Dragon Tentacles Are Coming! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Tomorrow, as I write this, on Tuesday the 19th at 2pm Eastern US time our dual Kickstarter for Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos arrives to bring chaos to your order, and a whole lotta options to your Scion gaming!

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, this is a new sort of Kickstarter format for us – so it’s pretty exciting! Even though we have run multiple book reward KSs before, they were for the sort of book one and book two for a game line, not two very different books like these.

James, our Kickstarter Concierge and all-around nice guy, will be juggling providing all of our backers with updates and text section for both books and answering questions about both as well. We want folks who are backing for both books to have an exciting but not overwhelming KS, of course, and we also want to provide backers who are drawn to only one of the books to get the updates that keep them enthralled!

Not to mention a wide variety of Stretch Goal rewards!

Fortunately, we’ll have all sorts of Scion creators popping in to help him, especially Danielle Lauzon who led the flights creating Scion: Dragon, and Chris Spivey, who led his creative team through the minefield of bringing Cthulhu to Scion in Masks of the Mythos.

Now, I’ve been asked a couple of times just when these two new expansions to the core mythical Scion experience were dreamed up? Lest you think we just threw them into the mix in a pitch meeting last year when we were sequestered, both books have been discussed pretty much since a 2nd Edition was first brainstormed.

In fact, Masks of the Mythos, although not with that title, was discussed during the creation of Scion first edition. Going back through the mists of time, one of the reasons I felt like Scion would really resonate with our gaming community was our collective love of mythology – and not just real-world, but all sorts of attempts at figuring out if there was something out there greater than ourselves.

And if that thing, or things, is alien? Outside our human experiences in ways that few of our real-world mythologies would go? Well, isn’t that a challenging angle to try and get your head around – and how much moreso if you are a Scion?

Plus, the Cthulhu Mythos is in the old Deities and Demigods D&D book I loved as a brand spanking new TTRPGer – so gotta get them in our game, too!

Scion: Dragon cover art by Shen Fei

Scion: Dragon was conceptualized a bit later during a conversation I had with our old friend Joe Carriker, who was the dev that started the charge for Scion 2e. We were discussing providing enough depth to the setting that there could be layers of conspiracy/conflict sufficient that even a single pantheon game could have some surprises.

I don’t really remember who first suggested another power bloc made up of dragons (go ahead and blame me if you hate the idea and praise Joe if you love it), but once it was out there, we rattled off the possibilities in a torrent of ideas. Besides, dragons are cool!

As you see with these brief descriptions, the books have always been seen as a way to expand our Scion game line so as to provide more options and more ways of perceiving the setting. Some folks may throw both books into the pot with the core mythological Scion setting, some may play either discretely as their own stories, and I’ve even heard some online folks discuss pitting the Dragons against the Mythos!

There ain’t no wrong answer there, my friends.

Mix. Match. Enjoy!

Which brings us to why we are KSing them together. Well, part of that is 2020 and the changes it wrought on our plans, Kickstarters included. And part of our thinking was that while either book was well worth running an individual KS for, by putting them together in one we’re reinforcing the previously mentioned underlying idea that these are both different ways of expanding Scion.

These are the sorts of things we try and bring forward in our planning. We could be completely off-base, y’know. Let’s see if it plays out that way with the KS!

Monsters of the Deep art by James Stowe

And Then, the Monday Meeting:

The gang has been working on their panel and play ideas for Virtual Horror Con #2, and we’ve got a lot of cool ideas to add as our contribution to the raft of fun events already planned by our hosts at Gehenna Gaming. Our crew can’t wait!

Lots of sales info getting discussed here today! So let me lay out some of those points we covered:

The Jackie’s Dreaming Bundle of Holding for the late Jackie Cassada and her partner Nicky Rea has just under a week to go and is headed towards $40K but is not there yet, and it would be fantastic is we could deliver that much (or more) to Nicky after all she’s been through.

They were so instrumental in White Wolf‘s heyday as both incredibly creative writers and also as mentors for our very young and brash crew of creators. Please do consider how their influence led to so many of the great game books you have loved – not just Changeling: The Dreaming, but Mage: The Ascension, and even Ravenloft – and pledge to help. Thanks!

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Jackie

We also discussed the current sales; one at IPR for C20 and Wr20 Deluxe books, and the other at DTRPG (well, DriveThruComics) featuring the four “Making Of” books we’ve done. Links to those are below in the Sales area of the Blurbs!

TC: Aberrant art by Gunship Revolution

This week on Wednesday, the compiled Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad PDF goes on sale. If you remember, we put a PDF chapter of the book on sale each month, so this is the version where we’ve taken those six chapters, added some additional material and rejiggered a couple of sections for clarity. Basically, turned those six individual PDFs into a single connected book.

To thank those of you who already purchased 4 or more of the 6 chapters, we’ll be sending you a DTRPG link for the compiled PDF absolutely free of charge!

(And yes, if you pick the individual sections up before the PDF goes on sale on Wednesday you will get sent the link for the free compiled version!)

One Foot In the Grave art by Tilen Javornik

Finally, one of favorite artists to work with, Michael Gaydos, has put up a site where a ton of his original art is for sale. He’s a fantastic artist and the consummate professional. We’ve been very thrilled to have been able to work with Michael since I hired him to work on Vampire: The Masquerade Revised (3rd) Edition, and so glad that his phenomenal success as a comics artist, like for Jessica Jones, has never stopped him from contributing to our projects!

I mean, there’s only so many hours in the day!

So, if you’re as big a fan of his illustrations as we are, check out what he has available here: https://michaelgaydosrpgart.blogspot.com/ You might be surprised at what favorites from our books you can find!

Thanks all, here’s hoping to see you at the dual book Scion Kickstarter on Tuesday, and all across the internet as we introduce folks to our:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

Our next Kickstarter will start Tuesday January 19th, 2021, at 2pm Eastern US time! It’s a double feature for Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos!


Onyx Path Media!

This week: Eddy talks with Chris Spivey about (among other things) Scion: Masks of the Mythos. And also Doctor Who. And Watchmen. It was a lot!

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

The headline media today is Mage: The Podcast’s superb interview with developer Danielle Lauzon surrounding Scion: Dragon! It’s a captivating listen, so please give it your time! http://magethepodcast.com/index.php/2021/01/16/scion-dragon-mage-the-ascension-crossover-with-danielle-lauzon/

Our good friends at Vorpal Tales continue their Masks of the Mythos game this week over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath! If you want a preview of that game, go over to our channel and follow (and subscribe!) to be notified when that stream goes live!

Mikaela Sims is going to be running a stunning new Mage: The Ascension game! You can find their preview video for it right here: https://youtu.be/VzPRXafB6WM and be sure to subscribe for more content!

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, expect to see these games and streams running:

  • Scarred Lands – A Family Affair
  • Hunter: The Vigil – Stuffed
  • Frostlands of Fenrilik – Behind the Screen
  • Scion – Masks of the Mythos – Vorpal Tales
  • Hunter: The Vigil – The Trail Home – Red Scar
  • Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale
  • Scarred Lands – Dracogenesis – Vorpal Tales
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken – Very Angry Dogs – Paleo Gaming
  • Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds
  • Deviant: The Renegades – Radiation Burns – Vorpal Tales
  • V5 – Thy Kindred Come – Rolling Nomads
  • Hunter: The Vigil – Devil’s Luck Gaming

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: Hero – Heroes for the Holidays – E1 – https://youtu.be/1ihJ4CM22BQ

Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds – S2E3 – https://youtu.be/3UTkb2SEV-M

Ghost Hunters – Chimera House – FINALE – https://youtu.be/YWW8OeOvGfs

NEW Changeling: The Lost Actual Play – E2/2 – https://youtu.be/asM9JZDZ0os

Hunter: The Vigil – Stuffed – E1 – https://youtu.be/NbBKv57qI3Y

Scarred Lands – The Golden City – https://youtu.be/pNaUQII1BTE

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

Wards & Witchcraft continue their stunning Mage: The Awakening actual play over on their YouTube channel:

Episode Seven
In the shadow of a sinister secret, the cabal pursues the truth about a mysterious book signing. Will their mastery of reality be enough to protect them when all signs point to danger?
https://youtu.be/BNSqg0YVeoM

Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner. You should check it out, because it remains among the best Exalted shows out there.

Their most recent episodes are available over on https://www.exaltcast.com/, with their newest the following:
Want a system for how to use dance to get someone to elope? How about a speech to start a religion or a song that gets bakers to riot? Exalted has you covered! Chazz and Monica explain social systems then we use them to save Prismatic Falls, for now.  
https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/01/11/unbound-social-mastery-social-systems/

Our very own Chris Allen continues his wonderful chronicle of Werewolf: The Forsaken over on the Paleo Gaming Twitch channel! Please add a follow to their stream and give them your support: https://www.twitch.tv/paleo_gaming

Occultists Anonymous continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here:

Episode 157: Ask Me Anything
We pick up with a quiet conversation with an Archmage as the cabal come to terms with what they’ve agreed to and then a summary of the defenses they take part in alongside the Council of the Tomb Tomes.
https://youtu.be/zFki3bwxnTk

Episode 158: New York Mysteries
The cabal returns from Montana, checking in with Network and Titus from their two months away. Tensions continue between Atratus and Songbird and the Council wants a report on their doings.
https://youtu.be/tnn5cmF_t1o

Back to Exalted, and the Story Told Podcast continue their Fall of Jiara Dragon-Blooded chronicle right here:https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-34-0
The Dragon-Blooded continue to eliminate suspects from their list of possible Lunars or conspirators as Peleps Maera prepares for a journey. 

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! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)

We’re told that the App Dev is currently creating an updated version for the latest devices, so keep an eye open for those! The App was also pulled down from the Apple store in order to make some required updates – it’ll be back there soon!


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.

Astral is browser-based and uses the latest technology to streamline your storytelling experience. Connect with your party online and run your campaigns however you like. Astral offers tools optimized for phone, tablet, and desktop devices, no installation required.

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

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!

Dreams and Dust Sale on C20 and Wr20 going on now over at IPR:

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

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

Our 4 “Art of…” PDFs are on sale over at DriveThruComics:

https://www.drivethrucomics.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_0_10005


On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday a mighty tome is released: the compiled Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Advance PDF for Scarred Lands on DTRPG!


Conventions!

Though dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s what’s left of our current list of upcoming conventions (and really, we’re just waiting for this last one to be cancelled even though it’s Nov/Dec). Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

Gehenna Gaming is planning a second Virtual Horror Convention in mid-February and Onyx Path will be there and sponsoring sessions! From Gehenna Gaming:

Virtual Horror Con is back for the second year in a row with three more days of online tabletop RPG, panels, industry workshops and TTRPG actual play streams! Virtual Horror Con 2021 returns February 19-21. VirtualHorrorCon.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)
  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)

Redlines

  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)

Second Draft

  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Development

  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • 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)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!)

Manuscript Approval

  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition) – To Paradox
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Approval Development

  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)

Editing

  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • 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)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • 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)

Post-Editing Development

  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • 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)
  • Annie X (Tasty Bit) (Scion 2nd Edition)

Indexing


Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (KS)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Art buy in progress – tweaking last of notes.
  • Legendlore
  • Scion: Dragon (KS) – Ready for the KS.
  • Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Ready for the KS.
  • Scion: Demigod – Art buy in progress – new artists in the mix.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave!
  • TC: Adventure! (KS) – Contracting KS artwork.
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – LeBlanc needed art notes re-sent, done that.
  • M20 Victorian (KS) – Art at Paradox for approval.
  • TC: Under Alien Skies – Chasing down stragglers.
  • Heirs to the Shogunate – More art and sketch reviews.
  • Dead Man’s Rust
  • Children of the Blood – AD’d.
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – Art in progress.
  • Exalted Essence (KS)
  • V5 Trail of Ash and Bone – AD’d.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions
  • TC Mission Statements – Artnotes in.
  • TC Aberrant N!We
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Figuring out art buy.
  • Hundred Devils Night Parade – Figuring out art buy.
  • Squeaks In The Deep (KS) – All Ad’d, Meredith doing artist contracts for this.

In Layout

  • Vigil Watch – Travis tweaking layout to better match Yugman’s.
  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded
  • Monsters of the Deep – Josh almost ready to proof.
  • Mummy 2
  • TC Aberrant Jumpstart
  • LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition)

Proofing

  • Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands)
  • Geist: One Foot In the Grave – At Paradox for approval.
  • Deviant – Backer PDF errata gathering.
  • TC: Aberrant Screen
  • Peoples of the Crossroads Continent

At Press

  • Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller. Shipping started soon.
  • Lunars Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller. Shipping started soon.
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – At KS fulfiller. Shipping started. PDF and PoD on sale at DTRPG.
  • V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Press files sent. PDF and PoD versions are live on DTRPG.
  • Esoterica of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs – PoD ordered.
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror – PoD ordered.
  • Aberrant – PoD and trad print files uploaded to printer and DTRPG.
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Compiled – Getting Advance PDF uploaded to go on sale this Weds on DTRPG.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the US, and our children are spared a day of Zoom classes with the holiday. That juxtaposition, that combination, of everything MLK means to the US with everything going on today and tomorrow and Wednesday, is such a kaleidoscope of hope and fear, success and failure, where we were/are/should be, that the mind boggles at attempting to encapsulate something here in a paragraph. But that MLK had a dream, and he strove to make that dream a reality – that is something to celebrate today and every day!

  20 comments for “Dragon Tentacles Are Coming! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Zachery Naldrett
    January 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Speaking of Kickstarters, it seems like it has taken longer than normal for the redbubble link to go out for a couple of projects from 2020. Looks like the last one was for Hunter 2e back in April. Any idea when they will be expected? I got a redbubble gift card burning a hole in my pocket.

    • richt
      January 18, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      If you are waiting on a chance to get some KS shirts, check with James on those specific KSs to see what the status is. Thanks!

  2. Eric Smailys
    January 18, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    It’s not in bold, but it looks like Aberrant moved from Proofing to At Press, does this mean the backer errata is complete and we’re about to get our POD links?

    • richt
      January 18, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      Not at all. We have to have the TC: Aberrant PoD files approved for press, and we have to order PoD proofs and OK them. So we’re pretty much stuck in terms of how soon all those things happen as they are out of our hands, and the US Mail has been incredibly bogged down – as has the PoD printer. We’ll be yelling when the PoD becomes available for linkage and general sale- don’t worry!

  3. Mateus Luz
    January 18, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I am a bit anxious to talk to James again… it’s been a while since Demigod (not that much, but Pandemics makes the time flow weird, sometimes a long time is just yesterday and a short time is the begging of the pandemic).

    I guess this 2 Manuscript thing is going to be addictive… a bit complex to keep up with the discussions for sure, but There is something in my mind that points toward a lot of fun… we may need lots of manuscripts more often.

    Last but not least, Aberrant is great! My congratulations and gratitude to the dev and writer teams that made a great work with the new pdf. And the new arts that were missing before are just sweet…

    • richt
      January 19, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      James is definitely fun to talk with, and he’s excellent in hunting down answers and info. Agreed on the time distortion 2020 was. I’m hoping we can deliver the manuscripts in a way that does feed the addiction, in a fun way, but doesn’t become information overload. Especially if you’re trying to read both! Thanks about TC: Aberrant! We’re all really happy with the book as it now stands!

  4. Yodo
    January 19, 2021 at 1:12 am

    You know I’ll be signing up tomorrow. May the Mythos last longer in Scion than they did in Deities!

    • richt
      January 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Yes, you remember that bit of history, too. I wonder if that was the first “retcon” in TTRPG history? Cthulhu? Elric? Now where did they go?

      • Ian A. A. Watson
        January 19, 2021 at 1:40 pm

        I once had a copy from a brief printing where they were still listed in the table of contents (or perhaps the index), but were removed from the book proper. Weird seeing a reference that didn’t go anywhere!

        • richt
          January 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

          I knew they had removed a few from the original, but love the ToC thing. Heh. sounds familiar!

  5. Geoffrey Rabe
    January 19, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Just curious, might the next ‘They Came from…’ be Outer Space? I can see how you could set it both in the current time or back in the ‘50s, so it could work like the previous 2 games. Here’s hoping, as I could really get into some space invasions!

    • Eddy Webb
      January 19, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Matthew has mentioned in the past that we’re probably not going to do that, because really you can use Beneath the Sea and just say they’re from space instead. (In fact, some of the menaces are actually from space!) So we’ve already covered that ground pretty well. But who knows?

      • SamuraiMujuru
        January 19, 2021 at 10:32 am

        Tone and mechanics are definitely perfect as is, but a Tales of Aquatic Terror and/or Drenched Heroes & Waterlogged horror that’s more Plan 9/War of the Worlds/etc could be a really fun side book or books that splits the difference.

        • ThomasM
          January 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

          I’ll second that; and, really, what does Matthew need with free time, anyway?

          😉

          • richt
            January 19, 2021 at 1:39 pm

            Or somebody could do one up for the Storypath Nexus!

      • Geoffrey Rabe
        January 19, 2021 at 10:07 pm

        Thanks for clearing that up, Eddy! I obviously hadn’t seen Matthew’s comment, but I can see how you might make the source of the threat from above, as opposed to below.

  6. B
    January 19, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Just in time for my birthday!

    • richt
      January 19, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Happy BDay!

  7. Ed
    January 19, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    I wanted to let you know that my copy of Lunars showed up today in Texas.

    • richt
      January 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm

      Awesome! Great to hear and hope you are enjoying it!

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