Happy Howl-oween! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Happy Halloween Week!

Yep, this week ends on Halloween and we’ve jam-packed it with bloody-good fun! Our meeting was a real grab-bag filled with spiders and worms and centipedes and severed fingers and eyeballs- all the spooky stuff – so this week’s MMN is gonna share that with you!

Of course, from the werewolf side of things, we have the finale of the W20 Apocalyptic Record KS which exploded in the last couple of days like a pack of Garou attacking a Pentex advance team!

If you know what I mean.

Absolutely fantastic efforts from all of our team and our backers and we unlocked several extra W20 projects via Stretch Goals so we have a howlin’ good bloc of Garou excellence for all our W20 fans!

In fact, those W20 Apocalyptic Record Stretch Goal projects – W20 Icons of Rage and the W20 Howls of the Apocalypse Scenario Book – are already being written and on our progress report below!

In Kickstarter-land, and as scary as you want to make it, our next KS will be for Trinity Continuum: Anima! This is our newest of the TC core books, and features a dual setting with the futuristic dystopian “cyberpunk” time period focused on the gleaming and perfect city of Cascade combined with being able to play in Cascade’s most popular virtual fantasy game world!

But if you keep an eye on our social media as we share with you the social media of Cascade and its gamers these next few weeks before the Kickstarter, you’ll learn more about the city…and what’s really going on…

They Came From Beyond the Grave! art by Ken Meyer Jr.

And now, here are some gooey bits from the Halloween meeting grab-bag:

I mentioned this last week, but must reiterate: Like, buy now!

The shipping and manufacturing crisis is affecting the publishing industry around the world, from top to bottom. Publishers are delaying books that were supposed to be ready for the holidays into 2022 due to manufacturing and shipping slow downs, so if you can, order your books for the rest of the year now!

Also, as this came up last week with our release of Hundred Devil’s Night Parade for Exalted 3rd, please check and make sure your DTRPG account is set to receive emails from Onyx Path if you want discounts and other cool stuff from us. That’s how they have it set up to work, so please do.

Speaking of Hundred Devils (a book just filled with scary monsters and super creeps) and the Advance PDF that came out last week: I’m told that for a glorious moment it outsold the latest D&D release out there on DTRPG. A sweet Halloween treat!

Legendlore art by Brian LeBlanc

Mr. Ian Watson of Ft. Lee, New Jersey sends us a note reminding us that years and years ago, several novels were announced for Trinity/Aeon but never came out. Scary but true! Now the news is that we have put a stake in that old concern as we’ve just released to backers the very first Trinity Continuum: Aeon novella, entitled Dawn!

Speaking of fiction, Scion: Tales of Heroes is in proofing! That’s the Scion Anthology that was a Stretch Goal awaaay back during the Scion 2e Kickstarter. Releasing this does complete the KS’s SGs, so that’s scary yet triumphant. Like watching that vampire lord crumble into ash.

Which brings up our two releases this week: the Dracula’s Tomb Tasty Bit PDF that gives you the chance to go toe-to-toe with that big bad vampire of all big bad vampires in They Came From Beyond the Grave! and the Advance PDF for the They Came From Beyond the Grave Jumpstart!

Two, two, two chances to face the darkness and win the day (or fail miserably and die a gruesome Halloween-ific death)!

Sales-wise, we actually do still have two Halloween sales going for the rest of the week with DTRPG‘s yearly Halloween Sale, and IPR‘s second annual Halfoween Sale! Both have fearfully good discounts on our projects and have links below in the Sales Partners section.

And like I noted above, get in there now for the physical projects and as for the PDFs – well, the sales are both over after Halloween.

One more sales thing: the M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick Advance PDF is going out to the folks who pre-ordered this week, and should be our Wednesday sales item the first week in November.

Coming full circle – like a full moon – below in the Onyx Path Media section are some Werewolf Actual Plays from the recent virtual SAVE convention. Well worth checking out here on Howloween!

Finally, all of us at Onyx Path hope you have a fun and safe Halloween with all the thrills and chills you desire! We’d love to hear about it, especially if you wind up playing any of our games as part of your fear-festivities!

Now I’m wishing I hadn’t used the bat-time line last week to sign off. Well, guess I’ll just get on my Nightmare and ride off to our:

Many Worlds, One Path!



COMING SOON: We’ll be Kickstarting the next core book in the Trinity Continuum: Anima!

Onyx Path Media!

This week: Dixie and Eddy talk with Meredith Gerber all about how things ate going over at DTRPG! DriveThru has been one of our primary sales partners since Onyx Path started, so expect some interesting insights on our biz!

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

For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on matthewdawkins.com

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!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: A Rendezvous with Destiny is among the premiere Scion podcasts going, and they’re already two seasons into their show! Now’s a grand time to start from the beginning and give them your love. You can follow this podcast pretty much anywhere podcasts can be found, so do: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-rendezvous-with-destiny/id1511734244 

Come take a look at our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/theonyxpath, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Please check the following videos out:

Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Save Against Fear – Falling Down the Spiral – 1/2: https://youtu.be/Rjinoedsj5w

Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Save Against Fear – Falling Down the Spiral – 2/2: https://youtu.be/ew73wJ7SNLw

Storypath Showcase: Trinity Continuum Aeon – Session Two: https://youtu.be/IwRsap2672c

Trinity Continuum Aberrant – The Entelechy Archive: Session Three: https://youtu.be/W8EjdxMaTTA

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Sins of Shelzar S2E1: https://youtu.be/pRn-mXKVxlc

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Sins of Shelzar S2E2: https://youtu.be/f_4xxFcBzRs

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Sins of Shelzar S2E3: https://youtu.be/TT4LjPHsRiw

The Exaltcast recently came to a close on its regular episode output with a fantastic and insightful Q&A, covering questions such as “What annoys Monica about Exalted maps?” and “What’s Terry’s problematic fav?” and even “Does Chazz curse?” Go give them your support for all the good shows they’ve put out there: https://www.exaltcast.com/2021/10/18/series-finale-qa/

Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! This is a fantastic actual play and really worth checking out. Here’s their latest excellent episode: https://youtu.be/UOcD5az0LHc 

Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on https://www.twitch.tv/SimulacraTV

ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses.

Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on https://www.twitch.tv/rpgclinic.

And here are the latest episodes of the new season for you! If you’ve missed any, the videos in their back catalogue are easy to find. All you have to do is subscribe.

S02E08: https://youtu.be/IzZh0mlhKks

S02E09: https://youtu.be/AScafMqH-A8 

S02E10: https://youtu.be/FhMj6MB3-0w

S02E11: https://youtu.be/jmFWaC-TucU

S02E12: https://youtu.be/Zzs05QrjkrQ

S02E13: https://youtu.be/_Ye4cbuhiOE

Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)

Virtual Tabletop!

Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts!

The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure.

A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart)

A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. 

The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart)

Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players.

Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart)

The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. 

Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire!

Play Now on Astral TableTop!

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT).

Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral.

Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336406/Dagger-of-Spiragos-5e–Astral-VTT

Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay.


How to guides and FAQ: https://help.astraltabletop.com/

Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG:


A few highlights of our platform agnostic content:


On 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).

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

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:

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!

You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there! https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=pugmire

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here: https://studio2publishing.com/collections/all-products/changeling-the-lost

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2: https://studio2publishing.com/blogs/new-releases/scion-second-edition-book-one-origin-now-available-at-your-local-retailer-or-online

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

And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order!

Check out the scaaaary half-off deals at The Return of Halfoween Sale at IPR:


As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at DriveThruRPG.com!

The Halloween Sale at DriveThruRPG/DriveThruFiction/Storytellers Vault starts on Thursday and most of our horror titles will be 20% – 40%
off, plus there will be free treats.

Halloween Sale on DTRPG:

On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday we bid you enter Dracula’s Tomb – this month’s Tasty Bit PDF for They Came from Beyond the Grave! As always, available on DTRPG!

And because it’s Halloween week, here’s another Advance PDF from Beyond the Grave! The They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart – also this Wednesday on DTRPG!


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!

And now, the new project status updates!

Development Status from 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.)

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum)
  • W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)


  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • Scion: God (Scion 2e)
  • With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)

Second Draft

  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tasty Bit: They Came From the Bermuda Triangle!


  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)
  • Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)

Manuscript Approval

  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)

Post-Approval Development

  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)


  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)
  • The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Tasty Bit: New Team (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Post-Editing Development

  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)


  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From…!)

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights.
  • Masks of the Mythos
  • TC: Adventure! (KS)
  • M20 Victorian (KS)
  • Dead Man’s Rust – Sending over to Maria to AD.
  • Exalted Essence – Art buy figured.
  • TC Mission Statements
  • TC Aberrant N!WE – Sketches coming in.
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion – Going.
  • Squeaks In The Deep (KS)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery
  • Saints and Monsters – Contracted.
  • TC: Anima (KS) – Working on KS assets.
  • TC: Assassin – Interior art rolling.
  • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
  • Novas Worldwide – Artwork in progress with Digital Chefs.
  • W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS) – KS ends this Thursday!
  • Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art AD’d
  • TCFBtG! Monsters From the Crypt
  • TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Leblanc’d.
  • They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave – Need confirmation on [CLASSIFIED] fulls for KS.
  • Ghosthunters Jumpstart/Ready Made Characters – Ken Meyer Jr. Nuff said.
  • Paranormalist’s Handbook – With Maria, full contracted.
  • Kith and Kin – Art buy figured.

In Layout

  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart
  • Aberrant VTT
  • Scion: Demigod
  • Squeaks in the Deep Screen
  • Squeaks in the Deep
  • TC Prometheus Unbound
  • TGFBtG! Screen
  • HtV 2e Screen


  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – Errata input.
  • Spiragos Collected Adventures
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! – To Indexing.
  • TC: Aberrant Storypath Nexus materials
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Inputting tweaks from final proof.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart
  • Tales of Heroes: Scion Fiction Anthology

At Press

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.
  • Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files going to printer.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Prepping for printer.
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Advance PDF going out to pre-orderers for errata.
  • Legendlore – Press files being prepped. PoD proof ordered.
  • TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – Backer PDF out to KS backers for errata.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions – Backer PDF out to KS backers for errata.
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – Backer PDF out to KS backers for errata.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today in 1993, beloved Halloween horror icon and awesome mustache wearer Vincent Price passed into the great beyond. We hope that wherever he is, he’s eggcellent, as we know he had “the soul for getting down” and didn’t need to “face the hounds of hell”!

10 thoughts on “Happy Howl-oween! [Monday Meeting Notes]”

  1. Pity They Came From Beyond the Grave! corebook will not come out on Halloween. At least we will have Jumpstart to test system. 😉

    • Well, we’re going to wait and see if our current projects on there are playable -as we’ve been told- for a good long while. Then we’ll look at whether to add to them or not. Obviously, Astral is just one of several VTT venues we’re working with, and our VTT projects that are venue-agnostic we’ll still be offering and expanding on. So, a bit of an impact front-wise but not a lot in the big picture, long-term. Thanks!

  2. Is Onyx Path going to continue making content for Astral Tabletop now that the owner announced that he is no longer going to support the platform and is going to retire?

    • We’re going to see where DTRPG decides to take Astral ultimately. No point in putting together further big projects besides those that can work on multiple VTT venues if they are thinking of actually closing it down after a certain time. But if they let it run and just don’t add any more features, it is still a valid VTT way to play.

  3. I remember the dedication White Wolf wrote to Mr. Price in a Werewolf 1E book (Caerns: Places of Power, I believe) lo those many years ago. “The gentlemanly master of horror” indeed.

    Also, many thanks to Dixie and her cadre of editors for really hacking and slashing at the backlog. Well done!

    • Yes indeed, I think you have to try really hard not to appreciate him! And speaking of appreciating: I know that our editor’ll appreciate your appreciating the hard work they do – thanks!

  4. So, when you have multiple KS for a line ongoing…like say how you have Demigod and Dragons and Mythos all wrapped up in terms of the KS aspect of the campaign…do you work them in order or the KS? Or have you ever decided to get one done earlier due to, say, really good work done on it? Like, in the example I cited, suppose that you got a ton of work done on Dragon and got it out before Demigod or Mythos?
    Or do you prioritize them in the order in which the KS was done? I am curious.

    • If all the pieces come together for a particular project, we don’t hold it up because of other KS’d projects. I can see a scenario where we wouldn’t want a game that requires a different game in order to play or make sense going out before the needed game, but we do try to not schedule them that way to begin with.


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