It’s The M20 Techno-craze! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

The M20 Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter had an amazing, dramatic, start last week, funding in 43 minutes! Thanks to everyone who backed, this whole week has been fantastic with over 1500 backers, over 300% funding in less than a week, and 10 Stretch Goals achieved!

The comments on the text sections that have been revealed to backers have been terrifically encouraging and positive, so the whole creative team is really jazzed and happy!

Which is super, because we have a ton of M20 Technocracy Reloaded media appearances and interviews lined up for them, starting with some that have already been accomplished and other yet to come:

The Story Told Podcast‘s interview with Travis Legge about Technocracy Reloaded for Mage: The Ascensionhttps://thestorytold.libsyn.com/bonus-33-technocracy-reloaded-kickstarter-interview-with-travis-legge

And Mage: The Podcast spoke with Danielle Lauzon and Travis Legge about M20 Technocracy Reloaded:http://magethepodcast.com/index.php/2020/04/25/technocracy-reloaded-kickstarter-preview-with-danielle-lauzon-and-travis-legge/

The Onyx Pathcast this week features a deep dive into M20 Technocracy Reloaded where our crew are joined by Danielle Lauzon and Travis Legge, developers of the book, to take a long look at the book and what it means for the Technocracy as well as the entire M20 setting!

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

Lunars art by Gunship Revolution

As I mentioned last week, The Technocratic Union begins broadcast of their actual play of M20 Technocracy Reloaded on Tuesday, May 5th at 9 PM EDT on the Onyx Path Publishing Twitch Channel. twitch.tv/theonyxpath

Not only is this a chance to watch a Technocracy game in action, but it features a very rare appearance by the developer most people associate with Mage: the Ascension, Satyr Phil Brucato, himself!

I know I’m looking forward to seeing my old friend and co-worker having fun playing the game he has worked so hard on for these last decades!

Jump ahead a week to Tuesday the 12th, and we’ll be doing an M20 Technocracy Reloaded AMA at 12 noon Eastern US time on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/OnyxPathRPG It’s Ask Me Anything focused on the new book and Kickstarter, but if it’s like any of our previous ones, folks are going to show up with questions of all sorts, so stop in if you can and check out our answers.

We might even get a return of the Silver Bell man, which should be sweet, as that’s a meme that never stops giving.

Contagion Chronicle art by Luis Sanz

MORE THINGS WE ARE DOING DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME:

Last week, I wasn’t sure we would, but we did wind up launching several new items for Virtual Tabletop (VTT) online play last Wednesday, with tokens for Scion, Scarred Lands, and the Trinity Continuum. Plus, we included some adventure packs with the tokens included. Expect to see more of these in the Wednesdays to come!

These are all things we planned to do later in the year, but we reconfigured our plans and priorities because of the current situation leaving us with some devs looking to do more projects, combined with a desire to give our community a better set of options for playing online now that getting together around a real table isn’t possible.

We’re talking with our developers tomorrow (Tuesday) in two “Town Hall” sessions spread out so as many developers as possible can attend from around the world. If this is anything like the first Town Hall(s) last month, we expect that our devs will use the opportunity to hash out the challenges of developing during this crisis, and, we hope, enjoy the chance to touch base with their fellows and with our Onyx crew.

That’s our intended goal, at least.

Also, I have a couple of in-depth sets of questions from your fellow blog readers, but you too can send in questions for the devs that I’ll ask them during the Town Hall. Just put them in this MMNBlog‘s Comments!

Lunars art by Gong Studios

I’ve talked a lot about our Community Content sites here, as we all think that they are a fantastic opportunity for our community to express and publish their creative ideas – and even get paid a bit for doing so!

Right now during this challenging time, both the Storytellers’ Vault community site for all the White Wolf game lines, and the DM’s Guild for D&D have changed the royalty set up so that all money goes to the creators. With the “Play It Forward” sale, the owners of the IPs and DTRPG are giving up their royalty percentages in order to help out the creators and the community. So this is a great chance to show support for those creators on those sites!

There are technical issues that make our sites different in terms of how the royalties are divided, I’m told, so once DTRPG has figured out how to make it work, we’ll be doing the same thing on our Slarecian Vault, Canis Minor, and Storypath Nexus community content sites – because it’s a great idea during this difficult time!

Along the same lines, we still have all of our Jumpstarts available for free on DTRPG, so if you ever wanted to pick one up and try out its game line – this is the perfect no-cost opportunity! News here: http://theonyxpath.com/onyx-path-jumpstarts-free-this-week/

Finally, a wee bit of a teaser.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, we’ll be announcing the newest Trinity Continuum game line! This is a specific Era that exists along the Continuum that we all know and love. Here’s a hint: the title starts with an A.

So, lots of things are happening! Here’s hoping that all the varied news brightens your day and gives you a cornucopia of fun ways to enjoy our:

Many Worlds, One Path!


Blurbs!


Kickstarter!

The M20 Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter funded in 43 minutes last Tuesday! From there we’ve passed 1500 backer operatives, over 300% funded, and have achieved Stretch Goals consisting of a Storytellers Screen unlock, an unlock of more original Mage PDFs, Backers’ Exclusive T-Shirt, Wallpaper, Technocracy Reloaded Player’s Companion: sections on Constructs and Symposiums (and then expanded by a later SG), Digital Web 3.0, Technomancers’ Toybox 20, Unlikely Allies, and the expanded Digital Web 3.0.2.

Highlights of M20 Technocracy Reloaded include:

  • An Operative’s Handbook that provides a detailed overview of life in the Technocratic Union, describing the organization of the Union, the Conventions, and the roles that sympathizers, extraordinary citizens, and Enlightened Operatives play in the overall structure of the Technocracy.
  • An examination of Technocratic initiatives on a global scale.
  • Devices, procedures, and hypertech used by the Technocratic Union that explores the Enlightened Science, allowing operatives to apply similar effects in the field, if they have sufficient understanding of the principles that allow these gadgets to function.
  • A comprehensive list of citizens, cyborgs, operatives, progenitor creations, and allies to use as NPCs.
  • Storyteller support that explores story seeds and metaplot to shape a chronicle for their needs.

Onyx Path Media!

This week features a deep dive into M20 Technocracy Reloaded where our crew are joined by Danielle Lauzon and Travis Legge, developers of the book, to take a long look at the book and what it means for the Technocracy as well as the entire M20 setting!

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

The Technocratic Union begins broadcast Tuesday, May 5th at 9 PM EDT on the Onyx Path Publishing Twitch Channel. twitch.tv/theonyxpath

You are not going to want to miss it.

Come enjoy the Story Told Podcast‘s interview with Travis Legge regarding Technocracy Reloaded for Mage: The Ascensionhttps://thestorytold.libsyn.com/bonus-33-technocracy-reloaded-kickstarter-interview-with-travis-legge

The popular and high quality Mage: The Podcast spoke with Danielle Lauzon and Travis Legge about M20 Technocracy Reloaded over here, too!http://magethepodcast.com/index.php/2020/04/25/technocracy-reloaded-kickstarter-preview-with-danielle-lauzon-and-travis-legge/

Come tune in to our Twitch channel for an overloaded schedule not limited to Vampire: The Masquerade- Blood on the Tamesis, Vampire: The Masquerade – Chicago by Night NoirStorytellers with Coffee, Scarred Lands – Chronicles of CalastiaPugmire – Paws & ClawsChangeling: The Lost – Littlebrook ReunionChangeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie TaleMage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous, Scarred Lands – Purge of the SerpentholdsDark ErasWerewolf: The Forsaken, Chronicles of Darkness – Tooth and Claw, and Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale

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 a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including:

Trinity Continuum – Aberrant: Community Service: https://youtu.be/o_mcjV0uEAs

Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/rrGUattOO_o

Vampire: The Masquerade: Blood City – Chicago by Night: https://youtu.be/FEYdTKI-NgI

And MORE Vampire: The Masquerade: Blood City – Chicago by Night: https://youtu.be/LXWGtVy2jbE

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

Matthew Dawkins appeared on the excellent 307 RPG Podcast, where he was interviewed about everything from They Came from Beneath the Sea! and They Came from Beyond the Grave! to upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade books! Give them a listen here: https://307rpg.com/?p=265

A Bunch of Gamers have been running a fantastic Pugmire adventure! You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/b57kVpzV2q4 and here’s a synopsis: Retrievers in the Plastic Quarter, explosions all around, and the cats of Korat demanding answers. Our heroes are locked in a deadly battle as their long time foe make their move to wrestle control of the city from King Pug. Will they be able to stop Terry or will the city of Pugmire fall into darkness?

Occultists Anonymous are here with a new special Mage: The Awakening series:

RV Mage 03: 3 Dice Murder 
Vicar hunts the hunter with the aid of an angel of his own. Amanita speaks with the Free Council about the Seer she took down. Drifter begins to investigate the Mysterium Hierarch and her lack of retribution against the Seers.
https://youtu.be/n6f_viwV4pk

RV Mage 04: They’re Not All Nice
Vicar and Amanita ally together to begin investigating the Orpheans, starting with the local spirits. Drifter makes some poor political decisions.
https://youtu.be/PKRuowBTGG0

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.)


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 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

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 week, the PDF and PoD versions of Night Horrors: Spilled Blood for Vampire: The Requiem 2e appear in a mist of blood on DriveThruRPG on Wednesday!

This book includes antagonists for both Vampire: The Requiem and other Chronicles of Darkness games.

Night Horrors: Spilled Blood includes:

  • Ten new bloodlines to serve as both antagonists and player character options.
  • Two new antagonistic covenants.
  • Several lost clans with reasons to both hate and work with Kindred.
  • Myriad antagonists who prey on vampires, either as diseases or those who need Vitae.

This Wednesday, we’re also featuring the release of Death Is Not The End, the Geist: the Sin-Eaters 2e fiction anthology! On DTRPG, we have PoD versions for curling up with classic style, and PDF and ebook versions for new-style relaxing with your e-reader of choice!

Death is not the end.

You learned that firsthand when you died. In that darkness, you made a deal that brought you back — with something else. Now, bound inextricably to a geist — a shade, a monster, a tragic, broken soul — you stand between the world of the living and the world of the dead.

This collection of eleven stories inspired by Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition explores the haunted places in the Chronicles of Darkness. The anthology includes dark tales written by Lauren Roy, Eric Zawadski, Renee Ritchie, and more!


Conventions!

Though dates are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s our current list of upcoming conventions:

UKGames Expo: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

GenCon: https://www.gencon.com/

Tabletop Scotland: https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

Gamehole Con: https://www.gameholecon.com/

PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.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)
  • Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 The Faithful Undead (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Game To Be Announced Tuesday

Redlines

  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)

Second Draft

  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Development

  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Manuscript Approval

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)

Editing

  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Editing Development

  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)

Indexing


Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion Titanomachy
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror
  • TC Aeon Terra Firma – Getting ready for Josh.
  • V5 Let the Streets Run Red – Going into layout.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters – KS final art coming in.
  • Aberrant – Contacting and contracting. Signing off on sketches.
  • Pugmire Adventure 
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e
  • Mummy 2
  • Deviant – Rolling along.
  • Legendlore – Kickstarter on hiatus/doing art buy breakdown.
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS) – Happening.
  • Cults of the Blood God – Rolling along.

In Layout

  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad
  • Vigil Watch
  • Duke Rollo Book – Tightening up the layout.

Proofing

  • Trinity Aeon Jumpstart 
  • Pirates of Pugmire – Backer PDF out to backers, errata time.
  • TCFBTS Heroic Land Dwellers – Backer PDF out to backers.
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – At WW/Paradox for approval.
  • Scion Companion – Just waiting for two tweaked pieces.
  • Contagion Chronicle
  • Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs

At Press

  • Night Horrors : Nameless and Accursed – PoD proof ordered.
  • Dark Eras 2 – PoD proof shipping.
  • VtR Spilled Blood – PDF and PoD versions on sale at DTRPG this Wednesday!
  • TCFBTS Screen and Booklet
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Geist 2e Anthology – On Sale this Wednesday!
  • C:tL 2e Oak, Ash, & Thorn – PoD proof on way.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

May the Fourth Be With You!

  26 comments for “It’s The M20 Techno-craze! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Nicolas
    May 4, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Is there any chance the scion companion will receive those two tweaked pieces alin time to be delivered before next monday?

    • Tim Flannigan
      May 4, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      Yes, please! I want this book very much!

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      That I can’t say. We’re a little bit under the thumb of the virus and how it affects all of our freelance creators, including our artists.

      • Nicolas
        May 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

        Oh is ok.

  2. Troy
    May 4, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Mystery Storypath game?!?!

  3. Mateus Luz
    May 4, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Trinity Continuum Game To Be Announced Tuesday And the word from Eddy in Aberrant KS… that’s a nice week.

    Thanks guys! You are making the quarantine a bit better!

    • Mateus Luz
      May 4, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      Also: May the force be with you all!

      • richt
        May 5, 2020 at 12:57 pm

        Thanks!

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for saying so – we are definitely trying!

  4. VentrueStereotype
    May 4, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    I think I’ve been hungering for the scion companion longer than most of these other projects have been on the board. Gods I hope we see it soon

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Gotta get that revised art in- so we are dealing with artists, like almost all our creators, that have been impacted by the pandemic. Soooon…

  5. Katfeathers
    May 5, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Still only almost here? Lotta last minute thorns to dodge I guess.

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      Can’t go live with the PoDs until we get the proofs. We’re at the mercy of how affected the PoD folks are by lock-downs and such due to the virus.

  6. Dacar Arunsone
    May 5, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Good joke with the “mystery game from Trinity Universe”. Until White Wolf hand that title dispute over “AEON”, all game lines started with “A” (and now it is restored somewhat). Even the “Assasins” are “A”.

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      That’s not an accident or coincidence. 😉 Thanks!

  7. Therese Voerman
    May 5, 2020 at 6:04 am

    I for one am really looking forward to the Ghost Hunters KS (and everything that goes with it!). I don’t suppose we might see a little art or something before the KS arrives (seeing that we’ve not been privy to any of the detail of the book)? Therese x

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Glad to hear it! We’ll ramp things up as we head towards a KS for it, but what that includes is something you’ll need to find out as it happens. Thanks!

  8. karpomatic
    May 5, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Trinity Continuum: Anima? It’s been long rumored…

    • Troy
      May 5, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Looks like you’re correct!

      • richt
        May 5, 2020 at 12:51 pm

        Well, yes, kind of. This Anima is bigger in scope than the ideas we were bouncing around previously. We’ve added a lot to those concepts, is what I’m getting at.

  9. Bifford
    May 5, 2020 at 8:37 am

    More Exalted books needed.

    Also, is anyone working on Fantasy Grounds Unity for Exalted????

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      I agree, and not to my knowledge. We at Onyx Path are limited to what we can do with VTT for the WW IPs.

  10. Yiodan
    May 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I am at the edge of my seat. Time to refresh on the home page until the annoucencement is out. 😀

  11. Spookman John
    May 5, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I’m a filthy international fan and I’m really interested in that M20 Technocracy Reloaded Actual play, but I won’t be able to watch it live 🙁
    Will it be recorded and uploaded to the youtube channel?

    • richt
      May 5, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Yes it will- we haven’t forgot folks who can’t watch it live. Hopefully it’ll be up by the end of the week!

      • Spookman John
        May 5, 2020 at 6:43 pm

        Cool! I can’t wait!

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