Werewolf? There Wolf! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

That’s right! The big news for us last week, beyond all the national and international doings, was the announcement from the new White Wolf Publishing that they had signed a deal for a Werewolf: the Apocalypse computer game for PC and console!

You can find the press release here: https://www.paradoxinteractive.com/en/white-wolf-partners-with-focus-home-interactive-for-a-video-game-adaptation-of-the-world-of-darkness-storyteller-game-werewolf-the-apocalypse/

We’re absolutely thrilled here at Onyx Path central, both because we can hardly wait to play it, but also because this is the first of the fruits of WWP‘s last year’s worth of effort in getting the World of Darkness licensed out (the way things should have been happening the last ten years).

In a lot of ways, they are playing catch up, but the point is that they’re actually getting contracts signed that gets WoD into different media. This is what they said they’d be doing, and what we said they’d be doing, and it’s just the start.

A brace of points, though, in response to things being brought up after the announcement:

  1. Heart of Gaia was cancelled, what, 15-20 years ago? Let it go, people! Whatever it was going to be then, would look and play like crap now. Let it go…
  2. Like I said above, this is just the first of many cool licensed projects utilizing aspects of WoD. To some extent, WWP is limited to the offers and contacts they get, but considering the cult reputation of the earlier WoD games like Bloodlines within the computer game industry, I have no doubt more gamelines will get their projects too. It’s happening, just wait for your fave to be announced!
  3. The CCP-owned WoD MMO is dead. Dead and dead. WWP is using some concept art (and why not, those artists had incredible skills) but the code and assets are dated at this point. Maybe a different company will license the right to make an MMO, but the CCP one? Dead.
  4. Speaking of which, CCP has nothing to do with the current owners of the White Wolf properties. They can’t ruin it “like they did the MMO”, as they aren’t anyway involved. Similarly, White Wolf can’t drop the ball like they did on game X as the new White Wolf Publishing is a totally different company with different people working in it.
  5. Finally, just to clarify, Onyx Path Publishing is a fully independent company that is also licensed by the new White Wolf Publishing, but for us our license is to make tabletop RPGs. We have no connection to WWP besides that, and no connection to any computer game licenses unless the other company reaches out to us for some reason.

Anyway, very exciting times are just starting for WoD fans.

 

Changeling 20th artwork by Melissa Uran

 

Semi-serious thoughts here. (By which I mean, it’s a serious topic, but let’s not get too intense about it). Had a lot of talks and some eye-opening experiences at MidWinter – most of which I talked about last week.

But, one thing that came up while hanging out with folks like new Vampire: the Requiem 2nd developer Danielle Harper (Congrats Danielle!), was the wide range of experience with and connection to the old White Wolf that folks had. Besides old codgers like myself from WW, there were fans there who had been playing since 1991. There were “medium experience” folks like Rose and Eddy who came aboard after the legendary days, and newbies playing and writing only for the past five years, more or less.

I was often asked to recount a story from back then of the crazy stuff we did one moment, and then was pulled into a huddle because one of our freelancers was having an attack of doubts about their work. Rose and Matt McElroy and I would be in a corner making decisions about how to get some projects rolling faster now, then I’d be talking with a fan who was at GenCon the year our tent-like White Wolf booth fell down on us, and then I’d be walking a freelancer back to their room because they had had way too much to drink.

The juxtaposition over and over again really put into sharp focus not just how ridiculously long I’ve been at this (as did John Wick as we compared our grey beards…dammit John!), but also that as Onyx continues to bring new talented folks into our projects, we’ve got to be aware that some of them have absorbed all those stories, good and bad, true and false. We have an obligation to encourage and empower our new creators, and to be aware that they might have expectations about how things work in “the biz” that were either exaggerated or which are just not possible in these times.

We’re going to work a lot harder to mentor our new creators internally, but as an outward sign of this thinking, I’m changing the venerable “Today’s Reason to Drink” at the end of this blog to “Today’s Reason to Celebrate”. I think that hits what we’ve been trying to say all these years, but while Celebrating includes Drinking, not all Drinking is a Celebration, so this change opens up what we can put there – and in today’s uncertain times in the US and around the world, we need all the celebration (drinking and otherwise) that we can find!

 

Changeling 20th artwork by Bryan Syme

 

Finally, here’s a few things that people asked me about from MidWinter and this last week:

As you can see from the teaser art this week, we do have art for Changeling 20th coming in and Mirthful Mike just needs approval from WWP and he can get the layout started by handing everything off to one of our most talented and skillful old compadres from the WW Production & Design department, Aileen Miles. Who will be doing the layout and graphic design.

We just sent the text for Wraith 20th over to WWP for approval. More details in the Wr20 backer update coming before the end of the month, but we’ll be looking at starting art notes now.

The Scion 2e BackerKit page is almost ready, just need a few more touches and BK’s OK and out it goes.

You’ll note if you look at The Blurbs! section below that we’re offering two more separated chapters from Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras (this time one for Mummy chapter and one for a Mage and Werewolf chapter). No, we don’t have astounding sales figures on the first one, but we expected we’d need a half-dozen out there before we could really decide if folks like the option of just picking up chapters for the game-lines they prefer.

Yes, our Extended Media teams are working diligently behind the scenes to, uh, extend our media.

And with that, I’m outta here!

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER!

We’re exploring card game Kickstarters, packaging, and components, for Prince’s Gambit. I’m starting the KS pages this week, and our video genius is assembling edits while Justin is picking music. Things look good, and we are all for starting the KS in late January/early Feb so long as the process of pulling the KS together cooperates. If so, then Monarchies of Mau KS would be next, after Gambit.

 

ON SALE!

Hunter: the Vigil explodes into the Bundle of Holding! Starting today, you can pledge for first edition Hunter: the Vigil PDFs at massive discounts and 10% of your purchase goes to the RPG Creators Relief Fund, INC too, which is very cool. Check it out here: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/HunterVigil

 

 

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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/

We’re preparing wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages.

 

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Ruins of Empire (Mummy 1893-1924). Perhaps the quintessential era of the mummy in the minds of Westerners, this period saw the decline of the two greatest empires of the age: British and Ottoman. Walk with the Arisen as they bear witness to the death of the Victorian age, to pivotal mortal discoveries in Egypt, and to the horrors of the Great War.

Available in PDF and physical copy PoD versions this Wednesday, the 25th, on DTRPG.

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: The Sundered World (Werewolf and Mage 5500-5000 BCE). At the birth of civilization, in the shadow of the Fall, the Awakened stand as champions and protectors of the agricultural villages spread across the Balkans. In a world without a Gauntlet, where Shadow and flesh mingle, the steady taming of the world by humanity conflicts with the half-spirit children of Father Wolf.

Available in PDF and physical copy PoD versions this Wednesday, the 25th, on DTRPG.

 

 

Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes for Beast: the Primordial is available now as an Advance PDF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202615/Night-Horrors-Conquering-Heroes

This book includes: 

  • An in-depth look at how Heroes hunt and what makes a Hero, with eleven new Heroes to drop into any chronicle.
  • A brief look at why Beasts may antagonize one another, with seven new Beasts to drop into any chronicle.
  • Rules for Insatiables, ancient creatures born of the Primordial Dream intent on hunting down Beasts to fill a hunger without end, featuring six examples ready to use in any chronicle.

 

 

The PDF and physical book PoD versions of Reap the Whirlwind, the Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition Jumpstart swirls into being on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/201127/Reap-the-Whirlwind-Revised-VtR-2e

You are a vampire, a junkie. Every night, you beg and you borrow and you steal just a little more life, just a few more sweet moments. But there’s a guy at the top. The Prince. He’s got everything. The money, the secrets, the blood.

Tonight, you’re going to take it from him. Tomorrow, there’ll be hell to pay.

This updated edition of Reap the Whirlwind features revisions to match the core rulebook for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition. Text edits and rules clarifications have also been updated.

Reap the Whirlwind Revised includes:

  • Rules for creating and playing vampires in the Chronicles of Darkness
  • The first two levels of every clan Discipline, the dark powers of the dead
  • A complete adventure by noted horror author Chuck Wendig

This new revised Reap the Whirlwind Revised includes an updated booklet, 7 condition cards, and the interactive Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition character sheet.

 

 

 

 

It is now the preordained time for Dawn of Heresies, the Mummy: the Curse novel written by internationally renowned author Brian Hodge to arise! Both PDF/electronic and physical book PoD versions are now available on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198720/Dawn-of-Heresies

 

 

Open the V20 Dark Ages: Tome of Secrets now on DTRPG! Both PDF and physical book PoD versions are now available! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197358/V20-Dark-Ages-Tome-of-Secrets

The Tome of Secrets is a treatment of numerous topics about Cainites and stranger things in the Dark Medieval World. It’s about peeling back the curtain, and digging a little deeper. Inside, you’ll find:

• Expanded treatment of Assamite Sorcery, Koldunic Sorcery, Necromancy, and Setite Sorcery

• A look at Cainite knightly orders, faith movements, and even human witchcraft

• Letters and diaries from all over the Dark Medieval World

 

 

Travel with us all the way to the Red Planet for the Cavaliers of Mars Jumpstart: A Festival of Blades, available in PDF and PoD on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191678/A-Festival-of-Blades-A-Cavaliers-of-Mars-Jumpstart

Live, fight, and love on Mars, a world of red death and strange mystery, a world of savagery and romance.

Includes: 

  • A complete adventure set in one of dying Mars’ greatest remaining cities.
  • The innovative DEIMOS rules, for high-flying, swashbuckling adventure.
  • Four pre-generated player characters, ready to get into the heart of the action.

 

 

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The Locker is open; the Chronicles of Darkness: Hurt Locker, that is! The Advance PDF is now available on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199275/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Hurt-Locker

Hurt Locker features:

  • Treatment of violence in the Chronicles of Darkness. Lasting trauma, scene framing, and other tools for making your stories hurt.
  • Many new player options, including Merits, supernatural knacks, and even new character types like psychic vampires and sleeper cell soldiers.
  • Expanded equipment and equipment rules.

Hurt Locker requires the Chronicles of Darkness Rulebook or any other standalone Chronicles of Darkness rulebook such as Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, or Beast: The Primordial to use.

 

 

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Discover the long-awaited  Secrets of the Covenants for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition as we unearth the Advance PDF now on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199280/Secrets-of-the-Covenants

This book includes:
  • A variety of stories from each of the covenants, all told in their own words.
  • Never-before revealed secrets, like the fate of the Prince of New Orleans.
  • New blood sorcery, oaths, and other hidden powers of the covenants.

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Discussing GenCon plans. Every chance the booth will actually be 20? x 30? this year.

 

 

 

 


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 Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • CtD C20 Jumpstart (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Monarchies of Mau Early Access (Pugmire)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)

 

Redlines

  • Scion: Origins (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • VtR Half-Damned (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Second Draft

  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • BtP Beast Player’s Guide (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Book of Freeholds (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)

 

Development

  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • 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)
  • SL Dagger of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Dagger of Spiragos (5e– Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • W20 Song of Unmaking novel (Bridges) (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • BtP Building a Legend (Beast: the Primordial)
  • CtD C20 Anthology (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition

 

Editing:

  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • VtR A Thousand Years of Night (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Stretch Goal Content)

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • CtL fiction anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)

Indexing:

 

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Dark Eras Companion
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary
  • C20 
  • M20 Book of Secrets – AD’d
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook
  • V20 Dark Ages Companion
  • EX3 Tomb of Dreams Jumpstart – More color comps coming in.
  • Dagger of Spiragos –
  • VTR: Thousand Years of Night
  • Cavaliers of Mars 

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines
  • Prince’s Gambit – Kickstarter Prep.
  • Mortal Remains – Beast

 

Proofing

  • Pugmire
  • Wise and the Wicked 5e
  • Necropolis Rio

At Press

  • Ex 3 Scree Finished at the Printer.
  • Ex 3 core book – From RichT: manufacturing finishing up. Getting prepped to ship books from printer to shippers.
  • Beast Condition Cards – Ordering Pod proofs.
  • CofD Hurt Locker – Waiting for errata to make PoD.
  • Secrets of the Covenants – Waiting for errata to make PoD.
  • Beckett Screen – At Printer, reviewing proof.
  • W20 Shattered Dreams – Deluxe Edition at press.
  • Shattered Dreams Screen – At Printer, reviewing proof.
  • Dark Eras: Ends of Empire – Going on sale this Weds. on DTRPG.
  • Dark Eras: The Sundered World – Going on sale this Weds. on DTRPG.
  • Promethean 2nd Condition Cards – Advance PDF on sale, ordering PoD proofs.
  • Beast Conquering Heroes – Advance PDF now on sale at DTRPG, gathering errata.

 

 

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Jan 25th. Once more I have lived 365 days. When will this madness end?! 🙂

  50 comments for “Werewolf? There Wolf! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Wildfire
    January 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Before Changeling: the Lost 2.0 accidentally got moved to Editing, it was at the the top of the list of Development. When it was moved back, it ended up going to the bottom of the list. Should it go back to the top of the list of Development?

    • richt
      January 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      Not really, there’s no “slot” they need to fit into, just so long as the project is in the right stage of the process. Thanks!

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      January 24, 2017 at 6:31 am

      The order within each group doesn’t have any particular meaning. At best, it just reflects the order in which Rose hears back from the developers. It doesn’t really reflect any particular queue for the books themselves.

      • January 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

        For my personal record-keeping, I tend to list games in the order their first editions came out. So, f’rex, in the development section, I start with the W20 products, then Wr20, the C20 fiction anthology, Ring of Spiragos (Dagger of Spiragos is listed separately because it’s in development and art direction), Arms of the Chosen, Signs of Sorcery, Changeling: The Lost, Second Edition, and finally Building a Legend. Application to the other categories requires a memory for chronological trivia or a willingness to trawl archives.

  2. jason
    January 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    How is the M20 Book of Secrets artwork coming along ? and also speaking of being the grand poobah for OP, has there been any artwork for any of the previous games that made you stand back and go “wow, whats awesome..” ?

    • richt
      January 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      M20 BoS art is being made, maybe we’ll have some teasers soon. For the WOW art, give me a bit more in the way of parameters…I’ve seen thousands of pieces of art over the years, after all. You mean old WW days, or Onyx Path, or both?

  3. Victor J Kinzer
    January 23, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    WOO HOO! I mean that for literally everything in this week’s update. The Werewolf game, seeing Wraith movement, C20 being almost ready for layout, and Mortal Remains moving to layout already. There is a whole lot to be excited about this week. Rock on!

    • richt
      January 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      We’re really happy that some of these projects are jumping forward, too! Thanks!

  4. Atavist
    January 23, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Happy Birthday! (in a couple days, if I read this right)

    • richt
      January 23, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks!

  5. Gullinbursti
    January 23, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    So, just to make sure, this Werewolf game is going to most likely be set within the reworked WtA that WWP is going to create isn’t it? It won’t be a game based on W20.

    • richt
      January 23, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      With the caveat that we’re not involved with the game, my guess is WtA 5th Edition.

      • Gullinbursti
        January 23, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        Thanks, I know you probably can’t talk about it a lot, even if you do know more. I’m very interested though, at least looks wise and ambience, their Call of Cthulhu game looks amazing.

  6. WuseMajor
    January 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    When it says “color comps” under art direction, are those finished art pieces or something between a sketch and a finished piece?

    • richt
      January 23, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      The second- sketches are usually in b&w, and if they are but the final piece is in color, then we need to see an interim sketch that then includes their color ideas.

      • WuseMajor
        January 24, 2017 at 2:15 am

        Ah, ok, cool. Thanks!

  7. Jason
    January 23, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Rich, Onyx Path. Will keep things “simple”

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      So many great pieces, it’s hard to decide. What I always love is when I get something where the artist takes the notes and really goes way beyond what I’m expecting. The Imperial Parade illustration from Exalted 3rd, Sam Araya’s art we used for the God Machine Chronicle cover, and the Dogs vs Ants piece for Pugmire, as examples, really caught me by surprise for that reason, and that was a thrill.

  8. Reseru
    January 24, 2017 at 1:30 am

    What does “proofing” refer to again?

    • Yossarian
      January 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Proofing is when the developer goes through a laid out version of the book (in this case a pdf) looking for errors that might’ve slipped through or been introduced in the layout process.

  9. Robert D
    January 24, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Awesome to see Hunter and Geist 2E on the list together :). Hoping the developers will treat us to some dev blogs 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Bluegrass Geek
    January 24, 2017 at 2:31 am

    “WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)”

    Oooooh, that got my attention! A book on ghosts, in the same development stage as Geist 2e… gee, what a coincidence! 😉

    • marin
      January 24, 2017 at 3:12 am

      World of Darkness here means the classic WoD. IIRC, Ghost Hunters is Wraith-related, not Geist.

    • January 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Marin is correct, this is a World of Darkness book. Basically a supplement to all 5 20th Anniversary Edition core books.

      There will be sections on how paranormal investigators interact with the Giovanni, the Syndicate, the Arcanum, Pentex, and more.

  11. January 24, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Great news!! I’m glad to hear that the new White Wolf is able to move forward with plans and ideas that didn’t work out the first time.

    I really like the new Changeling art. It keeps the feel of first edition but updates it at the same time.

    Also, can’t wait for that Scion survey/BackerKit. 🙂

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Well, kind of. I think we have to be careful in how we think about this and not look at WWP as redoing old plans but as them making new things happen. Werewolf just happens to have several projects that were cancelled previously under WW. But again, this is the whole point of their purchase of the WW IPs; to get licenses across all media and build up WoD, first, as a known brand. Thanks!

  12. jason
    January 24, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Proofing refers to the process of proofreading said manuscript for typos and what have you. Making sure the text lines up, ect..

  13. Nicole
    January 24, 2017 at 3:39 am

    So, how about the Scion survey? 😉
    Also, will there be an update once the survey is sent to everyone? Wouldn’t be the first I nearly miss because it gets sorted into the spam folder.

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Comes with the BackerKit page. And yes, I’ll note that the BK survey is out on a monthly Scion KS backer update. No worries!

  14. Unsilent Majority
    January 24, 2017 at 8:29 am

    This is my favorite update. This is the best update.

    Werewolf is getting a videogame(R.I.P. Hearts of Gaia) by Focus Home Interactive. Cyanide(who’s developing it, created arguably my favorite stealth game ever, Styx: Master of Shadows. Werewolf! It’s about damn time!

    Wraith 20 is moving forward.

    Changeling 20 is moving forward.

    Ghosthunters!

    Vampire Prince’s Gambit KS is right around the corner!

    And…a Werewolf the Apocalypse videogame!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

      It’s hyuge and bigly, both!

      • Unsilent Majority
        January 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

        : )

        And happy birthday, Rich.

  15. perverseness
    January 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Rich, you continue to be both GentleMan and scholar. I look forward to each weeks updates because it’s proof each week that the industry as represented by you and yours (along with John Wick and the folks at FATE) is headed in a right direction.

    And now my weekly pleading for Deviant Spoilers, PWEASE?!?!?

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, but let’s not get crazy here! 😉

      I’ll be talking to Dapper Dave Brookshaw next week, and Deviant posts are one of the topics.

  16. Yiodan
    January 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

    There is so much happiness and great news in this week’s update.

    First, happy birthday! Wish you the best in the coming year. And the ways things are shaping up, I’m sure it will be amazing.

    Second, HOLY APIS, a honest to God Werewolf: The Apocalypse video game. I am so glad I got to see this. Bloodlines was the epitome of what gaming could do with Vampires, if you ask me, and I always wanted to see a game do the same for Werewolf. Hell, I’ve designed this game in my mind so many times! Wish I lived in France, for I would apply to a job at Cyanide right now if I did. I left that industry behind three years ago, but for Werewolf, I would go back without hesitation.

    Also very exited about Wraith. That is one book I can’t wait to read cover to cover. 🙂

    Oh! And good idea to change to reasons to celebrate. That makes a lot of sense.

    Until next week.

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Indeed. I’m really interested in hearing more about the intended gameplay style. Right now, are they thinking about a Bloodlines feel, or something else? We’ll just have to wait to hear more, but just the fact that one is slated to be made is cool in and of itself, I think.

      • Yiodan
        January 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm

        100% in agreement. It will be a long wait for more information.

        Whatever they do, I have to believe it will be great. This is WWP’s first stone to build a foundation that will bring their plan to fruition. It has to be a success, it has to blow people’s mind. It has to be Marvel’s Iron Man, so to speak. I cannot believe they would have gone ahead without making sure it would be amazing. Thus, the wait begins.

        • Yiodan
          January 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm

          Which brings the question: What would you like as a gameplay style?

          BTW, this is an open question. Anyone, please feel free to partake.

  17. Full Time GM
    January 24, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I missed the chance to add this last week so I’m tagging back to it here: Love to see progression on Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition. I have two players who practically forced me into a blood oath that as Storyteller I would drop whatever other projects are on the burner the very moment that Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition comes out. They absolutely love that game line. We’re playing a Geist Chronicle right now and they still can’t wait for more. Looking forward to it!

    Tagging off of that, seeing Wraith getting closer to the finish line is exciting. I came to Wraith way late in the game so I missed a lot of the story it had after the core. Absolutely looking forward to getting a chance to start over on the ground floor with the 20th-A Edition.

    For me personally, Hunter 2nd is the next big bright spot. Vigil was the first NWoD RPG I picked up new back in the day and it holds a special place for me.

    • richt
      January 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Thanks! So glad you’ll be enjoying those settings regardless of whether they are Chronicles or World of Darkness!

  18. Kaze
    January 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I’m completely happy, not only about the new announced projects for WoD (the tabletop games and the new WTA PC game), if not the thought that WoD will be able to reach out new audiences and people.

    If it would be a WTA/WoD simulator and there’s the option to play all the Tribes, including the Black Spiral Dancers, too and you’d able to fight for Gaia or betray her and there’s a great immersion in the lore, I’d feel served, well, with all the Tribes and the lore as the main gameplay aspect would be enough.

    BTW, considering the current situation of the world, a Demon: The Fallen PC game would be a good idea, sooner than later.

    More media for World of Darkness!

  19. CHNimitz
    January 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    One interested thing, if you google Heart of Gaia, god of war 3 will pop up

  20. Dobyk
    January 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Can I ask – when can we expect Lore of the Bloodlines to hit the online stores? It’s been a while since it’s in layout and art, so I was just wondering. Can’t wait for the book to go out xD

    • richt
      January 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      If I recall correctly, it was a stretch goal reward from the Clans Kickstarter, so we’ll get the first PDF out to those backers first, get errata from them, then create the final PDF and PoD versions for regular online sales. Keep an eye on the progress reports on this blog as things develop!

  21. DAVID MELOCHE
    January 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Whie i know that the Scion origins and Hero are being developed at the same time, has there been any discussion of releasing origins before hero if it gets finished faster, even if only in a pdf form? As i’m(and probably you all as well) are unsure of the size of the books, I was wondering if Origins ends up being completed say a month before hero, if we could just get our grubby little hands on it sooner to learn the system…maybe start up some origns characters that go hero once that book is finished.

    • richt
      January 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      PDF-wise, that’s possible, depending on Neall’s comfort level with putting Origin out before Hero. For the physical books, we’re planning on doing those together and releasing them together too.

  22. David Meloche
    January 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    also, Happy Birthday Rich 🙂

    • richt
      January 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks! 😉

  23. Josh Stotz
    January 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I have to say this yet again. Wraith 20th is going to be amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on it…also, Geist 2E! This was one of the first Gamelines I purchased and it has stuck with me since…cannot wait to see the mechanical changes and everything! And Belated Happy Birthday!

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