Going to Press/ing Needs [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Pugmire OPP logo

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 ...13 COMMENTS

Hurt Locker: Equipment Appendix

Chronicles 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:

Ahrimanes Anda Baali Blood Brothers Cappadocians Children of Osiris Daughters of Cacophony Gargoyles 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 READ MORE

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 ...1 COMMENT

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 2016

Chronicles of Darkness, Demon: The Descent, Exalted, Sales, Scarred Lands, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Werewolf: The Forsaken

Demon STG Front

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 4 COMMENTS

The Pugmire Kickstarter is now live!

Press Releases, Pugmire

Pugmire Dog Face logo

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?


Now Available: Gauntlet of Spiragos 5e

Sales, Scarred Lands

Gauntlet of Spiragos 5e

Now that Wizards of the Coast has announced the 5e OGL, we’re delighted to present the 5e version of our free Gauntlet of Spiragos adventure!

For centuries, titans bestrode the world, colossal heads and shoulders lost in the clouds, carelessly smashing and crushing all beneath. When the youngest of them had enough and declared war on their ancient parents, even the land itself suffered. These scars of the Divine War, which ended less than 200 years ago, have still not healed.

One such scar is the Chasm of Flies, a rent in the earth created when the titan Spiragos the Ambusher was smote down by one of the young gods, Vangal the Ravager. Now, the Chasm is inhabited by spider-eye goblins and their spider allies, but it is also thought to be the resting place of powerful artifacts from that elder age.

“Gauntlet of Spiragos” is a Scarred Lands adventure designed for 1st level characters, although it can be easily modified for characters of up to 5th level.

More of a Pathfinder fan? We’ve got you covered. Grab Gauntlet of Spiragos for Pathfinder now!

While ...1 COMMENT

Many-spired Illium [Cavaliers of Mars]

Cavaliers of Mars, News, Open Development

Cavaliers of Mars

Cavaliers of Mars OPP logo

Hi, Rose here. ^_^ Thought I’d drop by with the most recent city-state I’ve redlined. Welcome to Illium, where flying ships fill the skies above and the dessicated bodies of the dead lurk in the caverns below.

Text by Rose Bailey and Meghan Fitzgerald.



High on the Radium Plateau rises many-spired Illium. Illium, city of learning and commerce… and of war. Broad, well-paved streets thread their way throughout the city, and the nights are lit by radium lamps. High white walls encircle the city, but do not rise as high as the towered homes of the aristocracy.

Great machines pump water from the canal below the plateau, through a labyrinth of caves whose layout is a closely guarded secret. The caves also hide Illium’s wondrous reclamation systems, which allow the people of the city to live with an almost unheard-of abundance of water. In Illium, there are fountains in every square, and baths in every neighborhood. The University of Illium is widely considered the greatest remaining seat of learning on Mars.

Yet plentiful water is not the true wonder ...4 COMMENTS