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Because Sirius is also known as the Dog Star!

The “star” part refers to the Sidereal Exalted – whose Deluxe Edition Kickstarter has just passed $200,000 in funding and over 2,000 backers with tons of Stretch Goals passed and several new ones just posted by our Kickstarter Concierge, James!

And we have more than two days to go (we end on Thursday the 22nd)!

Here now, at this point, we do still need to get the word out to those who have not yet heard of this Kickstarter – so, please do bang the drum and toot the horn and help us to let folks know throughout Creation!

We thank you – your support puts the stars in our eyes!

The “dog” part refers to last Thursday’s big Realms of Pugmire announcement that we are starting the 2nd Edition, along with Eddy Webb’s Pugsteady, with a crowdfunding campaign being planned for later in January!


In fact, here’s Eddy now:

“It’s been wild to realize that I started working on Pugmire back in 2014. On the one hand, it feels like yesterday, but on the other hand I’ve been living inside Pugmire for close to a decade! So it makes sense to take all the ideas I’ve come up with over the years to tweak and adjust the game, polishing it into its best possible form and giving the game a slightly updated presentation.”

In fact, I remember when Eddy first pitched me Pugmire way back eight or nine years ago, and then our beta-testing in two separate Mid-Winter Cons. It was great seeing the tweaks and improvements that Eddy incorporated based on those playtests (as well as all sorts of other feedback), and how the game grew and was refined until we ran its wildly successful Kickstarter.

Eddy has applied the same thinking to this 2nd Edition of Pugmire, and has refined and tweaked the setting, the very way we’ll be rolling out the releases, and he has refined the system so greatly that… well, we’ll actually be revealing the system – still based on the 5th Edition of the biggest and most beloved TTRPG system in the world – with a separate series of posts!

So over eight years of game design, drawing from our first years and then incorporating all the feedback from all the games played since we launched AND all the feedback from the crowdfunding campaigns and gameplay for Monarchies of Mau, Pirates of Pugmire, Squeaks in the Deep, and every supplement that came out. Drawn from all that, we have Eddy and team’s new iteration of the game: Realms of Pugmire! (Since we only just announced this last Thursday, and we’re smacking right into holiday season, expect that we’ll be gearing up for A LOT more talking about Realms of Pugmire in January.)

Exalted Essence art by Navela Studio

There was another announcement last week, as Ian let our forumites know that he is planning on shutting down our Onyx Path website forums on Dec 23rd – this coming Friday – in order to move them to the latest iteration of our forum software. If it works, that means we can replace and repair those nagging issues that have we’ve been dealing with for quite some time.

Like, we’d like a working Exalted forum, y’know?

TC: Adventure! art by Marco Gonzales

While all these announcements have been blaring out, we’ve also been reposting the very fun TikTok vids that folks have been making about our games. Several a day as our social media team gets their hands on them. These are super-short vids, so please check them out if you get a chance as they don’t require a lot of viewing time investment. We posted a bunch last week here on the MMN blog, but you can also see some posted daily on our various Onyx Path social media sites.

Having passed the middle of December, we are now looking at celebrating the very end of Onyx Path’s 10th Anniversary year with classic Trinity PDFs on sale at DTRPG for only 10% of their usual price tag! On the Onyx Pathcast, our Trinity guru, Ian Watson will be taking Dixie on a guided tour of all of the Trinity Continuum. Ian is our walking encyclopedia of Trinity lore going all the way back to the original Aeon plastic cover edition, and has been involved with every book in the Trinity Continuum resurrection of the line, so this should be a fascinating journey to listen in on!

It has been just so much fun celebrating with you all this year!

Legendlore Companion art by Alex Sheikman

Finally, for the fun of it, here are what your Onyx Path friends would ask for if they actually got to tell Santa what they want:

Mirthful Mike Chaney: “The Darkest Dungeon Boardgame Deluxe Set. But failing that, I’d settle for the smooth roll out of 2023’s KS and regular releases.”

Eddy Webb: “What I want from Santa this year is a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign for Realms of Pugmire! It’s been over eight years since I worked on the first edition, and I’ve really enjoyed going back and updating things to make it the best game it can possibly be, and I hope others are just as excited about it!”

Dixie Cochran: “This year I just want good health and easier roads for our team, our loved ones, and everyone in the OPP community. (I also want an iPad, but I think my partner has that covered.)”

Matthew Dawkins: “This Christmas I want some nice food and drink! It’s a pretty simple ask in the great scheme of things, but for me the best thing about the season is the excellent food I get to eat, and my preferred gifts are almost always consumables over little items that quickly become clutter. And in a more altruistic sense, I’d very much love for the Russians to pack up and piss off out of Ukraine. I don’t think Father Christmas can do much about that, but maybe he can take out some drones with his sleigh.”

LisaT: “I would love a professional organizer. My office has not recovered from the move. There must be a good way to do this.”

Travis Legge: “I would like Santa to bring a peaceful and gentle holiday season for all.”

Ian Watson: “I want Santa to ensure a smooth uninterrupted forum conversion process for me this weekend. We’ve been building up to it for six months, and I really need this to work.”

Danielle Lauzon: “I want Santa to ensure I don’t lose power this winter while dealing with Texas weather. Also, if he could also give me smooth and easy development cycles in the new year, that would be fantastic as well.”

RichT: “I’d ask for all of our creators to see just how awesome and creative they are. To be able to cast off all their accumulated doubts and fears, and enjoy making games and writing and art for this most creative of industries. I’d ask that all of our community be given the chance to enjoy all of the amazing projects our creators put together, to enjoy having fun reading or playing or even just talking about our worlds, no matter where they are in the world, or who they are economically, culturally, or personally. Also, an original, working, Strange Change Machine.”

Thanks to everyone who has boosted, contributed, and commented all this year, and if you can’t check out the blog next week, well, then I’ll talk to you next year!

Pretty sure I love that joke so much I’ve made it every year for:







We’re already over 600% funded, and over 2000 backers have joined us, and the Sidereals KS is headed into the 72 hours! It’s fated in the stars: join us, before it’s TOO LATE!


Onyx Path Media!


This week:

Ian Watson takes Dixie on a fascinating guided tour of the secrets of the Trinity Continuum!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

Onyx Path Media now has its own blog on Tuesdays! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media!

Please check out our attached media schedule for the 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!



Our spotlight this week shines on our very own Onyx Pathcast, as last week an interview regarding the hotly anticipated Trinity Continuum: Aegis went live! You can listen to the interview with developer Lauren Roy here: https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/e/episode-238-trinity-aegis/


The Onyx Path News discusses recent and upcoming releases! You can find it on our YouTube channel (click the bell to be informed when we go live!) but if you missed the last episode, here it is: https://youtu.be/4-kvjiZzi8I

Virtual Tabletop!


The Scion: Origin and Scion Hero Compendiums are now available on Roll20!


Scion is just the start! They Came From Beneath the Sea! and other
Onyx Path RPGs are in development for Roll20 virtual tabletop!

The first of our official Scion sheets designed for Foundry VTT are
now available!

Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.co

Looking for more virtual tabletop resources? We have a selection of
Tokens, Encounters, and more available now at DriveThruRPG!

Get ’em here: https://bit.ly/3SnrNJ7

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!


Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books, dice, and screens? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/

End of the year/holiday sale at IPR:https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/


As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com!

The Teach Your Kids to Game Week Sale is running on DTRPG with Pugmire and some other titles on sale:

Classic Trinity Continuum PDFs are 90% off at DriveThruRPG until the end of the month.

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).


Check out the Trinity Continuum: Aeon novellas Dawn and Meridian in the Kindle store!

On Sale This Week!


This Wednesday, enter the matrix of lore in the Melody Through the Mirrorshade Lens novella for Mage: The Ascension 20th Technocracy Reloadedavailable in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG!

In addition, we’re releasing the wallpapers and screen PDFs for Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos on DTRPG this Weds, too!



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!

Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing is the last FRIDAY of the month! Our special focus this coming month will be the Trinity Continuum game lines! (But any of our game lines are welcome!)

Please spread the word about GMing games as much as
possible. Details on how list a game are at the bottom of the page in
the FAQ:


And now, the new project status updates!

Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out November’s full list report here: http://theonyxpath.com/release-roundup-november-2022/


Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production:


Trinity Continuum – Brave New Worlds

  • Eddy: Post-approval development went very quickly (thanks, John!) so now it’s off to editing. Hopefully it’ll be turned around quickly over the holidays, as we have a small surprise in store for Trinity Continuum fans….

Tasty Bit – They Came From Beneath the Sea!: Beach

  • Eddy: Our first Tasty Bit of 2023, featuring encounters based around a map of a beach for They Came From Beneath the Sea!, is now ready for editing!

Post-Editing Development

Hunter: The Vigil – Tending the Flame

  • Matthew: Hunter: The Vigil has proved very inspirational to the small legion of TikTokers I’ve been keeping track of lately, and I have a feeling they’ll love the various new playable options in this coming book.


In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Sidereals KS – Still going strong.
  • Legendlore: Legacies of Earth – Fulls reassigned.
  • DTR  Devoted Companion – Finals from Gaydos rolling in.
  • W20 Howls of the Apocalypse – Sketches in.
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion – Rattling some cages on this one and doing a little bit of recontracting…
  • Pugmire 2e – Art feed back sent back.

In Layout

  • Exalted Essence – Text in. Layout starting after the holidays.
  • SCION Realms of Magic and Mystery – McEvoy working on finishing his pieces… Rich Ron Thompson halfway through lay out.


  • Spiragos 5e Compilation
  • Storypath Ultra Brochure


At Press

  • TC: Adventure! – Backer PDF going out to Backers this week
  • M20 Victorian Age – At Trad Press, reviewing press proofs, and PoD proof ordered.
  • Scion Dragon Screen – Printing started.
  • Scion Dragon – At KS fulfiller.
  • Scion Dragon Wallpaper – Going out to KS backers.
  • Scion Masks of the Mythos – At KS fulfiller.
  • Scion Masks of the Mythos Screen – Printing started.
  • Scion Masks of the Mythos Wallpaper
  • DMR VTT – Pack has been sent out to backers.
  • Legendlore VTT
  • TCFBTS Content Creation Guide
  • Squeaks in the Deep VTT
  • Contagion ChronicleGlobal Outbreaks – Out to KS backers.
  • Ex3 Lunars Novella – Out to KS backers.
  • TCFBTG Monsters from the Crypt! – PoD proof ordered.
  • TC: Aberrant – Proteus Nova Compendium – Prepping files for PoD.
  • Ex3 Adversaries – Errata ends Wednesday.
  • M20 Melody Through the Mirrorshade Lens Novella – PDF and PoD versions on sales Weds on DTRPG!

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Happy Hanukkah! As I write this, we’re in the first day and the celebration will end with the evening of next Monday, the 26th. “Eight crazy nights”, as Adam Sandler used to say! Enjoy! And Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays for everyone who observes any or all of the other celebrations occurring throughout these next two weeks! Hope you all have great ones!

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