In which the trio talk about what inspires them and our Onyx Path Tasty Bits!

* An update on Exalted: Essence and editing from Dixie
* An update on Squeaks in the Deep and Trinity Continuum: Anima from Eddy
* An update on W20 The Apocalyptic Record, They Came from the Cyclops's Cave!, and Trinity Continuum: Aether from Matthew
* Werewolf Dietary Problems
* School Memories
* A history of pens and handwriting
* Different styles of redlining
* Where does Eddy get his ideas?
* The value of "ideas people"
* How to get your ideas reviewed
* ADHD as a superpower
* Words and terms inherited from other kinds of games
* The Tasty Bit Program
* Tasty Bits for Scion, They Came From, and Trinity
* People are engaging with our Tasty Bits!
* The benefits of community content and the amazing Frostlands of Fenrilik for Scarred Lands
* Exalted TV!


* Squeaks in the Deep:
* W20 Cookbook:
* Onyx Path Tasty Bits:
* Frostlands of Fenrilik:
* Exalted TV:
* Onyx Path YouTube:
* Onyx Path Twitch:
* Onyx Path Discord:

In which the trio talk about story hooks, steampunk, and Duolingo.

  • Duolingo
  • Steampunk
  • The Driller from Thundercats
  • Destiny Deck
  • What is a story hook?
  • Wraith story hook
  • Pugmire story hook
  • Deviant story hook
  • Trinity core story hook
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave story hook
  • They Came From [CLASSIFIED] story hook
  • Mummy story hook
  • Scion story hook
  • Scarred Lands story hook
  • Some behind the scenes on V5


In which Eddy and Dixie talk about the approvals process and licensing!

* A quick update on the state of the industry/world
* Eddy talks about being on both sides of approvals
* Some talk about art approvals and art notes
* Book versus word count, and our process between them
* Internal approvals
* A bit on some of our other licensors 
* Proposals and pitches
* Outline stage approvals
* A bit more about working remotely and licensing partners
* A bit on time limits


Monday Meeting Notes re: Shipping:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew discuss the best ways to get players hooked to your games!

* The origins of Salacious Crumb
* Bloody UPS
* Story Hooks WAS our subject matter and here's how it WOULD have gone
* The challenge of writing scenarios that cater to the players' personal expectations
* "Calling an audible" on your game
* Not liking something without being insulting
* Attaching oneself to a clan
* Building investment into characters
* Changing Eclipse Phase and They Came from Beneath the Sea! on the fly
* Playing characters with limited dialogue / social skills
* Dixie's goblins
* Using empathy in your stories
* We all go a little Dick Van Dyke


Eclipse Phase 2nd Edition:
They Came from Beneath the Sea!:
Star Wars RPG: 
Dungeons & Dragons:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which the trio continue to discuss how to become a freelancer for Onyx Path!

  • Band names
  • Sound and music in movie and TV
  • Redlining and constructive feedback
  • A disagreement on implementing feedback
  • Editing
  • Layout proofing and errata
  • Working for multiple gamelines and companies
  • Freelance Discord


In which the trio updates people on our freelancing process for the first time in three years.

* We...are immediately on topic?
* It's been 3 years since we covered this topic!
* Our submission process!
* What changes are we especially proud of from the past few years?
* A bit on pay schedules
* Some talk about communication!
* How to become a freelancer?
* Notes on submissions
* Outline + first draft tips and tricks
* How we utilize Slack


OPP Submissions Page:
Squeaks in the Deep:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

Episode 166: Let's Brainstorm Game Ideas and Concepts!

In which the trio makes up six new games!

* Random plot generators
* Our current projects
* Eddy's game of magical realism, clusters of tetrahedrons, and escape: Outside of the Box
* Matthew's game of occultism, l'appel du vide, and love: Leap of Faith
* Dixie's game of apocalypse, not turning into your parents, and opening a business: OK, Boomer
* Eddy's game of Western, torschlusspanik, and starting a family: Last Hope
* Matthew's game of comedy, sweating powerlessness, burnout, tight-chest, capitalist meaningless, and atonement: Z-Corp
* Dixie's game of surrealism, having a skewed version of reality, and wanting control: Checking In
* Cast your votes on the Onyx Pathcast Discord!


Squeaks in the Deep:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Eddy and Dixie interview Joshua Doetsch and talk about his career, his Poe obsession, and much more!

  • Josh's origin story and video game career
  • White Wolf novel contest
  • Bringing Josh onto Pugmire
  • Writing for a beloved property
  • A cat digression
  • A novel digression
  • A keybard digression
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave

Age of Conan:

Secret World Legends:

Strangeness in the Proportion:

Morgue toe tags:

Silent Knife:

Under a Raven's Wing:

Keybard meme:

The Reckoning trailer:

Joshua's website:

Onyx Path YouTube:

Onyx Path Twitch:

Onyx Path Discord: 

Episode 164: Onyx Path Con Reflections Part 2!

In which the trio talks the rest of their reflections on the recent Onyx Path Virtual Convention, as well as a long zombie tangent.

* Squeaks in the Deep is on Kickstarter!
* A bit on the breadth of horror games
* A zombie tangent
* At 20 minutes in, we introduce the topic!
* M20 Lore of the Traditions
* A Vampire Clanbook tangent!
* Matthew's Highlights!
* Eddy's Highlights!
* Dixie's Highlights!
* We talk a bit about what we could improve in the future!
* ...and...a bit more about zombies.


Squeaks in the Deep:
They Came from Classified:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Matthew chats with Leath Sheales about Apocalyptic Record, Mission Statements, and Prometheus Unbound.

* Environmental hazards in RPGs and making them interesting
* The structure of Apocalyptic Record
* Ahroun in the Amazon
* Galliards and Garou History
* Theurges and the Umbra
* Ragabash and Kinfolk
* Philodox and the Future
* Werewolf Metaplot
* Trinity Continuum: Prometheus Unbound


* Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition:
* Trinity Continuum: Aeon:
* Alien:
* Trinity Continuum Core:
* Onyx Path YouTube:
* Onyx Path Twitch:
* Onyx Path Discord:

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