Mee-ow and Us Now! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Just one more delightful piece of art from The Curious Cats of Mau – which I didn’t have time to show during the crowdfunding campaign that successfully wrapped up last Thursday. Over 200% funded and we achieved the Jumpstart that Travis was so excited to be doing if the stretch goal was met! Thanks everybody who contributed!

Mostly, besides the wrapping up of Cats, our MM Notes this week are about the Monday Meeting and what we covered today. Not to say that our Monday Meetings are ever as violent and treacherous as the meeting depicted in this art! Opposing opinions are probably as dangerous as we get, which you’d expect from creators as passionate about what we do as we are.

It’s the time of year where we’re looking forward to the next Virtual Onyx Path Convention, and that involves a lot of prioritizing to determine what games are going to be played, what panels we should have, should we invite guests, if you are trying to schedule an Actual Play then how important is Panel X for you to sit in on, etc.

Big-picture-wise, which is a big part of what we review each week in the meeting, what should our message be this year, overall? What upcoming games are we going to push with panels and Actual Plays on our Twitch? And, an annual favorite, what new projects do we announce at the con?

Knowing that we have a mid-year (ish) convention lets us shape a lot of our communication as we see how the first half of the year went. We internally intended to do X, Y, and Z, but after looking at our creative workload, available freelancers, “first quarter earnings”, etc, maybe we still do X and Y, but Z can wait and instead we’ll do AA. (Pun intended!)

We think we’ve settled on a good balance of programming again this year, with some super gaming partners, so full speed ahead to June 14-16! Hope to see you there! Also, please feel free to send suggestions for what you’d like to engage with during the con – there’s still time for us to tweak and focus the offerings!

Deviant Clade Companion art by Michael Gaydos

And then…More Monday Meeting Mentions

We reviewed the At The Gates Ashcan, so that will be available as a PDF on Weds. It’s a bare-bones version of our newest fantasy game in the Earthbane Cycle, so it’ll give folks a real solid taste of the setting and rules before the actual text is released during its crowdfunding campaign. Which is the next one we’re doing – real dates coming soon!

Danielle and team did a fantastic job evoking the elements we love in JRPGs, as well as taking those elements and creating a bright, fun, and threatened world to play in. Plus, they made the tone dangerous in a very different way than in The World Below, while still working with the Storypath Ultra rules. Even in just the Ashcan, I think those qualities shine forth.

Exigents art by HIVE Studios

Oh, and about the Earthbane Cycle: we’ve very specifically not publicly tied down just what about these fantasy games make them part of Earthbane, or a cycle, so if you see anybody telling you what the connection is as if we announced it…nope, they’re only guessing, themselves. Someday, the truth will be out there, but that day is not today!

We have a couple of new sales starting over at IPR (you know who they are from last week’s blog): CofD: Dark Eras 2 limited edition and some Screens are 75% off and, the deluxe Exalted 3e books and screens sale starts today or tomorrow.

We also have two upcoming Bundle of Holding PDF deals coming in the next couple of months:

CofD: Dark Eras – 4/3 – 4/18
They Came From Beneath the Sea! – 5/13 – 6/3
(Dates subject to change).

They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! art by Luis Sanz

Wrapping things up this week, we reviewed what happened to the PoD version of Many Faced Strangers last week. It did not go on sale Weds as I announced it would in last week’s MMN blog, although the Final PDF did, and so I’m sharing this info with you folks today because we really don’t like not delivering on the date we announced.

Unfortunately, we discovered between Monday and Wednesday that somewhere in the process of replacing a piece of art with a corrected version, that change didn’t actually happen. We thought we were using files that had the changed art in them, but to our surprise somewhere the process glitched and reverted to the old, incorrect, piece.

So it was a tech glitch that we luckily discovered before putting the PoD on sale. Why is that important? Well, we can change a PDF in a few minutes, and then DTRPGs system will let buyers download the fixed one. If you ever got an Advance or Backer PDF from us before we entered in errata and pgXXs and then re-downloaded the final from your Library with those changes, it’s the same relatively painless process.

But PoDs are different since they are physically printed. And we need to see a copy to be sure that the change was made before setting the PoD for sale. This is not a short process; it takes weeks. Weeks where you’re waiting to buy and we’re waiting to sell it to you. But in this case, the change really was important to do, so I hope those of you waiting forgive me for the delay since ultimately it was my call.

Soon, though, as soon as we can make sure it’s the right version!

Thanks, and in the meantime, please do enjoy our other:

Many Worlds, One Path!



Coming Next: At The Gates!

Check out its ashcan coming this Weds to DTRPG!

Onyx Path Media!

This week: Eddy, Danielle, and Dixie talk about media inspirations for Onyx Path games!

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!


If you followed the Storypath Game Jam you may have missed the awards! You can find them right here and make some fun Storypath Nexus purchases:

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:

Virtual Tabletop!

The Monsters of the Deep Compendium with all of the monsters added to the They Came From Beneath the Sea! Compendium core, including Tokens for VTT play, will be on Roll20 and DTRPG this Weds!

They Came From Beneath the Sea! on Roll20 VTT!

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
now available!

Looking for more virtual tabletop resources? We have a selection of
Tokens, Encounters, and more available now at DriveThruRPG!

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!

CofD: Dark Eras 2 limited edition (and some Screens) is 75% off over at IPR:

Additionally, the deluxe Exalted 3e books and screens sale starts today
or tomorrow at IPR.

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

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 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!

This month’s Tasty Bit features Part 1 of a multi-part Scion: Dragon dragon’s lair: The Hollow King! Weds on DTRPG!

Also on Weds on DTRPG, the At The Gates Ashcan provides your first real look into the world of our brand-new Earthbane Cycle fantasy game inspired by JRPG media! It’s bare-bones and quick to get into, as ashcans should be, and presents everything you need to get started playing – including an adventure!


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!

Matthew and Eddy and a few of our other Onyx Path creators will be attending and even running games at UK Games Expo in May.

We will be repped by Studio 2 (and maybe IPR) at Origins Game Fair in June.

Onyx Path Virtual Con will be June 14-16.

Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at StartPlaying will be the this Friday the 29th! Come play some of our games, especially any edition of Realms of Pugmire! (But any of our game lines are welcome all day long!)

Here’s a link to give anyone $10 credit to play games on Start.Playing:

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
the FAQ:

Project Status Updates!

Our full list of projects will be available monthly on our blog! Check out February’s full list report here:


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

Final Draft

Scion – Mythic Shards

  • Matthew: The countdown begins to our announcing what exactly this upcoming book contains! Tick tock, tick tock.


In Art Direction

  • Ex3 Sidereals – Getting artwork over to Paradox for approvals.
  • SCION No Gods, No Masters – Dealing with some paper work issues and sketch approvals.
  • TC Player’s Guide – Getting the remaining art contracted.
  • Pugmire 2e – Pugmire 2e – WIth Navela.
  • At The Gates (KS) – Feedback sent and awaiting finals.
  • Branch Riders – With Gong… first couple of sketches in…

In Layout

  • Ex Essence Charm Cards
  • DTR Clade Companion – Getting files over to Pauline.
  • M20 Victorian Jumpstart 
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion
  • Classified and Cyclops Screens – Working on those today.
  • Classified and Cyclops Wallpapers – Also working on those today.
  • Classified KS Shirt – Yeah… gonna knock that out this week.
  • CofD Contagion Chronicles RMCs
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion – Getting files over to Travis.
  • Ex Essence Jumpstart


  • TC Aether – Errata input then onto indexing.
  • Scion God – Errata input and then onto indexing.
  • Ex 3 Exigents – PgXXing.


At Press

  • Reprints:
  • Scion Origin – Should see press proofs in the next week or so.
  • TC Core – Awaiting any prepress correction and printer proofs.
  • TC Aeon – Getting cover relayout done to specs.
  • Exalted Essence – Printing.
  • Ex Essence Screen – At Studio 2.
  • Ex3 Exigents – PgXXs.
  • TC Anima Terra Surge Screen
  • TC Anima
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions – Printing.
  • They Came From CLASSIFIED! – PoD files uploaded and prepping printer files.
  • They Came From the Cyclops Cave! – PoD proofs ordered and prepping printer files.
  • TCF Classified and Cyclops Cards – PoD proofs on the way.
  • CtL 2e The Hedge 
  • Ex3 Many-Faced Strangers – PoD proof ordered.
  • Classified and Cyclops Wallpapers – Going to backers this week.
  • Tasty Bit – Scion Dragon Lair #1 – PDF on sale this Weds on DTRPG!
  • At The Gates Ashcan – PDF on sale this Weds on DTRPG!

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today is the birthday of our own super-creative Dandy Danielle Lauzon! You can hear more from Danielle on almost every episode of the Onyx Pathcast, AND you’ll be able to check out Danielle’s latest new game this Wednesday when we release the At The Gates Ashcan – with lots more of her awesome creative gems coming all this year! Happy B-Day, D!

5 thoughts on “Mee-ow and Us Now! [Monday Meeting Notes]”

  1. Congratulations on yet another successful solar orbit D!
    as the only one to publicly run Curseborne, any birthday goodies to give out?

    • Is that what she was running? Is that the Pathcast episode #300 or the game D ran at last year’s Onyx Path Virtual Con?

  2. Exalted Q. In Hundred Night Devils it mentions Great Rocs will be covered in Many-Faced-Strangers, chapter 5. They didn’t show up in the last version I downloaded. Do we know if they will be added to the final version that is going to PoD?


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