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  1. Shhhhh. Mum’s the word! A few weeks ago in this blog, I mentioned that we’re working on a bunch of secret projects that for one reason or the other we can’t announce as yet. But that we’re going to announce during the year as we can, particularly at conventions as we attend them. (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition is not one of them. Saying that now, because I know how rumors start.) This is why we have what appears to be a lighter than normal First Draft section below in the Blurbs!. But now it’s time to reveal one of these projects! This Wednesday, the Phone PDF version of Scion Origin goes on sale on DTRPG! If you had a chance to check out the free Pugmire core Phone PDF, then this version of Scion Origin is based off of that process and set-up. Hyper-linked out the wazoo for ease of use, but still containing all the great info and art of the regular PDF and print versions. Here’s some info about Phone PDFs from DTRPG: When we put up the Pugmire Phone PDF, there were a few demands that we investigate ePub as a format for this rather than PDFs. Long time readers of this blog know that we have, in fact, been working with ePub for years, trying to find a way for it to allow us to present our projects with the same usability and beauty as we have ported from physical books to PDFs. So far, there just hasn’t been a way to produce something that will hold charts and visuals the way we need them. Maybe someday, as we keep pecking away at it. But that day is not today. Today we had an opportunity to create a phone-based version of a core rulebook, and we did that. One does not preclude the other ever happening, and now we have a very user friendly hand-held electronic version that is still very much recognizable as Scion Origin. V5 Chicago Folio art by Michele Giorgi Of course, this week’s headline also refers to our ongoing Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Kickstarter as it approaches the two week mark and 200% funding with almost 1000 backers. We’re thrilled and gratified at the reaction the book is receiving, and we’re REALLY looking forward to hitting more Stretch Goals that start creating extra projects to expand this new version of Mummy. If you just aren’t sure it’s your cup of tanis leaves, please check out the last several weeks’ blogs, or last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast, or one of the many interviews developer Matthew Dawkins has given out, or one of the actual plays linked below in the Media section. In fact, you can ask Matthew all of your Mummy 2e questions on our Onyx Path forums, right here on this site, as he prepares for a Twitch Q&A planned for 15:00 EST / 21:00 GMT on Tuesday 19th: http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/main-forum/the-new-world-of-darkness/mummy-the-curse/1348728-mummy-the-curse-twitch-q-a-questions-thread Deviant: The Renegades art by Michael Gaydos One question you might ask Matthew is how he managed to make sure that the Timeless Chronicle (the subtitle of the game) was included in the book. I hear that it was something that permeated every decision, yet at the book’s earliest stage wasn’t actually directly written about. An oversight Matthew messaged someone not-me about: “…failed to add the Timeless bit.” And then he added, after making sure that the book actually did directly address and include that Chronicle: “I won’t tell Rich if you won’t”. What a rapscallion! (This info, by the way, was revealed during last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast deep dive into Mummy 2e because Matthew thinks I don’t listen every week). But Judge Rich, you might say, “Traitorous minions aside, what if I can’t make it to that Q&A, plus I’m more interested in other Chronicles of Darkness games, or Exalted, or V5, or Scion. Whatever can I do?” Well, I have good news! We’re running an Onyx Path AMA on Reddit on Wednesday November 27th starting at 12 noon Eastern US time and running until ya’ll run out of questions. It’ll be labelled more for Chronicles of Darkness questions, I think, but bring and ask whatever you’re into. More news on that next week and on our various and many social media venues! Memento Mori art by Drew Tucker When we talk of social media, it’s often with a sort of worst expectations mind-set, but just a few years ago a post led to a viral campaign to celebrate a brand new holiday: Wolfenoot. This is an annual festival which commemorates the anniversary of The Great Wolf’s death. The holiday is observed on November 23. According to tradition, during Wolfenoot the Spirit of the Wolf brings small gifts to homes and hides them around the house for everyone. People who display kindness to dogs receive better gifts than everyone else. The holiday was created by a 7-year-old boy in New Zealand. his mother shared the idea for the holiday via Facebook in 2018, and the post was quickly shared more than 2,000 times. The FB event page for the holiday got more than 13,000 Facebook users marking that they were interested in the event or planned to attend. An official page was created and soon numerous FB groups, pages, and events followed. The central theme of the Nov 23rd holiday is kindness to dogs and wolves. Various celebrations along these elements have been proposed by participants, such as feasting on roasted meat, giving gifts, donating time and money to charitable organizations which benefit dogs and wolves, and decorating homes with wolf and dog themes. Participants are encouraged to celebrate by eating roast meat and cakes decorated as a full moon. Those who prefer not to consume meat are encouraged to omit the consumption of meat and celebrate in the spirit of “being kind to animals.” To celebrate the holiday, DriveThruRPG will have a Pugmire sale from Nov 21th-28th. As part of the celebration, we’ve also given the Canis Minor community their own gift: Now Canis Minor creators can write and sell Pugmire and Mau fiction! Check out the Canis Minor program for details: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/17/canis-minor Pugsteady and Onyx Path be donating 50% of our earning from the Pugmire sale to the Guide Dog Foundation. And that then, is our blog this week. Hope everybody can find at least one part of it of interest; something that speaks to you about our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Kickstarter funded within a day, and is now almost at 200% funding with over two weeks to go. Backers have already unlocked the Mummy 2e Screen as a Stretch Goal, additional Utterances, and are now headed towards starting a whole new project, the Mummy 2e Companion! Please check out this blog from the last two weeks 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 discussion by the Terrific Trio of some of the weirder elements and plot points of the Vampire: The Masquerade metaplot! The Onyx Path Twitch schedule continues apace with a staggering number of games, including Vampire: The Masquerade, Pugmire, Hunter: The Vigil, Aberrant, Scarred Lands, Changeling: The Lost, Mage: The Awakening, and even an exploration into Expedition: Scarred Lands! Stay tuned to the Twitch channel, as this coming weekend we have a Deviant: The Renegades one-shot at 16:00 EST on Saturday, and on a date to be confirmed, an interview with developer extraordinaire Meghan Fitzgerald. We also have a Q&A regarding Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition planned for 15:00 EST / 21:00 GMT on Tuesday 19th, so do check it out and ask us your questions live, or post them in the following thread: http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/main-forum/the-new-world-of-darkness/mummy-the-curse/1348728-mummy-the-curse-twitch-q-a-questions-thread In other words, do check us out on twitch.tv/theonyxpath and give us a follow and a subscribe! We ambush the channel with news episodes every week, so keep your eyes open! 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. Just type Twitch Amazon Prime into Google and you’ll be shown how to subscribe for free. The rampage of Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition media continues: The Story Told Podcast interviewed Matthew Dawkins regarding Mummy: The Curse right here: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/mummy-2nd-edition-with-matthew-dawkins Red Moon Roleplaying continue their World War II era Mummy: The Curse chronicle right here, run by Matthew Dawkins for players including Onyx Path writers Bianca Savazzi and John Burke: https://youtu.be/MxNxPx7TPeU And Red Moon Roleplaying have a Mummy: The Curse character creation session here, in case you missed it, where a mummy, an immortal, and a mortal are created: https://youtu.be/GJIEAEAx2MY But there’s more to our media than just Mummy: The fine folks at the Story Told RPG Podcast have recorded and uploaded a review / overview of TheTrinity Continuum:Æon: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-40-trinity-continuum-on-overview Satyros Phil Brucato and Jacqueline Bryk were interviewed for the Symposium podcast about Book of the Fallen and Technocracy Reloaded for Mage: The Ascension: https://symposium.podbean.com/e/the-symposium-podcast-episode-6-m20-book-of-the-fallen/ And Red Moon Roleplaying, who put out so much content, continue with their actual play of The Sacrifice from V5 Chicago by Night, including Matthew Dawkins as a player and Klara Horskjær Herbøl as the Storyteller: https://youtu.be/XHl9-2dqHpw Finally, if you’ve not subscribed to our Onyx Path YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, you really should, because if you miss any of our content from Twitch it ends up over there! Please subscribe and leave comments! 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! To celebrate the latest Internet holiday, Wolfenoot, DriveThruRPG will have a Pugmire sale from Nov 21th-28th. As part of the celebration, we’ve also given the Canis Minor community their own gift: Now Canis Minor creators can write and sell Pugmire and Mau fiction! Check out the Canis Minor program for details: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/17/canis-minor On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, the IPhone PDF version of the Scion Origin core rulebook premieres on DTRPG! In addition, we are also offering this Wednesday a variety of new Pugmire merchandise on our RedBubble store including character and symbol stickers! 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! 2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th, in Milwaukee, WI. 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) Exigents (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) Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) Development Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) 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) Manuscript Approval Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Masks of the Mythos (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) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd 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) Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire) Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands) Indexing ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Contagion Chronicle – Sent out contracts. Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e Ex3 Lunars – Just need two artists’ pieces in. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed Ex3 Monthly Stuff Cults of the Blood God (KS) Chicago Folio – Got most of the finals in. Need to run through my list and match everything up to make sure I’m not missing anything. 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 – Contracted. Deviant Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Getting it going. Vigil Watch – Awaiting artnotes. In Layout They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Working on it. Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds VtR Spilled Blood – Josh is working on it. Pirates of Pugmire Proofing Memento Mori – On second proof. Dark Eras 2 – Aileen finalizing second proof. Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart At Press Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming. V5: Chicago – Printing. Prepping PoD files. Aeon Aexpansion – PoD proofs coming. Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – At press, waiting for proofs. Geist 2e Screen – Getting print files ready. DR:E – At press, waiting for proofs. DRE Screen – Getting print files prepped. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties – PoD proof ordered. M20 Book of the Fallen – Backer PDF errata being gathered. Trinity RMCs Scion Origins Iphone Edition – Should be good to go this week! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Happy Birthday, in a way, to Alan Moore – one of the most influential comic book writers ever. Swamp Thing, Watchmen, V For Vigilante, From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen…his list of highlights just goes on and on, along with plenty of other works, that turn our ideas of what comic book writing styles and themes are inside out. I say “in a way”, though, because his huge novel Jerusalem postulates that all time is an illusion and we are born, live, and die all at the same time – so the concept of a separate day of birth seems a bit artificial and limited to our perception of reality. Can’t have that!
  2. James's eyes feel on a bunch of handles; he pulled on one and found himself armed with a pickaxe.
  3. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew talk about the upcoming second edition of the Chronicle of Darkness game Mummy: The Curse. Diving puns! High-level pitch What is Du’at? Time travel! Kind of. Impactful is a word, despite what Matthew thinks Cults: How do they work? Other immortals Cool powers! “Mummy the Curse is about looking at your fridge forever” The ticking clock If you’re watching the Red Moon Roleplaying game of Mummy the Curse, SPOILERS FROM 40:00 TO 42:15! The Judges Doctor Doom toots when he pleases! Where Dixie and Matthew screwed up on Mummy LINKS: Mummy the Curse Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition Dark Eras: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/178583/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras?affiliate_id=548232
  4. I'd like all the PCs acting on 3 to work out who goes in what order, please. The spiders will go last on 3.
  5. Nina, I'm sorry to see you go. I understand having to drop games when you have too much. You can come back later, if you want.
  6. Init order is: 5 - Teagan 4 - n/a 3 - James & Juno & Siobhan & Giant Spiders (will all act at the same time) 2 - Ali & other prisoners (just lumped all together) 1 - Nazis Teagan, please post rolls for your actions here, and post a narrative in the main thread.
  7. I have three Init rolls. If the remaining PCs in the scene haven't posted their Inits by tomorrow noon, I'll be rolling Init for them and starting combat.
  8. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2019 — Onyx Path Publishing, owner and publisher of the Scarred Lands role-playing game, is pleased to announce two new serial releases: Vigil Watch and Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad. Ghelspad is a massive and diverse landscape that is the hallmark of the Scarred Lands setting. Once a paradise, this continent is now scarred by the ravages of the Titanswar. In the wake of divine bloodshed, the people of Ghelspad survive and thrive on this befouled continent. Two upcoming releases explore this setting to give players and GMs more material to draw from for their campaigns. 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. This release will contain: Expanded information on the culture of the Ironbred and their nomadic home, the Iron Court A detailed view of Leoni, the center of the Manticora Confederacy The frontier settlement of Mansk, home to human and orc wolf-riders under the leadership of Warlord Klesh The terrifying deadlands of the Festering Fields An exploration of the Library of Lokil A detailed discussion of the Toe Islands in the Blood Sea including the pirate operations that operate from within the dangerous archipelago. Each location includes an overview of the people, cultures, traditions, and enemies. Vigil Watch is written by Celeste Conowitch (Blood Sea: The Crimson Abyss 5e, Venture Maidens), Joshua Doetsch (Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer), Lewis Harris (Destiny 2, Hunter: The Reckoning – Wayward) Joshua Heath (Adventures for Curious Cats), Jessica Ross (Sundered Sisters, Uncaged Volume I), and Roman Trevisanut (Legendlore RPG). Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad offers new insight into heroes and villains, as well as the tools they use to rise to power, through the eyes of Yugman the Sage. This release will contain: 21 new Social Backgrounds expanding the sects & societies introduced in the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide 23 new subclasses, with each base class represented 6 new Races including Broadreach dwarves, and a revised Hollow Legionnaire New Spells, True Rituals, Magic Items and more! Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad is written by Chris Bissette (Loot the Room, Breaker of Chains), Oliver Clegg (Ravenloft: City of Eyes, Weekend at Strahd’s), Celeste Conowitch (Blood Sea: The Crimson Abyss 5e, Venture Maidens), Beatriz T. Dias (The Fall of Durgan’s Rest, Off to a Weird Start), Lewis Harris (Destiny 2, Hunter: The Reckoning – Wayward), Jeremy Hochhalter (Creature Codex for 5th Edition, A Titanic Feast), Megan Mackie (Legendlore RPG), Jessica Ross (Sundered Sisters, Uncaged Volume I), and Christopher Walz (Morty Corgi’s Scroll of Mysteries, The Midnight Revelry). These supplements are 5th edition-compatible and will be released on a rotating schedule beginning in 2020. Currently, six releases are planned for each title, along with a compilation that will feature exclusive content later in the year. About Onyx Path Publishing: Founded in 2012, Onyx Path Publishing is a Pennsylvania-based company dedicated to the development of exemplary, immersive worlds. Working with a group of amazingly talented creators, we explore print, electronic and other forms of media distribution to make our products available to our fans. With over 25 years of publishing experience from which to draw, we are industry professionals who love the art of the game and plan to continue making meaningful, innovative contributions in the years to come. On the web: http://www.theonyxpath.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheOnyxPath Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/TheOnyxPath Press Contact: Matt M McElroy Email Address: theonyxpath@gmail.com
  9. Current Combat: Spider fight! Roll Inits below, please.
  10. “Ziehen! Los Los!” The shout was taken up by one Nazi and echoed by the others quickly as they started to wave for the chained people to start pulling. The “mules” find that the wagons roll easily once they get moving, though they are also hard to stop. For the Brides, it’s simply a long walk. The four soldiers they traveled with on the train take turns carrying the gurney with the unconscious Bride, who still hasn’t woken up from being drugged. A medical officer travels with them, monitoring her vitals. For a time, their path followed the train tracks that continued down the tunnel. After a couple of hours, the chained prisoners without adequate footwear were starting to show the first signs of pain, but no one dared to say anything. The only lights came from the soldiers, all of whom were equipped with flashlights. The tunnel itself was cool and dark, almost pleasant after the bitter New York winter and perfect weather for heavy labor. The atmosphere among the soldiers was casual, with some of them chatting and even joking. No one had problems determining which way to go; the train tracks continued down the tunnel, with more than a few prisoners quietly grumbling that the Nazis could have brought the train further down the tunnel instead of making them walk it. Gradually, a rumbling sound gained in volume until all could hear it, and it climbed steadily to a roar. A pinpoint of light ahead became a daylight-bright glow, and revealed a massive work party. Running off of a generator, workers in gray outfits used various tools to widen the natural tunnel enough for the train. Another team was laying tracks, while another set of workmen (though there were some ladies in the mix) worked to even out the floor for the tracks. As the new group dragged the wagons past them, the workers spared them brief looks of knowing sympathy. The soldiers didn’t halt, though the sharper-eyed among them noticed the Major stopped and speaking with some other Nazis. The rest pressed on, organizing the prisoners into a rough column with the Brides in the first third of the column, followed by the wagons. The tunnel was now mostly natural rock, with only a few scars on the rocks to show where it was widened to allow the carts. The remaining troops brought up the rear. Now they were quiet and watchful, alert for any danger. The passage remained close but occasionally widened naturally. Tunnels in the cavern system opened randomly, and at these junctions the soldiers became especially alert. Breaks happened every few hours, the troops stopping to sit and rest. Trail food and water was offered to everyone, including the chained prisoners. After hours of walking, the cry of, ”Halt! Brechen Sie das Camp für die Nacht.” rang out and the troops fanned out into a large cavern. With sharp gestures and lots of shouting in heavily accented English, the chain-gang was instructed to guide the carts into a rough circle. Once the wagons were literally circled, the prisoners were herded inside and left under guard. The soldiers who weren’t guiding the prisoners set to making camp; throwing up tents, collecting fresh water from a nearby stream, and establishing a perimeter. Fires were lit and soon the cavern glowed with warmth and echoed with the bustle of life. The Brides were given their own tent and fire, with their four companions sharing the fire but given only bedrolls on the ground. All of the enlisted seemed to be without tents, while officers and up merited privacy. Enlisted men started to cook, opening large cans of soup and putting them into big pots over the fire. Cups of water were filled and passed out to everyone. The smell of chicken soup filled the air. Over the heads of the watchful Nazis, the ceiling started to move. Long legs extended from perfectly still hairy bodies, gripping the ceiling easily. Each of the silent hunters picked the perfect spot, then twisted around and dropped in one practiced move. The giant spiders landed on their chosen targets, attempting to bite and ensnare their victims. The Brides find themselves between two spiders, though not the target of an attack, while the chained prisoners find Graham being targeted by one of the monsters.
  11. In which Dixie, Eddy, Neall, and Rich (at Save Against Fear) talk on a panel with other creators about worldbuilding. Eddy forgets someone’s podcast (Editing Note: Huge thanks to Josh Heath, for providing the audio. Because this was recorded with one mic, we’ve edited the audio to amplify when the speakers are quiet.) Panelists: James Kirk (moderator), Calvin Johns, Dixie Cochran, Neall Raemonn Price, Eddy Webb, Richard Thomas, and Doug Levandowski How important are world settings in a game? What are the most important parts of a world? What are your favorite aspects of worldbuilding? What motivates the creation of a world? Do worldbuilders feel responsibility to remove bias in their worldbuilding? What advice would you give to future worldbuilders? Community pruning Save Against Fear PDX Con Rich’s D&D game Matthew sneaks backstage at PDX Con LINKS: Save Against Fear: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/about-the-convention High Level Games Podcast: https://www.highlevelgames.ca/podcastingnetwork Anthropos Games (Early Dark, Fantaji, Centennial Gothic): http://anthroposgames.com/ Kids on Bikes: https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/kids-on-bikes PDXCon: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/ Parsely: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248491/Parsely Crusader Kings III: https://www.crusaderkings.com/
  12. I forgot to mention this to anyone on the site but I'm dealing with personal business today. I will do my weekly post tomorrow.
  13. Hey guys, if you need something and I'm having a bad mental health period like I am right now, PM me on Discord if you need my attention on something. If I don't reply, then please PM me on the site. I'm having issues but I'm trying.
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