25 Years of Masquerading [Monday Meeting Notes]

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VtM cover

Yes, that is my original copy of Vampire: the Masquerade first edition. Battered but still functional, like its owner.

This week, I’m flying down to New Orleans to meet up with a whole lot of other people who, I bet, still have their original VtM copies as well. Of course, I’m referring to the 2016 Grand Masquerade being held in celebration of the publication of VtM 25 years ago!

Not to mention everyone who got into Vampire: the Masquerade with the 2nd, Revised, or V20 editions. And those folks who first tasted the darkness with Vampire Dark Ages, the other World of Darkness game lines, the Minds Eye Theatre live action boxed set and books, the VTES card game, the computer games like Bloodlines, or even Kindred the Embraced on TV.

It has been one wild ride, with many beautiful and stirring moments, and quite a few ugly and bestial ones in there as well. For me personally, I mean.

From painting up what was essentially a sequential graphic story in first edition (who put things like that in an RPG back then?), to art directing and designing 2nd edition (some fond memories of how Chris McDonough and I ran alternating shifts outputting the pages 24 hours a day for a week in order to get it to press on time), to approvals and art direction frantically working with Justin during the Revised years (putting out a Clanbook a month, might have been, on reflection, a crazy idea), to the glory of coming back to art directing and laying out RPGs with Vampire: 20th Anniversary Edition (Eddy Webb and his Oxford comma corrections- Grrrr!), to the very satisfying opportunity to take the success of V20 and run with publishing beautiful new Vampire: the Masquerade books after years of torpor.

Hopefully your connection with Vampire has been equally amazing.

If you are at Grand Masquerade this week, please come by the booth and tell me about it!

 

 

Michael Gaydos full page illustration from CofD: Hurt Locker

Michael Gaydos full page illustration from CofD: Hurt Locker

Let me go back to that last bit in the big paragraph above: “to the very satisfying opportunity to take the success of V20 and run with publishing beautiful new Vampire books after years of torpor.”

I’m going to unpack that a bit, because it is actually a pretty big thing. Of the 25 years of VtM, the last five have been under the aegis of Onyx Path. Which is a very different thing than the previous 20 (or, you know, 20 minus the torpor years when the World of Darkness was “destroyed”).

And it all started with the Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition. The incredibly positive, and, to the higher-ups, unexpected, response to V20 validated the idea that tabletop RPGs are a legitimate way to build (or in this case, restore) a brand and build an audience. It allowed me to pitch the idea of Onyx Path and actually get traction with CCP with the idea that tabletop RPGs could be good for business.

And then convince them that they should license the IPs to this new company, Onyx Path, in order to make that happen.

Hard to believe after five years of enthusiastic response to our shepherding the line, but there you go: that was the atmosphere at the time.

 

 

Brian LeBlanc illustration of a Beast Ready Made Characters character.

Brian LeBlanc illustration of a Beast Ready Made Characters character.

 

 

That’s really how we continue to approach V20 and all the 20’s, and Chronicles of Darkness and Exalted as well: as a trust given to Onyx Path to respectfully rejuvenate these lines that were supposedly dead, or broken, or unplayable.

There were challenges, certainly, because of the limits of the license with CCP, but overall I think we have delivered as planned – and we’re on a roll with the books recently that I’m really thrilled with! I’m particularly happy with how we’ve been able to draw deep on the lore of 25 years while adding more layers of complexity and secrets to the mix. The Red List, Black Hand, and upcoming Beckett’s Jyhad Diary books all do this and are just incredibly engrossing to read.

And even more amazing V20/V20 Dark Ages books are yet to come this coming year.

Looking forward to the next 25 years!

Next week, I’ll be on the road returning from NOLA, so Rollickin’ Rose Bailey is going to step in and post the Monday blog with some thoughts of her own.

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER!

We’re looking at our next KS campaign being for Scion 2nd Edition in September. Neall has delivered his voice-overs for the Kickstarter videos to Impish Ian, who will do his video making magic while we wait for a couple more pieces of art to come in. More news when we have it!

 

 

ON SALE!

 

Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

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Cavs of Mars

A Festival of Blades, the swashbuckling new Jumpstart advance PDF for Rose Bailey’s Cavaliers of Mars is live and coming at you on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191678/A-Festival-of-Blades-A-Cavaliers-of-Mars-Jumpstart

In this adventure, you’ll find yourself in the city of Vance at festival time. When revolutionaries strike a visiting prince, you’ll need to explore the city’s dark underbelly, before racing across its towered tombs!

Live, fight, and love on Mars, a world of red death and strange mystery, a world of savagery and romance.

Includes: 

  • A complete adventure set in one of dying Mars’ greatest remaining cities.
  • The innovative DEIMOS rules, for high-flying, swashbuckling adventure.
  • Four pre-generated player characters, ready to get into the heart of the action.

 

 

Scion 2 PosterPugmire Poster

If you weren’t lucky enough to get our gorgeous new Scion 2nd Edition and Pugmire posters at Gen Con, they are now available on DTRPG!

The Scion 2nd Poster: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191677/Scion-2nd-Edition-Gen-Con-2016-Poster

The new Pugmire “Spike and Friends” Poster: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191676/Pugmire-Spike-and-Friends-Poster

 

 

Miracles Cover

Behold the Miracles of the Solar Exalted! Originally a backer reward for the EX3 Kickstarter, but now so much more, with additional Charms written by the developers just for this book! For sale now at DTRPG in PDF and PoD versions! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/184596/Miracles-of-the-Solar-Exalted

This book contains over 80 new Solar Charms embodying a range of concepts and stories dreamed up by players of Exalted and meticulously crafted and balanced for inclusion at any and all tables.

Fire an arrow and let it become a waiting judgment upon the wicked. Unleash a sword stroke that can overwhelm the blade of Heaven itself. Train your loyal beast companion into an unstoppable colossus. Effortlessly seed the battlefield with inspiring words alongside arrows and blades. Empower your spirit familiar with the light of your anima. Tame a hurricane with your music. These miracles and more may be found within.

 

 

 

Promethean Premium

What was once unliving now arises! The Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition Advance PDF is now available at DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/189395/Promethean-the-Created-2nd-Edition

You are a pilgrim now, one of the Created. You rose to life from dead flesh or inert matter, under the ministrations of one of your own, or a mad scientist, or perhaps just the power of the Divine Fire. You wander the world, sometimes alone, sometimes in the blessed company of your own kind, driven by memories of events and facts you never knew, all in the service of one Great Work…

…to be human.

This book contains:

  • The complete guide to playing a Promethean in the Chronicles of Darkness
  • Reimagined Lineages and Refinements, and a redesigned system for Transmutations
  • A more detailed approached to the Pilgrimage that presents players with more control over their characters’ path
  • New challenges on the road to humanity, including deranged, greedy alchemists

NOTE: This is the Advance PDF version. A final PDF version and PoD versions will be available at a later date. If you have purchased this Advance PDF, you will be automatically updated to the final PDF and receive a link to enable you to purchase the PoD at a discount designed so that your total price matches our usual PDF and Print combo offer.

 

 

Front Cover(1)

The Tales of the Dark Eras , the Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras fiction anthology is now on sale at DriveThruRPG in PDF/electronic and PoD versions! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/187316/Tales-of-the-Dark-Eras

Walk through the ages…

As a companion to Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras this anthology reveals secrets of the mystics, whispers rumors of the dead, and shines a light into the darkest corners of the world. Includes historical stories based within the shadowed past of Vampire: the Requiem, Mage: the Awakening, Werewolf: the Forsaken, Changeling: the Lost, and other Chronicles of Darkness settings.

In the Chronicles of Darkness…

Explore the shadows with tales by Howard Ingham, Malcolm Sheppard, Pete Woodworth, Renee Ritchie, Jess Hartley, Monica Valentinelli, Danielle Harper, Matthew McFarland, Mike Tomasek, Eric Zawadski, Meghan Fitzgerald, and Dennis Detwiller.

 

 

V20_RMC_Cover

Now Available! on DTRPG in PDF and PoD versions: V20 Ready Made Characters. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185028/V20-Ready-Made-Characters

Running a one-night game of Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition? Wanting to start up a new chronicle, but your players aren’t sure what to play? Looking for some examples of how to use the material in Lore of the Clans? Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, these thirteen ready-made characters cover each of the vampire Clans. Each character is provided with background, roleplay suggestions, art, and some potential coteries and plot hooks — everything you need to start your endless nights as one of the Kindred.

This book includes:

  • Thirteen pre-generated player character, with both starting and experienced character sheets.
  • A brief break-down of the character’s history and roleplaying suggestions.
  • Six possible coteries for these characters, complete with coterie charts.
  • Seven plot seeds to help the Storyteller jumpstart her chronicle.

 

 

 

Ghouls Front

Servants of the Damned: the PDF and PoD versions for V20 Ghouls & Revenants are now available at DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/184039/V20-Ghouls–Revenants

Ghouls & Revenants includes:

  • Expanded and revised character creation for ghoul and revenant player-characters
  • Clan and Sect write-ups for ghouls who serve them
  • New revenant families including the Rossellini, Kairouan Brotherhood, and more.
  • New rules for ghouls and revenants including new Merits & Flaws, Backgrounds, Discipline Packages, etc.
  • A Storyteller chapter for advice on running ghoul-or-revenant focused chronicles.
  • …and more!

 

 

 

Awakening 2 Cover

Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition Advance PDF NOW available at DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/181754/Mage-the-Awakening-2nd-Edition

You are a mage, one of the Wise. You see, know, and explore what others can’t imagine, from the depths of the human soul to the hidden corners of reality. Armed with your spells, driven by an addiction to Mysteries, you delve into the secrets of the world. Knowledge has a price, and the dangers are many.

This book contains:

  • The complete guide to playing a mage in the Chronicles of Darkness.
  • Reimagined Paths, Orders, and powers to create your Awakened characters and their allies, including an updated version of the most comprehensive free-form magic system in gaming.
  • Five example settings across the world, from Los Angeles to Salamanca, each with a central Mystery.
  • A brand-new look at all the strange places of the Fallen World, from the Lower Depths to the Emanation Realms, and what mages might find within.

NOTE: This is the Advance PDF version. A final PDF version and PoD versions will be available at a later date. If you have purchased this Advance PDF, you will be automatically updated to the final PDF and receive a link to enable you to purchase the PoD at a discount designed so that your total price matches our usual PDF and Print combo offer.

You must have your DTRPG account set to accept messages from Onyx Path Publishing before the link messages are sent out, though, so please adjust your settings if you want that discount.

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

RichT, Matthew “Gentleman Gamer” Dawkins, Bill Bodden, and Matt McElroy, with special guest Aaron “The Executioner” Voss, will be at the 2016 Grand Masquerade in New Orleans over the Labor Day Weekend both talking about the early years of White Wolf and representing the tabletop part of the World of Darkness! Come play in games hosted by legendary Dave Martin and the Wrecking Crew and demos at the Onyx Path booth in the dealer area! http://www.masqueradebynight.com/

 

Meanwhile, Ian Watson and Eddy Webb will be at Fan Expo Canada, a HUGE convention in Toronto September 1-4. I hear tell there might be Pugmire gaming there! http://fanexpocanada.com/

 

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM ROLLICKING ROSE (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • CtL fiction anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Building a Legend (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Origins (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Player’s Guide
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • VtM Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Stretch Goal Content)
  • GtS Geist 2e core

 

Redlines

  • EX3 Jumpstart (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • VtR A Thousand Years of Night (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Pugmire Core Book

 

Development

  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL The Wise and the Wicked (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL The Wise and the Wicked (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL Dagger of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Mortal Remains (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Scarred Lands Player’s Guide 5E: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Dagger of Spiragos (5e– Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Anthology (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Editing:

  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
  • M20 Book of Secrets (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes (Beast: the Primordial)

 

Indexing:

  • Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition core book (Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition)

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Dark Eras Companion
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary
  • CofD Hurt Locker
  • Mummy Novel
  • V20 DA Tome of Secrets
  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines
  • SL Wise and Wicked Update
  • Prince’s Gambit 
  • Beast Conquering Heroes
  • C20 
  • M20 Book of Secrets
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook
  • V20 Dark Ages Companion (Vampire 20th Dark Ages)

 

In Layout

  • Secrets of the Covenants
  • Kinfolk 
  • Necropolis Rio

 

Proofing

  • Scarred Lands PG PF
  • W20 Shattered Dreams 
  • Beast RMCs
  • V20 Endless Ages
  • Promethean: the Created Second
  • Ex 3 Charm Cards

 

At Press

  • Beast Screen – Shipping has started.
  • Beast Prestige Edition –  Shipping has started.
  • Dark Eras  PDF and PoD versions on sale at DTRPG. Prestige Edition files at printer.
  • Ex 3 Scree At the Printer.
  • Ex 3 core book – From RichT: Expecting samples of the material possibilities for the canvas map this week.
  • Dark Eras Screen – At the Printer.
  • Awakening 2 Condition Cards – waiting on the proof to arrive.
  • A Feast of Blades (new Cavs Jumpstart)– on sale at DTRPG!
  • Handful of Dust PoD waiting on the proof to arrive.

 

Special- projects on hold in the art and production area until an external factor is resolved

  • Wraith 20 – Art direction and layout can’t go further until art notes come in, still being developed by Rich Dansky.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO DRINK: To Beth and to starting college! Proud of you, kid!

  57 comments for “25 Years of Masquerading [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Brennen
    August 29, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    R the Ex3 books done printing?

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 6:48 am

      Sections are finished, but that’s literally the printing part, not the assembling and gilding and cover binding and all that other manufacturing that goes on to form the book.

      • Brennen
        August 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

        K thx ^^

  2. Matt
    August 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Fingers crossed for MtAw 2nd POD this week!

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 6:50 am

      In general, for a major release like M2, I’ll pre-announce when it is coming out that week. Sorry, not this week for M2.

  3. Phaolan
    August 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I have a different con I’m attending this weekend, but I’ll be thinking about the Grand Masquerade. I mean, seeing y’all there on the 25th anniversary? Oh you know I’d bring MY (nearly pristine) First Edition AND my beat-to-hell Second Edition books to show off.

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:18 am

      Someday…

  4. EmanantVolition
    August 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Is it possible to get an update on what stage Hunter the Vigil / Slasher Chronicle is at? Couldn’t seem to find it anywhere above. Thanks!

    • August 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      If I can’t find an announced-but-not-yet-published product in Rose’s Report, I just assume it’s in that inchoate state before first draft.

      • richt
        August 30, 2016 at 7:27 am

        Good thinking, that is exactly the case.

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Pre-writing. Basically, all the prep work the developer goes through for the info they provide to the writers that gets the writers ready to write their sections of the book.

      • August 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        On one hand, color me surprised, that the first draft for Geist 2nd is In Progress while Hunter 2nd is in Pre.

        On the other hand, it makes me think that Hunter’s changes are gonna be more significant than Geist’s.

        All in all: exciting!

  5. Torakhan
    August 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I’m really happy for the V:tM fans, and happy that White Wolf has continued to live on for over a quarter-century!

    I’m hoping to hear that Werewolf: the Apocalypse will get love next year for its 25th Anniversary… a bit more than it got at Atlanta by Night in 2012.
    I still tell folks about the “20 Years of Werewolf Retrospective” at the convention that turned out to be a small, but intimate conversation with the three of you and three attendees. And when I tell folks who were there at the con and missed it for the Vampire LARP, or other activities that happened, they regret not being there to talk to you and learn about the origins, the making of, and the stories behind the scenes. Again, thank you for that great memory from the 20th Anniversary. 🙂

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Out of our hands, really. I definitely have memories of the first publication of WtA, as well as our KS for the 20th Anniversary edition, which I’ll relate next year, but as for a celebration at a con? You’ll need to talk to WWP and By Night and those guys. Although, do gear in mind that VtM started the whole thing, so it is both 25 years of VtM and of the World of Darkness as a literary thing. Without Vampire, we’d never have been able to create Weerewolf and Mage, etc.

  6. August 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Handful of Dust PoD – waiting on the proof to arrive.”

    Is this the Promethean chapter of Dark Eras being published as a stand-alone, or is it something else I’d not yet heard about?

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Good eyes! I snuck that in to see if anyone would remark on it. It is indeed that chapter as a solo offering. More info on that next week!

  7. atamajakki
    August 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Any hope of that Scion kickstarter going live this week?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 30, 2016 at 5:30 am

      Not while we’re preparing to ship out to three different conventions, including the Grand Masquerade, no.

      • Tiresias
        August 30, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        And now I’m imagining Neall getting stuffed into a box and loaded onto a plane for shipping every time he gets fired.

        • richt
          August 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm

          Yes!

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:27 am

      None at all. Please note the KS section in the Blurbs! for further details.

  8. Victor Kinzer
    August 30, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Here’s to all the 20th lines getting the kind of love and having the expansion of content Vampire has received when they reach 25.

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:29 am

      First, we will get the projects coming out of their KSs finished up, then…

      • Victor Kinzer
        August 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

        Just a lifted glass and a toast.

  9. Yamini
    August 30, 2016 at 12:16 am

    A tinge curious that Geist 2e seems to be starting in the first drafting phase before Hunter 2e. Any specific reason why or was it just the way things happened to work out, due to timing/scheduling/etc.?

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

      The way things have worked out, with different developers moving at different speeds and with different working methods.

  10. Kaze
    August 30, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Not mention about VTM – Redemption?

    Hmm…

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 30, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Rich didn’t mention literally everything that the Vampire brand touched. Bloodlines is by far the more popular of the two PC games, so it makes sense that he’d mention it if he was going to mention anything at all.

      • Unsilent Majority
        August 30, 2016 at 7:34 am

        Which is interesting since I think Redemption sold far more copies.

        But yeah, as a cult classic, Bloodlines definitely holds more weight, despite Redemption giving me more playtime through the years.

      • Kaze
        September 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        Don’t worry, I know that was the reason, but, just I’ve recently said below, it deserves more love than it receives.

        Now, as Unsilent Majority said, Bloodlines is a cult classic and that obscures VTMR, like once I had read a post giving a lot of credit to VTMB (which I presume, it was because of its status) and none to VTMR like it had failed, but, he ignored that at the time of its release, it was one of the best-selling video games, it was well received with some critical responses and it also had a couple of “bugs to fix”…

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

      What about it?

      • Kaze
        September 2, 2016 at 12:31 pm

        Just saying it deserves more appreciation than it receives, because of everything it achieved and putting the gameplay aside, it’s a great Vampire: The Dark Ages/VTM video game, which also explored more parts of the lore than Bloodlines. On the other hand, VTM Bloodlines did a good job with the Vampire Politics and modern nights.

  11. milo v3
    August 30, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Geist!

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Yes!

  12. atamajakki
    August 30, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Is there any chance someone could nudge Rich Dansky? The same little bit about Art Notes has been there for months now in the MMN, and it’s a little disheartening to see zero apparent progress on the project.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 30, 2016 at 5:33 am

      Wraith is listed in Second Drafts. It’s not yet at the point where Rich would be typically be delivering art notes.

      • chaney_insaney
        August 30, 2016 at 6:54 am

        Yep… artnotes generally don’t head to me until the text goes to editing.

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:32 am

      There has been progress, it is just very slow progress.

  13. Plotinus
    August 30, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Any change we might see the scion Kickstarter this week. Made a reply earlier, but it seemed to have disappeared. Hope I’m not too much of a pain, for writing same question again. And thank you so much for Mage 2. Ed. Still having the wauw factor each time I read it.. So now I’m waiting for that pod..and Kickstarter.

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:33 am

      As noted in the Blurbs! section under Kickstarters, we are still pulling the Scion KS together to go live in September. Thanks!

  14. SquallGTO
    August 30, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Are there going to be tilt cards?

    • richt
      August 30, 2016 at 7:34 am

      For what?

      • August 30, 2016 at 12:19 pm

        The Pinball Wizard Legacy attainments. It was there, I couldn’t resist.

      • Wyrm Sage
        August 31, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        He likely means Environmental and Personal Tilt cards in a fashion similar to the Condition Cards for Chronicles of Darkness.

  15. Dara
    August 30, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Is there any chance for a more detailed update concering the Tome of Secrets?
    It has been in art direction for quite some time now (I’ve been crossing my fingers every Monday, hoping for it to move ;))

  16. August 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I’m not one for conventions (I don’t handle crowds well) but I always like hearing the news that comes out of them. 😀

    I got into nWoD through Mage almost 7 years ago but quickly fell for Werewolf and Promethean. I feel OPP has done a commendable job with the IPs as a whole and look forward to what’s next. I’m also curious to see what the new WWP will do with the Classic lines.

    As an aside (and if I may be so bold), I’d really like to see more offerings for the current lines/2nd editions rather than new lines every year or two. Mummy was excellent, Demon was pretty good, but Beast and Deviant are both leaving me “meh.” I know that Vampire, Werewolf, and Mage were nicknamed something like “the big three” but I feel that all the lines could benefit from such expansion once they have 2nd editions released.

    Glad to see Geist on the list. My troupe’s got a game on hold right now (we finished the prologue that got us all killed and revived shortly after the GMC/2nd Editions started rolling out so we decided to wait for the updated rules).

    Anxious for Scion’s KS. Hopefully I can scrape together some cash before the 30 days are up.

  17. Full Time GM
    August 30, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Geist 2nd Edition! Even if it’s just in 1st Draft its great to see it in the works. I have a player who is extremely excited for a update to that game line.
    I’ll have a friend attending the Grand Masquerade this year, he’s coming over from Florida. Hope it’s a great event.

  18. Eolirin
    August 30, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Any news on when the GenCon panels might go up?

    Also, who is developing Geist 2e?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 31, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      After Gen Con I went on vacation and since then I’ve been working on a handful of other things including prep for the Kickstarter, and the three conventions this weekend.

      Once that’s settled down some I’ll have the chance to upload what I can from Gen Con.

      • Eolirin
        August 31, 2016 at 7:38 pm

        Cool thanks, looking forward to it.

  19. EchoesofSilence
    August 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    How is Secrets of the Covenants coming along? as one among many people really looking forward to it i was wondering if there is an ETA.

  20. George
    August 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Anything new from Wraith 20th? It’s been stuck for ages.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 31, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      There are monthly updates posted to the Kickstarter page. One just went out today.

  21. Tyrnis
    August 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Rich,

    Apologies if this has been answered recently and I’ve just missed it, but while we’ve been getting regular updates on the Matt Forbeck Exalted novel in these updates, is there any word on Jess Hartley’s Novia novel?

  22. Chris
    August 31, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Glad to hear about the GM 2016. I had plans to go but right after the announcement, I had some things come up that abruptly changed my plans. Still, I’ll be drooling to hear what goodies came out of this year and hoping that I can make the next one.

    I was at the GM 2011 and getting my hands on V20 and meeting everyone was a major highlight and treasured memory for me, to this day.

    Ya’ll putting that book out got things going again for me and those in my crew that got into the game because of it.

    May OPP have much success in the years to come.

  23. Tim Flannigan
    August 31, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    So I see C20 is in editing, WOOT! Two questions
    1- what does the page count look like at the moment(ballpark figure)?
    2- have you decided the color of the two extra silk bookmarks?

  24. Rory
    September 4, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations on Vampire’s 25th Birthday!

    I’m looking forward to getting Changeling and Wraith when they are ready, and have to admit that I’m more than interested in looking at your range of Storypath supers games.

    The future looks bright these days, as well as dark.

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