last week’s MMN blog, I put up a bunch of bullet points describing the features and changes for this new edition, so please give that a read if you’re interested. You can also check last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast for more thoughts from Mummy 2e writer Meghan Fitzgerald, and then this coming Friday’s Pathcast is actually a deep-dive into Mummy 2e – so you can give both of those informative programs a listen, too! And if you look below, in the Onyx Path Media section, Matthew has several links to Mummy oriented actual play streams you can check out! If you folks recall, Mummy‘s first edition was a really early KS for us- it started in the first year Onyx Path was in business. It was one of those that we put up during the wild times of early Kickstarter, and it was also created before we had put together the 2nd Edition rules, and before the overall game world was entitled Chronicles of Darkness. So, reeeaaal early, and in a lot of ways an atypical game line for where CofD has gone. Fortunately, we have the option to create a new edition that will bring Mummy into shambling step with the rest of second edition, but doing that well and not losing Mummy‘s unique tone and flavor is still a trick to do. I wasn’t sure we wanted to even go down that sandy road when I received a written pitch from Matthew Dawkins as to how we could do it. I still kind of back-burnered that pitch a tad, as we had a lot of pitches at that time that needed parsing first. I guess that Matthew figured that a more direct approach was needed, so he summoned every ounce of his audio-visual power and sent me a video pitch, too! They Came from Beneath the Sea! art by Larry Blamire (Un)fortunately(?), that video pitch seems to have been lost to time (and me losing a chunk of files in swapping computers), so I asked Matthew for his thoughts on what he wanted to emphasize with his pitch back in the day: When I pitched Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition to Rich, it was with the intention of making the game more accessible while adding more hooks to grab the interests of new players. I’m a big fan of utility and expansion in games. I love 1st Edition, but I found some of the content unusually dense for an RPG, whether through language used, depth of metaplot, or even the concepts behind the mummy guilds. I asked “who wants to play an engraver when you could be playing a member of the secret police?”. It’s the same guild, but in 2nd Edition, we give focus to the part that tells you how you might play the character, and their active role in society, rather than their history. Additionally, I wanted to fix some of Mummy‘s mechanical issues while providing new play tools. This is where the non-chronological style of play came in, explaining how experiences work for a character in 2019 (“this is the first time you’ve awoken!”), through to using it as a way to empower your cult (“your mummy was last awake in 2019 and is now awake in 1970, so he tells his cultists to back the Dallas Cowboys to substantially grow their wealth and make them grateful to him”). The other big element was bringing immortals forward from World of Darkness: Immortals, as so many people had been asking for South American mummies and Chinese mummies, but Mummy: The Curse isn’t a game about those kinds of creature. Immortals from their previous book work as fantastic antagonists and cultists as they are, but also allow for global mummies of other kinds to appear in Mummy: The Curse. When all was said and done, we were both very enthusiastic about what we could do with Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition, and that seems to have translated through to the excitement we’re seeing from fans about Mummy right now. From what we’re hearing from everybody, it really sounds like Matthew and company have hit it out of the park in terms of clarifying the right things, adding the right stuff, and cutting very little in favor of re-presenting and tweaking existing aspects of first edition to fit. Thanks to everybody who is posting how much they are loving the book’s text as it’s released during this KS! CofD Dark Eras 2 art by Brian LeBlanc Here’s another thing I want to share (and hope you’ll be interested in), which came out of the blue during the SAVE con a few weeks ago, is this interview I gave to our friend Josh Heath about the beginning days of White Wolf in the 1990s, and very specifically about the creation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse on a visual level. https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/e/interview-with-rich-thomas-of-onyx-path-publishing/ As you can hear in the interview, I dove into Werewolf as I arrived in the White Wolf offices and it was the first core book I art directed, so that time period has some pretty intense memories for me. Hope that intensity and excitement comes through in the interview! So… Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Kickstarter funded within a day, and is now shambling pretty quickly for a mummy towards 200% funding. Backers have already unlocked the Mummy 2e Screen as a Stretch Goal, and are now headed towards starting a whole new project, the Mummy 2e Companion! Please check out this blog from last week 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! Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features a timely deep-dive into Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition, which is currently on Kickstarter (see above)! The Onyx Path Twitch schedule is filling up with exciting games once again, with games of Vampire: The Masquerade, Scion, Pugmire, Hunter: The Vigil, Aberrant, Scarred Lands, Changeling: The Lost, Changeling: The Dreaming, Mage: The Awakening, and more all scheduled for this coming week! It really helps us to have subscribers on our Twitch channel, and you can do so for free and catch premieres as they go up if you have an Amazon Prime account. 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  9. ATM the group seems to be... ...a (soon to be) ex-slave, jedi hopeful (Dave) ...a rough around the edges New Rep bounty hunter (GD Bannon) ...a slicer (Jeremy) ...a former ISB agent who switched sides (SalmonMax) ...a scoundrel type/possible force sensitive? (Anatoly) ... Smuggler/outlaw (Nina)
  10. Very, very true. Just being Force Sensitive (and therefore having 2 Force Points to start) makes you very lucky if you spend them right and for good things, and that is without any actual training. So you could be force sensitive and not even know it. Otherwise I am not sure how you explain any training, but there are possibilities. And do not forget that it usually takes a few dice in a single force skill to do almost anything reliably. And option could be that you were a youngling that survived and never continued with your training at all, but still know enough to (more or less) avoid the Dark Side when using force abilities.
  11. We are using Revised, Expanded, Updated (REUP), which is like 2nd+
  12. Character Generation You can use a template if you like. Remember you start with 10D of skill dice and remember to pick a "knack" skill. 1) Pick your type/concept/template ● A simple description of your character's role and/or concept. Such as "Young Jedi" or "Smuggler" or "Drunken Failed Jedi" 2) Pick your Race. ● Your race will determine how many Attribute dice you get as a base, the range for each Attribute, and any racial abilities, quirks and drawbacks. 3) Decide of you are Force Sensitive or not. ● You can choose to be Force Sensitive during character creation for free. Being Force Sensitive does not mean you have or even need to have any force training at all. You just need to be a little more mindful about not doing bad acts, as you can now earn you Dark Side Points more easily. There are plenty of people who are Force Sensitive and have no training what so ever and never know or knew they were Force Sensitive. They just thought they were pretty lucky. ● After character creation, if you wish to become force sensitive it costs 20 cp. ● If you are Force Sensitive note it on your sheet 4) Allocate Attribute dice ● PCs get the base attribute dice for their species and an additional 6D of Attribute dice (you are the heroes, after all) For example, Humans get 12D of Attribute dice as a base, so a PC humans would get a total of 18D of attribute dice. The 6 Attributes are... Dexterity — Your character’s eye-hand coordination and agility. Knowledge — Your character’s knowledge of the galaxy. Mechanical — Your character’s “mechanical aptitude,” or ability to interface/operate pilot vehicles, starships and the like. Perception — Your character’s powers of observation, and ability to convince others to do things for him. Strength — Your character’s physical strength, health, and ability to resist damage. Technical — Your character’s “technical aptitude,” or ability to fix, repair, and modify all kinds of technology, including starships, droids, and vehicles. ● If your character is Force Sensitive, and has received training, then dice allocated to the Sense, Control and Alter force skills must come from your Attribute dice at character creation. For each full D in a force skill you gain a force power from that skill. (Approval required) ● Attribute dice can be broken up into a +1 and a +2 pip. Any number of dice can be broken up this way. +1 pips may be combined into a single +2 pip. For example, if you break 2D down into pips your get two +1 pips and two +2 pips. If you like, the two +1 pips can be combined giving you a total of three +2 pips instead. 5) Select Advantages and/or Disadvantages (Optional) ● Select any Advantages or disadvantages that fit the character and concept. Advantages 'cost' skill dice, whereas Disadvantages award you extra skill dice to allocate. 6) Allocate Skill dice ● All PCs begin with 10D to allocate to skills (though Advantages and Disadvantages can raise or lower this amount) ● Everybody gets to pick a skill you have a particular knack for. Mechanically this means that when raising that skill you skip the +1 pip entirely, allowing the skill to be advanced at a cheaper/faster rate. Make note of this skill. ● Skill dice can be broken up into a +1 and a +2 pip. Any number of dice can be broken up this way. +1 pips may be combined into a single +2 pip. For example, if you break 2D down into pips your get two +1 pips and two +2 pips. If you like, the two +1 pips can be combined giving you a total of three +2 pips instead. ● You can also spend beginning skill dice to get specializations. Every 1D spent this way allows for three specializations; add 1D to each specialization. ● We will be using the Martial Arts rules from REUP. Ask if this is new for you. ● Record your skills with the Attribute dice added in. That is your skill total. For example, if you have 4D Dexterity and you place 2D into Blaster and 1D into Dodge you would express it as... DEXTERITY 4D Blaster 6D, Dodge 5D 7) Force Points ● Everybody Starts with 1 Force Point. Force Sensitive characters start with an additional Force Point. Spending a Force Point doubles all of your dicepools for a round. If you spend it in an appropriately dramatic and/or heroic fashion, it will tend to come back at least by the end of the story and sometimes even bring another Force Point along with it. 8.) Equipment & Spend Credits See me about some starting equipment for your custom template and then spend your credits on equipment and such.
  13. Kel and Arcata would both work. You can also tweak them a little if you like or roll up something new. Whatever you like. I am here to help and answer questions. ATM the group seems to be... ...a (soon to be) ex-slave, jedi hopeful ...a rough around the edges New Rep bounty hunter
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