Milwaukee By Night (& Day!) [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Once more into Milwaukee, old friends. That is said with true anticipation, as I’m looking forward to the Mid Winter Convention and also all of all the wonderful people who go to it and run it – including almost all of our Onyx Path Monday Meeting crew.

I also look forward to it with a tidal wave of nostalgia, as Milwaukee, and the Hilton where Mid Winter is held, was also where White Wolf booked our Gen-Con rooms and our parties in the years after Vampire first came out. So there’s a lot of overlay of memories as I walk (stagger) through the hotel and downtown.

Now, as to what we’re doing there now?

First, we’ll be officially announcing four projects that are on our plate this year at our Onyx Path Q&A Social on Friday. From there we’ll also talk about them on the Onyx Pathcast live from Mid Winter, and on our social media. So even if you miss the Q&A, and it’s been sold out for quite some time, keep and eye and an ear out (and maybe an arm, YA lit readers) and you’ll hear about them.

And like I mentioned last week, if you have any questions you want us to answer at the Q&A, send them in via the Comments section of this blog.

Dark Eras 2 art by Luis Sanz

Thursday features panels and seminars for folks wanting to get into or do better in the TTRPG creation biz, and we have a bunch of our folks helping out there; from Eddy Webb’s Developer Bootcamp, to Matt McElroy and myself sitting in on the Kickstarter tips session in the morning. There are freelancer panels with a bunch of our, well, freelancers, like Crystal Mazur and Danielle Lauzon, that are also happening throughout the con.

In fact, on Saturday, there’s a V5 Chicago By Night panel with Matthew and a host of writers from the project that should help illuminate the darkness. Not of a vampire’s soul, but of why Mike Hollywood wrote about particular Chicago landmarks – that sort of thing.

We’ve also got folks demoing and playtesting, with a few secret playtests being run, throughout the convention.

VtR2e Spilled Blood art by Andrea Payne

Let’s back it up, and I’ll talk about Wednesday, which is our all-day Onyx Path Summit where the Monday Meeting crew will be reviewing 2019 and looking towards the next couple of years.

Some of that is just stuff we have to do like budgeting, but the vast majority will be more process and project focused brainstorming.

Some of that will be to review the notes from the team that I’ve posted these last 3 weeks. We’ll look mostly at what we can improve, but we’ll definitely add in the good stuff we did all last year. And there is a lot of that last year. After all, we all need to remember the highs as we take a hard look at what could be done better.

So if you want us discussing your ideas for what we can do to sharpen our saws or new avenues to look into- please drop us a note in the Comments here. We’ll add your thoughts to the mix in the appropriate discussion. We intend to come out of this year’s Summit with strong directions for how to improve what we do while still moving forward with new projects and possibilities.

Last year, for example, one of our directions was to increase our Actual Play presence – and so we made decisions through the year that brought on more venues for that. Such as boosting our Twitch channel to the point where there’s at least one stream running a day and often more.

So, we’ll see what this year’s Summit brings us!

Meanwhile, (Blood) Cults of the (Bloody) Blood Gods (of Blood) for V5 continues to wow us on Kickstarter, and with more than a week left, we’re still going strong! We’ve passed the Chicago By Night KS in terms of number of backers and the pledge amount (in fact we’re just a hair from being 400% funded as I write this). Check out the raft of Cults of the Blood Gods vids and interviews happening just this last week in the Media section below!

Yugman’s Guide art by Shen Fei

New Years Resolutions from Onyx Path:

Here are the resolutions of our usual Monday Meeting cast of characters as we look out into 2020. Note that these are before our Summit this Wednesday, so some of them might refocus after that. Maybe not!

Dixie:

I’m going to revamp how I track and plan my projects so that things are less likely to be late or rushed. I’m also going to be more realistic about my workload and not let myself get overwhelmed because I thought I could do more than I reasonably could. It’s going to be a good year for projects!

Mirthful Mike:

My big one for 2020 is to work on my control issues… namely contracting more of the layout duties rather than trying to tackle 95% of them myself. This not only means bringing in at least one or two more designers, but also working with the devs on updating some of the tagging stuff that I’ve been manually tweaking over the years. 

Matt:

I’m resolving to make better use out of the tools we have available for project management and team communications. We have a lot of projects in development and tools to make managing them easier, so I should be more effective using them.

LisaT:

I resolve to manage my time better on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Ian:

Now that the core Trinity Continuum is out, I’m looking forward to being able to deliver upcoming supplements and game lines a lot faster. We were able to hit the ground running over December with a good handful of releases, and I’d like to keep up a lot of that momentum.

Eddy:

I resolve to clear up the clutter in my work process so I have more time to focus on projects. Being busy is a great problem to have, but it is still a problem if there’s a dozen different things that all need your attention.

Matthew:

I resolve to play and run more games outside my normal horror comfort zone! I want to expand my knowledge of rules and settings in 2020. While I love being the Vampire guy at Onyx Path, it would be fantastic to confidently take on more fantasy and science fiction work, and for me, that requires running more D&D, Scion, and Trinity!

RichT:

Last year, I was able to do much more creative work as James Bell’s efforts as our Kickstarter Concierge really kicked in and I could step back from KS planning and execution: and it was great! For 2020, I resolve to continue pushing forward with more and more creative efforts, from continuing with the ongoing reviews of our projects as our fantastic creative teams pitch and outline their ideas, to full read-throughs of finished PDFs, to expanding the unusual ideas that help define our projects and game worlds.

For example, I feel like I was able to add some fun to the TC: Aberrant KS with the lead-in webcomic, and with some of the character-based design elements for the book, and I think we can run with similar things for our other books. Maybe it’s time for us to come up with a new Deluxe book idea, to play around with some fun packaging that evokes the project specifically.

There’s a lot to look forward to with so many fantastic games to work on, and we’re all excited to be creating our:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

V5 Cults of the Blood Gods has passed $119,000 and 2010 backers, and has trumpeted forward passing through Stretch Goal after Stretch Goal right into the new year!


Onyx Path Media!

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast is a live broadcast from the MidWinter Convention in Milwaukee! Check it out direct on Podbean, or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

We continue on the V5 Cults of the Blood Gods train this week, starting with an interview between 307 RPG Podcast and one of the book’s co-writers, Jacob Burgess: https://307rpg.com/?p=128

Strange Adventures provides coverage of the Hecata from V5 Cults of the Blood Gods right here: https://youtu.be/TcXwmrLlEPk

Noted Vampire YouTuber Outstar has made her own fantastic video covering V5 Cults of the Blood Gods right here, and it’s worth checking out: https://youtu.be/_oUk-doDepo

Red Moon Roleplaying continue their actual play of The Family, a V5 Cults of the Blood Gods story involving Matthew Dawkins, Klara Herbol, Bianca Savazzi, and Jason Carl, with episode three right here: https://youtu.be/TcH3RZO3Z7s

Our Twitch channel continues with its streams of superb content, including Aberrant, Scarred Lands, Changeling: The LostChangeling: The DreamingMage: The Awakening, and Vampire: The Masquerade!
Follow us on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to watch us live or catch up by subscribing!

Likewise, continue to tune in to us on YouTube for actual plays of Changeling: The LostPugmireVampire: The Masquerade, and much much more!

Subscribe to us on youtube.com/user/theonyxpath

And the Gentleman Gamer, Matthew Dawkins, continues his Gentleman’s Guide to Scion over on his channel, youtube.com/user/clackclickbang

And here’s even more Occultists Anonymous actual plays of Mage: The Awakening for you!

Episode 70: What We Leave Behind
The cabal get breakfast with Shanna in order to get some first-hand information about the Mysterium caucus in Mexico. After the sun sets, they have an appointment with a ghost imprisoned in a bench.https://youtu.be/pE4n8Pfgml4

Episode 71: A New Oracle
The cabal checks in with Jimmy “Smalls” Patinko and arranges for a jailbreak for their friend out-of-time, Judd. The Leaf Theater Players take to the stage!https://youtu.be/ky8qO-OFP9g

The Story Told Podcast continue their Exalted actual play with episode 22 of the Fall of Jiara, their Dragon-Blooded story: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-22

Blood on the Tamesis has published a fun video on playing a Lasombra using the resources in the soon-to-be released V5 Chicago by Nighthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utI8P5C0AJk&feature=youtu.be

Devil’s Luck Gaming continue their fantastic and epic Scarred Lands Pirates of the Bloodwater campaign over on their Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/DevilsLuckGaming

And back over to Red Moon Roleplaying to close us off with the penultimate episode of The Sacrifice for V5 Chicago by Night, run by Klara Herbol and including Matthew Dawkins as a player: https://youtu.be/9N29X-PWhsQ

Drop Matthew a message via the contact button on matthewdawkins.com if you have actual plays, reviews, or game overviews you want us to profile on the blog!

Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games!


Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)


On Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:


Our Sales Partners!

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!:
https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online

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

And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And NOW Scion Origin and Scion Hero are available to order!

Starting today, DTRPG and its affiliated Community Content sites begin the New Year, New Game sale! A huge number of our PDFs are on sale from all of our game worlds, as well as a Big Scion 2e Bundle with 4 PDFs being offered for $13! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/299474/NYNG-Scion-2E-BUNDLE

As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com!


On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday, we will be releasing the Advance PDF for Trinity Continuum: Aeon Ready Made Characters on DTRPG! We’ll also be releasing the C20 Novel, The Cup of Dreams, and the Tales of Good Dogs Pugmire fiction anthology in the Nook and Kindle stores!

Finally on Wednesday, we’ll be opening the Storypath Nexus Community Content site for Trinity Continuum projects with templates and art packs to get you started, and several projects already submitted to the site!


Conventions!


2020: Midwinter: January 9th – 12th, in Milwaukee, WI. Come see rare appearances by Onyx Path art director Mirthful Mike Chaney, Impish Ian Watson, and a rare US appearance by The Gentleman Gamer himself, Matthew Dawkins! Also, most of our Monday Meeting crew: Eddy Webb, Dixie Cochran, Matt McElroy, and RichT!

We’ll be holding panels, running games, making announcements of hitherto unannounced projects, recording the Onyx Pathcast, and holding down some seats in the Monarch Lounge!

Check out David Fuller’s Athens, Ohio Scion actual play tie-in adventure (soon to be coming to the Storypath Nexus community content site) that will be running at Midwinter. The event url is below:
https://tabletop.events/conventions/midwinter-gaming-convention-2020/schedule/402


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Duke Rollo fiction (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • RUST (Scarred Lands)
  • Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)

Redlines

  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Development

  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)

Manuscript Approval

  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion LARP Rules (Scion)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)

Editing

  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)

Post-Editing Development

  • TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

Indexing


ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY!

In Art Direction

  • Contagion Chronicle – Finals coming in.
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e
  • Ex3 Lunars – Art is in.
  • TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers – LeBlanc working on finals.
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Contracted. Already seeing sketches.
  • Cults of the Blood God (KS)
  • Mummy 2
  • City of the Towered Tombs
  • Let the Streets Run Red – Art notes and contracts finishing going out this week.
  • CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Figuring out art notes.
  • Scion Mythical Denizens – Need sketches for fulls.
  • Deviant
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Got some finals in.
  • Vigil Watch – Need one more artist.
  • Legendlore (KS)
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS) – Got notes out to artists for halfs and splats.
  • Scion Companion – Working on art notes for that.

In Layout

  • Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds
  • Pirates of Pugmire – With Aileen.

Proofing

  • Dark Eras 2 – At WW for approval and they will be back after the New Year.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • VtR Spilled Blood – 2nd proof with dev.
  • Chicago Folio – Halfway through layout.

At Press

  • V5: Chicago – Shipping to the KS fulfillment shippers.
  • Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – Being printed.
  • Geist 2e Screen – Being printed.
  • DR:E – Being printed.
  • DRE Screen – Being printed.
  • DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon RMCs – Advance PDF going on sale on Wednesday.
  • Memento Mori – Gathering errata.
  • M20 Book of the Fallen – PoD proof on the way.
  • Trinity Continuum Storypath Nexus Community Content – Goes live on Weds.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Late last week was my granddaughter’s one-year birthday! If she demolishes life as completely as she did her birthday cupcake – the kid’s gonna be alright.

  34 comments for “Milwaukee By Night (& Day!) [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Karpomatic
    January 6, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Under Alien Suns? Do tell! A new Extrasolar Colonies perhaps?

    • richt
      January 6, 2020 at 11:47 pm

      Sure, sort of, kind of…yes. Along the same lines but not a remake, is what I’m getting at.

  2. GaggikClaw
    January 6, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Hello Onyx path team,

    Regarding Cults of the Blood gods, once the book is out and printed, is it expected that there will be more books printed through the non KS channel such as the core VtM 5e books distributed by Modiphius ? Or is the KS the only way to fetch a traditional printed copy ? Just want to make sure that I can secure the book down the road.

    Thanks

    • richt
      January 6, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      Are you asking if Cults of the Blood Gods will be available in stores after the backers get their copies?

      • GaggikClaw
        January 7, 2020 at 12:21 am

        Yes

        • richt
          January 7, 2020 at 12:38 am

          This is from the header to the Cults KS: “Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Ed. Help us create a beautiful, traditionally printed hardcover of V5 Cults of the Blood Gods and get it into distribution and stores!” As explained later on the KS page, the main point of us doing this book as a Kickstarter, as well as Chicago By Night, and many if not most of our recent KS projects, is to overprint the backer print-run and thus have books to sell into distribution and into stores. Hope that helps!

          • GaggikClaw
            January 7, 2020 at 12:51 am

            Thanks ! I missed that. I will contact my local game store to make sure they don’t miss out when times come.

        • Ian A. A. Watson
          January 7, 2020 at 12:40 am

          From the Kickstarter page: “We also want to get at least one print run into traditional distribution and available for sale at game and hobby stores.”

          Nearly all our Kickstarters for the last few years have had the purpose of getting a print run into retail stores.

  3. Matthew Lutz
    January 6, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    As a stretch goal for a future project, I’d like to see an audiobook version of said product narrated by Matthew Dawkins

    • richt
      January 6, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      Thanks, I’ll add that to our brainstorming at the Summit!

  4. Haaz
    January 7, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Quite curious about RUST. There are already player books and setting books in the pipeline if I understand correctly, so maybe this is a scenario/campaign?

  5. WuseMajor
    January 7, 2020 at 3:47 am

    I’m not sure how easy this would necessarily be, but doing more podcast accessible actual plays would be nice. I’d imagine some of them could go directly from Twitch or YouTube to podcast with little to no editing.

    I mostly listen to actual plays in the car and doing that via YouTube is difficult, so…it would be nice to have an option where possible.

    If you already do that, maybe advertise that a bit more here?

    • Second Chances
      January 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

      I’d second podcast APs. I listen to podcasts while I’m biking to and from work and when I’m marking. It’s better than trying to focus with visuals for me and it’s easier to stream them over my cellular.

      • Grant Anderson
        January 8, 2020 at 4:07 am

        I’m a fan of podcast Actual Plays too. I’d love to see (hear?) more.

        • richt
          January 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm

          That suggestion was passed on to the group!

      • richt
        January 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

        The idea was presented at our meeting- thanks!

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Passed on to the crew at the Summit- thanks!

  6. Batro
    January 7, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Hi, can you talk more about Hunter : The Vigil 2nd edition please ?
    Previews, new setting and rules info?
    I don’t understand the difference between CoD core / Hurt Locker and HTV2.

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      We’re prepping for the KS now, so expect that you’re going to get tons of info in the weeks to come- thanks!

  7. Knurlurzhad
    January 7, 2020 at 9:27 am

    I have a question about the Hundred Devils Night Parade and Adversaries of the Righteous. Since the monthly releases are done and the entries need to be complied (according to the last release post) will we see them in the development pipeline like any other book? Will they start at First Draft or jump straight to art direction/layout since they are “done”? Thanks!

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Asked at the Q&A, and the answer is that since there are some entries that are being finished at each stage, plus the finished ones, that we need to put them into the pipeline at the least finished stage. So, probably at first draft or redlines to start, but we expect rapid progress. Thanks!

  8. Yiodan
    January 7, 2020 at 9:35 am

    1. Just wanna take a second because I finally had time to buy and read Changing Ways for W20. And it was everything I hoped it would be. As a lupus player, I am overjoyed at the depth and care that was put into this book. Thank you Stew.

    2. To answer your question Richt, well, honestly you have everything well in hand. I’ve seen this company grow pretty mich from the start and you have shown great wisdom every step of the way. Looking towards the future, I know make a move when the time is right, but, personally I am looking forward to more steps towards next generation. The recent push towards books built with phone in mind is exactly the kind of advancement I would love to see more off. In general anything that makes it easier to carry and read my books or that makes running games easier in this day and age of being always so damned busy. Gifts cards? Hell yeah! Dice rollers, bring ’em! Actual Plays to help me internalize a setting/system? Yes, please. I can’t wait to see what comes next and what the future holds for new technology in gaming.

    • Yiodan
      January 7, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      I have something more concrete to add specifically regarding Twitch. Don’t get me wrong, Travis has been doing an incredible job and I enjoy several of the streams weekly. That being said, I’d love to see more interactivity. Something to keep the viewers invested even between session. My idea on this are still in their infancy (i plan to send a pitch to Travis eventually) but it sounds like a good time to talk about it.

      Imagine if you will, that viewers could have an impact on the game’s world in between blocks of two or three game sessions. Their choices could help or hinder the players but, more importantly, if they choose wisely, they can help advance the plot.

      Let’s take Scarred Lands as an example. Players would go through an introductory story arc which sets up a larger mystery for both players and viewers to explore. Then, for about a month or so, viewers get to work influencing the actions of the various factions and nations over Ghelspad. The exact form of this I don’t know yet, something quick and easy to manage, but the point is that viewers are directly involved so that when the next story arc begins, they tune in to watch the stream but also to find out the results of their own efforts. May be viewers made it so that Calastia went to war with yet another neighbor. A real problem for the players who were going there, but it also provides a perfect distraction so they can free a prisoner that may know more about that strange artifact…

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks!

  9. Troy
    January 7, 2020 at 9:48 am

    I’m looking forward to more games using the Storypath system. I’ve really fallen in love with it running TC: Aeon. So, hopefully at least one of those four announcements is about a new Storypath game.

    • Mateus Luz
      January 7, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      Second to that.

      Playing Scion and Aberrant (SG) online and it runs smooth. The improvisation looks easy when needed, antagonists are easy and fast to create.

      I am doing some adaptations, Ars Magica, Star Craft and Wuxia (the last will be on Nexus soon)… but still didn’t try…

    • Nico
      January 7, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      1e nWoD ended with Mummy. i’d like to see them start moving toward the follow-up to CofD 2e with StoryPath, whatever that may look like.

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      So, as you now know, there are three Storypath games that we announced: Trinity Continuum: Assassins, TC: Adventure!, and They Came From Beyond the Grave!. Also, The Hedge for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition is now getting started.

  10. Jason
    January 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

    When will Chicago by Night be available on DriveThruRPG?

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      If we can get everyone who backed their rewards shipped out in January, then Chicago By Night will be available in stores and with PoD and PDF versions available on DTRPG in February. Thanks!

  11. Matt
    January 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Any news about upcoming aberrant books aside the core would be nice from this friday q&a.

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      I asked your question at the Q&A, and the first releases are those coming from the KS Stretch Goals, with N Wrestling being a biggie coming up. Duke Rollo’s gonzo journalism take on the state of the world is also coming, with Justin Achilli returning as Rollo’s writer!

  12. C.T Phipps
    January 9, 2020 at 5:02 am

    A question for the Q&A at Milwaukee Con:

    “What familiar characters will we be seeing returning in Let the Streets Run Red and The Chicago Folio? Could you name some?”

    • richt
      January 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      I’m told that several of the old characters, such as Modius and Juggler are referenced or make cameos.

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