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TITANS RISING (and Titanomachy) for Scion 2nd Edition RPG

Created by Onyx Path - Titans Rising

Help us fund the development of Titans Rising as well as a print run of Titans Rising and Titanomachy to send to backers and stores!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Feb '24 Update
13 days ago – Tue, Feb 20, 2024 at 08:16:37 AM

Hello Titans,

It's time to leap into our regular monthly update for February 2024! ('cause it's a leap year, get it?)

No huge news this month, but our Stretch Goal books are making progress along their path. Here's a small taste from Gifts of the Titans, a Hunter Knack.

  • Predator’s Senses: Attuning your consciousness to the greatest hunters of the animal kingdom allows you to tap into their senses. Be it the eyesight of an eagle, hearing of a horned owl, or sense of smell of a shark, you can turn on this Knack at will while pursuing your quarry, gaining 3 Enhancement to a chosen sense. With a Knack Skill roll you can increase the number of senses active at one time. If you encounter a bright light, loud noise, or any other sudden assault to the senses, make a Survival + Composure roll to avoid being startled and gaining the Stunned Condition.

PROJECT REWARDS STILL PENDING

War Games (the adventure supplement) and Gifts of the Titans are now both in editing.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://titans-rising.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <January 2024 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates everymonth until the final reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

Launching Today!


Trust your instincts. Reward loyalty. Respect an honest duel. 
And always, always pounce on the minions of the Unseen.

The Age of Man is long over. Cats – uplifted from our clever feline companions to use tools and language – now rule the world. In the Monarchies of Mau, cats study relics the Old Ones left behind to create new wonders, expand their understanding of the world, and combat the monsters and minions of the Unseen that threaten catkind. Curious cats explore ruins and set sail on the Acid Sea, or participate in games of intrigue against other houses, the dogs of Pugmire, and other rival species.
 

The world is full of mysteries and dangers, which excellent cats are eager to face.


 Launching today!

Will you be an excellent cat? 

Jan '24 Update
about 2 months ago – Tue, Jan 16, 2024 at 09:36:27 AM

Hello Titans!

Welcome to the first update of 2024! We're still in the earliest stages of this post-campaign, but I'll continue to update every month to let you know about Onyx Path's progress on our books. Many will be pretty similar, but it's important to keep communication constant and consistent.

PROJECT REWARDS STILL PENDING

The War Games adventure path has progressed since last month and is now in the hands of the developers, taking the sections from all of the writers and turning it into a single piece with a consistent voice.

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://titans-rising.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <December 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until the final reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

Launching Today!

Reprint Repro-a-GoGo

As Scion Second Edition and the Trinity Continuum grew and expanded over the years, many new players were able to join in and explore The World and new eras within the Continuum. Now it's time to get those early core books back into print!

At 2:00 PM Easter today, we'll be launching a quick campaign for backers to pre-order these second printings. Sign up to get notified at launch! 

Dec '23 Update
3 months ago – Wed, Dec 20, 2023 at 07:47:16 AM

Hello Early Risers,

As we finish up 2023 we're still at the earliest stages of our regular monthly updates. As noted, I'll be sending out an update each month, tracking our rewards and keeping us all on the same page until this campaign is complete and all rewards have been distributed. It's a long road, but I'll be checking in regularly while we make the journey.

I'll also be sharing any interesting or important Scion news that comes up. And I've got some for you now!

Just before we finish up in December, Onyx Path has put up the Advance PDF version of Scion: Once & Future for purchase on DriveThruRPG.com. Titans Rising backers had the earliest peek at the Plant Dôn pantheon with Rick Trappman and Titans like the King of Calculated Rage and the Chief of the Giants!

SCION: ONCE & FUTURE

The Pendragon’s Mantle lies incomplete, an unfinished story waiting for the right Scion to fill the role. Will you complete Arthur’s legend? Or are you doomed to fail, like so many others?

Once and Future supplements Origin through Demigodplay, discussing the power of Mantles and the threat of failure that leaves behind unfinished legends.

Once and Future contains:

  • Brand-new Welsh pantheon: the Plant Dôn
  • Storyguiding advice for running Arthurian-themed campaigns at all three levels of play
  • New rules for playing historical games
  • Three adventures at each level of play, meant to be enjoyed in a sequence or slotted independently into ongoing Scion Second Edition games

Scion Second Edition: Once and Future is available now as an Advance PDF at DriveThruRPG.com!

PROJECT REWARDS STILL PENDING

Our main reward, the Titans Rising book, has passed through editing and now in final development, where the developers incorporate the work of the editors and bring the book together into a cohesive whole. In addition, our two Stretch Goal supplements have moved swiftly through the writer stages and are now both in final draft status. Our adventure supplement now has a name - War Games - and the Gifts of the Titans supplement zoomed from outlines to final drafts quite rapidly. 

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://titans-rising.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <November 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

Until 2024...

Reward Distribution: Existing Digital Add Ons and November '23 Update
4 months ago – Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 07:03:10 AM

Hello Early Risers,

It's been about a week since I let you know that Pledge Manager surveys were going out. Check out our previous update if you need to refresh your memory. We're just about at the 75% response marker, so there's still a few hundred of you that need to check their email and complete the survey.

Hopefully some reward distribution will help inspire you! Because I've got some rewards to send out!

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://titans-rising.backerkit.com

DIGITAL REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Many of the rewards for our kickstarter projects take a lot of time and effort to complete. Usually, the kickstarter is a means of moving the project from an idea (even when it's a mostly-fully-written idea) into the actual channel that turns it into a project/product. It'll be a while before we're ready to talk about delivery on Titans Rising.

That said, there are a few rewards that are available now, as they were mostly add-on PDFs of existing products. And now we can work on getting those out to you over the next few days.

The following Add On Rewards Will Be Distributed This Week:

  • [Add On] Scion Book One: Origin PDF (and discounted PoD Link)
  • [Add On] Scion Book Two: Hero PDF (and discounted PoD Link)
  • [Add On] Scion Book Three: Demigod PDF (and discounted PoD Link)
  • [Add On] Scion Book Four: God - Draft Manuscript
  • [Add On] Scion: Dragon  PDF (and discounted PoD Link)
  • [Add On] Scion: Masks of the Mythos PDF (and discounted PoD Link)
  • [Add On/Pledge] Titanomachy PDF (and discounted PoD Link)
  • [Add On] Scion Second Editon 17 Supplement Digital Bundle

It's basically this section from our Add On Menu:

With Scion: God currently in production, backers who added on this option will get the draft mansucript at this point and the PDF (and discounted PoD link) when those items are available.

If you want any of these and didn't add them on during the campaign, you can still update your BackerKit page and add them to your rewards list. See the BackerKit How-To instructions above.

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim these digital rewards will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next few days. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the hosts for these, you will need to set up a DriveThru account if you don't have one already. If you encounter any problems with downloading your rewards, please contact DTRPG's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.ph

The best way to ensure these redemption codes work smoothly is to log in to your DTRPG account first, and then click (or copy) the link shown in your BackerKit.

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with links for these rewards over the next few days if any of them are on your expected list of rewards. I'll be releasing them in waves, so don't panic if you only see a couple links at first... the rest are coming. (We're in a digital world, but there are still a lot of manual processes. And there are many links to go out!!)

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://titans-rising.backerkit.com

DRAFT MANUSCRIPT

In addition to redemption links for these digital rewards, all backers will be receiving a link to the compiled draft manuscript. This link can be found in your BackerKit digital rewards page, and you'll receive an e-mail linking to that with the first wave of rewards going out. Again, this isn't a new manuscript, it's just all of the pieces we shared during the campaign put together in order. Your link to the draft manuscript will be available in your BackerKit digital rewards page until our final reward goes out, so you'll be able to access it even after the book is in your hands.

MONTHLY PROJECT CHECK IN

And with the surveys out this week and the wave of existing titles coming to backers over the next 4 days, it's time to monitor the monthly progress on our Kickstarter rewards from this campaign. There's still a long road ahead and a lot of work to be done on these projects, but we're going to have these regular updates at the end of each month to keep track of where we sit on our rewards.

MONTHLY UPDATES

We're still in the earliest stages of this post-campaign, where projects make incremental movements along the progress path. A lot of months will be pretty similar, just a quick note to let you know that the Onyx Path team is still working on it. Any time we have a new reward or something of interest to share, I'll include that as well.

At the end of each month, I'll include a summary of our rewards and their current status (they'll either be delivered or marked as still pending, possibly with additional details if I know more). I'll also list any relevant Update posts, in case you want to go back and check into something.

In addition to notes on our reward status, each month I'll also include the BackerKit links and my How To PDF notes, as well as contact information in case you need to get in touch.

PROJECT REWARDS STILL PENDING

The manuscript for Titans Rising has moved on to Editing. The adventures that we unlocked during the campaign are now in first draft status, where the various writers turn in their work to the developers to make sure everyone's on the right track. The developers will then outline revisions and the process moves back and forth until a final draft is reached. I'll update you as it moves along and fills in these dots.

Obviously, the Titanomachy book is pretty much ready to go and will be sent to print when Titans Rising is at the same stage. All hardcover books will go to backers in a single shipment when Titans Rising is ready, and we'll confirm shipping costs closer to that point.

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's most recent monthly summary, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <October 2023 Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

  • Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  • Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

LAUNCHING TODAY!

ABYSSALS: SWORN TO THE GRAVE

Our Indiegogo campaign for the next Exalted Third Edition core expansion launches at 2:00 EST today! Click <HERE> to sign up and be notified when it goes live!

Never before has Creation known the perils of the Abyssal Exalted. They have emerged from the gloom of the Underworld as champions of death, sworn to the service of the Deathlords and the Neverborn. Each was offered the gift of the Bleak Exaltation at the moment of their own demise, and each chose to willingly become an agent of the apocalypse. Their motivations are as manifold as any others — they may seek destruction or domination, malice or justice, ancient secrets hidden and forbidden or sheer iron-willed survival.

In service to their lieges, these deathknights will grind the Underworld to heel and scour life from the face of Creation. Or…they might break from those oaths and set themselves up as death’s own Lawgivers, ruling empires of the dead as sages, arbiters, and reapers. All that can be known for sure is that with the Abyssal Exalted loosed upon the world, it will never be the same again.

Surveys Coming Over the Next 4 Days
4 months ago – Thu, Nov 09, 2023 at 06:20:13 AM

Hello Early Risers,

It's been about 6 weeks since our campaign concluded, and it's time to move into the next phase of the project. We're all done with the crowdfunding portion, now we move on to the post-campaign portion with the launch of the Pledge Manager and Backer Surveys going out this week.

There's a lot to go over, so let's get to it!

Today's Topics

  •  BackerKit Pledge Manager Surveys Coming This Week 
  •  Compiled Draft Manuscript (available in BackerKit Digital Rewards) 
  •  Coming Next 

BACKER SURVEYS

Over the next handful of days (Nov 9-13), you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey (although that may help keep things organized if you've got multiple projects going.) When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey invitation link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available later this week via email!

The e-mail will look something like this:

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts, and that won't happen until the books are being printed and we're preparing to ship.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://titans-rising.backerkit.com

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or message me via one of these methods:

TO CONTACT JAMES

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

If there are any issues you find with the Pledge Manager, please contact me as soon as possible to let me know. It rolls out in waves so that I can correct issues on the fly and make it work as best possible as people come on board.

Within the BackerKit Survey and Pledge Manager, you can:

  • Review your Pledge Tier Selection and Rewards
  • Upgrade your Reward Tier pledge selection
  • Confirm Add On selections
  • Set up payment information for any failed payments from the Kickstarter campaign or to pay for any new Add On options selected.

When you click on your BackerKit invitation link, you should see something like this...

From the BackerKit welcome page you can choose to

  •  Review Your Pledge Level and Rewards
  •  Start Your Survey, confirming pledge rewards, confirming or selecting new Add On options, and confirming any shipping and payment info that may be needed
  • Switch Your Pledge Level

If you've pledged to a reward tier that includes physical rewards, you can enter your shipping country at this stage. As noted during our campaign, we haven't set international shipping costs yet - those will be calculated and added in when we're preparing to ship the book. That won't be for a long time, though, and there will be plenty of opportunity - and notice - for you to make changes.

If you click on your Pledge Level, you will see a list of all items included in your Pledge Rewards (including Stretch Goals and the Draft Manuscript), and also have the option to switch your Pledge Level, in case you've decided to get the hardcover pledge instead of the PDF-only pledge tier for example.

Once you've confirmed that your Pledge Level is correct and where you want it to be, you can GET STARTED with your BackerKit Pledge Manager Survey.

Once we've got a fair response to our survey and collected a reasonable amount of info, I'll be working on fulfilling rewards that are available now - like the PDFs of the titles included in our Add On section (for example, the Scion: Origin PDF, Scion: Hero PDF, Scion: Demigod PDF, Scion: Dragon PDF, Scion: Masks of the Mythos PDF, and the Scion 17 Supplements bundle). Those will likely be coming out ibefore the end of November, and I'll send another update with more info when that time comes.

So, in summary:

  • Look for an e-mail invitation to BackerKit sometime over the next 5 days
  • Get Started on your survey
  • Confirm your Pledge Level (or SWITCH your Pledge Level if you want to change it)
  • Confirm and Select Any Add On options
  • Confirm Your Shipping Information (if needed)
  • Confirm Your Payment Information (if needed)

I will post an update in another week or two as I begin outlining the delivery of our first Add On rewards (the existing PDF titles, as noted above) and beginning distribution of those PDF rewards.

DRAFT MANUSCRIPT

Looking in the example pledge list above, you can see a listing for the Kickstarter Draft Manuscript. In your BackerKit digital rewards page, you will have access to the compiled draft manuscript. It won't be different from the one that was shared during the campaign - it'll just be all gathered together in one big file. The Draft Manuscript link may not be active when you first login to your BackerKit survey, but I'll throw the switch and it'll send you a notice next week after all of the invitations have gone out.

I will talk about how to access your BackerKit digital rewards links in an update coming mid-November, when I send out the first wave of available rewards.

COMING NEXT

In the next week or two, I'll send an update with details about the distribution for that first wave of existing rewards. I'll also get the compiled draft manuscript up and ready for you.

We'll also begin our regular monthly check-ins, tracking the progress of this project as it moves through this phase. It'll take some time, but we'll have regular updates all through the process. I'll also have notes on how to check the weekly and monthly All Project Progress updates on Onyx Path's website.

TO CONTACT JAMES

  •  Via E-Mail: Onyx.Kickstarter [at] gmail.com
  •  Via Kickstarter: Click Richard Thomas under the "Created By" heading on the main page, and then press the "Contact Me" button - the message will come to me!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

FINAL DAYS!!

The World Below is a game of adversity, heroism, terror, and awe. Your characters will overcome or be defeated by terrible beasts, environmental calamities, and Kaos storms ravaging their surroundings and the souls around them. They will chart their journeys, chronicle their tales, and pass their stories down to their descendants, who will in turn become your characters when your old ones perish or retire.

The World Below provides. But you must dig. You must explore. You must map. You must build. You must defend.

The World Below provides, but only to the worthy. 
The unworthy fall, consumed by bugs, lava, acidic fog, the vagaries of Kaos, and the World Below’s convulsing tunnels.

The World Below is your home, your prison, and your alien world containing terrible threats and wondrous discoveries.

The World Below is a complete tabletop roleplaying game, and includes:

  • Numerous playable options, some from the traditional fantasy mold, others unique to the World Below.
  • The complete Storypath Ultra System, allowing you to play this game straight from the book.
  • A myriad of settings, monsters, powers, and abilities for use in your stories, which you can play as minimalist dungeon crawls or World Below-spanning expeditions.

Come Join Us in The World Below!