New World of Darkness: Jan-Aug 2015

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We just finished our World of Darkness panel at Gen Con. We just covered the following:

January 2015

PTC – The Firestorm Chronicle Fiction Anthology: Stories written to foreshadow the new Promethean Chronicle and provide a richer look at the horrors afflicting these tormented constructs as they seek humanity. 150 pages. 6″ x 9″ PDF/PoD/ePub.

February 2015

VTR – Half-Damned: There are creatures tainted by Kindred blood, yet not quite among the Damned. Building on Blood and Smoke, Half-Damned covers ghouls, revenants, and dhampir as playable characters. 200 pages. PDF/PoD.

March 2015

MTAw – Shards of Power: This book covers the physical, tangible expressions of magic: Sacraments, Magical Tools, Grimoires, and more, as well as the creations of archmages. 120 pages. PDF/PoD.

April 2015

PTC – Promethean: The Created Second Edition (formerly The Firestorm Chronicle): A new era for Promethean, featuring all-new setting, rules, and powers. Firestorm makes the game more accessible than ever before, with extensive tools and guidelines for designing each character’s Pilgrimage. 264 pages. PDF/PoD.

June 2015

WOD – Hurt Locker: Hurt Locker extends the content in the Armory series, updating it to the updated nWoD rules featured in The God-Machine Chronicle, as well as adding all sorts of new options. 160 pages. PDF/PoD.

July 2015

CTL – The Huntsmen Chronicle Fiction Anthology: Stories written to tease the new Changeling Chronicle and provide a richer look at the perils of the Hedge and the terror of returning to a home you no longer know. 200 pages. 6″ x 9″. PDF/PoD/ePub.

August 2015

Beast: The Primordial: Within every one of us lies the potential of the Beast. Unleash savage powers, answer the call to your Lair, and become the thing that Heroes fear. 320 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Prestige Edition.

More information to be added to the Current Projects page.

  28 comments for “New World of Darkness: Jan-Aug 2015

  1. Mockery
    August 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I’mma go out on a limb here and assume that Beast isn’t coming out in 2013. <_<;

    • August 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

      You haven’t been playing Beast: the Primordial? Oh man, it’s been my favorite game for the past year!

  2. Aspel
    August 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    With the Chronicle books being replaced by second editions, will Beast be coming out in a second edition format? That is, as a singular game book instead of one that requires a corebook?
    Will Demon be getting it’s own “second edition”, since it just has the GMC Rules Update in the appendix at the moment?

    • Rose Bailey
      August 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Beast will be similar in structure to Blood and Smoke and the other second edition books. It won’t require any other rulebooks.

  3. J. Curwen
    August 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    You will launch a guide for rules adaptation between old (2004) and new editions, as Chaosium made ??in CoC 7th edition?

  4. Walksforever
    August 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Beast sounds an awful like the The Primals I’ve been working on for the last few years .. I’ve even posted info on how I was developing them in the forums … I will be very interested in see exactly how much is the same .. very interested.

    • Phaolan
      August 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Hey, good luck with that. I’m not sure how you can even tell WHAT the hell Beast: the Primordial sounds like from the cryptic as fuck post…

      • August 17, 2014 at 2:07 am

        That’s always how White Wolf announces their next gamelines. I don’t at all hold it against ’em; it’s always kind of fun to try to figure out the teases. Geist was confusing as HELL when first announced.

    • Tom
      August 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

      One of my players guessed that dragons or something akin could be the new game line mentioned a while ago……guess he wasn’t so far off with the title for the new game line (probably it will be possible to create a dragon with that)

  5. PrimalFlame
    August 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Where’s the schedule for the Classic WoD?

    • marin
      August 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Given this was posted just after the nWOD Gencon panel, the cWOD schedule should be posted just after the cWOD panel finishes in just over an hour.

      • PrimalFlame
        August 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

        Thanks for the reply!

  6. Lou Silvers
    August 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Djinn the Binding 2016, cmon Rose you know you wanna keep pandering to my interests 🙂 On a relevant note super excited for changeling 2.0!! Keep doing what your doing!

  7. ASwagman
    August 16, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    “Become the thing that Heroes fear”. Oh, no. It sounds like the parts I didn’t like about Werewolf on steroids. Plus I want to play the Hero. Maybe that’s what I need to be looking at, an old-fashioned heroic fantasy RPG, because I haven’t liked anything I have seen of the nWoD Second Edition.

    You guys at White Wolf/Onyx Path have provided me with seven years of high quality entertainment, and I have to thank you for that. Sadly for me it’s looking more and more like that is coming to an end.

    • Chris Shaffer
      August 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      If you want to play the hero slaying the monsters, there’s Hunter: The Vigil and also some of the alternate setting stuff in Mirrors. Other than that, I think that just maybe if you want some heroic fantasy, looking for it in the World of Darkness line is kind of like going into a sushi bar looking for a porterhouse steak. Not that there’s anything wrong with being into either heroic fantasy or steak, but you should keep the nature of your supplier in mind.

      Of course, that said, at some point there will be Exalted which has a lot of heroic action and also fantasy. And the Trinity Continuum and Scion lines will be a lot more of an action-adventure sort of thing. And while I don’t know when it’s coming out (they just announced it Saturday), Eddy is working on a much more light-hearted fantasy game called Pugmire. And finally, they’re reviving the Scarred Lands d20 setting but I couldn’t tell you how heroic or fantastical it is because all I personally know about it is that there are lands which are apparently scarred.

      • Dawngreeter
        August 18, 2014 at 6:47 am

        I started typing out a comment and then realized Chris already said everything I was going to say.

      • B
        August 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

        Scarred Lands in set in a D&D world called Scarn, which is somewhat darker than the standard D&D setting and suffers from the fallout of the war between Gods and Titans. All kinds of horrible creatures created by the defeated Titans and the more evil of the Gods are still around, and various places have been ravaged and mutated by strewn Titan bodyparts.

  8. Calrabjohns
    August 17, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Yay! Very surprised that Promethean is getting the treatment before Changeling or am I missing something? So—WoD is jumping into heroic fantasy with Beast. Should be interesting to say the least. Cool news all round 🙂

    • marin
      August 17, 2014 at 3:19 am

      They’re going in original publication order, which went Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Promethean, Changeling…

      • Calrabjohns
        August 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Huh. I never would have thought that was the pub. order. Thank you for that info 🙂

        • IanW
          August 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

          2004: WoD and Vampire
          2005: Werewolf and Mage
          2006: Promethean
          2007: Changeling
          2008: Hunter
          2009: Geist
          2013: Mummy

  9. MrParaduo
    August 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    So is Beast: The Primordial going to be the GMC equivalent of the cWoD’s Changing Breeds? Please tell me it is. Please?

    • Me
      August 19, 2014 at 1:11 am

      New World of Darkness already has that. It’s called “Changing Breeds”

    • IanW
      August 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      As noted, WoD: Changing Breeds already exists (and another take on them exists in War of the Pure).

      Beast is something else entirely.

  10. Michael Tree
    August 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Will the God Machine Chronicle book be revised to include the full rules rather than just the update? I was thinking of buying it with my PoD coupon from the Demon kickstarter.

  11. Hawthorn
    August 19, 2014 at 11:41 am

    As odd as it might sound, I’m really happy at how few books (7 but 2 of those are fiction anthologies) are on this list. Considering the number of game lines Onyx Path has going at once (I think the most of any tabletop RPG company) I’ve always been afraid of their schedule getting “too busy”.

    After all the number of projects likely to “bleed-over” from the last 4 months of this year into next year (of the top of my head A Thousand Year of Night, Demon ST Guide, Curse Necropolis Rio), plus all the extra Kickstarter generated books, I think this is a much more realistic spread of products for a company Onyx Path’s size.

    Weirdly despite being a massive fan of both Mummy and Demon I’m kinda happy they are being left fallow after their current run and no “extra material” is being generated just for the sake of extra material next year. I feel its nice to have concise 4-8 book “limited” game lines that don’t end up suffering setting/system bloat like say Changeling.

    Its nice to see the “big three” lines getting an additional book in addition to their core second ed releases. With Vampire racking up a total of 3 splat books. While some people might see that as exceedingly slow progression for a line, I’m kinda happy each line is getting a more realistic measured release structure that will hopefully provide us with fewer but more high quality splat books. I mean does Requiem 2nd Ed really need the 40 something books that 1st Ed had?

    Also, liking that Promethean is getting some love after so many years in the “back corner” of the NWoD.

  12. Brian Goubeaux
    August 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Beast: The Primordial: Within every one of us lies the potential of the Beast. Unleash savage powers, answer the call to your Lair, and become the thing that Heroes fear. 320 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Prestige Edition.

    Huh. So not all fantasy creatures are Fae. Interesting. Please keep us blogged when 2015 rolls around.

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