This and That, on the Path. [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

This week is a real hodgepodge of notes, which is pretty much just like our meeting today. A bunch of folks are under the weather – but still must attend! – and the rest of us tried to hit all the news we had pretty rapidly. So, we went over a lot of things, but there was no main topic.

So that’s what you’re all getting today, too!

Hunter: The Vigil 2e art by Tilen Javornik

We received our OK from WW/Paradox today for the Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Kickstarter! WOOT! Looks like February the 6th at the classic 2pm EST is when our Vigil starts!

A reminder, since we continue to get questions, primarily about V5 Chicago By Night, that we are mostly doing Kickstarters to enable us to do an extra-good quality book and overprint the copies so we can get that game book into stores.

Tell your local retailer! Ask them to order our books from their distributor.

Speaking of Chicago by Night, just a note here to let folks know that, yes, we are aware that our non-US fulfillment shipper made an error and mislabeled a bunch of reward packages as boardgames. James addressed the issue in an Update to backers, so if you find further problems, please let James know via the KS message creator system so he is aware and can work to fix it.

But beyond that, I’ve been told that the backer packages will all be out at latest this week, so that opens the stage for Chicago to appear in stores in February, including the PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG. Next, the Dystopia Rising: Evolution and Geist 2e KS reward packages will go out in February, and should appear in stores in the following months.

Dystopia Rising: Evolution art by Sam Denmark

Veering wildly in a different direction, just a bit of a teaser to let you know that Eddy, Ian, Danielle, and myself are working on a secret Trinity Continuum: Adventure! lead-in project! If you remember, we did an TC: Aberrant webcomic leading up to it’s KS, so we think we’ve found a fun way to do a similar but different lead-in for TC: Adventure!.

For our Storypath Nexus Community Content site, we’re getting tons of submissions, and just ran into a problem we hadn’t anticipated. The Nexus is the first our our community content sites to contain multiple different gamelines (right now it’s Scion and the Trinity Continuum, but soon will include DRE and They Came From Beneath the Sea!), with very different themes and motifs. We realized that we need to be sure our community content creators don’t use material intended for one line in another.

This is a big deal art-wise, as both our illustrations and design elements are very specifically created to create a feel for a particular line, and we need that “brand identity” maintained. So Mighty Matt is going to underline in the Nexus “rules” the importance of creators not pulling images from one line into another.

We talked about being ready to release the first of the Yugman’s Guides to Ghelpad for the Scarred Lands line as the first of six bi-monthly PDF releases. Once these are all released, we’ll combine them into a single book with PDF and PoD versions. We learned a lot from the last couple of years’ worth of monthly Exalted releases (which are now over, and being finished and combined) and are applying that knowledge to this.

Yugman’s Guide art by Aaron Riley

Also, leap-frogging with Yugman’s, will be the Vigil Watch series of PDFs detailing the wild and the weird places around the Scarred Lands. So every month for the next year, we got yer Scarred Lands right here!

We talked about another secret project, but I never mentioned that here.

Discussions are being had for our Twitch 2.0 plans – basically we’re looking at more ways to provide more and cooler content on our wildly successful Twitch channel. Matthew and Travis Legge are forging this new plan, even as you read this! And until that happens, please check out the sched of our current stuff down in the Media section below, now with keen new Graphic! version!

We also talked about They Came From Beneath the Sea! and the next game in the series, They Came From Beyond the Grave!. I think getting TCFBtS! actual plays into streaming is vital, so I’m pushing for more of that in Twitch 2.0. The Terrific Trio of the Onyx Pathcast actually did a deep-dive into They Came From Beneath the Sea! on last week’s Pathcast, so take a listen on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue to find out all the steps Matthew went through in creating the game!

It is surprisingly in-depth (I can vouch for that, having been there for most of the creation process), even when the gang veer off into Vampire vs Twilight heated discussions.

And last but not least important, we discussed continuing to raise the pay rates for our creators, and how to best make that happen as we enter 2020. Hard to believe we are almost through the first month of this year already! But there you go: time flies when you do what you love and are making:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

Next on Kickstarter, we are looking at Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition for Chronicles of Darkness starting at 2pm EST on February 6th!


Onyx Path Media!

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast features an interview with famed writer and bon-vivant Leath Sheales! Check it out direct on Podbean, or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

A bulging schedule on Twitch this week with VampireChronicles of DarknessPugmire, even more VampireAberrantScarred LandsChangeling: The LostChangeling: The DreamingMage: The Awakening, and a special Eddy Webb Development Workshop video that will be of interest to fans and writers alike!

Or, in the new Graphics! version:

As ever, subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath

Our YouTube channel continues filling up with content, including the Onyx Path News! Do stay subscribed to youtube.com/user/theonyxpath to catch the news when it comes out live!

Occultists Anonymous get a little experimental this week with a how-to guide for building Mage: The Awakening legacies.
Level Up Your Game – Making Mage Legacies:
https://youtu.be/p7R6nmTzZ_g

The Primogen released a video previewing some of the upcoming content in Chicago Folios, which you can find right here: https://youtu.be/2JMV_VJrjwQ Do give him a subscribe!

Red Moon Roleplaying continue their actual play of V5 Cults of the Blood Gods, on their YouTube channel, Spotify, their website redmoonroleplaying.com and everywhere else good podcasts might be found! https://youtu.be/DeQfWH-EVD0

The Story Told Podcast have concluded the first act of their Exalted: Dragon-Blooded chronicle, the last episode of which can be found right here: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-23

The excellently-named Keeper of the Archive has assembled a triple bill for Trinity fans, as he has videos right here on the following:
The Trinity Corehttps://youtu.be/3-MkRv7z37s

ÆON: https://youtu.be/CMRBAEGnHfE

The Storypath Systemhttps://youtu.be/RJgN6sGr0CQ

Do check them out and give them a like and his channel a subscribe! 

Please check any of these out and let us know if you find or produce any actual plays of our games!


Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)


On Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

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

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

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:


Our Sales Partners!

We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

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

Now, we’ve added Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

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

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

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

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

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


On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday, we will be releasing the first of our bi-monthly PDF releases of Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad for the Scarred Lands on DTRPG! Collect them all!


Conventions!

More conventions will be listed for 2020 in the weeks to come-


And now, the new project status updates!

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

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

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Duke Rollo fiction (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • TC: Aberrant Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • RUST (Working Title) (Scarred Lands)
  • Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Redlines

  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Development

  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • TC: Aberrant Reference Screen (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)

Manuscript Approval

  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion LARP Rules (Scion)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Editing

  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Geist 2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Mythical Denizens (Creatures of the World Bestiary) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad (Scarred Lands)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Buried Bones: Creating in the Realms of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)

Post-Editing Development

  • TC: Aeon Ready-Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Vigil Watch (Scarred Lands)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e core (Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)

Indexing


ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY!

In Art Direction

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – All KS art is in.
  • Ex3 Lunars – Art is in.
  • TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers – LeBlanc working on finals.
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Finals should be in end of month, lining up layout artist.
  • Cults of the Blood God (KS)
  • Mummy 2
  • City of the Towered Tombs – Recontracted.
  • Let the Streets Run Red
  • CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Contracted.
  • Deviant
  • Legendlore (KS) – Starting to gather art needs for KS.
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS) – KS finals coming in.
  • Scion Companion – Working on art notes for that with Meredith.
  • TC: Aeon Terra Firma – Getting that rolling out.

In Layout

  • Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds – Travis doing the layout on this.
  • Pirates of Pugmire – With Aileen.
  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – First installment this week.
  • Scion Mythical Denizens – In proofing but need some full page art to come in.
  • Contagion Chronicle – Getting files together for Josh.
  • Vigil Watch – Going over layout proofs.

Proofing

  • Dark Eras 2 – Backer PDF out to backers, errata coming in.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Backer PDF out to backers, errata wrapping up.
  • VtR Spilled Blood – At WW.
  • Chicago Folio – Awaiting 2nd proof corrections.
  • Wraith20 Anthology – At WW.

At Press

  • V5: Chicago – Shipping to backers.
  • Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – At fulfillment shippers.
  • Geist 2e Screen – Shipping to fulfillment shippers.
  • DR:E – At fulfillment shippers.
  • DRE Screen – Shipping to fulfillment shippers.
  • DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties
  • Memento Mori – Awaiting errata for input.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Ending evil of that magnitude, freeing those who lost so much and were so brutally abused and dehumanized, that is truly something to celebrate. The crimes against humanity committed there and at the other camps will echo through time as a warning that we must listen to; a warning to be aware that people, not supernatural monsters, can do acts of such terrible evil. Never forget.

  20 comments for “This and That, on the Path. [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Nicolas
    January 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Rich can you tell me how many stages of production Spilled Blood will go through before its released?

    • richt
      January 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      I believe we just need to get it Paradox approved and we can put out the Advance PDF.

  2. Davin Wärter
    January 28, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Any idea why Scion’s Masks and Dragons have stalled out at approval?

    • January 28, 2020 at 9:16 am

      I believe Rich covered this in a previous blog, but both books are going through a highly iterative process. They both represent brand-new space in the Scion property, so we’re taking some extra time to make sure those books carve out that space in the best possible way. That involves us reading the manuscript, giving the developer notes, talking them over with the developer, reviewing the next draft, and so on.

      • richt
        January 28, 2020 at 6:20 pm

        Exactly what I would have written, word-for-word. 🙂

  3. Mateus Luz
    January 28, 2020 at 3:20 am

    I was the one using Scion art on TC book, it was so perfect for the theme, sorry for that.
    Anyway, congratulations for your birthday, Rich, a bit late but it gives bad luck celebrating before the time.

    • richt
      January 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks, and no worries- it is a learning experience for all of us and we appreciate the project as a whole!

  4. Yiodan
    January 28, 2020 at 8:01 am

    All of the world’s yes! Beneath the Sea is definately vital! Not only that but as a meta game it is the perfect game to change the way we play on twitch and interact with the chat. The chat could be, in a very real way, a peanut galery during the game. That can be used to represent extras or the crew behind the camera. Either of which can be tied to the quip or cinematic mechanics.

    • richt
      January 28, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      Our Twitch team, Twitchers?, were really interested in a lot of the ideas you posted about interactivity, and I’m hoping to see implementation with the Twitch 2.0 plans they are working on.

      • Yiodan
        January 28, 2020 at 7:25 pm

        Nice! Always happy to help. Can’t wait to see what they implement. 🙂

  5. Keeper of the Archive
    January 28, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Thank you so much for the plug! I don’t just do White Wolf and Onyx Path games, but I do find y’all are very popular for views! (Seriously..I think only my videos on Kult get more consistent views). So the support on here means a bunch to me as a small channel owner.

    Also, regarding my name..thank you for the compliment. It is actually from an inside joke with my game group. They call my game library “The Archive,” because they felt “library” didn’t quite cut it due to the number of old and obscure games I have, and when I named my channel, well, Archivist was already taken 🙁 but Keeper of the Archive wasn’t..

    • richt
      January 28, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Our pleasure, and please keep in touch with Matthew so he can continue to let folks know what you’re up to!

  6. Rodrigo
    January 28, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Oh god, Spilled Blood is almost out, it has been so long.

    • richt
      January 28, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Very, very close now…

  7. Michael E
    January 28, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Hopefully one week soon I’ll see that “Exalted: Essence” line appear in the First Draft section and my soul will leave my body. But in a good way?

  8. Zilaenor
    January 29, 2020 at 12:23 am

    On the Scion/Trinity Nexus issue, will there eventually be subsubcategories for the different lines? I’m currently more interested in Scion than Trinity, so I’d like to be able to set alerts for and browse the Scion content specifically

  9. batro
    January 29, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Hi, can we have more Hunter previews before the KS start?

  10. Hayashi
    January 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, guys!

    Any news about the Scion’s Kickstarter campaing extras? Like the audio drama and the anthology? (I remember the anthology being still worked on). I’m trying not to sound “that boring guy”, but really it’s a long time we have no news about these two. OPP is doing a great work in everything I see you guys doing, and just asking for news.

    Sad for not so much news from Scion, but keep the good work! Hoping for more Scion gameplays and stuff like that.

    You all rock!

    • richt
      January 31, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      As far as we know, both projects are still on the table. Of course, the audio drama is pretty much out of our hands as it’s being created by an independent company, but we’ll still be giving approvals when it’s ready. Thanks!

      • Hayashi
        February 1, 2020 at 7:59 am

        All my best hopes for all of your works, Richt and all the OPP people (I’m calling you OPPP because of that).

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