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Onyx Path: Release Roundup: July 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:

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

Crowdfunding Update

Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether launched last week, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We’re currently at $42,298, or 211% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 829 backers! So far we’ve hit the following stretch goals:

  • Aether Reference Screen
  • Aether Ready-Made Characters
  • Aether Jumpstart
  • The Aethernaut Collection

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: Scion High
    • 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: Brave New Worlds
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: Six-Part Serial
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Jumpstart VTT Adventure
    • The World Below (Storypath Fantasy)
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 1: What Lies Forgotten
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 2: Damned Lies
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 3: (Cole)
    • Exalted: Exalted Essay Collection
    • Branch Riders
  • Redlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writers
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis
    • Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Lauren Roy)
    • Exalted Essence: Pillars of Creation (was Essence Companion)
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I Do
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the Shadows
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis
    • They Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT Adventure
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)
    • Mage: The Ascension: Melody through the Mirrorshades (Technocracy Novellas)
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Mage: The Awakening: Tome of the Pentacle
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter Jumpstart
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Tending the Flame
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • Exalted: Exigents
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Scion: God
    • Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Making History Modern
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Scion: Whispers from Darkness
    • Trinity Continuum: Storypath Tasty Bit: Phoebe Trust
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and Feared
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great Power
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: DLC
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: alt-AR (Cascade)
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Shattered Seals (Terra Surge)
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • 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.
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers: The Lunars Companion
    • Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous
    • 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.
    • Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch: Kelder Mountains
    • Scion: God 2nd Edition
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: Realms of Magic and Mystery
    • Scion: Once and Future
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Jumpstart
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Monsters from the Crypt
    • They Came from [Classified]!
    • They Came from [Classified]!: Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova Compendium
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Icons of Rage
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • Mage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden Orders
    • M20 Victorian Age: M20VA Jumpstart
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • Exalted: Crucible of Legends
    • Exalted: Essence
    • Exalted: Exigents
    • Exalted: Across the Eight Directions
    • Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
    • 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: Masks of the Mythos
    • Changeling: The Lost: Kith and Kin
    • Mummy: The Curse: Book of Lasting Death
    • 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.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust VTT
    • Scarred Lands: Spiragos Collected Adventures
    • Scion: Dragon
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: TCAberrant VTT
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Mission Statements
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20 Sorcerer
    • Mage: The Ascension: Victorian Age
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Crossroads Continent: Down in the Hole: PoD proofs on the way.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust: Trad press files at printer.
    • Scion: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints & Monsters: Errata-ing.
    • Scion: Demigod: Trad press files at printer.
    • Scion: Demigod Screen: Press files at printer.
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Need to put in PGXXs.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Novas Worldwide: Errata-ing
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: Trad press files at printer.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: Press files at printer.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: Trad press files at printer.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: Press files at printer.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: At KS shipper.

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