Pushin’ Through the Cold to Get to the Cake! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Probably shouldn’t have binge-watched the new season of Twin Peaks while still feverish from the flu last week (I had some crazy extended dreams!), but it did remind of how awesome and genuinely a good guy Agent Cooper is. And we could use some of that in our lives. This phenomenal show, that was a true extension of the original series, gives us a thumbs-up from Agent Cooper to start us with this week’s blog.

Hard to believe it has been a week since we held our Onyx Path Summit at MidWinter! Even though a bunch of us were in various phases of getting sick, it was a hugely positive and open gathering where we examined a bunch of topics designed to get us all on the same page as to where the company is financially, psychologically, and philosophically.

We took a whole lot of body-blows in 2017, from deaths of our long-time friends and partners, to social media buffeting, and worries about human rights in our industry and throughout the world. And while Onyx Path the company came through toughened and with a lot more projects accomplished than before the year started, it took it’s toll on all of your Onyx Path crew.

We talked about more productive use of our tools, better understanding of our Onyx co-workers, stress and how to deal with it when you see your coworkers showing signs, the changing role of developers, and how Onyx can better take care of our folks as they continue to push us further into the areas we have just started to touch on with our various venues. These were all big topics to be discussed. And projects, lots of talk about projects big and small!

Everything revolved around one concept, though: that we intend to keep going on as we have with Onyx Path, and to use the lessons learned to both better the company, and to be sure that the work we’re doing doesn’t grind us down. We have to remember that neither the work, nor the ability to do it in a way that provides satisfaction and joy, is something that is done by one person.

We have helpers when we do our jobs in order to get those jobs done right, sure, but also we have helpers so we don’t go bug-fuck crazy while doing it!

Which is sometimes hard to remember when we’re all tele-commuting, and working in our own spaces. But oh so very important.

You’ll see the results of our introspection and team-building as the year passes and even more projects are caught up to and released, and new ones are added to the schedule.

 

 

Marco Gonzales art for The Ministry, Trinity Continuum: Aeon

 

 

 

Something else that came up a few times at MidWinter was just where folks could get our projects. Like, even though we think we talk about it all the time, people are still wondering, or amazed that we have stuff available in more venues than the last time they checked.

So, here’s a quick sales venue overview:

Onyx Path creates games and fiction for the Scion, Trinity Continuum, Scarred Lands, Pugmire, Cavaliers of Mars, World of Darkness, Exalted, and Chronicles of Darkness game line settings. This year we are adding They Came From Beneath the Seas!, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution.

PDF/eBook and PoD Game Books and Fiction:

These games by us are available on DriveThruRPG.com in PDF and physical book PoD versions. Fiction for these worlds is also available under Onyx Path for Kindle on the Amazon store, and for Nook on the B&N store.

Traditionally Printed Books and Screens:

We create Kickstarter campaigns for projects when we want to use traditional printing; sometime swanky Deluxe versions, sometimes versions that we hope to get into game stores. You can follow me as a Kickstarter creator by going to one of our KS pages. After a KS is over, we have started using BackerKit to continue to allow folks to “pre-order” Kickstarter projects. You can get to those through BackerKit, or by going the KS project you are interested in and hitting the link in the upper right that we create that leads to the BackerKit site.

Once we have delivered those Kickstarter projects to the KS backers, we have started selling the Deluxes through Indie Press Revolution. You can order direct, or you can have your Friendly Local Game Store order for you. We just had a big sale at the end of the year, so keep an eye out for those Deluxes and Screens you’ve been looking for.

For projects we Kickstart in order to fund a traditional print run, they are made available through Studio2: you can order from them directly or have your Friendly Local Game Store contact them, or order through you store’s favorite Distributor. Studio2 works to get the games into stores. Right now, they are only doing that for Pugmire, but soon that will be joined by Scarred Lands, Scion 2nd Edition, and even Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition.

Merchandise:

If you want related items that aren’t books, we have a RedBubble store that sells t-shirts and other clothing items, mugs, phone covers, etc. featuring the art, logos, and symbols from all our game lines.

Electronic Gaming Aids:

Right now, we have our Onyx Dice Rolling App available in both the Apple store and for Android. We also have one adventure for Scarred Lands, the Gauntlet of Spiragos, available at Fantasy Grounds to be used online.

We hope to expand this area very soon.

 

 

 

Wraith20 illustration by Mel Uran

 

 

 

So many ways to get cool projects, links are below and on the page to the right! And so…

Many Worlds, One Path!

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER:

The Trinity Continuum Kickstarter will go live 12 noon EST January 30! Trinity Continuum: Aeon, is our reboot of the classic Trinity (Aeon) game, and Trinity Continuum: Core is the core book that all of our Trinity Continuum game lines will spin off from. Both books will be a part of this Kickstarter. James Bell, our Kickstarter Manager, has got some fun ideas in store for how to run this KS, so we hope you’ll check it out!

 

 

As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking! It just has had its biggest update yet! There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

http://theappstore.site/app/1296692067/onyx-dice

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onyxpathpublishing.onyxdice&hl=en

Three different screenshots, above.

(The Solar Anima special Dice)

 

 

ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE:

We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)

 

Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)

 

And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)

 

 

OUR SALES PARTNERS:

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!

https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

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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/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296

 

 

DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.com this Wednesday!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227500/Half-Damned

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.

 

 

 

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 

The Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook is the gold-standard corporate guidebook for employees of the world’s finest multi-national corporation and many of their subsidiary companies. This volume contains the main Pentex handbook, along with the Guide to Werewolves, and this year’s round of updated corporate handbooks for our subsidiaries.

Available here in PDF and PoD versions: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227498/W20-Pentex-Employee-Indoctrination-Manual

MONKEYWRENCHED! 

This is the unredacted version, replete with notes from the higher-ups! It took a lot to get this information out, so it’s had a chance to go through some monkeywrenchers’ hands before going to you. Make good use of it!

The Employee Indoctrination Handbook contains:

  • A guide to working for Pentex itself, along with the Guide to Werewolves given to certain staff.
  • Employee handbooks for Endron, Magadon, RED network, Sunburst, and Tellus
  • Notes on the contents, from both werewolves and the Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

At last, one of the most legendary of Kindred will share his personal journal with you! V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary goes on sale in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225322/V20-Becketts-Jyhad-Diary

It’s ever been a loaded word among vampires. Jyhad is in force everywhere from lofty, perfumed Elysium to cloying, smoke-filled blood feasts. Jyhad’s the eternal game played by elders, Methuselahs, and worse — it’s the agenda of beings so utterly beyond humanity, one such as yourself could scarcely understand its movements. 

Luckily for you, you’ve picked up a copy of my diary. With my help you may just take a step on the first rung of understanding. Information worth having is information you must earn through blood, and oh, how I’ve bled for what’s contained within these pages. 

— Beckett 

Beckett’s Jyhad Diary serves as the definitive book of setting and plot for Vampire: The Masquerade, containing 30 chapters spanning different geographical regions, encountering vampires of every clan, profiling obscure and profound segments of the mythology, and providing countless story hooks on every page.

Masterfully written by the likes of Neall Raemonn Price, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Myranda Sarro, Steffie de Vaan, Malcolm Sheppard, Alan Alexander, Renee Knipe, and Matthew Dawkins, Beckett’s Jyhad Diary is as fascinating to read as to use for your game Chronicles.

 

 

 

With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways Advance PDF charges at you this Wednesday on DTRPG.com!

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.

 

 

 

Legacy of Lies, the V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart, goes undead in PDF and physical book PoD versions on DTRPG:

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/222956/Legacy-of-Lies-A-V20-Dark-Ages-Jumpstart

TWO PRINCES. BITTER RIVALS. AND A COTERIE CAUGHT BETWEEN THEM. 

Marcus Verus, the vampiric Prince of Chester, secretly prepares to go into torpor. Should his plans be made public, the Prince knows the wolves — both real and imagined — would launch an attack, threatening all within his domain.

That’s where you come in.

Legacy of Lies includes:

  • Basic rules for players and Storytellers
  • Introduction to the Vampire: The Masquerade Dark Ages setting
  • Introductory adventure
  • Characters for players and Storytellers

 

 

 

Appearing on DriveThruRPG is the Advance PDF for Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226224/Arms-of-the-Chosen

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.

 

 

 

 

 

What dark secrets do the eldest vampires hold? Find out in Thousand Years of Night for Vampire: The Requiem! PDF and physical book PoD versions available on DriveThruRPG.com. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/214130/Thousand-Years-of-Night

You may think that with a multitude of people coming, going, dying and running away, we’d be tired, done, or ready to give up.
Instead, I find myself restless, looking for the next thing. 
There’s always a next thing, and I for one am not yet ready to die.

– Elder Kincaid, Daeva Crone

This book includes:

• Detailed instructions on creating elder vampires, including how to base chronicles around them

• A look into the lives of elders, how they spend their nights, who they work with, and why including their roles in both their clans and covenants

• New Devotions, Merits, and Rituals for elder vampires

• The kinds of creatures that pose a threat to elder vampires, including Inamorata, Lamia, Sons of Phobos, a new elder conspiracy, and more!

 

 

 

Is a life of running and hiding a life worth living? We say yes. There’s always something between the running and the hiding, and those moments of grace make it all worthwhile.

The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology is a perfect companion piece to Changeling: The Lost, 2nd Edition. These stories spin tales of the Lost, of those abducted and enslaved by fairies. Those who escaped, but whose captors will stop at nothing to find them. These fairies summon forth the Huntsmen, primordial hunters who understand nothing but pursuit and capture. The Huntsmen are unstoppable monsters, and the Lost can only look to each other for respite, rare comfort, and rarer trust.

The Hedge has parted and you can get the Advance PDF of The Huntsmen Chronicle Fiction Anthology for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition at DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210042/The-Huntsmen-Chronicle-Anthology

 

 

 

 

 

A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193014/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-Pathfinder

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

 

 


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)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Redlines

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

Development

  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition) – with Neall for some tweaks
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion: Origin (Scion 2nd Edition)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Origin 
  • Ring of Spiragos Sketches already in.
  • Changeling: the Lost 2
  • Trinity Continuum Prepping KS assets.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Finals rolling in.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Boggans – Contracted.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Pugmire/Scarred Lands Community Content working on the logo.
  • Book of Freeholds With Mark
  • Pugmire Fetch Quest 
  • Pugmire – Vinsen’s Tomb 
  • Wraith 20 Screen 
  • Dice Packaging – V20 and C20 Dice off to press.

 

Proofing

  • Wraith 20 – Making fixes from WW.
  • Beast PG First Proof.
  • DtD Enemy Action – With Josh

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – To fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Deluxe Edition cover and Screen in the works. Printer starting to assemble books.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At press.
  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology  PoD Files ordered.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Creating files for the Deluxe edition.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – Inputting errata and getting files uploaded.
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – PoD files uploaded.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pentex Indoctrination Manual PDF and PoD on sale on Wednesday on DTRPG.
  • VtR Half Damned – PDF and PoD version On Sale this Wednesday.
  • W20 Changing Ways – PoD proofs ordered.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Hey hey! Thursday’s my birthday!

  36 comments for “Pushin’ Through the Cold to Get to the Cake! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Yodo
    January 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Just so I can get my reading list sorted out – now Scion: Origin is done with its editing pass, will the text file go out straight away? Or will y’all wait until Hero’s done as well? All good either way, I’m just too eager for it to let the question go unanswered!

    • Tim Flannigan
      January 22, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      I want to know this too! Scion is the game I’m looking forward to the most.

    • richt
      January 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      You’ll find out pretty soon…

      • Yodo
        January 22, 2018 at 9:33 pm

        Consider my breath bated!

      • Peter Westmer
        January 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm

        Rich! The wait for Enemy Action is getting physically painful!

        • richt
          January 22, 2018 at 9:53 pm

          Hang in there, I believe in you!

  2. Second Chances
    January 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Question for you and/or Rose:

    A couple of us were chatting with Chris Allen in the Forsaken forums not too long ago, and it turns out that there was some material for the Pack that Chris and Stew W hoped to get posted on the website as a supplement. My understanding is that they really liked it, but came up with it too late in the Packs developmental cycle to include it in the book, then it never made it online when the rest of Stew’s life caught up with him and he had to back out of leading the helm for Forsaken. Would it still be possible to see those materials make their way online? Not trying to put any demands on you and your team, I’m just curious since everything Chris writes is pure gold.

    One other comment that is only slightly unrelated and which I know is beating a dead horse since I one of the people championing it in the comments three weeks ago, but I feel it bears repeating and expanding. If an when the hunt for a new Forsaken lead developer is on, I cannot think of anyone more perfect that Chris Allen to take the helm. I felt anything for WtF in 1e, but Stew’s vision for the game turned it into one of my favourite games in 2e. I feel like Chris would be able to pick up where Stew left off and continue to make this game that I now love so much more amazing. He has such an incredible sense for the creepy and bizarre notes that makes Forsaken so interesting, while always finding an unexpected angle with which he can open up new possibilities. I’ve been following his “Twelve Days of Christmas” threads on the forums and each one has inspired new stories, new fictions, and new campaigns. Its got to be some of the most interesting stuff I’ve read in a long while.

    Again, not wanting make demands, just giving some feedback and observations, and this will be the last I comment on this topic. I just had some time to think about why I’d love to see Chris as the Forsaken lead, so I thought it may be useful to share it with you. I really want to see Forsaken continue down the road it started. I’m sure whoever you pick to get the tap will take it there.

    • Mosli
      January 23, 2018 at 2:54 am

      And I just want to support this! Forsaken 2nd Edition is fantastic. I loved it and The Pack. I would sure hope to see more books for the gameline in the near future.

    • richt
      January 23, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Appreciate your enthusiasm, and glad you have a particular writer whose work and online presence resonates for you. Otherwise, in this sort of thing I’m limited to corp-speak, and that’s no fun. So figure I said a bunch of non-committal but positive stuff because obviously I’m not going to put us in any public position involving hiring matters.

      • Second Chances
        January 23, 2018 at 4:35 pm

        Totally understandable. Non-committal positive comments were the best I was hoping for. Fingers crossed for a good year for Forsaken!

  3. Maxime Lemaire
    January 23, 2018 at 4:46 am

    On the edge of my seat for the Beast PG! Glad to see it moving forward!

  4. Adam Karpolorich
    January 23, 2018 at 5:40 am

    TRINITY! One more week! Calm down people! We can wait one more week.

  5. Jason Hayes
    January 23, 2018 at 7:27 am

    The first stretch goal of the Werewolf 20th Anniversary kickstarter is the Art of W20 pdf. Whatever happened with this, I can’t seem to find out? I’ve asked a couple of times now, please?

    • richt
      January 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Still working on it.

      • Jason Hayes
        January 24, 2018 at 4:07 am

        Thank you for your reply.
        🙂

  6. NackThePenguin
    January 23, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Just wondering if there was any update on Dark Eras 2? The last update on kickstarter said to check the monday meeting notes for more regular updates but I don’t see it mentioned.

    • richt
      January 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      The weekly update only starts once writing does, and the DE2 devs are still finalizing the outlines for the writers to get started with.

  7. Yiodan
    January 23, 2018 at 9:12 am

    That wraith 20th image, striking! Love it. 😀

    Sounds like you had quite the summit guys. One shan’t pry but I would like to point out regarding the hard blows that you are all amazing people who somehow manage to pull through to produce magnificient quality products despite the hardships. And if it helps morale, you also have legions of supporters. It can be hard to see, what with the internet being, you know, the internet, but we are here. Cheering you on.

    Also: SCION!

    • richt
      January 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks- and that’s really the trick we used the Summit to get our heads around- not just getting through the tough times, not just doing really good work despite the craziness, but not warping yourself badly in the process. We all know that friend who did, in fact, get through a bad time somewhere in life, and was never the same again. We want to come through the tough times aware of the costs and capable of paying enough to do the great work, but not paying so much we can’t do more great work on our next cool project. We don’t want burnout, and I think we are smart enough and experienced enough to set up a work process that can avoid it. If that makes sense.

      • Yiodan
        January 23, 2018 at 2:29 pm

        It sure does. I originally come from the video game industry. Which I had to leave precisely because, if you’ll allow me to borrow your allegory, it was costing me too much.

        The weird thing is… there isn’t a single day I don’t secretly wish I had stayed. Because, even through all the craziness, I still really loved working in a creative field I was passionate about.

  8. Jim
    January 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I’m hoping the turn around time on Trinity PDF’s is relatively short. I say that in a nice way, not in a passive aggressive complain-about-other-projects way (also said as a patient Scion backer).

    @James- sample text is always cool!

    Finally I agree with Yiodan. It’s easy to focus on negative things. I’m glad to see some self-evaluation and brainstorming on doing things better. That said I have been really pleased with the attention to “getting the games right” has received. Carry on!

    • richt
      January 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      As you’ll discover when we go live next Tuesday with the KS, the text for both the TC Core and TC: Aeon is finished, and we’ll be releasing sections as the KS rolls along. Other than a tweak here or there, both texts are slated to go into Editing and then Layout without additional sections from the KS (unlike Scion). So we do expect a fair amount of rapidity, but we reserve the right to take our time on getting the layout just so on these two important books for the line. 🙂

      • Jim
        January 23, 2018 at 2:07 pm

        I’m happy and satisfied with that answer! Ready to pledge.

  9. Chad
    January 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I know that it is very early in the project, but I was wondering if you guys were planning on doing a Kickstarter for Victorian Age Mage in order to give it special treatment or just so you could do a traditional print run for it.

  10. David Meloche (ManBearPig)
    January 23, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Hey Rich, I didnt know where else to post this currently, but where do we keep up with information about the Backerkit progress on Dark Era’s 2? I pitched in extra to get a Mage 2nd pdf, but I dont know if the backerkit is already done and i just need to check my spam folder, or what.

    • richt
      January 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      The best way to ask questions about a Kickstarter is always to use the Contact link near my picture on the KS page. The DE2 BK page is currently at approvals with BackerKit, so we expect to have it live soon.

  11. January 23, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Maybe some more information on some of that Scion stuff coming this Friday…

  12. Williams
    January 24, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Just wondering if it would be possible in these weekly segments to gain an insight in to how your 3RD party suppliers or providers (read POD and traditional printers) process the actual art of making a book in both forms. All of the parts in progress you have shown us before have been very impressive.
    Would you concider inviting those to share guest insight behind that particular curtain and vital process?

  13. batro
    January 24, 2018 at 2:29 am

    I think I will be dead when Wraith 20 will come back from the grave. Good thing : only a ghost can read Wraith.

    • Aldo Montoya Reynaga
      January 24, 2018 at 11:07 am

      LOL Let’s hope not, because your shadow could make you destroy it. >_<

  14. Aldo Montoya Reynaga
    January 24, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Hello guys, thank you for the news. Also I wish you a happy & great birthday Richt, and that you get better soon.

    Now, I don’t want to sound rude but somethings in AT PRESS hasn’t move a bit in a month (maybe more i didn’t check), they even have the same information, like Beckett Screen and Scarred Land PGs. Others seems to move like worst that snails Changeling C20: Waiting for Deluxe cover and the Screen proofs this week (Dec 18, 2017) and now Printer starting to assemble books (this week). I know at press is out of your control but really? More than a month and Scarred Lands hasn’t change a bit? I recheck since November 20, 2017 C20 was -Waiting for Deluxe cover proofs- either you need to change your supplier or press them more to work faster.

    I’ll support Onyx Path but please try to get better suppliers AT PRESS, please.

    • Victor J Kinzer
      January 24, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Honestly that isn’t unusual for the delivery of the traditional print runs. There 20th anniversary core books have leather covers and gilded edges. Those treatments take a long time to put together, and sometimes especially long if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Scarred Lands was originally being coordinated by Nocturnal Media. I’m sure there were complications logistically when Stew passed. OPP let’s us see some of the sausage being made, but this happens with other companies. I for one like the peek behind the curtain, even though it is occasionally frustrating, I’m sure it is more so for the OPP team than for us.

      • Aldo Montoya Reynaga
        January 25, 2018 at 11:06 am

        Hi Victor

        My comment was more in the line of “Why you just copy/paste info instead of adding something more?” using Richt’s reply to my comment as an example “Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – Wait for rest of the items to beginnig shipment….”I’m with you on the “like the peek behind the curtain” but I feel cheated when I get the same info over and over. That was the issue, not the time or the long process

    • richt
      January 24, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks for the birthday wishes, and yes, you do sound rude.

      A lack of understanding on your part as to how long things take does not equal a failure on our part or that of our printers to go through the creation process in the right way. Our Deluxe printer is meticulous in the creation of the deluxe books – which is their job in that they are creating Deluxe books. When we sent C20 to press, I told backers that this was a long process; nobody is telling you otherwise except you.

      The Scarred Lands books are awaiting the rest of the items that Stewart promised to ship with them, as I’ve explained in the backer Updates, and so I, like you, have to wait for those items to come in from sources that aren’t controlled by Onyx Path.

      And what exactly is your issue with the Beckett Screen? We got it done a while back, we put the Screens in the shipper warehouse, and now it will ship with the Beckett book when that is done as has always been our practice…so?

  15. Tim Flannigan
    January 24, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Will Scion have a lot of edges? If not, I understand Trinity will have tons. Is there any reason they might not be compatible?

  16. Nate
    January 24, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I’m excited to see Dragon-Blooded moving forward, I see the art notes keep inching up. What stage in the process do you imagine will be a good point for the Kickstarter? I know you wanted a mostly completed product by that point, we’re you thinking while it is in layout?

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