In which Matthew and a few more of our Mage: The Ascension writers and developers talk about various Mage projects!

* Lore of the Traditions still on Kickstarter!
* We've got Travis Legge
* Also Danielle Lauzon!
* Ian A. A. Watson is on this roundtable,
* Along with Michael Barker! What a stacked show!
* Barker and Matthew invented YouTube.
* A brief history of the em dash
* Let's try to talk about Mage
* Ian on Mage: The Ascension
* A surprise guest!
* Danielle on writing/developing shifts
* On "rescuing" a book
* Travis on developing Lore of the Traditions
* Barker on Mage development
* On Victorian Mage and Empire
* Burger Time
* A Mage-Inspired Burger Campaign

Links:

Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg
M20 Technocracy Reloaded: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/354689/M20-Technocracy-Reloaded?affiliate_id=548232
M20 Rich Bastard's Guide to Magick: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/359547/M20-The-Rich-Bastards-Guide-to-Magick?affiliate_id=548232
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 and a few of our M20 writers and developers chat about various Mage: The Ascension projects!

* It's Take Three of Part One
* Keep an eye out for 10th Anniversary sales
* Steffie de Vaan is here!
* As is Chris Allen!
* And Hiromi Cota? What a treat!
* What's difficult about working on Mage?
* A bit on the Traditions' mindsets
* Chris on Victorian Mage
* Hiromi's experience working on certain factions
* On reworking old White Wolf content
* On Rich Bastard's and Technocracy Reloaded
* Steffie on making the setting appealing
* Matthew on making a special character
* How to get into a Mage game with so much backstory
* Hiromi on context
* A brainstorming exercise!

Links:

Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg
M20 Technocracy Reloaded: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/354689/M20-Technocracy-Reloaded?affiliate_id=548232
M20 Rich Bastard's Guide to Magick: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/359547/M20-The-Rich-Bastards-Guide-to-Magick?affiliate_id=548232
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 discusses fantasy religions in tabletop games, from D&D to Vampire: The Masquerade to Pugmire and Dystopia Rising!

* The Pathcast has ruined us
* On acting and voices in retail
* Phone training lessons from Matthew
* Matthew on fantasy religion in games
* Dixie on religion in fantasy games
* On gods being real in games
* Matthew on Forgotten Realms gods
* Eddy on Chronicles of Darkness and religion
* Religion in Dystopia Rising: Evolution
* Ferox the gargoyle
* Religion in Vampire: The Masquerade and Requiem
* Religion in Pugmire

Links:

Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402
Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg
Die: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/die
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 discusses some more zombie media as it relates to Dystopia Rising: Evolution!

  •  What have we been up to?
  • A bit on ghost stories and Dickens
  • How do DR:E zombies work?
  • Zombies as background threat
  • How is DR:E different from other zombie media?
  • Zombies reflecting current fears
  • Zombie media and disability representation
  • Survival media vs. real-world survival
  • Mixed-splat vs. single-splat games

Links:

Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402
Lore of the Traditions Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/lore-of-the-traditions-for-the-mage-20th-anniversary-ttrpg
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 invite Rich to the episode to celebrate ten years of Onyx Path, reminisce about old victories, and grow anticipation for upcoming triumphs!

• Recapping the Killer Bees
• Why Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays
• Is the Queen actually dead?
• A naked interruption!
• Why and how did Onyx Path start? (the truncated version)
• The clash of licensed properties (WoD, CofD, Exalted, etc.) and owned properties (Scion, Trinity, They Came From, etc.)
• Changes we've made to books at Paradox's behest
• Pugmire: our first original IP!
• Expanding the Trinity Continuum
• The lockdown toll and how well (or poorly) we've coped
• They Came From's expanding possibilities
• Working with the MST3K team!
• Massive sales coming up this year - this month Dystopia Rising: Evolution will be reduced to 10% of its cost!
• Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention coming June 2022
• Plans for the Pathcast
• Innovative rules systems we create for our games
• Dixie's, Eddy's, and Matthew's highlights of the last ten years
• Calling all media creators!

Links:

Pugmire: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=182989
Trinity Continuum: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=182989
They Came from Beyond the Grave!: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371808/They-Came-From-Beyond-the-Grave?affiliate_id=182989
Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402/Dystopia-Rising-Evolution?affiliate_id=182989
Onyx Path Media Content Creator Form:  https://forms.gle/aqTBztswhRQLMADd9
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 celebrate 2021 with killer bees.

  • The usual nonsense before we start
  • We say we'll watch on YouTube, but we switch to Vimeo at the last minute
  • Dixie counts you in to "Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare" so you can watch with us!
  • Also, we talk about the movie Caligula and how Ace of Base was secretly neo-Nazi

Links:

In which Dixie and Matthew discuss all manner of subjects!

• Let's talk about Trinity Continuum: Aether.
• Playing as Sherlock, Jekyll, Mina Harker, and more!
• The Eddephant.
• Molotov Cocktails in a fantasy setting.
• When is a zombie not a zombie/walker/shambler/ghoul/living corpse?
• Removing horror media from your horror setting, thus denying your characters contextual knowledge.
• How does having fantasy knowledge work in Legendlore?
• The works of George A. Romero.
• Is the Resident Evil movie about Resident Evil?
• Running Resident Evil as a TTRPG.
• Adapting video games into TTRPGs and the challenges therein.
• Some systems punish you for playing outside your class.
• The excellent tempo of the Dawn of the Dead (2004) opening and that of Black Summer.
• Shaun of the Dead is magnificent! World War Z (the movie) less so.
• Seek out the World War Z audio book, damn you!
• Setting games in your local area.
• Transgressive Horror: Reflections on Scare Films that Broke the Rules.
• Use Dystopia Rising: Evolution for your zombie apocalypses!

Links:

Trinity Continuum: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260788/Trinity-Continuum-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=13
Legendlore: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/370797/Legendlore-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=13
All Flesh Must be Eaten: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/627/All-Flesh-Must-be-Eaten-Revised?affiliate_id=13
28 Weeks Later (2007) opening: https://youtu.be/Z3d7y1YrPvg
Dawn of the Dead (2004) opening: https://youtu.be/C5c-5c8XEyQ
World War Z Audio Book (the good one): https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Complete-Tie-History/dp/B00BIK73QA
Dystopia Rising: Evolution: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402/Dystopia-Rising-Evolution?affiliate_id=13
Transgressive Horror: Reflections on Scare Films that Broke the Rules: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/transgressive-horror-christopher-mcglothlin/1140762563
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 a very special guest host arrives to answer listener questions!

• Any more Wraith 20 content for us restless hopefuls?
• Will there ever be miniatures released for the Scarred Lands campaign setting?
• Neall: Naughty or Nice?
• What Aera in Trinity Continuum would you like to see next? (Not necessarily existing ones, but just ones you'd like to see.)
• I was a good Garou this year. Will Gaia leave me a nice present in my caern?
• How do you stay motivated to keep writing a project? The beginning and end seem very clear but the middle is pretty tough to trudge through. 
• If you were to create They Came From The Silent Screen!, how would you handle characters who can be seen but not heard talking?
• If you could set a Storypath game in any existing fictional setting or licensed property, which would it be, and why do you think Storypath is a good fit for it? (Not looking for "what licences OP might chase" - imagine this is for your home games)
• Is it true Matthew gained his writing prowess by being bitten by a radioactive fountain pen?
• What genre (romance, mystery, fantasy, etc.) do you feel is underrepresented in the TTRPG industry?
• Beauty and the Beast....what fresh scenario ideas can you come up with based on that classic story, extra points if you can think of ones for multiple different CoD lines... 
• Can I be let out of this box?
• Could Onyx Path kickstart their own version of DND Beyond? I love having all of my rules and features sorted and easy to find at the table. 
• What is something new you would like to see happen in 2022?
• Dear unspecific holiday entity. Which being from opp owned game or license game are you (example true bruja, devient, Nova)
• Which fictional holiday (from one of the OPP games or another) would you like to attend and why?
• Will there ever be a V20 actual play on this channel?
• Will there be a sequel to Beckett's Jyhad Diary?
• Would Santa be able to kick Odin ass in a death match to decide who is the best old man?
• If you each say Praise Set on air, I'll make a donation to a charity of your choice.
• Tell me the story of your first ttrpg session!
• When it comes to licensed books like your World/Chronicles of Darkness stuff, does the initial idea typically come from you or from the IP owner? 

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 Dixie and Eddy talk about the process of deciding where and how to put various books on sale!

* Matthew isn't here. :(
* Why tangents matter!
* Some PoD context
* Kickstarter process, including licensors.
* Nostalgia sells
* Diminishing returns
* Preorders and manuscript previews
* PoD quality (it's good!)
* DTRPG will help you!
* Storage space
* D&D (Deluxes and Digital)
* Kickstarter fatigue and decisions
* Expectations
* Printing crisis

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 Eddy and Dixie soldier on without Matthew to discuss all manner of topics, from conventions to remote working!

• Going to cons not as Onyx Path
• The pressures of convention attendance 
• The social benefits of our attending cons
• Who's observing what during online games?
• Online panels and booth accessibility
• How the pandemic affected sales
• Paper costs too much!
• Gaming internationally via the wonders of cyberspace
• The desire for deluxe TTRPGs
• The questions of discoverability and cost
• The Trinity Continuum: Anima Kickstarter goes on!

Links:

Anima Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/trinity-continuum-anima-tabletop-roleplaying-game
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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