Now Live! Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter!

Cavaliers of Mars, Press Releases

Our Kickstarter for Rose Bailey’s Cavaliers of Mars is now live!

Cavaliers of Mars is a swashbuckling adventure setting from Rose Bailey, longtime developer of Vampire: The Requiem and other World of Darkness titles. Cavaliers draws inspiration from pulp fantasy and historical fiction, adding a modern edge and an exotic setting.

Cavaliers of Mars is powered by the original DEIMOS system, in which a hero’s motivations and approach to problems strongly influence her chance of success. In combat, heroes face off with their enemies in contests of tactics and chance.

Join us on Kickstarter!


A Billowing Swirl of Red Sand! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Yes, the red sands of Mars explode around your booted feet as you parry and lunge through the ruined courtyard of the ancient complex!

You must be in the world of Cavaliers of Mars!

Its Kickstarter starts tomorrow, 9/19 at 12 noon Eastern US time, and we hope to see you there! Not only will you get a chance to learn more about Rose Bailey’s new swashbuckling game, but you’ll also get a chance to meet Onyx Path‘s new Kickstarter runner: Jammin’ James Bell!

Jammin’ James is joining us to run and manage our Kickstarter efforts after many years in customer service, retail sales and management, and we know you’ll enjoy talking with him during each phase of our Kickstarters. Some of you might remember James as one of the founders of Fiery Dragon Games going as far back as the d20 craze of years ago, so not only does he know the business and customer service side of things, but he has a long love for tabletop RPGs and all forms of gaming!




Arms of the Chosen illustration by Gunship Revolution




Which brings ...15 COMMENTS

September Setting Sale!

Chronicles of Darkness, Demon: The Descent, Exalted, Hunter: The Vigil, Mage: The Awakening, Mummy: The Curse, Promethean: The Created, Sales, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Trinity Continuum: Æon, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Werewolf: The Forsaken

DriveThruRPG is running their September Setting Sale! 33% off PDFs for hundreds of setting guides from now until the end of September!

Onyx Path’s offerings include:

Aberrant: Fear and Loathing Aberrant: Year One Trinty: Trinity Rulebook Trinity: Trinity Field Report: Psi Laws Trinity: America Offline: Psi Order Orgotek and FSA Sourcebook Trinity: Aurora Australis: Psi Order Legions and Austronesia Sourcebook Trinity: Luna Rising: Psi Order ISRA and Luna Sourcebook Trinity: Shattered Europe: Psi Order Æsculapian and Europe Sourcebook Trinity: Stellar Frontier: Psi Order Upeo wa Macho and Extrasolar Space Sourcebook Trinity: Terra Verde: Psi Order Norça and Sudamérica Sourcebook Vampire: The Masquerade: The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Book of the Wyrm Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rage Across the World Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Umbra: The Velvet Shadow Werewolf: The Apocalypse: White Howlers Tribebook Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Wyld West Expansion Pack Exalted: Shards of the Exalted Dream Skinchangers/Demon: The Descent: Dark Eras: Beneath the Skin Werewolf: The Forsaken: Dark Eras: The Bowery Dogs Werewolf: The Forsaken/Mage: The Awakening: Dark Eras: The Sundered World Promethean: The Created: Dark Eras: A Handful of Dust Hunter: The Vigil: Dark Eras: Doubting Souls Hunter: The Vigil: Dark Eras: Fallen Blossoms Mummy: The Curse: ...READ MORE

Now Available: Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition!

Changeling: The Dreaming, Sales, Vampire: The Masquerade

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG:  Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition!

Judge us not by our seemings for we are never what we appear. Come hither, changelings and join the dream-dance, lest the winter come and the Dreaming pass into memory.

Recall your heritage! Let the games begin!

Twenty years ago, White Wolf published Changeling: the Dreaming, the fifth of their promised five game-lines that together comprised the World of Darkness. Seen by some as a lighter, more fantasy-based setting in the modern-day, and by others as the darkest game White Wolf had yet created, players had to face the question of what happens once creativity and magic fades from their world.

This 20th Anniversary Edition of Changeling: the Dreaming returns to that deceptively bright yet terrifying world and both compiles and completes the concepts of the previous two editions. Led by veteran White Wolf and Onyx Path developer “Blackhat” Matt McFarland, our writing team consists of longtime Changeling creators like Ian Lemke, Jackie Cassada, Nicky Rea, and Peter Woodworth, as well as familiar names such as Holden Shearer, John Snead, Maggie Carrol, Matthew Dawkins, and Krister Michl. One and all are dedicated to making Changeling: ...3 COMMENTS

If Mars Has Canals…[Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

…It Must Have a Venice.

That was the first line Rose Bailey pitched to me describing her new idea for a game, Cavaliers of Mars.

That was right when I started Onyx Path several years ago, and she’s been working on the project ever since. Swashbuckling adventure inspired by just about everything ever written in the fantasy genre for Mars, tossed roguishly into the game design blender that is Rose’s brain, and mixed with all the other stuff that she has absorbed in her years making games with White Wolf and Onyx Path.

And now, we are currently prepping for the Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter and looking at next week, hopefully Tuesday the 19th at noon to go live!

It’s been a longer trip than we originally expected, but well worth the time spent. We think you’ll agree once the KS goes live, so please join us.



Cavaliers of Mars illustration by Nate Pride



So. Conventions.

He says, swerving the conversation wildly.

I know I highlight them a lot here on the blog, which can be a drag if you aren’t able to get out to any ...31 COMMENTS

[Pugmire/Mau] September Update!


Hello, good dogs and excellent cats! It’s time for another Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau update!



(Yes, I used that joke last month. But it’s still true!)


The stacks of Pugmire before one of the four times we sold out.

Gen Con 50 was amazing for Pugmire. We sold out of the books several times, as well as the Guide screens and Monarchies of Mau Early Access! I ran a couple of demo games (one for Pugmire, and one for Mau), and the Wrecking Crew ran several four-hour sessions as well. It seemed like the biggest complaint was that there wasn’t enough Pugmire events and products to go around, which is a great problem to have!

I lost count of the people who brought their Pugmire copies for autographs or took the time to tell me about their experiences with Pugmire. Thanks to all of you who came to the booth, attended the panels and events, wore the buttons, and otherwise made our launch at Gen Con such a success. It meant the world to me.

While the focus ...4 COMMENTS

Now Available: Dark Eras: After the Fall and Aeon posters!

Chronicles of Darkness, Demon: The Descent, Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Trinity Continuum: Æon, Vampire: The Masquerade

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Dark Eras: After the Fall for Demon: The Descent.

Darkness Is Always With Us

The Ottoman conquest shatters Constantinople…and also the God-Machine’s grip on it. Unchained flock from all over the world to seek their fortunes in rebuilding the city. But is the Machine really gone, and if it is, can the Unchained face the horrors it drove into the shadows?

Secrets Revealed

This is a single chapter from the larger work, Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras. Now available on its own in PDF and Softcover formats.

Also available: Trinity Continuum: Æon posters, available both with and without the Trinity Continuum logo.

The world is fraught with dangers, from the products of mad science and corporate greed to the perils of lost civilizations. Fortunately, as many of the Talented will tell you, danger is their middle name, and the Æon Society is here to help them put things to right. The only constant in the world is change, and that’s where you come in.

This new poster features Trinity Continuum: Æon artwork by Marco Mazzoni that originally appeared in the StoryPath System Preview from Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis.

Back in ...2 COMMENTS

The Labor Party [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Yes, everything you’ve heard about my being a mean, nasty, horrible boss is true: we did have our weekly meeting today, even though it’s supposed to be a holiday in the US.

Well, mostly supposed to be, but lots of businesses don’t close, and the long weekend isn’t even the true demarcation line between Summer vacation and back to school/work anymore.

And we kept the meeting realllly short.

I double-dog swear.



W20 Changing Ways art by Enzo



Also, we really did have “start the week” topics to cover, including the launch of the traditionally printed and PDF versions of Pugmire last week and how awesome that is going. The PDF was #1 on for a satisfyingly long time over the last few days.

We thought it would be worth it to underline a couple of things about this release, because it really is a fair bit different than how Onyx Path has been releasing our projects these past six years.

First, there’s the Kickstarter. It wasn’t for a Prestige or Deluxe edition; it was for the traditionally printed edition and we specifically intended to use ...47 COMMENTS

Release Roundup: August 2017

Changeling: The Lost, Chronicles of Darkness, Demon: The Descent, Exalted, Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Hunter: The Vigil, Mage: The Awakening, Mummy: The Curse, Promethean: The Created, Pugmire, Sales, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken

August has been a long month, without even counting Gen Con. There’ve been five Wednesdays this month, plus the opening of the Storytellers Vault, which means a lot of stuff for you!

Game Material Monarchies of Mau: Monarchies of Mau Early Access Monarchies of Mau: Monarchies of Mau Wallpaper Changeling: The Lost: Dark Eras: Lily, Sabre, and Thorn Storypath System Preview (Trinity Continuum) Onyx Path 2017/2018 Publishing Brochure Pugmire: Pugmire Core Rulebook Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade 4: Elephant/Mammoth and Fulope Back in Print Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago Chronicles Volume 1 Vampire: The Masquerade: Chicago Chronicles Volume 2 Merch

Shirt designs from your favorite Dark Eras:

Werewolf: The Forsaken/Mage: The Awakening: The Sundered World Mage: The Awakening: To the Strongest Changeling: The Lost/Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Three Kingdoms of Darkness Werewolf: The Forsaken/Geist: The Sin-Eaters: The Wolf and the Raven Demon: The Descent: After the Fall Skinchangers/Demon: The Descent: Beneath the Skin Vampire: The Requiem/Changeling: The Lost: Requiem for Regina Changeling: The Lost: Lily, Sabre, and Thorn Hunter: The Vigil: Fallen Blossoms Hunter: The Vigil: Doubting Souls Changeling: The Lost: A Grimm Dark Era Mummy: The Curse: Ruins of Empire Promethean: The Created: A Handful of Dust Geist: The Sin-Eaters: God’s Own Country Demon: The Descent: Into the Cold Werewolf: The Forsaken: Bowery Dogs Storytellers Spotlight

The Storytellers Vault, White Wolf’s new community content site exploded onto the scene ...READ MORE

Now Available: Are you a Good Dog? Pugmire is here! Plus: Hundred Devils

Exalted, Pugmire, Sales

Now available in PDF from DriveThruRPG: the Pugmire Core Rulebook!

“Be a good dog. Protect your home. Be loyal to those who are true. These are the words of the Code of Man.”

— Sister Picassa Collie, Shepherd of the Church of Man

Dogs have inherited the world, building the kingdom of Pugmire untold centuries after the Ages of Man are over. These dogs have been uplifted to use tools and language, and they seek to rediscover the ruins of the Old Ones. Some have learned to use the leftover technology of humanity, but they believe it to be magic handed to them by their lost gods. Others seek to create an ideal civilization, using a Code of Man compiled from ancient, fragmentary lore left behind by humanity. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but good dogs will persevere.

Some highlights of Pugmire include:

An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories. A traditional fantasy rules system redesigned for streamlined play and easy creation of heroic dogs, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence. A variety of callings ...18 COMMENTS