Release Roundup: November 2022

Changeling: The Lost, Mummy: The Curse, Sales, Scion, Trinity Continuum: Aberrant, Trinity Continuum: Æon

Welcome to the Release Roundup! Remember, this is where to go to find not just the month’s releases, but also the compiled project status updates for the last month.

This month’s Onyx Path releases include:

This month’s Community Content, from the Storypath NexusSlarecian Vault, and Canis Minor includes:

CROWDFUNDING UPDATE

Our campaign for Scion: God 2nd Edition ended this month BackerKit! We hit 100% in just two hours, and ended with $121,438, or 405% of our $30,000 goal!

We’ve hit the following stretch goals:

  • Scion: God Storyguide Reference Screen
  • Scion: God Companion x4: More details; Incarnations and Mantles; Realms, Terra Incognita, and Sancta; Titanic Apotheosis, Full Dragons, and upgrading Mythos Scions.
  • Scion: God Jumpstart
  • Divine Inspiration x2: More options for play; plot seeds pack
    Backer T-Shirt
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Mobile Wallpaper

The campaign for Sidereals: Charting Fate’s Course launched last week on Kickstarter and we’re at 521% already?? We hit our goal in only nine minutes, 200% after 45 minutes, and 300% after three hours! Since the Exalted 3e Kickstarter funded in 11 minutes, I think this makes Sidereals our fastest-funding crowdfunding project yet! Sidereals fans are thirsty. We’re sitting at a comfortable $156,498 of our $30,000 goal, thanks to our 1658 backers, and have already blasted through the following stretch goals:

  • Sidereals ST Screen
  • Supplemental Content x8: Arts of Destined Battle: The signature fighting styles of the other four divisions of the Bureau of Destiny. For Starry Eyes Only: ST advice and plot hooks for Sidereal missions. Secrets of Jupiter’s Tome: More Terrestrial and Celestial spells, and new sorcerous initiations tailored for Sidereals. The Streets of Heaven: Details on a number of heavenly districts. Salon of Celestial Personages: quick character traits for a number of gods and other denizens of heaven. Thousand Weapon Arts: Even Blade style, Flowing Whip Arm style, Threshing Grain nunchaku style, Crimson Killing Field Style. Bureau Intelligence Briefing: Handouts for new players introducing them to the basics of the setting. Hallowed Vaults Unsealed: Starmetal artifacts and evocations.
  • Sidereals Jumpstart
  • Sidereals Novella

CURRENT PRODUCTION STATUS

Items in bold have changed in status since last month. Early stages, such as proposals, outlines, and approvals, are not shown here.

Development: These stages typically happen first in a project, and concern the words you’re going to be reading.

  • First Draft: Writers turn in their initial drafts
    • They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Storypath Tasty Bit: January 2023
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Quip, Cinematic, Twist, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: Quip, Cinematic, Fantastic Settings, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • Exalted: Abyssals
    • Exalted Essence: Jumpstart
    • Exalted Essence: Adventure Trilogy
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 2: Damned Lies
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 3: (Cole)
    • Exalted: Exalted Essay Collection
    • Branch Riders
  • Redlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writers
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: Audio Drama
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 1: What Lies Forgotten
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: The Aethernaut Collection
    • Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Lauren Roy)
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • The World Below (Storypath Fantasy)
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis
    • Trinity Continuum: Brave New Worlds
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I Do
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • n/a
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Boon Companions
    • Scion: God
    • They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Community Content Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Jumpstart VTT Adventure
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the Shadows
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and Feared
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great Power
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: alt-AR (Cascade)
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Shattered Seals (Terra Surge)
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Exalted Essence: Pillars of Creation
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Exalted: Exigents
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Tending the Flame
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter Jumpstart
  • Post-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
    • Exalted: Essence
    • Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers: The Lunars Companion
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
  • Indexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created.
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian Age

Art Direction: These stages happen concurrently with the final stages of Development, and concern the visual appearance of the final product. Accordingly, some items may appear in both the Development and Art Direction lists.

  • Art Direction: Art notes are collected from developers, and artists are hired according to the needs of the line and book.
    • Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch: Kelder Mountains
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Scion: God 2nd Edition
    • Scion: Once and Future
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Jumpstart
    • They Came from [Classified]!
    • They Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!
    • They Came from [Classified]!: Jumpstart
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT Adventure
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: DLC
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Icons of Rage
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • Mage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden Orders
    • M20 Victorian Age: M20VA Jumpstart
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Exalted: Crucible of Legends
    • Exalted: Exigents
    • Exalted: Across the Eight Directions
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Global Outbreaks
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
    • Mage: The Awakening: Tome of the Pentacle
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Clades Companion
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Devoted Companion
    • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Companion
  • In Layout: Typeface, coloration, and art are chosen, added to the manuscript text, and laid out for visual appeal.
    • Scion: Realms of Magic and Mystery
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Exalted: Facets of Truth (Rosenberg Lunars Novella)
    • Exalted: Essence
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart VTT Assets
  • Proofing: The final book layout is checked over by the art director, creative director, and sometimes the developer to make sure everything appears as it should.
    • Storypath Ultra Brochure
    • Scarred Lands: Spiragos Collected Adventures
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
    • Mage: The Ascension: Melody through the Mirrorshade Lens (Technocracy Novellas)
    • Mage: The Ascension: M20 Victorian Age
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust VTT: Pack has been sent out to backers.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust: KS rewards shipped.
    • Scion: Demigod: KS rewards shipped.
    • Scion: Demigod Screen: KS rewards shipped.
    • Scion: Dragon: At KS fulfiller.
    • Scion: Dragon Storyguide Screen: Printing started.
    • Scion: Dragon wallpaper: Going out to KS backers.
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos: At KS fulfiller.
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos Storyguide Screen: Printing started.
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos wallpaper: Going out to KS backers.
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Monsters from the Crypt!: Backer errata closing Weds.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova Compendium: Gathering backer errata.
    • M20 Victorian Age: Going into Indexing.
    • Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous
    • Changeling: The Lost: Hollow Courts novella: Inputting errata.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: KS rewards shipped out.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: KS rewards shipped out.
    • Mummy: The Curse: Book of Lasting Death: Releasing this week.
    • Legendlore: Legendlore VTT
    • Realms of Pugmire: Pugmire Core VTT
    • Realms of Pugmire: Vinsen’s Tomb VTT
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart: PoD proofs ordered.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep VTT Assets: Getting them ready to go out to KS backers.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: KS rewards shipped.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: KS rewards shipped.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: KS rewards shipped.

  4 comments for “Release Roundup: November 2022

  1. Rosencroft
    December 2, 2022 at 5:02 am

    I’m sorry if this is not a place to ask, but from these release round-ups, it seems that the focus has shifted away from Chronicles of Darkness onto other projects. I do not want to sound ungrateful, just to ask is the line slowly coming to an end, or can we expect more books down the line?

    • dirtypoolfilms
      December 5, 2022 at 9:25 pm

      I’m afraid they aren’t able to answer that question. Though many of us would like to know the answer, the reality is that Onyx Path does not own the Chronicles of Darkness. They cannot comment on the potential for future CoD product (approved, proposed or otherwise) without approval from Paradox – who licenses the content to Onyx Path.

      If you want more Chronicles games, Paradox is the company to tell about it.

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