What’s In-Stores for You! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Last week I talked about Kickstarter, which is one of the ways we’re making and getting our game worlds out to you, and so this week, let’s look at some of our other venues – because they are evolving as well!

First, there’s DriveThruRPG.com, which is still our primary sales partner when it comes to PDFs and physical books printed on demand. We also use DTRPG‘s servers for distributing Backer PDFs to our Kickstarter backers as needed.

DTRPG is an excellent fit for our business as keeping books on an eternal virtual bookshelf frees us up from paying for warehouse space for every book, plus they’re great to work with, and take care of the two types of ways you can get our projects: PDFs and PoDs.

They continue to improve their set-up, and in fact, are migrating to cloud-based servers right now. They are working on bringing regular features back on line – including PoD ordering. So, if you have a slow-down or can’t get onto the site; that’s the reason. Try again, and rest assured they’ll be done their server migration bug-fixing very soon.

Dystopia Rising: Evolution illustration by Sam Denmark

Next, and I’m basically talking about these in the order we started working with them, are our friends at Indie Press Revolution aka IPR.

We started working with IPR as a way for us to offer the various Deluxe or Prestige Kickstarted projects for sale after we shipped the KS backers their rewards. We always print more books than we have backer rewards so that we can replace damaged or lost rewards, and any extras past those we send to IPR.

Over the years, they have also started offering some of the books we’ve Kickstarted in order to get them into stores on their site, where retailers as well as individuals like yourselves can order our projects.

Here’s the Onyx Path Publishing page on IPR‘s site:

https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/

And the list of stores that carry games via IPR:

https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Stores.html

If someone’s local store is listed already, they just need to remind
them and maybe place an order with them. If someone’s local store is
not listed, they can have them check out the Retailer FAQ:

https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/IPR-Prospective-Retailer-FAQ.html

So, if a local game store has not ordered from IPR before they can set
up an account and order directly from them. The above FAQ link will help
answer a few questions and they can get started here:
https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Retailer-Information.html

So, with IPR you can make an order, or you can ask your retailer to do so, and they have info and tools to help you make that happen. Right now, as pictured with this blog, and noted below in the Blurbs!, IPR has both the Deluxe Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition, and the Deluxe Beckett’s Jyhad Diary just coming available!

So if you missed out on their KSs, or have heard great things about either or both books, now’s your chance to own them!

Geist 2e illustration by the legendary John Cobb.

Studio2 gets mentioned a lot lately with our shift in running Kickstarters to get our game books traditionally printed and into retail stores. Their ability to fulfill sending out KS backer rewards and strong distribution network has made working with them an excellent choice for Onyx Path.

The fact that they handle all the fixes that come out of shipping thousands of backer rewards per Kickstarter in an efficient and friendly way means that they complement James’ customer service efforts with our KSs. Which I certainly appreciate, and I hope backers do as well.

We have been building up our “best practices” with Studio2 for over a year (or is it two?) with our creator-owned books, and then Changeling: The Lost 2e, and not long now that will all pay off with our Scion 2e double feature of Scion Origin and Scion Hero.

Which will be the largest ship-out and the first time an Onyx Path owned game line is made available for distribution and retail for us by Studio2, so we’re pretty excited to see how it all works out!

Trinity Continuum: Aeon illustration by Grzegorz Pedrycz.

So those are the three sales partners we’re using to get our projects out to you. All can be contacted by retailers interested in stocking our books, with more and more of our projects being traditionally printed and available through distribution.

Then we have our efforts on Amazon, with our fiction going up there ready for your Kindle, or over at B&N and for the Nook. Now that we’re putting books out via Studio2, you’ll also see those books available on Amazon. There are also the storefronts for the online gaming venues like Fantasy Grounds where you’ll find Scarred Lands material suitable for use while online gaming.

Expect that our methods will evolve and change in those venues too, as we get more familiar with what people are looking for. That’s one of the reasons that we are experimenting with Matthew Dawkins reading the opening to the Scarred Lands novel Vigilant. (Available for free on DTRPG or on our YouTube channel). We wonder if some audio books might not fit into folks’ busy lives.

Because, at the end of the day, we want to be able to offer folks a chance to explore our worlds, in whatever method they find best for enjoying them. We’re always following those paths as they all lead to one:

Many Worlds, One Path!

BLURBS!


KICKSTARTER:

NEXT UP! We’ll be starting the Kickstarter for the Deluxe version of EX3‘s Lunars on February 12th at 2pm Eastern US time – so don your beast forms and let loose a howl (or snarl or squawk or hiss) to let everyone know it’s coming!

ONYX PATH MEDIA

Illustration by Michael Gaydos

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features an interview with Trinity Continuum: Aeon developer (and long-time WW and Onyx Path writer and dev) John Snead! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

And Here’s More Media About Our Worlds:

If YOU have a podcast, YouTube or Twitch channel, or talk about games on a blog or other website, and want to perform actual plays or make reviews of our games, please reach out to the Gentleman Gamer on the Onyx Path forum. From there we’ll share emails and get you started, so when you do start producing content we’ll be able to promote it on our blog and YouTube channel!

First, let’s get our content out of the way! Matthew Dawkins continues to run They Came from Beneath the Sea! for the good folks of Red Moon Roleplaying. This game sees They Came From taking a more horrifying, Lovecraftian angle to the camp and farce many expect of it. Episode 2 can be found both here https://youtu.be/gV3LJbdZHPM and in audio format on redmoonroleplaying.com

Additionally, Matthew continues to run his Scion story dubbed Tokyo Noir, in which four Scions explore the dark side of Tokyo in search of a killer who appears to be cutting their victims up into kanji-shaped chunks. Matthew is running this game with direct input from the people commenting on his videos, so hop on board if you want a say on how this story goes: https://youtu.be/DUN11k5d9Ms

Bearing a special mention is the incredibly well-received Onyx Pathcast from last week, in which our hosts performed a deep dive into the nihils of Wraith: The Oblivionhttp://theonyxpath.com/episode-37-a-harrowing-deep-dive-into-wraith-the-oblivion/

We’ve also dug into a few shows you may have missed, such as Polyhedron‘s actual play of Trinity Continuum: Aeon, from late last year: https://player.fm/series/polyhedron-a-rpg-discussion-podcast/polyhedron-plays-trinity-continuum-aeon-the-legion-wants-you-ep-1

But here’s a more recent offering from the excellent team at High Level Games, who have started uploading their actual play of Pugmirehttps://www.highlevelgames.ca/podcastingnetwork/pugmire-actual-play-episode-1

Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games!

ELECTRONIC GAMING:

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these fiction books:

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

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Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/

And you can now order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

And available this week! Deluxe Changeling: The Dreaming and Deluxe Beckett’s Jyhad Diary! The additional books we have after the Kickstarter ship-outs are done are now at IPR!

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

This Wednesday, we’re featuring Deluxe Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition and Deluxe Beckett’s Jyhad Diary going on sale at Indie Press Revolution (IPR)!

CONVENTIONS

New convention notices coming soon!


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Geist2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Distant Worlds (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Let The Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Ready Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)

Redlines

  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)

Second Draft

  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion Ready Made Characters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Witch-Queen of the Shadowed Citadel (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)

Development

  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)

Manuscript Approval:

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Editing:

  • Aeon Aexpansion (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • V5 Chicago By Night (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • V5 Chicago By Night Screen (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Wr20 Book of Oblivion (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel: Cup of Dreams (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)

Post-Editing Development:

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • In Media Res (Trinity Continuum: Core)

Indexing:

  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution – Waiting on last few.
  • The Realm – More sketches in.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Chicago By Night – Contacting artists to see who is open.
  • Aeon Aexpansion
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea!
  • EX3 Lunars Assets getting finalized for KS page.
  • Signs of Sorcery – Over to layout this week.
  • In Media Res – Finals coming in.
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2 Finals for KS coming in.
  • Shunned By the Moon – Need one more artist to reply.
  • Book of Oblivion – First sketches coming in.
  • Contagion Chronicle Fulls/splats contracted for KS.

Marketing Stuff

In Layout

  • C20 Player’s Guide

Proofing

  • Scion Hero – Index in. Putting printer files together.
  • Scion Origin – Index in. Putting printer files together.
  • M20: Gods and Monsters – Waiting for WW approval.
  • Pugmire Roll of Good Dogs and Cats Getting backer PDF ready to send to backers this week.
  • Adventures for Curious Cats – First proof corrections in.
  • Trinity Core – Inputting Errata.
  • Trinity Aeon – Inputting Errata.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Indexing.
  • Geist 2e

At Press

  • Wraith 20th – Prepping for backer ship-out.
  • Wraith 20 Screen – Prepping for backer ship-out.
  • Scion Dice – At Studio2.
  • Scion Screen At Studio2.
  • Fetch Quest – Shipping to US.
  • CtL2e Condition Cards Waiting for PoD proofs.
  • Slarecian Vault Art Pack 01 and 02 –Waiting for PoD proofs.

TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: 

Today is Alice Coopers’s birthday! Welcome to My Nightmare!

  30 comments for “What’s In-Stores for You! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. perverseness
    February 4, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Hunter: The Vigil 2 – Finals for KS coming in.
    Contagion Chronicle – Fulls/splats contracted for KS.

    Which KS is going to fill the juicy spot of “taxes are coming back in”, I don’t know but I am liking it none the less

  2. Ted
    February 4, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Is there more of an update you can provide on Signs of Sorcery? This is the third week in a row that it’s listed as ‘over to layout this week’.

  3. Yodo
    February 4, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Indexing done? Scion printer prepping? They Came getting arted? My new RPG shelves in so I can finally take all the 20th Eds out of the box? What a start to the month!
    The only thing that could make this even MORE complete would be hearing about HtR’s 20th getting approved… 😛

  4. Unsilent Majority
    February 4, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    *le sigh

    Maybe White Wolf needs to be pinged again about Gods and Monsters? Maybe they…like…forgot?

    • richt
      February 4, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      No, they didn’t and we are in communication with them about it.

  5. batro
    February 5, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Hi, any news on Hunter 20th anniversary edition ?

    • Tim Flannigan
      February 5, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Seconded! I would love some HTR20 books!

      • richt
        February 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

        As I’ve mentioned before: not our call to make, it’s up to White Wolf.

        • Tim Flannigan
          February 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

          In a similar direction, Have you guys pitched Mummy The Resurrection 20 to WW? I loved that game.

  6. karpomatic
    February 5, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Fetch Quest is almost here! YAY!

  7. Diego
    February 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Lunars!!, aawwww

    • richt
      February 5, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Aaaaaaw, yeah!

  8. peter
    February 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I see that Geist 2e is still in indexing, I hope it is done soon. Can we be expecting it in the backer e-mails sometime in the not to distant future 🙂 ???

    • richt
      February 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      It’s in proofing, and that’s a process of back and forth with the layout designer and the dev team, so there’s not a set time on that.

  9. Roman
    February 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Really, really pleased to see Technocracy Reloaded moving up the track. And so many great kickstarters to back!

    • richt
      February 5, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      Hope you enjoy them, we really are looking at a great year for Kickstarters.

  10. Lian
    February 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Could we see another c20 PG preview soon?

  11. WuseMajor
    February 5, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Has the Aberrant art already been worked on and I just missed it?

    • richt
      February 5, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      We’ve been working on prepping for art, but haven’t contracted anything as yet. You haven’t missed anything, we just don’t usually talk about our prepping for things.

  12. Imthestein
    February 5, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I am so excited to see Technocracy Reloaded finally moving ahead in the development cycle. Any idea of a rough waiting period before we see more? I know we can’t get definite but just knowing a soft timeline would be great.

    • richt
      February 5, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Any sort of estimate, whether we preface it repeatedly with disclaimers or with labels like “soft guess”, seems to become carved into stone by some of our community. It adds unneeded drama to our creative process when we get called liars and unprofessional when we decide we need to take the time we feel is necessary to make sure a book is the way we want it to be. So, for now, we don’t give any sort of guess on how long anything takes, but instead make sure everybody can follow along with a project’s progress on the blog. Thanks!

  13. Just Here
    February 6, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Is there a chance of an offset print run for Exalted 3e? I have heard that the POD process used by DriveThruRPG doesn’t hold up well at that page count.

    • richt
      February 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      I’ve heard from others that the book is holding together just fine, from others that their book is as good as other PoD books (so very good but an occasional bad copy), and from still others that their book completely fell apart, all as anecdotes from buyers. I know my PoD copies are great, but I’m not thumbing back and forth through them in order to play. So, seems like luck of the draw combined with extent of usage. We’re looking at several options concerning the EX3 core, but nothing announce-able right now. Thanks!

    • Chazz
      February 6, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      I ordered my POD copy as soon as it was available and use it regularly. I haven’t had any problems with the binding.

  14. C.T. Phipps
    February 7, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Is it too early to ask how THE CHICAGO FOLIO and LET THE STREETS RUN RED writing is going?

  15. February 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Really appreciate seeing the weekly statuses and the responses from Rich and team. I came looking for Signs of Sorcery status updates, glad to see things progressing along as I have a MTA2.0 game starting next week.

  16. Chris A
    February 8, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Re: Trinity: Aberrant

    Is there any chance this will come out within the next two months? I know any estimate is not a hard guarantee, but I’m super excited for the release!

    • richt
      February 8, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      Definitely not releasing in two months, and two months would be the earliest we’d be doing the Kickstarter – and that’s very unlikely. Hang on, we’re working on getting some incredible art for Aberrant to go with the excellent writing. It’ll be worth the wait!

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