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Onyx Path: Almost Through, Folks! [Monday Meeting Notes]

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Like I mentioned in last week’s MMN blog, this week our crew are taking a break and hoping to see 2020 getting smaller in the rear view mirror after we burst through to 2021.

We all know that there’s a whole lotta stuff that can still wreck 2021, but that New Year optimism just can’t be denied. It’s a conditioned reflex and this New Years, we’re just going to go along with it!

Because of that, though, this week’s MMN blog – the last in 2020 – is wee small. We’re between Kickstarters with Dead Man’s Rust ending last week at 200% funded and with some very “value added” Stretch Goals for VTT gaming aids and a couple of expanded location books. Not a huge KS for us, but a very sweet way to end our KS run this year.

Plus, our affable Kickstarter Concierge, James Bell, gets to celebrate the holidays this year without juggling a running KS. Which is one of the reasons why we scheduled our KSs this year as we did.

Next, we’ll be running a dual Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos KS as early in January as we can make happen! The KS will indeed be set up so that you can pledge for both at once or either separately, as some folks have already asked.

The Teach Your Kids to Game Sale is still going on over at DTRPG:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/rpg_teachkids.php?manufacturers_id=4261

For us that means Realms of Pugmire PDFs. The sale runs all week.

If you haven’t checked out the Onyx Pathcast that went up Xmas Day, it’s a Hobbit movie #3 watch and riff-along with Dixie, Eddy, and Matthew, and quite a hoot! Our commenters run the gamut of Tolkien knowledge, so hearing their responses to scenes can range from a sly reference to a LOTR footnote, all the way to complete confusion as to why the movie just dropped a bear on the battle!

Well worth a listen – I couldn’t stopped laughing along with them!

This Friday’s Pathcast starts off 2021 with a look back on 2020 Onyx Path-style, as the Trio interviews, well, me. As usual, I have no idea how well I answered their questions or if it’s a good show, plus we lost Eddy due to technical issues mid-way through, but the Trio seemed to like it afterwards, so I hope you do too.

And with that, let’s wrap up this last MMN blog of the year noting that when we get back it will be after Onyx Path‘s 9th Anniversary this week and so we’ll be in our tenth year of business.

It really does not feel like that long! Time really must fly when you’re having fun, and we’re so glad you folks have chosen to share that fun with us!

2021 promises to be a year of fantastic projects, both for those game lines you already enjoy, and for new ones you’re going to be amazed by! We played a lot of catch-up while 2020 pelted us, and 2021 is going to reap the benefit of that – as will we all as Onyx Path explodes forth into:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

Next Kickstarter in early January 2021 will be a double feature for Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos!


Onyx Path Media!

I put this version of the Onyx Pathcast Terrific Trio of Terror because we haven’t used it in 2020, I don’t think!

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This week: Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy (for a chunk of it) will be interviewing Rich Thomas and laying into him with the HARD questions, the BRUTAL truths, about Onyx Path in 2020!

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

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This week on Twitch, expect to see these games and streams running on our abbreviated holiday schedule:

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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!

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As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)

We’re told that the App Dev is currently creating an updated version for the latest devices, so keep an eye open for those! The App was also pulled down from the Apple store in order to make some required updates – it’ll be back there soon!


Virtual TableTop!

Two Virtual Tabletop adventures: the Gauntlet of Spiragos and the Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop and DriveThruRPG!

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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:

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Our Sales Partners!

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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

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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

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As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com!

Teach Your Kid to Game Sale is on now at DTRPG:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/rpg_teachkids.php?manufacturers_id=4261

We have a handful of Pugmire PDFs included in the sale.

The next big sale at DTRPG will be the New Year, New Game sale next month (year)! All of our core books and Jumpstarts will be on sale!


On Sale This Week!

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This week we present the last PDF installment of Vigil Watch: #6 – Lokil on DTRPG! Plus, keep an eye out at our RedBubble stores for fantastic art prints featuring the staggering art of Scarred Lands!

Ghelspad Expanded!

Ghelspad is a massive and diverse land. Once a paradise, this continent is now scarred by the ravages of the Titanswar. In the wake of divine bloodshed, and beset on all sides by titanspawn, the people of Ghelspad survive and thrive on this befouled continent. Vigil Watch explores six different locations across Ghelspad.

From the bloody shores of the Toe Islands in the east to the Sweltering Plains of the west, Vigil Watch provides an in-depth look at a variety of locales and cultures.

Vigil Watch Part Six details the Library of Lokil, home to one of the greatest collections of lore and dangerous secrets in the Scarred Lands!


Conventions!

Though dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s what’s left of our current list of upcoming conventions (and really, we’re just waiting for this last one to be cancelled even though it’s Nov/Dec). Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

Gehenna Gaming is planning a second Virtual Horror Convention in mid-February and Onyx Path will be there and sponsoring sessions! More news as we have it!


And now, the new project status updates!

NOTE FROM RICH: No Updates here this week, folks! Check us out next week as we enter 2021 with a bang!

Development Status from Eddy Webb! (Projects in bold have changed status since last week.):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.)

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Redlines

  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)

Second Draft

  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!)
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)

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)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)

Manuscript Approval

  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Approval Development

  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)

Editing

  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Post-Editing Development

  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Peoples of the Crossroads Continent

Indexing

  • TC: Aberrant (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (KS)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Art buy in progress.
  • Mummy 2 – AD’d. Almost all sketches are in.
  • Legendlore – Art buy figured out.
  • Scion: Dragon (KS) – Ready for the KS.
  • Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Ready for the KS.
  • Scion: Demigod – Art buy in progress.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave!
  • TC: Adventure! (KS) – Contracting KS artwork.
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – LeBlanc is on it.
  • M20 Victorian (KS) – Splats in. Fulls and scenes in progress – getting some art ready for Paradox approval.
  • TC: Under Alien Skies – Most final art in.
  • Heirs to the Shogunate – Sketches coming in and over to devs, poking them.
  • Dead Man’s Rust (SL KS)
  • Children of the Blood – Only waiting on one artist to send in art.
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – Art in progress.
  • Exalted Essence
  • V5 Trail of Ash and Bone – Finishing getting art assigned.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions – Got art notes.
  • TC Mission Statements – Art buy figured out.
  • TC Aberrant N!We – Art buy in progress.
  • TC Aberrant Jumpstart – Art buy figured out.
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion

In Layout

  • Vigil Watch
  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Going over Josh’s proof.
  • Monsters of the Deep

Proofing

  • Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands)
  • Aberrant – Indexing.
  • Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Hunting down some assets for Travis.
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror – PDF out to KS backers for errata.
  • Deviant – Approved by Paradox.
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Compiled
  • TC: Aberrant Screen

At Press

  • TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – KS shipping wrapping up.
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – KS shipping wrapping up .
  • Pirates of Pugmire – KS shipping wrapping up .
  • Pirates of Pugmire Screen – KS shipping wrapping up .
  • Dark Eras 2 – KS shipping wrapping up .
  • Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – KS shipping wrapping up .
  • Contagion Chronicle – KS fulfillment shipping started.
  • Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller.
  • Lunars Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller.
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – At KS fulfiller. PDF and PoD on sale at DTRPG.
  • V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Prepping for press. PoD proofs on the way.
  • Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs – PoD prepping.
  • TC Core Jumpstart – PoD proofs on the way.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Almost there. We’re going to celebrate the end of this year like never before, folks! Thanks for being with us through this decade-long year! You’re one of the reasons we kept going and made the best of things. See you next year!

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