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  • They Came From the Last Few Days! [Monday Meeting Notes]

    Yes, we’re down to the last few days of this extra-long Kickstarter campaign for They Came From Beneath the Sea!




    Holding a Kickstarter over the Xmas holidays is always a risky venture, but we’re pretty happy with the response we’ve gotten from this brand-new game. The extra time time allow a bunch of groups to try out playing the Early Access version that is available to all backers, and it seems like hilarity has been had by all!




    Except for one group, actually.




    But, to be fair,...
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  • Episode 35: New Year, New Plan

    In which Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy talk about Midwinter and plans for the new year.








    Second try, because the InternetMissing Doctor Who episodesPirates of PugmireLegendloreDixie played a game at a con!Deviant: The RenegadesContagion ChronicleLet The Streets Run RedPrince’s GambitT.I.M.E. StoriesOutcomes from the Onyx Path SummitUK Games ExpoOnyx Path in retail (and Matt McElroy’s hard work in that area)We all talk about Eddy’s wife, MichelleDixie talks about her court brunch



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  • An Introduction [They Came From Beneath The Sea!]

    This excerpt comes from the Introduction chapter. There’s less than a week left on the Kickstarter for TCFBTS!




    They Came From Beneath the Sea! art by Aaron Riley



    You are about to land in a lonely zone of terror… on an uncharted atoll in the Pacific! You are part of The Second Scientific Expedition dispatched to this mysterious bit of Coral reef and volcanic rock. The first group has disappeared without a trace! Your job is to find out why! There have been rumors about this strange atoll… frightening rumors about...
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  • Now Available: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition

    Now available: Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition! Get it in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG, or order via Studio 2 for direct purchase for individuals or retailers.




    Once upon a time, they took you from your home.




    They promised you a place at their side, and meaning in your life, and they surrounded you with beautiful things.




    But the beautiful things were oh so sharp, and they laughed when you bled.




    Day by day, they changed you. But day by day, your...
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  • 1001 Nightmares [Dark Eras 2]

    Hello, everyone! Meghan here, with a preview excerpt for you from the One Thousand and One Nightmares era, including two of the four Kindred covenants prominent in the Islamic Golden Age. Let me tell you a story…




    Golden Age Covenants



    Even at its height, the Camarilla never touched many of the Abbasid Caliphate’s lands. The covenants here evolved independently of those in Europe, although pockets where the Invictus and Lancea et Sanctum hold sway exist in the caliphate’s western reaches.




    Ahl al-Mumit...
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  • Scenes From Mid-Winter [Monday Meeting Notes]

    Here’s our Onyx Path gang, minus yours truly as I took the pic, at Mader’s, the enduring German cuisine restaurant in Milwaukee, where we had our Onyx Path Summit dinner after seven hours of Summitting. So if our heroes look a bit beat, well, seven hours of meeting after most of us flew in that morning, and then some imported beer, will start to tell.




    Beat, but happy.








    Matthew sits in Mader’s Big Giant Chair for the first time!







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    Fiction Friday: Vigilant

    An excerpt from the Prologue of Through Shadows and Dreams Book One: Vigilant, a novel for the Scarred Lands setting.




    AV 150, the second Wildday of Tanot




    Eochaid crouched under the foliage, breathing slowly and listening. The asaatthi were out there somewhere, searching for him — maybe ratmen and hags as well. He kept out of the light, hugging the shadows, trying to stay low. He heard the crack of a tree branch. A bird fluttered past, spooked from its nest. Someone — or something — was nearby.



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  • Episode 34: LIVE(ish) from Midwinter!

    In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy sit IN THE SAME ROOM and talk about Midwinter and product announcements with Rich Thomas. (Show notes are light, because we’re putting this up as fast as possible.)








    Product announcements!They Came from Beneath the Sea Kickstarter!Some revelations from the Onyx Path Summit!People knocking on doors!


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  • Vance [Cavaliers of Mars]

    As many of you know, Rose’s elevator pitch for Cavaliers was “if Mars has canals, Mars must have a Venice.” That Venice appears in Cavaliers as Vance. Here’s an excerpt from the Cavaliers of Mars rulebook covering the city of Vance.




    In the central portion of Meridian, Vance lies atthe intersection of several canals, and is thus rich in Mars’ most valuable commodity: water. The city is actually built on top of the canals, creating, at the surface, a network of subcanals that carry freight and people.




    The...
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  • Now Available: Map of Concordia!

    Now available in print from DriveThruRPG: Concordia Map!




    The gates to Arcadia, the original paradise, are closed. Only the world of humanity remains. Without any awareness of our true nature, humankind crushes us beneath its banal heel. Joy and laughter are gone; only the Dreaming remains. We are changelings, the forgotten ones, neither fully fae nor wholly mortal. The last of our kind on Earth, we have built ourselves an invisible kingdom. We are everywhere, yet you have never seen us. 




    The poster version of this beautiful Changeling:...
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  • Sample Cinematics [They Came From Beneath The Sea!]

    They Came From Beneath the Sea! art by Aaron Riley



    Hi all! Matthew here, with some sample Cinematics from They Came from Beneath the Sea! to whet your appetites in anticipation of the full list. I hope you enjoy!




    Bad Dubbing



    The doctor peered over the lip of the railing surrounding the balcony. He could make out several shapes below, conversing openly. They chittered and barked in that bizarre language of theirs.




    “Do you understand any of it?” asked Pete.

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  • They Came From Mid-Winter! [Monday Meeting Notes]

    Of course, Mid-Winter is a lot colder, but inside where the convention is, it’s nice.




    Above, is an illustration from They Came From Beneath the Sea! of the sorts of terrors, horrors, and monsters, you face while playing our new game. Right now, its Kickstarter is doing really well for a totally new game, yet we’d love more backers getting a chance to playtest via the Early Access version available to every backer.




    And, we’d also love folks to download the backer previews of the actual text and let us know what...
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  • Episode 33: Have the Gift of Jacob Burgess

    In which Eddy and Dixie (and Matthew, we guess?) finish up the holiday content with a PAX Unplugged interview with super-fan Jacob Burgess.








    Is Matthew feeling okay?Warning: This interview is more rambly than usual.PAX Unplugged vs video game conventionsRunning and playing demosBridging the tabletop and video game industriesWe are the best at prime audio contentBeing a fan of one thing over anotherWhat Jacob owes to the World of DarknessFeeling betrayed by the release of Vampire: The RequiemV20 felt like coming homeContributing to the...
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  • Claws and Effect: The War of Cats and Dogs [Realms of Pugmire]

    Last time I talked about the fate of humanity, and how I enjoy leaving contradictory information for players to find. I get a lot of that from years of working on properties like Vampire: The Masquerade, which is a game all about endless threads, mysteries, and conspiracies. The games in the Realms of Pugmire aren’t as much about that, so I take a lighter touch, but the truth is people misremember and confuse details even within a generation. Sometimes, even within a decade or so. And there’s no better example of that than the War of Dogs and Cats.




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  • Now Available: Night Horrors: The Tormented in print!

    Now available in print from DriveThruRPG: Night Horrors: The Tormented!




    “The Pilgrimage ain’t got no shortcuts, no quick fixes. Heck, even death’s not a reprieve for us. So you pick yourself up now, and you keep goin’. I promise there’s light at the end of this tunnel, even if the walk takes forever and a half. Just mind those that’d get in yer way.”




    — Sister Meshé, Tammuz Sage




    Night Horrors: The Tormented includes:




    More than 50 Storyteller characters,...
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  • Bale Hounds [Shunned by the Moon]

    Hi all, it’s Matthew Dawkins here with some content from Shunned by the Moon, the upcoming Night Horrors book for Werewolf: The Forsaken. What I particularly love about this book is how it can act as an excellent bestiary for all the Chronicles of Darkness lines, though the Bale Hounds are a strong competitor for biggest thorn in the Forsakens’ sides in this book. Here’s some extracts for you relating to these infernal bastards.




    The Corrupted



    Corrupted are Bale Hounds fully inducted into the Maeljin’s service. These true Bale...
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  • Release Retrospective: 2018

    What’s your favorite release from the last year? Let us know in the comments!




    Game Media



    Onyx PathOnyx Path 2018/2019 Publishing Brochure (PDF, print if you meet us at a con) Storypath System Preview 2018 (PDF, print if you meet us at a con) Scarred Lands: Dagger of Spiragos in 5eand Pathfinder (print)Scarred Lands: Ring of Spiragos in 5eand Pathfinder (PDF/print)Scarred Lands: Spiragos Saga Bundle in 5e and Pathfinder Scarred Lands: Scarred Lands DM Screen for 5e (PDF/print) Creator-OwnedCavaliers of Mars: Cavaliers...
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  • They Came From 2018! [Monday Meeting Notes]

    So we end the year of 2018! So odd that Dec 31 is on a Monday Meeting day, so we’re really just squeaking the meeting in before everybody goes hither and yon to their New Year‘s celebrations.




    Amazingly, almost everybody was there, and so I have a few points we discussed before ending this year’s worth of MMN blogs with our Onyx Path crew’s New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s get to it!




    In the usual explosion of Kickstarter Updates we sent out last week, I started with a very special one to our Scarred...
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  • Release Roundup: December 2019

    Here’s a look at what we’ve released over the last month:








    Scarred Lands: Creature Collection Revised (Fantasy Grounds Store / Steam)Scarred Lands: Serpent Amphora Cycle 1: Serpent in the Fold: (Fantasy Grounds Store)Pugmire: Pugmire Guide’s Screen (PDF)Mage: The Ascension: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Storyteller’s Screen (PDF)Exalted: Circle of Protection (ebook/print)Exalted: Adversaries of the Righteous: Afohdha, the Lady of the Well (PDF)Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade: Forlorn...
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  • The Collected Winter of Man [Realms of Pugmire]

    Now that the full Winter of Man story’s been posted, here are links to where you can read the entire tale:




    Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6


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