Woof woof, bark, bark, WOOHOO! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

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So we launched a Kickstarter for Fast Eddy Webb’s Pugmire fantasy game of uplifted dogs last Thursday. We were hoping to get enough interest that we’d fund the creation of the core book, based on the Early Access version that Eddy was using at MidWinter Con, and to get it traditionally printed so we could get some of these out into game stores. Eddy estimated we’d fund our pretty modest $15,000 goal in about four days. I was in that state I get into before we launch a KS where I am sure it will be our first KS to fail to fund. Or at least that we’ll squeak by with funding right at the end.

We funded in an hour.

Today, as I write this, we have 1630 backers, $102,198 in pledges, 35 days to go, and have run past six Stretch Goals like a dog let off the leash.

We got a write-up on the Nerdist web site here: http://nerdist.com/theres-an-rpg-called-pugmire-about-medieval-fantasy-dogs/

It is so very gratifying to see so many people excited about Pugmire!

Oh sure, there are some folks uptight because Pugmire isn’t the angst-filled majesty that is the World of Darkness, but we expected that. In fact, it is important to us that a project like Pugmire can have its place in Onyx Path‘s release schedule alongside the World of Darkness, Chronicles of Darkness, and Exalted.

It shows, as Joshua Alan Doetsch phrased it, ” A deliciousness of range”.

Which is important to us here at the Path, which is why you might have noticed we have a variety of game worlds that we create for. As creators, it is vital for us to be able to concentrate on one world and then be able to pull back, regroup our creative energy, and focus on another very different project that stretches the creative muscles in different ways.

For Fast Eddy and I, this was exactly how working on Pugmire affected us. It was the pause that refreshes in between the many, many projects we were working on. For us, as friends and collaborators for years, it’s a great project that lets us work together on creating a game world, and one where we have only ourselves to decide what works or doesn’t.

But that’s just us as wacky creative guys making (and often eating) mud-pies.

In fact, there are many other reasons why Pugmire is important to Onyx Path:

  1. It’s our first new game to make it to the public.
  2. It’s our first “creator-owned” partnership project to make it to the public.
  3. It’s one of our first experiments in reconnecting with game stores and getting a traditionally printed book onto their shelves.
  4. It’s our first Kickstarter with a dice set included in the Reward Tiers.
  5. It’s our first Kickstarter with…well, you’ll see if you follow the Stretch Goals, but there are SGs in this KS that we could only do with a project we owned.
  6. It’s our first game specifically designed so that you can play it with your adult group and if you want to, you can play it with your kids.

 

Besides just making a really fun game and world, all of these reasons enable Onyx Path to grow along the lines I was mentioning in my posts at the end of last year, and as we try out these options, our efforts towards the White Wolf game lines are infused with more ideas and energy, and our efforts towards further Onyx Path owned projects like Scion and the Trinity Continuum also can be increased because our creators see that there are audiences out there beyond what we’ve touched on these last four years.

So, yeah, pretty important stuff behind the scenes, and a fun game world of dogs with swords & sorcery upfront where it should be.

If you’ve already pledged, then thanks for coming on walkies with us: you are a Good Dog. If you are still sniffing around the Kickstarter, I hope you’ll sit up and take notice of all we’re trying to do with this and give it a taste: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/pugmire-fantasy-tabletop-rpg

If you do, I promise I’ll stop with the doggie puns.

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER!

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Less than 24 hours to go!

As of right now, if you pledge for the $30 pledge tier or above you will also get over $100 worth of classic Scarred Lands PDFs via the Stretch Goals!

In the heady days of the D20 explosion, White Wolf created our own fantasy setting featuring a world devastated by the brutal war between gods and ancient titans. The Scarred Lands will return as this Kickstarter for the new edition of Scarred Lands Players Guide! Hosted on KS by our partner, Nocturnal Media, this Kickstarter is not only for a new edition but for a print run to get Pathfinder AND 5E editions into stores!

Here’s the link! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/scarred-landsfrpg-setting-in-both-5e-and-pathfinder

 

Pugmire Dog Face logo

As I sort of mention above, it’s the Pugmire kickstarter! Pledge to enable us to create a beautiful full color, hardcover, 180+ page, 7? x 10? core rulebook that we can also get into game stores. We’re doing lots of great stuff with this Kickstarter including both a fiction anthology and turning at least one of those stories into an audio drama. It is a treat, so Be Good Dogs, and check it out: https://youtu.be/DeggUirLIiU

 

ON SALE!

Gauntlet of Spiragos is a 5E D&D adventure for the Scarred Lands and is now available free as a PDF. Just like the Pathfinder version of Gauntlet of Spiragos, this one will eventually have a physical copy Print on Demand version as well. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171523/Gauntlet-of-Spiragos-5E-OGL-adventure

Spiragos 5E

 

Condition Card PDFs for both Chronicles of Darkness http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171574/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Condition-Numina-and-Dread-Power-Cards and Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd Edition http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171573/Werewolf-the-Forsaken-2nd-Edition-Condition-Cards are now up dealt up at DTRPG, with PoD cards soon to come!

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The Demon Storyteller Guide has dropped its cover and is on sale as an Advance PDF on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/170165/Demon-Storytellers-Guide

Demon STG Front

M20 How Do You DO That? is now available at DTRPG in PDF and PoD versions! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/162241/M20-How-Do-You-DO-That

Pages from M20 How Do You DO That (Final Download)

 

 

 

If you are into the Pugmire KS, here are also six Pugmire posters available as free PDFs or $.99 physical posters, suitable for framing:

Start spreading the Code of Man!

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CONVENTIONS!

Gen Con 2016 planning has started.

 


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)

  • M20 Book of Secrets (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • CtL anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (Scarred Lands)
  • Ex Backer Charms (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • DA Tome of Secrets (Vampire 20th Dark Ages)

Redlines

  • Mummy Fiction Anthology (Mummy: the Curse)
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Dagger of Spiragos (Scarred Lands)
  • EX3 Quickstart (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Second Draft

  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)

Development

  • StoryPath System Rules (Base rules set for Scion and the Trinity Continuum)
  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • W20 Shattered Dreams (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Beast Ready Made Characters (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • W20 Kinfolk (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Ready Made Characters (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Shattered Dreams in-book stretch goals (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)

Editing

  • Dark Eras Companion (Chronicles of Darkness Dark Eras)
  • WtF The Pack (Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Hurt Locker (Chronicles of Darkness)

Post-Editing Development:

  • V20 Ghouls (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Secrets of the Covenants (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Scarred Lands Player’s Guide: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)

Indexing:

  • Beast: the Primordial Core Book (Beast: the Primordial)

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • V20 Ghouls
  • W20 Shattered Dreams 
  • Promethean: the Created Second 
  • Scarred Lands PG
  • Dark Eras Companion
  • The Pack
  • Secrets of the Covenants
  • Necropolis Rio
  • W20 Kinfolk

 

In Layout

  • Mage: the Awakening Second
  • Dark Eras 
  • Lore of the Clans Prestige Edition
  • Chronicles of Darkness Core
  • Demon Storytellers Guide

 

Proofing

  • Ex 3 core book – From RichT: Waiting for review notes on the fixed PDF from the Devs.  Now, working on getting an index for it.
  • Truth Beyond Paradox
  • Beast Screen

 

At Press

  • M20
  • Dreams of Avarice
  • Gauntlet of Spiragos 5e 
  • Forsaken 2 Condition Cards 
  • Chronicles of Darkness Cards

 

Special- projects on hold in the art and production area until an external factor is resolved

  • Wraith 20 – Can’t go further until art notes come in, still being developed by Rich Dansky.
  • Pentex Employee Indoctrination Manual – Some added and amended text needs to come in.

 


TODAY’S REASON TO DRINK: Arf arf, bow wow, wowser!

  54 comments for “Woof woof, bark, bark, WOOHOO! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Enokh
    February 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Is the “Layout” section in some sort of order, i.e. Demon Storyteller’s Guide is in front in Mage is in the back?

    I admit I mostly ask because I’m still clinging to my Mage-hype.

    • richt
      February 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      It’s in half double reverse order. You take the list, divide it into thirds, and reverse each third. Then flip it. Hope that helps! (Seriously, no, no order except what Mirthful Mike may have in mind).

      • Enokh
        February 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm

        Hah, thanks.

        Looking forward to all these releases; 2E has yet to even come close to disappointment.

  2. Wyrdhamster
    February 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Mage: the Awakening Second Edition is listed over Dark Eras – is it mean he got higher priority? 🙂

    • richt
      February 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Absolutely.

      • Kevin Mckinney
        February 2, 2016 at 12:47 am

        Your not pullijg are leg are you. Tell use your for real.

        • richt
          February 2, 2016 at 5:57 am

          Iyam?

  3. BryanC
    February 1, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Congratulations. While this type of game isn’t exactly my cup of tea, as I’m not big on sword & sorcery games; I support the endeavor and know a lot of gamers who are obsessed with their pets and dorky enough to play this once a week with their friends. It doesn’t surprise me that this (the game) will turn into a huge hit. I’ll keep my eyes on the growth, but stick to writing/narrating Chronicles of Darkness stories.

    • richt
      February 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks! Appreciate your kind words and have no worries, you’ll have lots of CofD to read and play in the months to come.

  4. February 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I’m impatiently awaiting the new Core in print because I have new players. We talking 2 weeks? a month?

    • richt
      February 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Soon.

  5. Axel
    February 1, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I’m suddenly curious what the difference is between an Advance PDF and a final. I assumed the Advance was basically going “We’re pretty much done, but there may be some spelling mistakes and visual errors. If you’re okay with taking a chance, buy it now and let us know if there’s any problems.”, but Demon’s still listed as being in layout.

    So what’s the deal with Advance PDFs?

    • richt
      February 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Once we get notes on the spelling and layout issues, those changes have to be input…in layout.

  6. Wyrdhamster
    February 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    And as I do not mentioned in previous post – make Monarchies of Mau game/supplement and I will join Pugmire-ish folk also! I’m cat person, really wanted for years for good cat fantasy game to play. 😉

    • Major
      February 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

      I hear you. Maybe the first expansion can be Cheshire Insurrection

  7. I Am Sinister
    February 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Does at Press for M20 mean they will be going out to backers sooner than later?

    • richt
      February 1, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      As per the last Backer Update, they are still being gilded at the printer.

      • I Am Sinister
        February 1, 2016 at 9:18 pm

        So later then…well won’t hold my breath to get it by my Birthday this month then.

      • Rory
        February 2, 2016 at 2:47 am

        Waaaaaaaaagh!

        You’ll note this isn’t a complaint. It’s just a waaaaaaaaaaagh!

        • richt
          February 2, 2016 at 6:02 am

          The Orks are coming?

          • Dwight
            February 5, 2016 at 2:52 am

            Say one wanted to get in contact with the printer…?

  8. Dustin
    February 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I am confused that it says Chronicles of Darkness Core is in layout, yet you are selling the pdf… Is there going to be something new with this book?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      February 1, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      The PDF currently available does not include an index. The index, like any other part of the book, needs to be laid out.

      • Dustin
        February 1, 2016 at 11:44 pm

        Thanks for that clarification! Cheers!

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 5:53 am

      CofD was available as an Advance PDF, which we got errata for from our eagle-eyed community. That was input and then the index was created – because you don’t want to do the index before all the corrections because the page numbers of entries might change when corrections are made. Both corrections and laying out the index take place in layout and the final PDF is made and then the PoD printing files.

  9. BigDamnHero
    February 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Congrats on the great Kickstarters this month guys: Pugmire looks like a fun adventure game that I’m already trying to drum up some interest for.

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Thanks! It has been a fun and busy beginning of 2016 with Changeling 20th’s KS finishing, Scarred Lands, and now Pugmire!

  10. Jude
    February 1, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Just wanted to say congrats to everyone on how well Pugmire is doing! Eddy’s enthusiasm for it was obvious when he talked about it at GenCon and its fun to see that translated into a game people are equally excited about picking up.

    Its great to watch the next step in OP’s future unfolding as you guys more forward with your own properties. SUPER excited for the Trinity kickstarter, whenever that comes down the line. Great times to be an Onyx Path fan!

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 5:55 am

      Thanks!

  11. ike
    February 2, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Ex3, will backers get a copy of the new pdf before the book goes to print?

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Backers will have their library copy at DTRPG updated with the new PDF before the Deluxe book goes to press, yes.

  12. Rich
    February 2, 2016 at 2:06 am

    I noticed that the V20 Black Hand book is missing from this week’s schedule. Could you please tell us what the status of that book is? Thanks!

  13. Darth Fanboy
    February 2, 2016 at 2:49 am

    I notice Truth Beyond Paradox in proofing – would this be a Mage the Awakening project I’ve missed, or is it an Ascension one?

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 6:03 am

      This is the all new M20 fiction anthology from the M20 Kickstarter. Very close to publishing, but not so sure that I announced it for Weds. and we have to get backers their links too.

  14. Christofer
    February 2, 2016 at 3:04 am

    What happened to the V20 Black Hand book?

    It’s been in Layout stage for weeks with the comment “Working on it” (what does that mean?) but now i can’t find it.

    Also, V20 Ghouls has been in Post Editing Development for a long while now, what’s the holdup?

  15. Terence
    February 2, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Yah What up with the black hand?

    or hey is this a surprise you guys springing on us wink wink nudge nudge haha.

  16. Froggy711
    February 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

    It wasn’t mentioned here, but I thought I would leave my condolences here for Mr. Dansky on the loss of his mother.

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 6:04 am

      Thank you so much, I will pass your kind comment on to RichD.

    • Victor J Kinzer
      February 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

      I know you mentioned that Rich D. may be putting together another hunk of text for the backers. I am definitely with you. He should absolutely take his time. I’ve been where he is and I am perfectly happy with the Wraith book taking a while longer all things considered. It’s going to be a magnificent text if it arrives in 8 months or 24.

      • richt
        February 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

        Thanks. It certainly will be.

  17. Yiodan
    February 2, 2016 at 7:11 am

    1 – Sorry I missed out last week, but a believe happy belated birthday wishes are in order. Hope the year treats you kindly.

    2 – Pugmire looks awesome. In the introduction text, I really like the little touches of descriptions such as turning once on herself even during dialogue because she’s exited. The facts that abilities gained are called tricks and the like, as simple as it sounds, sold me entirely. Reading it will be a delight.

    3 – Tribebook: White Howler. Anyone reading this who worked on that book: Thank you. Having ended my Technocrate chronicle I am now turning back towards my one true love (Werewolf) and can finally take the time to read this book. So far I am enjoying it tremendously. I’ve already got my players lined up for my short campaign where a lone pack actually goes back into Caledonia a few months after the howlers fell to find out exactly what happened. They are in for a horribly good time.

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks, and thanks, and thanks!

  18. indarkestknight
    February 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I realize that you’ve only just collected errata and making edits takes time, which is in short supply when you’re juggling so many projects, especially those so close to the finish line, but it feels a little… disingenuous to have Dreams of Avarice listed as ‘At Press’ when it’s available at neither Drivethrufiction or Drivethrurpg.

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      “At Press” doesn’t mean “On Sale”, so no, I don’t think it is disingenuous. In this case “At Press” means awaiting OK for the PoD version.

  19. Matt
    February 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I have no interest in Pugmire, personally. But I am excited for Eddy and very happy to see the Kickstarter succeed.

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks! Like I noted in the blog, there are a lot of good reasons for all of our community to be happy about Pugmire doing well – it opens a lot of possibilities for all of our projects, not just for itself.

  20. Victor J Kinzer
    February 2, 2016 at 9:57 am

    So I have a question that’s related to something that doesn’t come up much.

    I’ve noticed the first draft portion of the queue has been sort of emptying out over the past several months, and a few of the larger titles like Mage Book of Secrets has been in the queue for a while (It’s huge so that’s in no way a complaint, just an observation that it may move soon). Can you say anything about which items from the longer timeline are likely to refill the beginning of the pipe in the near future?

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Either when we announce them as a group later, or when they start to be written and show up in the First Draft stage, but otherwise only if we let something slip elsewhere. 🙂

  21. Second Chances
    February 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

    So… Reading in between the lines that Dreams of Avarice is listed as At Press, and that I just received an email saying DSTG has been update, and that Dreams and DSTG finished errata at the same time… Are those of us peons who didn’t back the Mummy Kickstarter able to pick it up on Wedensday? Or did I error in my logic?

    • richt
      February 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      At Press in this case means that Mirthful Mike is prepping the PoD versions which need approval from the printer and me before we can offer up final PDF and PoD versions for sale. Won’t be ready by Weds., or I’d have announced it in the BLURBS! section below. Thanks!

      • Second Chances
        February 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        Okay. That’s close enough. It’s in sight at least.

  22. Jessica
    February 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

    …and the wait goes on for Secrets of the Covenants….

  23. Adam
    February 4, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Is onyx path going to be at the Grand masquerade?

  24. Vorneus
    February 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Is the Black Hand book waiting to be OK’ed ? As some already said, it seems to have disapeared from the list…

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