Episode 174: Deviant Deep Dive

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Eric Zawadski about Deviant: The Renegades!

Apocalyptic Record and Beckett’s Jyhad DiaryDeviant is techno ChangelingOrigins Clades and flexibility of power creationDivergenceConspiracies and the Web of PainViolent toneConnections to disabilityAntagonistsRelationship to Hunter: The VigilAdditional books


Deviant: The Renegades: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/341534/Deviant-The-Renegades?affiliate_id=548232W20 Apocalyptic Record Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-edOnyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPathOnyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpathOnyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk READ MORE

[Trinity Continuum] Assassins preview 1: Assassin Lore

Trinity Continuum

Entering the Shadow: Becoming an Assassin

Most ordinary people do not wake up one day and decide to master the killing arts. It takes a special kind of person, one of the Inspired who has lived a life touched by violence and death. An Assassin could have been a professional killer before their Moment of Inspiration, but it is just as possible that they had little experience killing beforehand and must adapt to survive with their newfound skills.

Some Assassins were victims of violence, rather than its perpetrator, left for dead by a serial killer or pursued by killers themselves. Many grew up in environments suffused with violence and death, such as in deadly warzones, places torn apart by civil strife, among criminals, or even raised by other Assassins. A rare few are unfortunate people who have led otherwise sleepy boring lives, are suddenly drawn into a life-or-death situation. Inspired to survive, they overcome danger as an Assassin. These unlucky circumstances are always life-threatening (and somewhat traumatic).

Like Talents, their abilities develop with exposure to flux, but the circumstances of an Assassin’s life and Moment of Inspiration refine their manipulation of probabilities towards killing. Once Inspired, ...10 COMMENTS

Now Available: Heirs to the Shogunate, plus Creature Collection VTT

Exalted, Sales, Scarred Lands, Scion

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Heirs to the Shogunate for Exalted 3rd Edition!

Centuries ago, the tumultuous Dragon-Blooded Shogunate ruled much of the known world. Its glory and grandeur fell into ashes amid the Great Contagion, but today new empires blaze high from its embers.

Haughty Dynasts feasting amid the stolen treasures of the Threshold; proud Seventh Legion officers clad in panoplies of jade; lone outcastes struggling to carve out a heroic legend at the world’s edge — they’re all heirs to the Shogunate, yet they each stand on their own as a prince of the earth.

Heirs to the Shogunate details the Realm’s cadet houses and secondary schools, the military city-state of Lookshy, Prasad’s expanding empire, the weird Forest Witches, and outcastes. It also contains new Dragon-Blooded Charms, heirloom artifacts, and Quick Characters. Lastly, it describes the impending Realm Civil War, including a fully playable scenario depicting the War in the West.

Also available: Creature Collection 5e is now available for Fantasy Grounds! Grab it below:

Fantasy Grounds’ siteSteam Crowdfunding Update

The Apocalyptic Record, the capstone project for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition, ...READ MORE

W20 Apocalyptic Record is live on Kickstarter!


This W20: APOCALYPTIC RECORD Kickstarter campaign is designed to enable us to create a deluxe hardcover edition of this supplement, designed to match the look and feel of our other 20th Anniversary Editions, and specifically serve as a setting supplement and sourcebook for the Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition.

This is the capstone book for Werewolf 20, akin to Beckett’s Jyhad Diary for V20.

The primary purpose behind this Kickstarter campaign is to enable Onyx Path to create the best version of The Apocalyptic Record that’s possible. Your support will allow Onyx Path to use the best production, the most appropriate components, and possibly even contract more art for this book. An amazing digital PDF product will be created with this material. With your help we will be able to take it a step further and produce a deluxe hardcover version of W20: The Apocalyptic Record for fans and collectors. The main goal and primary focus of this Kickstarter campaign is the creation of this limited-edition book.

The Apocalyptic Record includes:

Five chapters of in-character accounts, reports, songs, and tales from the heart of the Garou Nation, covering stories of grief and joy, ...READ MORE

Media Spotlight: RPG Clinic

Changeling: The Dreaming, Exalted

Today’s spotlight is on the RPG Clinic, a superb channel on YouTube! You can find their site right here: https://www.youtube.com/c/RPGClinic/

RPG Clinic are new but definitely worth following. They’ve shown a lot of love to two games of which we’re massive fans – Changeling: The Dreaming and Exalted – and have performing actual plays of both.

If you’re looking to find out about or get into either Changeling or Exalted, check out the following playlists:

ExalTwitch: Academy

Changeling: The Streaming

ExalTwitch: Nexus

Don’t forget, if you have a review site, actual play, or any other kind of media relating to our games, you can get in touch with me over on matthewdawkins.com and let me know about it, so I can post it on our blog!


This is the Dawning of the Age of Apocalypse…[Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

The Age of Apocalypse…


What that bit of song parody is all about is that we’re going live with the Kickstarter for the Deluxe W20 Apocalyptic Record tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st! We haven’t done a W20 Kickstarter in quite some time, so we’re all really excited to HOWL with you all once again!

Developer Matthew Dawkins has this to say overview of the book:

It’s a big roleplaying sourcebook for Werewolf: The Apocalypse, covering around 30 years of story threads and lore elements from Werewolf and expanding them to make them accessible and playable.

Also check out this chapter by chapter breakdown from two week ago’s MMN blog: http://theonyxpath.com/in-the-red-monday-meeting-notes/?preview=true&_thumbnail_id=18288

We’ve been calling this the capstone book for W20, and while there will no doubt be at least one added Stretch Goal project to come out of this KS, the Apocalyptic Record will certainly be the last W20 book Kickstarted!

(Unless plans change again…)

So check out the preKS page and sign up for an alert when the KS goes live so you don’t miss all the excitement!


Much of our talk today ...5 COMMENTS

Episode 173: Ramble On!

Onyx Pathcast

In which the trio, by popular demand, just chat about things for a bit.

Cats, Blinds, and Belly RubsSome notes on cosplay!Inclusivity and Matthew doesn’t know who owns D&DMasters of the UniverseTransformers and other botsTelevision + RPGsLARP and TTRPGContent WarningsTough Subjects


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


September Setting Sale

Changeling: The Dreaming, Changeling: The Lost, Sales

Forsooth and hey, nonny nonny!

DriveThruRPG is currently running their September Setting Sale, focusing on the Fey Folk! That means Changeling: The Lost and Changeling: The Dreaming material is on sale until the end of the month!

This includes, but is not limited to:

Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary EditionChangeling: The Lost 2nd EditionMaterial containing the fae, like Chronicles of Darkness: Dark ErasFae-related material, like Relics & Rituals: Excalibur (remember that?), a guide to using Arthurian legend in your 3.5e game

See the full selection of Onyx Path material on sale here at this link!


Mummy: The Curse Actual Plays

Chronicles of Darkness, Mummy: The Curse

As I’m sure you saw yesterday, we released Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition via PDF and Print on Demand over on DriveThruRPG! Here’s the link in case you need it: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/347148?affiliate_id=13&src=OnyxPathWeds

In my experience with Mummy, I’ve found some folks really want to play a game but don’t have any experience with a game quite like it, and so feel daunted by the prospect. Although we have an excellent Storytelling chapter in the book, we also have access to a whole bunch of actual plays and podcasts where you can find out a little more about Mummy: The Curse, and hopefully grow your confidence with it!

If you’re interested in playing Mummy, we recommend the following shows:

Onyx Path Con Mummy: The Curse Actual Play, with Storyteller Rick Wheeler: https://youtu.be/sF9e-_o5iTk

Red Moon Roleplaying’s Mummy: The Curse Actual Play – Eternal RewardEpisode 00 – Character Creation: https://youtu.be/GJIEAEAx2MYEpisode 01 – We’ll Always Have Paris: https://youtu.be/AJiyP2UzLScEpisode 02 – Resistance: https://youtu.be/MxNxPx7TPeUEpisode 03 – The King’s Head: https://youtu.be/LldhVG_UAPwEpisode 04 – The High Ground: https://youtu.be/jyZYG-WadpUEpisode 05 – Mercy: https://youtu.be/4npaST1Hnmk

Gehenna Gaming – The Contagion Chronicle – Mummy: The Curse Actual Play: ...1 COMMENT

[Scion] Saints & Monsters preview 5


Titanic Scions

The Scions of Gods inherit both the power of their divine progenitors and their relationship to the World full of humanity. The child of Zeus does not merely wield thunder when they aspire to their father’s lightning, but a force which wends its way through the hearts of mortals as it lifts the Scion towards divinity. Even if a Scion of Thor becomes a hateful leveler of human works, even if a Scion of Huitzilopochtli devotes themselves to turning cities into engines for a new age of eternal flower war and sacrifice, even if their names are cursed and spat by those they’ve harmed, the decedents of divine mantels are part of the ineffable circuit that exists between the World’s inhabitants and its Gods. 

Those Scions who trace their existence back to Titanic roots know no such place between Gods and mortals. Whether the result of some Titanic whim, supernatural congress, or freak cosmic transfusion, the heart of their nature does not lie within the orbits between divine mantle and mortal heart. No matter how pure the intent a Scion ...1 COMMENT