Covering the Pulp Genre with TC: Adventure! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

We’re just about three weeks into the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Kickstarter, and we’ve hit the legendary Sargasso Sea of Lost Ships time period where the KS pledges start to drip in.

We find this “slow time” with all of our KS’s, pretty much, and many of our friends in other companies report the same thing, so it’s not unusual – but we’d still like to get the word out.

This is a great time for folks out there to join us in pushing the KS to friends, family, random strangers – whatever gets more eyes on the KS page!

Our TC: Adventure! team have continued to sit in on interviews and other media – doing their part to spread the word – and you can find those links down below in the Media section.

Meanwhile, we do keep achieving Stretch Goals and building the companion books, just a bit more slowly at this period!

V5 Trail of Ash and Bone art by Ken Meyer. Jr.

In keeping with the theme of the last several weeks of covering the pulp roots of adventure, I’m thinking a little show and tell of the various pulp elements and the callbacks to first edition that I picked to include on the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! cover might be fun.

And fun is the name of the game when it comes to pulp!

We’ll start from the top down:

There are a couple of things going on here that are presented together: first, this is our cavalcade of villains. We based these on the baddies from first edition, who were heavily photo-manipulated members of our White Wolf staff during that time. So their photos were great source reference material for our 2e cover artist Shen Fei.

It has been said that the pulps were only as exciting as their villains. And we have some goodies. Uh, baddies. Well, you know what I mean.

Since Zorbo was always one of my favorites of all of them in terms of megalomaniac splendor, he gets the big “topper” position and we use his death balloons as a backdrop that includes an aerial dogfight. There was a whole sub-section of pulp that was primarily about aerial aces, but all of them had flying and fights in the skies as elements of their stories. Aviators were a big thing then, with the new developments in flight driven by the two world wars fascinating the regular folk who bought the pulps.

Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937, and while Charles Lindbergh’s flying exploits were more in the decade before, in the early 30s the tragedy of his son’s kidnapping and murder kept America’s flying hero in everybody’s minds.

Below them, we have a veritable smorgasbord of pulp tropes, but most importantly they surround possibly the key character of the Trinity Continuum: Max Mercer in the classic ripped shirt punching pose that is clearly an homage to Doc Savage. Doc appeared on most of the pulps and all of the paperback covers in a shirt ripped by his exertions as a hero doing heroic things.

Besides punching what is clearly a “living skeleton” hard enough to knock its skull off, Max is in a jungle – a favorite pulp setting – that also seems to have some kind of albino great apes as inhabitants. Previously undiscovered varieties of animals was a huge thing in pulp adventure fiction, sometimes for good, but often as part of the inexplicable death plots of the villains.

Further, I wanted to include an early model car, as again, the development of the automobile and the gadgets a car could include were a big part of pulp, and why not include an adventurer using a super-science gizmo to zap some hoods that probably came out of that vehicle? Gangsters and criminals were also frequently the bad guys – usually as the disposable pawns of the master criminals.

Finally, still in just this one section of the cover, we have an ancient ruin – often a different civilization that we know from history books were in that area, a robot because SCIENCE!, and an adventurer that looks vaguely familiar being chased by a dinosaur. Whether in the Hollow-earth, or just isolated parts of the world, stories that contained dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures all jumbled up time-wise were a popular type of story. After all, if your hero had a tough fight with a bear, how much more exciting was one with a saber-tooth tiger or rampaging dinosaur?

And as a kid who loved dinosaurs beyond all reason, having them in the pulp stories just made them so much fun for me!

Here we are: the original Aeon Society from the 20s depicted posing in the classic photo I made and included as a historical relic for the first Aeon book – and reused over and over again in the first edition. Had to have them here, not just because of that first edition callback, but because their characters ran the gamut of pulp heroes: the weird scientist, the science-mystic, the crackshot, the disguise artist, the flying ace, the explorer, and their leader.

These folks were also portrayed by members of the White Wolf staff during the time that we were working on the first Aeon core book and they’ve lived in immortality ever since!

Below them, you see the Hammersmith Event explosion that was this era’s “empowering” moment. One of the three “tent-pole” events that make up the trinity that the setting could be said to be named after.

Finally, just like on the previous core books’ covers we have our new characters representing the player characters that could be made in the setting. They combine bit and pieces of options in the book, with maybe some tommy-gun shooting toughness, maybe something more mystical or hypnotic, and definitely some masked gadgeteering. Pretty close to the three types of heroes in the book, and pretty close to some classic pulp tropes.

Below them is the city. Any city from the 1930s, although there are a bunch of New York landmarks squooshed together along with other buildings going up. Always up. This was the time of skyscrapers and the building of towers. And above them, an autogyro, the forerunner of helicopters in my mind, and as good a symbol of that age as any – and different than a dirigible, which we did consider. Figured Zorbo’s death balloons got us close enough to them, and we’d be sure to have them in the interior art.

Anyway, that’s how I tried to pull in just about everything I love in the pulp fiction of the time and combine it all in a way that we hadn’t yet so that the various details add up to a feeling, an impression, that matches the fun and adventure that are specific to the pulp genre.

Hunter: The Vigil 2e art by Alex Shiekman

Meanwhile, Behind the Facade of That Innocent Looking Company:

Most of what we discussed today were options for the Onyx Path 2021 Online Con panels, as well as which projects would benefit from Actual Play sessions during the con. We’re trying to give those games that folks need to see being played some APs, and also those that just need publicity – like any that are going to have upcoming crowd-funding campaigns after the mid-June con date.

Because everybody has opinions and favorites, it’s one of those topics that benefit from us discussing and hashing out the choices of game lines. From the list we agreed on, we can look at each game listed and assign possible GMs, which will then be parsed with available times and available players. It’s spread-sheet heaven!

We’re doing a similar thing with the panels, and then the final piece will be all the non-AP games that will be played during the con time frame. There should be a lot more of those than the panels and APs, and many more of our game lines will be played in those games. So, we’re hoping every line gets a game or more that folks can sign up for, or watch something about if it’s a discussed during a panel or demo’d during an AP.

Lick I menttioned last weak. Dixie coud styll youse: more editors! If the previous two sentences bugged you so that you read this through white-hot fields of fiery rage, you too may be just who she’s looking for! Contact info is on our website!

Legendlore art by Gunship Revolution

A new sale is up on DTRPG – this time it’s an Urban Fantasy-themed sale so you’ll be able to find PDFs on sale for Scion, Both Mage lines, and both Changeling lines. I hear there are also a lot of our community content sites’ projects included, as well!

Finally, we compared notes on a lot of meetings happening this week, starting off with a new set of Developer Town Hall virtual meetings tomorrow (Tuesday), with an earlier one to make it easier for our freelance creatives across the Atlantic, and a later one for folks west on the US East coast.

We never know what these chats are going to cover, as while our Monday Meeting crew will have a couple of topics to offer, we’re also there to answer questions or just engage in discussion with anyone attending who wants us to. This has been the pattern since we started these last year in order to bring our far-flung creators together in an official venue – and it really has seemed that folks appreciated it during all the weirdness and awfulness of 2020.

As always, I ask any of you who have questions or topics that you’d like me to mention to the devs, please do offer them up in the Comments section of this blog! I WILL bring them up to the crew. They have questions, the MM crew have questions, you all have questions – we’re all in this together, and it’s a chance to get answers and a discussion going pertaining to your favorites of our:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

The Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Kickstarter has been running a few days short of three weeks, and we have already achieved 11 Stretch Goals including two sets of Ready Made Characters and a Jumpstart, plus three chapters each of the TC: Adventure! Addendum (hide-outs and strange new life) and Thrilling Tales – a book of adventures from the Tales of the Aeon Society audio drama!

Here’s the 11th Stretch Goal: The Adventure! AddendumStartling Secrets of The Ninth Circle! – A directory for Branch 9’s collection of the most dangerous and strange telluric energy weapons will be added to the Trinity Continuum: Adventure! companion PDF. Zaaaap!

Join us for two-fisted action in a world on the cusp of World War Two! Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-adventure-tabletop-roleplaying-game


Onyx Path Media!

This week: The Trio look back at three years of Pathcasts and create a new “jumping on point” for listeners as they recap who they are, their gaming history, and maybe the past few years of Onyx Path! Back to the beginning!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

Polyhedron interviewed the incredibly talented Danielle Lauzon and Eddy Webb regarding the TC: Adventure! RPG! Do check out their interview right here: http://metahedronstudios.com/polyhedron/2021/4/1/polyhedron-ep-129-are-you-ready-for-adventure?

Jumpstart month continues for Onyx Path media! We’re running one of every Jumpstart we can for our games, introducing them to new players and putting them in the hands of GMs skilled at some games, but new to these ones! We would love it if you checked some of these out, to maybe get acquainted for the first time with some of our games! Check out the schedule and tune in!

For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much 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 matthewdawkins.com

This week on Twitch, there’s a bumper harvest of videos scheduled for you

  • Frostlands of Fenrilik – Behind the Screen
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! – Vorpal Tales
  • Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Red Scar Gaming
  • Scion – Become as Gods – Powered by Astral
  • V5 – Styx & Bones – Table Goth
  • Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart – Haunted Chronicles
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart – Vorpal Tales
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant – Utopia North – Dork Tales
  • Scarred Lands – Pirates of Bloodwater – Devil’s Luck
  • V5 – Thy Kindred Come – Rolling Nomads
  • PICK OF THE WEEK V5 – The Badger Game – Band of Badgers
  • Hunter: The Vigil – Anomalies Unbound – Devil’s Luck
  • Vampire: The Requiem Jumpstart
  • CofD: Dark Eras: The Wyrd West – Haunted Chronicles

The pick of the week for this week is Band of Badgers’ V5 game, which continues to be excellent, and run by a superb team! Keep your eyes open for Ricky Dorada of The Ministry, Matthew Dawkins’ favourite character!

Get watching for some fantastic insight into how to run these wonderful games and subscribe to us on Twitch, over at twitch.tv/theonyxpath

Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including:

Scion – Become as Gods – Episode 8 – https://youtu.be/kf1VmUijfEI

Trinity Continuum – Adventure! The Purist Evil – Vorpal Tales – Episode 1 – https://youtu.be/SgSOibnVvxk

Changeling: The Lost – Spreeepark – Episode 2 – https://youtu.be/6zcXibNFVCM

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Episode 2 – https://youtu.be/PBUmUbpSY7o

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Episode 3 – https://youtu.be/EYsE-A-AgT0

Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online!

The Band of Badgers YouTube channel is now hosting their Vampire: The Masquerade actual play, which is just superb. A real fine chronicle to watch: https://youtu.be/gWdj_LKolws

The Exaltcast continues its fantastic show introducing you to the wonders and horrors of the Realm and its various inhabitants. The next episode is for the Swirling Tide of Dreams – https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/03/22/swirling-tide-of-dreams-the-dreaming-sea/ – From the towers of Volivat to the Dragon-blooded god-kings of Prasad, the Dreaming Sea holds plot ideas like the giant guys that hold up Palanquin. Monica and Chazz talk dream pirates and primordial beta releases in Creation’s rough draft. 

Over on ExalTwitch they’ve been running some amazing games of Exalted, and even have a show wiki for viewers to follow along! ExalTwitch: Academy is set in The House of Bells, a prestigious school for Dragon-Blooded Exalted of the Realm to train in the ways of war. The chronicle follows three young Dragon-Bloods as they try to prove their worth to their fellow students, their Houses, and themselves.

Their most recent VOD, Episode 12 (“Immortals”), is here: https://youtu.be/hHGUjPnWZcw

The playlist for the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zb3M2x8PJk&list=PLsZP95-GZNa0ynoCIVyliNF5rypCHvh0M

The show wiki, with synopses, character descriptions, etc: RPGClinic Wiki | Fandom

Two D Ten reviews V5 Children of the Blood, which is currently only out to backers, right here: https://youtu.be/f2pk4n2RowA Give them your support and a subscribe!

The amazing Scarred Lands Purge of the Serpentholds crew now run their games over on Roll the Role! Do give them a follow and a subscribe, because their gaming is among the most entertaining I’ve seen: https://www.twitch.tv/rolltherole

Wards & Witchcraft continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle which you can watch right here:

The cabal cannot proceed until until one of them dies at the executioners block. They will have to deal with their past, their future, and their present. Lurking just out of reach is the Shadow Chorus, the masked Guardians of the Veil dedicated to concealing magic from the unworthy. Will the coven pass these killer trials or will the change break them apart?   https://youtu.be/cCPH9zBFQaw

Vorpal Tales have been running a separate Mage: The Ascension chronicle over on their Twitch channel! It’s not metaplot heavy at all, so it’s an excellent intro to the world of Mage, with a splash of KULT: Divinity Lost cosmology (by our friends at Helmgast!). Do check out their first few episodes here:

Session 0: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/896291755
Session 1: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/905550817
Session 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/914628656

Vorpal Tales also have a bunch of their own games they’d love for us to tell you about!

Trinity Aberrant Four-Part Short Story completed (they call in reinforcements and kill like half of Team Tomorrow) https://www.twitch.tv/videos/965801778

Mage: The Ascension / KULT: Divinity Lost crossover: a mage got their avatar shredded by Nephandic Gilgul but he was wolfkin and Fenrir decided that was not how his story would end and forced a late stage First Change. Drama.  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/967146916

Vorpal Tales also completed their Deviant: The Renegades chronicle right here! Escape from Orochi is one to watch and is only four parts long: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9fUj4KdqE4DH0SDiea0olEa5cfqoRGKV

Ekorren continues their excellent Exalted 3rd Edition series over on YouTube! You can find their latest video right here: https://youtu.be/ND1hqs716ks This video is all about streamlining rules, simplifying resource management, and making challenging fights!

Please check these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! We’d love to feature you!


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!

Two Virtual Tabletop adventures: the Gauntlet of Spiragos and the Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop and DriveThruRPG!

Scars of the Divine War, which ended less than 200 years ago, have still not healed. One such scar is the Chasm of Flies, a rent in the earth created when the titan Spiragos the Ambusher was smote down by one of the young gods, Vangal the Ravager. Now, the Chasm is inhabited by spider-eye goblins and their spider allies, but it is also thought to be the resting place of powerful artifacts from that elder age.

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.

Build epic battlemaps using Astral‘s enormous collection of scenery, props, and tokens or upload your own. Pro users gain access to over 12,000+ assets and fresh new packs every month. Add weather, visual effects, triggers, and so much more with easy-to-use tools

Build your own adventure, or choose from pre-generated game kits like Gauntlet of Spiragos and Dagger of Spiragos. Create character sheets, craft maps, or just jump right in to connect with your friends and start your adventures!


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! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online

Our Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition books are also available from Studio2 in the US: https://studio2publishing.com/products/vampire-the-masquerade-chicago-by-night-sourcebook

Here is the Studio2 portion of the Cavaliers of Mars Sale!:

https://studio2publishing.com/products/cavaliers-of-marshttps://studio2publishing.com/products/cavaliers-of-mars-gm-screen

Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/

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!

Here is the IPR portion of the Cavaliers of Mars Sale!:

https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/

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

Here’s the DTRPG portion of the Cavaliers of Mars Sale!:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/saleguide.php

The Urban Fantasy Sale at DTRPG is live now. Expect to find big discounts on Scion, both Changelings, and both Mages:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/sale.php?manufacturers_id=4261


On Sale This Week!

On Wednesday come back from the other side to Jumpstart One Foot In the Grave for Geist 2e! Physical book PoD and PDF available only on DTRPG!

Like every city, Rochester has its ghosts — and like other cities, it has those who prey upon and those who aid the dead. The machinations of a young but powerful Reaper, the Iridescent Maggot, threaten one of the dead patrons of Rochester’s ghost community, and there are none who can stand against it. None, that is, save the Sin-Eaters of Rochester, who will brave even the Underworld to keep their city safe. 

One Foot in the Grave contains: 

  • A full introductory story designed to guide players and Storytellers into the world of Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition
  • Nine ready-to-play characters.
  • Abbreviated rules, including everything needed to play out the story. 
  • Story hooks to extend play into a full Chronicle. 

Also on Wednesday we’ll be releasing the community content art assets for Pirates of Pugmire onto the Canis Minor community content site for all to use!


Conventions!

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!

As announced, the 2nd Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention will be coming to you live this June!

A collection of World of Darkness podcasters are putting together an online convention called TryItCon the weekend of May 14th-15th geared towards just getting to try new games. They’re figuring out what games to offer and are looking for both players and GMs that would be interested in participating.

If you have a game you’d like to try, ask for it: https://forms.gle/mt5eY3QRQhY3WXD26

If you’d like to help storytell/guide for the bonanza, ST applications are here: https://forms.gle/URAagdGn7rnaufgr6

A schedule will be available in mid-April. 
For more information, please visit https://www.tryitcon.com


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)
  • Tasty Bit: Car Lifting Competition (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tasty Bit: Les Fantomes (Trinity Continuum)
  • Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)

Redlines

  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)

Second Draft

  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tasty Bit: Zeus in a Bar (Scion 2nd Edition)

Development

  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)

Manuscript Approval

  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)

Post-Approval Development

  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Editing

  • 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)
  • Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • 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)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Tasty Bit: Pets (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)

Post-Editing Development

  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)

Indexing

  • Mummy: The Curse 2e
  • Deviant: The Renegades

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (KS)
  • Legendlore – wrapping up ADing this week.
  • Scion: Dragon (KS)
  • Masks of the Mythos (KS)
  • Scion: Demigod – All notes out to artists.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave!
  • TC: Adventure! (KS) – KS going.
  • M20 Victorian (KS)
  • Dead Man’s Rust
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart
  • Exalted Essence (KS) – Artwork continuing, Maria working on logo designs.
  • V5 Trail of Ash and Bone – Bugging artists.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions
  • TC Mission Statements
  • TC Aberrant N!WE
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Sketches coming in.
  • Hundred Devils Night Parade – Fulls contracted, rest of the art being worked on.
  • Squeaks In The Deep (KS) – Just need the KS map & ye olde logo.
  • Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle
  • TC Prometheus Unbound
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Art notes in.
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery – Art buy configured.
  • Saints and Monsters – Art buy configured.
  • TC: Anima – Art buy configured.
  • TC: Assassin – Art buy configured.

In Layout

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded
  • TC Aberrant Jumpstart
  • Deviant Screen – Getting Maria on collage.
  • Spiragos Collected Adventures
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – roughed in and over to Josh as art comes in.
  • Tasty Bit: Heroes of the Waste (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • 21-22 Onyx Brochure

Proofing

  • Deviant – In Indexing.
  • Mummy 2 – In Indexing.
  • LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition) – Errata incorporated and PDF updated.
  • Vigil Watch Compiled – Advance PDF errata input.
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – Errata incorporated, PoD version being prepped.
  • Children of the Blood – Backer PDF out to backers, amassing errata.
  • TC: Under Alien Skies – Josh inputting John’s changes.
  • Heirs to the Shogunate – Proofing.
  • Mummy 2e Screen – At Paradox for approval.

At Press

  • V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – At KS fulfillment shipper.
  • Aberrant – At KS fulfillment shipper.
  • TC: Aberrant Screen – Printer finished, shipping to KS fulfillment shipper.
  • V5 VTT Tokens – Prepping for going live.
  • Geist: One Foot In the Grave – PDF and PoD versions live Wednesday on DTRPG.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Here’s a list for today and this week:
– 20 years ago today WW announced the license with Interplay to produce console games based on Hunter
– Wednesday April 14th is the 6th anniversary of the cancellation of the WoDMMO
– But also the 12th anniversary of Creature Collection 4e from Fiery Dragon – April 15th is 1 year since Dystopia Rising: Evolution came out
– This coming Sunday April 18th is 14 years since Scion: Hero 1e

  8 comments for “Covering the Pulp Genre with TC: Adventure! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Mateus Luz
    April 12, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    While not a art expert, nor having any kind of formation near art, I love the process of art creation, and those insights to your mind are always exciting. After all you are one of the most important minds that guided the art in RPG books for the last 30 years or so.
    Thank you, Rich!

    • richt
      April 13, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you, my friend! Much appreciated!

  2. WuseMajor
    April 13, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Would it be possible for those who backed the Lunars KS to get a manuscript preview of Many Faced Strangers like the Dragon Blooded KS backers got for their companion book?

  3. Berto
    April 13, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Is that… Ernest Hemingway punching a skeleton?!

    • richt
      April 13, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      A much more heroic character…punching a skeleton. 🙂

  4. Jake Smith
    April 13, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    I’m sure this has been asked, and I apologize if I’m wasting your time by asking again.

    Will Hunter: the Vigil 2e be at all compatible with the fifth edition Game lines? If not, I completely understand. I just have a bunch of players that keep asking me. LOL

    Thanks for your time.

    • richt
      April 13, 2021 at 8:36 pm

      H:tV 2e is a Chronicles of Darkness game line, and fifth edition game lines are World of Darkness. So on that basis, they are not designed to be in the same setting, nevermind compatible. That being said, cobbling something together that uses “stuff” from H:tV 2e in your V5 game is probably possible and could be fun if that’s how your table rolls.

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