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  1. http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Ex3HDNP-232x300.jpg Now available in advance PDF: Hundred Devils Night Parade for Exalted 3rd Edition! Once a year, the time of Calibration steals the lights from the night sky and weakens the barriers between Creation and otherworldly realms. Monsters and creatures from every hidden corner emerge to claim it all for their own in the eerie, timeless dark. For five days and nights, the world remembers how it once was, when it was newly forged from chaos and humanity was not yet a scrap of thought in the eyes of its titanic makers. Wild and hungry, wondrous and deadly, a menagerie of beast and spirit descends upon Creation in its brief time of dominion to the joy and terror of all. Blink, and you might miss it. Hundred Devils Night Parade is a collection of Quick Characters designed for Storytellers to include in their games as antagonists, companions, familiars, and mounts, or to use as examples for creating their own creatures. It encompasses the dead, elementals, demons, things from the Wyld, ordinary animals, and stranger beasts that cannot be defined so easily. Beginning with Chapter One: Strange Beasts, we have the beautiful-yet-horrifying Crystalmoth, which can slice with razor wings, along with its progenitor, Gajum-Un, the Living Manse. We also present the curious and enigmatic Scroll, as well as returning (and terrifying) favorite, the Thousand-Forged Dragon. For Chapter Two: The Dead, the soul-collecting Ankou leads the way, followed by a host of other creepy delights, such as the helpful Grave Messengers and the giant, one-man army that is Keregost. Death-related beasts in this chapter include Festerwings and Scavengers, and many more besides! In Chapter Three: Spirits, we’ve collected both elementals and demons for your game, from Ahesh the Forgotten and Charnavrix the Unyielding to Oldrasek, Audegar, and Stanewald. Excitingly, there is also an entry for Sibri, the Rampart of Serpents, a Third-Circle demon. Chapter Four: Creatures of the Wyld has weirdness to fuel a Wyld-touched game, as the storytelling Epochine rises from Creation’s birth, and Kian-Ji, the Heartmirror invites your Exalts to an otherworldly feast. Stumbling from the Wyld, Napaxu infect people and towns, while Siren Towers lure others to their doom. Lastly, Chapter Five: Animals has creatures to use in your game as mounts, familiars, adversaries, and even Lunar spirit shapes! From Birds of Paradise, Camels, and Dolphins to the stranger Simhatas, Mospids, Siakas, and Sthenurines, we’ve presented a range of interesting animals for all sort of purposes. A Note on The Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick: The book’s preorder will be closing in a few days. Sales Indie Press Revolution’s Half-o-ween Sale runs to the end of the month! Get 50% off select Onyx Path products! DriveThruRPG’s Halloween Sale likewise continues until the end of the month! Get discounts on over 200 Onyx Path titles! Crowdfunding Update http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/W20-AR-KS-Pre-Page-Splat-1024x576.png The Apocalyptic Record, the capstone project for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition, has fewer than 24 hours remaining on Kickstarter! We funded in under five hours, and we’re currently at $85,408, or 244% of our $35,000 goal, thanks to our 1022 backers! Please join us! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals: Apocalyptic Record ST ScreenApocalyptic Record shirtApocalyptic Record digital wallpaperIcons of RageApocalyptic Record VTT TokensHowls of the Apocalypse, including Ready-Made Characters Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s RustScion: Scion: DemigodScion: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the MythosThey Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Legendlore: LegendloreWorld of Darkness: WoD: Ghost HuntersMage: The Ascension: Technocracy ReloadedMage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian AgeExalted: Exalted: EssenceChronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The RenegadesChronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd EditionChronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  2. [Grimsley] “Well,” the man said, his accent taking a steeper pitch. “Would it be too much to ask that you stop trying to slow my plans? I’d say stop, but inevitability is on my side, and I’m not being arrogant, I’ve just been at this far longer. After a bit, patterns emerge.” “To be quite honest, and we’re both men of intellect and character, so I feel honesty between us is important; your band is not strong enough to stem the tide of what is coming.” He sipped his expensive whiskey and took a moment to savor its taste. “Do you and yours even know what I’m doing? Why I’m doing it? You and your allies have nary a clue as to what you’re up against and yet you stumble along blindly, why? To be the Hero? To prove to your parent that you’re worthy? Grimsley, you’re better than that. Do you even know why you’re fighting?” [Fisher] While he waited, Salem’s resident anime expert mixed himself a drink. His ears stayed perked but through the music, all the guests yelling their conversations and all the other assorted background noise he had no real means of filtering all that out, not like, say Rachel, whose senses were hyper keen. Still, he watched them while took a bit of this and that and gave it the old bartender Hail Mary play until he had something he was pleased with. Lancia and Porsche had always been Mercedes’ enforcers, keeping the lesser people away from getting too close but for the most part they were generally silent and didn’t interact with the student body ll that frequently. He’d only really seen them in passing, but after realizing Mercedes’ heritage, it made sense that the two young women, who’d suddenly transferred in from seemingly nowhere, were likely followers or cohorts assigned to keep the Goddess of Love’s daughter safe. Tonight, however, they were far from silent. Lancia, while flirting at first with the pair of guys Posche had lured over to them, didn’t seemed to be alright with something and after a small, but animated stand off with her counterpart stepped aside in irritation while Porsche led them both away, most likely to have them all to herself. It was the most emotion and animation Fisher had seen form either of them in the year they’d been at the Scion’s side. After a moment he frustrated Orphan Annie approached the island I the kitchen just across from Fisher while he was taste-testing his handiwork. It wasn’t the best, a bit strong, but it was a decent mixture of flavor and kick. “Don’t suppose you could mix me one of those?” The frustrated Lancia asked from across the island, and Fisher realized that it was the first time he’d ever herd her speak. Her voice was beautiful as she was. [Valerie] A little Horace did, as point of fact, not make everything better. “Now, c’mon, relax. Where were we?” His slimy paw reached out for her again as a grin widened on his lips. She swiftly slapped his hand aside, balling her fist and tensing in warning that one more attempt to touch her might result dental work in his foreseeable future. His expression darkened to a man rejected once to many times, an expression Valerie recognized from television dramas. Her tormenter braced to say something, but a hand on his shoulder drew his attention. Arron Tigrillo, who was dressed like an Aztec Jaguar warrior (whose shirtless body displayed an obvious discrepancy with his and Horace’s workout regiments), was behind him and once Horace’s attention was on the taller, certainly more attractive, young Latino man, all that was said was a simple head movement to the side to indicate that Horace was needed elsewhere. Horace offered no argument so she assumed it must be important and private between them. Still, as Horace left her alone and Aaron turned to leave, he offered the dark-skinned Aesir a wink before silently melding back into the crowd of dancers and revelers. [Austin] Allowing himself to be led to the ‘dance floor’, which was nothing more than a large room cleared of furniture, his mystery girl quickly showed him that she was far from shy. Turning around and raising her hands to the ceiling she pressed her back against him and let her hips sway with the music. After a few moments she reached back and grabbed his hands, resting them on her hips while her body slowly swayed to the rhythm. Whomever she was, it seemed obvious that she was interested in him, if not for the long-term than at least for right now. After a few very comfortable and not so comfortable moments of vigorous gyrating she spun about and rest her arms on his shoulders, still swaying with the beat. “Not the talkative type, I see.” She smiled and allowed her eyes to trace over him like a women who’d found something she certainly felt pleased with. “Name’s Yuki. Do you have a name, or do you always just stand about while women have their way with you?” [Laurie] This was definitely not her scene yet the affluent young woman threaded herself through the crowds of party goers. Increasingly displeased by the number of jostles and near spilt drinks on her, she decided to find a safe place to stop and assess the party. Still, she wasn’t overly judgmental, all of these people were having a great time it seemed and if that were the case, her scene or not, a part of her was content to be content in their enjoyment. Still, she wasn’t sure what she was looking for, or how she was going to find- An arm the size of tree trunk rested itself just to the side of her head and it’s owner, a tall, handsome young man with short red hair wearing nothing more than a ‘X’ chest guard and fur underwear (complete with his butt cheek dimples hanging out of the back of them), relaxed and leaned into greet the lovely blonde Scion of Apollo. “There you are,” Eric Donner said as he leaned in far closer to Laurie than she felt any guy should be. He already alcohol on his breath, but that didn’t surprise her in the slightest, everyone here had it on their breath. “Haven’t called since the dance. Be easier if you just gave me your number, you know that? Wasn’t sure this was your scene, but glad you dropped by.” [Nadya] “I see why your mother is under such scrutiny with the others of the Pesedjet, young Nadya.” Khenti-Khas replied in perfect ancient Coptic, a language that Nayda had to take a moment to realize she could even understand! “You are out of balance. We do not redefine ourselves. We are at harmony with the tasks we have been blessed with the opportunity to fulfill.” “Still,” he offered her a caring smile. “There are no rules that say I could not broaden my horizons here in The World. Perhaps, to cure some of the ancient boredom I will look into such a venture. You however, you have to wise up young lady. You must become Pesedjet and to do that, you must come much farther than the girl you are now.”
  3. [Grimsley] A thousand and one thoughts raced through Grim’s mind as his heart seemed to thunder like a drum. Was this what panic attacks felt like? If so, yeah, he could understand why they sucked. Geri? Here!? Wanting to hook up even like not even a day had passed since they parted ways? She looked amazing, was certainly assertive and knew what she wanted and... oh, yeah, was a fricking Valkyrie! There wasn’t enough booze in the world to settle his nerves right now. He walked from the room, turning the corner and took the hallway into another room where even more people were amassed talking and dancing, completely oblivious that they were at a Halloween party with THE Salem Witches, like the OGs of modern witchcraft and urban myth. Someone made the mistake of setting down a drink and Grimsley simply moved right past, never breaking stride and accepted the offer as his own. It lasted two gulps in a vain attempt to slow his heartrate and collect his thoughts. He glanced back down from where he’d come from, wondering if maybe he should go back and talk to her and as he paused in thought a small, but half-filled glass with dark liquor panned into his field of vision. “Try this, mate,” offered a man he’d never seen before but immediately recognized from description. Tall, well-groomed, dark hair, handsome features and a slight mingle of ‘All-Over-Europe’ in his Mediterranean accent. The older man seemed out of place surrounded by so many teenagers and college students, yet he possessed a certain animal magnetism that justified his presence, like the awesome college professor every student wanted to sleep with. “If it’s any consolation, when it comes to ladies, it gets easier. All that anxiety you’re carrying around, I’ve been there, I was always so afraid of what everyone thought or what to do, or what to say… to simpler times, eh?” He offered Grimsley the glass with a slight raise of it. “Go on, I’m not the fun police, I promise not to tell your foster family, if you don’t tell them, I offered it, agreed?” He smirked. “Name’s Marius, and you must be Elliðagrimmr Odinsson. Pleasure, heard so much about you.” [Fisher] He’d mingled for a few moments, trying to understand where and how he’d gotten off on the wrong foot with Yokiko while trying to do the mental gymnastics on how she justified her actions over his when it came to band dynamics. The kitchen. Drink central. Where everyone who thinks they’re a budding mixologist comes to poison their fellow party goers with concoctions they ‘saw in a YouTube video’ and claim ‘you’re going to love this, bro’. Alcohol poisoning is not uncommon in a kitchen at a hard-core mixer like the one he was attending. The place was huge. He could have fit three of his kitchens at home in this place. Booze and snacks took up all the real estate on the counter tops and two kegs were on ice on the breakfast nook table in front of the bay window. It was packed with people and swerved and gave the pat on the shoulder for others to know he was trying to get through while aimlessly wandering about the house hope see something, notice something and… …there they were. Lancia and Porche, Mercedes’ personal entourage were chatting up a couple of guys over the kegs. Where those two were, Mercedes wasn’t far behind. Lancia and Porche were drop dead gorgeous and two of the meanest girls in school after Mercedes herself. Lancia was a beautiful redhead who’d forsaken her normally long, flowing hair in place of a poofy red afro wig and clothes that looked like she’d purchased them from a Goodwill. Porsche was a dazzling brunette who was filling out her Wonder Woman costume just as, if not better than, Gal Gadot ever could. In fact she was more proportioned to the comic book demigoddess than Hollywood ever could have hoped for. [Valerie] “Am I though? I mean, come on,” he protested, gesturing to her. “Your ass cheeks are hanging out of a leather skirt and let’s face it, summer was kind to you girl, how could I resist not wanting to touch that body.” He had a fanciful charm all his own. “Plus, all that pink? I ever tell you pink get me to full chub in no time. Like Victoria Secret, or uh, Valerie’s Secret,” he chuckled. It was a wonder how he was still single. “Oh,” his tone changed along with his posture, indicating he was done being a douche for at least a moment. “My uh, uncle, Seth… he wants to know if you and yours are coming by for Thanksgiving. I told him I didn’t know that you were too busy being edgy as fuck to give a shit. Pass it on to your dad, yeah?” [Austin] The music was loud and the scene was bumpin’. As far as parties went, this one was pretty lit, the son of Poseidon just wished he was here under different circumstances. He passed by Fisher as him and Yokiko were talking, offering his bandmate a nod and her a slight smile in passing. Nothing really seemed to be going on out of the ordinary, well, aside from there being innumerable titanspwn partying with the spirits and minor gods of all the known pantheons and he was pretty sure he just passed a medusa making out with a harpy… which was… something he could have gone his whole life without witnessing. He shook off the chills and mild nausea and sorted himself through the throngs of people heading for the exit and somewhere less crowded. He’d almost made it when a gently had gripped his arm. He turned to see who was getting his attention and his eyes fell on a lovely Asian woman whose silvery hair was streaked with waves of pink and worn long in a traditional topknot and bound tight with a bow. She wore a white kimono with silvery accents in the patterns of waves across the fabric. Her eyeshadow and lipstick were in muted tones of silver and her eyes were glacial white, like Grimsley’s scared eye. “Hold on you,” she smiled wide. Her accent was about as American as it could get, her English crisp like someone who was a natural speaker. “I feel like dancing,” she met his eyes for a split second before pulling him along. “And you’re the cutest guy in the room, so come on, this is happening.” She looked back long enough to wink at him and offer him half of a smile.
  4. Rats and mice live in the margins of the empires of dogs and cats, with homes that connect to the Underneath — a vast collection of warrens, tunnels, caves, and other hidden places. It is a dangerous place full of unexplained phenomena and terrifying creatures. But it is also full of wonders of ages past and the thrill of discovery. For the rodents believe Man was part of something called Science, a way to learn power through study, observation, and experimentation. Perhaps through the exploration of the Underneath, they can rediscover what Man has left behind. It’s time to listen to the squeaks in the deep. The main goal of this Kickstarter is to enable us to create a hardcover edition of the Squeaks in the Deep book compatible with the other Realms of Pugmire rulebooks such as Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. Squeaks in the Deep will be a 7″ x 10″ hardcover with an evocative cover image showcasing the unexplored areas of the Realms of Pugmire. We estimate the book to be between 150-200 pages, with a full-color interior and endpapers on high-quality paper stock. >>> Join us now! <<<
  5. After a delay last week, our Squeaks in the Deep Kickstarter skittered right into our meeting today with our long-awaited approval from Kickstarter itself! I mean right while we were discussing strategic options in crowd-funding! Which is great, because with that there’s no need to delay any further! The Squeaks in the Deep Kickstarter for Pugmire will start Tuesday, July 13th at 2 pm EDT (TOMORROW!) Since we had to let folks know that we were not going live as originally planned last week, a bunch of potential backers and concerned citizens sent us messages of support. Which was really awesome and appreciated! Sorry if us delaying the KS caused anybody distress or led anybody to wonder if there was something wrong with the text, or our KS info, or even that something had happened to Eddy! It was literally “circumstances outside our control”, like we said in the delay message, with Kickstarter itself so inundated with KS reviews that we had to wait longer than we ever had before for their OK to run the Squeaks KS campaign. KS deliberations and processes have always been inside a black box to us, so we only have their explanation to go by. So that’s what I’m sharing with you all, here. Bigger picture, I would not be surprised if they too are running into issues due to the changing economic environment due to 2020 and Covid (see the end of the meeting notes, below, for more on that). Littler picture, although still super important to all of us, is that now we’re concerned that the delay cost this KS a lot of impetus. A lot of excitement from folks ready to back last Friday. So, please, if you can, help us get the word out! Kickstarter campaigns rely on several things, and losing that initial wahoo! (which is one of those things) means we need to rely even more on word-of-mouth and people telling other people about the Kickstarter. That’s where you come in! Here’s some of the cool things you can mention; maybe you have friends who’d be interested in: a) An easy to play game perfect to use with either Pugmire or Monarchies of Mau, or both, as an introduction to TTRPGs! It’s simplified 5e fantasy! b) Mice and rats, in a world along with dogs and cats. It is sooo easy to jump right in to the setting conceptually as we all know how our pets all act (as well as the broader cartoon versions that come to mind), and you don’t need to start with any sort of deep roleplaying – but the setting itself can be as complex and deep as your group needs. It is built for a group to dive in right at their sweet spot. c) With Pugmire itself, the emphasis has been on adventuring and exploring, with Mau, we’re looking at swashbuckling and intrigue, and Squeaks focuses largely on underground (dungeon) exploring in the classic fantasy gaming mode. Also super-easy to explain to a group used to that play style. Then all the styles can be combined for whatever your group wants their game to feature. d) Psionics. That extra-special thing that hasn’t previously existed in the Realms of Pugmire crackles in Squeaks. Certainly a good thing to mention for players who aren’t as into the spells and powers that are more fantasy-based (cough-Jedi-cough), or who are looking for a more overt in-setting reason for special powers. And I’m sure that there are even more reasons to back besides these specific ones that folks on our social media can share – but please do use these if you think they’ll be of assistance in bringing a friend along under the skin of the world and into the depths of Squeaks in the Deeps! Legendlore art by Gunship Revolution Now that the KS starts on this very Tuesday, that coincides perfectly with the online game of Squeaks that Eddy in going to be playing in. That’s right, Eddy will be playing instead of running a Realms of Pugmire game for once, so it’s a rare opportunity to see him delve into some characterfulness! The fine gamesters at Vorpal Tales are running it Tuesdays at 8:30 EDT on our own Onyx Path Twitch channel as listed below in our Onyx Path Media section. It’s a great opportunity for you and any friends you want to introduce to it to see Squeaks in the Deep being played! One more Pugmire-related thing is a reminder that Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is now a VTT product for Astral TableTop for online gaming. What is Astral TableTop, you ask? Well, 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. The Astral module For Vinsen’s Tomb comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pregenerated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT). The same way that Realms of Pugmire is a great way to get players used to TTRPGs, Vinsen’s Tomb is set up to make it really easy to get started with Virtual Table Tops (VTTs). Check it out and explore the world of Pugmire as you’re exploring the new frontier of gaming! Too much marketing-speak? Sorry, sometimes the old TV ad-writer brain cells fire off when I’m trying to point towards something I think could be cool for folks to check out! Let’s see if I can pull back my Stan Lee impression for a bit and go through what we talked about in the Monday Meeting today! They Came From Beyond the Grave! art by Durwin Talon We Actually Did Talk About Non-Pugmire Stuff Today! We talked about the M20 Rich Bastards’ Guide to Magick Pre-Order over on DTRPG and how that has been going. So far, pretty decent for a new concept for us, but we really need to see a few more weeks of it to see just how successful it really is. Buncha pre-orders and then nothing might not be as good as steady pre-orders for an extended time. Those of us who attended shared our thoughts about the two Developer Town Halls we held last week. Some decent and substantive questions and a bit of just chatting and hanging out, but mostly it was letting the devs know about changes to our processes or confirming unchanged processes, as well as emphasizing that our dev processes are always up for discussion and evolution. Which is really a long way to say that we want and need to remain flexible and adaptive as creative and business situations change. If it wasn’t already how I’ve intended Onyx Path to function, 2020 really did demonstrate the value of being able to adapt to changing situations. Some that nobody saw coming in our little neck of the publishing woods! All-in-all though, they were very positive and constructive conversations, and we’re glad so many of our developers consistently attend. We discussed one of the things that can often get lost in the hurley-burley of so many game-lines and all the releases that are happening is that we had a really successful launch for the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core rulebook. We’re still looking at strong sales for that book. And some great projects that will be rolling out to support it. Including the Adventures of Teen Tomorrow -TC: Aberrant Jumpstart which will be out this Wednesday with its Advance PDF! (See blurb below). So, yay! TC: Aberrant! TC: Aberrant Jumpstart art by Pat McEvoy There are some sales coming up at DTRPG and IPR, so we reviewed them, and we’ll have some panels and games at GenCon Online in a few months, so we also reviewed that. Not doing the live con thing there this year, though, as we still don’t like the situation. It’s the whole Covid effect again, which I know might be boring to read about every week, more or less, but it is an ongoing and constant part of our reality. We make decisions that need to include its effect pretty much every day. From creators that still need to deal with the debilitating effects on their ability to do the work, to our vendors like printers and shippers and such. When we warned everybody about the Premium PoD price increases, those prices were put into play because of economic pressures on the PoD printer brought on my how things happened in 2020. In wasn’t direct pressures on us or DTRPG that made the price go up, but it effected us nonetheless. We hear paper prices are going up. We know shipping pricing is still rising. So physical “stuff”, is going to rise in price. When and where that’ll effect us, we don’t know yet. But we already know that those folks making board games and card games are seeing huge waits and price increases on their projects. Just seems likely we’ll see something similar. Fortunately, that flexibility I mentioned above does actually come into play here with yer friends at Onyx Path. We can push harder into electronic versions of our games like with the Astral TableTop projects like Vinsen’s Tomb mentioned above (any VTT projects, actually), and look for different ways to make sure all of you can get our projects. We can, and do, continue to assist our creators and give them flexibility as well, so that they can get back to working the way they need to on our projects. Which means that our weekly releases keep coming with the quality you ask for and deserve, and our crew can be proud of their work even through an unprecedented time. Which, and you knew this was coming, means that we can all rally round and let loose our cheer of: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! Our next Kickstarter coming up will be Squeaks In the Deep, for Realms of Pugmire! Check it out Tuesday, July 13th, at 2:00 pm EDT! For reals, this time! Rats and mice join the world as player characters! Come explore the hidden depths under the skin of the world and below the City of Pugmire! Onyx Path Media! This week: The Trio look again at the goings-on that riotously occurred at our last Onyx Path Virtual Con! Part the 2nd! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ 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 check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! 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. This week, we focused on our OnyxPathCon videos!: OnyxPathCon Mage: The Ascension Panel – https://youtu.be/1wKJtUuqWQM OnyxPathCon Mere and Lysa Cooking with W20 – https://youtu.be/FdHC_RoOCo4 OnyxPathCon What’s up with Onyx Path? – https://youtu.be/ITfsYWInQ2A OnyxPathCon Writing Horror Games – https://youtu.be/lBCo4zfu5dM OnyxPathCon Closing Ceremonies – https://youtu.be/ycdatnIqFGs Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Simulacra TV have started up a brand new Aberrant actual play, named Atomic Youth! Please check them out and give them some support. This one looks like a fantastic story, starting with “New Gods – Part One“: https://youtu.be/7fHeRiyp_6U Some ExalTwitch news: They’re about to start a second season of ExalTwitch: Academy on Sunday, 18:00 Eastern Daylight Time. This is a great place to start watching for new viewers—the start of a new chapter in the campaign, and people won’t really need to know what happened before. They did create a two minute recap of our first season in case people are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5O1-WpO7Fw They also had a second Session Zero for our transitioning ExalTwitch: Academy to Essence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_FdoHtMels Actual Story Podcasting kicked off an excellent They Came from Beneath the Sea! actual play involving some of the cast and crew from the movie VHS 2! You can find their play right here: https://actualstorypodcasting.com/podcast/rpg-anthology The Exaltcast continues its fantastic show kicking the tires of Exalted: Essence’s system! https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/06/27/essence-of-exalted-essence-part-3-ventures-social-systems-and-advancement/ Vorpal Tales have a lot of Onyx Path content for you to check out! On Fridays at 5pm EDT experience Contagion Chronicle: No Time for Reality Season Two. Chicago is still flooded with the reality warping Contagion from strange spaces beyond the Supernal realms. The original team is still lost in Arcadia, but Macintosh alerted a new team to be ready to step in should he and his team disappear. It’s up to this new group now to leverage their vectors and contain this threat. On Tuesdays at 5pm EDT experience their new overarching Chronicle of Darkness, Insurgence. Vorpal Tales weave an ambitious tale connecting 7 Chronicles of Darkness game lines in one overarching story of rebellion and the cost of self-awareness. Book 1: Defiance begins the tale with Mage: The Awakening 2e. Join Vorpal Tales every Monday at 9pm EDT for They Came from Beyond the Grave! Enjoy their tale of derring do against the minions of evil in a six part summer tale! Also, join Vorpal Tales for a story of a pack’s Rite of Passage as they tell a terrifying tale of Werewolf: The Apocalypse every Saturday at 9pm EDT A Bunch of Gamers continue their excellent Werewolf: The Apocalypse chronicle right here, with Episode 74.5: https://youtu.be/XZwUGJJKKRg We rewind the clock to just after the Silent Strider moot. Zeb Speaks-in-Sweet whispers remains behind to learn the rite Descent into the Underworld. Struggling to learn the Rite with his spiritual companion continuously remembering the death of death Zeb travels with his teacher Winds-Fickle-Step. Wards & Witchcraft reach Session 28 of their fantastic Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here: https://youtu.be/89y-FKyNO1Y The final session in Season 1. At the end that is truly just beginning, the venturing Fools encounter the Hydra that will shake their perceptions of reality. 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! 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  6. [Fisher] “Just so were clear,” Yokiko’s eyes narrowed. “For all your scholastic achievements and intellect, you need to come to me to tell you how to perform basic research into a culture that you chose to adopt a long ago?” “Fisher,” she sighed. “Learn about us,” she knew that he meant her and the Amatsukami as she seemed to continuously exclude him from being a part of it. “Learn the traditions, the culture, and for Amatarasu’s sake, understand and abide them. I’m not going to give you a shopping list of authors, you’re grown and a Scion besides, take the initiative and learn. I will tell you this, however: you are no longer an individual. Everything you do reflects upon your Band and vice versa. You are one. One entity, one force, one guiding principle and you need to decide your place within the Band. Will you lead it? Will you remind it of its duty, it’s purpose when times are at their most grim? Would you sacrifice yourself for any of them, or the World in the performance of your duties?” She held up a hand to protest any quick replies or arguments. “Don’t tell me your answer. I don’t care. I’ve watched you, knowing you to be a fellow Scion,” the way she failed to mention a fellow member of their shared pantheon was not lost on him. “And thus far, I’m not impressed. You have a long way to go without the benefit of the mentors and guides I’ve had, but if you wish to educate yourself then the answer is simple: learn. I do not mean to be harsh with you, but you don’t need a friend, Fisher, you need a guide.” [Valerie] The music thundered all around Valerie as the heat of the bodies surrounding her began to bless them all with the well-earned glisten on the skin that decent Sonic Therapy was known for. The music was everything from metal to pop to hip-hip all remixed into various energetic beats that kept them moving no matter their preference. Across the dance floor she could see the tell-tale burrito top flounder about the heads of the crowd, and it made her chuckle inwardly that her cousin had no qualms about enjoying a good time. Drink in hand she closed her eyes to let her hips sway to the flow. She felt a pair of hands gently rest on them but thought nothing of it at first; touching or rubbing against a partner or fellow reveler was nothing outside of the ordinary, especially with as much designer drugs pumping through a crowd like this. Even as they slid across the slick surface of her heated and sticky abs Valerie let the beat own them both. It wasn’t until those hands slid a bit too high and the tips of her mystery partner’s finger tried slide under her cheerleader crop top that she broke away and spun around, ready to set the imbecile straight. Sure enough, it was an imbecile too. “Valerie!” Horace ‘Yak-My-Lunch-Because-He-Touched-Me’ Farrow, greeted her with a slimy smile. He was all of hundred and thirty pounds, soaking wet with rocks in his pockets, so why he chose to come as a shirtless Pharaoh was beyond the new Aesir. “Didn’t know you were back! Summer really did a number on you, huh? Wow, damn girl, you are looking fine as hell…” he spun a finger around his face. “When did uh… all of uhh…” he cupped invisible breasts in front of him, making them bounce and he pantomimed lifting them. “That happen? [Grimsley] “You too,” she returned smiled like a schoolgirl with a crush and there was an awkward moment of tension, like neither was sure of they should shake hands or start to make out, or what? Finally, Melanie was kind enough to elbow her side as the nereid rolled her eyes. Geri straightened, stammering a bit. “Um,” she giggled sheepishly. “Ma-maybe uh, when you have more time, we can…” she reached over and thumbed the lock of her hair Grimsley always kept with him. “Maybe… pick up where left off?” She pulled back her hand, and now suddenly way more embarrassed than she expected to be, changed the subject. “B-but, trust your Band, kay? Until recently I was in Asgard and I’ve heard all the gossip. They’re rough around the edges, but you guys have the eye of Odin,” she winced at the poor wording. “I mean… you know what I mean. Thor demanded to come down personally and set that Donner guy straight, but Odin has forbidden it. Vidar is currently in a lot of trouble for visiting Midgard without permission. Something is really wrong in Salem, Grimsley and I think you and your Band are the key to saving the Wo-“ at that moment an eight-foot tall burrito with a Corona in hand, danced past, skipping along with nothing but a series of pelvic thrusts and booty shakes before dissolving into the crowd. “-rld.” She unceremoniously pointed in the burrito’s direction. “Okay, maybe not that guy.” Melanie developed an almost predatory look in her eyes and smirked devilishly. “Excuse me, will you? I am suddenly very, very hungry and that man looked delicious.” She scooted from the couch and chased off after the dancing burrito.
  7. [Grim] “W-we do, yes,” Geri answered, trying in vain to conceal the sudden blush in her cheeks. “Grimsley and I had ourselves quite an adventure once.” “Oh didyounow?” Melanie, cooed. “Do tell, do tell.” “I will not,” Geri’s chin raised a bit. “Perhaps another time, but there is a time for such tales and this revel hasn’t the proper mood for our tale. W-what are you doing here of all places?” She seemed at a loss for where to even begin questioning him. “I, um, well, I ended up with a bit of a demotion in status, as you can see.” She looked down, holding her arms out slightly. “They’re calling it ‘working leave’ but they’ve practically stripped me of all my power and sent me to perform mundane tasks here in the World. Not, cool.” “Yeah,” Ayame complained on her behalf. “It’s totally not fair and I’m guessing it has something to do with you.” Her glare fixed on grim. Melanie chuckled. “Pop a pill Ayame. It’s only temporary.” Geri nodded. “True. I obviously need more experience and training. I’m accepting my punis-‘working leave’, in the omst positive light I can, plus, I’ve got girlfriends now!” Grim leaned away, possibly in abject horror, as they all squee’d and hugged. “So?” Geri she held out her arms again and looked down. “Whatcha think of the avatar? Pretty bangin', right? Freya did me a solid. Full metabolism package, gym butt, abs, no need to watch what I eat and immortality. New model, too. I've got everything but XM Radio and GPS.” She slugged him playfully in the arm. “Want me to get you one? I know people.” She smiled. “So you and Salem? Deets, c’mon…”
  8. "I know about you, Fisher Capra," she said simply. She peered through hair and craning her head in a spooky manner from side to side to see him through the strands. "You are one of the 'American Otaku'. Most Japanese women, myself included, are not particularly fond of your type. You adopt a culture you know nothing about, which is evident by your having to ask me what it means to be Amatsukami, and thing that what you read or see in those stupid magazines movies is in anyway real or true. Fantasies of lonely, delusional boys is all they are." "Do you know how many of your type asked me if I was into cosplay, or had a stream they could subscribe to when I first arrived here? It was disgusting, they were disgusting." She scoffed. "Have you even set down your comic books long enough to read the works of Yamamoto Tsunetomo? If so, then you've willfully chosen to ignore his teachings which is more disgraceful than not having read them at all." She sighed. A part of her remembered that it wasn't Fisher's fault she hated all the manga/anime like him. For the most part he'd never wronged her in any way, yet, besides being an Otaku. Her defenses seemed to break, somewhat, at the fact that he was a fellow Amatsukami. "Learn and understand Honor and Duty. Are you even aware of what your duty is beyond 'beat up titanspawn'?" She turned to face him. "We are not just warriors blindly running off to slay on a whim. We are defenders, warriors, poets and philosophers. You are a child who reads comic books and watches cartoons. I short, Fisher Capra, I am Amatsukami. I've no idea what you think you are, but it is not one of us." "If my words seem harsh, I assure you, they are kinder than what you would receive from a true Amatsukami mentor."
  9. "But, I like books," Kestrel said and then reconsidered as Maya's hard stare told her she was not playing games. "Okay, okay," she chuckled. "No hanging out at your work, but I'll be around. I'm still keeping an eye on you, regardless." She turned to Mel, producing a pen from the inside of her jacket she clicked the top with her thumb and began writing on a napkin. "So, I'll keep an eye on the lovely Ms. Flynn here, I'm a woman of my word after all, and I owe her steeply priced boxed wine. So, while I stay with our client and foster relations, I need you to check this place out." She slid the napkin over to him. The address looked like it was at the western piers, near Pier 57. "A lead?" Mel asked. "It's not a lead so much as it is a guy who might be able to help us." She explained. "I got the info form an old Theurge 'reading the bones', so it's hardly reliable, but worth a shot. All he said was that 'my answers would arrive' at that place not long after I did. It's gibberish, mostly, but frankly until we do a bit of research, it's all we have. So, do you mind?"
  10. [Fisher] Even through her long, straight hair combed down over her face, he could see her eyes roll. "That is not how ichor works. Genealogies require genes, which gods do not possess. Saying you and I are in any way related is akin to me going to Olive Garden and claiming I've been to Italy." She didn't speak like she was sarcastic or cruel, in fact her tone carried with it almost no emotional inflection at all. Yukiko was simply speaking, being matter-of-fact and if this was how she always was, it left one to wonder why Austin would even be interested in her, aside from the fact that she was Japanese. "'Related' or no, you have no idea what it means to be Amatsukami. Other scions and titanspawn are going to devour you. All I find weird is that you've managed to make it as far as you have. Your luck is astonishing." [Grimsley] While he wasn't actively not enjoying the party, there were many reasons for him to not enjoy the party, least of which were the constant juvenile actions of his peers. He didn't fault them, he just grew up faster than they had to and now he felt like an aging man whose joints and boots has seen more miles than he'd cared to admit. Still, everything here seemed like a runed stone upon which 'fun' might be engraved upon, but he could squeeze not such thing from it. He sighed and rolled his eyes at the sight of the top a burrito flailing about in the crown like a shark in the water. A burrito-shark. He snickered, a smile forcing it's way to his lips. It faded quickly when the sudden jostle from behind knocked him forward, almost spilling his drink. "Oh, gods, I am so-," she spun about, having back to into him while talking with with someone else. Her hair was red as fire and her eyes green as emeralds. She wore a costume stylizing herself as some manner of Norse warrior, a Viking perhaps, or shield maiden... Americans rarely knew the difference. She paused and her expression seemed caught between recognition and paralysis. "...Grimsley?" 'Geri.' Was the first name that rose to Grimsley's mind.
  11. “Well, aren’t you a motley looking bunch,” Adrianna stepped towards the Band quietly, one elegant stride in front of the other like she was walking a runway in Milan. Grimsley’s mind shut down and started running in slow motion while a soundtrack to his thoughts synchronized with her movements. Soft, supple black lambskin leather sheathed the Greek hero’s frame hugging every dangerous curve his mind was dying to test at breakneck speeds. Her long, dark hair was loose and falling over her shoulders and her eyes were framed by thin circular glasses. Her soft lips were just the right shade of red to match the symbol emblazoned on firm, yet perfect chest that gave away her costume as the evil Baroness of G.I. Joe lore. Those familiar realized that the Cobra insignia was replaced by a Ram, a tongue-in-cheek reference to her father. She was even gracious to leave the zipper of her leather cat-suit down half-way, she was thoughtful that way. "Sorry I'm late," her approach was smooth and started up like her sexiest-evil-woman-in-the-world costume was no more plainer that Laurel's Mary Poppins. "I needed to get a costume. Luckily there's this boutique by the pier, the place has everything, and the proprietor... she was amazing." She paused momentarily giving Valerie a swift appraisal while she pointed at her. "Who's she?" "Valerie." Dane said flatly with the ever-present tension between the two of them laced into his words. "She's with us. No worries." "I do worry." She returned the flat, cold tone to it's sender. "I need to know when plans change." "Well, now you know." Dane took a step forward and she matched his with one of her own. She was about to prepare a retort when Fisher stepped in. "She can handle herself, Adrianna, we're confident in her skills. Whether it's costume shopping or witch hunting, last minute changes are to be expected. We adapt, we improvise, we overcome. So let's not make the trio in there's job any easier by fighting amongst ourselves, okay?" She breathed deep, stressing the already valiant effort the zipper on her catsuit was making on behalf of her modesty. Dane's eyes traveled downward and he most obviously stole a quick glance at her cleavage. Adrianna exhaled and rolled her eyes, stepping away form him and zipping up to cover her chest. "Seriously, Dane? That wasn't even subtle!" "What?!" He defended himself. "Oh, like you were at all being subtle either? I'm not eleven anymore, Addy... I mean... geez, if great boobs are there a dude's gonna look. It's like, science or something!" She waved her hands about as if trying to cancel the thought of the eleven year-old boy she once knew ogling her boobs in front of everyone and then shamelessly admitting they were 'great' in front of everyone. "Are you high!?" "Yes." Everyone except Val replied in a monotone response that alleviated Dane's need to answer. A bit taken aback by the collective reply she paused for a moment and moved on to a subject change. Okay... okay... Valerie, Adrianna, nice to meet you. Everyone listen up... witch hunting 101. Ghosts can possess the living, but can generally be exorcized rather easily. Ghosts of those who built a legend for themselves while here, however, are generally more difficult to kick out of a body. Hitler, Cleopatra..." "Elvis," Austin added trying to add something a bit less dark or a thousand years ago. Adrianna shook her head. "He's not dead." "I knew it." Grimsley gripped his staff tightly like he'd just cracked the Watergate conspiracy for the first time. "Magical beings, with some manner of legend or legacy to them are even worse because like all legends, they can't die but have the added bonus of knowing how to manipulate Fate. Eventually, if not discovered and dealt with, they can subsume the original spirit of the body and take ownership. Essentially, they evict the soul of the body, and send it the Underworld to take their place there." "How long can that take?" Valerie asked, as a sudden sense of urgency washed over her. Adrianna shrugged. "Hard to say. Depends on how strong the vessel is. A few days, weeks maybe? I've heard of particularly willful mortals lasting up to a month or so, but I've never heard of this happening to a fellow Scion. If your friend-" "-not our friend." Nadya shook her head and snorted. "-is indeed possessed," she pressed on. "I don't know how long she might have, I can hazard to say longer than an average human though, but I'd need to consult my father to know for sure." She looked at the mansion then back to everyone else. "We need to find out who they are get them out of those vessels as swiftly as possible, but I'm betting it's going to be madhouse in there, I'm not sure my Death Sight will be of much use. I'll open up a group text, if you suspect someone text it and we'll see how it goes... I guess." "I think that's the best we can hope for," Grim said, lifting his eyes from her curves to meet her gaze. "Without knowing exactly who it is, we're left with a lot of guess work." "Well," Nadya shrugged and clasped Dane's arm in an embrace, her grin was a mile wide. "Guess we'll just have to mingle. Like... a lot. Onward! Fun and merriment await!" ---===[@]===---- As they approached the massive double doors were opened by two skeletal doorman. The Scions saw them for what they really were, not the shroud veiled humans dressed in black body suits with bones drawn on them but the actual animated remains of some ones brother or mom acting as doorman for the witches gathering. What awaited them inside was like nothing they'd expected. The entire mansion was dark, lit only by black lights and strings or eerily hued Halloween lights and satyrs, centaurs, medusae, alfar, kitsune, tengu... you name it and they were all just mingling and moving among the mortals like ordinary folk just trying to enjoy the party. The music boomed in every room while scores of people in the emptied out, massive dinning room, jumped and raved while 'live' artists performed on a stage. At the moment two men, whose ripped jeans, lack of shirts and top hats gave them away as possible some incarnation of Loa lineage. They were painted like skeletons, their 'bones' glowing in the dark black light but so too did their tattoos, a variety of designs and patterns that seemed to glow all their own, like neon ink on their bodies. Across their backs, each bore the same tattoo in a banner from shoulder to shoulder: 'Marasa'. In the living room people lounged and talked and made out, and drank while their bodies still unconsciously to the flow and beat of the music throughout the massive home, but no matter where one moved within the huge estate, there seemed to be standing room only and the Scions wondered if they should warn a few of the mortals who were, unbeknownst to them, making out out with sorority chicks who had snakes for hair or were twerking on a guy whose goat leggings were actual goat legs! Smoke, booze, beer and dry ice fog assaulted their senses and from there in the crowded entrance of the Rhodes home they were faced with innumerable options as to where to begin their night of debauchery.
  12. Kestrel rubbed her temples and sighed. "Mrs. Flynn, no one is stalking you. We're trying to help you, as ludicrous as it all sounds, I know. Could I have just told you? Yes, but those buggers are crafty and I thought I could catch one and make it spill the beans on how this whole curse thing works... I screwed that up. Now, I had no choice but to tell you what was going on. My intent was to handle it and hope you'd never be the wiser," she rolls her eyes, chastising herself. "For all the good that did. I had a plan, it backfired." "To be honest Ms. Flynn, I don't have much of a plan now that they've seen me," she raised a finger. "But! That's why we're having this conversation, because now that they know that I know and now you know, we know. So, I figured together, maybe we can tackle this together. Like I said, I'm new at this so I don't have a whole lot of contacts in the supernatural department, but you're a librarian! You're like, smart and stuff, right? This Mel guy can hold them down and beat them up until they tell us how to reverse this thing." She looked at Maya and raised up a credit card. "At the very least, I've got the company credit card. You're stressed as hell, I don't even know you and I can tell you that. My place or yours, we can get a couple boxes of wine, the classy stuff, not the cheap boxed wine, obviously, and just get drunk and you can vent til your heart's content." She chuckled and sipped her drink. "And I know, you don't even know me, but we're all strangers until we take the time to get know people. I just told you about a life ending curse that's going to end you if it's not treated, girlfriend, this is not the weirdest 'friend request' I've done. I've had to convince a shubei to not kill me long enough to make him understand Howlers were onto his scent. Boxed wine would be a vacation, trust me."
  13. "Hey guys," Darcy sauntered up, her appearance not immediately recognizable with the blonde wig she was wearing. Her costume wasn't very obvious at first, she was simply dressed in a business skirt, a simple high-collared blouse and a warm sweater, although she was wearing far makeup than usual, blushed cheeks and pinkish-red lipstick generally wasn't her style. The name tag on her left breast pocket stated: "Hello, my name is: 'Girl in the Chair'. Her right breast pocket had a green 'A' with a green arrow striking through the letter, giving her away as Felicity Smoak, of Team Arrow. "Nice," Austin nodded in approval. He waved his hand about signifying all of her. "Loving it. Good call." "Thanks," she chuckled. "Was gonna go as Xena, but, fun fact... she doesn't wear glasses and I have no contacts." She shrugged in defeat. "But, Walmart had last minute blonde wigs, so I went with it." She lied well enough. The high collared shirt and long sleeves disguised the bruises along her upper arm and shoulders that were already turning from yellow to purple as a result of her father roughing her up for being out too late last night with Fisher and the others searching for clues in the cemetery instead of being home and preparing his dinner so he could go to bed full and wake up for his shift later that evening. Luckily, tonight was his day off and he was already passed out drunk before the trick-or-treating started. The Darcy home never had their porch light on for Halloween, not since her mother left years ago. "I should be good for the night," she inhaled and exhaled. "Dad's on for a full shift, so won't be home til morning... so... yeah, plenty of save the world time." She took a place next her Fisher and looked at everyone. "Wow." She laughed and nodded. "We look like such nerds. I love it."
  14. The next evening... Everyone knew where Mercedes Rhodes lived, even if they’d never been to her home before. She was the richest teenager in Salem (at least, she assumed she was, she was still looking into Laurel Brightman’s net worth) and while most weren’t exactly sure what her father did to get rich, all they knew was that it worked, and Mercedes was as spoiled as a rich girl could get. Despite everyone’s lack of love for her, they had no qualms about showing up for her parties, however. Three local high schools were invited her mansion for an unsupervised Halloween bash that was promised to be epic, what appeared to have happened was nearly five high schools arrived a few fraternities and a sorority or two. Betty, Abigail, and Ann looked on from the second floor of the mansion down into the packed entry foyer where people were swarming in wearing all manner of sexy, practical and humorous costumes. The wicked trio grinned evilly as the designer party drugs, alcohol, and complete lack of supervision was slowly beginning to make its way around to their guests. It was only a matter of time before every mortal would come to remember this as the best night of their soon-to-be-over-in-agonizing-pain, life. “Betty,” Ann looked on below, a certain measure of unease in her expression. She was dressed in a simple faded blue frock with a threadbare red sweater and a curly red wig. “This is an awful lot, don’t you think? We only needed thirty, forty at the most. There must be four hundred people here. Seems a bit much.” “No, it’s not ‘a bit much’,” Betty, who was dressed in a flowing white toga with gold accents and thick brown leather belt along with a crown that announced her as Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, replied coldly. “We’re overthrowing the order of the cosmos, ‘Annie’, not baking a cake. Far more than we need will certainly not spoil the recipe, I assure you.” Abigail side-eyed the smallest of the trio but said nothing. Her dark hair accented her Wonder Woman costume perfectly. “Now, come. Let’s mingle. We’ve been dead for three hundred years; we have amazing new vessels and it’s All Hallows’ Eve… let’s not fret over what’s going to happen later when he have so much now we can enjoy.” Ann closed her eyes, took a deep breath, let it out and steeled herself for the evening before following her sisters down the ‘U’ shaped stairs that descended into the foyer. ---===[@]===--- The entire front of the mansion was lit up in orange, violet, and green from the cycling floodlights shining up at the front of the massive estate. The outside was just as packed as the inside as Ubers were dropping off party goers who stepped across the basalt driveway in everything from bare feet to stiletto heels to cowboy boots. The avenue of the estate’s horseshoe driveway was littered with an assortment of Halloween decorations and lights indicative of the season. Autumn colors and spooky animatronic witches stirred cauldrons while tissue paper skeletons and spiders danced and floundered about in the light evening breeze. As the sun hunkered down further and further across the horizon the fog machines kicked in, drenching the entire perimeter with layers of thick fog that began to waft across the property, obscuring the vision of those attending and adding to the ambiance. Dry ice foggers were set up all throughout the house, in every room it seemed, providing a thick, chilling layers of fog across the floors. Teenagers and college students (surprisingly, no one deemed ‘responsible’ seemed to have been invited) walked up to the massive estate’s double doors to be greeted by doormen in skeleton costumes, skin tight body suits with skeletons painted on them with backlight paint. Giants and supernatural spirits from all pantheons showed up as well. Their sometimes large sizes being consumed by The Mist as they took massive steps towards the door, it swirled and hissed about their forms, consuming them and then wisping away as it transformed them into something smaller, more easily consumed by mortal eyes. Giant’s shrunk in size to something more human sized, animal and bird spirits swirled and hissed within the Mist taking on human shapes accented by animalistic features, like feathered eyebrows, golden skin or feathered/fur patterned hair. Those with a Legend would still see them as they were, spirits in human form, but to mortals they were nothing more than party goers with extravagant, luminous costumes. It was All Hallow’s Eve and the gods and titanspawn had come to party. The rules were simple on this most un/holy of evenings: don’t start none, won’t be none.
  15. The full quote is “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king,” which is from Hamlet. But the reason for my using that quote in our title this week is to highlight both the amazing Exalted: Essence Kickstarter, and the fabulous 2021 Onyx Path Virtual Convention which ran the last three days over the weekend! And the (game)play was certainly the thing during the Con! Wow! Because most of our crew were involved a fair bit with being on panels, demos, playtests, and just playing games – and Dixie ran the after-con Discord party where Jackbox was played to much hilarity – we did not have our weekly Monday Lunch Meeting today. Instead, here are some highlights from the Convention as told to me by our folks (and told to me by me). Big picture, the funding for the Bodhanna Group was very much appreciated, and our various sales during the Con were good. Nothing that changed the course of things, but good. Behind the scenes, things ran very smoothly. Having each of the Twitch channels (ours and other folks’) be devoted to one of our “umbrella” groupings of game lines seemed to work really well in terms of keeping it simple to find your games. Which was really helpful since we had a panel or a game for pretty much every gameline we publish. We’ll remember that trick. Legendlore art by Gong Studios We released the link for our latest copy of the Onyx Path Brochure on DTRPG, which we are thinking will stay PDF-only for a bit, maybe all year, so we can adjust where needed. Here it is for those who missed it: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/360302/Onyx-Path-20212022-Publishing-Brochure The Brochure always starts the speculation as it usually contains new releases. In this case, we went right into some announcements of new projects during the Opening Ceremonies panel, so there was only a little lead time. If you missed this panel, it’s on Twitch still and then will be on our YouTube channel. It’s also going to be replayed as our Onyx Pathcast this Friday, but in audio only. But to spill the beans, we revealed that They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! is actually the title of the game, as the [CLASSIFIED] part is because the genre we are having fun with in this game is the 60s and 70s spy films like James Bond, The Prisoner, the Matt Helm movies, The Man From Uncle, Get Smart, The Avengers tv show, and even Austin Powers. We also announced the next Trinity Continuum game after Anima, which is TC: Aether! This is set in the Victorian Era and has a lot to do with the Martian invasion of Earth, Sherlock Holmes and other heroes of the time, steampunk with a Trinity Continuum twist, etc! Later during other panels, we also announced that the NEXT They Came From…! game is going to be They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave!, a loving look at sword and sorcery films like those created by Ray Harryhausen, the sword and sandals Hercules movies, Krull, The Sword and the Sorcerer, and the Hercules and Xena tv shows; previewed a bunch of the Kiths from CtL‘s Kith and Kin; and revealed three of the pantheons in Scion: God! During the What’s Up With the Onyx Path? panel, James Bell, who was talking about our Kickstarters, had to leave, so in came a surprise guest: Brian Jenkins, the creative lead who’s developing the pitch for the Scion TV show! Brian was able to give a bit more of his background as a fan of our games, and let folks know some of where he is on writing the pitch for the show. I know our panel got a big kick out of his enthusiasm – we even had a chance to answer a few questions and to once again pooh-pooh the idea that this show has anything to do with the old VtM show from the 90s. I mean, everyone involved had nothing to do with that show, including all the companies, and the entire nature of TV has changed, Soooo, maybe let it go? Anyway, I thought both of those panels were excellent, and then on Saturday afternoon I got to play in Eddy’s Trinity Continuum: Anima playtest. What a hoot! to begin with, we started out in the ubiquitous MMO that exists in the setting, using the infrastructure of that MMO to fight/stealth/magic/talk our way through a quest in the game only to discover that there was some sort of skullduggery afoot that led to what we were investigating in the “real world” city of Cascade… …and we took a break, changed our costumes and the Twitch overlays to show we were in a cyberpunk-y dystopia, and played out the rest of the adventure in Cascade. Eddy got a lot of notes from this playtest – the first one seen in public – and I and my fellow players, Lyssa, Michelle, and Dixie, were able to each contribute in very different ways. Everybody did a great job! There is a lot of range to the character choices in this game. My only regret is that I didn’t get to do something wild with my cybernetic arm! V5 Trails of Ash and Bone art by Edoardo Campagnolo Dauntless Dixie Cochran had a few thoughts about the con: Mirthful Mike Chaney popped in to the con and has this to report: Matthew Dawkins writes in from across the sea to say: Eddy Webb sez: We received this very nice after-con message from Michelle Light, who joined us to playtest Trinity Continuum: Anima: Ian Watson was all over the place, as he notes here: V5 Trails of Ash and Bone art by Mark Kelly This Where We Normally Put Meeting Stuff… …but since we had no meeting today, I’ll just put things here that we would have talked about. Big news in Exalted: Essence land is that it’s CHARMS WEEK!!! What that means is that James will be releasing the sections of the Charms chapter of Exalted: Essence all throughout this week to its Kickstarter backers. This is huge for the Exalted community, and for our EX:Ess team of creators, and there will no doubt be much, much, discussion, so let’s figure that we’ll check back in after the dust settles! V5 Cults of the Blood Gods is live in stores and over at Studio2, so you should be able to get your traditionally printed copy just like from the Kickstarter, now at your Friendly Local Game Store! To commemorate that release, we have put together a V5 Chicago By Night PDF bundle on DTRPG, so check that out if you are missing anything! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/347386/V5-Chicago-by-Night-Collection-BUNDLE OK, folks, that’s it for this week. Thanks to all of you who hung out with us over the weekend, and here’s hoping that the rest of you can get a chance to watch at least a bit of the fun when the vids go up on YouTube. Because we really do want as many of our community who can to be able to engage when we run something like this con. It’s already easier for a lot of folks to attend since there’s no travel involved, so if we can find ways for more of you to jump in – we will. Because, you know, we’re all together groovin’ on our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The Exalted: Essence KS is not even half-way through, it funded in 13 minutes and is currently over 700% funded! We have over 3200 backers so far – and we’ll be unlocking more special Reward Tiers like characters in art and special charms! Twenty-three Stretch Goal rewards have been achieved so far, including unlocking the Exalted: Essence Screen, enabling a partnership with NerdieKeppie to create Ex:Essence merchandise like book bags, an Exalted: Essence Novella, two parts of an epic scenario Adventure Book, a Jumpstart and Ready-Made Characters to get started with Essence, and the Exalted: Essence Companion already has twelve sections that will be combined into one PDF free for backers, and more great Stretch goal rewards to come! Onyx Path Media! This week: While recovering from the convention, Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew present the recorded version of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2021 Onyx Path Virtual Convention! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ With all the excitement of Onyx Path Con over the past few days, we have a lot of panels and actual plays to sort and get onto our YouTube channel! Look out for those over the next week and beyond! If you can’t wait, go to our Twitch channel and give us a follow to catch up on anything you’ve missed! Check out Vorpal Tales‘ Exalted: Essence actual play on our Twitch and on our YouTube! Here’s episode one: https://youtu.be/XZioOSDJnrc and here’s episode two part one: https://youtu.be/_2wXaH301cM and episode two part two!: https://youtu.be/xkKDhougS0I 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 check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! 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: Exalted: Essence – Vorpal Tales – Episode 2 Part 1 – https://youtu.be/_2wXaH301cM Exalted: Essence – Vorpal Tales – Episode 2 Part 2 – https://youtu.be/xkKDhougS0I Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Red Scar Players – Episode 11 – https://youtu.be/JiprOUI5Qbk Demon: The Descent – Honey and Vinegar – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/deWcbICHN7g Changeling: The Lost – Hearts on Trial – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/nTvdRgv8Oa4 Trinity Continuum: Adventure! – The Purist Evil – Ep. 2/2 – https://youtu.be/NzVKZkZbD7w Vampire: The Masquerade – Styx and Bones – Table Goth – Ep. 4 – https://youtu.be/zbD3t93h7Vs Chronicles of Darkness – The Wyrd West – Ep. 3 – https://youtu.be/l6okotsw98k Geist: The Sin Eaters – Jumpstart – One Foot in the Grave – One-Shot: https://youtu.be/N7INcv1vKFM Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Our very own Matthew Dawkins was interviewed about world building, They Came from Beneath the Sea! and Vampire on the Andy’s Board Game Thing podcast! Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/43chfbn4OV3wleCBQPfMQ3?si=a-cTCPrpTT6g7sppZ2rDdQ&utm_source=copy-link Vorpal Tales have a whole raft of Onyx Path content coming soon! On Fridays at 5pm EDT experience our Contagion Chronicle: No Time for Reality Season 2. Chicago is still flooded with the reality warping Contagion from strange spaces beyond the Supernal realms. The original team is still lost in Arcadia, but Macintosh alerted a new team to be ready to step in should he and his team disappear. It’s up to this new group now to leverage their vectors and contain this threat. On Tuesdays at 5pm EDT experience their new overarching Chronicle of Darkness, Insurgence. Vorpal Tales weave an ambitious tale connecting 7 Chronicles of Darkness game lines in one overarching story of rebellion and the cost of self-awareness. Book 1: Defiance begins the tale with Mage: The Awakening 2e. Beginning on June 14th, immediately after Onyx Path Con, join Vorpal Tales every Monday at 9pm EDT for They Came from Beyond the Grave! Enjoy their tale of derring do against the minions of evil in a 6 part summer tale! Beginning June 19th, join Vorpal Tales for a story of a pack’s Rite of Passage as they tell a terrifying tale of Werewolf: The Apocalypse every Saturday at 9pm EDT. The Story Told Podcast are back with the new season of The Fall of Jiara for Exalted! This episode is Episode 44 – The Dragon-Blooded react to their conference with Saffron Veil and begin to prepare for the threats they all face. https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-44 A Bunch of Gamers continue their Werewolf: The Apocalypse chronicle here. The packs head to the Silent Striders’ tribal moot for North America. They go there looking for experts regarding ancestor spirits and ghosts as the Silent Strider Theurges tend to be experts in both. Ancestor spirits because they lost connection to their own and ghosts because the spirits of the dead tend to hound members of this tribe. They are desperate to find something, anything, to aid Howling King: https://abunchofgamers.podbean.com/e/werewolf-the-apocalypse-episode-72-strider-moot/ This is episode 72! The Exaltcast continues its fantastic show introducing you to all ten of the Exalt types! https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/06/02/the-essence-of-exalted-essence-pt-i-the-ten-exalt-types/, delving into Exalted: Essence! Over on ExalTwitch they conclude their first season of Exalted! ExalTwitch: Academy is set in The House of Bells, a prestigious school for Dragon-Blooded Exalted of the Realm to train in the ways of war. The chronicle follows three young Dragon-Bloods as they try to prove their worth to their fellow students, their Houses, and themselves. Their most recent and final VOD for the season, Episode 21 (“School’s Out”), is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2WC26v4QY The playlist for the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zb3M2x8PJk&list=PLsZP95-GZNa0ynoCIVyliNF5rypCHvh0MThe show wiki, with synopses, character descriptions, etc: RPGClinic Wiki | Fandom Wards & Witchcraft reach Session 25 of their fantastic Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here: https://youtu.be/kyyUB_njo9c The key in the ignition and everything is ready to happen. Will the Fools tum the world and what will become of them? 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! 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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. Build your own adventure, or choose from pre-generated game kits like Gauntlet of Spiragos and Dagger 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. 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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! The Post-Apocalypse Sale is on DriveThruRPG! Dystopia Rising: Evolution featured bundle deal: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/featured.php?promotion_id=2021-May-postapoc Select Pugmire, Monarchies and DR:E titles are also on sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/sale.php?manufacturers_id=4261 And we have a V5 Chicago PDF Bundle on sale this month!: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/347386/V5-Chicago-by-Night-Collection-BUNDLE On Sale This Week! It’s a trilogy of releases this week – all different as if in celebration of the recent convention – starting with the compiled Vigil Watch for Scarred Lands PoD and PDF versions of the book, and then electronic files of the TC: Aberrant wallpapers, and last but not least we have VTT Character Tokens from V5 The Chicago Folios. All will be available Wednesday on DTRPG! Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! 2nd Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention Was Last Weekend! See above: a great time was had by all! 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.) 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In Art Direction Scion: Dragon Masks of the Mythos Scion: Demigod – Got Maria helping me finish out the pantheons and we are all good.TC: Adventure! (KS) M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s RustExalted Essence (KS) – On KS.V5 Forbidden Religions – AD’d. TC Mission Statements TC Aberrant N!WE M20 Technocracy Dossier/CompanionSqueaks In The Deep (KS) – Prepping KS. TC Prometheus Unbound – Maria ADing.They Came From Camp Murder Lake! Realms of Magic and Mystery Saints and Monsters TC: Anima (KS) TC: Assassin In Layout Spiragos Collected AdventuresWoD Ghost Hunters (KS) Legendlore M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Over to Charles, art is all in.They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart – Over to Andrea.They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Final art coming in.June Tasty Bit – Les FantômesM20 Technocracy JumpstartHundred Devils Night Parade – Getting layout files over to Josh. Proofing TC: Under Alien Skies – Wrap up for release. Heirs to the Shogunate – Backer errata finishing.TC Aberrant JumpstartHunter: The Vigil 2e Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle – Proof to dev. V5 Trail of Ash and Bone – Backer errata inputting.Technocracy Reloaded Screen – To Paradox for approval. At Press M20 Technocracy Reloaded – PoD proofs shipping from DTRPG.Vigil Watch Compiled – On Sale Wednesday on DTRPG!Mummy 2 – Getting ready for press. Mummy 2e Screen – Getting ready for press. Deviant – Waiting on printer specs.Deviant Screen – Getting ready for press. 21-22 Onyx Brochure – Now available on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! I missed the last day of the Con because it was my youngest son’s graduation from high school – so proud celebration and congrats, Alex!
  16. "No, it's not," Adrianna replied coolly, her eyes narrowing as she studied Grim and Fisher. She tapped her phone to her lower lip a few times before pushing herself off of her car with a rock of her hips. "The Nekiya belongs to Lord Zeus and I'm not about to get in the middle of a squabble between the Big Three. My father is interested in it, sure, but he'd not send me for it. Full disclosure, he's more interested in the individual that managed to spirit it away in the first place." "Dane," she said after a small pause. "What?" The child of summer asked with suspicion in his tone. She sighed and rolled her eyes. "No, genius. You. You are my bargain. If you want me to loan you my medallion and the secrets of use, which you need me for, then I want something of yours," she looked to Grimm. "Once I'm done with him I'll return him in... well, 'like-new' condition. A few extra miles, but you need me for a job and frankly, I have a few things coming up that could use a simple touch... or something simply touched." Her sarcastic grin fell on Dane. She seemed colder towards the Aesir, less professional and more spiteful which placed even more emphasis on their past. "Screw you, Addy." Dane growled through gritted teeth. "Don't call me that," she hissed back, then composed herself as she remembered that it was not just her and Dane present. She offered Fisher and Grimm a lift of her shoulders. "Those are my terms." Dane turned to the others. "We can do this without her, forget this." He seemed completely different than the usual, jovial stoner they'd all come to know as adrenaline and anger seemed to creep just under the surface of his skin. The pace of his breathing increased as well, along with his blood pressure as he appeared on the cusp of some sort of explosive outburst. The reason he was constantly stoned was becoming more and more apparent. "We can handle the problem without her. She's just like her dad, manipulative and greedy." Her chuckle at his harsh appraisal didn't go unnoticed. "Perhaps you need a few moments," they could tell she was enjoying this, but what was her angle? "I have a quick call to make. If you'll excuse me." She stepped away, evil smirk on her lips as she tapped the screen on her phone.
  17. In which Eddy and Matthew discuss (in reverse order) our thoughts on the evolution of crowdfunding, the recent Sabbat book announcement, and Trinity Continuum: Anima! Meetings are the mind-killer.Feedback on the Anima design diary.Playing and writing to or against expectations.The V5 Sabbat announcement from Paradox.The Sabbat as antagonists?When crowdfunding started in earnest, and the ways in which it has changed.Is crowdfunding begging for money?Early bird offers, physical stretch goals, additional page count as rewards, etc.What’s the economy behind stretch goals?The curve of sales via crowdfunding.Exalted: Essence is currently on Kickstarter!Open development vs. manuscript releases vs. errata. Links: Exalted: Essence Kickstarter: http://kck.st/3vsbUGvOnyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  18. Exalted: Essence features streamlined rules for a new way of playing a classic game, incorporating story-focused action and a presentation designed to appeal to new players and longtime fans alike. Featuring multiple classic Exalt types with Charms for each, written to enable ease of play, Exalted: Essence emphasizes story over character, character over mechanics, and mechanics over minutiae in order to drive Exalted: Essence toward engaging players with the myriad stories they can tell in the world of Creation. Exalted: Essence is a streamlined version of Exalted Third Edition, designed to welcome new players and reintroduce old friends to the world of Creation. It contains all the mechanics and advice players and Storytellers need to run complete games of Exalted: Essence, though setting material and character, place, and creature ideas can be supplemented by the core line’s content. All the material in the book is compatible with Exalted Third Edition, so new and established fans can collect the core line’s books and use them with a beginner-friendly and less mechanically dense system. Inside you will find: Rules for creating all 10 Exalt types: Solars, Dragon-Blooded, Lunars, Exigents, Sidereals, Abyssals, Infernals, Getimians, Liminals, and Alchemicals.A brief overview of Creation, so players and Storytellers can dive right in.Rules for Universal and Exalt-specific Charms, Artifacts, Martial Arts, Sorcery and Necromancy, and more!Advice for running and playing Exalted with mixed parties or same-Exalt parties, in multiple interesting styles of play The primary purpose behind this Kickstarter campaign is to enable Onyx Path to create the best version of Exalted: Essence that’s possible. Your support will allow Onyx Path to use the best production, the most appropriate components, and possibly even contract more art for this book. The hope is not only to deliver the book in three formats — a PDF, a standard hardcover, and a deluxe hardcover version — but to fund at least one print run of the standard hardcover to be sold through distribution and into book and hobby stores, bringing Exalted to the environments that are so vital to our community. >> Join us on Kickstarter! <<
  19. “It’s appreciated,” Rachel said coldly to the graceful, blonde beauty. Her tone said that she didn’t wholly trust the motives of the rich violinist, knowing how Laurel danced between the two bands at the school without showing much loyalty to either. Still, she always seemed more dedicated to assisting Scions against the Titans and not the ongoing personal drama that coiled around all of them like saranwrap on Freshman Friday. “Why don’t you four go take care of that, we’ll give this place one more patrol and then see if we can’t possibly find out a little more on what’s going on at this little party Mercedes is throwing tomorrow night. She didn’t say anything to Grimm or Dane as she collected the others and made off on their last patrol of the cemetery, leaving the four remaining scions to make their way to Laurel’s awaiting vehicle and driver to see them off to the meeting location. ---==={@}===--- Salem High School parking lot, 20 minutes later… Adrianna was pacing near the driver’s side of her car, a sleek black sports car that looked like only Laurel’s bank account could handle its burden of ownership. She was speaking on her phone as the four Scions exited Laurel’s car and approached her. “Yes, fine,” she said, smiling at Laurel and the others. Her eyes widened a bit in pleasant shock at the sight of Dane, only for her mouth to curl mischievously into a smirk as she realized he had no real desire to be present. “No, Corbin, that’s fine. If he has it then I will too and you can reap the fool proper. Yes, I’ll meet you in Dubai by next week. Of course, yes, now, I must run, my next appointment has arrived.” She tapped the screen on her phone and placed it in her handbag as she offered them a smile and greeted them. “Terribly sorry about that, just last-minute business. Dane, you’re looking well.” “We need your medallion,” he replied in place of a proper greeting. “We’ll give it back right after we’re done with it tomorrow night.” The Greek hero seemed a bit taken aback by the Aesir’s straightforward manner of negotiating for something that was rightfully hers. Instead of offence, she seemed more humored than anything else. “Well, I suppose some things never change. Still right to the point, as always.” “I’m sober,” the young blonde replied. “Please cut the crap. I’m not the best of moods at the moment.” “Aw,” she taunted him. “Poor thing, but we all know this isn’t how negotiations work. I have something you want, what have you to offer in trade? Also, I’m eager to know what you learned, your drama here in Salem seems far more intriguing than anything I’m working on currently.”
  20. It wasn't hard to locate a coffee shop in Manhattan but it didn't make the silent walk any less awkward. Kestrel could have said something several times along the way but felt as if she was already on thin ice with Maya as it was and didn't want to press her luck. Maya noticed the way her two guest tag-alongs seemed obsessed with consistently looking up at the tall building that lined the streets of the concrete jungle they lived in. They were obviously looking for something they either one, could not find, or two, no one could see but them and that didn't make this entire situation seem any less crazy. None of them had ever been in the little hole-in-the-wall shop before, but Maya sighed when she realized the prices matched the neighborhood, and wondered why (why!) anyone would ever pay eleven bucks for a cup of coffee, but appreciate Kestrel's logic of it being a business meeting, so there was no reason her boss shouldn't be paying for it, and offered the barista her company card. It wasn't a very popular spot though, at least not at this times of day so, thankfully, it was relatively empty, save for the random hipster guy on the opposite side with his laptop open, trying to be inspired to start/finish/edit the novel that was going to make him famous. They sat at a table while they waited for their beverages, and Kestrel opened with a sigh as she steepled her and muzzled her face between her hands as she thought of where to begin. "About a year a go I discovered I was different. Lengthily origin stories aside," She started while she leaned back in the booth and looked out the window to kindle the memories she'd archived. "Horatio helped me discover who I was and what I could do and how I could help other people like me. Ms. Flynn, the world you thought you knew is an illusion. There is so much going on under the streets of this city, in it's alleys, among the shadows... it would take more cups to describe than this place has available." "Long and the short of it, guys is that magic is real. From acupuncture, to chakras to psychics, all of it is real, but most people are either complete hacks or they're doing it without realizing they have the potential for something greater. Alchemy, curses, spells, cantrips... it's all real and the reason you didn't know about it this morning when you woke up is because it is the most carefully guarded secret in the world." She looked at both Mel, who was sitting next to her, and Maya, who was sitting across from her, and continued. "Supernatural things exist, always have, and I wish I could teach you all I know but lets focus on the problem at hand and that is, Ms. Flynn, that you've been cursed." She took a deep breath and decided to just rip the band aid off. "By goblins. Dark fae who are mischievous and cruel, and I've been asked to try and protect you and hopefully stop it. Problem is, our only lead, one of the goblins, I kind of scared off." Maya had already heard enough and it shown in her eyes. Before she could get up, Kestrel hail Mary'd a quick, "One cup, remember? One cup of coffee, that was the deal." "Ordered scalding hot, I take?" Maya narrowed her eyes at Kestrel who smiled wryly. She didn't seem like a bad person, and it didn't take a PhD in psych to see she really wanted Maya to listen to her. "Clever." "Look, it sounds batshit crazy, I know. How do you think I feel? My boss asked me to follow a complete stranger with nothing more to go on than 'goblins have struck this woman with Oranges and Lemons, you have to get to her before Stepney. Be careful Kes, she's too important to loose.' I mean seriously, that's what he said," she swiped her phone and turned the screen to show them both. There was a text from Mourne with some of Maya's personal info a picture (not a flattering one, either which Maya grumbled internally at) and the bit about Oranges and Lemons. "Fae are weird, wasn't hard to figure out the old nursery rhyme, and it mentions Stepney... but I don't know what it means, and I can't reach my boss, he's away on business." She sighed, heavily, as their coffee arrived at the table, as the server left she blew gently into her mug. "I've been training for this for almost a year, Ms. Flynn. This is my first gig, and I'm pretty sure I'm blowing it. Whatever I need to do to convince the two of you that I'm not making this up, I will tell you. First guy I kissed? Matt Carter, we were madly in love for three months until Stacy Schantz made out with him at a party. Worst date? Shelly Baker, would not get off social media the entire date, it was horrible. I'm not a lunatic, I swear, I just sound like one Monday thru Friday during normal business hours." "Process." She said simply as she reached for ripped open a few sugar packets. "While I add cream and sugar."
  21. "Ever the gentleman," Sable's silky accent lured their attention as she walked into the small infirmary. They could hear her footsteps echoing on the marble floors (seriously, who marbled their entire penthouse these days...) and it grew more and more obvious that D'Sombra kept everything running like a successful business, twenty-four-seven. Her security were always in suits, with polishes dress shoes, and in the great deal of time Ravi have been in Sable's company she was never in anything that he would consider not 'business wear' with that hint of 'vampires make everything look sexier'. It had occured to him that he'd yet to see her in jeans or sweats, or workout leggings, or pajamas... like she had no life outside her service to D'Sombra, and never in anything but black. Now she'd settled on a pair of leggings that shimmered like satin and a form-fitting long sleeved top. "Lie back and relax please, Mr. FitzCoventry." She was holding folded clothes in her hand and offered them to Amelia, who quickly noticed they were actually her own clothes. The two massive mountains in suits followed her in. The fact that they had to duck to enter the doorway didn't make Amelia feel any safer. "Ms. Parsons, these gentlemen will show you to the guest room down the hall. There you may freshen up. Feel free to use anything you need, it's fully stocked. If you wish to return, be mindful I'll be in here wrenching a bullet from his lung, so should you be the squeamish sort, consider that your warning." "Why black?" Asked Amelia. "Everything here is black, except this one room." "Blood, dear," Sable answered honestly as she slowly peeled away the bandage. "Doesn't show up on black as well as on other colors. Also, and I'll use layman's terms, 'vampires' all possess different powers, some like what you've seen in the movies. In the Marquesa's case, her bloodline, or 'Clan' as they call themselves, are masters of shadows. The darkness is her home. As her ghoul, I have inherited some of her power, but never have I been able to master shadows. To see it is truly fascinating." She collected a few implements from the drawers and begun setting them out on a finely-polished medical tray. "Everything supernatural, however, comes with a price. Often several. In my Mistresses case you may have noticed by now that she casts no reflection, yes? Finely polished floors, gold, silver, mirrors... she surrounds herself with all the things that no longer cast her reflection." "So, the portraits..." Ravi quietly added. "They obsess over portraiture. When you go a millennia without seeing yourself it takes a toll, I would imagine." Her heels tapped softly as she turned to set the tray next to Ravi and turned back to the counter to collect a few more things. "Thankfully, it's been easier in the last few years. For some reason digital photography is not affected and thanks to 3D printing and scanning technology she has been able to see herself for the first time in centuries. Dare I say, you've caught her at a good time and in a fine mood." She turned her head to look at Amelia. "A word of advice though, dear. Once you notice her lack of a reflection, don't gawk. Her kind consider it impolite, and never speak about it unless she does first. It's a grave insult." Sable turned and looked to the two huge men and nodded. They both opened their mouths, and revealed that they were missing their tongues before slowly closing them again. "Supernatural society is not human society." She shadowy clad assistant slid the cap off a syringe and inserted it into the bung of a vial. "The laws and customs are quite different. Mouthing off to a person on the street might get you into a shouting match, among these people it could get your throat ripped out. I mean that for the both of you, but in fairness and no disrespect, Ms. Parsons, you seem to have a more direct personality. I'm asking you to be mindful, is all. However, she does have a use for you, so, at least your throats are safe, for the time being." The two men stepped aside and waved their arms towards the door, ushering Amelia out. "Now, this will hurt you a lot more than it hurts me," on Sable, a mischievous and sociopathic grin never looked so good. "I'll try to be gentle, I swear, but I promise nothing." Ravenna was right, she had the hands of an angel. As she spoke she'd already injected him twice with the local anesthetic and he's not even felt it while lost in her full lips and the exotic almond shape of her eyes.
  22. Their hostess listened to her guests, poised elegantly with her blood red lips concealed behind her curled fingers in a standing ''thinkers' pose. "For now, Ms. Parsons," she pointed a digit upwards and took a few steps towards Amelia, her shoes echoing on the hard marble floor. "We'll do nothing. It's not uncommon for your kind to have to hide in the shadows and skulk about in plain sight of the kine." "Kine?" Amelia asked with an inquisitive eyebrow in her hosts direction. "A word we kindred use for your people. Mortals. Humans." The derisive tone in her accent reappeared briefly as she explained. "Our little shadow has gone on for millennia, those agents won't make a second attempt any time soon, but I've taken the liberty of relocating your apartment, you're welcome. You job, honestly, is probably quite safe. My people are working against them now so a direct assault on you again is not wise." Ravenna offered Amelia a matronly glare before turning her attention to Ravi. "But let's not tempt Fate, shall we?" "Let my people do their jobs, besides," her eyes locked on Ravi and he'd seen the expression of hunger in a woman's eyes numerous times, but nothing like what he saw in D'Sombra's. "Mr. FitzCoventry is not yet in any condition to be galivanting about the city, sleeping with it's estranged female populace while simultaneously completing a journey of self-discovery, now are you?" She leaned down and traced her finger gently up his abdomen with centuries of careful, practiced and erotic precision. A touch from her was like nothing he'd experienced and in the back of his mind he wondered if it was her, or just the nature of her 'condition'. She stopped at his wound, her finger tip smeared in half dried blood and withdrew it, rubbing it gently on her lips before indulging in a slow taste as her tongue traced the blood and cleaned her finger tip with a soft kissing sound. "My," she smiled. "You are a rare breed. Delicious." She had no need to, but the deep breath assisted her regaining control and restoring her poise. They could both a certain unease coming from her, like they were suddenly trapped in a room with a vicious animal and a brief moment later that moment had passed. "I hate to admit it," she said to them, turning once more to address them both. "But we need Mourne. My people are searching for him. He's not answering his phone, so chances are he's... conducting business. For now, Ms. Parsons, collect your thoughts, get cleaned up," Amelia noticed the way her arrogant gaze absorbed Amelia's appearance and she certainly caught the 'for the love of God', her hostess added a bit more quietly. "And enjoy my hospitality for the evening. Mr. FitzCoventry, these two gentlemen," she motioned to the ebony mountains that stood at the doors leading into the larger penthouse. "Will take you someplace more comfortable and we'll see about getting that bullet removed, save you some pain in the long run. Sable has an angel's touch, you'll be fine. I'll join you two shortly, after all, I owe you payment, Ravi. Do I not?" The two men left their post at a gesture from their mistress and proceeded to carry out her order. One gestured for Amelia to join them as the other assisted Ravi in standing and helping him along. The penthouse was a like a maze, consuming the entirety of the floor it was a combination of office and living space divided into dozens of large and small rooms. It was almost painful on the eyes how the color theme was so monochromatic, blacks and silvers everywhere with the only color being in the thousands of portraits that hung on the walls. Every ten feet was a painting, old and dated and in one instance, Ravi swore he saw 'Madame Monet and her Son' brightly lighting up the dreary décor of a meeting room as they passed by. The only white room they was a small infirmary, muted with grays and white, it didn't really surprise either of them that this room existed up here. In truth, Amelia was half expecting a Wal-Mart tucked into one corners of her 'how the rich live' experience. The man helped Ravi get situated on the table, lying him back and resting his head on a cylindrical pillow so he could see the room and still talk with Amelia. Despite their size and gruff exterior, bot men seemed gentle and professional, not manhandling their charge any more than was necessary. "Juffrou Sable sal binnekort by u aansluit." One said in a deep baritone as he and his partner left the room. "What?" Amelia asked. She shrugged looking at Ravi confused. "We- we don't understa-" The door closed, but it didn't seem locked. "Something about Sable joining us, I'm assuming," Ravi said calmly, winching and grunting slightly at the pain of not having quite settled in comfortably yet onto his new table. "Hints of Germanic... Afrikaans, possibly?" "You understood that?" she chuckled. "I am from Europe, Amelia. I know German when I hear it, not too hard to assume the rest. As for what they said? Not a clue." He smiled, reassuring her that he was just in the dark as she was.
  23. Punching Nazis is no joke, and we’re keeping the joke out of the coming week, too! You see, there’s always an expectation for some sort of April 1 shenanigans, but we’re not doing that this year. Too much good stuff to talk about to kid about it or to try and trick anyone. Plus I did tell ya’ll that we were going to announce something fun today! V5 Ash and Bone art by Davide De Bellis But before we get to that, let’s talk about the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Kickstarter campaign that went live last Thursday and funded in about three and a half hours! You can join in here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-adventure-tabletop-roleplaying-game So far TC: Adventure! is 200% funded with over 1120 backers, at four days in. We’ve funded the creation of three supplements: a full Jumpstart, which includes a handful of Ready-made characters and an introductory scenario and guidance for launching your own story. We’ve started a Companion book, with guidelines and information on creating secret lairs, hideouts, and HQs. And we’ve started a cliffhanger scenario book, detailing and expanding the Tales of the Æon Society audio adventure. The fun has really just started – and for any of you first edition fans, we’re already set to create more supplements than 1e Adventure! ever had. I know Impish Ian Watson is just over the moon over that! We’ve got Actual Plays, interviews, and the KS page itself to explain the setting and gameplay, but if you prefer listening to folks who know describe the game and the development choices, you can’t go wrong with last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast where Eddy and Dixie interview developer Danielle Lauzon and that darn Ian (Mr. Trinity) Watson again in a deep dive on the creation of TC: Adventure!! Ian talks a bit about how the process for publishing Adventure! first edition was a bit of an ordeal. By the time we got to Adventure!, the decision at old White Wolf had already been made to end the Trinity lines. I did have to fight for finishing the lines with the third one, Adventure!, and fortunately I (and some other folks), succeeded. If you recall that first version, it was set up to look like an actual pulp magazine. How into pulps was I? Well, here are several actual pulps that I picked up at San Diego Comic-Con around that time: They were for reference – yeah, that’s the ticket. Reference! You’ll note several have 1937 and 1938 cover dates, so that too led forward 20+ years to our discussions about setting our TC: Adventure! time-frame in the mid to late 30s. Creatively, things always feed into other things. Speaking of things that lead to other things, we also finished the M20: Victorian Era crowd-funding campaign late last week! It was a pretty sweet campaign overall, and we’re thrilled at how many folks made the jump to Indiegogo, although we are aware that not having Kickstarter‘s communication network may have prevented some folks from even being aware the book was at Indiegogo instead. Which is one reason we’ll be on BackerKit as soon as James can get the BK page set up, and we’ll continue tallying pledges towards Stretch Goals for 60 days so that all of our M20 fans get a chance to contribute! Please do note that this is also something we’ve never done with BK before, and may not do again – but these are special circumstances. Mummy 2e art by Tilen Javornik Hmmm. Was There Something Important We Talked About Today? Oh, yeah: the Scion TV Announcement! Here’s the link to the announcement: http://theonyxpath.com/announcement-scion-tv/ For those who want my short take on this rather than the official announcement: Onyx Path has signed an agreement with a company called Jenkins & Tate for them to develop a pitch for a live-action Scion TV show that they will put in front of TV venues like Netflix and Amazon. Hopefully, one of those venues will pick up the series and then after the shows are made you (and all of us) will be able to see it! So this is the beginning of possible Really Good Things! We started talking about this in 2019 actually, and expected that we’d be announcing sooner, but then 2020 punched us all, and things took longer. Through it all, though, Brian Jenkins and Alex Tate have been fantastic and professional to work with all through our business and creative meetings and this has been a truly collaborative process. Scion is the first project J&K have taken on with their new company, but given the years, nay decades, of experience of their crew it really feels like our baby is in a very good place. As you might imagine, I can relate to industry professionals who go off on their own and start their own company! Since the announcement, I’d like to touch on some points folks have brought up so far: 1- When is the TV show going to be on? What network? Who’s in the cast? Is Eric in it? Is Donnie? Answer: We announced that we signed Jenkins & Tate to start developing a series to pitch to a venue for broadcast. None of these things are even close to being determined until their pitch is accepted by whatever company wants to air it. This is the start of something that could be big, but it is really just the start. 2- How could Onyx Path possibly pay for this? Is this taking money away from creating games? Answer: We aren’t – although there are pre-development costs, of course, but we aren’t financing a TV show. I mean, seriously, the scale differences between TTRPGs and TV are huge. If the show is picked up, it’ll be financed like all TV shows. And no, the only person whose schedule was impacted so far was poor lil me. 3- Will this be another Kindred the Embraced from you guys? Answer: First off, Onyx Path didn’t license out or work on Kindred the Embraced. That was old White Wolf and we ain’t them. But for the real concern: we don’t expect it to be like Kindred as J&K are not only fans, but are extremely proactive in asking us for our thoughts on whether an element or idea is accurate and appropriate to use in the show they are envisioning. Brian Jenkins actually bought a Kindred the Embraced DVD set as it had extremely limited airing in the UK, watched it and now uses it to remind the team of how far adapting IPs has come since then. 4- Is this announcement an April Fools’ joke? Answer: I warned J&K that some people would jump to that conclusion, but no, like the MMN blog title says: no foolin! This is real, and we hope it’s the start of something big. V5 Ash and Bone art by Edoardo Campagnolo Beyond that, we really didn’t have a lot of time to review much beyond the weekly status reports on all of our projects. It was just fun to enjoy the huge reactions after we posted the announcement! Like we say every week right below this, it’s all One Path, but sometimes it can take us to some cool places we didn’t expect! Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! Trinity Continuum: Adventure! went live on Kickstarter last Thursday and funded in 3.5 hours! Join us for two-fisted action in a world on the cusp of World War Two! Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-adventure-tabletop-roleplaying-game Onyx Path Media! This week: The Trio once again delve deep into our mailbags for their third informative and hilarious foray into the messages and missives sent our way by all of you inquisitive fans! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ I don’t know about you folks, but it seems the biggest media news might be something to do with Scion getting developed towards its own TV series… But that’s not out yet, so check out these videos! BIG NEWS! This April is Jumpstart month for Onyx Path media! We’re running one of every Jumpstart we can for our games, introducing them to new players and putting them in the hands of GMs skilled at some games, but new to these ones! We would love it if you checked some of these out, to maybe get acquainted for the first time with some of our games! Check out the schedule and tune in! For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. This week on Twitch, there’s a bumper harvest of videos scheduled for you PICK OF THE WEEK! Frostlands of Fenrilik – Behind the Screen Trinity Continuum: Adventure! – Vorpal TalesScarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Red Scar GamingScion – Become as Gods – Powered by AstralDystopia Rising: Evolution JumpstartChangeling: The Dreaming JumpstartTrinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart – Vorpal TalesScarred Lands – Pirates of Bloodwater – Devil’s Luck Contagion Chronicle JumpstartV5 – The Badger Game – Band of BadgersHunter: The Vigil – Anomalies Unbound – Devil’s LuckVampire: The Requiem JumpstartCofD: Dark Eras: The Wyrd West – Haunted Chronicles The pick of the week for this week is Frostlands of Fenrilik: Behind the Screen! The Behind the Screen series has been running for over a year now, and presents you with a breakdown of how to run games and use certain supplements. Check out Frostlands of Fenrilik! 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: Scion – Become as Gods – Episode 6 – https://youtu.be/FCsp_RDUy_Q Hunter: The Vigil 2E – Stuffed – Episode 9 – https://youtu.be/Jsu5_aZ2Ffo Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale – Episode 11 – https://youtu.be/Dzir5QymsM0 Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale – Episode 12 –https://youtu.be/TomvgUQ4dn8 M20 Victorian Mage – Vorpal Tales – Episode 4 – https://youtu.be/532UKtj5IW0 M20 Victorian Mage – Vorpal Tales – FINALE – https://youtu.be/mrZBvRguJtw Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Teaser – https://youtu.be/yIXo3oiXU7U Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Over on ExalTwitch they’ve been running some amazing games of Exalted, and even have a show wiki for viewers to follow along! ExalTwitch: Academy is set in The House of Bells, a prestigious school for Dragon-Blooded Exalted of the Realm to train in the ways of war. The chronicle follows three young Dragon-Bloods as they try to prove their worth to their fellow students, their Houses, and themselves. Their most recent VOD, Episode 10 (“I Think We’re Alone Now”), is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9w9SIpf7Ec The playlist for the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zb3M2x8PJk&list=PLsZP95-GZNa0ynoCIVyliNF5rypCHvh0M The show wiki, with synopses, character descriptions, etc: RPGClinic Wiki | Fandom Matthew Dawkins ran a Learn2Play session of They Came from Beneath the Sea! for the OneBookShelf crew! This session includes character creation for three characters (taking an hour) and a short b-movie story (taking another hour!). Do give it a look and give the channel some support: https://youtu.be/tqz02wdyZI0 McStabber Studios run a superb chronicle of Wraith: The Oblivion we’d love for you to check out over on their Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/mcstabberstudios The amazing Scarred Lands Purge of the Serpentholds crew now run their games over on Roll the Role! Do give them a follow and a subscribe, because their gaming is among the most entertaining I’ve seen: https://www.twitch.tv/rolltherole Wards & Witchcraft continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle which you can watch right here: A time displace copy of yourself just came through the backdoor. Awakened head hunters broke in through the front. Seems like a perfect time to slip out to another realm where dreams (and nightmares) come to life as story personified! Explore the verge of Arcadia with the Junior plane hoppers fresh off a weeklong vacation. https://youtu.be/y-x_vviroT8 A Bunch of Gamers continue their gripping and bloody Werewolf: The Apocalypse actual play! Pursued by the Black Spiral Dancers of the Pit they just closed the packs have been on the run for about two day. The Spirals have been keeping pace and finally catch up. It’s time to finish their fight and to tie up these bloody loose ends. https://youtu.be/rR1A8EbjKXU There’s a new Exalted 3rd Edition actual play starting up over on Caius Wickersham’s Twitch channel! Caius will be taking several new people to Exalted through a Creation-spanning adventure of five Dragon Blooded from all over Creation out to become the greatest sworn brotherhood. One Dragon Blood of each Aspect come together: The Realm, the Prasdai Empire, Lookshy, the Forest Witches, and an outcaste. Will they leave their mark on Creation and beyond?https://www.twitch.tv/caiuswickersham Vorpal Tales have been running a separate Mage: The Ascension chronicle over on their Twitch channel! It’s not metaplot heavy at all, so it’s an excellent intro to the world of Mage, with a splash of KULT: Divinity Lost cosmology (by our friends at Helmgast!). Do check out their first few episodes here: Session 0: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/896291755 Session 1: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/905550817 Session 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/914628656 Vorpal Tales also have a bunch of their own games they’d love for us to tell you about! Trinity Aberrant Four-Part Short Story completed (they call in reinforcements and kill like half of Team Tomorrow) https://www.twitch.tv/videos/965801778 Mage: The Ascension / KULT: Divinity Lost crossover: a mage got their avatar shredded by Nephandic Gilgul but he was wolfkin and Fenrir decided that was not how his story would end and forced a late stage First Change. Drama. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/967146916 Vorpal Tales also completed their Deviant: The Renegades chronicle right here! Escape from Orochi is one to watch and is only four parts long: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9fUj4KdqE4DH0SDiea0olEa5cfqoRGKV Ekorren continues their excellent Exalted 3rd Edition series over on YouTube! You can find their latest video right here: https://youtu.be/ND1hqs716ks This video is all about streamlining rules, simplifying resource management, and making challenging fights! 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.) Virtual TableTop! Two Virtual Tabletop adventures: the Gauntlet of Spiragos and the Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop and DriveThruRPG! 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. 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 and Dagger 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! Join us for discounts on our fiction books during the March Mystery Sale at DriveThruFiction:https://www.drivethrufiction.com/sale.php?manufacturers_id=4261 On Sale This Week! On this Wednesday our monthly Tasty Bit PDF is They Came From Beyond the Stars! with new archetypes and tropes for your They Came From …! games on DTRPG! Also this Wednesday, we are releasing the Yugman’s Spell and Magic Item Cards for Scarred Lands on DTRPG! Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! As announced, the 2nd Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention will be coming to you live this June! A collection of World of Darkness podcasters are putting together an online convention called TryItCon the weekend of May 14th-15th geared towards just getting to try new games. They’re figuring out what games to offer and are looking for both players and GMs that would be interested in participating. If you have a game you’d like to try, ask for it: https://forms.gle/mt5eY3QRQhY3WXD26 If you’d like to help storytell/guide for the bonanza, ST applications are here: https://forms.gle/URAagdGn7rnaufgr6 A schedule will be available in mid-April. For more information, please visit https://www.tryitcon.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 Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Tasty Bit: Zeus in a Bar (Scion 2nd Edition)Tasty Bit: Car Lifting Competition (Scion 2nd Edition)Tasty Bit: Les Fantomes (Trinity Continuum)Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th) Second Draft Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition) Development TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Post-Approval Development Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Tasty Bit: Pets (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) Onyx Path Brochure 2021-2022 Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Trinity Continuum: AnimaTales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Post-Editing Development Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)Legendlore core book (Legendlore)Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Indexing Mummy: The Curse 2eDeviant: The Renegades Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction WoD Ghost Hunters (KS)Legendlore – checking with just a couple more artists. Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) Scion: Demigod – AD’d. They Came From Beyond the Grave! TC: Adventure! (KS) – KS going.M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s RustM20 Technocracy Jumpstart Exalted Essence (KS) – Artwork continuing, Maria working on logo designs. V5 Trail of Ash and Bone V5 Forbidden Religions TC Mission Statements TC Aberrant N!WEM20 Technocracy Dossier/CompanionM20 Rich Bastards Guide – AD’d. Hundred Devils Night Parade – Fulls contracted. Squeaks In The Deep (KS) – Just need the KS map & ye olde logo.Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle TC Prometheus Unbound They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Art notes in.Realms of Magic and Mystery – Art buy configured. Saints and Monsters – Art buy configured. TC: Anima – Art buy configured. TC: Assassin – Art buy configured. In Layout M20 Technocracy ReloadedTC Aberrant JumpstartMummy 2e Screen – Maria is doing the collage. Deviant ScreenV5 VTT Tokens Spiragos Collected Adventures Hunter: The Vigil 2e – roughed in and over to Josh as art comes in. Proofing Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Inputting errata/page XXing. Deviant – In Indexing.Mummy 2 – In Indexing.LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) – Out to backers, gathering errata. Vigil Watch Compiled – Advance PDF errata input.TC: Under Alien SkiesHeirs to the Shogunate – Proofing. At Press V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Printer finished, shipping to KS fulfillment shipper. Aberrant – Printer finished, shipping to KS fulfillment shipper. TC: Aberrant Screen – Printer finished, shipping to KS fulfillment shipper.Yugmans – PoD proof ordered.Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Advance PDF errata gathering.Children of the Blood – Backer PDF out to backers this week, maybe. Yugman’s spell cards – On sale this Weds on DTRPG! Tasty Bit: They Came From Beyond the Stars! PDF on sale this Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Selfishly, we’re using this one to celebrate announcing the TV development deal for Scion. Full story above. Woot!
  24. "No, Fisher, I don't," Darcy replied flatly. She stopped and rolled her eyes, sighing loudly and raising her voice so everyone could hear her. "Look, I get that you want to protect me, all of you, and I appreciate it. Your concern is noted. Also, it's summarily discarded. I understand that all of you have been, and I hate to quote a god, 'burdened with glorious purpose'. The amount of anxiety and stress and drama you've had to go through I am truly sorry for." She paced about for a moment, obviously pissed but trying not to laser line that ire to one specific person, in this case, Fisher hadn't done or said anything wrong, his intentions were noble and pure, but as always, his deliver needed work. This time, he was merely the catalyst, not the problem. "Yet here you are! The graceful and the elegant," she motioned to Laurel and then to Nadya and Dane. "Hanging out with the criminal and the 'stoner dude'. The anti-social," she gestured to Grim then Fisher and Austin. "Ready to fight and die along side the anime dork and the local prep-jock who has a perfect foster life! Why? Because that's what you have to do get the job done. A unified front. If the World ended tomorrow you guys have a fifty-fifty chance of being swept away to whatever god-worlds your parents live in, right? Not me. That's it for me. I'm dust, a cloud in the wind, one more soul for Asphodel, or Duat, or... wherever in the Nine-Hells I'm going!" She glared at them all, seething at her friends as she let the stress of a mortal who was recently confronted by existence of the Divine vent. "I would rather Felicity Smoak in a chair and feed all of you guys the intel you don't have the time to research on your own or get my Speedy on and be out here in the shit getting dirty with the rest of you than sit on my ass and do nothing. So, here is where I will be. This is my World. This is my home." Now she turned to Fisher and too a few steps towards him. "Let a son of an Amatsukami tell me I haven't a duty, on my honor to protect it. Or," she turned to Grim and Dane, although Dane had agreed to let her come, he did so on the condition of being her knight. She was thankful for it, but still, she didn't want to admit that she needed them for any of that. It wasn't until Runa singled her out that she felt her resolve harden into contempt, what was the giantess trying to say to her? "Would the mighty Aesir like to tell me that when outsiders appear on my land and wish to do me and my people harm that I've not the right to pick up a weapon and spit in their face as I scream 'not today'." She didn't touch on the others, as she didn't know much about the Greeks, Loa or Egyptian gods. Facing Fisher again, her cheeks rosy and flushed with rage mingled with the autumn chill. Leaning in she kissed him gently. "I don't want a security blanket, Fisher, I want my boyfriend."
  25. This is a wild week! First, we have the finale of the M20: Victorian Age crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo on Thursday, and then we also have the start of the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Kickstarter. Also on Thursday, but at 2pm Eastern US time! So we go from one to the other. (Or at least, that was the plan but apparently Indiegogo decides when your campaign ends – another thing we have learned along the way – so there’s overlap we didn’t intend. Sorry.) But sliding from one to the next also makes a kind of sense for these two game books. Both are set in “historical” eras where we take the cool stuff, the fun stuff, that popular culture has selected from and added to each time period and play with those aspects for our gaming. Our goal isn’t to ignore or try and hide the awful parts of those eras so much as provide ways for players to approach and/or deal with the racism, sexism, colonialism, and so many other issues that are part of those time periods. In both games, the player characters are extraordinary and can be involved with extraordinary organizations. Some who challenge the status quo, and some who buttress it. Can magic and steam-punk change the M20: Victorian Age world? For the better? Or putting lofty goals aside, how much satisfaction will a TC: Adventure! player get from punching out a Nazi? (That was a rhetorical question. We all know the answer is: A lot!) Hunter: The Vigil 2e art by Alex Sheikman But back to the games themselves and their crowd-funding campaigns! Just a few more days left on the M20: Victorian Age campaign – how did we get here so fast? We’re closing in on $100K of pledges, and are over 1100 backers! Fantastic! We just passed the Stretch Goal to add more art to the book, something I always love to see, and we haven’t yet hit the end of the campaign surge. So plenty of room for awesomeness yet to go! Like we mentioned a week or so ago, once M20: Victorian Age is done on Indiegogo on Thursday, we’ll be moving as fast as possible to BackerKit and are going to be continuing to tally the amount coming in and count them for Stretch Goals for backers for, I believe, 60 days. We think that should give the majority of our M20 supporters a chance to find the BK site and contribute, while still letting us do the boring banking reconciliation and all stuff that we need to get wrapped up after one of these campaigns. Which brings us to Trinity Continuum: Adventure! and its KS starting on Thursday at 2pm EDT. TC: Adventure! is the third of the Trinity (Aeon) games that we have redone for this new edition inside the Continuum and it’s always been one of my favorites! More on why and just what’s so damn enjoyable about the Pulp genre will come up here in the weeks to come, but for now let’s start with the idea that anything could happen, the idea that you would find both wonders and perils if you chose to find them. Adventure! is right around the corner! Finally, in reference to the challenges of this era as noted above, here’s a quote from the team: “TC: Adventure! is an updated, more inclusive take on the pulp genre”. We’ll have more on just what that means once the KS goes live and excerpts start being released, and also on this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast when the crew take one of their patented Deep Dives into the game. See you Thursday! M20: Technocracy Reloaded art by Pat McEvoy Then There Was A Monday Meeting, See? The Peoples of the Crossroads Continent PDF and PoD goes on sale this Wednesday, and I shared a bit of what that means to me with our Monday Meeting crew today. I figure we’re all friends here, so here’s a bit of that. Little personal note here, in case you want to skip that sort of thing: The Crossroads Continent is a world I started over 40 years ago, and we played an average of a game a week in that world through some of the most wrenching, awful times in my life. Yet, no matter what was happening in the real world, I could immerse myself in the creation of more detail for me, and more story lines and adventures for my players. And I think it was a haven for my players. The high school kids who didn’t fit in, who wanted a camaraderie they didn’t find in the real world. The college students dealing with making choices and decisions which seemed to have unknowable outcomes, but who knew if they rolled a 20 in the CRC it’d be double damage. Players at the start of their careers, at the start of their families, at the beginnings and ends of marriages; they all came over to play knowing that the CRC was there, and I had a story for them. So Peoples of the Crossroads Continent feels really special because of what it comes out of, and because most of the characters in there are player characters from over the years. It contains one of the first characters in the setting, Orville MacLoch, a seriously good-guy human Paladin played by one of the nicest guys I went to high school with, all the way through to several of the 5e group of playtesters from two years ago. Those characters that represent the Peoples in the book span the decades. The book also represents in a lot of ways the culmination of over 40 years of creating. All the art, the graphics, the logo were created by myself, plus most of the writing. That also means a lot to me, but I’ll tell you that even with all that, the book wouldn’t be possible (nor anywhere near as useful) without the writing, graphic and layout work – and advice – that Travis Legge brought to the project. Which tops off just how awesome it is to finally bring this small part of the CRC to any of you who are interested. TTRPGs are rarely one person creations, and Peoples of the CRC is no exception. It’s what makes our hobby magical (Personal stuff over!) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart art by Brian LeBlanc From last week: Dixie has received a lot of submissions for Editors, which has been fantastic, and is working her way through them. Thanks to everyone who jumped on that after my note last week! If you enjoy the various fiction novels and anthologies we’ve published, there’s a sale over on DriveThruFiction that we noted today: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/sale.php?manufacturers_id=4261 Last week, I hinted at two announcements coming up, and this is the first of them – the other will come next week: Throughout April, we will be running our Jumpstarts through Actual Play sessions on our Twitch channel! If you’ve ever wondered how a game line plays – or even just how that particular Jumpstart plays – NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! Here is the schedule as it currently stands but as it says: “More To Come” as more games are added! As you can tell, this is just the start of the Jumpstart Actual Plays, and you can also tell that we have Jumpstarts for many, many game worlds! Even if you aren’t into the APs, please do check them out on DTRPG. Hmm. Seems like that’s my cue to say something about our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The campaign for the Deluxe Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Victorian Age is now in its last week on IndieGoGo! We’ve already politely pushed past several Stretch Goals and have now passed with full steam power over 1100 backers! Whoo-woooo! Check it out here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/victorian-mage-ttrpg We’ll be on BackerKit ASAP after the end of the campaign late Thursday, and will continue tallying pledges towards Stretch Goals for 60 days so that all of our M20 fans get a chance to contribute! Also on Thursday, at 2pm Eastern US time, Trinity Continuum: Adventure! will go live on Kickstarter! Join us for two-fisted action in a world on the cusp of World War Two! Onyx Path Media! This week: The Trio take a Deep Dive into the pulp-tastic world of Trinity Continuum: Adventure!! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ The fantastic team at Vorpal Tales continue their M20 Victorian Age chronicle this week! Check them out on Twitch and give them a follow (and maybe even a subscribe): https://www.twitch.tv/vorpaltales and here’s episode one of their actual play! https://youtu.be/9MHsKwwuXY4 By Night Studios interviewed developer Chris Allen regarding M20 Victorian Age over on their YouTube channel and it’s well worth a watch if you’re interested in the campaign (or even if you’re not)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8od0ezRMUg Really Dicey gave M20 Victorian Mage some lovely coverage right here, so please give them a view and a subscribe: https://youtu.be/Xa2j2dYsjEc For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com. This week on Twitch, there’s a bumper harvest of videos scheduled for you PICK OF THE WEEK – Mage 20th Victorian Age – Vorpal Tales Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Red Scar GamingScion – Become as Gods – Powered by AstralChangeling: The Lost – Spreeepark Pt 2Scarred Lands – Dracogenesis – Vorpal TalesScarred Lands – Pirates of Bloodwater – Devil’s LuckV5 – Thy Kindred Come – Rolling NomadsV5 – The Badger Game – Band of BadgersHunter: The Vigil – Anomalies Unbound – Devil’s LuckScarred Lands – A Family Affair – Powered by Astral The pick of the week for this week is once again Vorpal Tales’ M20 Victorian Age actual play, which goes from strength to strength with each passing week! Give it a watch! 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: Scion – Become as Gods – Episode 5 – https://youtu.be/3r2VZGvssQw Hunter: The Vigil 2E – Stuffed – Episode 8 Pt 1 – https://youtu.be/QD5nxkOzsWQ Hunter: The Vigil 2E – Stuffed – Episode 8 Pt 2 – https://youtu.be/Vzeb5i78eEA M20 Victorian Mage – Vorpal Tales – Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/iMbgBZXSUNQ Onyx Path News – https://youtu.be/K5sxIAnX8_o Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Matthew Dawkins ran a Learn2Play session of They Came from Beneath the Sea! for the OneBookShelf crew last week! This session includes character creation for three characters (taking an hour) and a short b-movie story (taking another hour!). Do give it a look and give the channel some support: https://youtu.be/tqz02wdyZI0 McStabber Studios run a superb chronicle of Wraith: The Oblivion we’d love for you to check out over on their Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/mcstabberstudios The amazing Scarred Lands Purge of the Serpentholds crew now run their games over on Roll the Role! Do give them a follow and a subscribe, because their gaming is among the most entertaining I’ve seen: https://www.twitch.tv/rolltherole Wards & Witchcraft continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle which you can watch right here: All shows need an episode which takes place in just one room. In this session, the cabal nourishes a baby montage spirit and comes to know themselves better. https://youtu.be/s5Xr9qcdSZI A Bunch of Gamers continue their gripping and bloody Werewolf: The Apocalypse actual play! After the initial investigation into Good House International by the Infernal Alphas, Roy Mindscape must now take a moment to collect his thoughts and participate into a time honored tradition of the Stargazers. He must project his mind into the High Umbra and discover truths about himself. Desiring companionship he brings along Zeb Speaks-in-Sweet-Whispers. What truths will they discover about themselves? https://youtu.be/3Qf6yCVR0Gw There’s a new Exalted 3rd Edition actual play starting up over on Caius Wickersham’s Twitch channel! Caius will be taking several new people to Exalted through a Creation-spanning adventure of five Dragon Blooded from all over Creation out to become the greatest sworn brotherhood. One Dragon Blood of each Aspect come together: The Realm, the Prasdai Empire, Lookshy, the Forest Witches, and an outcaste. Will they leave their mark on Creation and beyond?https://www.twitch.tv/caiuswickersham Vorpal Tales have been running a separate Mage: The Ascension chronicle over on their Twitch channel! It’s not metaplot heavy at all, so it’s an excellent intro to the world of Mage, with a splash of KULT: Divinity Lost cosmology (by our friends at Helmgast!). Do check out their first few episodes here: Session 0: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/896291755 Session 1: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/905550817 Session 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/914628656 Ekorren continues their excellent Exalted 3rd Edition series over on YouTube! You can find their latest video right here: https://youtu.be/ND1hqs716ks This video is all about streamlining rules, simplifying resource management, and making challenging fights! 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.) Virtual TableTop! Two Virtual Tabletop adventures: the Gauntlet of Spiragos and the Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop and DriveThruRPG! 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. 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 and Dagger 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! For fantastic savings on Onyx Path dice sets, check out the Rolling into Spring Sale at IPR:https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/ As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! Join us for discounts on our fiction books during the March Mystery Sale at DriveThruFiction:https://www.drivethrufiction.com/sale.php?manufacturers_id=4261 On Sale This Week! On this Wednesday the Peoples of the Crossroads Continent arrive in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG! The Crossroads Continent is a vast land with marvelous diversity among its people. This book introduces a collection of folk who hail from the Crossroads Continent, providing new takes on familiar peoples while adding folk specific to the Crossroads Continent. Each entry provides not only game traits, but also an overview of that people’s history, culture and settlements. The peoples in this collection can be used in your favorite 5e setting, or used to begin your own adventures in the Crossroads Continent using the rule set for the world’s most popular roleplaying game! Peoples of the Crossroads Continent contains: 11 distinct peoples to draw your character from, presented with information on their history in the Crossroads Continent29 heritages to refine your character’s history and upbringing7 new regional backgrounds and 8 new cultural backgrounds to fully flesh out your character’s backstory. Also this Wednesday, we are releasing the Advance PDF and errata sheet for the Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart on DTRPG! Conventions! Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with! As announced, the 2nd Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention will be coming to you live this June! A collection of World of Darkness podcasters are putting together an online convention called TryItCon the weekend of May 14th-15th geared towards just getting to try new games. They’re figuring out what games to offer and are looking for both players and GMs that would be interested in participating. If you have a game you’d like to try, ask for it: https://forms.gle/mt5eY3QRQhY3WXD26 If you’d like to help storytell/guide for the bonanza, ST applications are here: https://forms.gle/URAagdGn7rnaufgr6 A schedule will be available in mid-April. For more information, please visit https://www.tryitcon.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 Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)Tasty Bit: Zeus in a Bar (Scion 2nd Edition) Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)Tasty Bit: Car Lifting Competition (Scion 2nd Edition)Tasty Bit: Les Fantomes (Trinity Continuum)Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition) Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Redlines Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition) Second Draft Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)Tasty Bit: Heroes of the Waste (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th) Development TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Onyx Path Brochure 2021-2022 Post-Approval Development Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)Trinity Continuum: AnimaTales of Depravity! (They Came From…!) Editing Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire) Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!) TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Tasty Bit: Outer Space Archetypes and Tropes (They Came From…!)The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)Tasty Bit: Pets (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!) Post-Editing Development Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)Legendlore core book (Legendlore)Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Indexing Mummy: The Curse 2eDeviant: The Renegades Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction WoD Ghost Hunters (KS) Hunter: The Vigil 2e – AD’d.Legendlore – checking with just a couple more artists. Scion: Dragon (KS) Masks of the Mythos (KS) Scion: Demigod – AD’d. They Came From Beyond the Grave! TC: Adventure! (KS) – KS assets ready.M20 Victorian (KS) Dead Man’s RustM20 Technocracy Jumpstart Exalted Essence (KS) – Artwork continuing, Maria working on logo designs. V5 Trail of Ash and Bone V5 Forbidden Religions TC Mission Statements TC Aberrant N!WEM20 Technocracy Dossier/CompanionM20 Rich Bastards Guide – AD’d. Hundred Devils Night Parade – Fulls contracted. Squeaks In The Deep (KS) – Just need the KS map & ye olde logo.Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle – Felipe is on it. TC Prometheus Unbound They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Art buy configured.Realms of Magic and Mystery – Art buy configured. Saints and Monsters – Art buy configured. In Layout M20 Technocracy ReloadedTC Aberrant JumpstartHeirs to the Shogunate – It’s a goin. Mummy 2e ScreenDeviant ScreenV5 VTT Tokens Spiragos Collected Adventures Proofing Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Inputting errata/page XXing. Deviant – In Indexing.Mummy 2 – In Indexing.Children of the Blood – Just need to wrap up cover and then in for approvals. LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) – Out to backers, gathering errata. Vigil Watch Compiled – Advance PDF errata input.TC: Under Alien Skies At Press V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Press files proofs reviewed and returned.Aberrant – PoD proof ordered. Trad print proofs reviewed and returned.TC: Aberrant Screen – Press files sent.Yugmans – PoD proof ordered. Yugman’s spell cards – PoD ordered.Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Advance PDF goes live on Weds on DTRPG!Peoples of the Crossroads Continent – PDF and PoD versions go live on Weds on DTRPG! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Since we know our friend Bill Bridges is a big fan, today we celebrate the birthday in 1937 of Angelo Badalamenti, American pianist and composer – particularly noted for his haunting music for Twin Peaks; a great soundtrack for gaming in strange and unusual settings.
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