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 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
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,
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.
All ten Exalt types.
How anima wo
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
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
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)
Available in our RedBub
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
We go behind the scenes into how the world of Pugmire
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
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
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.
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
…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
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
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
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
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?
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
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:
In which Dixie and Eddy talk about everything from Blaseball to editing to neurodivergence.
There’s a ghost in Dixie’s apartment
On editing/cutting RPG writing
The Transformers wiki!
Working with disabilities/while neurodivergent
Bonus: Matthew rants about Vincenzo.
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
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
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
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/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
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!
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
Adventure! Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projec