Remember, Remember, the First of November…[Monday Meeting Notes]

I know, I know…but Guy Fawkes Day is all the way at the end of the week on Friday, Nov 5.

I needed a blog title todays!

Hope everybody had a great Halloween and had fun times and costumes. And lots of candy!

Nov 1, then, always seems like stepping back from the world of the macabre and fantastic.

But it doesn’t have to be. We’re still very busy putting together projects that touch on a very wide variety of worlds both fantastic and macabre!

While we don’t have a crowd-funding project going right now, we do have many projects in all stages of our project schedule that were born in the fiery depths of the Kickstarter campaign forges. Just last week, backers of our KSs received these Backer PDFs for review and to provide them with a chance to send us errata:

  • Tales of Heroes: the Scion Fiction Anthology
  • Dawn: the Trinity Continuum: Aeon Novella
  • V5 Forbidden Religions

With over a dozen more just in the Art Direction to Proofing stages!

But lest folks think that we’re only popping out KS and KS-related projects, we also sent out the Advance PDF for the visionaries who pre-ordered M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick last week. Which will be available to folks who didn’t pre-order this Weds!

That’s all just last week, so expect all of those projects to start showing up with their PoD versions for sale on coming Wednesdays. Which is our “on sale” day and has been for years. Yep, every Wednesday for years and years we have offered folks new and exciting worlds to visit.

Or at least, commemorate with t-shirts and journals from our RedBubble store!

Scion: Demigod art by Farri Lensen

We’re not running any sales right now with our sales partners, I’ve been told sadly by our Operations person, but I hear that we will once again be offering some sort of doggie-discount for Wolfenoote starting on the 16th and the legendary DTRPG Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale starts on the 24th. More on those as they get closer.

Yes, we’re pretty thrilled with the sheer number of amazing projects that are coming through the pipeline, and we expect a bunch to pop out of Editing soon and into Mirthful Mike’s waiting mitts for Layout. We know folks have been waiting for our logjam to clear up, and really appreciate everybody hanging in there.

While we’re working hard on your favorite awaited projects, a whole bunch of other folks around the world are also working hard on more ways for people to enjoy those same projects. We expect to be able to announce very soon solid VTT product news for a variety of game lines in a variety of venues, more news on our sponsorship of the MST3K Gizmoplex and of a finished script for the Scion TV show pitch, and more.

But we have to have those things all set and do the announcements up proper.

They Came From Beyond the Grave! art by Luis Sanz

A few of the non-gamebook things I can underline here because we have already been talking about them, are two vid series and a series of vids. The first, is our own Storypath Showcase series that highlights and explains our Storypath-based gamelines like Scion, Trinity Continuum, They Came From…!, and Dystopia Rising: Evolution. In fact, the next episode of the Showcase for DR:E is this coming Saturday night on our Twitch channel.

And here’s a prior one for TC:Aeon on our Youtube channel:
Storypath Showcase: Trinity Continuum Aeon – Session Two:

Another fantastic series is coming from Devil’s Luck Gaming for Exalted 3rd and Essence called Challenge the Fates starts on November 14th, and you can check out their trailer right here:

As you can tell from the trailer, the Devil’s Luck crew love Exalted and do phenomenal work on characterization, costumes, make-up, and fantastic stories. They are fun to watch as both entertainment and to get a feel for how Exalted 3rd and Essence are as games. Highly recommended!

As for the series of vids, let us start here with a link to the first: a public service ad extolling the wonders of the city of Cascade, the newest, most modern city in North America!

Cascade is the great city that is the setting for Trinity Continuum: Anima, our newest of the core books for the Trinity Continuum. We’ll have more to reveal about the city, and its inhabitants’ favorite virtual entertainment later this week. Keep an eye out!

(But if you want to know more even faster, check out this link to an actual play of TC: Anima with developer Eddy Webb, and writer Dixie Cochran, among others, on the Polyhedron Podcast: )

Totally different thing next:

I was reminded in our Monday Meeting today, and am passing the reminder onto you time-conscious folk, that this Saturday night we also “fall back” from Daylights Savings Time here in the US. So now we can get all confused about time-zones again for our Zoom meetings!

N!WE art by Digital Art Chefs

Finally, Nov 1 is the day after 31 days of Inktober, the artist-driven event where you do an ink drawing every day of the month. I’ve participated the last four years, and it is somewhat relevant because all 124 of those illustrations were of characters and creatures from the Crossroads Continent gameline.

To say that doing a piece of art a day, day in and day out, is grueling, doesn’t quite hit the marathon-like nature of the event. But even with that, Nov 1 is still a weird day without doing a drawring. Bit of a let-down, bit of a relief. If you followed my efforts last month on FB or Twitter – thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed seeing the monsters each day as much as I enjoyed making them.

Because make no mistake, no matter how tough it was to do each piece once a day, it was also a blast to depict these parts of the CRC. Here’s a group shot of some of them:

What can we say, lots of stuff for:

Many Worlds, One Path!



COMING SOON: We’ll be Kickstarting the next core book in the Trinity Continuum: Anima!

Onyx Path Media!

This week: The Terrific Trio talk about Video Games and TTRPGs and whether the twain shall meet?!

As always, this Friday’s Onyx Pathcast will be on Podbean or your favorite podcast venue!

For anyone new to our media section, you can find us running and playing games over on every day of the week! Plus, if you’d like your games hosted there, just get in touch with Matthew Dawkins using the contact link on

Please check out our attached media schedule for the impressive number of 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!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Challenge the Fates is a new Exalted: Essence actual play run by the fine folks at Devil’s Luck Gaming! It starts on November 14th, so for now, please check out their trailer right here:

PLUS! We would love it if you checked out the first of our Trinity Continuum: Anima teaser videos: CASCADE

Come take a look at our YouTube channel,, where you can find a whole load of videos of actual plays, dissections of our games, and more. Please subscribe and click the bell icon if you want to be notified whenever new news videos and uploads come online! Please check the following videos out:

Polyhedron Podcast Actual Play – Episode One:

(You can also find the Polyhedron Podcast’s Anima actual play right here, in audio form:

Storypath Showcase: Trinity Continuum Aeon – Session Two:

Trinity Continuum Aberrant – The Entelechy Archive: Session Four:

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Sins of Shelzar S2E3:

Scarred Lands – Dead Man’s Rust – Sins of Shelzar S2E4:

MayDay Roleplay is a fantastic channel running an excellent Orpheus roleplaying game using the rules from Wraith 20 and I do believe incorporating some of our material from Ghost Hunters! Please give their Twitch channel a follow here:

And you can find their first two episodes right here:

Simulacra TV‘s amazingAberrant actual play – Atomic Youth – continues! This is a fantastic actual play and really worth checking out. Here’s their latest excellent episode: 

Aberrant: Atomic Youth episodes premiere Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on

ExalTwitch: Academy Season Two follows three young Dragon-Bloods in the aftermath of their school’s destruction. The House of Bells’ fall was blamed on Anathema corrupting the student body, but Oresta, Pyres, and Gale Whispered must clear their names and seek out those actually responsible before the Realm collapses.

Watch ExalTwitch: Academy live every Sunday at 18:00 ET on

And here are the latest episodes of the new season for you! If you’ve missed any, the videos in their back catalogue are easy to find. All you have to do is subscribe.







Electronic Gaming!

As we find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is live! The dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is awesome! (Seriously, you need to roll 100 dice for Exalted? This app has you covered.)

Virtual Tabletop!

Jump into the Trinity Continuum with 3 NEW Astral Jumpstarts!

The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future. Explore parts of the Trinity Continuum timeline with these three Jumpstarts fully enabled for play on Astral TableTop. Each Jumpstart includes ready-to-play characters and all the rules you need to embark on your Astral adventure.

A Quantum Leap (A Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart)

A group of cultists is playing with matter altering explosives beyond their control. Join forces with 3-5 players to track down and stop them before the universe as we know it is changed forever. 

The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow (A Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Jumpstart)

Bring the superhero action to your table with all the rules you need to assume the roles of Teen Tomorrow and jump right into play! This adventure is designed for 3-6 players.

Quantum Entanglement (A Trinity Continuum: Aeon Jumpstart)

The Stars Await! – Launch yourself onto the galactic stage with this high-flying, interstellar romp. Includes everything you need to run this adventure for 3-5 players. 

Also on Astral TableTop is the Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb for Realms of Pugmire!

Play Now on Astral TableTop!

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb module comes with all the maps and encounters, ready to play, along with pre-generated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to the platform or entirely new to virtual tabletops (VTT).

Create a free account first, then the Quickstarts will be available on the Home page. If you are getting this via DTRPG, after checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral.

Also on Astral TableTop, we have two free projects: Scion 2E: A Light Extinguished and Scarred Lands: Gauntlet of Spiragos and this Dagger of Spiragos module for sale:–Astral-VTT

Astral TableTop is the easiest way to play any tabletop RPG online, free. Astral already supports popular systems like D&D and Pathfinder, and Astral can support virtually any tabletop roleplaying game. Get started quickly with built-in support for most popular game systems. Whether you’re brand new to TTRPGs or a veteran tabletop gamer, Astral‘s ease-of-use and built in automation is designed to streamline gameplay.

How to guides and FAQ:

Here is the main filter for all of our current VTT content on DTRPG:

A few highlights of our platform agnostic content:

On 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).

If you enjoy these or any other of our books, please help us by writing reviews on the site of the sales venue from which you bought it. Reviews really, really help us get folks interested in our amazing fiction!

Our selection includes these latest fiction books:

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!

You can pick up the traditionally printed Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau main books, screens, and the official dice through our friends there!

Now, we’ve added Chronicles of Darkness books such as Changeling: The Lost Second Edition products to Studio2‘s store! See them here:

Scion 2e books and other products are available now at Studio2:

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

And you can order Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, Cavaliers of Mars, and Changeling: The Lost 2e at the same link! And now Scion Origin and Scion Hero and Trinity Continuum Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are available to order!

As always, you can find Onyx Path’s titles at!

On Sale This Week!

This Wednesday the Advance PDF for M20 Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick takes a private jet over to DTRPG!

Spend it while you’ve got it.

This Mage 20th Anniversary Edition sourcebook expands on the mystique of the elite with an exploration of how the real movers and shakers operate when you throw magick into their world as well.

The Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick contains:

An examination of money and mage society, exploring what it means to have magick and wealth at your fingertips.

Money Magic: viewing the technocratic concepts of Hypereconomics and the Primal Utility Sphere through a non-technocracy POV. Includes new money-based magickal effects.

Movers and Shakers: Organizations, private clubs, elite locations, and the sample characters you might meet in such places.

High-Ticket Items: A collection of the best talismans, instruments, devices, and wonders money can buy (or can buy you access to), plus costly enhancements for sanctums, laboratories, chantries, etc.


Because dates for physical conventions are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we don’t yet have a list of upcoming physical conventions. Instead, keep an eye out here for more virtual conventions we’re going to be involved with!

And now, the new project status updates!

Development Status from 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.)

  • Exalted Essay Collection (Exalted)
  • Terat Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks in the Deep Jumpstart (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Adventure! Addendum (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Tasty Bit: Polyphemus (Trinity Continuum)
  • W20 Howls of Apocalypse Scenario Book (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)


  • Dragon-Blooded Novella #2 (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Tome of the Pentacle (Mage: the Awakening 2e)
  • Scion: God (Scion 2e)
  • With Great Power (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Scion: Dragon Companion (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • W20 Icons of Rage (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)

Second Draft

  • No Gods, No Masters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • The Hedge (Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Whispers From Darkness (was Masks of the Mythos Companion) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon Jumpstart (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Tasty Bit: They Came From the Bermuda Triangle!
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion (Realms of Pugmire)


  • Contagion Chronicle: Global Outbreaks (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Wild Hunt (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters (M20 Victorian)
  • Weird Wonders and Revolutionary Magick (M20 Victorian)

Manuscript Approval

  • Trinity Continuum: Aether core book (Trinity Continuum: Aether)

Post-Approval Development

  • Exigents (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Adversaries of the Righteous (Exalted 3rd Edition)


  • Lunars Novella (Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • The Book of Lasting Death (Mummy: The Curse 2e)
  • Dead Man’s Rust (Scarred Lands)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CtL2e Novella Collection: Hollow Courts (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • Dystopia Rising: Evolution Fiction Anthology (Dystopia Rising: Evolution)
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore)
  • TC: Aeon Novella: Meridian (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Exalted Essence Edition (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Crucible of Legends (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Proteus Nova Compendium (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From [Classified]! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery (was Terra Incognita) (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Vigil Watch: The Kelder Mountains (Scarred Lands)
  • The Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook (WoD 20th)
  • Once and Future (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Apocalyptic Record (Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions (Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Many-Faced Strangers – Lunars Companion (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Panopticon Novella (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Kith and Kin (Changeling: The Lost 2e)
  • They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave! core book (They Came From…!)
  • TC: Adventure! Jumpstart (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • Tasty Bit: New Team (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)

Post-Editing Development

  • Masks of the Mythos (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Demigod (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Dragon (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • Squeaks In The Deep (Realms of Pugmire)
  • Novas Worldwide (Trinity Continuum: Aberrant)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Saints and Monsters (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Trinity Continuum Core)
  • Prometheus Unbound (was Psi Orders) (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart w/RMCs (WoD 20th)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • Contagion Chronicle Ready-Made Characters (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Across the Eight Directions (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! core (Trinity Continuum: Adventure!)
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart (They Came From…!)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (They Came From…!)
  • Mission Statements (Trinity Continuum: Aeon)
  • Tales of Depravity! (They Came From…!)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • They Came From [Classified]! (They Came From…!)


  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (They Came From…!)

Art Direction from Mike Chaney!

In Art Direction

  • Scion: Dragon – Getting Gong on board for the Flights.
  • Masks of the Mythos
  • TC: Adventure! (KS)
  • M20 Victorian (KS)
  • Dead Man’s Rust – Sending over to Maria to AD.
  • Exalted Essence – Art buy figured.
  • TC Mission Statements
  • Squeaks In The Deep
  • Realms of Magic and Mystery – Rolling along.
  • TC: Anima (KS) – Working on KS assets/logo.
  • TC: Assassin
  • Legendlore: Legacies of the Earth
  • Novas Worldwide
  • W20 Apocalyptic Record (KS)
  • Mage20 Lore of the Traditions – KS art AD’d
  • TCFBtG! Monsters From the Crypt
  • TCFGtG! Heroes in a World of Horror – Sketches in.
  • They Came From [CLASSIFIED]! and They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave
  • Kith and Kin

In Layout

  • Scion: Demigod
  • Squeaks in the Deep Screen
  • Squeaks in the Deep
  • TC Prometheus Unbound
  • TGFBtG! Screen
  • HtV 2e Screen
  • Legendlore Screen
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart and RMCs
  • Paranormalists Handbook
  • Saints and Monsters


  • Hunter: The Vigil 2e – PgXXing.
  • Spiragos Collected Adventures
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! – To Indexing.
  • TC: Aberrant Storypath Nexus materials
  • They Came From Camp Murder Lake! – Adding Twist Cards.
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! Jumpstart
  • TC Aberrant N!WE
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Jumpstart
  • Hundred Devils Night Parade – Advance PDF errata.
  • M20 Technocracy Dossier/Companion
  • Aberrant VTT

At Press

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded – Deluxe getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e – Getting ready for press.
  • Mummy 2e Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Deviant – Press proofs back to printer.
  • Deviant Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • Technocracy Reloaded Screen – Files sent to printer.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters – Trad printed book files going to printer.
  • WoD Ghost Hunters Screen – Prepping for printer.
  • M20 Rich Bastards Guide – Advance PDF on sale this week on DTRPG.
  • Legendlore – Press files being prepped. PoD proof coming.
  • TC Aeon Novella: Dawn – Backer PDF errata ending.
  • V5 Forbidden Religions – Backer PDF errata.
  • M20 Technocracy Jumpstart – PoD files uploaded.
  • Tales of Heroes: Scion Fiction Anthology – Backer PDF errata.

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

News relevant to a bunch of you: today is the 22nd anniversary of the release of Hunter: The Reckoning. That’s really quite a while ago, folks! Wow- the ol’ orange flames, our most totally subtle cover! Somewhat fittingly, today is All Saints Day, and Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration.

16 thoughts on “Remember, Remember, the First of November…[Monday Meeting Notes]”

  1. Have had Rich Bastards Guide prepaid for some time, looking forward to it, but today is Thursday and drive thru does not list it anywhere atm. I guess there is some issue?

    • I really don’t. People will be able to back the Anima KS and receive the text as it exists by the time the KS is over, but Assassins is going to go right to Advance PDF, so timing-wise those two only look close together. Aether is only at a stage I reviewing the text, so later than both of the other two.

  2. I’m tremendously excited about Anima, Assassin, and Aether! I’ll eagerly support Onyx Path along whatever funding / distribution ends up working for each of them – the OP crew are good people making awesome things and I want to thank you all for it. Especially for Aether. When it was announced it felt almost like it was tailor made just for me. Looking forward to everything Trinity!

  3. I have thoroughly enjoyed how each of the books that you guys have put out for the Trinity line have included things that are usable for any game. For example, the Tasty Bits for Pets allows for the mechanics of how you can have…well..a pet. Even though the book was made in regards to Aeon, you could still use it for Aberrant to make Krypto or even use it to make a companion for your Core detective. Les Fantomes gives great tips on how to handle heists. Adventure! is set to give Field Conditions and some interesting additions to Crafting. Aberrant gave us Scale and also gave us goliath rules. I cannot wait to see what tweaks Anima gives us to use for our other Trinity games.

    • Thanks! That sort of usability is exactly what we are trying to provide with the Trinity Continuum, as well as giving folks a reasonable way to explain how their Continuum isn’t exactly the same as someone else’s but they are canonically both correct! So mix ‘n’ match at will!


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