Episode 177: Gen Con Storypath Q&A!

Onyx Pathcast

In which the trio and Rich talk about the various Storypath games at their Gen Con Online panel!

No notes; this one was pre-recorded! Enjoy! READ MORE

DriveThruRPG Halloween Sale


It’s time for DriveThruRPG’s annual Halloween Sale!

Until the end of the month, enjoy discounts on over 200 Onyx Path products from across the World of Darkness, Chronicles of Darkness, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Dystopia Rising: Evolution, and more!

The top five rulebooks currently in the sale include:

Deviant: The RenegadesMage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary EditionChronicles of Darkness 2nd EditionWerewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary EditionVampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition

And don’t forget IPR’s Half-o-ween sale also continues until the end of the month!


[Trinity Continuum] Assassins preview 4: Masteries

Trinity Continuum

What Are Masteries?

Masteries are special abilities that an Assassin learns as tools of her craft. An Assassin doesn’t just bend the likelihoods and probabilities around her, she cows them to her whim and breaks them. Masteries allow the Assassin to reach out into the world and warp it, creating circumstances and unlikely events that suit her purposes. Like Talents, she uses her Inspiration to do this, drawing on the Flux of the Continuum, but unlike Talents, an Assassin has control over her use. This is a deliberate act, one that would appear in Daylight as a fantastic display of unbelievable magnitude, but in the Shadows is just another day.

Masteries are deliberate and calculated actions. While Masteries often stem from training and skill, they are not beholden to those. An Assassin who has never searched for a quarry alone may have a Mastery that points her to his exact location. No amount of skill could do that for her. The Assassin knows that she has a power that no one else does, though she believes it comes from dedication to her training and whatever mystical propaganda her Society has fed her. In short, she recognizes ...3 COMMENTS

Now Available: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters

Sales, Scion, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, World of Darkness, Wraith: The Oblivion

Now available in PDF and print: World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters!

The abandoned lover, waiting for her paramour to return, only to die, alone. Now she waits in her house forever.

The murdered family, killed in a spree so violent their spirits couldn’t pass on to the hereafter, now wreaking an untampered revenge on anyone they find.

The serial killer, who never made his tally complete in life, now determined to possess the bodies of the living to continue his gruesome campaign.

These ghosts, and more, haunt our world. They watch us, they torment us, they play with us, they find themselves locked in Sisyphean cycles, where the only respite comes through the haunting of the living.

It is our role to hunt these spirits down. Some believe we’re laying them to a deserved rest. Others hunt for the renown and to put down the homicidal dead. Others believe they’re doing God’s work, or with every hunt, their knowledge of the paranormal world increases.

We are ghost hunters, and regardless of our motives, it is our task to ensure the dead may no longer torture the ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: The Domain Gaming

Chronicles of Darkness, Mage: The Awakening, Promethean: The Created, Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken

We’re back with some new actual plays, this time following a very strong Chronicles of Darkness theme!

The Domain Gaming are currently in the midst of a Promethean: The Created 2E chronicle they really want people to hear about, and we want you checking it out. Promethean is one of those games people often admire critically, but then say they can’t work out how to use it, or that they can’t find a group to play it with them. Please use The Domain Gaming’s actual play as inspiration for your own chronicle, and by all means use the comments section here or our Discord (https://discord.gg/nRv5GdxJyf) to coordinate your own groups for Promethean!

Fading of the Spark: Episode 1 – https://youtu.be/zUVKRSpRq7g

Fading of the Spark: Episode 2 – https://youtu.be/MFJZ9NVW6PY

Fading of the Spark: Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/ciVHZJhnKGg

The Whole Damn Playlist – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvlCi8II11JAvtSWzuSn_AYz53kQcLwyz

But that’s not all. The Domain Gaming have also been busy creating actual plays for The Contagion Chronicle, Werewolf: The Forsaken 2E, and Mage: The Awakening 2E, among others! Check out their selection of playlists here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wyverian/playlists

Don’t forget, if you have a review site, ...READ MORE

W20 Apocalyptic Record: It’s All the Rage! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Everybody’s backing it!

(And so should you!)

Very glad to say that the Deluxe W20 Apocalyptic Record Kickstarter has hit 200% funded AND has achieved the W20 Icons of Rage Stretch Goal! That will give us the impetus to create a new book that details all sorts of famous and infamous characters from Werewolf: The Apocalypse!

Let’s keep this party howling and tell all your friends! It’s like in 101 Dalmations when all the pets and farm animals howl from one to another to spread the word – except it’s werewolves!

Legendlore art by Alex Sheikman

And speaking of making pop-culture references…

Over the weekend, our friends at Mystery Science Theater 3000 announced the sponsors for their upcoming season and their streaming site – and guess what? Onyx Path is one of them!

We are thrilled to announce this, and that we’ve been talking with the gang over there about the promos they are going to be creating for us that will run during the new season!

They’ve been great to brainstorm with, and I think you’re really going to get a kick out of what their creative ...19 COMMENTS

Episode 176: Gen Con: What’s Up with Onyx Path?

Onyx Pathcast

In which the Onyx Path gang (Eddy, Dixie, Matthew, Rich, and Travis) talk to Gen Con Online about’s up with Onyx Path!

Note: Panel was recorded on September 18th, 2021Rich talks about the impact of 2020 and 2021Eddy talks about Pugmire, Scion, and TrinityMatthew talks about Trinity Continuum: Aether, They Came From… and World of DarknessRich reveals details on a Double Feature KickstarterTravis talks about Mage: The Ascension and Scarred LandsDixie talks about Exalted and Chronicles of DarknessQ&ARich nails the ending of the panel


Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk READ MORE

[Trinity Continuum] Assassins preview 3: Societies

Trinity Continuum

Daughters of the Jacobins

“Equality. Freedom. Revolution. These ideals don’t come without blood and tears. Let the politicians think that they can make change with words alone. We do the dirty work that they can’t.”

— Yvonne Dionne, President of the Daughters of the Jacobins

The French Revolution needed a strong arm to bring about its lofty ideals, and the Daughters of the Jacobins provided it. In the world of Shadow, the Daughters maintain the same goals as their long-gone forebearers: Freedom, liberty, and equality by eliminating anyone who stands in the way.

The Daughters follow a careful plan, accepting and rejecting contracts in a seemingly random fashion, but each kill serves a hidden purpose. A lobbyist fomenting racist chaos on behalf of shadowy masters; an official silencing whistleblower for corporate sponsors; a flower shop owner organizing a coterie of Assassins to terrorize a city so criminals could flourish. In the aftermaths of their deaths, their connections become clear: The Daughters’ targets inevitably have their secrets exposed to the public, causing chaos for the conspirators they leave behind. Each exposure, far removed from the Daughters, brings them one step closer to their ideal world.


Now Available: Dearly Bleak and Player’s Guide to the Contagion!

Beast: The Primordial, Changeling: The Lost, Chronicles of Darkness, Demon: The Descent, Deviant: The Renegades, Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Hunter: The Vigil, Mage: The Awakening, Mummy: The Curse, Promethean: The Created, Sales, Scarred Lands, Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Werewolf: The Forsaken

Now available in ebook and print: Dearly Bleak for Deviant: The Renegades!

Once, there was a boy named Dearly Bleak. That’s not his birth name, but that’s not the point. Dearly became so deathly ill, his parents allowed a smiling self-help cult to turn their son’s body into a home for a cosmic maggot god. 

“Ever the praises to the Conqueror Worm!” 

“Ever the praises to the Crawling Library!” 

“The Knowledge that Eats!” 

“The Broodsac Sultan!” 

Dearly was healed, and then everyone screamed. For a time, Dearly found himself all on his own, though never ever alone. One day, to his delight, he found fellow misfits and deviants like him. 

This is the story of the boy and the Worm and what they are willing to do to the conspiracies that threaten their found family. This is the story of a boy who likes toys, lunchboxes, and catching bullfrogs. But most of all, he likes brains. 

Also available in PDF and print: The Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle for Chronicles of Darkness!

The Contagion has come; it’s ravaged the world and left you in its wake. The ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: WIR Threads

Changeling: The Lost, Mummy: The Curse, They Came From Beneath The Sea!, Trinity Continuum, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Okay, so calling this “media” in the traditional sense is a bit of a stretch, but bear with me. I’ve recently discovered WIR (where I read) threads of roleplaying games, most of which seem to take place over on RPGnet. These threads – created by fans, players, and GMs of games – take you through roleplaying games chapter by chapter (sometimes even section-of-a-chapter by section-of-a-chapter) and are an excellent way of exploring games without putting down the money to buy one. Essentially, they’re long form reviews with added input from other roleplayers (and sometimes the game’s designers, too).

I felt it would be a good idea to highlight some of the recent WIR threads I’ve discovered! Some of them are just concluding, others have only just begun. We very much appreciate anyone who goes to the lengths of writing about our games in such detailed fashion, and would love it if you decided to do the same, whether with our core books or sourcebooks!

Changeling: The Lost 2E WIR: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/wir-changeling-the-lost-2nd-edition.871376/

Mummy: The Curse 2E WIR: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/lets-read-mummy-the-curse-second-edition.887516/

Trinity Continuum Core WIR: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/wir-trinity-continuum-core-rulebook.887707/

They Came from ...1 COMMENT