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  1. Say Hi to LaTia! Say Hi to SUPERHEROES! Say Hi to scores of weird science-fantasy creatures for 5e! The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 40-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  2. When disaster strikes or menace looms, the best among us don’t run from danger—they run toward it! The Heroes of … Announcing Heroes of the Cypher System The post Announcing Heroes of the Cypher System appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  3. By Sarah L. Stewart Several months ago I joined a team working on a new book for the Slarecian Vault. I was tasked with writing the bulk of the first three chapters of the Frostlands of Fenrilik. Those chapters introduce the setting and describe various backgrounds, locations, NPCs, story hooks, and encounters found on the far northern continent of Fenrilik in the Scarred Lands world setting. I was excited to participate on this project as it’s a great location in the Scarred Lands. Very little was said about it in the original Scarred Lands publications, giving us plenty of room to expand and enrich the setting. I’ve been a Game Master for many, many years, but only been a professional writer for a handful. I’ve written many technical papers, but I know the Scarred Lands setting really well and felt confident that I could write about it. A bit back, Onyx Path published my first fantasy novel, set in the Scarred Lands. I started publishing on the Slarecian Vault at the beginning of this year with some small titles. Fenrilik was my first time writing for an RPG as part of a large team. I was given a list of areas to cover and a specific word count for each chapter, but otherwise I had relatively free rein on how to write it. I took my initial inspiration from the style of many of my favorite Scarred Lands setting books for the D&D 3.X system (Mithril, Shelzar, Hallowfaust, Calastia, etc.): most chapters in these books started with in-world first-person observations from an NPC, like from a letter, report, journal, ancient text, or similar. I decided on the journal of a scholar visiting Fenrilik from the continent of Ghelspad (where the majority of Scarred Lands content takes place). Before writing anything, I kicked things off by watching a few documentaries on the Antarctic (which was amusing, as at the time we were having 90+ degree Fahrenheit weather). Then I wrote several pages of my scholar’s adventures: crossing the ocean to Fenrilik, meeting various people there, what she saw, how she felt, etc. I created an awesome, rich story for the character. Then I submitted those pages to our development lead for his feedback. He cut out over half of it. “This is all neat stuff,” he said, “but it doesn’t bring anything to the party for Fenrilik itself.” I was disappointed at first but, after a tiny bit of thinking about it from the perspective of a GM, realized he was completely right. While a travel journal is fun to read (and write), GMs need quick references when they’re running a game, which is really what I needed to focus on. That became my guidepost for the project: what would I want in a campaign sourcebook? I kept the journal for the establishing sections, but I shifted my focus in the straight-up game content sections to mostly the facts, with touches of flavor. When I pick up RPG sourcebooks (as opposed to rule books) I look for: Adventure modules (which another project team member was writing) Maps & artwork (left to those with better artistic talents than me) Descriptions of locations the PCs are likely to visit or hear about NPCs the players can meet and interact with Obstacles the PCs can encounter Interesting setting elements the PCs can discover I started world-building. Who are the people of Fenrilik? What are they like? What’s important to them? How do they survive in this incredibly harsh environment? And what will the PCs (whether native to Fenrilik or from elsewhere on Scarn) need to do to survive as well? I also needed this new material to be consistent with the original descriptions of Fenrilik published in Strange Lands: Lost Tribes of the Scarred Lands, as well as what’s in the Scarred Lands Players Guide. Personally, I love those kinds of constraints. Give me a blank white page and I don’t know where to start. Give me a few constraints and the words start to spill out of my brain onto the page. With all that, just covering the things I find the most useful as a GM turned out to be tough to do, since we had limited word counts for each section. I (and our editor) did a lot of rewriting to squeeze more good content into fewer words. Then, once I got the content written, I needed to go over everything for game rules, balance, and consistency. 5e D&D and the Slarecian Vault have a lot of style guidelines to follow when describing locations, creatures, effects, etc. Plus, word use, word order, capitalization, spelling, and fonts are all important. Sticking to the proper styles helps GMs and readers easily understand how the new content fits into the existing game rules and find what they need during a game. For example, you say, “Make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw,” and not “Make a Dex Save at DC 13.” Luckily, both Wizards of the Coast and Onyx Path provide great style guides that help writers get it right (and we also had a great development lead and a great editor, both of whom checked everything for mistakes. I’m eternally grateful for their hard work). Be sure to keep all these style guides in mind when you write your own titles for the Vault. With multiple writers on a project like this one, it was very important that we were all consistent, especially with overlapping materials. One person couldn’t describe a location as underground while another put it on top of a hill. Part of our development lead’s job was to make sure everything locked like LEGO bricks. It was a blast seeing it all come together. For the previous RPG titles I’d worked on, I only worked with one or two other people at a time. This time there was a large group of us, and we actively collaborated on several areas. In one case I created a location while other contributors each created the people, the related adventure, the map, and the art. We threw ideas around back and forth, growing and enriching the concepts. The writer working on the adventure content also decided to include my journal-writer character as an element of her adventure. I even got to run a playtest of her adventure (and some of my own game elements), so she could take notes and improve her content. I very much look forward to working with her again in the future! In fact, I’d love to do more close collaborations like these the next time I work on a big title. Even if it’s not easy to coordinate with everyone, I think it produced some of our best work. Frostlands wasn’t a perfect project, and we did make a few mistakes along the way. Since we were writing for the Slarecian Vault, we didn’t use Onyx Path’s official RPG project processes. Communication fell apart in a few places, and a couple of people on the project got pulled away by regular life stuff preventing them from finishing their parts. As a result, a few things came in after our original deadlines (and we crunched a little at the end to make sure everything was completed on time). There was also some confusion around ownership and access. We learned lessons, though, like having a document repository, using standard naming conventions (Especially for file versions!), having clear lines of delivery and communications, and probably having more frequent check-ins (all things to keep in mind for your own RPG projects). Yet despite our obstacles, we made something awesome. And personally, I’m not done quite yet. I plan to reincorporate the cut parts of that travel journal, with expanded materials, add a new map and some other content, and put it all out on the Slarecian Vault as an extra little title that people can use alongside Frostlands of Fenrilik. I hope you check it out. I’m also planning to stream a game on two set in Fenrilik on Twitch, if you want to see a “Master GM” at work with their crazy friends. Anyway, I hope you pick up and enjoy Frostlands of Fenrilik when it comes out and think about adding to this rich setting yourself. And remember to keep your stick on the ice, and never lick a crawling glacier!
  4. In which Eddy runs part two of his Trinity Continuum game for Matthew and Dixie! Things go wrong at a police station — will the agents of Archangel manage to extract their team members from a false charge? Animal Crossing Newspapers and doom scrolling Links: First session: http://theonyxpath.com/episode-122-trinity-part-1/ Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=548232 Hacker Typer: https://hackertyper.net/ Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  5. We’ve overhauled the MCG Shop with a new look and better functionality . . . The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 39-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  6. Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: the Lunars Storyteller Screen for Exalted 3rd Edition! Shapeshifters, monster-heroes, divine apex predators — the Lunar Exalted are all these and more. Once they reigned over the First Age alongside the Solars, but in this fallen era, ten thousand Dragon-Blooded sit upon Creation’s stolen throne. The Lunars of the Silver Pact wage war against the Realm, stemming the tide of its imperialist expansion and bleeding away its strength. Also available in PDF and Image: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Map for Exalted 3rd Edition! Shapeshifters, monster-heroes, divine apex predators — the Lunar Exalted are all these and more. Once they reigned over the First Age alongside the Solars, but in this fallen era, ten thousand Dragon-Blooded sit upon Creation’s stolen throne. The Lunars of the Silver Pact wage war against the Realm, stemming the tide of its imperialist expansion and bleeding away its strength. This digital edition is a map of Creation from the Lunars perspective – with additional emphasis on The Caul. Sales The Halfoween Sale continues on IPR, with 50% off Chronicles of Darkness prestige edition releases until November 1st, or while supplies last! Beast: The Primordial is already sold out! DriveThruRPG also launched its own Halloween Sale, with over 200 discounted PDFs from Onyx Path! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters launched two weeks ago! We funded to 100% in just over three hours, and are currently at 253% of our $20,000 goal, or $50,619, thanks to our 864 backers! We’ve reached the following stretch goal: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters Storytellers Screen Paranormal Investigator’s Toolkit: Expanded Hunting Monsters: Expanded Backer T-Shirt Digital Wallpaper Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Vigil Watch: Dromyas Songs of Ghelspad Chase Across Ghelspad: Vengeance of the Shunned Side Quests (also available in print!) Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Scion: Nautical Adventures Scion: Divine Menagerie Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  7. Subtitle: Program Information Banner: Content Title: D&D Virtual Play Weekends Content Text: The success of virtual play offerings at events such as D&D Live and D&D Celebration has shown a desire for more opportunities to share our love for all things Dungeons & Dragons. As we continue to evolve how we connect with one another, we’re excited to announce a new program for players worldwide to play D&D together on a regular basis. D&D Virtual Play Weekends is a monthly program that serves as a “mini-convention” for D&D tabletop play. We’ve partnered with our premier event organizer Baldman Games to bring this program to you! Connect with your friends around the world and play D&D with some of the best Dungeon Masters anywhere. Bring your favorite D&D Adventurers League characters to play debut content, all from the comforts of your own home. And we have more features planned—stay tuned! Event Features Each month, D&D Virtual Play Weekends will feature the following: Monthly D&D tabletop play, starting on Fridays and ending on Sundays New D&D Adventurers League adventures—play them here first! Dungeon Masters can submit and run their adventures outside of D&D Adventurers League Ticketing and registration through the Yawning Portal Organization and table assignments powered by Baldman Games’ Discord Play with some of the best Dungeon Masters around! Event Dates Our next few event dates are listed below. November 13-15, 2020 December 11-13, 2020 January 15-17, 2021 February 19-21, 2021 March 12-14, 2021 Helpful Links and Other Information Player and General Event Information: http://baldmangames.com/virtual-dd-weekends DM Information: http://heraldsguild.com/virtual-dd-weekends Games will be either two or four hours long—time slots may be longer to account for the virtual play format or if games run a little over on time. All Dungeon Masters are vetted and approved by Baldman Games. If you signup to be a Dungeon Master for D&D Adventurers League games, you can also submit your own D&D adventures for play! Future events will open DM-submitted adventures for other DMs. Dungeon Masters are compensated by Baldman Games through sales of tickets at their table. November 2020 Event Specifics Our first theme for this event will be scary. Let’s keep the scary stories rolling into November! Consider our theme “in beta” for now. Themes are fun prompts to help inform DM-submitted adventures and will eventually apply to some D&D Adventurers League adventures as well! Display large thumbnails: Mosaic Columns: Display Submenu: Black text: Hide Store Locator Widget:
  8. In which Eddy, Matthew, and Dixie take a deep dive into World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters! Matthew sells used cars Classic World of Darkness support books “Most Haunted” The two branches of 21st century horror cinema Scooby Doo and the light touch of ghost stories Hunters who might just be wrong Orpheus and other public hunters Dixie isn’t scared by ghosts How to use WoD: GH with the various 20th Anniversary games Our halloween plans YA horror books (more) (again) Links: Ghost Hunters Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/ghost-hunters-for-world-of-darkness-20th-anniversary Most Haunted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Haunted The Scooby Doo Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAe5oZpDMgs Geist Second Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/272090/Geist-The-SinEaters-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=548232 Ghostbusters (kind of): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6xuZR4V4o Costume Quest: https://store.steampowered.com/app/115100/Costume_Quest/ Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  9. In which the trio talks about video and tabletop games they’ve been playing recently! A note on digressions and improv Crusader Kings 3 Matthew gets mad about tutorials The Great Ace Attorney Game Center CX2 Among Us Hades (I’ve made it out several times since we recorded this.) Wildermyth Pendragon A bit on gender biases in games What Eddy’s been playing Can you watch us play games somewhere? We talk a bit about Dixie’s home V5 game Final thoughts Links: Crusader Kings 3: https://www.crusaderkings.com/en Hearts of Iron 4: https://www.heartsofiron4.com/ Great Ace Attorney: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai_Gyakuten_Saiban:_Naruhod%C5%8D_Ry%C5%ABnosuke_no_B%C5%8Dken Game Center CX2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro_Game_Challenge Among Us: http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php Hades: https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/hades/ Wildermyth: https://www.wildermyth.com/ Pendragon: https://www.chaosium.com/pendragon/ Blood Bowl: https://www.bloodbowl.com/ Sentinels of the Multiverse: https://sentinelsdigital.com/ Rick and Morty D&D: https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/dungeons-dragons-vs-rick-and-morty Forgotten Realms: https://dnd.wizards.com/dungeons-and-dragons/what-is-dd/forgotten-realms Alien RPG: https://www.alien-rpg.com/ Vaesen: https://frialigan.se/en/games/vaesen/ Broken Rooms: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/104277/Broken-Rooms They Came from Beneath the Sea!: http://theonyxpath.com/category/worlds/tcfbts/ Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition: https://www.modiphius.net/products/vampire-the-masquerade-5-edition Ghost Hunters Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/ghost-hunters-for-world-of-darkness-20th-anniversary Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  10. What fantasy worlds inspire you? The classic high fantasy of Tolkien, Zelazny, or Jordan? Modern fantasy like the Harry Potter series, The Dresden Files, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The post Godforsaken appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  11. In which Matthew and Eddy interview Jeremy Hochhalter, one of our community content superstars, prolific creator for the Dungeon Master’s Guild, and all around interesting fellow! Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew go cosmopolitan Dixie’s locked in a chest An introduction to Jeremy and his work Jeremy’s introduction to roleplaying The Scarred Lands and Forgotten Realms The Slarecian Vault and Dungeon Master’s Guild Frostlands of Fenrilik excitement Jeremy’s dream projects We release Dixie from the treasure chest Links: Scarred Lands Player’s Guide: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e?affiliate_id=13 Creature Collection: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/304849/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-OGL-5e?affiliate_id=13 Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Part One: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/301818/Yugmans-Guide-to-Ghelspad-Part-One-5e-OGL?affiliate_id=13 Jeremy Hochhalter on DriveThruRPG and the Slarecian Vault: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Jeremy%20Hochhalter Jeremy Hochhalter on Dungeon Master’s Guild: https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?author=Jeremy%20Hochhalter Wanderer’s Haven Publications: https://www.whpublications.com/ Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  12. Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad, Part 5 for Scarred Lands! Pay Heed to the Wisdom of Yugman the Sage A century and a half after the Divine War, the titans lay defeated and scattered across Scarn and beyond. As the people of Ghelspad work to build a new world on the war-torn remnants of a fallen paradise, new heroes rise, and new threats emerge. Yugman the Sage brings an overview of these new heroes and villains, as well as the tools they use to rise to power. Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Part Five includes new Backgrounds for Death and Devotional societies, three new subclasses, and new rules for half-orc and minotaur player characters. A Land Where Legends Walk Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations. Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still alive themselves. Merch New Scion posters have been added to our RedBubble store! 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 386% of our $35,000 goal, or $134,997, thanks to our 2212 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 x2 Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Ghelspad Companion, Volume 12 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: Æon: Skirmish at Khantze Lu Ge Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  13. Hard as it is to believe, the Kickstarter for Scion: Demigod is wrapping up in just three days! Every time we get to the finale of one of these projects that we’ve been talking about for years, there’s a feeling of unreality that sets in. Could this be the same project I talked about doing nine years ago, even before the agreement was set on buying Scion, as I sketched out what we would do with the game line? And here is it’s Kickstarter going into the last few days that will provide us with both feedback before layout and new projects that are part of the book’s launch via Stretch Goals. Yep, with three days to go, a lot could still happen in both those areas – and then we’ll move into taking and integrating all that feedback, and assigning those extra projects, and running with everything we’ve learned during this KS. The KS is kind of the gut-check, kind of the tire-kick, of all the text and how the line can develop further, all at the same time. If you’ve already backed, if you’ve commented on the KS and chatted with James, if you’ve been telling your friends and fellow gamers how cool Scion: Demigod is based on the text releases so far, if you’re thinking of pledging now, any and all of that, then I’ve just got to say: Thank You! (And let’s see how far this baby can go in the next 3 days!) Next up really fast is the WoD: Ghost Hunters Kickstarter which is starting next week – on Tuesday, October 6th at 2pm Eastern US time, in fact! WoD: Ghost Hunters hearkens back to those WoD books that weren’t tied to any one game line, but to the World of Darkness as a whole. In this case, the 20th Anniversary WoD actually, although some of the paranormal investigation material will no doubt be usable for any horror or urban dark fantasy game. And like we were just talking about with the Scion: Demigod Kickstarter, backers will be able to read through all of the finished text by the time the WoD: Ghost Hunters KS is over on October 31st: Halloween! What better day for ghost hunters? Trinity Continuum: Aberrant comic spread (Silver Age) by Lee O’Connor Following up on another topic from last week’s MMN Blog, we have added a What’s Up With Onyx Path? panel to the Save Against Fear Virtual Convention coming up in a few weeks. Eddy, Dixie, and myself – possibly joined by other Onyx Path creators – will be chatting and giving out all the inside scoops anybody could want during this session at 4pm on Friday, October 9th. Like I mentioned last week, this con is being run to support the non-profit Bodhanna Group, which utilizes tabletop gaming for their therapeutic sessions, so there’s a ticket cost – but it is for a very good cause. We’re hoping that, plus games to play including a bunch of ours run by Travis Legge, and our folks sitting in on the What’s Up and many other panels all about RPGing, will entice a few folks virtually who could never before make it to central Pennsylvania! Next up of the current business: IPR (links below in our sales partners write-ups) is going to be running a great sale on Chronicles of Darkness books and screens from our Kickstarters starting next week. More next Monday, but keep your eyes open if you are interested, as they could start earlier than that! Now for new business! You’ll note below in the project progress report that there’s a new project we haven’t mentioned before: They Came From Camp Murder Lake! This is the first sourcebook supplement for any of our They Came From…! game lines, and is a version of They Came From Beyond the Grave!. It’s just started in First Draft stage so I can’t spoil too much, but if you haven’t guessed, this is the sourcebook for playing in the 80s teen slasher flick genre. Meanwhile, Matthew and I have been playing with and finalizing ideas for the upcoming new They Came From…! game line for next year. During our Monday Meeting today, we got a fantastic idea from Eddy for the title of this one – which we really needed as Matthew and I just could not find the right words. It is a truly evocative title now, I gotta say! For those of you following along at home, this is not the Western genre one that has been batted around, as we decided that we needed a different approach for our third game in the series. As much as I love my Westerns. Let the Streets Run Red art by Sam Araya Finally, I do have one other new project that you can see listed below as well; something that is very near and dear to my heart. Some of you might be aware that for the past two years I’ve been contributing an ink drawing a day during the entire month of October as part of the artist-wide Inktober challenge. Those daily characters were all from my original D&D game world, and in redrawing them after so long I not only was awash in nostalgia, but realized how much fun they represented. At least to me. So last year at the Save Against Fear convention – the live, actually sit with people and game face-to-face one – I ran an adventure in that game world for the first time using the 5th Edition rules. Mostly to see if I still “had it” as a DM, but also to see if the players – who were all new to my world – would enjoy playing in that world. Well, we played into the night until people couldn’t keep their eyes open, and I’ve had continuing requests for a second session, so it seems folks had a good time! (And yes, players of that game, we WILL play again, I promise!) I had created a short PDF for those players of the various Peoples of the world describing the humans and elves, dwarves and ducks, etc. After a consultation with our resident 5th Edition guru Travis Legge, we decided to take that PDF and expand on it as an easy intro to my world, which is called The Crossroads Continent (or CRC, for short). Easy for players to dig into for new playable options drawn from the CRC, and also easy for he and I to work on without interfering with our many other game creation responsibilities and projects. I’m not doing this thinking it’ll be this new hot thing, I’m doing this because I’ve got a 40+ year setting and, by gum!, I want to get it out to the world and not just in the files and folders that fill two whole shelves in my bookcases! So we’re starting with the Peoples of the Crossroads Continent and have just handed the text over to Dixie for editing. I’ve already created the illustrations for the Peoples based on many of those October challenge drawings (and I’m slated to do a third set starting in a few days!), so we’ll see where this goes! Kwik Duck, Mistress of Kwak-Fu Some of our worlds have been out there and published for decades, some are new settings and game rules, and now one that has been around longer than Vampire: The Masquerade, but hasn’t seen a larger audience than the gaming groups that played in it. They are all our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! The Scion: Demigod Second Edition Kickstarter has 3 days to go, and is devouring all sorts of Stretch Goals! Currently headed for a new Scenario PDF supplement after adding all sorts of Titanspawn into the Demigod Companion book! Check it out if you haven’t already: Our Next Kickstarter: Coming almost immediately after the Scion: Demigod Kickstarter looms World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters for the 20 Anniversary Editions on Tuesday, October 6th at 2pm Eastern US time! Onyx Path Media! This week: The Trio are joined by a bunch of the folks creating Community Content for Scarred Lands and more! What exactly is Community Content? How hard is it to create within the rules of the site? How many millions are they all making from it? All these questions and so many more will be answered! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Red Moon Roleplaying continue their fantastic Scion: Demigod actual play with developer Neall Raemonn Price! Check it out and enjoy: https://youtu.be/QPNNFQEbhxo And in case you missed it, here’s the Story Told Podcast‘s interview with Neall regarding Scion: Demigod! https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-61-scion-demigod-interview-with-neall-price We’ve got the finale of a Scion: Demigod actual play coming this week from the fantastic Vorpal Tales on Twitch. Tune in to watch live! A Bunch of Gamers also ran a game of Scion: Demigod, which you can find over on their YouTube channel right here! https://youtu.be/_WjlcunAsiY 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: Scarred Lands – A Family Affair Technocracy Reloaded – Vorpal Tales – FINALE Scion – Behind the Screen Scion: Demigod – Vorpal Tales – FINALE Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases Forsaken Spaces – FINALE Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night Vampire: The Masquerade – Thy Kingdom Come – PREMIERE 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 – E14 – https://youtu.be/W70Zemme5ms Mage 20 – Technocracy Reloaded Backer Session – https://youtu.be/SzgV_vVf_DA Scarred Lands – Tears of the Weeping Maiden to benefit RAINN – https://youtu.be/qTf_s1oaTOQ Realms of Pugmire – Paws and Claws S2E17 – https://youtu.be/qOkkbs9w0qA Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition 1/2 – Raising Funds for RAINN – https://youtu.be/Aidfx_h_Z-I Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition 1/2 – Raising Funds for RAINN – https://youtu.be/irip9mnGlLQ Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Tune in to episode four of Tom Murr’s amazing They Came from Beneath the Sea! audio drama over on YouTube! https://youtu.be/A2ReZeGoIBE Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner that is breaking down Creation in 45 minute chunks in preparation for Exalted Essence. Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest covering the stunning fantastic (in Matthew Dawkins’ opinion) Infernals! https://www.exaltcast.com/2020/09/21/inner-devils-unchained-infernals/ The Story Told Podcast continues their Fall of Jiara Exalted chronicle, as Meara and Kai reveal their secret to their newly sworn Hearth. Kai’s siblings arrive for a surprise visit and the Dragon-Blooded prepare for their expedition! You can find their newest episode right here: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-27 The Botch Pit delve into the horror of Promethean: The Created‘s Centimani over on their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/cf22y0HuB64 And our good friend and co-creator Chris Allen continues running Werewolf: The Forsaken for his group over on Twitch, so please give him a follow: https://www.twitch.tv/paleo_gaming 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 As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday we release the 5th and penultimate part of the Yugman’s Guide PDF for Scarred Lands on DTRPG! Pay Heed to the Wisdom of Yugman the Sage A century and a half after the Divine War, the titans lay defeated and scattered across Scarn and beyond. As the people of Ghelspad work to build a new world on the war-torn remnants of a fallen paradise, new heroes rise, and new threats emerge. Yugman the Sage brings an overview of these new heroes and villains, as well as the tools they use to rise to power. Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Part Five includes new Backgrounds for Death and Devotional societies, three new subclasses, and new rules for half-orc and minotaur player characters. Titanomachy wall print Titanomachy iPad skin Also, check out more Scion items that premiere on our RedBubble store this Wednesday, too! 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/ We’re still waiting on word for this one, as a TTRPG publisher we weren’t included in the companies contacted for PAX‘s virtual con replacing their usual electronic gaming con(s). A bunch of us will be at Save Against Fear Virtual Con October 9th – 11th https://tabletop.events/conventions/save-against-fear-20201 Join RichT, Dixie, Eddy, Travis Legge, and other Onyx Path creators in various panels, including the always popular What’s Up With Onyx Path?, and gaming! 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) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Legacies of Earth (Legendlore) 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…!) Heroes in a World of Horror! (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…!) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Anima Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) 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) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) CtL 2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Post-Approval Development Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) 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) Scion: Demigod (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 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!) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Tales of Aquatic Terror – Some sketches in. WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) – KS page approved. Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 – Reviewing the non-KS art notes. Deviant – Pinging artists about sketches. Legendlore Cults of the Blood God – Artists chugging along. Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) – A few more pieces and we’ll be ready for the KS. Scion: Demigod (KS) They Came From Beyond the Grave! TC: Adventure! (KS) Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Final art should all be in this week. Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Breakdown brokedown. Monsters of the Deep – Meredith ADing this one. M20 Victorian (KS) – Awaiting art notes. TC: Under Alien Skies – Almost finished ADing. Heirs to the Shogunate – Awaiting art notes. Dead Man’s Rust (SL KS) – Started ADing. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch Trinity Core Jumpstart M20 Technocracy Reloaded – In layout realized needed some more art: contracted. V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Josh is chuggin’. Proofing Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) V5 Let the Streets Run Red – At WW for approval. Aberrant – Back and forth proofing. Art still coming in. At Press TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – Shipping to KS fulfiller from printer. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – At KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire – At KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – Shipping to KS fulfiller from printer. Dark Eras 2 – Shipping to KS fulfiller from printer. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – Files finishing at press. Contagion Chronicle – Press prep, PDF and PoD available at DTRPG. Contagion Chronicle Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller. Lunars Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Prepping press files. PoD proofs ordered. Scarred Lands Creature Collection – Finishing up shipping to backers. Sunken Bones – Pugmire pirate adventure – PoD proof ordered. Titanomachy – Devs reviewing errata notes. TC Aeon Terra Firma – Advance PDF errata closed. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Today marks the passing in 1993 of Peter De Vries, American editor and novelist noted for his sardonic wit. Not to be confused with Piter De Vries, Mentat assassin working for Baron Harkkonen in Dune. To be faaaair, I did only note this today in order to make a Dune reference.
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  15. Darcy Ross joined the MCG team back in the summer of 2017, taking the reins as our Community Relations Coordinator. … We Say Adieu—But Not Goodbye—to Darcy Read More » The post We Say Adieu—But Not Goodbye—to Darcy appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  16. With just a tad less than ten days to go, the Scion: Demigod Kickstarter keeps offering more and more value to backers as new Stretch Goals are achieved! Since last week, sections on Solo Play – a first for Scion, Relics from all the pantheons throughout the Scion books, and more on the Cults and Covenants Birthrights have been added to the Scion: Demigod Companion, and we’re racing for the next goal of Relic Crafting rules! Which is all great news for backers, but if you haven’t yet joined that august company, here are some Scion: Demigod vids that might help you decide to be a proud backer: Here’s an actual play with Red Moon Roleplaying featuring developer Neall Raemonn Price! Check it out and enjoy: https://youtu.be/6V3NJURmfsw And here is Neall again, in a fun and informative interview about Scion: Demigod 2e on the 307 RPG Podcast! https://anchor.fm/307rpg/episodes/Podcast-103—Where-we-Interview-Neall-Raemonn-Price-about-Scion-Demigod-ejts88 Lunars illustration by Gunship We talk a lot about online gaming here and on the Onyx Pathcast, which is itself a pretty new way to get news about your favorite company and games. We’ve got a whole section devoted to Twitch gaming, and YouTube videos, and Podcasts, and Actual Plays of all sorts. We even did a whole Online Gaming Convention filled to the brim with such things! Today, I’d like to talk about about a different kind of Online Gaming Convention. It’s not different in terms of offering many online games to play and panels to catch. It has all those. This one if different because it’s a convention that is completely a fund raising effort for our friends at the Bodhana Group; a non-profit organization whose mission is to utilize tabletop gaming as a valuable tool during therapy. I’ve talked about them before, and I’ve attended their Save Against Fear (SAVE) convention every year since it started. Obviously, the situation in the US means that they, like so many larger conventions, need to go virtual this year. Luckily, our friends at Gehenna Gaming, who ran our Onyx Path Virtual Con, were able to step up and help out running SAVE, too! So you know this is going to be a well-run con, virtually speaking, and the sessions should be really easy to get into and follow. It starts Friday Oct 9th through Sunday the 11th. There’s also a therapists track that starts Thursday and runs throughout. Now, unlike ours, SAVE is a pay con, and I think they have a weekend pass sort of thing where one payment let’s you sign up for to play and to sit in on all sorts of panels. Which they really have to do, as SAVE is one of the Bodhana Group‘s biggest fundraisers for the year and a good turnout of bought tickets means that the Bodhana Group is able to continue to offer training in their therapeutic methods. It’s the classic worthy cause. Or, as they say themselves on their SAVE page https://tabletop.events/conventions/save-against-fear-20201: For three days a year, The Bodhana Group combines the love for tabletop with the love for our community by showcasing all of the benefit gaming can accomplish. Celebrating the games, the people, and the opportunities to learn how to bring your own character to life, play with us and game for good at Save Against Fear! All proceeds benefit The Bodhana Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates the use of tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic and clinical practice that can benefit personal growth as well as enhance social and educational services to individuals and families. https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/ Right now, I know that Eddy, Dixie, Travis Legge, and myself are going to be participating on panels, and playing and running games, and who knows what other Onyx Path folk may stop by? Love to see you there, too! Let The Streets Run Red illustration by Ken Meyer, Jr Like I announced last week, our next Kickstarter is for WoD: Ghost Hunters – which is a “non-gameline” 20th Anniversary book which we expect will be useful for any of the x20 lines, and it will be designed so that it’ll sit proudly on your shelf next to those other Deluxe books. We’re going to need to run it close to end of the Scion: Demigod KS for a couple of reasons. First is, we just don’t know where the US is going to be as we approach the US presidential election the first Tuesday in November. But it is something we need to be aware of, particularly with having to postpone a KS at the start of the Covid-19 sequestering and all. Looking at the options, including waiting until after whenever things might return to “normal”, we’ve decided that it’s best to get this KS in and finished before November. That way our US-based community as well as all of our great fans outside the US can all participate and nobody is waiting for us/US. Which lets us hit the second reason, which is that we can let the KS end on Halloween – which is just too thematically appropriate! Because we just gotta do that! TC: Aberrant illustration by Gong Studios Just a couple of sales-oriented bits this week: The Deluxe Exalted 3e sale at Indie Press Revolution continues into its last week! And thanks to everybody who picked up the Scarred Lands Players Guide PDF giveaway last week! A surprising number of people picked it up considering how long it has been out, really. Seriously, thanks! We’re always looking for ways that allow people to get a hold of one of our: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! The Scion: Demigod Second Edition Kickstarter has 10 days to go, and is devouring all sorts of Stretch Goals! Currently headed for Relic Crafting rules in the Demigod Companion book! Check it out if you haven’t already: Our Next Kickstarter: Coming almost immediately after the Scion: Demigod Kickstarter looms World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters for the 20 Anniversary Editions! Onyx Path Media! This week: Eddy runs Dixie and Matthew through character creation for an ongoing game of Trinity Continuum Core! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Red Moon Roleplaying gets top billing this week due to the start of their Scion: Demigod actual play with developer Neall Raemonn Price! Check it out and enjoy: https://youtu.be/6V3NJURmfsw Not far behind is the 307 RPG Podcast, where they interview Neall regarding Scion: Demigod too! https://anchor.fm/307rpg/episodes/Podcast-103—Where-we-Interview-Neall-Raemonn-Price-about-Scion-Demigod-ejts88 We’ve got another Scion: Demigod actual play video coming this week from the fantastic Vorpal Tales on Twitch. Tune in to watch live! 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: Scarred Lands – A Family Affair Technocracy Reloaded – Vorpal Tales Scion: Demigod – Vorpal Tales Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases Forsaken Spaces Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night 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: Scarred Lands Player’s Guide Offer (it may have ended, but you can still buy it!) – https://youtu.be/5sk0WEZKrYM Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale – E13 – https://youtu.be/tunY1iEoTKU Exalted Essence – Transgender Law Center Charity Stream – https://youtu.be/T-jcsS6XK8o Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds – S1E16 – https://youtu.be/KN46JquXjKs Realms of Pugmire – Paws and Claws S2E16 – https://youtu.be/cygyZFR-yXE Gen Con 2020 – What’s Up With Onyx Path? – https://youtu.be/KEPOYLHgfLg Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Tune in to episode three of Tom Murr’s amazing They Came from Beneath the Sea! audio drama over on YouTube! https://youtu.be/qqS5rM3GA5A Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner that is breaking down Creation in 45 minute chunks in preparation for Exalted Essence. Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest covering the stunning fantastic (in Matthew Dawkins’ opinion) Infernals! https://www.exaltcast.com/2020/09/21/inner-devils-unchained-infernals/ The Story Told Podcast continues their Fall of Jiara Exalted chronicle, and you can find their newest episode right here: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-26 And Occultists Anonymous give us: Episode 128: Proper Preparation The cabal knows they’re heading into a fight, a downright assassination, so they prepare the best spells they can, and slip into the villain’s lair. https://youtu.be/_FOl0DiTDUE Episode 129: Monty Hall Problem Within the Seer pylon’s lair, the cabal find themselves with several doors to peer into. An Avernian Gate is right out, but a doorway to the US Congress? What about the doors into the Shadow? https://youtu.be/IIKD01QAaMU 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 One more week for the EX3 sale at IPR!: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday marks the onset of the Contagion throughout the Chronicles of Darkness with the release of the PDF and PoD versions of the Contagion Chronicle on DTRPG! Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this earth, you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion. This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything. The Contagion Chronicle includes: The first Chronicles of Darkness book to provide guidance on playing creatures of all kinds in a shared story. Systems and powers enabling teams of vampires, werewolves, mages, Prometheans, changelings, Sin-Eaters, hunters, mummies, Beasts, demons, and Deviants all in the same group, encouraging you to explore all permutations of crossover. A new mythos — the terrifying Contagion — acting as a catalyst for unifying disparate monsters into allied groups known as the Sworn and the False. Over ten settings from diverse locations all around the globe, each wracked with its own Contagion, and all waiting to be explored. 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/ We’re still waiting on word for this one, as a TTRPG publisher we weren’t included in the companies contacted for PAX‘s virtual con replacing their usual electronic gaming con(s). 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) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Legacies of Earth (Legendlore) 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…!) Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!) Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e) Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Anima Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) 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) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) CtL 2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Post-Approval Development Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th 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) Scion: Demigod (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) 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) Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Tales of Aquatic Terror – Some sketches in. WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) – KS page approved. Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 – Reviewing the non-KS art notes. Deviant – AD’d. Legendlore Cults of the Blood God – Artists chugging along. Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) – A few more pieces and we’ll be ready for the KS. Scion: Demigod (KS) They Came From Beyond the Grave! TC: Adventure! (KS) Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Final art’s coming in. Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Breakdown brokedown. Monsters of the Deep – Meredith ADing this one. M20 Victorian (KS) – Awaiting art notes. TC: Under Alien Skies – Almost finished ADing. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch Trinity Core Jumpstart M20 Technocracy Reloaded V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Over to Josh. Proofing Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) V5 Let the Streets Run Red – Hopefully going to WW this this week. Aberrant – Back and forth proofing. Art still coming in. At Press TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – Files finishing at press. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – At KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire – At KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – Files finishing at press. Dark Eras 2 – Shipping to KS fulfiller from printer. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – Files finishing at press. Contagion Chronicle – Press prep, PDF and PoD on sale Weds. Contagion Chronicle Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller. Lunars Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Prepping files for PoD and press. Scarred Lands Creature Collection – Shipping to backers starting this week. Sunken Bones – Pugmire pirate adventure – PoD proof ordered. Titanomachy – Errata done, Devs reviewing. TC Aeon Terra Firma – Gathering Advance PDF errata. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! A couple of days ago, we lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Obviously, this is not cause for celebration, but the life she forged certainly is. She was an inspiration and a legend who crashed through glass ceilings, and made dissent into an art form and an educational moment. While these sorts of celebrations of lives well-led often include the phrase “Their like will not be seen again”, Notorious RBG’s life-long mission to educate and inform and enable all women, and specifically women lawyers, actually means that we will see more like her. Which is a very good thing.
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  20. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew interview the amazing Travis Legge regarding his recent work. LINKS Welcome, Travis, to the Onyx House Mrs. Eisenhower Scion Demigod on Kickstarter now! Editing, Squeaks in the Deep, and working away from home What is Dead Man’s Rust? The Scarred Lands setting D&D Alignments, Races, and Attributes (and the problems therein) Mage: The Ascension – the Operative’s Dossier for Technocracy Reloaded Lots of exciting releases to come! Scarred Lands Player’s Guide: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e Scarred Lands Creature Collection: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/304849/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-OGL-5e Technocracy Reloaded Backerkit: https://technocracy-reloaded.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149562/Mage-The-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-Edition
  21. Scion: Demigod continues the path set down by Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero, expanding Scion Second Edition’s power level and charting the next level of power tiers for the Scions of the Gods. Players will take their characters through a tightly designed yet flexible story arc that ends in apotheosis or death – either way, the character will no longer be mortal after this book. Your characters don’t have to follow every Milestone with their Deeds — but they cannot run from their destiny once they’ve chosen to embrace it. This Scion: Demigod Kickstarter campaign is designed to enable Onyx Path to create a hardcover rulebook that will sit proudly alongside your existing Scion Second Edition rulebooks. The book will be approximately 250 full-color pages featuring both new stunning artwork and a few select classic pieces. Exception funding may allow us to add Stretch Goals that further develop the setting and add additional materials for play, including more character options and additional abilities! We also want to get at least one print run into traditional distribution and available for sale at game and hobby stores. Join us now!
  22. Now available in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG: Titanomachy for Scion 2nd Edition! The second war against the Gods fast approaches. Are you prepared? Scion: Titanomachy has everything a Storyguide needs to bring the Second Titanomachy — a phase in the eternal cold war against the Gods — to their Scion 2nd Edition games. It presents new threats from the Titans to their servants, plus their fell powers and Birthrights — ripe for use as antagonists or as new material for players’ characters. It also provides adventure hooks to springboard Storyguides into the action. Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero are required to use this book. This book includes: Titans for each of the core pantheons, to be used as enemies or strange allies. Three adventure hooks to help Storyguides run epic games involving the Second Titanomachy. Dozens of all-new antagonists from enemy Scions to fearsome monsters. New, Titan-themed Birthrights and Knacks for players to discover and use. Also available: They Came from Beneath the Sea! Community Content on the Storypath Nexus! Now you can create and sell your own TCfBtS! content! Storypath Nexus Logo They Came from Beneath the Sea! Art and Design Asset Pack They Came from Beneath the Sea! Layout Templates See the Community Content section below for some initial fan-made content! Kickstarter Update Coming up in fewer than 24 hours! Watch this space! Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Legendlore: Legendlore Vampire: The Masquerade: Cults of the Blood Gods Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: 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 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: Storypath Nexus Logo They Came from Beneath the Sea! Art and Design Asset Pack 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 Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  23. Demi? Meaning partial? No, quite the opposite, actually. The Kickstarter campaign for Scion: Demigod starts on this Thursday, September the 3rd, at 2pm Eastern US time! And unlike the Kickstarter for Scion: Hero and Scion: Origin, the writing for this book is finished before the KS. There are actually a fair number of important differences, so, as promised last week, here’s a rundown of how this KS is different from the first one for Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero, since we have indeed learned a lot since then (the first Scion KS was our 22nd and we’ve done 24 more KSs since then): 1- Like I said above, the writing is done. In fact, it is at the stage where the writing is over and the heavy lifting for the developer is over. All those words are now “the text” and any changes are going to be tweaks and minor fixes. Errata stuff. More on that later. The writing that was ready when we did the Scion: Origin/Hero KS was at the Redlines stage, as stated on the KS page at the time, and we have learned that we need more finalized text before we go live on a Kickstarter. 2- The rules are done. Well, of course the rules are done if the text is done, Rich! Sure, yet the fact that during Scion: Origin/Hero‘s KS the Storypath System was still being heavily playtested by our teams, and was being developed for two different creative teams (for Scion and the Trinity Continuum) so that design decisions were still happening is actually very different than now. Storypath has been “battle-tested” in numberless games of Scion, as well as the Trinity Continuum, Dystopia Rising: Evolution, and the They Came From…! game lines. 3- The text will be previewed to backers in sections throughout the KS, you’ll have it all by the end, and can back out before we deliver. Almost exclusively, this is how we handle our Kickstarters now. It eliminates a lot of the fear that the game will develop differently as the writing and developing stages progress. And we get pretty solid discussions going about the text all during the KS, which can be a lot of fun for backers. 4- Our average track record (not including Dark Eras 2 which was structured very differently) for delivery of the Kickstarters after Scion: Origin/Hero‘s KS has been 1.6 months earlier than estimated. Part of that has been because we extended out our estimated delivery date, but the rest has been better internal systems, like: 5- James Bell runs our Kickstarters now. We call him the Kickstarter Concierge because his entire focus is managing our KSs and helping out our backers. He does a phenomenal job with getting folks answers and enabling fun conversations in the Comments. Titanomachy art by Sam Denmark 6- One of our new processes is a set phase to contract and receive art for the KS, which then rolls right into getting art for rest of the book. This practice is also helpful in getting the art for the Stretch Goal rewards. 7- We have at least one Errata phase after the Backer PDF goes out, although in some cases, and possibly this one, other Errata phases can be included at the developers’ discretion. Rather than having backers write in to us on the forums or via Kickstarter, we now have an Errata system that includes a new form administered by one of our in-house development overseers. Not the developer themselves. In fact, the Text to Editing to Layout to Done process contains more than three times the number of eyes reviewing and confirming changes than it did when we were pulling together Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero. 8- There are more devs understanding the game and rules, with Neall as the lead dev as opposed to having to be deeply involved in every phase like for Scion: Origin/Hero because only he saw how all the pieces needed to come together. Meghan Fitzgerald, who developed Mysteries of the World: The Scion Companion that released recently, and Monica Speca, developer of Titanomachy (the Advance PDF of which releases on Wednesday), are just two of the devs who are able to develop Scion books now that the first two main books are available. Danielle Lauzon is able to bring her unmatched knowledge of how the Storypath System works if needed. This means that while Neall directly developed Scion: Demigod, he has other devs he can run ideas past or who can jump in now if real-life issues impact his work on Scion. 9- One book, not two. More focus, less stress on creators. Also, you’re only pledging for one book (although feel free to pledge for as many as you want!) so your pledge amount will likely be less for this KS, as will likely be our total amount. 10- Scion: Demigod presents concepts which are not just the next “levels” of power for our Heroes, but which expand on what happens once a Scion is more than a hero, but not yet a god. I’m thinking there may be more differences, but let’s stick with these as we get a Top Ten List sort of thing going. We’re going to have a fun Kickstarter with Scion: Demigod, and we’re hoping all of you can join us for it. Also, we’ll be including links to Scion: Demigod Actual Play sessions all throughout the KS if you want to get an idea of how great it plays! Sunken Bones art by Pat Loboyko And Was There More In the Monday Meeting? Sure, there really was. And I can’t tell you more than that we looked at a list of future projects that the team was extremely excited about, and we had to only hit the highlights of our weekly reports as the energized creative discussion over the new projects took up so much time. Yep, we sure love creating: Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! Scion Demigod Second Edition! Coming this Thursday, September 3rd at 2pm EDT! See all my blathering above for more info! Onyx Path Media! This week: What’s Up With The Scarred Lands? Featuring an update and interview with SL major-domo Travis Legge! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Vorpal Tales begin their Scion: Demigod actual play from 21:00 EST on the 8th September! It’ll be hosted on our Twitch channel, but please give them a follow too: https://www.twitch.tv/vorpaltales We’ve got lots of Scion: Demigod interviews and actual plays coming in the next few weeks, so keep watching this section! 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: Scarred Lands – A Family Affair Technocracy Reloaded – Vorpal Tales Scion – Behind the Screen Danielle’s RPG Development Workshop Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases Forsaken Spaces Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night 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: Hunter: The Vigil – Hometown Heroes Episode 4 – https://youtu.be/QDwQXsSiGZ0 Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds S1E13 – https://youtu.be/PNUTWl3eJq8 They Came from Beneath the Sea! – They Came from Devil’s Reef 2/2 – https://youtu.be/hoyYsRLc6Jo Hunter: The Vigil – Uptown Shadows Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/DWfboQk46RQ Realms of Pugmire – Paws and Claws S2E13 – https://youtu.be/ARCZGvOKIpc Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Tom Murr continues with his amazing They Came from Beneath the Sea! audio drama over on his YouTube channel! Radio ReScience Episode 2: Military Entanglement, can be found right here: https://youtu.be/qiTprIriV7Y and Episode 3: Spycraft is here: https://youtu.be/qqS5rM3GA5A Systematic Understanding of Everything is a new Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner that is breaking down Creation in 45 minute chunks in preparation for Exalted Essence. Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest covering the stunning Sidereals! The Story Told Podcast continues their Fall of Jiara Exalted chronicle, and you can find their newest episode right here: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-25 Chris Allen continues his excellent chronicle of Werewolf: The Forsaken over on Paleo Gaming‘s Twitch channel. Do check out Very Angry Dogs! https://www.twitch.tv/paleo_gaming Two new Occultists Anonymous episodes for you fans of Mage: The Awakening! Find them right here: Episode 124: Vibe Check The cabal travel to Seattle with the intent of hunting down Mr. Graves, behind enemy lines, and with little local support. https://youtu.be/kHJ8BVcqDd0 Episode 125: Not Enough… With a single lead from Wyrd, the cabal works to see who they’ve even made contact with. Unsure of their intel, behind Seer lines, they’re given a task to complete. https://youtu.be/w8iEpJoVJUo Windy City Kindred kicks off their Vampire: The Masquerade Chicago by Night chronicle right here for you: https://youtu.be/nlaJfpABsE0 If you’re a fan of Dread Names, Red List for Vampire: The Masquerade, check out our friend The Primogen‘s video on the Red List! https://youtu.be/_6hEtPIyBs4 GMS Magazine produced a review of Dystopia Rising: Evolution over on their channel! https://youtu.be/Q0Ih1KkUhS0 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 It’s the LAST DAY of the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SALE! As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! The Cthulhu Mythos sale at DriveThruRPG finishes this week, and we’ll have some God-Machine PDFs included in the sale! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, the Titans grab the attention in the Titanomachy book for Scion! Advance PDF on sale on DTRPG! Scion: Titanomachy has everything a Storyguide needs to bring the Second Titanomachy — a phase in the eternal cold war against the Gods — to their Scion Second Edition games. It presents new threats from the Titans to their servants, plus their fell powers and Birthrights — ripe for use as antagonists or as new material for players’ characters. It also provides adventure hooks to springboard Storyguides into the action. Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero are required to use this book. This book includes: Titans for each of the core pantheons, to be used as enemies or strange allies. Three adventure hooks to help Storyguides run epic games involving the Second Titanomachy. Dozens of all-new antagonists from enemy Scions to fearsome monsters. New, Titan-themed Birthrights and Knacks for players to discover and use. Note: This is the Advance PDF version. We’re collecting errata feedback before preparing the final PDF and Print versions of the book. Everyone who purchases the Advance PDF will automatically get the final PDF added to their Library on DriveThruRPG, plus they will receive a discount link for the Print version taking into account that they purchased the PDF. Also this Wednesday, we open up the They Came From Beneath the Sea! Community Content part of the Storypath Nexus! Now you too can design scenarios featuring the terrifying, tentacular, terrors of the seven seas! And even get paid for it! 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/ 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) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Legacies of Earth (Legendlore) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) CtL 2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Trinity Continuum: Anima Second Draft Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) 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) V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Manuscript Approval Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Post-Approval Development M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) 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) Scion: Demigod (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) 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) Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Indexing Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Tales of Aquatic Terror – LeBlanc art in and getting fulls. WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) – KS page to Paradox for approval. Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 Deviant – AD’d. Legendlore Technocracy Reloaded Cults of the Blood God Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) Scion: Demigod (KS) – Ready for Thursday. They Came From Beyond the Grave! (KS) TC: Adventure! (KS) Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Artists are working. Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Sending art buy sheet to Dixie for notes. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Vigil Watch Trinity Core Jumpstart Aberrant – Gonna start layout with the power section Proofing Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands) TC Aeon Terra Firma – Sent back to Josh, looking good. V5 Let the Streets Run Red – Inputting corrections. Pugmire Adventure – Need map finished. At Press TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – Files at press. They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Shipping from printer to KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire – Shipping from printer to KS fulfiller. Pirates of Pugmire Screen – Files at press. Dark Eras 2 – Files printing. Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – Files at press. Contagion Chronicle – Press prep. Contagion Chronicle Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars Wall Scroll Map – Shipping to KS fulfiller from printer. Lunars Screen and Booklet – Files at press. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Prepping files for PoD and press. Scarred Lands Creature Collection – Shipping from printer to KS fulfiller. Magic Item Decks 1-3 (Scarred Lands) – PoD proof decks ordered. Scion Titanomachy – Advance PDF on sale Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Over the weekend we learned of the unexpected and sad death of Chadwick Boseman, the actor best known for portraying King T’Challa of Wakanda, the Black Panther, although in his relatively short career he also played several great and inspirational historical figures. The impact of his work portraying a comic book hero far outweighed the basic idea; we celebrate that his Black Panther embodied an ideal and inspirational place needed by many people around the world. As stated by former President Obama: “To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.”
  24. Releases from Beneath the Waves! They Came from Beneath the Sea! (PDF/print) They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Quips and Cinematics Cards (PDF/print) They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Heroic Land-Dwellers! (PDF/print) They Came from Beneath the Sea! Director’s Screen (PDF) Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch Chapter 4: The Iron Court (PDF) Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos (Astral VTT) Scion: Mysteries of the World: The Scion 2nd Edition Companion (PDF/print) Trinity Continuum: Æon: Quantum Entanglement: A Jumpstarter for Trinity Continuum: Æon (print) Changeling: The Lost: Dark Eras: Changeling: The Lost Compilation (print) Merch Now you can go out with these vitakinetic-approved fabric face masks, available from our RedBubble store: Æsculapian Order (fabric masks) Chitra Bhanu (fabric masks) ISRA (fabric masks) Legions (fabric masks) Ministry of Noetic Affairs (fabric masks) Norça (fabric masks) Orgotek (fabric masks) Upeo wa Macho (fabric masks) Æon Trinity (fabric masks) Kickstarter Update Our latest Kickstarter, They Came from Beyond the Grave!, ended last week, and funded in under five hours! We closed out at $56,188 of our $20,000 goal, or 281%, thanks to our 1072 backers, and we’ve hit several stretch goals: Director’s Screen Monsters from the Crypt!: Gruesome creatures x3 Backer T-Shirt Digital Wallpaper Tales of Depravity!: Supplemental scenarios x3 Enter a World of Horror!: Ready-made PCs Coming up next: Scion: Demigod 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 9 Ghelspad Companion Volume 10 Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last month: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last month: Scion: Nemetondevos: Revised Scion: Mysteries of the Otherworld Scion: Imperium Trinity Continuum: Ride or Die: A Compendium of Modern Vehicles Trinity Continuum: House Rules: The Basics Trinity Continuum: Æon: Harm City Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  25. Related products: Player's Handbook Dungeon Master's Guide Tasha's Cauldron of Everything Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Inline blocks: D&D Celebration 2020 Dragon+ D&D Newsletter Subtitle: Wilderness Kit Author: Wizards RPG Team Synopsis: Venture into the wilds with this kit for the world's greatest roleplaying game. This kit equips the Dungeon Master with a screen and other tools that are perfect for running D&D adventures in the wilderness. The Dungeon Master’s screen features a gorgeous painting of fantasy landscapes on the outside, and useful rules references cover the inside of the screen, with an emphasis on wilderness rules. The kit also includes the following: 5 dry-erase sheets, featuring hex maps, a food-and-water tracker, and rules references (wilderness chases, wilderness journeys, and the actions you can take in combat) 27 cards that make it easy to keep track of conditions, initiative, and environmental effects 1 box to hold the kit's cards Where Can I Buy It? Preorder now at your local game store, or online at retailers like Amazon. ISBN: 9-78078-696720-9 Item code: C9185000 Image thumbnail: Image left: Banner: Game type: RPG Products Release date: 11/17/2020 Price ($): USD24.99 Synopsis Title: Chart a Course in the Wilds Logo and link system: Link: Amazon Link: Find a Store Hide Store Locator Widget: Mosaic Columns: Display large thumbnails:
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