Episode 191: Dystopia Rising: Evolution and Zombie Redux

Onyx Pathcast

In which the trio discusses some more zombie media as it relates to Dystopia Rising: Evolution!

What have we been up to?A bit on ghost stories and DickensHow do DR:E zombies work?Zombies as background threatHow is DR:E different from other zombie media?Zombies reflecting current fearsZombie media and disability representationSurvival media vs. real-world survivalMixed-splat vs. single-splat games


Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402 Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk


Now Available: Prometheus Unbound, plus it’s Dystopia Rising month!

Dystopia Rising, Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Scarred Lands, Scion, Trinity Continuum: Æon

Now available in advance PDF: Prometheus Unbound for Trinity Continuum: Æon!

Psions united for humanity’s future! 

Prometheus Unbound expands the Trinity Continuum: Æon setting by diving into the inner workings, goals, and attitudes of the psi orders. Headed by proxies with powerful visions of the future, the psi orders are united in ensuring humanity’s prosperity but differ on the details.

Inside, you will find:

Detailed information on all eight psi orders, including their structure, organization, politics, projects, and goals. An overview of the important people within the orders, their allies and enemies, how they relate to each other, and what threats each order must overcome. Guidance for running campaigns focusing on specific psi orders, how such stories interact with other organizations, and the challenges players will face.Deeper examination of psi powers, their potential and limitations, including flexible systems to allow players to generate their own spectacular effects!Rules and descriptions of new technologies used by each psi order. 

Also available in eBook and print: An Exquisite Corpse: A Dystopia Rising: Evolution Anthology.

No one knows how long it’s been since the world was blasted with nuclear radiation and ...READ MORE

Mage20 Lore of the Traditions is now live!

Mage: The Ascension, Press Releases

In the face of the growing threat presented by the Order of Reason, mystick mages from across the globe came together for a Grand Convocation in the hopes of finding mutual defense and turning the tide of the nascent Ascension War. Now, with over five hundred years of history behind them, the membership of the Council of Nine Mystick Traditions must reconcile its past and forge a new path into the 21st century. 

Lore of the Traditions explores the history, practices, and politics of each current member of the Council of Nine. This book lays bare the secrets and shame of the Traditions, recounting past tragedy and triumph, and details how each of these magickal societies approaches the quest for Ascension heading in to the mid-21st century.

We want to create a deluxe edition with a cover featuring spot gloss, an embossed/debossed title treatment, a silk ribbon bookmark, weighing in at 180+ full-color interior pages. Exceptional funding will allow us to further develop the setting and provide additional materials for play.

Lore of the Traditions contains:

A detailed history of each Tradition currently on the Council.Current ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: The Onyx Path News

Exalted, They Came From Beneath The Sea!, They Came from Beyond the Grave, Trinity Continuum, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Is it egotistical to focus on our own show for this week’s media spotlight? Maybe, but we want to draw your attention to it so please give it a look!

The Spotlight

Coming back to the Onyx Path Publishing YouTube channel on a weekly basis, we have the Onyx Path News, a show dedicated to diving into upcoming and recent releases, news regarding our company, and most importantly, answering fan and customer questions live! Here’s the latest edition:

The Round-Up

Media production continues to increase as we recruit more people! Take the opportunity to buy a copy of Dystopia Rising: Evolution as the 90% sale currently on DriveThruRPG goes on! You’ll also want to check out Lunch and Crunch on our Twitch channel this week to gain game design insights from Eddy Webb and Danielle Lauzon!

If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch every week with a group of stellar partners and content creators, and much of that content makes its way to our YouTube channel ...READ MORE

M20 Lore: Traditionally! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Thrilled to be able to say that the Kickstarter for the Deluxe M20 Lore of the Traditions starts this Tuesday, the 18th of January, at 2pm EST!

The thrill really comes from the fact that we weren’t sure we’d be able to even do another M20 book, but the gang at Paradox were cool with it – so here we come!

Our team have done a great job of breaking out each Tradition into its own focused chapter, and really digging into all the lore for each one going all the way back to first edition – in proper 20th Anniversary style! Of course, you’ll get the chance to read through those chapters once you back, so I’m sure the comments will fly hot and heavy.

Mage: The Ascension fans being so shy and retiring, you know!

Squeaks in the Deep art by Pat Loboyko

Like I like to do in the first MMN talking about a new crowd-funding campaign, is relate to the start of the project, and/or of the game line. In Mage‘s case, it was the first of the WoD first edition ...30 COMMENTS

Episode 190: Special Onyx Path 10th Year Anniversary Episode with Rich Thomas and a Naked Guest!

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew invite Rich to the episode to celebrate ten years of Onyx Path, reminisce about old victories, and grow anticipation for upcoming triumphs!

• Recapping the Killer Bees • Why Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays • Is the Queen actually dead? • A naked interruption! • Why and how did Onyx Path start? (the truncated version) • The clash of licensed properties (WoD, CofD, Exalted, etc.) and owned properties (Scion, Trinity, They Came From, etc.) • Changes we’ve made to books at Paradox’s behest • Pugmire: our first original IP! • Expanding the Trinity Continuum • The lockdown toll and how well (or poorly) we’ve coped • They Came From’s expanding possibilities • Working with the MST3K team! • Massive sales coming up this year – this month Dystopia Rising: Evolution will be reduced to 10% of its cost! • Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention coming June 2022 • Plans for the Pathcast • Innovative rules systems we create for our games • Dixie’s, Eddy’s, and Matthew’s highlights of the last ten years • Calling all media creators!


Pugmire: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=182989 Trinity Continuum: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=182989 They Came from Beyond the Grave!: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371808/They-Came-From-Beyond-the-Grave?affiliate_id=182989 Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402/Dystopia-Rising-Evolution?affiliate_id=182989 Onyx Path Media ...1 COMMENT

Now Available: They Came from Beyond the Grave!

Sales, They Came from Beyond the Grave

Now available in PDF and print: They Came from Beyond the Grave!

I urge you now: do not open this book. Do not read its contents. Walk away, live your simple life, and keep these creatures of darkness in the shadows where they belong.

Opening your eyes to this horrible world – where demons possess dolls, the undead stalk the night, the Devil walks among us, and mummies march from their tombs – is an act of incredible bravery, or perhaps, complete foolishness. Turn away now, before it’s too late…

No? Well, in that case, welcome to a little game called They Came from Beyond the Grave!

They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror. This game allows you to play with all the magnificent content from the movies of Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman, and promises the fun and thrills of the horror movie genre!

In They Came from Beyond the Grave!, you play humans faced with the horrors of the supernatural. You’ll find yourself pitted against vampires, werewolves, ghosts, ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: NCRP Productions

Scarred Lands, They Came From Beneath The Sea!, They Came from Beyond the Grave, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Trinity Continuum: Anima, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

It’s time for another media spotlight from us at Onyx Path!

Give them your support on Spotify! The Spotlight

This week’s spotlight shines on NCRP Productions! If you’ve not heard of this fine crew, you’ve missed out on some wonderful actual plays including Unhallowed Metropolis, Wrath & Glory, and ALIEN, but we’re not here just to point at excellent games from other studios – they recently concluded a short campaign of Realms of Pugmire called Muttinshire Chronicles!

We’d really like it if you gave NCRP some of your support. You can find them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/ncrpproductions

And importantly, you can find their actual plays on Spotify right here: https://open.spotify.com/show/3euJnwoWaz3jIM466ykHvz?si=f7b1a6d982164b8a

The Round-Up

Media production is ramping up now that the holidays have ended for much of the world! Keep eyes open this week for Dystopia Rising specials on Thursday and Saturday, including a creator roundtable and an actual play! We hope to have more DR:E content coming as the month goes on!

If you’re not already following The Onyx Path on YouTube and Twitch, now’s an ideal time to do so. We produce a wealth of content on Twitch ...READ MORE

DR:E For You and Me! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Dystopia Rising: Evolution, that is!

As I mentioned last week, all this year we’re celebrating Onyx Path‘s 10 year anniversary by focusing on a different one of our game lines each month. January is the month for Dystopia Rising: Evolution!

Here’s a little background: I first began to be aware of Dystopia Rising, the live-action roleplaying experience, during a couple of conventions, including Midwinter, where, instead of vampires, folks were walking about in Road Warrior-esque costumes and armor. The contrast stood out and caught my attention. What was this whole Dystopia Rising thing? Fortunately, a bunch of live-action folk we knew were trying it and could fill me in, and so my curiosity was satisfied for the time being.

Sometime later, a few Onyx Path folks including myself sat down with DR‘s creators, just as a sort of “get to know ya” sort of thing. It’s a low-stress way to get more familiar with other folks in gaming and see if there’s common ground for collaboration or licensing, or whatever. (It was a group of meetings like this, except with a lot more ...20 COMMENTS

Episode 189: The Deadly Invasion of the Holiday Special!

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew celebrate 2021 with killer bees.

• The usual nonsense before we start • We say we’ll watch on YouTube, but we switch to Vimeo at the last minute • Dixie counts you in to “Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare” so you can watch with us! • Also, we talk about the movie Caligula and how Ace of Base was secretly neo-Nazi


Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/173403429 Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk