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

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew talk about the upcoming second edition of the Chronicle of Darkness game Mummy: The Curse.

  • Diving puns!
  • High-level pitch
  • What is Du'at?
  • Time travel! Kind of.
  • Impactful is a word, despite what Matthew thinks
  • Cults: How do they work?
  • Other immortals
  • Cool powers!
  • "Mummy the Curse is about looking at your fridge forever"
  • The ticking clock
  • If you're watching the Red Moon Roleplaying game of Mummy the Curse, SPOILERS FROM 40:00 TO 42:15!
  • The Judges
  • Doctor Doom toots when he pleases!
  • Where Dixie and Matthew screwed up on Mummy

LINKS:

In which Dixie and Eddy interview Meghan Fitzgerald (who was our first interview ever!) about what she's been up to in the Chronicles of Darkness and Threefold, and we also talk a lot about Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

* Matthew is in the sea
* Dixie has FOMO
* Meghan Fitzgerald is here!
* Oak, Ash, and Thorn (the Changeling Companion)
* Kith and Kin
* Mummy/Changeling crossover?
* Mummy: The Curse Second Edition
* Deviant: The Renegades
* Mage: The Awakening
* Night Horrors: Nameless and Accursed
* Don't fact check us
* A bit on art notes
* Threefold!
* PAX Unplugged
* We talk about Fire Emblem: Three Houses for 20 minutes. Literally.

Links:

Changeling: The Lost 2e: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248078/Changeling-the-Lost-Second-Edition
Mummy: The Curse Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/
Mage: The Awakening 2e: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/181754/Mage-the-Awakening-2nd-Edition
Lodestar and Susuruss: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/242690/Hundred-Devils-Night-Parade-Lodestar-and-Susuruss
Sam Araya's artwork: https://www.arayaart.com/
Threefold for Modern Age: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/284574/Threefold
PAX Unplugged: https://unplugged.paxsite.com/
Fire Emblem: Three Houses: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/fire-emblem-three-houses-switch/
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Dixie, Eddy, Neall, and Rich (at Save Against Fear) talk on a panel with other creators about worldbuilding.

  • Eddy forgets someone's podcast
  • (Editing Note: Huge thanks to Josh Heath, for providing the audio. Because this was recorded with one mic, we've edited the audio to amplify when the speakers are quiet.)
  • Panelists: James Kirk (moderator), Calvin Johns, Dixie Cochran, Neall Raemonn Price, Eddy Webb, Richard Thomas, and Doug Levandowski
  • How important are world settings in a game?
  • What are the most important parts of a world?
  • What are your favorite aspects of worldbuilding?
  • What motivates the creation of a world?
  • Do worldbuilders feel responsibility to remove bias in their worldbuilding?
  • What advice would you give to future worldbuilders?
  • Community pruning
  • Save Against Fear
  • PDX Con
  • Rich's D&D game
  • Matthew sneaks backstage at PDX Con

LINKS:
Save Against Fear: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/about-the-convention

High Level Games Podcast: https://www.highlevelgames.ca/podcastingnetwork

Anthropos Games (Early Dark, Fantaji, Centennial Gothic): http://anthroposgames.com/

Kids on Bikes: https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/kids-on-bikes

PDXCon: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/

Parsely: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248491/Parsely

Crusader Kings III: https://www.crusaderkings.com/ 

Episode 75: Legendlore Deep Dive
In which Matthew, Dixie, and Steffie (no Eddy this week!) dive into the world of Legendlore and the excitement surrounding this new RPG!

* Playing versions of yourselves in a fantasy setting
* Matthew is a troll, apparently
* Two queens in power
* The nature of gender, cultural, and transdimensional migrant acceptance in Legendlore
* Evil in the world of Legendlore
* Feed the Nazis to the undead or throw a fireball in their faces
* Legendlore uses the OGL system with some changes
* We hope you're listening, Eddy, as the manuscript is about to change
* The most exciting thing about developing Legendlore
* Where to find all of us

Links:
Legendlore Comics: https://www.drivethrucomics.com/browse/pub/403/Caliber-Comics/subcategory/779_3768/Legendlore
Onyx Path Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/CFJytTf

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew play around on Podbean's new live show feature, and take calls from freelancers and fans!

  • Dixie and Matthew are indignant as Eddy claims to be the sole host
  • We talk about our test run episode
  • Dixie talks a bit about Exalted, and some other projects she's working on
  • Mummy the Curse will be our next Kickstarter!
  • Matthew talks about V5 Cults of the Blood Gods
  • Eddy talks about Aberrant and Pirates of Pugmire
  • Mario Kart 8 update
  • Scion update, and Neall calls in!
  • We get gifts and PodPoints
  • Matthew answers some Mummy questions and reveals his origin story
  • Discussion about future 20th anniversary books
  • Games at Save Against Fear
  • We get more gifts! And claps!
  • Questions on Scion: Dragon
  • What kind of media would we like to see our work adapted into?
  • Questions about future Exalted books
  • Awkward Silence song
  • Rich and Mike Tomasek both call in
  • Rich talks about Legendlore
  • Super-fan Nicholas calls in and says some very nice things
  • Meghan Fitzgerald calls in
  • Matthew cuts a promo on Eddy and one more Mummy revelations
  • A new Scarred Lands show coming on Twitch
  • The live show cut off "Many Worlds One Pathcast," but we have some pre-show nonsense after the outro

LINKS:

In which Dixie and Eddy interview Maria Cambone, one of our editors, about editing, how she got started, and sticky babies.

* Eddy doesn't support my bit
* Interview Song!
* What Maria has done for work
* We're all nerds!
* How she got started with us.
* We're all support classes.
* Eddy is a Methuselah
* Maria helped on Pugmire
* Maria is working on Vampire!
* Ugly, sticky babies
* Companies whose values align with yours
* Feedback
* We're not perfect!
* Outros are sad
* Deviant Kickstarter!
* Creeping at cons

Links:
Pugmire: https://www.realmsofpugmire.com/
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
PDXCon: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/
SAVE Against Fear: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2Av3ZNV

In which Dixie, Eddy, and developer Eric Zawadzki do a deep dive into the latest Chronicles of Darkness game, Deviant the Renegades! (And a lot of pop culture references.)

  • Eddy sucks at Mario Kart
  • RenegadeS, not Renegade
  • High-level pitch
  • Origins and Clades
  • Tons of pop culture inspirations
  • The Midwinter playtest
  • Forms
  • Variations and Scars
  • Conspiracies
  • Stretch goals
  • Eric's enthusiasm in the Kickstarter comments
  • Inktober

LINK:

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