Episode 88: They Came from Within the Podcast!

Onyx Pathcast, Projects, They Came From Beneath The Sea!

In which we do a deep dive (get it?) into They Came from Beneath the Sea! (TCfBtS!) with developer Matthew Dawkins.

A Dickensian derailment!About the meta-elements in TCfBtS!Connecting it to MST3KCinematicsHow Matthew came to make this gameHow the tone of the game shifted over its developmentLarry Blamire and meta horror moviesA bit about the fiction in TCfBtS! (Dixie helped!)Some thoughts on the humor and inclusivity of TCfBtS!A bit on cult moviesA Twilight digressionPutting TCfBtS! into StorypathMechanics discussionVarious ways to run TCfBtS!A bit on They Came from Beyond the Grave!Matthew talks about the Midwinter TCfBtS! session (Hi, Gehenna Gaming crew!)Types of characters you can play/crossover possibilities

Links:

They Came from Beneath the Sea!: https://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/hosted_preordersDon’t Hug Me I’m Scared (CW: all sorts of weird shit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C_HReR_McQAll Flesh Must Be Eaten: https://www.edenstudios.net/allflesh.htmlGarth Marenghi’s Darkplace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Marenghi%27s_DarkplaceX-COM: Terror from the Deep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM:Terror_from_the_Deep Phoenix Dawn Command: https://www.phoenixdawncommand.com/ Men in Black: The Roleplaying Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_Black:_The_Roleplaying_Game Trail of the Screaming Forehead: https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/trail-of-the-screaming-forehead/2228147 The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Skeleton_of_Cadavra Twilight Article Dixie mentioned: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/twilight-isnt-the-worst-film-ever-made-youre-just-sexist Scream: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream(1996_film)Red Moon Roleplaying: https://www.redmoonroleplaying.com/The Room: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film)Gehenna Gaming: https://www.gehennagaming.com/TCfBtS! Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/kxLydk4t76sTCfBtS! Actual Play: https://youtu.be/DlcvFpWKH6YOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx ...READ MORE

Now Available: Trinity Continuum: Æon shirts

Sales, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Æon

Now available from our RedBubble store: Trinity Continuum: Æon psi order shirts and other merch!

Since the Trinity Continuum is ours, we can bypass the usual approval process, so I just activated anything that looks good. Enjoy your shirts, dresses, spiral-bound notebooks, stickers, and more.

Trinity Continuum logo (shirts)Trinity Continuum: Æon logo (shirts)The Æon Trinity (2123) (shirts)The Æsculapian Order (shirts)Chitra Bhanu (shirts)ISRA (shirts)The Legions (shirts)The Ministry of Noetic Affairs (shirts)Norça (shirts)Orgotek (shirts)Upeo wa Macho (shirts) Sales

Scarred Lands products for Pathfinder (the Scarred Lands Players Guide and The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition) are upwards of 90% off from Indie Press Revolution! Both products are an incredible $5 each!

Kickstarter Update

The Kickstarter for Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition finished last week! After hitting its $25,000 funding goal in just 47 minutes (and doubling it in under 10 hours), we currently at $150,391, or 501%. Thanks to our 2594 backers! We hit the following stretch goals:

Trail of Bone and Ashes: The Ties That Bind, a playable Hecata story; Old Wounds, exploring the enmity between the Cappadocians, Lamiae, Giovanni, Samedi, and ...2 COMMENTS

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 ...32 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

Base Onyx Path logo

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