In which Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy discuss cults, Cults of the Blood Gods, blood, and gods.

* Is King Bowser a cat?
* Do we deserve a break?
* The lasting greatness of Alan Wake
* IP law, licensed RPGs and video games, and Beckett's Jyhad Diary
* Memories of our Scion actual play
* The Cults of the Blood Gods theme tune
* Cults of the Blood Gods is on sale via PDF and print on demand!
* Problems with the Bahari
* The One True Way (to Golconda)
* Why religions are appealing to vampires
* The Leftovers is a magnificent TV show and you should watch it
* Fringe beliefs emerging in the 21st century
* The Lancea et Sanctum (from Vampire: The Requiem) are also magnificent and perform miracles!
* The reasonable nature of Mithraism (when compared to the Sabbat)
* Why cults are a mundane horror as well as a supernatural one
* One of our Trails of Ash and Bone stories
* Children of the Blood teasers
* Alternate names for the Hecata
* The emerging popularity of the Hecata
* Necrotic Plague and why it's an excellent power (so there)
* Jason Newberry doesn't deserve to have eyes
* The Giovanni Brand Name
* The Promise of 1528
* Why you should buy Cults of the Blood Gods

Links:

Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
Alan Wake: https://store.steampowered.com/app/108710/Alan_Wake/
Beckett's Jyhad Diary: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225322/V20-Becketts-Jyhad-Diary?affiliate_id=13
Onyx Pathcast Scion Actual Play: https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/e/episode-102-scion-actual-play-extravaganza-eddy-was-wrong/
Cults of the Blood Gods: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336233/Cults-of-the-Blood-Gods-Vampire-the-Masquerade-5th-Edition?affiliate_id=13
The Leftovers: https://www.hbo.com/the-leftovers
Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/123898/Vampire-The-Requiem-2nd-Edition?affiliate_id=13
Chicago by Night: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283858/Chicago-By-Night-Vampire-the-Masquerade-5th-Edition?affiliate_id=13
Heaven's Gate: https://www.heavensgate.com/

* Matthew is actually a Danielle?
* It's 2021!
* Did holidays happen? Also Dixie has Beat Saber now.
* We say there should be VR Rock Band and there is definitely already VR Rock Band
* What's Dragon all about?
* What is Dragon society like?
* You can take what elements you like!
* dwagon
* Who are the eponymous Dragons?
* Dragon art!
* A few more Dragon tidbits
* Danielle makes a bet with Chris Spivey
* We discuss adding Discord channels, which has since happened

Links:

Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

Episode 136: Looking Back on 2020, Looking Forward to 2021

In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy speak with Onyx Path Creative Director Rich Thomas about the year just gone and the year to come!

* The arrival of Rich Thomas
* Onyx Path Redbubble sales are going well!
* They Came from Beyond the Grave! is lost in time
* People are pleased to receive Dark Eras 2, Contagion Chronicle, and They Came from Beneath the Sea!
* The fun of writing art notes
* Rich's own campaign setting
* The exciting upcoming Peoples of the Crossroads Continent
* Inktober and Nanowrimo
* Our Greatest Triumphs and Greatest Disappointments of 2020
* The Disappearance of Eddy Webb
* Our next Kickstarter! - Masks of the Mythos and Scion: Dragon!

LINKS:

* Onyx Path Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/theonyxpath/shop
* They Came from Beyond the Grave! Backerkit: https://they-came-from-beyond-the-grave.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
* Dark Eras 2: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/300515/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Dark-Eras-2
* The Contagion Chronicle: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318347/Chronicles-of-Darkness-The-Contagion-Chronicle
* They Came from Beneath the Sea!: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/300642/They-Came-From-Beneath-the-Sea
* Dixie's Cyberpunk Streams: https://www.twitch.tv/vorpaltales
* Reginald / Arthur Pewty: https://youtu.be/bwurFNKTQHsw
* We Didn't Start the Fire: https://youtu.be/eFTLKWw542g
* Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
* Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
* Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew watch the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and talk all over the film (and each other). You won't really understand this one if you aren't watching along.

Also, if you liked the film, feel free to skip this one and we'll see you in the New Year! Because we... uh... are not kind to the movie.

LINK:

Hobbit III (Amazon Prime link, the version we watched): https://www.amazon.com/Hobbit-Battle-Five-Armies/dp/B00R2LTNL2 

In which the trio plays Scarred Lands with Travis Legge and Jessica Ross!

* Lengthy ramble. Cyberpunk RED.
* Scarred Lands Actual Play!
* Long conversation about subtitles

Links:

Dead Man's Rust: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/dead-mans-rust-a-mega-adventure-for-scarred-lands-5e
Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy discuss the merits, flaws, advantages, and pitfalls of remote play!

* A lascivious introduction
* How are we doing as we close out this bloody year?
* Timed DLC
* Our histories of remote play
* Our preferences of remote play mediums (maps, counters, narrative, etc.)
* The theater of dice rolling
* Actual plays and how they've influenced roleplay
* Body language and the way you perform for an audience as opposed to other players
* Doing voices and accents in RPG
* Fantasy peoples with real world accents
* Elder Scrolls accents

LINKS

* Dead Man's Rust: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/dead-mans-rust-a-mega-adventure-for-scarred-lands-5e/
* Red Moon Roleplaying: https://redmoonroleplaying.com
* Red Moon Roleplaying Dead Man's Rust: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP3vIEdQUkMHmUVn_jxT0h3r4ioV_EZhn
* The Onyx Path Players Dead Man's Rust: https://youtu.be/GJHAhscysBk
* Astral Tabletop: https://www.astraltabletop.com/
* Roll20: https://roll20.net/
* Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity: https://www.zelda.com/hyrule-warriors/
* Assassin's Creed: Valhalla: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed/valhalla
* Hitman: Gary Busey: https://hitman.fandom.com/wiki/Gary_Busey
* Elder Scrolls: Oblivion: https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/oblivion
* Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2511/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-thames-murder
* Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
* Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
* Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew review the twelve(!) different games in the Chronicles of Darkness.

  • Ranting about the Hobbit and Transformers movies
  • Chronicles of Darkness
  • The God-Machine
  • Promethean: The Created
  • Mummy: The Curse
  • Beast: The Primordial
  • Deviant: The Renegades
  • Hunter: The Vigil
  • Demon: The Descent
  • Changeling: The Lost
  • Geist: The Sin-Eaters
  • Mage: The Awakening
  • Vampire: The Requiem
  • Werewolf: The Forsaken
  • The return of farty horns!
  • We argue about the Hobbit movies (again)

LINKS

In which the trio discusses what games are for. This is an exhaustive topic and we didn't get into every piece we planned!

* Lengthy ramble to start.
* What Eddy gets from different games
* A bit on punishing GMs/games
* A conversation on player buy in, genre, and tone
* Some discussion on player expectations and twists
* A bit on tone/genre regarding Vampire: The Masquerade
* A bit on video games

Links:

Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

Episode 130: Dead Man's Rust interview with Hiromi Cota and Jessica Ross 

In which Matthew interviews two of the contributing authors to the upcoming Scarred Lands mega campaign, Jessica Ross and Hiromi Cota!

* I wanna C.O.O.L. R.I.D.E.R.
* Dead Man's Rust is coming to Kickstarter
* Hiromi's many and varied contributions to Dead Man's Rust!
* Jessica's wide and wonderful contributions to Dead Man's Rust!
* What exactly is Dead Man's Rust about? Where does it start, and what's the end game?
* How did Jessica get into roleplaying, and her mixed relationship with D&D
* How Hiromi got into roleplaying waaay back when
* Hiromi's experiences as a writer with a diverse background
* The dangers of pigeonholing authors
* Hiromi and Jessica's dream projects
* Check out our Kickstarter!

Links:

* Grease 2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_2
* Scarred Lands Player's Guide: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197803/Scarred-Lands-Players-Guide-OGL-5e?affiliate_id=13
* Scarred Lands Creature Collection: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/304849/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-OGL-5e?affiliate_id=13
* Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition: https://dnd.wizards.com/
* Blue Rose: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/203007/Blue-Rose-The-AGE-RPG-of-Romantic-Fantasy?affiliate_id=13
* 7th Sea: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185462/7th-Sea-Core-Rulebook-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=13
* Dragonriders of Pern: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonriders_of_Pern
* The Time of Troubles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_of_Troubles_(Forgotten_Realms)
* Shadowrun: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/286850/Shadowrun-Sixth-World-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=13
* Broken Earth Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/112296-the-broken-earth
* Hiromi's Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Hiromi-Cota/e/B0854H5MQ2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
* Starfinder Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path: https://paizo.com/store/starfinder/adventurePath/threefoldconspiracy
* Trinity Anthology May Edition: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088PKH7G9/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6
* Jessica's website: https://www.writejess.com
* Hiromi's website: https://www.hiromicota.com
* Jessica's Twitter: https://twitter.com/writejessr
* Hiromi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiromicota
* Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
* Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
* Onyx Path Discord (#onyx-pathcast): https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which the Eddy and Dixie cover for Matthew and talk about the challenges of playing games as game design professionals!

  • We are very distracted
  • Why game designers play games
  • Rise of solo play (fact check: We did have a solo play stretch goal on the Demigod Kickstarter)
  • Why Eddy keeps getting his dog's name wrong
  • When's the last time I played a game for fun?
  • Playtesting and white room balance is bullshit
  • Playing in games you worked on
  • Social anxiety and Gamehole Con
  • Dixie's Switch tangent
  • Research and enjoyment aren't binary
  • Characters we don't usually play
  • Doing things that could be for work but for play
  • Optimum group sizes for video chat
  • Games that surprised us

Links:

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