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Technocracy Reloaded, a new supplement for Mage: the Ascension

Posted on May 7, 2020 by

Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for Technocracy Reloaded, a Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Supplement

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the launch of a new Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Kickstarter for the deluxe printing of Technocracy Reloaded. In the words of co-developer, Travis Legge: “The world is on the brink of destruction. The Enlightened Scientists of the Technocratic Union are humanity’s best hope against Reality Deviants, Monsters, Aliens, Climate Change, and any of a hundred other ills you may have read about in the Book of Revelations or the Weekly World News. Humanity is in desperate need of saving. Are you ready to suit up?”

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Play the Evil Dead 2 Escape Room from home

Posted on April 28, 2020 by

Hourglass Escapes, LLC is proud to announce the May 2020 opening of: The Original Evil Dead 2: DEAD BY DAWN Live Video Escape Room

For a limited time only, you have the chance to escape the evil dead before they swallow your soul in the first officially licensed live video escape room, granted by Studiocanal S.A.S., based on Sam Raimi’s classic horror/comedy Evil Dead 2: DEAD BY DAWN.

Hourglass Escapes, LLC and their hit Escape Room is coming to your home in this streaming Live Action Evil Dead 2 Escape Room experience. This world famous 5 star rated escape room and be played anywhere worldwide. Tickets will be on sale May 8th with games starting May 15th.

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The Dystopia Rising: Evolution RPG is now available!

Posted on April 15, 2020 by

Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Announce the Release Dystopia Rising: Evolution, a New Tabletop Role-Playing Game.

Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Eschaton Media announced the release of Dystopia Rising: Evolution. Dystopia Rising: Evolution is a tabletop RPG based on Eschaton Media’s popular post-zombie apocalypse themed Dystopia Rising live-action scenarios. The game was designed using the Storypath system.

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The Planet Apocalypse Graphic Novel is available now from Petersen Games

Posted on April 10, 2020 by

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” Revelation 6:8

The End Times have come and passed. The last remnants of humanity hide amongst the smoking ruins of the fallen cities of the Earth. Demons roam the land, slaking their thirst for innocent blood, feeding their lust for chaos and murder.

But when all hope seems lost, heroes rise from the smoke and ash of the burning world. Follow the exploits of a ragtag band of human heroes as they struggle to free Earth from the demons and the very grip of Hell itself!

Earth is no more. It is now PLANET APOCALYPSE!

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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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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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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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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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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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5 Tabletop RPGs for a Horrifying Halloween on Sale at DriveThruRPG!

Posted on October 22, 2019 by

The annual Halloween Sale is on at DriveThruRPG! With 25% Off these titles, it is the perfect time to try something new and spooky to truly terrify your players!  1. Little Fears Nightmare Edition In this game you assume the role of children being haunted and hunted by monsters that the adults do not believe […]

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Join Monica Valentinelli and Help Sick Kids!

Posted on October 17, 2019 by

Hey readers! This is the second year Monica is pledging to play Dungeons & Dragons at GameHole Con to raise funds for kids at a local children’s hospital. Last year was the first time she played D&D Live–and had a blast! For this year’s events, Monica will be in full costume for the Guiding Light […]

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Astral Tabletop Releases Performance Updates

Posted on October 4, 2019 by

Astral TableTop has released the newest version of their virtual tabletop platform. The release includes major performance updates that make the platform faster and snappier than ever. “Our goal is always to make Astral fast and fun to use,” says Astral CEO Tom Lackemann. “Not only does this release ensure a seamless experience for online […]

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Paizo Partners With Find The Path Ventures

Posted on September 11, 2019 by

Paizo is pleased to announce that Find the Path is now an officially licensed partner! They have been producing an actual-play podcast of the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path since May of 2018. Now, they are expanding to provide a podcast of the Tyrant’s Grasp Adventure Path, exclusively to subscribers via Patreon at patreon.com/FindthePath.

“Tyrant’s Grasp is an important story connecting Pathfinder editions. It is a grand finale for the first edition and sets the stage for events to unfold in the Age of Lost Omens. We are excited to have Find the Path bring it to life and make it accessible to players both new and old,” said Jim Butler, Paizo’s VP of Marketing and Licensing.

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Necro Publications Takes A Field Trip of Horror to the Monkey Farm

Posted on August 23, 2019 by

One of the vanguards of indie horror publishing, Necro Publications, releases Monkey Farm–its newest nightmare for mass consumption. How do you tell your best friend you may just be the one who murdered them, especially when they won’t even admit they’re dead? That’s one of the questions author S.A. Check poses with the release of […]

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Nox Arcana Returns to Eerie Music With the Haunted Symphony and a Sale

Posted on August 1, 2019 by

. Deep within the haunted halls of Ravenwood Castle, a dark secret has been uncovered—a lost symphony, said to be written by one of the cursed souls that yet lurks within the abandoned keep. Legends say that the music weaves a spell of darkness, opening a gateway to the spirit realm, guiding the restless dead […]

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We Die Here by Steffie de Vaan

Posted on June 24, 2019 by

We Die HereI was fifteen at the time of my first escape. Made friends with a passing biker girl and persuaded her to give me a lift. I got sick the moment we left the diner on the outskirts of town behind – just this overwhelming vertigo and the sensation of falling endlessly. I threw up in my borrowed helmet. The biker girl insisted we rest at the diner while I recovered, then made off without me.

I tried six more times since, each on the anniversary of my first attempt. It never worked. The last time I got an emergency call from my father – my sister had been in an accident – could I come to the hospital? I knew that was the town’s way of telling me it had enough: Stay, or I will kill your family.

So I stayed, even after my parents died in the locust plague, and my sister was lost when the clowns came. It never occurred to me I could leave now – whatever fueled my youthful rebellion was just…. Gone.

My anniversary is coming up tomorrow though, forty-five years after that first ride. My biker girl is back in town too, all lines and grey hair, retracing the steps of her youth. She apologized for leaving me all those years ago, and offered to try again. We’re leaving tomorrow. I told her not to stop, not to turn back no matter what. I am leaving this town dead or alive.

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Markosia Graphic Novels Now in Print at DriveThruComics

Posted on May 20, 2019 by

Markosia Books, one of the UK’s leading publishers of graphic novels, has teamed up with DriveThruComics to offer their graphic novels in print. Horror fans will be thrilled to know they can order print copies of their favorite graphic novels including Voivod: The True Story of Vlad the Impaler and the WWII-era yarn Abominable Glory. […]

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