Episode 207: A Tour of Scion! Part 2

Onyx Pathcast, Scion

In which Matthew Dawkins continues his chat with Hiromi Cota about The World of Scion!

Some Demigod talk!When do Demigods get involved?On Demigod play stylesHiromi’s three paradigms of folktalesOn Scion’s mythology/accuracyGods and fate in other games

Links:

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

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Now Available: Panopticon novella and OPP10 merch!

Sales, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant

Now available in PDF and print: Panopticon, a novella for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant!

Three months ago, Boston’s city defenders, the Bulwarks, met a tragic end. Two of their members died in a mysterious flash, and the third nova, Daystar, went missing. The head Directive intelligence agent on the case turned up dead a few weeks later, after sending his team a particularly cryptic communication.

Now, operative Alina Vaughn and her cell race to finish the work their colleague started. Though it begins as a find-and-rescue op for Daystar, the deeper they dig, the more Alina has to wonder if the nova killed his teammates and is planning a catastrophic return to the spotlight. The operatives aren’t the only ones looking for him. Between his burgeoning cult and a local mobster on the rise, Alina’s cell will need to bring all their skills to bear to find Daystar first.

Also available on RedBubble: OPP10 merch!

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May 4: Squeaks in the Deep, Squeaks in the Deep Guide ScreenApr 27: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: Lore by Night

Changeling: The Dreaming, Deviant: The Renegades, Mage: The Ascension, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Trinity Continuum: Æon, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Tonight we cast our illuminating gaze darkward, in the direction of a video maker and podcaster by the name of Lore by Night.

The Spotlight

Lore by Night is a show that’s been running for a good while now, with its largest focus on exploring the World of Darkness properties, combining reviews of books with in-depth explorations from different elements of the World of Darkness setting. Lately, they’ve also started delving into the Chronicles of Darkness, with an actual play of Deviant: The Renegades! Do check them out: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoreByNightVtM

The Video Round-Up

If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel too. Don’t take our word for it, however; you can check it out for yourselves:

https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheOnyxPathRPG

Here’s this week’s schedule, and don’t forget, if you missed something you want to watch, you can find it by subscribing (for free, if you have ...READ MORE

Scion 2: Back In the Habit! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Last week, we looked back at the start of Scion. Now this week: how about we look at Scion 2e‘s start?

[Wayne’s World-style wiggly screen-lines, doodle-lee-do, doodle-lee-do, doodle-lee-dooo]

A bunch of our creators and I sat down and discussed Scion once the purchase of the IP from CCP went through, and it was obvious that folks had two big concerns. (These mapped to my impressions after years of reading designers and players commenting on the game). First, the system got really weird, really fast, and pretty much imploded at Demigod level. The second was that the “pop culture” take on the pantheons threw a bunch of the gods – and thus their scions – under the proverbial bus in terms of their actual mythology.

The first creator to step up and express a desire to lead the charge for the new edition was our old WW buddy Joe Carriker, and Joe was very clear that he was far more into resolving the second concern, but agreed we needed a new system. This was all happening while I was talking to Ian Watson ...34 COMMENTS

Episode 206: A Tour of Scion! Part One

Onyx Pathcast, Scion

In which Matthew Dawkins talks to Hiromi Cota about The World of Scion!

A bit on Scion’s setting and approachMyths, folk tales, legends, and fairy talesNotes on IncarnatesA tad more on Scion: GodHow to run Scion: OriginOn integrating real-world cultures into gamesHiromi’s thoughts on Scion: Hero

Links:

Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

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Now Available: Squeaks in the Deep! Plus: new hardcovers at IPR and Studio2!

Deviant: The Renegades, Mummy: The Curse, Realms of Pugmire, Sales, Scion

Now available in PDF and print: Squeaks in the Deep, a chronicle sourcebook for Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau!

“The dogs and cats of the world are not our friends. They presume we are always guilty of some crime or other, even if this isn’t the case. You’ll have to remember our most important code: look out for ourselves.”

— Meeka Chase, Mouse and potential Rat King

Rats and mice live in the margins of the empires of dogs and cats, with homes that connect to the Underneath — a vast collection of warrens, tunnels, caves, and other hidden places. It is a dangerous place full of unexplained phenomena and terrifying creatures. But it is also full of wonders of ages past and the thrill of discovery. For the rodents believe Man was part of something called Science, a way to learn power through study, observation, and experimentation. Perhaps through the exploration of the Underneath, they can rediscover Science. It’s time to listen to the squeaks in the deep.

Squeaks in the Deep is a chronicle sourcebook for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. It’s usable with ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: The Deliberative Podcast

Changeling: The Dreaming, Hunter: The Vigil, Scion, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

We don’t just highlight actual plays here on the media blog; we also delve into the world of podcasts and analyses of our various game lines. This week, we’re paying a visit to the Deliberative Podcast!

The Spotlight

The Deliberative Podcast has been running for a good while and has really broken down Exalted into several interesting chunks, deeply analysing the game’s parts from a fan and a Storyteller perspective. We recommend you check out any one of their episodes over here:

https://podtail.com/en/podcast/the-deliberative/

The Video Round-Up

If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel too. Don’t take our word for it, however; you can check it out for yourselves:

https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheOnyxPathRPG

Here’s this week’s schedule, and don’t forget, if you missed something you want to watch, you can find it by subscribing (for free, if you have Amazon Prime) to our Twitch channel:

In the ...1 COMMENT

OPP10: Scion Month, Part 1

Press Releases, Sales, Scion

2022 is Onyx Path’s tenth anniversary, so every month this year, we’re celebrating a different game line!

May is Scion month.

For the first half of the month, the core PDFs from the Scion 2nd Edition game line are on sale for 10% of their original prices, for our 10th anniversary. That means it’s 90% off!

You can check the sale on DriveThruRPG! This includes:

Scion Second Edition Book One: OriginScion Second Edition Book Two: HeroA Light Extinguished (A Jumpstart for Scion 2e)Heroes for the World (Ready Made Characters for Scion 2e)Scion Second Edition Book One: Origin (Phone Version)Scion 2e VTT Hero Signature TokensScion 2e VTT Origin Signature Tokens

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Scion 2: Electric Boogaloo! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Scion: Demigod art by Michele Giorgi

Yep, it’s actually Scion 2nd Edition that we’re publishing right now, and are celebrating all this merry month of May!

Which, of course, is part of our year-long celebration of Onyx Path Publishing’s 10 Year Anniversary – each month, we focus on a different game line. It’s Scion‘s turn!

We started off the month a bit early last week by delivering to backers the PDF of Scion: Demigod early. Right now, we’re gathering the errata shared with us by our Heimdall-eyed backers, and soon we’ll be reviewing those notes and using them as needed to tweak the book. Thanks to everyone who has already or will soon contribute to the errata process!

Now that we are in May, we have already started the 10th Anniversary 10% Sale for Scion 2e PDFs over at DTRPG for about half of our current Scion 2e projects, and in a few weeks we’ll have another sale for the next batch – the other half – of great books!

It includes:

Scion Second Edition Book One: OriginScion Second Edition Book Two: HeroA Light ...18 COMMENTS

Release Roundup: April 2022

Sales

Welcome to the Release Roundup! Remember, this is where to go to find not just the month’s releases, but also the compiled project status updates for the last month.

This month’s Onyx Path releases include:

Scion: Scion: Origin (Roll20)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! (print)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Camp Murder Lake! Quips and Cinematics Cards (PDF/print)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Camp Murder Lake! Twist Cards (PDF/print)They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from Karnstein’s Cabinet of Curiosities! (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Assassins (PDF)Trinity Continuum: Æon: Meridian novella (PDF/print)Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate desktop wallpaper (image)Legendlore: Legendlore desktop wallpaper (image)

This month’s Community Content, from the Storypath Nexus, Slarecian Vault, and Canis Minor includes:

Scarred Lands: 100 Books to Find in Ghelspad 2 Crowdfunding Update

Our They Came from… Double Feature Kickstarter, featuring They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave and They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!, wrapped with $49,349 of our $30K goal, or 164%, thanks to our 626 backers.

Keep an eye out for our next campaign, for Exigents: Out of the Ashes for ...2 COMMENTS