Vital Vigil Victory Vibes! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Our Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Kickstarter is a few days before we hit the final week, and we just passed 300% funding and over 1500 backers! Thanks for all the support out there, and be sure and talk this up if you get a chance.

Every time you can send somebody over to the KS, that’s another person who can connect to more folks who haven’t heard about it yet. And so on, and so on, and so on.

Another place where we could use our community doing a bit of outreach is letting game stores know that they can get V5 Chicago By Night into their stores. If you have a local game store, please tell your stores Chicago is available via distribution. Even if you personally already have it or aren’t interested, if you can ask them to request V5 Chicago By Night from their distributors, then that also raises awareness of all of the Onyx Path books currently available from distribution for stores.

The reason I’m pushing this is that now, right as the book is just becoming available in stores, is when we want to be able to provide it to everybody who asks. But some stores haven’t been able to get it from distribution, and others still aren’t aware they can stock it on their shelves.

Part of this is that in the US, V5 Chicago is being handled by our friends at Studio2, while outside the US distributors get the books from the gang at Modiphius. So even distributors need to talk to the appropriate folks.

We understand that the sort of mixed scenario for sales is not a straight line for anybody, but for our community, it’s what we need to do to get more books into stores so you can get them there – as well as online.

Mythical Denizens art by Pat McEvoy

It’s especially confusing if you are a long-time fan who came from the days when White Wolf controlled all aspects of the books – from creation right until they showed up in stores. We even had a warehouse that the books shipped out from that was connected to our offices.

This was really good for inventory control, and even better because we could play Four-Square in the warehouse until we got too big for there to be enough space to play among the pallets!

But, things have evolved, and the new White Wolf at Paradox is giving a lot of different folks the chance to create new awesome projects for the WoD setting with 5th Edition. This ties in well with our further efforts at putting certain books into stores, and expanding the sorts of projects that fans will be able to enjoy, it’s just not a straight line any more.

Another factor confusing some folks is that our publishing efforts consist of some of the lines folks recognize from the old WW days, and some new ones. Which, while different in some regards, is something we think is a healthy mix. Impish Ian has created this handy chart:

Hope that helps!

But, if you still have questions, please do reach out to us. You can do that here in the comments, or anywhere on our social media. For game line rules or setting info, our Forums here on the Onyx Path website are also great and we even have specific threads pinned for folks to ask questions of the developers of that line.

We are also always open to hearing from you if you need something clarified that you heard about online. We can’t be everywhere on social media, although our teams tries, and there are some pretty odd ideas floating around that we’ll be glad to give you the real deal about.

One nutty example is the rumor that Eddy owns Pugsteady (which is the true part), but then Pugsteady secretly owns Onyx Path, which secretly owns DTRPG: so Eddy owns DTRPG!

There’s also the one about CCP never actually having sold White Wolf to Paradox. Sometimes combined with the “fact” that I never stopped being employed by White Wolf and created Onyx Path to secretly still run things for them. Which is a hell of a way to spend the last 8 years, let me tell you!

Vigil Watch art by Alexander Honore

But there are also the rumors that can actually harm folks if they are spread around willy-nilly, like Onyx Path not paying our freelancers or being secretly trans-phobic, neither of which is true. Yet can impact both our current creators and also possible creators we could work with.

If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you probably don’t need us to explain how weird these sorts of rumors are, and we love you for that! BUT, please do tell your friends to let us straighten out any concerns that they might have. They can post here, or if you’re willing, please go ahead and ask us yourself for them.

And to extend this idea, if you are one of our freelance creators, we are always here to listen to your concerns. If none of the usual project-based routes work, you can contact one of our in-house developers who oversee all of our game lines. It’s the same three folks from our weekly Onyx Pathcast: Eddy Webb, Dixie Cochran, and Matthew Dawkins. You can contact Matt McElroy, our Operations guru. All of them have contact info here on the site and are all over our social media.

And you can contact me, at richt@theonyxpath.com

Lunars art by Gong Studios

What I’m saying here is: it takes communication to create all of our many projects. Not just within those project teams, and not just between those teams and our other creators who also work on those projects. And not just between us and our sales partners and distributors and stores. And not just between all of us making and selling these games and our community who plays them and reads them.

It’s all interconnected and the more clearly we can communicate, the more likely we are to create even more projects for you to enjoy as we add them to our:

Many Worlds, One Path!


BLURBS!


Kickstarter!

Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition for Chronicles of Darkness is still ferociously on the hunt as we prowl towards starting its last week! We’re at 300% funding and over 1500 backers and are shooting right through Stretch Goals, like the Storyteller Screen Stretch Goal, the T-Shirt, and the Tending the Flame: Cells chapter for the Hunter Players’ Companion! With lots more to come!

Next Kickstarter: Legendlore!


Onyx Path Media!

This Friday the Onyx Pathcast goes once more unto the mean streets of Chicago. The Terrifying Trio explore V5 Chicago By Night once again with a deep dive into the book and what glories are within! As always this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

We keep outdoing ourselves for you on Twitch! This week you can look forward to V5Chronicles of DarknessScionPugmire, two fantastic, new chronicles of Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition, MORE Vampire: The MasqueradeChangeling: The LostMage: The AwakeningScarred LandsWerewolf: The Forsaken and a third Vampire: The Masquerade game! Eddy Webb’s Development Workshop starts in earnest this week too!

A special shout-out to both of the Hunter: The Vigil games running this week, which along with the Kickstarter are drawing quite an audience! You can subscribe to our channel over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath to catch up with any episodes you missed!

Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find the following videos uploaded last week alone:

Pugmire: Paws & Claws: https://youtu.be/wI_ffiqJg_M

Changeling: The Lost – Littlebrook Reunion: https://youtu.be/-g3gY6wM7dU

Changeling: The Dreaming – The Last Faerie Tale: https://youtu.be/3MViDZJcGxY

Changeling: The Dreaming – Gifted & Talented: https://youtu.be/V3LMOIRHNbc

Scion: Behind the Screen: https://youtu.be/R-BMJdHj20o

A special shout-out to our Paws & Claws Pugmire crew who are now in their second season! Do check out their chronicle on our YouTube channel!

In an episode that has shocked the fanbase, Red Moon Roleplaying‘s V5 Cults of the Blood Gods “The Family” chronicle saw a tragedy afflict the coterie! You can find them on their YouTube channel, Spotify, their website redmoonroleplaying.com and everywhere else good podcasts might be found! https://youtu.be/yuI8bMlTuos

More new Occultists Anonymous for all you Mage: The Awakening fans out there:

Episode 82: In Service of Another
Atratus and Wyrd seek a way to bring the Goetia they’ve taken from the Temenos and bring them into the Phenomenal World while Songbird begins to equip Titus and Jimmy “Smalls” Patinko.https://youtu.be/CSH9t-E3P7E

Episode 83: Turmoil and Strife
The Rookery Cabal presents their findings of El Dorado to the Council of the Consilium, and argue to ensure it’s proper use and guardianship. Hadramiel has specific words after the meeting for the cabal, in private.https://youtu.be/jAoJgjveWls

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 six Vigil Watch PDFs for Scarred Lands for 5e on DTRPG!

But that’s not all! We’re also releasing the PDF and PoD versions of the Trinity Continuum: Aeon Ready Made Characters on DTRPG as well!


Conventions!

Mighty Matt McElroy will be wandering the aisles of C2E2 later this week in Chicago (by day). He’d love to say hi and chat if you see him!

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)
  • RUST (Working Title) (Scarred Lands)
  • Under Alien Suns (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary)

Redlines

  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Hundred Devil’s Night Parade (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From!)
  • Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • The Book of Endless Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)

Second Draft

  • 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)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)

Manuscript Approval

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

Post-Approval Development

  • Scion LARP Rules (Scion)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)
  • Contagion Chronicle Jumpstart (Chronicles of Darkness)

Editing

  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS-Added Adventure (Realms of Pugmire)
  • 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!)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Player’s Guide to the Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)

Post-Editing Development

  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams Gift Cards (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th 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)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • 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)

Indexing


ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY!

In Art Direction

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e (KS) – Running on KS.
  • Ex3 Lunars
  • Cults of the Blood God (KS)
  • Mummy 2 – Starting to contract the rest of it.
  • City of the Towered Tombs – Recontracted.
  • Let the Streets Run Red – Contracted.
  • Deviant
  • Legendlore (KS) – All notes out by today for KS.
  • Technocracy Reloaded (KS)
  • Scion Companion – Contacted.
  • TC: Aeon Terra Firma – Contracted.
  • WoD: Ghost Hunters (KS) – Cover contracted.
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror
  • Pirates Extra Adventure – Loboyko lined up for this one.
  • Scion Titanomachy – Awaiting art notes.

In Layout

  • Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad – Ongoing.
  • Scion Mythical Denizens – In proofing but need some full page art to come in.
  • Contagion Chronicle – With Josh.
  • Vigil Watch – First installment this Wednesday.
  • TCfBtS!: Heroic Land Dwellers
  • TCFBtS! Screen and Booklet

Proofing

  • Dark Eras 2 – Sending back to Aileen for errata input.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon Jumpstart
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea! – Getting ready for Indexing.
  • Chicago Folio – Out to backers for errata.
  • Trinity Continuum Aeon: Distant Worlds – Inputting dev changes.
  • Pirates of Pugmire – Gotta go over this today.
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed – Second proof being input, then over to WW.
  • CtL Oak Ash and Thorn – Inputting proofing comments.

At Press

  • Geist 2e (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition) – Shipping to backers, PoD proof ordered.
  • Geist 2e Screen – Shipping to backers.
  • DR:E – Shipping to backers, PoD files uploaded.
  • DRE Screen – Shipping to backers.
  • DR:E Threat Guide – Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties
  • Memento Mori – PoD proof ordered.
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon RMCs – PDF and PoD versions on sale this Wednesday on DTRPG.
  • Wraith20 Anthology – PoD proof ordered.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Diane, 11:30 a.m., February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life. As W.C. Fields would say, I’d rather be here than Philadelphia.” – Dale Cooper

  31 comments for “Vital Vigil Victory Vibes! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Nicolas
    February 24, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    May I know whom the developerm for M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide To Magick is? I’m a little curious

    • February 25, 2020 at 6:19 am

      I’ll let the developer announce for themselves!

  2. SamuraiMujuru
    February 24, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Was hoping sweet Lunars art meant there’d be a proper Exalted update this week, but my hopes were dashed. -_-

  3. Yiodan
    February 24, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Holy crap that lunar piece is amazing!

    • richt
      February 25, 2020 at 9:36 am

      Yes, I kept coming back to look at it as I was assembling the blog!

      • B
        March 1, 2020 at 5:55 pm

        Whose audience chamber is the Lunar in?

        • Dixie Cochran
          March 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm

          That’s Boryg! From Lunars:

          “Boryg, Listener of the Stone, hid more deeply than the others. So Silent Pearl knelt at the henge’s threshold, feeling for the invisible curtain between worlds. With the gentle precision of a knife, they slipped through the curtain and entered the true ring of stones, a sanctum where bones of basalt pierced the sky and only the mighty were welcome. It once hosted many gods, each on their worn thrones. Now it held only Boryg, seated in his quartz armor, and Silent Pearl, hunched in their shell.”

  4. Phaolan
    February 25, 2020 at 12:27 am

    I’m so glad for that graphic from Ian. I’m glad you keep posting it. I’m glad y’all are still doing what you do, but most of all I’m glad you do it so well. Thanks.

    • richt
      February 25, 2020 at 9:35 am

      It’s an updated graphic, so we figured we’d show it off again. 🙂

  5. C.T Phipps
    February 25, 2020 at 1:14 am

    I am so excited about this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast. I hope we get some more hints about what will be going into Let the Streets Run Red but anything discussed about CBN5E is awesome.

    I’m sure you’ll get your distribution issues settled and I hope it’ll be very profitable for you.

    • richt
      February 25, 2020 at 9:34 am

      It’s all about information getting out so folks used to not getting our books in stores know that they can get them- from our community asking at their local stores, to the stores asking their distributors, to the distributors ordering from Studio2 in the US and Modiphius everywhere else. We get those channels going and that improves the chances for folks to get this book, but also that one and that one yet to come.

  6. Victor J Kinzer
    February 25, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Can you share some more details on WoD Ghost Stories? Is this a rebrand of Ghost Hunters or is it something else entirely?

    • richt
      February 25, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Fixed.

      • Victor J Kinzer
        February 25, 2020 at 9:49 am

        Oh cool. Thanks. I suspected that might be the case, but I thought maybe there was a slight shift in the project. Thanks for the update.

  7. Ed Gibson
    February 25, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Once again, there is no progress on the Exalted materials that were part of a KS two years ago. Onyx Path needs to step back from adding new material and spend some time getting the materials that were part of long ago kickstarters delivered.

    • richt
      February 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Dragon Blooded Novella #1 just came out of editing, so there is progress. We talked about this several weeks ago when we announced Exalted Essence, but to recap: Us not creating other games and books wouldn’t speed up the current Exalted books. There are only so many books our freelance developers can work on while still handling their real-world day jobs. We can’t hire people and throw bodies on these ongoing projects that they are working on if you all want a coherent game line. Progress is happening, it’s just not on this list right now.

  8. Tim Flannigan
    February 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Quote:”Legendlore (KS) – All notes out by today for KS.”
    Does this mean Legendlore is the next KS? (hopehopehope).

    • Troy
      February 25, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      From the Kickstarter section: “Next Kickstarter: Legendlore!”

      🙂

    • richt
      February 25, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      Scroll down, or up depending on where you are, to the Kickstarter section of the Blurbs!. You’re going to be happy. 🙂

  9. Jordan
    February 25, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I’m beyond excited to see ‘Nameless and Accursed’ so near the end of the pipeline.

  10. February 26, 2020 at 7:53 am

    You are quite right about communication and miscommunication. Last summer a sustained campaign of harassment on Twitter deluded some into thinking that I am racist, which I absolutely am not. Most folk have by now realised that the abuse and harassment was completely groundless, but a few still do not.

    • richt
      February 27, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Sorry to hear that, and yes, it can be ugly out there.

  11. ElvesofZion
    February 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Why must you use that quote from twin peaks, it drives me nuts. So far from the mountains that Twin Peaks should be in. Someone didn’t know how big states on the west coast are.

    Love the show but that line just hurts.

    • richt
      February 27, 2020 at 8:35 am

      Certainly sorry that it eats at you. From my watching all through the years, I’m pretty sure it was a fictional show, and the folks making it cobbled together all sorts of visuals that worked as parts for the sort of fictional town they were presenting. Something from here, a waterfall from there, here’s some good mountains, etc. So I think it’s less that they made a mistake in accuracy, and more that they weren’t trying to replicate an actual place but create a place that doesn’t exist Based on all sorts of real places to tell their story in.

    • JetstreamGW
      February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Wait, I’m confused. Why is it a problem? That description (five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line) would put it in the Selkirk Mountains.

      Is that a problem somehow?

      • ElvesofZion
        March 2, 2020 at 10:56 pm

        So, y’know I could have sworn the show said it was in the Cascades which is what always bugged me. But since you said this j went looking and nothing online seems to say it. I may have been holding a silly grudge for years for no reason.

        Though it wasn’t like a real issue, just a slight annoyance in my head kinda thing.

  12. Echo_Babylon
    February 29, 2020 at 6:56 am

    I’m really looking forward to WoD Ghost Hunters, although we’ve seen very little about that no doubt fine tome – will be getting anymore information about it in the near future? Will there be a KS for the final product?

    • richt
      March 1, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      We’re hoping to do a KS, yes!

  13. Magnus Bergqvist
    March 1, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Would be nice if you could give a bit more transparency of that the various stages in development entail, so we readers could get better understanding on how far along in the process you are for various products.

    I know what most of them are, but it sould still be interesting.

    • richt
      March 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      I suppose it might be time to do one of those Production Stage descriptions again. Didn’t Eddy do one about a year ago as a fill-in for me when I was out for that Monday?

  14. Allan
    March 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Am I right in my understanding it goes proofing ? input proofing comments ? final approval by WW ? off to Drivethru for pre-errata PDF?

    Got a 14 PC cross-splat game starting up at the moment and I’m chomping at the bit for Oak and Thorn, Nameless and Accursed. Thanks as always for all the hard work and great content!

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