Onyx Path Welcomes HR Consultant

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Onyx Path Publishing are pleased to announce we have hired an independent HR consultant to handle any issues relating to personnel or workplace grievances or queries.

Georgina has a history of working extensively in HR, people management, and training in the financial sector, and has no connection to the gaming industry. We feel this is pertinent, as we wanted to hire someone without bias toward games or the creatives who work on them. For the same reason, while Georgina will be the recipient of complaints, issues, and queries sent to her inbox, she will not be attending our regular meetings, conventions, or otherwise socializing with the people at Onyx Path, to maintain a clear distinction between her role and ours.

We invite you, if you have any concerns about the people who work at Onyx Path, or have experienced historic incidents that need to be brought to our attention and handled, to email Georgina at hr.onyxpath@gmail.com, where your enquiry will not be missed or sent on to anyone named in said communication. Georgina is based in Europe and will ...8 COMMENTS

Now Available: Dystopia Rising: Evolution merch!

Dystopia Rising, Legendlore, Sales, Scion

Now available from our RedBubble store!

Dystopia Rising: Evolution: A New Age (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Your Brothers and Sisters (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Knitting the Flesh (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Rolling the Bones (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Acts of Violence (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Wild, Wild Wastes (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Birds of a Feather (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: What You Believe (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Brain Bleed (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Campfire Stories (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Threats of the Wastes (shirts, posters)Dystopia Rising: Evolution: The Wasteland (shirts)Dystopia Rising: Let the Dead Lie (shirts) Kickstarter Update

The Legendlore Kickstarter has just 24 hours remaining! We’re currently sitting at $22,452, or 150% of our $15,000 goal, thanks to our 489 backers! We funded during the beginning of Onyx Path Virtual Con, and we’re heading toward some amazing stretch goals.

Read the full Legendlore Manuscript for free, and if you like what you see, give us a pledge?

We’ve hit our first stretch goal and our on our way to a second:

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Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted ...1 COMMENT

Legendlore Countdown! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News, Press Releases

Our Legendlore KS only has days left to run, and actually ends on Thursday this week, so as my final push for folks to check it out, I’m not going to try and convince you like last week. I’m going to let two excellent writers do that!

Here’s a great description of Legendlore, written, as only he can, by our own Matthew Dawkins:

But why should you back it? Well, in this time where some gamers are clinging on to the notion that “all orcs are evil from birth”, “disability has no place in fantasy adventures” and “there’s no such thing as a good drow” (they haven’t heard of Drizzt), Legendlore says the opposite.

Legendlore is a fantasy setting where diversity is a strength, we don’t shy away from complex societies and cultures, and where you can damn well buy yourself a wheelchair especially designed for dungeon crawling, or sit on a bloody floating disc! This is a game that embraces the fact that it’s magical, it’s wondrous, and yes, there’s evil out there in need of vanquishing, but ...5 COMMENTS

Addressing Two Recent Concerns.


In the past couple of days, statements have been issued on social media describing incidents of unacceptable behavior that are connected to Onyx Path Publishing.

Before going into detail, and what we are going to do about them, we want to start with this simple idea that is at the forefront of our thoughts and feelings:

Women have a right to be safe and secure, and to have full participation in the cultures and communities that they create and work in.

First, yesterday a statement was made concerning Matt McElroy, Operations Manager here at Onyx Path, that includes episodes of harassment and grooming. We are taking this statement extremely seriously and have instituted the following changes as we look further into the situation:

Matt McElroy has been suspended from his duties and role at Onyx Path Publishing as we review the information we are receiving. We have also informed Matt McElroy that starting as soon as possible, he must attend sensitivity training with the intention of reviewing and modifying his behavior.In addition, because the person who issued the statement attempted to reach ...READ MORE

EPISODE 110: Designer Roundtable

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy talks with Danielle Lauzon, Monica Speca, and Travis Legge about the nitty-gritty of game design.

Bad jokes“Fluff” and “crunch”D&D is a game for kicking in monsters and looting doorsWhat makes a good mechanic?Powered by the ApocalypseTesting the designDesigning for D&D 5eDesigning for ExaltedThe “commoner railgun”GNS TheoryDesigning for StorypathShiny math rocks and VTTsCalvinball the RPGOne cool designWhat we’re working on


Bonus Experience: https://bxpcast.com/ BXP Ep “Mechanics are Inevitable”: http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/05/26/bxp-3×06-mechanics-are-inevitable/Powered by the Apocalypse: http://apocalypse-world.com/pbta/ 1 COMMENT

Great Gaming Fiction Sale!

Chronicles of Darkness, Exalted, Realms of Pugmire, Sales, Scarred Lands, World of Darkness

DriveThruFiction’s Great Gaming Fiction Sale is live until Monday!

Dozens of great fiction titles from Onyx Path are currently on sale, from Monarchies of Mau (Tales of Excellent Cats) to World of Darkness (The Poison Tree) to Scarred Lands (Vigilant) to Exalted (False Images) and much more!


Now Available: Vigil Watch 3 and Scion Screen and Wallpaper

Legendlore, Realms of Pugmire, Sales, Scarred Lands, Scion, Trinity Continuum

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Vigil Watch Chapter 3: Leoni for Scarred Lands!

Ghelspad Expanded!

Ghelspad is a massive and diverse land. Once a paradise, this continent is now scarred by the ravages of the Titanswar. In the wake of divine bloodshed, and beset on all sides by titanspawn, the people of Ghelspad survive and thrive on this befouled continent. Vigil Watch explores six different locations across Ghelspad.

From the bloody shores of the Toe Islands in the east to the Sweltering Plains of the west, Vigil Watch provides an in-depth look at a variety of locales and cultures.

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 ...READ MORE

Not Your Father’s D&D! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

With a bit more than a week to go, Legendlore keeps rolling, even through the traditional 3rd week KS doldrums!

For our part, we continue to try and spread the word about this integrally inclusive setting with panels and actual plays like these:

Now, the very cool thing about Legendlore, and why I call it “integrally inclusive” as well as “Not your Father’s D&D” is that Steffie and team have taken an existing aspect of the original comic book world setting – the transference of a real-world person into this fantasy world – and designed the character generation system so that you have complete freedom to create the sort of character you want to play.

What I mean is that you can or can not be a direct port of who you are into The Realm, or you can change the characteristics and even change your species, but the choice of just what that means in terms of both the setting and the game rules is up to you. Being in a wheelchair, for example, is only a limiter if you want that ...11 COMMENTS

Episode 109: Onyx Path Con Live!

Onyx Pathcast

In which the trio present their live Pathcast recording from the previous weekend’s Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention.

A bit of convention recapConvention panel chatrooms?Live Pathcast!We don’t have a plan! What a surprise!We talk about the charities we were supportingA bit about the inception of the PathcastSome more on the Pathcast, including how we structure and book itRecurring Pathcast bitsDixie and Matthew break into songWho would we…fight?Audience questions!Matthew is…somethingThings we didn’t get as kids that we get now.


Legendlore Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/legendlore-rpg-setting-for-5th-edition-fantasy-roleplaying-0 Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk


Now Available: Swine and Cheese Party, and the Æon Jumpstart

Sales, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Trinity Continuum: Æon

Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Swine and Cheese Party, et al.: Excerpts from the Complete Duke Rollo, an oddity for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant!

“Do you know who I am?”

“I don’t, sir. I don’t. And that’s not the best way to ask for special—”

“No, no, I mean, do you know who I am? I’m having trouble remembering right now.”

Thus begins these excerpts from the columns of the Nova Age’s most opinionated freelance journalist. Swine and Cheese Partycontains the unfiltered viewpoints of Duke Rollo, as he unwinds three different rants about the world of Trinity Continuum: Aberrant.

Use it as a prop for your own Aberrant series, as inspiration for Aberrant adventures, or just as an entertaining read on its own.

Swine and Cheese Party is a spiritual successor to Aberrant 1e’s Fear and Loathing.

Also available in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG: Quantum Entanglement: A Jumpstart for Trinity Continuum: Æon!

Humanity has begun settling on planets circling other suns. Teleporters like myself and the new Leviathan jump ships can take anyone across the galaxy in a few hours, so the stars are at last within our reach. However, we have ...1 COMMENT