To the Stars! And Back to the Ground. [Monday Meeting Notes]

Trinity Continuum: Aeon art by Marco Mazzoni



Yes, we have zoomed to the stars! The Trinity Continuum: Aeon Kickstarter has funded and six days in we’re actually over 200% funded and we have over 1200 backers!

It is so thrilling to read the response from not only our old Trinity fans, thanks to every one of you for keeping the love alive, but amazingly, we’re seeing tons of backers who are new to Trinity jumping into the KS! Which makes me really glad that Jammin’ James Bell, our Kickstarter Manager, has included a large selection of Trinity first edition PDFs so that new folks can get a taste of all the 1e magic. And that PDF set is growing bigger with Stretch Goal rewards that add more Trinity 1e PDFs.

Yes, a third of our Stretch Goals are for the PDF lovers and newcomers to Trinity. This does not in any way take away from the remaining two thirds of our SGs that add more stuff to our backers’ rewards. You see, Jammin’ James has arranged the SGs so that the added PDFs are at goal amounts that are designed to pop up as a fun thing folks can get between the SG amounts that we have to carefully set.

In other words, if we dropped the added PDF goals, the remaining two thirds of the SGs would not change their funding amounts one bit. It would just seem to take longer to reach them because there wouldn’t be one of the PDF SGs to hit. We do this because we have data that shows that folks tune out of Kickstarters that have long waits between the Stretch Goals. At the end of the day we want folks enjoying this KS and feeling excited that it is going along well, and shorter SGs make that happen better than longer ones.



Wraith 20 art by Larry MacDougall



Remember, like I’ve said a lot over the years here and on KS updates, most of our Stretch Goal amounts aren’t extra money to be thrown at a new section in the AEon AExpansion. Most of the, say, five thousand dollars we need to achieve that goal is from pledges by people who are pledging for physical books. Which is as it should be since getting those traditionally printed physical books printed and in stores is the stated goal of the KS.

But, that means that all those pledge amounts have to subtract out the KS fee and the cost of creating and shipping those physical books. So we are choosing to take the rest, which is a small percentage, and plow that money back into a new cool creation like the new section for the AEon AExpansion. There’s not a lot of “free money” floating around, and, in fact, our data also shows that very few folks will up their pledges just to get to a new Stretch Goal.

Once in a while, particularly for like that last Stretch Goal right at the end of a KS campaign that everybody is afraid won’t be funded, then we see backers adding in a bit without needing an Add-on or whatever as a thing they are justifying adding to their pledge for.



C20 Freeholds art by Jeff Laubenstein




So what I’m saying is, Stretch Goals are for fun and to keep folks engaged with the Kickstarter. They cost us, but we arrange them so that their costs are covered even if that makes for larger goal targets. We do it because we want folks feeling special and enjoying their time spent with our KSs.

This is one of those bits of info I even hesitate to share here in the Monday Meeting Notes blog, but even though it is sad, I think it is important that you folks are aware of these sorts of things.

Last week, long, long time illustrator for White Wolf and Onyx Path, William O’Connor, passed away suddenly at 47.

I started hiring Bill, or WoC as we called him internally, to do illustrations for the Ars Magica line as things were getting big with Vampire 1st Edition. His professionalism and good nature made it easy to hire him again and again, and his willingness to try new subject matter meant that as WW added new game lines, he could be relied on to create unique and gorgeous illustrations to match those games.

For VtM, we got into a visual motif of “put the vampire on a high thing” which you can see here with some examples:

We also added that whole motif into other game lines:

When we needed card art, Bill was there, when I wanted to do a tryptic to open each Book of V20, Bill was there. I even talked him into doing behind the scenes blogs for that tryptic, and while he was terrified as to what the fans would say, he was game and the whole exchange between him and the community was fantastic for WW and V20, and I think a lot was learned on both sides.

Most of all, and you can see this in the many testimonials to him online, Bill was a friendly talented guy who loved to share what he knew. He was always learning and then teaching what he learned, as a voice in the TTRPG artistic community, as an art teacher, and as a father to his two little girls. He was an artist who was also someone I called friend, and he will be missed.

Last, but in no way the least, I want to let you all know that Rollickin’ Rose Bailey has decided to leave Onyx Path to pursue some pretty great opportunities. I’m sad to lose her as a full-time part of our Onyx Path crew, as she has done so much to help build Onyx these last years all the while keeping an eagle-eye on the quality of our projects, but am happy that she is heading to new amazing adventures.

The sheer depth of her effect on our projects is staggering; everything from her original concepts for Demon, how she pushed forward the overall tone and quality of the 2nd Editions for Chronicles of Darkness, and her absolutely integral work supporting our other devs. I don’t think we would have been able to ramp up our EX3 schedule with our new devs without her providing attention and guidance.

We will definitely miss our Rose. (Even though we’ll all be working on Cavaliers of Mars with her still, and I have a small inkling that her writing will still appear in various Onyx Path books.)

If you want to keep up on her latest projects and throw a little support her way, here is Rose’s Patreon link:

But, fear not True Believers!



Wraith 20 art by John Cobb




Dynamic Dixie Cochran has joined us as a full-time freelancer and will be working with our developers for the Chronicles of Darkness and Exalted 3rd game lines, as well as hiring and communicating with our editors. As an editor herself, she has more than a few ideas as to the care of these unsung heroes of publishing.

If you’ve visited our booth at just about any of the conventions we’ve gone to this past year, you’ve probably met the powerhouse that is Dixie. In fact, she probably convinced you to buy a book or three, as well.

One of the developers Dynamic Dixie will be working with is Meghan Fitzgerald, who is going to bring the Changeling: The Lost 2nd main book to fruition. We had already intended that Meghan would then develop the CtL2 line after helping out on the main book with Rose, so we’re just swapping around the focus on who does what. Both Dixie and Rose herself will be backing up Meghan as she finishes up the big book and rolls into the Stretch Goals.

Lots happening here at Onyx Path, and we’re always looking at the best and better ways of creating:

Many Worlds, One Path!





The Trinity Continuum Kickstarter went live January 30 and with almost a week in, we have pledges at 200% of our funding goal, over 1200 backers, and we’ve gone through six Stretch Goals including VARGs and Aberrants and their cults that will be added to the AEon AExpansion, and a scenario called “Caper, Incorporated” has been added to the In Media Res scenario collection PDF for the Trinity Continuum Core.

Trinity Continuum: Aeon, is our reboot of the classic Trinity (Aeon) game, and Trinity Continuum: Core is the core book that all of our Trinity Continuum game lines will spin off from. Both books will be a part of this Kickstarter and backers have already received the first two quarters of the Trinity Continuum: Core text, with more to come. James Bell, our Kickstarter Manager, has been keeping this KS hopping, so we hope you’ll check it out!

Our next Kickstarter is slated to be EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded.




As we try and find ways to enable our community to more easily play our games, the Onyx Dice Rolling App is now live! Our dev team has been doing updates since we launched based on the excellent use-case comments by our community, and this thing is both rolling and rocking!

Today the devs are adding a whole bunch of new game lines’ dice and rolling bg’s, so be sure to update your app!

There’s been tweaks to all elements of the UI, you can now preview every die type in the store, and you can use multiple die types per roll! Here are the links for the Apple and Android versions:

Three different screenshots, above.

(The Solar Anima special Dice)




We’re delighted to announce the opening of our ebook stores 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). Our initial selection includes these fiction anthologies:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Endless Ages Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Rites of Renown: When Will You Rage II (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Ascension: Truth Beyond Paradox (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Curse of the Blue Nile (Kindle, Nook)
  • Beast: The Primordial: The Primordial Feast Anthology (Kindle, Nook)


And here are six more fiction books:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Of Predators and Prey: The Hunters Hunted II Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: The Poison Tree (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds (Kindle, Nook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: The Strix Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Idigam Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mage: The Awakening: The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)


Andand six more more:

  • Vampire: The Masquerade: The Beast Within Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: W20 Cookbook (Kindle, Nook)
  • Exalted: Tales from the Age of Sorrows (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Tales of the Dark Eras (Kindle, Nook)
  • Promethean: The Created: The Firestorm Chronicle Anthology (Kindle, Nook)
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: Interface (Kindle, Nook)


And even more books are now on Amazon and the Nook store!:

  • Scarred Lands: Death in the Walled Warren (KindleNook)
  • V20 Dark Ages: Cainite Conspiracies (Kindle, Nook)
  • Chronicles of Darkness: Strangeness in the Proportion (KindleNook)
  • Vampire: The Requiem: Silent Knife (Kindle, Nook)
  • Mummy: The Curse: Dawn of Heresies (KindleNook)




We’re working with Studio2 to get Pugmire out into stores, as well as to individuals through their online store. You can pick up the traditionally printed main book, the Screen, and the official Pugmire dice through our friends there!




Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution:

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages! And Screens…so many Screens!

And you can now order Pugmire: the book, the screen, and the dice!





Coming this Wednesday as an Advance PDF on DTRPG, we reveal The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb, a Jumpstart adventure for Pugmire. (And yes, there will be a physical book PoD version coming soon).

A cat living in Pugmire disappears, but neither the police dogs nor the cats of the Cat Quarter know why. When zombies attack the heroes, however, all signs point to an invasion by the Monarchies of Mau. But how does this intrigue tie into the lost tomb of the first king of Pugmire?

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb is a Pugmire story for three to six characters. This jumpstart contains all the rules and characters you need to play — just grab some dice and go! You can also use this adventure with the full version of Pugmire.

The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb contains:

• An evocative and mysterious setting that’s both family friendly and deep enough to create compelling stories.

• A summary of Pugmire’s traditional fantasy rules system. It’s designed for streamlined play, with an emphasis on cooperation and action over competition and violence.

• A complete adventure for a Guide to run for three to six players. Also useful for Guides running a full Pugmire game of first or second level characters!

• Six ready-to-play characters, so you can jump into the action.

Can your good dogs discover the secret of Vinsen’s Tomb?



Also releasing this Wednesday on DTRPG is the physical book PoD version of the Pugmire Core Rulebook itself!




Is a life of running and hiding a life worth living? We say yes. There’s always something between the running and the hiding, and those moments of grace make it all worthwhile.

The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology is a perfect companion piece to Changeling: The Lost, 2nd Edition. These stories spin tales of the Lost, of those abducted and enslaved by fairies. Those who escaped, but whose captors will stop at nothing to find them. These fairies summon forth the Huntsmen, primordial hunters who understand nothing but pursuit and capture. The Huntsmen are unstoppable monsters, and the Lost can only look to each other for respite, rare comfort, and rarer trust.

The Hedge has parted and you can get the PDF/electronic versions and the physical book PoD version of The Huntsmen Chronicle Fiction Anthology for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition at!





We unveil Vampire: The Requiem 2e‘s Half-Damned as PDF and PoD versions on this Wednesday!

I love her, she’s family, but I don’t love what she is.

– Antonio Ramírez, dhampir

This book includes: 

• An exploration of what it means to be one of the Half-Damned, dhampir, revenants or ghouls.

• Mechanics for creating Half-Damned characters.

• Information for creating and running chronicles using the various Half-Damned character types, both with vampires and alone.

• Information on Half-Damned antagonists for vampire chronicles.






The Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook is the gold-standard corporate guidebook for employees of the world’s finest multi-national corporation and many of their subsidiary companies. This volume contains the main Pentex handbook, along with the Guide to Werewolves, and this year’s round of updated corporate handbooks for our subsidiaries.

Available here in PDF and PoD versions:


This is the unredacted version, replete with notes from the higher-ups! It took a lot to get this information out, so it’s had a chance to go through some monkeywrenchers’ hands before going to you. Make good use of it!

The Employee Indoctrination Handbook contains:

  • A guide to working for Pentex itself, along with the Guide to Werewolves given to certain staff.
  • Employee handbooks for Endron, Magadon, RED network, Sunburst, and Tellus
  • Notes on the contents, from both werewolves and the Board of Directors





At last, one of the most legendary of Kindred will share his personal journal with you! V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary goes on sale in PDF and PoD versions on!

It’s ever been a loaded word among vampires. Jyhad is in force everywhere from lofty, perfumed Elysium to cloying, smoke-filled blood feasts. Jyhad’s the eternal game played by elders, Methuselahs, and worse — it’s the agenda of beings so utterly beyond humanity, one such as yourself could scarcely understand its movements. 

Luckily for you, you’ve picked up a copy of my diary. With my help you may just take a step on the first rung of understanding. Information worth having is information you must earn through blood, and oh, how I’ve bled for what’s contained within these pages. 

— Beckett 

Beckett’s Jyhad Diary serves as the definitive book of setting and plot for Vampire: The Masquerade, containing 30 chapters spanning different geographical regions, encountering vampires of every clan, profiling obscure and profound segments of the mythology, and providing countless story hooks on every page.

Masterfully written by the likes of Neall Raemonn Price, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Myranda Sarro, Steffie de Vaan, Malcolm Sheppard, Alan Alexander, Renee Knipe, and Matthew Dawkins, Beckett’s Jyhad Diary is as fascinating to read as to use for your game Chronicles.




With a howl of RAGE, the W20 Changing Ways Advance PDF charges at you this Wednesday on!

Changing Ways is an in-depth look at what it means to be a werewolf, both on a personal level and as part of a pack. It digs deep into what it feels like to have bones re-knit after breaking, the range of senses available across all forms, and the sudden heady rush of the Gifts and Rites bestowed by spirits. It also provides a look at what life is like for lupus and metis werewolves, characters who have had experiences alien to any person. It shows the many ways that werewolves organize in packs, and how those packs are designed as groups of warriors, rather than aligned to the behavior of wolves.

Changing Ways contains:

• A detailed look at what it means to grow up as a lupus or metis werewolf, and how that colors a character’s perspective.

• More information on what it feels like to be a werewolf, a creature that changes in both body and mind.

• Frameworks and organizations for packs, along with new tactics and systems for forging the pack as part of play.




Legacy of Lies, the V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart, goes undead in PDF and physical book PoD versions on DTRPG:


Marcus Verus, the vampiric Prince of Chester, secretly prepares to go into torpor. Should his plans be made public, the Prince knows the wolves — both real and imagined — would launch an attack, threatening all within his domain.

That’s where you come in.

Legacy of Lies includes:

  • Basic rules for players and Storytellers
  • Introduction to the Vampire: The Masquerade Dark Ages setting
  • Introductory adventure
  • Characters for players and Storytellers




Appearing on DriveThruRPG is the Advance PDF for Arms of the Chosen for Exalted 3rd Edition!

Take up the panoply of legendary heroes and lost ages, and awaken the world-shaking might of their Evocations. Before the dawn of time, the Exalted wielded god-metal blades to cast down the makers of the universe. In an ancient epoch of forgotten glories, Creation’s greatest artificers forged unimaginable wonders and miracle-machines.

Now, in the Age of Sorrows, kingdoms go to war over potent artifacts, scavenger princes risk everything to uncover relics of the past, and the Exalted forge great arms and armor on the anvil of legend. These treasures are yours to master.

Discover the mystical power of the five magical materials and the secrets of creating your own Evocations. Wield weapons of fabled might and don the armor of mythic heroes, making their puissance your own. Claim Creation’s wonders: the miraculous tools of the Chosen, living automatons, flying machines, hearthstones, and more. And unleash the mighty warstriders, titanic god-engines of conquest and devastation, to once more shake Creation with their footfalls.






A Land Where Legends Walk

Drawing enthusiastically on Greek mythology, the revised and re-imagined Scarred Lands nonetheless retains its place as a modern fantasy RPG setting. This is a world shaped by gods and monsters, and only the greatest of heroes can expect to be counted among them. The most populous continent of Scarn, Ghelspad, plays host to vast unexplored regions, hides unsolved riddles from ancient cultures, and taunts adventures with the promise of undiscovered riches hidden among the ruins of older civilizations.

Yet the myths of the Scarred Lands are relatively recent events. The effects of the Titanswar still ripple through the world, and the heroines and villains of many of these stories are part of living memory, if not still living.

The Award-Winning Fantasy Setting Returns

Scarred Lands has been a favorite fantasy setting since the release of the Creature Collection for the d20 System in 2000. In subsequent years, over 40 titles were published for Scarred Lands, making it one of the most fully supported fantasy RPG settings ever and the premiere product line of Sword & Sorcery Studios.

Available in both 5th Edition and Pathfinder compatible versions! PDF and PoD formats available NOW!







And now, the new project status updates!

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM FAST 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)

  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • CofD Contagion Chronicle (Chronicles of Darkness)
  • Guide to the Night (Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • M20 The Technocracy Reloaded (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Victorian Mage (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)




Second Draft

  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Tales of Good Dogs – Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • They Came From Beneath the Sea! Rulebook (TCFBtS!)



  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)
  • Night Horrors: The Tormented (Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)
  • Monarchies of Mau (Monarchies of Mau)


WW Manuscript Approval:



  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)


Post-Editing Development:

  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)
  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)






In Art Direction

  • Cavaliers of Mars
  • Ex3 Monthly Stuff
  • Scion Hero
  • Changeling: the Lost 2
  • Trinity Continuum KS going… got a couple more pieces coming in.
  • Ex3 Dragon Blooded – KS artwork in and off to WW for approval.
  • Pugmire – Pan’s Explorer’s Guide (or whatever)
  • Boggans – Contracted.
  • Monarchies of Mau Meeting up to figure out art buy and artnotes.


Marketing Stuff


In Layout

  • Pugmire/Scarred Lands Community Content working on the logo.
  • Pugmire Fetch Quest 
  • Wraith 20 Screen 
  • Dice Packaging
  • Scion Origin



  • Wraith 20 – Back at WW for approval.
  • Beast PG First Proof.
  • DtD Enemy Action
  • Book of Freeholds Interior off for proofing.
  • Ring of Spiragos 5e and PF both in proofing.


At Press

  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Scarred Land PGs & Wise and the Wicked PF & 5e – To fulfillment shipper. PDF and PoD physical book versions on sale at DTRPG.
  • Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition) – Deluxe Edition cover and Screen in the works. Printer shrink-wrapping books.
  • Prince’s Gambit – At press.
  • V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary– Creating files for the Deluxe edition.
  • C20 Ready Made Characters – Files uploaded.
  • Ex 3 Arms of the Chosen – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire Artisan Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • Pugmire Shepherd Cards PoD proofs ordered.
  • W20 Changing Ways – PoD proofs on the way.
  • Pugmire – PoD version on sale at DTRPG Weds.
  • Pugmire – Vinsen’s Tomb Advance PDF version on sale at DTRPG Weds.


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: The Eagles win the Superbowl! The Eagles win the Superbowl! The Eagles win the Superbowl!







54 responses to “To the Stars! And Back to the Ground. [Monday Meeting Notes]”

  1. Brennen Avatar

    Just curious have you guys thought to make a show or movie again for any of your series like Kindred The Embraced given current technology

    1. richt Avatar

      Even back in the day, we at WW didn’t make Kindred the Embraced, that was a license with the Spelling folks. So, would we like to license any of our settings for TV or movies? Absolutely! Do we have the connections in those industries? Nope. We’d love to have those, but we’re a pretty small fish in a huuuuge entertainment pool. Maybe the current WW can get something happening, though.

      1. Noneofyourbusiness Avatar

        So, no current connection to Spelling’s new home in CBS?

        1. richt Avatar

          Strangely enough, he hasn’t called.

          1. Noneofyourbusiness Avatar

            I obviously mean Spelling as in Spelling Television, the same “Spelling folks” you were talking about. It was absorbed into CBS. You didn’t keep in touch after that.

          2. richt Avatar

            It doesn’t matter, it was a joke. Kindred was a one-time thing, not repeated. There were no clamoring studio reps begging to make shows out of the other WW properties (unfortunately).

          3. Noneofyourbusiness Avatar

            Judging by what you said about having no connections, you don’t still socialize with anyone who worked in Spelling Television at that time. But there might be people who, if the new WW were to try to “get something happening”, would remember working with you back then and think it was worth a shot?

          4. richt Avatar

            Maybe, sure. All kinds of weird things _can_ happen, and I’m pretty sure almost any sort of reason to be interested is a good one from WW’s point of view.

          5. Yiodan Avatar

            Well, the new WW have repeatedly made the joke (suspected half-joke) that they would like to have a vampire netflix show by 2020. So, that’s on their mind, at the very least.

            I for one, really, really, wish they take the time to do it justice if they do it. I don’t want a show just to have a show. I want a window into the worlds I love. There have repeatedly been adaptation of properties that led to less than stellar results which had little to do with the source material (Dresden Files, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).

            Thankfully in recent years, we’ve seen shows do adaptations with a more faithful approach which have accordingly risen to critical and fan acclaim as a result. (Handmaiden’s Tale, Game of Thrones, American Gods, etc.) But it is a very costly and difficult thing to do. I can only imagine the insane amount of extra work it is to plan and manage a fully faithful adaptation.

            Still, that’s what I want out of this hypothetical show. I want to see Mascarade. I want to see Apocalypse.

          6. Noneofyourbusiness Avatar

            Same here. I don’t want a clone of True Blood or Teen Wolf, with werewolves that have nothing to do with Gaia.

  2. Atavist Avatar

    Ups and downs, it sounds like. I’m glad the Kickstarter is going well and I’m sure Rose is getting a good opportunity but it’s sad to see her go and obviously the passing of William O’Connor is a tragedy.

    1. richt Avatar

      Absolutely – great stuff with Trinity, sad stuff with Bill’s passing, bittersweet news about Rose.

  3. YOLF Avatar

    I’m glad Rose is following good opportunities, but I’m sad to see her leave after the impact she had! It’s a big loss for OPP for her to leave as a full time dedicated member, her writing and direction are very good. I hope her endeavors are successful, though!

    I haven’t experienced much of O’Connor’s art, but it’s plain to see how striking it was, and it’s sad he’s gone and we won’t be able to delight at future works.

    1. richt Avatar

      It’s one of those “door closes, window opens” sort of things. Rose chose her timing carefully and after much thought and care for how it would leave us, so we’re in a pretty good place to move forward still, even though we’ll miss her terribly.

  4. Blaque Avatar

    So as a bit of a weird question. I submitted a message after Gencon to Eddie Webb after GenCon about interest in editing, and it kind of got lost in the fray and sent up to Rose back in December. Should I at this point simply email again on my interest in that again with her heading elsewhere, or will it be moved along to whomever it needs to in the future?


    1. richt Avatar

      Editing inquiries will be handled by Dixie ultimately. It probably wouldn’t hurt to resubmit your interest to Eddy and let him put it in her hands.

      1. Blaque Avatar

        Sounds good. Just wanted to be sure.

      2. Eddy Webb Avatar
        Eddy Webb

        Indeed — I’ll pass any interested editors on to Dixie. 🙂

  5. Octavo Avatar

    Rose has developed some of my absolute favorite Onyx Path books, and I’ll be interested to see what she does next.

    By the way, any chance we can get a sense of how much longer you think Signs of Sorcery has before it moves out of development?

    1. richt Avatar

      Agreed! Estimates of any kind on project movement aren’t something I do here, sorry.

      1. Octavo Avatar

        Understandable. 🙂

  6. Yiodan Avatar

    Damn. Very crushing news. I am curious to see were Rose will turn up next though. Good luck to you!

  7. Chazz Avatar

    Does KS art coming in for Dragon-Blooded mean that’s up next on Kickstarter? That would be very exciting!

    1. Ian A. A. Watson Avatar
      Ian A. A. Watson

      At the bottom of the Kickstarter Blurb section above: “Our next Kickstarter is slated to be EX3‘s Dragon-Blooded.”

      So yes, probably. 🙂

      1. Chazz Avatar

        That’s what I get when I only read the picture as I go past the blurbs!

  8. Mike Avatar

    Couple of questions. Is the Wraith 20th going to be available for the public quicker than the other 20th editions? I didn’t get to back but, I’ve been following it’s progress and I understand that it will be available to the the backers some time soon. Also, after reading Beckett’s diary, there seems to be some info/revision of the Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom and Kindred of the….Obsidian Mirror (?). Are we going to see source books for African and South American Kindred?

    1. richt Avatar

      The process of PDF delivery to backers, errata gathering and inputting, creation of the index, making the PoD and getting that live along with the final PDF on DTRPG, and then getting the Deluxe created by our printer and shipping those out still has plenty of points where time needs to be taken to do it right.

      If Onyx Path creates anything for those, it’s timing out that they would be V5 versions, I think.

  9. Ian A. A. Watson Avatar
    Ian A. A. Watson

    One thing I really liked about the original Aeon/Trinity was that, since a lot of it was presented in-character, a lot of illustrations got credited to artists in-universe.

    William O’Connor’s art was credited to “Akira Van Woc” (the WoC was the giveaway).

    I’ll miss him.

    1. richt Avatar

      Ian, if you want to mention that on the KS comments, I don’t think it would be too distracting.

      1. Ian A. A. Watson Avatar
        Ian A. A. Watson

        Thanks, Rich. I was thinking about it, but didn’t want to derail the fun train too much.

  10. Ian A. A. Watson Avatar
    Ian A. A. Watson

    Oh, incidentally, I found the V20 blog posts mentioned above. Comments are unfortunately lost, since blog was originally hosted elsewhere.

    Richt Remarks with William O’Connor
    Rich’s Revised Remarks with William O’Connor
    Richt Returns More Remarks to William O’Connor

  11. Anaximander Avatar

    A sad, but fond, “Adieu!” to Rose! It’s great she gets to pursue what she wants.

  12. Second Chances Avatar
    Second Chances

    Shit. I didn’t know William from his work with WW, but the Dracopedias were some of my favourite art books and really helped me up my game. He will be missed!

  13. Nik Avatar

    Per the Submissions Guidelines I’ve emailed Rose a couple of times. To whom should those emails be directed now?

    All the best on her new path and congrats to OPP on another successfully funded KS! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the new Trinity line take off! 😀

    1. Eddy Webb Avatar
      Eddy Webb

      Emails shouldn’t be going to Rose, but to the Onyx Path Submissions email listed on the guidelines. I’ve been checking that once a week. 🙂

      1. Nik Avatar

        Per the Submission Guidelines:
        “7. If you are a previous WW freelancer, you don’t need to submit. Just make an inquiry with Rose Bailey and see if there’s work for you. In some rare circumstances we might ask for a recent writing sample, but generally if you’re already in a WW/OPP book, you do not need to submit.”

        But no prob. 🙂

    2. Yiodan Avatar

      Richt, I really do not mean to intrude/insist, but, I assume this means the email I sent you a few weeks back was redistributed to Rose and will now be evaluated by Dixie?

      Or, knowing now the proper person for that, should I rewrite it to Dixie’s attention? I mean, the original was a rather informal thing after all. Actually, did you receive it at all?

      I understand this is horrible timing on my part, with Rose leaving and the big KS, and I apologize for that (I’m canadian, I apologize. We do that). I just want to do this right.

      1. richt Avatar

        If it is the idea you sent me, I do those sorts of evaluations, so the various things we having going and getting Dixie up and running are indeed things that need doing before those sorts of evaluations, but only because they re-prioritize my time. No worries.

        1. Yiodan Avatar

          The idea I sent, yes. With what’s happening, it really couldn’t be any other way, I understand. It’ll be when it’ll be.

          Thanks for letting me know, though. I really appreciate it.

  14. Ekorren Avatar

    I hope you’re not going to make any 1E or 2E bundles for the Dragon-Blooded KS. It works for new corebooks, but that’s not the kind of stretch goals we’re interested in when it comes to Dragon-Blooded.

    1. richt Avatar

      As per the blog post you are commenting on, we create Stretch Goals for reasons and with the expectation that not every goal is for every backer.

  15. Bob Avatar

    I was wondering about Changeling: The Dreaming. How does the powers of other supernaturals affect Banality?

    1. tasti man LH Avatar
      tasti man LH

      You might want to take that question to the forums were more people can offer you potential answers to that.

  16. Maudova Avatar

    Any thoughts or plans on purchasing the rights to Exalted and moving it to the Storypath system?

    1. richt Avatar

      Unless WW completely stuns me by offering it up for purchase, no. We like to stay focused on the stuff we can and need to do. 🙂

      1. Maudova Avatar

        Well, let’s hope for a stunner! Any idea what WW is doing with the IP other than making licensing royalties off it? I’ve heard exactly nothing beyond what OPP is responsible for.

        1. Yiodan Avatar

          I don’t know about you but I hope they are trying to get Nickelodeon’s konietzco on board for an exalted anime because that would be just INSANE.

          (Avatar: the last airbender’s creator is who I am talking about)

          1. richt Avatar

            Yes, that would be awesome!

        2. richt Avatar

          I do, but if I say anything then Shane DeFreest materializes out of a shadow nearby and kills me. 😉

          I can say that the WW gang have lots of licenses they are working on. How many of those make it through all the stages to show up for all of us is always a crapshoot.

          1. Maudova Avatar

            Fair enough, no one wants to be murdered by a shadow jumping assassin. Well, lets hope to see cool things in the future. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

  17. Robert D Avatar
    Robert D

    Best wishes to Rose in her new endeavors! My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family and friends.

  18. Robert D Avatar
    Robert D

    Might I ask what the next few planned kickstarters are? The Trinity kickstarter is going fantastically so I’ve got the Onyx Path Kickstarter bug 🙂

    1. richt Avatar

      Dragon Blooded is next. Beyond that we have plans, but don’t like to announce anything too soon. Thanks!

      1. Robert D Avatar
        Robert D

        Thank you!