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Onyx Path: Release Roundup: April 2022


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Welcome to the Release Roundup! Remember, this is where to go to find not just the month’s releases, but also the compiled project status updates for the last month.

This month’s Onyx Path releases include:

  • Scion: Scion: Origin (Roll20)
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! (print)
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Camp Murder Lake! Quips and Cinematics Cards (PDF/print)
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Camp Murder Lake! Twist Cards (PDF/print)
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Karnstein’s Cabinet of Curiosities! (PDF)
  • Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (PDF)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Meridian novella (PDF/print)
  • Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate desktop wallpaper (image)
  • Legendlore: Legendlore desktop wallpaper (image)

This month’s Community Content, from the Storypath Nexus, Slarecian Vault, and Canis Minor includes:

Crowdfunding Update

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Our They Came from… Double Feature Kickstarter, featuring They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave and They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!, wrapped with $49,349 of our $30K goal, or 164%, thanks to our 626 backers.

Keep an eye out for our next campaign, for Exigents: Out of the Ashes for Exalted 3rd Edition.

Current Production Status

Items in bold have changed in status since last month. Early stages, such as proposal, outlines, and approvals, are not shown here.

Development: These stages typically happen first in a project, and concern the words you’re going to be reading.

  • First Draft: Writers turn in their initial drafts
    • Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Making History Modern
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Quip, Cinematic, Twist, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: Quip, Cinematic, Fantastic Settings, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Thrilling Tales
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I Do
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the Shadows
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter Jumpstart
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 1: What Lies Forgotten
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 2: Damned Lies
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 3: (Cole)
    • Exalted Essence: Essence Companion
    • Exalted: Exalted Essay Collection
  • Redlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writers
    • Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and Feared
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Cascade
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Terra Surge
    • Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Novellas
    • Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Tending the Flame
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Mage: The Awakening: Tome of the Pentacle
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Scion: God
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great Power
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: DLC
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Bikini Beach Party
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Exalted: Exigents
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Crossroads Continent: CRC Adventure 1 (Name Pending)
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Scion: Whispers from Darkness
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: TCAether core book
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Tasty Bit: Earth Orbital Habitat
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Icons of Rage
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Mage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden Orders
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • Exalted: Lunars Novella (Rosenberg)
    • Exalted: Essence
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks
  • Post-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.
    • Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers: The Lunars Companion
    • Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
    • Changeling: The Lost: Kith and Kin
    • Changeling: The Lost: Hollow Courts novella collection
  • Indexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created.
    • None

Art Direction: These stages happen concurrently with the final stages of Development, and concern the visual appearance of the final product. Accordingly, some items may appear in both the Development and Art Direction lists.

  • Art Direction: Art notes are collected from developers, and artists are hired according to the needs of the line and book.
    • Scion: Dragon
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos
    • Scion: Realms of Magic and Mystery
    • Scion: Once and Future
    • They Came from the Cyclops’ Cave!
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Monsters from the Crypt
    • They Came from [Classified]!
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova Compendium
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Mission Statements
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20 Sorcerer
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • Exalted: Crucible of Legends
    • Exalted: Essence
    • Exalted: Exigents
    • Exalted: Across the Eight Directions
    • Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Clades Companion
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Devoted Companion
    • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Companion
  • In Layout: Typeface, coloration, and art are chosen, added to the manuscript text, and laid out for visual appeal.
    • Scion: Demigod: SG Screen
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Novas Worldwide
    • Mage: The Ascension: Victorian Age
    • Changeling: The Lost: Kith and Kin
  • Proofing: The final book layout is checked over by the art director, creative director, and sometimes the developer to make sure everything appears as it should.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust
    • Scarred Lands: Spiragos Collected Adventures
    • Scion: Saints and Monsters
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Tales of Depravity
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: TCAberrant VTT
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Scion: Demigod: KS PDF out to backers.
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Awaiting errata.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Panopticon novella: PoD proof on the way.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Terat novella: PoD proof on the way.
    • World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters: Deluxe shipped to backers.
    • World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters ST Screen: Shipped to backers.
    • World of Darkness: Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook: PoD proof on the way.
    • Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded: Deluxe shipped to backers.
    • Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Reloaded ST Screen: Shipped to backers.
    • Mage: The Ascension: Technocracy Operatives Dossier: Awaiting errata.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: Working on the PO details with printer and prepping the cover file. Interior files prepped and ready to go.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: Files ready for Press. Working on PO with printer.
    • Mummy: The Curse: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition: Shipping to KS backers finished.
    • Mummy: The Curse: Mummy 2e ST Screen: Shipping to KS backers finished.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: Files uploaded to printer … awaiting proofs. PoD proofs on their way.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: Files ready for Press. Working on PO with Printer.

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