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Or should that be Trinity Continuuming?

In either case, the first full new setting for the Trinity Continuum is Trinity Continuum: Anima and it’s going to go live on Kickstarter next Thursday, the 18th!

Continuing the expansion of the Trinity Continuum in actuality instead of in theory has been an amazing ride for the whole team, and with TC: Anima you not only get to play in a new era floating in the timeline, but a new way of playing with the inclusion of rules for playing the virtual reality of the Terra Surge vid game!


Today, I’ve assembled a smattering of teasers and factoids to give you, our gentle readers, a brief taste of what you can look forward to from TC: Anima.

Here’s a link to a video teaser demonstrating how social media in the city of Cascade, and the ultra-popular and pervasive MMO Terra Surge combine:

Here’s developer Eddy Webb’s answer this basic question:

What is Trinity Continuum: Anima?

  • A brand-new Trinity Continuum game. Unlike TC: Æon, TC: Aberrant, and TC: Adventure!, this isn’t the second edition of a previously made game. This is a completely new setting in the year 2084, sitting between TC: Æon and TC: Aberrant.
  • A new take on cyberpunk. Unlike a hundred gritty, worn-down cyberpunk dystopias, the city of Cascade is shiny and new. Characters will still fight a fascist government and unethical corporations, but they do so in a gleaming city full of potential and hope.
  • A video game in an RPG. This isn’t just a tabletop adaptation of a popular video game; this is a new system that allows the characters of TC: Anima to themselves play in a fully immersive MMO. The rules are designed to make the experience feel like playing in a video game.
  • A modern take on cyberware. No loss of “humanity” or “essence” happens in TC: Anima. Nearly every character has cyberware, either as a brain implant or as assistive devices after a devastating war. Using cyberware doesn’t make you less of a person, but it does open new dramatic possibilities.
  • A mystery you can dig into right away. Streamers of the popular video game Terra Surge are disappearing. Why? That question is something that can draw the player characters in immediately, or Storyguides can focus on other parts of the setting to create their own conflicts and intrigues.

And here’s the links to an ongoing Trinity Continuum: Anima actual play by the delightful team at the Polyhedron Podcast:

Episode One:

Episode Two:

Now, we did have a couple of earlier Beta-test vids we had created that have now mysteriously disappeared. Very disappointing, as I was actually in one of them. Just bad luck I guess, or was it something more sinister?…

Prometheus Unbound art by Farri Lensen


Thanks for asking!

This Wednesday, we’ll be releasing Legendlore in both PDF and PoD versions and if you missed the Kickstarter for this absolutely beautiful 5e fantasy game, please do check it out. Before the official D&D 5e games were being revised to be more inclusive, Legendlore – which is a game about folks from our world transported to a fantasy world – was already written and developed and illustrated to depict a diverse fantasy world that evokes real-world concerns.

All while being a fantastic game setting that has stood the test of time from its legendary origin in comic books of the 1980s up ’til today!

Much like a bunch of our Kickstarter-based releases, the traditionally printed version of Legendlore is slated to be printed in January 2022 – which is the earliest berth we could get during these difficult manufacturing and shipping times. We were lucky that we could get Legendlore added to the slate of books to be printed! And once they are printed, we’ll get them shipped out as soon as our Kickstarter fulfiller can do it.

I won’t go into the new shipping shipping woes our team discussed today, as I’m sure you folks have had an earful from previous MMNs and other game companies!

V5 Forbidden Religions art by Michael Gaydos

In a rare sale that we know about in time to post in these notes, now through November 11th, Redbubble is offering 20% to 60% off sitewide. Use code WHYWAIT for T-Shirts, Posters, Notebooks, Stickers & more available at the Onyx Path Publishing Redbubble shop! https://www.redbubble.com/people/theonyxpath/shop

Like I’ve mentioned the last couple of weeks, we strongly encourage folks to dive in now and order anything you want delivered for the holiday season. G’head and take advantage of the timing of this sale as slow shipping and shortages may delay anything ordered after this time.

We always review what sales are going during the Monday Meeting, as we have enough sales partners that there is something going on practically every week. And then I share those sales here with you folks, so I hope I’m making it easier to keep on top of them!

Check out the ongoing sales at DTRPG and IPR with links below in their area of the Blurbs.

Prometheus Unbound art by Ivan Vegar

Finally, I’m looking forward to curling up with a nice Chai Tea Latte and reading through the finished script for the Scion TV pilot pitch. Our friends at Jenkins and Tate have been burning the midnight oil in order to get this ready so that they can start pitching the show to the various entertainment venues that are out there. Fingers crossed.

We’ve got a lot going on and a huge list of projects that are coming in the next months, and that’s just game books – there’s also a lot of other ways folks will be hearing about and enjoying our:

Many Worlds, One Path!




COMING ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th: We’ll be Kickstarting the next core book in the Trinity Continuum: Anima!

Onyx Path Media!


This week: A Very Special Episode of a serious topic as the The Terrific Trio discuss addressing problematic content in RPGs.

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 every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com

Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them!


HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: We’re highlighting this one again for you, because our excitement cannot be contained – Challenge the Fates is a new Exalted: Essence actual play run by the fine folks at Devil’s Luck Gaming! It starts on November 14th, so for now, please check out their trailer right here: https://twitter.com/TeamDevilsLuck/status/1453704639992434695


PLUS! We would love it if you checked out the first of our Trinity Continuum: Anima teaser video: CASCADE https://youtu.be/7k_rbIXlH6c 

And our second Anima teaser video INSIDE SYNESTIAhttps://youtu.be/u78wo7enBlI

Check out those teasers and join us in getting hyped for the game!

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. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Please check the following videos out:

Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode One: https://youtu.be/ahL_PqMtDvE

Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode Two: https://youtu.be/akzFitPJaSs

(You can also find the Polyhedron Podcast’s Anima actual play right here, in audio form: http://metahedronstudios.com/polyhedron)

Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session Zero: https://youtu.be/AJFMwZvZzII

Storypath Showcase: Dystopia Rising Evolution – Session One: https://youtu.be/Ee2FgVTRXms

Trinity Continuum Aberrant – The Entelechy Archive: Session Five: https://youtu.be/PThilIbH64M

Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale – FINALE: https://youtu.be/HlevuU7pxqk

And a big thank you to everyone who followed along our Deviant actual play, and Eric, its excellent Storyteller and developer.

MayDay Roleplay is a fantastic channel running an excellent Orpheus roleplaying game using the rules from Wraith 20 and I do believe incorporating some of our material from Ghost Hunters! Please give their Twitch channel a follow here: https://www.twitch.tv/maydayroleplay

And you can find their first two episodes right here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuw_pzO1u3TDghyc-Q79fmp8Yfcb8vI_7

Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! This is a fantastic actual play and really worth checking out. Here’s their latest excellent episode: https://youtu.be/7-XPnlojPT4 

Do give Simulacra TV your time and patronage. They deserve your subscriptions! 

Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV

ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses.

Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic.

And here are the latest episodes of the new season for you! If you’ve missed any, the videos in their back catalogue are easy to find. All you have to do is subscribe.

S02E13: https://youtu.be/_Ye4cbuhiOE

S02E14: https://youtu.be/MaC8haJQ-ME

S02E15: https://youtu.be/716gBSU6BGw

Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched and appreciate your notes and feedback!

Virtual Tabletop!


Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts!

The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure.


A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart)

A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. 


The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart)

Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players.


Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart)

The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. 

Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire!

Play Now on Astral TableTop!

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT).

Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral.

Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT

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.


How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/

Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG:


A few highlights of our platform agnostic content:


On Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:


Our Sales Partners!


We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below!

You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online


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!

We have the CofD: Dark Eras Screen and V20 Lore of the Clans on sale for 50% (until they are gone) over at IPR:



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

We have a scattering of titles in DTRPG‘s Cyberpunk Sale:


On Sale This Week!


This Wednesday you can pass into another world, the world of Legendlore! PDF and physical copy PoD versions available on DTRPG!

In Legendlore, you have Crossed from Earth into East Azoth and become a changed version of yourself — a songwriter finds themself a bard, a scientist a wizard. You might find yourself in a whole new body to better match your true self, including adopting a new fantasy race.

Legendlore offers a diverse and inclusive world filled with adventure and mystery. Fight megalomaniacal dictators, explore magic and strange science, and claim your Legend as you find a way back home.  

In this book you’ll find:

  • 18 backgrounds to play as yourself in Legendlore, such as activist or scientist
  • Legend mechanics to represent your destiny, plus 5 sample Legends
  • Seven player races, including pixies and orcs
  • Two new classes, the alchemist and gunslinger, and 15 sub-classes
  • A starting adventure with five pregenerated characters

Drawn from The Realm and Legendlore comics, the Legendlore RPG will whisk characters from our world to a magical fantasy realm filled with dragons, orcs, unicorns, and hobgoblins. With over 60 comics published covering three volume runs, The Realm and Legendlore combined became one of Caliber Comics‘ most critically acclaimed series.

About Legendlore:

Legendlore was originally a comic called The Realm, first published by Arrow Comics in 1986 and since procured by Caliber Comics, about four people who fall through a Crossing into the Realm. The Realm is home to fantasy creatures from elves to dragons, and the characters discover they too have ‘fantasy powers’ – the jock becomes a Fighter, while the bookish one becomes a Wizard, and so on. They go on adventures and some of them eventually find their way back to Earth.


Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

While we won’t be attending as a company, some of our folks will be attending both PAX Unplugged in Philly in a few weeks, and Midwinter Convention in Milwaukee in January. Seek them out if you are attending those cons!

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)
  • Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum)


  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • Scion: God (Scion 2e)
  • With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)

Second Draft

  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)
  • W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)


  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)
  • Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)

Manuscript Approval

  • Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)

Post-Approval Development

  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)


  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)
  • The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Tasty Bit: They Came From the Bermuda Triangle!

Post-Editing Development

  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)
  • Tasty Bit: New Team (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)


  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From…!)

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights.
  • Masks of the Mythos
  • TC: Adventure! (KS)
  • M20 Victorian (KS)
  • Dead Man’s Rust – Sending over to Maria to AD.
  • Exalted Essence – Art buy figured.
  • TC Mission Statements
  • Squeaks In The Deep
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery – Rolling along.
  • TC: Anima (KS) – Working on KS assets.
  • TC: Assassin
  • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
  • Novas Worldwide
  • W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS)
  • Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art AD’d
  • TCFBtG! Monsters From the Crypt
  • They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave
  • Kith and Kin – Art buy figured out.
  • EX3 Exigents (KS) – Awaiting art notes for KS.

In Layout

  • Scion: Demigod
  • Squeaks in the Deep Screen
  • Squeaks in the Deep
  • TC Prometheus Unbound
  • TGFBtG! Screen
  • HtV 2e Screen
  • Legendlore Screen
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs
  • Paranormalists Handbook
  • Saints and Monsters
  • TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Over to Ron Thompson.


  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – PgXXing.
  • Spiragos Collected Adventures
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! – In Indexing.
  • TC: Aberrant Storypath Nexus materials
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Prepping PDF and PoD files.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart
  • TC Aberrant N!WE – Backer PDF out to backers for errata.
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart
  • Hundred Devils Night Parade – Advance PDF errata input.
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion
  • Aberrant VTT

At Press

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.
  • Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files going to printer.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Prepping for printer.
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Advance PDF gathering errata.
  • Legendlore – PDF and PoD versions on sale this week on DTRPG!
  • TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – PoD proof ordered.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions – PoD proof ordered.
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – PoD proof ordered.
  • Tales of Heroes: Scion Fiction Anthology – Backer PDF errata ending.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Tying into our Dracula’s Tomb Tasty Bit of a couple of weeks ago for They Came From Beyond the Grave!, and a lot of the interests of our community, today in 1847 Bram Stoker, the writer of Dracula, was born. And closer to home, the 10th marks the 24th anniversary of the release of Aeon, I mean Trinity!

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