In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy discuss upcoming projects, horror movies, and play Scion: Origin!

* N!WE Unleashed!
* Exalted Essence
* They Came from Beyond the Grave!
* V5 Trails of Ash and Bone
* Hammer House of Horror and Death Line
* Scion: Origin Actual Play Conclusion

* Trinity Continuum - Aberrant:
* Hammer House of Horror:
* Death Line:
* Scion Origin:
* Onyx Path YouTube:
* Onyx Path Twitch:
* Onyx Path Discord:

In which Eddy talks with Danielle Lauzon, Monica Speca, and Travis Legge about the nitty-gritty of game design.

  • Bad jokes
  • In which Eddy talks with Danielle Lauzon, Monica Speca, and Travis Legge about the nitty-gritty of game design.
  • Bad jokes
  • "Fluff" and "crunch"
  • D&D is a game for kicking in monsters and looting doors
  • What makes a good mechanic?
  • Powered by the Apocalypse
  • Testing the design
  • Designing for D&D 5e
  • Designing for Exalted
  • The "commoner railgun"
  • GNS Theory
  • Designing for Storypath
  • Shiny math rocks and VTTs
  • Calvinball the RPG
  • One cool design
  • What we're working on


In which the trio present their live Pathcast recording from the previous weekend's Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention.

* A bit of convention recap
* Convention panel chatrooms?
* Live Pathcast!
* We don't have a plan! What a surprise!
* We talk about the charities we were supporting
* A bit about the inception of the Pathcast
* Some more on the Pathcast, including how we structure and book it
* Recurring Pathcast bits
* Dixie and Matthew break into song
* Who would we...fight?
* Audience questions!
* Matthew is...something
* Things we didn't get as kids that we get now.


Legendlore Kickstarter:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Eddy, Matthew, and Dixie decide to skip the Scion Actual Play to talk about their personal struggles and their excitement about the upcoming Onyx Path Con.

  • Black lives matter. Period.
  • Onyx Path Con starts today!
  • Eddy is not the best judge of Dixie's audio issues
  • Farty horn update!
  • Our new theme songs
  • We're all struggling
  • Onyx Path Con! (jump to 33:40 if you want to skip the serious stuff)
  • Live Pathcast on Saturday!
  • Rich is playing in a ton of games!
  • Exalted Essence Playtest!
  • Secret announcement for Realms of Pugmire on Sunday!
  • Exciting panels!
  • They Came from Beyond the Grave actual play!

Black Lives Matter Links

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In which Dixie sits down for a chat with Eric Minton, Monica Speca, and Neall Raemonn Price to chat about Exalted and Exalted Essence.

* Developer Introductions
* How Eric transitioned from fan to developer
* What sort of nerds are we?
* We throw it to Monica for the fan to developer question!
* A bit on Essence development
* Some wider thoughts on Exalted development
* Chat about the density of the setting
* Our favorite design pieces of Exalted
* A little on the feel of Exalted
* More on Exalted content and what we like about it
* Some thoughts on balance in Essence
* Different ways of presenting Exalted setting
* Final thoughts!
* A long outro, full of tangents!


Legendlore Kickstarter:
Exalted Third Edition:
The Realm:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Dixie, Eddy, and Matthew continue with their Scion: Origin story!

* What have we been up to? Editing, new laptop, and They Came from Beyond the Grave!
* Musical interlude and the Rich Bastard's Guide to Magick!
* Music for roleplaying games (farty horns, of course)
* Who can't play the recorder?
* Who plays the recorder for Lucifer?
* The best kind of palate cleanser.
* Scion: Origin continues!
* Cliffhangers in the sewer.

Scion Origin:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Ian A. A. Watson about his latest projects, including some more details on the recently-announced Trinity Continuum: Anima!

  • Faxanadu on NES
  • Streaming video games on Twitch
  • More farty horns and Dixie's Wikipedia Corner
  • Ian reveals his middle names!
  • We remember the rough times we had recording episode 4
  • How things have been in the past couple of years
  • Ian is still a well-known shitposter
  • Trinity Continuum: Anima
  • The Crash
  • Surprising inspirations
  • Internet shit
  • MMOs have their own language and cultural impact
  • The Glass brain implant
  • Different things to try in Trinity as a result
  • The importance of media touchstones
  • Why it's not set during the Aberrant War
  • M20 Victorian Mage
  • How Ian's evolved as a creative
  • Interpreting Matthew's dreams
  • Impostor syndrome and making something with your hands


In which Matthew runs Scion Origin for Dixie and Eddy, but not before we spend an unreasonably long time talking about everything else.

* Trinity Continuum: Anima Teaser
* Cockney Rhyming Slang and the Polari
* The incipherable lyric game: WWF RAW theme from 1998 - 2000

Dixie's take on the lyrics:
It’s my life in the box into the beef
I’m dropping my ox it’s the Solar beat
Why am I thorn in your eye?

Eddy's take on the lyrics:
It's the lights and the night of joie de vivre
And you chop off the arms and soil the meat
With your arms aghast you see me leave things here
Your headbutt's a dog; it's a pain

* Resident Evil music: Farty horns vs. Farty cello
* Working on V5 Cults of the Blood Gods stretch goals
* The worst Toreador coterie
* The Scion Origin actual play continues!

WWF RAW Theme:
WWF Full Metal Album:
Resident Evil Director's Cut Basement Theme:
Resident Evil Basement Theme:
Scion Origin:
M20 Technocracy Reloaded:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

 In which Eddy and Dixie talk with developers Danielle Lauzon and Travis Legge about M20 Technocracy Reloaded

  • M20 Technocracy Reloaded KS is doing well!
  • Impostor Syndrome
  • How Danielle and Travis got involved in the project
  • What's in M20: TR?
  • Reconciling different takes on the Technocracy
  • Hit Marks
  • "Metaplot agnostic" vs keeping up with technology
  • We talk about old cellphones for quite a while
  • The cult-like nature of the Technocracy
  • Surface-level inclusivity in the Technocracy
  • Gadgets and tech toys
  • The "space opera" flavor of the Void Engineers
  • What things do you think are cool about TR?
  • Playing the games you worked on
  • Eddy is now Pugs Teddy.


In which we put all of our Scion actual plays thus far into one giant file for easy catching up!

* Everything is a bit meh, but Technocracy Reloaded is doing well!
* A segue!
* Pirates of Pugmire backer PDF is out!
* A bit about Pirates of Pugmire and tone in writing
* We chat about They Came from Beyond the Grave!
* We talk drinking?
* We talk about...Gloomhaven?
Character Creation Episode
* A brief history of Scion
* Matthew is the Storyguide, Dixie and Eddy are playing
* We'll be posting the first game session somewhere
* Setting: Miami, Florida
* Character concepts
* Deeds: short, long, and Band
* Storyguide advice: How to make sure characters work together
* Choosing divine parents and pantheons
* Oh, and character names
* Origin, Role, and Pantheon Paths
* Skills and what Skills actually mean
* How Storypath makes competant characters
* Attributes and Approaches
* Callings and Knacks
* Eddy missed a step
* Tweaks and Connections
* Future pantheons
Session One
* Scion: Origin Actual Play
Session Two
* Scion: Origin Actual Play
Session Three
* Scion: Origin Actual Play
Session Four
* Fay and Kian
* Meeting with the daughter of Poseidon
* Learning about the Tattoo Lizards
* Setting up a meeting


Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter:
Scion Origin:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

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