In which the trio gets obsessed with the movie "Silent Venom," but manages to talk about Complications and They Came From scenario creation in spite of it all.

  • Enhancements and Complications
  • Matthew starts an anecdote
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Matthew gets obsessed with Silent Venom
  • Self-indulgent nonsense
  • Killer bee movies
  • The snake/bee cinematic universe
  • How to come up with adventure ideas
  • Matthew finishes an anecdote
  • Hannibal v. Sherlock Holmes

Links:

In which the trio talks about what makes a good arch-villain, and how to engage with them in TTRPGS. 

* On children's books and their possible problems
* Matthew has two tangents
* We get pretty political for a few minutes
* Major antagonists in TTRPGs
* How to highlight antagonists
* Seeding antagonists

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

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew cover the past few months of releases! Finally.

  • Friend contract negotiations
  • Time travel
  • Mummy: The Curse Second Edition
  • Deviant: The Renegades
  • Aberrant: The Adventures of Teen Tomorrow
  • Beyond the Grave: The Haunting of Abbeyham Priory!
  • Exalted: Hundred Devils Night Parade
  • Æon: Under Alien Skies (and Wookies)
  • CofD: Player's Guide to the Contagion Chronicle
  • Exalted: Heirs of the Shogunate
  • Tasty Bits: Pets, Dracula's Tomb, and Car Competition
  • Legendlore (it really is great)
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarter
  • M20 Rich Bastard's Guide to Magick & Ghost Hunters
  • A peek into our process and the podcast goals

Links (BOY I HOPE YOU LIKE LINKS):

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew discuss problematic issues in fiction and TTRPGs and methods of handling them!

* Eddy Webb is punctuation
* The question of appropriate children's books
* Providing fiction within its correct context
* Ability scores being linked to "race"
* Eddy explains some of the original game design behind games such as D&D and why it must remain the way it is
* Having zero dots in a Skill
* Dixie has a kitten o' nine tails
* Problematic clans in Vampire
* How to handle Banu Haqim and Ravnos

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

In which the trio talks about what video games they are playing and how they relate to TTRPGs.

* Matthew asks The Question
* Into the Breach
* Dixie's fantasy games & playstyle
* Encumbrance
* Achievements, completionists, and types of play
* How video game styles influence TTRPG play
* Making story hooks and NPCs
* Dixie's first Exalted 3rd game!

Links:

Into the Breach: https://store.steampowered.com/app/590380/Into_the_Breach/
For the King: https://store.steampowered.com/app/527230/For_The_King/
Divinity: Original Sin II: https://store.steampowered.com/app/435150/Divinity_Original_Sin_2__Definitive_Edition/
Great Ace Attorney Chronicles: https://www.ace-attorney.com/great1-2/us/
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 and Dixie sit with guest co-host Meredith Gerber to talk about DriveThruRPG, along with the expected amount of digressions.

  • Bones day or no bones day
  • The Big O: theft or homage?
  • Century Publisher Relations
  • Print on demand
  • Game preservation
  • DM's Guild and community content programs
  • Sales, marketing, and market research
  • Pionerring new formats
  • What value does DriveThruRPG bring to indie publishers?

Links:

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew provide the best damn GMing tips this side of October!

* Wrapping your head around a flat Earth, the Discworld RPG, and 1990s conspiracy theories
* When the GM sets an uninviting task / asking the players to just roll with it
* Asking players what they enjoyed about the recent game
* Building mysteries around player expectations
* Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective successes and failures
* The highs and lows of Horror on the Orient Express
* Is every RPG scenario a mystery?
* Is Storypath a GM-serving system?
* The difficulty of writing interactive adventures
* We discuss Descent into Avernus
* Back to the Orient Express
* Eddy's recollections of the Midway City RPG
* How to run and play nihilistic games such as ALIEN, Camp Murder Lake!, Ten Candles, Dread, Dead of Night...
* The Dark Fate Flaw and how to use it
* Safety checks and guidelines
* Adding obvious antagonists like Balthazar in Chicago by Night
* Handling bigoted characters
* We barely touch (but do recommend) Conspiracy X
* We recommend the best games for mystery roleplay

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

In which the trio and Rich talk about the various Storypath games at their Gen Con Online panel!

 

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In which the Onyx Path gang (Eddy, Dixie, Matthew, Rich, and Travis) talk to Gen Con Online about's up with Onyx Path!

  • Note: Panel was recorded on September 18th, 2021
  • Rich talks about the impact of 2020 and 2021
  • Eddy talks about Pugmire, Scion, and Trinity
  • Matthew talks about Trinity Continuum: Aether, They Came From... and World of Darkness
  • Rich reveals details on a Double Feature Kickstarter
  • Travis talks about Mage: The Ascension and Scarred Lands
  • Dixie talks about Exalted and Chronicles of Darkness
  • Q&A
  • Rich nails the ending of the panel

Links:

In which Eddy, Matthew, and Dixie dive deep into the Deathless experience!

* Faxanadu bugs! The f- you say?
* Starting on Ataris and Commodores and moving to the NES
* The pains and pleasures of nostalgia in video games and TTRPGs
* Playing different timelines in Mummy: The Curse
* Some of Mummy: The Curse 1st Edition's Strengths and Weaknesses
* Affecting the passage of time in Mummy
* Carrying modern Skills to historic eras
* Expanding the range of playable characters to immortals and sorcerers
* The size of Chronicles of Darkness core books and the volume of information within them
* Design choices for Mummy (what to include and what to exclude)
* Making Mummy accessible
* Reimagining games like Trinity and supplements as bug fixes
* Slimming Mummy and other Chronicles of Darkness games down
* Media inspirations for Mummy
* Does Mummy have a metaplot?
* Memory issues (and forgetting to add things to the core book)
* Changing course on powers (Utterances and Affinities) during the Kickstarter
* Arms of Ahriman controversy!
* Presenting pulpy 1920 adventures next to stories of personal horror
* Pyramid level play
* Werewolf on Kickstarter!
* The godawful goddamn movie named Moonbound

Links:

* Should Old Games Be Fixed?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeemO9yW-hs
* Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/347148/Mummy-The-Curse-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=13
* Promethean: The Created 2nd Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/189395/Promethean-the-Created-2nd-Edition?affiliate_id=13
* Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition?affiliate_id=13
* Exalted: Essence: https://exalted-essence.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
* W20 Apocalyptic Record Kickstarter: http://kck.st/3kssZwU
* Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath
* Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
* Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

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