Release Roundup: January 2023

Welcome to the Release Roundup! It’s now been a full year since we added the compiled project status updates to the monthly roundup posts. I hope you’ve found them useful!

This month’s Onyx Path releases include:

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


The Kickstarter for the Realms of Pugmire 2nd Edition core rulebook — available in both a traditionally-printed edition and a deluxe edition — launched last week! We’re at $36,233, or 121% of our original $30,000 goal, thanks to our 590 backers!

So far we’ve hit the following fetch stretch goals:

  • Backer T-shirt
  • Realms of Pugmire Guide Screen


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
    • Scion: Storypath Tasty Bit: Street Intersection (March)
    • Scion: God Jumpstart
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Quip, Cinematic, Twist, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: Quip, Cinematic, Fantastic Settings, and Fiendish Plot Cards
    • Exalted Essence: Tomb of Memory Jumpstart
    • Exalted: Exalted Essay Collection
  • Redlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writers
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: Audio Drama
    • Exalted Essence: Adventure Trilogy
    • Exalted: Abyssals
    • Branch Riders
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 1: What Lies Forgotten
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 3: A Murder in Whitewall (Cole)
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Storypath Tasty Bit: Art Museum (Feb 2023)
    • Exalted Essence: Novella 2: Scoundrelsong (formerly Damned Lies)
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis
    • The World Below (Storypath Fantasy)
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • Scion: Community Content Guide
    • Realms of Pugmire: Realms of Pugmire 2e Rulebook
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: God
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether: The Aethernaut Collection
    • Trinity Continuum: Community Content Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Brave New Worlds (TPG part 2)
    • Trinity Continuum: Assassins: Jumpstart VTT Adventure
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Best At What I Do
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: From the Shadows
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Hated and Feared
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: With Great Power
    • Exalted Essence: Essence Companion: Pillars of Creation
    • Exalted: Dragon-Blooded Novella 2: Surface Truths (Lauren Roy)
    • Exalted: Sidereals: Charting Fate’s Course
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter Jumpstart
  • Post-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.
    • Trinity Continuum: Talent Player’s Guide (TPG part 1)
  • Indexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created.
    • n/a

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 Direction: Art notes are collected from developers, and artists are hired according to the needs of the line and book.
    • Scion: Path to Apotheosis
    • Scion: Dragon Companion
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Scion: God 2nd Edition
    • Scion: Once and Future
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Jumpstart
    • They Came from [Classified]!
    • They Came from [Classified]: They Came from the Danger Zone!
    • They Came from [Classified]!: Jumpstart
    • They Came from Beyond the Grave!: They Came from Camp Murder Lake! VTT Adventure
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether Jumpstart
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: alt-AR (Cascade)
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima Jumpstart: Shattered Seals (Terra Surge)
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: DLC
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Icons of Rage
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • Mage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden Orders
    • M20 Victorian Age: M20VA Jumpstart
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • Exalted: Sidereals
    • Exalted: Crucible of Legends
    • Exalted: Exigents
    • Exalted: Across the Eight Directions
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
    • Mage: The Awakening: Tome of the Pentacle
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Clades Companion
    • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
    • Realms of Pugmire: Realms of Pugmire 2e Core Rulebook
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Companion
  • In Layout: Typeface, coloration, and art are chosen, added to the manuscript text, and laid out for visual appeal.
    • Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch: Kelder Mountains
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Danger Skies! (was Thrilling Tales)
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Adventure! Addendum
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Stampede of Justice Jumpstart
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions
    • Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers: The Lunars Companion
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Tending the Flame
    • Deviant: The Renegades: The Devoted 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.
    • Storypath Ultra Brochure
    • Scarred Lands: Spiragos Collected Adventures
    • Scion: Realms of Magic and Mystery
    • Exalted: Essence
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Scarred Lands: Dead Man’s Rust: KS rewards shipped.
    • Scion: Demigod: KS rewards shipped.
    • Scion: Demigod Screen: KS rewards shipped.
    • Scion: Dragon: At KS fulfiller.
    • Scion: Dragon Storyguide Screen: Printing started.
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos: At KS fulfiller.
    • Scion: Masks of the Mythos Storyguide Screen: Printing started.
    • They Came from Beneath the Sea!: Community Content Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!: Implementing errata and getting ready for indexing.
    • Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Proteus Nova Compendium: On sale Wednesday!
    • M20 Victorian Age: At Trad press.
    • M20 Victorian Age ST Screen: Working out printing details.
    • Exalted: Facets of Truth (Rosenberg Lunars Novella): Getting PoD files uploaded.
    • Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous: Incopy files sent.
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Global Outbreaks: Getting PoD files uploaded.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition: KS rewards shipped out.
    • Hunter: The Vigil: Hunter 2e ST Screen: KS rewards shipped out.
    • Mummy: The Curse: Book of Lasting Death: Releasing this week.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep: KS rewards shipped.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep GM screen: KS rewards shipped.
    • Realms of Pugmire: Squeaks in the Deep Bookmarks: KS rewards shipped.


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