These Eras Are Dark, Too! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Hello! I just flew back from Atlanta where we had a heart-felt memorial event for Stewart Wieck. It was very much a reunion of folks from all over who had worked at WW and knew, loved, and respected Stew. More on that as the pics and videos start to get sent my way, but let’s just say that there were tears and laughs and I’m all scraped up from playing 4Square on the concrete outside the bar.

So this week, we have the start of the Dark Eras 2 Kickstarter campaign, and this blog post I was going to post as last Monday’s blog. As tired as I am, it’s actually very nice that this already existed:

This time of year is always crazy for Onyx Path because we’re getting ready for Gen Con. In between figuring out cool swag, booth demos, and our panels, we are also putting the finishing touches on this year’s brochures. Every year, I write a letter to you, our community, and our freelancers in the brochure, to talk about the changes we’ve experienced as a company. This year, when I was sitting down to think about what I wanted to say, I couldn’t fit everything in.

In our brochure where I’d be letting the world know the things that are happening to Onyx, I wanted to talk about the new plans with White Wolf, our growing list of games, and how we’ve evolved the ways we do business. I think some of the changes we’ve made deserve their own blog post; and ultimately, discussions about process aren’t necessarily a good topic for a brochure about our games.

 

 

Wraith 20th illustration by Michele Giorgi

 

 

So first, let’s look back to see the roots. When I first started Onyx Path, I worked with a lot of the same people I had a relationship with from my White Wolf days. The philosophy I had was to trust the developers I had already worked with and continue with the same general process structure as we’d been using since the WW days. I gave the devs a lot of leeway to manage their own contracts, submit pay schedules, and do the business odds and ends because they already knew how to do it and were the ones talking with their writers anyway — which worked great in the beginning.

As we continued to evolve and add more freelancers and games, I realized that our process needed to change for a couple of reasons. First, our developers were not in-house. They often do more than one project and work with multiple freelancers on a contractual basis. Most of them have full-or-part time jobs in addition to working with us. Even though they had all the info to fill out the contracts, those contracts do take time to pull together, and added more to their plate.

Second, because managing contracts proved to be a lot of work, it was very easy and natural for mistakes to happen. When errors did occur, the plan was that the devs would try and fix them, or bump the problem to me. We dealt with them on a case-by-case basis and continued to encourage freelancers to contact us if they had issues. And even then, sometimes, the dev told me about an issue and I’d be the one bobbling the ball on the fix.

Which is why the solution had to be to evolve the process; and to do that, we needed an company infrastructure that could adopt and adapt to us improving our processes. Which meant we needed Rollickin’ Rose to advocate for the developers and writers and editors and field concerns and questions, we needed LisaT to build new payment systems and to do the same with writing the contracts and getting them out and signed so that the devs no longer had to, and Mighty Matt McElroy to handle comp copies.

So, I say again, if you have freelanced for us and have an issue with payment, contracts, or anything else, the best way to get your problem resolved is to email us directly. If we do not receive an email, we can’t follow up with you to get your issues sorted.

 

 

Little Mau illustration by Shen Fei for Scion 2nd Edition

 

 

 

With that all that in mind, we’ve moved this year to a better way of doing contracts for the kind of company Onyx Path really is. The growth of the company enabled that change, and we feel like there will be fewer errors and less stress for the developers. We created new forms so the developers could submit contract requests to LisaT with all of the freelancer’s information for the project. The developers still get to work with the people they want to work with and submit payment requests at key stages per the contract; but now we all have a clear record and centralized record of who’s working on what project as we produce the contracts in house, and can better follow up if needed.

As we continue to ensure contract requests, production, art notes, and payment flows smoothly, there may be other changes in the future — especially as we continue to hire and train new developers to work on our games. Developing RPGs has a lot of complex, moving parts, and it is a lot of work. Developers are indeed a rare breed.

To that end, we’ve also revamped how we pay our developers, too. Now they are paid with a payment structure that adds to the amount they earn if they are working on a core book, or a Kickstarted project that requires their extra involvement. Rather than basing their payment purely on word count, we’re now structuring things based on the sorts of tasks we’re asking them to do under the “developer” umbrella.

So that’s a bit more info on how Onyx Path continues to evolve and grow and I hope it wasn’t too tedious, but I wanted to explain how the overall process is now working. And again, if you are a freelancer and need to get an issue resolved, please feel free to email me directly. Communication is key as we can’t fix problems we don’t know anything about.

 

Wraith 20th illustration by Ken Meyer Jr.

 

BLURBS!

 

KICKSTARTER!

Dark Eras 2 goes live Thursday, July 6th at noon Eastern US time! Once again, help us decide on which Eras and which game-lines should fill up this Prestige Edition book!

 

 

ON SALE!

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)

 

 

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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!

 

 

ON DRIVETHRURPG.COM:

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: To The Strongest (Mage Death of Alexander 330-320 BCE). In the rise and fall of Alexander the Great’s Empire, armies marched and cultures clashed. In the birth pangs of Hellenistic civilization, Awakened sorcerers all over the ancient world met, fought, and joined together. In the chaos of Alexander’s assassination and the wars that followed, Cults became Orders amid conflicts still burning in the present day.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/208162/Dark-Eras-To-the-Strongest-Mage-the-Awakening

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: Three Kingdoms of Darkness (Changeling and Geist China 220-280). Famine weakens the empire, and war splits it apart. It is an age of ambition and strife, where the hungry dead walk the earth in great numbers, and the Lost must rely on their own kingdoms. Warlords and commoners, ghost-speakers and orphans — who truly serves the Mandate of Heaven?

On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211949/Dark-Eras-Three-Kingdoms-of-Darkness-Changeling-the-Lost-Geist-the-SinEaters

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: The Wolf and the Raven (Werewolf and Geist Vikings 700-1100). The Viking expansion across Europe comes at a pivotal time in history, as new faiths rose to challenge the old and new ways threatened to sweep ancient tradition aside. The Forsaken sail with raiders and explorers, seeking new lands to claim and new spirits to conquer, while Sin-Eaters walk the battlefields bringing the honored dead to their final rewards. The world grows larger and more dangerous by the day, but there are great rewards for those brave enough to fight for them.

On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210621/Dark-Eras-The-Wolf-and-the-Raven-Werewolf-the-Forsaken-Geist-the-SinEaters

 

 

 

Curated by Matthew McFarland, developer of Changeling: the Dreaming Twentieth Anniversary Edition and featuring authors such as Myranda Kalis, Wren Handman, and Peter Woodworth, this C20 Anthology of Dreams is on sale in electronic/PDF and physical copy PoD formats on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/209390/C20-Anthology-of-Dreams

We dream, and we tell stories. We dream of love and the sort of person who might complete us. We dream of horror and wake breathless. We dream of magic, of flying through the air, or breathing underwater. We dream of fantastic vistas and amazing monsters.

We dream, and then we wake, and we tell stories. Our dreams create the Kithain, the changelings. Our stories are sustenance.

 

 

Now on DTRPG, the EX3 Tomb of Dreams Jumpstart PDF/PoD jumps up for sale!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/208891/Tomb-of-Dreams-an-Exalted-3rd-Edition-Jumpstart

Once, in the time before the gods forgot their names, when the world was flat and floated on a sea of chaos, there was an age of gleaming cities, untamed wilderness, enlightened devils, greedy spirits, and mighty heroes. This was the age of the Exalted, champions empowered by the highest of gods.

Tomb of Dreams will jumpstart your group’s Exalted game—all you need to start playing Exalted Third Edition is this book, pencils, and 10-sided dice. Included here are the game’s core rules, five pregenerated characters, and a self-contained scenario that can start a new campaign or that Storytellers can use in an ongoing chronicle. And for groups that already have the Exalted Third Edition main rulebook, Tomb of Dreams will serve as an introduction for new players and a quick reference during play—anyone intimidated by that prodigious volume need only read Part 1 of this book to get started.

What legends will they tell of your deeds?

 

 

 

 

Sailing out of the dark, the V20 Dark Ages Companion Advance PDF is now on sale 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.

 

 

 

 

Bill Bridge’s new W20 novel, The Song of Unmaking, is on sale in PDF/ePub/PoD versions on DriveThruRPG.com: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/208366/W20-The-Song-of-Unmaking and in ebook form on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071VM2S3D/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1494441226&sr=1-1 !

The fabric of reality is cracking. Fissures appear in thin air, glowing with balefire. Something is scratching on the other side, pressing, beginning to break through….

The Wyrm’s corruption finds its way into the hearts of humans and Garou alike. Even an ultra-rational techno-cratic scientist can fall sway to its lies. Channeling his hate and resentment through the most sophisticated machine ever created, Basil Czajka has turned a tool designed to peer deep into the heart of the quantum universe into a nursery for the hatching of a horror — a creature whose birth cry is destined to unmake Gaia’s Song of Creation.

The only ones standing in his way are One-Song, a broken-down old Theurge, and Lord Albrecht, whose heed-less anger might be the very weapon the enemy needs to crack the egg and free the Unmaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS! Discussing GenCon plans. August 17th – 20th, Indianapolis. Every chance the booth will actually be 20? x 30? this year that we’ll be sharing with friends. We’re looking at new displays this year, like a back drop and magazine racks for the brochure(s).

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)

    • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
    • 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)
    • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Redlines

  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • C20 Ready Made Characters (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • DtD Night Horrors: Enemy Action (Demon: the Descent)

 

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)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Scion: Origins (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)

 

WW Manuscript Approval:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)

 

Editing:

  • BtP Beast Player’s Guide (Beast: the Primordial)
  • VtR Half-Damned (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Book of Freeholds (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

 

Indexing:

  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary 
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Wraith 20
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Storypath Brochure
  • VDA Jumpstart – AD’d and contracted.
  • Scion Origins
  • Ring of Spiragos
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – Sketches and color roughs coming in.
  • Beast PG – AD’d and contracted.
  • VtR Half Damned – getting notes to Sam, Avery, and Felipe… still need to find an artists for the Ghoul section.

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • M20 Art Book – In progress…
  • Prince’s Gambit – New Cards out for playtesting
  • Gen Con Stuff – 2017 Brochure and 2017 Storypath Brochure
  • C20 Jumpstart
  • W20 Changing Ways

 

Proofing

  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology

 

At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Pugmire – Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
  • Pugmire Screen – Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
  • Pugmire Cards & Dice Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
  • Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – Printing.
  • Dagger of Spiragos (5e) – Out to backers.
  • Dagger of Spiragos (PF) – Out to backers.
  • V20 Dark Ages Companion PoD proofs coming.
  • BtP Building a Legend – PDF and PoD going on sale this Wednesday
  • Monarchies of Mau Early Access PoD proofs ordered.
  • Dark Eras: Requiem for Regina PDF and PoD on sale on DTRPG.
  • Dark Eras: Lily Sabre and Thorn – PoD files uploading.
  • M20 Book of Secrets – Inputting errata and outputting PoD this week when I have a chance…. at the moment looking like end of the week at the earliest.
  • VTR: Thousand Years of Night – Advance PDF on sale on DTRPG, gathering errata.
  • Prince’s Gambit Electronic Wallpaper – Going on sale this Wednesday

 

 

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Happy Fourth of July! Independence!

  39 comments for “These Eras Are Dark, Too! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. rat-bastard
    July 3, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    OK, I’m going to ask the shitty question and be totally deserving of scorn. Whats happening with the scarred lands players guide?

    • richt
      July 3, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      No scorn here! I’ve taken over communicating with the printer and they should be printing them at this point. I haven’t worked with this company, they were Stewart’s find, so I’m hedging that bet.

  2. Unsilent Majority
    July 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    “So, I say again, if you have freelanced for us and have an issue with payment, contracts, or anything else, the best way to get your problem resolved is to email us directly.”

    VERY wise words, Rich. You’ve ALWAYS had open lines of communication with your freelancers and your customers–like any good business should.

    Unfortunately, some people won’t. Some people just like to complain.

    Holden, David, Hayley, etc. will continue to whine and cry and badmouth your name and/or Onyx Path on social media because that’s what those types of people do. And then, when confronted about it, they do a quick hop, skip, jump, side-step into another direction(while complaining about how difficult it is to get hired).

    Not going to sugar coat anything, because that’s not what I do. And I’d tell them the same in person.

  3. Second Chances
    July 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Demon’s Night Horrors moves up the queue. Changeling’s manuscript is in approvals. Good times. Any hints as to what those six era and crossovers will be come Thursday? Dark Eras was amazing and I have high hopes for Dark Eras 2.

    • richt
      July 3, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      You’re going to have to check them out come Thursday! 🙂

    • July 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I gotta say, Demon Night Horrors was one of the easiest-to-redline books I’ve ever done.

  4. Wildfire
    July 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Must… not… get… optimistic about Changeling moving forward. It’s been a long time… and I’ve been hurt before.

    • Brandon
      July 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      I’m trying not to allow myself to get in that same boat.

  5. Atavist
    July 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I don’t envy you but I’m glad you’re up to it. Everything I hear, I think most people don’t seem to get how much you do or have had to adapted to such a drastically changing dynamic. From a fan side I think it’s done great. Obviously I’d love it if I could get more of the stuff I like, but that’s more of a selfish ‘me not caring if other people get what they want.’

    Looking forward to the new Dark Eras. I take it that it’s going to start ‘from scratch’ so to speak, rather than having a 99% done text version of the base Dark Eras, like we had last time?

    • richt
      July 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks, and you are correct. We decided that with the potential that we might want to add things to chapters during the course of the KS, like we did in DE1’s, it makes more sense to get everything written at once than to jury-rig a chapter after it has been written.

      • Atavist
        July 3, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        Yeah I just saw that in the Kickstarter e-mail, too. I like the names involved, but hope Chris Allen and the Forsaken crew get some work, their stuff has been fantastic.

        • richt
          July 4, 2017 at 12:32 am

          We shall see. Very glad you’re enjoying their work.

  6. Lisa Kerr
    July 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    First off, glad to hear that many of the WW alum were able to get together and mourn the loss of Stewart. He will always be in the hearts of those who were blessed to have known or worked with him. Second, we sincerely hope that all goes well at GenCon this year with you and yours. Glad to see that things are falling into place for Onyx Path!

    • richt
      July 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Thanks Lisa!

  7. emmens
    July 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    So if I may ask. What does WW Manuscript approval entail, and how much closer does it get us to Changeling The Lost2e’s release? (Also, sidenot, definitely gonna pledge Dark Eras 2)

    • richt
      July 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

      We send it in, they send us notes back, rinse and repeat if necessary until we’re all happy. How much closer is sort of an unanswerable question, though. It’s another stage for the project, and next would be editing and then layout, etc.

  8. Hamid
    July 4, 2017 at 12:21 am

    I’ll admit it. When I saw that Dragonblooded had moved on the development schedule I had to do a double take. I am overjoyed to see that moving along! My group -just- started our first Ex3 game last Saturday and we’re really excited to see that book after the previews.

    I’m also glad to see you guys addressing some of the complaints that have been making the rounds about how you handle developers.

    • richt
      July 4, 2017 at 12:28 am

      Yes, things are moving forward for Exalted again. I don’t think that’s really what I’m doing, but certainly there has been a bit of misinformation put out there and if by talking about our processes you can gain a better perspective on all that then so much the better all around.

      • Hamid
        July 4, 2017 at 3:30 am

        Fair enough. It may just be convenient timing from when I started seeing it and seeing it addressed here.

  9. Andara
    July 4, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Good Morning!

    Whats happening with the Pentex Employee book? I noticed it has been very firmly planted in Art Direction for 11 months.
    Any reason to get worried?

    • richt
      July 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

      No, other than it has taken longer than we intended to wrap up the text sufficiently that Mirthful Mike could use the text to get art. But the illustrations are being worked on now, so no worries.

  10. Robert D
    July 4, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Congrats to the Changeling the Lost 2nd Edition team on the move up to manuscript approval! 🙂 Excited to see the end product and any sneak peaks the developers wish to send out!

    • Omegaphallic
      July 4, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Agreed, but I think Changeling should be the kick starter after Dark Eras 2

      • July 4, 2017 at 11:29 am

        I’d like it to be, but current plans are (or, at least, plans as of a few Monday Meetings ago were) for Cavaliers of Mars to be next out of the gate, sometime after Gen Con. I can live with that, even if I don’t buy into the game itself*, given that the campaign after it is likely to be for the Trinity Continuum (unofficial 20th anniversary edition).

        * A Feast of Blades made me wary of running the game until I know more about the subcreation, and also with a certain sense that, not to put too fine a point on it, I liked the DEIMOS system better when it was called the Cortex system.

  11. Apromor
    July 4, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The second Exalted music suite is no longer in the Monday meeting list. Is it still a thing?

    • richt
      July 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Was it actually on the list, I don’t remember doing that. But yes, things are fine with it and James is already working on the tracks.

      • Apromor
        July 4, 2017 at 9:58 am

        I had thought that it was but I checked some older Monday notes and concluded that my memory is likely in error.

        Great news on getting Dragon Blooded to redlines

  12. BurritoMage
    July 5, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Will the final download of M20 Book of secrets be available before the pod gets released? For sale at gen con?

    • richt
      July 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      When we put the final PDF and PoD up for sale on DTRPG, that final PDF final is downloadable into the Library of anyone who received the earlier PDF. As for GenCon, the answer is hazy. Ask again later.

  13. Matt
    July 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Tomb of Dreams is a great partial resource, as are charm cards, but I don’t think I’m alone in the view that the sheer size of the Ex 3 core makes Exalted a little unwieldy for a standard gaming group.

    I would love to see a stripped down Core Supplement that winnows the massive tome that is Ex3 down to a more manageable “players guide” kind of size – or even just a supplement that is only a repository for all the solar charms, spells and martial arts styles to stand with Tomb of Dreams.

    • richt
      July 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      I’m not saying one way or the other, but the possibility for such a version has been discussed. Mostly, we have to be mindful of the work our new developers are already responsible for, and how anything new might impact that. Right now. Thanks.

      • James E Hunt
        July 6, 2017 at 7:32 am

        I’d like to second this, but in more general terms. I originally tried to purchase the two volume V20 book, but it was too late, and I would LOVE a three volume copy of M20. I know several people who have said straight up they would pay for the book a second time if they could get it in three volumes, just along the separate books that are already defined in the text. The 20ths and Exalted are beautiful texts, but they aren’t terribly practical at the table. Without rewrite if they could be broken up just by the layout team that would be a huge help.

        • Apromor
          July 8, 2017 at 11:13 am

          You could call a local bookbinder. If you have a pdf, they could almost certainly make you a volume containing your choice of chapters made with whatever materials you’d like.

  14. perverseness
    July 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    For Deviant, can the groups be called Septums, Cause, ya know, “partition separating two chambers, such as the chambers of the heart.” Totally not trying to sneak in a pun. but if I was Devianted Septum, would be totes funny

    • richt
      July 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      You might need a time out. 😉

  15. July 6, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I am happy to see Wraith move up! I am stoked for that one.

  16. Shaun
    July 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I saw that Dark Eras 2 has a setting that can be used for Deviant:The Renegades … ? Does that mean that we will be seeing Deviant sometime soon?

    • richt
      July 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Both the Dark Era and Deviant itself still need to be written, so it’s on its way but not going to be released anytime soon.

  17. Nicolas Milioni Gravina Abdu
    July 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I loved these choices of eras

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