Now Available: Monsters of the Deep in print!


Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Monsters of the Deep for They Came from Beneath the Sea!

Clain Hoake stood on the pier, one foot up on a wooden crate as he lit his pipe and puffed smoke rings into the pink dusk sky. Finally, things were returning to normal. Finally, the war was ending.

The shockwave broke his peaceful tobacco enjoyment, the pipe dropping from his mouth, through a gap in the planks, and with a plop, hit the sea. “Darn, not another one…” As Clain looked up from the pier to the roiling waters, he saw what could only be described as a massive turtle coasting along the crest of a tidal wave, an army of jellyfish balanced precariously on its shell, while a glowing seahorse trumpeted the sea monsters’ arrival.

Clain blinked. He was sure that was just tobacco in his pipe, but he couldn’t believe his eyes. He and his friends had only just driven back vile werelobsters, predatory shark clans, and communist crab people, and now a new wave of monsters rose up from the deep to flood humanity with their briny aggression!

Monsters of the Deep! is an expansive bestiary for They Came from Beneath the Sea!, including a variety of new monsters big and small to include in your stories as goons, or to base your plots around as central antagonists. 

As with the threats introduced in They Came from Beneath the Sea!, the monsters in this book can be played for farce, with the Director emphasizing the rubbery costumes coming apart at the seams, or for horror, with the Director describing in precise detail what the Algae of Doom does to its victims (and it isn’t pretty!).

They Came from Beneath the Sea! uses the Storypath System.

Monsters of the Deep! includes:

  • Disgusting Destroyers such as Billy Skibbers, the Colossomantids, and the Siliclones!
  • Edentulous Enslavers including the Algae of Doom, Poseidon, and the Box Jellies!
  • Insidious Invaders including the Sea Dragons, Dire Sea Sponges, and Jelly Men!
  • Putrid Primordials such as the Turtledon, the Creeping Coral, and the Gullbatross!
  • Spumy Spies not limited to Melvis and the Deep-Water Band, Mr. Frosty, and the Red Coral Society!
  • Terrible Terrestrial Threats including the Red Death, Reverend Aquarius, and B.A.K.E!
  • And many, many more…

Also available: the collected Tales of the Æon Society! Audio Drama is now live! You can catch it on PodBean, or download it from DriveThruRPG (don’t miss the included booklet)!

All previous episodes are linked from our audio archive page (linked in the right-hand sidebar).

Follow along as Max Mercer, a cunning daredevil with extraordinary luck, leads an amazing group of daring humans known only as the Æon Society. These heroes travel all over the world to investigate strange phenomena, right wrongs, and protect the innocent.

Written by Eddy Webb
Directed by Drew Profit and Austin Beach
Sound Design and Production by Austin Beach
Musical Score by Dayn Leonardson

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Austin Beach: Narrator; Nazi #1
  • Drew Profit: Max Mercer; Nazi #2
  • Jessica Rainville: Helen Perkins
  • Mike Janson: Doctor Primoris; Enkidu; Nazi #3
  • Dayn Leonardson: Danger Ace
  • Marquita Richardson: “Lucky” Lucy Hebron
  • Jeremy Hennessy: Zorbo


We’re Rolling into Spring with Indie Press Revolution: all our dice sets are 40% off until March 28! This includes Scion, Scarred Lands, Vampire 20th, Changeling 20th, Pugmire, and Monarchies of Mau!

It’s also March Mystery Month on DriveThruFiction! Save 25% on a number of Onyx Path fiction titles until the end of the month!

Crowdfunding Update

Our Indiegogo for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: Victorian Age launched three weeks back, and we have one week to go! We funded in just under 21 hours, and we’re already at 236% with $82,855 of our original $35,000 goal, thanks to our 998 backers! So close to 1000 I can taste it.

We’ve reached the following stretch goals thus far:

  • Backer T-Shirt
  • Victorian Mage Jumpstart: Jumpstart scenario, plus Instant Mages x2
  • Penny Dreadful fiction (2004) added to backer rewards
  • Victorian Mage digital wallpaper
  • Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters: Expanded Bizarre Tales, Expanded Unusual Characters
  • Victorian Age: Vampire trilogy

Our next Kickstarter launches on March 25th, when the VicMage Indiegogo ends: Trinity Continuum: Adventure!

Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit:

Community Spotlight

The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week:

The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week:

The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week: