Peering Forward Along the Onyx Path: 2017 [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

We made it!

Here on the very precipice of 2017, the first step of many along the Onyx Path in the new year, I first want to thank all of you for your support these past five years.

That’s right, Onyx Path Publishing is five years old, and 2017 will be our sixth year making books and the worlds featured in them!

And we could not have done it without you. Thanks so much!

The Company in 2017

In a lot of ways, 2016 was our year to build the structure that 2017 will be standing on and building from. We’re going to reap the benefits of last year’s work in this coming year, for sure.

We have a staff of five now, with both Rollickin’ Rose Bailey and Mighty Matt McElroy devoted to tightening our creation process in the coming year so that our talented creative teams can better roll through it in a timely manner without sacrificing quality.

We have several freelance graphic designers to call on this year so that Mirthful Mike Chaney has more options to cover all of our layout needs.

We have our Extended Media teams exploring getting our projects (first fiction) up on Amazon and other electronic publishing venues. They’ve been reading through your comments and emails from the past two weeks and are pulling together a battle plan for how we can help our community play our games on on-lines sites like Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds.

Getting Books in Stores

Last year, we ran three Kickstarters whose purpose was to get the traditionally printed books into game stores, with Scarred Lands, Scion 2e, and Pugmire. This year, we’ll see how that all works out even as we’re running a few more KSs that have the same goal. Plus, we are extending our list of available books being offered by our friends at Indy Press Revolution as both more Deluxe/Prestige books are added, and they distribute the traditionally printed books I mentioned.

(As an aside, some of you may not realize that Indy Press Revolution has both an online store that you can order from as an individual, and are distributors that your Friendly Local Game Store can order from to get a selection of our books into your nearest store. Please let your local game store owner know that IPR is one easy way they can get Onyx Path books for their customers.)

 

Samedi by Mark Kelly for Lore of the Bloodlines

Convention Appearances

The last couple of years, we’ve been fine-tuning how we deal with convention attendance; do we go, and if so, what is our purpose? Other than smoozing with our fans and fellow RPG creators, of course. Without a warehouse jammed with books like in the old WW days, we have to order and ship anything we hope to sell, so having that rare book from 1995 for sale isn’t something we can really do as an ongoing thing.

What worked all last year was to focus on bringing the new books and other stuff, and re-arranging our booth so that we have more opportunities for demoing and introducing folks to how to play our games. We’ve started linking our booth demoing to the games that are being played in the gaming areas by the Wrecking Crew and other folks playing Onyx Path games, and we expect to more of that in 2017.

Especially since, this year is Gen Con‘s 50th Anniversary, so there is every expectation that the place will be a madhouse. If all goes as planned, we will also be in a booth twice as big as previously, along with our friends at Nocturnal Media; the better to highlight Scarred Lands in Pathfinder and 5e editions.

We’re thrilled to start 2017’s con season at MidWinter Con in Milwaukee next week – check out more info below in the BLURBS! section. And expect to see some sort of Onyx Path representation at even more cons this year coming up.

Kickstarters

Yes. We will do some.

Seriously, we’re continuing to look at Kickstarter not as simply a funding tool, although that is always important, but as a way to involve our community in the creation and outreach for a project. We want each KS to be more like an event that couldn’t happen any other way.

Our biggest experiment actually starts off the year, as we are prepping for the Kickstarter for the Prince’s Gambit casual card game. We’ve simply have never done a card game Kickstarter before, so there is a lot to learn. Should this work out, though, it could open the door for a Werewolf follow-up, and/or at least one of the Pugmire card games Eddy has been cackling madly over.

We have further potential KSs this year for Monarchies of Mau, and then maybe Changeling: the Lost 2nd and/or Hunter: the Vigil 2nd, Cavaliers of Mars, What Fire Hath Wrought: the Dragon Blooded, Deviant, Dark Eras 2, and most certainly the Trinity Continuum. Maybe one or more card games, maybe something new, and maybe something almost 20 years old.

 

Astraea by Brian LeBlanc

Very Short Looks at Game Lines and Not Schedule Previews

World of Darkness: Like we said in August, in 2017 we’re really going to concentrate on getting the many KS projects we have started out to folks this year when we are still in kind of a natural break between major game lines that are at their 20 year marks. Plus, we’re preparing our ideas for projects that work with the new White Wolf‘s 5th Edition. There is a lot still unknown about all that, so we’ll all see how things develop together!

Chronicles of Darkness: We’ll be continuing the 2nd Editions with CtL2, HtV2, and Geist 2nd as well, and we’re looking at a series of Night Horrors books that bring back that idea of books featuring antagonists and other weirdness for the lines. We’re also looking at a list of projects still in the offing we need to deliver for the existing lines, and maybe a “bluebook” or two.

Exalted 3rd: We’ve been working with the Devs to create a schedule that works, and our team is committed to putting together a regular series of releases for EX3 in 2017. Everyone involved in the monumental task of creating the 3rd Edition core book devoted insane amounts of effort to it, and that very extended effort was exhausting. Time now, though, to get folks the new books they need to keep playing.

Scion 2nd Edition: We’re going to be making and delivering the KS’d projects. Gearing up for even more coolness beyond that.

Trinity Continuum: Kickstarter this year, with two whole lines starting there for the TC core and TC: Aeon.

Scarred Lands: PGs shipped out, along with adventures and the revised Wise and the Wicked. We’ve been talking about a new Creature Collection, if anybody might be interested in that.

Pugmire: Going to get it made and shipped, the KS projects too, and then the next books in the line. (Which we haven’t announced yet in order to focus on the KSd projects). Monarchies of Mau KS’d, and maybe a card game this year. This world has the potential to really go nuts, so we’re keeping a careful eye on both the RPG and the extra projects like the fiction and interactive audio drama adventure.

Cavaliers of Mars: KS’d this year, and we’re expecting a very cool and focused set of projects to come out from that for starters.

New Games and Game Worlds: Yes, we have a bunch in various stages of creation, from accepted pitches to being written. I’m not seeing a rush to release in 2017 next year with all we have happening, but who knows what might change?

Allright, that’s next year in a prophetic nutshell. If 2016 was any indication, any and all of this could be upended by surprise developments, so let’s figure that this is the path so far as we can tell, and start walking it and see where it leads.

It’s going to be fantastic!

 

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BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER!

We’re exploring card game Kickstarters, packaging, and components, for Prince’s Gambit. Justin, Eddy, a crack team of players, and our talented videographers have finished shooting the KS videos in Atlanta and are assembling edits even as you read this. Things look good, and we are all for starting the KS in late January so long as the process of pulling the KS together cooperates. If so, then Monarchies of Mau KS would be next, after Gambit.

 

ON SALE!

 

 

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Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

 

 

 

It is now the preordained time for Dawn of Heresies, the Mummy: the Curse novel written by internationally renowned author Brian Hodge to arise! Both PDF and physical book PoD versions will be available Wednesday the 4th on DTRPG!

 

 

Open the V20 Dark Ages: Tome of Secrets now on DTRPG! Both PDF and physical book PoD versions are now available! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197358/V20-Dark-Ages-Tome-of-Secrets

The Tome of Secrets is a treatment of numerous topics about Cainites and stranger things in the Dark Medieval World. It’s about peeling back the curtain, and digging a little deeper. Inside, you’ll find:

• Expanded treatment of Assamite Sorcery, Koldunic Sorcery, Necromancy, and Setite Sorcery

• A look at Cainite knightly orders, faith movements, and even human witchcraft

• Letters and diaries from all over the Dark Medieval World

 

 

 

Travel with us all the way to the Red Planet for the Cavaliers of Mars Jumpstart: A Festival of Blades, available in PDF and PoD on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191678/A-Festival-of-Blades-A-Cavaliers-of-Mars-Jumpstart

Live, fight, and love on Mars, a world of red death and strange mystery, a world of savagery and romance.

Includes: 

  • A complete adventure set in one of dying Mars’ greatest remaining cities.
  • The innovative DEIMOS rules, for high-flying, swashbuckling adventure.
  • Four pre-generated player characters, ready to get into the heart of the action.

 

 

The Advance PDF for Reap the Whirlwind, the Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition Jumpstart swirls into being on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/201127/Reap-the-Whirlwind-Revised-VtR-2e

You are a vampire, a junkie. Every night, you beg and you borrow and you steal just a little more life, just a few more sweet moments. But there’s a guy at the top. The Prince. He’s got everything. The money, the secrets, the blood.

Tonight, you’re going to take it from him. Tomorrow, there’ll be hell to pay.

This updated edition of Reap the Whirlwind features revisions to match the core rulebook for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition. Text edits and rules clarifications have also been updated.

Reap the Whirlwind Revised includes:

  • Rules for creating and playing vampires in the Chronicles of Darkness
  • The first two levels of every clan Discipline, the dark powers of the dead
  • A complete adventure by noted horror author Chuck Wendig

This new revised Reap the Whirlwind Revised includes an updated booklet, 7 condition cards, and the interactive Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition character sheet.

 

 

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The Locker is open; the Chronicles of Darkness: Hurt Locker, that is! The Advance PDF is now available on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199275/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Hurt-Locker

Hurt Locker features:

  • Treatment of violence in the Chronicles of Darkness. Lasting trauma, scene framing, and other tools for making your stories hurt.
  • Many new player options, including Merits, supernatural knacks, and even new character types like psychic vampires and sleeper cell soldiers.
  • Expanded equipment and equipment rules.

Hurt Locker requires the Chronicles of Darkness Rulebook or any other standalone Chronicles of Darkness rulebook such as Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, or Beast: The Primordial to use.

 

 

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Discover the long-awaited  Secrets of the Covenants for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition as we unearth the Advance PDF now on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199280/Secrets-of-the-Covenants

This book includes:
  • A variety of stories from each of the covenants, all told in their own words.
  • Never-before revealed secrets, like the fate of the Prince of New Orleans.
  • New blood sorcery, oaths, and other hidden powers of the covenants.

 

 

 

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We have now added a B&W PoD version of the Endless Ages Vampire Anthology to the existing full color PDF and PoD choices! Celebrating 25 years of personal horror, the eighteen stories in Endless Ages range in style and aesthetics from the very first edition of Vampire released in 1991, all the way to the latest books put out for the 20th Anniversary Edition. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193199/V20-The-Endless-Ages-Anthology

 

 

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Seek the Cainite Conspiracies, the fiction anthology for V20 Dark Ages, in PDF and PoD physical book formats! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/195704/V20-The-Cainite-Conspiracies-Anthology

This collection of short stories features tales by Vampire developers such as Justin Achilli, Eddy Webb, David A. Hill, Jr., and Neall Raemonn Price along with award-winning horror authors including Maurice Broaddus, Catherine Lundoff, and Richard Dansky.

 

 

 

Promethean Premium

Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition comes to life in both PDF and PoD physical book versions NOW on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/189395/Promethean-the-Created-2nd-Edition

You are a pilgrim now, one of the Created. You rose to life from dead flesh or inert matter, under the ministrations of one of your own, or a mad scientist, or perhaps just the power of the Divine Fire. You wander the world, sometimes alone, sometimes in the blessed company of your own kind, driven by memories of events and facts you never knew, all in the service of one Great Work…

…to be human.

Humans don’t make it easy, though. The Divine Fire that animates you burns too bright, blinds people, and scorches the land if you linger too long. It masks your disfigurements and makes you appear human, but that mask slips and people see your hideous, true form. The Pilgrimage is a long, difficult road, but it is yours, and you know, somehow, that the salvation of the New Dawn waits at the end.

This book contains:

  • The complete guide to playing a Promethean in the Chronicles of Darkness
  • Reimagined Lineages and Refinements, and a redesigned system for Transmutations
  • A more detailed approached to the Pilgrimage that presents players with more control over their characters’ path
  • New challenges on the road to humanity, including deranged, greedy alchemists

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Onyx Path will be at Mid Winter Con 2017 in January in the lovely city of Milwaukee. Come brave the cold wastes to game and cavort with us! Please keep an eye out on the MidWinter site for announcements as to our very special beta test and Play With The Creator special events! http://www.midwintergamingconvention.com/

Here are three reasons to attend, if you had any doubts!:

  1. RPG Playing! We have once again convinced Dave Martin and his Wrecking Crew team of game masters to run a vast plethora of Onyx Path games. Everything from World of Darkness to Scion to Cavaliers of Mars and Pugmire, as well as a bunch of Prince’s Gambit casual vampire card game sessions. We have a whole ballroom dedicated to our games this year, so sign up and play.
  2. RPG Playtests! Onyx Path loves to use MidWinter as a sort of test-lab for our games, and this year is no exception! Eddy Webb will be playtesting Monarchies of Mau, the cat follow-up to the smash-hit Pugmire, as well as a couple of card game projects he has been tinkering with. Rose Bailey will be running a playtest sneak-peak of Cavaliers of Mars, and Neall Raemonn Price may have some Scion 2e goodness to share.
  3. The Onyx Path Gang! Yep, a bunch of us will be at MidWinter, and not only will we be at the intimate Onyx Q&A listed during the events, but we’ll be at our booth in the sales area, at other events, hanging out in our gaming room with the Wrecking Crew, or just sitting back and chatting around the hotel. MidWinter is a great venue to speak with us as it is nowhere near as hectic as GenCon, and we have fewer business commitments. So look for me, Rose, Eddy, Neall, Monica, Matt McElroy, and a bunch of our awesome creative contributors too!

 

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

 

 

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM ROLLICKING ROSE (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 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • VtR Half-Damned (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • CtD C20 Jumpstart (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Ex Novel 2 by Aaron Rosenberg (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Monarchies of Mau Early Access (Pugmire)

 

Redlines

  • Scion: Origins (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • BtP Beast Player’s Guide (Beast: the Primordial)

 

Development

  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL The Wise and the Wicked (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL Dagger of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Dagger of Spiragos (5e– Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • VtR A Thousand Years of Night (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Stretch Goal Content)
  • W20 Song of Unmaking novel (Bridges) (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • BtP Building a Legend (Beast: the Primordial)
  • CtD C20 Anthology (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Editing:

  • CtL fiction anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Cavaliers of Mars

 

 

 

Post-Editing Development:
Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Dark Eras Companion
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary
  • C20 – Wrapping up shenanigans.
  • M20 Book of Secrets – AD’d
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook
  • V20 Dark Ages Companion
  • Mortal Remains – Beast – AD’d
  • EX3 Tomb of Dreams Jumpstart – Continuing to get sketches and seeing first color comps

 

In Layout

  • Necropolis Rio
  • Promethean 2 Condition Cards
  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines
  • Beckett Screen
  • Prince’s Gambit
  • Pugmire
  • Dark Eras: Ends of Empire – Wrapping it up.
  • Dark Eras: The Sundered World – Converting that over for PoD.

 

Proofing

  • Beast Conquering Heroes – At WWP.
  • SL Wise and Wicked Update
  • CofD Hurt Locker – Awaiting errata.
  • Secrets of the Covenants – Awaiting errata.

 

At Press

  • Ex 3 Scree Finished at the Printer.
  • Ex 3 core book – From RichT: manufacturing continues. Waiting for printer to return from holiday to get update on gilding progress.
  • V20 DA Tome of Secrets – PDF/PoD versions on sale.
  • Dawn of Heresies Mummy Novel – PDF/electronic formats/physical book PoD versions on sale Wednesday the 4th on DTRPG.
  • Beast Condition Cards – Prepping PoD press files.
  • Cavaliers of Mars Jumpstart – PoD on sale.
  • Revised Reap The Whirlwind Jumpstart – Advance PDF on sale.

 

 

 


TODAY’S REASON TO DRINK: To a new year rich with possibilities!

  63 comments for “Peering Forward Along the Onyx Path: 2017 [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Jason
    January 2, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    What is AD’d ?

    • richt
      January 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      The art has all been assigned to illustrators, so it has been art-directed. So, AD’d.

      • Dwight
        January 3, 2017 at 12:05 am

        So they are putting the proverbial pen to paper?

        • Errol216
          January 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

          These days, it’s the paper that’s proverbial, not the pen.

        • richt
          January 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

          They being the new White Wolf? Absolutely.

          • Dwight
            January 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

            I meant the illustrators.

  2. atamajakki
    January 2, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I’d be stoked to see more Night Horrors (Mummy and Demon, please!) and Dark Eras 2 shoukd be just as fun as the first.

    Is there any hope of a Mummy 2e on the horizon? I’m scared my favorite game will be left in the 1e lurch forever or be given a small 2e patch and have that be that.

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Not for 2017, we’re still getting three other 2nd Editions pulled together. But, you know, that’s not a never.

      • atamajakki
        January 3, 2017 at 9:28 pm

        That’s more optimistic than I expected, honestly!

  3. Brian Goubeaux
    January 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I hope that we actually get splat books for Geist. I think that it’s pitiful that it’s a main game line for Chronicles and all we had to show for it was only the Core Book. Can’t wait to see how the game lines develop in 2nd Edition.

    • ryu
      January 3, 2017 at 3:14 am

      As afar as _I’m aware from the anouncements geist is coming this year

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Well, that was a pretty crazy time period for old WW. We would have greenlit more Geist if our distributors had looked like they would have ordered more. So we were focused on smaller projects doable by the remaining staff and saleable outside the distribution system. It was what it was.

  4. welverin
    January 3, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Very much yes for a new Creature Collection, 5e (sic) needs some more monster books.

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Appreciate the input! I agree.

  5. Peter Westmer
    January 3, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Nighthorrors: DtD and Nighthorrors: Tokyo please.
    And Bluebook:Cryptids

    We will start throwing money at you if you do!

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Some of those subjects strike a chord…hmmm…

  6. January 3, 2017 at 1:38 am

    It certainly looks to be a busy and exciting year coming up. I hope my wallet can handle the strain. 😉

    Something I would like to see for Chronicles is some guidelines for moving all the 1e materials into 2e. There’s a lot of good material that came out starting in 2004 and the rules update that started with the original God-Machine Chronicle is great but my group was right in the middle of a Changeling game and found some serious game-breakage when trying to combine the rules (one of our players could go toe-to-toe with one of the Gentry in dream combat at Wyrd 6 at stood a good chance of winning).

    I can’t wait for the Demigod KS for Scion. The Origins campaign was a blast and we got some great supplements coming out of it.

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Yes, we have had some crimped info as we’ve transitioned due to circumstances outside our control, but more info will be coming. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Scion 2e KS! I’d love to jump right into one for Demigod, but right now its more important to give Neall a chance to do right for the KS’d projects. But then, Demigod KS for the WIN!

  7. Sprucestripedgoose
    January 3, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Is the base mechanical system of EX3 owned by Onyxpath or White Wolf? I would love to see the system for new games and settings outside of the context of exalted god kings. Our mortal play so far has highlighted that if anything the base system is even more elegant when you don’t have charms superseding it to the degree that solar charms do.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      January 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Exalted 3 still uses the Storyteller System, which is White Wolf’s.

  8. January 3, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Werewolf card game?

    *looks at box full of Rage cards*

    Yessssss

  9. January 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

    They want $20 for the Demon Storyteller screen? seems expensive (I’m guessing due to stock) (especially given the content of screens hasn’t sadly been as useful as I’d like as a GM)

  10. Terence
    January 3, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Hunter night horrors please. That one needs one, you already have night horrors for changeling, vampire, werewolf, mage, and beast missed out on Hunter and Promethean and Mummy.

  11. Terence
    January 3, 2017 at 5:17 am

    How close is Lore of the bloodlines to publication?

    • chaney_insaney
      January 3, 2017 at 9:46 am

      It just went into layout right before the holidays… so it’ll be a little bit.

  12. Walter Soto-Liebman
    January 3, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This is a very random left field question. I know this may be something you have to go through the new WWP for, but what about getting more of the classic books available as PoD on Drivethru? Specifically I’m wondering about Witches & Pagans for MtSC, which as far as I’m aware is the ONLY book that has never had a print run, or at least is the only one left.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      January 3, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Last year we added PoD options for Tribes of the Moon, Signs of the Moon, Night Horrors: Wolfsbane, and Intruders: Encounters with the Abyss. So converting older material to print is still something we’re doing.

    • Victor J Kinzer
      January 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      I would definitely like to second a desire to have a hard copy of Witches and Pagans. I know this has also come up in some of the Mage forums I participate in online. A lot of people would love an opportunity to get a hard copy of that text for the first time.

    • Peter A Pena
      January 4, 2017 at 1:30 am

      I’d like to “Third” that request for Witches and Pagans. I was shocked when I saw that it wasn’t available for PoD.

  13. Marianne Pease
    January 3, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Kickstarter gorgeous Prestige Changeling 2ed? Yes PLEASE!

    • Brandon
      January 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Oh yes please. I need delux changeling things in my life.

  14. January 3, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I’m going to echo the sentiment that I usually share here when we get new news: I’m super excited for the Onyx Path content coming in 2017! I can’t wait for more Exalted; I can’t wait for Changeling (both varieties) to be in hand; I can’t wait to get Scion in potentially get the old gang back together for some gaming! Really, the only problem I have is not enough dedicated time to run and play games (and that’s just considering the great stuff from Onyx Path).

  15. Tiresias
    January 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I am now imagining a workshop full of gilding machines gilding books on their own throughout the holidays while the humans are away on vacation. I briefly wondered how they could move the books around, then I realized that they *obviously* had telekinetic powers because they’re possessed by spirits/possessed by ghosts/part of the God-Machine’s infrastructure. And now I’m looking at videos of gilding machines on YouTube to see how they work.

    My brain is the weirdest fucking drug.

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Oh, if only!

  16. Apromor
    January 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    “We’ve been working with the Devs to create a schedule that works, and our team is committed to putting together a regular series of releases for EX3 in 2017. … Time now, though, to get folks the new books they need to keep playing.”
    That’s exactly what we need to hear. I hope you can make it happen. Thanks, and happy new year.

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Happy New Year to you, too! Thanks!

  17. Omegaphallic
    January 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    A %100 support for a Changeling 2e kick starter, the sooner the better!!! Love this idea!!!

    • richt
      January 3, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Just to point out, and not to ruin anybody’s fun, any KSs besides Prince’s Gambit, Monarchies of Mau, Trinity, and Cavaliers of Mars, are things we are thinking about and think would make great KSs, but not yet for sure.

  18. January 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    In Layout
    Dark Eras: Ends of Empire – Wrapping it up.

    Did you mean a PoD of Dark Eras: The Ruins of Empire, or is this something for the DE Companion? Just asking questions. O:)

    • chaney_insaney
      January 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Just the PoD of the Mummy chapter from Dark Eras…

  19. Anaximander
    January 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Exalted question: is the plan to release The Realm after What Fire Has Wrought or after?

    • richt
      January 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Originally The Realm was coming out first. As we are reorganizing the EX3 release schedule, I really can’t say if that will be the same.

  20. atamajakki
    January 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Dearly hoping we can see the DE Companion soon. I’m hungry for that book!

  21. Dataweaver
    January 4, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Hoping for a Blue Book Night Horrors supplement that puts ChroD’s Horrors and Ephemeral Entities rules through their paces.

    • richt
      January 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      You’ll have to wait and see as things are revealed. 😉

  22. Mosli
    January 4, 2017 at 3:00 am

    As a Vampire gamer who has been with the line from the very beginning I would like to express my gratitude for what you have done with Onyx Path. The 2nd editions of Requiem and Forsaken are truly excellent. I love where you are taking those gamelines. I would only hope that you would focus more on these “core” gamelines in the future. I loved the Pack and I am saddened to see that no Forsaken books are coming in the future.

    I would also like to say that from my perspective Dark Eras should be divided up. The first one was a slight disappointment, as many of the time periods or gamelines held little interest for me. It would be nice if they were smaller books and therefore easier to concentrate on the gamelines. Not all of us play all 10 different gamelines or incorporate them into our games. And the history chapters in Dark Eras are so short that they are useless for the other gamelines.

    But keep up the good work – and bring me more Requiem and Forsaken, please 🙂

    • richt
      January 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Sorry you were disappointed in Dark Eras, but that is the nature of anthology books- they have a little bit of everything. In this case an Era or two per setting for Chronicles of Darkness.

      As for Forsaken, again I ask: who said there would never be any more books for it?

      • Mosli
        January 5, 2017 at 12:10 am

        Perhaps I should have written: 2017, or near future. But my comment still stands. None are described anywhere. And I would hope for more. You have a ton of gamelines to focus on now, so it makes sense. But I wouldn’t mind a couple a year, though 🙂

  23. January 4, 2017 at 5:54 am

    So, what IS the deal with the cover of WtF2e? Why is it the only one that’s different than 1e?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      January 4, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition is also different, as is the Chronicles of Darkness cover, which likewise has elements of Teloch Vovin (the God-Machine Chronicles cover) in the upper-left.

      • Dave Brookshaw
        January 5, 2017 at 9:41 am

        We thought about changing the Tarot card on the broken slab in Mage 2e’s cover, but I think it was too fiddly to work.

  24. Terminus
    January 4, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Why are there no more Forsaken books coming? Did it not sell very well or something?

    • richt
      January 4, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Who said there would never be more Forsaken 2e Books?

  25. Tim Flannigan
    January 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    What’s the page count on Arms Of The Chosen? Is it going to be a small book or something huge like the EX3 core book?

    • richt
      January 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Unless there is a brilliantly amazing reason, we are not going to do a book the size of EX3 ever again. Arms is slated to be on the smaller side of 300 pages, nevermind EX3 size. 🙂

      • Tim Flannigan
        January 4, 2017 at 8:11 pm

        So a little under 300 pages. Sounds good, can’t wait to get my hands on what will undoubtedly be an amazing book!

        • richt
          January 4, 2017 at 8:14 pm

          Thinking a lot under 300, but we’ll see once the text comes in from the Devs.

  26. reseru
    January 5, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Why will Changeling 2e and Hunter 2e receive Kickstarters when the other CofD 2e updates did not?

    • richt
      January 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

      First, let me emphasize that they may not. We’ve got them up as possibilities. Second, they are possibilities because we have the bandwidth to think we could fit them in. Previously, our plans for, and how we utilized, Kickstarters, didn’t fit with how we were doing the 2e’s. End of the day, for all that a KS is a great way to get folks excited and make upfront cash, they are incredibly draining and affect our team massively (with both the good and the bad) and not something we decide to do lightly.

  27. TheGraySoul
    January 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Hey Rich, so what’s going on with the backer surveys for the Scion Kickstarter?

    • richt
      January 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Soon tm
      .

  28. January 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Really looking forward to Lore of the Bloodlines, and so are the Gargoyle and Harbinger of Skulls in my troupe! 🙂

    • richt
      January 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Awesome- it’s a-comin’!

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