Allegiance: Les Fantômes [Trinity Continuum]Open Development, Trinity Continuum
This week, I’m showing off a piece from newcomer (but longtime fan) Craig Oxbrow.
You may note that the format of this Allegiance is different than 9’s from last week. Since we’re treading new ground, I mostly asked my different authors to put together their own formats which felt right. I’m taking the best of each and codifying a proper template which will be used for the second drafts after they’ve got Storypath to work with. Without further ado:
“I’m the world’s greatest thief. Isn’t that better than being second best at something?” — Sabine Durant, alias ‘Irma Vep’, during questioning by Interpol in Monte Carlo.
Every field of human activity has its world leaders, and theft has Les Fantômes. An international gang of art and jewel thieves linked to robberies in over twenty countries in the past five years, the Ghosts claim that they can break into any building and steal any prize, only being noticed if they choose.
Goals and Methods
Les Fantômes share a simple goal — they steal because it entertains them. They charge a standard fee of a million ...11 COMMENTS
Now Available: Bundles and Beasts!Beast: The Primordial, Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Scion, Trinity Continuum: Æon, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem, Wraith: The Oblivion
We’ve got four new shirts today for the upcoming Beast: The Primordial in our RedBubble store:
We’ve also got a bunch of new bundles available on DriveThruRPG!
VTM: Vampire: The Damned Bundle, featuring Children of the Inquisition; Children of the Night; Encyclopedia Vampirica; Children of the Revolution; the Making of the Art of Children of the Revolution; and Dread Names, Red List
MTAs: Mage Revised Traditions Bundle, featuring all 10 Revised Tradition Books
Orpheus: Orpheus Complete Bundle, with all six Orpheus books, plus the Haunting the Dead anthology
VTR: Bloodthirsty Adventures Bundle, featuring six Storytelling Adventure System scenarios for Requiem 1e
VTR: Requiem Bloodlines Bundle, including Ancient Bloodlines, Bloodlines: The Chosen, Bloodlines: The Hidden, and Bloodlines: The Legendary
Trinity: Trinity 1e Bundle, including the Trinity Rulebook, Trinity Players Guide, Trinity Technology Manual, Trinity Field Report: Alien Races, TFR: Extrasolar Colonies, TFR: Media, and TFR: Psi Laws
Scion: Scion Complete Bundle, including all 11 Scion products from Scion: Hero to Scion Extras
And from DriveThruFiction:
HTR: Predator & Prey Bundle, offering the six books of the Predator & Prey fiction series: Vampire, Judge, Werewolf, Jury, Mage, and Executioner.
Keep an eye on DriveThruRPG and DriveThruFiction for more exciting ...READ MORE
Going to Press/ing Needs [Monday Meeting Notes]Monday Meeting, News
Thought I’d share this cool version of our Onyx Path logo customized for Pugmire by our own Impish Ian Watson.
Ian points out that five years ago when I started Onyx Path Publishing, I made a bunch of game line versions of our logo just for the fun of it, really. But with a lot of our focus being to introduce folks to Onyx Path these past several years, we used the “standard” OP logo in order to build that recognition factor for the symbol. But I’d like to see this game line style be used more now.
What can I say? I’m part of the MTV generation and was studying design and corporate identification when they were playing fun games with the MTV logo.
So, if you look below to Mirthful Mike’s part of the updates, you might note that we have a lot of projects in the “To Press” category right now. This, for us, is a good thing. It means that a lot of the projects we’ve been nurturing are in these last stages before they get to you.
But let’s ...71 COMMENTS
Hurt Locker: Equipment AppendixChronicles of Darkness, Open Development
Thought I’d share a draft while Hurt Locker’s on its way toward editing. This is the appendix for the book featuring weapons, armor, and equipment. This is more or less what the appendix will look like, with some minor changes here and there, edits, and what-have-you.
It features a slightly different take on the way guns work, includes rules for explosions, and some Merits that pertain to all this. The Merits will go into a different section in the final book; they’re just here because they relate directly to these systems.
The idea was, we wanted a slightly more narrative approach to this kind of equipment, letting us focus on parts more appropriate to Hurt Locker specifically, while still giving a series of granular choices in the vein of Armory and Armory: Reloaded. We toiled over this content, and I think we’ve reached a good balance between the approaches.
Allegiance: 9 [Trinity Continuum]Open Development, Trinity Continuum
As Storypath has entered its finalized albeit generic state, and I’m stitching together the Continuum-specific version before passing it on to my writers, I thought some of you might like a peak at one of the Allegiances available to Talents in the Trinity Continuum core. This comes from author Jack Norris.
Motto: Protection, Discretion, Security
Once Branch 9, this group began as a covert arm of the US Government tasked with tracking and neutralizing threats that employed strange scientific and supernormal phenomenon. They worked closely with other organizations such as the Æon Society, but always with their own objectives and agenda. Privatized in the early 1970s, it dropped “Branch” and now operates as simply 9 and works under contract with a number of governments and private institutions. 9 are the people who deal with problems most people think are the subject of pulp novels and really out-there techno-thrillers. An ancient plague discovered in a hermetically sealed casket in an ancient tomb is more likely to be on their radar than someone hoarding mundane chemical weapons. A conspiracy to overthrow a local ...17 COMMENTS
Now Available: More Vampire Bloodline T-shirts!Mage: The Awakening, Sales, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Forsaken, Wraith: The Oblivion
Now available from our RedBubble store, we finish off the collection of bloodline symbols:
Children of Osiris
Daughters of Cacophony
Harbingers of Skulls
This brings the total number of shirts in our VTM collection up to a whopping 95!
We’ve also got some updates to the White Wolf back catalog:
Wraith: The Oblivion’s Dark Kingdoms trilogy of stories is now available in ebook format
Werewolf: The Forsaken’s Tribes of the Moon is now available in print
Mage: The Awakening’s Intruders: Encounters with the Abyss is now available in print
Scarred Lands 24 hour Warning!Scarred Lands
Fewer than 24 hours remain on the Scarred Lands Kickstarter for Pathfinder and 5e!
Less than 200 years ago, the world of Scarn was home to prosperous people. The inhabitants of the world toiled the land, hunted the beasts, and built civilizations. But all this was in the shadow of the world’s most awesome inhabitants, the titans.
Beings of monstrous power, the titans derived their strength from Scarn itself, ultimately wielding nearly limitless power. A titan could sculpt mountains, gouge out new rivers, and even breathe life into entirely new species of creatures. With time and patience, the titans might have made a paradise of Scarn, but they were forces of nature that lacked compassion for their creations or that vital spark that might have made them something more.
The children of the titans, though, were gods. For reasons unknown, the children were not themselves titans. They still drew power from Scarn, but they draw the greatest portion of their strength from the intensity of their mortal believers. In time, even the most evil of the gods realized that the day might come ...2 COMMENTS
Woof woof, bark, bark, WOOHOO! [Monday Meeting Notes]Monday Meeting, News
So we launched a Kickstarter for Fast Eddy Webb’s Pugmire fantasy game of uplifted dogs last Thursday. We were hoping to get enough interest that we’d fund the creation of the core book, based on the Early Access version that Eddy was using at MidWinter Con, and to get it traditionally printed so we could get some of these out into game stores. Eddy estimated we’d fund our pretty modest $15,000 goal in about four days. I was in that state I get into before we launch a KS where I am sure it will be our first KS to fail to fund. Or at least that we’ll squeak by with funding right at the end.
We funded in an hour.
Today, as I write this, we have 1630 backers, $102,198 in pledges, 35 days to go, and have run past six Stretch Goals like a dog let off the leash.
We got a write-up on the Nerdist web site here: http://nerdist.com/theres-an-rpg-called-pugmire-about-medieval-fantasy-dogs/
It is so very gratifying to see so many people excited about Pugmire!
Oh sure, there are some folks uptight because Pugmire isn’t the angst-filled ...54 COMMENTS
Release Roundup: January 2016Chronicles of Darkness, Demon: The Descent, Exalted, Sales, Scarred Lands, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Werewolf: The Forsaken
Here’s what we released over the last month:
Demon: The Descent’s Demon Storytellers Guide in advance PDF
Exalted’s Tales from the Age of Sorrows in ebook and print-on-demand
Chronicles of Darkness Condition, Numina, and Dread Power Cards in advance PDF
Werewolf: The Forsaken 2e Condition Cards in advance PDF
Scarred Lands’ Gauntlet of Spiragos Adventure for 5e in PDF
DriveThruRPG has also added some material to the White Wolf back catalog!
White Wolf Magazine #10 in PDF
White Wolf Magazine #11 in PDF
White Wolf Magazine #12 in PDF
Vampire: The Masquerade’s Classic Clanbook Bundle, featuring all 13 clanbook PDFs from 1st/2nd Edition. Save 50%!
Werewolf: The Apocalypse’s Tribe Novels: Silver Fangs & Glass Walkers in ebook
The Pugmire Kickstarter is now live!Press Releases, Pugmire
The Pugmire Kickstarter is now live!
Be a Good Dog. Protect Your Home. Be Loyal To Those Who Are True. These are the words of the Code of Man. Dogs have inherited the world, building the kingdom of Pugmire thousands of years after the Ages of Man. These dogs have been changed to use tools and language, and they (along with other races of uplifted animals) seek to rediscover the world they’ve inherited. Some dogs use the leftover technology of humanity, but they believe it all to be magic handed to them by their dead gods. Others seek to create an ideal civilization, using a Code of Man compiled from ancient, fragmentary lore. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but courageous and loyal dogs will persevere.
Now you can contribute to help us create a beautifully illustrated, traditionally printed version of Pugmire for sale in stores. We’ve got lots of fantastic stretch goals ahead! Will you be a good dog and join us?