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:

February 2021 Update
5 days 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
about 1 month 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
about 2 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.

2020 Year End Update
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 03:53:10 PM

Hello Renegades,

It's not quite the end of the year (that can't come soon enough!), but I wanted to get this out early so we can maybe have a little bit of quiet time during these year end holidays.

Masks up! I can feel the PDF getting closer and closer...

This year has obviously been full of unexpected challenges and difficult times. Our campaign funded just over a year ago, and this year would normally have been mostly about watching the gradual progress on the projects we helped fund, as they slowly work their way to us. This year wasn't normal at all, though, but things have still moved along. I'm hoping 2021 is a much more manageable year, and looking forward to the results of the hard work of the Onyx Path team. I know that our Deviant: The Renegades backer PDFs are getting close, and I hope we're able to enjoy them in early 2021 and start the year off right!

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
  • Dearly Bleak - a Deviant: The Renegades Novella 

Lots of good stuff coming our way.

In 2021, 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.

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.

ONYX PATH ON KICKSTARTER IN 2020

To say this year was challenging would be an understatement. Despite difficult, uncertainty, and demanding situations, the Onyx Path team continued to work on the great projects that have made us fans. It wasn't easy - schedules shifted, delays managed, and difficulties dealt with - but here we are at the end of 2020 and, despite the chaos, there are some victories to show!

KICKSTARTED PROJECTS RELEASED IN 2020

KICKSTARTER PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2020

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 continue to be the case in 2021.

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 2020, Onyx Path had 7 Kickstarter campaigns funded, with one more currently on the go!

And, though the campaign still has a day to go, the recent Dead Man's Rust mega-adventure and setting supplement for Scarred Lands 5th Edition has funded, which means it will get added to the list soon!

Thanks to your support during these campaigns, Onyx Path was able to introduce the following additional projects:

  • Trails of Ash and Bone (V5)
  • Forbidden Religions (V5)
  • Children of Blood (V5)
  • Hunter: The Vigil 2E Jumpstart
  • Tending the Flame (HtV 2E)
  • Operative's Dossier (M20)
  • Technocracy Reloaded Novella Anthology
  • Legacies of Earth (Legendlore 5E)
  • Monsters from the Crypt! (TCfBtG!)
  • Tales of Depravity! (TCfBtG!)
  • Heroes in a World of Horror! (TCfBtG!)
  • Scion: Demigod Companion (Scion Second Edition)
  • Scion: Demigod Scenarios (Scion Second Edition)
  • Paranormal Investigator's Toolkit (WoD 20A)
  • Hunting Monsters (WoD 20A)
  • Necromancers & Mediums (WoD 20A)
  • Ghost Hunters Jumpstart (WoD 20A)

All of that is in addition to the usual backer rewards, like T-shirt designs and digital wallpapers.

So, thank you for your ongoing support! Even in the chaos, confusion, heartbreak, and challenges of 2020, this hobby has continued to bring people together and provide distraction and respite during these difficult times.

FINAL CAMPAIGN OF 2020 - ENDING TOMORROW!

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

November 2020 Update
3 months 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!