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  1. Check out Arcana of the Ancients and, if you dare, The Nightside. Plus some great diversions in this time of anxiety, and an update on things here at MCG! You can get Cypher Chronicles, and other MCG news, delivered right to your inbox! The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 14-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  2. In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy take it in turns to sell each other (and you!) on a range of games picked by the listeners in the space of only five minutes! Matthew works under a pseudonym. Or does he? The scale of “ugh” to “eh” to “oo” What we do to occupy ourselves while locked in: Soviet Sherlock Holmes, Animal Crossing, and listening to records Music to listen to while working All the fun of Google Sheets Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition pitch – by Matthew Dawkins The Stepfather movies Chronicles of Darkness pitch – by Dixie Cochran A nod to the Contagion Chronicle Aberrant pitch- by Eddy Webb A nod to the N!WE roleplaying game They Came from Beyond the Grave! pitch – by Matthew Dawkins Crossing They Came from Beyond the Grave! over with They Came from Beneath the Sea! Monarches of Mau pitch – by Dixie Cochran Stay tuned for the next part! Links: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Backerkit: https://hunter-the-vigil-2e.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders The Stepfather: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stepfather_(1987_film) Chronicles of Darkness: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/168428/Chronicles-of-Darkness?affiliate_id=13 Contagion Chronicle Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/contagion-chronicle-a-chronicles-of-darkness-cross Aberrant Backerkit: https://trinity-continuum-aberrant.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/they-came-from-beneath-the-sea-a-tabletop-roleplay Monarchies of Mau: https://www.realmsofpugmire.com/monarchies-of-mau Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  3. In our continuing mission to stave off boredom during the current S????????I?????T????????U??????A?????T????????I????O?????N?????????, we’re partnering with White Wolf and Indie Press Revolution to give you a Creation-sized sale! Get up to 75% off digital files (PDFs, ebooks, digital soundtracks) of every edition of Exalted via the Storytellers Vault until April 14. That’s almost 200 products! Also: Indie Press Revolution has taken 20% off the price of physical Exalted books and screens for the rest of the month. 25% off if you get both bundled together!
  4. Now available in PDF and print from Storytellers Vault: The Chicago Folios for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition! This book follows up on Chicago by Night. A city as large as Chicago requires more than a surface study to find out its secrets. Princes, Primogen, and all those other Kindred with titles and notoriety may claim to uphold the Masquerade, but they delight in the undead fame and status. There are others, well-hidden, with deeper secrets, darker ambitions, and elusive sects buried in Chicago and its surrounding towns and cities. Chicago contains sufficient stories and mysteries to entice any neonate and bewitch any Kindred scholar. From accounts of clandestine meetings to encounters with horrific beasts, these folios provide a deeper insight into the city’s darkest tales. The Chicago Folios put any vampire reading them in danger, but through that danger, the possibility of enlightenment. The Chicago Folios include: Accounts of vampire mysteries in the heartland of America, spanning the activities of Camarilla, Anarch, Independent, and other, even more terrifying Kindred. Dozens of chronicle hooks laid out in a way that any Storyteller, new or old, might use them to start a new chronicle of Vampire: The Masquerade or add fresh content to an existing one. Over 20 individual Kindred with biographies, aspirations, secrets, connections, and purpose for inclusion in any chronicle, whether as antagonists, a supporting cast, or inspiration for playable characters. Loresheets for new vampires introduced in this book and chronicle threads from the Vampire: The Masquerade metaplot. New Blood Sorcery rituals, handling the Thaumaturgical powers devised in the domains of Chicago and Milwaukee. Also available in Kindle ebook via Amazon, Nook ebook via B&N, and ebook and print via Storytellers Vault: The Silence of Our Ancestors for Exalted 3rd Edition! “Decea bore the gifts and markings of the Elemental Dragon of Air, and clarity was her birthright. She stopped imposing forms on the clouds of her mind, and allowed her thoughts to wander, that she might better see the true shape of the world.” When the Dragon-Blood Decea finds herself unexpectedly in the small fishing village of Elknell, she quickly realizes something is amiss with its living residents — and its dead. Decea sets out to find an answer, along with a mismatched group of companions, and uncovers more than she could ever have expected. A new Exalted novella made possible by the backers of the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Kickstarter. Merch Remember our Happy Onyx Path logo from 2016? We decided to explore that world a little more with our new design for “Wreck-Em Rich,” who comes equipped with a silver bell. Comes on shirts, phone cases, mugs… just about everything we could fit it on, really. Disney/Pixar, we’re waiting for your call. Unless you’re going to sue us, in which case we’re not home. Sales Tomorrow the big Exalted sale begins! Watch this space! Kickstarter Update Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Creature Collection 5e They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Vigilant Training Mission: Maritime Patrol Sins of Shelzar Stock Art 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?
  5. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate art by Yihyoung Li Hello, everyone! This is Dixie doing the Monday Meeting notes this week, so expect 89% fewer puns. We had a pretty short meeting this week, and focused mainly on what we and our freelancers are doing during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. As far as our day jobs go here at Onyx Path, it’s business as usual since we work from home, but we know that’s not the case for everyone. We have freelancers who work in healthcare, some who are immunocompromised or otherwise susceptible, and then others who have to take care of older family members or small children as cancellations continue. In addition to anyone directly impacted by the outbreak, there’s also the spate of conventions being cancelled, and many people have had to postpone/cancel trips and events. this is very much still a developing situation, and we encourage our freelancers and fans to take measures to keep themselves safe and healthy. While some people may think, “Oh, this will mean everyone can get a lot of their freelance work done while they’re self-isolating!” that’s not always going to be the case (childcare, housemates all being home, etc.) but we’re working with our freelancers as best we can. Lunars: Fangs at the Gate art by Gunship Revolution The Onyx Pathcast hosts in particular would like to apologize if anyone thought we were making light of the COVID-19 outbreak in last week’s episode. I assure you, everyone here is taking it seriously. That said, self-isolation can be difficult if you’re used to being around people, including gathering for tabletop games, so our friends at Astral Virtual TableTop are giving everyone their paid features for free during this time! There’s a post about it here: https://astraltabletop.com/whats-new/2020-03-13, but your account should already have the features unlocked. That’s all well and good, you might say, but I don’t have any new games to try out! Well, we’ve got you covered on that front, too. Today, you can pick up V20 Dark Ages for free at DriveThruRPG, and we’re putting up a new free corebook every day this week. They’re only up for one day each folks, so make sure you grab the ones you want! You can get V20 Dark ages here today: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/144495/Vampire-20th-Anniversary-Edition-The-Dark-Ages Tuesday we’ll be offering the Werewolf 20 core here: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/112871/Werewolf-The-Apocalypse-20th-Anniversary-Edition Wednesday is Mage 20: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/149562/Mage-The-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-Edition Thursday is Changeling 20: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/210616/Changeling-The-Dreaming-20th-Anniversary-Edition And we’re wrapping up the week by descending into the Underworld with Wraith 20: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition Lunars: Fangs at the Gate art by Gong Studios In other news, the Legendlore Kickstarter is ongoing, and we’re close to halfway funded! I, personally, am a big fan of the setting. As Ian A. A. Watson put it on Twitter: If so, this book is for you. Check it out and read manuscript updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/legendlore-rpg-setting-for-5th-edition-fantasy-roleplaying/ Another cool thing you can do while you’re home is to attend Gehenna Gaming‘s VirtualHorror Con April 4-6. From the website: For more information, check out https://www.gehennagaming.com/vhc/ There isn’t much else that came out of our meeting, as people are just buckling down to get some work done and continue monitoring the situation. We’re still working on the Dragon-Blooded surprise and will have that out to backers as soon as we can! So stay safe, wash your hands, and as always… Many Worlds, One Path! Blurbs! Kickstarter! As noted above, Legendlore is in its first week of Kickstarter! Please go check it out; it’s a truly awesome book, compatible with the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game! Onyx Path Media! This week, we’re talking Scarred Lands with Travis Legge! As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ Despite everything in the world right now, or maybe because of it, we’ve got a massive number of shows for you on Twitch this week. Please tune in for an enjoyable distraction! We’re going to have three games of V5, as well as Chronicles of Darkness, Pugmire, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, Mage: The Awakening, Scarred Lands, and a Dark Eras Werewolf: The Forsaken chronicle! This week sees the finale of Blood City as well as the finale of Uptown Shadows. I would like to give major recognition to both streams for their fantastic work in bringing our games out to the audience. Thank you! You can subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to catch up with any episodes you missed! (Another great idea for social distancing!) 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: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/v9Wo38rl5-Y Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/hxSbemynBLs Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale: https://youtu.be/gKAm-zGxTW4 Even more Scion: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/QDSIS_ClFbE Pugmire: Paws & Claws: https://youtu.be/Ddm-cl48OR0 And even more Changeling: The Lost: https://youtu.be/dqM0ZdeS88s Do subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! The Story Told RPG Podcast reaches the penultimate episode of their excellent Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition chronicle right here: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/the-78-laments-episode-4-passenger And if you missed it, here’s The Story Told’s review of Trinity Continuum: Aeon http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-40-trinity-continuum-on-overview Red Moon Roleplaying’s V5 Cults of the Blood Gods “The Family” chronicle continues on their YouTube channel, Spotify, their website redmoonroleplaying.com and everywhere else good podcasts might be found! https://youtu.be/PDPZyy-ZHNw More new Occultists Anonymous for all you Mage: The Awakening fans out there: Episode 88: Arms and Armor – Wyrd has a terrible premonition about the strike on the vampire Prince. The cabal helps ready Songbird when she is called to action by the Adamantine Arrow. https://youtu.be/WPHjGDGwRmQ Episode 89: Tactical Yeet – Songbird enters the vampire Prince’s haven with a small team of Adamantine Arrows while the rest of the cabal scrys on the proceedings. Things don’t go according to plan, in several ways.https://youtu.be/r5zuU4UglYs 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.) Update: the devs are working on the updates for the roller in both Android and iOS; here is the rundown from them: 1) Redo the UI for system for Android. It will look the same as the current design. My goal is to have something ready by Saturday to send out to the Facebook users, asking them if this fixes the issues. This will be a beta type thing. This will break several of the fancy dice. 2) If the above worked out and the android users give all the clear, we’ll redo the graphics system to fix the fancy dice that got broken. We’ll do another Android beta through Facebook. This might take up to two weeks, as my schedule allows. 3) If everything worked well, we’ll release to Android for real at that point. 4) Port all of the existing stuff to iOS and release on that. On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This week, Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition will be available on Studio2, IPR, and DriveThruRPG! Yay! Conventions! Though it’s subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s our current list of upcoming conventions: UKGames Expo: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/ GenCon: https://www.gencon.com/ Tabletop Scotland: https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/ Gamehole Con: https://www.gameholecon.com/ PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/ And now, the new project status updates! (We know why you’re here. 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.) Scarred Lands – RUST (working title) TC Aeon – Under Alien Suns TC Aeon – Mission Statements TC Aberrant – Novas Worldwide Exalted 3rd – Adversaries of the Righteous Exalted – Exalted: Essence Edition Deviant the Renegades – The Clades Companion Deviant the Renegades – The Devoted Companion Scion – Saints and Monsters Mage: The Ascension – Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick Scion – Wild Hunt Redlines Exalted 3rd – Dragon-Blooded Novella 2 (Roy) TC Adventure – Adventure! Exalted 3rd – Hundred Devils Night Parade Mummy: The Curse – The Book of Lasting Death Chronicles of Darkness – Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters TC Aberrant – N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment Second Draft Exalted 3rd – Exigents Exalted 3rd – Crucible of Legends Exalted – Many-Faced Strangers (Lunars Companion) Changeling: The Lost – Kith and Kin They Came From – They Came from Beyond the Grave! Trinity Continuum – Assassins Development Exalted 3rd – Heirs to the Shogunate TC Aberrant – Aberrant Reference Screen Exalted 3rd – Across the Eight Directions Chronicles of Darkness – The Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks Mage the Ascension – Victorian Mage Manuscript Approval Scion – Scion: Dragon Scion – Masks of the Mythos Scion – Scion: Demigod Post-Approval Development Scion: Origin and Hero LARP Geist the Sin-Eaters: One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart Editing Legendlore – Legendlore Realms of Pugmire – Pirates of Pugmire additional adventure TC Aeon – Terra Firma Exalted – Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) Realms of Pugmire – Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire They Came From – Tales of Aquatic Terror Mummy: The Curse – Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Scion – Titanomachy Chronicles of Darkness – Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle Chronicles of Darkness – Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart TC Aberrant – Aberrant Jumpstart Trinity Continuum – Jumpstart Post-Editing Development Hunter: The Vigil – Hunter: The Vigil 2e World of Darkness – Ghost Hunters Deviant: The Renegades – Deviant: The Renegades TCfBtS! – Monsters of the Deep Indexing They Came From Beneath the Sea! (TCfBtS!) Art Direction from Mike Chaney! In Art Direction Scion Titanomachy Tales of Aquatic Terror TC Aeon Terra Firma – Contracted V5 Let the Streets Run Red Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs WoD Ghost Hunters – Getting KS artwork going Aberrant Pugmire Adventure Hunter: The Vigil 2e Mummy 2 – ADing that out post Aberrant AD Deviant Legendlore – Kickstarter in progress Technocracy Reloaded (KS) Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Contracting In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad TCFBTS Screen and Booklet Contagion Chronicle Vigil Watch Scion Companion – Artwork in progress. Proofing Trinity Aeon Jumpstart Pirates of Pugmire TCFBTS Heroic Land Dwellers – Inputting proofing comments Lunars: Fangs at the Gate At Press Ex 3 The Silence of Our Ancestors (Huggins Novella) TC Distant Worlds Scion Mythical Denizens Night Horrors : Nameless and Accursed – Errata gathering Dark Eras 2 – Errata with Aileen VtR Spilled Blood – Josh wrapping up inputting changes and tweaking layout to account for any shift in the text Geist 2e – Out this week Dystopia Rising: Evolution DR:E Screen & Booklet DR:E Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties Geist 2e Screen Memento Mori They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Indexing Chicago Folios – Awaiting PoD proof Geist 2e Anthology – Errata gathering C:tL 2e Oak, Ash, & Thorn – Errata gathering Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Yesterday was the Ides of March and tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Please celebrate either one responsibly and while practicing safe social distancing. Also, today is my stepmom’s birthday! I don’t usually get to do shout-outs on the blog, but since I’ve taken over today I’m indulging myself. Happy Birthday, Laura! Hope you and dad are having a blast (still while practicing safe social distancing).
  6. Welcome! Travis Legge here, bringing you round eight of playtesting for our forthcoming Scarred Lands RPG supplements. Before we get to this week’s playtest, I want to take a moment to thank you for your incredible feedback up to this point. Your input has helped us shape the Scarred Lands and you can see the impact of your feedback already in Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Part One, available at DriveThruRPG! I’d also like to remind you to keep an eye out for Vigil Watch Chapter One: The Toe Islands, coming THIS WEEK! Please check out the latest playtest, be sure to fill out the surveys, and let us know what you think! As our team prepares for the release of further installments of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad and Vigil Watch, we’ll be introducing several rules to playtest through Open Development. Check them out, use them at your tables, and let us know what you think. Here’s the details! Thirteen playtest packages in total Each playtest is open for three weeks Each playtest includes a survey for you to enter your feedback and rate your satisfaction with the content Each playtest document will contain a link to a brief survey for feedback. I will post a new playtest each week, with each survey open for three weeks, on the Onyx Path blog. The final Open Development playtest in this schedule will be posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. This week we travel westward to the sands of the Ukrudan Desert! Follow the link to find rules for the Sutak Flamepriest titanspawn and Sutak Band Tactics these children of Thulkas use in battle! Download these today and let us know what you think! Link to Playtest #8: Sutak Flamepriest and Sutak Band Tactics Link to Playtest #8 Feedback: https://forms.gle/dwsRYkYAeJSTUQyMA The next playtest will be posted next week. See you then!
  7. Our Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Kickstarter is a few days before we hit the final week, and we just passed 300% funding and over 1500 backers! Thanks for all the support out there, and be sure and talk this up if you get a chance. Every time you can send somebody over to the KS, that’s another person who can connect to more folks who haven’t heard about it yet. And so on, and so on, and so on. Another place where we could use our community doing a bit of outreach is letting game stores know that they can get V5 Chicago By Night into their stores. If you have a local game store, please tell your stores Chicago is available via distribution. Even if you personally already have it or aren’t interested, if you can ask them to request V5 Chicago By Night from their distributors, then that also raises awareness of all of the Onyx Path books currently available from distribution for stores. The reason I’m pushing this is that now, right as the book is just becoming available in stores, is when we want to be able to provide it to everybody who asks. But some stores haven’t been able to get it from distribution, and others still aren’t aware they can stock it on their shelves. Part of this is that in the US, V5 Chicago is being handled by our friends at Studio2, while outside the US distributors get the books from the gang at Modiphius. So even distributors need to talk to the appropriate folks. We understand that the sort of mixed scenario for sales is not a straight line for anybody, but for our community, it’s what we need to do to get more books into stores so you can get them there – as well as online. Mythical Denizens art by Pat McEvoy It’s especially confusing if you are a long-time fan who came from the days when White Wolf controlled all aspects of the books – from creation right until they showed up in stores. We even had a warehouse that the books shipped out from that was connected to our offices. This was really good for inventory control, and even better because we could play Four-Square in the warehouse until we got too big for there to be enough space to play among the pallets! But, things have evolved, and the new White Wolf at Paradox is giving a lot of different folks the chance to create new awesome projects for the WoD setting with 5th Edition. This ties in well with our further efforts at putting certain books into stores, and expanding the sorts of projects that fans will be able to enjoy, it’s just not a straight line any more. Another factor confusing some folks is that our publishing efforts consist of some of the lines folks recognize from the old WW days, and some new ones. Which, while different in some regards, is something we think is a healthy mix. Impish Ian has created this handy chart: Hope that helps! But, if you still have questions, please do reach out to us. You can do that here in the comments, or anywhere on our social media. For game line rules or setting info, our Forums here on the Onyx Path website are also great and we even have specific threads pinned for folks to ask questions of the developers of that line. We are also always open to hearing from you if you need something clarified that you heard about online. We can’t be everywhere on social media, although our teams tries, and there are some pretty odd ideas floating around that we’ll be glad to give you the real deal about. One nutty example is the rumor that Eddy owns Pugsteady (which is the true part), but then Pugsteady secretly owns Onyx Path, which secretly owns DTRPG: so Eddy owns DTRPG! There’s also the one about CCP never actually having sold White Wolf to Paradox. Sometimes combined with the “fact” that I never stopped being employed by White Wolf and created Onyx Path to secretly still run things for them. Which is a hell of a way to spend the last 8 years, let me tell you! Vigil Watch art by Alexander Honore But there are also the rumors that can actually harm folks if they are spread around willy-nilly, like Onyx Path not paying our freelancers or being secretly trans-phobic, neither of which is true. Yet can impact both our current creators and also possible creators we could work with. If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you probably don’t need us to explain how weird these sorts of rumors are, and we love you for that! BUT, please do tell your friends to let us straighten out any concerns that they might have. They can post here, or if you’re willing, please go ahead and ask us yourself for them. And to extend this idea, if you are one of our freelance creators, we are always here to listen to your concerns. If none of the usual project-based routes work, you can contact one of our in-house developers who oversee all of our game lines. It’s the same three folks from our weekly Onyx Pathcast: Eddy Webb, Dixie Cochran, and Matthew Dawkins. You can contact Matt McElroy, our Operations guru. All of them have contact info here on the site and are all over our social media. And you can contact me, at richt@theonyxpath.com Lunars art by Gong Studios What I’m saying here is: it takes communication to create all of our many projects. Not just within those project teams, and not just between those teams and our other creators who also work on those projects. And not just between us and our sales partners and distributors and stores. And not just between all of us making and selling these games and our community who plays them and reads them. It’s all interconnected and the more clearly we can communicate, the more likely we are to create even more projects for you to enjoy as we add them to our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition for Chronicles of Darkness is still ferociously on the hunt as we prowl towards starting its last week! We’re at 300% funding and over 1500 backers and are shooting right through Stretch Goals, like the Storyteller Screen Stretch Goal, the T-Shirt, and the Tending the Flame: Cells chapter for the Hunter Players’ Companion! With lots more to come! Next Kickstarter: Legendlore! Onyx Path Media! This Friday the Onyx Pathcast goes once more unto the mean streets of Chicago. The Terrifying Trio explore V5 Chicago By Night once again with a deep dive into the book and what glories are within! As always this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ We keep outdoing ourselves for you on Twitch! This week you can look forward to V5, Chronicles of Darkness, Scion, Pugmire, two fantastic, new chronicles of Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition, MORE Vampire: The Masquerade, Changeling: The Lost, Mage: The Awakening, Scarred Lands, Werewolf: The Forsaken and a third Vampire: The Masquerade game! Eddy Webb’s Development Workshop starts in earnest this week too! A special shout-out to both of the Hunter: The Vigil games running this week, which along with the Kickstarter are drawing quite an audience! You can subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to catch up with any episodes you missed! Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find the following videos uploaded last week alone: Pugmire: Paws & Claws: https://youtu.be/wI_ffiqJg_M Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/-g3gY6wM7dU Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale: https://youtu.be/3MViDZJcGxY Changeling: The Dreaming – Gifted & Talented: https://youtu.be/V3LMOIRHNbc Scion: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/R-BMJdHj20o A special shout-out to our Paws & Claws Pugmire crew who are now in their second season! Do check out their chronicle on our YouTube channel! In an episode that has shocked the fanbase, Red Moon Roleplaying‘s V5 Cults of the Blood Gods “The Family” chronicle saw a tragedy afflict the coterie! You can find them on their YouTube channel, Spotify, their website redmoonroleplaying.com and everywhere else good podcasts might be found! https://youtu.be/yuI8bMlTuos More new Occultists Anonymous for all you Mage: The Awakening fans out there: Episode 82: In Service of Another Atratus and Wyrd seek a way to bring the Goetia they’ve taken from the Temenos and bring them into the Phenomenal World while Songbird begins to equip Titus and Jimmy “Smalls” Patinko.https://youtu.be/CSH9t-E3P7E Episode 83: Turmoil and Strife The Rookery Cabal presents their findings of El Dorado to the Council of the Consilium, and argue to ensure it’s proper use and guardianship. Hadramiel has specific words after the meeting for the cabal, in private.https://youtu.be/jAoJgjveWls Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero AND Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order! As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we will be releasing the first of six Vigil Watch PDFs for Scarred Lands for 5e on DTRPG! But that’s not all! We’re also releasing the PDF and PoD versions of the Trinity Continuum: Aeon Ready Made Characters on DTRPG as well! Conventions! Mighty Matt McElroy will be wandering the aisles of C2E2 later this week in Chicago (by day). He’d love to say hi and chat if you see him! More conventions will be listed for 2020 in the weeks to come- And now, the new project status updates! DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) RUST (Working Title) (Scarred Lands) Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition) Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition) The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades) Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition) M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary) Redlines Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!) Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core) The Book of Endless Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e) Second Draft Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Development Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Manuscript Approval Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core) TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Post-Approval Development Scion LARP Rules (Scion) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) Editing Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) Post-Editing Development City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness) Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Indexing ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e (KS) – Running on KS. Ex3 Lunars Cults of the Blood God (KS) Mummy 2 – Starting to contract the rest of it. City of the Towered Tombs – Recontracted. Let the Streets Run Red – Contracted. Deviant Legendlore (KS) – All notes out by today for KS. Technocracy Reloaded (KS) Scion Companion – Contacted. TC: Aeon Terra Firma – Contracted. WoD: Ghost Stories (KS) – Cover contracted. Tales of Aquatic Terror Pirates Extra Adventure – Loboyko lined up for this one. Scion Titanomachy – Awaiting art notes. In Layout Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Ongoing. Scion Mythical Denizens – In proofing but need some full page art to come in. Contagion Chronicle – With Josh. Vigil Watch – First installment this Wednesday. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers TCFBtS! Screen and Booklet Proofing Dark Eras 2 – Sending back to Aileen for errata input. Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Getting ready for Indexing. Chicago Folio – Out to backers for errata. Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds – Inputting dev changes. Pirates of Pugmire – Gotta go over this today. Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Second proof being input, then over to WW. CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Inputting proofing comments. At Press Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – Shipping to backers, PoD proof ordered. Geist 2e Screen – Shipping to backers. DR:E – Shipping to backers, PoD files uploaded. DRE Screen – Shipping to backers. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties Memento Mori – PoD proof ordered. Trinity Continuum: Aeon RMCs – PDF and PoD versions on sale this Wednesday on DTRPG. Wraith20 Anthology – PoD proof ordered. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! “Diane, 11:30 a.m., February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life. As W.C. Fields would say, I’d rather be here than Philadelphia.” – Dale Cooper
  8. Hello, and welcome back! Travis Legge here, returning to bring round six of playtesting for our forthcoming Scarred Lands RPG supplements. Before we get to this week’s playtest, I want to remind you that Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Part One is NOW AVAILABLE! Your input has helped bring the Scarred Lands to life, and you can see the impact of your feedback already in Yugman’s! So, please check out this week’s info, be sure to fill out the surveys, and let us know what you think! As our team prepares for the release of further installments of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad and Vigil Watch, we’ll be introducing several rules to playtest through Open Development. Check them out, use them at your tables, and let us know what you think. Here’s the details! Thirteen playtest packages in total Each playtest is open for three weeks Each playtest includes a survey for you to enter your feedback and rate your satisfaction with the content Each playtest document will contain a link to a brief survey for feedback. I will post a new playtest each week, with each survey open for three weeks, on the Onyx Path blog. The final Open Development playtest in this schedule will be posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. This week we shift our focus to more narrative ends as we voyage to the capital of the Manticora Confederacy! Follow the link to find setting information on the Festivals of Leoni and rules for High Pridemother Vellashul, the leader of the city of Leoni. Download these today and let us know what you think! Link to Playtest #6: Festivals of Leoni Link to Playtest #6 Feedback: https://forms.gle/y4UMsUMszH6UtzAJ9 The next playtest will be posted next week. See you then!
  9. In which Eddy tries once again to talk with Dixie and Matthew about RPG setting crossovers, mash-ups, and the like. Breathing is important! Update on Clan Grumbleduke! Eddy has no idea what’s going on Eddy’s first phone call at White Wolf Translation Guides Actually-published system crossovers Maxwell, Prince of Chicago(s) Kushiel’s Dart Pugmire and Cavaliers of Mars as the same setting Other Pugmire mash-ups Character mash-ups Dystopia Rising and They Came from Beneath the Sea! Zombie games Street Fighter and World of Darkness We have to wrap up early Call in show next week! LINKS Demon Translation Guide: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151502/Demon-Translation-Guide?affiliate_id=548232 V5 Cults of the Blood Gods: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/ Aberrant: XWF: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1474/Aberrant-XWF?affiliate_id=548232 Dread: https://dreadthegame.wordpress.com/about-dread-the-game/ World of Future Darkness was in White Wolf Magazine #36-38. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/3589/White-Wolf-Magazine-36?affiliate_id=548232 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/3590/White-Wolf-Magazine-37?affiliate_id=548232 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/3595/White-Wolf-Magazine-38?affiliate_id=548232 Deadlands Dime Novels feat. Werewolf the Wild West https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1182/Deadlands-Dime-Novel-Strange-Bedfellows?affiliate_id=548232 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1183/Deadlands-Dime-Novel-Savage-Passage?affiliate_id=548232
  10. Give Your Character a Little More Elbow Room A lot can happen in a campaign. The Numenera Character Portfolio is a character sheet and so much more. It records your character’s pools, abilities, skills, cyphers, and all your other stats and character info. The post Numenera Character Portfolio appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  11. Type: Unearthed Arcana Author: Ben Petrisor, Dan Dillon, and Jeremy Crawford, F. Wesley Schneider Subtitle: Unearthed Arcana 2020 Banner: Text: Unearthed Arcana presents three new subclasses for you to playtest: the College of Creation for the bard, the Love Domain for the cleric, and the Clockwork Soul for the sorcerer. A survey is also available on the previous installment of Unearthed Arcana, which presented the Path of the Beast for the barbarian, the Way of Mercy for the monk, the Oath of the Watchers for the paladin, and the Noble Genie for the warlock. Please follow the survey link to let us know what you think about them! This Is Playtest Content The material in Unearthed Arcana is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your D&D campaign but not refined by final game design. They are not officially part of the game. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Adventurers League events. Material/Survey Publication date: 02/04/2020 Tags: Unearthed Arcana external_urls: External url: https://media.wizards.com/2020/dnd/downloads/UA2020-Subclasses02.pdf External url description: Unearthed Arcana 2020: Subclasses, Part 2 External url: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5405916/D-D-UA-Survey-45-Subclasses-Part-1 External url description: Survey: Subclasses, Part 1 Texture banner: Show Black text:
  12. Welcome back, friends! Travis Legge here, returning to bring round four of playtesting for our forthcoming Scarred Lands RPG supplements. Before we dive in too deeply, I want to remind you that this is the final week to post feedback to the Blood Sea Pirate and Blood Sea Alchemy playtest. Your input is remarkably valuable in helping us bring the Scarred Lands to life in a way that you can enjoy at your table, so please be sure to fill out the surveys and let us know what you think! As our team prepares for the release of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad and Vigil Watch, we’ll be introducing several rules to playtest through Open Development. Check them out, use them at your tables, and let us know what you think. Here’s the details! Thirteen playtest packages in total Each playtest is open for three weeks Each playtest includes a survey for you to enter your feedback and rate your satisfaction with the content Each playtest document will contain a link to a brief survey for feedback. I will post a new playtest each week, with each survey open for three weeks, on the Onyx Path blog. The final Open Development playtest in this schedule will be posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. This week we visit the coast of the Blood Sea to introduce two new amphibious playable races! Follow the link to find rules for the Scrag and Triton races. Try them out at your table and let us know what you think! Link to Playtest #4: Scrag and Triton Link to Playtest #4 Feedback: https://forms.gle/kFkqA5eKRZ1dGd8j9 The next playtest will be posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. See you then!
  13. I'm withdrawing as well. I can't effectively communicate with people and my personality will never mesh with any of the players here. Enjoy. Have fun while it lasts and I wish you all the best. I mean that, sincerely.
  14. My laptop fell and shattered. I'm thousands of miles out with no way to replace it at the moment. Patience will be required.
  15. Nah. This is like the 12th or 20th time she's done this. Frankly I'm sick of the emotional roller coaster. Let her step aside (since she's offered to) and allow other people to step in and make it work. It'll offer her the opportunity to play her character, cool off, and let herself regain control of whatever it feels like she's lost. If she wants to step in the driver's seat again later, I'm sure no one will take issue with it.
  16. Cults of the Blood Gods. In all of Vampire: The Masquerade‘s history, there’s never been a book wholly dedicated to the diverse faiths and cults among Kindred, the ways in which they practice, their relationships with each other, and how to utilize religion in your chronicles as a force of hope and destruction. Cults of the Blood Gods is the book you want, if you’re interested in incorporating ecclesiastical horror in your games. This book contains everything you need to have each Kindred in your coterie establish a cult, cleave to a unique faith, and establish domains in the name of an ancient methuselah, being of myth, or even the Kindred protagonists themselves. Not only that, it provides the tools necessary to play members of the Clan of Death, once known as the Cappadocians, then the Giovanni, and now the Hecata, as well as new powers for members of a large number of cults, rules for creating your own religions, and an entire story set in Munich with ready-made characters, so you can play immediately upon receipt of the book. Coming to Kickstarter Tuesday the 17th at 2pm EST.
  17. So, if the Rats go on 8 and Echo goes on 12... how can the rats be next?
  18. So, uhh... who's after Jenny? Jer are you at a point with your schooling where you have time to contribute?
  19. “The Last Thanksgiving” by beeple From all of us at Onyx Path, we’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving — or a happy Thursday, to fellow non-Americans. We work hard on our games (and we have a lot of them!) and can often be a thankless job. Thank you to all of you who play our games, who join us here on our website or on our social media, who interact with us and keep us connected to the fanbase. We make our games to be played. We make our games for you. Keep up the great work, and we’ll keep doing the same.
  20. "Good time," D'Sombra replied. The shadows slithered across the floor and slithered up her legs, under her evening down like ink washing away from her body, but in reverse. It was impossible, wasn't it? It licked her skin devouring her dress and before her eyes the shadow wove itself into new clothing, sleek and tight black vinyl pants and a stylish black turtleneck. Her belt buckle was a matte black... like the shadows simply solidified themselves into her new attire. "Bad time. I assure you dear, I'm a bit of an expert on the subject and there no such thing as either, there is only time." The moonlight now shined a reflection off her new glossy second skin. Maya noted she kept the heels, which was a good call because they were just stunning. "Yet here you are, working your ass off feeling lost and confused. Unappreciated and uncomfortable..." Maya jumped, startled as she felt D'Sombra's finger tips gently slide from Maya's shoulder down her arm. The ancient Spaniard's whisper was a seducing tone in her prey's ears. "...in your own skin." Maya slipped away, twisting to face her uninvited guest and looking over her shoulder to where she stood a breath ago and pondering how she had gotten behind her. No one moved that fast. It was a blink, a breath, it was... "Allow me to share with you my expertise, Maya, love. Time is neither good nor bad, it's all relative. What you see as good, I may see as bad, and so on, and so on... let the philosophers debate until the end of it for all I care, Lord knows I'll still be here. For you though, time is fleeting. Days tick by and they become weeks, into months, into years... and what, Maya?" Her apartment crumbled about her, it was melting away like a black candle. The furniture, the counter tops, the fridge... her cat! Then there was nothing. Despite the awful blackness that consumed her Maya could still D'Sombra clear as a well lit room. The puddles of inky blackness that were apartment flowed in reverse now, moving upward and forming shapes as it did, solidifying and gaining color. Walls with art, obsidian mannequins who took on color and began to move and walk about on their own and then Maya realized... she was back at the Gala. She took a step back as a strange dizziness came over her as the absurdity of what was happening and her heels clacked on the hardwood floor. Clacked? She looked down and she was no longer in her pajamas. Now she was in designer heels in a flowing black evening gown that exposed far more than her modesty ever would have permitted. She caught her reflection in the window and she was all made up, and... she was gorgeous. D'Sombra stepped towards her, moving past a server and slithering around a lawyer or accountant, or something. "And I'll tell you what. Time simply is. It can be used wisely, or it can be wasted. So I ask you: why are you wasting yours? You know you were meant for something more. You can feel it, like a pull, like a dream just on the end of your perceptions but you can never make it out. Every time it takes form it slips away." She stood before Maya now, close as a dance partner or a lover. Ho long had it been since Maya had one of those? Either of those? Days, weeks, months... a year? D'sombra had a power about her, an attraction a presence that lure Maya's attention in and held it there in rapt fascination, hanging on her every word. "Look at you. You are beautiful, powerful, and you squander your days being meek and content." her lips were close to Maya's, every word a whispered seduction as her black talon acrylics gently tickled down her cheek. There she was, lips practically brushing against D'Sombra she was so close... yet in the window, still, there was only Maya. She looked beautiful, in fact, she'd never seen herself so lovely, but now she saw it... the meek, the scared... the content little Maya... "I can make you so much more..." The words entered her ears like a promise of a trusted friend or lover and seemed to echo in her mind.
  21. ...and there was Ravenna. Leaning in the door, smirking deviously as the poor girl tried to get a grasp on the world after a night of drinking. Maya clutched her chest and stepped back, twisting her neck to the mirror then back to guest, then back to the mirror, then back to her. She cast no reflection! "Sorry, dear, did I startle you?" She possessed an accent now, the one she had well hidden at the party earlier. Spanish, perhaps? "I'll give you a moment to collect your thoughts," she stepped away from the door and walked into the apartments proper, where the kitchen, living and dining area all met. Her designer heels clacked on the hard floor as she moved about, swiveling her head to take in all of Maya's kingdom. "Dear Lord, how do you live like this? Don't you find yourself... wanting more?" The moonlight and dim colors of the streets outside lent some shimmer and haze to the dark apartment in the middle of the evening, but the shadows... the darkest parts of her home seemed to dance and sway and reach out. Slithering across the walls and floors like obsidian serpents always there and always swaying just out of reach and always at the very corner of Maya's perception.
  22. My Mummy told me we’ve passed 200% funding and have over 1000 backers for the Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition KS, so I’m coming unwrapped over the news! Or something like that! Sometimes the metaphors flow like cold molasses. Speaking of which, last week was a very sloooow week for pledges, and we had a couple of the bigger ticket reward tiers get dropped in favor of lower ones, so getting to these milestones feels pretty great. Still, we’re looking to keep going for the last week of pledging and hit a bunch more KS stretch goals. To be fair, one of the bright spots and effective ways we’re getting the word out has been with Actual Plays and interviews – some on our Twitch channel and on other sites as well – and we’ve seen upticks in pledging every time one of those goes live. In fact, you can find links to them below in the Onyx Path Media section of the Blurbs!, as well as on the Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition KS page itself. That’s what we’re doing to spread word about this new 2nd edition of Mummy: The Curse, yet we still need the help of our mummy cult horde. Please let your friends know, retweet our Mummy tweets, like our Mummy Facebook posts – you never know when one of your actions will be the torch that illuminates Mummy for a whole new section of possible fans! I thank you, my father thanks you, and my Mummy thanks you, too. VtR2 Spilled Blood art by Aaron Riley Here are some other topics we discussed today in our Monday Meeting: Sometimes we get asked where they can buy a project that shows up on social media. Just in general, if you run across this: every project we make will show up as a PDF and PoD on DTRPG. The only ones that wouldn’t have a PoD are those that can’t, like our Game Screens. PLUS, we are putting more and more projects into retail stores, so if you see a project that was Kickstarted in the last couple of years, you can be pretty sure it will be be in stores, and/or available on the Indie Press Revolution and Studio2 websites. Speaking of Studio2, we want to point out that they will also be attending PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia in just a little more than two weeks. Since they will be bringing and selling our books and stuff, and will be right next to our Onyx Path booth, we won’t be selling anything there, but we will be gaming in the booth and out in the demo area. We’ll definitely be talking though, with new brochures, and shirts, and we’ll be announcing a couple of projects at the con. Plus, we may have an advance copy of V5 Chicago By Night to show off at our booth! They Came From Beneath the Sea! art by Larry Blamire Which leads to this little topic: I’ve mentioned that we have multiple secret projects we’re working on, and let me tell you, the guesses as to what they might be have been absolutely amazing! Almost none are correct, but it has been a delight to read everyone’s ideas. In general, I’m only referring to TTRPG projects that we have control over; anything else usually has too many other folks involved for me to include that kind of project on the list. And really, we have so many cool TTRPG projects coming that we don’t really need to count anything else! December looks like it’s going to be Trinity Continuum month for our Wednesday on sale offerings! With December being the month that the Trinity Continuum and TC: Aeon core books start going on sale in stores, and the PDFs and PoDs going live on DTRPG, we’ll actually have a couple of items becoming available every week in order to leave the last week open for our monthly Exalted PDF releases. TC: Aeon RMCs art by Aaron Riley We’ve had a fantastic response to the Wolfenoot sale and Mighty Matt McElroy will be parsing in more detail how that went next week after the sale ends in a couple of days, I’m sure! Meanwhile, it was super to see how folks responded so far, especially considering that we’ll be helping out some deserving doggos! A bunch of posts in our forums and elsewhere shared what other people in our community did for the holiday, and those were often very inspiring. And then, right after that sale, DTRPG jumps right into their traditional orgy of sales: their Black Friday and then their Cyber Monday sales! More info on that in the Blurbs! below, but suffice to say that a huge number of our PDFs will have ridiculous sales savings all through those days. I always see these sales as a super opportunity for folks to expand their interests in our game lines. Either by picking up supplements for a line they’re into, or by jumping in on a low-cost way to try a line they might not have been able to try before. A great way to experience our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Kickstarter is now passed 200% funding and has over 1000 backers with over a week to go. Backers have already unlocked the Mummy 2e Screen as a Stretch Goal, additional Utterances, and a whole new project: the Mummy 2e Companion! Please check out this blog from the last two weeks for a description of all the amazing features of this new edition! Be there to witness the majesty and terror of this new version of Mummy: The Curse! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition Next Kickstarter: V5 Cults of the Blood Gods! Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features the Terrific Trio hitting a new milestone of an entirely off-topic episode, as they throw away their planned topic and instead brainstorm game ideas ! Remember to follow and subscribe to our Twitch channel on https://twitch.tv/theonyxpath to watch actual plays of Vampire: The Masquerade, Pugmire, Hunter: The Vigil, Aberrant, Mage: The Awakening, Scion, and Scarred Lands! Also coming up this week on Twitch, we have a Behind the Screen special for Scion, a game of Scion being run by devilish developer Neall Raemonn Price, and an interview with the always amazing Eddy Webb on all things Pugmire and Dystopia Rising: Evolution It really helps us to have subscribers on our Twitch channel, and you can do so for free and catch premieres as they go up if you have an Amazon Prime account. Just type Twitch Amazon Prime into Google and you’ll be shown how to subscribe for free. We’re not restricted to Twitch, however, as on our YouTube channel we’ve been uploading all the actual plays you might have missed! Seek us out on https://youtube.com/user/theonyxpath Also, on the Gentleman Gamer YouTube channel, Matthew Dawkins has just commenced his Gentleman’s Guide to Scion, which aims to dive into the setting and system of Scion, as Matthew takes on the in-character persona of one of the eponymous godlings! Here’s his channel: https://youtube.com/user/clackclickbang Matthew’s been incredibly busy with interviews recently, including a three hour interview with Gehenna Gaming on the subject of many of our games (including Vampire, Mummy, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, and Werewolf) as well as games from other companies not limited to KULT: Divinity Lost and Pathfinder! For a real deep dive into Matthew’s past as a roleplayer and as a producer in this industry, check out the interview here https://twitch.tv/videos/512869972 Plus, Matthew was interviewed for Mage: The Podcast regarding using metanarrative in games such as They Came from Beneath the Sea! and Mage: The Ascension, and their interview can be found right here: https://magethepodcast.com/ Red Moon Roleplaying continue their actual plays of Vampire: The Masquerade with Klara Herbol and Matthew Dawkins, and Mummy: The Curse with Matthew, Bianca Savazzi, and John Burke, and their excellently edited shows can be found on their website right here https://redmoonroleplaying.com And as if you haven’t had enough of Matthew, he was interviewed by the fine folks over at the Roll the Role Podcast on the subject of Mummy, Vampire, and a whole raft of other games! https://www.twitch.tv/ROLLTHEROLE Finally, you get a break from Matthew over on the Story Told Podcast as they continue their actual play of Exalted: Dragon-Blooded right here: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-19-dragons-divided And for a refreshing change of Mummy pace, here’s writer Jason Inczauskis with his excellent 307 RPG Podcast interview: https://307rpg.com/?p=67 Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on matthewdawkins.com if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog! Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) On Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these latest fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero are available to order! As always, you can find most of Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! To celebrate the latest Internet holiday, Wolfenoot, DriveThruRPG will have a Pugmire sale from Nov 21th-28th. As part of the celebration, we’ve also given the Canis Minor community their own gift: Now Canis Minor creators can write and sell Pugmire and Mau fiction! Check out the Canis Minor program for details: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/17/canis-minor AND starting immediately after the Wolfenoot Sale concludes we are then part of DTRPG‘s massive sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/ https://www.storytellersvault.com/ https://www.drivethrucards.com/ With hundreds of PDFs and a few PoDs discounted through the extended weekend. There will also be some big discounts on select titles for 24 hours on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we continue our monthly EX3 releases with Siluris, the Hidden Sting and Gleaming Gneiss, Ambitious Sorcerer on DTRPG! Conventions! PAX Unplugged: December 6th – 8th, in Philadelphia, PA. We’re going to have lots and lots of gaming for folks to sign up for, a lot of them featuring our game creators! 2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th, in Milwaukee, WI. And now, the new project status updates! DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week): First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!) Duke Rollo fiction (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Redlines Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Second Draft Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) Development Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Manuscript Approval Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) Post-Approval Development Scion LARP Rules (Scion) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Editing Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness) Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Post-Editing Development Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands) Indexing ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Contagion Chronicle – Going over sketches. Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e Ex3 Lunars – Just need two artists’ pieces in. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed Ex3 Monthly Stuff Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Final art rolling in. Chicago Folio – Got cover in this morning. Mummy 2 (KS) – Going. City of the Towered Tombs Let the Streets Run Red – Going over artnotes and dividing stuff up. CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Awaiting artnotes. Scion Mythical Denizens – Going over sketches. Deviant Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Sending out art notes and contracts. Vigil Watch – Awaiting artnotes. In Layout They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Wrapping it up this week(?). Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds VtR Spilled Blood – Josh is working on it. Pirates of Pugmire Proofing Memento Mori – Awaiting Dev comments. Dark Eras 2 – Aileen working up the cover. Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart M20 Book of the Fallen – Backer PDF errata is with Josh. At Press Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming. V5: Chicago – Shipping to the KS fulfillment shippers. Prepping PoD files. Aeon Aexpansion – PoD proofs coming. Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – At press, waiting for proofs. Geist 2e Screen – At press, waiting for proofs. DR:E – At press, waiting for proofs. DRE Screen – At press, waiting for proofs. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties – PoD proof on the way. Trinity RMCs Tales of Good Dogs – Backer PDF errata being gathered. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Not today, but this week, is Thanksgiving Day (on Thursday) in the US. For me, this isn’t a historical holiday with all the weight of that, nor a football holiday, it’s not even a food-gorging holiday even though we do have a big dinner with our celebration. For me, and how we celebrate it in my family, this is literally a day of thanks. Of being thankful and grateful for the previous year and all of the people in our lives who made a difference in a good way. For all of us here at the Onyx Path, that means all of you folks! Thank YOU, for allowing us to do what we love because of your support!
  23. As art is rolling in for Pirates of Pugmire, one of the big discussions we’ve been having is about maps. Not whether a map is necessary — I mean, what kind of game about pirates could I make without a cool map? No, the discussion has been about how the various Pugmire maps relate to each other. See, I didn’t start creating Pugmire with the whole world planned out in my head. I know it’s common for fantasy games these days to have a huge map of intriguingly-named areas, but I didn’t want to do that. There are a few reasons for this. First, I wanted to explore the world as I was creating it. If I have everything set in stone, I find I get bored with just filling in the gaps later on. So I learned a lot about Pugmire when I was writing the first book. That’s why, if you look at the area map in the Pugmire book, there’s an area labelled “Cats?” on the far-right side: I figured I wanted to put the Monarchies of Mau on the other side, but I didn’t know more than that. (In fact, at the time I was still calling them the Kingdoms of Mau!) Secondly, one of my design goals for Pugmire was to evoke some of the nostalgia I had for old-school fantasy gaming. Part of that is never quite knowing what’s on the other side of the mountains, or where that river leads to. Setting up discrete areas of a world allows Guides to invent new areas easily without feeling hemmed in by “canon.” I know some folks prefer to have everything laid out at once, but that’s not the style of game I prefer, and I don’t want to write a game I wouldn’t have fun playing. Finally, because the world is ostensibly ours, I didn’t want to pigeonhole Pugmire to any specific real-world location. I’ve had a lot of interesting speculation on where Pugmire is “really” located, but in truth, I don’t know. It’s so far in the future that continental drift and advanced technology has probably changed the shape of our world significantly. So I just didn’t bother trying to have a fixed map ahead of time. But there have been seven books prior to Pirates of Pugmire. The game centered on the Acid Sea, which touched both nations, so we had to work with a mapmaker to combine the scraps we had from various books into a cohesive whole. And through that process, I discovered a few things about the world. I still don’t know what’s in the plains west of Pugmire or the desert east of Angora. I actually asked the mapmaker to put question marks in those areas! It’s the first time I’ve ever spelled out “I don’t know what’s in these parts of the world, so please make it up.” (Now, if I had to guess, I suspect most of the area to the west is overrun with the badger tribes, while the area to the east is largely uninhabited except by a few wandering tribes of geckos and serpents. But I won’t know for sure until I write something there.) My decision to not give a scale to the maps ended up coming back to haunt me. Since the rules involve the dangers of travel over the sea, time is a factor, which means I needed to give at least rough estimates of how long it takes to sail between points of interest. I went with a vague “days” length to give me some room, but the fact is that you can now start to estimate how large the respective cities are. Luckily, my approximate math seems to have borne out — for example, I always intended that the Fearful Forest would be HUGE — but it was a realization I had fairly late in the book’s development process. So if you’re waiting breathlessly for a complete map of the Realms of Pugmire, it probably won’t be for a long time. Possibly not ever, but I suspect at some point I’ll need to have at least a rough idea of what the world looks like as new projects have different demands for world detail. But don’t wait for me. Draw up your own, and make the Realms of Pugmire whatever you want it to be in your chronicle!
  24. Horatio's cheeks flushed. It was subtle, but it was there. Casey sure wasn't the beat around the bush, demure type, that was for sure. He managed a smile, a polite one that told her he wasn't goign to stay. She'd read faces in the courtroom of times and could tell a lot from their expression. "Ah, no. No, I'm sorry but I-I should get going...," he managed another, flushed smile that almost gave him a schoolboy quality charm to him. "Thank you for the wine, though." He stepped out and turned as she was closing the door. "Should you need anything, Casey, please, just call." A polite nod signified the begin of his long walk down the hallway of her apartment building.
  25. In which Dixie and Eddy interview Meghan Fitzgerald (who was our first interview ever!) about what she’s been up to in the Chronicles of Darkness and Threefold, and we also talk a lot about Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Matthew is in the sea Dixie has FOMO Meghan Fitzgerald is here! Oak, Ash, and Thorn (the Changeling Companion) Kith and Kin Mummy/Changeling crossover? Mummy: The Curse Second Edition Deviant: The Renegades Mage: The Awakening Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed Don’t fact check us A bit on art notes Threefold! PAX Unplugged We talk about Fire Emblem: Three Houses for 20 minutes. Literally. Links: Changeling: The Lost 2e: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248078/Changeling-the-Lost-Second-Edition Mummy: The Curse Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/ Mage: The Awakening 2e: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/181754/Mage-the-Awakening-2nd-Edition Lodestar and Susuruss: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/242690/Hundred-Devils-Night-Parade-Lodestar-and-Susuruss Sam Araya artwork: https://www.arayaart.com/ Threefold for Modern Age: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/284574/Threefold PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/ Fire Emblem: Three Houses: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/fire-emblem-three-houses-switch/ Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
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