Eddy Remains Not Dead for Thanksgiving. [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News


In the category of “things to be grateful for”, we have the fact that Fast Eddy Webb was not killed by terrorists as he watched the WWE in Atlanta. As we understand it, there was a threat made about the event.

So that’s a good thing.

The Eddy not being dead part, not the threatening.

Yes, it’s the time of the year where we here at Onyx Path give up some thanks for our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US (which we’ll be celebrating Thursday and I hear some of us might take Friday off too!) I’ll slide in a few comments about how stuff is going here along with them, too.

To start with, I’m thankful that things are starting off great with our friends at the new White Wolf Publishing as we piece together a new working relationship with a team that truly is excited and cares about the two World of Darknesses and Exalted.

Fast Eddy Webb sez: “I’m thankful for a community that’s excited and enthusiastic about Onyx Path trying new things like Pugmire.”

I remain thankful that Onyx can work with both ...69 COMMENTS

Now Available: More W20 Shirts!

Sales, Werewolf: The Apocalypse


In honor of the last few days of the Shattered Dreams Kickstarter, we’ve got some of the lost Fera.

Lost Fera: Apis Lost Fera: Camazotz Lost Fera: Grondr

A number of people have asked for some shirts with logos as well as art, feeling that they give a touch more context to the pieces. So we’re going to try it out and see how it works out. In that vein:

Art & Logo: Changing Breeds 1 (to go with last week’s art-only Changing Breeds 1) Art & Logo: Changing Breeds 2 (to go with last week’s art-only Changing Breeds 2) Art & Logo: Changing Breeds 3 (to go with last week’s art-only Changing Breeds 3) Art & Logo: Changing Breeds 4 (to go with last week’s art-only Changing Breeds 4) Art & Logo: Changing Breeds 5 (to go with last week’s art-only Changing Breeds 5) Cover w/logo: Rage Across the Amazon and the standalone Cover: Rage Across the Amazon Cover w/logo: Rage Across Russia and the standalone Cover: Rage Across Russia

The Shattered Dreams Kickstarter has fewer than three days left!  Now’s your chance to pledge for a stunning deluxe edition of this great peek into the early history ...9 COMMENTS

Shattered, smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, and topped. [Monday Meeting Notes]

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Ron FULL 2

Amazingly, the Waffle House menu list of options for their home fries of scattered, smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, and topped, sound a lot like a description of this illustration by Ron Spencer for the W20 Shattered Dreams book.

I have no idea why that came to mind except I just saw a video of Anthony Bourdain, who I find always fun to watch, extolling the virtues of Waffle House, a chain of eateries ubiquitous to the southern US. Hey, it gave me a blog title this week, which is not always the easiest thing to come up with.

Of course, I wouldn’t have been thinking about W20 Shattered Dreams if the Kickstarter for the Deluxe Edition was not in it’s last 5 days. We’ve added a link to the final chapter (on the War of Tears) as that text has now been OK’d by developer Snappy Stew Wilson to reveal to folks.

I got a message from a prospective backer worried that the book just detailed ways to waste his beloved Changing Breeds, and No! it is not that at all. This book ...72 COMMENTS

Now Available: Changing Breeds Shirts

Sales, Werewolf: The Apocalypse


Now available from our RedBubble store: Steve Prescott designs from W20 Changing Breeds!

Changing Breeds 1 Changing Breeds 2 Changing Breeds 3 Changing Breeds 4 Changing Breeds 5

The W20 Changing Breeds Kickstarter was a lot of fun for us, and we got a great product out of it, detailing all the various Fera. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of the Fera and their various conflicts with the Garou — the War of Rage being perhaps the most notable — then you may be interested in our current Kickstarter for a deluxe edition of Shattered Dreams.

We have 10 days to go and we’re inches away from $50,000!


Just Need a Kick to get Started. [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News


As a follow up to last week’s blog (which you can get to in a click here: http://theonyxpath.com/a-pair-of-ducks-bought-white-wolf-monday-meeting-notes/, thanks Monica!), I had a very nice conversation with the CEO of the new White Wolf Publishing, Tobias Sjogren last week. The art above by Brian LeBlanc for W20 Shattered Dreams is the exact opposite of the nature of our call, although I’m sure Tobias would have jumped a Wyrm beast with me if I had asked. So far, there’s not a lot I can share with you folks, because really, this was more along the lines of getting to know each other and hanging out in a coffee shop than a first date.

We did talk a fair bit about Kickstarters and how they have tied into our WW IP efforts, though, and how I wanted to be sure he understood that these are ongoing deliveries and not a one book and done sort of thing for us. Our talk and a couple of follow-up emails with our old friend Martin Ericsson who missed the chat due to a fever from too much ...74 COMMENTS

Now Available: Scion Swag and Mage20 Merch

Mage: The Ascension, Sales, Scion, Scion: Demigod, Scion: God, Scion: Hero

Scion Hero

Now available from DriveThruRPG and our RedBubble store:

Scion Pantheon: Allied Shirt Scion Pantheon: Yankee Shirt Sgt. Jonathan Steele: Yankee Scion of John Henry Shirt Lt. Samuel Washington: Yankee Scion of Uncle Sam Shirt Scion: Hero Poster Scion: Demigod Poster Scion: God Poster Scion Companion Poster Scion: Ragnarok Poster M20 Dreamspeakers Poster M20 Ascend Poster READ MORE

A Pair of Ducks Bought White Wolf? [Monday Meeting Notes]

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Not a pair of ducks; Paradox.

The huge news being that on Thursday, Paradox Interactive bought White Wolf from CCP and started a new company called White Wolf Publishing.


What does that mean? I’ll break it down and explain some of this.

Let’s go back a few years to the point where the original White Wolf, the company I was with and helped create, merged with the Icelandic MMO company named CCP.  We at WW had hoped to work with the gang at CCP to move our games into the electronic gaming industry, thereby broadening the reach and appeal and earnings of our settings, and over several years almost all of WW transitioned into working on the World of Darkness MMO as part of CCP.

We still maintained an RPG publishing schedule, but it was what we could manage to do while working crazy hours on the MMO. Fast Eddy Webb was truly the hero of that time for bringing energy to the efforts to release any sort of tabletop RPG projects at all.

Then, things started to get less rosy. Many former WW employees were let ...164 COMMENTS

Day 31: Happy Halloween!


Onyx Path Halloween cards

Onyx Path’s Month of Nightmares features games, stories, and more to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. Count down the days with us by reading our excerpts, participating in the discussion, or by taking advantage of our special offers leading up to a haunted Halloween.

Those of you who met us at Gen Con may remember that each day, alongside the game line buttons we were handing out, we had a number of Willpower cards, each providing an additional 3 Willpower points which could be used at Storyteller’s discretion. They were a pretty big hit, and saw some use during con at the demo games being played there.

But those were limited to the Con, and the Willpower terminology limited them to the Worlds of Darkness and Exalted.

Now we happily present our Onyx Path Halloween Cards. Each card allows one reroll per session. Use them as promotional items during your own convention games, or as non-Experience bonuses for players in your regular game!

At the moment only the PDF is available, but as soon as proofs are approved, print-on-demand cards will go live for order.

You can get ...9 COMMENTS

Day 30: Demon: Interface

Demon: The Descent, Sales

Demon Interface

Onyx Path’s Month of Nightmares features games, stories, and more to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. Count down the days with us by reading our excerpts, participating in the discussion, or by taking advantage of our special offers leading up to a haunted Halloween.


Let me see.

You were sent to analyze. You were one of the God-Machine’s Eyes, an angel created to measure, sample, digest, and report. Perhaps you watched impassively as your Destroyer brethren did their bloody work, or perhaps you swooped in alongside a Psychopomp to test the raw materials she transported. In any case, something caught your attention. Rather than report back to the Machine, you Fell, becoming one of the rarest of demons. You probably have no recollection of your mission or your life as an angel, other than vague understanding that you were once a servant of the Machine.

Angels: Contrary to popular belief among the Unchained, Analysts, not Messengers, are the primary method by which the God-Machine gathers information. Most demons simply do not know about Analysts, because their missions are almost always separate from the angels they are sent to accompany or observe. The ...1 COMMENT

[Promethean]Into the Furnace!

Promethean: The Created

Screencap from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1999 (dir. James Cameron)

Screencap from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1999 (dir. James Cameron)

Lots going on this week. Exalted 3rd out to backers, Beast out to backers, some kind of big Paradox-related news yesterday…easy to get lost in the shuffle. I strolled on over to the Promethean forums yesterday, and noted that I said I’d put a preview up, like, months ago, and then got busy with (among other things) developing Promethean and forgot.

Well, no more! Promethean is in editing right now, and should be done and over to Mirthful Mike for layout early next week (I’m hedging my bets on a specific day, since the editor is also in the midst of running a Kickstarter). And it seemed like a good time to talk about Athanors.

Athanors were kind of a late addition to Promethean 1st Edition; the thinking being that we needed to keep up the pattern of adding what we called “z-splats” like bloodlines, lodges, and Legacies. I liked them OK, but they added a strange spiritual/totem aspect to Promethean that I thought could be better – an Athanor is an alchemical furnace, a place to test, ...17 COMMENTS