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  1. In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew play around on Podbean’s new live show feature, and take calls from freelancers and fans! Dixie and Matthew are indignant as Eddy claims to be the sole host We talk about our test run episode Dixie talks a bit about Exalted, and some other projects she’s working on Mummy the Curse will be our next Kickstarter! Matthew talks about V5 Cults of the Blood Gods Eddy talks about Aberrant and Pirates of Pugmire Mario Kart 8 update Scion update, and Neall calls in! We get gifts and PodPoints Matthew answers some Mummy questions and reveals his origin story Discussion about future 20th anniversary books Games at Save Against Fear We get more gifts! And claps! Questions on Scion: Dragon What kind of media would we like to see our work adapted into? Questions about future Exalted books Awkward Silence song Rich and Mike Tomasek both call in Rich talks about Legendlore Super-fan Nicholas calls in and says some very nice things Meghan Fitzgerald calls in Matthew cuts a promo on Eddy and one more Mummy revelations A new Scarred Lands show coming on Twitch The live show cut off “Many Worlds One Pathcast,” but we have some pre-show nonsense after the outro LINKS: TC: Aberrant pre-order: https://trinity-continuum-aberrant.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Pirates of Pugmire pre-order: https://pirates-of-pugmire.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Twitch: https://twitch.tv/theonyxpath Discord: https://discord.gg/rK4DYr View the full article
  2. Now available via our RedBubble store: Trinity Continuum: Æon Hardcover journals! These journals come with your choice of lined, grid, or blank pages for character notes or doodles, or whatever else you like. Æon: Æon Trinity (journal) Æon: Psi Order Æsculapian Order (journal) Æon: Psi Order Chitra Bhanu (journal) Æon: Psi Order ISRA (journal) Æon: Psi Order Legions (journal) Æon: Psi Order Ministry of Noetic Affairs (journal) Æon: Psi Order Norça (journal) Æon: Psi Order Orgotek (journal) Æon: Psi Order Upeo wa Macho (journal) Sales It’s time for DriveThruRPG’s Halloween Sale! Almost 200 Onyx Path digital products from across the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness are now on sale for 25% off! Scarred Lands products for Pathfinder (the Scarred Lands Players Guide and The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition) are upwards of 90% off from Indie Press Revolution! Both products are an incredible $5 each! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for the Scarred Lands 5e Creature Collection wrapped up last week with $63,130 of our $15,000, or 421%! We’ve got some stunning art and layout from our partners at Handiwork Games. Thanks to our 1284 backers, we funded in two days and hit several of our planned stretch goals. We’ve achieved: More Monsters! x5 (28 extra pages) Encounter Pack x4 (16 extra pages) Virtual Tabletop Tokens Mini More Monsters x5 (20 extra pages) CR Index Extra sidebar detail Monster pngs 2 extra maps Digital monster art cards That’s a total of 60 extra pages of material, plus more, thanks to you! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game/ The Kickstarter for Deviant: The Renegades, the next game in the Chronicles of Darkness, is down to its final hours! We’re at $78,917 of our $35,000 goal, or 225%. Thanks to our 1601 backers, we funded in just over 24 hours, and are marching our way through stretch goals, including: Deviant Storyteller Screen The Clades Companion: Chimerics, Coactives, Invasives, Mutants Celebration of Darkness Add-On Upgrade: Beast: The Primordial, Deviant Dark Era, Demon: The Descent Deviant Kickstarter Backer Shirt Deviant Digital Wallpaper Deviant Novella Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: V5 Chicago by Night Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?The Storypath Nexus is now open! So far Scion content has been unlocked. The following community-created content for Scion has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  3. Yes, we’re down to the last few days of the Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter campaign, and backers have been talking full-time with developer Eric Zawadzki about all the options contained in the previews AND in the Stretch Goal projects. It’s been really great seeing folks come up with how popular (and unpopular, for that matter) characters in various media can be replicated in Deviant. There’s been a ton of them, and it’s just awesome how flexible the character creation section is! Dave Brookshaw’s extensive process and playtesting is really paying off with a system that absolutely shines. So, c’mon! Check it out while we’re still rolling and if you pledge you’ll be getting those sweet Stretch Goal projects as well as Deviant itself with your pledge! And while Deviant is the last KS standing right now, our joint Creature Collection KS with Handiwork Games ended over the weekend with a satisfying amount that’s over 400% our funding amount, a great number of backers, and a fantastic 224 pages (we started with 160). A huge round of thanks and appreciation to Handiwork and Jon and all his team over there! It is really one sweet project they put together – and even before the KS was over they had hired new writers and artists to start on the added sections. Our Creature Collection is in good hand(s) – iwork. OK, even I think that’s a groaner, but I wrote it and it’s staying in as I gotta move on to the next topic! They Came From Beneath the Sea! art by Brian Leblanc Over the weekend, I also attended the SAVE convention in Harrisburg, PA. Not only was I joined by Eddy and Dixie, but surprise guest Neall Raemonn Price showed up! He was able to join us on panels, and we had a lot, I mean A LOT, of discussion of upcoming projects – tons of Scion talk, but also a couple of upcoming and currently secret projects. SAVE itself was bigger than ever, and Saturday it was packed in the gaming area. Even more interesting to me, was the education and therapy tracks (as opposed to the game design and gaming ones I was in), because these were also packed with folks wanting to discuss and learn about how our hobby can be used to build understanding and help with therapeutic efforts. What a fantastic place we are now in where we don’t have to only mention those anecdotal stories of roleplaying helping folks in their real lives, we now have real, practicing therapists and educators stepping up with methodologies. Very proud of my friends in the Bodhana Group for being forerunners in this effort! On a personal gaming level, Friday night at the convention I stepped up and DM’d my long-time D&D world for the first time for adults in about thirty years. I just felt like if we’re publishing so many D&D 5e based game lines, I needed to be able to talk about them with experience, not just from playing a few campaigns. So I girded my loins, converted an adventure I’d written that was published in White Wolf Magazine #15, and sat down with Eddy, Dixie, Neall, and Jen, Jack, and the Captain, from Bodhana. It was extremely fun, and very satisfying – even if we roleplayed so hard the party never actually got into the dungeon part! They did however talk themselves into a free room at a very nice inn due to some high charisma dice rolling and simple chicanery, burn up two enemies and part of a pine forest, and team-work the hell out of young Frost Giant. I’ve received a fair number of requests to continue the game, so that’s a good sign, and I’ll just have to see what I can do. Dunno if I’ve shaken off all the rust from decades of not running a game, but I also hate saying no to people who want to join me in my imaginary world. So…. Aeon Aexpansion art by Gong Studios Last week also saw the release to the public of one of our secret projects: the phone app version of Pugmire! The folks at DTRPG used Pugmire as their first premiere project and worked up an awesome version of the core book, that they then offered as a free download – and I understand that they’ve had over 7,000 of those downloads! Here’s a direct link: https://phone.drivethrurpg.com/phone-pdf/?affiliate_id=4451 There’s are also some great games from other publishers on there, and we have at least one more project to add – again, one of the things we’ve been doing behind the scenes – you’d be surprised at how many of those are bubbling along right now! Now for some useful sales info! First, DTRPG is having their big Halloween Sale on DriveThruRPG and Storytellers Vault starting Wednesday the 16th and running until Halloween. Most of our Chronicles of Darkness PDFs will be on sale on both sites, plus there will be some Halloween Treats (i.e. free PDFs) hidden around the sites. Here’s a link to a teaser for a Geist 2e game being run by Eric Campbell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GOzzE8b3Wc Here’s a link to this very cool Scion teaser announcing the project is being translated and published in Spain by The Hills Press! We think it’s an excellent video, a super teaser, and we just couldn’t be happier to be working with these folks! Maybe the next line should be “Many Teasers, One Path”… maybe not. Let’s stick with: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! The Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter has ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS to go and it’s vengefully slamming through Stretch Goals now! So far, we have the classic Backer T-Shirt, unlocked the Deviant Screen and Deviant wallpaper, added the Beast and Demon core book PDFs and Dark Eras PDFs to the CofD PDF collection, and added four sections of the Clades Companion book! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game Next up: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition! Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features last week’s Call-In Show – it was live at the time and undead now, so check out as our trio and some special call-in guests answer chat questions and chat with questions! We’ve really increased production of content for our Twitch channel in the last week! Every day has new content, every day has a different game, and much of that content is now being transferred to our YouTube channel. I’m going to link both here in case you’re not following / subscribed to them. www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath & www/youtube.com/user/theonyxpath It really helps us to have subscribers on our Twitch channel, and you can do so for free and catch premieres as they go up if you have an Amazon Prime account. Just type Twitch Amazon Prime into Google and you’ll be shown how to subscribe for free. Also on our Twitch channel, we’ve been proceeding well with Character Creation Month, having created characters for Scarred Lands and Deviant: The Renegades. Also tied into those two games, Eric Zawadski has run a two-parter Deviant chronicle which will soon be transferred to YouTube, and Matthew Dawkins ran a very fun Scarred Lands meatgrinder, to show off some of the monsters from the Creature Collection. A different character dies in every scene! We have so much fun content coming out soon, with this weekend hosting a Trinity Continuum character creation session, so please catch that if you’re at all interested in Trinity! Remember, if you miss any content on our Twitch channel, some of it finds its way to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/theonyxpath Don’t forget though, that some of that content is Twitch exclusive or belongs to the Storytellers running their games, so don’t miss out and remember to follow us! Meanwhile, our fans keep creating excellent content for us, not limited to: Occultists Anonymous for your Mage: The Awakening needs: Episode 51: Portents of Doom The recovered grimoire is returned to the Adamantine Arrows, but Wyrd the Seer discovers some concerning information. https://youtu.be/_2UJbimcc_c Episode 52: Rocks Fall… Wyrd shares a surprise revelation before the cabal leaves for Peru. In Peru, the cabal searches for local Pentacle mages. https://youtu.be/R56aMsiT81M The Story Told Podcast for Exalted: In the Fall of Jiara episode out this week, we hear a dramatic combat between Dragon-Blooded and Solars!: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-16 Caffeinated Conquests wrapped up their actual play of V5: https://youtu.be/nCqrC3PPunI Red Moon Roleplaying continue with their fantastic actual play of The Sacrifice for V5 over on their website: www.redmoonroleplaying.com Maybe the most exciting news of the week is Eric Campbell will be running Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2E! Catch the teaser trailer here: https://youtu.be/3GOzzE8b3Wc So much fantastic content, and more every week. Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on matthewdawkins.com if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog! Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is 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 awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) 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). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau 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 We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero are available to order! As always, you can find most of Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! The big Halloween Sale on DriveThruRPG and Storytellers Vault starts Wednesday the 16th and runs until Halloween. Most of our Chronicles of Darkness PDFs will be on sale on both sites, plus there will be some Halloween Treats (i.e. free PDFs) hidden around the sites. On Sale This Week! We’re releasing new Trinity Continuum: Aeon journals on our RedBubble store on Weds! Conventions! GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd PAX Unplugged: December 6th – 8th 2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th And now, the new project status updates! DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM 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) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness) Redlines Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) Second Draft Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition) Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) Development Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Manuscript Approval Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Post-Approval Development Trinity Continuum: Aberrant (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) Scion LARP Rules (Scion) Editing Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition) Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness) Post-Editing Development Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Indexing Dystopia Rising: Evolution core (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Contagion Chronicle – Sending out contracts. Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Sam on the fulls. Ex3 Lunars – Contracted. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Workin’ on it. Ex3 Monthly Stuff Trinity RMCs – Contracted. Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Contracted. Chicago Folio – Looking for one more artist. Mummy 2 (KS) – KS stuff in progress. City of the Towered Tombs – Contracted. Let the Streets Run Red – Right after Chi Folio art is in. In Layout They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Template created… system chapter done. Dark Eras 2 – Aileen working on it. Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds VtR Spilled Blood – In progress. Geist 2e Screen – Need notes from developer. Proofing C20 Cup of Dreams – Heading off for WW approval today. M20 Book of the Fallen – Josh finishing cover. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties – At Eschaton for approval. Memento Mori – Layout proofing as art comes in. At Press Trinity Core Screen – At Studio2 – shipping to backers. TC Aeon Screen – At Studio2 – shipping to backers. Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming. Trinity Core – At Studio2 – shipping to backers. Trinity Aeon – At Studio2 – shipping to backers. V5: Chicago – Printing. Aeon Aexpansion – Prepping for PoD. DR:E Jumpstart – PoD proof ordered. W20 Art Book – Backer PDF out to backers, PoD proof ordered. Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – Getting print files ready. DRE Screen – Getting print files prepped. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Today is the five year anniversary of Impish Ian Watson’s line of Social Justice Classes t-shirts, with Social Justice Paladin and Social Justice Wizard being particular favorites. You can find them at: https://www.redbubble.com/…/c…/328337-social-justice-classes Congrats, Ian! View the full article
  4. DriveThruRPG.com announced this week that the Phone PDF, a new format designed specifically for handheld mobile devices, is now available. At the RPG gaming table, while game masters are likely to have a laptop or tablet nearby, an increasingly large number of gamers use their phones for quick reference. Typical game manuals and comic books in standard PDF format use the same page size and pagination as printed hard copy editions. That format works well on tablets and monitors, but normal PDFs are not well suited to phone-sized screens. In early 2019, DriveThruRPG worked closely with Onyx Path Publishing to create the Pugmire Phone PDF – which you can download FREE today! According to Onyx Path developer Monica Valentinelli, the Pugmire phone PDF format is 720 pages long and includes quick links on every page for ease of use. In addition to the Table of Contents, for example, added section menus allow for ways to reference rules and other important information necessary to play the game. Curious about Phone PDFs? Visit DriveThruRPG’s Customer Knowledge Base to learn more about Phone PDFs, including recommended Apps for phones and other information. Are you one of the many Onyx Path Publishing community content creators active on Canis Minor, Slarecian Vault, or StoryPath Nexus? If you’d like to convert your book to the phone PDF format, visit DriveThruRPG’s Publisher Knowledge Base for more information. Have you downloaded your free copy of the Pugmire Phone PDF? What do you think? View the full article
  5. In which Dixie and Eddy interview Maria Cambone, one of our editors, about editing, how she got started, and sticky babies. Eddy doesn’t support Dixie’s bit Interview Song! What Maria has done for work We’re all nerds! How she got started with us. We’re all support classes. Eddy is a Methuselah Maria helped on Pugmire Maria is working on Vampire! Ugly, sticky babies Companies whose values align with yours Feedback We’re not perfect! Outros are sad Deviant Kickstarter! Creeping at cons Links: Pugmire: https://www.realmsofpugmire.com/ Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath PDXCon: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/ SAVE Against Fear: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/ Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2Av3ZNV View the full article
  6. Designing the callings for Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, and Pirates of Pugmire was an interesting challenge. My goal with the games was to be a nostalgic reinvention of classic fantasy gaming, so some form of “class” was necessary. But I also wanted them to be evocative of this new world I was creating. Early on, I decided a couple ground rules: Each calling would key off two attributes. It would have been easy to tie each calling to one primary attribute, but I felt two gave each calling more depth. Since tricks are picked and refined by player choice instead of a built-in progression, it meant that following one of two rough “paths” could lead to different expressions of the same core calling idea. I wanted six in each core rulebook. Not only did this pair well with the six attributes, but six is generally the number of players I have in my games. I wanted each player to have the opportunity to play something cool. Let’s look at how well I did! Pugmire was the first book, and at the time possibly the only book, so I had to get the core concepts down the first time. Artisans (Charisma and Intelligence): One of the more radical callings in the book, I wanted magic users that were more like a blend of charismatic sorcerers and classic mages. I felt the stereotype of the “loner magician” worked better for cats, so even though I wasn’t 100% sure I would ever do a cat game, I still wanted the dogs to have something different. Guardians (Charisma and Strength): I struggled with this for a while. Originally they were going to be more like paladins, but that felt too close to Shepherds. Then I was going to make them a lot like generic warriors, but that actually got too close in gameplay to Strays. I settled on charismatic warriors: warlords, leaders, and ideologues. That felt more like a “guardian” to me. Hunters (Dexterity and Wisdom): Hunters were one of the first callings I knew right away how they would be structured. I definitely wanted room for dogs that travel in the woods and hunt things, although I tweaked the flavor to “hunt monsters” to make them more explicitly heroic. They’re really close to rangers, but in this case it worked so well I didn’t mess with the formula much. Ratters (Constitution and Dexterity): This one I probably fiddled with the longest. I struggled to figure out how “thief” worked in the setting I was building. It wasn’t until I stumbled on the concept of rat-hunting dogs and merged that with a kind of Gray Mouser antihero that I was able to nail this down. But even then, I wanted these to be hardier than the average thief, which is why I swapped Constitution in. It’s definitely a calling that feels stereotypical at first, but you find the depth and nuance as you play it. Shepherds (Intelligence and Wisdom): This was another calling that I knew pretty might right away how I wanted it to land. It’s a monotheistic cleric, essentially, with a dash of magical knowledge. I gave them a little more combat capacity, since I took away the “paladin bits” from Guardians, but otherwise they were easy to work out. Strays (Constitution and Strength): This one had a good concept right away (although they had the name “pariahs” for a long time), but it evolved as I worked on the game design. Mechanically it fills the needed role of strong, tough warrior that the callings needed, but most of the other tricks were geared around helping other dogs in the party. Thematically, strays help themselves, so it took a while to make the mechanics work so the gameplay of the calling still landed right, but they still had incentives to help the rest of the party out. Next time, I’ll go into Monarchies of Mau! View the full article
  7. Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Witch-Queen of the Shadowed Citadel for Cavaliers of Mars! The exiled queen dwells deep in the Labyrinth of Night. She is Yazora, witch-warlord of Venus, and though she has built a cathedral city to her own glory, her very palace imprisons her. The heroes could free her, and her wish to travel Mars with them is sincere… but her power is unfathomable, and her courtiers love her too dearly to let her go. And as you might expect, it’s all going to go to hell at a splendid party. Features: New locations in the Labyrinth of Night and the Shadowed Citadel, each with characters and plot hooks. A complete adventure featuring several factions with both parallel and conflicting goals, all set at a party to make Nero swoon. The new Bond rules, attaching heroes to supporting cast and guiding the flow of the adventure. Also available: the Pugmire Core Rulebook Phone PDF for free! What is a Phone PDF? Phone PDFs are specially formatted PDFs with page sizes and navigation links optimized for your smartphone screen. But why settle for our description? Experience a Phone PDF for yourself: Grab one of the options below, and touch the magic. Learn More about Phone PDFs. Merch Now available via our RedBubble store: Cavaliers Art: City of Vance (journals) Cavaliers Art: Cavaliers of Mars Cover (journals) Sales RedBubble has free standard shipping on orders over $50 until October 5. Check out the offerings from the Onyx Path storefront! Scarred Lands products for Pathfinder (the Scarred Lands Players Guide and The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition) are upwards of 90% off from Indie Press Revolution! Both products are an incredible $5 each! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for the Scarred Lands 5e Creature Collection is down to the final hours, with $47,943 of our $15,000, or 319%! We’ve got some stunning art and layout from our partners at Handiwork Games. Thanks to our 949 backers, we funded in two days and are now heading through stretch goals. So far we’ve achieved: More Monsters! x2 Encounter Pack Virtual Tabletop Tokens Mini More Monsters x5 CR Index https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game/ The Kickstarter for Deviant: The Renegades, the next game in the Chronicles of Darkness, has one week remaining! We’re at $69,512 of our $35,000 goal, or 199%. Thanks to our 1461 backers, we funded in just over 24 hours, and are marching our way through stretch goals, including: Deviant Storyteller Screen The Clades Companion, + Chimerics, Coactives, Invasives Celebration of Darkness Add-On Upgrade: Beast: The Primordial, Deviant Dark Era Deviant Kickstarter Backer Shirt Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: V5 Chicago by Night Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Her Immaculate Prestige Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?The Storypath Nexus is now open! So far Scion content has been unlocked. The following community-created content for Scion has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  8. Mummy Cults [Dark Eras 2]

    Anticipating Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition? We’ve included the upcoming edition in Dark Eras 2. In the Rise of the Last Imperials chapter, we’ve offered sample cults which are included in the Mummy: The Curse portion. The text details three sample cults mummies may rely on on — and hunters might encounter. Here’s a sneak preview of The Wang. Example Cults: The Wang “Civilization is in danger, father. We must restore it, whatever the cost. If I thought else, would I be your daughter?” — Wang Ming-Yue A family, the Wang, close to the Imperial Court in Beijing is contacted by sympathetic traders on the Silk Road. They have sacrificed much to maintain a position as a power behind the throne while the Ming were in control. Now they have been forced to sacrifice even more to appease the new emperor’s courtiers and to sop to his oafish, childish decrees. The promise of a new dawn and a new seat of power calls to them while the offer of aid from a family who are near to enjoying the Eight Privileges of the Imperial Court, such is their station, provides the perfect platform for the first of the Deathless to move. Wang Ming-Yue is the only daughter of Wang Qiang, Prince of the Imperial Court and one of the chief defectors from the Ming to the Shunzhi Emperor. She has enjoyed a full education in the Three Obediences and the Four Virtues as befits a noble lady of her rank. She has been taught to read and write, as well as to ride. In her upbringing, where she held her father in great esteem, she also learned his nous for politics and statecraft. To preserve their family’s station, Qiang agrees for her to be married to a Banner Lord named Guroro, an uncouth, soldierly general who is impressed by her beauty and refinement, though she is less impressed by his rudeness and brutish ways. Though this match is by no means perfect for her, she takes full advantage of it. Her place as first wife gives her great influence over the household of a man close to the emperor and he is more than happy for her to, very discreetly, manage his political and domestic affairs. She further impresses him by practicing archery with him. With her father, she joins the cult of Rahush, the mummy that has been transposed into Qiang’s chief advisor. They have brought many of the household into the fold and scour the records of imperial trades for any record of the talismans their benefactor seeks. The house guards and some of the more loyal servants have all been inducted into the cult. Though their position permits them a certain luxury, it is also one of some danger. If the emperor or Qiang’s political rivals became aware that they are practicing weird rituals in secret, it could expose the entire family. This is made all the more of a threat with the priest Herakon, who transported the heart of Rahush to China, living among them. His strange ways may be entertaining for a while but keeping him around the estate for extended periods of time is highly suspicious. View the full article
  9. Here we are, coming to the last few days of the Creature Collection for 5e Scarred Lands Kickstarter, and the last 9 days of the Kickstarter for Deviant: The Renegade. Wow, the time sure flies with these – you can check out below in the Blurbs for details on how everyone’s pledges have added to both projects in different ways. That’s really a huge part of the fun for us – using KS to help create more and new parts to a project! Not something you can really do with a standard pre-order. Thanks everybody who already pledged – and if you haven’t yet, you really do owe it to yourself to take a look. Both campaigns have a huge amount of backer activity and involvement, and have great KS-runners. Next up, we’re looking at Mummy 2nd Edition for the just inaugurated Onyx Path Kickstarter account that Creature Collection is on right now, so we’re really going to need to get our previous backers to give that a try and pop over there. Not the easiest shift to make! Dark Eras 2 art by Luis Sanz At the end of the week, Dixie, Eddy, and myself (and maybe a surprise Onyx Path creator or two) will be attending the Save Against Fear Convention in Harrisburg, PA, that benefits the Bodhana Group. These folks are a non-profit group that believes that tabletop gaming can have therapeutic value – and as many of them are licensed to provide therapeutic assistance, as well as being long-time table-top gamers, they know what they’re talking about. While there are numerous therapy panels, this is very much a gaming convention with a busy gaming area and panels about making table-top games, as well. If you can stop by, it’s a lot of fun – and the proceeds go to a worthy cause! You can check it out here: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/about-the-convention Eddy will be running Pirates Of Pugmire at 6pm on both Friday and Saturday nights, all three of us will be on a World-Building panel on Saturday at 1pm, and we might be able to squeeze in a recording an episode of the Onyx Pathcast at the con. Distant Worlds art by Sam Denmark Funny I should just mention the Onyx Pathcast, as I want to remind everybody that the first live call-in show will be Tuesday October 8th at 5pm Eastern US time! Why that’s tomorrow! Call in and give the terrifying yet terrific trio a piece of your mind! Cause an awkward silence so Dixie can sing the Awkward Silence Song, or give the gang your opinion on something so Matthew can interrupt you mid-way! Eddy would love to debate with you about the latest wrestling special, what was that, Hell In A Cell? We’d all love to hear from you, no matter which of our game lines you’re into, or even if you’re into all of our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! Our Creature Collection Kickstarter for Scarred Lands 5e is scampering towards the next Stretch Goal to add more monsters – that the backers vote on – to the book! Over 20 pages of new monsters have been added so far, and an Encounter Pack giving players a place to use some of our collected creatures – the book is now 184 pages but we want to hit 196 at least – here in the last 4 days! This book was designed with amazing art by our friends at Handiwork Games, and they’re running the Kickstarter for us on our brand-new Onyx Path Kickstarter page! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/scarred-lands-creature-collection-for-5th-edition-rpg And, we’re running this Kickstarter, too! The Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter has a little more than a week to go and it’s vengefully slamming through Stretch Goals now! So far, we have the classic Backer T-Shirt, unlocked the Deviant Screen, added the Beast core book and Dark Eras PDFs to the CofD PDF collection, and added three sections of the Clades Companion book! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features an interview with go-to editor Maria Cambone where she and Dixie will punch the hell out of some irregular verbs! And even earlier in the week is our first Call-In Pathcast! Dixie, Eddie, and even Matthew, will be manning the phones and answering you LIVE ON THE AIR! Tuesday October 8th from 5-6pm Eastern US time. Go to https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ or to your favorite podcast venue! It’s character creation month on the Onyx Path Twitch channel, with every Saturday showing character creation for a different game! Saturday 5th saw character creation for the Scarred Lands, and this coming Saturday 12th will have character creation for Deviant: The Renegades, currently on Kickstarter! Follow us on www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath to ensure you don’t miss a session! That’s not all we’re doing with Twitch, of course, as we’ve currently got ongoing games of Vampire: The Masquerade, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, Mage: The Awakening, TC: Aberrant, Pugmire, and more! Check our channel out, as it’s the best place to go to see demonstrations of some of our best games. Did you miss the Onyx Path News last week? It was on the Onyx Path Twitch channel instead of YouTube, and that’s where it’ll be living from now on. As long as you have us followed, you should receive a notification when the news is due for broadcast. As ever, you’ll be able to ask Matthew Dawkins questions about our releases during the news show. Final pieces of Twitch news: Eric Zawadski is currently running a Deviant: The Renegades game for us on our Twitch channel, and Matthew Dawkins will be running a Scarred Lands one-shot to demo lots of the monsters from the upcoming Creature Collection! Please watch our actual play this coming Wednesday, for a meatgrinder of a session! Remember, if you miss any content on our Twitch channel, some of it finds its way to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/theonyxpath Don’t forget though, that some of that content is Twitch exclusive or belongs to the Storytellers running their games, so don’t miss out and remember to follow us! Have you missed any of Occultists Anonymous‘ latest Mage sessions? Here they are for you: Episode 49: Research & Recreation Atratus and Wyrd put their heads together over the Seer’s map to determine where they should go and what they should be looking for. Later, the cabal meet with the Consilium of the Greater New York City area.https://youtu.be/wHtF5BWpRJ0 Episode 50: Alluring Scents The cabal makes plans for Peru and realize that a certain werewolf might be very helpful. Songbird has an idea to help the cabal be more… intriguing.https://youtu.be/XKa9jHqNuqo The ENnie award winning Red Moon Roleplaying continue their excellent actual play of V5 Chicago by Night over on their site right here: www.redmoonroleplaying.co The Story Told Podcast interviewed Eric Zawadski on their show to discuss all things great about Deviant: The Renegades, right here: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/website/bonus-episode-14-deviant-the-renegades-ks-interview Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on matthewdawkins.com if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog! Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is 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 awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) 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). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau 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 We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero are available to order! As always, you can find most of Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we’re releasing the PDF of Witch Queen of the Shadowed Citadel for Cavaliers of Mars on DTRPG! A PoD version of this project will come out later as a combined book featuring Witch Queen and City of the Towered Tombs. ALSO, we’ll have new Cavalier of Mars journals and other fun items on our RedBubble store on Weds! Conventions! Save Against Fear: October 12th – 14th This Week! Come see Rich, Eddy, Dixie, and maybe a couple of surprise Onyx Path crew! GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd PAX Unplugged: December 6th – 8th 2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th And now, the new project status updates! DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM 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) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) Redlines Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) Second Draft Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition) Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) Development Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Manuscript Approval Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Post-Approval Development Trinity Continuum: Aberrant (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness) Scion LARP Rules (Scion) Editing Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition) Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire) TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Post-Editing Development Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) W20 Art Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd) Indexing Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution core (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Contagion Chronicle – Sending out contracts. Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Sam on the fulls. Ex3 Lunars – Contracted. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Workin’ on it. Ex3 Monthly Stuff Trinity RMCs – Contracted. Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Contracted. Chicago Folio – Waiting to hear back from a couple of artists, then done contracting. Mummy 2 (KS) – KS stuff in progress. Memento Mori – Contracted. City of the Towered Tombs – Contracted. Let the Streets Run Red – Right after Chi Folio art is in. In Layout They Came from Beneath the Sea! Dark Eras 2 – Aileen working on it. Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds VtR Spilled Blood – In progress. Geist 2e Screen – Need notes from developer. Proofing C20 Cup of Dreams M20 Book of the Fallen – Josh wrapping up 2nd proof. DRE Screen – Sent to Eschaton for approval. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties – Almost ready to send to Eschaton for approval. At Press Trinity Core Screen – At Studio2. TC Aeon Screen – At Studio2. Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming. Trinity Core – PoD proofs ordered. At Studio2. Trinity Aeon – PoD proofs ordered. At Studio2. V5: Chicago – Printing. Aeon Aexpansion – Backer PDFs out, errata coming in. Witch Queen of the Shadowed Citadel – PDF on sale this week. DR:E Jumpstart – Out to backers, gathering errata. W20 Art Book – Backer PDFs out this week. Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Not to celebrate, but to commemorate the death of the comedian who went by Charles Rocket. He was part of the awful season on Saturday Night Live (1980-1981) right after Lorne Michaels left, and we commemorate him because he was by all accounts the first person to “drop the f-bomb” clearly on American TV. He was, of course for the time, fired immediately. We here at Onyx Path, who believe in the magic of all words, not just polite ones, to tell our stories, salute this trailblazer who gave his all for the cause. View the full article
  10. In which Dixie, Eddy, and developer Eric Zawadzki do a deep dive into the latest Chronicles of Darkness game, Deviant the Renegades! (And a lot of pop culture references.) Eddy sucks at Mario Kart RenegadeS, not Renegade High-level pitch Origins and Clades Tons of pop culture inspirations The Midwinter playtest Forms Variations and Scars Conspiracies Stretch goals Eric’s enthusiasm in the Kickstarter comments Inktober LINKS: Deviant the Renegades Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: https://www.gamestop.com/video-games/switch/games/products/mario-kart-8-deluxe/10141928.html Inktober: https://inktober.com/ View the full article
  11. Our own Klara Herbøl has been running an actual play of The Sacrifice, a story from the upcoming V5 Chicago by Night, for the crew from Red Moon Roleplaying. You can start watching on our YouTube channel: You can preorder Chicago by Night now on BackerKit! View the full article
  12. Now available in final PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Signs of Sorcery for Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition! Did they tell you magic is sealed away by the Abyss? That the Supernal Realm can’t affect the Fallen? That you’ll never see the Watchtower again? Nothing is ever that simple. The curse keeps Sleepers from seeing it, but we are Awakened. We see past the Lie with our Sight every day, grasp the Supernal with our spells and seek the Mysteries. And what Mysteries we find! Artifacts of the true gods. The machinations of Exarchs. The denizens of the Supernal World. Two thousand years of soul stones, grimoires, and scholarship. The Perfected Metals. Awakening itself. Where will you begin? — Halcyon, Mastigos An in-depth look at Supernal Mysteries for Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition, this book contains: Expanded rules for Mage Sight and Supernal Entities. New Yantras and advice for ritual magic. The Perfected Materials, and expanded rules for creating magical items, soul stones, grimoires, and more. Artifacts, secret beings, symbolic places, and other manifestations of the Supernal Realm. Advice and rules for encountering an Awakening in process, playing through one during a chronicle, and for the effects of an Awakening gone wrong. Dozens of spells and Merits. Sales RedBubble has free standard shipping on orders over $50 until October 5. Check out the offerings from the Onyx Path storefront! Scarred Lands products for Pathfinder (the Scarred Lands Players Guide and The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition) are upwards of 90% off from Indie Press Revolution! Both products are an incredible $5 each! Kickstarter Update The Kickstarter for the Scarred Lands 5e Creature Collection is going well, with $40,758 of our $15,000, or 272%! We’ve got some stunning art and layout from our partners at Handiwork Games. Thanks to our 791 backers, we funded in two days and are now heading through stretch goals. So far we’ve achieved: More Monsters! x2 Encounter Pack Virtual Tabletop Tokens Mini More Monsters x2 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game/ The Kickstarter for Deviant: The Renegades, the next game in the Chronicles of Darkness, has also launched! We’re at $65,598 of our $35,000 goal, or 187%. Thanks to our 1366 backers, we funded in just over 24 hours, and are marching our way through stretch goals, including: Deviant Storyteller Screen The Clades Companion, + Chimerics, Coactives Celebration of Darkness Add-On Upgrade: Beast: The Primordial, Deviant Dark Era Deviant Kickstarter Backer Shirt Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: V5 Chicago by Night Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?The Storypath Nexus is now open! So far Scion content has been unlocked. The following community-created content for Scion has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
  13. Many of you are familiar with Eric Campbell, lately of Geek & Sundry, who has GMed some amazing games, including Shield of Tomorrow (Star Trek Adventures), and Callisto 6 (Cypher System). Eric has announced that he’s going to run “Before the Gate,” a Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition story, for Queue Times. Stay tuned for more information. See their teaser below: View the full article
  14. Our two Kickstarted projects are rolling right along, with the Deviant: The Renegades KS having recently passed 200% funding and a bunch of Stretch Goals. Backers really seem to be loving just how flexible this game line is – they’re really getting into coming up with media inspirations that fit the game! Then there’s our new Creature Collection for Scarred Lands, which is heading into its last week. Besides 20 pages of 15 new monsters – so far – our friends at Handiwork Games really took me seriously when I stressed how we’d like content not just added to the book, but to some sort of on-line gaming aid pack. They have created a Digital Game Pack that has also been created and expanded with Stretch Goals, and backers have unlocked VTT tokens for the digital pack. That’s quite a significant stretch goal as they tell me that every single monster covered in the Collection will get its own token in the Pack – usable for online gaming! Unlocking the first Encounter Pack also added 2 poster sized versions of the battle maps to the Digital Pack. You can print these at home. Plus the Encounter Pack is 4 pages in the book itself featuring 2 locations, each with its own full page battle map. That’s another 4 pages. The total growth to date is 24 pages, so the 5e Scarred Lands Creature Collection is now at 184 pages! Johnny and his crew seem to be having fun, our backers seem to be having fun in the “monster rumble” style voting, and I’m loving seeing this come together like we’d hoped. We have just over a week to go, some come by and check out the fun- Jon’s Updates are just chock-full of info, too! VtR2 Spilled Blood illustration by Michele Giorgi There’s a bit of controversy over Kickstarter the company and its policies right now, and currently we are taking the advice of the folks over there trying to join a union and so we’re not planning to stop using Kickstarter as a platform. But we are watching to see how the situation plays out. As many of the folks reading this already know, we have a fair number of projects that we have plans to crowd-fund on KS, so this is a matter of some concern for us. We’ve looked into other crowd-funding options, and have always found that the KS network of backers has been a strong reason to stay with them. We’ll see if that remains the case. Meanwhile, if backing one of our Kickstarters is concerning for you right now, but you love the project and want to contribute, remember that you can still contribute after the KS is over by visiting one of our post-KS BackerKit sites. BK has no affiliation with KS that I know of. I’m going to talk with our KS runners and see if we can make them even more like the reward tiers in the KSs. Ian puts out this list each Wednesday of active BackerKit pages we have going, but here it is again: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: V5 Chicago by Night Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition CofD Dark Eras2 illustration by Brian LeBlanc In the meeting today we went over the Production meeting from last week where we reviewed what projects we have scheduled. We adjusted when necessary our expected dates, and we’re seeing a lot of projects hitting or getting done before our estimated dates. Which means, with current projects started to get caught up and out to you all, we’re looking at new projects and licensing deals. M20 Book of the Fallen illustration by Sam Araya Our Terribly Terrific Trio of Onyx Pathcast hosts reported in on a new thing our podcast venue is doing: Podbean Live. This enables them to open up the Onyx Pathcast to call in questions – live, right when they are recording. We’re not absolutely sure what we want to do with this new option, but the team did a test run and picked up four new subscribers who had never heard of us before! They are thinking of editing together the test run for a very strange April Fools Day episode! For reals, they are looking at October 8th between 5-6pm Eastern US time to try this call-in thing for an actual show, so mark your calendars and get ready to call-in! Tell them all about your characters! I’m told that there’s some form of Podbean currency that is involved, called Golden Beans. So maybe you’ll be able to earn some Golden Beans to strew along the Onyx Path so you can find your way back from our: Many Worlds, One Path! BLURBS! Kickstarter! Our Creature Collection Kickstarter for Scarred Lands 5e is slithering on fish-belly white, slimy, tentacles towards the next Stretch Goal to add more monsters – that the backers vote on – to the book! Over 20 pages of new monsters have been added so far, and an Encounter Pack giving players a place to use some of our collected creatures – the book is now 184 pages! This book was designed with amazing art by our friends at Handiwork Games, and they’re running the Kickstarter for us on our brand-new Onyx Path Kickstarter page! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/scarred-lands-creature-collection-for-5th-edition-rpg And, we’re running this Kickstarter, too! The Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter is about half-way to go and it’s vengefully slamming through Stretch Goals now! So far, we have the classic Backer T-Shirt, unlocked the Deviant Screen, added the Beast core book PDF to the CofD PDF collection, and added three section of the Clades Companion book! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game Onyx Path Media! This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features an interview with Deviant: The Renegades developer Eric Zawadzki with just so many pieces of Deviant info he wasn’t able to reveal before! Go to https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/ or to your favorite podcast venue! Due to internet chicanery, the Onyx Path News will be going up on the Onyx Path Twitch channel tomorrow! Expect updates on our Kickstarters, new releases for last week and this Wednesday, and the usual array of Q&A items! This Saturday sees the start of Character Creation October, with us creating characters for Scarred Lands, using the D&D 5th Edition system! Please check us out. As ever, please follow our Twitch channel if you haven’t already done so! Our schedule continues to boast games including Vampire, Scarred Lands, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Pugmire, Scion, Mage: The Awakening, and Hunter: The Vigil, as well as videos on Storytelling advice! Visit www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath and give us a follow, and if you have an Amazon Prime membership and haven’t already subscribed to a Twitch channel for free using it, just type Amazon Prime Twitch into Google and please use it on our channel! The first season of our Scion story concluded in the weekend, so thank you again to David for running it! All parts will soon be up on our YouTube channel! Remember, if you miss any content on our Twitch channel, some of it finds its way to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/theonyxpath Don’t forget though, that some of that content is Twitch exclusive or belongs to the Storytellers running their games, so don’t miss out and remember to follow us! Utility Muffin Labs (famous for their VTM25 series, covering every book in the Vampire: The Masquerade series) interviewed Matthew Dawkins and Klara Herbol for their podcast a couple of weeks ago, where they discuss books such as V5 Chicago by Night and Cults of the Blood Gods. Find it here: https://utilitymuffinlabs.com/25-years-of-vampire-the-masquerade The ENnie award winning Red Moon Roleplaying continue their actual play of The Sacrifice, from V5 Chicago by Night, with Klara Herbol as the Storyteller and Matthew Dawkins as a player! Please check them out on www.redmoonroleplaying.com On the subject of V5, Near Dark Studios are uploading the videos from their superb actual play to their YouTube channel, soon after they’ve been broadcast on our Twitch. Find them here and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH6QSv4fEtY8Hj1MM1qZopA And here’s the newest Occultists Anonymous content right here, for you Mage: The Awakening fans: Episode 47: Lustrous Back in New York City, the cabal takes the Grimoire to the Mysterium’s Athenaea for a week of study. Wyrd the Seer checks in on her theater troupe while Songbird gets a call…https://youtu.be/af_S2h7A1Bg Episode 48: Caffeinated Gears Wyrd brings the cabal together for coffee and a discussion on their worldviews. The Leaf Theater has it’s first run through, and Songbird lifts the smith’s hammer once again. Atratus begins to research the making of golem.https://youtu.be/gTh5PffQJP0 If you’ve not been keeping up with our TC: Aberrant actual play, please do give it a look here on our YouTube channel! Collateral Damage is a superb way to introduce yourself to the Trinity Continuumthrough an Aberrant lens: https://youtu.be/WFBBZrUZVkE And here’s Paws & Claws, our Pugmire actual play! Lots of content for you to watch and interact with: https://youtu.be/ga7wb3ESdEA The Story Told Podcast continues with their fantastic Exalted actual play right here, with the new Dragon-Blooded episode for your listening pleasure: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-15 Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on matthewdawkins.com if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog! Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! Electronic Gaming! As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is 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 awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.) 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). If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction! Our selection includes these fiction books: Our Sales Partners! We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau 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 We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/ And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero are available to order! As always, you can find most of Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com! On Sale This Week! This Wednesday, we’re releasing the PDF and physical book PoD for Signs of Sorcery for Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition on DTRPG! Conventions! Save Against Fear: October 12th – 14th GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd PAX Unplugged: December 6th – 8th 2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th And now, the new project status updates! DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM 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) Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted) Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition) Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition) Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness) Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire) Redlines Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e) Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness) M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Second Draft Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire) Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition) Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition) Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands) Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands) Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire) Development Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition) Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition) Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition) TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition) Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core) Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!) One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e) Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition) Manuscript Approval Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition) Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition) M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition) Post-Approval Development Trinity Continuum: Aberrant (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant) Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades) WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness) Scion LARP Rules (Scion) Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) Legendlore core book (Legendlore) Editing Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition) Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition) City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars) Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd) Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition) Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition) Post-Editing Development Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon) W20 Art Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th) Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition) Indexing Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) Dystopia Rising: Evolution core (Dystopia Rising: Evolution) ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY! In Art Direction Contagion Chronicle – Workin’ on it. Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Sam on the fulls. Ex3 Lunars – Contracted. More sketches coming in. TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers – LeBlanc on this. Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Workin’ on it. Ex3 Monthly Stuff Trinity RMCs – Contracted. Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Contracted. Chicago Folio – Sending contracts and art notes out, pretty much done. Mummy 2 (KS) – Characters being worked on, fulls next. Memento Mori – Contracted. City of the Towered Tombs – Contracted. Let the Streets Run Red – Right after Chi Folio art is in. In Layout They Came from Beneath the Sea! Dark Eras 2 – Files with Aileen Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds VtR Spilled Blood – In progress. DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties Geist 2e Screen Proofing C20 Cup of Dreams M20 Book of the Fallen – Josh wrapping up 2nd proof. W20 Art Book – Sent to WW for approval. DRE Screen – Sent to Eschaton for approval. At Press Trinity Core Screen – At Studio2. TC Aeon Screen – At Studio2. Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming. Trinity Core – PoD proofs ordered. Shipping to Studio2 from printer. Trinity Aeon – PoD proofs ordered. Shipping to Studio2 from printer. V5: Chicago – Files sent to printer. Waiting for proofs. Aeon Aexpansion – Backer PDFs out, errata coming in. CoM – Witch Queen of the Shadowed Citadel – Backer PDF out to backers, errata closing. DR:E Jumpstart – Out to backers, gathering errata. Signs of Sorcery – PDF and physical book PoD on sale Weds.! Today’s Reason to Celebrate! Today is International Translation Day! Now, I’m pretty sure that this refers to the larger picture, helps our world to communicate better like in all the UN scenes in movies and on TV sort of translators, but for us it’s a great chance to celebrate our friends around the world who translate our games into their own language so that our worlds are even more accessible and more people get to play in them. It’s even called localization now. Which is a great thing – thanks to all of you who license our games lines and make them sound awesome in your respective languages! View the full article
  15. Here’s what we released over the course of September: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: You Are Not Alone (PDF/print) Exalted: Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought Storyteller Screen (PDF) Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous: Unrelenting Aton & The Pillars of the Last Bastion (Cult of Aton) Werewolf: The Forsaken: Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (final PDF/print) Merch Pugmire: Pepper Labradoodle, Artisan (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Sir Albert Corgi, Guardian (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Duchess Indie Schipperke, Hunter (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Satyrini Papillon, Ratter (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Brother Buster Mutt, Shepherd (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Kayla, Stray (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Mochi Pug, Companion (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Dante Lundehund, Fettle (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Brother Archer Corgi, Herder (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Inquisitor Ruby Labrador, Pointer (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Max Greyhound, Runner (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Gemini Husky, Worker (journals, stickers) Pugmire: Cokie, Mutt (journals, stickers) Sales RedBubble has free standard shipping on orders over $50 until October 5. Check out the offerings from the Onyx Path storefront! Scarred Lands products for Pathfinder (the Scarred Lands Players Guide and The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition) are upwards of 90% off from Indie Press Revolution! Both products are an incredible $5 each! Kickstarter Updates https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/scarred-lands-creature-collection-for-5th-edition-rpg/ The Kickstarter for the Scarred Lands 5e Creature Collection is going well, with $37,309 of our $15,000, or 249%! We’ve got some stunning art and layout from our partners at Handiwork Games. Thanks to our 719 backers, we funded in two days and are now heading through stretch goals. So far we’ve achieved: More Monsters! x2 Encounter Pack Virtual tabletop tokens https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game/ The Kickstarter for Deviant: The Renegades, the next game in the Chronicles of Darkness, has also launched! We’re at $63,267 of our $35,000 goal, or 181%. Thanks to our 1306 backers, we funded in just over 24 hours, and are marching our way through stretch goals, including: Deviant Storyteller Screen The Clades Companion, +Chimerics Celebration of Darkness Add-On Upgrade: Beast: The Primordial Deviant Kickstarter Backer shirt Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution rulebook Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Vampire: The Masquerade: V5 Chicago by Night Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last month: Sirens of the Blood Sea Vengeance of the Shunned X: The Mirovan Henge Vengeance of the Shunned Side Quest: Dreams and Nightmares It’s Dangers to Go Alone Vengeance of the Shunned Peril Primer Vengeance of the Shunned Planar Index Preview: Fate of the Maiden Sparrow (Pirates of Blood Water) Kadum Clots Children of the Mighty: Unique Races of Ghelspad Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last month: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?The Storypath Nexus is now open! So far Scion content has been unlocked. The following community-created content for Scion has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last month: Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? View the full article
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