At Long Last, Continuum! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

The Trinity Continuum, that is.

This is a big, big, thing for us here at Onyx Path.

You see, back in the dim mists of time, we at the original White Wolf set out to create a new universe besides the World of Darkness. Some of us wanted to explore different genres, and already we sensed that WoD had gelled so that there were certain themes that were seen as not working for those game lines. Same thing with other genres.

Now that thinking may have been right or wrong, but we did in fact create Aeon, and as we were young madmen, we decided that not only would this new universe be a setting for science fiction gaming, we were going to set it up so that we’d have a super-hero game, and what the hell, a pulp-genre game as well. We’d start in the future and work our way back through a connected timeline, and so it had an overarching story that we would tell…backwards!

I mean, we were nothing if not ambitious and exploding with creative ideas.




Wraith 20th illustration by Mark Kelly




For me, as head of Production and Design, I had my first chance to help create from scratch a world that required reference materials, and so Aeon had our first “art bible”, with concept art and special fonts, and everything. That was both cool in terms of all the creative effort, teamwork between departments, and thinking that happened before we even went to layout, and it would pay off later on with Exalted and other projects.

Remember, with WoD being modern day, we pretty much only ever needed to describe it visually as “our world, but darker”. And Street Fighter had it’s own visuals that we just used. (Thought I’d forgotten old SF, didn’t you?)

On creative terms, it was pretty sweet.

On sales terms, we may have over-reached a tad. Because we wanted the series to stand out, and we knew that the super-hero and pulp game lines would make sense to do at comic-book and pulp magazine sizes, we made Aeon at 7″ x 10″ instead of our usual 8.5″ x 11″. We created our first really Deluxe cover with a plastic wrap-around binder and plastic spiral binding.

We confused the hell out of the marketplace.

Retailers told us they didn’t know how or just couldn’t shelve the books because of the “odd” size. Customers thought the binding wasn’t going to hold up (all of my tests and all of my books to this day have not lost a single page, but YMMV). And despite advertising the game more than we ever had before, we still had many confused WoD players expecting this to be “Vampires in Space”.




Beast Players Guide illustration by Brian LeBlanc




But before all that, as the books were in the warehouse and some had already been shipped, we had to change the name of the game. A muuuuuch bigger company outside of tabletop gaming felt we were using their trademarked title. We had no choice. Stickers were created and applied as fast as we could do it.

So Trinity, as the first game was now named, got hit from a bunch of different directions and had a bit of a tough time of it. Still, it had a pretty great publishing run, and both the super-hero game, Aberrant, and the pulp game, Adventure!, did come out.

And have kind of become minor classics since then.

I told you all that to tell you this: personally, I never thought that the Trinity Universe, as the three game lines and their whole storyline and setting were known eventually, got a fair chance out there on the shelves. Some of that was us at the original WW misreading the audience and the market, and some were situations outside our control. My feeling then and now was that the whole thing positively glowed with potential.

Thus, when I got the chance to buy the IP, I did. Thinking to myself that one of the first things we needed to do was to spread out beyond the original trilogy of game lines, and while still keeping them as important eras, start to see the “universe” more as a “continuum”. More like a series of eras that both exist along a timeline and spin off their own futures. A multiverse, if you will.

That way, as Impish Ian Watson pointed out when we discussed this, a bunch of years ago, the direction of your home TC: Aberrant game doesn’t have to be bound to the future presented in TC: Aeon. The Trinity Continuum allows for, and is designed for, a rationale for why your home game is what it is and may or may not feed into any other eras we choose to create books for.

This also means that your characters’ decisions and actions all have meaning in the big picture sense, because your future is yours to make.




C20 Freeholds illustration by Drew Tucker




We also decided to go the Core Rulebook+Setting Core route, partially because it gave us a chance to start the Continuum with a modern-day setting, but also because, to my way of thinking, having the Core Rulebook as the “ground-zero” of the Trinity Continuum series allows you, our community, a chance to take those core Storypath rules and look at how they were extrapolated for TC: Aeon and use that as a model for any eras you may want to play in. Then, who knows, maybe we open up the Community Content site for the Trinity Continuum, and you can publish your era, too!

Even within a single setting like the Trinity Continuum, we still have:

Many Worlds, One Path!





The Trinity Continuum Kickstarter will go live 12 noon EST January 30! TOMORROW!

Trinity Continuum: Aeon, is our reboot of the classic Trinity (Aeon) game, and Trinity Continuum: Core is the core book that all of our Trinity Continuum game lines will spin off from. Both books will be a part of this Kickstarter. James Bell, our Kickstarter Manager, has got some fun ideas in store for how to run this KS, so we hope you’ll check it out!



As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now 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 both rolling and rocking! It just has had its biggest update yet! There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

Three different screenshots, above.

(The Solar Anima special Dice)




We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores 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). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)


And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)


Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)


And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)




We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire 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!




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:

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice!





As this Wednesday is the last one of the month, we’ll be releasing our monthly sections for Exalted‘s 100 Devils Night Parade, this month featuring the Armored Kraken and the Ghost Fisher, and for Adversaries of the Righteous we have Ku Nenaveya, she who is Captain of the Blue Wolves and wielder of the Frozen Heart!




Is a life of running and hiding a life worth living? We say yes. There’s always something between the running and the hiding, and those moments of grace make it all worthwhile.

The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology is a perfect companion piece to Changeling: The Lost, 2nd Edition. These stories spin tales of the Lost, of those abducted and enslaved by fairies. Those who escaped, but whose captors will stop at nothing to find them. These fairies summon forth the Huntsmen, primordial hunters who understand nothing but pursuit and capture. The Huntsmen are unstoppable monsters, and the Lost can only look to each other for respite, rare comfort, and rarer trust.

The Hedge has parted and you can get the PDF/electronic versions and the physical book PoD version of The Huntsmen Chronicle Fiction Anthology for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition at!





We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions on this Wednesday!

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.






The Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook is the gold-standard corporate guidebook for employees of the world’s finest multi-national corporation and many of their subsidiary companies. This volume contains the main Pentex handbook, along with the Guide to Werewolves, and this year’s round of updated corporate handbooks for our subsidiaries.

Available here in PDF and PoD versions:


This is the unredacted version, replete with notes from the higher-ups! It took a lot to get this information out, so it’s had a chance to go through some monkeywrenchers’ hands before going to you. Make good use of it!

The Employee Indoctrination Handbook contains:

  • A guide to working for Pentex itself, along with the Guide to Werewolves given to certain staff.
  • Employee handbooks for Endron, Magadon, RED network, Sunburst, and Tellus
  • Notes on the contents, from both werewolves and the Board of Directors





At last, one of the most legendary of Kindred will share his personal journal with you! V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary goes on sale in PDF and PoD versions on!

It’s ever been a loaded word among vampires. Jyhad is in force everywhere from lofty, perfumed Elysium to cloying, smoke-filled blood feasts. Jyhad’s the eternal game played by elders, Methuselahs, and worse — it’s the agenda of beings so utterly beyond humanity, one such as yourself could scarcely understand its movements. 

Luckily for you, you’ve picked up a copy of my diary. With my help you may just take a step on the first rung of understanding. Information worth having is information you must earn through blood, and oh, how I’ve bled for what’s contained within these pages. 

— Beckett 

Beckett’s Jyhad Diary serves as the definitive book of setting and plot for Vampire: The Masquerade, containing 30 chapters spanning different geographical regions, encountering vampires of every clan, profiling obscure and profound segments of the mythology, and providing countless story hooks on every page.

Masterfully written by the likes of Neall Raemonn Price, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Myranda Sarro, Steffie de Vaan, Malcolm Sheppard, Alan Alexander, Renee Knipe, and Matthew Dawkins, Beckett’s Jyhad Diary is as fascinating to read as to use for your game Chronicles.




With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways Advance PDF charges at you this Wednesday on!

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.




Legacy of Lies, the V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart, goes undead in PDF and physical book PoD versions on DTRPG:


Marcus Verus, the vampiric Prince of Chester, secretly prepares to go into torpor. Should his plans be made public, the Prince knows the wolves — both real and imagined — would launch an attack, threatening all within his domain.

That’s where you come in.

Legacy of Lies includes:

  • Basic rules for players and Storytellers
  • Introduction to the Vampire: The Masquerade Dark Ages setting
  • Introductory adventure
  • Characters for players and Storytellers




Appearing on DriveThruRPG is the Advance PDF for Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition!

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.






What dark secrets do the eldest vampires hold? Find out in Thousand Years of Night for Vampire: The Requiem! PDF and physical book PoD versions available on

You may think that with a multitude of people coming, going, dying and running away, we’d be tired, done, or ready to give up.
Instead, I find myself restless, looking for the next thing. 
There’s always a next thing, and I for one am not yet ready to die.

– Elder Kincaid, Daeva Crone

This book includes:

• Detailed instructions on creating elder vampires, including how to base chronicles around them

• A look into the lives of elders, how they spend their nights, who they work with, and why including their roles in both their clans and covenants

• New Devotions, Merits, and Rituals for elder vampires

• The kinds of creatures that pose a threat to elder vampires, including Inamorata, Lamia, Sons of Phobos, a new elder conspiracy, and more!






A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!







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)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)




Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)



  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)


WW Manuscript Approval:



  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)


Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion: Origin (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)






In Art Direction

  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Ring of Spiragos Finals and maps underway.
  • Changeling: the Lost 2
  • Trinity Continuum Ready for KS.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Finals rolling in.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Boggans – Contracted.


Marketing Stuff


In Layout

  • Pugmire/Scarred Lands Community Content working on the logo.
  • Book of Freeholds With Mark
  • Pugmire Fetch Quest 
  • Wraith 20 Screen 
  • Dice Packaging – Awaiting Scion dice box text.
  • Scion Origins



  • Wraith 20 – Making fixes from WW.
  • Beast PG First Proof.
  • DtD Enemy Action – With Josh
  • Pugmire – Vinsen’s Tomb 


At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – To fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Deluxe Edition cover and Screen in the works. Printer starting to assemble books.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At press.
  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology  PDF/electronic versions and physical book PoD on sale from DTRPG this Wednesday!
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Creating files for the Deluxe edition.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – Inputting errata and getting files uploaded.
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • W20 Changing Ways – PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pugmire- PoD proofs ordered.


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: See all the reasons above, and more, for joy at the Trinity Continuum being Kickstarter-ed tomorrow!

  64 comments for “At Long Last, Continuum! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Chris Shaffer
    January 29, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    I can also vouch for the spiral bound Aeon/Trinity books, as mine has also held up exceedingly well.

    So psyched for the Kickstarter!

    • richt
      January 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      Looking forward to seeing you there!

    • Cardul
      January 30, 2018 at 1:06 am

      Same here on the spiral Trinity book. It has survived a lot of unintentional abuse due to moves, a book shelf collapse, and being thrown around the car in a car crash, and it still has all its pages.

    • CHILL
      January 30, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Same here, the spiral bound books have held up very well – I’ve got 3 or 4 of them and they’re all still pretty much in mint condition even with regular use – quite remarkable really. The hardback one with the day-glow orange inside covers has faired much worse – mostly the spine giving up the ghost.

      • richt
        January 30, 2018 at 10:48 am

        Yep, my point exactly.

    • Victor J Kinzer
      January 30, 2018 at 9:57 am

      My spiral bound Aeon book (I got one of the originals before the name change) has held up very well. The plastic cover has broken at the seam points, but the rest of the book is still in fantastic shape.

      • richt
        January 30, 2018 at 10:42 am

        All the way down, like it’s in pieces, or breaking open at the edges? Just for my own curiosity.

        • Victor J Kinzer
          January 30, 2018 at 4:10 pm

          Just the folding edges that makeup the clasp part. Specifically the flap that you have to fold every time you open the book. That crease gave out about a year ago. The creases at the spines are fine. We played with that book a lot while I was still in high school though and I wasn’t the most delicate with my books back in those days.

  2. Unsilent Majority
    January 29, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Looking forward to the Trinity KS!

    But is there any chance to get a different cover? Because that’s very fugly.

    • richt
      January 29, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      That’s the cover and don’t be rude.

      • Eddy Webb
        February 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

        FUGLY: Fabulous, Unutterably GLorious, and Yummy!

  3. Octavo
    January 29, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Aberrant was the first White Wolf game I ever played or heard of, and it was the first tabletop game I ever ran. I am very much looking forward to tomorrow’s Trinity/Aeon kickstarter to say the least.

    • richt
      January 29, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      To be clear, we’ll get to Aberrant if things go well with this KS, but aren’t featuring it in this KS itself.

  4. Ian A. A. Watson
    January 29, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    When Rich approached me about doing the new Trinity, it was really gratifying to learn how much we were on the same page. A lot of what he wanted to do with it were things I wanted to do, but had come to those same conclusions independently. I’ve felt very much like Rich is letting me run wild an unrestrained, specifically because we have the same general direction in mind. 🙂

    • Adam Karpolorich
      January 30, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Ian, I don’t think it could be in better hands. We’re all ready to back this KS. It will be the most I’ve ever spent on a KS to date.

      • richt
        January 30, 2018 at 10:50 am

        Totally agree. Ian kept the Trinity torch lit single-handedly for a long time, and it’s been so gratifying to finally bring this reboot to fruition with him leading the way.

  5. Eric Haste
    January 29, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Looking forward to the kickstarter. I like the cover it says to me these are the things you can do in this game.

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Thanks- that is definitely part of its purpose.

  6. Rory
    January 29, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    I think one of the problems with the marketing of Aeon (Trinity) first time round was that White Wolf spent the previous year or so promoting another sci-fi game online, before scrapping it and launching Aeon instead. I remember being quite confused over what it was (basically a heroic action scifi game).

    I’m still curious about how the final physical product will look and feel this time round. Depending on that, I’ll decide the level I end up backing it. I like the system developments and extension to the continuum timeline for settings. So I guess I’ll see you there at the kickstarter.

    • CHILL
      January 30, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Yep, that was ‘Exile’, and it has some strange little marketing promotional materials / pamphlets as I recall. I’ve still got the text of the 1st and the 2nd draft documents, combat worksheet and character sheet buried away in my cloud drive. Was an interesting read.

      If memory serves one draft had a note in it about a plan for a spiral bound version of the Exile book, bound on the short side with the logo or a holographic sticker on it or something.

      • richt
        January 30, 2018 at 10:47 am

        I don’t recall that, but I know we were looking at ways to reconfigure the physical aspects our game books that started during brainstorming for Exile.

        • CHILL
          January 30, 2018 at 11:33 am

          Here we go, found the reference. Its the very first paragraph of text in the file “Exile Second Draft”, its absent from the 1st draft document. It says: *** Cover: Imagine a 7 X 10 spiral bound book book (bound on the short side) with a black plastic cover. Imprinted on it (or perhaps a holographic sticker attached to it) it the exile petroglyph and the word: EXILE ***

          • richt
            January 30, 2018 at 11:52 am

            It’s cool, I believed you. We killed the “short side” binding after talking with printers, who had enough trouble figuring out how to make it.

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 11:00 am

      An unavoidable situation, unfortunately. Best laid plans of marketing often get nailed by real life. See you in just an hour when the KS starts!

  7. Brennen
    January 29, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Reading fanfic about Norse Mythology it’s got me psyched for Scion that’s coming out sometime this summer right?

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:58 am

      As soon as we can pull the books together, yes.

  8. ron
    January 30, 2018 at 12:40 am

    a question about Aeon. Will it keep the kitchen sink feel to it, so it still has aliens, and post apocalypse, and cyberpunk, and mecha, and space opera?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      January 30, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Wouldn’t be Aeon without ’em.

      I’ve said before: returning Aeon fans will find this setting very recognizable. A few things will be changing, but by and large it’s the same setting as before.

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Yes, and you’ll be able to read all about it as sections are unlocked during the Kickstarter for backers.

  9. Mark
    January 30, 2018 at 12:44 am

    This is what I have been waiting for.
    Bought the ‘deluxe’ book a beat before the legal issue.(?)
    Spiral and cover are still good. Pages are only worn from use.

    Is there another case/spiral edition?

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:57 am

      We discussed it but really want the new Trinity Continuum books to be very accessible to new gamers, so we’re going with a really nice hardcover. Still kept the 7″ x 10″ size though as the market is a lot more open to that size now.

  10. Gray
    January 30, 2018 at 1:14 am

    When are we gonna get more news on Ex3? Dying to hear more about the Dragon-Blood book or the Realm!

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Latest news is right there in the blog. They’re being worked on.

  11. Ben M
    January 30, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Long time lurker, first time poster, here.

    I always loved (and still love) the World of Darkness, but my love for Trinity is unconditional and unlimited. In those stone age days before the internet, Trinity felt like the game that only my friends and I had heard of, and that we were in some special secret club for only the coolest of dorks. Hell, as a camp counselor it was the game I used to teach a bunch of kids about RPGs. Can’t wait to chip in on the Kickstarter.

    Thanks Rich, Ian and co. for giving this setting the spotlight it deserves after all these years!

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Wow! So glad you were able to get new folks into tabletop gaming that way! We’re really thrilled to be able to reboot all the games, and I think you will like what’s there.

  12. Jim Groves
    January 30, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I’ll be there tomorrow for the Kickstarter! Better shovel that snow, Ian! Also, my spiral core book has all its pages. The Continuum proves you right, Rich!

    I’m sure this going to do well, and we’ll be talking Aberrant next year.

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:52 am

      From your mouth to Divis Mal’s ears.

  13. Maxime Lemaire
    January 30, 2018 at 3:28 am

    *makes grabby paws at the Beast PG*

    OK fine I’ll back Trinity in the meantime ;P

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:51 am

      I’ll take that as a fallback- I think you’ll like it. Thanks!

  14. Jessica
    January 30, 2018 at 9:16 am

    When things do get around to Aberrant, can we avoid a repeat of Blackwelder’s essay on how Aberrant is not a superhero game? While I get his (highly semantic) point, it confused the heck out of the marketplace.

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:45 am

      It’s a superhero game. In fact, what I’m looking at for Aberrant is to expand on the superhero genre options more like in Trinity Continuum: Aeon, so that the cult of personality Novas are still a huge part of it all, but there are also areas where other sorts of superhero gameplay and themes are explored.

      • Jessica
        January 30, 2018 at 11:32 am

        That’s the best news I’ve gotten this week! 🙂

  15. perverseness
    January 30, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Lo, what sweet words do i hear,
    Trinity Continuum is finally near,

    Can’t think of anything that rhymes with – give it to me, NAOW!!!

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 10:43 am

      A little over and hour and it starts!

  16. Yiodan
    January 30, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Oh! Didnt know this was your baby.

    Hmm…. you are giving me second thoughts. To be 100% honest I was thinking to skip this one. No judgement on the game itself, I just don’t know anything about it. And, you know, money. But now I am thinking about it.

    How about this internet. Why don’t you settle it and convince me I should jump in? What is the single thing you love most about the game?

    • richt
      January 30, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Well, you have a whole month of being able to see what it’s all about via the KS, and backers will be getting updates containing the text from the two books. If after that you’re not into it, no worries!

      • Yiodan
        January 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        Thanks for saying it.

        (Although, realistically, we all know how his is going to end, don’t we? :p)

  17. Batro
    January 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Wraaaaaiiiithhh cooooome baaack tooo meeeee

  18. Hamid
    January 31, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Hey Rich. I wanted to say that I’ve been really excited about the Aeon Kickstarter. A few friends (who I have played a ton of Aeonverse games with over the years). I was also really interested in backing, and I went to check out the stretch goals and found myself really disappointed. Adding Aeon books to the PDF bundle seems like a really lackluster stretch goal. Especially considering that we have to pick up an add on for that material.

    I understand that it is likely too late to change any announced or unannounced Stretch goals for the campaign. I just thought I would offer the feedback and how it is effecting my motivation to back the project.

    • Hamid
      January 31, 2018 at 2:45 am

      Those aforementioned friends have already backed the project. I realized a distraction got in my way of completing that sentence.

    • richt
      January 31, 2018 at 8:23 am

      We have three tracks of Stretch Goals that we’ll be bopping back and forth through as the KS goes through the next 29 days, and the PDF track is just one of the three. Sorry that one doesn’t work for you, but since that’s enough to stop you from backing you’ve probably made the right decision. We really want folks to have fun while backing our KSs, not get frustrated, and would rather anybody who isn’t into how we run them not pledge rather than be upset throughout the KS campIgn. The books will be out in PDF and PoD on DriveThru, and the traditionally printed books will be available with IPR and Studio2 and in game stores after we get them to our backers, so you can pick them up then and with no worries. Thanks, and please say thanks to your friends for us, too!

      • Hamid
        January 31, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        I saw that it was one of three tracks. I suppose what bothered me is that track takes up milestones that could be filled with things that feel like rewards and don’t take an additional add-on to my pledge. I am also coming from a place of owning all of the Aeonverse 1E material.

        Just thought I would weigh in on how the reward structure impacted my decision to be a backer. I’ve backed several of the OP Kickstarters and had been looking forward to this one.

        • richt
          January 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm

          Well, actually, the PDF track doesn’t take away from the others. If we dropped it out, we would not change the other two tracks and it would take a lot longer to get through the Stretch Goals. We added it both to give more value to our PDF backers, and to provide a nice SG payoff more frequently, as we’ve seen folks get bored waiting for longer SGs to get achieved and tune out of discussions in the past.

          • Yiodan
            January 31, 2018 at 10:10 pm

            If I may offer a different stance. Coming with no knowledge or books on the first edition (guess it never got to canada?) That same track has been my tipping point to finally decide to go all in and back this project. Having all those books for next to nothing a is a huge advantage to me. Core books are great, but often offer an incomplete vision. This allows me to read more untill new books come in.

            Do not get me wrong, I understand and respect what you are saying. There is no wrong stance here. I am just using this fortuous instance to illustrate the point as to why these kickstarters are run this way.

            Also, yeah, I gave in and pledged. Don’t judge, we all knew it was gonna happen. This setting sound nuts in a very good way.

  19. Manel Canos
    February 1, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Can you, please tell us more about M20 Victorian age?
    Who is involved? Will it be launched on Kickstarter as M20 Tecnocracy reloaded?

  20. Guy Rainey
    February 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Glad to see you mention Street Fighter. That to me has always been the game most unsuited to the Storytelling System, therefore it’s the one I’ve wanted to play. I’m curious, would it ever be feasible for Onyx Path to license Street Fighter to create a Storypath System game?

    • Eddy Webb
      February 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Possible? Theoretically. Feasible/likely? Not really.

  21. Adam
    February 1, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    First off, big fan of Exalted, Scion and the World of Darkness; I’m happy to see some of them being continued.

    I had a question regarding Scion 2e release, and I apologize if it’s been addressed before: Will the Origins and Hero books be released simultaneously or individually as they’re finished?

    • Yiodan
      February 2, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Normally, i’d let some of the staff answer this but it is late in the week and I worry the question might go unnoticed. Now, don’t blast down my door if I am wrong but if memory serves the plan was to release at the same time.

  22. NullApostle
    February 1, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    What I’m really looking forward to is Adventure and Aberrant (in that order). Back in the day I got into Adventure the most (I just like pulp) and Aberrant was really good as a (kinda) new take on superheroes. I was what, 16-18 years old back then, and still heavily read cape comics.
    Never really got into Aeon. I got the German-translated version at a discount somewhere, and even had some of the mini-supllements, but the setting never really tickled my fancy. Now, almost double the age as back then, I’m have more interest in Aeon, just not as much as for the other two.
    And looking at the Core, I’ll probably run a few one-shot Leverage-style games (I love heist-themed stuff) to get used to the new rules.
    Gotta wait to the end of the month to see how much money will be left.
    Cheers from a German fan.

  23. David C.
    February 4, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I’m so happy to see this Trinity kickstarter! I had the original “Aeon” book long ago, before idiots decided your thing was just like that other thing with all the freakishly long, skinny people. I loved that book for years, & when it was stolen from me, I legit cried. And while I picked up the rest of the books (nearly everything that got put out), I’ll never forget that original.

    This, well, it brings me full circle. Here I am super emotional to see it come back, updated, & given love I always thought it deserved. Aberrant, to this day, is my favorite examination of the super hero genre, & it really kicked my love of it into overdrive.

    Thank you for bringing this back to me. Thank you.

    • richt
      February 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you for staying in love with it for so long!

  24. DantePD
    February 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Is there any hope of the Deluxe Beckett’s Jyhad Diary being in backers hands by August? I’m using it to run a game at a convention and I’d really rather not have to shell out for a POD copy when I’ve got the Deluxe on the way

    • richt
      February 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      It’s possible. We haven’t gone through all the kooky stuff that can happen with printers and shippers, but it’s definitely possible.

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