They Came From the North Pole! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

You might have noticed that everybody’s favorite Gentleman Gamer is now broadcasting on both the GG‘s and Onyx Path‘s YouTube channels. Matthew has stepped up to begin a series of regular vids – some focusing in on particular parts of our games, and some giving you a look at new projects and releases as they occur.

Here are links to the first few – an announcement that the Gentleman Gamer is coming to Onyx Path, an overview of They Came From Beneath the Sea!, and our first Onyx Path News broadcast

We start with They Came From Beneath the Sea!, for obvious reasons, but you’ll soon see some deep dives into the Scion pantheons and more to come in 2019!

You can also hear Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy on the weekly Onyx Pathcast – they end the year this Friday with a very special and silly holiday extravaganza, and a short talk with the always delightful Crystal Mazur.

Scion: Hero illustration by William O’Brien

Not going to get into too much news this week, here on Christmas Eve, but some of you have contacted us, concerned about recent news out of Paradox/White Wolf, so I want to touch on that now before we at Onyx Path head out to our various holiday events.

Our license with Paradox/WW hasn’t changed.

Chicago By Night for V5 continues as it has through production after our Kickstarter for it last month(ish), and we have other projects still going forward we have yet to announce.

We’ve been in discussions with Modiphius on a variety of topics through last year ourselves, but mostly on hooking into their V5 distribution process, and it was already looking good before the announcement from Paradox/WW.

But, and I do want the record straight on this, we are very happy with our distribution partners at Studio2 and how they have been fulfilling our Kickstarters and then making those books available into retail. That’s right, we have several projects already going onto the shelves of your friendly local game store.

Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and the Prince’s Gambit card game, have all been part of this distribution process by Studio2, and we’re very interested in seeing how Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition does as it joins their ranks in early 2019.

EX3 Hundred Devils Night Parade art by Melissa Uran

We’re still very specific about which projects are put onto the track that starts with a Kickstarter to fund traditionally printed books and ends up with solicitations to distributors and retailers after we get the KS backers their books, but it has been working really well for us so far!

Which is the key. We weren’t out of the distribution/retailer system because we couldn’t do it or nobody wanted us to be in their store. Far from it – since Onyx Path started on 1/1/12 we’ve had both distributors and retailers asking us to make books for their channels again.

We didn’t do it, because it would have hurt us at the beginning, and we had no process that gave us a clear…path, if you’ll excuse the term…that worked with our business model until we started working with Studio2.

It’s working now, we’re thrilled, and I think Studio2 is thrilled too. And that means that our other long-time partners like IPR and DTRPG are also gaining the benefits of us adding another way to get our books to the methods they already have worked with us on.

In fact, here’s the link for IPR‘s Retailer Page, so please pass it on to your local game store folks!

And with that dip into the biz stuff, I’m going to get my Kris Kringle ass out of here and into my holiday, and let you folks enjoy yours – as well as let you get on to seeing what’s up below with our:

Many Worlds, One Path!



They Came From Beneath the Sea! (TCFBtS!) funded on Kickstarter in less than 48 hours and we’ve passed through the first Stretch Goal of getting Larry Blamire to illustrate a horizontal scene usable on a screen, and are oozing up on the next goal- the beginning of a book of additional Threats!

TCFBtS! has some very different additions to the Storypath mechanics we’ll be explaining during the KS that take an excellent 50’s action and investigation genre game and turn it to 11! You can see the actual play here:

Check out the teaser:

Hope to see you there back in the 50’s, fighting watery menaces and cracking wise!


As we 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!


You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes & Noble).

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

Our selection includes these fiction books:


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!

And we’ve added Prince’s Gambit to our Studio2 catalog:


Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link!

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution:

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice!


This week, we’re offering PDF, ePub, and PoD versions of the Exalted 3rd novel Circle of Protection by Matt Forbeck and James Huggins on DTRPG, and you’ll be able to order epub versions on Amazon and the Nook store as well!

We’ll also have our monthly PDF releases for EX3‘s Hundred Devils Night Parade and Adversaries of the Righteous on DTRPG!


Start getting ready for our appearance at MidWinter NEXT MONTH in January in Milwaukee! So many demos, playtests, secret playtests, and Onyx Path Q&As you could plotz!

And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST EDDY WEBB (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • 20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Geist2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Distant Worlds (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Let The Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)


  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Witch-Queen of the Shadowed Citadel (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

Second Draft

  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion Ready Made Characters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)


  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)

Manuscript Approval:

  • Wr20 Book of Oblivion (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)


  • Aeon Aexpansion (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Adventures for Curious Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • In Media Res (Trinity Continuum: Core)
  • Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • V5 Chicago By Night (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • V5 Chicago By Night Screen (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)

Post-Editing Development:

  • C20 Players’ Guide (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)


  • Scion Origin (Scion Second Edition)
  • Scion Hero (Scion Second Edition)


In Art Direction

  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution – Finals coming in.
  • The Realm 
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Chicago By Night – Contracting next bits.
  • C20 Player’s Guide – Finals coming in and going in for WW approval.
  • Aeon Aexpansion
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! – KS ready.
  • EX3 Lunars So far, so good.
  • Signs of Sorcery – Just need fulls to come in.
  • In Media Res – Contracted.
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2 KS art in progress.
  • Shunned By the Moon – Awaiting notes.

Marketing Stuff

In Layout

  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) – With Meredith.
  • Geist 2e


  • Scion Hero – Indexing.
  • Scion Origin –  Indexing.
  • CtL2 Jumpstart – Backer PDF out and errata coming.
  • M20: Gods and Monsters – Inputting Phil proofing notes.
  • Pugmire Roll of Good Dogs and Cats
  • Trinity Core – Waiting for errata from Backer PDF.
  • Trinity Aeon – Waiting for errata from Backer PDF.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Backer PDF out and errata coming.

At Press

  • Wraith 20th – New cover proof approved. Everything else is printing.
  • Wraith 20 Screen – Printing.
  • Scion Dice – At Studio2.
  • Lost 2e Screen – Shipping to shipper.
  • Scion Screen Shipping to shipper.
  • Changeling: The Lost 2e – Soon shipping from printer to shipper. PoD proof ordered.
  • Fetch Quest – Manufacturing starting.
  • Exalted 3rd Novel – PoD proof ordered.
  • PtC Tormented PoD proof ordered.


Today is Eddy Webb’s birthday! I don’t know how old he is, but I know it’s in Dog Years! And this here’s a holiday week, and whether you just like a bit of vacay, have to work anyway, love Santa and the presents, must have your peppermint drinks, or celebrate your faith’s religious holiday – or some of all of that – we hope everybody has a joyous time this week! Merry Christmas!

  14 comments for “They Came From the North Pole! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Unsilent Majority
    December 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Feels like M20 Gods and Monsters has been in development forever. Was hoping we’d get it this year.

    Too bad. : (

    • chaney_insaney
      December 24, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      It’s about to go to the second layout proof… while it won’t be out before the end of the year, it’ll still be out in the near future.

    • December 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Yeah, it’s been awhile. I turned in my ‘first’ first draft a little over two years ago. Gods & Monsters’ development has been a wild ride, but it’ll be in people’s hands soon!

      • karpomatic
        December 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

        It’s been so long that I forgot that it was a stretch goal from the M20 book. I was wondering, “Did I back that kickstarter?” Satyros has said in a few interviews that some personal things have gotten in the way but it’s back on track. He also stated, if I’m remembering correctly, that G&M is the darkest content ever for a Mage book. Sounds like it needs that old Black Dog Game Factory logo.

        • richt
          December 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

          He was referring to Book of the Fallen, not G&M.

  2. Iceblade44
    December 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Merry Christmas Eve everyone, hope you guys have some awesome holidays

  3. Holly Saiki
    December 24, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Merry Christmas, everybody. Do you have any more Wraith 20th books planned for 2019? I would love to buy them. 🙂

  4. Lian
    December 24, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Was so hoping c20 PG would be out this year.. oh well

  5. Sean
    December 25, 2018 at 12:17 am

    What the-? Signs of Sorcery is in Post-Editing? How did I miss that? That’s awesome!

  6. Robert D
    December 25, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Ian
    December 27, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Just wondering why Beckett’s Jyhad journal isn’t listed in the Monday meeting notes? Thank you. P.S. happy Holidays/Marry Christmas.

    • richt
      December 27, 2018 at 10:11 am

      In the project progress reports? It has already shipped/been released on DTRPG. Otherwise, is there something you’d like to know about it?

  8. batro
    December 28, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Hello, do you plan to publish Hunter : the Reckoning 20th anniversary in 2019?

    • richt
      December 28, 2018 at 8:56 am

      That is up to White Wolf/Paradox. They need to OK any ideas we have for new projects, and so far they have not OK’d HtR20.

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