Now Available: Posters, Bloodlines in print, and shirts!Mage: The Ascension, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem
We have a wide variety of different things ready for you this week:
Now in Print
Vampire: The Requiem’s Bloodlines: The Chosen is available via print-on-demand for the first time! Uncovered here are entries for many of the bloodlines listed in the Requiem 1e core rulebook, based on submissions sent in by fans: the Agonistes, Baddacelli, Duchagne, Noctuku, Rötgrafen, Sangiovanni, Taifa, California Xiao, Tianpàn Xiao, and Yagnatia.
Eleven new shirt designs: one Onyx Path design and ten for Kindred of the East.
Retro Onyx Path: Older WW fans might recognize this design.
Kindred of the East: Dragon
Cover: Demon Hunter X by Duncan Fegredo
Cover: Half-Damned: Dhampyr by John Van Fleet
Cover: Heresies of the Way by Dave Leri
Cover: Killing Streets by Christopher Shy
Cover: Kindred of the East Companion by Leif Jones
Cover: San Francisco by Night by Michael Gaydos
Cover: Shadow War by Duncan Fegredo
Cover: The 1000 Hells by George Pratt
Cover: World of Darkness: Tokyo by John Van Fleet
Mage: The Ascension Revised Poster by William O’Connor
The Bitter Road Poster by Christopher Shy
Horizon: The Stronghold of Hope Poster by John Van Fleet
[Beast]FamilyBeast: The Primordial
From The Addams Family (1991, dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)
One of the big themes of Beast: The Primordial is family. The characters in Beast refer to themselves collectively as “the Children” (or, if they’re feeling formal, “the Begotten”) and consider themselves the offspring of the Dark Mother. The first monster, the mother of nightmares. Lilith, Tiamat, Hekate, the Queen Mother of the West — she’s been called a hundred different names in tongues still living and long dead alike, described in a thousand ways across ten thousand years, but these days her Children usually call her the Dark Mother. Some say she was the first being to travel the Primordial Dream and absorb its secrets, then brought them back to this world and formed them into her children. Others claim that she is the Primordial Dream given form, and that when she walks once more the world will know fear like it hasn’t since the dawn of time.
Intrinsic to the theme of family are a couple of sub-themes, if you will:
One Big “Happy”
Regardless of the truth, all Beasts recognize the Dark Mother as the first ...53 COMMENTS
After the Sound & Fury… [Monday Meeting Notes]Monday Meeting
After last week’s blog, how about we get back to business as usual? And in a lot of our worlds, the above picture by Sam Araya for V20 Lore of the Clans (see below) is business as usual! But no, first I just need to take a minute to touch base on all the great responses I got this whole last week to that blog, and to clarify one thing.
Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to reach out, either on this blog or through other methods, and let me know how much you appreciate what we have tried to do and are doing with Onyx Path. The good wishes, accolades, and most of all, the understanding, was incredibly heartening and I’ve passed your support on to our gang and our creative teams that are kicking ass on projects around the world. Remember they’re the ones who make all these amazing books possible, and who really need to hear the yays.
The one thing I wanted to clarify came out of some of the responses last week about ...114 COMMENTS
Lancea et Sanctum Merits and Miracles Playtest [Vampire: The Requiem]Open Development, Vampire: The Requiem
Now, presenting our final playtest blog for Secrets of the Covenants: the Lancea et Sanctum! Here’s an assortment of new Merits and Miracles for your characters.
When discussing this, please link to the original document, rather than reposting it. I sometimes make changes or clarifications in response to feedback.
Please note that we’re primarily interested in what happens when you put this to work at your table, so actual playtest feedback is much appreciated. Also, this hasn’t been edited, so we’re not looking for grammar/spelling corrections.
<Click here for the playtest materials>
Welcome to My Nightmare [Beast: The Primordial]Beast: The Primordial, Open Development
Still from Deep Rising (1998, dir. Stephen Sommers)
Eve loosened the hoodie. She had pulled it tight around her face, trying to screen out the world, for all the good it had done. The cafeteria was too loud, and the sounds too diverse. Boys thumping on tables, high-pitched laughter from girls, the hum of the microphone that the lunch lady used, in vain, to get them to shut up. Eve stared down into her juice, and thought of water, the silent, cool, Boundless Deeps. She felt the cold on her skin, and she was home, if only in her mind.
Something slammed into her back and pitched her forward. One of the boys — Antonio — was playing catch using a wadded up piece of paper and had slipped. Eve stood up, wiping juice and the remnants of her lunch from her hoodie. She turned to face him.
“My bad,” said Antonio. Eve said nothing. Antonio didn’t wait for acknowledgement, he just turned and went back to his game.
Eve reached out and grabbed him by the hair. She pulled, ...71 COMMENTS
TableTop Day Sales Continue with Mummy: The Curse!Mummy: The Curse, Sales
Yesterday I mentioned that the Trinity Universe is on sale for the next week, for less than $5 apiece.
For today only Mummy: The Curse is also available in PDF for only $4.99! Now’s your chance to pick up the first new game offered by Onyx Path, from 2013.
Imagine being both dead and deathless at the same time. Imagine being cradled in the arms of death for years, sometimes decades on end, but all the while knowing that you will eventually not only arise again, but awaken to an unfamiliar world that mostly fears and hates you. Now imagine that your purpose, your entire existence, is bound within this cycle — that you are chained to it for all eternity. You sleep, you wake, your serve your Judge’s will in the lands of the living, and you return to the death-sleep once more. The ancient culture that empowered you is gone, lost to the sands of time… yet you endure.
In Mummy: The Curse, a Storytelling game set in the World of Darkness, you play one of these beings. Those who know ...4 COMMENTS
Trinity Universe On Sale For Under $5!Sales, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Æon
Tomorrow’s International Tabletop Day, so what better way to celebrate than with some discounted games?
All three games of the original Trinity Universe are currently on sale on DriveThruRPG for $4.99 apiece, and will be for the next eight days.
In Trinity, you play psions, each from a different Psi Order. Sixty years ago, the formerly-human mutated Aberrants, with powers to reshape the world around them, were exiled from Earth following a devastating war… but now they want it back.
In Aberrant, you play novas, people who have manifested the ability to manipulate the fundamental forces of nature.
Adventure! is a game of pulp action in which you are an inspired hero battling dastardly villains and bizarre monsters!
Now Available: More Changeling: The Dreaming and Hunter: The Reckoning shirts!Changeling: The Dreaming
Mike said “I made 47 new shirts.” I cried. And spent the next two hours uploading them all.
42 new shirt designs for Changeling: The Dreaming. A lot of you requested the Fae Realm symbol, shown to the right, and the Houses. So we did that. And a bunch more.
Art: Boggans by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Eshu by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Nockers by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Pooka by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Redcaps by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Satyrs by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Sidhe by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Sluagh by Tony DiTerlizzi
Art: Trolls by Tony DiTerlizzi
Realm: Prop (bonus: pretend you’re a clockwork Tony Stark)
Cover: Nobles: The Shining Host by Tony DiTerlizzi
Cover: The Enchanted
Cover: Changeling Storytellers Guide by Michael Gaydos
Lost Dreams Part 1 by Rebecca Guay
Lost Dreams Part 2 by Rebecca Guay
After that, we have a mere five new Hunter: The Reckoning shirts, which should make brooklynventrue happy.
Cover: Urban Legends by Alex Maleve
Cover: First Contact
Cover: The Moonstruck by Steve Ellis
Cover: The Nocturnal by Christopher Shy
Cover: The Walking Dead by Tommy Lee ...10 COMMENTS
Oh, the Humanity! [Monday Meeting Notes]Monday Meeting
Sometimes the tormented artist look like in Efrem Palacio’s piece from V20 Lore of the Clans is exactly what is on my face while working on a piece of art. But these days, that expression is more likely to appear as I read online how I, or Onyx Path, or one of our creative team-mates, is ripping off folks, or is unprofessional, or doesn’t care enough about Game X, or is just plain lazy. Now to be fair to our community, these sorts of comments are far, far, in the minority, and really it’s not the critical words (Worms, Roxanne!), it’s the nasty, personal, attacks that come with the words. As we all talked about this in our meetings today, let me share with you our concerns.
These past four years, we at Onyx Path have tried to shift the way we as creators and publishers communicate with our community of players with things like these blogs, the Open Dev Process, our social media, and many of the rewards and such in our Kickstarters. We have shown an unprecedented amount of transparency compared to ...146 COMMENTS
Deluxe V20 Lore of the Clans Kickstarter is NOW LIVE!Vampire: The Masquerade
The Deluxe V20 Lore of the Clans Kickstarter is NOW LIVE!