Year One [Trinity Continuum: Aberrant]

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant

Elements of the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant playtest.

Well, it’s been a year since N-Day and our announcement of Aberrant‘s dev team, and I’m sure you’re all thirsty for some previews. Who better to give us her unique view of the world than America’s sweetheart, Jennifer “Slider” Landers, as part of her popular Opcast, Where2Now, courtesy of Alex Melchor.

…and here we are! No, we’re not in an alien ruin on Mars, we’re at Pinewood Toronto Studios! I know, I know; this is different from other episodes and some of you may be wondering why I’m not at some beautiful natural spot.

Truth is, like many young kids with a streaming channel and too much time on their hands, I used to dream about being “discovered” by the film industry. I dreamed about taking over as the new actor to play a certain raider of tombs. But then major productions moved to India, not to mention that I erupted and joined Team Tomorrow, so I get to save the world for real. Fair trade, no?

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Episode 44: Our new developer, Chris Allen!

Onyx Pathcast

In which Matthew and Eddy interview Chris Allen as a new (to us, at least) developer at Onyx Path.

We start off low and somberDixie goes to play Pokemon GoWhat Chris is working on right nowMongoose Publishing during the d20 boomWorking with license holdersComing back to the industry via Werewolf the ForsakenWhat’s exciting about ForsakenOnyx Path Publishing at UK Game Expo!Developing M20 Victorian MageNight Horrors: Shunned by the MoonDeviant the RenegadesContagion ChronicleLet’s talk more about Pokemon Go!

LINKS

Chris Allen’s Onyx Path work: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Chris%20Allen Steam and Steel: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/18141/Steam–Steel-A-Guide-to-Fantasy-SteamworksWerewolf the Forsaken Second Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/145541/Werewolf-the-Forsaken-2nd-EditionUK Game Expo: https://ukgamesexpo.co.uk/Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149562/Mage-The-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-EditionPokemon Go: https://www.pokemongo.com/ 1 COMMENT

Antagonists: Centaurs [Scion: Origin]

Scion

In antiquity, centaurs roamed the western Eurasian Steppe in massive herds. Their encounters with settled folk living in Greece rarely went well — the battle that ensued between a herd of centaurs and the Lapith tribe after the former, invited to a wedding, heavily overindulged in wine is handed down in myth as the Centauromachy; and many a culture cursed the centaurs for inspiring the mounted combat of the Scythians, who mimicked the centaur style of archery. Centaurs have never held with settled life. They cannot bear to be confined, and the hard roads humans lay down pain their hooves greatly (for a centaur will never allow herself to be shod like a common horse!). The more personable and staid of centaurs will often trade with settled civilizations, especially for alcohol, which centaurs love.

Despite the best efforts of modern states to civilize them (most of which were given up as futile more than a century ago), centaurs still live in great numbers on the Eurasian steppe, with smaller colonies in northern Greece (particularly the plains of Thessaly) and even ...3 COMMENTS

Now Available: Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats

Pugmire, Sales

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: the Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats for Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau!

“Well that’s the excitement of it all, isn’t it? Meeting new friends, starting new adventures — what’s a better way to live?” 

Kayla, Freelance Adventurer 

Dive into the world of Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau with this handy compendium.

Inside, you’ll find everything you need to start an adventure of your own. Some highlights of Roll of Good Dogs and Excellent Cats include: 

A variety of ready-to-play cat and dog characters Adventuring groups and their origins Story suggestions for short sessions or campaigns 

WHICH PATH WILL YOU TAKE?

See the Community Spotlight section below for a similar project for Canis Minor!

Kickstarter Update

Our Kickstarter for a deluxe version of the upcoming Lunars: Fangs at the Gate for Exalted 3rd Edition ended last week, and Exalted fans managed to hit our goal in a mere 39 minutes!

We ended at $288,526 of our $60,000 goal, or 481%, with 2379 backers. This means we’ve hit 23 stretch goals:

Lunars-themed Storyteller ScreenMany-Faced Strangers: 10,000 words of additional Charms, 5000 words of quick character stat blocks (~7 animals), Heroes ...READ MORE

Onyx Path on YouTube

News

Did you know that Onyx Path has a YouTube channel?

You can find some mood music playlists, our Kickstarter videos, and in-house developer Matthew “The Gentleman Gamer” Dawkins has lately been filling it up with character creation videos, actual plays, creature features, and news updates, like this one:

Give us a subscription! You won’t be disappointed.

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Achooo! Hope That’s Contagious! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Next week, we’ll be starting our Kickstarter for the Contagion Chronicle, which is a crossover chronicle featuring all of the game lines for Chronicles of Darkness.

Like all of our Kickstarter campaigns, you’ll be hearing a lot about this in the weeks to come, so I figured that this week, I’ll just go a little into how we came up with the idea to begin with.

We have received, over the years, many requests for crossover rules for the Chronicles of Darkness. Which makes sense, as CofD, unlike its predecessor, the World of Darkness, was created with the idea that all the game lines would have a similar, if not the same, rules set.

I’m not talking about the Storyteller and Storytelling Systems which are the rules for rolling dice, but the individual game line rules sets, like Disciplines, Gifts, cosmology, those sorts of things.

Book of Oblivion illustrated by Drew Tucker

With folks asking for crossover rules and tips, I suggested to our crew here that a crossover book would be something that could also be really helpful in providing new content for game ...34 COMMENTS

Episode 43: Let Us Sell You On Some Games!

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew ask for people to mention Onyx Path games they don’t know well or have been on the fence about, and spend five minutes each talking them up.

Dixie’s curse rubs off on EddyMatthew makes it grossSuddenly it turns into a morning radio showDixie: Exalted Third EditionEddy: LegendloreMatthew: Promethean: The Created Second EditionDixie: Cavaliers of MarsEddy: PugmireMatthew: Werewolf: The Forsaken Second EditionDixie: Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second EditionEddy: Trinity ContinuumMatthew: Demon: The DescentDixie: Scion Second EditionCheck out our past interviews for more information!

Links:

Exalted: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/162759/Exalted-3rd-EditionLegendlore Comic: https://www.drivethrucomics.com/browse/pub/403/Caliber-Comics/subcategory/779_3768/LegendlorePromethean Second Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/189395/Promethean-the-Created-2nd-EditionCavaliers of Mars: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/242299/Cavaliers-of-Mars-Core-RulebookPugmire: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-RulebookWerewolf Second Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/145541/Werewolf-the-Forsaken-2nd-EditionGeist First Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/64033/Geist-The-SinEatersTrinity Continuum: https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/hosted_preordersDemon: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/124155/Demon-The-DescentScion: https://scion-2nd-edition-tabletop-rpg.backerkit.com/hosted_preordersExalted character creation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRr9WZHa2PA&t=564sEddy’s Extra Credits episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH6yL-exWUM 5 COMMENTS

Now Available: False Images, an Exalted Novel

Exalted, Sales

Now available in ebook and print from DriveThruFiction: False Images, a new novel for Exalted 3rd Edition!

Novia Claro made him up to cover her own tracks while she investigates the murders of Hushanti’s priests in Nexus. He’s a convenient ruse, a rumor to spark the people’s imaginations, distract them from her actions, and nothing more… until the day he bursts forth from the river and offers Novia his help.

Now he’s hunted by several Dragon-Blooded, and Novia has to figure out whether she can trust him or if she’ll end up as just another body left in his wake. 

This novel was made possible by the backers of the Exalted 3rd Edition Kickstarter.

Keep an eye on this space for links to Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook ebook versions!

Kickstarter Update

Our Kickstarter for a deluxe version of the upcoming Lunars: Fangs at the Gate for Exalted 3rd Edition ends in ONE DAY! Exalted fans managed to hit our goal in a mere 39 minutes!

We’re currently sitting at $275,047 of our $60,000 goal, or 458%, with 2292 backers. This means we’ve hit 22 stretch goals:

Lunars-themed Storyteller ScreenMany-Faced Strangers: ...READ MORE

Lunar Eclipse This Week! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Well, in a manner of speaking, Luke. This week wraps up our Lunars Kickstarter for a deluxe edition of this Exalted 3rd Edition sourcebook. The 72 hour warning just went out today, and we’re already seeing a dramatic upswing in pledges!

Look below in the Kickstarter section of The Blurbs! for more info and links!

Looking forward to see how it wraps up, and thrilled so far with how it has been going. Next up, we’ll be taking a couple/few weeks off and then starting the Contagion Chronicle Kickstarter for our Chronicles of Darkness “crossover” chronicle book.

More news on that as we get closer to the start, but if you want to get started with early Contagion Chronicle info, go ahead and check out the link to Matthew’s character creation session in the Onyx Path Media section of The Blurbs!, below.

Wraith20 Book of Oblivion art by Ken Meyer, Jr

Meanwhile, last week I placed Print On Demand proof orders for five different projects, and I expect to put out a couple more in this coming week. They’ll come my way whenever the PoD ...37 COMMENTS

Episode 42: Richard Dansky Interview

Onyx Pathcast

In which Matthew and Dixie interview their surprise co-host Richard Dansky about his work on Wraith: The Oblivion and other games!

Where’s Eddy?The long journey of Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary EditionWraith ArtThe Wraith CurseHow to start a Wraith chronicleCainite ReligionsRichard Dansky: AuthorThe Street Fighter RPGShout-out to R Talsorian!The learning environment in White WolfRichard Dansky’s development styleThe Wraith Curse ReprisePersonal QuestionsMigrating from TTRPGs to video gamesBoard games we’re playingTonal palate cleansersCharnel Houses of Europe: The ShoahHarlan EllisonThe small world of RPGs!Where to find us on social media

Links: Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition Handbook for the Recently Deceased: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243684/Wr20-Handbook-for-the-Recently-Deceased

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