Running up that hill! Running through the Gates!

Or something like that.

The point is: we funded At The Gates on Backerkit Crowdfunding in less than a day, and here we are juuuust not quite a week out with over 777 backers! Four Stretch goals achieved!

Thanks to everyone who pledged so far – you’re getting us up a metaphorical hill by backing and letting other people know about the campaign! You are letting other people know, right? Please do, as the hardest part of that hill is getting the word out to folks who would be interested if only they knew about it. Even letting one other person in on this wild new game is a huge help!

And with that urging, let me step back so you can hear from At The Gates creator Danielle Lauzon about this last week:

We’re not even a full week in and we’ve funded, hit four stretch goals, and hit over 750 backers. To say that I’m overwhelmed by this response is an understatement. Every time I think the campaign has slowed down, another bunch of people seem to find it and join in. I’m so thrilled that we’re hitting these stretch goals, because I came up with so much fun stuff to unlock for y’all. I know a lot of you really like more content, and I’ve got so much additional content I want to add, from fleshing out the companion book to making an adventure book.

We’ve also got some additional add-on unlocks that I think people will really enjoy. If you’re a “get all the things” kind of person, I’m so stoked for you to see what we have coming up. I know some people have asked about At the Gates specific dice, and if we somehow manage to go through all the stretch goals I’ve come up with (which if we do, I’ll be floored, BTW), then I just might be able to convince Rich to let us do some sharp resin dice. But that’s a gate we’ll stand at when we get there.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has pledged to make this campaign successful. Every one of you are my heroes.

Danielle is out there doing all sorts of interviews explaining just what At The Gates is all about, and here she is in an interview on the Bonus Experience show hosted by Monica Speca (well known to Exalted and Exalted Essence fans):

Plus, this coming Friday Danielle leads the Onyx Pathcast team of Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew through their first adventure in At The Gates, using the characters they made in last Friday’s episode!

No Gods, No Masters art by Skan Srisuwan

What Is This Strange New World Inside This Gate?

Why, it’s a brand spankin’ new Onyx Path website!

In case you missed it – because I know y’all jump right into our merely magnificent Monday Meeting Notes blog each week – over the weekend we unveiled our new website! Now please bear in mind, that just like with our other projects, we’ve revealed it as we’re upgrading, so it is indeed a Work In Progress.

And it has been a Work In Progress going as far back as right after Ian was able to figure out what needed to doing on the software end of things late last year. (Although we have discussed a website redesign as an idea for years). Once that stuff was updated, the door was opened to a site redesign.

Or even “the GATE was opened”!

We definitely wanted our overall look freshened up – not hard to understand after over a decade of the same format! But even more importantly, there are just so many back-end improvements making the site far more secure and easier to update. So when we do want to swap out graphics, add and/or highlight a new gameline (or drop a gameline!), it’ll just be a matter of accessing that part behind the scenes and making a much simpler to accomplish change.

So, again, the site design is a Work in Progress. We’re tweaking it behind the scenes even as I speak. In fact, part of today’s Monday Meeting was reviewing and noting possible changes. G’head and check it out – you can even send us a note or two if you experience a problem. Same thing goes for this very blog, as that’s a new format I’m working through right now. Mistakes will be made! Thanks!

Trinity Continuum Players Guide art by Ivan Vegar

Just a note from our meeting to let everybody know that there’s a Bundle of Holding running right now featuring They Came From Beneath the Sea! books – the uproarious TTRPG set in a world comprised of 1950s – 60s monster invasion themes and tropes, specifically those that come from, uh, beneath the sea. Matthew noted today that one of his local gaming groups almost got kicked out of where they were playing because all their laughter freaked out the Magic players! Here’s a link:

No Gods, No Masters art by T-Rex Studios

Following up on new opportunities for Community Content creators, here’s Travis with the lowdown on a TC: Assassins project that provides a jumping off point for any other Community Content folks who want to use it to create and sell their own projects on the Storypath Nexus:

Last Wednesday we released our first free preview of Bloody Boroughs, a Storypath Nexus supplement for Trinity Continuum: Assassins set in New York City! This supplement supplies players and Storyguides an overview of the Big Apple within the world of Shadow, creating a jumping off point for stories taking place within the city. While this supplement is neither exhaustive nor the final authority on The City That Never Sleeps, it provides a launch pad for new ideas and stories while illustrating an example of how to bring any city into Shadow.

We’ll be releasing a second free preview on Wednesday, and an advance PDF the following week! Bloody Boroughs was written by Corbin Bogert, Joshua Heath, Melody Haren Anderson, Simon Kaye, Zachery Naldrett, and developed by Travis Legge. It expands Assassins by adding new minor societies and provides hooks and resources for Assassins games in New York City useful to Storyguides and creators on the Storypath Nexus. The book also uses an updated Community Content template for Assassins which will be released soon!

We’re still hard at work pulling together the many games and panels that will be offered for your enjoyment at this year’s OPP Virtual Con! Towards that, I’ve added a new sched showing the programming being offered on a Twitch channel besides our own, b’low in the Conventions section of The Blurbs!

Speaking of b’low, I’m b’lowing my nose a lot right now as the allergies seem to have kicked in. Yuck! So I’m gonna sign off for now, as I know you don’t come here to hear about that! You’re here to find out more about our:

Many Worlds, One Path!



At The Gates!

Here’s the link to take you through the gate!

And let’s not forget this awesome Ashcan:

Check it out on DTRPG!

Onyx Path Media!

This week: Danielle runs the whole Pathcast crew through the first part of an At the Gates adventure!

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!


We’re continuing with our many Curseborne character creation videos to give you some exciting insight into the characters you can play in this upcoming game. Keep your eyes open for more via our friends at the Old Ways Podcast, Queen’s Court Games, and Rolling Nomads, but for the time being enjoy these ones from Dork Tales and FiendishFoundation and:

The Onyx Path News goes out every Monday but this Monday was slightly different! Our usual host Matthew has been having terrible connection issues, so Travis Legge hosted instead. Catch up on everything right here:

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 Sale 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).

On Sale This Week!

Perhaps the most unique and unusual of the Exalted now arrive in Exigents, for Exalted 3rd Edition! PDF and physical book PoD versions! On sale this Weds on DTRPG!


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 May 31st – June 2nd:

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. See the schedules below!

Game Night With Onyx Path Publishing at StartPlaying will be the last Friday of each month! Come play some of our games that night! (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 April’s full list report here:


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


Realms of Pugmire – Rumble in Riverwall

  • Eddy: The first of our stretch goal adventures, and…

Realms of Pugmire – The Ghost Town

  • Eddy: … the second of our stretch goal adventures! Both have been lovingly redlined by Travis and are back to the writers!


Scion – Rock Gods and Side Quests

  • Matthew: We’ll be experimenting with layout on this one to make for a very interesting book!

The World Below – Underworld Adventures

  • Matthew: I’ve now added lots of random encounter, event, and phenomena tables to this manuscript to give it that old school touch I love.


In Art Direction

  • Ex Essence Pillars of Creation – Sending over to Maria this week.
  • M20 Faces of Magick – Gonna get the rest of the portraits.
  • M20 Victorian Bizarre Tales and Unusual Characters – Sending the rest to Leblanc.
  • SCION Titans Rising – Proceeding.
  • SCION Mythic Shards – BK art buy proceeding.
  • SCION Path to Apotheosis – Finals should be in end of the week.
  • TC Player’s Guide – Finals rolling in.
  • TC With Great Power – Reviewing stuff….
  • At The Gates (BK) – Live and funded. 
  • Branch Riders (KS) – Tweaks and corrections.

In Layout

  • Ex Essence Charm Cards – Dixie working on it.
  • Ex 3 Exigents Screenworkin on it.
  • CofD Contagion Chronicles RMCs – Working on it.
  • Squeaks in the Deep Companion 
  • Scion No Gods, No Masters


  • Ex Essence Jumpstart 
  • Ex3 Sidereals


  • TC Aether – Index in.
  • Scion God 

At Press

  • Reprints:
  • Scion Origin – Looking at proofs.
  • TC Core – Looking at proofs.
  • TC Aeon – Printer files uploaded.
  • Exalted Essence – Getting on the boat.
  • Ex Essence Screen – At Studio 2.
  • TC Anima Terra Surge Screen – Sending info to screen printer for quotes.
  • TC Anima – Pinging printer about cover specs again.
  • M20 Lore of the Traditions – Getting on the boat.
  • They Came From the Cyclops Cave!
  • They Came From CLASSIFIED!
  • They Came From the Cyclops’s Cave Screen – Sending info to screen printer for quotes.
  • They Came From CLASSIFIED Screen – Sending info to screen printer for quotes.
  • M20 Victorian Jumpstart – Out to backers. Errata closes Friday.
  • Deviant Clade Companion – Out to backers. Errata closes Friday.
  • Ex 3 Exigents PDF and PoD versions on sale at DTRPG this Weds!

Today’s Reason to Celebrate!

Today in 2020 we published the first Dark Eras book for Chronicles of Darkness, greatly expanding the options for time periods to play in, or set up modern day chronicles with, and tomorrow is the 11 year anniversary of Werewolf20 on May 14 2013! Awooooooo!

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  1. OK, gang. Went through and changed the fonts by hand. we’re still exploring this new set-up’s functions – including default fonts – so hopefully by next week we can knock this into looking as we intend.

    Hope everything reads easier for you now!

  2. Trying not to step on any toes, or steal the thunder of announcements that may or may not be pending at OPVC, but I noticed when the con schedule was first posted, lo these many weeks ago, that one of OPP’s partner games was getting a panel, and I further noticed when the website design went live o’Monday that that game now had its own section, separate from the partner games.

    “Hardly conclusive evidence, I know, but then all evidence is circumstantial.”
    — the man in the shack

    • On whom? Can’t really speak for the artists, who may or may not be fans of either, but you’re the first to reference them in my discussions about the art.

        • That aspect was part of the setting since Danielle and I first talked about it; I don’t recall her using either of them as examples. But there certainly have been plenty of JRPGs and media with those characteristics, so Did those influence something else that influenced Danielle, or did the same earlier influences influence Danielle and Faunus and RWBY? You should pop on at the Onyx Path Virtual Con in less than a month and ask her while she’s on a panel!


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