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:

April 2020 Update
29 days ago – Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 11:49:29 PM

Hello Renegades,

Welcome to the end of April. Also, it's currently Tuesday where I am. I don't know if that helps you, but I've been breaking away from the traditional calendar and just going with Daytime and Nighttime lately. Anyway, the calendar is beeping and says it's time for our regular month end status update! So, here we go!

I've gone full MIB!

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
  • Deviant: The Renegades Hardcover
  • Deviant: The Renegades PoD Coupon
  • Deviant: The Renegades Storyteller Screen
  • Clades Companion PDF
  • Devoted Companion PDF
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Novella

Hooray! We've moved something from Pending to Completed, so that's always a bonus. Still lots to go, we're in the earliest stages of this campaign. The most recent Monday Meeting Notes has the latest status on our projects, and has given us a name for our novella!

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep.)

  • The Clades Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)
  • The Devoted Companion (Deviant: The Renegades)

Redlines

  • Dearly Bleak – Novella (Deviant: The Renegades)

Post-Editing Development

  • Deviant: The Renegades (Deviant: The Renegades)

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.

JUST LAUNCHED ON KICKSTARTER

Welcome to the Future

As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the Technocratic Union stands on the cutting edge of a future imperiled. As science and technology draw humanity closer than ever before, certain factions within the Masses display gross negligence, undermining the Union’s work and endangering the world for shortsighted gains. Despite global telecommunications, new frontiers in virtually every field of study, and an understanding of the universe only dreamed of by earlier generations, humanity faces threats on all sides.

Can You Save It?

Climate change threatens to destroy life as we know it. Religious fundamentalism breeds terror around the globe. Diseases, once eradicated in the developed world through vaccination, have returned due to antivaxxer movements. Totalitarian, nationalist governments rise as the Masses succumb to fear of the other. The world stands on the brink of destruction, and it is up to the agents and operatives of the Technocratic Union to save it…or be its ultimate destruction.

Technocracy Reloaded peels back the curtain and examines the role of the Technocracy in Mage 20th Anniversary Edition. The various Future Fates presented in Mage 20 are examined and this book introduces a few of its own. This book provides a detailed look at life within the Technocracy, expanded information on the Conventions, a wealth of equipment, Adjustments, and Procedures, a breakdown of the various shadow conspiracies and factions within the Technocratic Union, and tips for running your own Technocracy Chronicle.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER! CHECK IT OUT!

Reward Delivery: Backer T-shirts Available for a Limited Time!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 03:04:35 PM

Hello Renegades,

I don't know about you, but I've sort of lost track of the days, and somehow every day has become casual Friday. Maybe even a little more casual than casual Friday, to be honest.

But I've got my best track pants on!

I could use a slight wardrobe change, even if it's just to mix up the pattern a bit. And, today, I've got a new option!

REWARD DELIVERY: KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT LINK

I sorta love the idea of wearing a shirt with DEVIANT in big letters across the front!

One of our Stretch Goals during the kickstarter campaign was a special discounted-for-a-limited-time Kickstarter Backer Deviant: The Renegades T-shirt.

If you click over to Onyx Path's REDBUBBLE T-shirt Shop you will see the Deviant: The Renegades 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 put off doing laundry for one more day!

And, just like our favorite renegades, these shirts come in different shapes and sizes, so don't forget to scroll through and check out your options!

One last time: This shirt will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY - please act quickly if you're interested! 

Click on over to check out the shirts

See you in a few weeks with our regular month-end status update. Until then, stay safe and take care of yourselves!

March 2020 Update
about 2 months ago – Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 02:07:38 PM

Hello Renegades,

We've hit the last day of March 2020 (finally!), so I wanted to make sure we get our monthly update in under the wire. I hope everyone is keeping safe and doing the best possible under recent circumstances.  The times are certainly challenging, but we can find strength with our community, our family, and especially within our friendships.

2020 James, Day 90.

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

According to yesterday's Meeting Notes, our Companion books (both Clades and Devoted) are still in first draft, so mostly status quo on our Stretch Goal rewards. And, after the past month, I'll definitely enjoy some "status quo."  If you've found yourself with "extra" free time, and are looking for additional ideas, remember the (abbreviated) list of Inspirational Material from the Deviant: The Renegades Kickstarter preview manuscript:

Television

Dark Angel: A mass breakout of Chimeric children from the military conspiracy that created and enslaved them. Having hidden from scrutiny for years, Max, now an adult, works to gain revenge against her abusers.

Orphan Black: The Genotypal characters unravel layer upon layer upon layer of conspiracy in their struggle to free themselves from the ones who created them.

Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2: Shadowy conspiracies, Cephalist children — or are they Coactive? — the hunt for those who escape, and how they pursue revenge. These series incorporate everything you need for Deviant.

Movies

Bladerunner: What are replicants if not a form of Genotypal Mutants? Roy Batty leads the Renegades. More than human, they’ve broken free from their corporate leashes, but can never outrun their fatal Scars. If Deckard is a replicant, he’s Devoted and kept ignorant of his condition.

Memento: A man’s memory disorder and thirst for vengeance against his wife’s murderer drives him to frame innocent men so that he can bask in a moment of bloody revenge that he won’t remember. A significant inspiration for Conviction.

Robocop: A fatally-injured human Remade as an Invasive, complete with Scars of inhuman appearance and implanting behavioral limitations. Officer Murphy’s arc runs from unwitting Devoted through to Renegade, and finally manages to find middle-ground as a Guardian.

Books

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Dr Jekyll triggers his own Divergence through chemical cocktails intended to suppress his darker urges. Instead, he unleashes the monstrous Mr. Hyde, who becomes increasingly dominant. Jekyll’s Scar begins as needing the cocktail to access his Variations, but over time the Scar shifts to requiring the chemicals to maintain any trace of his Jekyll self at all.

Games

Bioshock: A broken world where genetic tampering gives rise to fantastic powers, and all it costs is your sanity. Powerful men fight for control of the source of the power, whatever the cost to those around them.

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 that I mentioned (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.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Even if you may have missed the Kickstarter campaign for Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition, you can still "pre-order" the PDF and/or Hardcover in our Backerkit store now - <LINK>

ON SALE STARTING TOMORROW

A Gigantic Exalted Sales starting Thursday! Everything Exalted in PDFs will be on sale!

ON SALE TODAY!

All Scion 2nd Edition, Trinity Continuum, and Scarred Lands (5e OGL and Pathfinder) PDFs are DriveThruRPG are 50% off for the rest of the month!

This sale includes StoryPath Nexus and Slarecian Vault Community Content PDFs!

Also on sale are Scarred Lands, Scion, and Trinity Continuum print books and dice via Indie Press Revolution and Studio 2 (Scarred Lands, Scion, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Æon)!

(New titles activated on or after March 25, are not included.)

Until next time, stay safe and be well.

February 2020 Update
3 months ago – Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 07:11:45 AM

Hello Renegades!

That's right! I'm a Renegade and I waited until February 29th to send this month-end update! Thank goodness for Leap Year!

We're still in the early early stages of our post-campaign, with lots of work ahead. So, no major announcements for this Leap Day. Instead, let's take a quick tour around the Chronicles of Darkness to see what else we've got going on...

Coming soon...

The Geist: The Sin-Eaters book has shipped to kickstarter backers, and will very soon be released for purchase in PDF, Print-on-Demand, and hardcover format through our online partners and your favorite game and hobby shops. Look for an announcement coming soon on Onyx Path's website (www.theonyxpath.com)

Available to Pre-Order

Mummy: The Curse recently joined the Chronicles of Darkness second edition format with a successful kickstarter campaign. While it'll be some time before we see the final release, you can lock down your order now in the BackerKit pre-order store here: https://mummy-the-curse.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Final Week on Kickstarter

Hunter: The Vigil is the latest Chronicles of Darkness kickstarter campaign, and, I believe, the final game in need of an update to the Second Edition format. We've got less than a week to go, and we're hoping to fund one or two more Stretch Goal additions and go out strong! Help us stand vigil and keep the darkness at bay AND complete your Chronicles of Darkness Second Edition collection!

HUNTER THE VIGIL FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

Now available to Pre-Order

Of course, when I start seeing all of those Chronicles of Darkness titles, I eventually start thinking about mashing them together. The Contagion Chronicle is an "Avengers-style" cross-over chronicle, building a framework to have characters from all of the different gamelines together to create an epic story.

It's now available for pre-order in the BackerKit store: https://contagion-chronicle.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

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

Looking at the latest Onyx Path blog, I see the Deviant: The Renegades core rulebook is in Editing, with the Clades Companion and Devoted Companion now both in Frist Draft stage! So, still early in the process but lots to look forward to!

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).

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.
James: The Renegades

January 2020 Status Update
4 months 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