Episode 220: Dead Man’s Rust Session Zero

Onyx Pathcast, Scarred Lands

In which Travis Legge runs a session zero of Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust for Eddy and Dixie!

Why is this episode different?Contingency plansWhat are we going to play?Dixie and Eddy’s character descriptionsA bit on morality and certain spellsLines/veils/settingDeities

Links:

Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

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Now Available: Down in the Hole in print!

Crossroads Continent, Realms of Pugmire, Scarred Lands, Trinity Continuum: Aether

Now available in PDF and print: Down in the Hole, a starter adventure for the Crossroads Continent!

Adventure in the Crossroads Continent!

Down in the Hole is a starter adventure for the Crossroads Continent, designed to capture an old-school feel with the 5e OGL ruleset.

The adventurers acquire a map to an abandoned treasure horde allegedly belonging to a famed adventurer. Following the map, they discover a sprawling underground cavern filled with dangerous creatures, terrifying traps, and hints of a great threat making inroads into the region.

This tale is perfect for a one-shot, or as a springboard to begin your own adventures in the Crossroads Continent using the rule set for the world’s most popular roleplaying game!

Down in the Hole contains:

A terrifying subterranean dungeon crawl set in the Crossroads ContinentNew monsters, a new magic item, and optional healing rules.Design notes from creator Richard Thomas. Other Recent Releases

Did you miss one of these recent releases?

Aug 3: M20 SorcererJul 27: Storypath Tasty Bit: They Came from the Bikini Beach Party!Jul 20: Terat, Contagion Chronicles VTT Tokens, Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition VTT Tokens Sales

It’s Onyx Path’s 10th Anniversary! Every month ...READ MORE

MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: THE MAGE PODCAST

Changeling: The Dreaming, Hunter: The Vigil, Mage: The Ascension, Trinity Continuum: Aether, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

This week’s spotlight shines on Mage: The Podcast! The perennial podcast of magickal excellence has returned once more to the gleaming lights.

THE SPOTLIGHT

Mage: The Podcast is a show with a lot of merits, not least of which is its consistently high quality output and willingness to tackle a wide variety of Mage and Mage-adjacent topics.

In the latest episode, host Terry Robinson interviews one of Trinity Continuum: Aether’s authors – Kim Godwin – on the subject of blending Aether with Mage: The Ascension. It ends up as a fascinating episode where ideas from both games are shared and examined in great detail. Check it out here:

https://magethepodcast.com/magogs-tesla-and-aether-spinning-trinity-continuum-aether-with-kim-godwin/

Mage: The Podcast goes further, of course, and covers all manner of Mage subjects. You can find their episode list on this site:

https://magethepodcast.com/

THE VIDEO ROUND-UP

If you’re not already following 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 too. Don’t take our word ...READ MORE

A Meetingless Monday! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Monday Notes: I didn’t do very well at my video game and also I have perforated my left eardrum. Again.

Well, that’s accurate for my Monday notes, technically, but that’s because we didn’t have a meeting today! (The above things were not caused by lack of meeting, I don’t think, but if I perforate my eardrum next time we don’t have one I’m considering blaming someone internally.)

I know it’s odd, as we usually have these every single Monday, but this week we had a slew of vacations, appointments, and other sundry things that meant over half the team couldn’t be there. Without us, you know, updating each other on what was new, it wouldn’t have been a very good meeting.

Masks of the Mythos art by Sam Denmark

I did manage to note that the Trinity Continuum: Aether Kickstarter is chugging along, even though we’re still in that muddy middle bit of most crowdfunding campaigns. As I’m typing this, we’re just over 900 backers, and I hope we get to 1k soon!

Oh, and here’s another of our MST3K spots for ...6 COMMENTS

Episode 219: Dead Man’s Rust Interview

Onyx Pathcast, Scarred Lands

In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Travis Legge about Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands!

We’re here with Travis Legge!How did Scarred Lands come to be?On Scarred Lands’ toneAbout Dead Man’s Rust!Nifty setting detailsGlivid-AutelWhat IS the Rust?

Links:

Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

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VI: Bows and Arrows Against the Lightning

Trinity Continuum: Aether

By the time we reached Tesla’s home and laboratory, the Martian was already clawing its way from the cylinder, groping through the ruins of the building for its target. We were quiet, careful; we had no comprehension of how this thing might sense, the range of its vision, the sensitivity of its hearing. Was it a creature that could detect vibrations in the air? Was it safe even to breathe?

On any other day, such questions would fill my mind and drive me forward into irrational action. I know there were some — especially of Nikola’s fraternity — who pushed the boundaries of safety to get such answers during the thick of battle. Now though, I was not as interested in knowing what the Martian could think or feel. I was interested in finding my friend and mentor, to extract him from the rubble before it was too late.

Collision, by Henrique Alvim Corrêa

Richard made a silent offer with his hands. He had spent years studying the art of sign language after Max was born unable to hear us, and we rejected the theory of oralism as a ...4 COMMENTS

Now Available: M20 Sorcerer

Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Scarred Lands, Scion, Trinity Continuum: Aether

Now available in advance PDF: M20 Sorcerer for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition!

Magicians and Mentalists

The shadows of the World of Darkness have always concealed supernatural secrets. Monsters exist and magic is real. Hedge wizards and psychics dwell on the edges of those shadows and of human society, straddling the liminal space between daylight and darkness. These sorcerers draw on inborn gifts or intense magical study to forward their agendas, protect their communities, or seek personal gain and power. Some few cast their lots with one faction of the Ascension War or another, but most sorcerers neither know nor care of the conflict among the so-called mages. For these practitioners, power is personal and to be used for personal ends.

Whether you are a Storyteller looking to fill out supporting roles or craft compelling antagonists for your Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition chronicle, a player wanting to bring something unique to the table, or wanting to run an all-sorcerer story, Sorcerer contains everything you need!

Streamlined and complete rules for incorporating hedge magic Paths and Psychic Phenomena into your Mage: The Ascension chronicle.Character creation rules and options ...2 COMMENTS

MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: THE GENTLEMAN GAMER (wait a minute…)

Changeling: The Dreaming, Exalted, Hunter: The Vigil, Mage: The Ascension, They Came from Beyond the Grave, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Trinity Continuum: Aether, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

This week’s spotlight shines on… me! That’s right. I’m taking over.

THE SPOTLIGHT

The Gentleman Gamer (which is to say, me) hosts a channel on YouTube where the occasional deep dive, character creation session, or breakdown of a popular game line takes place! Why is it receiving the spotlight this week? Well that’s because at 21:00 BST on Wednesday 2nd August I’ll be doing an AMA on my channel focused on Trinity Continuum: Aether and other RPGs! Tune in live to ask your questions:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGentlemanGamer

THE VIDEO ROUND-UP

If you’re not already following 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 too. Don’t take our word for it, however; you can check it out for yourselves:

https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheOnyxPathRPG

It’s looking like a busy old week with games such as Aether, Hunter, and the newly arriving Sorcerer getting some time in the sun! Do check them out!

Meanwhile, please take a look over on our YouTube ...READ MORE

OPP10: Scarred Lands month, part 1: Big sale on 5e!

Press Releases, Sales, Scarred Lands

2022 is Onyx Path’s tenth anniversary, so we’re celebrating a different game line every month this year!

August is Scarred Lands month.

Part 1 covers 5e/OGL and Pathfinder material:

Scarred Lands 5e/OGL (22 products for $15.10)Scarred Lands Pathfinder (4 products for $4)

… which have a number of titles on sale for 10% of their original price for our 10th anniversary. That means they’re 90% off!

Plus! Save 50% on the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide, Scarred Lands Dice, and the 5e Creature Collection on Indie Press Revolution!

This sale lasts until August 15, so stay tuned for a new sale as the month goes on!

Previous sales this year:

January: Dystopia Rising: EvolutionFebruary: World of DarknessMarch: Cavaliers of MarsApril: ExaltedMay: ScionJune: Crossroads ChroniclesJuly: Chronicles of Darkness 2 COMMENTS

Scarred By the Aether! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

When I talk about aether, I am of course referring to Trinity Continuum: Aether, and its Kickstarter campaign that is burgeoning along! Seems like a good bunch of you are really interested in this mash-up of Victorian Era tropes, literary characters, and the earlier history of the Trinity Continuum.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-aether-tabletop-roleplaying-game

TC: Aether is currently the furthest back in time we’ve gone with the Continuum, although we do have plans afoot to skip even further back through history – stay tuned for that! That means that we looked at what we knew was coming and postulated what would be the circumstances that led to TC: Adventure!, its closest relative in the series (so far). Because of the nature of this being a continuum, it’s less of a timeline of events that HAVE to lead to TC: Adventure!, and more a series of events that COULD lead to the pulp era.

So, yes, you get to learn about Maxwell Mercer’s parents, and you can deduce why he then invited Safari Jack Tallon to join Aeon in the 1930’s. We learn more about Tesla in ...31 COMMENTS