Approved In Record Time! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Maybe we just nailed the info in the KS. Maybe the project is so cool that those who needed to approve it were just in awe and gave their OK.

Pretty sure we just got lucky, but this time our Kickstarter page for the Deluxe W20 The Apocalyptic Record was approved way earlier than we expected!

Which is great, y’know. We are not complaining!

Hundred Devils Night Parade art by Gong Studios

Like I previewed in glorious detail last week, W20 Apocalyptic Record is going to be a six part book, with five chapters that describe the points of view of five different characters – keyed to their Auspice – and a sixth that delves deep into the metaplot and goes through all the years of Werewolf: The Apocalypse storylines.

Mirthful Mike and I have been firing Deluxe cover visuals back and forth at each other for weeks, and we think you’re really going to love how this will look. It’s a fitting companion to the Deluxe W20 itself (although not the Heavy Metal Edition from the original KS – that monster would probably be prohibitive to create these days!)

Some have called this book a fitting capstone to the W20 line, and I can’t argue with that description. Even though, as this is a Kickstarter campaign, you know we’ll have a book or two that is created by achieving Stretch Goals!

Below you’ll find the link for the Deluxe W20 Apocalyptic Record Pre-Kickstarter sign-up page, and I wholeheartedly suggest you click on over to that page and sign up. We get so many folks with every KS who forgot or got busy just as their favorite KS went live – but if you sign up you get an immediate notification straight from Kickstarter when it goes live on Tuesday, September the 21st!

In our meeting today, we discussed just how to write our legal text. You know, that block of words on the Credits page that usually starts with a Circle-C copyright notice. Yep, another necessary yet not really fun part of getting our books out to you.

In this case, we needed to review what was there because it wasn’t just Onyx Path‘s declaration of ownership, or even Paradox‘s for one of their games, it was us, and a different licensor, and an SRD notice all combined.

But we got it all worked out.

Legendlore art by Gunship Revolution

DTRPG seems to be going gangbusters on sales: they are just now finishing up with a PDF sale focused on the Historical keyword that contains a bunch of our projects, and will be starting on Thursday a “Fae Sale” which will contain great discounts on our Changeling: The Dreaming 20th and Changeling: The Lost 2e PDFs!

We reviewed our GenCon panels and games that we’ll be running virtually during Gen Con itself this weekend. Eddy is running an Trinity Continuum: Anima Playtest game on Friday the 17th at 1pm EDT, and Matthew is running a They Came From Beyond the Grave! introductory game on Saturday the 18th at 4pm EDT.

Our panels will be a Storypath System one on Friday the 17th at 11am EDT, and the classic What’s Up With the Onyx Path? panel on Saturday the 18th at 11am EDT, as well. We expect that Eddy, Dixie, Matthew, and I will attend, with perhaps an added person or two. So you know they’ll be fun!

You can ask us questions in the comments here that I’ll read during the panels, and also ask questions during the panels via chat. It’s a great chance to get your questions and concerns answered directly by the very folks that call the shots – and if we don’t know the answer we’ll dig up somebody that does!

In my day, you had to shlep yourself down to the convention and wherever they were holding the panels – often with all kinds of ambient noise interfering with the presentation and Q&A, and then come up to the mike and ask the panel – who were often glaring down at you – your question. That was kind of an intense thing. But for these panels, you can write a question in the comfort of your own home and never need see the scowls of the panelists!

And speaking of the old days at Gen Con, how about some memories in photo form?

Real Early White Wolf booth with my old magazine-based logo
Somewhat later White Wolf booth
Onyx Path booth ready for the crowds
Onyx Path booth reduced down to its component parts
And away we walked!

And another year.
One of our last Gen Con booths.

A little walk through memory lane celebrating a LOT of years attending! A lot of books, and signs, and:

Many Worlds, One Path!



Our next Kickstarter will be The Deluxe Apocalyptic Record for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition going live on Tuesday, September 21st!

Be sure to visit the pre-Kickstarter page to sign up for immediate notification when it goes live!

Onyx Path Media!

This week: Rambling! (Some folks on the Discord wanted us to do an entirely off-topic episode, which we did, although in the end we did get back to talking about RPGs) !

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue!

For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on

Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them!

Come take a look at our YouTube channel,, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. We’ve held off from uploads over the last week, as we build up a new bank of content. Stay tuned for videos, but in the meantime, please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online!

Are you interested in Trinity Continuum: Aberrant? If so, the playlist for you is right here on the Onyx Path Publishing YouTube channel! One of our most popular actual play series (which is now concluded) is the Collateral Damage series, which takes you through an entire Aberrant campaign. Check it out here:

One story you might have missed from this time last year is Red Moon Roleplaying’s gripping Scion: Demigod actual play, run by developer extraordinaire Neall Raemonn Price! This three-parter is well worth a listen, and here’s episode one:

The Exaltcast is back with a brand new episode! One of the best Exalted podcasts going talks about demons and Malfeas! Get Infernal with these fine folks:

Simulacra TV‘s amazing Aberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! Please check them out and give them some support. This is the newest episode of this chapter, so please get involved.

Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on

ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses.
Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on

And here are the first episodes of the new season for you! 









Did you miss OneBookShelf’s Learn2Play series? Earlier this year, they hosted an excellent learning session for They Came from Beneath the Sea!, which you can find right here:

One of our favorite actual plays is the Scion: Origin actual play from Onyx Path Con earlier this year! Please give it a watch right here:

Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The 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.)

Virtual Tabletop!

NEW on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire!

Play Now on Astral TableTop!

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT).

Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral.

Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale:–Astral-VTT

Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay.

How to guides and FAQ:

Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG:

A few highlights of our platform agnostic content:

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 latest fiction books:

Our Sales Partners!

We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below!

You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there!

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here:

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 and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order!

In celebration of Changeling the Dreaming’s 24th anniversary, select Onyx Path Publishing books, screens and dice are 40% off through August 29 8pm PDT!

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

DriveThru is finishing a quick “HistoricalPDFs Sale – including a whole lot of ours! Almost over, so check it out now!

And then, starting on Thursday, they are having a “FaeSale, including the PDFs for both Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition, and Changeling: The Lost 2e!

On Sale This Week!

The sands of time waft away to reveal a great tome hidden beneath: Mummy: The Curse 2e passes through the veils of time to confront us in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG this Wednesday!

I am a mummy. I am Arisen. I have awoken to serve, but as a god among mortals, I will be worshiped. I will live again. My memory shall return, my power shall wane, and at the end of the tale, I will know all.

I feel hungry mouths approaching my shattered tomb. The time for contemplation is over. I may know my name tomorrow, but before then I will feel the spatter of blood on my skin and the splitting of flesh and bone between my fingers. 

Mummy: The Curse includes:

  • Everything you need to run or play Mummy: The Curse, a game of timeless horror and multiple eras of mystery.
  • A deep setting of Iremite history and society, delving into the world of the Arisen and other immortals, sorcerers, and cultists.
  • Powers ranging from the cosmic to the subtle, all at the beck and call of this game’s protagonists.
  • A plethora of horrifying foes, from Blood Bathers to Body Thieves, Lifeless Shuankhsen to chimerical Amkhata, and many more.
  • Comprehensive storytelling advice to make Mummy accessible and enthralling to everyone from their first session.


Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

THIS WEEK! Gen Con Online!

Friday, September 17th, 11am EDT: Storypath Q&A! Join the Onyx Path crew for a Q&A about their in-house system and the games powered by it, including Trinity Continuum, Scion Second Edition, They Came From!, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution.

Friday, September 17th, 1pm EDT: Trinity Continuum: Anima Playtest! Eddy will run a three-hour playtest of the Anima rules!

Saturday, September 18th, 11am EDT: What’s Up with Onyx Path? Join some of the Onyx Path developers and employees while they talk about what they’ve been working on recently!

Saturday, September 18th, 4pm EDT: They Came From Beyond the Grave! Matthew will run a three-hour introductory scenario to a game of 1970s Hammer Horror-esque chills and thrills, and not a little ham and comedy with it.

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.)

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Tasty Bit: New Team (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)


  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: God (Scion 2e)
  • With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)
  • Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)
  • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition)

Second Draft

  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)


  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)

Manuscript Approval

Post-Approval Development

  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)


  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)
  • The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)

Post-Editing Development

  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tasty Bit: The Autocracy (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)


Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights.
  • Masks of the Mythos – Maria has some artists that might fit this. Working ideas for border designs.
  • TC: Adventure! (KS)
  • M20 Victorian (KS)
  • Dead Man’s Rust
  • Exalted Essence (KS)
  • TC Mission Statements
  • TC Aberrant N!WE – Sketches coming in.
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion – Artists working.
  • Squeaks In The Deep (KS)
  • TC Prometheus Unbound – Finals keep coming in gorgeous.
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery
  • Saints and Monsters – Getting this rolling.
  • TC: Anima (KS) – Shields rolling.
  • TC: Assassin – Interior art rolling.
  • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
  • Novas Worldwide – AD priority this week.
  • W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS) – KS graphics done, preKS graphic sent to James.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart
  • Mage20 Lore of the Traditions: waiting for art notes.

In Layout

  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart
  • Hundred Devils Night Parade – Mine again – and progressing!
  • Aberrant VTT
  • Scion: Demigod
  • Squeaks in the Deep Screen
  • WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Text is in for this.
  • Legendlore Screen – Text is in for this.
  • Squeaks in the Deep
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – All art is in. Next for Ron Thompson.


  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Backer PDFs out to backers for errata.
  • Spiragos Collected Adventures
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide
  • Legendlore – Backer PDF getting prepped to go out.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Putting cards together.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions – Proof with devs.

At Press

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press. PDF and PoD versions on sale 9/15 on DTRPG!
  • Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Deviant – Maybe press proofs this week.
  • Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Heirs to the Shogunate – PoD proof shipping.
  • Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle – PDF and PoD on sale 9/22.
  • Dearly Bleak – Deviant: The Renegades Novella – PoD proof shipping.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

A bunch of debuts occurred today back through the years! We celebrate the 4th anniversary of Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition’s debut, plus 16 years ago was the debut of the Supernatural TV show – favorite of Hunter fans everywhere, and in 1969 we had the debut of Scooby Doo! Which could also be a Hunter chronicle! And finally, today is the birthday of the late Bax Masterson, one-time White Wolf intern and layabout. We hardly knew ye, man….

  26 comments for “Approved In Record Time! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Nicolas
    September 13, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Again everyone,I wanted to say I’m looking the saints and monsters previews

    • Nicolas
      September 13, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      And they are awesome!

  2. GL
    September 13, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    I really miss print RPG magazines, especially White Wolf Magazine/Inphobia

    • richt
      September 14, 2021 at 1:50 pm

      Wow, you’ve been missing those for decades! Print media as a whole has taken some hits and had to adapt, but physical periodicals and newspapers have really had challenges as our communication needs and interests have shifted to our devices. I actually had a plan for a redo of WW Mag that was part of a larger fan community plan that included lots of online content, but I submitted that mere days before CCP made it clear that they wanted White Wolf to go more electronic than we were. Might have been cool, but it didn’t happen.

  3. Yiodan
    September 13, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    *clears throat*


    I do so hope I am fast enough to snag a sweet sweet limited pledge level. Targetting the “be included in meeting/emails” one if it’s an options.

    • Zachery Naldrett
      September 13, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      I’m hoping for that too. I don’t think I’ve seen Consulting Developer tier option since Demigod

      • Yiodan
        September 14, 2021 at 8:10 am

        Indeed! Still, if it’s there, I wish you luck on getting it.

        • Zachery Naldrett
          September 14, 2021 at 9:38 am

          You as well!

    • richt
      September 14, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      WOOOOO to you, too!

      Every KS works out the possibilities of different tiers with the dev crew involved. Their preferences count for a lot, and then we also have to look at the project: will there be opportunities for art modeling or consulting devs based on how many books and when they need to be worked on?

      • Yiodan
        September 14, 2021 at 4:52 pm

        Makes complete sense to me! 😀

        I’m just enthousiastic. I understand I may not have my heart’s desire and if so then, I’m sure there still going to be another super cool tier to my licking. Lookong forward to find out.

        (But I appreciate you tempering my expectations. Whatever happens we’re getting a cool book that’s the important part)

        • richt
          September 15, 2021 at 7:34 pm

          And I’m not saying said reward tier isn’t in there, just that each team works differently. 😉

          • Yiodan
            September 16, 2021 at 7:54 am

            Indeed. That was understood, but, this being the internet, it was worth clarifying.

            Less than a week now!

  4. Alain Giorla
    September 14, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Have fun at GenCon! Do you plan on uploading the panels on Youtube or a similar platform for those who couldn’t attend?

    • Eddy Webb
      September 14, 2021 at 8:26 am

      Generally all our stuff on Twitch makes its way to YouTube eventually.

      • Alain Giorla
        September 14, 2021 at 10:40 am

        Awesome, thanks 😉

    • richt
      September 14, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      That’s our overall plan for all recorded media, as Eddy notes. We really want folks to be able to find _something_ about their favorite game on our YouTube site, and obviously some games get LOTS of media bits up there!

  5. karpomatic
    September 14, 2021 at 7:43 am

    I missed the KS for Beckett’s but I’ll be damned if I miss this one.

    I did pick up a KS copy of Beckett’s later though.

    • richt
      September 14, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      Look forward to seeing you there!

  6. Troy
    September 14, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Panel Question: What has been the most frustrating thing about COVID for putting out books? What has been the most surprising? (Assuming those are not the same thing)

    • richt
      September 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Awesome! Thanks! Sent this over to the team that’s on the panel.

  7. September 14, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Outrageously hyped for W20 Apocalyptic Record!

    • richt
      September 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Glad to hear it! See you there!

  8. Troy
    September 14, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    And surprise Legendlore backer PDF drop!!!

    • richt
      September 15, 2021 at 7:33 pm


  9. gog
    September 15, 2021 at 4:17 am

    A quick thank you for putting the time zone in on the GenCon things (means I know they are in the middle of the night for me), makes working out when they are a lot easer.

    • richt
      September 15, 2021 at 9:25 pm

      No problem!

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