Titanspawn of the Plains [Scarred Lands]

Open Development, Scarred Lands

Well met, adventurers!

Travis Legge here, returning to bring the next round of playtesting for our forthcoming Scarred Lands RPG supplements. The feedback we received on last month’s release of  Playtest #1 Hollow Legionnaire Revisited and Goreguard has been processed and the results integrated into Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad! We are already seeing useful and passionate feedback on last week’s rollout of the Blood Sea Pirate and Blood Sea Alchemy playtest. As a reminder, we are still collecting data on that, so if you have not grabbed it yet for testing, please do so today!

As our team prepares for the release of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad and Vigil Watch, we’ll be introducing several rules to playtest through Open Development. Check them out, use them at your tables, and let us know what you think. Here are the details!

Thirteen playtest packages in totalEach playtest is open for three weeksEach playtest includes a survey for you to enter your feedback and rate your satisfaction with the content

Each playtest document will contain a link to a brief survey for feedback. I will post a ...READ MORE

Kickstarters & Stores & Whaaat? [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

So, we’re between Kickstarters now that the V5 Cults of the Blood Gods KS is over. And what a fantastic run that was! Over 500% funded and over 2500 backers that produced three additional V5 projects as Stretch Goals!

 Trail of Bone and Ashes – a collection of playable stories. Forbidden Faiths – expanded information and additional rules for cults. Faithful Undead – new SPCs and their cultish coteries, and LORESHEETS!

We were also able to fund TWO pay bonuses for the writers, whose text that we provided to backers really went a long way in ratcheting up everyone’s excitement. Which we feel really great about, as we do about all the fantastic commentary from backers.

All in all, it was just a delightful KS experience – a great way to start the new year.

Which brings us to the next Kickstarter we’re setting up right now, for Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition. (That’s the teaser graphic for the game up above.) After we set it up, we still need to get WW/Paradox‘s OK on the info presented, so we can’t really give a date yet.

If ...28 COMMENTS

Episode 87: Trinity Roundtable

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy interviews Danielle Lauzon and Ian A. A. Watson about Trinity at Midwinter!

We discuss our Mario Kart experiences at MidwinterPoop jokesHistory of the new edition of the Trinity ContinuumThe evolution of Storypath into the Trinity Continuum Core RulebookTrinity Continuum Core Rulebook’s settingJuggling between Scion, Trinity Core, and Trinity: AeonWorking on Trinity Continuum: AberrantEarly thoughts on Trinity Continuum: Adventure!Specific rules for a game, but keeping them evocative of other gamesChanges to the new editionTrinity Continuum: Assassins (working title)Coming support booksIan is a shitposterThey Came From The Passive-Aggression Wavelength!V5 Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter

LINKS

Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=548232Trinity Continuum: Aeon: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260833/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon?affiliate_id=548232Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: https://trinity-continuum-aberrant.backerkit.com/hosted_preordersIn Media Res: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/272162/Trinity-Continuum-In-Media-Res?affiliate_id=548232 1 COMMENT

Blood Sea Pirate and Blood Sea Alchemy

Open Development, Scarred Lands

Greetings!

Travis Legge here, returning to continue playtesting for our forthcoming Scarred Lands RPG supplements. The feedback we received on last month’s release of  Playtest #1 Hollow Legionnaire Revisited and Goreguard has been incredibly insightful and helped us immensely in finalizing those elements for release! With this post we now begin our weekly releases of playtest material, so please be sure to check back here each week for the latest post!

As our team prepares for the release of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad and Vigil Watch, we’ll be introducing several rules to playtest through Open Development. Check them out, use them at your tables, and let us know what you think. Here’s the details!

Thirteen playtest packages in totalEach playtest is open for three weeksEach playtest includes a survey for you to enter your feedback and rate your satisfaction with the content

Each playtest document will contain a link to a brief survey for feedback. I will post a new playtest each week, with each survey open for three weeks, on the Onyx Path blog. The final Open Development playtest in this schedule will ...READ MORE

Now Available: Mage20 Book of the Fallen

Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Æon, Vampire: The Masquerade

Now available: Book of the Fallen! Now in PDF and print-on-demand from DriveThruRPG.

Are you predator or prey?

For the Nephandi, that’s a simple question: They embody the Abyss, and you are their next meal. You probably won’t see them coming, but they noticed you a long time ago. Now they move in — so sweet, seductive, and friendly, offering whatever it takes to make you love them, trust them, and forget who and what they truly are.

Until the moment when you can’t ignore what you see. By that time, it’s probably too late.

Eaters of the Weak

So easily dismissed as wicked caricatures, the Fallen Ones move among the shadows of our world. Their influence expands with every crime, every falsehood, each time hatred and despair grind hope into the ground.

In the war for reality, they’re winning.

This exploration of the Fallen, their Arts, and the ways in which they prey upon us includes:

Cults and CharactersA glance at real-life evils right next doorMetaplot Options and Roleplay on the EdgeNew sects that dominate the new millenniumThe Qlippoth and its influence upon the FallenInfernal Investments, malignant ...5 COMMENTS

Here’s A Little Something I Like To Call…[Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

LESS THAN THREE DAYS LEFT FOR THE V5 CULTS OF THE BLOOD GODS KICKSTARTER!

It is, in fact, doing fantastic, with over 2200 backers so far. The comments section, knock wood, has been overwhelmingly positive and energized – which really encourages our team to pop in and answer questions and chat a bit.

So, come over and check it out and as a backer you can check out the text that we’ve released to backers so far. Which is most of it. If you disagree with those 2200 other backers and dislike it, you can bail out before the KS is over. No harm, no foul.

We want our backers to be into the project, and totally understand when some folks don’t dig it. Not every project appeals to every potential backer. It’s why we set up our KSs this way, now. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed

Most of last week was spent at Mid Winter Convention in a gathering of almost the entire Monday Meeting crew plus dozens of freelancers. And a wonderful group of friends and fans, too. We started with:

THE SUMMIT

This was a ...28 COMMENTS

Onyx Path Publishing Announces They Came from Beyond the Grave! Tabletop RPG

Press Releases, They Came From Beneath The Sea!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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January 9, 2020 — Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced They Came from Beyond the Grave! This new B-movie theme tabletop rpg is a tongue-in-cheek horror game employing the Storypath System.

They Came from Beyond the Grave! draws from 60s and 70s horror films similarly to how They Came from Beneath the Sea! built off of the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. They Came from Beyond the Grave! (referred to sometimes as TCfBtG!) encompasses the horror, sex, suspense, and ham of early 1960s through to late 1970s horror movies. This game will be designed to evoke everything dramatic and theatrical of the classics from Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman libraries, along with other “dark house” movie gems, where mysteries take place in old manors, old vampires stalk guests, and something evil lurks in the woods.

Matthew Dawkins, who developed They Came From Beneath the Sea! which is now available To pre-order on BackerKit, is reprising his role for this new corebook. The game is currently in first drafts.

Both ...7 COMMENTS

Episode 86: THEY CAME FROM MIDWINTER!

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy, Matthew, and Dixie are up very late the night before the Onyx Path Summit to talk to Rich Thomas about what’s coming up with Onyx Path. And lots of martian noises.

The Onyx Path summitThe Onyx Path Q&AAnnouncing They Came from Beyond the Grave!Trinity Continuum: AssassinsLukewarm takes about moviesTrinity Continuum: Adventure!Diversity in pulpMidwinterV5 Cults of the Blood Gods is still on Kickstarter!Clan GrumbledukeNote: Eddy was wrong; Rich’s Twitter is actually @rich_thomas_wwThere’s more nonsense after the end theme

LINKS

Midwinter: https://tabletop.events/conventions/midwinter-gaming-convention-2020V5 Cults of the Blood Gods: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed 2 COMMENTS

Onyx Path Announces Adventure! and Assassins for Trinity Continuum

Press Releases, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Adventure!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 9, 2020 — Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced that Trinity Continuum: Adventure! and Trinity Continuum: Assassins will be the next tabletop RPG supplements in the Trinity Continuum line. Both will employ the Storypath system. 

Trinity Continuum: Adventure! is the newest science fiction-meets-pulp setting ready to be explored on the Trinity Continuum timeline. Set in the 1930s, Trinity Continuum: Adventure! retains its pulp action feel for Daredevils, Mesmerists, and Stalwarts while offering an update to the story. The Æon Society for Gentlemen, now in its tenth year, has evolved. Has philanthropist Maxwell Mercer been successful in his mission to build a community of Inspired? Though many of the same allegiances remain, Trinity Continuum: Adventure! setting advances the setting’s timeline to provide even more mystery and conflict.

“The original edition of Adventure! stood alone in the Trinity Universe, and was limited to a single book, offering a tantalizing hint into a fantastic pulp setting,” said content lead Ian Watson. “We’re really looking forward to returning to period, and the exciting potential in being able to ...9 COMMENTS

Titanspawn [Scarred Lands]

Scarred Lands

Greetings Adventurers!

Travis Legge, Scarred Lands Line Developer for Onyx Path Publishing, returning to share a bit of insight into the cast of creepy creatures you will be adding to your repulsive repertoires of fiends and foul monstrosities with the Expedition Scarred Lands expansion. 

In Scarn, the world of Scarred Lands, the term Titanspawn is commonly used to refer to creatures that were created by the titans. More specifically, Titanspawn are those who served the titans before and during the Divine War. Scholars of Scarn know that the titans are responsible for creating all life on Scarn, including the gods themselves, but most people on Scarn draw a firm distinction between the creatures who serve the gods and those who serve the titans. Titanspawn are often hideous and violent creatures created to feed the destructive appetites of their titanic masters. The Arcane Devourers, for example, were created by the titan Mesos, Sire of Sorcery. Their ability to eat spells is drawn from this connection. Other titanspawn, such as the Blood Reaper, a creature spawned from the blood of Mormo the Hag Queen, ...READ MORE