That’s right – we’re going live Tuesday, the 28th – tomorrow as I write this – at 2pm Eastern US time with the Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide on Crowdfunded By BackerKit!
Which seems like a pretty simple and direct announcement, but let me peel off a few layers and get into more detail on what it means!
Most of our crowdfunding campaigns go live on a Tuesday or a Thursday at 2pm Eastern. We’ve found that those two days seem to be when most folks are around to get a good crowd of backers excited on that first day, and we try and start at 2pm Eastern US time as a mid-point time that is neither too early nor too late for the majority of our community.
That’s not to say that the timing is prefect for everybody, and sorry to all of you that it doesn’t work for – it’s the best we can do to give the most folks a chance to jump in at the beginning.
Next, we come to the project itself: the Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide! It’s a fantastic book with wonderful uses for anyone who enjoys the core Trinity Continuum books, and Talents as they exist through all of the TC eras! Plus, there’s sections on outer space, inner space, the ocean, and even other dimensions!
Here’s Ian Watson, the TC Content guru with some thoughts:
“The Trinity Continuum has always had a lot of potential, both as a design space and also for the kind of adventures that could be played. There’s a lot in my head which is canonically part of the Continuum, but has never been put to page, or has only existed as an offhand mention, or by implication.
Well, some of that potential is now made manifest in black and white for all of you to enjoy. The Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide adds a ton of options for Talent-focused games as well games across the breadth of the Continuum. This book should be a jolt of Inspiration to players and Storyguides alike to radically expand their games to touch other worlds, other times, and even other dimensions.”
The gang on last week’s Onyx Pathcast gave even more preview info about what’s in the TCPG as they chatted with Danielle, which included:
- Interdimensional travel
- What else can Talents do?
- Gifts and Edges, etc.
- Vehicles, gear, etc.
Now, on this Week’s Pathcast Danielle is walking Dixie and Matthew through making Trinity characters using options from the Player’s Guide. You can check out the whole thing Friday on PodBean (or your favorite podcast host) and really get the inside info on how the awesome new material can add new character options to your game.
Your Guide To More Monday Meeting Stuff!
Meanwhile, deep below the surface of a ruined world, The World Below continues to be previewed by Matthew. Last week’s was all about what happened to “The World Above”, at least as much as anybody Below knows about it! You can read it here: https://theonyxpath.com/the-world-below-what-became-of-the-world-above/
This topic was the winner of a blog poll, and last week’s poll is whether to feature two of the Callings (two of the playable Paths in The World Below, acting as a combination of belief, profession, and destiny) or two of the Peoples (your heritage might influence your cultural outlook in The World Below, so here we present two of the peoples available for play in this game).
Keep an eye out this week for which of these two topics Matthew will be revealing!
Quick reminder that you only have until the end of month (actually the end of this week?) to take advantage of a great sale on a variety of our physical stuff from IPR!
Coming from a different direction, and worth mentioning because it’s something we keep pushing through Amazon, we have two new Kindle books going live this week. Check out Trinity Continuum: Terat and The Hollow Courts on Kindle in the Kindle store!
Did I mention they’re on Kindle?
Now For Something Completely Different: A Contest!
In fact, it’s a TikTok contest!
First, a little recent history: around the holidays last year, a couple/three months ago, we found out about a bunch of TikToks that were about a wide variety of our games. They ran the gamut of rules commentary, to folks dressed up as characters, to silly ones; they were a lot of fun! We’ve seen more since that initial time, and we thought that maybe we could encourage more folks to create and post them.
Hence, a contest. Here’s Matthew to describe it:
“Due to the successful trend that swelled during December and January, where folks were doing lip synching and short vignettes videos over on TikTok and YouTube for a slew of our games, we’d love to see something like that again and are running a competition to support it! From now until April 30th, any short videos you upload with the hashtag onyxpath and the name of the game you’re showing off will be entered into a competition to win $150 worth of our books! Videos relating to Scion, Trinity, They Came From, and Realms of Pugmire are the ones we’d love to see more than any other, so get creating your videos and we’ll show them off as they get uploaded before announcing the winner at the beginning of May!”
As you might notice from Matthew, this is really any form of posted short videos – not just TikTok. (We felt it best to expand where creators can post, for a lot of reasons, but mostly so folks have options).
So jump right in and start makin’ some shorts!
Finally, just a note that as much as I love showing off the art process, there ain’t no sketches this week. Our cover art sketches with notes for our TC: Aegis cover artist went out last week, so I’m onto other stuff now – like the symbol for Scion‘s Once and Future book. But none of that’s ready for folks to check out.
There’s lots more to come, we’re only finishing the first quarter of 2023. We have so much more fun to share with all of you who are with us as we visit:
MANY WORLDS, ONE PATH!
The Trinity Player’s Guide: going LIVE on Crowdfunding On BackerKit on Tuesday, March 28th at 2pm Eastern US time!
Here’s the link to the pre-campaign sign-up:
Sign up to get direct alerts for when it goes live!
Onyx Path Media!
Danielle walks Dixie and Matthew through making Trinity Continuum characters using options from the Player’s Guide!
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 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:
McStabber Studios started their Scion actual play – Zeroes to Heroes – last week, so you can catch up by either following their Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/mcstabberstudios) or watching the first video on YouTube (https://youtu.be/KFAYsSOeGRE). Give them your support as they showcase a fantastic Scion story!
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: https://youtube.com/live/ERm1j850yVM
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/
CofD and OGL Sale at IPR – ENDS FRIDAY! :
As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com!
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 Trinity Continuum: Terat and The Hollow Courts on Kindle in the Kindle store!
On Sale This Week!
Available Wednesday on DTRPG, it’s this month’s Tasty Bit! Hang around this Street Intersection for Scion (and our other games, too!) – includes rules and story for an encounter, and maps and other material useful for playing at your table on in any VTT online venue!
As we are slowly returning to attending conventions in person after the current COVID-19 outbreak, keep an eye out here for more physical and virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!
We’ll be at the IPR booth at the GAMA Trade Show April, 24th to 28th, so let your friendly local game store know that they can talk to us there! And if you ARE a retailer, we’d love to chat with you right there!
Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at Start.Playing is this Friday, the 31st! Come play some Trinity Continuum in celebration of the upcoming Talents Player’s Guide KS! (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
And now, the new project status updates!
Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out February’s full list report here:
DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM EDDY
Here are the projects that moved to the next stage of production:
Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
- Eddy: Adventure! just got its index today. Dixie is quickly turning it around for Mike, and it should be heading out to the printers soon after!
They Came From – They Came From…?
- Matthew: The finals for this one are rolling in already so I’m putting my developer hat back on to polish them up to a splendid finish, ready for the movie projector. But what’s that…? Not all of them are movie genres?! What nonsense is this…
ART DIRECTION FROM MIKE CHANEY!
In Art Direction
- Ex3 Eight Directions – More sketches.
- SCION Dragon Jumpstart – Contracting.
- SCION No Gods, No Masters – Gearing this one up.
- TC Player’s Guide – Backerkit page done… ready for tomorrow!
- Squeaks in the Deep Companion – Finals coming in.
- MtAw Tome of the Pentacle – Two out of four sets of finals in.
- W20 Apocalyptic Record – Layout has begun – format approved
- Ex3 Crucible of Legends – Sent to Josh.
- SL Vigil Watch Kelder Mtns – 2nd proof.
- TC Stampede of Justice (Adventure JS) – 2nd proof, need notes for the character sheet.
- TCF Tasty Bit Compilation – Wrapping up cover and prepping for release.
- TC: Adventure! – Dropping in the Index.
- Exalted Essence – Awaiting errata.
- Exalted Essence Streaming Overlays – Going out to KS backers.
- M20 Victorian Age – At KS fulfiller.
- M20 Victorian Age Screen – Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
- Scion Dragon Screen – Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
- Scion Dragon – At KS fulfiller.
- Scion Masks of the Mythos – At KS fulfiller.
- Scion Masks of the Mythos Screen – Shipping to fulfillment shipper.
- SCION Realms of Magic and Mystery – PoD proofs ordered.
- Storypath Ultra Brochure – At press.
- DEVIANT Devoted Companion – Out to KS backers for errata.
- Ex3 Surface Truths – Out to KS backers for errata.
- Tasty Bit: Scion – Street Intersection – PDF out on DTRPG Weds!
Today’s Reason to Celebrate!
10 years ago today, we released Mummy: The Curse first edition! It was not only the first Chronicles of Darkness core rulebook (even if we didn’t even have the CofD brand then), it was actually the first new core rulebook Onyx Path ever published!
6 responses to “Hey Trinity Players! Here’s Your Guide! [Monday Meeting Notes]”
Dear Richt,is the Storypath Brochure availaible as a pdf?
The new Ultra one will be, at some point.
Previous brochures are available:
– Storypath System Preview (Storypath logo, 2021)
– Storypath System Preview (Storypath logo cover, 2018)
– Storypath System Preview (Trinity Continuum cover, 2017)
– Storypath System Preview (Scion cover, 2016)
I haven’t heard anything about Lore of the Traditions in a while. What’s going on with that? Thanks!
You can check on its progress with the monthly round-up blog post if it doesn’t appear on a weekly update. Not appearing doesn’t mean that nothing is happening with a project, just that it hasn’t moved to another stage or that the work is continuing but not at a point that we’re commenting on it. Hope that helps!