Never A Moments’s Rust! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

The Dead Man’s Rust Kickstarter for Scarred Lands 5e has just over a week to go, and time and the kickstarter sure have passed quickly!

So much to do, so little time!

Right now, we’re in that classic pledging plateau phase most KSs go through, but that hasn’t stopped Travis Legge and his great crew of writers from creating Actual Plays and going on interviews in order to get the word out further about this awesome projects that combines a mega-adventure with a well thought-out plot and even more details of the Scarred Lands setting.

The full list this week is down there in our Media section, below, but I do want to call out a couple of efforts:

In terms of Scarred Lands itself, this series of YouTube vids are an absolutely fantastic primer and co-host Sarah Stewart has been working on the rebirth of Scarred Lands since Stewart Wieck was pulling together the SL Players Guide! Here’s the link to the full collection from Wanderer’s Haven Productions:

Also, here’s a link to The Wisdom Check‘s excellent in-depth interview with developer Travis Legge and his take on Rust and Scarred Lands as a whole:

In terms of Actual Plays, we have Matthew Dawkins and Klara Herbol playing with Red Moon Roleplaying here: and our own Onyx Pathcast Players will be playing Dead Man’s Rust in the Onyx Pathcast released this Friday!

Deviant art by Luis Sanz

Part of the reason I’m putting these links up here this week is that last week I asked our blog readers to let me know what was stopping them from pledging to the Rust KS, and some folks were straight up wondering just what it and Scarred Lands were all about.

I figure, links here and all down in the Media section might help make it easier to find out more about them.

Big thanks to all of you who did post! Your responses were really helpful and confirmed the range of our gut-level thoughts, so again, thanks for taking the time to let us know!

V5 Children of the Blood art by Ken Meyer. Jr


Not a lot of the top secret stuff this week, so there’s more to read here this week. Which good be good or bad, depending on your point of view!

As an aside, if after nine years of writing this blog pretty much every single Monday, I opt for something a bit more light-hearted like all the REDACTEDs last week, how about everybody stays cool with a little fun? The stuff in question was never going to be put up in the blog at the stage it is at, so you were totally not missing out on vital info.


Here’s a bit of info that’s not really secret, but did you know we have another meeting that informs this weekly Monday Lunch Meeting? It’s a quarterly production meeting where we discuss the way the info you see in our weekly updates fit together to further our bigger goals.

If you start with last Monday’s meeting, then last week’s production meeting, and then today’s meeting, our biggest ongoing conversation was about Exalted. We started reviewing just how our plans for it were hammered by everything that happened in 2020. It is no exaggeration to say that every project and every creator was affected, and then all of our outside partners like our printers and shippers were also delayed and understaffed by what went on.

That was the background, the what was. We needed that to get to just what we were doing about getting Exalted as a game line back on track. (And please do be aware that we all know that this is a conversation we have had several times before. We know, oh we know.) Last week, we heard those plans to accelerate the release schedule heading into 2021, this week we saw them implemented. The start is something you too can look at in the Project Status Updates, below.

It is the start. And here’s Dixie Cochran with a bit more info as she has been the person boosting and holding the team together all through all this:

Hi, Exalted fans!

I know it’s been a bit since anything came out for the line, and I’m sorry it’s been slow. 2020 hit our team a little harder than a lot of the others, to be perfectly honest. We’ve had illnesses, family emergencies, and some people working 12-hour workdays or picking up the work of three people in their day jobs. This is, of course, on top of everything (pandemic, protests, anxiety, etc.) this past year has brought in general.

That said, I think 2021 is going to be a banner year for Exalted Third Edition! In addition to the deluxe version of Lunars: Fangs at the Gate being on the way soon, art is rolling in for Heirs to the Shogunate, and it’s lovely. This week, we have movement on both Hundred Devils Night Parade and Exalted Essence, the latter of which I’m looking over before we send it on to Paradox.

I’ve been assured Across the Eight Directions will be in my hands shortly, even with the aforementioned 12-hour days one of the devs is dealing with. We’re aiming for about a month from now to have Many-Faced Strangers off to approvals, with Adversaries of the Righteous before that. The player’s guide, Crucible of Legend, should also be off to approvals by the end of this year.

Additionally, we’ve brought on two new developers over the past few months to help move things along. One of them is working on Exigents, which we’re hoping to see completed and approved by the end of Q1 or the beginning of Q2 2021. The other has been assisting on HDNP and AotR, as well as developing Many-Faced Strangers and Across the Eight Directions.

So yeah, 2020 was a bit of a bust all around (though I was and continue to be so happy with the reaction to the PoD and PDF of Lunars on DriveThruRPG).

Here’s to 2021 being a truly Exalted year!

As always, thank you to our developers, writers, artists, layout people, editors, and (most importantly) you, the fans! We know you’re hungry for more content and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.

So say we all!

V5 Children of the Blood art by Michael Gaydos

Just a quick reminder that we are putting up what we hope are easy to download and use items each Weds in December since the shipping situation this holiday month is even slower and more fraught with peril than usual.

If you must have physical books, our sales cohorts at IPR are still running sales on our physical books from Kickstarters, DTRPG still has our PoDs for sale, and Studio2 still can get you, your local game store, and their distributor our traditionally printed books, too! Just leave plenty of time in your expectations for shipping!

Finally, we are again joining and sponsoring Gehenna Gaming’s Virtual Horror Con this year in mid-February, so expect lots of appearances by Onyx Path creators as well as all sorts of our games being run across the whole range of our:

Many Worlds, One Path!



Dead Man’s Rust for Scarred Lands’s Kickstarter has just over a week to go and we’ve already funded a bunch of Stretch Goals in addition to the main goal!

If you haven’t heard, though, Dead Man’s Rust is the most blood-spraying, face-melting, ass-kicking, heart-wrenching, undead-filled, heavy-metal pile of awesomeness ever conceived of for the fifth edition of the world’s most popular role-playing game!

As of this writing we have achieved three VTT Token packs and the exclusive Backer t-shirt discount, electronic wallpaper, and then a biggie:
Gazetteer: Dier Drendal – A supplemental PDF focused on the underground city of Dier Drendal, providing hooks and guidance on how to incorporate it into the Dead Man’s Rust mega-adventure. 

You can check it out here:

Onyx Path Media!

This week: Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy will be Actual Playing Dead Man’s Rust! Come enjoy the Onyx Pathcast Players!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue!

A new week with new media, starting once more with Scarred Lands!

Over on Red Moon Roleplaying, Matthew Dawkins and Klara Herbøl continue their Dead Man’s Rust campaign with Craig and Hjalmar of RMR! Check out episode two right here ( and episode three here ( and give them a subscribe.

The Wisdom Check interviewed Travis Legge in an excellent dive into Dead Man’s Rust:

Wanderer’s Haven Productions continues their series of deep dives into Scarred Lands with these excellent videos:

Life of the Asaatthi:





And many, many more:

For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on 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

This week on Twitch, expect to see these games and streams running:

  • Scarred Lands – A Family Affair
  • Contagion Chronicle – Vorpal Tales
  • Pugmire – How the Pirates Stole Yuletyme
  • Hunter: The Vigil – The Devil’s Deal
  • Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale
  • Changeling: The Lost – Bonus Shot
  • Mage: The Awakening – Occultists Anonymous
  • Scion – Heroes for the Holidays – Dork Tales
  • Scarred Lands – Purge of the Serpentholds
  • V5 – Cults of the Blood Gods – Thy Kindred Come
  • Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Golden City
  • Hunter: Unbound Anomalies – Devil’s Luck Gaming

Get watching for some fantastic insight into how to run these wonderful games and subscribe to us on Twitch, over at

Come take a look at our YouTube channel,, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including:

Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale – E25 –

Vampire: The Masquerade – Boston by Night – Game 9 –

Ghost Hunters – Chimera House – Episode 2 (Finale) –

Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases; Forsaken Spaces – Session 5 Intro –

Hunter: The Vigil – Cold Cases; Forsaken Spaces – Session 5 –

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust w/ Vorpal Tales – 1/3 –

Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online!

Time again to give a shout-out to those wonderful people over at McStabber Studios, who we’ve been checking out since they sent us their video content. They produce some truly excellent gameplay videos, and really recommend you look at what they have for you on Twitch and YouTube. Here’s the blurb:

McStabber Studios are currently streaming Season 1 of Windy City After Dark, which is a Chicago by Night + Chicago Folios V5 chronicle. They stream every Sunday at 5pm Eastern, and try to keep each episode from 2 to 3 hours to make it easy for new viewers to catch up.

Episode 7 will air soon, and Season 1 is expected to be around 10 Episodes (Season 2 is already scheduled to begin Mid-February). They completed Season 1 of their Wraith: The Oblivion chronicle titled Wraith: Life Derailed in July and Season 2 is scheduled to return mid January on Wednesdays at 8pm Eastern.

Twitch –
YouTube (back episodes) –
Main Twitter –
Mistress of Promotions –

In case you missed them last week, Vancouver by Night (a Vampire: The Masquerade chronicle) is still ongoing on their Twitch channel. Give them a look and a follow!

Systematic Understanding of Everything is a fantastic Exalted Explainer Podcast by Exalted Dev Monica Speca and Exalted Writer Chazz Kellner. You should check it out, because it remains among the best Exalted shows out there.

Their most recent episodes are available over on, with their newest the following:

Kicks that split mountains, hand signals that seduce spirits, words that incite riots. How does it work? Monica and Chazz explain the basic systems of Exalted and then use them as we investigate why the Dragon-Blooded are so interested in a corner of the Tarpan Wastes.

Occultists Anonymous continue their wonderful Mage: The Awakening chronicle right here:

Episode 151: Road to Nowhere
The cabal split up the grimoires to take them to a safe location for magical experimentation and attract some unwanted attention in the process.

Episode 152: Pyramid Scheme
In hiding outside of a cabin in the woods, the cabal begin to work with the 5 grimoires in an effort to glean understanding and perhaps complete them. As their understanding deepens, they encounter other roadblocks.

Before we leave the Mage: The Awakening train, let’s delve into Wards and Witchcraft, and episode four right here:

Session 5: Mystic Pizza Party
A echo in the well lures our heroes deeper into the mystery of The Covenant House. With life or death hanging in the balance will this stranger survive meeting the cabal? Also what kind of pizza does Parallax want?!

Please check these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! We’d love to feature you!

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.)

We’re told that the App Dev is currently creating an updated version for the latest devices, so keep an eye open for those! The App was also pulled down from the Apple store in order to make some required updates – it’ll be back there soon!

Virtual TableTop!

Two Virtual Tabletop adventures: the Gauntlet of Spiragos and the Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands on Astral TableTop and DriveThruRPG!

Scars of the Divine War, which ended less than 200 years ago, have still not healed. One such scar is the Chasm of Flies, a rent in the earth created when the titan Spiragos the Ambusher was smote down by one of the young gods, Vangal the Ravager. Now, the Chasm is inhabited by spider-eye goblins and their spider allies, but it is also thought to be the resting place of powerful artifacts from that elder age.

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.

Astral is browser-based and uses the latest technology to streamline your storytelling experience. Connect with your party online and run your campaigns however you like. Astral offers tools optimized for phone, tablet, and desktop devices, no installation required.

Build epic battlemaps using Astral‘s enormous collection of scenery, props, and tokens or upload your own. Pro users gain access to over 12,000+ assets and fresh new packs every month. Add weather, visual effects, triggers, and so much more with easy-to-use tools

Build your own adventure, or choose from pre-generated game kits like Gauntlet of Spiragos and Dagger of Spiragos. Create character sheets, craft maps, or just jump right in to connect with your friends and start your adventures!

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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!

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here:

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2:

Our Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition books are also available from Studio2 in the US:

Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link!

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

Farewell 2020 and Save 20% on Storypath Sale is going on now at IPR:

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

The next big sale at DTRPG will be the New Year, New Game sale next month (year)! All of our core books and Jumpstarts will be on sale!

On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday the Geist: the Sin-Eaters 2e and Dark Eras 2 electronic wallpapers will be available on DTRPG! And we’ll be offering Dark Eras 1 and Dark Eras 2 game journals over at our RedBubble store!


Though dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s what’s left of our current list of upcoming conventions (and really, we’re just waiting for this last one to be cancelled even though it’s Nov/Dec). Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

Gehenna Gaming is planning a second Virtual Horror Convention in mid-February and Onyx Path will be there and sponsoring sessions! More news as we have it!

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)
  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Dawn (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • 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)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)


  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)

Second Draft

  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Monsters From the Crypt! (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! (They Came From…!)


  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)

Manuscript Approval

  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Scion Fiction Anthology (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Approval Development

  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)


  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Under Alien Skies (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 Trails of Ash and Bone (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • V5 Children of the Blood (was The Faithful Undead) (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 Technocracy Operative’s Dossier (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)
  • Yugman’s Appendix: People of Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • V5 Forbidden Religions (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • 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)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Editing Development

  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • LARP Rules (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Peoples of the Crossroads Continent


  • TC: Aberrant (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (KS)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Art buy in progress.
  • Mummy 2 – AD’d. More art is in.
  • Legendlore – Art buy figured out.
  • Scion: Dragon (KS) – Art for KS in progress, waiting on 2 halfs. Fulls are in. Cover is in.
  • Masks of the Mythos (KS) – Ready for the KS.
  • Scion: Demigod – Art buy in progress.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! – Art buy figured out.
  • TC: Adventure! (KS)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness) – LeBlanc is on it.
  • M20 Victorian (KS) – Splats in. Fulls and scenes in progress.
  • TC: Under Alien Skies – Most final art in.
  • Heirs to the Shogunate – Sketches coming in and over to devs.
  • Dead Man’s Rust (SL KS) – KS rolling.
  • Children of the Blood – Initial batch of art approved by Paradox.
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – Art in progress.
  • Exalted Essence – Getting Dixie and Maria talking about visuals.
  • V5 Trail of Ash and Bone – Art getting assigned.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions – Art buy figured out.
  • TC Mission Statements – Art buy figured out.
  • TC Aberrant N!We – Art buy in progress.
  • TC Aberrant Jumpstart – Art buy figured out.

In Layout

  • Vigil Watch
  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded
  • Monsters of the Deep – Going to Travis.
  • TC: Aberrant Screen


  • Yugman’s Guide Support Decks (Scarred Lands)
  • Aberrant – Indexing.
  • Geist: One Foot In the Grave – Travis filling in character sheets.
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror – PDF out to KS backers this week.
  • Deviant – 2nd Proof to Dev and making Clade symbols.
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad Compiled

At Press

  • TCFBTS Screen and Booklet – KS shipping.
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – KS shipping.
  • Pirates of Pugmire – KS shipping.
  • Pirates of Pugmire Screen – KS shipping.
  • Dark Eras 2 – KS shipping.
  • Dark Eras 2 Screen and booklet – KS shipping.
  • Contagion Chronicle – Shipped to KS fulfiller.
  • Lunars Wall Scroll Map – At KS fulfiller.
  • Lunars Screen and Booklet – At KS fulfiller.
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate – Shipping to KS fulfiller. PDF and PoD on sale at DTRPG.
  • V5 Cults of the Blood Gods – Prepping for press.
  • Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs – Prepping PoD files.
  • TC Core Jumpstart – PoD proofs ordered.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

I just learned this and love it: Monkey Day is an unofficial international holiday celebrated on December 14. The holiday was created and popularized in 2000 by two artists when they were art students and caught on; first among their fellow students and then worldwide. In 2005, Peter Jackson’s King Kong was released on the fifth anniversary of Monkey Day. For Monkey Day 2014, the creators of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb released a short feature starring Crystal the Monkey. Monkey Day celebrates monkeys and “all things simian”, including other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs. Monkey Day is celebrated worldwide and often also known as World Monkey Day and International Monkey Day.

  34 comments for “Never A Moments’s Rust! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Matthew Lutz
    December 14, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I really appreciate the level of transparency with your creative processes, Rich. It vastly exceeds that of most publishers.
    Would you mind explaining the new publishing structure for WoD IPs now that Paradox has moved development in house again for core books? Its my understanding that Renegade studios is now the primary licensee for everything non core. So will OP be developing titles as a sub licensee similar to your prior relationship with Modiphius?

    • richt
      December 14, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      No, I really can’t. Our transparency is about our processes, but our relationship with Paradox concerns both company’s processes and so not something I can go into.

      • Matthew Lutz
        December 15, 2020 at 8:45 am

        Ok I’m a bit confused by your answer. In the past, you were pretty clear about your relationship to Modiphius and Paradox. On multiple occasions, I recall reading here that Paradox owned the VtM IP, Modiphius was the primary licensee for VtM, and so any projects created by OP for VtM had to be approved by both Modiphius and Paradox. So I was just asking how that’s changed now that Modiphius is no longer involved and Renegade is. If that is something you’re no longer allowed to talk about, certainly, I respect that. But that’s different than saying that you can’t talk about it out of respect to Paradox when clearly it wasn’t an issue in the past.

        • richt
          December 15, 2020 at 9:47 am

          In the past, whenever I’ve discussed anything it was after the arrangements were made and all parties were talking about it. This is not that time, and we’ve already quoted Paradox as saying that nothing has changed in our relationship with them.

          • Matthew Lutz
            December 15, 2020 at 9:50 am

            Ok thank you for the clarification.

  2. Madam Mirror
    December 15, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Essence and Exigent KS in the same year?

    My bank account begs me to stop.

    • richt
      December 15, 2020 at 9:58 am

      We intended one of them to be in 2020, so it’s not a financial hit we wanted but what are ya gonna do?

      • Madam Mirror
        December 17, 2020 at 1:22 am

        Eh, I have a decent windfall, but yeah. I don’t know a single part of my life that hasn’t been impacted by 2020.

  3. Walter
    December 15, 2020 at 12:33 am

    I have been chomping at the bit for Deviant. I am so excited to see it getting closer to release! I have loved everything that you guys have done with all of the CoD titles. I have been a Vamp player since the first edition was released. I have played every game in WOD thru CoD. Just wanting to say thank you for making roleplaying a better place.

    • richt
      December 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

      We’re really looking forward to getting Deviant out into stores and available for sale on DTRPG, etc. It’s not just a great game on its own, but is so useful in creating all those sorts of “supernatural bits” that belong in CofD but don’t have full game lines or write-ups elsewhere. Thanks for your kind words!

      • Noneofyourbusiness
        December 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm

        With the flexibility of both Deviant and Beast, it seems like all possible supernatural archetypes are now covered.

  4. Troy
    December 15, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I appreciate there has been a little more description in the Art Direction section lately. At least it feels like the blurbs are more descriptive than they used to be.

    • richt
      December 15, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Over the years the amount of details has ebbed and flowed as it’s always up to Mirthful Mike as to what info he sends me to include in this blog. It’s a pretty simple correlation of Mirthful Mike sharing more details if in sharing those details he doesn’t get folks giving him a hard time. In the art direction section, we’ve also started dividing ADing into Kickstarter ADing and after KS art buying, in addition to those projects that aren’t KS’d, so there’s more details to be given.

      • Troy
        December 15, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        If he doesn’t read the comments, thank Mike for me!

        • richt
          December 15, 2020 at 1:48 pm

          Will do!

        • ThomasM
          December 15, 2020 at 2:12 pm

          Seconded! Also, who are the heroic individuals that have stepped up to assist Mike in his herculean efforts? Also also, are you creating the Clade symbols?

          • richt
            December 15, 2020 at 3:02 pm

            We’re not making any big announcements of who is doing what – you can note some names in Mirthful Mike’s notes each week – as we’ve had graphic designers stalked over social media by “fans” wanting to know when the designer was going to be finished with their work. We respect any of our creative folks’ desires when it comes to being left alone to do their job.

          • ThomasM
            December 15, 2020 at 3:24 pm

            That makes complete sense and I am sorry that has happened to any of the creators.

          • richt
            December 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

            Thanks for understanding.

  5. Balwin
    December 15, 2020 at 11:16 am

    How should I understand the part from Dixie that “The player’s guide, Crucible of Legend, should also be off to approvals by the end of this year.”?
    According to the project status it is already in “Manuscript Approval” since .. how many month now (feels like ages)?

    • DixieCyanide
      December 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      Sorry for the confusion! It’s been in internal approvals, with Eric and Vance making sure everything matched up with their vision for line. There are still a few tweaks to go before we send it to Paradox. 🙂

    • richt
      December 15, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      As Dixie notes, there are a variety of possible approvals depending on the project that may need to happen in that stage of a project’s progress.

  6. Tim Flannigan
    December 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    What exactly is “Peoples of the Crossroads Continent” and what game line is it for?

    • richt
      December 15, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      That’s a little book we’re doing featuring the PC options from my long-time D&D setting The Crossroads Continent updated to 5e rules.

  7. DennisL
    December 15, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    First: thanks for your response from last week, and if I was one of those people who came off as too serious, then I’m sorry. I did get that it was meant in good fun, and I do appreciate your more humorous posts. =)
    Secondly, more for Dixie, I had thought I heard there was an ST guide for Exalted 3E coming out, and somehow I got into my head that it was Crucible of Legends. Was it because there’s material for STs in Crucible, or is the ST Guide a different project entirely?

    • richt
      December 15, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      I don’t really keep track of who said what, but thanks for understanding. 🙂

    • Dixie Cochran
      December 16, 2020 at 11:37 pm

      Crucible of Legend(s? We’ve gone back and forth) is the ST guide, yes!

  8. David Mitchell
    December 16, 2020 at 2:18 am

    Thanks for the exalted update. As an exalted can since 2003 Im used to the odd wait but clarification makes it bearable. Roll on 2021 feels like when crucible of legends, exigents and essence is out that the scope of the game will be greatly improved even without the other splat books. And looking what the team has done already for 3e lore very much looking forward to across the eight directions

    • richt
      December 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Yes, you hit it right on the head! All three books – Exigents, Crucible, and Essence – are designed to give folks a lot of useful and fun info, including tools for covering more parts of the Exalted lore that haven’t been extrapolated on yet. Thanks!

  9. Kindredkeeper
    December 17, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Loved everything I read, so happy to see that Ex3e isn’t getting shelved. looking forward to next year

    Little disappointed to see there aren’t any Exalted 3e twitch streams would be great to see that.

    • December 17, 2020 at 9:03 am

      If someone’s running Exalted 3rd Edition and wants to tell me about it, I’ll happily promote it.

    • Søren Hjorth
      December 17, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      RPGClinic will be streaming their Dragonblooded Academy game in the new year, lot’s of talent and lots of love for the setting. (The crew are also members of the same crew that made LARPS The Series)
      Could use all the promotion it can get.

    • richt
      December 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      To underline what Matthew has alluded to, the folks you see on our Twitch and YouTube and highlighted in the MMN have reached out to him as per his request each week in the Media section. We don’t have the bandwidth to seek out and review every group who puts something up online, nor are we a news site whose actual job is to hunt those items down. We’re just happy to share links when folks approach us.

  10. Carl L Congdon
    December 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Hoping with wide-eyed Xmas optimism that the fully updated Aberrant will be ready for the upcoming holidays! I’m gearing up to play and can hardly wait until everyone has access to it!

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