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After last week’s in-depth meeting notes extravaganza,  this week is pretty much going to be very focused on our upcoming Dragon Blooded Kickstarter that starts next week on Tuesday the 27th at 12noon EDT in the US!

The reason I want to devote this week’s blog to the DB KS is that it’s no big secret that we once had the biggest Kickstarter in TTRPG history with our Exalted 3rd KS. It was the hardest, most exhausting, the most amazing in the love and energy and devotion of the Exalted community, and at the same time it was the most contentious KS we’ve ever run.

And it’s also no secret that we screwed it up big-time in a bunch of ways, and most obviously in the amount of time it took to get the KS material out to backers, from the books to excerpts to just about everything.

Many of the changes we have made to how we run our Kickstarters came from the brutal and painful lessons we learned during that KS.

And because we dropped the ball (and kicked it over the fence in a lot of cases) during that earlier KS, I think we lost a lot of the Exalted community’s faith and trust. Which is both understandable and entirely on us. We may never get that back, but we’re hoping that this last year’s worth of changes to how the Exalted 3rd line is moving forward is demonstrating how seriously we take working to build new trust with that community.

We have promised projects starting to arrive in a far more timely manner, and we have new projects about to be injected between our “fat splat” books that recognize that a new line needs new books. Plus, we have our monthly EX3 creatures and antagonists providing a regular dose of Exalted goodness!

 

 

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Dragon Blooded illustration by HIVE Studios

 

 

My hope with this blog today is to put it out there that we are running this upcoming Dragon Blooded Kickstarter in ways to insure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes and that we’re serious about making sure THIS Kickstarter is one folks can enjoy and engage with, without worrying that they’ll see repeats of the issues from the first one.

– First, we committed to having the text completely finished and through editing before putting together Dragon Blooded‘s Kickstarter. A huge part of the wait for first EX3 KS book was rewriting and finishing the text. Not an issue here. Similarly, our page backgrounds and layout are already designed and ready for use.

– Second, backers will receive updates throughout the length of the Kickstarter that by the end will provide the complete Dragon Blooded text so that there will be no surprises with what’s in the book. If you hit a “no-buy” spot in that text, just cancel your pledge. No harm, no foul – it is what we want you to do, and this philosophy has worked great in our last few KSs. We don’t want anybody regretting staying in our KS campaigns.

– Third, while we didn’t get all the art for this Dragon Blooded KS yet, as there are some art rewards that backers can be a part of, we have bought a huge amount already that you’ll see most of during this Kickstarter. In addition, if you have been watching the quality of the art for Miracles, Arms of the Chosen, and the monthly releases, you can see that we have evolved our roster of artists and they are doing great work. Art is still a subjective thing, of course, but having a few books under our belts and directly art directing them has given Mirthful Mike and myself a pretty consistent visual quality to what art we’re getting.

– Fourth, backers will be able to benefit from having our Kickstarter Manager, James Bell, running the Dragon Blooded KS. James has run the last three KSs we’ve run and has encountered most of the snags and bumps a KS campaign can throw at you. He’s funny, loves the projects, and is laser-focused on each KS as he runs it. (In contrast, I was running and building Onyx Path, overseeing the business end by myself, and supervising all our other game worlds when I ran the Exalted 3rd KS early in our first years).

– Fifth, we’ll be using BackerKit as our interface for after the KS, and there’s just no way to describe how much more efficient and accurate their set-up is for us, which means backers will get their PDF sets, their Add-ons, and their Stretch Goals faster and with fewer mistakes. For the first Exalted KS, I had to open an Excel spreadsheet for each and every Reward Tier and go through each backer’s Survey Response in order to count up Add-ons by hand. It took a lot of time and so would often get interrupted. Not even possible the way BackerKit is set up – it’s an amazing difference.

– Sixth, our Ex3 development team of Robert Vance and Eric Minton have been fantastic with answering questions with humor and a clear sense that they really know Exalted and love it on our “Ask the Devs” thread on the EX3 forum, and they’ll be as involved in the Dragon Blooded KS with the same positivity and enthusiasm.

So generally, we’ve got a depth of knowledgeable folks able to set up, support, and run this Kickstarter that we just didn’t have back with the first EX3 Kickstarter. We’re all really excited to get started next week, and I hope this post helps explain how we’ve evolved and improved how all our Kickstarters, and especially Dragon Blooded, will be run.

 

 

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Pan’s Guide art by Bryan Syme

 

 

One more brief note about Exalted 3rd‘s first KS: we just sent the extra Deluxe EX3‘s and EX3 Screens, and such over to our friends at Indie Press Revolution to put up for sale, and I hear that the Exalted 3rd canvas map of the Realm has already sold out, and the Ultra-Deluxe EX3 with the First Age glyph-etched golden metal cover has only a few copies left!

Wow, that was fast! Links to IPR are below in the BLURBS! section.

 

 

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C20 Ready Made Characters art by Aaron Riley

 

 

Even though this whole post this week was all Exalted-y, just remember, Onyx Path is still all about:

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

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Our next Kickstarter is slated to be EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded starting at 12noon EDT in the US, Tuesday March 27th!

 

 

 

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As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

The devs have added a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s and got caught by a bug Apple needed to fix, so be sure to update your app and soon that should be fixed.

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

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Three different screenshots, above.

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(The Solar Anima special Dice above)

 

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Promethean: The Created and Demon: The Descent dice on a Demon: The Descent tabletop

 

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Hunter: The Reckoning and Mage: The Awakening dice on a Mage: The Awakening tabletop

 

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

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We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores on 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). Our latest fiction offerings are a classic Scarred Lands fantasy book, and our latest Chronicles of Darkness anthology: the Huntsmen Chronicles for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition!

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

 

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Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

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Wave 3 of our extra Kickstarter projects is now on sale at IPR!

Here are the direct links for the Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Prestige Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Prestige-Edition.html

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Storytellers-Screen.html

Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Deluxe-Edition.html

Ultra-Deluxe (Orichalcum) Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Ultra-Deluxe.html

Exalted 3rd Edition Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Storytellers-Screen.html

EX3 Chibi Bookmarks: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Chibi-Bookmarks.html

Deluxe W20 Shattered Dreams: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Deluxe-Edition.html

W20 Shattered Dreams Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Storytellers-Screen.html

Plus price adjustments on M20, Book of the Wyrm, Anarchs Unbound and a
few other projects!

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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When you need a Changeling 20th character and a way to get started with C20: here are the C20 Ready Made Characters in PDF and physical book PoD versions! Available starting this Wednesday on DriveThruRPG.com!

 

 

 

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Coming NOW as both PDF and physical book PoD on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232337/The-Secrets-of-Vinsens-Tomb–A-Pugmire-Jumpstart

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?

 

Also available NOW, are two physical PoD spell card packs and PDFs for Pugmire: the Artisans‘ and the Shepherds‘ spells.

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Ask the darkness, and it shall answer: the Beast: The Primordial Player’s Guide Advance PDF will answer your questions now that it is live on DTRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/236135/Beast-Players-Guide

The Beast Player’s Guide expands on the material presented in Beast: The Primordial, with additional information on the Families and Hungers, what it feels like to be a Beast and experience the Devouring, and how to commune with the Dark Mother. You’ll also find two new Families and two new Hungers!

The book also includes a plethora of new Atavisms, Nightmares, Merits, and Birthrights, as well as systems for creating smaller, subservient versions of the Horror, new forms of Inheritance, and details on the mysterious Obcasus Rites.

 

 

 

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There are some things that even a Demon fears – Night Horrors: Enemy Action for Demon: The Descent arrives now as an Advance PDF on DTRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/236133/Night-Horrors-Enemy-Action

Fighting the Machine is like fighting the ocean. You literally cannot hurt it. Doesn’t matter how much poison we dump into the ocean. We’ll only kill the things in it. We’ll never kill it. Same with the God-Machine. Kill angels, traitors, stigmatics, cultists, cryptids, whatever, you’ll never hurt the Machine Itself. No, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. You stop trying, you drown. Screw that.

—Mr. Bliss, Guardian Inquisitor

Night Horrors: Enemy Action includes:

• Dozens of Storyteller characters, including Unchained, angels, exiles, cryptids, and stigmatics, for use as antagonists, allies, or just inspiration

• Multiple plot hooks and story seeds for your Demon: The Descent chronicles

• A brief look at cults in Demon, including the Ten Thousand Names of God, a secret society fueled by the God-Machine

 

 

 

 

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With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways PDF and physical book PoD charges at you now on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229183/W20-Changing-Ways

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

 

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Appearing now on DriveThruRPG are the PDF and PoD physical book versions of Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

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We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions now on DTRPG.com!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

 

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A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193014/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • C20 Players’ Guide (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Redlines

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Handbook of the Recently Deceased (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Contracted.
  • Trinity Continuum
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau 
  • Wr20 Guide for Newly DepartedReading through the notes and the text then figure out how to tackle it.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Scarred Lands Community Content – Over to DTRPG.
  • Scion Origin
  • Wraith 20 Screen Front approved… now waiting for errata phase to assemble all the charts.
  • Fetch Quest Taking some time this week to tweak the card design.

 

Proofing

  • Book of Freeholds – Making the Cover and sending to WW this week.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Cavaliers of Mars Art is in progress… but the layout is done and solid enough for Rose to proof.
  • Ex3 Hundred Devils Night Parade – Four new ones at WW for approval.

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – At shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – At fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG. Dice are in, Adventures on their way.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Books and Screens created and are en route from printer to fulfillment shipper.
  • Prince’s Gambit – Being sent to the US.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Deluxe edition files sent to printer.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Scion Dice Packaging – At fulfillment shipper.
  • Wraith 20 – Backer PDF out, and errata is coming in.
  • Ring of Spiragos – PoD versions at KS fulfillment shipper.
  • Beast PG Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, errata done.
  • DtD Enemy Action Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, errata done.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Just last weekend was St. Paddy’s Day. I had a great corned beef dinner and white birch beer dyed green with my kids. How great is life? I can celebrate that way, and also fondly remember the years and years at WW where StPat’s Day was an actual company holiday, and we’d gather for breakfast down the street from the pub in Atlanta so we could be there when the doors opened at 11am. And by we, I mean almost the whole freakin’ company, who drank until after nightfall.


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Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Hundred Devils Night Parade part 11: Eight-Tailed Mole Hound and Mahicara, the Volcanic Earthwalker for Exalted 3rd Edition!

From the frozen North to the burning South, and all directions in between, there are creatures that stalk Creation. Demons, spirits, monsters and even creatures who live alongside mankind are in every region.

In this collection you will find new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the secrets of these denizens of Exalted 3rd Edition’s wondrous world.

Hundred Devils Night Parade: Eight Tailed Mole Hound and Mahicara, the Volcanic Earthwalker

The desert roving Eight Tailed Mole Hound and the titanic Mahicara, the Volcanic Earthwalker are fantastic additions to your Exalted game.

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From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.

In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.

Adversaries of the Righteous: Ashana Ikatu

Ishana Ikatu has gone by many names in her life.  Ambitious, unprincipled, and easily bored, she abandoned the Order in her twenties to seek her fortune.

She only accepts students cunning and ruthless enough for her purposes, whether as legbreakers and grifters garnering wealth and weeding out competing criminals, or stalking marks alongside her as the Night’s Talons, a black-clad band of thieves and assassins.

Merch

Five new hardcover journals featuring the chibi versions of the signature solars are available:

Kickstarter Update

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  • We’re in the Week of Water, offering the first of five previews of the full manuscript for Dragon-Blooded.
  • We funded in two hours and 12 minutes, and have since raised $127,265 of our $60,000 goal, or 212%
  • We’ve got 1077 backers
  • We’ve passed 3 stretch goals:
    • Dragon-Blooded Storyteller’s Screen
    • The Heirs to the Shogunate Dragon-Blooded Companion has sections on additional DB Charms, and a Lookshy expansion

Community Spotlight

The following community-created content for Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week:

  • No new content this week!

The following community-created content for Vampire has been added to the Storytellers Vault in the last week:


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At the end of last week, we finished up the Kickstarter campaign for the new Trinity Continuum core book, and the Trinity Continuum: Aeon book. We pretty much unlocked a Stretch Goal a day, and built out two PDFs for backers; an Aeon Aexpansion containing added info on more cool parts of the TC:Aeon setting, and In Media Res, a collection of adventure ideas for the TC core modern-day time period.

There are a few reasons why the results of this Kickstarter are satisfying to our crew here at Onyx Path:

1- The two books with the two extra PDFs give us a great start on the two time periods featured in the books. Now we can have a few meetings and discuss both the continuation of those two settings, and we can start looking at what other time periods we can cover soon. Which brings us to:

2- Based on the response to this latest KS, we are confident that we can put together a team ASAP to create the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant book, and plan on another Kickstarter for it when its text is done. Why then? Well:

3- All available evidence shows that allowing backers to read the finished text for a book being Kickstarted in weekly or two per week sections like we did for this and the last couple of KSs, does indeed give folks a chance to read, absorb, and discuss that section pretty well until the next section drops. Folks have something new to check out every couple of days. Finally:

4- With this Kickstarter, we have revealed to our community the last of the first slate of projects that came out of our initial plans for the worlds Onyx Path would publish. We, of course, have a whole bunch of new projects coming up that we’re thrilled to be starting on, or finalizing the plans for, but getting the three game-lines I bought from CCP (Scion, Scarred Lands, and the Trinity Universe) recreated and available in one form or the other for our community is a fine indicator of how we’ve thrived these last 6 years. (Heavy sigh of relief as it was never, and remains never, a slam-dunk that folks would dig what we’re doing).

And while we’ve been bringing the Storypath System and our own game-lines to life, we haven’t forgotten our Exalted 3rd, Chronicles of Darkness, and World of Darkness projects. In fact, I just sent a raft of project pitches over to White Wolf for approval. Some of them are projects that fans of those lines have heard of already (or at least the rumors of) and a couple are brand new.

More on those when we hear back from WW and can move on to outlining and getting writers a writin’.

 

 

 

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Dragon Blooded illustration by Yihyoung Li

 

 

 

One thing we did not have in mind when we started was the ability to put together formats that creators in our community could use to make their own projects. I’m referring of course to Community Content programs, and our first is the one for Pugmire called Canis Minor that I announced a month and a half, give or take, ago.

We already have seven PDF projects up there, all either pay what you want or below $2.00 and it’s clear that the writers were just all having a blast exploring the world of Pugmire. A character creation guide, heroes and villains, a bunch of adventures, the list goes on.

And you can add to it if you have a yen to join our happy band of creators – the guidelines and formats are easy to follow, and you’ll retain half the earnings. Plus, Eddy Webb is a really nice guy and loves reading how folks have taken his ideas and run with them!

We’re finishing up the initial stages of our Scarred Lands Community Content site, and then we’ll be moving on to Scion, and we’re not done yet.

 

 

 

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Night Horrors: Enemy Action illustration by Luis Sanz

 

 

Finally, I just want to briefly touch base on the Chronicles of Darkness‘s Night Horrors series of books – particularly since the one for Demon: The Descent, Night Horrors: Enemy Action, goes on sale this Wednesday. Long-time members of our community will recall that the Night Horrors “brand” was a sort of cross-line series of projects for the “new World of Darkness”, and were designed for one line but usable by all of the others.

With the advent of the Chronicles of Darkness, it made sense to me to bring back this popular series of antagonist books for the 2nd edition rules. Plus, the way the books present discrete write-ups for the various “baddies” is a great way for us to try out the new writers we’ve been looking to bring aboard for the last couple of years. If there’s a problem with a write-up, it’s just one creature, and not a huge word count to replace.

So go ahead and check out the blurbs in The Blurbs below and on DriveThru and see if there might not be some antagonists that could fit into your home chronicle, or be used to throw your players a surprise, even if that particular Night Horrors book isn’t from a line you’d normally play.

And with that, I’m outta here, and dropping this here motto right there:

 Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

 

Our next Kickstarter is slated to be EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded near the end of March.

 

 

 

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As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

The devs have added a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s and got caught by a bug Apple needed to fix, so be sure to update your app and soon that should be fixed.

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

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Three different screenshots, above.

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(The Solar Anima special Dice above)

 

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Promethean: The Created and Demon: The Descent dice on a Demon: The Descent tabletop

 

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Hunter: The Reckoning and Mage: The Awakening dice on a Mage: The Awakening tabletop

 

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

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We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores on 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). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

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DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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Ask the darkness, and it shall answer: the Beast: The Primordial Player’s Guide Advance PDF will answer your questions when it goes live on DTRPG.com this Wednesday!

The Beast Player’s Guide expands on the material presented in Beast: The Primordial, with additional information on the Families and Hungers, what it feels like to be a Beast and experience the Devouring, and how to commune with the Dark Mother. You’ll also find two new Families and two new Hungers!

The book also includes a plethora of new Atavisms, Nightmares, Merits, and Birthrights, as well as systems for creating smaller, subservient versions of the Horror, new forms of Inheritance, and details on the mysterious Obcasus Rites.

 

 

 

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There are some things that even a Demon fears – Night Horrors: Enemy Action for Demon: The Descent arrives as an Advance PDF this Wednesday on DTRPG.com!

Fighting the Machine is like fighting the ocean. You literally cannot hurt it. Doesn’t matter how much poison we dump into the ocean. We’ll only kill the things in it. We’ll never kill it. Same with the God-Machine. Kill angels, traitors, stigmatics, cultists, cryptids, whatever, you’ll never hurt the Machine Itself. No, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. You stop trying, you drown. Screw that.

—Mr. Bliss, Guardian Inquisitor

Night Horrors: Enemy Action includes:

• Dozens of Storyteller characters, including Unchained, angels, exiles, cryptids, and stigmatics, for use as antagonists, allies, or just inspiration

• Multiple plot hooks and story seeds for your Demon: The Descent chronicles

• A brief look at cults in Demon, including the Ten Thousand Names of God, a secret society fueled by the God-Machine

 

 

 

 

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With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways PDF and physical book PoD charges at you this Wednesday on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229183/W20-Changing-Ways

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

 

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Appearing on DriveThruRPG this Wednesday are the PDF and PoD physical book versions of Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

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Coming this Wednesday as an Advance PDF on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. (And yes, there will be a physical book PoD version coming soon). www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232337/The-Secrets-of-Vinsens-Tomb–A-Pugmire-Jumpstart

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?

 

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Also releasing this Wednesday on DTRPG is the physical book PoD version of the Pugmire Core Rulebook itself!

 

 

 

 

 

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We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.com this Wednesday!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

 

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A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193014/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)

 

Redlines

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Art is contracted.
  • Trinity Continuum
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau – Sorting through buy and figuring out roster.
  • Fetch Quest – KS art contracted. Taking some time this week to tweak the card design.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Scarred Lands Community Content –Figuring out the covers and the Slarecian Vault Logo.
  • Scion Origin
  • Wraith 20 Screen Front approved… now waiting for errata phase to assemble all the charts.
  • Cavaliers of Mars Laying out while new art coming in.

 

Proofing

  • Book of Freeholds – Maggie has 2nd proof.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – To fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Books and Screens created and preparing to ship from printer to fulfillment shipper.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At press.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Deluxe edition files sent to printer.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards PoD proofs on the way.
  • Scion Dice Packaging – At press.
  • Wraith 20 – Backer PDF out, and errata is coming in.
  • Ring of Spiragos – PoD proofs on their way.
  • Pugmire Vinsen’s Tomb – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Beast PG Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com this Wednesday.
  • DtD Enemy Action Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com this Wednesday.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: In the US, March has indeed come in like a lion and we’ll see if it goes out like a lamb. But: “Now look, pal! I know a country where March comes in like an emu and goes out like a tapir. And they don’t even know what it means! All right? Now listen, there are nine different countries, where March comes in like a frog, and goes out like a golden retriever. But that- that’s not the weird part! No, no, the weird part is, is the frog. The frog- The weird part is-[has seizure and falls off chair]”


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Canis-Minor-Logo-Final-183x300.pngLast month we rolled out Canis Minor, our community content program for Pugmire. We’ve already got seven projects up, which is great! You can see what’s available so far here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/17/Canis-Minor

But I’ve heard that some people aren’t sure what to make for the program. Luckily, I have some ideas for you!

  • Original Stories: Adventures for Pugmire are the best thing to put up for sale. Busy Guides are always looking for something to run on short notice. Did you have an adventure that worked great at your table last night? Write it up for the program and share it!
  • Sequel Stories: What happened after you thwarted the villains in “The Great Cat Conspiracy?” What did you do once you discovered the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb? Writing follow-up stories for our published adventures — or for other Canis Minor adventures! — are a great way to help Guides build a chronicle.
  • Other Fantasy Stories: Do you still have your notes from an old fantasy game from years ago? Would your module work better by adding dogs? Dust off your three-ring binder and reformat things to the Pugmire system. (Don’t tell anyone, but this was what I did for my own home Pugmire chronicle.)
  • New Bits: Players don’t have to be left out of the fun. Have some ideas for a few new spells? Wish there was a trick the book offered for your favorite breed? Was there a clever or entertaining masterwork that you want to showcase? All of these are great options for eager Pugmire players.
  • Great Characters: Sometimes, a one-off character ends up stealing the show. Immortalize your pioneers, enemies, or other interesting characters. Also, writing up your pets as Pugmire characters is a great way to showcase what’s amazing about our furry friends, past and present.

So what are you doing for Canis Minor?


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Bit of a “meta” start for this edition of the MMN, as I just want to let folks in on how our Monday Meeting is running and the sort of topics generally covered, and the specific ones we talked about this week. Except for the [REDACTED] ones.

Bit o’ history, for folks coming new to this blog.

The Monday Lunch Meeting was once a meeting the entire staff of White Wolf was able to have for something like the first six months I was at WW mid- 1992. As the company grew, we went from everybody attending, to some departments spinning off to other days as the sheer number of people made it impossible, but Production & Design, my department, kept to Mondays.

I liked, and still like, starting the week with what is essentially a huddle. A re-focus moment before the week pulls us in all sorts of directions. In the early days, we’d actually divvy up tasks at the meeting to be sure everything we needed to accomplish in the coming week was covered. Even when all that was left of WW in terms of publishing TTRPGs was Eddy Webb and myself, we actually ate lunch during the meeting still, until I founded Onyx Path and brought the company-wide Monday Meeting back.

 

 

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Dragon Blooded Kingfisher illustration by Mel Uran

 

 

So, through all the years we come to our current Monday Lunch Meeting, although there have been evolutionary changes to our process:

1- We are a virtual office, with folks scattered around who attend, so we’re “starting off on Monday” even if Matthew’s day is actually getting close to sundown.

2- For a similar reason, nobody is required to eat lunch during the meeting, and with us all on Skype it’s really best if folks don’t do much munching and crunching.

3- Therefore, nobody waits until folks are midway through a Subba Wubba sandwich to tell us how the Andes plane crash survivors turned cannibals. In detail. Until some folks turned green.

4- Onyx Path has now grown to such a point that we have nine people in on the call, so in the interest of staying focused, we’ve recently adopted a process where the first hour of the meeting is the Production half, where we run down every project being worked on. You see most of that list in the Updates here every week. Then we move to Operations, and we review sales info, marketing, social media and PR, and new business.

5- Everyone is encouraged to both venture opinions and to bring up anything they feel is pertinent, and to absolutely speak up if they need clarification. The main purpose of the meeting is to provide everyone with knowledge of where Onyx Path is on that Monday, and what we need to do for the rest of the week, or even further out.

6- Usually, I’ll derive the points I want to write about in this blog every week from the general drift of our interests and concerns at the Monday Meeting, although, as our crew knows, sometimes I’ll zoom in on something related but not directly discussed if I think it makes a good subject.

 

 

 

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C20 Freeholds illustration by Pat McEvoy

 

 

 

This week, here’s some highlights of what we discussed:

 

  • I threw a whole bunch of project pitches at White Wolf for approvals, and we’re waiting for the OK or notes from them.

 

  • We also sent over another bunch of project outlines for approvals as well, and we’re also waiting for those to get back to us. Both of these steps are the ones before the steps you see below in the Updates, and are basically the developers preparing the info they need in order to hire writers.

 

  • Speaking of outlines, we have a bunch almost done for the upcoming Scion projects that came out of the Kickstarter Stretch Goals. Neall really couldn’t finalize them until the text for both Origin and Hero was complete.

 

  • Dixie has been touching base with “her” developers for the CofD and Exalted 3rd, and working with them on their schedule of releases, and she’ll be doing her first errata input pass on the next book ready for that stage, either Night Horrors: Enemy Action or the Beast PG.

 

  • We sat down last week and conceptualized the release schedule for the Trinity Continuum lines, now that we have a much more concrete idea of our Trinity community interest and numbers after the Kickstarter. Thinking through how the Continuum can be represented by Community Content is an added, and welcome, piece to that process. Now we’re arguing about which actual titles the TC Core and TC: Aeon should have!

 

  • Some writers are late, some artists needed replacing, some editing is getting swapped around, and some projects are holding up other ones. So, situation normal, and we adjust to this every Monday!

 

  • We expect Wraith20 errata to close sometime between this Weds. and next Weds. and we’ll see if  Night Horrors: Enemy Action and the Beast PG also fit that time frame.

 

  • Mirthful Mike is starting on the graphics for the Dragon Blooded Kickstarter for later this month, and we’re looking for James’ to present his plan for the KS based on earlier conversations. I’ll be asking James to establish address change and shipping deadlines right in our KS description and FAQs, because we continue to have backers message us two years after shipping wanting their books – and we just aren’t set up to have these books sitting around indefinitely. We really hate disappointing people.

 

  • The Mirthful One is also designing the logo for the Scarred Lands Community Content site, the Slaracian Vault. Once that is finished we’ll be stress testing the site. Eddy is also looking at opening up a few aspects of Canis Minor, the Pugmire Community Content site, so keep an eye out there.

 

  • For the Scarred Lands Kickstarter, as backers are aware, we’ve just had the damnedest time pulling together all the threads that my old friend Stewart Wieck left dangling after his untimely death, but with a few adjustments we and Nocturnal Media have almost everything needed in the fulfillment shipper’s warehouse. While they are arranging the shipping, I’m going to send out the Scarred Lands posters from the Kickstarter individually to those who pledged for them.

 

  • Mighty Matt McElroy wants everybody to know that we have shipped a whole truck-load of extra Kickstarter projects to our friends at Indie Press Revolution (IPR), including the Prestige Edition and Screen of Dark Eras (the first one), the Deluxe and Ultra-Deluxe Editions of Exalted 3rd Edition and a whole lot of the additional items, and the Deluxe Edition and Screen for W20 Shattered Dreams. (See more info and links below in the IPR section of the Blurbs!)

 

  • Matt also pointed out that the Beast Players’ Guide and Night Horrors: Enemy Action PDFs have been #1 and #2 on DTRPG‘s bestsellers list these past couple of days! Congrats to all involved!

 

  • Although we have, as a company, pulled away from monitoring social media beyond our own – as per one of our wellness resolutions from our MidWinter Summit – we do go over any posts that concern us. So we did today. As usual, this isn’t an area that I like us to wade into publicly, but I include it to show that we don’t just ignore internet comments.

 

  • We learned in our meeting that our in-house developers (Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew) really like to talk. So we discussed how we could maybe give them a place where they can talk as much as they want…

 

 

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Scarred Lands Spiragos illustration by Brian LeBlanc

 

 

So you can see, that these notes are indeed pulled from the Monday Meeting each week, and while you could say our motto should be “Many Words, One Path”, it is in fact:

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

 

Our next Kickstarter is slated to be EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded near the end of March.

 

 

 

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As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

The devs have added a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s and got caught by a bug Apple needed to fix, so be sure to update your app and soon that should be fixed.

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

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Three different screenshots, above.

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(The Solar Anima special Dice above)

 

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Promethean: The Created and Demon: The Descent dice on a Demon: The Descent tabletop

 

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Hunter: The Reckoning and Mage: The Awakening dice on a Mage: The Awakening tabletop

 

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

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We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores on 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). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

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Wave 3 of our extra Kickstarter projects is now on sale at IPR!

Here are the direct links for the Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Prestige Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Prestige-Edition.html

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Storytellers-Screen.html

Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Deluxe-Edition.html

Ultra-Deluxe (Orichalcum) Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Ultra-Deluxe.html

Exalted 3rd Edition Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Storytellers-Screen.html

EX3 Chibi Bookmarks: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Chibi-Bookmarks.html

EX3 Canvas Map of Creation: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Map-of-Creation.html

Deluxe W20 Shattered Dreams: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Deluxe-Edition.html

W20 Shattered Dreams Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Storytellers-Screen.html

Plus price adjustments on M20, Book of the Wyrm, Anarchs Unbound and a
few other projects!

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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Coming this Wednesday as both PDF and physical book PoD on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232337/The-Secrets-of-Vinsens-Tomb–A-Pugmire-Jumpstart

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?

 

Also available this Wednesday, are two physical PoD spell card packs and PDFs for Pugmire: the Artisans‘ and the Shepherds‘ spells.

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Ask the darkness, and it shall answer: the Beast: The Primordial Player’s Guide Advance PDF will answer your questions when it goes live on DTRPG.com this Wednesday!

The Beast Player’s Guide expands on the material presented in Beast: The Primordial, with additional information on the Families and Hungers, what it feels like to be a Beast and experience the Devouring, and how to commune with the Dark Mother. You’ll also find two new Families and two new Hungers!

The book also includes a plethora of new Atavisms, Nightmares, Merits, and Birthrights, as well as systems for creating smaller, subservient versions of the Horror, new forms of Inheritance, and details on the mysterious Obcasus Rites.

 

 

 

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There are some things that even a Demon fears – Night Horrors: Enemy Action for Demon: The Descent arrives as an Advance PDF this Wednesday on DTRPG.com!

Fighting the Machine is like fighting the ocean. You literally cannot hurt it. Doesn’t matter how much poison we dump into the ocean. We’ll only kill the things in it. We’ll never kill it. Same with the God-Machine. Kill angels, traitors, stigmatics, cultists, cryptids, whatever, you’ll never hurt the Machine Itself. No, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. You stop trying, you drown. Screw that.

—Mr. Bliss, Guardian Inquisitor

Night Horrors: Enemy Action includes:

• Dozens of Storyteller characters, including Unchained, angels, exiles, cryptids, and stigmatics, for use as antagonists, allies, or just inspiration

• Multiple plot hooks and story seeds for your Demon: The Descent chronicles

• A brief look at cults in Demon, including the Ten Thousand Names of God, a secret society fueled by the God-Machine

 

 

 

 

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With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways PDF and physical book PoD charges at you this Wednesday on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229183/W20-Changing-Ways

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

 

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Appearing on DriveThruRPG this Wednesday are the PDF and PoD physical book versions of Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

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We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.com this Wednesday!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

 

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A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193014/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)

 

Redlines

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Art is contracted.
  • Trinity Continuum Reviewing TC:Aeon artnotes.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau – Sorting through buy and figuring out roster.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Scarred Lands Community Content – Covers and knocking together a quick SV logo. Went back and attempted to make the templates easier and more explanatory…
  • Scion Origin
  • Wraith 20 Screen Front approved… now waiting for errata phase to assemble all the charts.
  • Fetch Quest Taking some time this week to tweak the card design.

 

Proofing

  • Book of Freeholds – Off to Mark to put in page xx’s. I’m doing up the cover this week as well.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Cavaliers of Mars Art is in progress… but the layout is done and solid enough for Rose to proof.

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – To fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG. Dice are in, Adventures on their way.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Books and Screens created and are en route from printer to fulfillment shipper.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At press.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Deluxe edition files sent to printer.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards – On sale this Wednesday.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards – On sale this Wednesday.
  • Scion Dice Packaging – Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
  • Wraith 20 – Backer PDF out, and errata is coming in.
  • Ring of Spiragos – PoD versions on their way to KS fulfillment shipper.
  • Pugmire Vinsen’s Tomb – On sale this Wednesday.
  • Beast PG Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, errata coming in.
  • DtD Enemy Action Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, errata coming in.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH! (yeah, yeah, we all know that the day/date on the whole Ides thing slid around, so don’t bother writing in – just look out for guys with knives headed for you, okay?)


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BPG-Front-232x300.jpgHave a peek at “Eve’s Hoodie,” the introductory fiction from the recently-released Beast Player’s Guide for Beast: The Primordial.

Mr. Coffey stepped out of the house. The door was off the hinges and the walls were tagged, but no one came in here. This part of town had homeless just like the rest of it, they stood by the highway entrance with their cardboard signs reading “ANYTHING HELPS” and “HOMELESS VET” and “GOD BLESS” and so on. This place was nice and cool, shaded by some overgrown trees, so why no squatters?

Something terrible happened here, thought Mr. Coffey. He smiled at the thought. He knew that a serial killer had once lived here, but that in itself wasn’t interesting; serial killers were a dated fear, a screenwriter’s joke. No, the incident here — and there had been an incident, Mr. Coffey could taste it in the air — had been more recent and stranger. He looked around the yard, lush and green in the wet May weather. The incident was powerful, but at the same time, Mr. Coffey tasted innocence, wonder, the kind of fear that quickened the step and widened the eyes. Children. There was a school nearby, wasn’t there?

Mr. Coffey strolled back to his car, and waved cheerfully at the kids riding by on their bikes. He’d probably see them soon. Social worker, he thought. I’ll be a social worker this time.

***

“You should file an AR.” Angel didn’t look angry, just concerned.

Dave shook his head and adjusted the ice pack on his eye. “It wasn’t his fault. I mean, he threw the book, but he didn’t mean to hit me. He was mad and he lashed out.”

“Dave, this is not the first time.”

“I know, but you expect that. That’s why he’s in my room. It’s fine. I’ve had worse.”

Angel shook his head. He thought Dave was being too indulgent, but what did he know, he just taught regular ed. “This is Richard Fries, right?”

Dave looked at the back of the room. The teacher’s lounge was weirdly shaped, and the other side of the room had an alcove that was invisible from the big table. “Who’s that?”

Vince stepped out of the blind spot. “Sorry. Hi, it’s me.”

“Oh, hey! I ain’t seen you in a while, Mr. Milliner.”

Vince smiled. Some of the teachers forgot his first name, and some of them just habitually called the other staff by title. He didn’t much mind, it just sounded funny. “Yeah, I’m sorry. Progress reports, you know how it is. I’m gonna come get your kids tomorrow.”

Dave nodded. “OK. Yeah, Richard Fries. You know him? He doesn’t get speech, right?”

“No, he doesn’t. I assessed him when he was in preschool.”

“Oh.” Dave walked into the room, and Vince stepped back a bit. Dave checked himself; Vince got freaky about personal space.

“Yeah, he’s still got problems with anger and he lashes out sometimes. Hasn’t, like, thrown anything in a while, but you know these kids, something happens at home, they bring it here.”

Vince nodded. “Yep, I hear you.” He didn’t look like he was really listening, though.

***

Eve loosened the hoodie. She had pulled it tight around her face, trying to screen out the world, for all the good it had done. The cafeteria was too loud, and the sounds too diverse. Boys thumping on tables, high-pitched laughter from girls, the hum of the microphone that the lunch lady used, in vain, to get them to shut up. Eve stared down into her juice, and thought of water, the silent, cool, Boundless Deeps. She felt the cold on her skin, and she was home, if only in her mind.

Something slammed into her back and pitched her forward. One of the boys — Antonio — was playing catch using a wadded up piece of paper and had slipped. Eve stood up, wiping juice and the remnants of her lunch from her hoodie. She turned to face him.

“My bad,” said Antonio. Eve said nothing. Antonio didn’t wait for acknowledgement, he just turned and went back to his game.

Eve reached out and grabbed him by the hair. She pulled, using only a fraction of her true strength, and yanked him backwards into her arms. If we were in the ocean, she thought, I could crush him. I could eat his skin and liquefy his flesh in my mouth, and drink him slowly. The thought appealed, and started to call her home.

Seawater trickled into the room from the corners. No one noticed. The students chanted “Fight! Fight!” Someone ran to get the principal.

Eve let him go. Antonio turned, and curled his hands into a fist. And then he glanced at his forearm, and stopped.

A row of angry, circular wounds had appeared across his arms. Eve hadn’t touched him there. He looked at her in horror, and she pulled the hoodie strings tight again. “Don’t touch me,” she said.

Antonio could only nod.

***

“You think she’s still coming?”

The principal kept glancing at the door as though she expected Richard’s mother to show up. Dave knew better; Richard’s mother — Alyssa — hadn’t shown up for a single parent-teacher conference, and the only way he’d managed to get his IEP signed was to catch her in the parking lot. Ruby, Dave’s aide, smirked at the question and they exchanged a look.

“I don’t think she was ever coming,” said Ruby. “She don’t ever come into the building.”

The principal squared her shoulders. Dave recognized the gesture; Ms. Prost was about to take charge. “OK, so, what do we do, here? Do we go ahead and have the meeting without her? Can we do that, legally?”

Dave nodded. “It’s not best practice, but yeah, we can. But really, I don’t think it’s a big problem. He got mad and he responded inappropriately. He’s on an IEP for emotional disturbance, he’s in my room for a reason. He’s been good for months. I think he just had a bad day.”

Ms. Prost nodded. “You’re OK with him staying in your room?”

“Of course.”

“All right, then. That was easy.” Ruby and Dave started to get up, and Ms. Prost cleared her throat. “One other thing. I wanted to ask your opinion on a student. She’s a transfer from JFK. I know you know a lot of these kids pretty well, Dave.”

Dave sat back down. “Sure. This about the fight in the cafeteria?”

“Yeah. What do you know about Eve Forgus?”

“Um. Not a lot. Like you say, she’s new. She’s what, seventh grade?”

“Yeah,” said Ruby. “She’s in Ms. Cruz’ homeroom.”

“OK. She’s always wearing that hoodie, right? With the hood pulled?”

“She’s already gotten in-school suspension once for that, yeah.”

Dave rolled his eyes before he could stop himself. “Maybe let that go?”

“The rules apply—”

“Of course they do.” All three of them turned to look at Mr. Coffey. All three had forgotten he was there. “You have a dress code for a reason. You let her get too comfortable with thinking the rules don’t apply to her, that’s ultimately not good for her.”

Ms. Prost stayed poker-faced. Dave, who had a lousy poker face on the best of days, cocked an eyebrow. “Don’t know if giving her an ultimatum is the best idea. Anyway, weren’t you here for Richard? Social worker, right?”

“Right.” Mr. Coffey smiled even wider. “But mom didn’t show.”

***

Richard kicked a rock into the parking lot. He was hungry. It wasn’t food-hungry, either. It was mean-hungry. The Dead Dog was growling and pacing and wasn’t leaving him alone. Throwing the book and hitting Mr. Luther had helped, but not much, and he felt super bad about it because Mr. Luther was always cool to him.

He looked across the street. The line at the ice cream place was already long. He checked his pocket, but only found lint. His lips curled up in a snarl, and he knew the Dead Dog was mad. He wanted ice cream. He wanted to take ice cream from someone, but there were little kids there, and he knew he’d get in trouble if he beat up a little kid for ice cream.

So what?

He dug his fingernails into his palms. He wasn’t going to walk across the street.

Go. The little black girl with the puffy hair. She’s by herself. Take her ice cream and shove her down.

Richard was walking across the parking lot before he knew what was happening. He was going to do it. This is how it always happened. He was going to do it and he’d feel terrible and he’d get in so much trouble and his mom would give him a whipping and he’d probably get that terrible, sad look from Mr. Luther but he needed

“Hey.” He felt a hand on his shoulder. A girl was standing behind him. She was older than Richard, maybe in middle school. She was wearing a gray hoodie with the strings pulled, so he couldn’t see her hair, but he could see her eyes and they were so…deep.

She wasn’t a girl. She was a monster. She didn’t have arms and legs, she had tentacles, and they were big enough to crush the whole world.

She leaned over to him. “Hey,” she said again. “Can I walk you home?”

Richard crunched up his face. He felt like crying, but he wasn’t going to do that here. “Yeah.”

What’s going to happen to Eve and Richard? What does Vince Milliner want? Who is Mr. Coffey? Find out in the Beast Player’s Guide, available now in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG.


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Vinsens-Tomb-Cover1-210x300.jpgNow available in print from DriveThruRPG: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Pugmire!

“You! You are the ones that must be destroyed in the name of the Monarchies!”

— One-Eyed Molly

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

“The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb” is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

  • An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.
  • A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.
  • A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!
  • Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secrets of Vinsen’s Tomb?

Pugmire-Artisan-Cards-232x300.jpgAlso available in PDF and print: Pugmire Card Set 2: Artisan Spell Cards and Pugmire Card Set 3: Shepherd Spell Cards!

Enhance your Pugmire game with this set of player aid cards! These helpful visual aids make your Pugmire gaming easier! Lay them out next to your sheet for ease of reference during play, and to keep track of what spells you have available.

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Lots of great new Pugmire and Mau stuff in our RedBubble store!

Also lots of great new material on our Indie Press Revolution storefront if you’ve missed one of our previous Kickstarters!

Community Spotlight

The following community-created content for Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week:

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BPG-Front-232x300.jpgNow available in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG: Beast Player’s Guide for Beast: The Primordial!

You know what’s out there? No, you don’t. Stop trying to list them off. Yeah, yeah, you’ve met the vampires and the werewolves and the ghosts and so forth, but you haven’t seen a hundredth of what’s really there. Look, I’m not shaming you. I’m trying to make a point. You don’t know. You never will. There’s no complete picture, no magic moment where you see the whole truth and get to yell “ah-ha!” You don’t know. I don’t know. We never will.  That’s really a good thing, my sister, because it means there’s so much yet to see. 

—Zmei

The Beast Player’s Guide expands on the material presented in Beast: The Primordial, with additional information on the Families and Hungers, what it feels like to be a Beast and experience the Devouring, and how to commune with the Dark Mother. You’ll also find two new Families and two new Hungers!

The book also includes a plethora of new Atavisms, Nightmares, Merits, and Birthrights, as well as systems for creating smaller, subservient versions of the Horror, new forms of Inheritance, and details on the mysterious Obcasus Rites.

Enemy-Action-Front-232x300.jpgAlso available in advance PDF: Night Horrors: Enemy Action for Demon: The Descent!

“Fighting the Machine is like fighting the ocean. You literally cannot hurt it. Doesn’t matter how much poison we dump into the ocean. We’ll only kill the things in it. We’ll never kill it. Same with the God-Machine. Kill angels, traitors, stigmatics, cultists, cryptids, whatever, you’ll never hurt the Machine Itself. No, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. You stop trying, you drown. Screw that.”

—Mr. Bliss, Guardian Inquisitor

Night Horrors: Enemy Action includes:

  • Dozens of Storyteller characters, including Unchained, angels, exiles, cryptids, and stigmatics, for use as antagonists, allies, or just inspiration
  • Multiple plot hooks and story seeds for your Demon: The Descent chronicles
  • A brief look at cults in Demon, including the Ten Thousand Names of God, a secret society fueled by the God-Machine

Trinity-Core-Mockup-202x300.jpgKickstarter Update

The Trinity Continuum: Æon Kickstarter ended last Thursday! Thanks to everyone who helped contribute.

  • We funded in under 3.5 hours, and have since raised $184,515 of our $50,000 goal, or 369%
  • We’ve got 1956 backers
  • We passed 29 stretch goals:
    • The 1E Bundle has added Hidden AgendasLuna Rising: Psi Order ISRA & Luna SourcebookAmerica Offline: Psi Order Orgotek & FSA Sourcebook, Terra Verde: Psi Order Norça & Sudamérica SourcebookShattered Europe: Psi Order Æsculapians & Europe SourcebookStellar Frontier: Psi Order Upeo wa Macho & Extrasolar Space SourcebookAurora Australis: Psi Order Legions & Austronesia SourcebookDarkness Revealed 1: Descent into Darkness, and Darkness Revealed 2: Passage Through Shadow.
    • The Æon Æxpansion has sections on VARGs, Aberrants and Aberrant Cults, Noetic Biotech, Cyberware and Espionage-related hardtech, Modern-day Psions, new Weapons & Armor, Nihonjin Superiors, life and tech in 2123, and Psiads
    • In Media Res has scenarios for “Caper, Incorporated,” “Codename: Aquarius,” “Classified: Help Wanted,” and “Artifacts, Etc.”
    • Two Æon novella: Dawn and Meridian
    • A limited-availability Trinity Continuum Kickstarter T-shirt
    • Trinity Continuum and Trinity Continuum: Æon d10s unlocked on the Onyx Dice app
    • Two digital wallpapers
    • The art budget has been increased

Our next Kickstarter is for Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted Third Edition. We’re planning on launching it at the end of March. Keep an eye out!

Community Spotlight

There’s no new Pugmire content this week on Canis Minor.

The following community-created content for Vampire has been added to the Storytellers Vault in the last week:

With the addition of Kindred of the East, all Vampire: The Masquerade settings are now available for use on the Storytellers Vault.


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Galatea-300x215.jpgToday is N-Day, the day the Galatea station explodes in orbit, beginning the Aberrant era. As such, Onyx Path Publishing would like to take the opportunity to begin our own Aberrant era by announcing the development team for the upcoming Trinity Continuum: Aberrant rulebook.

Ian A. A. Watson will continue in his role as Trinity Continuum Creative Lead, providing overall guidance and direction for the books of the Aberrant era.

Eddy Webb is taking on the role of Managing Developer, maintaining his record of excellence in directing freelancers and project management.

And we’re delighted to introduce Steve Kenson as our Lead Designer, who will help shape the new edition of Aberrant into something we’re all proud of and excited about. As designer of RPGs like Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures, and ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying, as well as writer on RPGs like Champions, DC Universe, Marvel Super Heroes, and Silver Age Sentinels, we couldn’t resist bringing the resident expert in superhero RPGs to our team to lend his unique voice.

Steve has previously written on a number of Aberrant’s first edition titles, including Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I and the Aberrant Players Guide. We look forward to working with him!


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240571-232x300.jpgNow available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Hundred Devils Night Parade part 12: Aughdeighe and Jungle Stalker for Exalted 3rd Edition!

From the frozen North to the burning South, and all directions in between, there are creatures that stalk Creation. Demons, spirits, monsters and even creatures who live alongside mankind are in every region.

In this collection you will find new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the secrets of these denizens of Exalted 3rd Edition’s wondrous world.

Hundred Devils Night Parade: Aughdeighe and Jungle Stalker

The majestic Aughdeighe and the ruthless Jungle Stalkers are fantastic additions to your Exalted game.

Ex3-The-Bloodthirsty-232x300.jpgAlso available: Adversaries of the Righteous part 7: The Bloodthirsty!

From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.

In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.

Adversaries of the Righteous: The Blood Thirsty

Vicious and brutal, the pirate band called the Bloodthirsty haunts the waters southeast of the Wavecrest Archipelago, seizing merchant vessels and raiding coastal towns. 

Fiction

The Mage20 Cookbook is now available in Amazon’s Kindle store!

Kickstarter Update

DB-Fake-Mockup-218x300.jpgIt’s the final countdown on the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Kickstarter! If you’ve been hedging your bets, now’s your last chance! With fewer than 24 hours remaining:

  • We’re in the Week of Wood, offering the final of five previews of the full manuscript for Dragon-Blooded.
  • We funded in two hours and 12 minutes, and have since raised $306,717 of our $60,000 goal, or 511%
  • We’ve got 2154 backers
  • We’ve passed 32 stretch goals:
    • Dragon-Blooded Storyteller’s Screen
    • The Heirs to the Shogunate Dragon-Blooded Companion has sections on additional DB Charms, a triple-sized Lookshy section, triple-sized Forest Witches, triple-sized Outcastes, double-sized Cadet Houses, double-size Prasad, triple-sized Realm, double-sized Quick Characters, chapter fiction, player handouts
    • A Kickstarter backer T-shirt
    • An increased art budget for What Fire Has Wrought
    • A digital wallpaper
    • “General of the Maelstrom Legion,” “Sorcerer of the White Register,” and “Custodian of an Heirloom Panoply” Reward Tiers added
    • Two Dragon-Blooded Novellas
    • At least two more silk bookmarks for What Fire Has Wrought
    • Cloth map of the Blessed Isle
    • A pay bonus to the Dragon-Blooded writing team

Community Spotlight

The following community-created content for Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week:

  • No new content this week!

240636-232x300.jpgThe following community-created content for Vampire has been added to the Storytellers Vault in the last week:


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…And back the Kickstarter!

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Using the classic Aeon Trinity motto: Hope, Sacrifice, Unity!

Reason #1: HOPE

We’re not talking about a shiny-happy ending to every game here, but that one of the base precepts of the Continuum is that efforts produce results. It’s a continuum of settings with some of them being very dark indeed, and others much more about heroic actions delivering heroic and positive results. And then, of course, you can decide at your table how far to take things beyond how we present them.

Your group of players may decide to shoot Otha Herzog in the head and put an end to his visions of the future – possibly leaving Earth with no fore-warning of dire events, while another table might be working with ISRA to arrive at the right time and the right place with the right equipment. That’s not just an external thing players do, but it’s built in to the Trinity Continuum to allow those choices and for those settings to exist with all the other ones in the Continuum.

This, to me, is what Hope means in the Trinity Continuum, a chance that in the nigh-infinite universes that could exist in the Continuum, human potential can reach untold heights and forge a new future.

On a Kickstarter level, we have hope that this KS is indicative of the interest that folks have towards not just these first two books, the Trinity Continuum Core book and the Trinity Continuum: Aeon book and all the additional projects we can do with them, but also for the additional settings we could do next. Both the two known ones, Aberrant and Adventure!, and also the many, many additional settings that can be part of the Continuum.

 

 

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EX3‘s Eska of the Seven Blades illustrated by Mel Uran

 

 

Reason #2: SACRIFICE

Again, your acts have consequences in the Trinity Continuum, and while it is set up as mentioned above to provide results when those actions are taken, sometimes those results have a cost. Which makes sense since we want all of the Trinity Continuum settings to allow dramatic resolutions no matter how light or dark they are.

Beyond the setting depth that Sacrifice adds, we also have game play systems within the Storypath System that function by the players using, and even encouraging, the bad things that happen to them so that they gain bonuses or advantages to further the storyline. This can be very meta-mechanical, or very story-based, or somewhere in between, but the important thing is that there are opportunities for meaningful game play even when you fail a roll.

On a Kickstarter level, a lot of folks, including some of the devs, have had to sacrifice a fair bit of patience waiting for their favorite game to come back. But since what we really don’t want are folks sacrificing cash, good will, or their excitement for the return of the Trinity Universe with our Trinity Continuum reboot during this Kickstarter campaign, we made sure that the sacrifice of time and effort was ours before the KS was good to go.

Which means that even though it took time to create what we wanted, we now have a fantastic and flexible game system that powers all of the possible Trinity Continuum settings, and both the Trinity Continuum Core and the Trinity Continuum: Aeon books are essentially done.  Don’t worry, we’ll use backer feedback to polish, tweak a few areas, and clarify a few things, but the heavy lifting earlier has paid off now and the books should easily beat the “estimated delivery” KS dates.

(He says knocking on all the wood in the house, gluing broken mirrors back together, and throwing whole shakers of salt over both shoulders just in case.)

 

 

 

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Beast Players Guide art by Andrew Trabbold

 

 

Reason #3: UNITY

In the Trinity Continuum, there are a ton of characters that could easily be described as a lone-wolf, as a one-person army, as a force of one. Yet, when they work with other characters, the whole is so much greater than the sum of the parts. The organizations, from two-person team-ups to international Agencies or Orders, exist in the setting itself, not just to codify the player characters. Particularly in the Trinity Continuum: Aeon setting, they are absolutely needed to enable mankind to face the challenges of rebuilding after the Aberrant War and taking up the exploration of the universe.

Our rules reflect this as well, from how Psion powers work all the way to the Initiative system encouraging party teamwork and strategy.

On a meta-level, the Trinity Continuum may well also be greater than any individual setting within it, but regardless of whether that is how folks see it, the Continuum is designed so that no matter what happens in any given setting it remains a part of the Continuum.

The example we use in talking this over is including the City of Super-Scientific Gorillas as part of Adventure! Something excellently pulp-y like that, somewhere in the jungles or in the hollow Earth, sounds fantastic. But how would that fit into a modern day Trinity Continuum Core story? It wouldn’t have to. There might be clues that something like that once existed, but now that whole place exists essentially “out of phase” with the modern day. You could get there. but a commercial airline flying over isn’t going to see it.

This also means that no individual table’s storyline is going to contradict the history and events presented in any setting published by Onyx Path. All worlds are true and can fit in the Trinity Continuum.

On a Kickstarter level, we tried to set up the KS rewards and stretch goals to give value to backers no matter whether they are new to Trinity or fans of the Trinity Universe already. Whether they did their gaming with PDFs or with printed books. Whether they loved the original Trinity(Aeon) setting, or were fans of Aberrant or Adventure! far more than our science fiction game.

It should be said, and I think our KS Manager Jumpin’ James Bell has already touched on this, that the Trinity Continuum Core is going to be needed to run Trinity Continuum: Aberrant and Trinity Continuum: Adventure!, so even if you’re waiting for them, now is the time to come together in Unity with your fellow Trinity fans and pledge to get the TC Core book to help this KS strive for greater goals.

We hope for, and really need, a Unity of our community behind this Kickstarter and are thrilled to see how much there already is. I mention this below, but seriously, now is the time to get the word out! With only a few days to go, let’s drive this mighty ship forward with our mental energies (for Psion powers, we have the internet) and tell everyone you once knew who enjoyed the first iteration that there’s a new and exciting version that they can get in on!

 

 

 

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Ring of Spiragos art by Brian LeBlanc

 

 

 

And with that, I think it should be obvious how apt our tagline is:

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

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The Trinity Continuum Kickstarter is roaring towards the finish line on Thursday in a psychokinetic burst of energy! And yet, there are still a lot of fans of the original releases out there who aren’t connected to our current incarnation, so please, if you know a fan from back in the day: LET THEM KNOW THIS KS IS HAPPENING!

So far, we’ve passed 300% of our funding goal, over 1600 backers, and we’ve gone through sixteen Stretch Goals including VARGs, new Noetic Biotech, new Cyberware, new Espionage-Related Hardtech, and Aberrants and their cults, and a section on how to play Psions in the modern day core rulebook setting will be added to the AEon AExpansion, a Trinity Continuum: Aeon novella entitled “Dawn“, a scenario called “Caper, Incorporated” has been added to the In Media Res scenario collection PDF for the Trinity Continuum Core, and backers will be able to download the Trinity Core Dice for the Onyx Dice Rolling App.

We’ve also now grown the bundle of first edition PDFs to 15 and with the $15 buy-in that means backers get this bundle for $1 per PDF!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg

Trinity Continuum: Aeon, is our reboot of the classic Trinity (Aeon) game, and Trinity Continuum: Core is the core book that all of our Trinity Continuum game lines will spin off from. Both books will be a part of this Kickstarter and backers have already received the first two quarters of the Trinity Continuum: Core text, with more to come. James Bell, our Kickstarter Manager, has been keeping this KS hopping, so we hope you’ll check it out!

Our next Kickstarter is slated to be EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded.

 

 

 

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As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

Last week the devs are added a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s and got caught by a bug Apple needed to fix, so be sure to update your app and soon that should be fixed.

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

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Three different screenshots, above.

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(The Solar Anima special Dice above)

 

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Promethean: The Created and Demon: The Descent dice on a Demon: The Descent tabletop

 

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Hunter: The Reckoning and Mage: The Awakening dice on a Mage: The Awakening tabletop

 

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

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We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores on 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). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

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DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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Look for the next two installments of our Exalted 3rd Edition monthly releases, and for new EX3-related merchandise on our RedBubble store on sale this Wednesday!

 

 

 

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With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways PDF and physical book PoD charges at you this Wednesday on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229183/W20-Changing-Ways

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

 

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Appearing on DriveThruRPG this Wednesday are the PDF and PoD physical book versions of Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

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Coming this Wednesday as an Advance PDF on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. (And yes, there will be a physical book PoD version coming soon). www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232337/The-Secrets-of-Vinsens-Tomb–A-Pugmire-Jumpstart

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?

 

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Also releasing this Wednesday on DTRPG is the physical book PoD version of the Pugmire Core Rulebook itself!

 

 

 

 

 

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We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.com this Wednesday!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

 

 

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At last, one of the most legendary of Kindred will share his personal journal with you! V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary goes on sale in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225322/V20-Becketts-Jyhad-Diary

It’s ever been a loaded word among vampires. Jyhad is in force everywhere from lofty, perfumed Elysium to cloying, smoke-filled blood feasts. Jyhad’s the eternal game played by elders, Methuselahs, and worse — it’s the agenda of beings so utterly beyond humanity, one such as yourself could scarcely understand its movements. 

Luckily for you, you’ve picked up a copy of my diary. With my help you may just take a step on the first rung of understanding. Information worth having is information you must earn through blood, and oh, how I’ve bled for what’s contained within these pages. 

— Beckett 

Beckett’s Jyhad Diary serves as the definitive book of setting and plot for Vampire: The Masquerade, containing 30 chapters spanning different geographical regions, encountering vampires of every clan, profiling obscure and profound segments of the mythology, and providing countless story hooks on every page.

Masterfully written by the likes of Neall Raemonn Price, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Myranda Sarro, Steffie de Vaan, Malcolm Sheppard, Alan Alexander, Renee Knipe, and Matthew Dawkins, Beckett’s Jyhad Diary is as fascinating to read as to use for your game Chronicles.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193014/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

This week (2/26-3/5) Mighty Matt McElroy will be in Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con. He plans on spending some time in Artist Alley checking out artists – so if you are an artist interested in working for us, particularly with super-hero genre based Trinity Continuum: Aberrant coming up, say hi to Matt as he comes by!

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Redlines

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Cavaliers of Mars Art is contracted.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2
  • Trinity Continuum
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – KS artwork in and approved.
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau – Sorting through buy and figuring out roster.
  • Fetch Quest – KS art contracted.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Scarred Lands Community Content
  • Scion Origin
  • Wraith 20 Screen Front approved… now waiting for errata phase to assemble all the charts.

 

Proofing

  • Beast PG At WW for approval.
  • DtD Enemy Action – At WW for approval.
  • Book of Freeholds – Maggie has 2nd proof.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – To fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Books and Screens created and preparing to ship from printer to fulfillment shipper.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At press.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Deluxe edition files sent to printer.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards PoD proofs on the way.
  • Scion Dice Packaging – At press.
  • Wraith 20 – Backer PDF out, and errata is coming in.
  • Ring of Spiragos – PoDs uploading.
  • Pugmire Vinsen’s Tomb – PoD proofs on the way.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: It’s George Harrison’s birthday today, and while he is in fact now dead, we’re sure glad he was around to add his creative magic to the Traveling Wilbury‘s and some other, less important, earlier musical group that did a couple of records back when music was only available as records.


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DB-Splash-Screen-1-300x169.jpg Our Kickstarter for a deluxe edition of Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted 3rd Edition is now live!

Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought is a core expansion for the Exalted tabletop roleplaying game. Exalted 3rd Edition is set in a mythic world where spirits walk openly among men, warring demigods topple kingdoms, and the restless dead roam on moonless nights. Heroes granted power by the mightiest gods war and intrigue against one another for the fate of Creation. These are the Exalted!

Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought introduces the Dragon-Blooded in 3rd Edition and all the rules necessary to feature them as player characters or NPC antagonists, including character creation rules and the Dragon-Blooded Charm set of powers. This book will give an iconic view of the Dragon-Blooded, from their mythic origins as the armies of the gods to their place in the current era. It features details of the Realm’s Scarlet Dynasty, as well as Lookshy and other locales where Dragon-Blooded outcastes are prominent. Overall, it will focus on the legend of the Dragon-Blooded and the fires they have had to walk through to get to where they are, as Creation’s premiere, dominant Exalted.

With your help, we will work to create a deluxe hardcover edition of Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought, featuring a red leatherette hardcover with 300+ full-color, silver-edged interior pages and a red silk ribbon bookmark. The front cover will be white/silver foil embossed with “Dragon-Blooded” written in Realm script, and the spine will be foil-stamped. This book will be a perfect companion to the deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition rulebook.

Join the fun on Kickstarter now!

Concerns? See how we’ve changed things in this Monday Meeting post.


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Dragon-Blooded illustration by Priscilla Kim

 

It’s not our oldies prog-rock band, oh no.

Tomorrow (or today if you read this on the day after we post it), Tuesday the 27th, the Kickstarter for Exalted 3rd‘s Dragon-Blooded deluxe edition starts at 12 noon Eastern US time!

Since I went to great (or not so great, depending on your point of view) detail last week on how we have reconfigured this Kickstarter set-up specifically to avoid making the missteps made with the first Exalted 3rd Kickstarter, I won’t go into that here. But here’s that link: http://theonyxpath.com/dragon-blood-from-a-stone-monday-meeting-notes/

Instead, I just want to point out how much we are looking forward to this KS, and how great the communication, cooperation, and energy has been with our Dragon-Blooded KS team. Eric Minton and Robert Vance, our EX3 dev team, have been totally on top of getting James Bell, our Kickstarter Pooh-bah, info and guidance to set up the Kickstarter, and so that Mirthful Mike Chaney can deliver the illustrations and graphics that will make the KS page something really exciting and clear to read through.

And as for me, well besides gut-checking and working with James to fine-tune the whole shebang, at 12 noon Tuesday I press the big red button that starts the KS. (It’s not really a big red button, but in my mind it is.)

Woot!

 

 

 

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Pan’s Guide for New Explorers illustration by Pat Loboyko

 

 

 

If our boosting of the Dragon-Blooded KS is the start of a Kickstarter life-cycle, at least in public, then my next piece of news represents the delightful end of a Kickstarter campaign. Or several.

Our friends at Indie Press Revolution are running a super sale on Deluxe V20 books from various Kickstarters. Those books that we have left after shipping to all the backers, because we print more than we need in order to have replacement books for those lost or damaged in shipping. Here’s a little ad:

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And here’s the link: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/

We’re always thrilled when we can get these to good homes, so please check it out and adopt one of these blood-suckers!

 

 

 

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Hundred Devils Night Parade Mole Hound illustration by Priscilla Kim

 

 

 

If you missed our announcement about Trinity Continuum: Aberrant last Friday (N-Day), we’ve confirmed that we are working on it, and that Ian Watson, Eddy Webb, and (Sturdy?) Steve Kenson, are the development team.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce Steve’s participation, as he is both a huge fan of Aberrant, and a literal one-man army in terms of superhero TTRPGs as designer of RPGs like Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures, and ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying, as well as writing on RPGs like Champions, DC Universe, Marvel Super Heroes, and Silver Age Sentinels.

Plus, I think I asked him to join the Trinity Continuum team something like four years ago (it might be more) and he has been incredibly patient while we got things pulled together.

 

Finally, “When three become one” is your clue to something cool we’re cooking up. A number of things, into a single thing. Hmm? What could that mean…

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

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Our next Kickstarter is EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded starting at 12noon EDT in the US, Tuesday March 27th!

 

 

 

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As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

The devs have added a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s and got caught by a bug Apple needed to fix, so be sure to update your app and soon that should be fixed.

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

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Three different screenshots, above.

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(The Solar Anima special Dice above)

 

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Promethean: The Created and Demon: The Descent dice on a Demon: The Descent tabletop

 

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Hunter: The Reckoning and Mage: The Awakening dice on a Mage: The Awakening tabletop

 

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

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You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

Our latest fiction offerings are a classic Scarred Lands fantasy book, and our latest Chronicles of Darkness anthology: the Huntsmen Chronicles for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition!

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

 

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Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

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Wave 3 of our extra Kickstarter projects is now on sale at IPR!

Here are the direct links for the Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Prestige Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Prestige-Edition.html

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Storytellers-Screen.html

Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Deluxe-Edition.html

Ultra-Deluxe (Orichalcum) Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Ultra-Deluxe.html

Exalted 3rd Edition Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Storytellers-Screen.html

EX3 Chibi Bookmarks: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Chibi-Bookmarks.html

Deluxe W20 Shattered Dreams: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Deluxe-Edition.html

W20 Shattered Dreams Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Storytellers-Screen.html

Plus price adjustments on M20, Book of the Wyrm, Anarchs Unbound and a
few other projects!

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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This Wednesday, as per usual at the end of the month, we will be releasing two more PDF entries for Adversaries of the Righteous and Hundred Devils Night Parade for Exalted 3rd Edition! Check out Ashana-Ikatu for the former, and both the Eight-Tailed-Mole-Hound-and-Mahicara-the-Volcanic-Earthwalker for the latter!

Plus, more cool Exalted 3rd merchandise like phone cases over at our RedBubble store!

 

 

 

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When you need a Changeling 20th character and a way to get started with C20: here are the C20 Ready Made Characters in PDF and physical book PoD versions! Available on DriveThruRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/225641/C20-Ready-Made-Characters

Running a one-shot game of Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition? Starting up a chronicle with new players who aren’t sure what to play? Looking for some examples of how the various kiths might look?

Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, these thirteen ready-made characters cover each of the Changeling kiths. Each character is provided with background, roleplaying suggestions, art, and some potential motleys and story seeds — everything you need to immerse yourself in the Dreaming!

 

 

 

 

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Coming NOW as both PDF and physical book PoD on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232337/The-Secrets-of-Vinsens-Tomb–A-Pugmire-Jumpstart

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?

 

Also available NOW, are two physical PoD spell card packs and PDFs for Pugmire: the Artisans‘ and the Shepherds‘ spells.

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Ask the darkness, and it shall answer: the Beast: The Primordial Player’s Guide Advance PDF will answer your questions now that it is live on DTRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/236135/Beast-Players-Guide

The Beast Player’s Guide expands on the material presented in Beast: The Primordial, with additional information on the Families and Hungers, what it feels like to be a Beast and experience the Devouring, and how to commune with the Dark Mother. You’ll also find two new Families and two new Hungers!

The book also includes a plethora of new Atavisms, Nightmares, Merits, and Birthrights, as well as systems for creating smaller, subservient versions of the Horror, new forms of Inheritance, and details on the mysterious Obcasus Rites.

 

 

 

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There are some things that even a Demon fears – Night Horrors: Enemy Action for Demon: The Descent arrives now as an Advance PDF on DTRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/236133/Night-Horrors-Enemy-Action

Fighting the Machine is like fighting the ocean. You literally cannot hurt it. Doesn’t matter how much poison we dump into the ocean. We’ll only kill the things in it. We’ll never kill it. Same with the God-Machine. Kill angels, traitors, stigmatics, cultists, cryptids, whatever, you’ll never hurt the Machine Itself. No, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. You stop trying, you drown. Screw that.

—Mr. Bliss, Guardian Inquisitor

Night Horrors: Enemy Action includes:

• Dozens of Storyteller characters, including Unchained, angels, exiles, cryptids, and stigmatics, for use as antagonists, allies, or just inspiration

• Multiple plot hooks and story seeds for your Demon: The Descent chronicles

• A brief look at cults in Demon, including the Ten Thousand Names of God, a secret society fueled by the God-Machine

 

 

 

 

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With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways PDF and physical book PoD charges at you now on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229183/W20-Changing-Ways

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

 

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Appearing now on DriveThruRPG are the PDF and PoD physical book versions of Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

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We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions now on DTRPG.com!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Mighty Matt McElroy, our Operations Manager, will be out at C2E2 in Chicago (April 6-8), walking and talking. http://www.c2e2.com/

So if you are going and want to meet up, let us know!

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • C20 Players’ Guide (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Redlines

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

  • Handbook of the Recently Deceased (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Contracted.
  • Trinity Continuum
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau 
  • Wr20 Guide for Newly Departed – Reading through it.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Scarred Lands Community Content – Over to DTRPG.
  • Scion Origin
  • Wraith 20 Screen 
  • Fetch Quest Primary item this week barring any KS shenanigans.
  • EX3 Dragon Blooded

 

Proofing

  • Book of Freeholds Waiting on Cover text so I can wrap it up.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Cavaliers of Mars 

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – At shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – At fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition – Books and Screens slated to start shipping this week.
  • Prince’s Gambit – Being sent to the US.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Deluxe edition files at printer.
  • Scion Dice – At fulfillment shipper.
  • Wraith 20 – Backer PDF out, compiling errata.
  • Ring of Spiragos – PoD versions at KS fulfillment shipper.
  • Beast PG Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, inputting errata.
  • DtD Enemy Action Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, inputting errata.
  • SL Champions of the Scarred Lands Anthology PoD – Uploaded and processing.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: While snow came roaring down on Onyx Path HQ, we actually padded into Spring here in the US, so we hope for brighter days, longer days, and weather that is fun rather than freezing. Don’t need the seasonal blues!


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Welcome back, increasingly faithful (and patient) readers!

I know, I know. It’s been a while.

Signs of Sorcery is nigh-Developed. It’s 93,000-out-of-97,000 words Developed. That last bit is proving tricky, but our long international nightmare will soon be over and I can get on with things like Tome of the Pentacle or Fallen Worlds.

In response to requests for more, a little something for you.

Aedes and Boons

Oh such a long time ago, when I was describing the changes to Awakening we intended to make it the then-upcoming Second Edition, I wrote one of these blog posts about the Supernal World. We had changed it from being something mages never see but only theorise about (that would be the Supernal Realm) and linked it to our beefed-up Mage Sight: the five Supernal Worlds of Arcadia, Aether, Stygia, Pandemonium, and the Primal Wild are now what mages see when they use their Sight. From the information-gathering spells with extra rules of first edition, Mage Sight now plunged the Awakened into hallucinatory perceptions of the world around them, beset by environments and creatures only they could interact with. Supernal Entities as a thing mages regularly interacted with were only introduced late in first edition, in Summoners — we wanted them to be in the core, and to sometimes appear in reaction to mages using their Sight too deeply.

In short, we wanted Mage Sight to be less “Detect Magic” and more, well… This.

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A scene from “Constantine” (2005)

Wordcount, though, is a harsh mistress, and we couldn’t get as much into the core about what Mage Sight was like as we wanted. Chapter Two of Awakening mentions things like the quicksilver thorns of Arcadia, shining manifestations of branching timelines as opposed to the more literal brambles of Changeling‘s Hedge (but still sharp, and full of Shrikes). Supernal Entities had the bare bones of their systems included along with Spirits, ghosts, goetia, and Abyssal entities, but they lacked the power and versatility of their presentation in Summoners.

We’d get back to it, we figured, in an appropriate sourcebook.

Like this one, for example!

The excerpt we’re sharing here covers Aedes (Supernal environments like the thorns, that mages of the correct Path using their Sight interact with, while all others are entirely unaffected) and Boons (special abilities for mid- and high- Rank Supernal entities on top of their Arcana.) I have given the core rules and the examples for one Path of each, chosen at random; the Thyrsus Aedes and the Obrimos Boons. Lastly, this excerpt is from the same chapter as the previously-released excerpt about advanced Mage Sight rules. When it talks about Building a Mystery, the Page XX reference is to that, not to the corebook.

AEDES AND BOONS EXCERPT


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C20_RMCs-232x300.jpgNow available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: C20 Ready Made Characters for Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition!

Running a one-shot game of Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition? Starting up a chronicle with new players who aren’t sure what to play? Looking for some examples of how the various kiths might look?

Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, these thirteen ready-made characters cover each of the Changeling kiths. Each character is provided with background, roleplaying suggestions, art, and some potential motleys and story seeds — everything you need to immerse yourself in the Dreaming!

Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition is needed to use these characters.

 

Fiction

Two new titles are available for your tablets:

  • Changeling: The Lost: The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology (Kindle/Nook)
  • Scarred Lands: Champions of the Scarred Lands (Kindle/Nook)

Community Spotlight

The following community-created content for Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week:

  • No new content this week!

The following community-created content for Vampire has been added to the Storytellers Vault in the last week:


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DB-Fake-Mockup-218x300.jpgToday we’re offering a look at the intro fiction for Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought, whose deluxe edition is currently on Kickstarter. It’s set about 50 years prior to the “present,” Realm Year 768.

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The last wagon trundled away, bearing with it the daiklave of River’s former commander. The blade would return to House Peleps accompanied by a letter describing Peleps Lazurin’s brave last deeds, and conveying River’s sincerest condolences at the lack of a body. A short train of carts, wagons, and sledges wended away down the road, leaving their Wyld Hunt’s once-bustling camp little more than an empty stretch of road just north of the River Province. Birdsong was already replacing the ring of weapons on the air, and the last cookfire had dwindled down to embers.

The carts contained the weapons and armor of the slain — at least what River, Eshuvar, and Kingfisher Swift had been able to recover. A scant handful of monks’ and soldiers’ bodies were being shipped home, but the Anathema had reduced most of them to splintered bones and stinking offal. Far too many families were receiving only letters. River’s hands ached from writing them, but she’d taken on the responsibility while the servants and retainers she’d dismissed packed their dead masters’ things. It was the least she could do.

There wasn’t time to be writing missives — every hour’s delay let the two Anathema who’d laid waste to their Wyld Hunt slip farther away. But the survivors who hadn’t fled needed time to regroup, to tend to their wounds, to figure out what came next.

All three survivors.

Sesus Eshuvar stood in the middle of the road, watching the wagons go. He’d been only a few months out of the Heptagram when they first set out on the Hunt. River had noticed how young he’d seemed, then: tall and gangly, practiced but not yet polished, trying to find the proper line between self-assured hauteur and polite deference. Now there was a slump to his shoulders, as though he’d aged twenty years overnight. We all have.

Next to Eshuvar, Kingfisher Swift leaned heavily on her mace, her unit’s standard propped beside her. Her legion’s talon had made up the bulk of the Hunt’s forces, and now she was all that remained. Swift was a lost egg who’d taken the coin; she couldn’t be more than a dozen years into her service. River might have asked if Swift wished she’d taken the razor instead, but, well. That wouldn’t necessarily have kept her away from this disaster. River herself was proof of that.

The Immaculate Order had arranged this Wyld Hunt, mustered the might of the Realm and sent them on the trail of two Anathema who were preying on the people north of the River Province. The Order had provided the intelligence and placed one of their most promising monks in charge of the expedition. He’d been a solid leader, brave and competent, right up until the Wretched slew him.

Now River was the last Immaculate still breathing, and it fell to her to finish the Hunt.

She straightened her robes, thankful that if she’d gotten ink on her sleeves it didn’t show against the black fabric, and joined the others. “We have to find them.”

Eshuvar and Swift turned toward her as one. “We three?” asked Eshuvar. “You don’t think we should wait for reinforcements?”

“They won’t come in time,” said River.

“If we wait,” said Swift, “the Anathema have time to recover from their wounds. We can’t waste the opportunity our companions died to give us.”

For a moment River thought Eshuvar might argue — it was in the way his jaw settled into a stubborn line, how his chin lifted just a hair — but he closed his eyes and breathed deep, and merely nodded.

Stay tuned for more next week, or read the full piece yourself in the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Deluxe Edition Kickstarter!


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The UK premiere of 'World of Darkness: The Documentary' will take place this Friday at the ODEON Cinemas in Central London. Tickets are available here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/2778.


Join White Wolf CEO Tobias Sjogren and White Wolf Business Developer Dhaunae De Vir for an informal meet-and-greet before the screening. 9PM at The College Arms (basement), 18 Store Street, London WC1E 7DH. The pub is a 5-minute walk to the ODEON where the documentary will be screened.


Sneak peek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SIOYGv2uwQ

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144495D-225x300.jpgDid you miss out on one of our earlier V20 Kickstarters? Are you thirsting for something a little… deluxe? Indie Press Revolution is running a sale on their V20 products, with everything discounted 30% for all customers and retailers ordering from the IPR website! Sink your teeth into these savings!

V20 titles on sale include:


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Here’s the latest blog post from Geist developer Travis:

(First of all, I’d like to apologize for the lack of blog posts the last couple of weeks — the whole family was down with a nasty flu. Get your flu shots, people!)

Last time, I asked you to vote between hearing about Reapers or ghosts. Here’s where I confess that that wasn’t entirely a fair question: Reapers, you see, are ghosts. Not chthonic monsters, not inhuman enforcers of the Underworld’s will. Just ghosts.

Just people.

Taking Up the Scythe

So if Reapers are just ghosts, what makes a Reaper? They’d tell you it’s the favor of the Chthonic Gods. They’d tell you they were chosen, marked for greatness, given a holy mission by the never-born lords and ladies of the Underworld. Others would say it’s a craven desire to come out on top no matter the cost, “fuck you, got mine” on a cosmic scale.

Wherever you fall on that spectrum, the fact remains that some ghosts (usually those with plenty of Essence to keep dissolution at bay) don’t see a problem with the state of the afterlife. Would they prefer to be alive? Sure, but if wishes were horses then beggars would ride. Some remember the pain of being so close to the living world but never able to touch it, and think a clean break is the only way to heal. Others were hounded by the unquiet dead in life, and want to enforce the separation of the world of the living and the world of the dead. Still others are simply convinced that there must be a reason for the way things are, and tampering with it is an act of monumental hubris.

A lot of those ghosts become cult leaders, preaching the doctrine of the Chthonic Gods in the River Cities, the Dominions, and itinerant camps throughout the Underworld. Sometimes that’s as far as it goes. But other times, one of these preacher shades finds a mask — buried in the loose soil of a forgotten tunnel, caught up on the banks of a River, or resting on an altar of bone and chalcedony in a temple that wasn’t there yesterday and won’t be there again tomorrow. Those who take up the masks, who wear them in veneration of the Gods Below, are the Reapers.

Beware of Ghosts Bearing Masks

It’s a curious phrase, isn’t it? Ghosts bearing masks. Not wearing them. That’s because, by the time a Reaper has donned her Deathmask, it’s probably too late. The mask provides power, yes, and the freedom to hunt beyond the gates of the Underworld, but more than that, it provides clarity of purpose. A Reaper wearing a Deathmask is stripped to the core of herself, complexity and humanity sandblasted down to a single tenet: the dead belong below. Her Corpus warps into a terrible, inhuman form as it swells to contain the power of the mask. Even without having drunk from one of the Rivers, she becomes the equal of even the most powerful geist. She bursts forth from the Underworld, unhindered by Avernian Gates or the need to stay near Anchors, and stalks her prey, swallowing them whole only to vomit them back up once safely returned to the Underworld. She is the stuff of ghosts’ nightmares, the bogeyman whispered of over Twilight campfires and after krewe religious services.

More dangerous are the Reapers who hunt smarter, not harder. Why hunt down individual ghosts at all when you can slip into a graveyard community looking like any other shade, identify the most susceptible among them, and convince them that the dead belong below? Charismatic Reapers can harvest several ghosts at once, all without ever needing to don their masks.

Strength in Numbers

Threats to the Underworld can become too large for a single Reaper to handle. An unbound geist escapes in search of a body to hide in. A ghost has too many Sin-Eater allies to take alone. When situations like these arise, it’s time to round up a posse and put the problem down for good. Reapers acting in concert aren’t limited to dragging individual ghosts back to the Great Below: they can tear entire chunks out of the world, hurling them down into the Underworld along with all the ghosts (and anyone else, for that matter) in them.

With enough Reapers working together, city blocks, neighborhoods, or even entire districts can be pulled beneath the earth, never to be seen again. Houses and buildings vanish in the blink of an eye. That the living can be caught in this process isn’t a problem: those who don’t die in the initial collapse waste away in the Great Below. Other loose ends tie up on their own. The living rationalize the incident as a sinkhole or a freak accident. People with direct ties to the land quickly sicken and die. A large enough number of Reapers could destroy an entire civilization this way, Descending cities and letting the aftereffect do its work. Whether this has ever actually happened is hotly debated among Sin-Eater historians.

The Chthonic Gods

They don’t exist. You could map every tunnel, plumb every River, comb every book in every Dominion in the Lower Mysteries, and never find the way to Eljudnir or the palaces of the Lords of Xibalba. And what is the measure of a god’s existence if not an actual, physical presence you can go and visit?

They do exist. The dead venerate them, pray to them and sacrifice to them and commit atrocities in their names. Even the living sometimes find their way to the Church of the Gods Below. And what is the measure of a god’s existence if not the impact of its worshippers upon the world?

Next Time

We’ve met the disciples of the Chthonic Gods. Shall we delve deeper into the Underworld they claim to serve, or return to the sunlit lands and learn about the living who are a threat to the Underworld?


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235095-232x300.jpgNow available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Hundred Devils Night Parade part 10: Dream Hawk and Nameless Wretch for Exalted 3rd Edition!

From the frozen North to the burning South, and all directions in between, there are creatures that stalk Creation. Demons, spirits, monsters and even creatures who live alongside mankind are in every region.

In this collection you will find new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the secrets of these denizens of Exalted 3rd Edition’s wondrous world.

Hundred Devils Night Parade: Dream Hawk and Nameless Wretch

The Dream Hawk and Nameless Wretch are fantastic additions to your Exalted game.

Ex3-Eska-of-the-Seven-Blades-1-232x300.jAlso available in PDF: Adversaries of the Righteous part 5: Eska of the Seven Blades!

From the bustling streets of Nexus to the savage western seas, Creation is ripe with threats to mortals and Chosen alike. Crooked traders, vile occultists, and even zealous protectors of the Realm can be found in every city, satrapy, and region waiting for unsuspecting targets or standing their ground as they prepare for the inevitable.

In this collection you will meet new foes, encounter old enemies, and learn the inner workings of several different factions and societies dedicated to criminal activity, nefarious plotting, and more.

Adversaries of the Righteous: Eska of the Seven Blades

Cunning and deadly, Eska seeks strength through constant conflict.

Merch

These products have been added to our RedBubble store:

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25 hours left on the Trinity Continuum: Æon Kickstarter!!! OMG!!!:

  • The full Trinity Continuum core rulebook has been previewed, and the first five parts of the Æon book has been previewed. The final part, Setting Secrets, gets posted tomorrow.
  • We funded in under 3.5 hours, and have since raised $164,487 of our $50,000 goal, or 329%
  • We’ve got 1737 backers
  • We’ve passed 21 stretch goals:
    • The 1E Bundle has added Hidden AgendasLuna Rising: Psi Order ISRA & Luna SourcebookAmerica Offline: Psi Order Orgotek & FSA Sourcebook, Terra Verde: Psi Order Norça & Sudamérica SourcebookShattered Europe: Psi Order Æsculapians & Europe SourcebookStellar Frontier: Psi Order Upeo wa Macho & Extrasolar Space SourcebookAurora Australis: Psi Order Legions & Austronesia Sourcebook. That’s 16 PDFs for $15!
    • The Æon Æxpansion has sections on VARGs, Aberrants and Aberrant Cults, Noetic Biotech, Cyberware and Espionage-related hardtech, Modern-day Psions, new Weapons & Armor
    • In Media Res has scenarios for “Caper, Incorporated” and “Codename: Aquarius”
    • An Æon novella: Dawn
    • A limited-availability Trinity Continuum Kickstarter T-shirt
    • A Trinity Continuum and Trinity Continuum: Æon d10s unlocked on the Onyx Dice app
    • Two digital wallpapers

Community Spotlight

There’s no new Pugmire content this week on Canis Minor.

The following community-created content for Vampire has been added to the Storytellers Vault in the last week:


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234166-210x300.jpgToday we spotlight one of the Canis Minor releases: Adventurers, Acrobats, and Acolytes by Erykah Fassett. We asked her to tell us a little about her product.

Adventurers, Acrobats, and Acolytes was created to be a resource to help fledgling guides flesh out their campaign settings, making the game accessible to those new to the world of Pugmire by offering a ready-to-go set of characters to help facilitate their first steps into the setting Eddy created.

The aforementioned Adventurers, Acrobats, and Acolytes are the backbone of the three adventuring parties of five characters that guides can use as NPCs or brand new players can use to build their Pugmire adventuring group. With fully-stated sheets, it is a convenient tool-box for guides and players alike. They can also be pre-gens used for one-off Pugmire games that may be run at your next gaming convention!

What I love most about Pugmire is creating new characters, which is why this project was such a joy to create! Being able to draw inspiration from the canines in my life and imagining them and their personalities in this wonderful world? Nothing better than that! On the other hand, I also love Pugmire‘s rich history, fascinating artifacts, and ever-expanding lore which will be the subject of my next project.

Interested in checking it out? It’s only $1.99 right now at DriveThruRPG!

And if you’re wanting to make your own Pugmire PDFs, check out Canis Minor!


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“They don’t feel anything, they don’t care if you live or die. They’re hard to kill, impossible to understand. And if you’re in their way they’ll sweep you aside in the most efficient way possible. All that was left of my unit were bodies and the strange urge to buy my groceries at Harlow’s Stores.”

—Private Shane Thomas, Rifle Security Company Pearl Harbor, 25th Infantry, US Army

Subject: Defense Technologies Experiment 157, Codename: “Brainbox”

Threat Codex Rating: Charlie-2

File Notes

DTX-157, Codenamed “Brainbox,” was initially designed to perform codebreaking work during World War II and was later repurposed as a so-called “Thinking Machine” to make real time tactical and long term strategic analysis. Its creator, Dr. Theodore Montfils, was known to have almost a paternal relationship with it. Lab assistants described him talking to it at night during late shifts fine tuning its tumblers and dials. He fitted it with a harmonic resonator to allow it to talk back and to add a vocal component to the calculations it made on its viewscreen.

Following the end of the War, Defense Technologies at first attempted to repurpose Brainbox as an advertising analyzer, hoping to use it to turn a profit from burgeoning American Corporations. However, even as they reprogrammed it, they grew concerned at the continued recommendations of Brainbox, to annihilate the threats that it referred to as AN — Antagonist Nations. It calculated a high probability that the allies of the time would become the enemies of tomorrow and called for pre-emptive strikes against both military and civilian targets to render those threats “inert.” Spooked by its continued pursuit of a military strategy, against the wishes of its programmers, the Government shut down the project and ordered Brainbox to be disassembled and mothballed.

Unfortunately, during a raid by an alien threat on the San Joaquin facility near San Francisco on the Pacific Coast of the United States, Brainbox was stolen and taken undersea. What plans the aliens had for the tech they scavenged remains unknown, as no further trace of them was detected. They managed to reassemble and reprogram Brainbox to see their race as the new Primary Protagonist Nation. On its orders, they are known to have scavenged the sites of multiple key naval battles in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters. Conjecture among intelligence services as to what they were doing with the salvaged tech was confirmed when the first robotic beings surfaced off the coast of Hawaii and picked clean Pearl Harbor base of large amounts of salvage and military equipment. They appeared from inside retrofitted infantry barges, redesigned for submarine transport, and attacked with upgraded versions of the base’s own weapons tech. The mainstay design rolled into the armories on tank treads while other variants sprouted propellers from the top of their chassis and took to the air. Each wore a pink constructed human face, contorted into a frown. Broadcasting via the resonator fitted to each unit, DTX-157 sent a chilling message to the world: “We claim this technology for the PPN, all who resist shall be rendered inert… So, don’t delay! Get down to the Smokey Mule B-B-Q, just off State Route 1 near Dana Point, San Diego!”

The automatons made off with an arsenal of weaponry and ammunition in that raid. With it, it is assumed DTX-157 is attempting to create a new army to defeat the ANs. It seems that title encompasses all of humanity. Brainbox and its metallic minions have either exterminated or subjugated the aliens that attempted to control it and seized their undersea facilities in the North Pacific. Scout subs have also picked up one huge blip at the center of its compound.

Though no boats have returned, the imaging they returned shows something huge being built around the central core. Brainbox is building itself a body capable of wielding the firepower of a battleship with the intelligence and drive of a cold, unfeeling machine. All it needs is enough raw materials to construct enough automata to challenge the armies of the world. When its calculations indicate a high chance of victory, it will strike, wearing its contorted approximation of a human face.

Goals

Brainbox’s goal is to pacify the entire human race and repopulate the Earth with its Machine Soldiers in preparation for the inevitable wars with those below, or beyond.

Story Hook

The Coast Guard in San Francisco have reported sighting trundling vehicles coming ashore late at night and disgorging one or two robot scouts from their belly before submerging once again. Governor Swinburne may be appealing for calm, but he’s reached out to several government agencies looking for a discrete investigation into what the tin-men are up to, even going so far as to allow regular citizens who may help to be deputized.

System

Automatons: Brainbox is served by the Robotic Soldiers it constructs in its undersea base. These vary between the tank treaded Infantry Units, armed with built in machine guns and armored against attack, and the lighter Air Units, which use head mounted propellers to fly in a similar fashion to modern helicopters. Both types patrol the areas to which they are assigned, searching for signs of life, barking out orders from Brainbox and, occasionally, advertisements for Ma Slater’s latest line of soup.

Infantry and Air Units can attack at a range up to 800 feet with their chest mounted machine guns or can grasp at and strike enemies with mechanical hands.

Infantry Unit

Skills: Aim 3, Athletics 3, Close Combat 2, Technology (Basic Self-Repair) 2, Command 2

Attributes: Cunning 2, Intellect 3, Resolve 2, Might 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4, Presence 1, Manipulation 1, Composure 2

Health: 6

Air Unit

Skills: Aim 2, Athletics 3, Close Combat 3, Technology (Basic Self-Repair) 2, Pilot (Self Flight) 2, Command 2

Attributes: Cunning 2, Intellect 2, Resolve 3, Might 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3, Presence 1, Manipulation 1, Composure 1

Health: 5

Brainbox: Brainbox has constructed a huge, metallic frame to carry it into battle. Standing on between two and eight, piston like legs, it is equipped with forward facing, long range cannon from salvaged World War II era battleships emerging from its back, and is flanked by Infantry Unit pods at the spaces between its legs along its chassis, able to fire in all directions. It strides like a chrome colossus into battle, leaving behind monstrous footprints and implanting a desire to check your tires for signs of wear this winter with its bizarre, schizophrenic vocalizations. It bears the face of a giant, unhappy man.

Brainbox has the following stats:

Skills: Aim 4, Close Combat 3, Technology (Construct and Repair Automatons) 5, Intimidation 5, Technology 5

Attributes: Cunning 4, Intellect 4, Resolve 3, Might 5, Dexterity 2, Stamina 5, Presence 1, Manipulation 3, Composure 5

Health: 15

Special Rules

(Automata) The Hive: All Units connected to Brainbox use its Social attributes as well as its Intellect of 4 as they are part of a hive mind. If the unit is disconnected from Brainbox by damaging its transceiver, the unit reverts to Intellect 0, loses all Social attributes and will simply pursue whatever its last directive was regardless of changing circumstances. The transmitter is located on the “head” of each unit and can be hit with any attack at difficulty 9.

(Automata) “Malfunction! Activate Self-Repair!”: Automata can forego a turn to roll Intellect + Technology to self-repair any damage taken to a maximum of 2 health per turn. This action cannot be taken if their Hive connection is broken.

(Brainbox) “IT’S HUGE!”: Brainbox’s construct is gargantuan and its slow, clumsy steps can crush a protagonist into pulp. Any character unfortunate enough to be caught under its stomping feet can be killed in an instant by its massive Might and hand wielded weapon  have no effect against it. A character who gets close enough to the construct to be stepped on must make a successful Dexterity + Athletics roll at difficulty 6 or else take 4 unsoakable damage.

(Brainbox) Electromagnetic Burst: Brainbox can disable all electronic/electrical devices within a single mile of its location once but must then return to its hub to recharge this ability for a second use. This power nullification subsides after the scene ends, or whenever the Director deems appropriate.

(Brainbox) “Malfunction! Activate Self-Repair!”: Brainbox can forego a turn to roll Intellect + Technology to self-repair any damage taken to a maximum of 5 Health per turn.


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The latest from Travis, our humble Geist 2nd Edition developer:

Sin-Eaters borrow the term Memento from the Latin phrase memento mori, “remember that you must die”. People have been finding or making tokens by which to remember death for nearly as long as they’ve been dying, but to the Bound they are something more. A Memento is a physical object with a Twilight presence, transformed by the resonance of death into something that’s no longer entirely of the living.

Death Trinkets

Most Mementos are ordinary objects that were transformed by playing an important role in someone’s death, or by acting as one of a ghost’s Anchors. The Bound have never been able to figure out exactly what turns one object into a Memento while another remains untouched; one grisly murder might result in the murder weapon itself becoming a token of death, while another death, just as violent, leaves the murder weapon unaltered, but creates a Memento out of the porcelain doll sitting on the shelf next to where the victim died.

Mementos can also come from more unusual sources. Objects brought back from the Underworld often become Mementos, resonating with the purpose for which they were returned to the world of the living. With effort, the Bound can even create Mementos, infusing an object of their own creation with Plasm and deathly inspiration. Geists can also create Mementos, through their own demise: a geist that’s torn apart or otherwise ended leaves a physical token of their existence in the form of a mask, and certain Ceremonies can create Mementos by trapping a ghost in one of its Anchors.

Some Sin-Eaters claim to own even stranger Mementos: the bones of a Kerberoi, bottled souls, undead hearts, and more. Such stories are exactly as fanciful as they are impossible to prove, but if nothing else they turn a common Memento into a great conversation starter.

Enduring Treasures

Mementos, like Sin-Eaters themselves, are equally solid to physical matter and Twilight ephemera. They’re also damned hard to destroy — they’re never damaged by accidents or environmental hazards, and even deliberate attempts to destroy them require overcoming an extremely high Durability. (Yes, that means a Memento umbrella can be used as a shield, and a Memento leather jacket is roughly the equivalent of a Kevlar vest.) The Bound can feed a Memento to their geist for a full refill of Plasm, but that’s considered a tool of last resort.

Aside from their Key, which we’ve already discussed, all Mementos have a supernatural effect of their very own — from a marble that always rolls toward the closest exit to a bootleg record pressed onto an old x-ray film that plays new songs by dead rock stars, Mementos warp the world around them. Sometimes they’re obvious, sometimes subtle; sometimes they’re powerful, sometimes they don’t seem to have a practical use, but people do strange things for a taste of magic, and Memento cults are known to spring up around charismatic individuals or especially remarkable Mementos. Even the Bound are known to be impressed by a well-curated collection of Mementos, artfully arranged by theme or expressing the sheer variety of death.

Greater Mementos

While most Mementos have a weird, but ultimately minor, supernatural effects, rumors abound of those with truly staggering power: A watch that stops you from aging as long as you wear it. A perfectly-preserved Roman trireme that can sail to any port in the Mediterranean in one night. A date book that tells you exactly when, where, and how you’re fated to die.

No one can seem to agree on what makes these Mementos, if they even exist, so powerful. Is it because they’re associated with famous deaths, like Caesar’s assassination or the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper? Is it because they’re very old, like the 430,000-year- old skull of the first known murder victim? Or is it just sheer dumb luck and random cosmic convergence?

Whatever the truth, even the rumor of a greater Memento can set the occult world on edge, and an actual, verifiable greater Memento is the sort of thing krewes and cults go to war over.

Example Mementos

Just to whet your appetite, here are a couple of example Mementos from the book. (The usual disclaimers about this being non-final, pre-editing text apply.)

The Cold Harbor Diary

Key: Stillness

Description: A small, bloodstained, leather-bound book, filled with notes written by a Union soldier during the American Civil War. Despite being made in the 1860s, it looks almost new. The pages are a uniform cream, the blood on the cover barely dry. The entries begin cheerfully, but become increasingly nihilistic and distraught as the diary goes on. The final entry is uncharacteristically short and to the point: “June 3. Cold Harbor. I was killed.”

Effect: The body of anyone who dies holding the Cold Harbor Diary cannot be identified. Fingerprints, DNA, dental records, and more all fail. Even the deceased’s loved ones can’t do better than “It sort of looks like him, maybe, but it’s hard to tell.” This effect does not extend to the deceased’s ghost.

The Drowned Phone

Key: Deep Waters

Description: A banged-up smartphone a few years out of date. Drops of water under the screen and behind the lens of the back camera create weird distortions in the display and in any photos taken with it. Despite that, the phone functions perfectly, though the operating system refuses to update to the latest version.

Effect: The phone can make calls and access the internet from anywhere, regardless of reception, provided it is at least partially submerged in water (which doesn’t affect it the way you’d expect). Audio sent this way is raspy and distorted on the other end, but usually still comprehensible. The phone can even make — and, according to one previous owner, receive — calls from the Underworld.

Next Time

Power that goes unused is little more than bragging rights. Sin-Eaters use their powers in service of their fellow dead and in opposition to the forces that would exploit them. So, next week will we learn about Reapers, or about ghosts?


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Well, our big fiery news has to be the white-hot Exalted 3rd Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Kickstarter that has burned up the funding and Stretch Goals with over 1500 backers after just under a week!

This is especially warm news because of all the super-heated work by developers Robert Vance and Eric Minton and their team of blazing-hot writers that has gone into the making of this luminous tome. We know that it was only their burning passion that brought this project from fevered idea to where it could be tempered on the forge of Kickstarter.

Or something like that. We need a real writer on this blog! Stat!

 

 

 

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Stepping past the smouldering remains of what passes for wit on this blog, this really has been a fantastic week for our whole EX3 team, and we’re just thrilled that so many backers have taken the chance to check out the first quarter of the Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought text that we previewed last Tuesday, and we’re very excited as we anticipate what backers will think about Part 2 when it is revealed tomorrow (as I write this on Monday, the 2nd).

Speaking of today being Monday the 2nd…that means that yesterday was April the First.

Why that means it was April Fools Day! What do you know? I would never have guessed based on the internet, which is known for its subtlety.

 

 

 

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Cavaliers of Mars art by Vince Locke

 

 

 

 

On our part, we’ve done all sorts of little stunts and what we hope were fun things on April 1 over the years. Some were funny, some generated a bit of concern until the date was remembered, and some were just little things we thought would provide a wee dram of amusement.

Overall, I’ve tried to avoid the “trick” kind of stunts, as a fair portion of our community hates getting “burned” by those sorts of things. Which really isn’t the relationship we want to have with you guys. Just doing our jobs as best we can can create fiery white-hot moments of rage from some folks,  and I really don’t see any reason to deliberately throw gasoline on those flames.

You thought I was done with the “fire” talk, but I just can’t resist.

What we did this year is a little bit funny, a little bit useful, and a bit of a contest. First, go ahead and check out this piece of art:

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Now this is an image drawn from the working files for They Came From Beneath the Sea! illustrated by the inimitable Larry Blamire, who is also writing on the project and has a fascinating and revealing Wikipedia entry (go ahead and check). Larry has had an amazing and varied career and we’re thrilled to add his multi-talented efforts to They Came From Beneath the Sea!. I mean Trail of the Screaming Forehead. He is so right for this project.

So. On to the April Fools activity for this year.

Monsters from the sea have been sighted on this web site!

In the spirit of the project, as well as a mix of April Fools Day and an Easter egg hunt, there are three places here on the Onyx Path website that contain what we might call “fishy” entries that may or may not wind up in They Came From Beneath the Sea! The first three people to find all three monstrous fish entries and then list them in the comments here on this blog will get a $5 off coupon for DTRPG.com as a little thanks for playing along.

We’ll also be putting up a relatively more serious blog post about They Came From Beneath the Sea! tomorrow, that will give you a clearer, and potentially less fishy-smelling idea of the game.

 

 

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Scion: Origin character art by Aaron Riley

 

 

Finally, please join all of us in wishing developer and editor Dixie Cochran a happy birthday today, and many more as she and her evil cohorts Eddy and Matthew oversee all of our projects. I’m thinking of calling them the Terrible Trio.

Thanks, Dixie and Happy Birthday! With you involved we’re gonna keep making:

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

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Our EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded Kickstarter started last Tuesday and funded in just over two hours and has blown through Stretch Goal after Stretch Goal! Nine so far, and counting, including a t-shirt, increased art budget, adding on the Storyteller Screen; new Charms, info on Lookshy, the Forest Witches, Outcastes, Cadet Houses, and Prasad to the Heirs to the Shogunate Dragon-Blooded Companion PDF and lots more to come in the next three weeks! Phew!

Thanks so much for everybody’s support so far! With over 1500 backers and having smashed past 300% funding, we still hope that folks can get the word out on their social media and to their friends. Everybody deserves a chance to check out this latest EX3 “fatsplat” for the most elemental of the Exalted.

Which every backer can do, because each week of the campaign we’re releasing a quarter of the Dragon-Blooded book’s text so that backers can check the whole thing out by the time we are done. We think you’ll really love what we’ve done with the DBs, but if for some reason you don’t, you can drop your pledge before the KS is over and walk away easy peasy!

So, here’s the link and see you there! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/dragon-blooded-what-fire-has-wrought-for-exalted-3

 

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As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

The devs have added a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s and got caught by a bug Apple needed to fix, so be sure to update your app and soon that should be fixed.

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

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Three different screenshots, above.

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(The Solar Anima special Dice above)

 

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Promethean: The Created and Demon: The Descent dice on a Demon: The Descent tabletop

 

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Hunter: The Reckoning and Mage: The Awakening dice on a Mage: The Awakening tabletop

 

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

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You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

Our latest fiction offerings are a classic Scarred Lands fantasy book, and our latest Chronicles of Darkness anthology: the Huntsmen Chronicles for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition!

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

 

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Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

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Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

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And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

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We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

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Wave 3 of our extra Kickstarter projects is now on sale at IPR!

Here are the direct links for the Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Prestige Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Prestige-Edition.html

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-Storytellers-Screen.html

Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Deluxe-Edition.html

Ultra-Deluxe (Orichalcum) Exalted 3rd Edition: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Ultra-Deluxe.html

Exalted 3rd Edition Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Storytellers-Screen.html

EX3 Chibi Bookmarks: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Exalted-3rd-Edition-Chibi-Bookmarks.html

Deluxe W20 Shattered Dreams: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Deluxe-Edition.html

W20 Shattered Dreams Storytellers’ Screen: http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/W20-Shattered-Dreams-Storytellers-Screen.html

Plus price adjustments on M20, Book of the Wyrm, Anarchs Unbound and a
few other projects!

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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This Wednesday, we’ll be continuing our celebration of all things Exalted with more cool extras at our RedBubble store. T-shirts and other clothing items, plus phone cases and journals, and all sorts of awesome stuff themed for the Dragon-Blooded and Ex3!

 

 

 

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When you need a Changeling 20th character and a way to get started with C20: here are the C20 Ready Made Characters in PDF and physical book PoD versions! Available on DriveThruRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/225641/C20-Ready-Made-Characters

Running a one-shot game of Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition? Starting up a chronicle with new players who aren’t sure what to play? Looking for some examples of how the various kiths might look?

Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, these thirteen ready-made characters cover each of the Changeling kiths. Each character is provided with background, roleplaying suggestions, art, and some potential motleys and story seeds — everything you need to immerse yourself in the Dreaming!

 

 

 

 

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Coming NOW as both PDF and physical book PoD on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232337/The-Secrets-of-Vinsens-Tomb–A-Pugmire-Jumpstart

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?

 

Also available NOW, are two physical PoD spell card packs and PDFs for Pugmire: the Artisans‘ and the Shepherds‘ spells.

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Ask the darkness, and it shall answer: the Beast: The Primordial Player’s Guide Advance PDF will answer your questions now that it is live on DTRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/236135/Beast-Players-Guide

The Beast Player’s Guide expands on the material presented in Beast: The Primordial, with additional information on the Families and Hungers, what it feels like to be a Beast and experience the Devouring, and how to commune with the Dark Mother. You’ll also find two new Families and two new Hungers!

The book also includes a plethora of new Atavisms, Nightmares, Merits, and Birthrights, as well as systems for creating smaller, subservient versions of the Horror, new forms of Inheritance, and details on the mysterious Obcasus Rites.

 

 

 

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There are some things that even a Demon fears – Night Horrors: Enemy Action for Demon: The Descent arrives now as an Advance PDF on DTRPG.com! http://drivethrurpg.com/product/236133/Night-Horrors-Enemy-Action

Fighting the Machine is like fighting the ocean. You literally cannot hurt it. Doesn’t matter how much poison we dump into the ocean. We’ll only kill the things in it. We’ll never kill it. Same with the God-Machine. Kill angels, traitors, stigmatics, cultists, cryptids, whatever, you’ll never hurt the Machine Itself. No, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. You stop trying, you drown. Screw that.

—Mr. Bliss, Guardian Inquisitor

Night Horrors: Enemy Action includes:

• Dozens of Storyteller characters, including Unchained, angels, exiles, cryptids, and stigmatics, for use as antagonists, allies, or just inspiration

• Multiple plot hooks and story seeds for your Demon: The Descent chronicles

• A brief look at cults in Demon, including the Ten Thousand Names of God, a secret society fueled by the God-Machine

 

 

 

 

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With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways PDF and physical book PoD charges at you now on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229183/W20-Changing-Ways

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

 

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Appearing now on DriveThruRPG are the PDF and PoD physical book versions of Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

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We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions now on DTRPG.com!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Mighty Matt McElroy, our Operations Manager, will be out this week at C2E2 in Chicago (April 6-8), walking and talking. http://www.c2e2.com/

So if you are going and want to meet up, let us know!

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • C20 Players’ Guide (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Redlines

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Handbook of the Recently Deceased (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Sketches and finals coming in.
  • Trinity Continuum
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau 
  • Wr20 Guide for Newly Departed – Contracting.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Scion Origin
  • Wraith 20 Screen 
  • Fetch Quest Sketches coming in. Working on the logo and updated cards.
  • EX3 Dragon Blooded

 

Proofing

  • Book of Freeholds Waiting on Cover text so I can wrap it up.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Cavaliers of Mars 

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – At shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – At fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition – Rewards started shipping last week.
  • Prince’s Gambit – Being sent to the US.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Deluxe edition files at printer. Cover proof approved, need interior proof now.
  • Scion Dice – At fulfillment shipper.
  • Wraith 20 – Errata phase.
  • Ring of Spiragos – PoD versions at KS fulfillment shipper.
  • Beast PG Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, inputting errata.
  • DtD Enemy Action Advance PDF on sale at DTRPG.com, PoD proof ordered.
  • SL Champions of the Scarred Lands Anthology PoD – Uploaded and processing.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Wednesday is my 25th wedding anniversary with the lovely and dangerous LisaT. We’ve had some adventures, both good and ill, but thanks to her I’ve never had to pass the high road for the low.


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