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 about...day 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

Links:

Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/m20-technocracy-reloaded
Scion Origin: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246765/Scion-Second-Edition-Book-One-Origin
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 and Eddy talk to Ian and Mark from Gehenna Gaming about their organization, running games at cons, and Virtual Horror Con.

* Dixie puts the pressure on
* A Mark exclusive!
* A brief history of Ian!
* What is Gehenna Gaming?
* On running con demos and consent forms
* A bit on how constraints can make you more creative
* How did Gehenna Gaming come together?
* A bit on PAX Unplugged and cons
* Mark derails the podcast and turns the tables!
* How Eddy and Dixie came to OPP
* Virtual Horror Con!
* How VHC came to be and how they scheduled it
* VHC Highlights
* What's to come for VHC

Links:

Covid-19 Response Fund: https://covid19responsefund.org/
Gehenna Gaming: https://www.gehennagaming.com/
Gehenna Gaming Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gehennagaming
Gehenna Gaming YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/gehennagaming
Gehenna Gaming Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Twb5m6d
The Magnus Archives: http://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-archives/
The Magnus Archives Transcripts: https://snarp.github.io/magnus_archives_transcripts/
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Dixie and Eddy actually play Scion: Origin, with Matthew as Storyguide. Note: This is the continuation of the story from episodes 54 and 56.

  • Wow, 100 episodes!
  • The Childminder and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Jerkbirbs!
  • Recap from last time
  • Phaedra and Kian
  • Meeting with the daughter of Poseidon
  • Learning about the Tattoo Lizards
  • Setting up a meeting

LINKS

Episode 99: Five Minute Pitches #3

In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy continue to pitch games at each other in the course of five minutes!

* Colin Mochrie playing D&D
* Support your live entertainers!
* Elric!
* Adventure! pitch - by Eddy Webb
* Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary and Victorian Age Mage pitch - by Matthew Dawkins
* Deviant: The Renegades pitch - by Dixie Cochran
* Assassins pitch - by Eddy Webb
* Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition pitch - by Matthew Dawkins
* Blending Wraith with Orpheus
* Thank you so much everyone for pitching pitches for us to pitch!

Links:

Elric! RPG: hhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Elric-Fantasy-Roleplaying-Young-Kingdoms/dp/0933635982
Adventure! RPG: http://theonyxpath.com/category/worlds/trinitycontinuum/
Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149562/Mage-The-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-Edition?affiliate_id=13
Deviant: The Renegades Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/deviant-the-renegades-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game
Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition?affiliate_id=13
Orpheus: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/771/Orpheus?affiliate_id=13
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

Episode 98: Five Minute Pitches #2

In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy take it in turns to sell each other (and you!) on a range of games picked by the listeners in the space of only five minutes!

* Matthew works under a pseudonym. Or does he?
* The scale of "ugh" to "eh" to "oo"
* What we do to occupy ourselves while locked in: Soviet Sherlock Holmes, Animal Crossing, and listening to records
* Music to listen to while working
* All the fun of Google Sheets
* Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition pitch - by Matthew Dawkins
* The Stepfather movies
* Chronicles of Darkness pitch - by Dixie Cochran
* A nod to the Contagion Chronicle
* Aberrant pitch- by Eddy Webb
* A nod to the N!WE roleplaying game
* They Came from Beyond the Grave! pitch - by Matthew Dawkins
* Crossing They Came from Beyond the Grave! over with They Came from Beneath the Sea!
* Monarches of Mau pitch - by Dixie Cochran
* Stay tuned for the next part!

Links:

Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Backerkit: https://hunter-the-vigil-2e.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
The Stepfather: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stepfather_(1987_film)
Chronicles of Darkness: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/168428/Chronicles-of-Darkness?affiliate_id=13
Contagion Chronicle Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/contagion-chronicle-a-chronicles-of-darkness-cross
Aberrant Backerkit: https://trinity-continuum-aberrant.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/they-came-from-beneath-the-sea-a-tabletop-roleplay
Monarchies of Mau: https://www.realmsofpugmire.com/monarchies-of-mau
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Dixie and Eddy talk about working from home and what it's like for both of them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

* What it's like to work from home typically
* Eddy talks about his routine
* Dixie is a trash goblin
* We talk a bit about the days where you get nothing done
* Weird divergence about hair washing
* Back to our schedules
* We talk about burnout
* Some chat about distractions!
* A bit on different ways to assign yourself work
* A visit from the Roomba!
* Some more on productivity/creative work
* How it's different during a pandemic/lockdown
* Some ideas for what to do during the lockdown!

Links:

Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Eddy and Dixie chat with Travis Legge about the Scarred Lands!

  • Things are a bit weird with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Travis is temporary Matthew
  • We talk about cats. And Cats.
  • Scarred Lands: It doesn't suck
  • The roundabout history of the Scarred Lands
  • We love it when the name of the show is in the show
  • How the revised Scarred Lands came to be
  • Fantasy juggalos
  • Moving from fan to developer
  • Behind the scenes on monthly serial releases
  • Dead Man's Rust, and #notallnecromancers
  • The Legendlore Kickstarter is live now!

LINKS:

In which the trio is joined by Danielle Lauzon to talk about Spilled Blood for Vampire: The Requiem, among other things.

* A bit of off-topic banter
* We talk about COVID-19 and some politics/economics; skip from 6:30 to 11:00 if you're not interested
* Some chat about sensitively playing disease as a threat in Vampire
* Disease in gaming talk, including some real-world examples, takes us to 24:15 or so
* We finally get around to Spilled Blood!
* Why Danielle put in ten new bloodlines
* Explaining the Parliamentarians and the Penumbrae
* Some chatting about lost clans
* Weirder antagonists, like amaranthine cats and blood worms
* Playable options! Twice-Cursed! Belial's Brood!
* Matthew forces Danielle to make A Choice
* Eddy reminds us to talk about vampire mermaids

Links:

Spilled Blood: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/303157/Night-Horrors-Spilled-Blood
Thousand Years of Night: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/214130/Thousand-Years-of-Night?
Guide to the Night: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257465/Guide-to-the-Night?
COVID-19 Tracking Website: shorturl.at/PRVY8
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew talk about the value and difficulties in using established metaplot in tabletop RPGs.

  • Timothy Dalton and James Bond Jr were the best James Bonds
  • What is metaplot?
  • Dixie's Vampire games
  • Matthew talks about Transylvania Chronicles and too much metaplot
  • Writing on a metaplot-heavy property, and how Exalted Essence deals with that
  • Day Zero vs metaplot
  • Players who love to delve into setting and metaplot
  • "It happens no matter what" vs "it only matters when you interact with it"
  • How historically accurate should you be?
  • Example: Star Wars and Star Trek games
  • Talk in advance and set expectations
  • Explicitly changing things
  • GM's Day Sale, a Poe mashup, and Duke Rollo
  • INSERT: We're doing another five minute pitch episode!

LINKS

Transylvania Chronicles

Episode 93: V5 Chicago by Night Deep Dish Dive

In which Matthew, Eddy, and Dixie discuss the recently released V5 Chicago by Night in deep detail!

* Dixie has a new cat!
* Eddy's new tattoo!
* Matthew's online drama!
* And now to discuss Chicago by Night...
* The history of Chicago by Night as a setting book
* Chicago by Night as a template domain
* Using elements from Chicago in other cities
* The fantastic layout and art of this book
* Collaboration with Paradox
* Our favourite characters from the book
* Characters we want to kill
* Handling characters like Kevin Jackson smartly
* Clan Lasombra (and their new bane)
* Lasombra and Hecata aesthetics (goth kids)
* The Sacrifice as one of the first truly playable Vampire chronicles

Links:

V5 Chicago by Night: https://studio2publishing.com/products/vampire-the-masquerade-chicago-by-night-sourcebook
V5 Chicago by Night: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/vampire-the-masquerade/products/vampire-chicago-by-night
V5 Chicago by Night: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283858/Chicago-By-Night-Vampire-the-Masquerade-5th-Edition?affiliate_id=13&src=OnyxPathWeds
Chicago by Night 1st Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/59/Chicago-by-Night--1st-Edition
Chicago by Night 2nd Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/648/Chicago-By-Night--2nd-Edition
Under a Blood Red Moon: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/3433/Under-a-Blood-Red-Moon
The Jungle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle
Hunter: The Vigil Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/hunter-the-vigil-second-edition-tabletop-roleplaying-game/description
Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath
Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk

 

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