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

In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Eric Zawadski about Deviant: The Renegades!

  • Apocalyptic Record and Beckett's Jyhad Diary
  • Deviant is techno Changeling
  • Origins
  • Clades and flexibility of power creation
  • Divergence
  • Conspiracies and the Web of Pain
  • Violent tone
  • Connections to disability
  • Antagonists
  • Relationship to Hunter: The Vigil
  • Additional books

Links:

In which the trio, by popular demand, just chat about things for a bit.

* Cats, Blinds, and Belly Rubs
* Some notes on cosplay!
* Inclusivity and Matthew doesn't know who owns D&D
* Masters of the Universe
* Transformers and other bots
* Television + RPGs
* LARP and TTRPG
* Content Warnings
* Tough Subjects

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 talk about what inspires them and our Onyx Path Tasty Bits!

* An update on Exalted: Essence and editing from Dixie
* An update on Squeaks in the Deep and Trinity Continuum: Anima from Eddy
* An update on W20 The Apocalyptic Record, They Came from the Cyclops's Cave!, and Trinity Continuum: Aether from Matthew
* Werewolf Dietary Problems
* School Memories
* A history of pens and handwriting
* Different styles of redlining
* Where does Eddy get his ideas?
* The value of "ideas people"
* How to get your ideas reviewed
* ADHD as a superpower
* Words and terms inherited from other kinds of games
* The Tasty Bit Program
* Tasty Bits for Scion, They Came From, and Trinity
* People are engaging with our Tasty Bits!
* The benefits of community content and the amazing Frostlands of Fenrilik for Scarred Lands
* Exalted TV!

Links:

* Squeaks in the Deep: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/339646881/squeaks-in-the-deep-tabletop-roleplaying-game
* W20 Cookbook: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/124156/W20-Cookbook
* Onyx Path Tasty Bits: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/368059/Trinity-Continuum-Pets
* Frostlands of Fenrilik: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/328484/Frostlands-of-Fenrilik
* Exalted TV: https://www.jenkinsandtate.com/
* 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 talk about story hooks, steampunk, and Duolingo.

  • Duolingo
  • Steampunk
  • The Driller from Thundercats
  • Destiny Deck
  • What is a story hook?
  • Wraith story hook
  • Pugmire story hook
  • Deviant story hook
  • Trinity core story hook
  • They Came From Beyond the Grave story hook
  • They Came From [CLASSIFIED] story hook
  • Mummy story hook
  • Scion story hook
  • Scarred Lands story hook
  • Some behind the scenes on V5

Links:

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