MONDAY MEETING TAKEOVER

Monday Meeting, News

Rich Bastard’s Guide art by Emmanuel Desiati

This blog post says it’s posted by Richt, but in fact this week the Monday Meeting blog is written by the unholy alliance of Eddy and Dixie while the Thomases are on vacation. In a tiny cabin in the woods upstate. Where they will be very happy.

Don’t look into it. Just trust me. You can’t hear them, but they’re very happy.

Very.

Happy.

In all seriousness, Rich and Lisa really are on their annual family vacation which usually happens around Gen Con time. And, normally, it would be around Gen Con time but… well… waves vaguely at everything. So instead I (Eddy, Lord of Pugmire) will be writing all the blog-y bits, while I (Dixie, Empress of Editorial) will be writing all the update-y bits. We didn’t have a meeting, but we certainly have stuff to talk about!

Hunter: The Vigil 2e art by Alex Sheikman

GEN CON

Speaking of Gen Con, Onyx Path doesn’t have any plans to attend the in-person Gen Con, but we do have a few events for Gen Con Online! The schedule just went live, so here are some events to check out:

Friday, September 17th, 11am EDT: Storypath Q&A! Join the Onyx Path crew for a Q&A about their in-house system and the games powered by it, including Trinity Continuum, Scion Second Edition, They Came From!, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution. https://www.gencon.com/events/198118

Friday, September 17th, 1pm EDT: Trinity Continuum: Anima Playtest! Eddy will run a three-hour playtest of the Anima rules! https://www.gencon.com/events/197482

Saturday, September 18th, 11am EDT: What’s Up with Onyx Path? Join some of the Onyx Path developers and employees while they talk about what they’ve been working on recently! https://www.gencon.com/events/198116

Saturday, September 18th, 4pm EDT: They Came From Beyond the Grave! Matthew will run a three-hour introductory scenario to a game of 1970s Hammer Horror-esque chills and thrills, and not a little ham and comedy with it. https://www.gencon.com/events/199400

Gen Con has just so many events that we were happy to even get these few onto the schedule. So swing by (virtually) and say hi!

SQUONKS IN THE DONK

Squeaks in the Deep is on its final few days on Kickstarter! While we funded in the first day, I’d personally love it if we could beat how much Pirates of Pugmire did ($47,792). We’re already unlocked some exciting stretch goals, like playable rabbit PCs and VTT support!

All hail the rabbit king!

I know rabbits were very exciting for a lot of folks, and I’m looking forward to figuring out how they fit into the overall plan for the Realms of Pugmire, but honestly the VTT support goals are the ones I’m personally more excited about. Because over the past couple of years, I’ve learned how important virtual tabletops are. They kept me in touch with a lot of my friends during the quarantine, and I want to make sure Squeaks in the Deep in particular (and Pugmire in general) is easy for folks to use in whatever form they game.

So if you haven’t already, swing by the Kickstarter and pledge whatever you think is fair! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/squeaks-in-the-deep-tabletop-roleplaying-game/

Rich Bastard’s Guide art by Drew Tucker

AND THE REST

Recently the Onyx Pathcast crew have gone all the way back to nearly the beginning (episode nine!) to talk about freelancing for Onyx Path. We’ve learned a lot since 2018, so we spent last Friday talking a bit about how things have changed, as well as going over what kinds of things freelancers can expect to encounter here at Onyx Path. In fact, we had so many things to say that it spilled over into this week’s episode as well, along with some discussion of sound and music in movies and TV.

Even though we didn’t have a meeting, that didn’t stop Operations from chugging right along. IPR is having their Summer Sale, with a lot of 20th Anniversary books and dice on sale, along with Cavaliers of Mars, Scion, and Scarred Lands. Check out all the deals on their website: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials/

Also, Ian and Dixie have been posting dog pictures for Mike Chaney. Seriously – we love Mike so much that our private work Discord has a channel just called “Puppies For Mike,” and it’s a regular dose of cuteness. Including this adorable puppy.

I love this dog so much.

Anyhow, we should probably dig Rich up… uh, I mean, make sure everything’s okay for when he totally gets back from vacation from one of his…

Many Worlds, One Path!


Blurbs!


Kickstarter!

Squeaks In the Deep, for Realms of Pugmire! Funded in less than 4 hours! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/squeaks-in-the-deep-tabletop-roleplaying-game/

Right now, we’re over 200% funded, and have passed Stretch Goals that unlock the Screen and T-Shirt, and have achieved a setting supplement focused on Rabbits! Next up, VTT maps for all your underground scampering and exploring needs!

Rats and mice join the world as player characters! Come explore the hidden depths under the skin of the world and below the City of Pugmire!

Our next Kickstarter is slated to be The Apocalyptic Record for Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition!


Onyx Path Media!

Illustration by Michael Gaydos

This week: How To Freelance for Onyx Path (part 2)! The Terrific Trio continue their exploration of this topic, dispensing their hard-earned wisdom and deep insights into band names.

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

For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com

Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them!
Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. This week, we focused on our OnyxPathCon videos!:

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant – Storypath Showcase – Session Zero: https://youtu.be/V3AdMOhgMt0

Chronicles of Darkness – Dark Eras 2 – The Wyrd West – Episode 5: https://youtu.be/dFy6ieMapms

Scarred Lands – Dark Voodoo on the Bayou – Episode 3: https://youtu.be/qG5jnyO1Hbk

Deviant: The Renegades – A Cautionary Tale – Episode 22: A Well Laid Plan: https://youtu.be/IsRTcDAnMLA

Chronicles of Darkness – Dark Eras 2 – The Wyrd West – Episode 6: https://youtu.be/pqawOGQNjBs

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant – Storypath Showcase – Episode 1: https://youtu.be/NDI_32oBjlw

Chronicles of Darkness – Dark Eras 2 – The Wyrd West – Episode 7: https://youtu.be/mmrtcGrPLiQ

Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online!
The highlight of the week on our YouTube channel is the fantastic Dark Eras Wyrd West chronicle being run by our friends at Haunted Chronicles. Check out the entire playlist right here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxRP9AG3wVjqjhM78e8zrOa9aecs5F6w2

On Werewolf: The Podcast, Josh has been running A World of Rage! Please give them a listen right here: https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/e/a-world-of-rage-episode-2/

Simulacra TV have continues their brand new Aberrant actual play, named Atomic Youth! Please check them out and give them some support. This one is a great story with some amazing roleplayers involved, and here’s episode five: https://youtu.be/8oFSJR7PDBw

Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV

ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses.
Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic.

And here are the first few episodes for you! S02E01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx-YTKL3lPQ&pp=sAQA

S02E02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggLrSDdddZE&pp=sAQA

S02E03: https://youtu.be/Uwb2ZGjv8XI

And the two minute recap video for Season One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5O1-WpO7Fw&authuser=0

A Bunch of Gamers continue their excellent Werewolf: The Apocalypse chronicle right here, with Episode 77: https://youtu.be/OkDg422mdQk
The pack has tracked Veronica to a shipping yard that traffics in people. The guards are alert and well armed and, worse yet, the High Ban is still in full effect. The pack will have to think and act quickly as its members are confronted with a new variable. Desperate times calls for desperate measures!


Electronic Gaming!


As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The 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.)


Virtual Tabletop!

NEW on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire!

Play Now on Astral TableTop!

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT).

Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral.

Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT

Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay.

https://www.astraltabletop.com/

How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/

Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4261/Onyx-Path-Publishing?filters=0_0_0_45317_0

A few highlights of our platform agnostic content:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309127/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-VTT-Token-Pack
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317690/Trinity-Continuum-Hunt-for-the-Red-Widow-VTT
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340327/Trinity-Continuum-Aeon-VTT-Tokens
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311578/Scarred-Lands-VTT-Separation-Anxiety
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311580/Scion-2e-VTT-Origin-Signature-Tokens
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311579/Scion-2e-VTT-Hero-Signature-Tokens


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 provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below!

You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

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

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

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

In celebration of Changeling the Dreaming’s 24th anniversary, select Onyx Path Publishing books, screens and dice are 40% off through August 29 8pm PDT! https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Deals-and-Specials

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


On Sale This Week!

The print-on-demand version of Under Alien Skies! Under Alien Skies expands the setting of Trinity Continuum: Aeon with details about the alien Chromatics, Coalition, and Listeners, including rules for playing characters belonging to these three species. In addition, this book provides information about six other species of aliens. Now you can have all the secrets of the Chromatics in your hands!


Conventions!

Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

Gen Con Online!

Friday, September 17th, 11am EDT: Storypath Q&A! Join the Onyx Path crew for a Q&A about their in-house system and the games powered by it, including Trinity Continuum, Scion Second Edition, They Came From!, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution. https://www.gencon.com/events/198118

Friday, September 17th, 1pm EDT: Trinity Continuum: Anima Playtest! Eddy will run a three-hour playtest of the Anima rules! https://www.gencon.com/events/197482

Saturday, September 18th, 11am EDT: What’s Up with Onyx Path? Join some of the Onyx Path developers and employees while they talk about what they’ve been working on recently! https://www.gencon.com/events/198116

Saturday, September 18th, 4pm EDT: They Came From Beyond the Grave! Matthew will run a three-hour introductory scenario to a game of 1970s Hammer Horror-esque chills and thrills, and not a little ham and comedy with it. https://www.gencon.com/events/199400


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)
  • Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)
  • Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)
  • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Redlines

  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: God (Scion 2e)
  • With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)

Second Draft

  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Development

  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)

Manuscript Approval

  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)

Post-Approval Development

  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Editing

  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)
  • The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tasty Bit: The Autocracy (Scion 2nd Edition)

Post-Editing Development

  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Tasty Bit: Pets (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)

Indexing


Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion: Dragon
  • Masks of the Mythos
  • TC: Adventure! (KS)
  • M20 Victorian (KS)
  • Dead Man’s Rust
  • Exalted Essence (KS)
  • TC Mission Statements
  • TC Aberrant N!WE – Maria ADing.
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion
  • Squeaks In The Deep (KS) – On KS.
  • TC Prometheus Unbound
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake!
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery
  • Saints and Monsters
  • TC: Anima (KS) – Sketches and notes are flying back and forth.
  • TC: Assassin
  • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
  • Novas Worldwide
  • W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS) – Half the artwork is in.

In Layout

  • V5 Forbidden Religions
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave!
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart
  • Hundred Devils Night Parade – Not mine! Travis’!
  • Aberrant VTT
  • Scion: Demigod

Proofing

  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Finishing up.
  • Spiragos Collected Adventures
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Got proof in.
  • Dearly Bleak – Deviant: The Renegades Novella – At Paradox approval.
  • Legendlore – Proof over to dev.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters

At Press

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2 – Getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Deviant – Getting ready for press.
  • Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Heirs to the Shogunate – Prepping PoD files for printer.
  • TC: Under Alien Skies – PoD proof ordered.
  • TC Aberrant Jumpstart – PoD proof ordered.
  • Players Guide to the Contagion Chronicle

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Back when Eddy used to do this on the White Wolf LiveJournal, he’d look up the Wikipedia page for the date in question. August 9th has… a lot of battles and wars, honestly. But it’s also the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is very cool.

This week, Promethean first edition turns fifteen, and Geist first edition turns twelve! Wow, time flies when you’re making creepy games! Of course, the second edition of those games are also fantastic, but they were both inspired by the hard work of the teams who worked on the first editions, for which we’re eternally grateful.

  3 comments for “MONDAY MEETING TAKEOVER

  1. Luke S.
    August 9, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    No GenCon panels on the OPP created universe of 10+ game lines, aka, CofD? Damn, Paradox is really doing its best to strangle it.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      August 9, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      We didn’t create it! The CofD dates back to 2004, and Onyx Path only came into existence in 2012.

      Insofar as GenCon panels, Paradox typically isn’t involved in our panel process. Due to a number of factors, we were only able to put our focus on two panels and two games, so we did what we considered most important: a general Q&A for our Storypath games, and our standard What’s Up panel covering all our games.

    • dirtypoolfilms
      August 10, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      It feels a bit reactionary to jump from “no news” to “Renegade is trying to destroy CoD.”

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