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Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for Ghost Hunters, a World of Darkness 20th Anniversary Supplement

Posted on October 9, 2020 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the launch of a new World of Darkness Anniversary Edition Kickstarter for the deluxe printing of Ghost Hunters.

World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters presents paranormal investigation from a mortal’s perspective. Chapters cover skeptical ghost hunters, well-organized groups, natural mediums, and their families and the equipment they use to uncover the “truth” that ghosts are real. In the World of Darkness, however, paranormal investigators may unwittingly stumble across any one of its other denizens, putting themselves (and the creatures they encounter) at risk.

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Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle is now available!

Posted on September 23, 2020 by

The world is ill. You have everything to lose through its sickness.

Loss. Change. Chaos.

Your own blood will rebel against you. Your own herd.

Your own loved ones. Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this earth, you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion. This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything.

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Onyx Path continues the 2nd Edition of the Scion RPG with Demigod!

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

As a Hero, a Scion becomes a figure of myth and story, an exemplar of some virtue of their chosen society or the culture they’re born into. Even before their Visitation, the children of the Gods are a breed apart. But some want more than this lesser form of immortality, forever in the shadow of their parents. The golden ichor within the Scion’s heart sears and cooks them, ever burning away any human frailties of the Scion and driving them toward more audacious Deeds. They seek to become truly transformational figures, leaving The World forever different in their wake. At the fifth dot of Legend, it all reaches a tipping point, where the Scion is formed more of divine ichor than mortal flesh–more immortal than mortal, a true Demigod. They have declared to The World that they will not be pawns of Fate, but players in their own right. They will succeed in becoming a God, or they will die with their failure.

Everything up to this point was your prologue. Now it’s time to live your myth in Scion: Demigod.

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Beyond the Grave with Matthew Dawkins

Posted on July 24, 2020 by

Onyx Path Publishing has launched a new Kickstarter for their StoryPath System line of RPGs. A companion to the previous They Came From Beneath the Sea!, you can now jump into campy horror with They Came from Beyond the Grave! Onyx Path describes the new game as:

They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror. This game allows you to play with all the magnificent content from the movies of Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman, and promises fun and thrills of the horror movie genre!

We had the chance to ask developer Matthew Dawkins about this project. You can also check out some actual play videos from the recent Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention too!

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Rise of the Last Imperials Interview with Hiromi Cota

Posted on May 18, 2020 by

FlamesRising.com is pleased to present an interview with Hiromi Cota conducted by Monica Valentinelli, the Dark Eras 2 lead developer. Hiromi worked on the Rise of the Last Imperials chapter which takes place in 17th century China and presents material for hunters and mummies. Hiromi has been a special operations heavy weapons expert, an adjunct professor, a rave journalist, and the flaming-sword-swinging lead in a heavy metal opera. They’ve lived around the world, but settled down in Seattle with their spouse Randi and their dog Nasus. Outside of crafting roleplaying games, Hiromi writes queer science fiction/fantasy, produces the inclusive and comedic D&D radio drama podcast “Dear High Elves,” programs video games, and gets into sword fights as a member of the Seattle Knights actor-combatant troupe. To learn more visit HiromiCota.com or follow @HiromiCota on Twitter.

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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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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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Onyx Path expands Geist: the Sin-Eaters and Scion RPGs!

Posted on April 10, 2020 by

There is more to death than you know, more than you’ve seen in the scant moments since you’ve come back. Places twisted by grief and despair. Bound who’ve made dark bargains with the Gods Below for power. Faith and memories crafted into tools, and sometimes into weapons.

The Underworld runs deep, lifetimes stacked on stolen lifetimes, all to squeeze us down to fuel, to fodder, for the bastards that built it. Sooner or later, it gets us all. It’s patient. It plays the long game, because it has eternity to wait you out, and it doesn’t believe mayflies like us can make a difference in the end.

That’s why we’re going to win.

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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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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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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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