How To Get A Head In Fetch Quest! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

This time, I’m not going to fling my highfalutin verbiage at you praising Fetch Quest, our newest and ongoing Kickstarter campaign. I’m going to let these folks do it!

Our very first link is from Geek City USA and takes you to their How To Play vid:

Next, our old friends at Geek & Sundry gave us a nice wag of the tail:

https://geekandsundry.com/scratch-your-pugmire-itch-with-fetch-quest/

Egg Embry called out Fetch Quest in a post about All-Ages Games Kickstarters on the Tessera Guild website:

4 All-Ages Games Kickstarters You Should Back – No Thank You, Evil!, Scales & Tales, Ratmen Temple, and Fetch Quest

We’re third in their list, I think, so go ahead and scroll down!

Professor Thorgi gave Fetch Quest the spotlight on his YouTube show, Kick It:

And our latest is an interview with creator Eddy Webb on FlamesRising:

Interview with Fetch Quest Designer Eddy Webb

Hope you’ll check out these multi-media plaudits for Eddy’s wee little card game set in the Realms of Pugmire. It’s really great to see so many folks express interest and spread the word about it. We hope you can too!

 

 

Scion Hero Modern Greek Gods by Allen Morris

 

We added an additional step to our standard book creation process for Scion Origin, as we’re now doing a read-through with all of the Onyx Path Monday Meeting crew. This is so that we have a range of reactions to judge how the book reads the first time through, as well as to get the impressions of the non-game designers.

I’ve read through it enough times to start missing things, since I’ve seen the material in multiple configurations and am mentally filling in gaps based on those earlier readings.

Knowing this, and figuring that there are several folks in the approval queue who might be in the same boat, I asked our Monday Meeters to give it a look-see. Because it’s THE first of the Storypath powered books to come out, we’re taking the time to get Scion Origin as tight as possible before sending out the Backer PDFs.

 

 

Monarchies of Mau art by Steve Wood

 

 

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, my interview with Dixie and Matthew on the Onyx Pathcast went live on Friday, and listening to it over the weekend, I was actually surprised at how much ground we covered. Early days at White Wolf and freelancing art for Magic: the Gathering, and even back to my TV graphics-guy days, right through to CCP and Onyx Path‘s origins and what the future holds.

Both of them had some fun questions, and a couple of tough ones, that let me go into more details than maybe anybody wants to hear about. Like what I’m looking for in game pitches and why a couple of them worked, my continuing hatred of “Predator’s Taint”, and a whole bunch of questions from these Comments and elsewhere.

If you want any follow-up on the responses, please jump right in and ask in the Comments for this post!

Matthew even had a word association test thingee that I stumbled through. And no, if you already listened, my response of “Jackass” to one person’s name was more with an exasperated sigh than with any ill feelings. 🙂 For Matthew, I never did get out the word I immediately thought of, which was “posh”, because all my mind went to was “prat”…which is a totally different word and not what came to mind first. It just stuck there waiting to be said, and I really didn’t want to mess up UK slang.

It was a lot of fun, they were both delightful, although I did miss Eddy as we’ve done the interview thing so many times together. Even though we kidded about him still being tied up in the cupboard, it was really that we wanted interviewers that hadn’t heard all my stories before so their questions would come from genuine interest. Which was precisely why he recused himself.

Hope you folks enjoy it too – I just can’t ever tell if anything I’m saying is actually of interest to folks. I mean, I know I find it interesting, just not if anyone else will!

This week, they’re doing a look at Vampire: The Requiem, which should be fascinating, so check it out on PodBean here, or anywhere you download your podcasts: https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

 

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

Fetch Quest, the adventure card game set in the Realms of Pugmire funded in under a day, and now we’re over 250% funded and have added a group of six cats from the Monarchies of Mau to the game as alternative adventurers via Stretch Goals!

This is definitely a game that needs to be spread by word of mouth, so please let your friends and family know about this game of good dogs (and cats!) out to fetch what Man has left behind!

 

 

 

ELECTRONIC GAMING:

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now 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 both rolling and rocking!

Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

Three different screenshots, above.

 

 

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 you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)
  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire 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

 

 

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

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

Right now, and until the 24th of June, IPR is holding a 40% sale on the Chronicles of Darkness prestige edition core books we have remaining!

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

 

Last week, we released the V20 Clan Journals for our store on RedBubble, so naturally expect to find the  V20 Bloodlines Journals as well as W20 Tribe Journals there on Wednesday! These journals are blank pages bound together into a book, with our fantastic Clan, Bloodline, and Tribe art and symbols combined for the beautiful covers!

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Prep is also underway for Gen Con 2018 in the first week of August, which takes place in Indianapolis. In addition to our booth presence, be sure to check out the games and panels in the Gen Con Event Schedule.

From Fast Eddy Webb, we have these:

Eddy will be speaking at Broadleaf Writers Conference (September 22-23) in Decatur, GA. He’ll be there to talk about writing for interactive fiction, and hanging out with other writers who have far more illustrious careers. http://broadleafwriters.com/3rd-annual-broadleaf-writers-conference/3rd-annual-broadleaf-writers-conference-speakers/
Eddy will also be a featured guest at Save Against Fear (October 12-14) in Harrisburg, PA. He’ll be running some Pugmire games, be available for autographs, and will sometimes accept free drinks. http://www.thebodhanagroup.org/about-the-convention

If you are going and want to meet up, let us know!

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST 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)

  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Aeon Aexpansion (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Adventures for Curious Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)

 

Redlines

  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • In Media Res (Trinity Continuum: Core)
  • Wr20 Book of Oblivion (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Players’ Guide (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Dog and Cat Ready Made Characters (Monarchies of Mau)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Editing:

  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Indexing:

  • Wraith 20
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero – A LOT OF ART in this book.
  • Trinity Continuum 
  • Geist 2e – KS artwork continues.
  • The Realm
  • M20 Gods and Monsters
  • Ex3 Dragon BloodedSketches coming in for the massive 2nd wave of art.
  • Promethean Night Horrors: The TormentedArt notes and contracts are out to the various artists.

 

Marketing Stuff

  • Storyteller System Brochure
  • Posters and Displays
  • Gen Con Cards

 

In Layout

  • Fetch Quest Mau Pioneer cards out for playtesting.
  • Cavaliers of Mars Screen

 

Proofing

  • Scion Origin Onyx review.
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Corrections to Josh.
  • Wraith 20 Screen At WW.

 

At Press

  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary & Beckett Screen & V20 Dice – At fulfillment shipper, prepping for KS ship-out.
  • Prince’s Gambit – Shipping from fulfillment shipper.
  • Scion Dice – At fulfillment shipper.
  • Boggans – PoD proofs ordered.
  • Monarchies of Mau In Indexing.
  • Monarchies of Mau Screen Getting ready to send to press.
  • Wr20 Guide for Newly Departed – Gathering errata from backers.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Not so much a celebration in a whoo way, but more of an appreciation for the work, the attitude, and the way he impacted the world. Here’s to eating something new in memory of Anthony Bourdain.

  22 comments for “How To Get A Head In Fetch Quest! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Yodo
    June 11, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Ooh, I smell the beginnings of an Onyx Path book club! Will everyone be giving mini-reviews of their favourite parts of Origins as well?

    • richt
      June 11, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      Only to the group, but in a lot of ways that’s what we’re looking for. 😉

  2. Nicolas Milioni Gravina Abdu
    June 11, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Richie,I loved your interview. Learning your story was inspiring,I don’t know which career path I’m going to follow,but after the interview I’m seriously considering a career on for writing and development.
    Also,when you said you enjoyed my question I just had the biggest grin on my face

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

      I really did. It was a good one! It seems to me that creative careers are as Rorschach described bring a masked vigilante: “We don’t do this “thing” ’cause it’s permitted. We do it because we have to. We do it because we’re compelled.”

  3. Unnatural-01
    June 11, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Origins. It’s close now. Soooooo close, I can taste it! The New Age of Heroes is nearly upon us!

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Yes it is! Give a few weeks to work through the PDF and we’ll be getting it out to backers. Excitement!

  4. perverseness
    June 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Here, Here
    I loved that punk bastard from his first book through to his adventures around the world.
    His coverage of my hometown made me proud.
    “I decided to become a chef because it was as close as I could come to having my own pirate crew.”
    He lived hard and loud but with the certainty that food could draw strangers together in a way no other thing could.
    We needed 10 more of him, not one less.

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Agreed.

  5. Iver
    June 12, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Much Art coming in now it seems. Vero excited about all the Exalted and Scion artwork. Love what we’ve seen so far.

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Glad to hear it – yes, we’ve got tons of illustrations coming in right now, and a couple of big projects keeping our artists arting.

  6. Karpomatic
    June 12, 2018 at 8:04 am

    So what does, “At fulfillment shipper” mean for the Scion dice? Are they physically being made or packaged and shipped out? Just curious. I expected to see the dice last from that KS and it looks like we may get them before the physical books.

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 8:19 am

      They have been made and sent to the shipper we expect to fulfill the Scion Kickstarter. When the reward packages are sent out, the books, screens, and dice will go out together. So far, I have yet to see a shipping model that indicates that shipping rewards separately makes financial sense.

      • Karpomatic
        June 12, 2018 at 10:13 am

        Very cool. Thanks!

  7. Troy
    June 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Hi, Rich. Thank you for answering my question. I really meant it to be a bit more open in the term “product” since I knew you had illustrated Magic cards. Still, I’d love a Harry Potter RPG!

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Oh, as an illustrator, yeah that’s a different thing to consider. It’s funny, when I started out I would have loved to illustrate Lord of the Rings, or many of Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champions. Now though, I have found I’m enjoying creating art for new properties like Pugmire. Really setting the tone for the look of the the setting.

  8. June 12, 2018 at 9:36 am

    A HEAD. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE>

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Well, at least it wasn’t a dog pun.

  9. Aikidragon
    June 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Excellent Interview I enjoyed it and the insight into why certain things happen they way they do. I do have a question though. I seem to recall the announcement of a 2nd Edition of Mummy The Descent. Any word of the status of that?

    • richt
      June 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Not yet at the writing stage, or we’d see it on the progress report, but still happening.

      • richt
        June 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm

        And that is, of course, Mummy: The Curse 2nd. 🙂

  10. Karl Erik L. Hoftaniska
    June 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Speaking of Kickstarters do we have a rough idea of when we might see the Contagion Chronicle Kickstarter or a potential Geist or Deviant Kickstarter?

  11. Second Chances
    June 14, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Seeing Thorgi so psyched for Fetch Quest definitely brought a smile to my face!

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