Onyx Paths, Stuffy Dolls, and Gen Con Indy. [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

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Shocking to see Magic: the Gathering card art in our header? That was pretty much the surprise I had the first time someone hunted me down asking if I’d sign one of the cards that I had done the art for. And then several years ago, I was surprised again that folks found me with Onyx Path and had stacks of cards to sign.

So this year, I’m going with it.

Anybody who has any of the Magic cards I illustrated, please come by the booth and I’d love to sign them. All of our booth team know to expect some Magic fans looking for me, so don’t be shy. Here’s two maps showing where Onyx Path booth #1103 is:

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The thing is, for a lot of years with my freelance illustration work on Magic, and Doomtown, and Netrunner, and lots of other card games and even some RPG books outside of WW, most folks didn’t really connect that illustrator me with the me art directing for White Wolf.

But now, just like we’re doing the 20th Anniversary Editions of cWoD games, I myself am a classic Magic artist. The Stuffy Doll illustration above is from a whole book called The Gathering celebrating those early Magic artists that I’m very lucky to be among. So definitely come by our booth with your cards. Try and bring your own pen though, as some of the other folks at our booth might be using mine.

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Just a reminder, effectively all of Onyx Path will be at Gen Con 2015 this next week. Don’t expect a response if you email any of us this week.

And as I said last week, http://theonyxpath.com/how-you-can-enjoy-gen-con-with-onyx-path-monday-meeting-notes, we have lots happening at the Onyx Path Publishing booth #1103 and in our panels and games throughout the con. So if you are there, we’d love to see you. To encapsulate:

  • Thursday: V20 Dark Ages Day. Free collectible V20 DA button and card. Onyx brochure. Freelancing and Storyteller Tricks panels. Rose Bailey Dev signing. Pugmire demos and buttons and cards and booklet.
  • Friday: Beast: the Primordial Day. Free collectible Beast button and card. What’s Up panels for both WoDs. Big announcements? Matt McFarland & Eddy Webb signing. Portfolio reviews.
  • Saturday: Exalted 3rd & More Day. Free collectible Exalted button and card. Two panels covering all the non-WoD projects. Neall Raemonn Price & Dave Brookshaw signing. Portfolio reviews.
  • Sunday: nWoD 2nd Edition Day. Free collectible nWoD2 button and card. Developer signing. Last minutes sales? Goodbyes. Booth tear down. Coma.

During all this, the Wrecking Crew and Company will be playing our games in the demo areas, and at night I’ll be rampaging through downtown Indy and would be overjoyed to accept a drink from a kind and awesome member of our fan community. (So would the rest of the gang, but I write the blog, so nanny nanny boo boo, Eddy Webb).

If you can’t make it, we will be blogging and posting while there, but not going to be much on the forums or comments sections. Hope you enjoy the toomfoolery we exhibit on-line while we’re exhibiting in Indy.

Finally, and this is so crappy of me to just throw out here right now, right before we go: while I’m at Gen Con I’m going to be talking with dice manufacturers and sellers.

So if you’re interested in Onyx Path putting out physical gaming dice, and by all accounts a lot of you are, then…what sort of dice should we be looking at doing?

  • Retro dice that are exactly like the old sets WW created back in the day, with green marble coloring and ankhs for 0s?
  • Ornately carved dice that feature things like roses and vines carved into every side?
  • Some middle zone combination of the two?

Speak out, oh army of the night!

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And now, the BLURBS!

Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages will be available in PDF and PoD versions on Weds at DriveThruRPG.com! This massive full color tome is part of the V20 line but does not require V20 to play and enjoy.

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The Demon Translation Guide Advance PDF is on sale now! The PoD will be available Aug 5th, plus we will have some advance PoDs for sale at our booth at Gen Con #1103! We take fiendish delight in presenting this devilish guide to transferring your Demon: the Fallen and Demon: the Descent characters from one setting to the other: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151502/Demon-Translation-Guide

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The sixth and final Pugmire poster for now, Spike Mutt, is on the loose now as a free PDF or $.99 physical poster, suitable for framing: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150845/Spike-Mutt-Pugmire-Poster-6

The fifth Pugmire poster, Pan Dachshund, is ready now as a free PDF or $.99 physical poster, suitable for framing: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150844/Pan-Dachshund-Pugmire-Poster-5

The fourth Pugmire poster, Jack Rat-Terrier, is on-sale now as a free PDF or $.99 physical poster, suitable for framing: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150944/Jack-RatTerrier-Pugmire-Poster-4

The third Pugmire poster, Sgt. Leo Bulldog, is available NOW as a free PDF or $.99 physical poster, suitable for framing: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150843/Sgt-Leo-Bulldog-Pugmire-Poster-3

The second poster, Princess Yosha Pug, is available now: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149750/Princess-Yosha-Pug-Pugmire-Poster-2

And the first poster, Sister Picassa Collie, is here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/148516/Sister-Picassa-Collie-Pugmire-Poster-1

Start spreading the Code of Man!

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Dread Names, Red List for V20 is now on sale! This collection of the most dangerous Kindred ever called Anathema is available in both PDF and hardcover PoD versions: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150381/V20-Dread-Names-Red-List

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W20 fans can howl for the first new Werewolf the Apocalypse novel in decades! The Poison Tree novel by Mike Lee (long-time White Wolf writer and developer, and internationally famous Warhammer author) now available in PDF, ePub, and PoD versions! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150855/W20-The-Poison-Tree

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Convention News: We are going to be at Gen Con. In case you didn’t hear.

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And now, new project status updates!:

 

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM ROLLICKING ROSE (Projects in bold have changed listings)

 

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • M20 Book of Secrets (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • M20 Anthology (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Pugmire Gen Con Materials (Be a Good Dog.)
  • CtL anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dark Eras Expansions (nWod Dark Eras)
  • Pugmire Early Access
  • Dark Eras Companion (nWod Dark Eras)
  • WtF The Pack (Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • VtM Lore of the Bloodlines (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • WtA Kinfolk (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
  • V20 Ready Made Characters (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Beast Ready Made Characters (Beast: the Primordial)

 

Redlines

  • Mummy Fiction Anthology (Mummy: the Curse)
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Cursed Necropolis: Rio (Mummy: the Curse)
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)- In Open Development

 

Second Draft

  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Secrets of the Covenants (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • nWoD Hurt Locker (World of Darkness 2nd Edition)- In Open Development
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)

 

Development

  • Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition, featuring the Firestorm Chronicle (Promethean: the Created)
  • “Sardonyx” System Rules (Base rules set for Scion and the Trinity Continuum)
  • Mage: the Awakening  2nd Edition, featuring the Fallen World Chronicle (Mage: the Awakening) – In Open Development
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Scarred Lands Player’s Guide: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)

 

Editing

  • V20 Ghouls (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Black Hand: Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • nWoD 2e core (New World of Darkness)
  • Demon Storytellers’ Guide (Demon: the Descent)
  • VtM Lore of the Clans Expansions (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Development (post-editing)

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE

 

In Art Direction

  • Dreams of Avarice – AD’d. It will go into layout once the art is complete.
  • NWoD 2 – Trying to get the last four halfs in – update: Leblanc working on them.
  • V20 Ghouls – AD’d.
  • Tal Me Rah – Fulls contracted. Putting together notes for half page illos and contacting potential artists.
  • W20 Shattered DreamsAD’d. Almost. Had artist drop out during Monday Meeting.
  • V20 Lore of the Clans – AD’d.
  • Pentex Employee Indoctrination Manual – Figuring it out. Probably contract it out once we are back from Gen Con.
  • Demon STG Fulls AD’d. Talking to a dude about the cover. Probably deal with halfs once I’m back from Gen Con.

RichT here: Mirthful Mike and I will be looking at artists throughout Gen Con, particularly for Scarred Lands and the Trinity Continuum. Part of our mission this year.

 

In Layout

  • Beast – Book plates done. Back on layout stuff when we get back from Gen Con.
  • M20 How Do You Do That – Should have a proof when we get back.

 

In Proofing

  • M20 Screen – Still proofing with Phil.
  • Ex 3 Anthology – Awaiting updated text file.

 

At Press (on Drivethru… or whatever)

  • Demon Translation Guide – PoD proof in, will go live next Weds, Aug 5th. As noted above, we will have advance copies of the PoD at booth 1103 at Gen Con.
  • VDA20 – PDF and PoD versions go live on Wednesday.
  • M20 – PoD processing.

 

Special

  • Dark Eras – Holding pattern.
  • Wraith 20 Yep… waiting on artnotes.
  • Exalted 3rd Edition – RT here: 6th Layout Proof PDFs being worked on by Maria, she has backer names for the credits and we almost have a sheet design for in the book.

 

Other Stuff

 

REASON TO DRINK: It’s Gen Con, Jake…Gen Con.

 

  88 comments for “Onyx Paths, Stuffy Dolls, and Gen Con Indy. [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Yiodan
    July 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Oh wow! Dices! Really, thinking back, one of the many things I loved back when dices were a thing is discovering what cool new designs you were going to come up with. I dearly love my Changeling the Lost dices, for example. I can’t wait to see what the Mummy/Demon/Beast dice sets looks like, although, in regards to a “vote” those should continue the trend of the NWOD design for dices. So, different colors for the numbers that are “successes” and with a scheme that matches the game.

    In regards to the X20ies, seriously, my vote goes towards “Go wild”. Blow my mind. No, I don’t want a return to 2nd ed or revised or such. I have the dices I wanted already from those eras. I want to see the next evolutionary step of gaming dices, I want to see what your minds can come up with. And if it comes to it, yes, I would participate in a Kickstarter for the dices to make them more awesome via stretch goals.

    • Yiodan
      July 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Sorry, my first paragraph didn’t sound like I meant it. I meant to rework a sentence but forgot before I submitted. What I express is that I feel NWOD dices would make more sense if they continue the trend, which is an opinion and not a fact. I didn’t mean to sound “commanding” or “bossy” or to imply that guys should do one thing or over another.

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Your confidence is much appreciated. Thanks!

      • Ferdinand von Schenk
        July 28, 2015 at 5:21 am

        Please make nWoD dice with 8,9 and 0 colored / shaped differently !

        I’ve got a set for W:tF and those are my favorite.
        Design wise I have no strong opinion whatsoever – you could try to give the 8, 9 and 0 not only a different color but also a different shape …

  2. Nepher
    July 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Definitely something new !

    However, concerning Werewolf (classic and new), I’d really want to see the moon phases dice back, in one form or another (pun intended 😛 )

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      I’d take that as a vote for retro, I think.

    • Dan
      July 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      What was that thing for? All it did for me was give me an odd number of dice, highly annoying.

  3. Karpomatic
    July 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I’ve been wanting the Trinity dice forever! I have been hunting them for an eternity. Make these please!

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Retro or new designs?

  4. Unsilent Majority
    July 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Hunter the Vigil dice would be amazing.

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Any, or something that looks specific to the line?

      • Atavist
        July 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

        Not him (you can probably tell from the name). I have some Hunter the Vigil dice from, I guess, White Wolf days? They’re marbled green and the 8, 9 and 0 is filled in with gold. It’s fairly old school but simple.

        I could see replacing the 0 with the Hunter skull.

  5. Pensman
    July 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Game specific dice is a fantastic idea! I particularly love the idea of 0s being ankhs for Vampire and other symbols appropriate to the line. The success color differentiation is also a great idea. I’d be happy with very ornate dice or something simpler like the marble green for vampire. As long as the color/design feels representative of the game I’d be very satisfied.

    Doing one for each game line would trigger my pokemon syndrome (I’ve gotta catch ’em all) so I’ll prepare a cache of funds if it looks like this is becoming a reality. 😀

    • evolved_lupus
      July 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      +1

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      The urge to collect would never be part of our product strategy.

      He said completely straight-faced. Promise.

  6. Kim
    July 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    For Dice, I would like to have metal d10s, something with alittle weight to them, preferrably with some kind of more ornate style carved numbers (at least for the 10. maybe an ankh as said about the old school ones?)
    But I imagine that is too expensive or out of the question kind of ^^
    Otherwise the green marble ones with an ankh sounds AMAAAAAZING! Don’t know how they looked like in the old school time, but being a big V:tM-fan I’d definatley be all over a bunch of those! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      The material, and what our choices are, is certainly something important to how we’d do them.

  7. Scutarii
    July 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    For the dice I’d suggest making the 8, 9, 10 look special for nWoD diece (7’s etc for the Exalted dice, if 7 is still the magic number there).

    Please don’t make them really fancy on all sides though, spindly little flowers or the like on every face makes actually reading the number more difficult to do at a glance and those of us with poor eyesight my eyesight is not the greatest so having to put on my glasses just to read my dice means I won’t be using those dice, which would be a shame.

    Legibility with something small and cool on certain faces rather than massively over designed like someone got too deep into a WH40k sourcebook and came out with more skulls and purity seals than places to put them.

    • Andrew McGraw
      July 27, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Ditto.

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Best face facts and just wear the glasses all the time when playing. 😛
      That’s what I’m doing now when rolling physical dice- peering through my reading glasses.
      MORE SKULLS! It had to be said.

  8. Jared
    July 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve always been more of a fan of the dice sets that had the games icon as the 0, though a little work to make them easier to read would be nice. I often found the vampire dice hard to read, and there was one set of Mage dice that was impossible to read.

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Dice you can’t read aren’t fulfilling their prime function, although I think they can be ornate and legible as well.

  9. Majicou83
    July 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Seconding auspice dice! (and the go wild statement for the above)

    You did the art for some of legacy staples like the elemental blasts iirc. Not surprised you’re getting requests!

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Yes, I figured they must have kept the blasts in the mix somehow the year I went from all Black Vise signings to mostly the Red and Blue Blasts. Hmmm, I said.

  10. Phaolan
    July 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Dice? I don’t care about dice that much… I have so many that I can’t keep track. But Magic cards is something else entirely!

    Those doll cards (esp. Black Vice and Leshrak’s Rite) are still faves of mine 100 years later specifically for that art. It didn’t occur to me in all these years that YOU were the SAME Richard Thomas! If I were at the con, I’d bring my cards no doubt, now that I know just HOW long I’ve been a fan of your work.

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Ha ha! See what I mean? Very many thanks!

  11. Jonathan
    July 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I definitely like the idea of custom dice. Keep it simple, though. I have a gorgeous set of marbled dark green dice with gold numbers. While great to look at, they’re actually very hard to read and I tend to shy away from rolling them during play.

    I’ll use a simple black set with white numbers for examples of what I’d like to see: either the numbers are all standard except the zero/ten which is some symbol or icon appropriate to the line (perhaps simply using the skull icon associated with the line such as the Garou skull for Werewolf) or have the success range printed in a different color (we’ll go with gold for this example).

    To blend the ideas, highlight the success range and use a special symbol for the ten. That lets you quickly pick out the successes (the numbers are a different color than the failures) and then pick out the re-rolls from that smaller group (they show a symbol instead of a number).

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Usability is one factor, for sure. Thanks!

  12. Hackthulhu
    July 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I would personally like different colors for successes (as with the nWoD dice) and ideally a replacement of the 10 with say, the skull of the line perhaps?

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      The skulls for nWoD are definitely an element we didn’t have to play with back in the day. Might get too wee to see though, we’d need to try them out. Thanks!

  13. Kieran
    July 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    An interesting bunch of products – but I don’t suppose V20 is going to be getting an edition of “Chicago by Night”? It always was one of the more interesting cities in the Vampire setting, I thought.

    • richt
      July 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Good question, and something we’ll be glad to expand on at the What’s Up with cWoD? panel on Friday morning. Not just being marketing-coy, your question is really relevant to what we plan to talk about and/or announce.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      July 27, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      The original “Ashes to Ashes” — set in Gary, Indiana — connected up with the later Chicago by Night material. A2A recently got a sequel of sorts for V20 called “Dust to Dust.”

      Not exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s something.

  14. Torakhan
    July 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Will the Pugmire demos be at tje booth, or some othe location?
    Will tickets be required, or can you just walk up and learn/play a demo on a whim?

    Dice?! 😀

    To this day, I still get requests ror the moon phase dice (alas, a copy stom mold was out of my league.) I still highly value the two I have left (out of 9 I once owned.)

    While Gen Con has many dice sellers, I was surprised to learn just how few dice makers are left, but the original makers of copper pearl w/ moon-phase dice are still around!)
    If you have issues using the original glyphs, just make new stylized symbols, and this time with waxing and waning too? (though, would a D8 be more mathematically appropriate then?)

    Other than recreating the original Werewolf dice, what about a black die with pale blue speckles and the Onyx Path logo for the 1, or 10?
    In fact, you could keep that custom mold and do special color-combinations/styles for each line, either using the original colors, or something new?
    – Translucent white with silver imprint for Wraith?
    – Purple pearl with gold imprint for Mage?
    – black with a sickeningly-green treatment and Glow-in-the-dark lettering for the Wyrm…

    Just some thoughts. 🙂

    Drinks… What’s your poison?

  15. Tiresias
    July 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    My dice bag is at maximum capacity, so I don’t have much to say on that front.

    I’ll be looking forward to any new announcements concerning Beast, Scion and the Trinity Continuum.

  16. Dan
    July 27, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    In general new dice would be nice.

    As Yiodan said, continuing the style for the nWoD is a good idea.

    Though I do have one request, bring back the first edition Exalted dice, it would be nice if the ten stayed yellow/gold, 7-9 were silver, and one was red. If that’s too much however I can color them myself like I did with my other sets.

    • Peelingchrome
      July 28, 2015 at 12:31 am

      Seconding the old school Exalted dice. I also remember some that were glitter gold with black numbers and the Exalted sun for the 10… I think?

  17. JSinclair
    July 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Talk to the Evil Hat Games guys and find out who they used for Fate dice!

    http://www.evilhat.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/image-260960-full.jpg

    They look great, but most importantly you can read them very, very easily.

    As much as I like ornate Q-Workshop dice, they’re pretty, but only the person sitting in front of them can read them. You bring those to a table, there’s a chance someone’s going to call them “cheaters dice” because you could say you got anything, unless someone comes over and reads your dice every time, they’ve got to take their word for it.

    It would be awesome if whoever you get can shade in the success faces for any nWoD dice, like the last time the nWoD game lines had dice.

  18. Olympius
    July 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I’d be very happy if you reissued the nWoD dice sets and made matching sets for the gamelines that didn’t get them. I’ve wanted the Promethean and Changeling sets for years, but they go for $200 (or more) now, so no dice. (heh) I never got to see any of the oWoD sets, but I’m sure others would like some of those reissued too, if possible.

    That being said, I’d be interested to see what kind of new designs the OP creative team comes up with. Anything mind-blowingly pretty will get scooped by me for sure.

  19. Josie
    July 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’d love to see a set of v20 dice, and other dice for nWod and Cwod20. Keep the numbers legible and only replace the 0 is all I ask, that way they can be used in other games… *glares at fudge dice*

    While your at it, these massive amounts and hypotetical dice we shall buy might be best kept in some sort of Wod dice bag. Might be cool to see a bag with all the nWoD skulls on it…

  20. Josie
    July 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Oh man… V20 dice would rock.

    Also would love to see more dice for the gamelines…

    Just please keep the numbers clear and only replace the 0, that way they’re useful in more games.

    Also, all these dice would be awesome In some sort of dice bag. Maybe a fabric bag with all the nWod skulls as a pattern? Please? Pretty please?

  21. Ken
    July 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I’ve been looking for the old dice with the rose all over. This news made my night Rich.

  22. Adam
    July 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Id love to see some black dice with the black spiral dancers tribe symbol as the 0(in a glowing green of course).

  23. mason4444
    July 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Dice!? Be careful, you’ll upset the overpriced ebay market prices for original nwod dice! Seriously though, I’d be happy with any designs as long as they have the 8,9 and 10 highlighted as a different color if they are for nwod, just like the original ones. And it would be cool if you could design a set with gears on them for GMC or Demon the Descent games.

  24. July 27, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Since I can’t make it to Gen Con, can I PoD the devs autographs? *kidding. maybe not*

    also… DICES!!! \o/

    I’ll vote for Retro with the Line Skull for the 10. Vines and thorns only hinder visibility.

    My country apparently has none left and I`m trying to buy a colleague`s mage set for a small fortune.

    Please, make them happen! *puppy eyes*

  25. Rory Hughes
    July 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I like having ornate looking dice for my games. Mage is my preferred game, so having alchemical symbols on the make sense. Maybe have a different symbol in the ‘0’slot for each in the pack. Glow in the dark gold on a purple background?

    Oh, and a deck of Mage Tarot Cards to go with it….

  26. Wise Old Guru
    July 28, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Dice!

    If you make Exalted Dice in white or yellow with golden sunbursts for 10s, I will buy them.

    If you make Exalted Dice in black with red sunbursts for tens for my Abyssals, I will buy them.

    If you make blue and yellow and red and purple and green dice with the signs of the Maidens for tens for my Sidereals, I will buy them.

    If you make hellish yellow-green dice with green sunbursts for tens for my Infernals, I will buy them.

    If you make black or deep blue dice with silver moon-crescents for my Lunars, I will buy them!

    If you make dice of various colors with the Immaculate Dragons on them for 10s for my Dragonbloods, I’ll buy them (though dragons are a bit detailed for a die, it might be tough).

    I’ve got plenty of d10s for my NWoD games already, and they work fine for my Adventure! and Aberrant games (though I could use some double-sized dice for Mega-Dice). But I don’t have any Exalted dice, and it saddens me.

  27. Nocte ex Mortis
    July 28, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I still have my Mage: The Ascension set of d10’s I bought from White Wolf’s booth many moons ago at Dragoncon. They only get brought out when things have gotten super hairy, and they have never, ever, not once, let me down.

    I love their design, and I would love another set like them, or in the same vein.

    My Exalted dice were…. less benevolent in their blessings, but hey, that’s Exalted in a nutshell, isn’t it?

  28. Ephraim
    July 28, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Oh wow. Dices! 😀

    I would love me some dices ala Werewolf the Apocalypse, but with the numbers made for NWoD (8-0 highlighted in another color)

    The bronze color with ivory numbers are STILL my favorite dices.
    I lost them a while back, and could never afford to replace them (as original diceset cost a fortune)

    It would be fantastic to see a return of these pretty dices.

    I also loved the Promethean dices, but never got around to find them.

    And please,yes: Hunter: the Vigil Dices in all their prettiness!

    This made my day!

    • Ephraim
      July 28, 2015 at 2:52 am

      And sorry for my terrible writing. Cant even spell right this morning!

  29. Heliks
    July 28, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I would kill for another chance at some Exalted-themed dice. I had some at one point, but the old ones just didn’t have that… luster I was looking for in Orichalcum and Moonsilver. I’d love for something that would go well with the original mote counters since I use those religiously.

  30. Hakushaku
    July 28, 2015 at 3:11 am

    If you’re doing Exalted dice, I’d very much appreciate a new design. The old design was so ugly I never bought them, despite my urge to collect 🙂

  31. Masika
    July 28, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Hi there.

    Dice, always Nice! Old school or new design, the same for me, I will buy it.
    To be fair, i’m more excited seeing that M20 PoD is processing. Does it mean that we can hope that we can have it on drivethru at your gencon’s return?

  32. Trippy
    July 28, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Dice?! Certainly. Nice Mage ones with alchemical symbols on.

    And a Tarot Deck….

  33. Trippy
    July 28, 2015 at 4:57 am

    And Wraith ones that glow in the dark. And Changeling ones that sparkle.

  34. Alok
    July 28, 2015 at 5:47 am

    I have a set of the nWoD dice, and I always wished there were more. I’d slightly lean towards something like the previous sets, because they sound easier to read, but whatever you choose will probably be awesome. I’m really happy to hear these are on the table! Look forward to seeing you at Gen Con!

  35. Christofer Sandell
    July 28, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Personally i’d prefer colors over symbols (the 1 having a diffrent color than the rest but also the 10) but if you are going with symbols i’d prefer that, for VtM, the Ankh is on the 1 instead of the 10.
    And if you do have diffrent colors make sure that they really “pop”. At a dark gaming table (for the mood ofc) it’s easier to see if the background is dark and the numbers are bright.

    And i’d prefer a retro (classic) look for the cWoD dice.

    Just a question though. Through which venue are you going to sell these? Are there PoD dice manufacturers? Or are you going to store them at you place Richt? 😛

  36. Christofer Sandell
    July 28, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Another, unrelated question. What does AD’d mean? I’m assuming Art Directed but what does it mean for the product and schedule? If we take V20 Ghouls for example, what are we waiting for? Is it going back to editing and proofing? Or is it going straight to CCP approval? Is there going to be a kickstarter that we are waiting for?

    What is you currect “these are going to Kickstarter” schedule?

    • Christofer Sandell
      July 28, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Sorry that was supposed to be “What is your current…”, apparently there isn’t an editing button here.

    • chaney_insaney
      July 28, 2015 at 7:16 am

      AD’d means that the artwork has been contracted out to the various illustrators. In the case of Ghouls, the artwork is currently being worked on and won’t be in for another two weeks. Once the artwork is in and the text is back from editing, the book will be in the “layout” phase which is usually takes about a month for a book of that size.

      • Christofer Sandell
        July 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

        Thank you for the answer.

  37. Dawngreeter
    July 28, 2015 at 8:08 am

    On the subject of dice, my preference would lean towards ornately carved dice done to match the specific game lines.

    Not that I’d mind “reprints” of the older sets. On that note, I just have to say that I believe MtAw dice were the best looking dice any WoD line had. Not that others were bad – all nWoD dice sets looked great and I would jump at the opportunity to get the sets I missed originally. But MtAw were a thing of beauty and I always fight the rest of my group to use them at the table.

  38. Brendan W
    July 28, 2015 at 9:39 am

    RE: Dice – I’d love to see a combination, but I’m not sure how that ultimately works out. If we could get a retro line and a more “fancy” set, etc that would be awesome just because you’re meeting all of the wants potentially.

    Then again, I’m really just hoping for a Masquerade Set that uses the Sabbat Ankh so… 😉

  39. stylanski
    July 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Can we please get some Dark Era lines (in the style of V:DA) sometime in the future? Just love the mood of the Dark Ages, and while I loved the Dark Eras in the Kickstarter, the book felt a bit all over the place. =)

  40. Monkipi
    July 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I would love, love , love both some new Changeling: The Lost Dice (those are far and away my favorite dice I own) and some Exalted dice, customized for each of the kinds of Exalts. People have mentioned White/gold for Solars, something like blue/silver might be nice for lunars, I personally think opalescent/iridescent would be awesome for Sidereals, maybe something cool and kind of marbled with the colors of jade for Dragon-blooded, black/red works for Abyssals, and something like green/yellow or red for Infernals.

  41. Tanz
    July 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Oh man, I would be excited to see dice offered again. While I appreciate the nWoD 8+ being a different color/style, I find myself switching back and forth between classic WoD and new Wod and such dice would limit their usage to a particular game.

    You guys have so many iconic symbols to choose from I doubt it would be very hard to tailor a set to a particular game line or theme. So long as they have a Wow! factor when I roll them out onto the table I’m in 🙂

    I personally prefer marbled opaque dice to translucent, but wouldn’t say no to some ghostly transparent Sin-Eater D10s!

  42. Berto
    July 28, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I would love line-specific cWoD dice. Not sure whether I would prefer new or old design, but all the Werewolf dice that have been proposed (auspice, moon phase) sounds excellent. Honestly, I would just love officially licensed dice; and if I had to vote, I’d go for the middle option (and frankly, I’d buy a retro and new design set of dice for Vampire, Werewolf, and Mage).

  43. batro
    July 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Woooo dices ! finally ! I cannot find the nWoD dices.
    Please make nWoD dice with 8,9 and 0 colored, with nWoD skulls for 0 !

  44. DaWaterRat
    July 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Dice… yes.
    No such thing as too many dice.

    Seriously, I’d prefer color coordinated with the various lines, with the 7-0 a different color, (and maybe the 1 a third color) but otherwise “normal” dice. Bigger market that way.

  45. Monkipi
    July 28, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I’d love a new set of Changeling: The Lost dice looking at 2e coming down the line as well as a set of Exalted dice for all of the various types of Exalted.

  46. Tanz
    July 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Missed my chance to get some WoD dice a while back, and would be excited to pick some up.

    Thoughts on dice:
    1. Vampire dice that look like blood spatter would be sweet
    2. Any way to make a die set to be used as a health tracker? (Bashing, lethal, and aggravated damage symbols on them)
    3. Maybe each set could include one specially colored chance dice? (You know you’re in trouble when you bust out that one)

  47. Tyrnis
    July 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Ornate but legible would be my preference for new dice sets, and really play with the game-specific imagery. I’ve got plenty of color variants for dice already, so it’s the parts that make them unique to the game that are the big selling point (I liked having the moon phase die in the old WtA set, for example.) I’d also be interested in, for example, an ‘orichalcum’ set of metal dice for Exalted 3e.

  48. Philip
    July 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Please nwod dice for the games that don’t have them. I’d kickstart, preorder, whatever it takes.

  49. Shenron
    July 29, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Is there another way to get some of the magic cards signed if we cannot make it to gen con?

  50. Falco1029
    July 29, 2015 at 3:40 am

    New dice would be awesome. I have a mage the awakening and vampire set, though I dunno where the latter went.

    Either way though, I’d like a new design, something for a new era and a new edition and all.

  51. Joei
    July 29, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Excited for new CWoD fiction! Will we be seeing more crossover fictions like the Year of Scarab trilogy? It’s always fun to read about the different creatures trying to figure each other out from a safe distance.

  52. HelterSkelter
    July 29, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I would love some retro dice portraying ankhs as “0”s for vampire, quintessence for mage, claws for werewolf … You get the picture! I’m not really fond of kitschy carved out dice …

  53. muon
    July 29, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Retro.

  54. Victor J Kinzer
    July 29, 2015 at 10:24 am

    If you’re looking at artists, I would highly recommend checking out Lydia Burris’ work. She is usually at GenCon, though I’m not certain if she’s attending this year. If you do see her take a look at her stuff. I don’t know that she’d be great for Scion or Trinity, but she’d be amazing for future Wraith or Changeling work.

  55. Arthurbearmex
    July 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Retro for existing games and new editions for the new games that didn’t get to have their dice!

  56. Jason Inczauskis
    July 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I am very excited to hear about potential new dice sets. My wife and I both feel that you can never have too many dice.

    I like the idea of the dice having the game’s skull as its 0, with the 8, 9, and 0 being a different color. I agree with everyone that previously suggested it. Colors that are appropriate to the game would of course be desired, but I’m also a sucker for little extras, such as glow-in-the-dark effects.

    That said, I would also like to see some fancier dice as well. Ornately carved ones would be interesting to see, although I feel that they’d need to be a bit oversized if they are going to be legible and still do justice to the design. Ones like that might be appropriate for display for people that wouldn’t want to roll them, although I would probably roll them anyway.

    Perhaps you could create ‘basic’ dice for the lines sold in their typical assortment, and then have ‘premium’ dice that are sold in smaller numbers but have something special about them. Examples of these could be the auspice dice or other game specific special dice, or the larger and more intricate display dice. This way, everyone could get what they wanted. Ultimately, all I want are dice that are beautiful to behold and delightful to roll.

    Thank you so much for looking into this for us.

  57. Shan
    July 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Retro dice would be awesome.

    but can I also add that the Tarot decks would be much appreciated? Even if you just post the files to Drivethrucards, I’d be a happy happy fan.

  58. Zanowrath
    July 30, 2015 at 6:23 am

    for someone new to following these posts, what does the “Holding pattern” mean in terms of Dark Eras

    • richt
      July 30, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Mirthful Mike can’t do any more layout on the book until he gets the new text that was added because of the Kickstarter campaign.

  59. Austin Loomis
    July 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Will the noun in Deviant‘s subtitle be revealed in the What’s Up with the nWoD? panel, or will we have to wait until the (presumed) prestige edition KS?

    • richt
      July 31, 2015 at 2:04 am

      Nope, and maybe.

  60. Eric Crabtree
    August 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Dice

    Geist the Sin-Eater dice
    Mummy the Curse
    Demon the Descent
    Beast the Primal
    World of Darkness with a gear symbol in place of the 0

    Remake of the OWoD series. Especially the Time of Judgement and Wraith set. I’d rather you guys get my money instead of those secondary market price hikers.

  61. Cassandra
    August 6, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I am definitely interested in the dice, as I’ve already been on a quest to find dice themed for various settings.

    Of course, for me, the material can be really important. The dice I’m looking at for Exalted are made of Brass or Bronze, and I WAS looking at some lovely Bloodstone dice for Vampire. (Sadly, they only come in full sets and aren’t available as d10 only. Especially unfortunate because, name aside, Bloostones are like the natural rock formation version of the original V:tM cover.)

    The problem with that is it gets really expensive and I think it narrows the market down significantly. (The main way I’m justifying it to myself is “I’m buying this for my wedding. This is basically the cost of the flowers I’m not using.”) (The Bloodstone set was around $25-30 for the classic D&D 5. The brass/bronze are around $170 for 10d10)
    TLDR, Dice made of cool things are really cool! (But also expensive.)

    That ramble aside, do you have any images of the retro dice? I don’t actually know what they look like, so it’s hard to express an opinion on them. (Aside from seconding one of the earlier posters who suggested something to distinguish “special” numbers. (e.g. 7+ for exalted.) I’d also say that making 1s iconic/obvious in some way would be useful.
    Really, anything that would make results easy to read from across a large table could be nice, even if it’s something really basic like colors. (I had a friend who had some green dice for vampire. Default color of the numbers was white, but he had colored in 1s red and 10s black, so you could notice both of them pretty distinctly before you even had to worry about counting up numbers.)

    …so, apologize for tardiness of commenting and ranting, but also I’m kind of excited about this. Yay!

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