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:

November 2020 Update
4 days ago – Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 10:18:49 AM

Hello Renegades!

In this year that moves both too quickly and unbelievably slowly, I'm shocked to find us at the end of another month. Let's check in with our projects to ensure they're all continuing forward on the project chart.

November? Really?

But, before I give our monthly round up (which isn't going to be too much different than last month), let's take a quick peek at Onyx Path's Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals currently offered at DriveThruRPG.com.

It’s time again for DriveThruRPG’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Nearly every PDF in the Onyx Path catalogue is on sale, between 20% and 40% off! Products from across our community content programs — Storypath Nexus, Canis Minor, and Slarecian Vault — are also on sale, making a total of nearly 700 Onyx Path products in the sale! 

If you've got any gaps in your Chronicles of Darkness digital library, now is the time to fill those 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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

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

I'll note that our main book is listed in Post-Editing Development, but I believe preliminary layout work has been completed, and the development team is reviewing the layout as well during this phase. Hopefully that'll keep everything on track through the year end holidays.

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. We may even see some changes on these projects!

TO CONTACT ME

  • 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!

NOW ON KICKSTARTER

Add some Heavy Metal to your 5E fantasy roleplaying with Dead Man's Rust for Scarred Lands!

A new mega-adventure for the Scarred Lands setting, Dead Man’s Rust contains:

  • A complete campaign taking characters from level 1 to 10
  • Detailed write-ups of four major locations in central Ghelspad: the Broadreach Horizon, The Gleaming Valley, the Hornsaw Forest, and the necromancer’s stronghold of Glivid-Autel.
  • New playable options including races, subraces, and subclasses
  • New monsters, magic items, and more!

Check it out on Kickstarter!

October 2020 Update
about 1 month ago – Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 04:30:14 PM

Hello Deviants,

I'm sneaking in a few month end updates today to try to keep ahead of schedule and not overwhelm everyone's e-mail inbox! This will be like most this year - status normal, everything moving along, nothing yet to see. I think we're going to finish out a quiet 2020 (at least in terms of this campaign!) in anticipation of great fun coming early 2021!

James, the Renegades

That said, I do want to continue to send monthly updates even though there's not much to update. It's important that you know nothing has been forgotten or left by the wayside, that the Onyx Path team is still working on this awesome book, and make sure we're all on the same page.


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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

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

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. We may even see some changes on these projects!

TO CONTACT ME

  • 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!

FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters for World of Darkness 20th Anniversary Edition - Final Days on Kickstarter!

The abandoned lover, waiting for her paramour to return, only to die, alone. Now she waits in her house forever.

The murdered family, killed in a spree so violent their spirits couldn’t pass on to the hereafter, now wreaking an untampered revenge on anyone they find.

The serial killer, who never made his tally complete in life, now determined to possess the bodies of the living to continue his gruesome campaign.

These ghosts, and more, haunt our world. They watch us, they torment us, they play with us, they find themselves locked in Sisyphean cycles, where the only respite comes through the haunting of the living.

It is our role to hunt these spirits down. Some believe we’re laying them to a deserved rest. Others hunt for the renown and to put down the homicidal dead. Others believe they’re doing God’s work, or with every hunt, their knowledge of the paranormal world increases.

We are ghost hunters, and regardless of our motives, it is our task to ensure the dead may no longer torture the living.

Ghost Hunters includes:

  • A broad, deep history of ghost hunter cells, and catalogue of weapons and artifacts ghost hunters might use in the World of Darkness.
  • Playable options among the hunters that fight with bullets and blades, and those who fight with belief and supernatural power. Alongside them, those hunters who would track, cage, and study the dead.
  • A wide array of story hooks and rich storytelling advice for those who wish to run a game of Ghost Hunters set alongside any of the World of Darkness 20A games.
  • An appendix containing a selection of antagonists your ghost hunters may come to face.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER- CHECK IT OUT!

September 2020 Update
2 months ago – Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 09:41:11 PM

Hey there, Renegades!

We're into a new season, and hitting the end of the month, and that slight chill in the air tells me that we're due for a month end update! 

Gonna keep it quick so you can slide into the weekend asap...

It's Friday, so I'm not going to take up a lot of your time, and I don't really have any big new news to share. As with all things 2020, the good news is no major disasters - everything's continuing to move forward. Progress may be slower than anticipated, but slow progress is better than set backs. As they say, sometimes no news is good news! I'll take it!

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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

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

Progress on both of our companion PDF books, as they slide forward along the production track. 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.

That's not to say I have nothing to share this month! A brand new release for the Chronicles of Darkness, and something that can be used across all gamelines!

Now available in PDF and Print-on-Demand from DriveThruRPG: The Contagion Chronicle for Chronicles of Darkness!

The world is ill. You have everything to lose through its sickness.

Loss. Change. Chaos.

Your own blood will rebel against you. Your own herd.

Your own loved ones. Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this earth, you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion. This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything.

The Contagion Chronicle includes:

  • The first Chronicles of Darkness book to provide guidance on playing creatures of all kinds in a shared story.
  • Systems and powers enabling teams of vampires, werewolves, mages, Prometheans, changelings, Sin-Eaters, hunters, mummies, Beasts, demons, and Deviants all in the same group, encouraging you to explore all permutations of crossover.
  • A new mythos — the terrifying Contagion — acting as a catalyst for unifying disparate monsters into allied groups known as the Sworn and the False.
  • Over ten settings from diverse locations all around the globe, each wracked with its own Contagion, and all waiting to be explored.

TO CONTACT ME

  • 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!

FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

Final Week! Check it out!

August 2020 Update
3 months ago – Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 04:41:19 PM

Hello Renegades!

It's the end of August, and that means it's time to check in on our Kickstarter projects. Near the end of each month, I will be sending out an update, with status notes on our main project as well as the Stretch Goal project we added. As noted in previous updates, these projects take a long time to put together. You've seen the manuscript preview PDF, but there are still many moving pieces and puzzles to solve in turning this into an awesome book. These month-end updates ensure that communication is constant and consistent, and that we're all on the same page with regards to where we stand.

Just a reminder that I'll send these out each month, for those who get anxious to know what's going on around the 26th...

The Clades Companion has moved forward, but otherwise no major changes this month, just ongoing progress within each stage of production. It takes many drops to fill a bucket, as they say, so the team is still drip-dripping away.

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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

  • Deviant: The Renegades PDF - in Post-Editing Development phase
  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF - in Manuscript Review & Approval phase
  • Devoted Companion PDF - in First Draft phase
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Dearly Bleak - a Deviant: The Renegades Novella - in Editing phase

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 ME

  • 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!

COMING SOON TO KICKSTARTER

As a Hero, a Scion becomes a figure of myth and story, an exemplar of some virtue of their chosen society or the culture they’re born into. Even before their Visitation, the children of the Gods are a breed apart. But some want more than this lesser form of immortality, forever in the shadow of their parents. The golden ichor within the Scion’s heart sears and cooks them, ever burning away any human frailties of the Scion and driving them toward more audacious Deeds. They seek to become truly transformational figures, leaving The World forever different in their wake. At the fifth dot of Legend, it all reaches a tipping point, where the Scion is formed more of divine ichor than mortal flesh —more immortal than mortal, a true Demigod. They have declared to The World that they will not be pawns of Fate, but players in their own right. They will succeed in becoming a God, or they will die with their failure.

Everything up to this point was your prologue. Now it’s time to live your myth.

Scion: Demigod continues the path set down by Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero, expanding Scion Second Edition’s power level and charting the next level of power tiers for the Scions of the Gods. Players will take their characters through a tightly designed yet flexible story arc that ends in apotheosis or death – either way, the character will no longer be mortal after this book. Your characters don’t have to follow every Milestone with their Deeds — but they cannot run from their destiny once they’ve chosen to embrace it.

Coming Soon!

July 2020 Update
4 months ago – Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 02:56:33 AM

Hello Renegades,

Can you believe it's already the final week of July? I've hit the point where time has pretty much lost all meaning. Slow days, fast years, as they say.

Congratulations! You've caught me at my rambling best!

No major changes to our main project status, but I do want to share some Deviant fun before we have our project round-up! A Cautionary Tale, a new chronicle running on Onyx Path's Twitch Channel, has been started by Deviant: The Renegades developer Eric Zawadzki. Check out a special Session Zero below, as they gear up to begin their chronicle.

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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING

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

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 ME

  • 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

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