George Washington Was A Hunter! Now It Can Be Told! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

In honor of his birthday being celebrated today in the US, we can now reveal that the first US President, George Washington, was a feared foe of the supernatural!

When they said that he “had wooden teeth”, that wasn’t literal. It was a code and a metaphor for how many vampires he had impaled with sharpened wooden weapons. We’re still working on what is meant when he’s said to be “made of radiation”.

Actually, I have no idea if George shows up in Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition – but I do know that HtV2e‘s Kickstarter campaign is well over 200% funded and moving right along.

Thanks to everybody who has backed so far, and we really appreciate your thoughtful comments! The KS Comments page has been filled with cool ideas for Hunter games, as has our Forums here at Onyx Path central. Keep those comments coming, folks! I know that developer Monica Valentinelli has been keeping notes for her final dev pass.

No promises that she can or will tweak anything before layout, but I’m sure that once we get the Backer PDF out, she’ll look at those notes as well as errata from backers.

Which reminds me to remind you about a few things with our Kickstarters!

NH: Nameless and Accursed art by Tilen Javornik

First, and this applies to our Advance PDFs like the recently released Night Horrors: Spilled Blood for Vampire: The Requiem 2e as well, we include a link to an errata sheet specifically because we want to catch layout glitches, terminology misuse, confusing or contradictory setting or rules info, missing info (especially when the text might be bringing an element of one edition into the newest edition), and more.

So, since we’re looking for those sorts of things, it’d be really helpful if folks chose to send us the things that don’t quite add up via the errata link. Because the Advance PDF, the Backer PDF, and the Kickstarter Preview Text, are not the unalterable text you might once have purchased as a book in a store. Although, if nobody sends us errata about a problem, and we don’t independently catch it, it will soon be locked into final book form – that’s why I ask.

Another thing about our Kickstarters, is that we are aiming for our next one to be for our new Legendlore TTRPG game book. More on that in the next couple of weeks as we head towards that KS.

Here’s a reminder for folks who need help with their Kickstarters: Jazzy James Bell is the guy to talk to for all your Kickstarter needs. He has been running them since Cavaliers of Mars‘ KS several years ago. And if you do use the Contact link on one of our Kickstarters, that message goes to James. I know my name is still on half the KSs we do, but that’s because our original account was in my name.

When I set it up, I wasn’t even sure I could just use Onyx Path as the KS Creator. It was that long ago! So now, today, we have a Rich Thomas KS account and an Onyx Path KS account. Which means that James can set up a KS on one account while the other has a KS running on it. This is very helpful for us in terms of avoiding massive downtime between KSs.

Because everybody has an idea of what new Kickstarter campaigns we should run for their favorite games. We can’t (and won’t) be able to have every project folks want a KS for, but we can time out the ones we are doing more efficiently.

Which might mean we get one more run that we normally would have in a year, but which absolutely means that James (and all our crew, but James in particular) has the time and isn’t too exhausted to run them!

V5 Chicago By Night art by Amy Wilkins

What Happens After All These Kickstarters?

Thank you for asking! We have a perfect example right now with V5 Chicago By Night having shipped out to backers last month. This week, Chicago is live in stores and with that happening, we’ll be releasing the PDF/PoD versions on DTRPG this Wednesday!

Let me break that down: The Kickstarter backers received their backer reward copies of the V5 Chicago By Night traditionally printed hardcovers. Meanwhile, our two sales partners, Studio2 in the US, and Modiphius for everywhere else, solicited the game distributors and retailers.

This week, the stores who ordered during that solicitation have or are getting their books so they can sell them in their stores. Also, on Wednesday, we open the PDF and physical book PoD versions up for purchase on DTRPG. So, at that point, you can get the traditionally printed version from stores, including online ordering from our friends at Indie Press Revolution, and if you prefer, the PDF and PoD versions can be ordered from DTRPG.

All those venues are so that our community can get their avid hands on this absolutely superb V5 version of Chicago By Night (in a lot of ways it best shows how the ideas in the first three core books can be concretely utilized around your table) in the version you most prefer for your enjoyment. And believe me, there is a lot to enjoy in this book!

As you can tell, it’s kind of a big thing for us.

Distant Worlds art by Gunship Revolution

Tell Me About This Blog!

Finally, it’s my bi-annual request for feedback on this blog itself. What feature do you always read? Which one do you skip past every week?

It’s OK to say you skip all of my actual blog each week. Really. I’ll just be in the corner, sobbing.

Although actually, if you do skip it each week, then you won’t notice this request for feedback, so I’m in the clear!

But, if you can, please do be honest in your thoughts on what is working, or not, here on the blog. I’ve got some ideas for changes, but I don’t want to take anything away from you, our loyal readers, that a lot of you are actually enjoying, but I’m not hearing about

That way, we can be sure you’re getting the info you need to explore our:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition for Chronicles of Darkness is still ferociously on the hunt! We funded and are shooting right through Stretch Goals, like the Storyteller Screen Stretch Goal and the Tending the Flame: Cells chapter for the Hunter Players’ Companion! With lots more to come!


Onyx Path Media!

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features an interview with writer and creator Josh Heath. Josh is writing for Onyx Path, and is also putting up all kinds of projects on our Community Content sites like Storypath Nexus and Pugmire‘s Canis Minor, and other sites! As always this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

Another jam-packed schedule for you on Twitch this week! You can look forward to Vampire: The MasqueradeChronicles of Darkness, ScionPugmire, two fantastic, new chronicles of Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition, MORE Vampire: The MasqueradeChangeling: The LostChangeling: The DreamingMage: The AwakeningScarred Lands, Werewolf: The Forsaken and a third Vampire: The Masquerade game!

Our Twitch stream has never had so much content.

A special shout-out to both of the Hunter: The Vigil games running this week, which along with the Kickstarter are drawing quite an audience! You can subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to catch up with any episodes you missed!

Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find the following videos uploaded last week alone:

Hunter: The Vigil Hometown Heroes: https://youtu.be/8dqdt6sy6Ws

Eddy Webb’s Workshop: Dystopia Rising Evolution Development: https://youtu.be/Aj6MRIUQ5Fo

Blood City: Chicago by Night: https://youtu.be/UVHhO-3W7sA

Scion: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/AGhw0vOPK-c

Pugmire: Paws & Claws: https://youtu.be/rRTCT1O680U

A special shout-out to the Blood City crew who have been running a fantastic Vampire: The Masquerade chronicle using V5 Chicago by Night. Do check out their chronicle on our YouTube channel!

In case you missed it last week, Ekorren gives us a fantastic deep dive into the Trinity Continuum here in this excellent video: https://youtu.be/Vk0UJbWijtg

More new Occultists Anonymous for all you Mage: The Awakening fans out there:

Episode 80: Collected Thoughts 
With Songbird recovered from his ordeal with a vampire, the cabal reconvene at the Rookery Sanctum and journey into the Temenos. They search tour through Pottery and Art and… Valhalla?!
https://youtu.be/vImtFvc6NPw

Episode 81: Mirror Match 
The cabal continues their travels in the Temenos searching for symbols of Wyrd, and since they’re there, maybe a few trophies of their own… 
https://youtu.be/bBVbV9nmd3o

Red Moon Roleplaying continue their actual play of V5 Cults of the Blood Gods, on their YouTube channel, Spotify, their website redmoonroleplaying.com and everywhere else good podcasts might be found! https://youtu.be/hCM3aKucS7s

The Story Told Podcast are on the second episode of their excellent Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition – The 78 Laments – game right here:  http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/the-78-laments-episode-2

Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games!


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.)


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 get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!:
https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands

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

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!

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


On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday, we will be releasing the PDF and physical book PoD versions of V5 Chicago By Night on DTRPG!

Accept no substitutes: Chicago is the city of vampires.

Claim a haven on the Gold Coast.
Carve a place of this bustling metropolis for yourself.

Subjugate a handful of the living on Michigan Avenue. Take a few deep drinks from some of the intoxicating vessels we have around here. 

Discover the nightlife. Come visit the Succubus Club, the Blue Velvet, or Red Noº 5, if they’ll let you in. The guest list is pretty damn exclusive.

Introduce yourself to the Ventrue Prince. Get to know his vision. Buy into it. Serve it. Stay on his good side and your immortality is going to be just fine.

Just ignore the purges of Anarchs, Thin-Bloods, and fledglings when it grows inconvenient, yeah? Stay invested in the Camarilla and it’ll stay invested in you. Remember who’s got your back and who can take that backing away in the blink of an undead eye. 

Chicago can be everything for a vampire like you.

You just have to accept Chicago into your heart.
Become a part of the city.

Chicago by Night includes:

  • A history of Chicago from multiple vampire perspectives and accounts of the domain as it exists in the modern nights, along with systems for how to run this city like the twisted, dysfunctional machine it is
  • An introduction for the Clan of Night’s entry to the Camarilla and rules for playing Lasombra in Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, including their Discipline of Oblivion.
  • Over 50 individual Kindred with biographies, ambitions, secrets, relationships, and reasons for inclusion in any given chronicle, along with fiction illustrating these characters and key locations around the city.
  • A multitude of chronicle hooks covering everything from the Beast and the Hunger to Humanity and Hierarchy, and a single large chronicle in which the Lasombra make it their mission to join the elite ranks of the Camarilla.
  • Coteries illustrating the factionalism of Chicago’s Kindred and new coterie examples for your characters.
  • Loresheets for characters new to or already based in Chicago, providing players easy ways to integrate their characters into the book’s many stories.

Conventions!

More conventions will be listed for 2020 in the weeks to come-


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)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • RUST (Working Title) (Scarred Lands)
  • Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)

Redlines

  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)

Second Draft

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Duke Rollo fiction (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Development

  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)

Manuscript Approval

  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion LARP Rules (Scion)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Editing

  • Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)

Post-Editing Development

  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Indexing


ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY!

In Art Direction

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e (KS) – Running on KS.
  • Ex3 Lunars
  • Cults of the Blood God (KS)
  • Mummy 2 (KS)
  • City of the Towered Tombs – Recontracted.
  • Let the Streets Run Red – Contracted.
  • CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Finals coming in this week.
  • Deviant
  • Legendlore (KS) – All notes out by today for KS.
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS)
  • Scion Companion – Contacted.
  • TC: Aeon Terra Firma – Contracted.
  • WoD: Ghost Stories (KS) – Cover contracted.
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror
  • Pirates Extra Adventure – Contracted.

In Layout

  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Ongoing.
  • Scion Mythical Denizens – In proofing but need some full page art to come in.
  • Contagion Chronicle – With Josh.
  • Vigil Watch – Art finals coming in today.
  • TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Waiting for cover art, then to proofing.
  • TCFBtS! Screen and Booklet

Proofing

  • Dark Eras 2 – Errata being annotated and then back to Aileen.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Off for pageXXing.
  • Chicago Folio – Out to backers for errata.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds – Notes back from dev.
  • Pirates of Pugmire – Gotta go over this today.

At Press

  • V5: Chicago – PDF and PoD versions on sale at DTRPG this Wednesday!
  • Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – Shipping to backers, PoD files uploaded.
  • Geist 2e Screen – Shipping to backers.
  • DR:E – At fulfillment shippers, PoD files uploaded.
  • DRE Screen – At fulfillment shippers.
  • DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties
  • Memento Mori – PoD proof ordered.
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon RMCs – PoD proof ordered.
  • Wraith20 Anthology – PoD proof ordered.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Long time readers of this MMN Blog may note that a lot of Reasons to Celebrate are focused on national US holidays. Which in the US are celebrated on Mondays, due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which was put into effect so we in the US could have more official three-day weekends, and our weekly staff meeting that leads into this blog is also on Monday. Today is President’s Day. Or Presidents’ Day. Or George Washington’s Birthday. So, with all due respect to our first president, and according to folklore the man who refused to be king, this is a weird one:

  • Even though George Washington’s birthday was February 22nd, the day is officially celebrated on the third Monday in February.
  • Even though Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday, each state is free to call it what they choose and how to celebrate.
  • Washington’s Birthday can never occur on the public holiday. Under the Gregorian calendar Washington’s Birthday was 22 February, but the holiday is observed on the third Monday in February, which cannot occur any later than February 21.

Like I said, weird. But that in and of itself is Reason to Celebrate! Let’s hear it for a bit of weird in the midst of everything else we deal with!

  33 comments for “George Washington Was A Hunter! Now It Can Be Told! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Atavist
    February 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Spilled Blood is fantastic. Loving Hunter’s second edition, too. We all know what George Washington was, but fortunately George Washington Carver was there to save us.

    I’ve been a big fan of the blog. I suppose the Onyx Path media section and Project Status updates I just skim for my interests (mostly Chronicles, Scarred Lands, Cavaliers of Mars). The Chronicles related media I usually see on twitter or discord

    Is there any word on announcements for Chronicles of Darkness stuff? Like, when things might be revealed, if there’s anything that’s even going to be revealed?

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:40 pm

      Glad you’re enjoying both books! Thanks for responding about the blog. Pretty much, the Progress section is for projects starting with the First Draft stage as writers start, and we either announce new projects (mostly bigger ones) before that or they pop up in the First Draft stage. Like has happened recently. Since we’ve got a method that’s working for us, we’re really not going to veer away from that and drop hints or whatever about upcoming projects until we know when we’ll be able to announce them within that established system.

  2. Madam Mirror
    February 17, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Huh. Did not know about Presidents Day but guess that explains why all my American friends got a public holiday at same time I did.

    Speaking of hunter bleh I’m but suepr mad and highly tickled that the Union and Taskforce; VALKYRIE share a a preview. Those were like..my fav compact and conspiracy repsnetively.

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:41 pm

      Yep, that is an odd holiday all around. Thanks and glad you’re enjoying the Hunter backer previews!

  3. Mateus Luz
    February 17, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I want to start by saying I came for the updates and stood for the content. Honestly I read every Monday (usually Tuesday, as its usual that I end up sleeping before you publish) and it’s very interesting to see how you guys work and how the industry works in general.

    I like the reasons to celebrate, even the sad ones, it is the kind of thing that we must remember otherwise the years pass by with no meaning.

    Still, the main reason is still checking the status of my books (the ones I backed and the ones I will buy as soon as possible).

    By the way, Aberrant is going smoothly down the list, and we have Adventure just after it!

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks, glad you’re staying now! Yep, TC: Aberrant is coming together nicely, and TC: Adventure! is indeed rolling. We’d love to do its Kickstarter campaign later this year!

  4. Scott/Lyshote
    February 17, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    I read the blog every monday. I look for updates on books but I read the whole blog and enjoy it.

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks! It’s great to hear that you are enjoying it. It’s hard to tell, so I asked!

  5. February 17, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    I *usually* read the main blog article
    I skim the Blurbs
    I make a mental note of the KS campaign(s) running
    I skip Onyx Path Media, Electronic Gaming, and On Amazon & Barnes & Noble
    I skim Our Sales Partners and On Sale This Week
    I Skip Conventions
    I read Project Updates looking for specific titles and game lines
    I read Today’s Reason to Celebrate

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      Nicely listed – thanks!

  6. GaggikClaw
    February 17, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Hello Rich,

    Really enjoy the blog and also the interaction you have afterward with the community. I’ve asked a small numbers of questions over the years here on the website and I feel they were always answered honestly, either in the posts and/or on in subsequent blogs.

    I like that you give us an insider’s view on the challenges and processes of running a business in the rpg world. I also like the stories from the old days that gives us perspective on the evolution of our favorite hobby.

    I don’t really have any negative feedback. I find it just awesome that you take the time week after week of going through this ritual, which is a commitment that most not always be easy to uphold.

    One thing that could maybe be interesting for the community and onyx path staff could be running polls on certain subjects of interest, a bit like they sometime do on enworld ? I guess that could be fun ?

    In all cases, good job and keep them coming !

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks! My Mondays are pretty much the noon staff meeting and then right into writing the blog as our folks’ reports come rolling in during the afternoon, and Mirthful Mike sends me over the latest art so I can intersperse that through the text. If I was only a writer, it’d go more quickly (and if the blog formatting was more friendly), but I’ve got a good routine down at this point!

  7. Graylion
    February 18, 2020 at 12:45 am

    I read the main article, skim and read the updates for the books and skim again. Usually I go back and reskin the entire post.

    I really love that you keep us up to date on the product status of the many lines and products.

    Thank you

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      Oh, thank _you_!

  8. Hussar
    February 18, 2020 at 3:23 am

    I read the blog, though sometimes I just usually skip/skim to the status updates (which is awesome, btw).

    Just a thought, but could there be something like a table of contents at the top, so in case there’s something we’re interested in, we can skip to it, like in a wiki article?

    It’s a QoL request more than anything, and it’s not like the blogs are that long, but it’s just an idea. If it requires any moderate amount of work, then probably not worth it :)(

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:51 pm

      I have no idea if our blog software could even do that. Hmmm. I have started to do a subtitle line through the body of the blog so it’s not just a wall of text. Hope that helps!

  9. Possessed
    February 18, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Stealing the text from Jonathan above but he seems to have exactly the same habits concerning this blog.

    I *usually* read the main blog article
    I skim the Blurbs
    I make a mental note of the KS campaign(s) running
    I skip Onyx Path Media, Electronic Gaming, and On Amazon & Barnes & Noble
    I skim Our Sales Partners and On Sale This Week
    I Skip Conventions
    I read Project Updates looking for specific titles and game lines
    I read Today’s Reason to Celebrate

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Gotta love that cut’n’paste! But seriously, thanks for letting us know what sections you’re interested in!

  10. MorpheousXO
    February 18, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Typically I will read the main meat part of the blog, tho if it’s not catching my interest for whatever reason I’ll skim it.
    Usually skip the KS stuff because it’s either something I don’t care about or something I’m already backing.
    I skim through the media and on sale stuff.
    Don’t do conventions, so I typically don’t pay attention to that.
    The Project Updates are probably my favorite part, especially when something I care about moves forward a step!
    I usually will read the Reason to Celebrate.
    I skim comments.

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks- and that’s fair, I don’t figure every topic that comes to me is going to interest everybody, although I do try and at least mention a couple of different topics even if the main one tales up most of the space!

  11. David Chart
    February 18, 2020 at 6:29 am

    I always read the main blog. I largely skip over the rest, although I go through the status report looking for changes in projects I’m interested in — like Lunars, which has moved this week!

    • richt
      February 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      Thanks! Glad that the main blog works for you each week!

  12. Troy
    February 18, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I always read the main part. I’ve learned a lot of interesting information from it.

    I tend to skim the Blurbs.

    I usually already know about Kickstarters, but I check that section in case I missed an announcement.

    I read what’s next on the OnyxPathcast.

    From there, I basically skip down to the Conventions section to see if there is anyone at a convention near me.

    Then it’s on to reading the Project Status section. Although I often just look for the bold items.

    I finish up with the Reasons to Celebrate.

    • richt
      February 19, 2020 at 12:01 am

      Thanks for the run-down! Do you pretty much find out about Kickstarters by various mentions throughout our social media?

      • Troy
        February 19, 2020 at 9:25 am

        I don’t know where I find out, honestly. I follow you here, on Facebook, on Kickstarter, the OnyxPathcast, and probably some other places I’m forgetting. So, I almost always hear about it before it drops.

        • richt
          February 19, 2020 at 1:45 pm

          I imagine it’s one place for one KS, another place for the next KS. Glad to hear you are getting the info, though – that’s the important part! Means our social media info pipelines are doing what they are supposed to. Thanks-

  13. February 18, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    It’s the blog that I come here for… 🙂

    I don’t add things to my site until they release, so I’m not so fussed about what’s coming in the weeks/months ahead.

    • richt
      February 19, 2020 at 12:03 am

      Thank you very much! So do you look out for Ian’s Wednesday announcements of what’s available that week?

  14. balwin
    February 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I would like to ask about the Exalted Essay Collection. It sits in the First Draft section for quite some time now. Actually it was added there at November 26th, 2018 (http://theonyxpath.com/its-the-chicago-way-monday-meeting-notes/) which is over a year now. No other project is sitting this long in first draft.
    Is there anything you can tell us about it? Is there even someone actually working on it?

    • richt
      February 19, 2020 at 12:08 am

      Yes, I’m midway through my essay about the starting team and the way we did the visuals. Other writers are finished their essays, and some are still being hired because the originally contracted writers moved on and off the project. With the shifting needs of the Exalted line, including bringing on a whole new dev team and realizing that we needed a simplified path for folks to get started on Exalted 3rd with, we needed to take the Essay book slow so that folks could maintain focus on all those actual game books that everybody needs yesterday! 🙂

  15. tasti man LH
    February 18, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    “WoD: Ghost Stories (KS) – Cover contracted.”

    You mean Ghost Hunters or is this a mysterious new supplement that sprung from the shadows? 😛

  16. Therian
    February 19, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Any chance we could get another Nameless and Accursed preview? I’m making some Scelesti for my game and I’d make dark bargains with the Abyss for some of the Scelesti rules.

  17. evolved_lupus
    February 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I always read the main blog article.
    I skim the Blurbs.
    I check the KS part for anything I might have missed (even though it is unlikely).
    I skim Onyx Path Media and Electronic Gaming. I skip On Amazon & Barnes & Noble.
    I skim Our Sales Partners and On Sale This Week.
    I skip Conventions.
    I read Project Updates carefully to check whether something has been updated/something new has appeared.
    I always read Today’s Reason to Celebrate.

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