Hey, everyone! It’s Dixie here, taking over the Monday Meeting blog while Rich is out of town. I haven’t done one of these in a while, so bear with me if I’m a little rusty.
That said, there are a lot of exciting things happening over here! As you can tell from the title, we’re gearing up for The World Below‘s BackerKit crowdfunding campaign, which begins next week on Tuesday the 17th! Matthew’s been running an actual play of The World Below for Eddy, Danielle, and myself on the Onyx Pathcast, the first episode of which drops this Friday at noon (though there are two character creation episodes up already if you want to hear who we’re playing as). In fact, Matthew’s been running a TON of The World Below games leading up to this campaign, so make sure to check those out over the next month or so here on Lore by Night, Old Ways Podcast, Queen’s Court Gaming, A Bunch of Gamers, and Red Moon Roleplaying.
Matthew’s also done a series of introductory videos and podcasts on The World Below, which you can check out on YouTube and Spotify (links below in the media section). As I’m sure you know, we love all of our game lines over here at Onyx Path Publishing, but there’s always something special about seeing the specific idea that you created becoming real and putting it out into the world, which I think is why Matthew has been go excited to talk about this one. I’ve only just begun to really tip my toes into The World Below and I’m enjoying it immensely. Heck, even my most recent Baldur’s Gate 3 character is a spore druid, which was inspired by my The World Below character’s Myceli dialectic.
In other news, we’re running some games for Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Roll for Wishes event, and the next one is Tuesday at 1pm EDT with Eddy Webb running Trinity! Keep an eye on our Twitch channel, or you can directly donate to our team’s efforts here.
Today’s meeting was a little lighter than most, as Rich was dialing in from his iPad and Matthew was away, so nothing revelatory came about during that hour or so, but we always like to have the opportunity to check in.
There is something exciting happening over on the Onyx Path Discord, though, and that’s Danielle Lauzon and Monica Speca‘s Iron Charms Competition!
Join the IRON CHARMS COMPETITION!
This will be a three-round homebrew competition using Exalted: Essence‘s ruleset over the next few weeks! The Iron Charms competitors will write their best Charms according to our prompts. You’ll have a limited amount of time to submit and must include our secret ingredients. Bring your best Charm-writing skills and pit yourself against other fans in this high-stakes technical competition. The submission will then be judged by a panel of our developers, and the winners will see their work put together in a pdf for all to enjoy! The winner of the entire competition will win the coveted Iron Charm Winner role, a spotlight in the pdf, and our undying admiration.
Anyone can submit, but will you survive the qualifying round? Only the top 15 submissions will move on and battle for the right to become the Iron Charms Champion.
Head on over to the Discord to sign up; you have until 11:59 PM GMT-5 Tuesday to enter, so there’s still time if you’re reading this right after it’s posted! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
Looking for some deals on our stuff? Check out the Scarred Lands 5e Bundle of Holding! For just $17.95 you get nine books, including the Scarred Lands core, and for $30.95 they’ll throw in seventeen more. This is honestly a really good deal, folks, and a portion of the proceeds go to Onyx Path’s favorite charity, The Bodhana Group.
It’s also Halfoween over at Indie Press Revolution, and they have a good amount of our books and screens on sale, including a few Kickstarter deluxes! I’m honestly surprised they still have those Changeling 20 dice in stock; they’re so freaking pretty in person (but then again, I am a dice goblin, so).
Rich is still plugging away at his Inktober art, even on vacation, so I pulled today’s from his social media. He describes the character thus:
Day 9. Prompt=Bounce. Frido, halfling thief, was my very first D&D character. I played him twice, alongside my friend Rich’s halfling thief Newton (“That’s me, Herc, that’s me!”), and he died when failing a Climb roll. He did BOUNCE. Once.
So yeah, lots of exciting happening over here, and I truly can’t wait for you all to see The World Below in all its glory! Check out the Ashcan Edition if you want a sneak peek of what’s coming next for our…
Many Worlds, One Path!
Starting next week, Tuesday the 17th, we’re crowdfunding The World Below on BackerKit! Sign up now to get notified on launch here!
Onyx Path Media!
This week: All four hosts sit down to play The World Below, run by Matthew!
As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue!
Please check out our attached media schedule for the 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!
MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Matthew Dawkins continues The Gentleman’s Guide to The World Below, on YouTube and via podcast! you can find the most recent episodes right here:
The Onyx Path News discusses recent and upcoming releases! 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:
New on the Roll20 Marketplace, it’s the Scarred Lands Creature Collection and Camp Murder Lake Tokens for Roll20 VTT play!
They Came From Beneath the Sea! on Roll20 VTT!
Here are some more shots from the They Came From Beneath the Sea! Compendium!
And there’s also the Scion Jumpstart, all ready for Roll20 VTT fun!
More news and links when we have them!
The Scion: Origin and Scion Hero Compendiums are now available on Roll20!
Scion is just the start! They Came From Beneath the Sea! and other
Onyx Path RPGs are in development for Roll20 virtual tabletop!
The first of our official Scion sheets designed for Foundry VTT are
Direct Link: https://foundryvtt.co
Looking for more virtual tabletop resources? We have a selection of
Tokens, Encounters, and more available now at DriveThruRPG!
Get ’em here: https://bit.ly/3SnrNJ7
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/
As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com!
Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
Check out Melody Through the Mirrorshade Lens and Facets of Truth, as well as Trinity Continuum: Terat and The Hollow Courts on Kindle in the Kindle store!
On Sale This Week!
Scoundrelsong, an Exalted: Essence novella by James Huggins, goes on sale Wednesday! I love all of our Exalted fiction, and the three novellas that got crowdfunded during the Essence Kickstarter are amazing.
Also, fun fact: this is the first book I laid out for Onyx Path, and I’m really enjoying doing layout over here now!
Also on sale this week: the VTT assets for Exalted: Essence! All the things you need to play Exalted: Essence online! (Aside from, you know, the core book and players and a Storyteller. But you already have those, right?)
As we are slowly returning to attending conventions in person after avoiding them during the COVID-19 outbreak, keep an eye out here for more physical and virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!
GameHoleCon (Oct 19th – 22nd) has updated their Exhibitor list, and we’re on it!:
https://www.gameholecon.com/ Look for us in person at Booth 14!
And also: Virtual GameHoleCon is back on: https://virtual.gameholecon.com/
We’ll be part of the Studio 2 booth at PAX Unplugged (December 1st – 3rd):
Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at StartPlaying is the last Friday of every month! Come play some of our games, even The World Below Ashcan! (But any of our game lines are welcome all day long!)
Please spread the word about GMing games as much as
possible. Details on how list a game are at the bottom of the page in
Project Status Updates!
Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out September’s full list report here:
DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY
Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production:
Tasty Bit – Scion: Masks of the Mythos (December 2023: Underground Tomb
- Eddy: The last Tasty Bit of the year is off and running! This time we’re doing an underground tomb, a perfectly creepy setting for Scion: Masks of the Mythos!
Tasty Bit – They Came from [CLASSIFIED]! Arklay Khan (January)
- Eddy: Behold the dastardly plots of Arklay Khan, head of the Ministry of Disorder, a shadow agency behind the players’ Agency in They Came from [CLASSIFIED]! Expect to see new stories, new antagonists, and even a new couple of Cinematics for your Agents to sink their teeth into with this upcoming Tasty Bit!
Tasty Bit – TC: Adventure! (November 2023: Laboratory)
- Eddy: Our latest Tasty Bit is sliding through production phases like a ghost through walls. Hey, that’s a neat idea….
ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY!
- Ex Essence Charm Cards
- Ex3 Across the Eight Directions – With Josh.
- TC Anima Terra Surge Screen
- SCION Once and Future
- W20 Icons of Rage
- Squeaks in the Deep Companion
- TCF Classified – Well underway.
- TCF Cyclops Cave – Getting underway.
- Trinity Continuum CC – Getting assets over to Dixie for that.
- Ex3 Exigents – Gathering assets to create page textures.
- DTR Clade Companion – Getting files over to Travis
- M20 Victorian Jumpstart
- Scion CC Guide – Getting corrections back over to Dixie.
- HtV Jumpstart
- TC Adventure – Getting on the boat…
- TC Adventure Screen and Booklet – Proofs arriving Monday
- W20 Apocalyptic Record – Printing.
- W20 Apocalyptic Record Screen & Booklet– Proofs arriving Monday
- Exalted Essence – Prepping Print files
- Ex Essence Screen – Proofs arriving Monday
- M20 Lore of the Traditions – Prepping Print Files
- Ex3 Crucible of Legends VTT Tokens
- Scion Dragon Jumpstart – PoD files uploaded.
- Ex Essence Novella 2 Scoundrelsong – PoD files uploaded
- Ex Essence Novella 1 – Out to KS backers
- Ex Essence Novella 3 – Getting that over to James to send out to backers
- Ex Essence VTT Assets
- TC Anima
- TC Assassins VTT Adventure -PoD files uploaded
- TC Adventure Addendum
- TC Adventure VTT Assets
- Ex 3 Crucible of Legends – Entering page XXs.
- TCF the Cyclops’s Cave KS Shirt
- TCPG KS Shirt
- Ex 3 Exigents Shirt
Today’s Reason to Celebrate!
Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday in the US that celebrates and honors Indigenous American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as Columbus Day, so here’s a fun fact: