A Meetingless Monday! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Notes: I didn’t do very well at my video game and also I have perforated my left eardrum. Again.

Well, that’s accurate for my Monday notes, technically, but that’s because we didn’t have a meeting today! (The above things were not caused by lack of meeting, I don’t think, but if I perforate my eardrum next time we don’t have one I’m considering blaming someone internally.)

I know it’s odd, as we usually have these every single Monday, but this week we had a slew of vacations, appointments, and other sundry things that meant over half the team couldn’t be there. Without us, you know, updating each other on what was new, it wouldn’t have been a very good meeting.

Masks of the Mythos art by Sam Denmark

I did manage to note that the Trinity Continuum: Aether Kickstarter is chugging along, even though we’re still in that muddy middle bit of most crowdfunding campaigns. As I’m typing this, we’re just over 900 backers, and I hope we get to 1k soon!

Oh, and here’s another of our MST3K spots for They Came from Beneath the Sea! This one is my personal favorite, so if you’ve seen it already, I won’t get mad if you watch it again.

I’m personally pumped that it’s Scarred Lands month, especially because it means we got to play it for a few upcoming Pathcasts, and we were allowed to start at level 10! This also means there are 90%-off sales on over at our usual venues, which I think is an incredible deal.

Also, we did Gen Con Online last week, where we had our usual What’s Up With Onyx Path? panel, along with a Storypath Q&A and a panel about our 5e games. All of those were on our Twitch and will eventually be on YouTube, so keep an eye out if you missed them! I’m sure we’ll have a more in-depth report about Gen Con Online soon, but I had an absolute blast on the panels and always love seeing people get excited about our work. In the Storypath one, we dropped a few new tidbits on The World Below and Storypath Ultra, so check out the VoD for more information

Kith and Kin art by Alex Sheikman

I honestly don’t know how Rich finds things to talk about in these every single week, because about here is where I start slowing down. I mean, I guess I could have gone the Eddy route and set Rich’s house on fire (see MMN from June 27), but that seemed a bit extreme for this bit. Therefore, my medicated self (but not self-medicated) shall drop a final piece of art to show off and then get to to the part you’ve all scrolled past this to look at!

Book of Lasting Death art by Michael Gaydos

There we go, art is all lovely and previewed so I can say:




Trinity Continuum: Aether is live on Kickstarter until Thursday, August 18th, at 2pm EDT!

Back it here!

For some of our previous backers, the indomitable James sent out a small peek into what TC: Aether is about. And now you can see it as well!

Call it what it was: hubris, arrogance, a collective delusion of grandeur… We thought we were the only beings in this universe and that with our grand intellect and glorious empires we were the best humanity would ever be.

And then came Aether.

And along with Aether came mental expansion, form mutation, matter warping, time manipulation, and the discovery of new worlds, new peoples, new and terrifying possibilities.

And with Aether came the doom of humankind. Aether brought the Martians to our world, and the unraveling of the reality we knew.

Aether is a full rule and setting expansion for the Trinity Continuum line of games, set in the year 1895, at a time when humanity has conquered its own world, and now seeks to conquer the limitations imposed on us by the laws of all the sciences known to our kind. Inside, you will find:

  • A complete Victorian-era setting and Paths for characters to embark upon within it.
  • Aether powers allowing you to manipulate fate, space, time, and even your own bodies in wondrous and horrifying ways.
  • Societies both lawful and rogue, looking to leave their imprint on the world, from those in league with Mina Harker to those affiliated with Dr. Jekyll and Moriarty.
  • Storyguide advice, secrets, hooks, and plots, to enable you to start your game of Aether off with a bang.

Onyx Path Media!

This week:

This is part one of our Dead Man’s Rust actual play for Scarred Lands with Dixie, Eddy, Matthew, Travis Legge, and special guest Jess Ross!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue! https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/

Onyx Path Media now has its own blog on Tuesdays! We’ll continue posting our highlight of the week here, but Tuesday will be the day to visit if you want to catch up on actual plays, interviews, deep dives, and other assorted Onyx Path media!

Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of videos on our Twitch channel this week! In particular, keep those eyes open for our Storypath Showcase, where we give an excellent profile of our various Storypath games and how to play them!


Writer Kim Godwin of the Trinity Continuum: Aether team was interviewed for Mage: The Podcast in a discussion of how to blend elements of Aether and Mage together: https://magethepodcast.com/magogs-tesla-and-aether-spinning-trinity-continuum-aether-with-kim-godwin/

The Onyx Path News goes live every single week to discuss recent and upcoming releases, dive into some of our most anticipated books, and answer questions from the audience. You can find it on our YouTube channel (click the bell to be informed when we go live!) but if you missed the last episode, here it is: https://youtu.be/0ABYz_nfiJg

Virtual Tabletop!

The Scion: Origin Compendium is now available on Roll20!


It’s native to Roll20, so not for use elsewhere, but perfect for starting your Roll20 Scion game – plus, the official Origin & Hero sheets are already available!

And the first of our official sheets designed for Roll20 are now available!

The first of our official sheets designed for Foundry VTTis now available!

Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.com

As they say: “Foundry Virtual Tabletop is a self-hosted roleplaying platform with support for hundreds of game systems with modern features and a developer-friendly API. Foundry VTT is a one-time purchase where your players connect for free using a web browser.”

More VTT offerings and projects will be arriving this year!

On DrivethruRPG, here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content:

A few highlights of our platform agnostic DTRPG content:

Our Sales Partners!

We’re working with Studio2 to provide our traditionally printed books out into your local game stores. Game stores can order via their usual distributors, and can also contact Studio2 directly. And individuals can check out our projects via the links below!

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

Select Scarred Lands books & dice 50% off at IPR:

As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com!

The Scarred Lands 90% off Onyx Path 10th Anniversary Celebration Sale runs all through August!

Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

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

Check out the Trinity Continuum: Aeon novellas Dawn and Meridian in the Kindle store!

On Sale This Week!

Down in the Hole will be available in PoD! This is a modern take on a classic dungeon crawl for 5e, set in Rich Thomas’s personal setting, the Crossroads Continent!

I’ve played through part of this (and edited the whole thing) and I can say it’s a straightforward, yet interesting dungeon crawl for starting characters, levels 1-2 or so. There are lots of secrets and treasures for characters to uncover if they choose, or they can just run through and fight monsters, fall down loose rocks, and have at least one strange encounter with a fish.

You can definitely also drop this into any established 5e setting and run it just fine, as it being in the Crossroads Continent isn’t necessary to enjoy the adventure. Since it’s me writing today and not Rich, I can say I highly recommend this book!*

*To be fair, I highly recommend most of our books, but it often feels weird to do if you’re the one who wrote it.


Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing are the last Fridays of the month! Please spread the word about GMing and playing games as much as possible! Details on how to list a game are at the bottom of the page in the FAQ, and our next event is August 26th, so you’ve got some time!:


Tabletop Scotland is due to take place on 27th and 28th August 2022 and will play host to at least four Onyx Pathers running our games and sitting on panels live and there in the room with you! If you’re UK or Europe based, it’s an excellent con to visit and within traveling distance from Edinburgh, which takes flights from a lot of places! Consider paying Tabletop Scotland a visit. https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

And now, the new project status updates!

Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out July’s full list report here: https://theonyxpath.com/release-roundup-july-2022/


Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production:

First Draft

They Came From – They Came from Beneath My Bed!

  • Matthew: Time for the They Came From players to get some goosebumps, as the range of youthful Camp Murder Lake-esque Archetypes expands and our stories turn to evil piano teachers, cameras that erase people, and parents who turn into plants.


TC Aberrant – From the Shadows

  • Eddy: The final drafts of our Aberrant espionage book have all rolled in, so now it’s off to development!

Manuscript Approval

They Came From – They Came from the Danger Zone!

  • Matthew: The Clone, the Combat Master, the Cop, the Commando, and the Cyborg march into the office of one Richard Thomas, a real ball buster, seeking approval. But you just know that if he throws paperwork at them, tries to take away their badges and guns, and reads them the riot act, they’re going to go rogue.

Scion – Scion High

  • Eddy: The final drafts were quick, and I had some great discussions with the writer, so this is now off to approval!


TC Adventure – Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)

  • Eddy: Our stretch goal adventure for Adventure! went through a quick development pass, so now it’s off to editing as we work on art notes!


In Art Direction

  • SCION God 2e – KS art contracted.
  • TC Aether – KS going.
  • TCF Cyclops Cave  and Classified Jumpstarts – Art buys brokedown.


  • Spiragos 5e Compilation – Moving ahead.
  • Scion Dragon – Working on Character Sheet.
  • M20 Victorian Mage – Corrections being made.
  • CTL2e Kith and Kin – Second Proof
  • MTC Book of Lasting Death – At Paradox then proofing
  • SCION Masks of Mythos – Rest of the artwork should be here today.

At Press

  • Scion Demigod – Trad press files at printer.
  • Scion Demigod Screen – Press files at printer.
  • Squeaks in the Deep Screen – Press files at printer.
  • Squeaks in the Deep – Trad press files at printer.
  • Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks – At KS shipper.
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e Trad press files at printer.
  • HTV 2 Screen – Press files at printer.
  • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust – Trad press files at printer.
  • TC: Novas Worldwide – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing.
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins – XXing.
  • Scion Players Guide: Saints and Monsters – Backer PDF out to KS backers – errata-ing.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

As someone whose love of musicals was initiated mostly by Disney films and whatever VHS tapes we had growing up, I am saddened today to learn that Dame Olivia Newton-John, of Grease, Xanadu, and “Physical” fame passed away today.

I mean, to be honest she was probably also the first woman I saw wearing a cute leather jacket with an all-black outfit on TV, and I turned out to be a goth-y weirdo…so yeah, it was formative.

In (slightly) less depressing news, it’s been four years since the release of Wraith20, which was a beast of a book to edit, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  2. That’s five books coming my way from kickstarters which look very close. An embarrassment of riches. I’m particularly keen for Kith and Kin to land. Feels like we’ve all been waiting a very long time for that one to make its way free from the Hedge.


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