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Scarred Lands: Fire in Rahoch Session Recap 2

Posted on November 25, 2019 by

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 following continues the recap of the Scarred Lands campaign, Fire in Rahoch. It follows the adventures of Stromm, Manuc, Rostum, and Lliese as they navigate the politics of Calastia while at the same time trying to appease the secret societies that they are each a part of.

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    Scarred Lands: Fire in Rahoch Campaign Recap

    Posted on November 18, 2019 by

    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 following is a recap of the Scarred Lands campaign, Fire in Rahoch. It follows the adventures of Stromm, Manuc, Rostum, and Lliese as they navigate the politics of Calastia while at the same time trying to appease the secret societies that they are each a part of.

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    Onyx Path Publishing Announces Vigil Watch and Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad for the Scarred Lands RPG

    Posted on November 4, 2019 by

    Onyx Path Publishing, owner and publisher of the Scarred Lands campaign setting, is pleased to announce two new serial releases: Vigil Watch and Yugman’s Guide to Ghelspad.

    Ghelspad is a massive and diverse landscape that is the hallmark of the Scarred Lands setting. Once a paradise, this continent is now scarred by the ravages of the Titanswar. In the wake of divine bloodshed, the people of Ghelspad survive and thrive on this befouled continent. Two upcoming releases explore this setting to give players and GMs more material to draw from for their campaigns.

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    Scarred Lands: Desert of Lost Relics Design Diary

    Posted on September 5, 2019 by

    When I started out running a D&D-based game for friends a few months ago, I was thinking about converting the adventure into something I could publish on the Slarecian Vault, Onyx Path’s community content site for the Scarred Lands. I talked about that game back in March, in this blog post over on my website.

    After my game wrapped, I put the finishing touches on the write-up, and turned it over to the person who was managing the project: Travis Legge. Travis and I first met at Madison, Wisconsin-based GameholeCon last year (I think – maybe we’d met before and I just forgot) and talked about a project wherein multiple people would each contribute a chapter to an extended D&D campaign using the Scarred Lands setting. I was intrigued, but also had concerns. Collaborative work takes a lot of communication to pull off successfully, and a solid guiding hand to keep things moving and make sure all the strings line up, or at least connect, to keep the storyline flowing.

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    Design Diary: Desert of Lost Relics

    Posted on July 23, 2019 by

    Available now at DriveThruRPG.com I’ve recently finished my third community content project, and it went live today, Tuesday July 23, 2019. It’s an adventure for D&D 5E in the Scarred Lands setting, and it’s called Desert of Lost Relics. Desert of Lost Relics is suitable for 4-6 characters of levels 4-6. I wrote this adventure […]

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    Walk the Plank with Eddy Webb and the Pirates of Pugmire!

    Posted on June 11, 2019 by

    Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for the Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau RPGs from Onyx Path Publishing. Useable as a a supplement for either game or as a great way to crossover the two settings with adventures on the seas and more. Pirates of Pugmire introduces lizards and birds as new playable species for expanding player character options. Additionally, two new locations in the world of Pugmire are introduced and the book comes with exciting adventures to get a campaign launched right away.

    Currently on Kickstarter with just over a week to go, we took Eddy Webb portside for a few questions…

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    Design Diary – Scarred Lands Spell Cards

    Posted on May 11, 2019 by

    The Scarred Lands Spell Cards for 5e were just released on DriveThruRPG. I had the pleasure of working on these cards as the developer as well as performing layout duties. The process of crafting these cards presented a number of unique challenges, which required a wide array of skills.

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    Matthew Dawkins is infected with the Contagion Chronicle

    Posted on April 16, 2019 by

    The Contagion Chronicle is an overarching compendium of chronicle hooks, riveting settings, and Storyteller aids to help present all the Chronicles of Darkness game lines with one consistent story. In the chronicle, the Contagion acts as a motivational force and inspires the formation of factions where vampires, werewolves, mages, mummies, etc. come together in new and unique ways.

    Developed by Matthew Dawkins and currently on Kickstarter.com with just over a week to go. We asked Matthew a bit about the project and his work at Onyx Path Publishing.

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    Onyx Path Launches Kickstarter for Chronicles of Darkness Crossover Book

    Posted on March 27, 2019 by

    Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the launch of a Kickstarter recently to fund a prestige edition of the Contagion Chronicle, a crossover supplement based in the Chronicles of Darkness.

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    Onyx Path Publishing Announces Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos

    Posted on January 28, 2019 by

    Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos, two new supplements for the Scion 2nd Edition tabletop RPG (currently available for pre-order on Backerkit.com. Both offer new opportunities for gameplay by introducing new Pantheons, rules, storytelling advice, and expanded setting materials using the Storypath system.

    Scion: Dragon will be a new supplement that shows players how dragons fit into the World of Scion. Developed by Danielle Lauzon-Harper, a designer of the Storypath system whose worked on the Trinity, Scion, Dystopia Rising, and They Came From Beneath the Sea gamelines, the supplement will introduce playable dragon Scions and outline the role of dragons and their Pantheons in the cold war between the Gods and Titans.

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    Once upon a time, they took you from your home. Changeling: the Lost Second Edition is available now!

    Posted on January 17, 2019 by

    The latest addition the Chronicles of Darkness line of games from Onyx Path Publishing is here! Changeling: the Lost Second Edition has arrived in eBook and hardcover versions!

    Changeling: The Lost Second Edition includes:

    – Everything you need to create and play your own changeling, a human abducted by the fae and transformed by the experience.
    – A complete setting of faerie wonder and macabre horror for the Chronicles of Darkness.
    – A guide to changeling society, caught between the twin poles of human hearts and the vast fantastic.
    – Supernatural powers, mystical oaths, and creatures out of legend.

    Changeling: The Lost Second Edition is now available in PDF and Hardcover editions at DriveThruRPG.com and StorytellersVault.com!

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    Scarred Lands Creature Collection for 5e announced!

    Posted on December 28, 2018 by

    Rich Thomas of Onyx Path Publishing has announced the Scarred Lands Creature Collection for 5e will be made in collaboration with Handiwork Games!

    Rich Thomas: “Last year, when we were planning just how to take the efforts that Stewart Wieck had started and run with them, we knew that a new version of the legendary Creature Collection was how we wanted to lead into Onyx Path’s new exciting era of Scarred Lands.

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    They Came From Beneath the Sea! Tabletop RPG Kickstarter launches from Onyx Path!

    Posted on December 19, 2018 by

    Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced the Kickstarter to fund They Came from Beneath the Sea!, a new B-movie themed tabletop RPG using the Storypath System.

    “I’m truly excited to see They Came from Beneath the Sea! reaching an enthusiastic audience!” said developer Matthew Dawkins, “I’ve been running playtests of this game for over a year, refining and polishing it, and I truly believe it’s one of most fun role-playing experiences out there.”

    They Came From Beneath the Sea! is a new tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game evokes the feel of playing in a B-movie from decades past, providing a dynamic, fun experience.

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    Sink Your Fangs Into Chicago By Night. Kickstarter Just Launched!

    Posted on November 1, 2018 by

    Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced yesterday that the Kickstarter has launched for Chicago By Night, the company’s first supplement for the newly-launched Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition corebook.

    Chicago By Night, which was announced during Gen Con: Indy 2018, expands, refreshes, and offers detailed information on one of Vampire: The Masquerade’s signature cities. The supplement will include everything players and Storytellers will need or want to tie this iconic location into their chronicle.

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    Pledge for my Extra Life Fundraiser and Get Scarred Lands Rewards!

    Posted on October 5, 2018 by

    Hi everyone! I am pleased to announce two exciting things today! I will be at Special Guest at GameHole Con from Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 11th. During the show, I’ll be running a playtest of a Ravenloft campaign I’m working on for DMsGuild.com, putting in some booth time for Onyx Path Publishing, attending panels, and playing games.

    To help sick kids, I will be playing a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game that’ll be live-streamed during the show. The fundraiser is called Extra Life, and it allows me to customize rewards for your pledges.

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    Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition Review

    Posted on September 18, 2018 by

    Once upon a time, many years ago in the closing months of the 20th Century, one of my best friends said to me “We’re going to do something new. Something different. We’re going to play Wraith.” being in a group of players that was consistently made up of myself, the significant other of my best friend, and my best friend-as-Storyteller, I was immediately intimidated. I had no idea how to play Wraith, and – truth be told – had no idea how the rules worked or how the setting would be laid out, etc.

    Let’s be clear here; Vampire is easy. You’re a vampire and you live in a city and you blah blah blah all night long until the sun comes up. And let’s also be clear that with Werewolf, you’re a werewolf and you live in the near-city or wilderness – or, as I’ve proven in MY OWN games of Werewolf that I’ve run – in the city proper and you blah blah blah all day and night long until your phase of the moon hits and you’re rocking at full-tilt Gnosis and Rage…

    But Wraith was different.

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    Handbook for the Recently Deceased Review

    Posted on September 10, 2018 by

    Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition is one of the best core books for the World of Darkness bar none.  To say that it brought Wraith into the 21st Century in style would be a gross understatement, and for Onyx Path Publishing, the book is a triumph of literary accomplishment as well as updating the game and streamlining it while keeping the parts of it that absolutely needed to be held close.

    Handbook for the Recently Deceased, however, affords both the player and the storyteller a succinct, capsulized glimpse at Wraith: the Oblivion that keeps the would-be storyteller who is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to throw his or her players across the Shroud from cutting deep into their printer’s ink reserves and spitting out chapters to serve as the building blocks for what they can expect from the game.

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    Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Launches the Kickstarter to Fund Dystopia Rising: Evolution

    Posted on August 22, 2018 by

    Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Launches the Kickstarter to Fund Dystopia Rising: Evolution, a New Tabletop RPG

    Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Eschaton Media announced the Kickstarter to fund Dystopia Rising: Evolution has launched today. Dystopia Rising: Evolution is based on Eschaton Media’s popular post-zombie apocalypse themed Dystopia Rising live-action scenarios.

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    Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition is available now from Onyx Path!

    Posted on August 8, 2018 by

    All the stories they told you about what it would be like after you died? They were wrong.

    There is no Heaven and there is no Hell. There’s only the Underworld, with the ravening maw of Oblivion at the bottom and the impossible dream of Transcendence at the top. And in between, all the Restless Dead.

    Are you ready to join them?

    Wraith: The Oblivion is the Storytelling game of passion and horror. Take the role of a ghost whose unfinished business won’t let them rest.

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    Book of Freeholds is available now for Changeling: the Dreaming

    Posted on May 9, 2018 by

    HOME IS WHERE YOU GO…

    They are the center of Kithain culture, the havens and shelters required when times get grim. They are dreams made manifest, and hopes kept burning. From the Mythic Ages to the present day, freeholds have been the linchpin around which the changeling world turns.

    Fragile, powerful, mysterious and oft-dangerous, the complex natures of freeholds make for valuable commodities to all changelings, worth dying to protect or killing to acquire.

    … WHERE THEY HAVE TO TAKE YOU IN…

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