In which we do a deep dive (get it?) into They Came from Beneath the Sea! (TCfBtS!) with developer Matthew Dawkins.

* A Dickensian derailment!
* About the meta-elements in TCfBtS!
* Connecting it to MST3K
* Cinematics
* How Matthew came to make this game
* How the tone of the game shifted over its development
* Larry Blamire and meta horror movies
* A bit about the fiction in TCfBtS! (Dixie helped!)
* Some thoughts on the humor and inclusivity of TCfBtS!
* A bit on cult movies
* A Twilight digression
* Putting TCfBtS! into Storypath
* Mechanics discussion
* Various ways to run TCfBtS!
* A bit on They Came from Beyond the Grave!
* Matthew talks about the Midwinter TCfBtS! session (Hi, Gehenna Gaming crew!)
* Types of characters you can play/crossover possibilities

Links:

They Came from Beneath the Sea!: https://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (CW: all sorts of weird shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C_HReR_McQ)
All Flesh Must Be Eaten: https://www.edenstudios.net/allflesh.html
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Marenghi%27s_Darkplace
X-COM: Terror from the Deep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM:_Terror_from_the_Deep
Phoenix Dawn Command: https://www.phoenixdawncommand.com/
Men in Black: The Roleplaying Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_Black:_The_Roleplaying_Game
Trail of the Screaming Forehead: https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/trail-of-the-screaming-forehead/2228147
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Skeleton_of_Cadavra
Twilight Article Dixie mentioned: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/twilight-isnt-the-worst-film-ever-made-youre-just-sexist
Scream: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream_(1996_film)
Red Moon Roleplaying: https://www.redmoonroleplaying.com/
The Room: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film)
Gehenna Gaming: https://www.gehennagaming.com/
TCfBtS! Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/kxLydk4t76s
TCfBtS! Actual Play: https://youtu.be/DlcvFpWKH6Y
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Eddy interviews Danielle Lauzon and Ian A. A. Watson about Trinity at Midwinter!

  • We discuss our Mario Kart experiences at Midwinter
  • Poop jokes
  • History of the new edition of the Trinity Continuum
  • The evolution of Storypath into the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook's setting
  • Juggling between Scion, Trinity Core, and Trinity: Aeon
  • Working on Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Early thoughts on Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
  • Specific rules for a game, but keeping them evocative of other games
  • Changes to the new edition
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (working title)
  • Coming support books
  • Ian is a shitposter
  • They Came From The Passive-Aggression Wavelength!
  • V5 Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter

LINKS

In which Eddy, Matthew, and Dixie are up very late the night before the Onyx Path Summit to talk to Rich Thomas about what's coming up with Onyx Path. And lots of martian noises.

  • The Onyx Path summit
  • The Onyx Path Q&A
  • Announcing They Came from Beyond the Grave!
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins
  • Lukewarm takes about movies
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure!
  • Diversity in pulp
  • Midwinter
  • V5 Cults of the Blood Gods is still on Kickstarter!
  • Clan Grumbleduke
  • Note: Eddy was wrong; Rich's Twitter is actually @rich_thomas_ww
  • There's more nonsense after the end theme

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Episode 85: V5 Cults of the Blood Gods Design Diary
In which Eddy and Dixie politely allow Matthew to expose you all to his design diary for V5 Cults of the Blood Gods, recorded during the creation of this book currently on Kickstarter.

* Put nothing larger than your elbow in your ear
* What we got up to over our holidays
* This War of Mine
* V5 CotBG Outline
* V5 CotBG Writer Assignments
* V5 CotBG First Drafts
* V5 CotBG Redlines
* V5 CotBG Final Drafts
* V5 CotBG Development
* V5 CotBG Approvals
* V5 CotBG Kickstarter
* See you at Midwinter!

Links:

Typing of the Dead: https://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/246580/
How Did This Get Played Podcast: https://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-played/
This War of Mine Board Game: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/188920/war-mine-board-game
V5 Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

 

In which we...play Mario Kart while attempting to talk about books. We are very distracted in this; there are occasionally pauses and also more cursing than usual.

* Our history with Mario Kart
* We talk about what we're working on while cursing at each other
* What we're doing for the holidays
* Combining birthdays and other holidays: Don't do it.
* What we're looking forward to in the new year!
* Let the Streets Run Red
* Ludwig von Koopa wins a tournament
* Dixie gets indignant about The Music Man

Links:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/mario-kart-8-deluxe-switch/
They Came from Beneath the Sea!: https://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Aberrant: https://trinity-continuum-aberrant.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Pugmire: https://www.realmsofpugmire.com/
Scion: https://studio2publishing.com/search?q=scion
Fetch Quest: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/262120/Fetch-Quest
The Music Man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music_Man
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

Episode 83: Testing the Livecast (and other nonsense)
In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew present a kind of Christmas special that's not very special at all!

* Welcome to the Onyx Waynecast
* Building up excitement for a non-episode
* The Onyx Pathcast: Sponsored by Blue Shells
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trivia
* Fumbling experts in the podcast medium experiment with sound effects
* The audience starts to file in
* Joshua: The First Caller!
* Danielle Lauzon calls in and we ask about her plumbing
* Grammar, pronunciation, and accents
* Onyx Real Estate Advice
* We debate what "the south" is in America
* We're joined by the Cretins Guild
* If there was a point, by this point we sailed past it
* What we're watching right now (Watchmen, Expanse, Irishman)
* Dixie and Matthew do the show tunes!
* We discuss Les Miserables

Links:
The Cretins Guild Podcast: https://player.fm/podcasts/Cretins%20Guild
Watchmen TV Series: https://www.hbo.com/watchmen
Expanse TV Series: https://www.amazon.com/The-Expanse-Season-1/dp/B018BZ3SCM
The Irishman: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80175798
Joe Pesci Still Singing: https://open.spotify.com/album/5tWIcBDUgPgzbCwTZYKHea
Les Miserables Movie Soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/album/0I6Bl1dVB1hQsSoQF6KuTg
Onyx Path Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/CFJytTf

In which Matthew interrogates Dixie and Eddy about the details of PAX Unplugged, including at least one exciting new announcement!

  • We will never talk about art and music in RPGs
  • We talk about music in RPGs (and in wrestling and in the Victorian era)
  • PAX Unplugged!
  • Demoing
  • Trinity Core and Trinity Continuum: Aeon are live!
  • Note: Eddy mentions the Trinity screens are sold out, but that's because they've been bought by retailers. So ask your friendly local gaming store to see if they have any in stock!
  • Cults of the Blood Gods
  • Exalted: Essence Edition
  • Why people working on one book doesn't mean another book gets slowed down
  • Sherlock Holmes games
  • The joy of meeting people in person

Links:

In which Dixie and Matthew interview Lauren Roy about the 8,000 projects she's done for us, as well as her own books!

* Who's worked on the most lines?
* A bit on information retention
* How did Lauren join us and the industry?
* We explain World of Warcraft to Matthew
* Lauren talks about her novel writing outside of the RPG industry
* Palate cleansers when writing
* A bit on developing versus writing
* We talk about focusing and productivity
* On redlines, developing, and publishing trends
* Global Outbreaks
* Quite a lot about language and word choices

Links:

Dragon Age RPG: https://greenronin.com/dragonagerpg/
Warcraft Roleplaying Game: https://wow.gamepedia.com/Warcraft_RPG
Night Owls: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780425272480
Grave Matters: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780425272497
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/
The Fire Children: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781781083536
Storium: https://storium.com/
Lauren's Twitter: https://twitter.com/falconesse?lang=en
Lauren's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/laurenmroy
PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

Episode 80: We Design Six Games in 60 Minutes
In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy go completely off tangent and come up with six new games that Onyx Path Publishing are very unlikely to create!

* Game 1: Envelopes and Urban Legends
* Game 2: The Calamari of Crime
* Game 3: Super Dragon Dining Crisis Tensai: Apocalypse Ultima EX
* Game 4: Universal Faultlines
* Game 5: Barn Raising
* Game 6: Love in the Time of Androids
* What was this episode supposed to be about?

Links:
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202186/The-Extraordinary-Adventures-of-Baron-Munchausen?affiliate_id=13
Onyx Path Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/CFJytTf

 

Episode 79: The Weird Metaplot of Vampire: The Masquerade
In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy dive into the bizarre and twisting elements of the Vampire: The Masquerade metaplot!

* Which clan does Mario belong to?
* The advantages and disadvantages of metaplot
* Geocities tangents
* Why are the Tremere in Vampire: The Masquerade?
* Tremere Ars Magica and Vampire conundrums
* Vampire dungeon crawls, such as Diablerie: Mexico
* The oddness of the independent clans
* Clan John
* Real world historical figures as vampires
* Ra-ra-Rasputin
* Nuking the world in the Transylvania Chronicles
* The linearity and odd Book 4 choice for the Giovanni Chronicles
* Samuel Haight
* Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand
* Paths of Enlightenment
* Beckett's explosions
* Bone-plated face
* Subways in New Orleans
* Gilgamesh, claimed by everything in the World of Darkness
* V20 Dark Ages bloodlines
* Mithras' sire revealed!

Links:
Beckett's Jyhad Diary: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225322/V20-Becketts-Jyhad-Diary?affiliate_id=13
Transylvania Chronicles: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2303/Transylvania-Chronicles-I-Dark-Tides-Rising?affiliate_id=13
Giovanni Chronicles: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/138/Giovanni-Saga-I-WW2098?affiliate_id=13
Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/116/Dirty-Secrets-of-the-Black-Hand?affiliate_id=13
V20 Guide to the Tal'Mahe'Ra: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/179023/V20-The-Black-Hand-A-Guide-to-the-TalMaheRa?affiliate_id=13
V20 Dark Ages: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144495/Vampire-20th-Anniversary-Edition-The-Dark-Ages?affiliate_id=13
W20 Skinner SAS: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/115057/W20-Skinner-SAS?affiliate_id=13
Onyx Path Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/CFJytTf

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