Yarr! There Be a Pirates Dark Era! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

Yes! We have passed the first Stretch Goal in the Dark Eras 2 Kickstarter and we have added a Golden Age of Piracy Dark Era to the book. Thanks to much voting, we ‘re making that era featuring the Mage: The Awakening and Geist: The Sin-Eaters game lines.

Thanks to all of you who voted, especially if you took the time to vote on the second poll, too.

Now, we have a new poll up: this one is different than the last, as we’re asking folks to vote on one of three possible eras, but we haven’t linked any of them with specific game lines. Yet. They are:

King Arthur’s Britannia (400-500s C.E.) You’ve heard the stories of Lancelot and Guinevere, King Arthur and Mordred, Merlin and Morgana. Inspired by medieval romance, the Arthurian lives on and on. Get behind the myth, find the source of these tales, and adventure in Great Britain during the legendary King Arthur’s rule. For, in the Chronicles of Darkness, nothing is what it seems. The shadows we explore will expose darker secrets that follow King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table wherever they roam.

Epic of Gilgamesh (2100s B.C.E.) The Epic of Gilgamesh is believed to be the first surviving piece of literature. An epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia, the work features Gilgamesh (or Bilgamesh in Sumerian), a king of Uruk. Translated into multiple languages, the story highlights this king and Enkidu who initially opposes him. Although the pair have many adventures, and even go on to face Humbaba the Terrible, Gilgamesh eventually becomes obsessed with discovering the secret of eternal life. In the Chronicles of Darkness, Gilgamesh’s perilous journey is marked by its denizens, and in this Dark Era we’ll explore not only who they are, but what they do when Uruk’s king discovers them.

Jazz Age/Roaring ’20s (1920s C.E.) Following the end of World War I, the 1920s ushered in a new decade of American music, fashion, and art. In New Orleans, African and European musical styles were fused together to create jazz, and musical legends like Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Kid Ory toured the states. American youth rebelled, reveling in this new sound, smoking cigarettes, dancing the Charleston, and partying in long-waisted dresses while their elders decried the end of society. As soft saxophones played and velvety voices crooned, the twenties also woke up forgotten creatures, drawing them to New York, Chicago, and the fabled New Orleans. This is a time of awakening in the Chronicles of Darkness, and its stagnant denizens are on the move.



Wraith20 art by Ron Spencer



This Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Kickstarter, even though it is nominally a Kickstarter for a book that’s a sequel, is still a chance to experiment with the way we do Kickstarters. Particularly since we have the first Dark Eras KS to work from.

To start with, each Era features two game lines. This isn’t just a play on Dark Eras Two, but is also us knowing we needed to keep the page count down compared to the out-size DE1, yet wanting folks to get plenty of Eras for their favorite lines. So: two game lines per Era.

We also have divided the book up between three developers rather than our structure for the first one. One uber-developer and all devs on deck for their respective lines was just way too unwieldy a process for a single book. It was a testament to Black Hat Matt McFarland’s long experience as a developer that the original Dark Eras book came together as fantastically as it did!

Then there is the fact, which I’ve written about before, that we haven’t started the actual writing of the Eras yet, although each of the three Devs has earmarked certain of the announced Eras as theirs, and no doubt are already thinking of how to approach them. We didn’t get them pre-written, even though we knew that approach might turn off some potential backers, because trying to shoe-horn in the added material from the KS rewards into already written text was just awkward and added a fair bit of extra time to the creation of DE1.

By waiting to start writing Dark Eras 2 until after the KS has run, we get to incorporate the material added by backers, who took the rewards that gave them the chance to alter and add to the Dark Eras earmarked for the book, organically into the writing process at its start. Not like before when it had to happen after the writers had already finished their sections.

Even the voting process has gone through some tweaking based on DE1. Our first vote, for which game lines to add to the Golden Age of Piracy, was one we made very similar to the voting in DE1. Even going so far as to pull back from the security set-up on the polling page to see if folks would “play nice”.

Now, we have added the tougher security measures (although we’re sure they mean little to folks who know how to bypass such things), a flipped around what we are voting for with the three Eras listed above, but not giving them game lines for the vote.

Basically, we want folks to keep having fun with these, to continue to get engaged with both the project and the KS process. And we want to explore how involved with actually determining the content our backers want to be. Kickstarter as a platform is actually continuing to evolve, and I know that a fair number of folks are getting tired of the KS “grind”.

So we keep looking at different kinds of projects and the different kinds of KSs that could go with them.

But don’t worry. Not every one of our KSs are going to be so experimental. In fact, as I look over the huge event horizon of Gen Con next month, the next three Kickstarters are slated to be Cavaliers of Mars, Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition, and The Trinity Continuum (Core plus Aeon Core books).

And those all should be much more the sort of straightforward sort of KSs, even if we figure on having a few tweaks and surprises for you once we get to them!



Boat Battle art by Melissa Uran for EX3‘s Adversaries of the Righteous



One of our more gratifying Kickstarters is about to ship its rewards, and of course, I mean Pugmire. Although we’ve talked so much about the game that it might seem pretty much a standard project and Kickstarter for us, it really was and is extremely experimental. Everything from the subject matter, the sorts of Stretch Goal rewards, and so forth, was actually new territory for us.

And nowhere is more new for Onyx Path than implementing the Pugmire KSs goal of getting the game into game and book stores with a traditional print run. I mentioned last week about how the gang at Studio2 is going to be fulfilling the Kickstarter reward packages. But even more importantly, they’ll then be soliciting orders from distributors to get Pugmire into retail stores.

This is simply not something Onyx was ready to do for a long time, but now that we are, I’m glad we have Studio2 to work with on this. If this turns out to be a process that fits within the way we create our game worlds, then we are hoping to slowly send more and more books to Studio2 and from them into the friendly local game stores in your area!

Many Worlds, One Path.




Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 has added the Golden Age of Pirates Dark Era, featuring the Mage: The Awakening and Geist: The Sin-Eaters game lines!

Now, help us decide on which Dark Eras and which game-lines should fill up this Prestige Edition book! We’re starting with The French Revolution for Vampire: The Requiem and Demon: The Descent, The Great War – Western Front for Geist: The Sin-Eaters and Werewolf: The Forsaken, Light of the Sun – Europe 1600s for Deviant: The Renegades and Mage: The Awakening, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World for Changeling: The Lost and Promethean: The Created, Rise of the Last Imperials – China for Mummy: The Curse and Hunter: The Vigil, and One Thousand and One Nights – Islamic Golden Age for Beast: The Primordial and Vampire: The Requiem.

We’re voting on which of these three Dark Eras to add into the book after our next Stretch Goal is met: King Arthur’s Britannia, the Epic of Gilgamesh, or the Jazz Age/Roaring 20s. Come back the Kickstarter and vote on your favorite!




DriveThruRPG’s annual Christmas in July sale is running once again, offering 25% off thousands of titles!

This includes:

  • More than 40 Scarred Lands products, both for the original d20 system and the more recent Pathfinder/5e material
  • 260 Onyx Path products, including core rulebooks and supplements from the Classic World of Darkness, Chronicles of Darkness, Exalted, and more
  • Over 1000 classic White Wolf products, featuring material from older editions of all your favorite WW games





We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook store on Amazon! You can now read our fiction from the comfort and convenience of your Kindle. Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies: Vampire: the Masquerade‘s Endless Ages, Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition‘s Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage 2, Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition‘s Truth Beyond Paradox, Chronicles of DarknessGod Machine Chronicle, Mummy: The Curse‘s Curse of the Blue Nile, and Beast: The Primordial‘s The Primordial Feast!

And now you can get these books in the Barnes and Noble Nook store too!


And here are six more fiction books:


Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)





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/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!




Satyr Phil Brucato beckons you once more into the Annex of Mage: The Ascension with this 300 page follow-up to M20. The M20 Book of Secrets goes on sale this Wednesday in PDF and PoD versions at DTRPG.com!




Chomping it’s way to you comes the Dagger of Spiragos adventure PDF for Scarred Lands! This second in the Spiragos trilogy for levels 4-6 is now in both 5e and Pathfinder PDF versions on DriveThruRPG.com!

PF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211004/Dagger-of-Spiragos-Pathfinder

5e: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211012/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e

The Titans’ Relics Must Be Destroyed! 

Artifacts from the fallen titan Spiragos have been recovered, and forces are at work that would see them used for ill. The Dagger of Spiragos and the Ring of Spiragos are now in the player characters’ hands — and they must do what they can to rid Scarn of the foul relics of the titans, whatever the cost!

What Came Before 

Dagger of Spiragos is a sequel to the 2014 Gen Con Scarred Lands Special Preview adventure, Gauntlet of Spiragos (available as a free download on DriveThruRPG. com and RPGnow.com). It is also the second adventure in the Spiragos Saga, with Ring of Spiragos, the dramatic finale, as the third and culminating title.

In Gauntlet of Spiragos, the PCs traveled to the legendary Chasm of Flies, where they discovered a tribe of spider-eye goblins who possessed relics of their fallen master, Spiragos. Now, with those items in hand, the PCs travel to the city of Fangsfall, where they must seek aid in destroying the foul objects.

But others wish to possess these items, too,



Sailing out of the dark, the V20 Dark Ages Companion PDF and physical book PoD versions are going on sale Wednesday on DriveThruRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211504/V20-Dark-Ages-Companion

Travel the long roads and deep seas in search of power and experience danger, or tackle the wilderness to hunt monsters and face death. Settlements large and small dot the black expanse with the promise of sanctuary, life, and community. These bastions of civilization present cold comfort, when playing host to vampire warlords and sadistic Cainite faiths. Whether led by a Prince, a coordinated belief, or hounded by monsters from without and within — no domain is truly the same as another.

Dark Ages Companion includes:

• Domains scattered across the world, from small fiefdoms to massive cities. Bath, Bjarkarey, Constantinople, Rome, Mogadishu, and Mangaluru each receive coverage.

• Apocrypha including plot hooks, new Paths, and mysteries to explore in your games.

• A how-to guide on building a domain within your chronicle, including events and servants necessary to make a domain as functional or dysfunctional as you wish.

• A study on warfare in the Dark Ages period, so combat in your chronicles can gain authenticity and lethality.




From the Primordial to your Chronicles, Beast‘s Building a Legend has risen in PDF and PoD formats on DTRPG.com!



…so why should the Storyteller have all the fun?

The whole troupe should get in on the action, making for a chronicle that reflects the preferences and predilections of all the players.

Building a Legend is a guide for doing exactly that — making a cohesive chronicle, starting with character creation, for Beast: The Primordial. It includes advice on creating Storyteller characters, folding in real world history, and populating the Primordial Dream.





From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Requiem for Regina (Vampire: The Requiem Elizabethan London 1593). We have shared the world with monsters for millennia. In Elizabeth’s London, vampires built their own empire brick by bloody brick while Elizabeth I cemented her grip on newly Protestant England. Carefully balancing demands from those with Catholic and Lutheran sympathies, she forged a police state. Yet London emerged as a thriving cultural center, and from the crucible emerged a Kindred society forever changed.


On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG!




What dark secrets do the eldest vampires hold? Find out in Thousand Years of Night for Vampire: The Requiem! Advance PDF version available now on DriveThruRPG.com. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/214130/Thousand-Years-of-Night

You may think that with a multitude of people coming, going, dying and running away, we’d be tired, done, or ready to give up.
Instead, I find myself restless, looking for the next thing. 
There’s always a next thing, and I for one am not yet ready to die.

– Elder Kincaid, Daeva Crone

This book includes:

• Detailed instructions on creating elder vampires, including how to base chronicles around them

• A look into the lives of elders, how they spend their nights, who they work with, and why including their roles in both their clans and covenants

• New Devotions, Merits, and Rituals for elder vampires

• The kinds of creatures that pose a threat to elder vampires, including Inamorata, Lamia, Sons of Phobos, a new elder conspiracy, and more




From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: To The Strongest (Mage Death of Alexander 330-320 BCE). In the rise and fall of Alexander the Great’s Empire, armies marched and cultures clashed. In the birth pangs of Hellenistic civilization, Awakened sorcerers all over the ancient world met, fought, and joined together. In the chaos of Alexander’s assassination and the wars that followed, Cults became Orders amid conflicts still burning in the present day.


On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG!


From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Three Kingdoms of Darkness (Changeling and Geist China 220-280). Famine weakens the empire, and war splits it apart. It is an age of ambition and strife, where the hungry dead walk the earth in great numbers, and the Lost must rely on their own kingdoms. Warlords and commoners, ghost-speakers and orphans — who truly serves the Mandate of Heaven?

On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211949/Dark-Eras-Three-Kingdoms-of-Darkness-Changeling-the-Lost-Geist-the-SinEaters



From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: The Wolf and the Raven (Werewolf and Geist Vikings 700-1100). The Viking expansion across Europe comes at a pivotal time in history, as new faiths rose to challenge the old and new ways threatened to sweep ancient tradition aside. The Forsaken sail with raiders and explorers, seeking new lands to claim and new spirits to conquer, while Sin-Eaters walk the battlefields bringing the honored dead to their final rewards. The world grows larger and more dangerous by the day, but there are great rewards for those brave enough to fight for them.

On sale in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210621/Dark-Eras-The-Wolf-and-the-Raven-Werewolf-the-Forsaken-Geist-the-SinEaters




Curated by Matthew McFarland, developer of Changeling: the Dreaming Twentieth Anniversary Edition and featuring authors such as Myranda Kalis, Wren Handman, and Peter Woodworth, this C20 Anthology of Dreams is on sale in electronic/PDF and physical copy PoD formats on DTRPG.com! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/209390/C20-Anthology-of-Dreams

We dream, and we tell stories. We dream of love and the sort of person who might complete us. We dream of horror and wake breathless. We dream of magic, of flying through the air, or breathing underwater. We dream of fantastic vistas and amazing monsters.

We dream, and then we wake, and we tell stories. Our dreams create the Kithain, the changelings. Our stories are sustenance.






GenCon IS COMING. August 17th – 20th, Indianapolis. Our booth will actually be 20? x 30? this year that we’ll be sharing with Nocturnal Media and White Wolf. We’re looking at new displays this year, like a back drop and magazine racks for the brochure(s). FYI, 4-Day passes have sold out! First time ever! Here’s the map again of where we’ll be:


This week, at RopeCon (the world’s largest volunteer run convention) in Finland, Monica Valentinelli, the Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition developer will be running a game of Doubting Souls, the Hunter Dark Era she wrote for Dark Eras 1 as well as talking about freelancing and game design. Matt McElroy will be running a high-powered Dread Names, Red List V20 game, and they both will be there talking about their work and Onyx Path. https://2017.ropecon.fi/eng/

In November, we’ll be at Game Hole Con in Madison, WI. More news as we have it, and here’s their website: https://www.gameholecon.com/




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)

  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)



  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • C20 Ready Made Characters (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)


Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • DtD Night Horrors: Enemy Action (Demon: the Descent)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd 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)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • Scion: Origins (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)


WW Manuscript Approval:

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



  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)


Post-Editing Development:

  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
  • VtR Half-Damned (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)







In Art Direction

  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook – Ellis is working on painting everything up.
  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Wraith 20
  • W20 Changing Ways – AD’d… just dividing things up and writing up contracts.
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • VDA Jumpstart
  • Scion Origins
  • Ring of Spiragos
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – Finals starting to come in.
  • Beast PG – Sketches coming in… Leblanc finals in.
  • VtR Half Damned – AD’d and Contracted.
  • Book of Freeholds


Marketing Stuff


In Layout

  • M20 Art Book – In progress…
  • Prince’s Gambit – New Cards out for playtesting.
  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary – Working up a test chapter.



  • CtL Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology – wrapping up this week for sure.
  • C20 Jumpstart – At WW for approvals.


At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Pugmire – At fulfillment shipper, making rewards packages.
  • Pugmire Screen – At fulfillment shipper, making rewards packages.
  • Pugmire Cards & Dice, Pins At fulfillment shipper, making rewards packages.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – Printing.
  • Monarchies of Mau Early Access PoD proofs coming.
  • Dark Eras: Lily Sabre and Thorn – PoD processing.
  • Dark Eras: A Grimm Dark Era – PoD uploaded and Processing.
  • M20 Book of Secrets – On sale this Wednesday in PDF and PoD versions on DTRPG.
  • VTR: Thousand Years of Night – PoD proofs ordered.
  • Storypath (Trinity Continuum) Brochure – Printing.
  • Gen Con 2017 Brochure – Signed off on proof on Thursday.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – PoD files uploading.




TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Our buddy Bill Holmes was just in a nasty traffic accident, but the doctors say he suffered no brain or spine damage. Bill is one of the heroes of the MidWinter Convention we go to each January, and he owes me a taco meal – so we’re very glad to hear he’s going to be OK!

  49 comments for “Yarr! There Be a Pirates Dark Era! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Unsilent Majority
    July 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    “W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook – Ellis is working on painting everything up.”

    Progress! Yes!

  2. Ekorren
    July 24, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Any news on the Monarchies of Mau kickstarter survey?

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Trying to get that up and out before August.

  3. Shan
    July 24, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    waiting super patiently for Arms.

    • Rob Jackson
      July 25, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Just be grateful you already have legs.

  4. July 24, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    the next three Kickstarters are slated to be Cavaliers of Mars, Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition, and The Trinity Continuum

    …Emphasis added. I made an ultrasonic noise when I saw that. It’s probably too early to say whether Hunter: The Vigil and/or Geist: The Sin-Eaters are going to get their second editions Kickstarted, so I’m not actually asking as such, but I’m afraid there’s no humane way you can stop me wondering. (I’d be tickled if you could and did volunteer the information, but I’m more hoping than actually expecting anything.)

    Night Horrors: The Tormented

    …I apologize on your behalf to all the bats and dogs of Franklin County. Dare I hope that any of the Created in this volume will be Nuclear?

    (Also too, with Half-Damned into post-editing development and the Beast Player’s Guide out of same, any chance the relevant devs could be convinced to share teasers?)

    • Chris Shaffer
      July 25, 2017 at 2:19 am

      They generally haven’t been Kickstarting the CofD second editions at all, just the new game lines, so I probably wouldn’t hold my breath on that.

      • richt
        July 25, 2017 at 7:21 am

        Except that he’s responding to the news of us planning a Kickstarter for Changeling:The Lost 2nd. So, a reasonable question.

        • Chris Shaffer
          July 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm

          Whoops, sorry, I was skimming the post and I somehow missed that. Apologies.

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Yes, let’s see how the Changeling one goes first. But we are certainly interested in continuing to use KS for the 2nd editions if the community interest is there!

    • July 25, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Nuclear Prometheans is a safe assumption.

      I might share a teaser from the Beast PG, I dunno. I got kinda burned on open dev during the Beast process.

      • Phaolan
        July 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm

        That’s too bad, sir, but I understand it. The game you made is, without doubt, wonderful, but the back-and-forth of it? It exhausted ME and I hardly paid attention.

        Keep up the stellar work, is what I’m saying.

  5. Tiresias
    July 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Oooooh, Trinity Continuum brochure. I haven’t really been able to figure out Trinity is about yet, so I’m looking forward to that.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      July 25, 2017 at 1:31 am

      What do you want to know?

      • Tiresias
        July 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

        I’m mostly trying to get a sense of the game’s mood and themes and of how people play it. There’s plenty of information on what the setting is, but not as much on what people do with it. An Actual Play would probably have what I’m looking for, but I haven’t been able to find one.

      • perverseness
        July 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm

        ALL THE THINGS?!?!? TiMeYWiMeY things? Why continuum instead of linearity? Will the base book support it’s own timeline so we have 2 viable (modern and Aeon) at launch? Will time travel be a thing out of the box? Is the wrecking of the titanic by robot penguins a fixed point in time or will the ADVENTURER’s Society be able to stop Dr Evil in time? Will the base book preview some fo the other times in the TC so we get a taste for them? How much metaplot vs not are we going to see?

  6. David Meloche
    July 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Trinity kickstarter coming down the pipe *SQUEEEE*
    Dark Eras: Those three choices for the next stretch are all REALLY GOOD! I dont want to choose one, I want all three!

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 7:27 am

      I know! We’ve got some really excellent Eras to choose from. You can thank the backers of Dark Eras1, who sent us list after fantastic list of possible Eras that I then collated and sent to the devs.

  7. WuseMajor
    July 25, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Oh, I wanted to ask, because you’ve done books both ways before, are you currently planning to release Arms of the Chosen as a simultaneous PDF/PoD release or will you release a preliminary PDF to allow for a crowdsourced error review before committing to the PoD release?

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Most of the time these days, we’re either releasing an Advance PDF generally on DTRPG for review, or a Backer PDF for Kickstarted projects, also for review. Arms would fall in the Advance PDF category, so expect it to go that way.

      • WuseMajor
        July 25, 2017 at 9:52 am


  8. Marc
    July 25, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Nice to See all those projects come along. But I still have one question. Is there anything new regarding scion. There have been not many updates lately and I can’t remember it being mentioned in this blog for the last ~6 months.

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Neall only missed one month on his Updates, and just put up a nice meaty one on July 17th. Did you not get that as a backer? Discussion of that is still busy on our forums. With it being in the writing/development phase, we mostly focus on the slow progress of that phase until the text is done and I’ve got something to work off of.

  9. Rory
    July 25, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I note that Changling: The Dreaming 20th is soon to be available as POD. I did back the Kickstarter, but just at PDF level, but I’d be keen to get the POD. Will it be available to all – or just the backers of the full book?

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 7:20 am

      The final PDF and the physical book PoD versions will be available to everyone, as is our usual procedure. No worries!

  10. Noneofyourbusiness
    July 25, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Is there no way we can ever get all three Dark Eras?

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

      No way? I wouldn’t say that. We _might_ bring back Eras for another vote, and there are Reward Tiers that allow the backer to “resurrect” into the book an Era that didn’t get voted in. So there are possibilities.

      • Noneofyourbusiness
        July 25, 2017 at 10:27 pm

        I hope people meet those Reward Tiers. *hint hint*

  11. Irioth
    July 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Where is Beast Player’s Guide? It is no longer reported in Post-Editing Development, but it is not listed in Layout, either.

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Good question- I will ask.

      • richt
        July 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

        Still in art direction.

    • July 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

      It’s listed as art coming in, so probably they’re waiting on the rest of said art to come in before laying it out. (I’m just guessing, though; I’m as done with it as I can be until proofing.)

      • Josh Stotz
        July 25, 2017 at 10:59 am

        I’m very excited about this. As I have purchased at least all core books for all gamelines, Beast is the one series I have *every* book for thus far. I just received Beast: Building a Legend and look forward to growing my never ending collection!

  12. GlamorVamp
    July 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Uploading C20 POD files? Does this mean we will/should be seeing it on Dtrpg PoD soon or does this mean you still need to run a test copy and evaluate? Getting antsy for this one.

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      The PoD files are uploaded to DTRPG, and then are sent to the PoD printer. Once we get the notice that the files are OK to print a PoD, I order a proof. Basically the proof is the same book you’d get. I review it, or Mirthful Mike does, and if we don’t find any issues, we put the project into our queue for release. If we find issues, we get them fixed and order another PoD proof, etc, etc. So, currently, C20’s PoD still needs us to OK the PoDs after we get them sent to us.

      • GlamorVamp
        July 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

        Thanks Rich

  13. Second Chances
    July 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Man those three are hard choices! You guys really know how to pick them.

    Question: Could the expansion pledges be used to add something like Inncoents, Inferno, or a Hurt Lock microtemplate to an Eras?

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      That’s up to the developers.

  14. Yiodan
    July 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    OMG! Changeling 2nd ed KS! THANKS!

    • Yiodan
      July 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Where can i reserve a spot on the plege to be featured in the art? 😛

      • richt
        July 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        You have to be fast to pledge for that Reward Tier on the day the KS starts.

        • Yiodan
          July 25, 2017 at 11:43 pm

          Of course! Just messing around here. Already very glad the KS is happening. If I happen to be on time for the pledge i’ll be exstatic but thats on me to make it happen. Didnt mean to make it sound otherwise.

          That being said, already told my sweet half that I would try to pledge for it. So, its now in our budget plans! 😀

    • richt
      July 25, 2017 at 2:01 pm


  15. Max Deltree
    July 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    You guys should use the header of the Onyx Path side to advertise the Dark Eras 2 kickstarter.

    It’s kinda hard to find the kickstarter, and that’s from someone who knows it’s happening. :/

    • Max Deltree
      July 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      I mean Site, not side.

      Sorry if this seems like “trying to teach a fisherman how to fish”. It’s just a concern. 🙂

  16. Jeph
    July 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm



  17. Eric Christian Berg
    July 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Are there any plans to release the Dark Eras Companion eras as individual pdfs for purchase as well, or just the main book?

    • richt
      July 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      It’s a possible thing to do, but not definite.

  18. Phaolan
    July 26, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Another Promethean book? Yes please. I’m sooo looking forward to many of these, but this one makes the Azoth burn bright in me!

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