While I was gone, it looks like the Onyx Path gang successfully started the Halloween Month of Nightmares special treats! We’ve had a lot of fun pulling excerpts from our various Onyx Path books from the last several years, and hope you’re enjoying all the different projects that we’re choosing. I thought that the above full page piece of art from V20 Ghouls had the right feel for the holiday, so I included it today.
Are there any projects you didn’t know about that the excerpts got you interested in trying out or recommending to friends? What about the fiction excerpts? Those are often the best because you get a feel for the writing style as well as the information. Anything we’ve posted so far been particularly captivating?
Let me know here in the comments if you get a chance, as we’re really interested in seeing if these daily doses of darkness are letting folks in on projects they might have missed!
If you haven’t noticed: I have returned from Rome. Well, Milan actually. It might have been Marc Antony who returned from Rome, actually. After the last few weeks, things are blurry.
A more in-depth look at my time at Ovino X con in Milan can be found here: https://theonyxpath.com/ovino-x-and-cards-cards-cards but suffice it to say that during the proceedings I got to show a few folks some of the Onyx Path brochures and we left a big batch of them at the venue, which did have RPGs as a draw as well as card games. I also got to meet with Alessandro, who sometimes comments on this blog, and he was just super to chat with. And, besides wearing a Pugmire t-shirt one day, I also sketched this on a MtG playmat when asked to draw something from my latest project:
Today, we talked about how many projects moved on apace while I was gone as well, and Mirthful Mike has the V20 Lore of the Clans backer PDF almost ready to go out, with several other projects very close to completion. Fast Eddy lived up to his nickname and moved both Pugmire’s Early Access Materials and V20 Lore of the Bloodlines forward, as well. He has also been compiling data and comments on VtM 4th Edition, and we talked today about several of the thoughts on Humanity folks added during the blog discussion.
I noted to Eddy a few comments from the V20 Lore of the Clans survey, as I gathered up the backers’ credits names for Mirthful Mike, that indicated a concern that Vampire 4th Edition would obliterate the V20 books we’re still creating. By and large, we think that will come down to your individual table. With V20 written as taking place in a time frame without Gehenna having occurred, and V4th being after some sort of Gehenna event did happen, we’re thinking that V20 elements can easily be pulled into a V4th Chronicle if the Storyteller wants to include them. Just like any 1st, 2nd, or Revised parts of the setting.
If all goes according to plan, we should go live with the W20 Shattered Dreams Kickstarter at 12 noon Eastern US time on Tuesday, October 20th. Hope you’ll join us if you’re a W20 or Changing Breeds fan, as these chapters detail the main causes, battles, and aftermaths of the War of Rage and similar conflicts through Garou history.
Since I’m still fighting off some sort of combination of con and airline crud, I’m calling this blog for today. Talk to you all very soon!
We’ve started doing special blogs every day this month to celebrate October as the Month of Nightmares. Look for more snippets from various projects and notes from the developers on why they bits are their favorites and what went into them, as well as special sales. These will happen all October leading up to Halloween – because you know that’s our favorite holiday!
Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition PDF & Standard and Premium PoD physical book editions are NOW AVAILABLE on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149562/Mage-the-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-Edition
Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages is NOW available in PDF and PoD versions at DriveThruRPG.com! This massive full color tome is part of the V20 line but does not require V20 to play and enjoy.
The Pugmire Pamphlet we had available at Gen Con is now ready for PDF download. Read about the world of Pugmire from the enthusiastic and optimistic pen of Princess Yosha Pug, as well as notes from the gruff and worldly hunter Pan Daschund: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/153518/Pugmire-Gen-Con-Brochure
There are also six Pugmire posters available as free PDFs or $.99 physical posters, suitable for framing:
- Spike Mutt: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150845/Spike-Mutt-Pugmire-Poster-6
- Pan Dachshund: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150844/Pan-Dachshund-Pugmire-Poster-5
- Jack Rat-Terrier: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150944/Jack-RatTerrier-Pugmire-Poster-4
- Sgt. Leo Bulldog: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150843/Sgt-Leo-Bulldog-Pugmire-Poster-3
- Princess Yosha Pug: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149750/Princess-Yosha-Pug-Pugmire-Poster-2
- Sister Picassa Collie: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/148516/Sister-Picassa-Collie-Pugmire-Poster-1
Start spreading the Code of Man!
Dread Names, Red List for V20 is available! This collection of the most dangerous Kindred ever called Anathema is available in both PDF and hardcover PoD versions: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150381/V20-Dread-Names-Red-List
We’re finalizing plans for a big Onyx Path presence at Midwinter Con again this year this January in Milwaukee. Big blurb when that is all worked out. In the meantime, check out the show here: http://www.midwintergamingconvention.com/
Rich will be walking the floor at Illux Con in Allentown PA next week to talk with artists.
And now, the new project status updates!
First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)
- M20 Book of Secrets (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
- Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
- CtL anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
- Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
- Cavaliers of Mars
- Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
- Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes (Beast: the Primordial)
- Mummy Fiction Anthology (Mummy: the Curse)
- Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
- Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
- Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)- In Open Development
- WtA Kinfolk (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
- V20 Ready Made Characters (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
- Beast Fiction Anthology (Beast: the Primordial)
- Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
- Secrets of the Covenants (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
- The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
- Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
- Beast Ready Made Characters (Beast: the Primordial)
- Dark Eras Companion (nWod Dark Eras)
- WtF The Pack (Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd Edition)
- StoryPath System Rules (Base rules set for Scion and the Trinity Continuum)
- Scarred Lands Player’s Guide: Ghelspad (Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
- W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
- nWoD Hurt Locker (World of Darkness 2nd Edition)
- M20 Anthology (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
- Dark Eras Expansions (nWod Dark Eras)
- VtM Lore of the Bloodlines (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
- V20 Ghouls (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
- V20 Black Hand: Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
- W20 Shattered Dreams (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
- Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition, featuring the Firestorm Chronicle (Promethean: the Created)
- W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
- Pugmire Early Access
- Cursed Necropolis: Rio (Mummy: the Curse)
- Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition, featuring the Fallen World Chronicle (Mage: the Awakening)
ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:
In Art Direction
- V20 Ghouls – Awaiting text.
- W20 Shattered Dreams – Art is all in.
- Mage: the Awakening Second – Art in progress.
- Promethean: the Created Second – Contracted.
- Lore of the Clans – Got comments back from Eddy and page xxs… so I’ll be wrapping that up this week.
- Dreams of Avarice – working.
- Beast: The Primordial – Doing page xxs… there are a lot of those to fill in.
- Demon STG – Starting on that once I get NWoD 2 into 2nd proof. Should be quick.
- Guide to the Black Hand – Should start on the layout end of this week… maybe beginning of next week.
- NWoD 2 – Doing up all the first round corrections and getting that back into proofing.
- M20 How Do You Do That ?!? – Phil compiling 2nd proof notes.
- Ex 3 Anthology – Awaiting updated text file.
- Ex 3 core book – From RichT: Maria still inputting revised Pg XXs after we discovered a page number shift in the book mid-way through due to Maria actually reducing the page count by two pages. Once she’s done we send to CCP for approval of changes- one of their required changes was having all the Pg XXs filled in before they’d give final approval, which is why we’ve been fixated on the XXs. After their OK, backer PDFs will be sent out. Holden also mentioned that his OCD has slowed down his end of things as he has had to restart the process repeatedly to confirm his already assigned XX page numbers.
- V20DA – Cover samples are good… so those should cranking along now.
- M20 – Deluxe files for both interior and two covers at printer.
Special- projects on hold in the art and production area until an external factor is resolved
- Dark Eras – Expanded text from the KS has to get through the dev stages above.
- Wraith 20 – Can’t go further until art notes come in.
- Pentex Employee Indoctrination Manual – Some added and amended text needs to come in.
TODAY’S REASON TO DRINK: The stop and start bucking bronco of a ride back to PA from JFK airport during rush hour.