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Onyx Path: Release Roundup: May 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:

  • Scarred Lands: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Fantasy Grounds/Steam)
  • Scion: Scion 2nd Edition – Book Two: Hero (Roll20)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Panopticon (ebook/print)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Storypath Tasty Bit: Earth Orbital Habitat (PDF)
  • World of Darkness: Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (PDF/print)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition (print via Studio2, IPR)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Mummy 2nd Edition ST Screen (print via Studio2)
  • Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant: The Renegades (print via Studio2, IPR)
  • Deviant: The Renegades: Deviant ST Screen (print via Studio2)
  • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep (PDF/print)
  • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Guide Screen (PDF)

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

Crowdfunding Update

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Our Exigents: Out of the Ashes Indiegogo for Exalted 3rd Edition launched last week, and hit 100% of our goal in just 40 minutes! We’re currently closing in on 300% thanks to our 1,100 backers!

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: Demigod Companion
    • 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: 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
    • They Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!
    • Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Lauren Roy)
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis
    • Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Thrilling Tales
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and Feared
    • Mage: The Ascension: Melody through the Mirrorshades (Technocracy Novellas)
    • Mage: The Awakening: Tome of the Pentacle
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Cascade
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Terra Surge
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Tending the Flame
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • Scion: God
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: DLC
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great Power
    • Exalted: Exigents
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Making History Modern
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Scion: Whispers from Darkness
    • They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Bikini Beach Party
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • 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: 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!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova Compendium
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20VA Jumpstart
    • 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 Companion
  • In Layout: Typeface, coloration, and art are chosen, added to the manuscript text, and laid out for visual appeal.
    • Scion: Dragon
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos
    • Mage: The Ascension: Victorian Age
    • Changeling: The Lost: Kith and Kin
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart
  • 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.
    • Crossroads Continent: CRC Adventure 1 (Name Pending)
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust VTT
    • Scarred Lands: Spiragos Collected Adventures
    • Scion: Demigod Screen
    • Scion: Saints and Monsters
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Novas Worldwide
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: TCAberrant VTT
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Mission Statements
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20 Sorcerer
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust: Inputting errata.
    • Scion: Demigod: Prepping trad press and PoD files.
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Awaiting errata input.
    • 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.
    • 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: PoD proofs ordered.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: Files ready and proofed for traditional printer.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: Files ready for press.
    • 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 ready and proofed for traditional printer.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: Files ready for press.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: At KS shipper.

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