Release Roundup: May 2020

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

What a month.

On the upside, Trinity Continuum: Anima was announced! So that’s cool.

Legendlore Manuscript Preview (DriveThruRPG) in PDFScarred Lands: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad, Part 3 (DriveThruRPG) in PDFChronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 (DriveThruRPG) in PDF and print1806 BCE: Hunger in the Black Land (Werewolf: The Forsaken, Promethean: The Created, Beast: The Primordial)286-226 BCE: The Seven Wonders (Promethean: The Created, Changeling: The Lost)400-500 CE: Arthur’s Britannia (Vampire: The Requiem, Changeling: The Lost, Hunter: The Vigil)832 CE: One Thousand and One Nightmares (Vampire: The Requiem, Beast: The Primordial)1337-1347 CE: Empire of Gold and Dust (Hunter: The Vigil, Demon: The Descent)1630-1640 CE: Light of the Sun (Mage: The Awakening, Demon: The Descent, Deviant: The Renegades)1644-1661 CE: Rise of the Last Imperials (Hunter: The Vigil, Mummy: The Curse)1608-1698 CE: The Scandinavian Witch Trials (Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Mummy: The Curse)1716-1717 CE: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Mage: The Awakening, Geist: The Sin-Eaters)1793-1794 CE: The Reign of Terror (Vampire: The Requiem, Mummy: The Curse, Demon: The Descent)1874 CE: Mysterious Frontiers (Mage: The Awakening, Changeling: The Lost)1914-1918 CE: The Great War (Werewolf: The Forsaken, ...READ MORE

Episode 106: Sci(on) of Relief

Onyx Pathcast

In which Dixie, Eddy, and Matthew continue with their Scion: Origin story!

What have we been up to? Editing, new laptop, and They Came from Beyond the Grave!Musical interlude and the Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick!Music for roleplaying games (farty horns, of course)Who can’t play the recorder?Who plays the recorder for Lucifer?The best kind of palate cleanser.Scion: Origin continues!Cliffhangers in the sewer.

LINKS: Scion Origin: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246765/Scion-Second-Edition-Book-One-Origin Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

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Actual Play Spotlight: V5 The Sacrifice

Vampire: The Masquerade

Chicago by Night

This week’s actual play spotlight shifts to the fine team over at Red Moon Roleplaying, who hosted an immensely popular actual play of The Sacrifice, from V5 Chicago by Night.

The game’s Storyteller was our frequent freelance writer Klara Horskjær Herbøl, with Matthew Dawkins, Craig Austin, and Hjalmar Nordén as players. In this story, we see the dysfunctional coterie struggle with many moral and political quandaries, not the least of which is whether the Lasombra will be permitted to join the Camarilla!

You can find the full playlist for the Sacrifice here: https://www.redmoonroleplaying.com/podcast/tag/The+Sacrifice

You can buy Chicago by Night from a multitude of venues, including:

Indie Press Revolution (traditionally printed)Studio 2 (traditionally printed)Amazon (traditionally printed)Modiphius (traditionally printed)DriveThruRPG (print on demand and PDF) READ MORE

Now Available: Monthly Yugman’s Guide, and Legendlore Manuscript

Legendlore, Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Scarred Lands

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad, Part 3!

Pay Heed to the Wisdom of Yugman the Sage

A century and a half after the Divine War, the titans lay defeated and scattered across Scarn and beyond. As the people of Ghelspad work to build a new world on the war-torn remnants of a fallen paradise, new heroes rise, and new threats emerge. Yugman the Sage brings an overview of these new heroes and villains, as well as the tools they use to rise to power.

A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects ...READ MORE

M20 Technocra – See, Ya Later! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News, Press Releases

This Thursday we are saying bye to the Deluxe M20 Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter! It’s been a great campaign, and our Kickstarter concierge, James, has been the epitome of good humor and helpfulness. Which is really not surprising since that has been how he has handled all of our KSs since he came aboard.

As of this writing, we’re over $167,000 and at 2022 backers! We’ve achieved 20+ Stretch Goals, which I go into more detail on in the Kickstarter section in the Blurbs! below, but I’m super excited about the TR Players’ Companion project that has been created with sections on:

Constructs and Symposiums (and then expanded by a later SG)Digital Web 3.0 and the expanded Digital Web 3.0.2. Technomancers’ Toybox 20 and the Q-Division bonus sectionUnlikely Allies 1, 2, & 3Mission Statement short scenarios

This, to me, is one of the magic bonuses of Kickstarters. Previously, we tabled the idea of a separate Digital Web 3.0 book as not fitting into our schedule – but now, thanks to this KS, we can really focus on the best of the best ideas ...14 COMMENTS

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

LINKS:

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 1 COMMENT

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

Exalted

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

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