I am pleased to announce that GHOSTS IN THE BLACK is now available. This campaign supplement is designed by veteran game designer Robin Laws for the FIREFLY RPG. You and your Crew will have to perform some thrillin’ heroics over the course of five, unique Episodes to uncover a legendary Alliance warship’s dangerous secrets. As you play through “Six Cylinders Make a Right”, “Prisoner 3102Y”, “Tombstone Bullets and a Graveyard Mind”, “Hellhound Trail”, and “The Big Dark” you’ll find out just how mighty powerful the Alliance truly is. The story, which is rooted in the Unification War, will provide you with hours of Firefly fun! Shiny!
Popping in to share with you some fun announcements today. There’s a ton, so let me dive right into the list o’ goodies.
- Metallica and Yours Truly: As part of the ENnie Awards, they’re offering Publisher Karaoke. You can pledge for your favorite singers. I opted to sing “Unforgiven” by Metallica. After a long day of talking, this is perfect for my range. Bid on your faves!
- Ghosts in the Black: Recently, we announced that a campaign book is next on our Firefly RPG schedule and is now available for pre-order. The story for Ghosts in the Black was designed by Robin Laws!
- Firefly Interactive GM Character Sheets: This is a set of free, downloadable sheets to help GMs record Major GMCs, Minor GMCs, and Extras that can be used in the Firefly RPG. Shiny!
- Gothic Icons: Thanks to your feedback, Onyx Path Publishing is now offering Gothic Icons in print. Appreciate your support!
- Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling Update: Our first concept post for the anthology went live! Check out: Conceptualizing the Upside Down Anthology over at Apex Book Company.
- Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas: Do you want to know why I can no longer eat cherry pie? My story in Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas will give you that answer. The anthology is now available in print.
That’s all I have for today!
Today, I am pleased to share with you that the Firefly RPG is nominated for Best RPG in the 2015 Origins Awards. The list of 2015 nominees includes a TON of great games created by a lot of awesome people.
Congrats to everyone who was nominated, to my entire Firefly RPG team past and present, and to fans like you for supporting us. Thanks so much, and good luck to all!
Today, I am pleased to announce I am one of the writers contributing to Codex Infernus: a Savage Guide to Hell. The Kickstarter for Codex Infernus launched today, and I’m pretty excited about this cool supplement. In the coming weeks, you’ll hear a little bit more about my work on the setting for Codex Infernus through a few Kickstarter updates. ‘Til then!
Sharing some big, gothacular news today for Fish Fool’s! I’m going to be one of the new developers for the Historical Angst™ World of Darkness. WOO!
Announcing an even Gothier Version of the World of Darkness—Now with More Historical Angst™!
Today on Fish Fool’s, Onyx Path Publishing is thrilled to announce an exciting change. Inspired by the success of the Dark Eras Kickstarter, the company has decided to overhaul every classic and new World of Darkness game in their catalog and will transport the entire line back to the nineteenth century, during the height of Gothic literature’s popularity, to add Historical Angst™!
“I was so impressed with the enthusiasm we got from fans, I turned to our developers after the Kickstarter was over and asked them if we should skip the modern day crap and focus on a more intriguing period of history,” Rich Thomas, CEO and President of Onyx Path Publishing said. “There were so many historical eras to choose from, it was hard to figure out which one would be the right fit for the entire World of Darkness. But then I thought, ‘Hey, what would Carmilla do?’ Then a black cat crossed my path, and I freaked out a little, but that onyx feline gave me an idea. Why not take all of our games and draw from horror’s roots? Sure, we’ve always dealt with symbolism and allegory from all aspects of the horror genre, but Gothic literature seems like a no-brainer. Believe me, there’s nothing gothier or angstier than those characters. They’re all supergoths, which is great for us and for the fans. And if I’m remembering right, some of them even had capes!”
“You know, at first I was really skeptical of this change because it’s something we hadn’t considered before. But after a while, the idea that we could tap into Historical Angst™ kind of grew on me,” said Eddy Webb, Vampire: the Masquerade developer. “I mean, think about it. In a way, Vampire wouldn’t exist without Gothic characters like the goth vampire Varney. This just makes sense.”
To highlight the new path Onyx Path Publishing will follow, the company has filed a trademark for the phrase Historical Angst™ and is offering a free download of Gothic Icons for fans to use in their new World of Darkness chronicles. Gothic Icons is a special collection of six, iconic Goth characters found in Gothic literature like the misguided wannabe goth Baron Vordenburg, who has never hunted vampires before and relies on a saber instead of a stake, or the gamer goth Countess Anna Fedotovna, an avid card player who favors the odds (Ace, 3, and 7 to be precise). The rules for the characters were created using the World of Darkness Rulebook and the God-Machine Chronicle character creation update.
For more information about the upcoming Historical Angst™ version of the World of Darkness, follow the Onyx Path blog for updates—and revel in its gothtacular goodness!