Jumping to Mars [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Cavs of Mars

Ooookaaaay!

We’re back from our various vacation moments, which were much-needed and awesome, and while the mega-excitement of Grande Masquerade 2016 in New Orleans over the Labor Day weekend is building, the business of Onyx Path is to get caught up on all the items coming out of this last month.

One of these is the Cavaliers of Mars Jumpstart, which Rollickin’ Rose Bailey pulled together with Mirthful Mike these last few weeks, and which will be available on DriveThruRPG.com this Wednesday as an Advance PDF.

But Rich, I think I hear you ask although really my ears could be playing tricks on me, what IS a Jumpstart anyway?

It’s a booklet designed to enable you to get started quickly playing an abbreviated version of the game. We would have called it a “Quickstart” a few years ago, but that term has become loaded up with some expectations based on the previous years of making them that kind of force these Jumpstarts to be put together a certain way that doesn’t work for all game lines.

We need to be able to allow each line to shine by emphasizing what we think makes the game line special and interesting to play, so we renamed this sort of booklet to give the whole idea a fresh start.

So check it out and get your pulse racing and your blood boiling as you trade bon-mots and flashing blades on Mars!

 

Illustration from Cursed Necropolis: Rio by Tiago

Illustration from Cursed Necropolis: Rio by Tiago Silverio

 

Besides Rollickin’ Rose catching up on her Cavaliers of Mars and Vampire: the Requiem 2nd projects, I’ll be pulling together the upcoming Scion 2nd Edition Kickstarter (it looks more like early September now, though), getting the Beckett’s Diary KS BackerKit page up and out, and sending out PDFs of Promethean 2nd Edition to our Beast Kickstarter backers who pledged at the right levels for it.

Mirthful Mike will be able to pay undivided attention to the various books that are in various stages that the Mage 2nd Edition errata and Promethean 2nd layout processes (not to mention all the incredible and fun stuff the Mirthful One pulled together for Gen Con) slowed down.

As a group, we’ll be reviewing the many, many emails/resumes that were sent in inquiring about the Extended Media freelance position this week, and hope to reach out to a few folks for further discussion before the month is out.

 

Illustration from CofD Hurt Locker by Luis

Illustration from CofD Hurt Locker by Luis Sanz

 

Beyond those direct projects, there are so many possible tasty items coming out of Gen Con that we’re discussing, and which I hope to be able to reveal in the months to come. Some of those are internal organization and pay rate increases, and some are cool alliances and projects with other companies, and some are new projects for existing lines that just emerged right before our eyes as we talked late into the night.

And some are changes based on the critiques given by ourselves to ourselves at the Onyx Path Summit we held Saturday night at our hotel after a delicious meal at Harry and Izzy’s. The main Onyx team were all there, and we reviewed the past year’s triumphs, tragedies, and frustrations with what I think was a critical yet constructive eye towards the future of Onyx Path.

Because I want our team to always be willing to lay it all on the line and speak their minds without concern that things will be repeated, I’m not going to go into more detail here, but rest assured that you’ll be able to trace many of the upcoming positive changes this whole next year to this year’s Summit.

Any negative changes are all Eddy Webb’s fault.

And with that, I am out of here! (And back to working on the stuff mentioned above).

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER!

We’re looking at our next KS campaign being for Scion 2nd Edition in late August/early September. Neall and I sat down at Gen Con to discuss the last details, in fact. Neall’s working on his voice-overs for the Kickstarter videos even as I write this. More news when we have it!

 

 

ON SALE!

 

Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? 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/

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Cavs of Mars

A Festival of Blades, the swashbuckling new Jumpstart advance PDF for Rose Bailey’s Cavaliers of Mars goes on sale on DTRPG this Wednesday!

 

 

Scion 2 PosterPugmire Poster

If you weren’t lucky enough to get our gorgeous new Scion 2nd Edition and Pugmire posters at Gen Con, they will be available on Wednesday at DTRPG!

 

 

Miracles Cover

Behold the Miracles of the Solar Exalted! Originally a backer reward for the EX3 Kickstarter, but now so much more, with additional Charms written by the developers just for this book! For sale now at DTRPG in PDF and PoD versions! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/184596/Miracles-of-the-Solar-Exalted

This book contains over 80 new Solar Charms embodying a range of concepts and stories dreamed up by players of Exalted and meticulously crafted and balanced for inclusion at any and all tables.

Fire an arrow and let it become a waiting judgment upon the wicked. Unleash a sword stroke that can overwhelm the blade of Heaven itself. Train your loyal beast companion into an unstoppable colossus. Effortlessly seed the battlefield with inspiring words alongside arrows and blades. Empower your spirit familiar with the light of your anima. Tame a hurricane with your music. These miracles and more may be found within.

 

 

 

Promethean Premium

What was once unliving now arises! The Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition Advance PDF is now available at DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/189395/Promethean-the-Created-2nd-Edition

You are a pilgrim now, one of the Created. You rose to life from dead flesh or inert matter, under the ministrations of one of your own, or a mad scientist, or perhaps just the power of the Divine Fire. You wander the world, sometimes alone, sometimes in the blessed company of your own kind, driven by memories of events and facts you never knew, all in the service of one Great Work…

…to be human.

This book contains:

  • The complete guide to playing a Promethean in the Chronicles of Darkness
  • Reimagined Lineages and Refinements, and a redesigned system for Transmutations
  • A more detailed approached to the Pilgrimage that presents players with more control over their characters’ path
  • New challenges on the road to humanity, including deranged, greedy alchemists

NOTE: This is the Advance PDF version. A final PDF version and PoD versions will be available at a later date. If you have purchased this Advance PDF, you will be automatically updated to the final PDF and receive a link to enable you to purchase the PoD at a discount designed so that your total price matches our usual PDF and Print combo offer.

 

 

Curse of the Blue Nile

The Curse of the Blue Nile fiction anthology for Mummy: the Curse is now on sale at DriveThruRPG in PDF/electronic and PoD versions! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/182835/Curse-of-the-Blue-Nile

Welcome to the first anthology of original fiction set in the world of Mummy. With Curse of the Blue Nile, the veil draws back to reveal a host of dark glimpses into the power of a single relic… and of the lengths to which the Deathless of lost Irem will go to secure it.

Each tale is a novella, spooling out the unique nature of the Blue Nile within its encapsulated view of the world’s setting, and each story touches on a different one of the five Arisen guilds: The Alchemists, Laborers, Masons, Priests, and Scribes. Five dark turns at the wheel, helmed by the talented hands of veteran talespinners Lisa Morton, Stefan Petrucha, Malcolm Sheppard, Greg Stolze, and Mercedes M. Yardley.

Come, join us on a tour of the mysteries of the ancient, blood-soaked world.

 

 

V20_RMC_Cover

Now Available! on DTRPG in PDF and PoD versions: V20 Ready Made Characters. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185028/V20-Ready-Made-Characters

Running a one-night game of Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition? Wanting to start up a new chronicle, but your players aren’t sure what to play? Looking for some examples of how to use the material in Lore of the Clans? Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, these thirteen ready-made characters cover each of the vampire Clans. Each character is provided with background, roleplay suggestions, art, and some potential coteries and plot hooks — everything you need to start your endless nights as one of the Kindred.

This book includes:

  • Thirteen pre-generated player character, with both starting and experienced character sheets.
  • A brief break-down of the character’s history and roleplaying suggestions.
  • Six possible coteries for these characters, complete with coterie charts.
  • Seven plot seeds to help the Storyteller jumpstart her chronicle.

 

 

 

Ghouls Front

Servants of the Damned: the PDF and PoD versions for V20 Ghouls & Revenants are now available at DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/184039/V20-Ghouls–Revenants

Ghouls & Revenants includes:

  • Expanded and revised character creation for ghoul and revenant player-characters
  • Clan and Sect write-ups for ghouls who serve them
  • New revenant families including the Rossellini, Kairouan Brotherhood, and more.
  • New rules for ghouls and revenants including new Merits & Flaws, Backgrounds, Discipline Packages, etc.
  • A Storyteller chapter for advice on running ghoul-or-revenant focused chronicles.
  • …and more!

 

 

 

Awakening 2 Cover

Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition Advance PDF NOW available at DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/181754/Mage-the-Awakening-2nd-Edition

You are a mage, one of the Wise. You see, know, and explore what others can’t imagine, from the depths of the human soul to the hidden corners of reality. Armed with your spells, driven by an addiction to Mysteries, you delve into the secrets of the world. Knowledge has a price, and the dangers are many.

This book contains:

  • The complete guide to playing a mage in the Chronicles of Darkness.
  • Reimagined Paths, Orders, and powers to create your Awakened characters and their allies, including an updated version of the most comprehensive free-form magic system in gaming.
  • Five example settings across the world, from Los Angeles to Salamanca, each with a central Mystery.
  • A brand-new look at all the strange places of the Fallen World, from the Lower Depths to the Emanation Realms, and what mages might find within.

NOTE: This is the Advance PDF version. A final PDF version and PoD versions will be available at a later date. If you have purchased this Advance PDF, you will be automatically updated to the final PDF and receive a link to enable you to purchase the PoD at a discount designed so that your total price matches our usual PDF and Print combo offer.

You must have your DTRPG account set to accept messages from Onyx Path Publishing before the link messages are sent out, though, so please adjust your settings if you want that discount.

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

RichT, Matthew “Gentleman Gamer” Dawkins, Bill Bodden, and Matt McElroy, with special guest Aaron “The Executioner” Voss, will be at the 2016 Grand Masquerade in New Orleans over the Labor Day Weekend both talking about the early years of White Wolf and representing the tabletop part of the World of Darkness! Come play in games hosted by legendary Dave Martin and the Wrecking Crew and demos at the Onyx Path booth in the dealer area! http://www.masqueradebynight.com/

 

Meanwhile, Ian Watson and Eddy Webb will be at Fan Expo Canada, a HUGE convention in Toronto September 1-4. I hear tell there might be Pugmire gaming there! http://fanexpocanada.com/

 

And Matt McElroy, Monica Valentinelli, Bill Bodden, and Mike “Hollywood” Tomasek will be at Geek.kon from August 26th to the 28th, with a What’s Up with Onyx Path panel on Sat. the 27th, and they’ll be carrying around assorted swag!

http://www.geekkon.net/

 

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM ROLLICKING ROSE (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 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • CtL fiction anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Building a Legend (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion: Origins (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Player’s Guide
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Redlines

  • EX3 Jumpstart (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • VtR A Thousand Years of Night (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Pugmire Core Book

 

Development

  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL The Wise and the Wicked (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL The Wise and the Wicked (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL Dagger of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Mortal Remains (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Scarred Lands Player’s Guide 5E: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Dagger of Spiragos (5e– Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Anthology (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Editing:

  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
  • M20 Book of Secrets (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes (Beast: the Primordial)
  • V20 Dark Ages Companion (Vampire 20th Dark Ages)

 

Indexing:

  • Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition core book (Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition)

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Dark Eras Companion
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary
  • CofD Hurt Locker
  • Mummy Novel
  • V20 DA Tome of Secrets
  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines
  • SL Wise and Wicked Update
  • Prince’s Gambit 
  • Beast Conquering Heroes
  • C20 
  • M20 Book of Secrets
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook

 

In Layout

  • Secrets of the Covenants
  • Kinfolk 
  • Necropolis Rio
  • V20 Endless Ages
  • Beast RMCs
  • Awakening 2 Condition Cards 
  • A Feast of Blades (new Cavs Jumpstart)

 

Proofing

  • Scarred Lands PG PF
  • W20 Shattered Dreams 

 

At Press

  • Beast Screen – At shipper- going out with books.
  • Beast Prestige Edition –  hoping shipping has been finalized and should start ASAP.
  • Dark Eras  PDF and PoD versions on sale at DTRPG. Prestige Edition files at printer.
  • Ex 3 Scree At the Printer.
  • Ex 3 core book – From RichT: been jockeying the size of the “gold plate” for the Ultra Deluxe cover, everything else still good. Expecting samples of the material possibilities for the canvas map.
  • Dark Eras Screen – At the Printer.
  • Promethean: the Created Second – errata phase.

 

Special- projects on hold in the art and production area until an external factor is resolved

  • Wraith 20 – Art direction and layout can’t go further until art notes come in, still being developed by Rich Dansky.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO DRINK: To the Summer that was! Hot, and hotter, humid and rainy!

  67 comments for “Jumping to Mars [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Neall
    August 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    “Neall’s working on his voice-overs for the Kickstarter videos even as I write this.”

    I’m doing what now

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Get on it, Price!

      • malonkey1
        August 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm

        Or, I assume, there will be a Price to pay.

        • malonkey1
          August 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm

          Or not pay, if we’re being literal.

  2. Tiresias
    August 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    At some point this weekend, my brain decided that the Faith of the Seven was criminally unexplored, and that A Song of Ice and Fire was the perfect setting for a medieval Scion game. Then I started thinking about Geasa and the Red Wedding. It was weird.

    Really looking forward to trying to make it happen though.

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Send us notes or an actual play or something if you make it happen – sounds cool!

  3. Katy
    August 22, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I was sad to see that the Bunyip tribebook for W20 hasn’t been mentioned again since last year’s Gencon brochure, including in this most recent one. Does that mean all the recent shifts and such have wiped it off the table? I was a huge fan of the White Howlers book, and was excited for the possibility of another old-style tribebook for an extinct tribe.

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Don’t be sad, we’ll let folks know about the book once we get a few other things nailed down for W20.

      • Yiodan
        August 23, 2016 at 3:28 pm

        Great! Can’t wait. White Howler was a gem. Plain and simpler. I cannot wait for Buniyp. 🙂

        I still pray to Gaia that I can somehow convince you to do Camazots, Apis and Grondr but I am happy to know that at least Bunyip is stilk in the plans.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Bunyip is still listed on the Current Projects page. http://theonyxpath.com/schedule/

  4. Andrew McGraw
    August 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Ah man, I was hoping Scion kickstart would be this week! Drat.

  5. Leo
    August 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Make this monday even greater and give us dragon-blooded spoilers. Onyx path should consider upload more videos on their youtube channel too. How about dragon-blooded exalted videos? (Puppy face).

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Spoilers are up to the Devs. We will be posting more vids in the year to come, that was one of the items we discussed. Thanks!

  6. Atavist
    August 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I like jumpstart better than quickstart but when capitalized it makes me think Kickstart. Perhaps something with the word dawn?

    Anyways, I like Werewolf the Forsaken a lot, and really enjoyed the Pack book (currently at gold).

    Are we going to get any announcements for further books in this line? I’m worrying that the silence on the matter means something businessy is happening behind the scenes that’s going to be disappointing to fans in the future 🙁

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Not every CofD line will get a book every year between GenCons, we simply don’t have the space to give all 11 lines that many books. But WtF2 will be getting more Dark Eras, and most likely will get more DEs in Dark Eras 2.

  7. David Chart
    August 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    What’s old is new again! “Jump Start Kit” was the name for the Stormrider introductory product for Ars Magica that Lion Rampant put out around 1990 (and White Wolf reissued in 1991).

    Apparently, at that point you were Richard “Did I really draw a Japanimation Marge Simpson on Nicole’s thing?” Thomas.

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Iaaaaan! David Chart is catching up to you with the “most obscure” factoids!

      Nice! And yes, we come back around on some terminology pretty naturally in this business.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Sometimes the solution to current problems can be found in the past. There were those Storypath Cards, after all…. 😉

  8. aantia
    August 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Did you delete a comment asking about the cancelled new edition of VtM? Or am I going crazy, or blind?

    • aantia
      August 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Never mind, that was on last week’s monday meeting post. Just ignore me.

  9. Austin Loomis
    August 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I was looking over the Ex3 KS, to refresh my (and a friend’s) memory on whether or not there was a tier that included Miracles of the Solar Exalted without having to come up with a Charm*, and I rediscovered a few stretch goal items whose status I’ve not seen any updates on lately. What ever happened to Jess Hartley’s novel about Novia Claro, or to the book of ready-made characters? Are those still in the pre-first-draft stage? What about the bookmarks featuring MelUran chibi art of the new signature Circle? Dare I hope they’ll be shipping with our deluxes and maps?

    (* I’d forgotten it was an add-on, which fits because we both forgot to add it on.)

    • TheGraySoul
      August 22, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      I’m also interested to know about the status of the essay collection. I think a critical analysis of the Exalted universe and game line was a great idea for an introduction of a revolutionary new edition in the line.

      • richt
        August 22, 2016 at 8:39 pm

        Same answer, once it hits writing stage we’ll add it to the list.

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      As those projects get to the first draft stage they will be added to the list. Bookmarks are getting easy to go to press, we sent out the PDF preview version a while ago, andw I’ll ship with the books. Not sure what you mean by the sample circle, except that those are the Exalted Ready Made Characters.

      • Austin Loomis
        August 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm

        “Not sure what you mean by the sample circle, except that those are the Exalted Ready Made Characters.”

        I mean the new Solar signature characters (Perfect Soul and company). If they’re going to be the RMCs, great! If not, still a good deal!

        • richt
          August 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

          I was more confused as to what with the circle you read as promised to backers. Thanks!

  10. BigDamnHero
    August 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Hey Rich, I sent an email via the Kickstarter about changing my Beast Prestige Edition shipping address, just wondering if you got that. I’m really excited that it’s about to be here (hopefully).

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Every change I’ve received I’ve sent to the shipper.

      • BigDamnHero
        August 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

        Awesome. 🙂

  11. Primalflame
    August 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Is The Onyx Path still allowed to produce and release more V20 material after finishing the current release schedule? I couldn’t attend the Gen Con panel.

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Short answer: yes, but we are concentrating on the books we are already committed to creating from V20 and V20 Dark Ages while we take the time to discuss projects with the new White Wolf Publishing.

      • Primalflame
        August 22, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        I’m happy to hear that. Good luck with the current and forthcoming projects!

        • richt
          August 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

          Thanks! We’re all pretty excited about all the good stuff that is on its way!

  12. atamajakki
    August 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    That Rio artwork is absolutely stunning, and I cannot wait for Scion to go live.

    Real quick, if it’s okay to ask; have you begun getting back to freelancer submissions in the Hunter pool?

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      You certainly can ask, but an answer depends on whether Monica is reading the blog right now and wants to comment.

    • OrangeCrusher
      August 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      @atamajakki

      Don’t you have a Tumblr where you blog about how much you hate/dislike much of the World of Darkness and everything that goes with it?

      If not, I apologize. Just curious why you’d want to work for a company that produces stuff you hate.

  13. Christopher Streb
    August 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Will a hypothetical Dark Eras 2 Kickstarter be contingent upon the release of the Dark Eras Companion stretch goal from the first KS?

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Nope, we announced DE2 at GenCon. It’s gonna happen.

  14. Anaximander
    August 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Did the GenCon panels get successfully filmed, or did the dreaded Technical Difficulties doom them?

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Ian only just got back, and he’s got them for review.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      The first panel appears to have video recorded, but no audio. The other panel videos I’ve looked at seem fine so far.

  15. August 22, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I’m actually kind of excited for the Scion KS to be moved back a little. That gives me a chance to finish moving/transferring about 200 miles and get some cash together to throw at it. 🙂

    • richt
      August 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Yep, that’s why we did it. We heard about your moving and thought it best to hold off. We just care that much! 😉

      • Yiodan
        August 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        Oh!? And here I thought it was to time it woth my birthday.

        Oh! My feelings. However shall they cope with this. :p

        (Completely kidding)

  16. Noneofyourbusiness
    August 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    The full-size preview isn’t working for Promethean 2nd Edition on drivethrurpg.net (on any browser): “Not Found The requested URL /pdf_previews/189395-sample.pdf was not found on this server.”

  17. JJ
    August 23, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I neeeeed the PoD of Mage! I NEED IT! I’m running two games and a pdf can only do so much!

  18. August 23, 2016 at 8:23 am

    “Any negative changes are all Eddy Webb’s fault.”

    🙁

    • August 23, 2016 at 8:41 am

      We all know that negative and Eddy Webb dint go together! 🙂

    • Victor J Kinzer
      August 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

      I figure it’s retribution for the Kinfolk comment at the GenCon WoD panel.

  19. MATT
    August 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

    It would be REALLY awesome if we could an 2nd Edition update for Mummy similar to Hunter: Mortal Remains. I imagine that a full 2nd Edition for the game is years away, at this point. It would just be nice to have some rules consistency when trying to incorporate Mummy in a crossover type scenario.

    • atamajakki
      August 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Yeah. If Mummy 2e were to be announced at nect Gen Con, it woukd then take another year or two from there to come out, and I really don’t want to wait through the end if the 2010s for my favorite game to get updated.

  20. Austin Loomis
    August 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Beast Prestige Edition – hoping shipping has been finalized and should start ASAP.

    I just got an email informing me that my copy has shipped; Fedex reports it’s gotten from Durham to Kernersville, NC, and is en route to its next stop, ETA Monday. *does grotesque shambling happy-dance*

  21. Victor J Kinzer
    August 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    If we’re getting a Dark Eras 2 is there any chance of some more time period piece love for Old World of Darkness. I would kill for some Dust Bowl Changeling(Or at least a good book on the Resurgence), and a more comprehensive development of the Great War for Wraith. I know Victorian Mage is still on the docket, and I’m thrilled about that. I’d just love to see more development in that direction for the other game lines.

    • Dataweaver
      August 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      I’d also love a historical Changeling book, and the 1970s ([i]immediately[/i] in the wake of the moon landing and the return of the Sidhe) would be wonderful and terrifying.

    • Dataweaver
      August 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      As for Wraith, I’d love to get Dark Ages: Wraith.

      • atamajakki
        August 24, 2016 at 3:35 am

        I’ve wanted Dark Ages: Wraith for over a decade ago.

    • NateD
      August 25, 2016 at 6:31 am

      There are some REALLY great ideas here! I loved Dark Eras – both contributing and reading the amazing things that the other writers wrote – and I agree that WoD would hugely benefit from a Dark Eras of its own.

      (Full disclosure: I would straight-up kill a man to be able to write another Dark Era. :D)

      • Victor J Kinzer
        August 25, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Yes yes kill a man. Clearly as a member of the church of the sub genus you recognize all men as merely part of the foot stool that angels got for Bob. So it only seems reasonable.

        (I’m going to be real embarrassed if that icon isn’t Bob, but MAN it looks like Bob(

        • NateD
          August 26, 2016 at 10:43 am

          What ever are you talking about? *innocent eyes*

          Nah, totally Bob 🙂 As they say, ‘Moses parted the Red Sea, Oppenheimer split the atom, but “Bob” cut the crap.’

  22. Victor J Kinzer
    August 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I would love the Resurgence as a time period, but I honestly want at least 1 good time period piece for Changeling before the Sidhe came back. I know a lot of fans would complain (Love for the Shining Host is after all neverending), but the entire culture of the Fae would be different and it’s always frustrated me that we don’t have a good book that explores those dynamics. I love the idea of the 1930’s with the horrors of the dust bowl as the Autumn of a coming endless winter, and pre code Hollywood framed as a last bastion of creativity and wonder. You could have locations like the Grand Cinema Palaces as powerful freeholds. I mean the meat of it is just . . . ooomph. So good.

    On the European side you have the buildup to WWII. Given the fiction at the beginning of the Scatthach section of Book of Lost Houses you can see how the time period is even more rich in Europe and would allow the exploration of some really REALLY dark dreams, and what insidious creativity means for the Fae. I personally have never struggled with the “Changeling has too many kids themes” because I see the game very much through the lens of stories like the one at the opening of the Scatthach writeup, but I definitely think in terms of how the community at large engages with the game line that development would be very beneficial.

    I’d love to see a Vampire Dark Ages Wraith supplement that goes into what life was like after the first great maelstrom. It would be pretty spectacular to see the early rise of Renegades as they blame Charon for the first great catastrophe of Stygia. For a full on time period line though I’d much rather see the Great War get the limited line it always deserved. Everyone loves Dark Ages, and it is ripe territory for Wraith, but as a setting it’s also already received an enormous amount of attention, and Wraiths themselves wouldn’t be fundamentally different at that point in history. If we’re not going to be looking at a fundamentally different phase in their existence as supernaturals the way Dark Ages Fae does with Changelings or Dark Ages Mage does with Mages I’d really rather flesh out a period of time that hasn’t gotten much attention.

  23. Adam Woods
    August 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Received my copy of Beast and it is nothing short of awesome. My hunger for BtP is sated. For now…

  24. Jessilaurn
    August 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Received Beast: the Primordial Prestige Edition today. Extraordinarily well-packed. The book itself is simply lovely. Embossed cover; full end papers; gloss heavy pages; highest quality printing. I am extremely happy. 🙂

  25. Wyvern
    August 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Looking at that gorgeous cover art for “Miracles of the Solar Exalted”, I can’t help but contrast it with the infamous cover of “Savant & Sorcerer”. Bravo! Who was the artist, by the way?

  26. Wyvern
    August 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Since I wasn’t at GenCon, where can I find more info on the plans for Dark Eras 2? Are you going to put out a press release? Is there any chance we might see some of the settings that didn’t quite make the cut the first time? (Of all the runners-up, the one I was most disappointed not to see was Jazz Age Requiem.)

  27. August 27, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Will there be jumpstarts for Chronicles of Darkness lines?

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