Third Time’s The Charm! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Thanks everyone who commented on our blog posts last week. Hearing from you was both informative and very helpful. As you might imagine, we spent a fair amount of time during this week’s Monday Meeting discussing the reactions we’ve encountered.

End of the day, we’ve tried from the beginning of Onyx Path‘s existence to bring in new and diverse creators onto our projects, and now that we’re starting to make that work, we’re not going to let them feel threatened here.

Dystopia Rising: Evolution art by Sam Denmark

While it might seem like a tonal shift to now start talking about the Lunars Kickstarter; all of last week and into the meeting today we looked to this KS as an awesome positive example of what we do in the midst of a lot of negativity.

Gotta have light shining in the dark, gotta have the good with the bad.

Part of why we’re grooving on the Kickstarter and all the great comments and posts about Lunars as we “leak” out parts of the manuscript, is that we’re hearing so many folks enjoying what they are reading. That’s great, and it is what we hoped for, as there’s always been a feeling on the creative level that the last two editions just didn’t do full justice to the Lunars.

As per the blog title: 3rd time’s the charm. (All the puns and allusions intended).

Here’s hoping everyone’s enthusiasm stays stoked once all the text is revealed by the end of the Kickstarter – we certainly think it’s all great!

Trinity Continuum: Aeon art by Gunship Revolution

Something else that I’m personally thrilled by is the Scarred Lands game being played by Devil’s Luck Gaming on their Twitch channel here:https://twitch.tv/videos/385880467

For me, I was very impressed by the costuming and design of the promo I saw, but started chortling when I saw the Slitherin ratman all made up and squeaking! See, I was the one who originally wrote their first descriptions in the first Creature Collection.

And no, I did not name them after the House. I had not even read those books when I gave them that name, but boy did I realize how it sounded after I did! I was going more for the feel of them slithering up out of the ground and from sewers, with dirty jagged daggers in hand.

So it’s an absolute thrill to see one of them being played, and played so well. Check it out if you can.

Dystopia Rising: Evolution art by Marco Gonzales

Finally, we talked about the Onyx Pathcast interview with Eric Zawadzki about his work on Deviant, and how he has stepped into Dave Brookshaw’s shoes as developer of the book.

You can hear Eric’s enthusiasm for Deviant, and how infectious that is during the interview, and we’re all extremely excited to be getting closer to presenting this new kind of supernatural for Chronicles of Darkness.

Eddy notes several times how the themes of Deviant are very basic, very grounded, and very evocative for our current time. Deviants are very accessible as characters, and very flexible in what could inspire them. There are just so many pop culture references that could be drawn from, as well as classical stories of quests for revenge and payback.

Take a listen, if you have the time, and I think you’ll agree just from listening to Eric, Dixie, and Eddie talk about the game. Link down below in the BLURBS! section.

Until next week, remember:

Many Worlds, One Path!

BLURBS!


KICKSTARTER:

Two weeks into our Kickstarter for the Deluxe version of EX3‘s Lunars (that funded in less than 40 minutes) and we are over 300% funded and have over 1777 backers! Multiple Stretch Goals have already been achieved, and we’ve just gotten started. So c’mon and get your beast-form on and join the fun

The Story Told Podcast has a wonderful interview about Lunars: Fangs at the Gate: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/bonus-episode-5-exalted-lunar-ks-interview-with-eric-minton

ONYX PATH MEDIA

Illustration by Michael Gaydos

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast has our Terrifying Trio taking a break from TTRPGs to look at card and board games that they know and love. 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!

The Story Told Podcast started on their character creation session for Wraith: The Oblivion, which you can find here: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-21-wraith-character-creation

On our channel, we uploaded the first episode of Red Moon Roleplaying’s Changeling: The Lost actual play: https://youtu.be/vNlAmsFrMiQ

Not only that, but we continued the They Came from Beneath the Sea! actual play, also run by Red Moon Roleplayinghttps://youtu.be/fY7sRVqiOl0

Ah yes!

Devil’s Luck Gaming have just commenced their Scarred Lands campaign on Twitch, named Pirates of Blood Water. It’s for mature audiences only and we hope you enjoy! https://twitch.tv/videos/385880467

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!

Here’s an update from the App devs:

Onyx Dice!  We’ve recently released the Changeling: The Lost, Trinity Continuum: Aeon dice, and now the Geist dice.  Next up on our radar is: Demon: The Fallen,  Mummy: The Resurrection,  Kindred of the East, Vampire Dark Ages, and Mummy: The Curse.

We have a serious issue on the Pixel and Motorola phones that prevent the user from using the app correctly.  A fix is coming shortly.  A temporary workaround is to minimize the app without shutting it down, and then restore it.

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 offering our monthly Exalted 3rd PDF releases!

CONVENTIONS


UK Games Expo: May 31st – June 2nd
Gen Con: August 1st – August 4th
Save Against Fear: Oct 12-14
GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd
We’ll also be back at PAX Unplugged later this year. n!


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)
  • 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)
  • Heroic Land Dwellers (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)

Redlines

  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Let The Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th 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)
  • Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

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)
  • Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)

Manuscript Approval:

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Editing:

  • Aeon Aexpansion (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V5 Chicago By Night (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • V5 Chicago By Night Screen (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • C20 Novel: Cup of Dreams (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Post-Editing Development:

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Wr20 Book of Oblivion (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)

Indexing:

  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • The Realm – Gong’s and Yiyhoung’s stuff in… Gunship and Priscilla are working.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff  
  • Chicago By Night – AD’d.
  • Aeon Aexpansion Emailing artists.
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea!
  • EX3 Lunars KS going.
  • Signs of Sorcery
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2
  • Shunned By the Moon – All artists contracted again.
  • Book of Oblivion – Sketches coming in slowly but surely- some finals.
  • Contagion Chronicle AD’d for KS.

Marketing Stuff

In Layout

  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution

Proofing

  • M20: Gods and Monsters – Satyr Phil inputting backer errata.
  • Pugmire Roll of Good Dogs and Cats
  • Adventures for Curious Cats
  • Trinity Core – Mind Meld.
  • Trinity Aeon – Mind Meld.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Indexing.
  • Geist 2e 2nd Proof.
  • C20 Player’s Guide
  • False Images – EX3 novel Finishing inputting backer errata.
  • In Media Res

At Press

  • Scion Hero – Getting printer proofs this week.
  • Scion Origin – Getting printer proofs this week.
  • Scion Dice – At Studio2.
  • Scion Screen At Studio2.
  • Fetch Quest – At Studio2

TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: 

Today in 1971, Sean Astin was born and then was raised by Gomez Addams. Later, he searched for pirate treasure with his goony friends, played football, and became a gardener for the Baggins family. After a long journey to return a particularly memorable piece of jewelry to the manufacturer’s facilities for a refund, he was elected Mayor of his town of residence. Let’s hear it for “our Sam”!

  32 comments for “Third Time’s The Charm! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Peter
    February 25, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Geist 2nd ed is in “2nd proof”, is that code for “out to backers soon”?

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:47 am

      It’s code for “The streetcar goes up the hill”. Something is definitely wrong with our Enigma machine.

      • Robert D
        February 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

        Thank you for taking the time and effort to ensure the quality of Onyx Path products

  2. Yiodan
    February 25, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Oh glorious day! Wr20 at my door!

    The chains! I didn’t even know about the chains! What a beauty it is. 🙂

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:45 am

      Glad you like it! Check out the spine button in the dark if you leave it out in the light all day.

      • Yiodan
        February 27, 2019 at 9:36 pm

        Very niiiiice! 😀

  3. Kevin Ahearn
    February 26, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I noticed that Trinity Core and Aeon are in mind meld. Does that mean that the books have to be shipped to planet Vulcan for approval? That’ll take a while, I suppose, but they’re sure to catch any errors in logic therein.

    In the unlikely (riiiight) event I’ve misunderstood the meaning of the phrase “mind meld,” could you be so kind as to clarify?

    And the happiest of birthdays indeed to the Fat Hobbit!

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:44 am

      Or, we have to arrange for Vulcans to join each of our contributors and then do the ritual of Tu’u Naak Pa Phar to connect all the meld at a distance.

  4. Neil
    February 26, 2019 at 12:43 am

    How much longer for Gods and monsters

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:42 am

      Depends on Satyr Phil and how long it takes to input the errata changes.

  5. February 26, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I love that list of Scion materials at the very end. It’ll be nice to have the physical books and I still don’t know what the dice look like (the last time I saw a picture was the mock-up for the KS).

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:42 am

      I’ll try and remember to include a pic next week.

      • karpomatic
        February 26, 2019 at 7:52 am

        Check out the Onyx Path dice roller. The virtual dice are there and I suspect they’re the same as their physical counterparts.

  6. Balancer
    February 26, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Any updates about hunter the vigil second. Its the third week with no update

    Thanks in advance for any answer !

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Sorry, I don’t know what you mean. It’s listed in the Development phase.

      • Sarah
        February 26, 2019 at 7:40 am

        I think they are asking if there’s any news on where in development it is. I did notice there is new Art stuff being done (I think) So I’m hoping that means good things!I’m definitely looking forward to it.

  7. Brian Goubeaux
    February 26, 2019 at 4:27 am

    When I saw the pledge price for a print copy of Lunars, I was flabbergasted. Usually, print books are around $60, but the print is $ 120, so I pledged for the PDF and will get a print later. I’m wondering if the high price is because of the added PDF, or is their something else you’re not telling us.

    • marin
      February 26, 2019 at 5:48 am

      It’s a deluxe edition, and the price is in keeping with the other deluxe Exalted books (and deluxe WOD 20th anniversary cores) they’ve Kickstarted before.

    • Aliasi
      February 26, 2019 at 6:25 am

      As marin says, this is the *deluxe* edition, not the normal one. You will be able to pick up a Print-on-Demand from DrivethruRPG after the kickstarter, and usually they offer coupons to backers to pick up a somewhat cheaper PoD at or very slightly above cost.

      (For example, the Exalted 3rd core deluxe has a number of cloth bookmarks, gilded page edges, and a very nice cover with the title in High Realm glyphs. The print on demand is just a normal book.)

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 6:39 am

      Like the other folks said. Basically, the Deluxe cover treatment is extremely expensive for us, so that is reflected in the pledge amount. It was actually that cost that originally led to us doing our very first Kickstarter back in the day, as we couldn’t have afforded to front those costs.

  8. Rafael Villanova
    February 26, 2019 at 7:53 am

    The Onyx Dice Rolling App will have V5 rules support in the future?

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 11:53 am

      We’d like to, but that’s up to WW.

  9. Feeling Threatened
    February 26, 2019 at 9:46 am

    I have to be honest: based on last week’s blog post, I feel pretty threatened around here. Plz understand I’m not saying this to stir the pot or create controversy or anything else. I genuinely feel like I have to walk on eggshells and I shut my mouth and don’t say anything because I’m terrified I’ll be accussed of… well, anything! Just to shut me up when I cross the wrong gender/identity/protected group.

    Plz. Not looking for anger or sticks. Looking for understanding that this is having a visible effect on those of us who don’t always share every leaning Onyx Path has. We go quiet and just hope not to get shelled.

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Truly sorry you feel that way, and I do understand. It can be scary and threatening when you’re not used to the rapidly changing world we are in and aren’t sure how to phrase things. And it can seem that something you are trying to get across with the best intentions is going to trip alarms you didn’t even know were an issue. It might seem that you’re going to get lumped in with the kind of harassers and abusers we talked about last week, and I do appreciate that.

      Up to a point, though. Because we made it clear in the blog, and in the only response I personally made in the comments, that our actions are not knee-jerk or unconsidered or driven by other responses on other sites. If you define us believing that there’s room in our company and our hobby for all types of people as a “leaning”, then I’m afraid there’s not much I can do for you.

      • Feeling Threatened
        February 27, 2019 at 12:34 pm

        “If you define us believing that there’s room in our company and our hobby for all types of people as a “leaning”, then I’m afraid there’s not much I can do for you.”

        That feels to me like an incredibly uncharitable reading of what I said and is exactly my point.

        • richt
          February 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

          I see it as being specific, rather than “uncharitable”. We’ve been dealing with these sorts of cases as specific individual issues, and that’s the content of these blogs. Our audience and our creators run the gamut of just about every spectrum you can name, so pointing at our corporate entity’s “leanings” sounds like you aren’t looking at this specific situation as a specific situation, but through a lens that is more about the overall climate that is disturbing you, that feels threatening, and less about our specific situation and company. If you had said you feel threatened on our forums, or on our Facebook pages, or even in these comments, then those are also specific venues I’d be willing to examine what’s up and see what can be fixed. I can’t fix something as vague as “leanings”, hence my quoted note.

    • Zilaenor
      February 26, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      While I don’t think you should be made to feel threatened, I don’t think “walking on eggshells” around the extremely sensitive topic of such allegations is an unreasonable expectation. OP clearly put a great deal of thought and care into the post, and we have the responsibility to do likewise in our responses (even if we don’t believe other people are).

  10. Tim Flannigan
    February 26, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    So Scion 2 is close to dropping and Aberrant is written but needs approval, WOOT! I want these two so much, and when I have both the first thing I’ll be doing is comparing how they handle powers. I’m hoping to use Storypath for many many settings, so the more variety in handling powers the better.

  11. ThomasM
    February 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Mike / Rich,
    Thank you so much for contracting Priscilla Kim to work on Exalted. I had the pleasure to meet her at DragonCon this year and she is as fun as she is talented. Your pool of artists continues to impress and I love the diverse direction you have taken for Exalted.

    Also thrilled to see the progress on Geist and Memento Mori!

    • richt
      February 26, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Priscilla’s a champ and a phenomenal talent. Also, very fun to play D&D with.

  12. perverseness
    February 26, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    So, when Abberrant comes out, can we get a VIBRANIUM cover edition. Full metal goes super comic geek

    • Kevin Ahearn
      February 26, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      You’d have to get all five Wakandan tribes to agree.

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