Flying Back From Gen Con…[Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting

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And boy are our arms tired.

Regular blog and updates will return later this week.

Thanks to all of you who came by the booth, and who kept in touch even though you couldn’t make it!

And thanks for buying a round … you know who you are.

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Onyx Path Sunday at Gen Con 2015: featuring nWoD 2nd Edition

Changeling: The Lost, Hunter: The Vigil, Mage: The Awakening, Monday Meeting, News, Press Releases, Promethean: The Created, Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, World of Darkness

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Sunday at Gen Con 2015 in fantabulous Indianapolis!

If you come by our booth at 1103 in the convention center, we are giving away a nWoD 2nd collectible pin, and a card that you can use as a Willpower bonus during your game! We’re only giving these out today, and then that’s it for pins at Gen Con.

 

We wouldn’t want to leave Gen Con 2015 without giving folks a chance to talk about the new 2nd Editions of the New World of Darkness gamelines. Part of our reasoning is that it was only last Gen Con that we were able to get the OK and announce that official 2nd Editions were now possible. Which meant that we had to go on an information blitz to let our community know it was happening.

Now a year later, the nWoD 2nd core rulebook is almost ready, Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition and Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd are both out and doing wonderfully, and Mage: the Awakening 2nd, and Promethean: the Created 2nd are racing neck and neck to see which is released first. Changeling: the Lost 2nd is ...15 COMMENTS

Being A Good Dog, One Year Later (Pugmire)

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Around this time last year, I was finishing up a pitch to Rich for what was then called “The Fall of Pugmire.” I figured he’d be interested in my doggie fantasy world as an RPG, but in my mind it was a fun side project, something that I would enjoy making, and that might also interest a few people.

Since then, just about everyone who hears about it tells me that Pugmire is so much more than that. As you’re reading this, I’m at Gen Con. I have Pugmire promo cards, posters, and shirts in hand, all based on gorgeous art from some highly talented artists. I’ll be showing a slice of the game off for short 5-10 minute demos at the booth, while the Wrecking Crew will run full sessions of the game at the Gen Con tables. It’s still early, but signs point to Pugmire being something much bigger than I expected.

The point where it really hit me (and Rich, although he always thought the game would connect with people) was during the very first game of Pugmire I ...9 COMMENTS

Onyx Path Saturday at Gen Con 2015: featuring Exalted & More

Cavaliers of Mars, Exalted, News, Press Releases, Pugmire, Scarred Lands, Scion, Trinity Continuum

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Saturday at Gen Con 2015 in glorious Indianapolis!

If you come by our booth at 1103 in the convention center, we are giving away an Exalted collectible pin, and a card that you can use as a Willpower bonus during your game! We’re only giving these out today, and will have different pins and cards for the rest of the con.

 

Lots of games featured today, including:

Exalted 3rd Edition: with the core rulebook Backer PDF almost in backers’ hands, we can’t say much about this epic and long-awaited game (spoilers!), but we’ll say what we can!

Scarred Lands: 2016 looks to be a big year for the rebirth of this beloved fantasy game, and we’re actually spending this Gen Con talking up illustrators for the project. We also have the first new adventure for the new edition, The Gauntlet of Spiragos, for sale at the booth.

Scion 2nd Edition: With the new system in playtesting, Scion is poised for greatness and developer Neal Raemonn Price will be at the 10am panel and signing at 1pm at the booth and more than willing to start revealing how this modern day ...5 COMMENTS

Onyx Path Friday At Gen Con 2015: featuring Beast: the Primordial

Beast: The Primordial, News, Press Releases

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Friday at Gen Con 2015 in radiant Indianapolis!

If you come by our booth at 1103 in the convention center, we are giving away a Beast: the Primordial collectible pin, and a card that you can use as a Willpower bonus during your game! We’re only giving these out today, and will have different pins and cards for the rest of the con.

 

As the newest of our game lines, Beast: the Primordial has just come off of a successful Kickstarter that I’ll link to here, because that page still has some of the most concise info about the game, and a link to the full text: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/beast-the-primordial-prestige-edition

As shown on that page, the Beast KS enabled several other projects that really give the game some excellent support including a Beast Fiction Anthology, a Beast Ready Made Characters set which includes a Changeling party member, and a companion “quick start your Chronicle” book, Building the Legend.

Mike Chaney, Eddy Webb, Rose Bailey, Neall Raemonn Price

At our 3pm panel today, What’s Up With the New World of Darkness?, we’ll also be talking about the Beast Players Guide and the Night Horrors: Conquering ...6 COMMENTS

Onyx Path Thursday at Gen Con 2015: featuring V20 Dark Ages

Classic World of Darkness, Press Releases, Vampire: The Masquerade

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Thursday at Gen Con 2015 in beautiful Indianapolis!

If you come by our booth at 1103 in the convention center, we are giving away a V20 Dark Ages collectible pin, and a card that you can use as a Willpower bonus during your game! We’re only giving these out today, and will have different pins and cards for the rest of the con.

 

Thrilled to say that we managed to rush a small number of the V20 Dark Ages physical books here to the con and they’ll be for sale at the booth! We weren’t sure we could get them here for the show – but we did! (These are not the Deluxe V20 DAs from the Kickstarter as those are just at press now, and besides, we wouldn’t sell a Kickstarted book at Gen Con before the backers got theirs).

We also have prototype decks and rules for the Prince’s Gambit, Justin Achilli’s casual game of Vampire: the Masquerade politics and paranoia. Keep an eye out around the convention, particularly in the evenings, as we’ll be loaning the decks and rules out to our demo friends and you ...9 COMMENTS

Now Available: V20 Dark Ages

Vampire: The Masquerade

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Can’t make it to Gen Con this year? No problem! Onyx Path has got you taken care of.

Now available in PDF and Print via DriveThruRPG: Vampire Twentieth Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages!

It’s 1242. The Mongol army crushed Baghdad, then Russia under its heel, then moved on to devastate Poland and Hungary. The Holy Roman Empire stood to war with the Papacy. The second Lombard League wielded the word of the Pope and fought off Frederick II.

The War of Princes rages. Patricide looms. Young powers look up the ladder to the next rungs, and see stagnation and hypocrisy. They see targets. When they look down, they see humanity. They see a power that could change everything. They see mortals organizing into universities and empires.

In the mortal world of 1242, power shifted at the rate an army marched. For the undead, power shifts faster than a fire overtakes a haven. To the Damned, power flows as fast as blood from an ancient heart.

Vampire Twentieth Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages is a storytelling game of horrific power.

Featuring 13 clans and 19 bloodlines, this volume spans ...2 COMMENTS

Onyx Paths, Stuffy Dolls, and Gen Con Indy. [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

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Shocking to see Magic: the Gathering card art in our header? That was pretty much the surprise I had the first time someone hunted me down asking if I’d sign one of the cards that I had done the art for. And then several years ago, I was surprised again that folks found me with Onyx Path and had stacks of cards to sign.

So this year, I’m going with it.

Anybody who has any of the Magic cards I illustrated, please come by the booth and I’d love to sign them. All of our booth team know to expect some Magic fans looking for me, so don’t be shy. Here’s two maps showing where Onyx Path booth #1103 is:

 

The thing is, for a lot of years with my freelance illustration work on Magic, and Doomtown, and Netrunner, and lots of other card games and even some RPG books outside of WW, most folks didn’t really connect that illustrator me with the me art directing for White Wolf.

But now, just like we’re doing the 20th Anniversary Editions of cWoD games, I myself am a classic ...87 COMMENTS

Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Seers of the Throne) [Mage: The Awakening]

Mage: The Awakening, Open Development

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Time for the Devil to get his due.

But first, some musical accompaniment.

Several years ago, when we were writing what is now Vampire: The Requiem Second Edition, I was taking a lot of notes about how I’d handle Mage in what was then still The Fallen World Chronicle. Rose’s decision to put VII at the front of Blood & Smoke along with the other covenants cemented something I’ve felt for years.

That is, that for all its other qualities the original corebook for Mage did not serve the Seers well.

The Seers of the Throne had a bumpy ride as antagonists, until eventually earning their place as probably Mage‘s primary source of opposition for player cabals. Some books, like Sanctum and Sigil, remembered to spend time on them, while others all-but ignored them. Depending on which book you read, the sixth Order may as well not have existed.

That changed – for the better – when the Seer book came out. Every Mage release since then has had Seer content in it. Maybe not much, but when we wrote the Chronicler’s Guide, Imperial Mysteries, or ...37 COMMENTS

Christmas in July Sale

Sales

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DriveThruRPG’s Christmas in July sale starts today, and runs for eight days (until the end of July)! Thousands of PDF titles are 25%, and we’re trying something new this year: select print titles are on sale for 15% off!

295 White Wolf RPG products on sale 51 White Wolf fiction products on sale 3 White Wolf card products on sale 3 White Wolf comic products on sale 30 Onyx Path RPG products on sale 3 Onyx Path fiction products on sale 40 Scarred Lands products from Onyx Path & Nocturnal

Remember, these sales only last a week, so now’s your chance to get in on them!

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