Contagion Chronicle - a Chronicles of Darkness crossover

Created by Richard Thomas

Let's get the Contagion Chronicle crossover Chronicles of Darkness book into stores!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

January 2020 Status Update
23 days ago – Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 10:45:28 AM

Hello Contagious,

Here I am, sneaking in our month end update on the last day of January. We're really in 2020 now, so it's time to see where we stand. Lots of progress, though lots of work still ahead. 

And prepping a new launch that may be of some interest...

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Midnight Library PDF Rewards (Update #42, posted 06/13/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #49, posted 11/06/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Contagion Chronicle PDF
  • Contagion Chronicle Hardcover
  • Contagion Chronicle PoD Coupon
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Player's Companion PDF
  • Global Outbreaks PDF

Looking at the most recent Onyx Path Monday Meeting Notes, I see that the Global Outbreaks supplement is in Development, the Player's Guide is a few stages past that in Post-Approval Development, and our main book, the Contagion Chronicle itself, is prepping to begin the layout process!

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts that I mentioned (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running or about to launch).

For Chronicles of Darkness fans, in related news, we're also getting close to the final release of Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition. Geist, of cours, gets touched on in the Contagion Chronicle, as do all of the game lines in the Chronicles of Darkness. Including our next project...

COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON FEB 6th AT 2:00 PM EST

The scales have fallen from your eyes. A fire is lit — is it a lamp perched over the inscription on an ancient blade or a roaring conflagration consuming the house in which the howling fiends wait? Things will never be the same after this. You’ve set forth on a damning path. Carry the Vigil. Fight back the shadows.

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a standalone game that can be played by new or existing players. The lore has been updated to not only reflect the uptick in monsters, but also the fact that hunting monsters is not exclusive to a location, group of people, or time period. There may be more monsters than ever before, but now there are more ways to fight them, too.

In Hunter: The Vigil, anyone can be a hunter — provided you are committed to the hunt. It is a game of personal horror and sacrifice that tests relationships and encourages teamwork within a cell, compact, or conspiracy.

Will you heed the call? Will you uphold the Vigil?

JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 6 AT 2:00 PM EST

2019 Year End Summary
about 2 months ago – Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 08:47:07 AM

Hello Contagious,

On this final day of 2019, I wanted to do a quick check in on our campaign and where we stand. The intention of this post is to both to look forward to what we can expect in 2020, and then take a moment to look at Onyx Path's journey over this past year.

In 2019,the Contagion Chronicle had a successful Kickstarter campaign, with 1,530 backers pledging $76,202  to help bring this project to life!

2020 should have great things in store for backers. I'm really looking forward to the backer PDF release for this one, especially with the recent success of the Deviant: The Renegades and Mummy: The Curse Second Edition backers able to dig in and see how those games were already incorporated into the spread of the Contagion.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Midnight Library PDF Rewards (Update #42, posted 06/13/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #49, posted 11/06/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Contagion Chronicle PDF
  • Contagion Chronicle Hardcover
  • Contagion Chronicle PoD Coupon
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Player's Companion PDF
  • Global Outbreaks PDF
Onyx Path's 2019/2020 Publishing Brochure - many tastes of what's to come...

ONYX PATH ON KICKSTARTER IN 2019

Kickstarter continues to be an important part of the process for Onyx Path, and looking at the long list of projects in the works on the Monday Meeting Notes blog, it certainly looks like that’ll be the case in the new year.

I mean, check out the Onyx Path 2019-2020 Publishing Brochure for a taste of all the things they've got going on!

Rather than just take pre-order for an upcoming project, Kickstarter has allowed Onyx Path to gauge interest in game lines (to see if they should develop additional projects beyond those offered during the campaign), and sometimes even add additional projects to a game line immediately via Stretch Goal achievements. More importantly, it’s a chance to interact with the community and for everyone to get involved from the earliest stages.

Looking at 2019, Onyx Path had 7 Kickstarter campaigns funded, as well as teaming up with Handiwork Games on a successful campaign for the Scarred Lands 5E Creature Collection.

  • THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA!
  • LUNARS: FANGS AT THE GATES
  • CONTAGION CHRONICLE
  • PIRATES OF PUGMIRE
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ABERRANT
  • DEVIANT: THE RENEGADES
  • MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

And, though the campaign is only halfway along and will finish in 2020, the recent Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition funded in under an hour, which technically makes it funded in 2019!

Thanks to your support during these campaigns, Onyx Path was able to introduce the following additional projects:

  • Monsters of the Deep for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Heroic Land Dwellers for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Many-Faced Strangers – a Lunars Companion for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused novella for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused cloth map of Creation for Exalted Third Edition
  • The Contagion Chronicle Player’s Companion
  • Global Outbreaks for the Contagion Chronicle
  • An Adventure for Pirates of Pugmire
  • A Pirates of Pugmire-focused Guide Screen
  • Releasing You Are Not Alone on DrivethruComics
  • Scanning and releasing the “Lost” PDF titles from Aberrant 1stEdition
  • N!WE for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Proteus Nova Compendium for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Novas Worldwide for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • 2 Aberrant-focused novellas
  • Brand new Duke Rollo fiction to support Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • The Clades Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • The Devoted Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • A Deviant novella
  • The Book of Lasting Death for Mummy: The Curse Second Edition

All of that is in addition to the usual backer rewards, like T-shirt designs and digital wallpapers.

So, thank you for coming with me on this journey, and I hope that 2020 allows all of us to continue to enjoy and build these communities!

First Kickstarter of 2020: Cults of the Blood Gods

In all of Vampire: The Masquerade's history, there's never been a book wholly dedicated to the diverse faiths and cults among Kindred, the ways in which they practice, their relationships with each other, and how to utilize religion in your chronicles as a force of hope and destruction.

Cults of the Blood Gods is the book you want, if you're interested in incorporating ecclesiastical horror in your games. This book contains everything you need to have each Kindred in your coterie establish a cult, cleave to a unique faith, and establish domains in the name of an ancient methuselah, being of myth, or even the Kindred protagonists themselves.

Not only that, it provides the tools necessary to play members of the Clan of Death, once known as the Cappadocians, then the Giovanni, and now the Hecata, as well as new powers for members of a large number of cults, rules for creating your own religions, and an entire story set in Munich with ready-made characters, so you can play immediately upon receipt of the book.

Already funded and now focused on Stretch Goal supplements, you can check it out on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/

November 2019 Update
3 months ago – Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 10:36:34 AM

Hello Contagious!

It's the end of November, and time for our regular month end status update.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Midnight Library PDF Rewards (Update #42, posted 06/13/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #49, posted 11/06/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Contagion Chronicle PDF
  • Contagion Chronicle Hardcover
  • Contagion Chronicle PoD Coupon
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Player's Companion PDF
  • Global Outbreaks PDF

PROJECT TRACKING

- Contagion Chronicle PDF (In Art Direction stage, initial sketches are being reviewed)
- Player's Guide to the Contagion (formerly Player's Companion PDF (In Second Draft stage!)
- Global Outbreaks PDF (In Second Draft stage!)

We're in that stage of the campaign that's best known as Incremental Progress. Nothing's jumping a category and no major changes, but everything is slowly but surely inching forward.

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each summary update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for other kickstarter campaigns are currently running or will soon be launched).

NOW ON KICKSTARTER - FINAL WEEK!

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The campaign has Arisen and is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/

#ChroniclesOfDarkness

Reward Delivery: Backer T-shirts Available for a Limited Time!
4 months ago – Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 04:24:19 PM

Hello Contagious!

During the time of the Great Plague in 1665, the Mayor of London had the homes of the afflicted marked with a red cross on the door to identify the contagious.

Similarly, we'll soon be able to identify backers of the Contagion Chronicle by means of a cool new outfit!

It's BACKER T-SHIRT TIME!

It's just a big germ factory here.

One of our Stretch Goals during the kickstarter campaign was a special discounted-for-a-limited-time Kickstarter Backer Contagion Chronicle T-shirt.

If you click over to Onyx Path's REDBUBBLE T-shirt Shop you will see the Contagion Chronicle T-shirt, which will be available at a discounted price for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! You have ONE WEEK to order this shirt if you'd like to break out some style!

And not just T-shirts... if you're like me, you've seen a few weather warnings today and know that snow is on the way... it's long-sleeve weather! So, be sure to scroll around to check out all sizes, styles and options!

One last time: This shirt will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY - please act quickly if you're interested! They won't be available after November 15th, so spread the sickness quickly!

#OfficiallyQuarantined

October 2019 Update
4 months ago – Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 12:49:26 AM

Happy Halloween, Contagious!

The Concierge of Darkness... 2nd Edition!

I'm sneaking in on the final day of the month to send out our regular update! It'll be super-quick, as I'm spending most of the day changing costumes! It's like a Concierge fashion show!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Midnight Library PDF Rewards (Update #42, posted 06/13/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

- Contagion Chronicle PDF
- Contagion Chronicle Hardcover
- Contagion Chronicle PoD Coupon
- Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link
- Digital Wallpaper
- Player's Companion PDF
- Global Outbreaks PDF

PROJECT TRACKING

- Contagion Chronicle PDF (In Art Direction stage!)
- Player's Guide to the Contagion (formerly Player's Companion PDF (Moved on to Second Draft stage!)
- Global Outbreaks PDF (Moved on to Second Draft stage!)

We'll likely get one of those rewards moved from Pending to Delivered before the next update (I believe the T-shirt design is nearing approval by the IP holders, so we should see it in the next few weeks). 

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each summary update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. Also, feel free to check out Onyx Path's Monday Meeting Notes posts (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go (you may see spoilers for other kickstarter campaigns are currently running or will soon be launched).

For example, something we say hinted at in our kickstarter preview manuscript for the Contagion Chronicle...

COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON NOVEMBER 5TH...

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The Kickstarter rises from its tomb on Tuesday, November 5th at 2pm Eastern time!