Release Roundup: December 2023

Welcome to the Release Roundup! We hope you have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve tonight!

This is where we update you on what we’ve been up to for the last month, from weekly releases to crowdfunding projects to production status updates.

This month’s Scion-heavy Onyx Path releases include:

This month’s Community Content, from the Storypath NexusSlarecian Vault, and Canis Minor includes:


Abyssals: Sworn to the Grave for Exalted 3rd Edition finished on Indiegogo two weeks ago! We funded in just 22 minutes, and we closed at $164,495, or 548% of our $30,000 funding goal, thanks to our 1841 backers!

We’ve hit the following stretch goals:

  • Abyssals Companion x13: New Underworld locales x2, Underworld map, new Abyssal Charms x2, more Necromancy x2, Ghosts, Abyssal Quick Characters, Storytelling section, Deathlord Quick Characters, new Soulsteel artifacts, Shadowlands locations
  • Underworld map on RedBubble
  • Abyssals backer shirt
  • Abyssals desktop wallpaper
  • Abyssal VTT tokens
  • Abyssals streaming overlay


Items in bold have changed in status since last month. Early stages, such as proposals, outlines, and approvals, are not shown here.

Development: These stages typically happen first in a project, and concern the words you’re going to be reading.

  • First Draft: Writers turn in their initial drafts
    • Storypath Ultra Core Manual
    • Scion: Mythic Shards
    • Scion: Rock Gods and Side Quests
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Storypath Tasty Bit: Large Scale Space Combat (February)
    • Exalted: Exalted Essay Collection
    • Exalted: Exigents Jumpstart
    • Exalted: Sidereals Companion
  • Redlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writers
    • Exalted: Sidereals novella
    • Realms of Pugmire: The Curious Cats of Mau
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Scion: War Games: Titans Rising Origin and Hero Adventures
    • Scion: Gifts of the Titans
    • Exalted: Miracles of Divine Flame (Exigents Companion)
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis: Aegis Atlas
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • The Earthbane Cycle: At the Gates
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • Exalted: Abyssals: Sworn to the Grave
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: God: Player’s Guide
    • They Came From…!: They Came from the RPG Anthology!
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Storypath Tasty Bit: Operation: Fabric Spy (January)
    • Branch Riders
    • Realms of Pugmire: Threats and Curs
  • Post-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.
    • Scion: Titans Rising
    • Trinity Continuum: Tasty Bit Compilation

Art Direction: These stages happen concurrently with the final stages of Development, and concern the visual appearance of the final product. Accordingly, some items may appear in both the Development and Art Direction lists.

  • Art Notes Prep: Hand-off between production and art. Art notes are collected from developers, projects placed in a holding pattern as artist availability is managed.
    • Scion: Tasty Bit Compilation
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis (Demigod Scenarios)
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Scion: God: Divine Inspiration
    • Scion: God Jumpstart
    • They Came From…: Heroes of Action and Wonder!
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: Quip, Cinematic, Fantastic Settings, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: VTT token pack
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: They Came from Witchford Academy!
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Quip, Cinematic, Twist, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: VTT token pack
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: They Came from the Danger Zone!
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: Storypath Tasty Bit: Cabin in the Woods (October)
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT Adventure
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: The Aether Companion
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: Aether Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: Audio Drama
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I Do
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: DLC
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: alt-AR (Cascade)
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Shattered Seals (Terra Surge)
    • Mage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden Orders
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • Exalted: Exigents: Streaming Overlay
    • Exalted: Exigents: VTT Tokens
    • Exalted: Exigents: Wallpapers
    • Exalted: Abyssals: Sworn to the Grave
    • Realms of Pugmire: Realms of Pugmire Jumpstart
    • Realms of Pugmire: Wallpapers
  • Art Direction: Artists are hired according to the needs of the line and book. Art is created and turned in.
    • The Earthbane Cycle: The World Below
    • Scion: Titans Rising
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
    • Scion: God 2nd Edition
    • They Came from…!: They Came from the RPG Anthology!
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Jumpstart
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: The Aethernaut Collection
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great Power
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the Shadows
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and Feared
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
    • Exalted Essence: Pillars of Creation (Essence Companion)
    • Exalted Essence: Tomb of Memory Jumpstart
    • Exalted Essence: Deeds Yet Undone (Adventure Trilogy)
    • Exalted: Sidereals: Charting Fate’s Course
    • Realms of Pugmire: Realms of Pugmire 2e Core Rulebook
  • In Layout: Typeface, coloration, and art are chosen, added to the manuscript text, and laid out for visual appeal.
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Director Reference Screen
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Director Reference Screen
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! wallpaper
    • Trinity Continuum: Community Content Style Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: Terra Surge Reference Screen
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record wallpaper
    • M20 Victorian Age: M20VA Jumpstart
    • Exalted: Essence: Essence Charm Cards
    • Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers (Lunars Companion)
    • Exalted: Exigents: ST Reference Screen
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Clades Companion
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Companion
  • Proofing: The final book layout is checked over by the art director, creative director, and sometimes the developer to make sure everything appears as it should.
    • Scarred Lands: Spiragos Collected Adventures
    • Scion: Community Content Style Guide
    • Exalted: Across the Eight Directions
  • Indexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created.
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!
    • Exalted: Exigents: Out of the Ashes
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: Interior press files ready to go.
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record: Printing.
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record Screen and Booklet: At Studio 2.
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Icons of Rage: Prepping PoD files.
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions: Working on cover.
    • Exalted: Crucible of Legends VTT Tokens
    • Exalted: Essence: Doing trad print and deluxe covers.
    • Exalted: Essence Storyteller Screen: At Studio 2.