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    We are now ready for 2018, but more is coming.

    By Mortekai

    With the current setup I feel we are more then ready, teachnically, to meet the demands of a great community again in 2018. The basis has been there for many years of course, but with some additions we now have a very capable platform to stand on:   The Forums The forums are state of the art and the best community forum software out there. It has all the features needed to make sure we have an engaging experience. With good membership functions such as user groups, private message
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Mimes & Pun-ishment. [Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/KMJ_TCFBTG.jpg Although our illustration above, by long, long-time WoD artist Ken Meyer, Jr., isn’t really all that funny or punny, and only sort of a mime, that’s kind of the point today. A lot of our game lines are pretty serious. They’re about catharsis and dealing with (un)life in an unfair world. We have extended that range over the years and have created game lines that allow a wide range of play-styles and expectations. Really,

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Episode 154: Exalted Essence Deep Dive!

In which Eddy and Dixie have an EPIC conversation with Monica Speca and Neall Raemonn Price about Exalted Essence! … we ARE talking about Exalted Essence, right? Or was it lunch? What is Exalted Essence? Do you need Exalted 3rd Ed? Streamlined setting and how huge Creation is. What are the rules like? The “Graduate Your Game” ad campaign from 2008. Challenging assumptions, such as charm design. Charm modes and power differential. Mixed groups. All ten Exalt types. How anima wo

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Now Available: Scion 2e Live Action!

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ScionLARP-210x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Scion 2nd Edition Live Action! Scion Live-Action is a live-action roleplaying game (LARP for short) that concerns the creatures and persons of myth and legend and how they interact with the World, a place where all myths are real and all stories have weight. Fate is its own force in the World, and the characters in this book are feeling its first touches upon their

Conventionally Speaking…[Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/HIVE-Studio_Essence.jpg Since we’re between Kickstarters, I just wanted to use this break and mention how we’ve been handling conventions all last year and through this one. Usually, I make a lot of noise throughout the year as we attend con after con, but then 2020 happened. And the effects of that continue to affect us. Which means a lot fewer posts about conventions. Yet that doesn’t mean that cons are any less important to us t

Release Roundup: April 2021

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/One-Foot-in-the-Grave-232x300.jpg Another month survived! Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Storypath Tasty Bit: Heroes of Wastes (PDF) Scarred Lands: The Collected Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (print) Storypath System Preview (2021) (PDF) Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago by Night VTT Assets (VTT) Geist: The Sin-Eaters: One Foot in the Grave: A Jumpstart for Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition (PDF/print) Merch Available in our RedBub

Episode 153: Squeaks in the Deep Dive to the Underneath!

In which Dixie and Eddy talk about the upcoming Squeaks in the Deep, the mice and rats supplement for Realms of Pugmire. Dixie gets revenge! We begin our squeaky dive Why Eddy chose Squeaks in the Deep How Squeaks came to be A lot on the culture of mice and rats Why most rats and mice dislike the Cult of Labo Tor All six new Callings! A bit on our recent playtest Contrasting rodent backgrounds with dogs and cats On Psionics We go behind the scenes into how the world of Pugmire

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Now Available: Heroes of the Wastes, plus shirts

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DRE-Heroes-of-the-Waste-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Storypath Tasty Bit: Heroes of the Wastes for Dystopia Rising: Evolution! When the bombs fell and the dead rose, our ancestors thought the world had ended. Against all odds, it didn’t. Instead, it grew into something new, saturated with radiation and transformed by the Infection. Now, we band together to survive, or we die alone. Join us and become one of the heroe

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A Swiss Cheese Meeting [Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cheese-holes.jpg And no, that’s not a reference to what might be our next crowd-funded project; it’s a reference to today’s Monday Lunch Meeting where we had Matthew out, Mirthful Mike with a bad arm after his 2nd Covid shot, and Eddy coming in later after he took his dog to the vet. So we had some holes in our Monday Lunch Meeting reports process, but managed to fill in a lot of them. And then Eddy did show up and we filled him in on the

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Episode 152: N!WE and Wrestling RPGs, Brother!

In which Eddy and Matthew discussing the wrestling industry and RPGs that have emerged from it! No Dixie this week, but sadly missed. How we got into wrestling. How WWE and AEW vary as businesses. Wrestling / RPG parlance. Is AEW sports-based as claimed? Wrestling being fake. The tag team breakup angle. N!WE as a part of Aberrant. How characters are presented in N!WE. N!WE vs. Nova Combat. Lucha Underground’s bonkers setup. Roleplaying in the ring vs. roleplaying backstage.

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Now Available: Chicago VTT and Stygia Map!

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CBN-VTT-Assets-232x300.jpg Now available from DriveThruRPG: Chicago by Night VTT Assets! Accept no substitutes: Chicago is the city of vampires. These tokens are designed to allow you to bring the Kindred of Chicago by Night (for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition) to the virtual tabletop platform of your choice. Inside you’ll find: Over fifty character tokens drawn from Chicago by Night Variant character tokens including

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Only Hours Left To SAVE THE WORLD!!! [Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Chapter-7-Killer-Robot.jpg …and to pledge for your own copy of the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! beautiful hardcover book! We’re down to the last couple of days, the last few dozen hours even, with a couple of super Stretch Goals including this one: Exploring Alternate Timelines! – Discussion and guidance on the timelines created by Max Mercer each time he tried to change the future and how to play in some of them will be added t

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Episode 151: Back to the Beginning!

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew provide a new jumping on point! We talk about our origins with Onyx Path, what we’ve learned in the past few years, and wrestling. Obligatory wrestling references! Babies don’t have bones Podcast pre-show digressions Our origin stories How the Onyx Pathcast started Working for Onyx Path What we’ve learned since episode one Being colleagues and friends Farty horns (more) (again) The finale of the outro music escalation Links: Trinity: Adventu

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Now Available: Geist Jumpstart and Pirate Assets!

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/One-Foot-in-the-Grave-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: One Foot in the Grave: A Jumpstart for Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition! Remove a keystone, and the arch collapses. It’ll be no different with her. Like every city, Rochester has its ghosts — and like other cities, it has those who prey upon and those who aid the dead. The machinations of a young but powerful Reaper, the Iridescent Maggot, threaten one

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Covering the Pulp Genre with TC: Adventure! [Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Adventure-Front-Cover-Flat.jpgWe’re just about three weeks into the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Kickstarter, and we’ve hit the legendary Sargasso Sea of Lost Ships time period where the KS pledges start to drip in. We find this “slow time” with all of our KS’s, pretty much, and many of our friends in other companies report the same thing, so it’s not unusual – but we’d still like to get the word out. This is a great time for folks out

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Episode 150: Listener Mailbag #3 – The Trilogy Continuums

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew conclude answering listener questions! Derek Acorrah joins us from Beyond the Grave and Eddy’s wild mind! The meandering road of the Onyx Pathcast and Matthew’s feud with Ian A. A. Watson. Roleplaying group drama! Matthew continues his Vincenzo rant. Outside of your work for OPP (and White Wolf), what projects have you worked on that you’re the most passionate about? Are there more books planned for the Aberrant line aside those already announced?

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Now Available: Yugman’s Guide in print, and Storypath Preview 2021!

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Yugmans-Cover-232x300.jpg Now available in print from DriveThruRPG: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Collected Volume for Scarred Lands! Pay Heed to the Wisdom of Yugman the Sage A century and a half after the Divine War, the titans lay defeated and scattered across Scarn and beyond. As the people of Ghelspad work to build a new world on the war-torn remnants of a fallen paradise, new heroes rise, and new threats emerge. Yugman the Sage

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I’ll Be Superamalgamated! [Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Safari-Jack.jpgYou’ll be Superamalgamated! And you’ll be Superamalgamated! And you’ll be Superamalgamated, too! We’ll all be Superamalgamated! The original is a line used by Johnny (William Harper Littlejohn) – one of Doc Savage’s team of adventurers sometimes called the Fabulous Five – in the Doc Savage pulp novels. I admit to adding a little Oprah-style excitement to the above, though. Which, of course, brings us to: We’re

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Episode 149: Topics Big and Small (Mostly Small)

In which Dixie and Eddy talk about everything from Blaseball to editing to neurodivergence. There’s a ghost in Dixie’s apartment Blaseball! On editing/cutting RPG writing The Transformers wiki! Working with disabilities/while neurodivergent Bonus: Matthew rants about Vincenzo. Links: Blaseball: https://www.blaseball.com/ Blaseball Almanac: https://dropbear.itch.io/blaseball-splorts-almanac The Splorts Hub: https://www.twitch.tv/thesplortshub Transformers Wiki: https://tfwi

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Release Roundup: March 2021

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Vigil-Watch-232x300.jpg How’s your March been? Crossroads Continent: Peoples of the Crossroads Continent (print) Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch (advance PDF) Scarred Lands: Spell Cards II: Yugman’s Guide (print) Scarred Lands: Item Cards IV: Yugman’s Guide (print) They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Monsters of the Deep (PDF/print) They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Outer Space! (PDF) Trinity Continuum: Ad

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Now Available: They Came from Outer Space! Plus Yugman cards!

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/TheyCameFromOuterspace-232x300.jpg Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Outer Space! for They Came from Beneath the Sea! Keep Watching the Skies! These Archetypes, Tropes, and other details merely scratch the surface of what you can do with an Outer Space!game. If you maintain the era and setting as laid out in They Came from Beneath the Sea!, you need change very little to make this supplement wo

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No Foolin’ April! [Monday Meeting Notes]

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Durwin_NaziPunch.jpg Punching Nazis is no joke, and we’re keeping the joke out of the coming week, too! You see, there’s always an expectation for some sort of April 1 shenanigans, but we’re not doing that this year. Too much good stuff to talk about to kid about it or to try and trick anyone. Plus I did tell ya’ll that we were going to announce something fun today! http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Davide-De-Be

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Announcement: Scion TV

http://theonyxpath.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ScionTV-Logo.jpg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jenkins and Tate Entertainment Announce development deal for live-action tv series based on the Scion role-playing game by Onyx Path Publishing Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Jenkins and Tate Entertainment announced a new partnership today. Jenkins and Tate Entertainment will be developing a live-action tv series based on the Scion role-playing

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Episode 148: Pulp This Podcast

In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Ian A. A. Watson and Daniel Lauzon about Adventure! The Onyx Pubecast and Boner Experience Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Origin story Updates to the material Dixie wants cool powers Daredevils, Stalwarts, and Mesmerists Self-contained Trinity games Inspirations for Adventure! Weird (and real) science It was Mercer all along! Adventure! is Danielle’s favorite Comparing editions Links: Adventure! Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projec

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