Summer, Summer, Summer…[Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

…It’s got me Upside-Down!

And this Fae creature here is definitely upside-down because she’s saying “Shhh”, when she should be saying: “Tell All Your Friends about the Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Kickstarter!”. All those folks in the fancy suits could be pledging!

Yes, I’m being a bit silly here, but we are down to the last few days of this awesome Kickstarter and we want to be sure that everybody who needs to hear about it, has. Because, I guarantee that the very first KS message we get after the KS is over will be from somebody who didn’t hear about it, and who wants to pledge. After Dark Eras 2, I got that kind of message less than one minute after it closed!

We ourselves are getting the word out everywhere we can. In fact, here’s an interview on Darker Days with CtL2 developer Meghan Fitzgerald all about the book, the line, the KS, Dark Eras 2, all sorts of stuff! Because she’s working on all sorts of stuff for us:

So, please do what you can do as well – thanks!

I note down there, way at the end of the blog in the Reason to Celebrate, that this coming week is our last full work week of the year at Onyx Path. We’ll meet as usual next Monday, but then folks are dispersing for the holidays. We’ll be back January 2nd, and we’ll still have something on sale each Wednesday, and backer Updates and all that sort of monthly stuff, we’re just setting all those up in advance.

Of course, our many, many, talented freelance creators will still be creating away, anyway! I used to get tons of freelance art done over the holidays from the regular job, and I’m sure they all will too.



W20 Changing Ways art by Enzo Lopez



I did want to touch base on a few projects we’re working on, since they are all “sort of” in a phase but also not quite as outlined in last week’s blog post:


Scion 2nd:

As we’ve mentioned before, and noted during its Kickstarter, Scion 2nd is kind of a big deal for us. It’s the first of our games powered by the StoryPath System, and also the first to take the hits and subsequent delays as that system was trial-tested. Nasty Neall Raemonn Price would have delivered the books months ago if he had an existing system to lay Scion 2nd‘s elegant mantling of mythological depth over top of. Or even a system just for Scion‘s own use.

But he, more than almost anyone, recognized the importance of getting our “house system” right, and has hammered away at getting it where it needs to be. For the good of Scion 2nd, but also for the Trinity Continuum, They Came From Beneath the Sea!, and [whoops, almost wrote that out] uh, other games in the future.

Now, though, we have added Fast Eddy Webb in as our StoryPath System guru, and right now he is reading through Scion: Hero‘s final text and I’m reading through the final, final Scion: Origin text before it goes to editing. Which is why I mention this, because our progress reports don’t really show all the effort, the added talents, the half-stages, the reviews and rewrites, that go into making one of our books.

The Trinity Continuum:

Speaking of massive efforts, and you’re going to hear more about this with the new year and our Trinity Continuum Kickstarter, but if Scion 2nd was the trailblazer for our system, then the TC has been the test case that proves that it is flexible and robust enough to power the game-play of a very different universe. Not that rebooting a classic game line is ever easy, but Ian Watson, John Snead, Danielle Lauzon, and all the Trinity Continuum creative teams, have done amazing work with taking the best parts of the original games and then adding our new system as it was being finalized. As above, Eddy is also reading through the text right now with an eye towards making sure the setting and system work hand-in-hand.

We’re not expecting huge problems with any of the text, but we’re also not going to go live with the Kickstarter until it gets our stamps of approval.



Beast Players Guide art by Brian LeBlanc




Signs of Sorcery:

As I have mentioned, pretty much all year and I hope that I’m not boring you all with this refrain, we’ve been re-configuring our “corporate” efforts to provide more support to our delightful freelance developers. Rollickin’ Rose Bailey has been working with Dapper Dave Brookshaw to help him with his projects after some unexpectedly crappy real life events. Rose helped Dave bring on an additional developer for Deviant: The Renegades to help bring this very different Chronicles of Darkness core line to the writing stage, and that provided some needed creative and logistic space that opened up for Dave the chance to concentrate on Mage: The Awakening 2nd again.

Which led to Dave and Rose now currently reviewing the text for Signs of Sorcery, and it sounds like they are really happy with most of it and have a battle plan for resolving any other bits that might need reworking.

Mage 20th:

We had several strategy sessions with Satyr Phil Brucato, and we agreed to push several of the M20 Kickstarter Stretch Goal projects forward while he concentrated on Book of the Fallen, and Gods and Monsters. Hence, the M20 Art of Mage book that was released a month or so ago, and the M20 Cookbook coming out this week.

Of course, these aren’t books that go deep into the Mage setting, or provide new rules, but we see the value in providing these sorts of M20 “lifestyle” projects, that can enhance someone’s enjoyment of M20 beyond sitting down and playing. There are fascinating insights into the creative process as well as all the art in the artbook, and the recipes in the cookbook are those actually used and tested by Satyr Phil and his creative team. (They look pretty good to me!)

While Rose has been mainly focusing on helping our Chronicles of Darkness, and Exalted 3rd, creative teams, Eddy Webb’s new full-time position also includes doing a similar thing for our other game lines, including the World of Darkness games, and in this case, M20. Eddy is working with Satyr Phil to dovetail M20‘s creative process into Onyx Path‘s production process, and so you see the beginning of M20 Technocracy Reloaded‘s writing process getting started, while Eddy’s also helping Phil with finalizing the text for Gods and Monsters and Book of the Fallen.

(And just to be clear, both of the developers and their creative teams for our two Mage lines are absolutely amazing and talented creators, and very little of what Onyx Path offers as help is content-based. We are mostly assisting with the logistics of dealing with the challenge of creating these projects (no small thing in itself) in the manner we as a publisher require to actually generate these books, while dealing with their real-life challenges. Like I’ve pointed out since Onyx Path started almost 6 years ago, we’re human beings doing the work we love, but it ain’t easy and we want to help our creators create, even when life starts throwing curveballs.)

(And to be even clearer, I’m mentioning these specific projects/lines because folks have commented on their concerns, and quite rightly, as the weeks and months go by. They are examples of our efforts, but not all of our efforts. Both Rose, and now Eddy as well, are working with all of our freelance creators and teams one way or the other in some capacity, and of course, Mirthful Mike is in a constant buzz of communication with our artists and designers, encouraging them on.)


They Came From Beneath The Sea!:

No problems here. Things are actually going really well, although I will say that even a developer who has worked on other books like Matthew Dawkins can be amazed at how different creating and developing a new game-line can be. He tells me. But I do want to point out that this game is really weird and different, even for us. Check out this first blog post: I mean, what’s the deal with the clowns?

As should be obvious from our selection of projects above:

Many Worlds. One Path.




We’re into the measurement of hours now for our KS campaign!

Our story so far: We funded in about a day, and have already blown through 18 Stretch Goals! The goals include four novellas: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer, an art budget increase, a CtL2 Jumpstart, a new virtual CtL2 dice set added to the Onyx Path Dice App, three new sections for the Kith and Kin book that we’re calling the Book of Kiths, the first sections for the CtL2 Companion: Entitlements, Freeholds, and Courts, we added another 4 PDFs to our CtL 1st Edition PDF reward, and we’re headed rapidly towards adding another section, Shields, to the Kith and Kin book. With many more Stretch Goal rewards to come!

We’ve also revealed excerpts with notes from the developers, and ALL of the book text has been shown to backers so far.

Come along now as we hit the final days of this year and this Kickstarter!

Next, our Trinity Continuum Kickstarter will start in early January!



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! Right now, they’re working on implementing multi-dice and die previews in the store, after adding in a lot of requested upgrades and tweaks, which is going along nicely but is a ton of work. Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

Three different screenshots, above.

(The Solar Anima special Dice)




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)




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!




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:

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!





Arriving at this Wednesday, and soon to your tables: The M20 Mage Cookbook!

Food is Life 

We are what we eat. As mages throughout history have realized, the foods that sustain our bodies sustain enlightenment as well. Such foods become extensions of the people and cultures that create them. Now Brother Oliver Lyon, Knight Templar and a humble baker’s son, travels around the world hunting the Fallen and gathering fine recipes along the way.

Enchanting Recipes 

From Mandarin lion’s heads to alchemical booze, Brother Oliver’s collection of delicious recipes spans the cultural realms of Mage’s human world. Among these many culinary concoctions, you’ll find:

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Angel Torte
  • Chicken Nanban
  • Corn Fufu
  • Beef Wellingtons
  • Battenburg Cake
  • Cannibal Stew, and so much more

Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul 

The M20 Mage Cookbook is a non-canon but tasty culinary perspective on the world of Mage: The Ascension





The world of Pugmire comes alive in this full cast audio drama experience “Thank You, Darcy Cat” available now on!

The police dogs have called Alistair Afghan to discuss the crimes of his valet, Darcy Cat. But this misunderstanding leads to the discovery of a deadly secret deep in the heart of Pugmire society. Will Alistair and Darcy be able to save Pugmire from this threat?

Created by Audioblivious Productions in conjunction with Pugsteady. Check out Audioblivious at!



We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as an Advance PDF on!

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.




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


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!

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

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!






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!





Planning ahead for 2018, we’re heading back to Midwinter Game Convention in Milwaukee, January 11-14, where we’re going to be bringing a big crew of many of your favorite Onyx Path designers and we’ll be running demos and making some special announcements at the show!



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) – see note above.



  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!) – see note above.


Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)



  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition) – see note above.
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Origin (Scion 2nd Edition) – see note above.
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition) – ditto.
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum) – ditto for me, too.
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum) – splunge! and see note above.
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)


WW Manuscript Approval:



  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Realm (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)






In Art Direction

  • Cavaliers of Mars – New art getting assigned.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Origins
  • Ring of Spiragos Got Rich’s cover in.
  • Changeling: the Lost 2
  • Trinity Continuum – Gonna ping artists this week to get updates…
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Sketches are coming in left and right…
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)Syme is doing the splats.
  • Boggans – Reviewing art notes and figuring out the art buy.


Marketing Stuff


In Layout

  • Pugmire/Scarred Lands Community Content working on the logo.
  • Book of Freeholds With Mark
  • DtD Enemy Action – With Josh
  • Pugmire Fetch Quest Playtesting samples uploading to order in time for MidWinter.
  • Pugmire – Vinsen’s Tomb Notes are out. Need to input the changes on the first proof
  • Wraith 20 Screen 



  • Wraith 20 – Final layout proof to WW.
  • W20 Changing Ways – Second proof.
  • Beast PG


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. Waiting for Deluxe cover and the Screen proofs.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At WW for approval.
  • M20 Cookbook – On sale on Wednesday on See note above!
  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology  Layout waiting for errata.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– PoD proofs ordered.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – Errata fixing.
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – Errata fixing.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pentex Indoctrination Manual – Ended Backer PDF errata gathering.
  • VtR Half Damned – Out and errata gathering.


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: This is our last full work week for Onyx Path, this year!

  47 comments for “Summer, Summer, Summer…[Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. December 11, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    That was a lot to absorb but definitely a worthwhile read. Glad to see things are moving along with Scion. I drop by periodically and it seems like a total s***storm in the comments section. I, for one, have complete faith in it being a quality product based on previous projects. I have plenty of other stories to tell so I’m not sweating the fact it’s taking longer than hoped for.

    Excited for the Scarred Lands Community Content. WotC really let me down limiting their DM’s Guild to Forgotten Realms (and, eventually, Ravenloft). I’m new to Scarn but it’s already proven itself to be a rich and engaging setting.

    The CofD Contagion Chronicle is probably the biggest piece of news for me. The shadows are crowded in my world and the things that go bump in the night generally are bumping into each other, too. Glad to have a dedicated crossover book!!

    • richt
      December 11, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      For the community content, we’re pushing Canis Minor, the Pugmire community content program, and will follow up with Scarred Lands’ version. Speaking of which, any thoughts on a name for the Scarred Lands’ program?

      • WisdomOfWombats
        December 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Will there be a content creator program for the Chronicles of Darkness as well?

        • richt
          December 12, 2017 at 2:17 pm

          That’s a question for White Wolf, as they own the Chronicles of Darkness and get to decide on things like that.

      • December 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        Not at this time but I haven’t really given it much thought. If I come up with something, I’ll definitely pass it on. 🙂

        • richt
          December 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

          No worries, I just figured I’d ask a member of the community about community stuff. 🙂

  2. WuseMajor
    December 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I’m still a little confused. Is the Book of Kiths the same thing as the Changeling Companion? I know that both of them are getting extra content from stretch goals, but I’m unclear on how that whole thing is set up so doing a post explaining how that whole thing works and what content we should expect to be in what book and which add ons we need would help me feel much better about spending money on this KS.

    I know you’ve had posts about add ons and stretch goals in general, but there hasn’t really been much specifically about the Book of Kiths and the Companion. And I’m confused.

    • richt
      December 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      They are two separate books.

    • Jason Inczauskis
      December 12, 2017 at 2:18 am

      Also, the Companion is included with any reward tier including a pdf of Changeling: The Lost Second Edition. Kith and Kin is included with any reward tier including a physical copy of the book, and it is also available as an add-on for those that are only getting the pdf or the pdf+pod tiers. I hope that is helpful.

  3. Sprucestripedgoose
    December 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Is the art coming in for Dragon Blooded the full spread or can we exspect some expanded art goals in the eventual Kickstarter?

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Yes and yes, I would certainly imagine there will be some art-based Stretch Goals. But some of what we did for rewards in the EX3 Kickstarter, as fun as they were, won’t be returning for the DB Kickstarter if they might add time to the production of the book. The text is done, for example, so we don’t want rewards that add more writing to the book, as we are choosing to avoid anything that could derail the book’s progress towards release.

      • Ekorren
        December 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm

        I agree with that. Some add-on rewards that many of us are very interested in are Dragon-Blooded Charm Cards as well as DB-themed dice. I understand that going for app dice seems to be more the direction you go in now (since that’s what you did with CtL), but I’m all over physical dice if possible. Another physical add-on that I would throw money on are bookmarks that have some art from the DB book and maybe some brief rules or lore info.

  4. Cherubic
    December 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Breaking a years-long lurking streak to say I’ve been running a Beast campaign for a few months now and both my players and I are excited to see progress on the Beast PG! We’re really looking forward to it and what it could bring to the table.

    (I realize it’d have been more timely to say this a week ago but I’m nothing if not fashionably late. :p)

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

      No problem! Glad you’ve de-cloaked and commented!

  5. Andrew McGraw
    December 12, 2017 at 12:42 am

    “…and [whoops, almost wrote that out] uh, other games in the future.”

    What could it beeeeeee

    • December 12, 2017 at 4:41 am

      It’s a sekrit! But not for much longer….

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

      We’ll be announcing that at the MidWinter Convention in Milwaukee about a month from now. You should totally come to the con and hear about it in person!

  6. Ryan
    December 12, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Feels great to have Dave back on task with Signs of Sorcery! Life happens, and I hope he’s found his second wind. Looking forward to updates.

  7. Dave
    December 12, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Whats Guide to the Night about?

    • tasti man LH
      December 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      From their Current Projects tab:

      “Specific guidelines for getting the most out of Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition for both players and Storytellers. Includes Three Tier advice for setting your Chronicle and additional ways to expand your characters and Chronicles.”

      Sounds to me like it’s a weird combo of a Player’s Guide and a Storyteller’s Guide. Unless of course things have changed since then and the book is something different.

  8. haaz
    December 12, 2017 at 7:29 am

    “Pugmire/Scarred Lands Community Content – working on the logo.”

    I’m quite curious what you are referring to about. Would that be something similar to the Storyteller’s Vault?

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Yes, Canis Minor is the Pugmire community content program, like WW has Storyteller’s Vault and many other companies and game lines now have. We’ll be doing one for Scarred Lands after that, and Scion after that.

      • Haaz
        December 12, 2017 at 11:41 am

        That’s super exiting news 😉

  9. Geoff DeWitt
    December 12, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Man, next year is going to be so freaking awesome! Hunter, Changeling, Contagion and a new Technocracy book??? The perfect things to tide me over until new Game of Thrones…and after!!!

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Not to ruin your enthusiasm, but I also don’t want anybody disappointed by assumptions. Some of those might get Kickstarted during 2018, yes, but the only one we can reasonably be sure will be done in 2018 is CtL2. For the rest, we’ll just have to see what happens-

      • Geoff DeWitt
        December 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        Thanks for the clarification! Still, there’s a lot on this list to look forward to, and one of the lessons to come out of Exalted 3rd edition is that Onyx Path’s product is worth the wait.

        So I guess all that to say that very little could dampen my enthusiasm!

        • richt
          December 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

          Big thumbs-up for that! Thanks!

  10. Thomas Hunt
    December 12, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Errr are we getting a kickstarter for dragonblooded?

    When does that useually start? We seem to be in art direction now.

    I get if you being cautious, exalted tends to be famous for its delays.

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Dragon Blooded’s Kickstarter will likely be the one after the Trinity Continuum in early 2018, and you are absolutely right in that we are going to KS it only after things are well along, like with edited text ready for layout. That way, the enormous time-frame issues of EX3 can’t happen again.

  11. JCT
    December 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Is there a chance the DE2 Backerkit survey will lock down before OP goes on break for the year?

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

      I shouldn’t think so. We tend to Lock Down our BK pages when we need order numbers finalized for printing, and DE2 has not hit the First Draft stage for writing in our weekly progress reports yet.

      • JCT
        December 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        OK, understood. Thanks for the quick response.

  12. Unsilent Majority
    December 12, 2017 at 8:52 am

    “and we agreed to push several of the M20 Kickstarter Stretch Goal projects forward while he concentrated on Book of the Fallen, and Gods and Monsters.”

    Forward? So this means that Book of the Fallen and Gods and Monsters will be coming sooner than later?

    Is that correct, Rich? Because if so…WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    I know Phil has been going through some rough times of late.

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

      So, yes, they are much closer to completion than things appear on the progress report, but my meaning in that paragraph is that we pushed the artbook and cookbook so that they’d get done while Phil was concentrating on Fallen and Gods&Monsters. Which is why we have the artbook out already and the cookbook coming next week. And yes, yes he has. As is my policy, I prefer not to give specifics of our devs’ personal lives, but you are very correct there.

  13. December 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Really interested to see some more info on Geist 2nd Ed. For the most part it seems to have flown under the radar. Any place where we can get some more info or playtest materials?

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      I’ve heard a whispering voice telling me that another Geist 2nd preview is coming soooooon.

      • Robert D
        December 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        that is a most awesome whisper! 🙂

  14. Darrel
    December 12, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Regarding your comments on the Changeling Kickstarter closing, do you not allow people to preorder products afterward using Backerkit? Just casually checking, both Cavaliers and Scion still have live Backerkit preorder links. Maybe you can have a section after the Drivethru and IndiePress stuff with Backerkit links for still-open preorders, or do you prefer people not order that way post Kickstarter?

    • richt
      December 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      We do indeed use BackerKit now for post Kickstarter “pre-orders”, and that’s been working out great. But BK really isn’t an extended Kickstarter, as we don’t offer the same pledge reward tiers, and the KS is what the folks I was talking about are looking for.

  15. Sabrina Stark
    December 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    “Wraith 20 screen in layout”

    Cant wait to see that!

    Here is hoping we get the Wraith 20 pdf in time for Christmas. My pledge was a gift from a friend of mine three years ago.

  16. Corwyn_Ulhar
    December 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I find it surprising that the Contagion Chronicle is starting 1st Drafts before Mummy 2nd Ed, given that the latter has to be accounted for by the former. Not that I’m terribly attached to Mummy as a game-line (though I hope to change that), but how will Contagion Chronicle cover Mummy-specific material if it’s begun before Mummy?

    That aside, I’m THRILLED to see the Contagion Chronicle being started, & doubly-so to see the Beast Player’s Guide & Geist 2nd Ed so far along in production! I managed to play in a small Geist LARP a few years back, & it was marvelous, I quite look forward to seeing what a new edition will bring. Here’s also hoping for some Beast PG previews, as I’m sure I’m not alone in craving more info about that book.

    For Signs of Sorcery, I remain certain that it will be well worth the wait. The previews for that have been a treat, & the quality which you fine folk at Onyx Path have shown for all of the 2nd Edition lines leaves me with no doubts regarding Signs. I understand that sometimes a great many projects can pile up at once, and that something’s gotta give. While I wish it weren’t Signs in that unenviable position, I’m confident you’re working to resolve that situation ASAP, for which I thank you. Here’s looking forward to all the Onyx Path goodness yet to come!

  17. Rory
    December 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Has there been any thoughts regarding making Scion books Add Ons to the upcoming Trinity Continuum Kickstarter campaign? I say this because they clearly share the same development, and for some it may be a worthwhile extension of each respective game line.

    Could there be crossovers even!?!

  18. Josh Stotz
    December 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Okay, Geist 2nd Edition, Changeling 2nd Edition, Wraith 20th Anniversary, Contagion Chronicle, Beast Player’s Guide, They Came from Beneath the Sea and Cavaliers of Mars…AAAAAH! Seriously, Onyx Path is truly amazing.

  19. Ryan
    December 13, 2017 at 1:19 am


    Since The Technocracy Reloaded book stretch goal didn’t quite get reached during the M20 KS, but it’s being done anyway…does that mean we are potentially going to be seeing a Kickstarter (Since the KS said it was too massive of a book to get covered by the one stretch goal)for it or is it just getting through onto the M20 Kickstarter as a fun thing to add?

    • richt
      December 13, 2017 at 7:44 am

      A Kickstarter for Technocracy Reloaded is certainly possible, but I haven’t made a decision about it yet. Thanks!

  20. DRAGONfluffy
    December 13, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Quick question on Arms of the Chosen, will there be more to the book once it’s official releasesed? Seemed a little short on artifacts, and I know how hard it could be writing them up just wanted to ask sense it’s the early copy.

    And I seen on dricethrurpg that there’s like a night parade (for exalted) will that be condensed book for them or is it just splat write ups?

    Final question, will there be a splatbooks for each cast like in first edition? Or do you plan only on realsing good sized books. I’d just love to see more charms for performance and love reading evey pice I got.

    Thank you for taking to time to read this sorry for the pooor grammar

  21. Joshua Stotz
    December 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Concerning the Cavaliers of Mars Artwork, just curious if it has in fact been assigned or if it is still being assigned out and worked on (decisions, ideas, etc. etc.) as it’s been listed as such for a couple updates now. Not sure what entails in the artwork updates but I would think it can’t be easy.

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