After PAX, I’m Lost! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Lost in a Hedge!

We’re almost done the first week of our Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Kickstarter, and it’s going great! Not only are we racing past Stretch Goals like we’re being chased by a Huntsman, but the community response has been terrific. Jumpin’ James and I are going to sit down this week and talk about a bunch of things you’ve been asking about, but I do want to touch on a few points right away.

First, we had some concern when we went live with the KS, because for this KS we are releasing a few chapters of the completed text each week via Backer Only Updates. Our plan is that all of the text will be released by the start of the last week of the Kickstarter, and that you can then decide if the writing is what you are looking for.

Seriously, our intention is that you will be able to decide and keep, update, or drop your pledge as you see fit and however you decide, that’s totally cool.

So because you can cancel your pledge at any ...10 COMMENTS

Now Available: Arms of the Chosen!

Exalted, Press Releases, Vampire: The Masquerade

Now available as an advance PDF from DriveThruRPG: Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition!

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

A reminder: the Onyx Dice dice ...2 COMMENTS

Now on Kickstarter: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition!

Changeling: The Lost, Press Releases

Now on Kickstarter: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Prestige Edition! A Storytelling Game of Bittersweet Truths.

Changeling: The Lost began in 2007, and amassed some of the most passionate fans the Chronicles of Darkness has ever known. Now, it’s reborn in its second edition, which tells new tales and builds on lessons learned in the past ten years. We’re jumping back into the brambles, and letting the scar tissue from last time protect us.

This Kickstarter is designed to enable us to create a prestige hardcover edition designed to match the look and feel of our other Chronicles of Darkness core rulebooks such as Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, or Mage: The Awakening…

We want to create an 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover with a beautifully designed, symbolic cover image printed on a metallic under layer, and featuring an emboss/deboss of the logo. We estimate the book to be more than 300 pages, with a two-color interior and endpapers on high quality paper stock.

Join our motley crew as we bring Changeling back from the Hedge on Kickstarter!


PAX Onyxpathica [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

I could certainly use some pax right now. Lots of stuff going on and ugh… still feeling kind of yucky, but trying to force whatever this is to get it over with by PAX Unplugged starting this Wednesday (for us). Lots of vitamins and NyQuil! Whoooo!

But even if I’m a walking mess at the con, we’re going to have a great crew there in Booth #650, and doing demos. If you are going, here’s a map for our booth:

And it’s possibly the fever, but watching James Bell do most of the heavy lifting and pulling things together for the Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Kickstarter has been kind of strange. Very, very glad to both have someone to take all that over from me and to have him doing it so well and adding some cool elements I never thought of to the mix. But odd to see someone else do what I’ve done for, what?, five years now?

I’m like a ghost over here watching it come together. Whoooooo, James, whoooooo!

Very much looking forward to all your reactions tomorrow at ...40 COMMENTS

Now Available: Pugmire Card Set 1, and Onyx Dice!

Changeling: The Dreaming, Chronicles of Darkness, Classic World of Darkness, Exalted, Mage: The Ascension, Pugmire, Sales, Scion, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Wraith: The Oblivion

Now available in PDF and print on demand from DriveThruRPG: Pugmire Card Set 1 (Trick, Condition, and Initiative Cards)!

Enhance your Pugmire game with this set of player aid cards! These helpful visual aids make your Pugmire gaming easier! Lay them out next to your sheet for ease of reference during play, and to keep track of what you can do, what affects your character, and when they get to act.

Set One contains one card each of every trick in the game, as well as every Condition. It also has a set of Initiative cards to track player and non-player character actions during combat. Sets Two and Three (covering Artisan and Shepherd spells) coming soon!

Also available: Onyx Dice dice rolling app! Available for iOS and Android.

The official Onyx Path 3D dice roller with realistic rolling physics!

• Scion, Exalted, Classic World of Darkness, and Chronicles of Darkness rolling rule presets • 2 custom presets • Flexible rolling rules support most rolling rule modifiers from your character’s Charms, Merits, Disciplines, etc. • Beautiful themed dice and tables so you can roll in style • Supports as many ...6 COMMENTS

Poll Open for Tier 3 Playtest Feedback [Hunter: The Vigil]

Hunter: The Vigil, Open Development

Hunter: The Vigil logo

On October 24th, I released a Tier 3 Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition playtest. I stated that: “In the interest of making the best, playable game possible, I will be relying on gaming experiences as opposed to cursory reads of the text. As noted, we have also marked that the text is customized for this playtest; this is by design to focus on my primary concern, which is to kick the tires on Integrity and Endowments.”

The poll is now available for feedback and focuses on actual play experiences. Results will be tabulated through November 10th. I understand this is a short window, but I need to finish sending redlines back to my authors. To participate in the poll, follow the link below:

Submit Feedback for the Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Playtest

Thank you!


Just a Roll of the Dice [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Enemy Action illustration by Avery Butterworth



Let’s hope the power stays on as I write this, as opposed to last week!

Had a great time at the strangely yet memorably named GameHoleCon in Madison, Wisconsin this last weekend. There, the preferred dice to roll are the 20-sided and other solids that are classically used for D&D, and that makes sense as they are very much coming from that tradition.

So why did Onyx Path attend when most of our games use 10-sided dice pools?

Well, we are publishing the second edition of the d20 classic Scarred Lands in both Pathfinder and 5th Edition D&D compatible rules versions. Scarred Lands‘ aftermath of a gods-war setting has always been very compelling to me, and I’m glad myself and developer Scott Holden had a chance to review where the line can go as we shared a room at the con.

Plus, we have Pugmire, which uses a simplified d20 system that we thing really makes it easy to get started playing your canine adventurers.

So we figure it is good to get out and both let folks know ...46 COMMENTS

Now in Print: Thousand Years of Night

Sales, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem

Now available in print from DriveThruRPG: Thousand Years of Night for Vampire: The Requiem!

We grow old, but we never grow older. That’s the problem you see. 

Timelessness is not stagnation, we continue to grow and change throughout the years. 

If we don’t, then the world changes without us and we die. 

You may think that with a multitude of people coming, going, dying and running away, we’d be tired, done, or ready to give up. 

Instead, I find myself restless, looking for the next thing. 

There’s always a next thing, and I for one am not yet ready to die.

– Elder Kincaid, Daeva Crone

This book includes:

Detailed instructions on creating elder vampires, including how to base chronicles around them A look into the lives of elders, how they spend their nights, who they work with, and why including their roles in both their clans and covenants New Devotions, Merits, and Rituals for elder vampires The kinds of creatures that pose a threat to elder vampires, including Inamorata, Lamia, Sons of Phobos, a new elder conspiracy, and more Storytellers Spotlight

The following community-created World of Darkness products have gone live on the ...2 COMMENTS

All Saints’ Day preview [Geist: The Sin-Eaters]

Chronicles of Darkness, Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Open Development, Projects

Hi, folks. Rose here. Hope you had a haunting Halloween! Today, I’d like to present Travis Stout’s first preview of Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Second Edition.


Release Roundup: October 2017

Changeling: The Lost, Chronicles of Darkness, Exalted, Geist: The Sin-Eaters, Mage: The Ascension, Mummy: The Curse, Sales, Scarred Lands, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem

What a spooptacular month it’s been! Don’t forget that we’re in the final few hours of our Halfoween sale on IPR, and also DriveThruRPG’s Halloween Sale! VTM Bloodlines and Redemption are on also sale via Steam and GOG, but I’m sure everyone’s already got those, right?

Here’s all of our releases for the last month:

Game Books Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands Players Guide (print) for 5e OGL and Pathfinder Scarred Lands: The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition (PDF/print) for 5e OGL and Pathfinder Mage: The Ascension: The Art of Mage: 20 Years and More (PDF/print) Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade #6: Metagalapan Riding Hawk and Plentimon’s Ladybug (PDF) Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Dark Eras: God’s Own Country (PDF/print), the final standalone Dark Eras chapter Now in Print Vampire: The Masquerade: Vampire Players Guide 2nd Edition Fiction Changeling: The Lost: The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology (PDF) Wave 4 of our Kindle and Nook fiction releases, including Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (Amazon/B&N) V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Amazon/B&N) Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion(Amazon/B&N) Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Amazon/B&N) Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (Amazon/B&N) Storytellers Vault

These community-created World of Darkness releases have appeared on the Storytellers Vault over the last month:

Vampire: The Masquerade: Secrets of the Masquerade – Photopack: Exterior 1 Vampire: The Masquerade: Clanbook: Vyrvoloka Vampire: The ...1 COMMENT