Now Available: W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook, plus New Year New Game, and more!

Chronicles of Darkness, Exalted, Sales, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: the Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition!


The Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook is the gold-standard corporate guidebook for employees of the world’s finest multi-national corporation and many of their subsidiary companies. This volume contains the main Pentex handbook, along with the Guide to Werewolves, and this year’s round of updated corporate handbooks for our subsidiaries.


This is the unredacted version, replete with notes from the higher-ups! It took a lot to get this information out, so it’s had a chance to go through some monkeywrenchers’ hands before going to you. Make good use of it!

The Employee Indoctrination Handbook contains:

A guide to working for Pentex itself, along with the Guide to Werewolves given to certain staff. Employee handbooks for Endron, Magadon, RED network, Sunburst, and Tellus Notes on the contents, from both werewolves and the Board of Directors

Currently running: DriveThruRPG’s New Year, New Game sale! The sale runs for four more days.

There’s a great Exalted 3e Bundle featured at 52% off, which includes:

Exalted 3e Exalted: Tale of the Visiting Flare Fanfare for the Chosen: An Exalted 3rd ...1 COMMENT

The birth of Dystopia Rising: Evolution, and open call!

Dystopia Rising

At Midwinter, Onyx Path revealed that I am the lead developer for Dystopia Rising: Evolution, the next edition of the Dystopia Rising tabletop roleplaying game. For those that don’t know, Dystopia Rising is a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game that quickly grew into a live-action sensation. The DR community is passionate and friendly, and I had a wonderful time talking to many of them at Midwinter about what they love (and don’t love) about the DR universe.

Things are very early in the process — as I write this, I need to gut and rewrite my preliminary outline based on the wonderful feedback and input I got both from Eschaton Media (the licensors) and the DR community. But there are a few things that I can talk about at this early stage.

First, we’ll be using Onyx Path’s Storypath system as the bones of the game. In early discussion, I offered a few options to consider, but we all quickly agreed that Storypath adds some great qualities that will help DR:E stand out as a distinct post-apocalyptic experience.

Second, this won’t be a one-off book. ...5 COMMENTS

And Then We Flu Back…[Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Well, we had a lovely time at MidWinter, and I was planning to tell you all about it, but on Sunday Morning I woke up because I was shivering so badly. I managed to get through the next two days of our Onyx Path Summit, but was just a hacking, broken, man on the flight home.

Mighty Matt came into the con with the flu, or as we call him now: Vector. Monica had it when she came in for the Summit. The others didn’t get sick, but were rewarded by the snow delaying or even cancelling their flights, and have only just returned home today.




Trinity Continuum: Core illustration “Planning a Heist” by Pat McEvoy




So, bad ending to a great MidWinter Convention and Onyx Path Summit, and this blog is the one who will pay the price, as I just don’t have the brainpower to write coherently. I could really use the healing powers of the The Æsculapian Order, as pictured in the art above for the Trinity Continuum: Aeon book, illustrated by Marco Gonzales.

One thing I must let you ...14 COMMENTS

Now Available: V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary!

Sales, Vampire: The Masquerade

Hi, everyone! Ian from the past here. As this post goes live, I’ll be in an airplane on my way to Midwinter. As such, I can’t test the link before it goes live, so there’s a slight chance there may be an issue. Report it below in the comments and I’ll fix it as soon as I’m hooked up to Wifi.

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition!

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

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

— Beckett 

Beckett’s Jyhad Diary serves as the ...14 COMMENTS

A MidWintering We Shall Go! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Above is a piece of art by Michael Gaydos from Beckett’s Jyhad Diary, which is going live on DTRPG Wednesday so you can get the PDF and/or the physical copy, PoD versions if you didn’t back the Kickstarter. For backers, you’ve already received the backer PDF, and we’ll be sending out a link to DTRPG to get the PoD at a reduced cost if you want to. Your Deluxe version is going to press, and will come to you once we get it all printed up!

Matthew Dawkins, one of the book’s writers and devs, posted this “making of” blog about Beckett’s Jyhad Diary last week:

This week is a bit of a short one, and next week I may or may not be able to get this posted on Monday, but expect it Tuesday for sure. Unless weather issues strand me in Milwaukee, and then all bets are off!

Of course, if you are some of the folks who usually read this on Tuesday, then expect it later in the day. Probably.

The reason for our schedule shifting is, as long-time readers ...26 COMMENTS

Writing and developing an epic sourcebook [V20: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary]

News, Vampire: The Masquerade

Greetings, challenger!

It’s Matthew Dawkins here, one of Beckett’s Jyhad Diary’s co-developers (alongside Neall Raemonn Price esq.), and as of the start of this year, one of Onyx Path Publishing’s in-house developers (alongside Sir Eddy Webb)! 2018 is shaping up to be a great year.

For those of you who missed it on the Monday Meeting Notes, Beckett’s Jyhad Diary will be released via DriveThruRPG on Wednesday 10th January 2018, in print and PDF. If you didn’t back the book, or you’re hungry for a paper copy, next week is your time! Your appetite had best be a large one, because this book is big. Bigger than V20. Bigger than any other sourcebook I’ve read (or written), in fact.


There are many reasons for Beckett’s Jyhad Diary’s size, not least of which is that it is a compendium, update, expansion and profile of established and obscure Vampire: The Masquerade lore. Its content ranges from one-sentence throwaways in the 1st Edition rulebook expanded to make new plot hooks, to Red Listers from The Kindred Most Wanted and V20: Dread Names, Red List appearing both in support and anatagonist roles, all ...17 COMMENTS

Now Available: Requiem for Rome shirts!

Sales, Vampire: The Requiem

Now available from our RedBubble merch store: Requiem for Rome shirts!

Requiem for Rome: The Camarilla (shirts) Requiem for Rome: Rome Clan: Daeva (shirts) Requiem for Rome: Rome Clan: Gangrel (shirts) Requiem for Rome: Rome Clan: Julii (shirts) Requiem for Rome: Rome Clan: Mekhet (shirts) Requiem for Rome: Rome Clan: Nosferatu (shirts)

Requiem for Rome was sort of the original Dark Era, released just over a decade ago in late 2007. It even introduced us to the Strix, now a mainstay of Requiem. It’s great to get these designs up.


The Old Two-Faced Janus Post! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Happy New Year!

Glad to have you back for this, our seventh year of being in the business of creating amazing worlds for fantastic game lines!

Looking forward, with that side of the Janus head, we’ve got a fantastic year coming!

Expect some very cool announcements about new and ongoing projects throughout 2018, the first of which we’ll be making at next week’s MidWinter Convention in Milwaukee.

Actually, that’s not totally right, as I have a few cool things to mention right now!

First: over the break, and to the surprise of all of us who thought the PoD printer closed for the holidays, I got the PoD proofs for V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary. Very cool, and very thick. We’ll be making Beckett’s JD available next Wednesday for sale in PDF and PoD versions on DriveThru. The Deluxe Kickstarter version will now be going to the traditional printer.



Next: remember when I mentioned that a lot of talks were finalized at Gen Con? Well, here’s one of them: please welcome Matthew Dawkins as our second full-time freelance developer!

Matthew joins Eddy Webb as our in-house developers and ...39 COMMENTS

Release Retrospective: 2017


The Release Retrospective is a look back at all the year’s releases, as summed up monthly in the Release Roundups.

2017 was a pretty amazing year! We managed to release a lot of projects important to us and to the fans, including Pugmire and Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition. We also launched our Onyx Dice dice rolling app, which has been on a lot of our wishlists for years.

What was your favorite release of the year? Let us know in the comments below!

Game Media Onyx Path Onyx Path 2017/2018 Publishing Brochure The Onyx Dice dice rolling app (iOS/Android) Scarred Lands: Dagger of Spiragos (advance PDF) for 5e OGL and Pathfinder Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Players Guide (print) for 5e OGL and Pathfinder Scarred Lands: The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition (PDF/print) for 5e OGL and Pathfinder Scion: Frost Giant Butt Warriors, this year’s April Fools product (PDF) Trinity Continuum: Storypath System Preview (PDF) Creator-Owned Pugmire: Pugmire Interactive Character Sheets (PDF) Pugmire: Pugmire Core Rulebook (PDF, print via IPR and Studio2) Pugmire: Thank You, Darcy Cat! (audio adventure, also via Indie Press Revolution) Monarchies of Mau: Monarchies of Mau Early Access (PDF/print) Monarchies of Mau: Monarchies of Mau Wallpaper (image) White Wolf: World of Darkness Vampire: The Masquerade: Lore of the Bloodlines (PDF/print) Vampire: The Masquerade: The Prince’s Gambit Desktop Wallpaper (image) V20 Dark Ages: Dark Ages Companion (PDF/print) V20 Dark Ages: Legacy ...1 COMMENT

Release Roundup: December 2017

Exalted, Mage: The Ascension, Pugmire, Sales, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Not a bad way to cap off the year!

Game Media Pugmire: Thank You, Darcy Cat! (audio adventure, also via Indie Press Revolution) Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Changing Ways (advance PDF) Mage: The Ascension: The Mage Cookbook (PDF/print) Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade: Dune Swarm and Haunt (PDF) Merch Pugmire Art: Thank You, Darcy Cat! (shirt) Exalted Cover Art: Arms of the Chosen (shirt, tablet case) Exalted Art: Frost Thorn Knuckle (shirt) Exalted Art: Irenio’s Bell (shirt, phone skin) Exalted Art: Mela’s Coil (shirt) Exalted Art: Stormcaller (shirt) Exalted Art: Sunflash (shirt) Exalted Art: Warstrider (shirt) Exalted Art: Warstrider 2 (shirt) Storytellers Spotlight

The following community-created Vampire products have been released via the Storytellers Vault over the last month:

Vampire: The Dark Ages: My Dreams from Within Ceoris Vampire: The Masquerade: Y lloverá fuego Vampire: The Masquerade: Fear and Loathing ’77 Vampire: The Masquerade: Emerald Valley by Night Vampire: The Masquerade: Hunters: The Awakening – Chapter 01 Vampire: The Masquerade: Madrid Nocturno – La Catedral de las Tinieblas Vampire: The Masquerade: Hunters: The Awakening Chapter 02 Presale Vampire: The Masquerade: Livro da Linhagem: Tlacique Vampire: The Masquerade: Year End Big Bundle Vampire: The Masquerade: Clanbook: Gargoyles Vampire: The Victorian Age: Vampire: The Victorian Age Storytellers Vault Style Guide (new setting now open!) Vampire: The Victorian Age: Clanbook: Blood Brothers Vampire: The Victorian Age: Rising Flames: The Berlin Chronicles Vampire: The Victorian ...READ MORE