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Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition now available from Onyx Path

Posted on March 20, 2020 by

After successfully fulfilling the Kickstarter and shipping books to distributors, Onyx Path Publishing has released Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition in digital and hardcover formats.

Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition contains:

– The complete rules for playing a Sin-Eater in the Chronicles of Darkness, including systems for organizing and directing the efforts of large-scale organizations like Sin-Eater cults or organized-crime families.
– Burdens, krewe Archetypes, and a host of unique powers to create your Sin-Eaters and the strange death-cults they build.
– Example settings from across the globe and history, from the tumult of Washington, D.C. in the 1960s to medieval Carcassone to present-day Beijing.
– A detailed look at the Underworld and its denizens, from the terrifying Kerberoi to the never-born Chthonians.

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Shadow Man Remastered Video Game from Nightdive Studios & Valiant Entertainment

Posted on March 18, 2020 by

Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Nightdive Studios to develop a remastered edition of the classic action-adventure video game SHADOW MAN. The remastered edition will be coming to Windows PC via the Steam and GOG platforms, as well as to the PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles. This partnership continues Valiant’s expansion into other mediums in addition to publishing.

Valiant Entertainment is home to the third-largest connected universe in comics, behind Marvel and DC, with over 2,000 characters. Since DMG Entertainment’s acquisition of Valiant in late 2018, the global media and entertainment company has proven its ambitious plans to grow its presence in Hollywood, making its first foray into theaters with “Bloodshot”, starring Vin Diesel, opening #1 worldwide this past weekend.

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Interview with NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Caine

Posted on March 13, 2020 by

Today, FlamesRising.com is thrilled to present an interview with NYT-bestselling author and all around wonderful human being Rachel Caine. Here, on the heels of two new releases, Flames Rising veteran Monica Valentinelli sits down to talk about writing processes and the author’s many books.

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Onyx Path Announces Adventure! and Assassins for Trinity Continuum

Posted on March 9, 2020 by

Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced that Trinity Continuum: Adventure! and Trinity Continuum: Assassins will be the next tabletop RPG supplements in the Trinity Continuum line. Both will employ the Storypath system.

Trinity Continuum: Adventure! is the newest science fiction-meets-pulp setting ready to be explored on the Trinity Continuum timeline. Set in the 1930s, Trinity Continuum: Adventure! retains its pulp action feel for Daredevils, Mesmerists, and Stalwarts while offering an update to the story. The Æon Society for Gentlemen, now in its tenth year, has evolved. Has philanthropist Maxwell Mercer been successful in his mission to build a community of Inspired? Though many of the same allegiances remain, Trinity Continuum: Adventure! setting advances the setting’s timeline to provide even more mystery and conflict.

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Unleash Epic Dungeons & Dragons Monsters with Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness

Posted on February 29, 2020 by

It’s time for Monsters & Mayhem! Available starting today, Wizards of the Coast is ready to throw down with Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness – the third iteration of Dungeon Mayhem, the easy-to-learn, family-friendly, D&D card game that pits the wits and brawn of a party of adventurers against each other. Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness builds […]

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[HTV2E] Interview with Chris Allen

Posted on February 28, 2020 by

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica wraps up her series of interviews by chatting with game designer […]

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[HTV2E] Interview with Meghan Fitzgerald

Posted on February 24, 2020 by

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica chats with Meghan Fitzgerald who worked on rules for the new […]

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Solve the Mystery with Scooby-Doo and the Gang in Family-Friendly Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Posted on February 24, 2020 by

Jinkies!, the Mystery Inc. gang is about to face the ultimate betrayal!

Designed by the team behind the critically acclaimed Betrayal Legacy, Betrayal at Mystery Mansion lets players take on the role of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred, as they explore the mysterious mansion to find clues, run away from (or toward) scary noises, and maybe even catch sight of a monster. Or was it a g-g-g-g-ghost? Zoinks! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion will be available in stores everywhere on May 15, 2020, the same day the new SCOOB! movie, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, hits theaters.

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Vampirella, The Queen Of Comics’ Bad Girls Gets An Unauthorized Biography

Posted on February 24, 2020 by

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon; over 300,000 music lovers flooded into a farm outside Woodstock, NY for the ultimate concert; the Beatles recorded their final album. And crashing to Earth aboard a damaged spacecraft was a refugee from the distant planet Drakulon, whose inhabitants had drunk from rivers of blood-until they ultimately ran dry. A lone survivor of a dead planet who discovered that the sustenance she needed in order to live flowed not in rivers but in the veins of the humans of this strange new world. A huntress named Vampirella!

Created in 1969 by comics publisher James Warren and writer/editor Forrest J Ackerman, Vampirella is the femme fatale from outer space known for fighting monsters while wearing a one-piece swimsuit and a pair of go-go boots, and who celebrated her 50th anniversary last year with the launch of a new series by her current rights owner, Dynamite Entertainment.

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[HTV2E] Introducing the New Hunter Compact SWORN

Posted on February 16, 2020 by

Hello Hunter 2E fans! My name is Monica Valentinelli and I’m the developer for Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition now on Kickstarter! Today, I’m pleased to share more information about the new compacts and conspiracy in the corebook: SWORN, Nine Stars, and Council of Bones. If you recall, compacts and conspiracies are larger groups dedicated […]

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[HTV2E] Deep Dive into Tilts and Conditions with Vera Vartanian

Posted on February 11, 2020 by

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica chats with Vera Vartanian who worked on Endowments and possesses a […]

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Hunter the Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter Launch and Mysterious Places Interview!

Posted on February 6, 2020 by

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica chats with Trip Galey and Matt Miller who worked on the […]

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First Look at the Altered Carbon RPG — Now on Kickstarter!

Posted on February 4, 2020 by

The Altered Carbon RPG is the official game based on the hit neo-noir cyberpunk Netflix series and the award-winning novel penned by Richard Morgan. The core edition of Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game takes place on Sol (Earth) in the year 2384. With the help of a gamemaster (GM), you and your friends can create your own stories and Sleeves in Bay City, the futuristic Californian metropolis that serves as the main setting of the first book and Season 1 of the Netflix series.

FlamesRising.com took a peek at a preview of the upcoming game to see what was under the hood. Developed and designed by Christopher J. De La Rosa, the Altered Carbon RPG crystallizes the setting by presenting a timeline of events and key setting details necessary to roleplay in a futuristic San Francisco where bodies are meat and your soul is reduced to data. The system is “in house” and has been customized for the Altered Carbon RPG.

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Modiphius launches Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack

Posted on January 23, 2020 by

The Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack is a print & play PDF bundle that embraces you into the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade.

Designed with new Storytellers and players in mind, it features a new story that teaches you to play this new edition of the roleplaying game, a rules reference guide, printable enemy and victim cards, 7 player characters, and a relationship map.

You wake up in a meat locker with vague memories of what happened last night. Something about you is not quite right. As you come to your senses, you realize that you have a hunger you’d never experienced before. Gradually, you’ll come to realize that you’ve been Embraced into the world of Kindred – or vampires to those not in the know.

This story takes you through your very first steps in Vampire: The Masquerade. Whether you will be the Storyteller running this, or a player participating in the story, this product doesn’t require any previous knowledge of or experience with the game.

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Matthew Mercer and the D&D Team Collaborate on Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount

Posted on January 13, 2020 by

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount | D&D When Critical Role debuted in March 2015, no one predicted the success of a Dungeons & Dragons liveplay show starring prominent voice actors. Not only has the show inspired a vast fan community of “Critters” to create fan art, cosplay, and even musicals based on Critical Role’s adventures, but the stories crafted by Matthew Mercer and his friends have encouraged droves of new players to try D&D for the first time. The D&D Team at Wizards of the Coast is excited to officially collaborate with Mercer by publishing a brand new tabletop roleplaying book detailing the continent explored in the second campaign of Critical Role, complete with player options such as subclasses, magic items, and more. Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount will be available in stores everywhere on March 17, 2020!

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Explore More Than Just Dice with Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit

Posted on January 6, 2020 by

Explore the realms!

Wizards of the Coast once again is presenting new dice and miscellany for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit builds on the success of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit will be available in stores everywhere on March 17, 2020!

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Discussing Faith Among the Dead with Onyx Path

Posted on December 27, 2019 by

When you have already experienced death, why have faith?
If you accept that you and everyone like you is cursed by God, why cling to His word?
When you return from the other side as a blood-drinking monster, what purpose serves belief?

Cults of the Blood Gods is a new style of sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition from Onyx Path Publishing that introduces the pernicious horror of twisted beliefs. Currently funding on Kickstarter.com, we managed to get a few questions to some of the design team during the holiday break.

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Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for V5: Cults of the Blood Gods

Posted on December 17, 2019 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the company launched the Kickstarter for Cults of the Blood Gods, a supplement for the Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition core rulebook.

Cults of the Blood Gods is a new style of sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition that introduces the pernicious horror of twisted beliefs.

The Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter has launched for a traditionally-printed full color hardcover edition that will be available in game stores. Previews of the finished manuscript will be released during the Kickstarter. A standard digital edition will be released following Kickstarter fulfillment.

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Onyx Path Publishing Expands Their Community Content Programs

Posted on December 9, 2019 by

Onyx Path Publishing announced two expansions to the Canis Minor and Storypath Nexus community content programs available on DriveThruRPG. Announced in conjunction with Pugsteady, the Canis Minor expansion now includes fiction for Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau through Canis Minor. The Storypath Nexus program, which currently includes Scion, is now open to independent creators interested […]

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Onyx Path Expands Exalted Third Edition Line With New Corebook

Posted on December 6, 2019 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced today a new corebook called Exalted Essence is planned for the popular Exalted Third Edition gameline. “This is a project we’ve been thinking about for quite a while and we’re thrilled it’s moving forward. I’m beyond excited to be overseeing the creative direction of […]

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