Episode 140: Workflow

In which Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy talk about workflow.

Note: Eddy tried out a new headphone mic because his normal mic died, so there's some breathing and popping noises that aren't typical. He'll try to get his normal mic working again.

  • The Eddy flap
  • Junju Ito and horror films
  • Tattoos
  • Office environment vs retail environment
  • Planning and being okay with not sticking to the plan
  • Conventions, remember those?
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Structuring your day
  • Who gets to make priority calls, and the new role of line developers
  • Staying motivated
  • Walking somewhere else to work
  • Pomodoro technique and Trello
  • The importance of ticking off tasks
  • The "joy" of missing pieces of our games in development
  • Starting next week: Tales of the Aeon Society radio drama!

Links:

 

In which Eddy has a rare solo chat with Chris Spivey about Masks of the Mythos for Scion, which is currently on Kickstarter.

* Eddy is alone!
* Some Doctor Who chatter.
* In-jokes in books
* Even more Doctor Who!
* How the Mythos works in Scion
* Mythos morality
* Mythos mechanics
* The Mythos "pantheon"
* Public Domain?
* Eddy talks about the ACD Estate
* Research, Harlem Unbound, and Haunted West
* Masks spoilers!
* A bit on the Masks setting
* Chris is miffed!
* They talk about Leverage?
* New Callings? 
* Watchmen

Links:

Scion Dragon and Masks Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-dragon-and-scion-masks-of-the-mythos-for-scion-2e/ 
Harlem Unbound: https://www.chaosium.com/harlem-unbound-2nd-edition-hardcover/
Haunted West: https://haunted-west.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Darker Hue Studios: http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/
Korean Leverage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leverage_(South_Korean_TV_series)
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 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

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