Deviant: The Renegades - a tabletop roleplaying game

Created by Onyx Path Publishing

Pre-order Deviant: The Renegades, the newest game line for the Chronicles of Darkness.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

April 2021 Update
22 days ago – Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 06:49:36 AM

Hello Renegades,

We're in the back half of April and I'm going to sneak in the month end update a little early. Nothing major to share this month, just our regular check in to see that progress is ongoing and things are still moving forward.

Our main reward is in Indexing, which means that most of the text is complete, or at least locked in enough that page numbers won't be shifting around. Everything looks on track to hit our projected delivery date, which is a huge victory after everything this past year has thrown at the team. Hopefully, now that the main book is all locked down, we'll continue to see movement on our Stretch Goals!

Not dressed like this today, because IT'S SNOWING!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #43, posted 4/17/20)
  • Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF (Update #53, 01/04/21)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover - in Indexing
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF - in Editing phase of production
  • Devoted Companion PDF - in Editing phase of production
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Dearly Bleak - a Deviant: The Renegades Novella - in Post-Editing Development phase of production

As always, I will continue to 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 (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go.

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 DAY ON KICKSTARTER

Final Day on Kickstarter! Heed the Call to Adventure!

March 2021 Update
about 1 month ago – Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 01:02:36 PM

Hello Renegades!

It's the final day of March, and I'm gonna squeak in our regular month end update so that everyone knows the status of our projects.

Regular guy doing a regular job. A job-type job.

JUMP IN TO APRIL

Jumpstart Month on Onyx Path's Twitch channel

This April is Jumpstart month for Onyx Path media! They're running one of every Jumpstart they can for their games, introducing them to new players and putting them in the hands of GMs skilled at some games, but new to these ones! They would love it if you checked some of these out, to maybe get acquainted for the first time with some of these Onyx Path games! Check out the schedule and tune in!

For anyone new to Onyx Path's channel, you can find them running and playing games over on twitch.tv/theonyxpath pretty much every day of the week!

So far, the only Chronicles of Darkness representation is on April 4, with the Time is Come Round scenario for the Contagion Chronicle. Since the Contagion Chronicle is a crossover between all Chronicles of Darkness lines, though, maybe that counts as a Deviant: The Renegades game! I'll take what I can get. Check their schedule throughout April to see what other games get added!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #43, posted 4/17/20)
  • Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF (Update #53, 01/04/21)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover - in Indexing
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF - in Editing phase of production
  • Devoted Companion PDF - in Editing phase of production
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Dearly Bleak - a Deviant: The Renegades Novella - in Post-Editing Development phase of production

As always, I will continue to 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 (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go.

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.

CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING...

Trinity Continuum: Adventure! Now on Kickstarter! Heed the Call to Adventure!

February 2021 Update
2 months ago – Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 09:54:29 AM

Hello Renegades!

Last month we got our backer PDFs! This month we get a quick review of where everything's sitting.

Renegades don't wear ties?

Before we dive into our review, I'm just going to share two quick videos from the awesome team at Vorpal Tales. They've recently started a game of Deviant: The Renegades, and I'm always excited to see the games we've kickstarted in action!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #43, posted 4/17/20)
  • Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF (Update #53, 01/04/21)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover - in Errata phase, based on your feedback
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF - in Editing phase of production
  • Devoted Companion PDF - Now in Editing phase of production
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Dearly Bleak - a Deviant: The Renegades Novella - Now in Post-Editing Development phase of production

Good to see our rewards sliding along the track! As always, I will continue to 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 (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go.

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.

CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING...

Now on Indiegogo!

M20: Victorian Age provides advice and material for running your Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition chronicles amid the tumult of the Victorian era, as the Order of Reason rises to power and the Traditions falter.

Within this book you will also find a details of the state of the great magickal powers in this era: the Order of Reason, preparing for their metamorphosis into the Technocratic Union and riding upon the great beast of Empire; the Council of Nine, now merely eight, caught in infighting and looking for a new peer; and the Crafts, the manifold practices of magick across the world, who fight to save their peoples from conquest and exploitation.

In addition, Victorian Mage includes an examination of life as a magus in the stratified society of Imperial Britain and the wider empire; rules reflecting the difference in how magick works during this age, when the Consensus of the Technocracy has yet to enfold the globe; and a gazetteer of the Victorian world, touching on cultures and conflicts across the globe as empires struggle for dominance and the masses struggle simply to survive.

As with everything in the world of Mage: The Ascension, reality is shifting and you can't expect things to be as they always have been. We're running this Victorian Mage crowdfunding campaign a little differently. Check out Onyx Path's announcement post for more details, and I hope to see you there!

January 2021 Update
3 months ago – Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 04:32:34 PM

Hello Renegades,

The second update of the month, but far less exciting. This time, I'm here to provide our regular month end communication, checking in on our rewards list and ensuring that we're all on the same page.

Uh, the Backer PDF we got a few weeks ago was awesome, and I'm still super excited about that!

Let's jump right in!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link (Update #43, posted 4/17/20)
  • Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF (Update #53, 01/04/21)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover - in Errata phase, based on your feedback
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF - in Editing phase of production
  • Devoted Companion PDF - in Post-Approval Development phase of production
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Dearly Bleak - a Deviant: The Renegades Novella - in Editing phase of production

A reminder, if you didn't get your download link for the Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF last month, it's available in your BackerKit Digitial Rewards page. The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://deviant-the-renegades.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards and it'll show anything available. Your backerkit account should also confirm all rewards that you should expect from your reward tier selected.

Looking at our list or rewards, they're all making their way down the progress pathway quite nicely. I think 2021 will shape up to be quite a year for Deviant: The Renegades!

As always, I will continue to 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 (linked here) which will give you a weekly status report on ALL of the projects Onyx Path has on the go.

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.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER

Now on Kickstarter - click to check it out!

The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. Characters in Scion Second Edition begin as humans touched by fate, heirs to great powers and incredible destinies. In the core setting for Scion, characters discover they are the children of Gods, inheriting mantles, accomplishing great deeds, and deciding their own destinies. It’s a game about divinity and humanity, and everything in between — and now, with these two expansions, everything beyond as well. Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos open new pathways, new origins, and new secrets for Scion Second Edition.

Check it out on Kickstarter! We've already funded and unlocked 16 Stretch Goals! Come join in!

<Scion Expands with Dragon and Masks of the Mythos - Now on Kickstarter>

REWARD DISTRIBUTION - Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF
4 months ago – Tue, Jan 05, 2021 at 11:01:43 PM

Hello Renegades!

Happy New Year! Here's a great way to kick off 2021! It's time for our Backer PDFs!

This is pretty close to my 2021 look so far...

DEVIANT: THE RENEGADES BACKER PDF

REMADE

You woke up…different. Someone changed you; on a slab, an operating table, an altar. By luck or by fate, you escaped. Now you’re hunted by the ones who made you, and they hold all the cards but one: they don’t know that a fire burns within you because of what they did. They don’t know that you’re hunting them.

BROKEN

The Divergence stripped you of your humanity, cracked open your soul. Its wounds will never heal. You are Broken — not like a toy lying in a limp pile on the floor but like a glass bottle, all sharp edges and jagged, cutting shards. Anyone who comes close to you bleeds — your enemies, but also your few friends.

RENEGADES

Though alienated from humanity, you are not alone. Other Deviants have suffered as you have suffered. They hate the conspiracies that made you as much as you do. Together, you will stand against them. Together, you will make them pay!

This book contains:

  • The complete guide to playing a Deviant in the Chronicles of Darkness — from psychics to cyborgs, from freaks of nature to abominations of science.
  • Customizable powers and drawbacks to accommodate a breathtakingly diverse range of character concepts.
  • Rules for portraying the many faceless conspiracies that make up the Web of Pain.
  • Four example settings across the world, from Ankara to Delaware, each with its own unique conspiracies entangled in the Web of Pain.

Of course, I'm listing all of that knowing that you're already familiar with book! It's never not fun to have a summary, though! And, it's a good moment to catch our breath as we head into reward distribution info!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Deviant: The Renegades Backer PDF will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next day. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the host for this, 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.php

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://deviant-the-renegades.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards and it'll show anything available. Your backerkit account should also confirm all rewards that you should expect from your reward tier selected.

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://deviant-the-renegades.backerkit.com/

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at  https://deviant-the-renegades.backerkit.com/faq

BACKER PDF VERSION

This is the first version of Deviant: The Renegades to be released. We've sent you these initial Backer PDFs for three reasons:

1) Who wants to wait?! These projects can take a long time to turn into final releases - you know that - and the Onyx Path team wants to get them into your hands as quickly as possible!

2) To thank you for your support! This project, literally, is a direct result of your support during the Kickstarter campaign. You deserve to see it before anyone else!

3) To make the final version the best it can be! The design and development teams have done their best to proofread and correct any errors and typos - but some always sneak through. If you catch any typos, incorrect math, visual glitches, and the like, we want to hear about them and correct them before we send the book off to print.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce the Deviant: The Renegades Feedback Form!

Onyx Path has launched a special Deviant: The Renegades Feedback Form, which you can access here: https://forms.gle/fQhub4wh5SPJAc7E8

Click here to submit feedback for Deviant: The Renegades

Generally, we try to keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks, although it may be accessible a little bit longer due to the chaotic nature of the world we're in now. Still, please report what you can as soon as possible to make sure we're getting everything covered.

We won't be collecting errata from other spots, just this specific form. Please note this form will be for errata only - typos, incorrect math, page elements that overlap incorrectly, etc. It won't be for book discussion - you can do that in a different thread, or on the Kickstarter comments page.

Also, they already know about the Page XX notations - those are usually corrected after any changes are made and the books are being finalized.

After any needed corrections are made (based on your feedback!), we will prepare an updated final PDF version of the book and you will receive a notice from DrivethruRPG that you can re-download your file with the latest version.

You've already made the book a reality with your Kickstarter support. Now you can make it even better by helping us crowdsource any minor errors and corrections.

Wow. Things are already looking up in 2021! I look forward to moving projects from Pending to Delivered in my month end post! Until then, start reading!

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.