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Onyx Path: Release Roundup: August 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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Also available: new merch featuring art from Scarred Lands mega-adventure Dead Man’s Rust!

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

Crowdfunding Update

Our Kickstarter campaign for Trinity Continuum: Aether wrapped up this month, and hit 100% funding within the first four hours! We ended with $56,758, or 284% of our initial $20,000 goal, thanks to our 1100 backers! We hit the following stretch goals:

  • Aether Reference Screen
  • Aether Ready-Made Characters
  • Aether Jumpstart
  • The Aethernaut Collection x3: A character folio, including period characters like Jekyll/Hyde, Moriarty, Dracula, and other allies and antagonists
  • Aether T-shirt on RedBubble
  • Aether Digital Wallpaper
  • Aether VTT Token Pack
  • Aether Mobile Wallpaper
  • Aether Audio Drama

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
    • 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: Aegis
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: Six-Part Serial
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: STB: Queer Nova Alliance
    • 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
    • The World Below (Storypath Fantasy)
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Jumpstart VTT Adventure
    • Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Lauren Roy)
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I Do
    • Exalted Essence: Pillars of Creation (was Essence Companion)
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT Adventure
    • They Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!
    • Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the Shadows
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: STB: They Came from Beneath my Bed!
    • Mage: The Ascension: Melody through the Mirrorshades (Technocracy Novellas)
    • Exalted: Exigents
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Tending the Flame
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter Jumpstart
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Scion High
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Scion: God
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Scion: Whispers from Darkness
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)
    • 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
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • Exalted: Lunars Novella (Rosenberg)
    • Exalted: Essence
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks
    • Mage: The Awakening: Tome of the Pentacle
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
  • Post-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • 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.
    • Scion: Dragon

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: 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: Sidereals
    • 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.
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • 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: Masks of the Mythos
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: TCAberrant VTT
    • 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: Shipping from printer to KS shipper.
    • Scion: Scion Player’s Guide: Saints & Monsters: Awaiting errata.
    • Scion: Demigod: KS books at fulfillment shipper.
    • Scion: Demigod Screen: Shipping to KS shipper.
    • Scion: Dragon: Errata-ing with KS backers.
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: PoD proofs ordered.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Novas Worldwide: Awaiting errata
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Mission Statements: Advance PDF gathering errata
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20 Sorcerer: Errata being input.
    • Changeling: The Lost: Kith and Kin: Errata-ing with KS backers.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: KS books at fulfillment shipper.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: Shipping to KS shipper.
    • Mummy: The Curse: Book of Lasting Death: Errata-ing with KS backers.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: Shipping from printer to KS shipper.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: Shipping to KS shipper.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: At KS shipper.

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