Socially Distant [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Lunars: Fangs at the Gate art by Yihyoung Li

Hello, everyone! This is Dixie doing the Monday Meeting notes this week, so expect 89% fewer puns. We had a pretty short meeting this week, and focused mainly on what we and our freelancers are doing during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. As far as our day jobs go here at Onyx Path, it’s business as usual since we work from home, but we know that’s not the case for everyone. We have freelancers who work in healthcare, some who are immunocompromised or otherwise susceptible, and then others who have to take care of older family members or small children as cancellations continue.

In addition to anyone directly impacted by the outbreak, there’s also the spate of conventions being cancelled, and many people have had to postpone/cancel trips and events. this is very much still a developing situation, and we encourage our freelancers and fans to take measures to keep themselves safe and healthy. While some people may think, “Oh, this will mean everyone can get a lot of their freelance work done while they’re self-isolating!” that’s not always going to be the case (childcare, housemates all being home, etc.) but we’re working with our freelancers as best we can.

Lunars: Fangs at the Gate art by Gunship Revolution

The Onyx Pathcast hosts in particular would like to apologize if anyone thought we were making light of the COVID-19 outbreak in last week’s episode. I assure you, everyone here is taking it seriously.

That said, self-isolation can be difficult if you’re used to being around people, including gathering for tabletop games, so our friends at Astral Virtual TableTop are giving everyone their paid features for free during this time! There’s a post about it here: https://astraltabletop.com/whats-new/2020-03-13, but your account should already have the features unlocked.

That’s all well and good, you might say, but I don’t have any new games to try out! Well, we’ve got you covered on that front, too. Today, you can pick up V20 Dark Ages for free at DriveThruRPG, and we’re putting up a new free corebook every day this week. They’re only up for one day each folks, so make sure you grab the ones you want!

Lunars: Fangs at the Gate art by Gong Studios

In other news, the Legendlore Kickstarter is ongoing, and we’re close to halfway funded! I, personally, am a big fan of the setting. As Ian A. A. Watson put it on Twitter:

Do you like El-Hazard, Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, Wizard of Oz, Chronicles of Narnia, Neverending Story, Magic Kingdom of Landover, Apprentice Adept, Castle Perilous, or the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon?

@VonAether

If so, this book is for you. Check it out and read manuscript updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/legendlore-rpg-setting-for-5th-edition-fantasy-roleplaying/

Another cool thing you can do while you’re home is to attend Gehenna Gaming‘s VirtualHorror Con April 4-6. From the website:

VirtualHorror Con is a two-day virtual horror tabletop RPG convention that can be experienced on any screen no matter where you are. Many of your favorite events and conventions have been canceled, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the convention experience. This event will give fans and players the opportunity to connect with the game developers, artists, and publishers they love. No lines. Safe social distancing. Horror-themed actual play streams, live panels, and digital tabletop RPG one-shot sessions running the whole time!


All ticket and raffle sales will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization to support the development of vaccines, tests, and treatments for the coronavirus pandemic.”

For more information, check out https://www.gehennagaming.com/vhc/

There isn’t much else that came out of our meeting, as people are just buckling down to get some work done and continue monitoring the situation. We’re still working on the Dragon-Blooded surprise and will have that out to backers as soon as we can!

So stay safe, wash your hands, and as always…

Many Worlds, One Path!


Blurbs!


Kickstarter!

As noted above, Legendlore is in its first week of Kickstarter! Please go check it out; it’s a truly awesome book, compatible with the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game!


Onyx Path Media!

This week, we’re talking Scarred Lands with Travis Legge!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

Despite everything in the world right now, or maybe because of it, we’ve got a massive number of shows for you on Twitch this week. Please tune in for an enjoyable distraction! We’re going to have three games of V5, as well as Chronicles of DarknessPugmireHunter: The VigilChangeling: The LostMage: The AwakeningScarred Lands, and a Dark Eras Werewolf: The Forsaken chronicle! 

This week sees the finale of Blood City as well as the finale of Uptown Shadows. I would like to give major recognition to both streams for their fantastic work in bringing our games out to the audience. Thank you! You can subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to catch up with any episodes you missed! (Another great idea for social distancing!)

Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more, including:

Scion: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/v9Wo38rl5-Y

Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/hxSbemynBLs

Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale: https://youtu.be/gKAm-zGxTW4

Even more Scion: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/QDSIS_ClFbE

Pugmire: Paws & Claws: https://youtu.be/Ddm-cl48OR0

And even more Changeling: The Lost: https://youtu.be/dqM0ZdeS88s

Do subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online!

The Story Told RPG Podcast reaches the penultimate episode of their excellent Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition chronicle right here: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/the-78-laments-episode-4-passenger


And if you missed it, here’s The Story Told’s review of Trinity Continuum: Aeon http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-40-trinity-continuum-on-overview


Red Moon Roleplaying’s V5 Cults of the Blood Gods “The Family” chronicle continues on their YouTube channel, Spotify, their website redmoonroleplaying.com and everywhere else good podcasts might be found! https://youtu.be/PDPZyy-ZHNw


More new Occultists Anonymous for all you Mage: The Awakening fans out there:


Episode 88: Arms and Armor – Wyrd has a terrible premonition about the strike on the vampire Prince. The cabal helps ready Songbird when she is called to action by the Adamantine Arrow.  https://youtu.be/WPHjGDGwRmQ


Episode 89: Tactical Yeet – Songbird enters the vampire Prince’s haven with a small team of Adamantine Arrows while the rest of the cabal scrys on the proceedings. Things don’t go according to plan, in several ways.https://youtu.be/r5zuU4UglYs

Please check these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games! We’d love to feature you!


Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is 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 awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)

Update: the devs are working on the updates for the roller in both Android and iOS; here is the rundown from them:

1) Redo the UI for system for Android. It will look the same as the current design. My goal is to have something ready by Saturday to send out to the Facebook users, asking them if this fixes the issues. This will be a beta type thing. This will break several of the fancy dice.

2) If the above worked out and the android users give all the clear, we’ll redo the graphics system to fix the fancy dice that got broken. We’ll do another Android beta through Facebook. This might take up to two weeks, as my schedule allows.

3) If everything worked well, we’ll release to Android for real at that point.

4) Port all of the existing stuff to iOS and release on that.


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).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:


Our Sales Partners!

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau 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

We’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog: https://studio2publishing.com/products/prince-s-gambit-card-game

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scarred Lands (Pathfinder) books are also on sale at Studio2, and they have the 5e version, supplements, and dice as well!:
https://studio2publishing.com/collections/scarred-lands

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online

Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Onyx-Path-Publishing/

And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order!

As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com!


On Sale This Week!

This week, Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition will be available on Studio2, IPR, and DriveThruRPG! Yay!


Conventions!

Though it’s subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, here’s our current list of upcoming conventions:

UKGames Expo: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

GenCon: https://www.gencon.com/

Tabletop Scotland: https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

Gamehole Con: https://www.gameholecon.com/

PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/


And now, the new project status updates!

(We know why you’re here.

Development Status from Eddy Webb! (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.)

  • Scarred Lands – RUST (working title)
  • TC Aeon – Under Alien Suns
  • TC Aeon – Mission Statements
  • TC Aberrant – Novas Worldwide
  • Exalted 3rd – Adversaries of the Righteous
  • Exalted – Exalted: Essence Edition
  • Deviant the Renegades – The Clades Companion
  • Deviant the Renegades – The Devoted Companion
  • Scion – Saints and Monsters
  • Mage: The Ascension – Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick
  • Scion – Wild Hunt

Redlines

  • Exalted 3rd – Dragon-Blooded Novella 2 (Roy)
  • TC Adventure – Adventure!
  • Exalted 3rd – Hundred Devils Night Parade
  • Mummy: The Curse – The Book of Lasting Death
  • Chronicles of Darkness – Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
  • TC Aberrant – N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment

Second Draft

  • Exalted 3rd – Exigents
  • Exalted 3rd – Crucible of Legends
  • Exalted – Many-Faced Strangers (Lunars Companion)
  • Changeling: The Lost – Kith and Kin
  • They Came From – They Came from Beyond the Grave!
  • Trinity Continuum – Assassins

Development

  • Exalted 3rd – Heirs to the Shogunate
  • TC Aberrant – Aberrant Reference Screen
  • Exalted 3rd – Across the Eight Directions
  • Chronicles of Darkness – The Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks
  • Mage the Ascension – Victorian Mage

Manuscript Approval

  • Scion – Scion: Dragon
  • Scion – Masks of the Mythos
  • Scion – Scion: Demigod

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion: Origin and Hero LARP
  • Geist the Sin-Eaters: One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart

Editing

  • Legendlore – Legendlore  
  • Realms of Pugmire – Pirates of Pugmire additional adventure
  • TC Aeon – Terra Firma
  • Exalted – Lunars Novella (Rosenberg)
  • Realms of Pugmire – Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire  
  • They Came From – Tales of Aquatic Terror
  • Mummy: The Curse – Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition  
  • Scion – Titanomachy
  • Chronicles of Darkness – Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle  
  • Chronicles of Darkness – Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart
  • TC Aberrant – Aberrant Jumpstart
  • Trinity Continuum – Jumpstart

Post-Editing Development

  • Hunter: The Vigil – Hunter: The Vigil 2e
  • World of Darkness – Ghost Hunters
  • Deviant: The Renegades – Deviant: The Renegades
  • TCfBtS! – Monsters of the Deep

Indexing

  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! (TCfBtS!)

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion Titanomachy
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror 
  • TC Aeon Terra Firma – Contracted
  • V5 Let the Streets Run Red
  • Cavaliers of Mars: City of the Towered Tombs
  • WoD Ghost Hunters – Getting KS artwork going
  • Aberrant
  • Pugmire Adventure 
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e
  • Mummy 2 – ADing that out post Aberrant AD
  • Deviant
  • Legendlore – Kickstarter in progress
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS)
  • Cults of the Blood God (KS) – Contracting

In Layout

  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad
  • TCFBTS Screen and Booklet
  • Contagion Chronicle
  • Vigil Watch 
  • Scion Companion – Artwork in progress.

Proofing

  • Trinity Aeon Jumpstart 
  • Pirates of Pugmire 
  • TCFBTS Heroic Land Dwellers – Inputting proofing comments
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate

At Press

  • Ex 3 The Silence of Our Ancestors (Huggins Novella)
  • TC Distant Worlds
  • Scion Mythical Denizens
  • Night Horrors : Nameless and Accursed – Errata gathering
  • Dark Eras 2 – Errata with Aileen
  • VtR Spilled Blood – Josh wrapping up inputting changes and tweaking layout to account for any shift in the text
  • Geist 2e – Out this week
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution
  • DR:E Screen & Booklet
  • DR:E Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties
  • Geist 2e Screen
  • Memento Mori
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Indexing
  • Chicago Folios – Awaiting PoD proof
  • Geist 2e Anthology – Errata gathering
  • C:tL 2e Oak, Ash, & Thorn – Errata gathering

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Yesterday was the Ides of March and tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Please celebrate either one responsibly and while practicing safe social distancing.

Also, today is my stepmom’s birthday! I don’t usually get to do shout-outs on the blog, but since I’ve taken over today I’m indulging myself. Happy Birthday, Laura! Hope you and dad are having a blast (still while practicing safe social distancing).

  18 comments for “Socially Distant [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Cameron
    March 16, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Just out of curiosity, is there a rough timeline on when Lunars might be out. Not trying to be obnoxious,just excited!

    • Dixie Cochran
      March 16, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      As usual, no specific timelines, but it went into first proofs today, so it’s on its way!

      • Cameron
        March 16, 2020 at 9:42 pm

        Thank you!!

  2. wyrdhamster
    March 16, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    In Lunars you can play as dinsosaurs?! :-O

    • Nicolas
      March 16, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Yes,yes you can.

  3. Octavo
    March 16, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    I’m still reading the magnificent Nameless and Accursed and really loving it. Any guess when work will start on Tome of The Pentacle? Just seems so odd to have no Awakening on the schedule. Might be the first time in 5? 6? Years?

    • Kvark
      March 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      Pentacle is on the official schedule with a pagecount even but it’s been completely missing from the MMN for a while now. It may have something to do with DaveB leaving. MeghanF has said it’s next on her radar now that N&A is out but we don’t really have more details on that, unless RichT or someone else wants to chime in.

  4. Mateus Luz
    March 16, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Dinosaurs! *staring the art for 5 minutes*

    Yes, what were we talking about? Good, Assassins is moving forward, I am a bit anxious to know what direction it will take.

    Geist 2e is good news, I don’t know if I will buy it this week, but almost sure I will before the Quarantine is over (I am reading too fast… danm).

  5. Bel
    March 17, 2020 at 1:51 am

    Really looking forward to a number of those products. Any idea how close the Technocracy kickstarter is? I’m really hunkering for some Technocracy love, though also a full version of the Lunar book is going to be pretty damn welcome.

  6. Adam Rice
    March 17, 2020 at 5:57 am

    I couldn’t help but notice that Aberrant dropped off the post editing development list! Does this mean the written portion is now complete, and all that remains is art and layout?

    • March 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      In general, yes.

      • Adam Rice
        March 17, 2020 at 6:14 pm

        Terrific news; thank you, sir!

  7. Knurlurzhad
    March 17, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Yessssss, gooooodddd, more Lunars! I’m really looking forward to some of the expected tweaks to Charms, and that art is looking good!

  8. Troy
    March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

    As the proud owner of every PDF which is going to be free this week, I can say they are all great. Snap them up while you can!

  9. Balwin
    March 17, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I see there is no more project entry for the Exalted Essay Collection. This was sitting in first draft for over a year until last weeks Monday Meeting Notes .. and now it’s gone.
    Did you abandon this project? Or is it just mission on this list?

    • richt
      March 17, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      We’re still doing the project.

  10. Birmy
    March 17, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I can’t believe you went with “Socially Distant” when “Contagion Chronicle” was right there!

    • richt
      March 17, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      That’s a little too much like using a terrible situation to name drop one of our game lines. Glad Dixie went with the title she did.

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