Making Out Like a Dog Bandit! [Monday Meeting Notes]

This is a card illustration from Fetch Quest, our family-friendly game of exploring the Realms of Pugmire. Fetch Quest‘s Kickstarter funded in less than a day, and one of the reasons we are running the KS is to enable us to have the coinage to add even more new card art, like this one.

You’ll also note that we’re calling it “family -friendly”, to suggest that all ages could enjoy and understand the game. Rather than say that it’s just for kids, because, you know, it’s not.

We’re also making sure to say that the game is set in the Realms of Pugmire as opposed to just pushing Pugmire itself. There’s a logical reason, which is that we don’t know where all the Quests and their missions might take place in the setting. In the Kingdom of Pugmire is a bit different than in the wilds outside the kingdom, after all.

But we also want to use Stretch Goals to expand the game to include the cats from the Monarchies of Mau, and maybe even other uplifted animal explorers. Collectively, Mau and the other areas of the setting go together with the Kingdom of Pugmire to be collectively called the Realms of Pugmire.

You’ll continue to see us (Onyx Path and Pugsteady) release and license other projects under the Realms of Pugmire banner as we get more and more cool projects arranged for and created.



Monarchies of Mau‘s Aeris von Angora illustration by Shen Fei.



Last Friday’s Onyx Pathcast weekly release featured a fascinating behind-the-scenes interview with Trinity Continuum poobah and Bloodlines fanatic Ian A. A. Watson, and this week please check out the Terrific Trio of Eddy Webb, Dixie Cochran, and Matthew Dawkins bantering as usual while covering the general subject of the steps we go through to create our projects. The Production Process in the lingo.

If you ever wanted to hear how we make our games entertainingly explained step by step, and who hasn’t really?, download the Onyx Pathcast podcast on Friday at noon-ish from your favorite podcast provider or straight from Podbean, here:

Also, let the gang know who you’d like to hear them interview – you can relay your choice(s) right here in the comments, and we’ll see who they can arrange to talk with.



Dragon-Blooded illustration by Priscilla Kim



Finally, I ran across an interesting take on the side-benefits of Community Content sites, like our own Canis Minor for Pugmire, and Slarecian Vault for Scarred Lands, besides the overt one of allowing creators in our community to be able to publish, and get paid for, their own projects set in these worlds.

When you put up your own project, you’re essentially putting out a paid audition piece if you’re interested in actually doing official work for the company. We’re definitely looking at our Community Content creators to see if they have what we need in our freelancers. You might just see some of those names in official projects pretty soon, if you haven’t already.

It’s not guaranteed, of course, but in the various tips and tricks folks use to get professional work, Community Content is a new arrow in the quiver. Plus, because both Scarred Lands and Pugmire use the D&D5e ruleset as a base, you’re not only just auditioning for us, but for any 5e publisher out there, and there are a lot of them.



EX3‘s Iron Siaka illustrated by Melissa Uran.



So there you go. Hope you are all well, and enjoying all the different ways we prove that we’re roaring into the future with:

Many Worlds, One Path!





Fetch Quest, the adventure card game set in the Realms of Pugmire went live last Tuesday, May 22 and funded in under a day, and now we’re over 250% funded and are working on Stretch Goals that add a group of cats from the Monarchies of Mau to the game as alternative adventurers.

This is definitely a game that needs to be spread by word of mouth, so please let your friends and family know about this game of good dogs (and cats!) out to fetch what Man has left behind!





As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

Three different screenshots, above.




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 you bought it from. Reviews really, really help us with getting folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • 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)
  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)





We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!




Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Try this link!

Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution:

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice!






This is our monthly release week for our ongoing series of PDF releases for Exalted 3rd Edition, and we have the Barrow Hound and Devilstone for Hundred Devil’s Night Parade, and Iron Siaka for Adversaries of the Righteous. This Wednesday on!




For the first time since it was originally published, we now have the Champions of the Scarred Lands fiction anthology as a physical book, available as a PoD on DTRPG:





Matthew Dawkins, Steffie de Vaan, and Mighty Matt McElroy will be at the UK Games Expo this week running games and talking shop with fans and retailers.

Prep is also underway for Gen Con 2018 in August, which takes place in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to our booth presence, be sure to check out the games and panels in the Gen Con Event Schedule.

From Fast Eddy Webb, we have these:

Eddy will be speaking at Broadleaf Writers Conference (September 22-23) in Decatur, GA. He’ll be there to talk about writing for interactive fiction, and hanging out with other writers who have far more illustrious careers.
Eddy will also be a featured guest at Save Against Fear (October 12-14) in Harrisburg, PA. He’ll be running some Pugmire games, be available for autographs, and will sometimes accept free drinks.

If you are going and want to meet up, let us know!



And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST 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)

  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • CofD Dark Eras 2 (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • C20 Players’ Guide (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Wr20 Book of Oblivion (Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Aeon Aexpansion (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • In Media Res (Trinity Continuum: Core)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant core (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Lunars: Fangs at the Gate (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tales of Excellent Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Dog and Cat Ready Made Characters (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Adventures for Curious Cats (Monarchies of Mau)
  • Scion Companion: Mysteries of the World (Scion 2nd Edition)



  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Spilled Blood (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon (Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition)


Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)



  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Fetch Quest (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)
  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)


WW Manuscript Approval:



  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)


Post-Editing Development:

  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)



  • Wraith 20 – Matthew checking final layout, then to Indexing.




In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero Last art notes and contracts being sent.
  • Trinity Continuum 
  • Geist 2e
  • The Realm
  • M20 Gods and Monsters
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – Wave 2 art in progress
  • Promethean Night Horrors: The Tormented – Vince is doing the fulls. Leblanc is gonna do the cover.


Marketing Stuff


In Layout

  • Wraith 20 Screen I’ll pull this together now that the errata is done.
  • Fetch Quest Will make any changes/adds after KS.
  • EX3 Dragon Blooded Firming up layout and tweaking some backgrounds.



  • Scion Origin PDF almost ready for in-Onyx review.
  • Changeling: the Lost 2 Meghan has the proof.
  • Wr20 Guide for Newly Departed – Art should be in this week.


At Press

  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary & Beckett Screen & V20 Dice – At fulfillment shipper, prepping for KS ship-out.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – Shipping from fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At fulfillment shipper, prepping for KS ship-out.
  • Scion Dice – At fulfillment shipper.
  • SL Champions of the Scarred Lands Anthology PoD – PoD on sale this week at DTRPG.
  • Cavaliers of Mars Errata gathering on Backer PDF.
  • Boggans – Errata gathering on Backer PDF.
  • Monarchies of Mau Backer PDF should go out to backers Thursday.


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Memorial Day is today in the US. Although we at Onyx Path don’t have it off, as evidenced by our usual Monday Meeting and Blog today, we still give thanks to those who paid the ultimate price for their service.







19 responses to “Making Out Like a Dog Bandit! [Monday Meeting Notes]”

  1. MetalheroD Avatar

    Are there plans to make a book for M20 that has content similar to the old Book of Madness? I haven’t really been paying as much attention to things like that as I probably should.

    1. Ian A. A. Watson Avatar
      Ian A. A. Watson

      See the entry above for “M20 Book of the Fallen”.

    2. richt Avatar

      Nothing specifically structured like the Book of Madness, but the various parts of BofM will be found in M20 itself, Book of the Fallen, and the characters in Gods and Monsters. Hope that helps!

      1. MetalheroD Avatar

        I figured Book of the Fallen was what I was looking for based on the name (I even accidentally started to type that before it occured to me that it wasn’t the name of the book I was thinking of.) And yes, it does! Thanks.

  2. Robert Avatar

    You folks should just rename these weekly updates to Monday Pugmire Notes. 😛

    1. Eddy Webb Avatar

      There’s been a lot of exciting Pugmire-related news lately!

  3. Iver Avatar

    Scion Origin seems really close now. How long has previous in-onyx reviews taken for other works? We’ve started a campaign with the text version but a properly formatted PDF with bookmarks will REALLY help making everything go smoother. Looking forward to that.

    1. richt Avatar

      Very hard to say how long, since this project has always required, even deserved, more attention and review than most as it is the first published use of the Storypath System and a rebirth of a beloved game. So really, this is the first time we have done so in-depth a review. We want to be sure Scion continues for decades, and so we’re reviewing not just for the usual errata, but for ease of use, communication of ideas, all of the sorts of things that we expect to be in there, of course, but which can get obscured after the creators put forth such a huge effort. You live with a text for a couple of years, it gets hard to see it for what it is.

      1. Adam Avatar

        About how long after the PDFs come out are print books usually available? My group is really looking forward to Scion 2e, but we only have the print books ordered.

  4. Walter Soto-Liebman Avatar
    Walter Soto-Liebman

    Very excited for the Beckett and PG shipping!

    One question though. The other day I went to order Pan’s Guide in hard copy and it wasn’t available anymore, only PDF. Was that intentional?

    1. richt Avatar

      Yes it is. Bit of a technical glitch and we expect it back up and OK within the week.

      1. Walter Soto-Liebman Avatar
        Walter Soto-Liebman

        Awesome, just wanted to make sure. Thanks!

  5. Jose Avatar

    Changeling: the Lost 2 – Meghan has the proof.


    1. richt Avatar


      1. Jose Avatar

        YAY! 😀

        LOL, Thank you 🙂

        1. richt Avatar

          NO PROBLEM!- and seriously, if you haven’t listened to Meghan’s interview on the Pathcast, it’s worth it if only to hear her list of non-gaming accomplishments. When somebody says that whoever makes games is no rocket-scientist…just point them to Meghan.

  6. Andre Roy Avatar
    Andre Roy

    Quick question, I remember a while back there was the Tribebook: Bunyip on the list and then it was gone.

    I’m curious, did it just been pushed back on the backburner or we it shelved for good? That is one of the books I’m really looking forward to (that and proper Croatan Tribebook…although Croatan Song did a great job there).

    1. richt Avatar

      It’s still a book we’d like to be able to make someday, but we don’t have current plans for.

      1. Andre Roy Avatar
        Andre Roy

        Sounds good to me.

        Thank you.