Exalted Exigents GoGoing This Week! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Our Exalted: Exigents crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo is entering its last few days and continues to do really well as it approaches 400% funded – but now we are all waiting with bated breath for the answer to this question:

Will we get a big couple of closing days?

We’d love to rocket past a few more juicy Stretch Goals and provide even more value for each and every pledge! So please, let folks know! Tomorrow, we’ll be releasing the rest of the text for the book with the Appendix – which I’m told is filled with hugely useful info on Exigent creation and charms!

It’s going to be a gorgeous physical book, so if you are a backer already, but not for the Deluxe – now’s the time! Here’s the place!: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/exigents-out-of-the-ashes-for-exalted-3rd-edition

Adversaries of the Righteous art by Gong Studios

Next up in crowdfunding, Trinity Continuum: Aether!

If you haven’t heard, Aether is the Trinity Continuum in the Victorian Era, and before we get to the campaign, keep an eye out for the teaser – done in a style delightfully appropriate for the era!

You folks might remember me writing about the fact that Onyx Path is a sponsor for this current season (the 13th!) of Mystery Science Theater 3000 now going live on the Gizmoplex. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new season, and haven’t seen our ads, allow me to present you the first one:

I’ll have more info and even another of the ads they made for us next week!

Also, as I’m following up on announcements we made in the last year, remember our announcement about a Scion TV show – or at least the pitching of a Scion TV show? We haven’t been picked up yet to actually start making it – please believe we’ll make a lot more noise when that happens – but last week I was sent a list of casting options from Jenkins and Tate, the folks pulling together the pitch, for my thoughts on their ideas for who might play which character. Which again, doesn’t indicate anything is happening, but is a cool step in the process.

Although we are approaching the end of June, we’re not there yet! So our June Onyx Path 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Crossroads Continent game line continues – 90% off the Peoples of the Crossroads Continent PDF on DTRPG – and both Studio2 and IPR are continuing their 50% sales of our traditionally printed books, screens, and dice!

Details and links below in our Sales Partners section!

Novas Worldwide art by Pat McEvoy

Which means, wow, we’re halfway through our celebration year! The Summer Solstice is tomorrow (as I write this) and when June is actually over, we’ll have six more months to keep celebrating!

Which is pretty wild, as I still remember when we decided to do the whole nutty thing! It was a huge arena and all of our thousands of employees were chanting: “Ten Years! Ten Years! Party! Party!”.

But really, no. Despite ten years where we’ve pretty much released something new every single Wednesday, Onyx Path is very much the opposite of the giant corporation. We do a lot with the amazingly talented creators and crew that we have, but we are still a very small company.

We currently have 4 actual employees that are listed with our payroll service and tax guys. Everyone else is a freelance contractor – Dixie, Eddy, Matthew, Ian, included. To repeat: we do a lot with the amazingly talented creators and crew that we have, but we are still a very small company.

We have no shareholders – we don’t even have cupholders – and no price per share to keep our eyes on (and make decisions based on). So if you’ve been convinced by all that we do that Onyx Path is a big, cold, corporate entity…it’s not. Because there is no “it”.

Onyx Path isn’t really a thing except for the people who create all these wonderful worlds. The people who are always pushing their creative muscles to the max, and who do so around the world every day, every week, and every month for ten years now.

Adversaries of the Righteous art by Digital Art Chefs

Every month, on average, we send payments to over fifty freelance creators around the world – to fourteen countries besides the US – and we’ve done so for many hundreds of writers, editors, illustrators, developers, streamers, art directors, and graphic designers in these last ten and a half years. We’re super-proud of the work they’ve created that we’ve published, and we hope you’ve been equally glad to enjoy the fruits of their labors!

So when I’m here this whole year going on and on about our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and we divide the year into monthly focuses on game lines, the lines are cool and important, of course, but we’re also celebrating all of the creators of the projects in those game lines who have contributed to these:

Ten Years, Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter/Crowdfunding!

Exalted: Exigents on IndieGoGo has already passed 1,400 backers and $136,000 in pledges! We’re closing in on 400% funded! So many Stretch Goals have already been reached, and they’ve opened up new high-end rewards/perks! Thanks everybody who has backed so far – keep spreading the word!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/exigents-out-of-the-ashes-for-exalted-3rd-edition/x/25772954#/

Next up, Trinity Continuum: Aether!


Onyx Path Media!

This week:
Onyx Path Con Q&A! Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy answer the burning questions at Onyx Path Con, and Matthew reveals a SECRET NEW PROJECT. (Recorded live at Onyx Path Virtual Con 2022)

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

Onyx Path Media now has its own blog on Tuesdays! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media!

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

MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:

Devil’s Luck Gaming are in the midst of their Adventure! / Assassins crossover game for the Trinity Continuum! If you want to catch up on their old episodes, all you need to do is give them a follow (it’s free!) on Twitch, and you can tune in live to watch their latest episodes! https://www.twitch.tv/devilsluckgaming
Also, check out their website over on https://www.devilsluckgaming.com to access their full archive!

The Onyx Path News goes live every single week to discuss recent and upcoming releases, dive into some of our most anticipated books, and answer questions from the audience. You can find it on our YouTube channel (click the bell to be informed when we go live!) but if you missed last week’s episode, here it is: https://youtu.be/bO5554V2OsY


Virtual Tabletop!

The Scion: Origin Compendium is now available on Roll20!

https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/compendiumexpansion/12522/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin

It’s native to Roll20, so not for use elsewhere, but perfect for starting your Roll20 Scion game – plus, the official Origin & Hero sheets are already available!

And the first of our official sheets designed for Roll20 are now available!

The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available!

As they say:
Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com
“Foundry Virtual Tabletop is a self-hosted roleplaying
platform with support for hundreds of game systems with modern
features and a developer-friendly API. Foundry VTT is a one-time
purchase where your players connect for free using a web browser.”

More VTT offerings and projects will be arriving this year!

A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart),The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart),Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart),are all on Astral TableTop.

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

Check out Astral TableTop for two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT

On DrivethruRPG, here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0

A few highlights of our platform agnostic DTRPG content:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens


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!

Studio2 is running this 50% off sale:

S2https://studio2publishing.com/collections/onx-onyx-path-publishing

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

IPR is also running this 50% off sale:

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

As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com!

The Crossroads Continent 90% off Onyx Path 10th Anniversary Celebration Sale runs all through June!

Peoples of the Crossroads Continent PDF is 90% Off:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/344601/Peoples-of-the-Crossroads-Continent

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).

Check out the Trinity Continuum: Aeon novellas Dawn and Meridian in the Kindle store!


On Sale This Week!

Scion: Demigod will go live Wednesday in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG!

Scion: Demigod presents the next stage in a Scion’s evolution with new pantheons, expanding upon setting elements and systems, and giving Storyguides and players a guide for massive set-piece fights in the Storypath system. It also gives guidance on how to play through the requisite Milestones to reach Godhood and claim your character’s birthright.

This book includes:

• Divinity dice, collateral damage rules, and Dominion Boons to showcase your character’s power

• Demigod-level expansions for Birthrights

• Five new pantheons — Mesopotamian, Incan, Polynesian, Slavic, and Mongolian, all suitable for parentage of your Scion

• Storyguiding advice on how to play the ascent to apotheosis and becoming a God


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!

We’ve submitted panels for the online version of Gen Con for early August, and if you’re interested in running or playing our games there, they’ve recently released this link:

https://www.gencon.com/gen-con-online/hosting-events-eo-gmhttps://www.gencon.com/event_registrations/new

Tabletop Scotland is due to take place on 27th and 28th August 2022 and will play host to at least four Onyx Pathers running our games and sitting on panels live and there in the room with you! If you’re UK or Europe based, it’s an excellent con to visit and within traveling distance from Edinburgh, which takes flights from a lot of places! Consider paying Tabletop Scotland a visit. https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

The Virtual Horror Con panel schedule is live:
https://www.virtualhorrorcon.com/panels

Join us there on July 8-10 for Three Days of Terror!

We have an OPP Horror panel on Friday and a They Came From… panel on Sunday. We’re still pulling together some games to be run during the con, more on that when we have them scheduled!


And now, the new project status updates!

Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out May’s full list report here: http://theonyxpath.com/release-roundup-may-2022/

Development Status from Eddy Webb!

(Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production):

Development

Scion – Path to Apotheosis (was Demigod Scenarios)

  • Matthew: If you’re an established or a new Scion Storyguide, I have a feeling you’ll enjoy the story hooks in this book. With Scion: Demigod coming soon, this one will be an essential purchase.

Post-Approval Development

Scion – Scion: God

  • Matthew: Rich and I have reviewed the manuscript and to describe our feelings as “happy” would be an understatement. The team on this book have done a titanic job in making a game where you play beings of godly power accessible, dynamic, and fun.

Editing

TC: Anima – Anima: DLC

  • Eddy: The new material looks great, and it was quickly developed and approved! So we shoot ahead to editing. I’m pleased because I wasn’t able to squeeze a new class into the material before, but we’ve got it in now, so there’s even more material for your new anima alt….

Layout Approval

Mage: the Ascension – M20 Sorcerer

  • Matthew: We worked on this one in secret for quite a while. I think people are really going to enjoy our return to the world of Sorcerer for the first time in decades.

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Adversaries – All art has been approved.
  • Exalted Essence – More sketches in and approved… and I got a big list of reference to send over to the devs in the morning.
  • W20 Apocalyptic Record – Art starting to trickle in. Have to dig up some refs.
  • Legendlore: Legacies of Earth – Have to get back to artists as I have been plagued with internet and power outages…

In Layout

  • SCION Masks of Mythos – With Ron. Getting more art for the added content for this book.

Proofing

  • TC Novas Worldwide – Just waiting on full page artwork to arrive.
  • M20 Sorcerer  – At Paradox
  • Scion Dragon

Indexing

At Press

  • Scion Demigod – Trad press files at printer. PDF and PoD versions on sale this Weds on DTRPG.
  • Scion Demigod Screen – Press files at printer.
  • Squeaks in the Deep Screen – Files ready for Press.
  • Squeaks in the Deep – Trad press files at printer.
  • Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper.
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e Trad press files at printer.
  • HTV 2 Screen – Files ready for Press.
  • TC: Aberrant: Terat Novella – PoD proof on the way.
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins – Awaiting errata input.
  • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – Press files sent to printer. PoD proofs ordered.
  • Down In The Hole – CRC Adventure – Advance PDF on sale and gathering errata.
  • Scion Demigod – PDF and PoD versions on sale this Weds on DTRPG!

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today in the US, we’re celebrating Juneteenth, which I believe is the latest national Monday holiday to be enacted. And I am indeed aware of the ironic aspects of the way I wrote that. To quote Barack Obama, “Juneteenth is a time to commemorate the anniversary of the delayed news of freedom reaching the enslaved Black folks in Galveston, Texas. Today, we remember that struggle for freedom as we reflect on how far we’ve come as a country—and on the work that remains undone.”

  21 comments for “Exalted Exigents GoGoing This Week! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. THE Donnie
    June 20, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I was joking with my friend that I would be a happy camper if, this year, Adventure! and Anima came out in final forms and Aether was at least Kickstarted and…well…looks like a third of that has been confirmed will happen. WOO HOO!

    • richt
      June 21, 2022 at 7:34 pm

      Glad you’re digging the Trinity Continuum games! We’ve got six months to do either or both of the other two, so let’s see!

  2. NIrnel
    June 21, 2022 at 1:56 am

    I have to voice my concern at the few titles of CoD in development. I know it’s not your decision to have it benched, but I think a little reminder every now and then that some people like this line most of all is a good thing.

    • Matthew Dawkins
      June 21, 2022 at 5:27 am

      We know the line is liked and do appreciate people like yourself voicing your enjoyment of it. As you say, it’s not our decision, but the best support fans of the Chronicles of Darkness can give is to play those games, buy the books we have out or coming up (especially through stores), and leave reviews for them.

    • richt
      June 21, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      As Matthew notes, we have no doubt that there are folks who love the CofD game lines. We’re really not the ones you need to convince! 🙂 Sort of my point in the blog today: our creators love CofD, too, and are champing at the bit to do more horror TTRPG projects. But very glad you are a fan, and that you’ve enjoyed where we’ve been able to take them with our license.

  3. Corey Reynolds
    June 21, 2022 at 6:54 am

    I must say that Exigents has turned out to be a better book that even I was expecting. The section on Charm creation is a masterclass in game design (and kudos to whoever came up with that BRILLIANT idea of putting the effect index in there!). But in addition to that, the Puppeteer and the Sovereigns are essentially now the coolest exalt types on record (move over Abyssals and Alchemicals)! Here’s hoping for a big influx of backers in the next couple of days!

    And I am beyond excited that the next crowdfunding project is TC: Aether! Anima was the one that first had the power to turn my head away slightly from Exalted to notice another game, but as I became a fan and looked over the various eras, Aether is the one that I have been anticipating the most. And I sincerely hope that there’s a good amount of aether talk in Aether! In my view, Einstein and his deconstruction of physics to eliminate the idea of an aether is essentially the reason why we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards right now in 2022. Onward to Super-Science!

    • richt
      June 21, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      Glad you’re very excited about these projects. Excitement can be a two-edged sword, though – I’ve seen plenty of people go overboard and treat creators poorly using it as an excuse. Something to think about, maybe.

      • Corey Reynolds
        June 22, 2022 at 5:39 am

        Huh? That’s a weird reply. It makes me think you have something specific in mind, but I can’t imagine what that would be.

      • Corey Reynolds
        June 22, 2022 at 3:04 pm

        Well, hey, you’ve got my email address, so if you want to talk about something that you are upset about with something I’ve said, I’d love to talk about it with you.

        • richt
          June 24, 2022 at 3:13 pm

          No, I’m fine. Not upset. My email is all over our social media, so if you think there’s something to chat about, please do reach out. Otherwise, I really do hope you think about my comment here.

  4. karpomatic
    June 21, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Aether! Let’s GOOO!

    • richt
      June 21, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      YEAHHHH!

  5. June 21, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Could we have another general “state of development” post sometime soon, rather than just a note of things that have moved? I’m losing track of where things like Many-Faced Strangers and Across the Eight Directions are at.

    Thise parts used to happen once a month, but they seem to have disappeared entirely over the past 2 months, unless I’ve missed something.

    • Matthew Dawkins
      June 21, 2022 at 9:13 am

      They do indeed happen at the end of every month, so you either need to wait until the end of June or look back at the one from the end of May.

    • ThomasM
      June 21, 2022 at 9:34 am

      As Matthew stated, there is a monthly post of just that. You can always find the latest one just above the “Development Status from Eddy Webb!” header in each week’s blog. Happy reading!

    • richt
      June 21, 2022 at 7:51 pm

      We used to have the report every week cover where every single project we had announced was at in the creation process, but changed that this year to the weekly MMN blog having the latest movement only – along with a link to the monthly overall list located just where ThomasM notes in their post. But that monthly report has certainly been coming out in the end of the month round-up – I know because I check it in order to update that link for the MMN every month. Now, if the new system overall isn’t as helpful for you (or anybody reading these comments) as the old progress report was, please do let us know! Thanks!

      • Mateus Luz
        June 22, 2022 at 9:03 am

        While I miss the old big shopping list to check what is coming to be available… I am really happy with the comments about the ones that changed status. It’s very nice to have a comment about the books we are expecting.
        For example, if you both are more than happy about God, I am even more interested in it now than before.

        • richt
          June 22, 2022 at 2:33 pm

          That’s really what we hoped would be most readers’ reactions as the team really likes getting the chance to do a mini-highlight for a project rather than just a list of titles. Thanks!

      • June 22, 2022 at 9:52 am

        Ah, ok. In that case I’ve just managed to miss them a few times. My apologies.

        I think a weekly roundup is possibly too much, given all the plates that you have spinning.

        • richt
          June 22, 2022 at 2:31 pm

          No worries, it happens! We did do a weekly progress report for years, but yes, it had to just be a list basically because there are so many projects on it. As a team, we like having comments for those that are moving along so that readers get a better idea of why that stage, or the project as a whole, are cool.

  6. K.V.Kharchev
    June 26, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on M20 Sorcerer! 😀 Any approximates on when it will be available? And should we expect a kickstarter similar to that for M20 corebook?

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