Episode 105: Wat’s Up with Ian A. A. Watson

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Ian A. A. Watson about his latest projects, including some more details on the recently-announced Trinity Continuum: Anima!

Faxanadu on NESStreaming video games on TwitchMore farty horns and Dixie’s Wikipedia CornerIan reveals his middle names!We remember the rough times we had recording episode 4How things have been in the past couple of yearsIan is still a well-known shitposterTrinity Continuum: AnimaThe CrashSurprising inspirationsInternet shitMMOs have their own language and cultural impactThe Glass brain implantDifferent things to try in Trinity as a resultThe importance of media touchstonesWhy it’s not set during the Aberrant WarM20 Victorian MageHow Ian’s evolved as a creativeInterpreting Matthew’s dreamsImpostor syndrome and making something with your hands


Faxanadu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FaxanaduMatthew’s Twitch: https://twitch.tv/matthewdawkinsJay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men: https://www.xplainthexmen.comMamoru Samuragochi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamoru_SamuragochiTrinity Continuum Core Rulebook: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=548232Otherland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OtherlandMass Effect Franchise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_EffectX-Com Franchise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COMTechnocracy Reloaded Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/m20-technocracy-reloaded READ MORE

Actual Play Spotlight: Fall of Jiara [Exalted: Dragon-Blooded]


This week’s actual play spotlight is on a fantastic game not hosted on our YouTube or Twitch sites, instead being a podcast run by the fine folks at the Story Told Podcast.

The Fall of Jiara is a Dragon-Blooded actual play using the rules for Exalted 3rd Edition, and does an amazing job of delving into Dragon-Blooded powers and culture, while examining the wider world of Exalted. The Story Told have so far published 23 episodes of this epic tale, but you can find them all here and find a new story to listen to.

You can buy Dragon-Blooded from several locations not limited to the below:

Studio 2 and Indie Press Revolution (Deluxe Edition)DriveThruRPG (Print on Demand and PDF) READ MORE

Now Available: Oak, Ash & Thorn, plus DRE on Storypath Nexus

Changeling: The Lost, Dystopia Rising, Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Scarred Lands

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Oak, Ash, & Thorn: The Changeling 2nd Edition Companion!

So, you’re home. What now?Gonna run and hide for the rest of your life to make sure They never find you again?

Screw that. Don’t let Them scare you.Take up space. Make noise. Write your name across the sky and let Them know you’re not going anywhere without a fight. You brought the fairy tale to your home turf, and you make the rules here.

Your words have power now,so use them. Build a community.Bargain with gods. Defy traditions.Choose a role to play, and write your own script.Bring dreams to life and grasp immortality.

Nothing will ever be the same again.And that’s a promise.

– Pretty Penny, Summer Court Elemental

Oak, Ash, and Thorn is a companion book to Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition, expanding on what’s in the core book. It contains:

Expanded rules for freeholds and a selection of seeds for sample freeholds in four international locations.Rules for creating new court Bargains and an introduction to non-traditional Mantles, including free companies, traveling bands, and Lost dynasties, with a playable example ...READ MORE

Tech-nically Thinking! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Here we are in almost the last week of the Deluxe M20 Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter, and like all KSs, we’re at that time where pledges start to slow. So we’re thinking about this KS, and our previous ones, and the roster that’s coming up.

What works, what doesn’t, and what just makes us wonder. Like, should we continue to portion out sections of the complete text during the KS, so at the end backers have pretty much the text as it’s going to be before being formatted during layout. (Which makes it a lot easier to read in most cases!)

We like that model, as it shows prospective backers just what they’re getting so situations where folks expected one set of information but got something else don’t occur any longer. And it shows that the text being finished won’t be a factor in the final project delivery to KS backers.

Those are two pretty good things, in our estimation!

But, does that kill the fun for folks? Like, is there value in being, well, surprised by your new book when it arrives? So far, ...29 COMMENTS

Episode 104: Scion or Scioff?

Onyx Pathcast

In which Matthew runs Scion Origin for Dixie and Eddy, but not before we spend an unreasonably long time talking about everything else.

Trinity Continuum: Anima TeaserCockney Rhyming Slang and the PolariThe incipherable lyric game: WWF RAW theme from 1998 – 2000

Dixie’s take on the lyrics: It’s my life in the box into the beef I’m dropping my ox it’s the Solar beat (incipherable) Why am I thorn in your eye?

Eddy’s take on the lyrics: It’s the lights and the night of joie de vivre And you chop off the arms and soil the meat With your arms aghast you see me leave things here Your headbutt’s a dog; it’s a pain

Resident Evil music: Farty horns vs. Farty celloWorking on V5 Cults of the Blood Gods stretch goalsThe worst Toreador coterieThe Scion Origin actual play continues!

LINKS WWF RAW Theme: https://youtu.be/m6s9uSz5oE0 WWF Full Metal Album: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWF_Full_Metal:_The_Album Resident Evil Director’s Cut Basement Theme: https://youtu.be/0kcF7E69C6Q Resident Evil Basement Theme: https://youtu.be/sITJuWV3HXg Scion Origin: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246765/Scion-Second-Edition-Book-One-Origin M20 Technocracy Reloaded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/m20-technocracy-reloaded Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk


Actual Play Spotlight: Community Service [Aberrant]

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant

This week’s actual play spotlight goes to the explosive world of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, and the fantastic Community Service actual play that Kyle has been running for an amazing crew of players. Kyle has a really enthralling style of Storyguiding, where he operates his games fully as a collaborative exercise involving players and viewers. Also, you’ll have never seen so many costume changes in the course of an actual play.

If you want to view this chronicle’s full library of videos, check it out over on our Twitch channel.

If you want to watch the catalogue of existing sessions of Community Service, you can find them on YouTube.

And if you’re interested in buying a copy of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, you can pre-order a copy on BackerKit!


Now Available: Dark Eras 2!

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

Now available in ebook and print from Storytellers Vault: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2!

For millennia, monsters have hunted and fought alongside us… 

Rebellions swell and vampires feed. Casualties of war draw Reapers to blood-soaked battlefields. Gilded ages benefit mortals and monsters alike. 

How? Why? What role do the monsters play with us —- and each other? 

Dark Eras 2 explores 13 new eras scattered throughout the history of the Chronicles of Darkness. Each chapter features two to three game lines which include Vampire: The Requiem, Mage: The Awakening, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, and more!

The rules in this book are compatible with second edition Chronicles of Darkness. Each terrifying time period and location is examined through the supernatural creatures that dwell there.

Unlock the past. Find out what hides in the shadows. 

Inside, you’ll find: 

Historically inspired settings and story hooks Character-creation tips and gameplay advice New Tilts, Conditions, and era-appropriate rules 

Because of general quarantine conditions, we wanted to make it easier for you to get the stuff you wanted in order to play your games, so like Dark Eras 1, we also broke out the individual chapters as separate products:

1806 BCE: Hunger ...3 COMMENTS

Lock(down) & (Re)load! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

The M20 Technocracy Reloaded (hence this blog’s title) Kickstarter has kept going strong, and we’re now over 400% funded! We’re all very thrilled by the many sections of the Companion PDF that have been added via Stretch Goals thanks to all of our amazing backers.

So, thanks to all of you who’ve already backed – and everyone else, please come check out the KS if you can and help us add even more! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/m20-technocracy-reloaded

Our team continue to be interviewed about M20 Technocracy Reloaded, and there are several awesome actual play broadcasts that you can check out below in the Onyx Path Media section!

If you have questions about M20 Technocracy Reloaded that aren’t answered by any of these venues, we’d love to help you out and answer them on our AMA on Reddit tomorrow, Tuesday the 12th, starting at 12 noon Eastern US time. https://www.reddit.com/r/OnyxPathRPG

Our crew will be popping in and out during the course of the AMA, and while our focus is M20 Technocracy Reloaded, please feel free to ask about anything on your mind!

Dark Eras 2 art ...23 COMMENTS

Episode 103: Technocracy Reloaded

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy and Dixie talk with developers Danielle Lauzon and Travis Legge about M20 Technocracy Reloaded

M20 Technocracy Reloaded KS is doing well!Impostor SyndromeHow Danielle and Travis got involved in the projectWhat’s in M20: TR?Reconciling different takes on the TechnocracyHit Marks“Metaplot agnostic” vs keeping up with technologyWe talk about old cellphones for quite a whileThe cult-like nature of the TechnocracySurface-level inclusivity in the TechnocracyGadgets and tech toysThe “space opera” flavor of the Void EngineersWhat things do you think are cool about TR?Playing the games you worked onEddy is now Pugs Teddy.


M20 Technocracy Reloaded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/m20-technocracy-reloadedZigg’raugglur: https://whitewolf.fandom.com/wiki/Zigg%27raugglurDisco Elysium: https://zaumstudio.com/ READ MORE

DriveThruRPG COVID-19 Charity Bundles

Sales, Scion

DriveThruRPG is running some charity bundles for COVID-19! Get 97% off hundreds of excellent titles, with all proceeds supporting COVID-19 emergency relief efforts!

There are three bundles, each supporting a different charity: Doctors Without Borders, No Kid Hungry, and World Food Programme.

The World Food Programme bundle contains Scion 2nd Edition Book One: Origin! If you’d like to pick up Scion as well as dozens of other books for a steep discount, head on over to DriveThruRPG!