Release Roundup: March 2024

Welcome to the Release Roundup! 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 Onyx Path releases include:

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

Crowdfunding Update

The Curious Cats of Mau for Realms of Pugmire 2nd Edition wrapped up last week! We funded in just under 48 hours, and ended with $42,250, or 211% of our $20,000 goal, thanks to our 702 backers!

We hit the following stretch goals:

  • RedBubble backer T-shirt
  • Digital wallpaper
  • RedBubble pet designs
  • Curious Cats Guide Screen
  • Mobile wallpaper
  • Curious Cats Jumpstart
  • 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: Dragon Lair 2 (June)
    • Scion: Dragon Lair 3 (September)
    • Scion: Dragon Lair 4 (December)
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon: Storypath Tasty Bit: Spaceships (May)
    • The World Below: Underworld Adventures
    • Exalted: Exalted Essay Collection
    • Exalted: The Exalted Essence Player’s Guide
    • Exalted: Champions of the Divine Flame
    • Exalted: Alchemicals
    • Realms of Pugmire: Rumble in Riverwall/The Ghost Town
  • Redlines: Developers make notes and desired changes to writers
    • Exalted: Exigents Jumpstart
    • Exalted: Sidereals novella
  • Second/Final Draft: Writers turn in second drafts based on developer redlines
    • The World Below: Enter the Dungeon Jumpstart
    • Exalted: Sidereals Companion
  • Development: Developers tie everything together and make any desired final changes.
    • Scion: Mythic Shards
    • Scion: Rock Gods and Side Quests
    • The World Below: Ed Greenwood’s Monstrous Ecology of the World Below
  • Manuscript Approval: The developed manuscript goes to Content Leads, In-House Developers, and the Creative Director for final approval.
  • Post-Approval Development: If changes are requested from the previous stage, or additional miscellaneous development needs to be done.
    • Realms of Pugmire: The Curious Cats of Mau
  • Editing: Editors check for typos, nomenclature, and formatting errors.
    • Scion: Gifts of the Titans
    • They Came From…!: They Came from the RPG Anthology!
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Storypath Tasty Bit: Villain 2 (April)
    • Trinity Continuum: Aegis: Aegis Atlas
    • Exalted: Miracles of Divine Flame (Exigents Companion)
    • Exalted: Abyssals: Sworn to the Grave
    • Realms of Pugmire: Threats and Curs
  • Post-Editing Development: Additional approval and minor fixes from developers.
    • Scion: War Games: Titans Rising Origin and Hero Adventures
    • Scion: God: Player’s Guide
    • Trinity Continuum: Tasty Bit Compilation
    • Branch Riders

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: 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: VTT token pack
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave: They Came from Witchford Academy!
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • At the Gates: At the Gates Rulebook (Crowdfunding)
    • Scion: No Gods, No Masters
    • Scion: Wild Hunt
    • Scion: Titans Rising
    • Scion: Demigod Companion
    • 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 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
    • The World Below: The World Below Rulebook
    • Mage: The Ascension: Forgotten and Forbidden Orders
    • Mage: The Ascension: Faces of Magick
    • M20 Victorian Age: Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters
    • M20 Victorian Age: Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick
    • Exalted Essence: Pillars of Creation (Essence Companion)
    • Exalted Essence: Deeds Yet Undone (Adventure Trilogy)
    • Exalted: Sidereals: Charting Fate’s Course
    • Branch Riders (Crowdfunding)
    • Realms of Pugmire: Realms of Pugmire 2e Core Rulebook
    • Realms of Pugmire: Curious Cats of Mau (Crowdfunding)
  • 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
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Record wallpaper
    • M20 Victorian Age: M20VA Jumpstart
    • Exalted Essence: Tomb of Memory Jumpstart
    • Exalted: Essence: Essence Charm Cards
    • Exalted: Exigents: ST Reference Screen
    • Chronicles of Darkness: Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters
    • 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
    • Trinity Continuum: Aether
  • Indexing: Larger rulebooks have a comprehensive index created.
  • At Press: The final product is being sent to printers or being prepped for digital release.
    • Scion: Origin Reprint: Should see press proofs in the next week or so.
    • Scion: God 2e: Errata input and then on to indexing.
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: PoD files uploaded and prepping printer files.
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Quip, Cinematic, Fantastic Settings, and Fiendish Plot Cards: PoD proofs on the way.
    • They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave!: Wallpaper: Going to backers this week.
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: PoD files uploaded and prepping printer files.
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Quip, Cinematic, Twist, and Fiendish Plot Cards: PoD proofs on the way.
    • They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!: Wallpaper: Going to backers this week.
    • Trinity Continuum Core Reprint: Awaiting any prepress correction and printer proofs.
    • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reprint: Getting cover relayout done to specs.
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima
    • Trinity Continuum: Anima: Terra Surge Reference Screen
    • Mage: The Ascension: Lore of the Traditions: Printing.
    • Exalted: Crucible of Legends VTT Tokens
    • Exalted: Many-Faced Strangers (Lunars Companion): PoD proof ordered.
    • Exalted: Exigents: Out of the Ashes: Page XXing
    • Exalted: Essence: Printing.
    • Exalted: Essence Storyteller Screen: At Studio 2.
    • Changeling: The Lost: The Hedge


One response to “Release Roundup: March 2024”

  1. Alex Glemzu Avatar
    Alex Glemzu

    Is the Scion: God Companion going to include more information on apotheosis for the Mythos scions and Dragon heirs?