An Aberrant Week! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Art for Book of the Fallen by Vincent Locke

The title may say “Monday Meeting Notes” because, well, it’s Monday and that’s what we do!

But it’s a lie.

There was no Monday Meeting this week.

Now that I’ve established myself as an unreliable narrator, what will you do? How can you trust that the information I’m bringing you is accurate? I’m even questioning myself at this point! It probably should have said “Monday Musings by Dixie” or something. I honestly have no idea how Rich does one of these every week.


Book of the Fallen art by Drew Tucker

Hi, this is Dixie! As I said, there was no Monday meeting this week because Gen Con just wrapped up and everyone is either traveling, on vacation, or didn’t volunteer to have a 2-4 person meeting in which we couldn’t do much without the rest of the team (a wise choice, no? We’re rather wise). Rich will be back next week with a full update, much as we did for UK Games Expo a few months back, but until then they’ve (unwisely, probably) left me in charge with no oversight. I say this week is “aberrant” because many folks were out of the office, but also because of the Aberrant Kickstarter funding! More on that later.

As most of you know from previous blogs, we didn’t have a booth at Gen Con this year, but that was a very intentional choice, and shouldn’t be seen as a negative indicator of anything. We did have books for sale at both Studio 2 and IPR, and we did some panels! The members of the team who did go had a chance to attend more meetings and panels, as well as roam the floor a bit more to reach out to folks. (I didn’t go, but I bought a t-shirt and buttons in D.C., played some video games, did a cool playtest with some friends, and didn’t have to walk around in Indianapolis in the summer, so…)

Matt McElroy (sorry, Rich, I can’t bring myself to do the nicknames. I just can’t. That’s your thing.) sent along some photos from the show, so here’s a little slice of Gen Con

A display of Onyx Path books at Studio 2! Look at all the Scion! Those banners! Cats and dogs living together! Changeling: The Lost and Scarred Lands! So much!
The Wrecking Crew running some demos!

They also saw a few of our Onyx Path artists!

Hello, Priscilla! (I have a print of that Scarlet Empress piece from Exalted and it’s divine. (No pun intended until after I typed it.)
It’s Steve Ellis! He’s worked on a few lines for us, including Scion: Hero! (No one gave me a list! I’m trying!)
Claudio Pozas has also worked on quite a few things for us, including the terrifying goat-thing piece from Adventures for Curious Cats, the first book I developed! Thanks for being so talented, Claudio!

Darker Days Radio recorded our What’s Up With Onyx Path? panel and you can listen to it here:

The other super-cool thing that happened last week aside from Gen Con was that Trinity Continuum: Aberrant funded! We ended at $125,098, or 312% of our funding target! Once we get BackerKit set up we’ll be posting links here, I’m sure, but until then here are some of the stretch goals we unlocked via the campaign:

  • N!WE N!TERNATIONAL WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT – A new PDF product discussing the N!WE, the performers and industry personnel, and various elements of professional wrestling in the world of Aberrant.
  • PROTEUS NOVA COMPENDIUM SECTIONS 1-3 – A new PDF product, with stat blocks for many characters featured in bio write-ups in the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant book. All backers receiving the PDF version of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant will have this automatically added to their rewards list. 
  • ABERRANT NOVELLA – A short story set in the world of Aberrant, highlighting the world and characters.
  • ART BUDGET INCREASE – Additional funds will be allocated to the art budget, adding more amazing and incredible art to the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant  book.
  • NOVAS WORLDWIDE 1-3 – Introductory scenarios, designed to jumpstart a longer chronicle.
  • IN-GAME FICTION –  Duke Rollo, direct and uncensored journalist of the world of Aberrant is back with more irreverent insights into the ironies of life in a nova-loving world. A new essay will be released as a PDF.
Not final design!

That’s SO MUCH, and that’s only a few of them. I can’t wait to see what all we do with Aberrant. Congratulations to Steve Kenson, Ian A. A. Watson, Eddy Webb, and the rest of the amazing Aberrant team! If you are unfamiliar with the world, here is an actual play we did over the past couple of weeks:

Additionally, if you like that sort of thing, we are streaming more and more via Twitch at Come say hi! We’ve been doing actual plays, interviews, and even a live Pathcast! Hit that follow button so you get notified whenever we go live.

Art by Alex Sheikman for Dark Eras 2!

Many Worlds, One Path!



I already talked about Aberrant‘s amazing wrap up above, but keep an eye out for the Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter when it launches! (I’m personally very excited for that one, for obvious reasons: It’s a brand-new line launched with me as the Chronicles of Darkness in-house developer! Also Eric and Dave have done amazing work, along with all the writers. I’m waiting with bated breath for the art to start rolling in.)

Onyx Path Media!

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast is all about our good and bad experiences in games, as well as stumbles and misses we may have had here or there.

And Here’s More Media About Our Worlds:

Our Twitch channel has been alive with content over the last week, and you can find it right here:
So many of our fans and customers have been engaging with the livestreams we’ve been running through the channel, and we’re so grateful for your involvement in everything we’ve been doing. If you missed any of the episodes of Collateral Damage, the interviews with Dixie Cochran, Matthew Dawkins, Eddy Webb, or the live Onyx Pathcast, or indeed any of the other videos we’ve put up, do not despair! Those videos have all been migrated to YouTube so you can watch them again. Again, our channel is here:

You can also find the latest episode of the Onyx Path News on our channel right here:

And here’s part three of our Wraith: The Oblivion chronicle prologue:

In other news, here’s the Story Told Podcast continuing with their Exalted actual play:

And for the love of all that is Exalted, check out Beanduck‘s show right here:

Occultists Anonymous will soon be going up on our channel, but until then, here’s episodes 32 and 33 of their Mage: The Awakening chronicle.

Episode 32: Speaking With Graves – Who is this young woman at the bar? Where is Mr. Johnson?! Is this Demesne going to be a problem?!? All will be answered…maybe.

Episode 33: Trigger Pull – Mammon picks up Beck from the airport and tries to make up for lost time together. Songbird reaches out to an Obrimos mentor to compare notes. Atratus tries to look after Wyrd the Seer, but Wyrd has other ideas…

Twin Cities by Night continues with their Chronicles of Darkness actual play and a whole bunch of other non-Onyx-Path games you might want to check out:

Don’t forget Caffeinated Conquests is running The Sacrifice from Chicago by Night using V20 rules over here:

Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog!

Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games!

Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)

On Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these fiction books:

Our Sales Partners!

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog:

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here:

Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!:

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2:

Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link!

And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero are available to order!

Running RIGHT NOW until August 11 is the Dog Days Of Summer Sale! 50% many of our Deluxe Editions!

As always, you can find most of Onyx Path’s titles at!

On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday, we’re putting the PDF of Heroes for the World on sale, which is the collection of ready-made characters for Scion Second Edition!


Save Against Fear: October 12th – 14th
GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd
We’ll also be back at PAX Unplugged later this year!

And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY WEBB (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)

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • W20 Art Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)


  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)

Second Draft

  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)


  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)

Manuscript Approval

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd)

Post-Approval Development

  • Aberrant – Aberrant 2e
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – V5 Chicago Screen
  • Deviant: The Renegades – Deviant: The Renegades
  • Vampire: The Masquerade Let the Streets Run Red


  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Heroic Land Dwellers (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)

Post-Editing Development

  • Memento Mori (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e Companion)
  • DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • DR:E Jumpstart (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)



In Art Direction

  • Contagion Chronicle – Art buy configured. Notes getting configured.
  • VtR Spilled Blood – All the art that is in is approved. Felipe is working on stuff.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds
  • Trinity Continuum Aberrant
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e
  • Ex3 Lunars
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Contracted
  • TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties – Gonna just get Michele to do this one
  • DR:E Jumpstart – Sam Denmark is doing this.
  • Deviant for KS – Contracted.

In Layout

  • M20 Book of the Fallen – Files with Josh
  • CoM – Witch Queen of the Shadowed Citadel
  • Dark Eras 2 – Files with Aileen


  • Shunned By the Moon – Errata gathering.
  • Aeon Aexpansion
  • C20 Cup of Dreams
  • V5: Chicago – Backer PDF sent, errata coming in
  • Geist 2e
  • Signs of Sorcery – Inputting errata.

At Press

  • Dragon Blooded – Deluxe at Studio2, shipping after Gen Con.
  • Dragon-Blooded Cloth Map – At Studio2, shipping after Gen Con.
  • Dragon-Blooded Screen – Shipped to Studio2, shipping after Gen Con.
  • Trinity Core Screen – At Studio2.
  • TC Aeon Screen – At Studio2.
  • Book of Oblivion – PoD proofs coming.
  • Trinity: In Media Res – PoD proofs coming.
  • Scion Ready-Made Characters – PoD proofs coming, out this week in PDF.
  • Trinity Core – Files uploaded to printer, waiting for proofs.
  • Trinity Aeon – Files uploaded to printer, waiting for proofs.
  • DR: E – final PDF off for approval

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

The stress and excitement of Gen Con is over for the time being and we can start working on PAX Unplugged, Save Against Fear, and all the rest! Also Gen Con looks as if it was a great success for us, our fans, and our freelancers. (Additionally, Rich and Eddy are on vacation, and I hope they’re having a grand time! That said, Eddy needs to come back so I can ping him with ridiculous things on Skype throughout the day.)

If you went to Gen Con this year, what was your favorite thing there? If you didn’t go, what announcements did you enjoy or what do you hope to do there in the future? Tell us in the comments!

  17 comments for “An Aberrant Week! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Troy
    August 5, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    As someone living in the D.C. metro area, I’m not sure summers are any better here than in Indianapolis. The best description of summer in D.C. I’ve heard is it’s like living in a dog’s mouth.

  2. CT Phipps
    August 5, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome stuff and so many great developments! I can’t wait for Deviant.

    Is there an update on Let the Streets Run Red?

    • Austin George Loomis
      August 5, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      A lot of projects appear to have jumped out of post-editing development, or even bypassed the editing process altogether, which makes me doubt the reliability of this week’s development updates.

    • Dixie Cochran
      August 5, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      That’s likely on me. I’m not as familiar with the blog as Rich, so I might have missed copying a section, and I apologize, though the other sections are updated/reliable. I’ll try to update the post tomorrow when I’m back on the clock, but until then, from our update:

      Post-Approval Development
      Aberrant – Aberrant 2e
      Vampire: The Masquerade – V5 Chicago Screen
      Deviant: The Renegades – Deviant: The Renegades
      Vampire: The Masquerade – Let the Streets Run Red

      • C.T. Phipps
        August 6, 2019 at 10:32 am

        Thank you very much, Dixie and you did a great job. 🙂

  3. Michael
    August 6, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Any news on Legendlore? I tried to run into you guys at Gencon but missed you.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 6, 2019 at 7:06 am

      You can see the current status of Legendlore above on the production schedule.

  4. Zwinniak
    August 6, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Somebody know when Geist 2e will be out?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 6, 2019 at 7:06 am

      You can see the current status of Geist above on the production schedule.

  5. Jonathan Lang
    August 6, 2019 at 5:43 am

    From Aberrant to Deviant. There’s something fitting about that.

  6. Mateus Luz
    August 6, 2019 at 7:47 am

    With all the Aberrant fever calming down and the many references we had to the Aexpansion, I have to ask: any idea when we going to get sour hand around this pre errata PDF?
    So many question were left with the answer in Aexpansion that I am really curious!

    • Mateus Luz
      August 6, 2019 at 7:50 am

      Just to be more clear, I have a StarCraft campaign waiting for Aexpansion for the Goliath and Thor stats, also I would like to know how you handle the Psiads for my Ghosts, but I can wait…

  7. Lauro Melo dos Santos
    August 6, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Hi! Can you tell what is the “Ghost Hunters” for WoD? I just found that tales, but nothing about its content… It is a “20 years book” or product of this line? It is compatible with the other books of WoD? It is like a “The Quick and the Dead” 2o edition or something like that?

    • August 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      It’s a 20th anniversary book that’ll tie into Wraith and the wider World of Darkness. Its material is pretty compatible with V5 too!

      • Lauro Melo dos Santos
        August 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

        That’s great news! Thanks!

    • Preston L Bobo
      August 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      Ghost Hunters sounds cool. I was in the “What’s up with Onyx Path” when they discussed it at Gen Con and it seems to be a 20th-anniversary book that will tie into VtM20, WtA20, WtO20, MtA20, and CtD20.

      The description reminded me of a lot of the old school WW books from the early ’00s that had a lot of fun story hooks.

      They said it was like Ghostfacers from Supernatural (though I don’t watch that show.)

      I don’t have any inside knowledge or anything, but I am rather excited about it.

  8. Ryan
    August 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

    So I see Hunter 2E is coming along. Are you planning to do a Kickstarter for that?

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