Mostly Our Regular Weekly [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Friends, this has been a tough week.

So we’re going to actually provide you with all the usual material that comes after the Blurbs!, but this upper part of the blog where I try and ramble through some useful stuff; I’m keeping this short.

In fact, the topic I’m really writing about this week is on another blog post that I’m going to link to. The post concerns Matt McFarland and why we are no longer working with him, and further connected issues:

http://theonyxpath.com/?p=11633

Why? Because the topic is an ugly one. It’s not what I normally post about, and it’s not what you probably expect from your weekly MMN blog. But it is an important one, and it needs to be written.

But after discussing it during our monthly meeting, we decided on this method of delivering it to you. This way, the topic isn’t just sitting on top of wacky Blurbs! and business as usual, because that would be inappropriate to the subject matter.

At the same time, we think it is important for our community to read this even while it might run counter to the expectations of some of our folks who come here specifically because this is a relief from real-life issues, or even more importantly, for some of those people who are actually affected by the matter in question.

We really do not wish to minimize what they have gone through in any way.

Along the same line of thought, I’m not including any art up here, just this message. We’ll have lots of art next time.

Finally, I’m putting some space between this and our usual tagline. Not because it is no longer appropriate, but because it represents what we can all achieve together in a cheerleading sort of way that is important, and we’ll get back to, but which isn’t right at this time.

Many Worlds, One Path!

BLURBS!


KICKSTARTER:

A week into our Kickstarter for the Deluxe version of EX3‘s Lunars (that funded in less than 40 minutes) and we are almost at 300% funded and have over 1500 backers! Multiple Stretch Goals have already been achieved, and we’ve just gotten started. So c’mon and get your beast-form on and join the fun!

The Story Told Podcast has a wonderful interview about Lunars: Fangs at the Gate: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/bonus-episode-5-exalted-lunar-ks-interview-with-eric-minton

ONYX PATH MEDIA

Illustration by Michael Gaydos

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast is an in-depth interview with Eric Zawadzki, writer and a developer on Deviant: The Renegades. I’m told it’s just chock full of spoilers. https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

And Here’s More Media About Our Worlds:

If YOU have a podcast, YouTube or Twitch channel, or talk about games on a blog or other website, and want to perform actual plays or make reviews of our games, please reach out to the Gentleman Gamer on the Onyx Path forum. From there we’ll share emails and get you started, so when you do start producing content we’ll be able to promote it on our blog and YouTube channel!

Lots of media today!

First up, we have Caffeinated Conquest‘s Scion actual play, which has proven very popular and entertaining: https://youtu.be/MqCNQq6a7gs

High Level Games continues their actual play of Pugmire! For those of you who love adventurous tales of dogs and cars, check out their video: https://www.highlevelgames.ca/podcastingnetwork/pugmire-actual-play-episode-3

Matthew Dawkins and Red Moon Roleplaying continue with their actual play of They Came from Beneath the Sea! both on our channel and their website: https://youtu.be/FL_v0OfJ3n4

The Story Told Podcast has a wonderful interview about Lunars: Fangs at the Gate: https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/bonus-episode-5-exalted-lunar-ks-interview-with-eric-minton

Travis Legge continues with his superb Myths and Matchmakers Scarred Lands actual play too: https://youtu.be/W-_szpegJpc

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 now 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 both rolling and rocking!

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 you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these fiction books:

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

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

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

And you can now order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

And available this week! Deluxe Changeling: The Dreaming and Deluxe Beckett’s Jyhad Diary! The additional books we have after the Kickstarter ship-outs are done are now at IPR!

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

This Wednesday, we’re releasing PDF and PoD versions of the new Map of Stygia for Wraith20 on DTRPG, as well as Changeling: The Lost 2e T-Shirts on our Onyx Path Redbubble store!

Also we will be adding two new Art Packs to the Slarecian Vault community content site for the Scarred Lands!

CONVENTIONS


UK Games Expo: May 31st – June 2nd
Gen Con: August 1st – August 4th
Save Against Fear: Oct 12-14
GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd
We’ll also be back at PAX Unplugged later this year. n!


And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST 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)

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Geist2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Distant Worlds (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Let The Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Ready Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Heroic Land Dwellers (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)

Redlines

  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)

Second Draft

  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion Ready Made Characters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Witch-Queen of the Shadowed Citadel (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

Development

  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)

Manuscript Approval:

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Editing:

  • Aeon Aexpansion (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • V5 Chicago By Night (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • V5 Chicago By Night Screen (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Wr20 Book of Oblivion (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel: Cup of Dreams (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scion Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)

Post-Editing Development:

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)

Indexing:

  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • The Realm – More sketches in. Some finals finalized.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Chicago By Night – Notes and contracts going out.
  • Aeon Aexpansion
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea!
  • EX3 Lunars KS going.
  • Signs of Sorcery
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2
  • Shunned By the Moon – All artists contracted and then one bailed.
  • Book of Oblivion – Sketches coming in slowly but surely- some finals.
  • Contagion Chronicle AD’d for KS.

Marketing Stuff

In Layout

  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution
  • In Media Res

Proofing

  • M20: Gods and Monsters – Finishing backer errata.
  • Pugmire Roll of Good Dogs and Cats Gathering backer errata.
  • Adventures for Curious Cats – First proof corrections in.
  • Trinity Core – Inputting Errata. Cross referencing with TC: Aeon.
  • Trinity Aeon – Inputting Errata. Cross referencing with TC: Core.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Indexing.
  • Geist 2e
  • C20 Player’s Guide
  • False Images – EX3 novel Finishing and inputting backer errata.

At Press

  • Wraith 20th – Shipping to KS backers.
  • Wraith 20 Screen – Shipping to KS backers.
  • Scion Hero – To press.
  • Scion Origin – To press.
  • Scion Dice – At Studio2.
  • Scion Screen At Studio2.
  • Fetch Quest – Shipping to US.
  • Wraith 20th Stygian Map – PoD and PDF versions on sale this week.
  • Slarecian Vault Art Pack 01 and 02 – Available this week.

TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: 

And another US holiday: boom, on top of last week. Presidents’ Day! Well, we’ve had a mixed bag with these guys, but some actually made a difference and set us on better paths because they were in office. And in this world…that’s worth a celebration!

  21 comments for “Mostly Our Regular Weekly [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Mike
    February 19, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Is there any rough estimates on how long before we can expect to see dragonblood pdfs start to roll out and/or print options become available?

    • richt
      February 19, 2019 at 7:35 am

      No, but keep your eye on the progress report each week as things get finished. We’re very close now.

  2. Yodo
    February 19, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Oooh, Scion at press! How much longer do you reckon we have to scrape together those last few units of currency and make sure we’re getting as many add-ons as possible? I’ve gotta see if that full set of 10 dice for each Pantheon is in the cards…

    • richt
      February 19, 2019 at 7:33 am

      There will be the start of a countdown notice going out to backers this week. I think we’re looking at 2 weeks until we shut down “pre-orders”, then two until everything is charged, then a final two until we lock addresses in preparation for shipping.

      • Mateus Luz
        February 19, 2019 at 9:16 am

        So you mean we may have our PDFs this week? That’s good news!

        • richt
          February 19, 2019 at 9:19 am

          Didn’t say _that_.

      • Yodo
        February 20, 2019 at 4:19 am

        So we should expect to get it towards the end of American Gods’s second season? That… will actually work out extremely well for drumming up interest. Well timed!

  3. Ted
    February 19, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Any chance of a more substantive Signs of Sorcery update? I believe the book will officially hit 41 months on the project status list this week.

    • Noneofyourbusiness
      February 24, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Seconded!

  4. Peter
    February 19, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Any idea when Geist 2e might be ready to be sent to backers?

    • richt
      February 19, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Nope, just keep an eye on the progress reports. Thanks!

  5. Phaolan
    February 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I’m glad for this update. Your tone and content are correct. I say this as encouragement for leading the way, RichT. You’re on the right path, I think.

    • Yiodan
      February 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

      112% agreed

    • Noneofyourbusiness
      February 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Pun intended?

  6. Phaolan
    February 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Also? MAP OF STYGIA! Woo hoo! This is a product I’ve been waiting for even more impatiently than the AMAZING Wraith20 book… And that’s saying a lot on account of how great the book is.

  7. Lian
    February 19, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    So any chance we’ll get another c20 player’s guide preview soon>

    • richt
      February 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      If the dev team feels like its a good idea, they’ll get us one to post.

  8. Neil
    February 20, 2019 at 12:25 am

    So only a few weeks till Gods and monster goes to print??

  9. Sinople
    February 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    When the pre-order of the Dragon-Blooded 3E Book will be closed ?
    I need some time to refurb my wallet.

    • richt
      February 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      That usually starts happening once the book goes to press. Keep an eye on the progress reports here on the blog. Thanks!

  10. Rob P
    February 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    After a couple years of Mage Awakening planning I started my game last week. Excited to have Scion books in hand to build up my next game over time. So excited to see them at press! Also eager to see y’all at Gen Con!

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