Yarr! Prepare to Cast Off! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Ahoy Matey! Tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st, at 2pm Eastern US time, we’re going live with the Pirates of Pugmire Kickstarter!

So, as you might imagine, we’re pretty busy and excited over here. This is the first major sourcebook for Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau that we’re doing to expand on the lands (waters) outside of the main dog and cat areas, plus it will contain playable Lizard and Bird character info, and a three-part adventure chronicle.

Very much the sort of additions to the first main books that are a load of fun for us to create – and we think to play! – and then you add in PIRATES!, and gunpowder and alchemical weapons, and new classes for the dogs and cats, and treasure chests, and sailing the Acid Sea, and, and, and…


The Realm illustration by Gunship Revolution

What I’m saying is, it was a blast to work with Eddy on pulling this all together using his simplified 5e rules, and we hope folks will check it out!

In fact, Eddy recorded design podcast installments all during the process, and combined them into last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast. He goes into our thinking at each step along the way; examining the thinking behind why we went with a Pirate theme for that part of the Realm of Pugmire, how the Birds and Reptiles came to be the uplifted pets for this book rather than say, Mice and Rats, and how an adventure chronicle needs to be designed so it works for beginning and experienced players alike.

As always, you can find that Onyx Pathcast on your favorite podcast venues, as well as on our host, Podbean:

As we’ve done with our past bunch of Kickstarters, backers will get text sections throughout the KS and be able to have pretty much the full text before the KS is done. This helps us in two ways.

One, having the text done before the KS means the chances of mis-timing the delivery of the project drop really far down – since so many of our previous KS delivery issues were getting the writing done and ready for layout.

Second, this gives backers a chance to see just where we’re going with the book and to pledge accordingly. The raw text isn’t as easy to read as the finished layout, but it is all there. We want folks to pledge to help a project they want to see get into stores, not get stuck with a book they actually don’t like.

V5 Chicago By Night illustration by Ken Meyer, Jr

That’s not the only Realms of Pugmire news either!

Fetch Quest, our family-friendly cooperative card game which Kickstarted last year, is going on sale in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG and DriveThruCards on Wednesday!

This is timed to coincide with FQ being available in your Friendly Local Gamestores as it hits retail thanks to entering distribution channels via our pals at Studio2. It is one more step to opening up new ways for you to have access to getting our games, so if your local retailer hasn’t ordered a few yet, let them know you’re interested, please!

Speaking of FLGSs, one of the most supportive of Onyx Path‘s efforts these last years has been Noble Knight Games and they are having a huge sale right now that includes a bunch of our books including some of the harder to find 20th Anniversary Deluxes. Check it out here: https://www.nobleknight.com/Role-Playing-Games/Publisher/Onyx-Path-Publishing

While we’re focusing on the Pirates of Pugmire kickstarter right now, we’ve got so many projects coming at you in the next few months, and some surprises we haven’t even talked about yet. In our Monday Meeting today, we were just jumping from game line to game line with releases, Advance PDFs, Backer PDFs, ongoing projects, and getting new creators involved.

We’re putting the last touches on the StoryPath Community Content site for Scion, for example, which doesn’t show up on our project progress report, but which is going to be a pretty great place for any Scion creators waiting to jump in with their ideas for projects.

The Realm illustration by Gunship Revolution

Speaking of Scion, and how to play it – which we were, right? – Matthew, Eddy, and Dixie are going to be broadcasting a Scion Actual Play session via Google Hangouts Wednesday night. The Terrible Trio of Terrificness have been itching for a chance to play together, and this is the start of that event!

We’ll have links later to the play, and it’ll be recorded and probably divided up for YouTube and Pathcast releases, but try and drop in to the Hangout as they play: it should be a blast, and informative if you are still working on how to get started with Scion. Learn along with the gang!

Phew, so much is happening as Summer gets closer and closer, with our:

Many Worlds, One Path!



Our Pirates of Pugmire Kickstarter will be starting at 2pm Eastern US time on Tuesday, May 21st!

Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. It’s usable in either game, or as part of a joint experience. Some highlights include:

* Two new species for players to enjoy: lizards and birds
* Six new callings, including two for dogs and two for cats
* Rules for building, sailing, and sinking ships
* A trove of new allies, enemies, and treasures
* Information on Waterdog Port and Port Matthew
* “Going on the Account,” a chronicle of three new adventures, taking characters from 1st through 6th level

You can also hear Eddy discuss the writing and design of Pirates of Pugmire on this week’s Onyx Pathcast podcast on your favorite podcast venues, or here on : https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/)


Illustration by Charles Bates

This Friday’s Onyx Pathcast is a special One Year Anniversary Episode with an interview with Rich Thomas, talking about the Pathcast and doing Magic art and featuring questions sent in from our audience: https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

And Here’s More Media About Our Worlds:

We have a bumper edition of the Onyx Path News from last week, where Matthew goes in to some of the creative challenges of developing a book like The Contagion Chroniclehttps://youtu.be/Nh3st6VqHBE

BIG NEWS – Matthew Dawkins will be running an actual play of Scion 2E for Eddy Webb and Dixie Cochran LIVE on YouTube this Wednesday the 22nd at 21:00 BST! Bookmark this link and watch live: https://youtu.be/uEzgr74CfOE

Matthew also took time to discuss horror in Changeling: The Dreaming, to coincide with the release of the Changeling Player’s Guide: https://youtu.be/5h0ClzX7IKA

There’s a new, exciting actual play here from Fandible! They’re giving They Came from Beneath the Sea! a shot, and we’d love for you to give them some support: http://www.fandible.com/they-came-from-beneath-the-sea-the-things-that-slither-1-of-2/

Occultists Anonymous continue with their excellent actual play of Mage: The Awakening! Episode 15: Pooling Resources -The cabal begins to prepare for the arrival of a potentially aggressive werewolf pack with silver bullets! https://youtu.be/HWc_qMAI98s and Episode 16: Cabal on the Hunt – The cabal reaches out to friendly werewolves of Rescue 1 for information and planning.https://youtu.be/1reH0GDz8DE

Red Moon Roleplaying also continue their superb actual play of Scarred Lands, with the Great Vilhaim Heist! Listen, as the party consisting of two asaathi and a slitherin make their way inside a living citadel: https://www.redmoonroleplaying.com/

The Story Told Podcast have conducted an excellent interview with Eric Minton regarding Exalted 3rd Edition, which we’d love for you to listen to: http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/episode-27-exalted-dragon-blooded-with-eric-minton

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


As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

Here’s an update from the App devs:

We’ve been having trouble fixing the android bug that messes up the resolution for newer phones. I think we have a fix for that.  It was also brought up that the store display is wrong on most tablet devices, so that is getting fixed too. That should all be soon!


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

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

Our selection includes these fiction books:


We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there! 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 Studio 2:


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

And you can now order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e! http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=296


On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday, the Fetch Quest card game for Realms of Pugmire springs forth for sale in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG, and goes on sale at Studio2 and local retailers!


UK Games Expo: May 31st – June 2nd From the US comes Eddy Webb, Matt McElroy, and Rich Thomas to join with Matthew Dawkins, Steffie de Vann, John Burke, Chris Allen, and Klara Herbol!
Gen Con: August 1st – August 4th
Save Against Fear: Oct 12-14
GameHoleCon: October 31st – November 3rd
We’ll also be back at PAX Unplugged later this year.

And now, the new project status updates!

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

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

  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Geist2e Fiction Anthology (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)
  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Wraith20 Fiction Anthology (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • One Foot in the Grave Jumpstart (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2e)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Terra Firma (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Titanomachy (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)


  • Monsters of the Deep (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)

Second Draft

  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #1 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • TC: Aeon Ready Made Characters (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition core rulebook (Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition)
  • City of the Towered Tombs (Cavaliers of Mars)
  • Heroic Land Dwellers (They Came From Beneath the Sea!)
  • DR:E Threat Guide (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • DR:E Jumpstart (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • TC: Aeon Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Legendlore core book (Legendlore)


  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Oak, Ash, and Thorn: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Companion (Changeling: The Lost 2nd)
  • Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Creatures of the World Bestiary (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Chicago Folio/Dossier (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Let The Streets Run Red (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)
  • Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition)

Manuscript Approval:

  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Pirates of Pugmire (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Blood Sea: Crimson Abyss for 5e (Scarred Lands)
  • Memento Mori: the GtSE 2e Companion (Geist: The Sin-Eaters 2nd Edition)


  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Distant Worlds (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Scion Ready Made Characters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)

Post-Editing Development:

  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V5 Chicago By Night (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • V5 Chicago By Night Screen (Vampire: The Masquerade)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Witch-Queen of the Shadowed Citadel (Cavaliers of Mars)


  • Trinity Aeon


In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff  
  • Chicago By Night
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea!
  • EX3 Lunars
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2
  • Contagion Chronicle
  • VtR Spilled Blood – Contracted.
  • M20 Book of the Fallen Contracted.
  • Dark Eras 2 First set of sketches in.
  • Pirates of Pugmire KS art contracted, sketches and finals coming in.
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant – KS art notes going out.
  • Scion Ready Made Characters Sketches coming in.
  • TC Aeon: Distant Worlds – Reading through artnotes.

Marketing Stuff

In Layout

  • Shunned By the Moon
  • Trinity Continuum Core Index is in.
  • Cavs – Witch Queen of the Shadowed Citadel


  • The Realm – Finalizing PDF for release.
  • Signs of Sorcery – Inputting final Dev note changes.
  • Aeon Aexpansion In 2nd Proof.
  • C20 Cup of Dreams Novel
  • Scion Jumpstart
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution

At Press

  • Scion Hero – Shipped to backers, PoD coupon going out to backers.
  • Scion Origin – Shipped to backers, PoD coupon going out to backers.
  • Scion Dice – Shipped to backers.
  • Scion Screen Shipped to backers.
  • Fetch Quest – PDF/PoD versions going live on DTRPG this Weds!
  • In Media Res – PDF out to backers, gathering errata with new sheet.
  • Geist 2e PDF out to backers, gathering errata with new sheet.
  • Adventures for Curious Cats PoD proof ordered.
  • Tales of Excellent Cats – PoD proof ordered.
  • Dragon-Blooded Deluxe at printer. Signed off of Press Proofs.
  • Dragon-Blooded Screen At printer.
  • Trinity Core and Aeon Screens Files at printer.
  • Book of Oblivion – Backer PDF going out this week for errata.


Going to go with a mixed bag for today, so you can pick through and celebrate, consider, or scorn, the following on this day:

In 1595 – Wallachian boyars and bishops swear fealty to Sigismund Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, on behalf of their prince, Michael the Brave. In 1609 – Shakespeare’s sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe. In 1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. Born today in 1936: Anthony Zerbe, one of great American character actors of sniveling villains. In 1949 Dave Thomas, Canadian SCTV comedian, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. In 1989 Gilda Radner, beloved American actress and comedian (b. 1946) passed away, and in 1996 Jon Pertwee (b. 1919), English actor, who dramatically portrayed the Third Doctor also reversed his last neutron flow polarity.

  22 comments for “Yarr! Prepare to Cast Off! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Scott
    May 20, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    YAY! Book of Oblivion

  2. GenericMaleNPC01
    May 21, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Nice! the realm is almost done! And the art preview looks fantastic.
    Any chance you dudes and dudettes can shed some light on vaguely when it will get “shipped” out to those who backed WFHR?

    • richt
      May 21, 2019 at 10:53 am

      We just don’t do release dates, so please accept a generic Soon.

      • Phil H
        May 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        I had essentially the same question and I’m unsure if you misunderstood the original poster or if I didn’t get what was being asked. Totally understand the no release dates thing but for those of us who paid in advance via the DB Kickstarter do we expect to see it before it lands on DriveThruRPG? After? Contemporaneous?

        • richt
          May 21, 2019 at 5:34 pm

          Currently we’re thinking at the same time or just a bit earlier, depends on the best way to have both Backer PDFs and Advance PDFs work together so there’s a smooth path to the errata form for both.

  3. May 21, 2019 at 4:07 am

    You should give some attention to Beanduck’s weekly Full Party Exalted stream. Definitely the highest quality Exalted actual play out there.

    • GenericMaleNPC01
      May 21, 2019 at 6:45 am

      I have not heard of this. Where can I find it?

      • May 21, 2019 at 8:33 am

        You find it by searching for Beanduck Exalted on Youtube.

        • GenericMaleNPC01
          May 21, 2019 at 8:47 pm

          Ohhh… I feel dumb now…
          Assumed it was on some podcast site or some such

  4. Chazz of The Story Told
    May 21, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Ooh! The Realm PDF is being finalized! That’s exciting news, even though I’m behind on my reading.

  5. Harald Hellerud
    May 21, 2019 at 4:22 am

    I’m sure this isn’t the right place to ask this, but I haven’t gotten any response to my emails about it. The problem is this: I still haven’t received my KS rewards from the Monarchies of Mau Kickstarter, and I want to make sure I have those books before I commit to the Pirates of Pugmire KS. Can you help?

    • richt
      May 21, 2019 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for resending to the KS Contact Me link, which is the best way to get responses as I can access the KS database from there. We’ll get you sorted out.

  6. Neil
    May 21, 2019 at 5:11 am

    How much longer till Scion goes to DTRPG

    • richt
      May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

      Some time in June.

  7. Matt P.
    May 21, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I cannot WAIT for The Realm! The art previews look fantastic, and I’ve been longing for a proper setting book for Ex3. Hopefully, we’ll get it in the next week or two!

    • richt
      May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

      Getting close!

  8. Jeff Tressler
    May 21, 2019 at 10:39 am

    When is the Dragon Blooded version of the map due? Oh and YAY THE REALM!

    • richt
      May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

      They will ship with the Deluxe books.

  9. Yiodan
    May 21, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    We interrupt your [insert whatever you were doing] for this important annoucement.

    Scion books are in the house! I repeat, SCION books are in the house! And they are glorious!

    We now return you to your [whatever you were doing].

  10. Laurence Cooper
    May 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Anyone know when the Deluxe “what fire has wrought” AKA the Dragon blooded book will be shipping?

    • richt
      May 24, 2019 at 6:55 am

      It’s still being manufactured, so not for another month at least. You can follow the progress on these Monday Meeting Notes each week.

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