Deviant: The Renegades - a tabletop roleplaying game

Created by Richard Thomas

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

Latest Updates from Our Project:

January 2020 Status Update
28 days ago – Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 04:50:56 PM

Hello Renegades,

Posting our month end update at the end of the month, everything seems to be on track. I think 2020 is going to be a year of moving projects forward, ensuring each stage of the process is honing the game into something awesome. 

Chronicles of Jamesness

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades PDF
  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF
  • Devoted Companion PDF
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Novella

So, still in the most early stages of this project, with our main rulebook finishing up editing before another round of development before submitting to Review and Approval of the licensor. I think we may be able to sneak the T-shirt reward in fairly soon, though. I sort of want a shirt with "DEVIANT" in large text, mostly as a conversation starter. I'll have an update when that link is ready, so keep an eye out for it in the upcoming weeks.

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).

 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 07:34:27 AM

Hello Renegades,

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.

James: The Renegades

In 2019, Deviant: The Renegades had a successful Kickstarter campaign, with 1,658 backers pledging $82,569 to help bring this project to life!

2020 should have great things in store for the Chronicles of Darkness. The community continues to grow, with the Contagion Chronicle, Deviant: The Renegades, and Mummy: The Curse Second Edition all in various production stages. Hopefully we'll see another second edition for a beloved property join their ranks in 2020! I'll keep you updated!

Artwork by Michael Gaydos

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades PDF
  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF
  • Devoted Companion PDF
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Novella

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 - And "Celebration of Darkness" Digital Reward Distribution
3 months ago – Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 07:50:19 PM

Hello Renegades,

You remember this guy? It hasn't been that long!!

We're about to start getting into the regular rhythm of month-end status updates. It's a pretty involved and dynamic process, creating these books, so I want to ensure that I have constant and consistent communication with all backers. Each month, I'll be providing a status update for our rewards (usually nothing more complicated than "delivered" or "pending"), as well as sharing information about this project and other Onyx Path projects where possible.

Many of these updates will be similar - these projects take a fair amount of time to build, and some stages are multi-part processes, so a book in "Development" may not show incremental updates in our monthly summary, but there's always forward progress being made.

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 Deviant: The Renegades, and even longer for the projects generated via Stretch Goals (Clades Companion, Devoted Companion).

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 before the week ends.

"Celebration of Darkness" Digital PDF Rewards Available :

- Chronicles of Darkness Core Rules PDF
 - Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition PDF
 - Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd Edition PDF
 - Mage the Awakening 2nd Edition PDF
 - Promethean the Created 2nd Edition PDF
 - Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras PDF
 - Demon the Descent PDF
 - Beast: The Primordial PDF

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim these digital rewards 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.ph

Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with links for these rewards over the next 24 hours 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 handful of links at first... the rest are coming.

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

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • "Celebration of Darkness" PDF Rewards (Update #38, posted 11/27/19)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades PDF
  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF
  • Devoted Companion PDF
  • Backer T-Shirt Redbubble Link
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Novella
  • Limited & Premium Rewards

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 (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).

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

#CelebrationOfDarkness

Surveys Going Out This Week!
4 months ago – Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 09:10:16 PM

Hello Renegades!

It's been a bit quiet since the end of the campaign, but that was all about getting ready for the next episode in our ongoing adventures ... and here we are!

Still Renegading!

BACKER SURVEYS

Over the next few days, 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. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey 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 soon via email!

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.

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

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can post them to the comments for this update, the comment section, or contact the team via the Contact Creator link on the kickstarter page and Rich will forward it to me.

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 the "Celebration of Darkness" PDF list.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER - CHRONICLES OF DARKNESS FANS TAKE NOTE:

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/

Backers Only - New Compiled Manuscript Link
4 months ago – Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 05:34:33 AM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.