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  1. Type: Features Subtitle: 2020 Holiday Games Banner: Text: Here’s something extra to celebrate this holiday season! Tune in for a holly jolly series of D&D games featuring a delightful cast of characters and notable Dungeon Masters. Regardless of experience level, there’s something to awe and inspire every adventurer! Look for the following D&D Holiday Specials running between November 27 and December 12. And check back for more exciting updates. It really is the most wonderful time of year! 27 November: 671 Easthaven Avenue Kicking off our season of Holiday Specials is the first of two pre-recorded games from the UK. Can this group of petty bandits earn membership into a thieves’ guild by stealing a house on the outskirts of Easthaven? Go easy on the potions! How to Watch Watch on the D&D YouTube channel from 5pm GMT (9am Pacific, noon Eastern) on Friday, November 27. English-language subtitles available Family-friendly Please Note: This game was recorded in person (before the current UK lockdown), following strict COVID-19 social distancing precautions. Paul Foxcroft (DM) Rowan Ellis Chocolate Kieran Leah Imogen Mellor */ 4 December: Comic Relief Plays D&D Episode 2 After our first stream with Comic Relief earlier this year raised an amazing £25,000 for COVID-19 support, we’re delighted to be working with them once more to bring you an all-new group of British comedians playing D&D for charity, LIVE. Again, you will be able to influence their adventure through your donations, so please give if you can at comicrelief.com/dnd. Expect hilarious, unscripted chaos, and maybe even a special guest phone call or two should they hit their donation goals! How to Watch Watch LIVE at twitch.tv/dnd from 7.30pm GMT (11:30am Pacific, 2:30pm Eastern) on Friday, December 4. May feature adult language Paul Foxcroft (DM) James Acaster Sally Phillips Lou Sanders Phil Wang */ 11 December: 40 Stories of Adventure Can this band of heroes successfully deliver more drinks to a Wintershield celebration in a Wizard’s tower? Welcome to the party, pals! How to Watch Watch on the D&D YouTube channel from 5pm GMT (9am Pacific, noon Eastern) on Friday, December 11. English-language subtitles available Family-friendly Please Note: This game was recorded in person (before the current UK lockdown), following strict COVID-19 social distancing precautions. Paul Foxcroft (DM) Jarred Christmas Sophie Duker Rachel Parris Heidi Regan */ 12 December: Acquisitions Incorporated Dragons, Dungeons & other sources of mayhem await the trusty adventurers of Acquisitions Incorporated. Battles, betrayals, and over-ambitious KPIs await seasoned (and lightly marinated) heroes, led by the merciful and not at all terrifying Jeremy Crawford as the Dungeon Master. How to Watch Watch on the Penny Arcade YouTube channel from 3pm PT (11pm GMT/10am AEDT) on Saturday, December 12. May feature adult language Jeremy Crawford (DM) Mike Krahulik (Jim Darkmagic) Jerry Holkins (Omin Dran) Anna Prosser (Evelyn Marthain) Holly Conrad (Strix Beestinger) WWE Superstar Xavier Woods (Bobbie Zimmeruski) Publication date: 11/19/2020 Tags: Features Texture banner: Show Black text:
  2. Sometimes the critiques thrown at us speak for themselves, and our headline is a fav! Our header picture is also a fav, though for vastly different reasons as it is the cover mock-up for Dead Man’s Rust for our Scarred Lands 5e game line. We’ll be starting its Kickstarter campaign next MONDAY the 23rd at 2pm EST. I emphasize Monday, and sorry for shouting, because starting a campaign on a Monday is something we haven’t done for years, not since the wild and woolly days of early Kickstarter. But we want to have this KS wind up before the Xmas holidays really get started (and so James, our Kickstarter Concierge, can spend time with his family this season without making updates and adding Stretch Goals! So make a note on that Monday start if you are used to us starting on Tuesdays or Thursdays! Travis Legge, our Scarred Lands maestro, sent me this awesome description of Dead Man’s Rust: But wait, there’s more from Travis: Dead Man’s Rust illustration by Michele Giorgi Phew! Now that’s a comprehensive run-down! Hope something in there caught your fancy and we’ll see you Monday the 23rd at the Kickstarter! More Propaganda From Our Meeting Today! I’m guessing a bunch of you may be waiting for word on how things are going to work moving forward with our Paradox licenses. While there isn’t any sort of absolute “here’s how things will work” roadmap as yet, right now the relationship is unchanged, and we’re still discussing together what the future will look like. A couple of things from those discussions I do think some of you might like to hear: First, we have confirmed that we will be offering PoD versions as well as PDFs for those V5 projects connected to Cults of the Blood Gods! That’s Cults itself, as well as the Stretch Goal projects that came out of its Kickstarter. Second, Dixie Cochran and Matthew Dawkins will be appearing in an interview with Outstar on the WoD News stream on Thursday to talk about Onyx Path in general, as well as to highlight the release of Let the Streets Run Red for V5 (see the On Sale section below) in PDF and PoD versions on Wednesday on DTRPG! Check it out, it’s bound to be fun with those two rapscallions! (Outstar could be a rapscallion too, but I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt!) V5 Cults of the Blood Gods art by Drew Tucker We just closed our Community Survey 2020, and huge thanks to all of you who participated! Your responses are going to be really important and helpful to our future planning. While we are still parsing a lot of the questions, and especially your notes and comments, here are a couple of our thoughts from the results: It is really interesting to see how many people are playing online now using Roll20, Astral VTT, Discord, etc. About 2/3 of our respondents. Of course, with Covid we’ve all had to adapt how we are engaging with RPGs and it will be interesting to see how things change and what these platforms will be like in the new year. We got excellent feedback about the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention and more than 2/3s of respondents were interested in one if we do another or had participated in the first one. Certainly with that kind of response, the chances of us doing another really increases. Don’t worry, we’ll give you more warning than the first one if we do another! 76% of respondents also play some form of D&D, so we’re hoping they like all the Dead Man’s Rust hoopla up above. Plus, tying into the VTT question mentioned above, we’re also pushing more Scarred Lands and other game lines’ stuff, including pre-gens and maps, for online play into venues like: https://app.astraltabletop.com/ Certainly, a lot more to come there! And more review of the survey responses in the weeks to come. Tales of Aquatic Terror art by Brian LeBlanc You’ll note that the Wolfenoot Sale I went into last week is coming up this week on DTRPG on Thursday the 19th, and then expect all sorts of sales on DTRPG and IPR to happen like sales happen after Thanksgiving next week. But a really important notice I was asked to include here today is the warning that if you want to order PoDs from DTRPG as holiday gifts, you need to order ASAP. This week at the latest! The effect of Covid on the PoD printer is combining with it’s effect on the USPS as well as the general shipping bog-down during the holiday season to mean that if you order any later they really can’t guarantee delivery in time to wrap it as a gift! So order now! Lot’s of orders! MWA HA HA HA HA HA! Give the gifts that help others share our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands starts at 2pm EST on MONDAY, November 23rd! Onyx Path Media! This week: Our Trio take a deep dive into Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands 5e – our next Kickstarter project! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ A whole load of exciting new and established shows for you this week! For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. This week on Twitch, expect to see these games and streams running: Scarred Lands – A Family Affair Scarred Lands – Frostlands of Fenrilik – Nerdsmith Contagion Chronicle – No Time for Reality Pugmire – How the Pirates Stole Yuletyme Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Scarred Lands – Vigil Watch Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Scion – Heroes for the Holidays – Dork Tales Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds V5 – Cults of the Blood Gods – Thy Kindred Come Hunter: Unbound Anomalies – Devil’s Luck Gaming 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: Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale – E21 – https://youtu.be/oRmhg8o4m3Q Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night – Game 5 – https://youtu.be/KMAdCyZl1Sg They Came from Beyond the Grave! – Vorpal Tales – FINALE – https://youtu.be/9HGKSj1jtkw Scion: Demigod – Strange Days – FINALE – https://youtu.be/vFh1YvzGSqs SaFECon2020 What’s Up with Onyx Path? – https://youtu.be/vIqW7gnCBPo Scarred Lands – Frostlands of Fenrilik – Into the Gorge – https://youtu.be/M7ThLKuWHgI Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases, Forsaken Spaces – Ep. 1 – https://youtu.be/VivOHIhkW9s They Came from Beneath the Sea! – They Came from Devil’s Reef – FINALE – https://youtu.be/tfTavsxdwJw Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Matthew Dawkins has just started up his Gentleman’s Guide to Scarred Lands with the following videos: An Introduction to Scarred Lands: https://youtu.be/nVzPWEiTLYA Clerics and Druids in Scarred Lands: https://youtu.be/hm_Lw_oBehQ Subscribe for more videos coming soon! Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner. You should check it out, because frankly, it’s brilliant. Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest covering character creation for Solars and Lunars: https://www.exaltcast.com/2020/11/16/character-creation-solars-and-lunars/ Occultists Anonymous continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here: Episode 143: Let’s Split Up, Gang With the past behind them, the cabal begins their search for the Tetrarch’s vault in earnest. They split up to cover more ground and frustrate the Storyteller. https://youtu.be/_5aftvrfJ5Y Episode 144: Intellectual Property Wyrd and Network try to rob an Astral bank. Atratus has a talk with the Moros Councilor about Tetrarchs. Songbird hangs out with the Founding Fathers. https://youtu.be/dTs9I86hTag Before we leave the Mage: The Awakening train, we’ve got a new series to show off to you! This one’s from Wards and Witchcraft, and you really do want to check out episode one right here: Session 2: Crossing Boundaries The cabal meet the Léons in their den. Parallax is propositioned with an alarming offer of power over tea. Meanwhile Mona and her deathly shadow walk an eerie path through the New England woods. This is a taste of the secrets hidden by the circle of Alabaster but a taste can be deadly. https://youtu.be/_sCnYFYAYV0 Have you been missing Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition? Well miss it no more, as The Lamias have you covered with The Ruins of Warsaw, a V20 chronicle! Please enjoy : https://youtu.be/AlO7ahlPIRk A Bunch of Gamers continues their V20 Dark Ages chronicle over on their YouTube channel! Here’s Episode Five: Tracking down various leads in Florence the Coterie try to get to the bottom of several mysteries. Who is “the German”, who is Galetto the Snake, why do they want the scroll, and what can they do to stop the demon that hounds them? All this while trying to observe the formalities of the Kindred in the Dark Medieval World of Darkness. https://youtu.be/gjB-JWrRdIc If you’re interested in Chronicles of Darkness, please check out McStabber Studios on Twitch, as they run a host of games including the Haunted Chronicles. Give them a follow – it costs you nothing! https://www.twitch.tv/mcstabberstudios 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! The App was also pulled down from the Apple store in order to make some required updates – it’ll be back there soon! Virtual TableTop! Introducing a Virtual Tabletop adventure: the Gauntlet of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop! Scars of the Divine War, which ended less than 200 years ago, have still not healed. One such scar is the Chasm of Flies, a rent in the earth created when the titan Spiragos the Ambusher was smote down by one of the young gods, Vangal the Ravager. Now, the Chasm is inhabited by spider-eye goblins and their spider allies, but it is also thought to be the resting place of powerful artifacts from that elder age. Gauntlet of Spiragos is a Scarred Lands adventure designed for 1st level characters, although it can be easily modified for characters of up to 5th level. Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. Astral is browser-based and uses the latest technology to streamline your storytelling experience. Connect with your party online and run your campaigns however you like. Astral offers tools optimized for phone, tablet, and desktop devices, no installation required. Build epic battlemaps using Astral‘s enormous collection of scenery, props, and tokens or upload your own. Pro users gain access to over 12,000+ assets and fresh new packs every month. Add weather, visual effects, triggers, and so much more with easy-to-use tools Build your own adventure, or choose from pre-generated game kits like Gauntlet of Spiragos. Create character sheets, craft maps, or just jump right in to connect with your friends and start your adventures! 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 provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Our Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition books are also available from Studio2 in the US: https://studio2publishing.com/products/vampire-the-masquerade-chicago-by-night-sourcebook 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 Later this month, IPR is having Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales with a special focus on Storypath System games! As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! Wolfenoot Sale is coming up THIS WEEK on DriveThruRPG. We’ll have all of the Realms of Pugmire and Werewolf corebook PDFs 50% Off and everything else in those lines 20% off for 11/19 – 11/26! And as always, later this month, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales are coming our way with a special focus on Storypath System games! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday Let the Streets Run Red for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition with PDF and PoD versions available on DTRPG! Politics. Philosophy. War. Brinkmanship. They make a vampire think, feel, and fight for something, whether it be tangible or ethereal. These things give a Kindred meaning. Whether letting the Beast rage in the gun-happy South Side of Chicago, chasing prey around the Loop, plotting out in Gary, or fleeing the Inquisition into the murky swamps of rural Illinois, Chicago always gives a Kindred an activity or two to fill up their nights. The one certainty is that blood will flow. It will flow, and the streets will turn red by the dawn. Let the Streets Run Red includes: Four full stories for play over multiple game sessions, each handling a different core theme from Vampire: The Masquerade. These chronicles can be played independently of each other or in sequence. Deep coverage of the vampire domains of Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Gary and some of those cities’ undead inhabitants. A cast of Kindred with biographies, ambitions, intrigues, links to other characters, and ways to include them in any chronicle, whether as antagonists, a supporting cast, or inspiration for playable characters. New Loresheets for inclusion in your game, allowing player characters to start with a foot, claw, or fang already planted in the roots of the chronicles within this book, and beyond. Nine ready-made characters so you can start playing any of the chronicles in this book immediately. Also this Wednesday, the Virtual Tabletop Tools for the Dagger of Spiragos adventure for Scarred Lands 5e goes live on Astral Tabletop! 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! 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) No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e) They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!) They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition) The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition) Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!) They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Anima 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) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Legacies of Earth (Legendlore) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Post-Approval Development Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) 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) TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands) V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Peoples of the Crossroads Continent M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Post-Editing Development 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) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 – AD’d. Legendlore Scion: Dragon (KS) – Art for KS in progress. Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Ready for the KS. Scion: Demigod (KS) They Came From Beyond the Grave! – ADing rest of the fulls. TC: Adventure! (KS) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Awaiting artnotes. Monsters of the Deep – Art still in progress, pinging Meredith. M20 Victorian (KS) – ADing rolling. Some splats and scenes contracted already. Looking at logo design. TC: Under Alien Skies – Art in progress. Heirs to the Shogunate – ADed. Dead Man’s Rust (SL KS) – KS ready. Children of the Blood – Almost done ADing. M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – Working on this. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Josh doing this one after I changed who was doing what. Deviant – Changed my mind, I’m doing it. Proofing Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs – Prepping PoD files. Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) Aberrant – Backer PDF in dev errata compilation. Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Checking first proof and then to dev. Tales of Aquatic Terror – First proof corrections in. At Press TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – KS shipping. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – KS shipping. Pirates of Pugmire – KS shipping getting started. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – KS shipping getting started. Dark Eras 2 – KS shipping. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – KS shipping. Contagion Chronicle – Printing. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller. Lunars Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Deluxe printing. PDF and PoD on sale at DTRPG. V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Backer PDF going out to backers for errata. V5 Let the Streets Run Red – PDF and PoD versions on sale on Weds on DTRPG. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Birth of the 2nd Roman Emperor, Tiberius. in 42BC. By all accounts, he was a terrible person but certainly not the worst emperor ever. So let’s not celebrate him. How about the original TV Penguin, Burgess Meredith, born in 1907. Loved his Penguin, his early TV roles on the Twilight Zone and others, and in Rocky. Okay, still too obscure? How about this? VTM Bloodlines turns 16 today (and Hunter: The Reckoning for GameCube turns 18 on Wednesday)!
  3. Now available in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG: A Quantum Leap: A Jumpstart for the Trinity Continuum Core Rules “Potential is everywhere. You can’t really see it, but you can feel it. And all you really need to do is reach out, grab that potential in your hand, and bend it to your will. Nothing goes wrong if you just use your potential. I know it sounds easy. I can’t really tell you how to do it. But when you do, you’ll just know.” — Janeka Spencer, Neptune Foundation first responder This jumpstart has everything you need to start playing an adventure in the Trinity Continuum, including: All the rules you need from Trinity Continuum A full adventure, “A Quantum Leap,” ready to run Five ready-made characters for players to pick up and play Also available from DriveThruRPG in print on demand for Trinity Continuum: Æon: Terra Firma! Bleeding Edge Dangers and Ancient Mysteries! Terra Firma expands the setting of Trinity Continuum: Æon by revealing some of the many wonders and secrets found on Earth and Luna, while also providing Storytellers with the material they require to set exciting campaigns on either of these two worlds. Terra Firma requires both the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Æon to play. Inside, you will find: Further information about 10 nations previously discussed in Trinity Continuum: Æon, including a detailed look at an important city in each nations. Details on threats facing Earth, including revolutionary movements, dangerous cults, and criminal gangs. An exploration of some of the strange, and often deadly, mysteries found on Earth and Luna — from the ancient and terrible Gorgon Karst caves beneath eastern Europe to the bizarre Hadley Rille Anomaly on Luna. New technologies used on Earth, examples of the many strange and powerful relics of the Nova Age, as well as new Edges and Paths specifically for the inhabitants of Earth and Luna. Kickstarter Update Coming soon to Kickstarter: Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scion: Scion: Demigod 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: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  4. Explore a massive science-fantasy ruin. Or build an infinite variety of your own. Now for 5e! The post Jade Colossus 5e Conversion Guide appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  5. Type: Unearthed Arcana Subtitle: Unearthed Arcana 2020 Banner: Text: Last time, Unearthed Arcana presented two subclasses empowered by dragons: the Way of the Ascendant Dragon for monks and the Drakewarden for rangers. Now that you’ve had a chance to read and ponder these options, we’re ready for you to give us your feedback about them in the following survey. This survey will remain open for about two weeks. This Is Playtest Content The material in Unearthed Arcana is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not refined by final game design and editing. They are not officially part of the game. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Adventurers League events. Publication date: 11/11/2020 Introduction: Take our latest Unearthed Arcana survey. Tags: Unearthed Arcana external_urls: External url: https://media.wizards.com/2020/dnd/downloads/UA2020_102620_Subclasses05.pdf External url description: UNEARTHED ARCANA: Subclasses Part 5 External url: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5989113/D-D-UA-Survey-53-Subclasses-Part-5 External url description: SURVEY: Subclasses Part 5 Texture banner: Show Black text:
  6. Type: Features Subtitle: Dungeons & Dragons 2020 Banner: Text: Dungeon Masters aren’t the only ones who can dole out inspiration. The Dungeons & Dragons 2020 Holiday Gift Guide is here and provides a treasure hoard to give and get this season! Whether you’re shopping for heroes-in-training, experienced quest-takers, collectors, home chefs, book wrymlings, fashionistas, or yourself, this veritable gift guide of holding has got you covered. Download the gift guide now! 2020 D&D Holiday Gift Guide We've mined the best Dungeons & Dragons goodies known to humanoids and monsters alike, and handily combined them into regional guides. Whether you’re in North America (and beyond where available), the United Kingdom, or the Asia-Pacific region, we’ve got presents for every budget. Download the North America Gift Guide Download the United Kingdom Gift Guide Download the Asia-Pacific Gift Guide Publication date: 11/16/2020 Tags: Features Texture banner: Show Black text:
  7. We’re almost two weeks into the Deluxe WoD20th: Ghost Hunters Kickstarter and it’s getting into the looong plateau before it’s finale on Halloween, October 31st. What interesting with this KS is that we seem to be surprising folks with what material is being revealed to backers. One backer is interested in the Arcanum. It’s mentioned in there. Another, the Benandanti and Necromancy. In there. Today someone noted Numina in the revealed text, and Matthew mentioned that the team used a lot of the previous WoD material, including WoD: Sorcerer. So if you still aren’t sure, and/or you haven’t backed one of our KSs for a few years, please do be aware that we have the complete text and are revealing it throughout the course of this Kickstarter. It’s what we do with our KSs now, and means that if you back the project you will be able to see whether you’re favorite stuff is in there. (And with this team of creators there’s a really solid chance that it will be, as they love working in past WoD material and probably know that world better than our real one! Now, one way that folks have been a bit confused is the idea that these are Ghost Hunters, not Hunters Hunted hunters or Hunter: The Reckoning hunters. In the first case, we did already do a new HH for the 20th Anniversary line, so this is more something that can complement that book and vice versa. (You can find Hunters Hunted 2 on DTRPG). In the second case, Hunter: The Reckoning, we wouldn’t get in there and “stealth” a 20th Anniversary take on them – and even if we did, the text for this book went through several approval passes with the crew and Paradox/White Wolf. While we’d love to do a true H:TR 20th Anniversary, we respect Paradox’s right to make the call on whether that’s something they want created by us. So, no sneaking it in. Cults of the Blood Gods art by Sam Denmark Some shorts bits from the meeting today: Here’s a bit of general Kickstarter news: we’re going to try and have one more KS before the end of the year, or through the end of the year. Everything in the beginning of November is uncertain nationally, so we have to leave some room as we see what actually happens. Right now, that looks like the Scarred Lands mega-adventure Dead Man’s Rust as it is the most flexible in terms of it not being a license, so no external approval periods; relatively modular, so we can release a bunch of it at once if we need to compress the KS or expand it and subdivide the sections; and it is being developed by Travis Legge, who has both his own skill-set and 5e knowledge, as well as his writing team’s, to draw on if we need any emergency changes due to circumstances outside our control. (Sorry to bring real-world events into our many worlds of imagination, but as a company we have to deal with these sorts of things as they do impact our hobby). Cults of the Blood Gods art by Amy Wilkins Here’s a happy bit of info: today is Mirthful Mike Chaney’s wedding anniversary! Congrats, Mike and Di! There’s also some additional good news for the Mirthful One: Mike Chaney’s new art help. Yep, we have arranged for a bunch of new freelance art directing and layout folks to work with Mike under his direction. We’re hoping this gives us a jumpstart in those areas that have gotten a bit bogged down through no fault of Mike’s. On the Wikipedia page for “work ethic” there’s a picture of Mirthful Mike, so… just sayin’. The Prestige Edition Chronicles of Darkness books sale at Indie Press Revolution (IPR) continues and has been so strong that Beast: The Primordial traditional printed hardcovers have sold out, with the first Dark Eras collection right behind with only a few copies left! https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ These are the copies we overprinted after their Kickstarters, and don’t worry, you can still get the PDF and PoD versions at DTRPG.com! M20 Technocracy Reloaded art by Sam Denmark That news is pretty exciting, and I’ve also been having a lot of fun with the concept art work for the peoples for the fantasy MMO half of Trinity Continuum: Anima. I need to come up with their look in order to then create the thumb-nail sketch of the cover of TC: Anima to get to the cover artist. Since the fantasy world they live in is at its heart an MMO, we’re looking at needing a consistent look for the player character and PC peoples, the various flora and fauna, all of it. In ways we haven’t really approached for years! Which is a lot of fun to work on! Of course, we always love creating new worlds – and we actually have many more that we will be revealing as time goes on into 2021. Because, after all, we love creating them and then inviting you into our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! The World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters Kickstarter funded in three hours and has passed 200% funding while ectoplasmically slipping past Stretch Goals! Onyx Path Media! This week: Part 2 of the Trinity Continuum Actual Play with The Trio! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ A big one this week! The good folks of Darker Days Radio spent a good hour or so discussing Ghost Hunters (and a whole load of other topics) over on their show, so please check it out: http://podcast.darker-days.org/e/162-world-of-darkness-ghost-hunters-interview-with-matthew-dawkins/ Tune in to our Twitch channel for actual plays of Ghost Hunters by such stalwarts as the fine folks at Vorpal Tales! For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. Please give our Twitch channel a follow, as you can find a huge number of videos of all kinds of games being run! This week on Twitch, expect to see these games and streams running: Trinity Continuum: ÆON – Skirmish at Khantze Lu Ge Contagion Chronicle – No Time for Reality V5 – Cults of the Blood Gods – Styx and Bones World of Darkness Ghost Hunters Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night V5 – Cults of the Blood Gods – Thy Kindred Come Hunter: Unbound Anomalies – Devil’s Luck Gaming 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: Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale – E17 – https://youtu.be/TJimhOiml5M They Came from Beyond the Grave! – Vorpal Tales Actual Play – Episode One – https://youtu.be/GwYR4jndGb8 Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night – Game 1 – https://youtu.be/tkiUR2Om4lw Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds – S1E19 – https://youtu.be/lSHtU3XcpA8 Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale – Episode 5: Ex-Club: https://youtu.be/-1Fa-eUiVfI Cavaliers of Mars – The Angry Machine to Benefit the Trevor Project – https://youtu.be/ZrS8vpN72aM Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner. You should check it out, because frankly, it’s brilliant. Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest covering protagonists empowered by the Fire of Exaltation, those stolen from the Loom of Destiny, and those who the hosts don’t quite know about… https://www.exaltcast.com/2020/10/19/every-door-opened/ Occultists Anonymous continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here: Episode 133: Robbing Graves The cabal kicks down the door to Mr. Graves inner sanctum. With Songbird leading the charge, it’s not going to be pretty. https://youtu.be/dZLQPQMEOLw Episode 134: Pleading & Threatening Wyrd the Seer dreams of Zolius, bringing eager pleading and desperate threats. The cabal must deal with a burden they knew was coming but may not have been ready for: The Stalker. https://youtu.be/u33G0o_ByQM A Bunch of Gamers continue their Vampire: The Dark Ages chronicle right here. They’re long-time supports of Onyx Path, and we’d love for you to check out Church at the Crossroads here: https://youtu.be/yKOc0IqZj4Q Here’s a Red Moon Roleplaying blast from the past! Last year, Matthew Dawkins ran a Scarred Lands campaign for Hjalmar, Mattiaz, and Craig of Red Moon Roleplaying, which he named The Great Vilhaim Heist! This story takes the characters into the guts of a god and puts them as the servants of a firewrack dragon. Here’s episode one! https://youtu.be/QUFVS4g6gDg If you missed Virtual Tabletop Gaming Live, please check out our video from the convention where Dixie interviews Matthew regarding They Came from Beyond the Grave! https://youtu.be/VyWrpJtWZ7w From the same convention, here’s Danielle Lauzon being interviewed by Dixie regarding Trinity Continuum! Check it out if you want details about the game! https://youtu.be/eTwDqYbkbRQ 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! Virtual TableTop! Introducing a Virtual Tabletop adventure: the Gauntlet of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop! Scars of the Divine War, which ended less than 200 years ago, have still not healed. One such scar is the Chasm of Flies, a rent in the earth created when the titan Spiragos the Ambusher was smote down by one of the young gods, Vangal the Ravager. Now, the Chasm is inhabited by spider-eye goblins and their spider allies, but it is also thought to be the resting place of powerful artifacts from that elder age. Gauntlet of Spiragos is a Scarred Lands adventure designed for 1st level characters, although it can be easily modified for characters of up to 5th level. Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay. Astral is browser-based and uses the latest technology to streamline your storytelling experience. Connect with your party online and run your campaigns however you like. Astral offers tools optimized for phone, tablet, and desktop devices, no installation required. Build epic battlemaps using Astral‘s enormous collection of scenery, props, and tokens or upload your own. Pro users gain access to over 12,000+ assets and fresh new packs every month. Add weather, visual effects, triggers, and so much more with easy-to-use tools Build your own adventure, or choose from pre-generated game kits like Gauntlet of Spiragos. Create character sheets, craft maps, or just jump right in to connect with your friends and start your adventures! 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 provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below! You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Our Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition books are also available from Studio2 in the US: https://studio2publishing.com/products/vampire-the-masquerade-chicago-by-night-sourcebook 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 IPR‘s Chronicles of Darkness Halloween Sale is running until November 1. For the Return of Halfoween, all CofD Books and Screens will be 50% Off! https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! DTRPG‘s Halloween Sale will be the 19th – Nov 2nd and all of our Horror PDF titles more than 30 days old will be 25% off! Plus, get an eye out for our 6 or 7 freebies in the annual trick-or-treat giveaway! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday we’re offering both the Lunars Storytellers Screen and the Lunars Map as PDFs at DTRPG! Also, this Wednesday Chase Across Ghelspad will now be available in PoD as well as PDF on the Slarecian Vault Community Content site for Scarred Lands! 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 has confirmed that they are cancelling the con for this year. We’ll be playing games at GameHole Con – the virtual edition – from Nov 5th to Nov 8th! Here’s a link to the con, and the events…pay no attention to the info about the venue and all that detritus from the earlier plan for their usual live convention: https://bit.ly/37lEEaF 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) No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!) Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e) Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!) They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition) Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!) Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Trinity Continuum: Anima Legacies of Earth (Legendlore) 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) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Post-Approval Development Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) 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) TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands) V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Peoples of the Crossroads Continent M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) CtL 2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Post-Editing Development 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) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Tales of Aquatic Terror – Almost ready for Travis layout. WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) – KS going. Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 – ADing. Legendlore Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Ready for the KS. Scion: Demigod (KS) They Came From Beyond the Grave! TC: Adventure! (KS) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Awaiting artnotes. Monsters of the Deep – Monsters all AD’d. LeBlanc’s art is all in. M20 Victorian (KS) – ADing rolling. TC: Under Alien Skies – ADed. Heirs to the Shogunate – Working on art notes. Dead Man’s Rust (SL KS) – KS art AD’d. Sketches coming in. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch M20 Technocracy Reloaded – In layout realized needed some more art: contracted. Deviant Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Off to Travis. Proofing Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) Aberrant – Making a few new symbols. Art still coming in. V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Tweaking layout with Josh. Trinity Core Jumpstart At Press TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – At KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire – At KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – At KS fulfiller. Dark Eras 2 – At KS fulfiller. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – At KS fulfiller. Contagion Chronicle – Printing. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller. Lunars Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Deluxe printing. PDF and PoD on sale at DTRPG. Titanomachy – PoD proofs ordered. TC Aeon Terra Firma – PoD files uploaded. V5 Let the Streets Run Red – Backer PDF out to backers for errata. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! More of a commemoration, and one I usually skip for these but today the anniversary lands right on today. Nine years ago was the infamous Black Wednesday at CCP/White Wolf when a very large swathe of the employees working on the WoD MMO were fired, a group with a large percentage of folks who had been hired into the original White Wolf. The fact that in a couple of months it will be the 9th anniversary of the founding of Onyx Path Publishing is entirely coincidental. Not.
  8. We venture into the Godforsaken lands. And look at some incredible artwork that mashes up Tintin with Edward Hopper. Plus … Cypher Chronicles, vol. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 37-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  9. Lots of great new releases this month: Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Magic Item Cards 1: Armor, Weapons & Wonders (PDF and print from DriveThruRPG) Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Magic Item Cards 2: Boons & Tattoos (PDF and print from DriveThruRPG) Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Magic Item Cards 3: The Wise & The Wicked (PDF and print from DriveThruRPG) Scarred Lands: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad, Part 5 (PDF from DriveThruRPG) Scion: Titanomachy (advance PDF from DriveThruRPG) Trinity Continuum: Æon: Terra Firma (advance PDF from DriveThruRPG) Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle (PDF and print from DriveThruRPG) Merch Check out these new posters and prints: Trinity Continuum: Æon cover art Scion Origin Art: Yggdrasil Scion Origin Art: Crime Scene Scion Companion Art: Hydra Scion Companion Art: Minotaur Scion Companion Art: Back-to-Back Scion Titanomachy Art: Cover Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for Scion 2nd Edition Book 3: Demigod has just hours remaining! We funded to 100% in 75 minutes, and are currently at 392% of our $35,000 goal, or $137,172, thanks to our 2243 backers! 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, Terra Incognita, Titans & Titanspawn x2, Backer T-shirt Scion: Demigod Desktop Wallpaper Scion Scenarios x3 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 Coming next week: Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant 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 month: Ghelspad Companion Volume 11 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 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 month: Storypath Nexus Logo Scion: Divine Garage Scion: Specialized Purviews They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! Art and Design Asset Pack They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! Layout Templates They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Check the Gate and Other Cinematics They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Drenched Heroes and Waterlogged Horrors They Came from Beneath the Sea!: The Grays Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  10. Related products: Player's Handbook Dungeon Master's Guide Monster Manual Xanathar's Guide to Everything Inline blocks: D&D Newsletter Dragon+ Subtitle: D&D Rules Expansion Author: Wizards RPG Team Synopsis: A magical mixture of rules options for the world's greatest roleplaying game. The wizard Tasha, whose great works include the spell Tasha’s hideous laughter, has gathered bits and bobs of precious lore during her illustrious career as an adventurer. Her enemies wouldn’t want these treasured secrets scattered across the multiverse, so in defiance, she has collected and codified these tidbits for the enrichment of all. EXPANDED SUBCLASSES. Try out subclass options for every Dungeons & Dragons class, including the artificer, which appears in the book. MORE CHARACTER OPTIONS. Delve into a collection of new class features and new feats, and customize your character’s origin using straightforward rules for modifying a character’s racial traits. INTRODUCING GROUP PATRONS. Whether you're part of the same criminal syndicate or working for an ancient dragon, each group patron option comes with its own perks and types of assignments. SPELLS, ARTIFACTS & MAGIC TATTOOS. Discover more spells, as well as magic tattoos, artifacts, and other magic items for your campaign. EXPANDED RULES OPTIONS. Try out rules for sidekicks, supernatural environments, natural hazards, and parleying with monsters, and gain guidance on running a session zero. A PLETHORA OF PUZZLES. Ready to be dropped into any D&D adventure, puzzles of varied difficulty await your adventurers, complete with traps and guidance on using the puzzles in a campaign. Full of expanded content for players and Dungeon Masters alike, this book is a great addition to the Player's Handbook and the Dungeon Master’s Guide. Baked in you'll find more rule options for all the character classes in the Player's Handbook, including more subclass options. Thrown in for good measure is the artificer class, a master of magical invention. And this witch's brew wouldn't be complete without a dash of added artifacts, spellbook options, spells for both player characters and monsters, magical tattoos, group patrons, and other tasty goodies. Alt-Cover An alternative art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on November 17, 2020. Where Can I Buy It? Tasha's Cauldron of Everything releases on November 17, 2020. Preorder now at your local game store, bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, or online at retailers like Amazon. Format: Hardcover Image thumbnail: Image left: Banner: Game type: RPG Products Release date: 11/17/2020 Price ($): USD49.95 Synopsis Title: What Wonderful Witchery is This? Logo and link system: Link: Amazon Link: Find a Store Hide Store Locator Widget: Mosaic Columns: Display large thumbnails:
  11. Subtitle: Let's Play Together Banner: Inline blocks: D&D Newsletter Content Title: September 18-20, 2020 Content Text: Gather your party and join the adventure at D&D Celebration 2020, an online gaming event open to fans all over the world! Celebrate the release of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden with a weekend of Icewind Dale–themed virtual play sessions and help us create the biggest virtual tabletop roleplaying game event ever! Fans will also get the chance to preview some content from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, the forthcoming book featuring massive rules options, subclasses, and more for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Watch featured play sessions with D&D luminaries and learn something new with a slate of panels led by the D&D design team and community. Get online, take a seat at the table, and let’s play together. JOIN D&D CELEBRATION 2020 FROM Home D&D Celebration 2020 allows anyone to take part in the event from their own home. Gather your party, go online, and join us for a weekend of play, panels, and celebration! Register for games through the D&D Celebration Event Portal. Once registered, you will be able to sign-up for D&D Adventurers League game sessions including 2-hour adventures perfect for levels 1-4 and an amazing new D&D Epic! Dungeon Masters provided! All Wizards of the Coast proceeds from ticket sales support Extra Life/Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Check back for the schedule of featured games and panels! No registration necessary! Event Apparel We've partnered with Extra Life to create special apparel—with all Wizards of the Coast proceeds going directly to Extra Life/Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Additionally, all ticket sales from the D&D Celebration Event Portal will be donated to the cause. Through Extra Life, we're endeavoring to raise funds, have fun, and help heal kids at local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $70 million for sick and injured kids. Right now, children's hospitals need your support. Be a hero. Take part today and help raise funds for the Children's Hospitals COVID-19 Impact Fund. Shop for Apparel Newsletter Sign-Up Sign up now for the D&D newsletter (below) and receive the latest news and announcements from Dungeons & Dragons. In addition, subscribers will receive early access to gameplay materials in support of D&D Celebration 2020 to help play during the event. Subscribers will receive one 2-hour adventure as well as digital backgrounds, character sheets, and resources for your group to take part in D&D Celebration 2020 while still playing safely in your home games. Display large thumbnails: Mosaic Columns: Display Submenu: Black text: Hide Store Locator Widget: Submenu items: Submenu Link: Overview Submenu Link: Participate Submenu Link: Watch Submenu Link: Donate
  12. That’s right! The Kickstarter for They Came From the Grave! starts at 2pm EDT on Tuesday the 21st, which is tomorrow as I write this. Grave! focuses on the tropes and themes of horror films and TV shows that came out throughout the 60s and into the 70s – and because so many of them were also based in a sorta-Victorian era, we have rules for that in there too! Travel back in time through magic or science. Relive the experiences of your ancestors ala past-lives. Play through what you found described in one of their worm-eaten journals. Or just play in that earlier time period – there are a lot of ways to time-slip in They Came From Beyond the Grave!. If the old Universal Monsters were the first round of film horror, then the advent of Hammer Studios, American International (especially with films helmed by Roger Corman), and Amicus, plus various horror-themed TV shows, gave us a new sort of horror. Often action-packed and more physical, and always bloodier and gorier than those that came before, they also brought in a more overt sexuality. Sometimes that manifested in kinkier characters and sometimes in (s)exploitative scenes and dialogue (and costuming). It’s said that at one point during his career working on Hammer films that Christopher Lee was receiving more fan letters from women than any other actor in Europe, no doubt helped by his notable physical presence as Dracula. Just like in They Came From Beyond the Sea!, we take those sorts of cultural mores of the times the films were created to note and use them in ways designed to be fun to play for modern audiences. That’s part of the core gaming experience we’re aiming at with the They Came From…! game lines. They’re designed so that you can play them “straight from the box” settings, with the option of including as much of the meta-devices as you want. For example, the Quips and Cinematics can be sparse or non-existent, or they are fired in a mile a minute in a paean to the joy of the cinematic standards of the time. Your characters can be people of the time the game is set in, or the time the films were made, or modern people with our sensibilities and expectations. Players can deconstruct the hell out of the setting, or create an homage to the sorts of films and time periods the game lines focus on. So, yes, the They Came From…! games provide all the needed material to go from a serious, even dark, setting all the way to a laugh-a-minute cross between riffing on old films ala Mystery Science Theater 3000 and a fill in the blanks card game. We needed to provide as much structure as possible to enable humor at the table. Because, as they say, dying is easy, comedy is hard. Just to give you an idea of the range I’m talking about, there are four different links below in our Onyx Path Media section. Three are to very different Actual Play sessions, and one is to the brilliant trailer for They Came From Beyond the Grave! created by filmmaker/artist/writer/cool guy Larry Blamire. Each of them present a totally accurate way to play – any one of which might be the way your table wants to play. Check us out on Kickstarter tomorrow if ANY of that piques your interest! Grave! illustration by Durwin Talon What About the Buried Bones? Well, not only was that a reference to digging up some of the inside stuff for Grave!, it was also a reference to the two Realms of Pugmire PDFs and PoDs going on sale this week! Pirates of Pugmire will be available in PDF and PoD versions this Wednesday, even while the traditionally printed version enabled by the Kickstarter campaign is getting ready to ship from our printers to our KS fulfillers. Then there’s Buried Bones, subtitled Creating in the Realms of Pugmire, which wasn’t attached to a KS, and contains a lot of Eddy’s thoughts on Pugmire (and the Monarchies of Mau) with background info and info on how to create adventures for the setting. It’s also coming out in PDF and physical book PoD versions on Weds. Seems like this would be super-useful for folks planning on adding projects to the Canis Minor Community Content site! Pirates of Pugmire illustration by Pat Loboyko Hey, look at this: That’s for 100,000 downloads of the Onyx Pathcast! Huge congrats to Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy for years of weekly Pathcasts exploring ours and other company’s game lines every week, taking Deep Dives into specific games (like the They Came From Beyond the Grave! one going live on Friday), their insightful interviews of industry professionals, and all the farty horns, wresting references, and digressions that they are rightly known for! While the Terribly Terrific Trio, or the Terrifically Terrible Trio depending on your PoV, do foster a light-hearted, irreverent, and quick-witted atmosphere during the Onyx Pathcast, they do also talk about the challenges of creating artful games in the TTRPG business. From the Dreaded Deadline Doom, to the Care and Feeding of Creative Folks, to trying to stay focused on the projects you love while the world goes topsy-turvey, Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew manage to cover some serious topics without loosing that spark of fun that makes this thing of ours so special. Again, congrats! Titanomachy illustration by Andrea Payne Hopefully, I can bring up this next topic as carefully as the Trio do with such things, but that’s actually the point, I guess. As a company, we’ve signed up our Onyx Path Monday Meeting crew to attend Sensitivity Training Workshops starting this Wednesday and into August. As a group, we talk to many different people in the course of doing our jobs (nevermind non-job time), and we’d like to do that better. We’d like to be able to communicate better, and to be more aware of how we are coming across – especially as we continue to bring more diverse creators into the TTRPG biz. Finally, if you get a chance, take a look at all those projects at press down there at the end of the project progress section! I think these are the most projects we’ve ever had finishing up printing at the same time. Some of that is, of course, due to the slow-downs in printing and shipping due to Covid-19, and some of it has been Mirthful Mike Chaney gettin’ it done! Combined, we’re getting the decks cleared so that more projects can get finished up, and therefore more projects can get started. It’s the Circle of Life, or something like that. End of the day, we’re making the games you love set in our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! They Came From Beyond the Grave! Goes live on Tuesday the 21st at 2pm EDT! Here’s a specially-made special trailer by the brilliant Larry Blamire: And keep your eyes open for: Onyx Path Media! Congratulations on achieving over 100,000 DOWNLOADS! This week: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Deep Dive!! (Exclamation Points!!!) As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ With They Came from Beyond the Grave! coming to Kickstarter this week, let’s start off with all the actual plays and assorted videos for that game! Over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath, Vorpal Tales are running their first campaign of They Came from Beyond the Grave! This follows their fantastic They Came from Beneath the Sea! campaign, and I really think you should check it out! Their YouTube channel has episode one right here: https://youtu.be/Q6na0WHTfjo Meanwhile, over on YouTube, our friends at Red Moon Roleplaying have started their own They Came from Beyond the Grave! story, with their usual excellent editing, quality, and in this case, a lovely cast of players led by Director, Matthew Dawkins! Come join in and listen to the Cult of Abaddon at play: https://youtu.be/RDYzNbk7VkQ Also on YouTube, Larry Blamire’s hilarious trailer for They Came from Beyond the Grave! has dropped and is there for your viewing pleasure. It’s a testament to the kinds of stories you can tell using this game: https://youtu.be/NP65PlAw7mI And finally, also on YouTube, in case you missed it we have the actual play of They Came from Beyond the Grave! that Matthew ran for Rich Thomas, Ian Muller, Dixie Cochran, and B. Dave Walters. Dare you enter Karnstein Manor? https://youtu.be/qLEFXntIa3g This week on Twitch, expect to see: Mage 20 – Technocracy Reloaded Scion – Behind the Screen They Came from Beyond the Grave! Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Realms of Pugmire – Pawsome Junction Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds Scarred Lands – Tears of the Weeping Maiden 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: Realms of Pugmire: Paws & Claws – S2E6 https://youtu.be/oWSUZCVQhpA Realms of Pugmire: Paws & Claws – S2E7 https://youtu.be/ThgctcL9bTY Changeling: The Lost: Littlebrook Reunion – E22 https://youtu.be/QJZLhWW6qOs V5: Blood City: Chicago by Night – E20 https://youtu.be/Ua7ja2F9r80 Scarred Lands: Purge of the Serpentholds – E7 https://youtu.be/ZtnVKzQQAn8 They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trailer https://youtu.be/mWTla3xEmGA Legendlore: Lost in the Crossing – E1 https://youtu.be/twMAjrCpj3c Legendlore: Fiction Reading https://youtu.be/Dj5Qp0aagy0 Storytellers with Coffee: Technocracy Reloaded https://youtu.be/hb44inqafmE Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Systematic Understanding of Everything is a new Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner. Check out their array of episodes (the show’s only just started!) over at http://www.exaltcast.com/ Our very own Chris Allen runs a fantastic session of Werewolf: The Forsaken here and on Twitch: https://youtu.be/XTaTf7sxnLk He’s not being violent enough with people’s eyeballs yet! 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 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 And Occultists Anonymous just got their latest episodes to us: Episode 114: The Devil You Know Zolius faces a VERY upset cabal, trying to keep his own life and maintain the deal he established with them. The cabal debate the pros and cons of keeping him alive. https://youtu.be/5NavGFi9_rQ Episode 115: Going to the Dogs As the cabal settles and makes plans after Zolius’ intrusion, Atratus takes a trip into the Shadow with Shanna. A little sightseeing on the other side of the Gauntlet. https://youtu.be/FCcenqJfxMk 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, the Pirates of Pugmire come sailing in, in PDF and PoD versions, both on DTRPG! Large portions of the sea remain unexplored and uncharted, denying pirates the assurance of a safe journey home. If treasure is found, there’s always a hostile crew or two out there on the waves, lying in wait to raid returning ships. And twisted corpses of dead sea life animated by Unseen forces haunt the waves. It takes an extra level of grit to brave the Acid Sea. Do you have what it takes? Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. It’s usable with either game, or as part of a joint experience. Some highlights include: Two new species for players to enjoy: lizards and birds Six new callings, including two for dogs and two for cats Rules for building, sailing, and sinking ships A trove of new allies, enemies, and treasures Information on Waterdog Port and Port Matthew “Going on the Account,” a chronicle of three new adventures, taking characters from 1st through 6th level For more Realms of Pugmire good-dog-ness, Pugmire Buried Bones, a guide to Creating in the Realms of Pugmire is also available this Weds on DTRPG in PDF and physical book PoD versions! Collecting a variety of internal documents, email exchanges, blog posts, and community content projects, Buried Bones is the ultimate guide to creating in the Realms of Pugmire. Whether you’re making your own products for the Canis Minor community content program, want to make your personal Pugmire chronicle as accurate as possible, or are just interested in some of the behind-the-scenes details of the world, Buried Bones is the book to read! Buried Bones includes: A number of blogs related to the Realms of Pugmire, rewritten for this edition. A handy guide to help people convert material from the 5e OGL to Pugmire or Monarchies of Mau. Answers to frequently asked questions about the lore of the world and the mechanics of the RPGs. 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) 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) No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) CtL 2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) 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) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) 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) Aberrant – AD’d. Meredith is helping with keeping track of all the artists. Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Full art notes are in. Mummy 2 Deviant – Sam doing fulls for this next. Legendlore Technocracy Reloaded Cults of the Blood God – Rolling along. Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Getting notes over to Cover guy. Pinging a couple of artists about fulls. Talking to Tucker about doing some of the dreamy stuff. Scion: Demigod (KS) – KS art in progress. Fulls progressing. Halves progressing. Getting a few more halves rolling on that. They Came From Beyond the Grave! (KS) – Ready for KS Tuesday. TC: Adventure! (KS) – Cover is in. Geist: One Foot In the Grave – AD’d, art is rolling. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch TC Aeon Terra Firma – With Josh. V5 Let the Streets Run Red – continued working it. Pugmire Adventure – small project, knocking the layout together. Scion Titanomachy Trinity Core Jumpstart Proofing Trinity Aeon Jumpstart – PoD files updated. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Indexing. Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs Magic Item Decks (Scarred Lands) Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) At Press TCFBTS Heroic Land Dwellers – PoD proof on the way. TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – Files at press. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Press proofs signed off on, PoD proofs ordered. Pirates of Pugmire – Traditionally printed books almost ready to ship to the shipper. PDF and PoD versions on sales this Weds. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – Files at press. Pugmire Buried Bones – PDF and PoD versions on sales this Weds. Dark Eras 2 – Files at press. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – Files at press. Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Dark Eras Compilation Contagion Chronicle – Press prep. Contagion Chronicle Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – Files at press. Lunars Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Scarred Lands Creature Collection – Press proof signed off on. Scion Companion – PoD proofs ordered. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! One small step for a man: in 1969 Apollo 11’s crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later. Which we reference in a bunch of our games, but for me, it’s a strong childhood memory of watching the moonwalk on the small, scratchy, b&w TV we moved into my parent’s bedroom. They had the only room AC (it would take years before we could afford to catch up to the other houses in the neighborhood and get full-house AC) and it was a hot and humid Philly July night. Right before the news broke in with the Special Broadcast, Jerry Lewis’s The Nutty Professor was on (I think it was Channel 10, Philly folks), and I was afraid of the transformation scenes. Our parents tried to impress on us the importance of what we were seeing, but it was near midnight, and it was all we could do to stay awake that far. After the single greatest achievement mankind had achieved in surpassing the bounds of Earth, we just wanted to get to sleep. Yet, I still remember it all as it happened.
  13. Now available in image format from DriveThruRPG: The Scarred Lands Creature Collection! Monsters! From the horrible wrack dragon to the hideous skullworm, creatures frightening and wondrous are found throughout the Scarred Lands. Discover your favorites anew in this hand-picked selection of adversaries from the storied history of the Creature Collection and the Scarred Lands. The Creature Collection 5e presents more than 175 creatures from the Scarred Lands setting, each painstakingly updated to work perfectly with the 5th Edition rules, each illustrated in full color. The Creature Collection 5e features a host of tools to help you find the perfect monster for the encounter you’re building. Also included are appendices of battle maps, encounter seeds and a Challenge Rating index. While the monsters herein are taken from the various Scarred Lands supplements released down the years, they can easily enhance any setting or campaign. Sales It’s Christmas in July on DriveThruRPG! Hundreds of products from Onyx Path and associated community content are 25% off! Kickstarter Update Coming next to Kickstarter this coming Tuesdady: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Creature Collection 5e Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded 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: Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum Character Creation Reference Trinity Continuum: When Words Fail Trinity Continuum: Æon: 23rd Century Talent Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
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  15. This is a quick write-up I did for anyone interested in participating in the group outing Autumn will invite the teens to on her family's property. There's no obligation to be involved, obviously- my thought is that it would be a good opportunity for roleplay, character development (specifically with regard to some short-term aspirations), and general shenanigans apart from all the externally-driven drama of the plot. If your PC would be interested, they're welcome to attend! We can work out the "hows" and "whys" in Discord. That being said, it will be brought up IC in some fashion as well, to give people the opportunity to ask questions or make suggestions. If there are any specifically OOC questions, comments, or concerns, I'd like to hear them! -Vivi Group Camping Proposal Location: The campsite is a broad, roughly circular clearing of mostly bare, packed earth on the edge of a slow-moving creek, surrounded on three sides by tall, narrow pines and a few smaller deciduous species. There is a fire pit dug in the center for cooking and heat, and plenty of seasoned firewood already stacked between a pair of small trees. There is no running water, no wifi, no electricity- no man-made hookups or tech at all. That means no microwave, no USB charger, and no plumbing. Phones and GPS still work, but the absence of development makes the place feel more remote than it actually is. In the event of an emergency: the site is roughly 4 miles from Autumn’s house (~2 miles off the road from her grandparents’ driveway). An ATV could get back there without much problem, but the trail isn’t meant for full-sized vehicle traffic. Getting back there: Autumn’s mom is willing to allow a few (3-4) vehicles parked in the driveway overnight, so carpooling may be a good idea. It’s entirely possible to walk the entire distance in about an hour and a half, or less if the pace is more than “leisurely” (at least one character intends to do this). What to bring: This is just a list of practical recommendations and suggestions to give you an idea of what your character might want or need to have on-hand. It’s not intended to be exhaustive or all-encompassing. -Entertainment. Cards, books, musical instruments, fishing tackle and gear, games, or your own personal electronic devices and charge packs- whatever your character would want to do with 1-2 days away from everything. A few of the bulky/expensive items could probably be foraged from Autumn’s house, or her grandparents’ garage, if someone really wants a canoe or kayak or something. Other ideas: Star charts, binoculars, a journal, homework (ugh), etc. -Food and drinks. Water. For practical purposes, the creek water can be safely boiled, but you’ll want plenty to drink depending on activity level. Stuff for meals and the means to cook them will be provided, but snacks or anything special your character wants/requires will need to be brought along. -Clothes. Basic, sturdy, comfortable outdoor wear. Good quality sneakers or hiking boots (preferred). Light jacket for early morning and evening temps in the 40s; layers are a good idea. Whatever your character needs to do the stuff they enjoy- swim clothes, towel, sandals, etc. -Basic necessities. Standard toiletries, whatever your character needs for general good hygiene. Insect repellent (more for ticks than mosquitoes). Sunscreen. The usual. There’s a first-aid kit, but it never hurts to have more than one. Flashlight and/or lantern. -A bag. You will need this to put your trash in. -A tent, sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, etc. Autumn can furnish a couple, but either everyone’s cramming into 2-3 tents, or other people will need to chip in. -Folding chair, blanket, beach towel, etc. to sit on. The (Basic) Rules of the Site: -If you bring it in, you take it out. If it’s here when you arrive, it stays. -If you don’t know what it is, don’t touch it. -Do nothing to alter the camp site. -Don’t feed the animals. Who's invited?: All core PCs. Considerations: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/hygiene-sanitation.html?series=intro-to-backpacking https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/@5677433/historic?month=8&year=2019
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