Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos for Scion 2E

Created by Onyx Path / Scion Second Edition Team

Two new pathways for Scion Second Edition! Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos

Latest Updates from Our Project:

July '22: Monthly update (Proofing Finishing up on Dragon, Layout finishing up on Masks)
21 days ago – Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 04:08:30 PM

Hello Mythos Dragons,

It'll be a quick update for this month, just touching base to make sure we're all on the same page. Lots of things *this close* right now, but not quite over the finish line.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Scion: Dragon is finishing up the second round of proofing, Masks of the Mythos is finishing up in layout - I think the only bit they're waiting for before proofing are the symbols/artwork for new pantheons added when the "Whispers from Darkness" companion material was folded into the main book. The Dragon supplements are in editing. So, like I noted, lots of stuff *close* but not quite ready yet. I'm hopeful we'll have something more to share in the next monthly update! Fingers crossed!

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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://scion-dragon-and-masks.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for June, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <June Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary. The project statuses listed are current as of last Monday, so do check it out each Monday night to see if anything may have progressed!

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until those final Stretch Goal rewards have gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

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June '22: OPP Con Scion and Storypath Panels + Mythos Expansion, Monthly Update
about 2 months ago – Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 07:42:53 PM

Hello Mythos Dragons,

Trying a little something with the update titles - a little less utilitarian, a little more about the contents of our monthly update. I don't have any rewards coming out to you yet, but I do have some info about Masks of the Mythos that came out of the recent Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention that I posted about last month.

In fact, I've got two of the panels that I highlighted in our previous update. Let me share them with you:

Onyx Path Con 2022: SCION PANEL

Neall Raemonn Price, Hiromi Cota, Geoffrey M., and David Castro talk about current and upcoming Scion Second Edition projects. The most relevant piece of news for this project: Thanks to a pandemic-related cascade of issues, Onyx Path's printer has recently restructured the schedule for printing books. To combat a host of production and scheduling issues, the printer now has a much tighter window with Onyx Path, and the Masks of the Mythos team found themselves in a very rare situation - while still targeting the projected release date from the Kickstarter campaign, the print files for Masks of the Mythos are not due to the printer quite yet, and the book is just finishing up layout. At the same time, the Mythos Companion book, Whispers in Darkness, has come together surprisingly quickly.

In what Rich has called a "Blue Moon Occurrence" because it's so rare, the decision has been made to simply incorporate the Companion supplement INTO the Masks of the Mythos core book while layout is underway.

SO: There won't be a separate Masks of the Mythos Companion supplement - instead, the Masks of the Mythos book will be expanded to include this additional content, and is already being incorporated into the layout. Exciting News! 

Onyx Path Con 2022: STORYPATH PANEL

Pulling back from a Scion Second Edition focus, this panel features Danielle Lauzon, Lauren Roy, Monica Spec, and Michele Masala talking about the engine that was created for Scion Second Edition and has gone on to power several of Onyx Path's games. If you're interested in some of the more crunchy parts of the game, this is a great discussion worth checking out!

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Alt text: Dragon is in proofing, Mythos is in layout and being expanded to include the companion content, the Dragon jumpstart and companion are currently in editing.

This rewards chart still lists Whispers from Darkness as it's own project, but I'll be removing that and we'll all just know that it's now part of an expanded Masks of the Mythos book for next month. The Scion: Dragon jumpstart and companion have also come together very quickly, but not quite in time to add those into the Scion: Dragon book, which is now proofing with the creative team.  Oooh, I hope that means we'll be getting a backer PDF before too much longer! That depends on how many rounds of proofing are needed and how significant any changes are, but I'm hopeful we'll see something soon!

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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://scion-dragon-and-masks.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for May, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <May Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until those final Stretch Goal rewards have gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

May 2022 Update
3 months ago – Sat, May 28, 2022 at 11:52:43 PM

Hello there, Mythos Dragons!

Our projects are still sliding along the progress tracking, working their way toward us. Let's dig in to our monthly update to see how things are moving and also find out a bit about the upcoming Third Annual Onyx Path Online Convention!

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Alt text: Our main books are in layout, and our three primary stretch goal supplements are all in editing

So our Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos books have entered preliminary layout stages! In addition, the Dragon jumpstart and companion manuscripts have caught up to the Mythos companion and all three are now in editing!

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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://scion-dragon-and-masks.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for April, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <April Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

I will continue to post regular updates every other month until the final Stretch Goal reward has gone out.

ONYX PATH VIRTUAL CONVENTION III

JUNE 10th - JUNE 12th

This year’s Onyx Path Publishing Virtual Convention page is now live on Start Playing Games:
https://startplaying.games/event/onyx-path

Check it out now for the GM sign-ups section if you want to run games during the con. How to list a game: https://intercom.help/startplayinggames/en/articles/4516071-how-to-create-and-list-a-game

There will also be a selection of games streaming as part of the convention.

Check out the Scion Second Edition game running on Friday June 10 at 9:30 PM... and I'm not sure what the Scion: Godsend item is on the schedule for Sunday at 3:00 PM, but you can be sure it's got my interest!

There are also come great panels to check out, all of which will be hosted on the Onyx Path Twitch channel.

Aside from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Scion panel at 8:30 on Friday (just before the game streams!), the Storypath Q&A and What's Up with Onyx Path panels on Saturday should be good viewing!

You can get more info about all of this here: https://startplaying.games/event/onyx-path

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  •  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.

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April 2022 Update
4 months ago – Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 10:24:20 PM

Squamous Salutations Scion Supporters,

April showers bring monthly updates. And another peek at some new art! Let's dive in to our review.

REWARDS STILL PENDING

lt text: Dragon and Mythos are in art direction and artwork is starting to deliver in prep for layout, the Dragon jumpstart is in approvals, the dragon companion is in post-approval development, and the mythos companion is in editing.

Artwork is still coming in for our books as the team finishes locking down those pieces before beginning layout. The Scion: Dragon jumpstart is now in approvals. Bits and pieces of progress, and everything is continuing to move forward.

Another new piece of Scion: Dragon artwork by Ivan Veger

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

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://scion-dragon-and-masks.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH 10TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

Onyx Path is celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year, and sharing game line specific sales each month at 10% of the regular price on DriveThruRPG.com. THAT'S 90% OFF!

I don't have the schedule or know what titles will be included each month, but Rich has left some pretty strong hints that May will see titles from Scion Second Edition on sale, so check the Onyx Path website for more details next week, and check out Scion Second Edition on DriveThruRPG to load up on anything you're missing next month!

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

You can read Onyx Path's monthly summary for March, covering all projects and their status up to that point here: <March Project Status Summary>

You can find the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>, which note any projects with status changes since the previous Month End summary.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

March 2022 Update
5 months ago – Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 02:02:44 AM

Squamous Salutations Scion Supporters,

Once again, we come to the end of the month, and once again I have come to update you on our kickstarter projects. No major announcements or movement in this update, but lots of incremental progress internally in these stages as we inch closer. 

REWARDS STILL PENDING

Alt text: Dragon and Mythos are in art direction and artwork is starting to deliver in prep for layout, the Dragon jumpstart is in development, the dragon companion is in post-approval development, and the mythos companion is in editing.

So, a slight tweak to our revised presentation. I've re-labeled the Mythos Companion PDF with it's new name, Scion: Whispers from Darkness. Both of our main books are in art direction, with artwork delivering ahead of beginning layout. Let's look at some now!

Scion: Dragon artwork by Ivan Veger

REWARDS DISTRIBUTED TO BACKERS

Scion: Masks of the Mythos artwork by Shen Fei

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://scion-dragon-and-masks.backerkit.com

ONYX PATH PROJECT TRACKING

Rich has modified the way he's running the Project Tracking this year. At the end of each month, Onyx Path will be posting an update showing the current status of all of their projects and where each sits on the project tracking chart. In the weekly Monday Meeting Notes blogs, Rich will note any projects that have changed status, sometimes with developer notes, since the big monthly summary.

You can find February's complete project summary <here> and the weekly Monday Meeting blog updates <here>.

I will continue to post an update each month until those final Stretch Goal rewards have gone out.

ONYX PATH DISCUSSION CHANNELS

If you've got questions about the rules or setting, or just want to discuss this game with other fans (as well as the Onyx Path writers and developers!), you can check out these Onyx Path discussion zones:

TO CONTACT JAMES

If you've got a question about your pledge or BackerKit page or any part of the process, you can contact me with any of these methods

  • 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.

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