The Labor Party [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Yes, everything you’ve heard about my being a mean, nasty, horrible boss is true: we did have our weekly meeting today, even though it’s supposed to be a holiday in the US.

Well, mostly supposed to be, but lots of businesses don’t close, and the long weekend isn’t even the true demarcation line between Summer vacation and back to school/work anymore.

And we kept the meeting realllly short.

I double-dog swear.

 

 

W20 Changing Ways art by Enzo

 

 

Also, we really did have “start the week” topics to cover, including the launch of the traditionally printed and PDF versions of Pugmire last week and how awesome that is going. The PDF was #1 on DTRPG.com for a satisfyingly long time over the last few days.

We thought it would be worth it to underline a couple of things about this release, because it really is a fair bit different than how Onyx Path has been releasing our projects these past six years.

First, there’s the Kickstarter. It wasn’t for a Prestige or Deluxe edition; it was for the traditionally printed edition and we specifically intended to use the backer reward numbers as the springboard for figuring out a larger print run so that we’d have books to get into game stores.

We were originally looking at Studio2 as our way to get Pugmire into the distribution network for game stores in a way that works within our current business model, but it wound up that they also fulfill Kickstarters, and it made a lot of sense to ship all of the various items all to them and have them first fulfill the KS, and then move the books into distribution. Assuming they did a good job with the Kickstarter.

They did not. They did a great job!

The Pugmire Kickstarter reward packages shipped a month earlier than estimated, and were mostly in backers’ hands before GenCon50. This enabled us to sell them (out) at the con, as reported last week, since I didn’t want to put them on sale until the backer rewards were all out of our hands.

Then, last week, we put the Pugmire PDF on sale on DriveThruRPG.com, while Studio2 and IPR began to offer the physical book on their sites.

 

 

Spread for V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary

 

 

We deliberately have not yet put the PoD on sale on DTRPG, because we want to give the physical copies time to get ordered and be available in game stores, but we will after that happens. Which is very different from our long-held custom of putting out a PDF, getting feedback, and creating and releasing the PoD basically with the final PDF.

Sorry if that caused any confusion, we’re still working out the kinks of adding Studio2‘s distribution reach into our business model.

Including them, we now can deliver our projects to you in PDF and PoD on DTRPG, traditionally printed books and screens through the Kickstarter process, and through the distribution network to retailers. Studio2 and IPR also allow individuals to order the physical products from their websites, so you can order directly from them.

It’s a 4th way to get our projects to you, really, that works with our PDF/PoD/KS methods that have done so well for us these past six years, rather than replacing them.

One more thing about Pugmire that we also discussed underlining, is that folks should know that the main book does contain an adventure to get everyone started playing. It’s called “The Great Cat Conspiracy” and contain NPCs, Guide advice, and a great starting adventure with hints of deeper mysteries and conflicts to come.

 

 

Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd full-page art by Gunship Revolution

 

 

Now, I did say last week that I would list some of the new projects we mentioned that were coming during the panels at GenCon50, yet this blog is getting long already. So let me take one section, the Chronicles of Darkness part of our “What’s Up With The WW IPs?” panel, and lay just the previously unannounced projects on you here:

 

CofD:

 

Vampire: The Requiem: 

Spilled Blood: Fallen clans, alternate bloodlines, other kinds of vampires.

Shattered Masks: A Shards (alternative) World Setting where the Masquerade comes down. What effect does this have on a world of darkness where vampires are suddenly real, and among us?

Werewolf: The Forsaken: 

Night Horrors: Shunned By The Moon: The Ghost Wolves, The Pure, the Bale Hounds. All enemies of the Tribes with their own myths and legends and Hunting Grounds that will be detailed in this book.

Mage: The Awakening: 

Fallen Worlds: Fallen Worlds is about all the Mysteries that lead mages out of the material realm into the other planes within the Fallen World and beyond. Fallen Worlds would expand on the short descriptions of the Shadow, Underworld, and Depths, along with compressed rules for their inhabitants that are in M2nd with a chapter fully detailing mages in the Shadow, the Underworld, and stranger places that defy classification. Plus expanded rules for the inhabitants of these weird places, as antagonists and allies, and we’ll address some of the crossover questions that pop up from time to time regarding mages and the otherworlds described in other gamelines.

Changeling: The Lost:

Kith and Kin: This book greatly expands the number of new Kiths, powers focused on Kiths, and detailed tools for designing your own Kiths. This might become a KS reward during the CtL2 KS.


Hunter: The Vigil:

Possible Kickstarter projects, and,

Eternal Flame: Hunters, their societies, mysteries, and prey through the ages of mankind.

Geist: The Sin-Eaters:

Possible Kickstarter projects.

Mummy: The Curse:
Mummy 2nd*

Deviant: The Renegades*
CofD: Contagion Chronicle
CofD: Innocents 2nd Edition
CofD: Dark Shards

*Previously announced or in the new brochure but worth including as big upcoming projects.

 

Truly: Many Worlds. One Path.

 

 

Spread from the M20: Art of Mage: The Ascension PDF released to backers last week.

 

 

BLURBS!

ON SALE!

Haaawooooo! The W20 Bundle of Holding is raging today all the way through until September 18th! https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Werewolf20

You can get all sorts of W20 PDFs at great discounts and better still you can help our chosen charity for this bundle: the International Wolf Center.

 

ON AMAZON:

 

We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook store on Amazon! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle. Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies: Vampire: the Masquerade‘s Endless Ages, Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition‘s Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage 2, Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition‘s Truth Beyond Paradox, Chronicles of DarknessGod Machine Chronicle, Mummy: The Curse‘s Curse of the Blue Nile, and Beast: The Primordial‘s The Primordial Feast!

And now you can get these books in the Barnes and Noble Nook store too!

 

And here are six more fiction books:

 

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)

 

 

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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

ON DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

Available Wednesday, this all-new Trinity Continuum: Aeon poster, featuring the art we used for the cover of the StoryPath Booklet at this year’s GenCon!

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: After the Fall (Demon: The Descent Constantinople 1453-1458). The Ottoman conquest shatters Constantinople…and also the God-Machine’s grip on it. Unchained flock from all over the world to seek their fortunes in rebuilding the city. But is the Machine really gone, and if it is, can the Unchained face the horrors it drove into the shadows?

On sale Wednesday in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG!

 

 

 

Calling all Good Dogs! The Pugmire Core Rulebook PDF is now available on DTRPG.com!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook

And the actual physical book, screen, and dice, are available to order on the IPR and Studio2 websites!

Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

 

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: A Grimm Dark Era (Changeling: The Lost Grimm’s Tales). With the publication of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the Lost find themselves subject to the strength of stories, to a degree never before seen. As numerous stories reach greater audiences, the power of tales redefine what it means to be a changeling. Here, we explore a shift in the veil between fiction and reality, and find changelings who escaped by embracing the odd rules of the fantastic.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/217370/Dark-Eras-A-Grimm-Dark-Era

On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG!

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Lily, Sabre, and Thorn (Changeling: The Lost Swashbuckling France 1600s – early 1700s). In the Age of Reason under the reign of Louis XIV, enlightenment went hand-in-hand with court intrigues. The Sun King’s court influenced a time when changeling freeholds gained increasing unity and communication. It is a time of adventure, deception, betrayal, and passion — the roar of cannon, the rustle of silk, the ring of steel. The joys and sorrows and outrageous fortunes of the swashbuckler — these are all too well-known to the Lost.

On sale in PDF and PoD versions at DTRPG.com this Weds!

 

 

Satyr Phil Brucato beckons you once more into the Annex of Mage: The Ascension with this 300 page follow-up to M20. The M20 Book of Secrets is NOW on sale in PDF and PoD versions at DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/214133/M20-Book-of-Secrets

More Than Magick

For mages who think they have everything, this trove of treasures expands upon the wealth of material presented throughout Mage: The Ascension’s 20th Anniversary Edition. New Traits, new rules, essays, answers, information… the Secrets are revealed within.

Enter the Annex

Building upon the M20 core rulebook, this Book of Secrets features updated rules and setting material, such as…

  • An M20 FAQ Genres & Resources
  • Matters of Focus Justice & Influence
  • New Abilities, Archetypes, Merits & Flaws
  • Expanded Rules for Combat, Resonance, Wonders, Computer Systems, and More

This Ascension Continues…

 

 

 

Chomping it’s way to you comes the Dagger of Spiragos adventure PDF for Scarred Lands! This second in the Spiragos trilogy for levels 4-6 is now in both 5e and Pathfinder PDF versions on DriveThruRPG.com!

PF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211004/Dagger-of-Spiragos-Pathfinder

5e: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211012/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e

The Titans’ Relics Must Be Destroyed! 

Artifacts from the fallen titan Spiragos have been recovered, and forces are at work that would see them used for ill. The Dagger of Spiragos and the Ring of Spiragos are now in the player characters’ hands — and they must do what they can to rid Scarn of the foul relics of the titans, whatever the cost!

What Came Before 

Dagger of Spiragos is a sequel to the 2014 Gen Con Scarred Lands Special Preview adventure, Gauntlet of Spiragos (available as a free download on DriveThruRPG. com and RPGnow.com). It is also the second adventure in the Spiragos Saga, with Ring of Spiragos, the dramatic finale, as the third and culminating title.

In Gauntlet of Spiragos, the PCs traveled to the legendary Chasm of Flies, where they discovered a tribe of spider-eye goblins who possessed relics of their fallen master, Spiragos. Now, with those items in hand, the PCs travel to the city of Fangsfall, where they must seek aid in destroying the foul objects.

But others wish to possess these items, too,

 

 

 

Sailing out of the dark, the V20 Dark Ages Companion PDF and physical book PoD versions are going on sale Wednesday on DriveThruRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211504/V20-Dark-Ages-Companion

Travel the long roads and deep seas in search of power and experience danger, or tackle the wilderness to hunt monsters and face death. Settlements large and small dot the black expanse with the promise of sanctuary, life, and community. These bastions of civilization present cold comfort, when playing host to vampire warlords and sadistic Cainite faiths. Whether led by a Prince, a coordinated belief, or hounded by monsters from without and within — no domain is truly the same as another.

Dark Ages Companion includes:

• Domains scattered across the world, from small fiefdoms to massive cities. Bath, Bjarkarey, Constantinople, Rome, Mogadishu, and Mangaluru each receive coverage.

• Apocrypha including plot hooks, new Paths, and mysteries to explore in your games.

• A how-to guide on building a domain within your chronicle, including events and servants necessary to make a domain as functional or dysfunctional as you wish.

• A study on warfare in the Dark Ages period, so combat in your chronicles can gain authenticity and lethality.

 

 

 

From the Primordial to your Chronicles, Beast‘s Building a Legend has risen in PDF and PoD formats on DTRPG.com!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/212252/Beast-Building-a-Legend

CREATING A CHRONICLE IS REWARDING…

…so why should the Storyteller have all the fun?

The whole troupe should get in on the action, making for a chronicle that reflects the preferences and predilections of all the players.

Building a Legend is a guide for doing exactly that — making a cohesive chronicle, starting with character creation, for Beast: The Primordial. It includes advice on creating Storyteller characters, folding in real world history, and populating the Primordial Dream.

 

 

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Requiem for Regina (Vampire: The Requiem Elizabethan London 1593). We have shared the world with monsters for millennia. In Elizabeth’s London, vampires built their own empire brick by bloody brick while Elizabeth I cemented her grip on newly Protestant England. Carefully balancing demands from those with Catholic and Lutheran sympathies, she forged a police state. Yet London emerged as a thriving cultural center, and from the crucible emerged a Kindred society forever changed.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/178595/Dark-Eras-Requiem-for-Regina-Vampire-the-Requiem-Changeling-the-Lost

On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG!

 

 

 

What dark secrets do the eldest vampires hold? Find out in Thousand Years of Night for Vampire: The Requiem! Advance PDF version available now 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!

 

 

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Fast Eddy Webb will be running Pugmire during the online convention Gauntlet Con: http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/ which runs from Oct. 20 – 22.

 

In November, we’ll be at Game Hole Con in Madison, WI. More news as we have it, and here’s their website: https://www.gameholecon.com/

 


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)

  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • 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)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)

 

Redlines

  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)

 

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)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Scion: Origin (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • DtD Night Horrors: Enemy Action (Demon: the Descent)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

 

Editing:

  • C20 Ready Made Characters (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Indexing:

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook Have to double check, but I think all the art is in.
  • Cavaliers of Mars – Prepping KS.
  • W20 Changing Ways – Some of the halfs are in and at WW for approval.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Origins – Art almost all in.
  • Ring of Spiragos
  • Beast PG – Art is in and at WW for approvals.
  • VtR Half Damned – Art coming in.
  • Book of Freeholds AD’d.
  • DtD Enemy Action – Sending out Artnotes and Contracts.
  • C20 RMCs Should see sketches in the next week or so.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Prince’s Gambit – Remaining art is arting.
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary – Ten chapters done… about 20 to go.
  • Wraith 20
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – Art at WW for approval. Getting files over to Josh so he can begin layout.

 

Proofing

  • VDA Jumpstart – Interior anyway… working out the cover…

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – On a boat to the US.
  • Dark Eras: God’s Own Country – PoD proof ordered.
  • Dark Eras: After the Fall – PDF and PoD on sale Wednesday on DTRPG.
  • VTR: Thousand Years of Night Errors discovered at GenCon, getting fixed.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – PoD proof ordered…
  • C20 Jumpstart PDF Inputting Errata this week and getting PoD files uploaded.
  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology PDF
  • Art of Mage – Out to Backers last week.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: If a meeting is labor, then we labored today. Time to celebrate the last of Summer.

  47 comments for “The Labor Party [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Nogard
    September 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    May I make a request?

    • richt
      September 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Yes?

      • Nogard
        September 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm

        Could you ask Rose Bailey to makeep a open development post on changeling kiths if it isn’t too much trouble for you and her?

        • richt
          September 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm

          I will ask her, but it depends on her plans and available time for that blogging. Thanks!

  2. September 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    The Realm and Arms of the Chosen move closer to publication! Wiigii!

  3. WuseMajor
    September 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    After Arms of the Chosen is finished being layed out, will it go directly to proofing or will it be released as an advanced pdf for crowdsourced proofreading?

    • richt
      September 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      The layout process includes proofing stages, and after those and WW’s OK, we’ll release the Advance PDF for folks to look over. Thanks!

      • Zarkov
        September 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        The hype is real! Get some linguistics charms on that bad boy and send’er over!

  4. d
    September 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Is Dark Shards like Mirrors? No description and not found in the brochure.

    • Atavist
      September 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      In the Mirrors book, the third chapter is “Shards” and introduced, ‘Chapter Three: Shards is a setting hack more than it is a system hack. Here you’ll find four new approaches to the World of Darkness, whereupon the Storytelling System is applied in new ways. Want to witness a post-Apocalyptic future? What happens when the supernatural is revealed to the ignorant world? Want to run a World of Darkness game with the deep, rich flavor of dark fantasy with dark hero characters? This chapter has you covered.”

      Also it’s what the Infinite Macabre and Bleeding Edge books were called, shards.

      And the Demon Storyteller Guide’s “Infernal Shards” Chapter is a chapter of alternate settings.

      So it does seem to be.

    • richt
      September 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Could be…

  5. tasti man LH
    September 5, 2017 at 12:55 am

    “Beckett’s Jyhad Diary – Ten chapters done… about 20 to go.”

    …20 chapters or 20 pages? Because if the former…that seems like WAY too many chapters.

    • September 5, 2017 at 1:29 am

      Due to the chapters unlocked through the successful Kickstarter, yes, for Mike’s sins the book does have 30 chapters. It’s going to be big and it’s going to be beautiful!

      • Yossarian
        September 5, 2017 at 1:50 am

        *drool*
        Sorry, zoned out for a second there…

      • tasti man LH
        September 5, 2017 at 2:01 am

        Well now. Ok then.

        And if this truly is the final V20 book (not counting the DAV20 jumpstart), at least V20 is ending with a bang.

        • September 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          If memory serves me right, it’s the final V20 book and the first V5 book. And possibly a strapless evening gown.

          For my money, though, that’s still not ending V20 with a bang. Ending V20 with a bang, to me, would be KOTE20.

          • richt
            September 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

            It IS a lovely evening gown, I agree. As for what book to come out with for V20 before V5 hits…well, WW has a different opinion than you, I’m afraid. 😉

  6. Taiko
    September 5, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Lots of exciting news. Heck, I’m not particularly into Mage, but the book detailing the other worlds (at least, from the perspective of mages) is an intriguing idea. This is particularly since I have gotten into Demon quite heavily, and one thing I’d love to try as a Demon is establishing Hell in an alternate realm of sorts. Having more to choose from (or having some nuance if doing so) would be awesome.

  7. feralw01f
    September 5, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Is that Innocents 2nd Edition I see? Words cannot describe how unbelievably happy that makes me 😀
    Instant purchase right there!

  8. V_O
    September 5, 2017 at 2:23 am

    What is the expected launch date for the Cavaliers of Mars KS?

    • richt
      September 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Sometime this month. I’m starting the KS page this week.

      • V_O
        September 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm

        Thanks!

  9. Atavist
    September 5, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Really looking forward to Shunned by the Moon. I’m hoping we get suitably antagonistic baddies but also ones we have the mechanical support to play.

  10. September 5, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Wraith 20th Anniversary Edition is in Layout Phase…YEEEEEEEEAHHHHHHH!!!! And Changeling V20 is near to print!!! I want all V20 books!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  11. Ulrich
    September 5, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Great to see a new project for WtF 🙂
    And my favorite enemies for my players all in one book. I am so hyped right now!

  12. Troy Lenze
    September 5, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Whenever you decide to do another informational Monday post, Rich, would you tell us about Art Direction? For example, the Book of Freeholds is art directed. What does that mean? Thanks!

    • richt
      September 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Funny you should ask, Mirthful Mike and I have been discussing doing something just like that for a blog post now that the GenCon madness is over for this year. Specifically, when a book is finished being art directed, rather than done IN Art Direction as a stage that leads to Layout, it means that we have assigned the art to the artists, now we get them their contracts and they start sending in sketches for our review and comments.

  13. Shan
    September 5, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I don’t think you’re a mean horrible boss. I think you’re probably a pretty stand up person. If I were to offer a suggestion? I think there needs to be some statements of intent w/ regards to inclusivity and how OPP wants to keep including that as a feature of the company and your work.

    I know of the fallout you and some freelancers had. I was front row center. I think a lot of this would be resolved at this point by just saying “Yo, We, as a company do not abide harassment, and pledge to continue our legacy of Inclusiveness, and attempting to grow the hobby.” Short and sweet.

    I hope I’m not coming across as pushy, but as a livelong fan of OPP (and your freelancers) work? I want to make sure you guys still stand with the marginalized.

    • richt
      September 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

      I don’t usually go in for the big Statement thing, but since you asked so nicely…:)

      Well, I think you pretty well nailed exactly where we are, have been, and will continue to abide by with: “We, as a company do not abide harassment, and pledge to continue our legacy of Inclusiveness, and attempting to grow the hobby.”

      Except maybe, for the “pledge” part. I’m not totally comfortable with that as a person. Seems like great theatre, but for me, we don’t need to make a promise – we need to continue to deliver. Which again, is me personally feeling like Onyx has always been aware of and actively working towards including all the sorts of people who could enjoy our worlds, so I tend to be resistant to Statements. Yet I know that if you have been pushed away from something you are interested in that you need somebody actively saying that you are welcome; so we do make specific talent searches, and change art to be more representative of the variety of people in the world rather than just already in our hobby. Basically, I like actions rather than just words.

    • Unsilent Majority
      September 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Ahh, it’s Shan Wolf? The same asshole that bullies people on Facebook? And then dares them to get into arguments so he can ban them?

      Nice. Now go play in traffic.

      I don’t think Rich needs your approval to know how inclusive he AND Onyx Path have been(and will continue to be) as a company. I dare you to find(but please, don’t humor me, as I couldn’t care less) another company that is more inclusive to gamers of all kinds.

      Onyx Path, IMO, is the epitome of what a gaming company should be, and I don’t see that ever changing.

      • Unsilent Majority
        September 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        And I say all of the above with the utmost love and care.

        Shan is best buddies with David Hill, who continues to throw Onyx Path under the bus(along with Holden), because while they have surely stood against harassment of all kinds, they’ve yet to commit to the “side with me or die” mentality David Hill loves to prance around.

      • richt
        September 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm

        Well, from my point of view, I’d rather in this case take Shan at face value because it is a valid question. Particularly, if somebody is getting contrary stuff yelled at them constantly about us.

        But, thanks for your support and kind words about Onyx and beyond that I would appreciate everybody cooperating in preventing this blog from becoming another internet fight-zone. Thanks!

        • September 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm

          I would appreciate everybody cooperating in preventing this blog from becoming another internet fight-zone.

          Sounds like a plan to me. I sometimes catch myself thinking that, at least on specific topics, Don Henley was right:

          You don’t really need to find out what’s goin’ on
          You don’t really wanna know just how far it’s gone…

  14. sprucestripedgoose
    September 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Can you tell us what that is in the Arms of the Chosen art you previewed?

    • richt
      September 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Shouldn’t be that much longer and you’ll be able to see it and its context…

  15. Paul
    September 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Is there any way we could get something on sin-eater? The “what we know so far thread” is ripe with speculation and there’s been a severe lack of updates. It would be nice to hear a tidbit.

  16. Walter
    September 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I seem to remember that there was a stretch goal at one point to do a deck of cards of W20 Auspice Gifts, and also a separate announcement that OPP would be doing a Bunyip Tribebook. Have both of those projects been axed by the new WW? I don’t see any reference to them anymore either here or in the Current Projects page.

    • Walter
      September 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Yeah the Auspice Gift card deck was a stretch goal achieved during the Shattered Dreams KS.

    • richt
      September 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      The Auspice deck is still on deck, Bunyip is on hold currently. Thanks!

  17. feralw01f
    September 5, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Any idea what the time frame might be for the Contagion, Innocents 2e, and Dark Shards for CofD? Next year? 2019? 2099?

    And thanks for all your awesome work! Super excited for all the new stuff 😀

    • richt
      September 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      You’re welcome! We’ll start on each one as our teams open up, but likely in the order you put them here.

  18. Charlie
    September 5, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I was JUST thinking the other day how cool it would be if Innocents got the 2nd Edition treatment (especially with recent inspirations such as Stranger Things and the It remake), and here it is mentioned in this post!

    Made my day! 😀

    • richt
      September 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Glad that made your day! I’m going to make a tiny assumption and guess that excellent newer media like Stranger Things might be part of the inspiration for Innocents 2nd.

  19. Lee
    September 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Once all the art is in for Scion: Origins what is the expected turn-around time for layout and other finishing touches?

    • richt
      September 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      We haven’t found that giving out estimates for completion is a good policy, so best bet is to keep an eye on the weekly progress reports. Thanks!

  20. Ekorren
    September 6, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Are there still plans to make a Kickstarter for Dragon-Blooded?

    • richt
      September 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Of course there are! No worries.

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