Just a Roll of the Dice [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Enemy Action illustration by Avery Butterworth

 

 

Let’s hope the power stays on as I write this, as opposed to last week!

Had a great time at the strangely yet memorably named GameHoleCon in Madison, Wisconsin this last weekend. There, the preferred dice to roll are the 20-sided and other solids that are classically used for D&D, and that makes sense as they are very much coming from that tradition.

So why did Onyx Path attend when most of our games use 10-sided dice pools?

Well, we are publishing the second edition of the d20 classic Scarred Lands in both Pathfinder and 5th Edition D&D compatible rules versions. Scarred Lands‘ aftermath of a gods-war setting has always been very compelling to me, and I’m glad myself and developer Scott Holden had a chance to review where the line can go as we shared a room at the con.

Plus, we have Pugmire, which uses a simplified d20 system that we thing really makes it easy to get started playing your canine adventurers.

So we figure it is good to get out and both let folks know we have these great games available, and talk with the “d20” crowd a bit about the sorts of things they’re looking for. Adventures, cool new settings, stuff for online gaming venues – I heard interest in all of those this weekend.

Which reminds me: if you or someone you know currently creates, or wants to create, “d20” material, please do reach out to us. We have a good group of folks we’re already working with but can always use more, especially if you have focused on “d20” stuff. Thanks!

In terms of which systems are my preference, I don’t mind new or different systems if they let me play the game that I sat down to play. If they get in the way of the experience I’m expecting based on reading the rest of the core book, then I’m less happy about it. The d20 type games, percentile-based games, our beloved dice-pools, and any games that start with those sorts of rolls and then build out the rest of the systems; I’ve played all sorts, and some worked great and others not so much. So that’s my criteria for our use of systems with our game lines. YMMV.

 

 

 

Beckett’s Jyhad Diary illustration by Ken Meyer, Jr.

 

 

Speaking of 10-sided dice pools, I have two things to mention. One, I spent much time waiting in airports on either side of attending the con, and used that time to read the manuscript for Scion: Origin. I’m transcribing my notes for human consumption, or at least Neall’s, and they are mostly about information organization and fixing where the text seemed confusing.

But the StoryPath System that is at the heart of Scion 2nd Edition has almost no notes on it. Neall and the gang did a fantastic job on it, and how Scion builds upon it, and I think you’re going to love how it works!

Also, as we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! 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

The base app, with a couple of dice choices and board choices, is free and fully functional with pre-sets and manual controls so that every version of the dice-pool system used by any of the games we publish can be configured. Then, there are a selection of game line specific dice for a small charge, and “special” versions for a little bit more. For example, the special Wraith20 dice have numbers that begin to glow brightly, while each EX3 special Lunar die is surrounded by a soft silver nimbus.

We’re really thrilled to have launched this first of what we intend as many electronic game aids. Combined with putting more projects and parts of projects up for our game lines in places like Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds, as well as our initiatives to put books onto Amazon and B&N‘s marketplaces, this is part of the start of our efforts to enable players to obtain and use our projects in the ways they are currently gaming and reading.

 

 

Enemy Action illustration by Shen Fei

 

 

When I was at GameHoleCon, somebody asked me about whether a dice rolling app gives the same satisfaction as tossing a physical die, or handful of dice. I’ve had a couple of the apps over the last couple of years, and once they added in the ability to shake the phone and roll the dice that way, like our Onyx Dice Rolling App does, it does get you close to that feeling.

Of course, if what you really want is to roll using that certain special mojo that gives you that impossible success, like rolling four six-sided dice and getting a 6 on each to prove your stat roll like I once did, or like just about every roll I’ve seen former White Wolf CEO Mike Tinney ever make, then I think you’ve got to have the physical dice. But maybe, you just need to attune to our Onyx Dice Rolling App and it’ll happen.

I haven’t tried that yet myself, but I’ll let you know!

 

 

Sample Arms of the Chosen page

 

 

Finally, to switch from a roll to a role, I just want to point out that we’re planning on starting the Kickstarter for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition next week on Tuesday the 14th at 12 noon EST. We are pretty excited to be able to present this to all of you, we think it’ll be fun, and know that there are a lot of people waiting for this. Even so, tell your friends!

And now, I’m going to succumb to the ConCrud giving me chills as I write this, and I’ll leave you with my last non-feverish thought:

Many Worlds. One Path.

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

Right now, Tuesday the 14th at noon EST is looking good! If things get weird, we’ll fall back to Thursday the 16th. See you there!

Next, our Trinity Continuum Kickstarter will start in early January – since it makes no sense to start a KS mid-December!

 

ON SALE NOW:

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

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores 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). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • 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)

 

And here are six more fiction books:

  • 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)

 

Andand six more more:

  • 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)

 

And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • 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? 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/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

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

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

Coming this Wednesday on DriveThruCards, the Pugmire Card Set One (Trick, Condition, and Initiative Cards) are helpful visual aids for your Pugmire gaming fun! Lay them out next to your sheet for ease of reference during play, and to keep track of what you can do, what affects your character, and when they get to act.

 

 

 

What dark secrets do the eldest vampires hold? Find out in Thousand Years of Night for Vampire: The Requiem! PDF and physical book PoD versions available on DriveThruRPG.com. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/214130/Thousand-Years-of-Night

You may think that with a multitude of people coming, going, dying and running away, we’d be tired, done, or ready to give up.
Instead, I find myself restless, looking for the next thing. 
There’s always a next thing, and I for one am not yet ready to die.

– Elder Kincaid, Daeva Crone

This book includes:

• Detailed instructions on creating elder vampires, including how to base chronicles around them

• A look into the lives of elders, how they spend their nights, who they work with, and why including their roles in both their clans and covenants

• New Devotions, Merits, and Rituals for elder vampires

• The kinds of creatures that pose a threat to elder vampires, including Inamorata, Lamia, Sons of Phobos, a new elder conspiracy, and more!

 

 

 

Is a life of running and hiding a life worth living? We say yes. There’s always something between the running and the hiding, and those moments of grace make it all worthwhile.

The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology is a perfect companion piece to Changeling: The Lost, 2nd Edition. These stories spin tales of the Lost, of those abducted and enslaved by fairies. Those who escaped, but whose captors will stop at nothing to find them. These fairies summon forth the Huntsmen, primordial hunters who understand nothing but pursuit and capture. The Huntsmen are unstoppable monsters, and the Lost can only look to each other for respite, rare comfort, and rarer trust.

The Hedge has parted and you can get the Advance PDF of The Huntsmen Chronicle Fiction Anthology for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition at DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210042/The-Huntsmen-Chronicle-Anthology

 

 

 

 

For over 20 years, the artists of Mage: The Ascension have conjured spirits and constructed hypertech that can transform reality on a whim.

Within this retrospective, those artists and images depict the ever-changing face of magick. From the debut edition to the twenty-first century, this book explores the people behind the pictures, the process of putting such books together, the story behind Mage’s Tarot iconography, and more.

Featuring the artwork of Echo Chernik, Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, Michael Gaydos, Mark Jackson, Leif Jones, Michael Kaluta, Steve Prescott, Alex Sheikman, Christopher Shy…and many, many more.

The Art of Mage: 20 Years and More has manifested on DTRPG in PDF and physical book PoD versions! Here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220431/M20-The-Art-of-Mage-20-Years-and-More

 

 

 

A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193014/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e

 

Heroes, Villains, and Others in Between! 

This tome is a revision of the original book by the same title, originally published for use with 3rd edition rules for the world’s most popular roleplaying game. In this revised edition of The Wise & the Wicked, all the same characters have returned (and we’ve added some new ones, too!), for use with the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide. 

Champions of Gods and Titans 

The Wise & the Wicked introduces a rogue’s gallery of the Scarred Lands’ movers and shakers, characters who carry out the will of the gods or the fallen titans. These non-player characters can be friends, enemies, or simply convenient resources for the player characters in your game.

Inside, find villains such as King Virduk of Calastia, the Black Dragon, along with his wife, the beautiful (and black-hearted) Queen Geleeda; the Grand Vizier to King Virduk, the wicked warrior-mage Anteas; and the sinister general of Virduk’s northern armies, Archduke Traviak the Steel-Fisted. At the other end of the spectrum, meet the gracious Lady Ariniel, the Swan Knight, champion of Madriel; Kimer the Shatterer, bearer of the Earth Sword of Scarn and tenacious foe of the titanspawn of the north; and King Thain the Just, the Aleking, ruler of Burok Torn. And many others beside!

Here you’ll find a fascinating compendium of characters from the Scarred Lands, but easily transported into campaigns set elsewhere. In addition, find multiple appendices full of new magic items and artifacts, class archetypes and prestige classes, new feats, new creatures and races, and more.

Available in Pathfinder and 5th Edition versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202523/The-Wise–the-Wicked-2nd-Edition-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204371/The-Wise–the-Wicked-2nd-Edition-5e-OGL

 

 

 

 

 

From out of the Dreaming, the C20 Jumpstart: Yours To Keep PDF and PoD are now live on DTRPG.com: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/217594/Yours-to-Keep-A-Changeling-The-Dreaming-20th-Anniversary-Edition-Jumpstart

There is magic hiding everywhere. You just need to know where to look.

You are a changeling, a faerie soul hiding in a mortal body, fighting the chill of Nightmares and the oppressive weight of Banality with the pure creative power of Glamour. You have lived many lives, but the story of this one? It outshines them all.

In this hidden world, knights in steel and leather clash sword to sword outside the homecoming dance, dragons fly between skyscrapers, and fantastic castles rise from suburban lawns. A world of magic, intrigue, and adventure, and now that your fae side has awakened, it’s your world too.

Yours to Keep” includes a rules and setting overview, as well as pre-generated characters and a complete introductory scenario for Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition. It’s perfect for jumpstarting a new Changeling chronicle!

 

 

The PDF and PoD versions of C20 are now on DriveThruRPG.com: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210616/Changeling-The-Dreaming-20th-Anniversary-Edition

Twenty years ago, White Wolf published Changeling: the Dreaming, the fifth of their promised five game-lines that together comprised the World of Darkness. Seen by some as a lighter, more fantasy-based setting in the modern-day, and by others as the darkest game White Wolf had yet created, players had to face the question of what happens once creativity and magic fades from their world.

This 20th Anniversary Edition of Changeling: the Dreaming returns to that deceptively bright yet terrifying world and both compiles and completes the concepts of the previous two editions. Led by veteran White Wolf and Onyx Path developer “Blackhat” Matt McFarland, our writing team consists of longtime Changeling creators like Ian Lemke, Jackie Cassada, Nicky Rea, and Peter Woodworth, as well as familiar names such as John Snead, Maggie Carrol, Matthew Dawkins, and Krister Michl. One and all are dedicated to making Changeling: the Dreaming Twentieth Anniversary Edition the most playable edition yet – while not losing the wonder, awe, and majesty that Changeling is known for.

  • A revised and up to date look at the World of Darkness through the eyes of the Kithain – what has happened to the Dreaming in the last 20 years, and what is the state of Glamour and dreams?
  • Rules for all of the kiths including in 2nd ed, plus fan favorites from other books: selkies, piskies, clurichaun, and both Arcadian and Concordian sidhe.
  • Rules for the Gallain: The inanimae, the hsien, the Nunnehi, and others!
  • An overhauled and reimagined system for fae magic, including new Arts and the powerful but dangerous practice of Unleashing!
  • New full-color beautiful artwork as well as classic Changeling illustrations including remastered full page pieces of the kiths by Tony Diterlizzi.

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Good Dogs! The Pugmire Core Rulebook PDF is now available on DTRPG.com!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook

And the actual physical book, screen, and dice, are available to order on the IPR and Studio2 websites!

Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

 

This month, the Onyx Path crew including Rich, Matt, Lisa, Neall, Dixie, and Meghan will be at the first ever PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, November 17-19. http://unplugged.paxsite.com/

 

In December, Matthew Dawkins, Dave Brookshaw, and Eddy Webb are going to be at Dragonmeet in London. https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/ Expect plenty of playful class warfare as these three mix it up, represent Onyx Path, and generally redefine the term “hooligans”.

 

Planning ahead for 2018, we’re heading back to Midwinter Game Convention in Milwaukee, January 11-14, where we’re going to be bringing a big crew of many of your favorite Onyx Path designers and we’ll be running demos and making some special announcements at the show!  http://midwintergamingconvention.com

 

 


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)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)

 

Redlines

  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Origin (Scion 2nd Edition) – With Rich for approval prior to Editing
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Cavaliers of Mars – Art meeting this week for sure!
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Origins
  • Ring of Spiragos
  • Book of Freeholds
  • DtD Enemy Action
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Art coming in for Kickstarter, going to WW for approval.
  • Trinity Continuum Splats for core book with Mr Jones, sending multi-cover single piece of artwork to illustrator.
  • Pugmire – Vinsen’s Tomb
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded 

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Beast PG
  • Pugmire/Scarred Lands Community Content
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards
  • W20 Changing Ways

 

Proofing

  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – Getting it over to WW for approvals.
  • Wraith 20 – Second layout proof being worked on by designer.
  • Pentex Indoctrination Manual – With Stew Wilson.
  • VtR Half Damned – First proof with Danielle.

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – At US customs. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Deluxe Edition cover and Screen in the works. Waiting for Deluxe cover proofs.
  • Pugmire Trick, Condition, and Initiative Cards On sale this Wednesday on DriveThruCards.
  • V20DA Jumpstart PoD files uploaded.
  • Prince’s Gambit – Print and Play version updated. Getting specs from printer.
  • M20 Cookbook – Backer PDF errata done gathering.
  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology  Advance PDF errata gathering.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Backer PDF errata gathering.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – Backer PDF going to backers.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Yesterday was the 5th of November, and well worth wearing your Guy Fawkes mask. From history, to custom, to art (V for Vendetta), to protesting in modern life. Quite the path.

  46 comments for “Just a Roll of the Dice [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. SunSeekingDeva
    November 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Good to see progress on Arms! What comes after WW approval? Any chance for a rough ETA of release?

    • richt
      November 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Respectfully: nope!

      • SunSeekingDeva
        November 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

        Very fair, cant fault a guy for hoping!

  2. Yodo
    November 7, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Having downloaded the dice app, I’ve got to say it looks super-handy! That said, as someone who a) has physical dice on the way and b) is super-cheap, I have to ask – will codes be going out to unlock the virtual dice people already have?

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Are you asking if we will let you get the virtual dice for free if you buy the physical dice? No, we have nightmares about the logistics of trying to run that sort of thing.

  3. Nik May
    November 7, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I’ve been playing with the dice roller today – it looks and feels great!

    (It may have a bug whereby it counts 10s as 2 successes, even when that option is unticked. When I tick the option to have 10s count as 2 successes, each 10 gives me 4(!) successes)

    Despite that, I’m looking forward to using it at the table. So handy! 🙂

    • Tyler Perry
      November 7, 2017 at 1:02 am

      Good catch on that bug. The fix for that it is live on Android, and will be live sometime tomorrow for iOS.

      • Nik May
        November 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm

        Awesome! Thanks for being so responsive! 🙂

  4. Rory
    November 7, 2017 at 12:48 am

    I got the Diceroller – which is pretty good, although I’d like to hear the rattle of the dice roll if that could be done.

    Regarding the Trinity kickstarter, would there be any incentive to include the Scion games as Add-ons for backers, seeing as they are sharing the same base system?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      November 7, 2017 at 2:27 am

      I think we’d be more likely to include PDFs of the original edition instead.

  5. GamingHarry
    November 7, 2017 at 4:50 am

    I love the new dice app! And cannot wait for changeling 2ed.

    One think I have noticed on the die app is no rules for a rote action in CofD. How do I best pass that onto the Devs to getting added in?

  6. Yiodan
    November 7, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Would you terribly mind expanding on that w20 bit? What are you looking for exactly? Cause, I mean, pretty much every storytellers here will answer they are devlopping or want to develop professionally. I have been working on a setting for a while, could it run on a d20 system? I’d have to try redesigning it that way and see but presumably, yeah. But somehow, I don’t think that’s what you meant.

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      My intention is to let developers, writers, editors, Roll20 creators, illustrators, you name it, of d20 projects know that we are open to working with them. I think lots of folks think we’re locked into the 10-siders, and aren’t aware of Scarred Lands or Pugmire and that we are open to more d20 projects. Not necessarily saying anybody making something need to switch it to a 5th Edition set of rules, particularly, but if that makes sense to them for their project, it’s not a barrier to talking with us about it.

  7. Yiodan
    November 7, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Much congrats on the dice app. I do like it. I’ll try it in game and see how that goes. 🙂

    Super glad to see you guys going down the digital path. I’m sure you’ll remember us talking about it years ago. Seing this day finally here and knowing well the extent of the possibilities I cannot wait to see what comes next. There is SO MUCH that can be done to help us run games and make the experience even more enjoyable.

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Thanks- yes, in the somewhat lengthy ongoing effort to include electronic aspects to our books, we got here! Steps along the Path. 😉

  8. Andrea Bertocci
    November 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I see EX3: Dragon Blooded both on Editing and Art direction. Is that a mistake?

    Is WW approval on Arms of Chosen the last step before going on press?

    • November 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

      I see EX3: Dragon Blooded both on Editing and Art direction. Is that a mistake?

      Based on my past observations, no more so than nChangeling being in both post-editing development and AD, or any of the products that are in both (pre-editing) development and AD being thus listed. It turns out that, in game development, it’s actually easier to be in two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all.

      • richt
        November 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        Except, being in AD and in Editing means that the text is being used by the AD, and being Edited by the editor, so it very truly does exist.

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Ideally, in our book creation process, the unedited text can be used by the Art Director along with art notes from the Developer to hire the illustrators. Meanwhile, the text can be edited while the art is being worked on. Doesn’t happen as much these days, but it really works well when it does. Yes, once WW is good, we can finalize the Advance PDF and get it up on DTRPG.

  9. perverseness
    November 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations on the electronic offerings, and here’s hoping for many more successes in the future. DnDBeyond has definitely sold me on the utility of electronic game aids beyond just virtual table tops. The smell of a book in hand is great, but clickable links in text to take you to the right rule reference make my techgeek heart get all a flutter

    I will be picking up 2 spots on the Changeling Kickstarter. My God-daughters birthday is end of this month and C:TL is her favorite line. Will there be an add on for the changeling dice set in the new app as part of the KS?

    Will we be able to get a text complete preview of the modern era setting for Trinity that was spoken of as being in the base book, or is the Kickstarter specifically for the Aeon era?

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Dunno whether we want to tie CtL virtual dice to the Kickstarter, but…maybe? The KS for Trinity will be for both the Trinity Continuum Core book and the Trinity Continuum: Aeon book. How we’ll be revealing the text is still being discussed. Thanks!

  10. November 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Glad to hear that the revisions to the StoryPath system have come along nicely. I’m (patiently) waiting for Scion 2e, partly because I’m interested in seeing the Community Content store open up. Which kind of branches into my next thing….

    WotC has their DM’s Guide for D&D and I’m waiting (impatiently) for them to open it up to their Eberron campaign setting. Nothing wrong with Forgotten Realms but nothing there really inspires any kind of stories for me, either. Is there any chance we’ll see something similar for Scarred Lands?

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Yes, we have every intention of a Scarred Lands community content site on DTRPG. Once we work out the process with Pugmire, I expect to see other lines’ community stuff rolling out.

      • November 7, 2017 at 7:38 pm

        I’ll keep my pencils sharpened. 😉

  11. Gonzo
    November 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Go go Arms of the Chosen!!!

  12. Phil
    November 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I suppose it needs to be asked, what’s the status of Matt McFarland with Onyx Path given recent accusations?

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Matt’s tending to his own situation right now. As a freelance developer, all but one of his projects were already contractually finished, and we have another developer taking over Tormented to finish what Matt started.

      • Phil
        November 8, 2017 at 2:17 am

        Thanks for that response Rich.

    • tasti man LH
      November 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      If you don’t mind me asking, what exactly happened with Matt McFarland?

      (and if it’s too much trouble to put it here, just PM me on the OPP forums. My screen name there is the same as here)

  13. Rob
    November 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Incredibly disheartening to see one of my favorite game companies take up the terrible trend of using micro-transactions in their digital offerings. I bought a dice app from another major publisher that both looks better and has more features then Onyx Dice for a single price that’s lower than what it would cost to buy all the dice and background graphics in the OD app. I’ll be sticking to my physical dice if this is the way you’re going to do things.

    • richt
      November 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Glad you found a roller that works for you. Cost-wise, if you aren’t interested in game line specific dice, our app is fully functional and free. Only you can decide if $.99 is too much for your favorite game line’s specific dice.

      • Rob
        November 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm

        To be fair, the bulk of my criticism is with the business practice as a matter of principle. It’s not a matter of cost alone. If you want to charge me for an app with all the features unlocked at a single price point, I would gladly pay it.

        • richt
          November 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm

          The flip side, from our point of view, is giving our community choice in which of our many game line dice to unlock. We have a wide variety of lines and not all of our fanbases coincide and want all the lines. In fact, a lot of our folks just want one line’s dice. So, a big package might work, but ala carte works better, we think.

  14. Peter
    November 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Awesome to see that you’re going to get some of your stuff up on Roll20. It’s a great platform for playing tabletop games online.

  15. Wraithlight
    November 8, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Has the Handbook for the dead disappeared from the list? I’m sure it was listed around the time wraith 20 was sent for proofing.

    • richt
      November 8, 2017 at 7:04 am

      If it was listed previously, I haven’t removed it.

    • James Hunt
      November 8, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Handbook for the Recently Deceased has been mentioned as being in development on a few Wraith updates, but I’ve never seen it in the MMMN.

  16. November 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve never seen it in the MMMN.

    Neither have I. OP may have been thinking of the Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook, which has been in the pipeline for a couple of whiles.

  17. Tim Flannigan
    November 9, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    So when will Renegade get it’s own sub-forum?

    • richt
      November 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      No idea, but closer to release or a Kickstarter.

  18. Jeremy
    November 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    “V20DA Jumpstart – PoD files uploaded”

    Does that mean that a physical copy might be available in time for Christmas? I can’t find it on DriveThru at the moment, except in my library, and it’s a beautiful piece of work. I’m going for a physical copy asap

    • richt
      November 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Waiting for the PoD proofs now…

  19. Joshua Stotz
    November 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Got to say, I’m really liking this over any other dice rolling app I’ve used thus far. The shake to roll makes me feel a bit better using this versus others just pressing ‘roll’. Now, due to the DEIMOS system using D6,D8,D10,D12,D4,etc. are you planning on anything like that with this? I know it’s a bit more difficult as you choose red,black,white,etc. die so there’s definitely much more to it.

  20. November 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I’ve been reading through Beckett’s diary slowly since I got the pdf. I think it’s great, but I’d really like to have V20 stats for the characters referenced, so I can more easily use them in chronicles. Would be great as a pdf supplement for the Diary.

  21. Nicolas Milioni
    November 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    congratulations guys!

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