$6 Worth of Presidents’ Day: The Day After

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In the interest of respect for our American Presidents who were awesomely both born on the same Monday in February, I didn’t post our Monday Meeting blog yesterday, and am instead choosing to use it to shill to you now, on Tuesday. Because if the Presidents can sell you stuff, so must I.

First off, if you haven’t backed our Deluxe Anarchs Unbound Kickstarter yet, and want to, here’s a reminder that we are down to 63 hours to go. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-anarchs-unbound

One reason you might want to back AU, and another thing I’m going to pitch you, is that the backers of the Deluxe Anarchs Unbound KS get first exposure to something we’re pretty excited to be able to offer folks: Onyx Path T-shirts! In the case of Anarchs Unbound, backers get an opportunity to get an exclusive AU shirt at a discount at our new “store” on RedBubble. They are an electronic PoD storefront that we’re going to be using for T-shirts (to start)- in many ways like the way DTRPG is our book PoD partner.

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But this Anarchs shirt is just the start. Our intention is to continue to ramp up our offerings on the site as time goes by- and we’ll be announcing new shirts as they are activated- and because these are PoD, the only limit to what we can do is their capabilities and CCP’s approval for WW images. The PoD aspect is really what enables us to start doing the shirts again because we don’t have to risk anything but design time and once a shirt design is up there folks can order them at will without Onyx Path having to print, warehouse, and ship them. We’re already considering retro Clan Shirts, V20 Clan Shirts, Clan symbol shirts, Ron Spencer’s W20 full page pieces as Tribe shirts, Blood and Smoke, Mummy and Demon shirts, Scion cover shirts, Retro Trinity Order shirts…the list just goes on. I know Mirthful Mike has some shirts he always wanted to do from back in the day that PoD gives us the luxury of creating now, so expect some surprises, too.

And we’re taking requests- just let us know here, or on the forums or FB or twitter, the shirts you’d love to be able to get, and we’ll consider it.

As you might imagine, most of my talk with Eddy was going over the T-shirt license from CCP and making sure we all were good with the approvals, etc. A small bit of legalese, but worth making sure we were both on the same page with. This led to discussing Onyx Path having more access to the WW social media venues still administered by CCP, and it looks like we’ll be more hooked into those pages now. Which will be a big help in continuing to get the word out about Onyx and what we’re doing (as well as CCP’s other licensed partners like our blood cousins, By Night Studios).

By Night Studios also came up as I was explaining to Eddy that behind the scenes, Onyx and By Night have combined our forces in the search for reliable Kickstarter shipping fulfillers. I am determined to find the right fulfillment service for what we do with our Kickstarters so that backers actually get their packages in a timely and undamaged manner, as are By Night, so this is a great way to pool resources, because while we do have some different needs when it comes to shipping, we can cast a wider net if we work together.

 

And now, some Updates that you might find somewhat fulfilling:

– Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle (VtR) Both the PoD and the PDF are available on sale on DTRPG! B&S Screen PDF is in for approval and the B&S Condition Cards are on sale at DTRPG, too.

– Mummy the Curse – Cursed Necropolis DC is in editing.

– Exalted 3rd Edition:  While John hunkers down to rewrite the Charms chapter he is also changing some of the ways he’s been doing these to enable more to get finished, the rest of the team is working on a couple of EX3 chapters that continue to be finalized for Editing. On the Charms: Athletics Charms overhaul for movement and feats of strength completed, and we are on to the next Ability as planned. The overhauled rules have been sent to playtesters for playtesting. Phase 2 playtesting (complete social engine + all social Charms) is ready to go, but we’ve delayed rolling it out for a few days to give people time to digest the movement overhaul without splitting their attention too many ways. Have had some sick writers this week slowing other matters down a bit, so not quite up on other projections from last week. Currently doing final Merit overhauls to bring them in line with planned Bureaucracy Charms.

Trying for this week: the “example of character creation” stuff for Chapter Three is going to be sent to editing, since there is finally enough of a body of completed Charms to do that section.

Zub’s EX3 Comic and both  EX3 novels are being worked on. Exploration of a theme continues for the EX3 Music Suites– so far we’ve heard sketches for Dragon Blooded, Exigent, and Infernal. Heard another pass at the DB, but with more of an Asian set of instruments.

– V20 Hunters Hunted 2:  US/Canadian missing packages being gone through case by case. International packages being re-sent this week. Of Predators and Prey: The HH2 Fiction Anthology PDF/electronic is on sale at DTRPG:  http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/124845/Of-Predators-and-Prey-The-Hunters-Hunted-II-Anthology PoD proof is in my hands today, need to look through.

– V20 Anarchs Unbound Kickstarter is almost over- see above! C’mon by and check it out- we’ve got the full text available, a vid of Justin going over the layout proof so you can see what it’s going to look like inside, and each week Justin answers backer questions on just about any topic. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-anarchs-unbound

– Deluxe Werewolf 20th Anniversary Edition: As with HH2, US/Canadian missing packages being gone through case by case. International packages being re-sent this week. The Heavy Metal Deluxe W20 is slowly being assembled after several bad starts with the ink density on the metal covers- bad density= flaking, scratching, peeling. Mike Lee has a new batch of chapters of the W20 “Houses of the Moon” novel for Bill to review. Jess Hartley has the White Howlers Tribe Book in red-lining. W20 Wyld West patch writing is in editing and is being art directed.

– Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition has Phil on the very last sections of the book. Reviewing full pages in b&w first from Mike Kaluta. Five pieces of the Traditions two-page spread art have been approved by CCP. Finishing the Deluxe M20 Kickstarter KS page, the KS video is being created with Phil’s dramatic voiceover, and we hope to submit to KS after the end of the week.

– W20 Changing Breeds  PDF and PoD versions are on sale at DTRPG! Deluxe files are with the printer- proofs were shown to backers and are back with the printer. The Changing Breeds Fiction Anthology is in progress with second drafts.

– W20 Book of the Wyrm is in layout. A couple of additional art pieces still coming in including a Ron Spencer full page piece! One of our artists was in a car wreck, and so we may need to reassign.

– V20 Rites of the Blood: is ready for layout, but layout is not yet ready for it, art finals rolling in.

– Under the Darkening Sky (classic Dark Ages): PDF is available on DTRPG. This was one of those books that was in progress right as the Dark Ages line ended, so show your support for that bygone and beloved setting and let us know you want more! Headed to PoD creation and updated PDF.

– Trinity Continuum: New System ideas continue being hammered out. Most of the Aeon setting material is in. Logo discussion has started. We’re looking at starting some preliminary blog posts.

 Scion: New Systems discussion continue. Both Scion and the TC above are now moving into active mode for 2014. Contracts and art notes out for the Scion: Origins cover.

– Demon: The Descent: We delivered the Demon PDF to KS backers before the end of December, and the backer PDF has been updated and the PoD version is awaiting PoD approval. Now to create the traditional printing files. The Demon: Ready Made Characters set is in editing and the artist is working.

– Hunter: Mortal Remains: Art coming in and going in for approval to CCP, and is in layout.

– Book of the Deceived (MtC): Redlines.

– nWoD: Dark Eras: Writers are writing.

– V20 Dark Ages: Scribes are scribing 2nd Drafts. David Hill has recently moved to a new country and is still acclimating, more info once he is settled in.

– DtD Players Guide: Flowers Of Hell?: In editing and being art directed.

– V20: Ghouls: Writing continues.

– V20 Red List: In final draft stage.

– The Making of the Art of Children of the Revolution: Out to backers who pledged for it. Creating PoD files to go with PDF for sale on DTRPG.

– W20: The Umbra: First drafts being written.

 

Reason to Drink: I have cleared my driveway an average of every other day since the new year. I hear it might rain, and if so, gonna have a drink before it turns to snow.

  47 comments for “$6 Worth of Presidents’ Day: The Day After

  1. Neall
    February 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    For anyone interested, in lieu of a full Dark Ages blog post, I’ve been posting some Salubri stuff (especially their signature Discipline) on the Onyx Path forums. Take a look!

    • richt
      February 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Awesome! Thanks, Neall!

  2. Arcane
    February 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I only have the one request: Please provide lighter colored shirts. I kind of personally hate wearing predominantly dark colored shirts.

    • IanW
      February 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Some designs — like the AU one above — use primarily light or white ink, so we’re only offering darker colours with those. But if a design looks okay on multiple backgrounds, we’ll leave options open for other colours.

    • Derek
      February 18, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      I like dark shirts but it shows off that I am the owner of a fuzzy dog.

  3. Jim G
    February 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Mage20 Kickstarter submitted by the end of the week? Then it will be another week or two to get approved, I wager. Whew, my credit card statement will have rolled over.

    • IanW
      February 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      We’ve had KS approve us in under a day before.

      Remember, though, that any money pledged is only taken at the end of the KS, not at the time you pledge it.

      • Jim G
        February 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

        YOU WILL HAVE MY MONEY THEN! 🙂

        Excited man, that’s all!

  4. February 18, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Wow, print on demand T-shirts is a insanely good idea. We live in a wondrous time.

    On a different note, I’m kinda glad you guys aren’t doing a new splat game for the new WOD this year. I feel like I’m still processing the God Machine, Mummy the Curse, Blood & Smoke and now Demon and all the new approaches those books bring.

    I feel when the following year comes and if you guys do a new splat for the new WOD, I’ll have had plenty of time to integrate all the new rules and ready for it.

    Only so many hours in the day. I wish I could be a full time gamer, but my wife won’t let me 😉

    • richt
      February 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Well, that was sort of my thinking for 2014, plus that we have a lot of nWoD game lines now, and it’d be cool to touch on all of them with one book.

  5. Max Deltree
    February 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Mortal Remains seem to be almost done. Awesome!

    Wish there was some info on Idigam chronicles and the anthology. :/

    • richt
      February 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Coming….

    • February 19, 2014 at 3:51 am

      The outline and setting bible are with the writers, who are writing away in a writerly fashion.

      I’ll be open-develping pieces as we go, to showcase some of the things that are changing to reflect the game’s focus.

      • Eddie Sanchez
        February 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

        Does that mean more Mortal Remains content??

        Pleeease 🙂

      • richt
        February 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        Thanks for the update on Idigam, Stew!

      • Max Deltree
        February 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

        Nice! Can’t wait to see those pieces! Thanks! 🙂

  6. February 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Wait, last week you mentioned Matt running an all-call for writers… which seems to have been glossed over for good reason then, but has no mention now. Did I miss it?

    • richt
      February 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Good question- I thought Matt was posting that last week, too.

      • Simon
        February 19, 2014 at 12:52 am

        Yeah, I was looking for info on this, too…

    • February 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Sorry, got bogged down in other stuff. It’ll be up tomorrow, or today if I can manage it.

      • richt
        February 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

        Thanks, Matt!

  7. Phi
    February 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Love the shirt idea. Looking forward to some Demon ones, any chance on Sin-eater?

    Glad to here Demon is coming along. I’ve been checking religiously for the release of the pod.

    Cheers!

    • richt
      February 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      PoD needs to be OK’d by the PoD printer, then I order a copy as a proof, it takes X amount of time to get to me, and it has to be a good proof. And I think I’ll need to order a Premium and a Standard color version.

  8. PookaKnight
    February 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    A Changeling: The Dreaming shirt would be awesome!

    • richt
      February 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      Could be, rabbit, could be…

  9. Torakhan
    February 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Tshirts: Hot damn! 😀 PoD T-shirt technology is a fantastic idea, especially if the printing lasts on the shirt (and some of the methods are really long-lasting from what I’ve seen too.) The idea that you can just put up any artwork and just see how many sell without putting forth more than just some basic file-creation is a fantastic opportunity for both you guys and fans.

    What is the quality of RedBubble’s posters? Might we see something like book covers, or the Ron Spencer full-page illustrations offered as 24″x36″ posters? That would be AWESOME… just sayin’. 😉 )

    What I’d love to see is a contest… A T-shirt design contest. (maybe offer mock-up files for folks to use, like the OPP logo, etc., and require file formats you can modify?) People submit designs over a period of time. The top 3 are chosen by you (and if necessary, approved by CCP) with rights to reproduce handed over to you. The 3 options are uploaded to RedBubble and people “vote” for their favorite by ordering the shirts. The Winners get rewards… from DTRPG gift certificates, to one future Deluxe Edition, or something like that.

    W20 Book of the Wyrm: Car accident? Crap! Who was it that was injured? 🙁 Do you have someone else in mind (make Bradstreet draw a werewolf? Hah!), or is this some professional-fan’s opportunity to be included in the book? 🙂

    Shipping: If you and BNS can find someone better, fantastic! I would also highly suggest looking into corner-protection on the Deluxe Edition books too.

    • Torakhan
      February 22, 2014 at 1:06 am

      I think that these could look pretty bad-ass on shirts too.
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3732447585210

      They are the Steve Prescott pieces from W20, that I worked into 11″x17″ sheets with a little finessing in Photoshop. 🙂

  10. Jonathan
    February 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Glad to hear that work on a physical Demon book is well underway. I’m assuming the screen is at the same level of readiness?

    Any idea when the already finished backer rewards will be made available (for example, the “blue line” PDFs that were available as Add-Ons)?

    • richt
      February 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Oh, you mean the nWoD blue books! Blue-lines in publishing were how we used to get printer proofs and I was confused there for a second. Are you not getting the Demon KS Updates? Please let us know if you are a backer and not getting the Updates. I ask because I’ve mentioned in them several times that all Add-ons and the PDF/PoD Rewards are slated to go out together to save our sanity in trying to keep track of everything.

      • Jonathan
        February 21, 2014 at 2:39 am

        The last Demon KS update I got was that backer names had been added and you were wanting folks to check spelling. If there was anything after that, I have not received it.

        I guess I missed that part about saving sanity (my own sanity is in tatters working retail and preparing for inventory). Thanks for spelling it out for me here in the comments.

        Oh, and sorry to confuse you. 😀

  11. Troller
    February 19, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I am so there for a Scion: Hero cover book shirt. Please XXXL and tall for those of us who want to display our shirt proudly and our other features not so much.

    • richt
      February 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Looks like RedBubble offers sizes up to XXX.

  12. Danny James Walsh
    February 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

    PoD t-shirts would be very welcome. What would be great though is if we could also add a caption. My group loved one of my NPC’s and the quotes that came out of the game and it would be awesome to be able to gift them t-shirts with the Malkavian shattered mirror icon and their favourite quote on.

    Apart from obviously feeding my own ego it also becomes a talking point for them and others. As people love to know context it might get others interested in these games that they’re talking about so enthusiacally. After all, fan t-shirts are a sort of acceptable advertising that we wear proudly on behalf of our favourite team/hobby/band etc

    • richt
      February 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      That’s pretty durn specific, but something like that could be cool-

  13. Murphy
    February 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Any chance you could bring back the Requiem hoodie? Mines kinda ragged from constant wear.

  14. Brendan W
    February 19, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I am 100% stoked about the T-shirt license, though if it’s more in alignment with “clothing” so I could get a Hoodie or something down the line? Well, I wouldn’t complain ;).

  15. Dawngreeter
    February 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Since we never got the “Fuckety Fuck Fuck” in one of the Demon books, maybe we can now get a “Fuckety Fuck Fuck” Demon T-shirt? Complete with “I know you don’t get it, you had to be there” on the back 😀

    Yeah, I’m not very serious here. It’d still rock, though.

    • richt
      February 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Seriously not the worst idea, really.

    • Yiodan
      February 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

      There’s still hope. I think the plan was to write it in the player’s guide.

  16. Maryshelly
    February 19, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Pardon my ignorance, what stage are redlines? That either sounds really early or near completion.

    • Chris Shaffer
      February 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      ‘Redlines’ is the term for the stage wherein one revises a first draft. The term is a reference to the classic use of a red pen to mark mistakes and request changes.

  17. jason
    February 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    i look forward to viewing the mage KS..

  18. Phaolan
    February 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Serious question: Of Abe or George, which one was the vampire and which was the werewolf? I need to know…

    All of these news items are really wonderful to hear. Thanks.

  19. Islington
    February 20, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Any chance we’re going to see pins coming back? I’d love to throw my Clan/Covenant pins on my jacket for my LARP character, and I know a heap of LARPers would love to see them return.

    • Torakhan
      February 22, 2014 at 1:01 am

      The By Night Studios KickStarter for the MET:B:tM had Clan pins.
      I expect that (if it went well), they’ll do the same for MET:W:tA and other groups as they make the books through the KS… at least until someone else gets the license from CCP to sell pins and the likes.

  20. GregN
    February 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Looking forward to the shirts. Also hopeful they won’t all be black background. O.o Animals shed!

    Seconding posters. Because… they’d be awesome! Tribe/Clan/etc stickers/decals would also be nice.

  21. tau neutrino
    February 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

    The POD t-shirts are good news. Have you looked into 3D POD for things like dice?

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