Magickal Kickstarter Fulfillment Time! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News


This week, my blog portion (you know, the part you don’t stop at until after you read the project updates!) is going to be a bit shorter than normal. I’ll try and get something to update it out Friday-ish.

This is because we shipped the two Deluxe versions of Mage 20th Anniversary Edition (see the pic above) last week, and boy are my arms tired.

Not really, but my brain does hurt a bit. See, we at Onyx Path don’t actually ship the books, but I do prepare the info for the shippers and then answer and/or forward backer concerns and issues as they come in. So far, we have had six incidents where the package was delivered but the backer didn’t realize it until they asked around, five instances where the shipper didn’t include the M20 Screen, four times the backer realized after the book shipped that they had moved but had never sent us an address change, three times the shipment couldn’t be delivered because of issues with the shipping service, two books damaged pre-shipping, and one purple book without gilding at all (what?).


Scarred Lands character template "Scarred One" by Bryan Syme.

Scarred Lands character template “Scarred One” by Bryan Syme.


And eleventy billion backers wanting to know things about their package en route, or where their tracking emails were, or whether we could hold the package because the person they got the book for is at home this week and they need it to come when they are not there in order to keep it a surprise. (True story!)

All of which are important concerns for each person, but which kind of send me into a Hawkeye Pierce mode of triaging which messages I have to answer now and which can wait. So, sorry if you sent me a note I haven’t yet gotten back to you on, but I will try and respond as soon as possible since this next week we continue triage as the later US and Canadian and other International packages make their way towards everybody.

Thanks to everybody who commented positively about the packaging and how beautiful the books and Screen are! Makes my bleary eyes happy to read those sorts of messages.


Scarred Lands full page art "Witches" by Subroto Bhaumik

Scarred Lands full page art “Witches” by Subroto Bhaumik


You’ll note that our art peeks this week are all from the upcoming Scarred Lands Player’s Guide that our partner in SL goodness, Stew Wieck, ran our Kickstarter for in January. Mirthful Mike tossed me a few pics that we thought showed different pieces of art than seen previously, and which continue to come in as the book is pulled together.

Just indicative of ALL THE PROJECTS we are working on and especially some of the bigger books you can see in the Updates below.


Scarred Lands character template "Blood Rager" by James Denton

Scarred Lands character template “Blood Rager” by James Denton


Lots of ship outs coming up for me with Deluxe V20 Lore of the Clans headed to the shipper, the Prestige Beast: the Primordial and Deluxe Exalted Third Editions getting traditional printing files prepped, and Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDFs going to backers this week!

Tired, but a good kind of tired, like they say.





Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution:



We’re reaaaallllly hoping to have the Beast: the Primordial PDFs and PoDs on sale on Wednesday on! We want you to devour them!

Beast Cover



The Demon Storyteller Guide has dropped its cover and is on sale as a PDF and a physical copy PoD on DTRPG!

The Demon Storyteller’s Guide includes:

  • Expanded information on angels, including a look at how Incarnations apply to them
  • A extensive look at the spy genre and its permutations and how they apply to Demon
  • Three “setting hacks,” including an examination of Demon in the Bronze Age

Demon STG Front




The Chronicles of Darkness Core Rulebook looms out of the shadows, and is now on sale with PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG:

Chronicles of Darkness RPG rulebook contains:

  • A guide to creating characters to explore a world of modern horror, from hopes and fears to psychic powers.
  • Dramatic rules for investigation, social manipulation, and bone-crunching violence.
  • Over a dozen monsters straight out of weird fiction and urban legend… plus complete rules for creating your own.
  • The God-Machine Chronicle, a massive collection of sample characters and techgnostic adventures.
  • Formerly titled nWoD Core Rulebook 2nd Edition.

CofD Front Screen Res


The Pugmire Early Access book is for sale in both PDF and PoD formats! Check out the beta-rules for our family-friendly fantasy game of uplifted dogs exploring a world they never made! Lord of the Rings meets Planet of the Apes, but with dogs!




Condition Card PDFs and physical card PoDs for both Chronicles of Darkness and Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd Edition are now up dealt up at DTCards!

CofD CardsWtF 2 Cards



Gen Con 2016 planning has started. We’re starting to plan our booth demo schedule and our 2016-2017 Brochure.

Holden Shearer and John Morke (sorry about the “o”, John) will both also be at AggieCon 47 like Eddy below:

Here are some cons Fast Eddy Webb will be attending! Talk to him about V20 and Pugmire and Sherlock Holmes and Oxford Commas:

  • AggieCon 47 (April 1-3, 2016, Bryan, TX)
  • ECGC (April 19-21, 2016, Raleigh, NC)
  • MomoCon (May 26-29, 2016, Atlanta, GA)


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 Book of Secrets (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • CtL fiction anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (Scarred Lands)
  • VtM Endless Ages fiction anthology (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • BtP Building a Legend (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Scarred Lands Player’s Guide 5E: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • DA V20 Dark Ages Companion (Vampire 20th Dark Ages)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)


  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Dagger of Spiragos – Pathfinder Version (Scarred Lands)
  • EX3 Quickstart (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scarred Lands The Wise and the Wicked  (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)

Second Draft

  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition


  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Beast Ready Made Characters (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • CofD Hurt Locker (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Scion: Alpha (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)


  • W20 Shattered Dreams (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Shattered Dreams in-book stretch goals (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • W20 Kinfolk (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Mummy Fiction Anthology (Mummy: the Curse)
  • DA Tome of Secrets (Vampire 20th Dark Ages)

Post-Editing Development:

  • Scarred Lands Player’s Guide: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)




In Art Direction

  • W20 Shattered Dreams – Last bits of art should be in this week.
  • Promethean: the Created Second 
  • Scarred Lands PG
  • Dark Eras Companion
  • Secrets of the Covenants – Last bits of art should be in this week.
  • Necropolis Rio – Cover contracted. Working out art buy and contacting artists.
  • W20 Kinfolk – Sketches coming in… so far so good.
  • V20 Ready Made Characters – Art progress continues.
  • EX3 Backer Charms – Sketches coming in and being reviewed.
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary – Still reading through it before I buy art for it.


In Layout

  • V20 Ghouls In progress
  • WtF2 The Pack – In Progress.



  • Ex 3 core book – From RichT: Waiting for PoD proofs to be orderable.
  • V20 Black Hand – At WWP for approval.
  • Mage: the Awakening Second  First layout proof with Dave.


At Press

  • Beast Screen – shipping from printer to shipper.
  • Lore of the Clans LtD Edition – shipping from printer to shipper.
  • Lore of the Clans Screen – shipping from printer to shipper.
  • Beast – PoD proofs coming in.
  • Beast Anthology – PDF version going to backers.
  • Dark Eras – PDF version going to backers.


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

  • Wraith 20 – Can’t go further until art notes come in, still being developed by Rich Dansky.
  • Pentex Employee Indoctrination Manual – Some added and amended text needs to come in.


TODAY’S REASON TO DRINK: My youngest girl is turning 18! How the hell did that happen?

  107 comments for “Magickal Kickstarter Fulfillment Time! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Phaolan
    March 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    ‘Eleventy-billion’ is a LOT of Kickstarter messages, but having seen all of your offerings so far, I’m not at all surprised. It’s a mark of a job well-done, I say!

    More importantly, though, I’m super-mad-happy-chuffed for the Beast: the Primordial PoD version! I have the advance PDF, but I need the physical book to page through and hold and sleep with and… um, you know? Stuff. 😛

    • richt
      March 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      I _know_ and those were just the M20 ones!

  2. Tiresias
    March 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Oh, Dark Eras. The book that ate so much money that it reproduced via mitosis.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      March 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      More accurate than you know.

      • Atavist
        March 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

        That sounds ominous 🙁

        • richt
          March 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

          Can’t exactly speak for Impish Ian, but the KS produced so many great Eras that both Dark Eras and the companion DE book are biiig books. Seems like people really like the Dark Eras concept, which is great to see!

          • atamajakki
            March 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm

            Fingers crossed for another Dark Eras not too far from now!

          • NateD
            March 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

            Personally, I would love if cWOD (or is oWOD again now?) got the Dark Eras treatment, too.

            Not that CoD couldn’t handle more Dark Eras. There are SO many more to tackle!

          • richt
            March 29, 2016 at 6:40 am

            There’s evidence for oWoD, 1WoD, or just WoD at this point. Dunno yet which branding WWP will go with.

  3. March 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Got my physical copies of CofD core, DSG, and the new Conditions* deck. Patiently awaiting my copy of Beast. I love the Numina and Dread Power Cards, very useful. Maybe someday Tilt Cards?

    • richt
      March 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Maybe, we are still messing with all sorts of cards.

  4. Samuraimujuru
    March 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Ex 3 core book – From RichT: Waiting for PoD proofs to be orderable.

    Does this mean the backer pdfs should be updating soon?

    • richt
      March 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      They will Update right before the PDF and PoD versions going on sale.

      • WuseMajor
        March 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm

        So, does that mean that the Ex3 pdf isn’t going to go up until the PoD books are ready?

        • richt
          March 29, 2016 at 6:37 am


  5. Natali
    March 28, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Oh yay Changeling moving to second draft! I had a curious question, what are the projected page/word counts for Tome of Secrets and Lore of the Bloodlines? I was trying to keep track because I was very interested in both of those texts.

    Im still crossing my fingers on the Backerkit for Wraith.

    • richt
      March 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Wondering why you need the projected page/word counts?

      Won’t be doing a BackerKit for Wraith, I don’t think, but maybe one for Changeling20 since I haven’t sent out a Backer Survey for it yet.

    • Victor J Kinzer
      March 29, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      I mean I’d love to see the page counts for those books just out of curiosity. You’ve shared it for some future texts like Victorian Mage, or Book of Secrets, but not others. Not the end of the world if you’d rather keep some of those details close to the chest, but it is in a geeks nature to see what the scope of their upcoming goodies are.

      • richt
        March 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        We gave _estimates_ for the Stretch Goal write-ups, that’s all. Mage 2nd, for instance, will be a bigger book like VtR2 logically.

        • Victor J Kinzer
          March 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

          I think part of the curiosity is the Vampire Dark Ages and Lore of the Clans kickstarters didn’t include word count estimates for the stretch goals as you indicate here. Which I thought was kind of weird at the time, but it was more of the curiosity. Kickstarters before and since then have, but not those two. So I think it’s just geeky curiosity being piqued by knowing that about say Changeling, Mage and Wraith stretch goals, but not those two.

          I know for me I wouldn’t want anything really specific, but I’d love the level of detail in like the Wraith kickstarter. Just something like each bloodline is going to get 5k or 10k words or whatever. I just checked that kickstarter to make sure I didn’t miss something. If I am not reading the right part of that page a quick pointer to the already posted data would definitely be good enough.

          • richt
            March 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

            Sorry, you are going to have to have your fan curiosity unsatisfied by me. ? Not enough hours in the day to spend digging up info for everybody’s curiosity. But raise the question in the forums, I’m sure somebody out there has scoped out what they expect the books will come in at.

          • Victor J Kinzer
            March 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

            Shrugs. Given that I’ve seen other devs comment here as well and they may easily know it off the top of their heads it was more of a hey it doesn’t hurt to ask kind of question. I certainly didn’t assume you’d respond personally or take any extra time and I doubt the original poster thought that either, but if it wasn’t a quick kinda thing I also didn’t figure you’d worry about responding. Sorry if asking was a problem.

            Unless there’s public info available that I’m not aware of any responses in the forums would probably just be speculation. So I’ll just assume it’s a doesn’t hurt to ask because worst case scenario is one ends up where one started and that’s where we are. It’s not a big deal.

          • richt
            March 30, 2016 at 1:59 pm

            Not a problem, easy enough to respond. The gist of your previous message was that you’ve dug around and not found the info on the KS pages, and in order to respond I would need to also dig through the KSs and find for you where we actually responded to those questions. And that part I don’t have time for, buuuut other posters on the forums might have done that for you already. Frex, I know we responded multiple times to how long the Bloodlines might be, and you could count how many made it in to the Lore of the Bloodlines book and figure a close page count – which we couldn’t do on the KS because the Stretch Goals added Bloodlines which added page count. It was undetermined as a total until the KS was over and no more Stretch Goals could be added.

          • Victor J Kinzer
            March 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

            Ok, I’ll peek at the forums. For the bloodlines I didn’t figure exact page count would be available without some math work that would probably take more time than it’s worth. For both Dark Ages and Bloodlines I personally would more just be curious about word count per stretch goal (assuming they are roughly similar). I’ll see if I can drum that up on the forums.

  6. Atavist
    March 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I got my Mage 20 book on Thursday with no problem. I’ve not had any problems with DriveThruRPG or the Kickstarters. While it’s obvious things happen (aside from being late), they fortunately seem to be in the minority. Though I’m sure that doesn’t help if you’re IN that minority.

    Really glad to hear about Dark Eras and Beast, but especially Dark Eras and the Pack! Woo! It hasn’t moved but we got a big entry from Stew and hopefully will get another one and also hopefully pdfs will be soon woooooo!

  7. The_Bob
    March 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Mage: the Awakening 2e in proofing!? It can’t be. I refuse to believe it! Almost certainly the occurance of this obvious impossibility is going to trigger some sort of Paradox manifestation; and we’ll find it back in editing next week.
    I kid of course. Very excited for it.

    • richt
      March 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Best stop believing and avoid backlash. Better safe than sorry. 🙂

  8. Nicolas M.
    March 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Hey guys,can anybody tell me the status of the Vtr suplleNments. A Thousand Years of Night and The Guide to The Night?

    • richt
      March 28, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Rose is working on their preliminary files, but nothing has gone to writers to get started with and thus those projects are not yet on the project updates list here.

      • Nicolas M.
        March 28, 2016 at 10:34 pm

        thank you.

  9. Vasilios
    March 28, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    We reeeaaly want beast out Wednesday to. I have fund ready to purchase.

    Can you give us an idea in the Mage 2e page count?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      It’s gonna happen. And no, not yet.

      • Vasilios
        March 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        I’m glad. I hope it comes out before I have to go to work tomorrow.

        Mage 1ea had 396 pages. I’m just really hoping it gets all the space it needs. This is the game that got me into nwod. It holds a special place.

        • richt
          March 30, 2016 at 6:25 am

          Well, of course it does. Yet page count is no indication of quality in and of itself. Nor does page count somehow equal how valued a game is.

          • Vasilios
            March 30, 2016 at 11:34 am

            I suppose that’s one way to look at it. But. Check it out.

            I wasn’t really a fan of 1e werewolf or vampire.
            But 2e Wrewolf and vampire. While I wont really run the games. The books were everything 1e needed. They were gold. I even found myself humouring a werewolf game.
            I’m confident that Mage won’t disappoint.
            So since it’s a game that needs just a little more on the way content in a single book. I’m just hoping it gets it.
            Plus page count is sort of a way to extrapolate cost.
            If it’s the size of vampire 2e i have an idea to have 40 to the side for a standard copy. If it’s like demon. Tag an extra ten on their and decent shipping Is another 17 -25.
            So page count at this point just is a way to give me a rough idea what I need set to the side so I can buy the book day of as soon as I get my email.

          • richt
            March 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

            Makes sense, and appreciate you explaining how that is important to you!

  10. Jason
    March 28, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Rich, many moons ago, I asked about the Lenticular card for M20 and you said that it might be possible after M20 has shipped to buy individually, is this still a possible offering given time ?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 6:39 am

      Maybe, I need to check with the printer about any extras- thanks for reminding me!

  11. Max Deltree
    March 28, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    “(…) and Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDFs going to backers this week!”


    This week can’t come soon enough!


    OMG !! O_O

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      And here it is! Hope you are enjoying it!

  12. WuseMajor
    March 28, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Also, I got my Deluxe M20 book last Friday. It’s pretty …heavy. But still very pretty. The lenticular card is really really cool. A lovely, lovely book.

    Thank you guys for making it.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Fantastic! It was very much our pleasure!

  13. Wimplesnoop
    March 29, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Regarding Ex3, may I ask after the progress on the cloth map and GM screen? Will these be ready to ship with the books for appropriate backer tiers?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 6:37 am

      That is the plan, yes.

      • March 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

        It might be early to be asking, but any plans to make the map a POD from DTRPG?

        • richt
          March 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

          Would you want a 12″ x 18″ map folded in the middle?

          • March 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

            Oooooh, I thought they rolled them up. Yeah, no.

  14. Lance Hosaka
    March 29, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Dark Eras backer PDF this week?! Woohoo! Perfect reading for my weekend trip to Chicago!!

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Hope you are enjoying it! Safe trip-

  15. Nathan Henderson
    March 29, 2016 at 1:12 am

    In my defense I ended up picking up the book from my old address!

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Might not have been counting you for that reason 🙂

  16. Cardul
    March 29, 2016 at 3:16 am

    So…I see the Wraith Curse is still in effect. Either that, or Changeling is just so easy to do that it is just flying through milestones.

    Also: *hugs M20* “ comic store says I owe them for the new table…” (joking…but it is a hefty tome!)

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Every project is different. And yes, it’s a biiiig book.

  17. A Williams
    March 29, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Will there ever be at cost PoD for the stretch goals of the KS projects?

    I really enjoy the PDF’s and would very like to get them?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

      There are sometimes. Depends on the Kickstarter. Outside of a KS though, no, I can’t see a discount like that happening except for a sale and the mechanics of such a thing are laborious to pull together.

      • Ashley w
        March 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Yes I was referring to ones I have backed on KS. M20, Wraith and changing

        • richt
          March 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

          We are unlikely to retroactively offer discounts. Unlikely, but not impossible.

  18. MisterE
    March 29, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Really happy to see the progress on Black Hand, Mage 2e, and Beast!! One question: will we have to wait very long before Dark Eras pdf is available to non-backers (unfortunately for me, both Dark Eras and Beast KSs came out when I was very low on that good ol’ disposable income!)?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 7:44 am

      Couple of weeks to compile and input Backer notes, another two or three to make and approve the PoDs. So 6-8 weeks unless we find a major problem.

      • MisterE
        March 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm

        Thanks the info, Rich!

  19. Andreas Rayne
    March 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I received my two copies of M20 today and my screen.
    Absolutely blown away by the sheer quality of this book, and boy is there a lot of book!
    A million and one thanks to Satyros Phil Brucato, Bill Bridges, Rich Thomas and everyone else involved.

    One more thing.
    That packaging.
    I’m sure that stuff could have survived a small thermonuclear device.
    I want to shake the hand of whomever came up with that.
    From now on I will demand all my orders are protected so well. I don’t care if the pizza delivery guy can’t fit it on his bike.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

      The protection was the shipper’s idea and came about because the huge weight of M20 meant we were catapulted into only being able to use certain kinds of shipping and at that cost we had more options as to packaging. Nobody wanted any damaged books for a book as gorgeous as M20, and reshipping for any reason is wicked costly. Smaller, less ornate books from future KSs will have different packaging options we’ll consider.

      • Matthew Finco
        March 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm

        I would also like to add a “ditto” to what Andreas said above. I got home on Thursday to find my M20 box sitting on the porch in wet snow. Thankfully it was well packaged and totally unharmed. Gotta love Wisconsin in March. And gotta love the extra mile when it comes to packaging. Also, as an extra bonus, the cats are still playing with the packaging.

        • richt
          March 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

          Great to hear!

  20. Andrew McMenemy
    March 29, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Got my Mage20 deluxe edition on Friday. The packaging was impressive – and it worked! The book and screen arrived in picture-perfect condition.

    And the book, by the way, is beautiful. Worth every cent spent on the KS and every day of waiting. Thank you for bringing back Mage: The Ascension in style!

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Fantastic! Thanks so much and thank you for supporting the project and Mage all of these years!

  21. Peter
    March 29, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Great to hear Dark Eras will be sent to backers. Any idea when we should be receiving it?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Like the Update said (should have said?): sometime this week.

  22. Andara
    March 29, 2016 at 9:31 am

    So much stuff I bought is coming now. It’s a little bit like early birthday. That’s really, reaaalllllly great, guys 🙂

    The Pentex EIM (sorry, but ist just too long to type for me ;)) states it needs some changed text. Has there been any news? I think it has been locked in that state for a few weeks now.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 9:34 am

      It’s still being worked on, or it would have moved. If we had word from the dev that things had changed, we’d have changed them. That’s how we roll.

  23. Danny James
    March 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

    That’s Mage 20th delivered to me in the UK.

    Absolutely perfect, and I echo the sentiment about how well packed it was too.

    Now back to editing Mummy fiction.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Go, Danny, go!

  24. Phil H
    March 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Good to see Dark Eras coming out to backers, an injection of new reading material will be appreciated. Also good to see the new Black Hand book close to fruition and Mage 2 getting to the home strait.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Yep- all kinds of good stuff is a’comin’.

  25. Brandon
    March 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Just to clarify, with Beast final PoD being available this week, does that mean that deluxe versions will be shipping before long or is there still a lengthy process on that?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Now we move into the traditional printing process, prepping our files for them based on the PoD printer files, and adjusting for traditional printing presses. We’ll review their proofs, and they’ll print and bind and ship to our shipper. At least a couple of months.

  26. Perverseness
    March 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    “Ex 3 core book – From RichT: Waiting for PoD proofs to be orderable.”
    So the final is with the printer and the printer is running test proofs to look for error’s in the final physical copies?

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Essentially yes, the PoD printer runs checks on our PoD files after we upload them. If they OK them, we are notified that we can (must) order a PoD poof, which is really just a copy of the PoD version of the book. So I was waiting for that notification and then ordered both Standard and Premium color PoD proofs. No idea when they will get here, though.

  27. AegonTargaryen
    March 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Mage the Awakening Second Edition has moved to proofing? I did not realise it was April 1st already. Must check my calendar again …

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Ha ha!

  28. Full Time GM
    March 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

    My copy of Mage20 showed up yesterday. I am not being hyperbolic when I say it took me upwards of a minute of careful opening and unwrapping to get to the actual book to make sure I didn’t hurt anything. Turned out it was so well wrapped I had no reason to worry about accidentally hurting the book cutting open the box. Shipping company did good work.

    Very excited to see Exalted and Mage 2nd Edition advancing through the layout process. Looking forward to running those when the print versions come out.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Great to hear- thanks!

  29. Jason Ramboz
    March 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I got my M20 tracking number via email last Wednesday, but it still has the status as “Label Created” (i.e., not actually shipped yet). I wasn’t worried about it, since I figured things were still in the process of going out the door. But this update makes it sound like everything has already shipped? Did mine get lost in the shuffle somewhere? (Let me know if you want me to email and/or send a KS message with more info.)

    I don’t want to nag, I’m just really excited to get my hands on my copy!

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      I’m sure it’s fine, and if it’s not we’ll deal with the issue later on. I don’t actually send out or have access to those emails- that’s the shipping company and they tell me they are double checking that all the packages went.

      • Jason Ramboz
        March 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

        I’ll trust them, then. I’ll keep waiting for now (and refreshing… and refreshing…). At what point (if any) should I be concerned, though? Or will the shipping company notify you if there’s some problem?

        • richt
          March 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

          They may, if the shipment gets flagged by the service. Usually we wait a couple of weeks and see who got their stuff later than expected because of glitches in the process and then who didn’t get them at all. In general, you want to ask about things using the Contact Me messaging on the KS page so we can access your KS files. Thanks!

          • Jason Ramboz
            March 30, 2016 at 11:01 am

            Lo and behold, at the end of the day yesterday, I got another shipping email. It looks like it has a new tracking number, but it’s on the way and scheduled to be delivered by Saturday. I’m super excited!

  30. Andrew McGraw
    March 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Hm… my curiosity is piqued. Will the Backer Custom Charm Compilation be available from I didn’t think to add it on to my Legendary Exalted level pledge at the time.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      We almost never do KS exclusives, so any books that come out of Stretch Goals or whatever will be PDF/PoD on DTRPG at some point, yes.

  31. Tim Flannigan
    March 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Got my Mage20 book Thursday, it’s the pride of my collection! Awesome to see changeling jump ahead. Might I suggest the bookmarks be some combination of blue, green, purple or red? I think those colors seem to fit best(my opinion, of course). Any chance the EX3 GM screen might be available on IPR at some point? I realized too late that I didn’t pledge for it.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Changeling is Yellow/Blue/White to me ala the stained glass.

      We only just started with IPR, so we’re still seeing what can work, but yes it’s possible.

  32. Lou Silvers
    March 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Great work on Dark Eras guys. Thank you for giving me War Elephants to modify into modern day cryptids, heh heh heh. Cmon you know you wanna fight two angles on a half cybernetic war elephant with rail gun tusks defending a series of catastrophic occult matrices.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      If you can make that scene work in a Chronicle- yeah!

  33. Jeff Tressler
    March 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Did not tell She Who Must Be Obeyed (my wife) that I had purchased M20 so when it got here she texted me that I go Exalted 3rd edition in the mail.

    Boy was I excited, then disappointed, then excited again because M20 was here.

    • richt
      March 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      She needs to read my blog 🙂

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      March 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Your wife is Ayesha? Huh.

      Protip: Don’t turn your back on her.

  34. Ephraim
    March 30, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Let’s go the Pack! This thing will rock!
    Great to hear from Stew, the man with the plan.
    From what I read about the book already, I think this will be perfect for all the pack-drama I could ever dream up.
    And lodges revamped! Hazzah!

    I wonder what is next for Werewolf 2 ed?

  35. BryanC
    March 30, 2016 at 5:56 am

    *rummages through coin purse*

    Should have enough here for new reading material…

  36. Rory
    March 30, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Got mine!! 🙂

  37. V Sainton
    March 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I received my M20 super duper deluxe purple god like volume over the weekend. Never before has a single book brought so much joy to my life. The quality, the smell (new book), the art, the weight, the… Anyway.. It is just an incredible volume. My friends are revitalized to play a new campaign and I am reinvigorated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  38. wildtalents
    March 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Dark Eras was even better than I had hoped. And sweet Jebis is it huge! My evernote account is already sizzling with game prep notes. I’m happy that it dropped when it did, now I have enough time to cook up a Edo one-shot for my May con.

  39. Nelson
    March 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    So… as I see that a lot of people got their M20, even a guy on the UK.. I am worried because I have not received any email with my tracking number :S
    Have all the books being shipped already? (uh and I live in Brazil)

    • Nelson
      April 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Actually scrap that.
      My book was delivered today! yay! (Although I really did not get a tracking number at all!).

      I would like to thank you guys for labeling it as a book, however, since I also bought the Screen, and it was described (correctly) as “Game”, automatically made it liable to taxes =/
      But its ok, I paid around $25 dollars, but at least I have it now!

  40. Ferdinand
    March 31, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I received my M20 in Germany without any hassle – was not delayed by customs and the packaging was superb !
    I got it via FedEx by the way …

    And now to something completely different:
    I bought the “God Machine Chronicle” Pdf at drivethrough. Is there any chance to get the CoD sourcebook at a discount ?
    How different are those books actually ?

    • richt
      March 31, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Fantastic! We feel that there is enough of a difference in the two books that a discount would be inappropriate. Thanks!

  41. Sharon
    April 2, 2016 at 10:26 am

    The physical copies of the Dark Eras won’t go out for awhile yet, right? I’m starting to feel paranoid if I messed my address up, I can’t remember if its the old or the new one over this last year.

    • richt
      April 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      You should be able to check your address via your backer pledge page. Look for the Change Response link.

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