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Trinity Continuum [Sep. 29th, 2013|01:07 am]
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count_nemo
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Hey, kids.

As indicated in the last message by fiat_knox, I'm lead developer on the new edition of the Trinity Universe, which is called The Trinity Continuum.

See this blog entry from TheOnyxPath.com on the new name.

We're aiming for release of the Trinity Continuum core (yes, there'll be a separate core) and Trinity Continuum: Æon in time for Gen Con 2014. The new Aberrant will follow about six months later, and then Adventure! another six months after that. As lead developer, I'm overseeing the TC lines as a whole to make sure it's all cohesive, and I'm developing any core TC material. John Snead is developing Æon. We have names in mind for Aberrant and Adventure!, but haven't announced them yet.

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Exciting time to be a fan.

You can follow Onyx Path Publishing via:
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Behold! [Sep. 4th, 2012|08:13 pm]
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fiat_knox
[Current Location |home]
[Power to make others |accomplishedaccomplished]
[Weakness |nowt]



If it doesn't show for you, let me know.
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News: White Wolf CCP is now Onyx Path (Trinity news) [Aug. 17th, 2012|06:44 pm]
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fiat_knox
[Current Location |home]
[Power to make others |awake]
[Weakness |nowt]

From Ian A A Watson, announcing on Facebook from GenCon:-

"THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE.

Boring stuff first:
- Rich Thomas set up Onyx Path Publishing in January as his own company. Since then, it's been developing/publishing all WW tabletop properties (which is why every product released since April has the OP logo).
- The licensing deal isn't finalized yet, but it's close. OP will be the licensed publisher for the World of Darkness, Classic WoD, and Exalted. Stuff still needs to be approved by CCP, but this cuts out a lot of overhead.
- Our model is PDF/Print on Demand/Kickstarter, as it has been for the last couple of years.
- Emphasis on flexibility and quality. Our release schedule shows our intent, but we're happy to postpone something if it means getting the quality up to snuff.
- This is a GOOD THING. For proof, see our awesome release schedule.
- Mind's Eye Theatre is not included. We're looking to acquire Scarred Lands.

AWESOME STUFF:
- Onyx Path now owns outright (no licensing) Scion and the Trinity Universe. We're releasing a new edition of Scion and a new Trinity Universe.
- TRINITY UNIVERSE BITCHES.
- I'm working on the Trinity Universe.


That's the main thrust of it."

Just confirmed - that's the whole of Trinity Universe.

And just to confirm -

Aberrant is coming back.

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Aberrant, Novas, Mutants, Heroes, Watchmen, Incredibles and Alphas [Oct. 27th, 2011|07:36 pm]
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fiat_knox
[Current Location |home]
[Power to make others |busybusy]
[Weakness |nowt]

So, then. 2011 almost over, and this place become all silent and dark like a Firefly fan's bottom drawer.

Three years would have passed since the dawn of the timeline of Aberrant. Time enough for the major events of the game to have taken place, in some alternate universe of novas and M-R nodes and Quantum.

The world here has gone and passed the novas by, cast a glance at Project Utopia, the Teragen, the Aberrants and all of the freaks, Tainted and otherwise, and passed them by, not looking back once.

And yet ...

Look at what hit us over the last few years, beginning with the late 1990s.

1999
The Matrix
Inspector Gadget

2000
X-Men
Unbreakable
Hollow Man (if you think of the protagonist as a Tainted hero with a mental aberration and a power that was peroamently on as a result of a physical aberration)

2002
Spider-Man

2003
X2
Daredevil
Hulk
LXG

2004
Spider-Man 2: Rise of the Pisspoor Sequel
The Incredibles ("No capes!")
Hellboy
Catwoman (please feel free to cut loose your gag reflexes)
Sky Captain
TAWP

2005
Batman Begins
Fantastic Four
Constantine
Aeon Flux

2006
X3
Superman Returns
V For Vendetta
My Super Ex-Girlfriend

2007
Spider-Man 3: The Worst Sequel
Fantastic Four: Rise of the CGI Surfer
Ghost Rider

2008
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Hancock
The Incredible Hulk, The One Without The Dad Angst
Jumper
Hellboy II
Klaatu Does A Keanu Reeves Cosplay, aka DTESS

2009
X Men Origins: Wolverine
Watchmen

2010
Iron Man 2
Megamind
Kick-Ass

2011
Thor
Captain America
X-Men First Class
Green Lantern
The Green Hornet

Future movies:
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

And now, TV series:-
Smallville - 2001-2011 (breaking records for long-running series in its genre)
Misfits - 2009
Heroes (2006 - 2010)
Mutant X (2001 - 2004)
Dark Angel (2000)

and lastly, Alphas (2011 - ).

We still have comics, only nowadays they're also becoming available in PDF and through Amazon on Kindle. The X-Men, the Avengers, Thor, Iron Man - they have reached the mainstream.

I'd actually call this era the very heyday of the "Nova Age."
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The World Turns Crazily On... [Dec. 7th, 2008|06:11 pm]
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mythicfox
The world's changed a lot since the Aberrant books first came out. Some things in the books have turned out very differently, and others have wound up being almost creepily prophetic.

If you were going to run Aberrant today, would you make any tweaks to the setting to accomodate some of the changes that have gone on or reflect any pop-culture quirks that your players would enjoy?

A couple of examples on my part: If I ran Aberrant today (my books are out on loan for the moment, or else I'd consider it), I'd make wireless internet/OpNet access a lot more common. It doesn't come up all that often in the books, but it's a bit more of a reality now than was predicted ten years ago, with the proliferation of wi-fi hot spots. And while I don't think it's strictly necessary, I'd tweak the description of 'chips' as being clearly treated more like USB drives are now. Everything in the books suggests that they serve the same basic purpose, I'd just describe them as such to make them a little more accessible to players.

Also, I admit that were I to start a chronicle of the game now, I'd be sorely tempted to add that the Directive, on smaller ops, tends to go with two-man teams featuring one baseline agent and one nova. Sure, it's a blatant and intentional ripoff of the "one of us, one of them" policy that the Company on Heroes maintains, but I think it's one that really does reflect the Directive's feelings about nova-human interactions and keeping an eye on folks with powers.

What would you all tweak or do differently, given how the last ten years have actually turned out?
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Yo. [Jun. 15th, 2008|05:30 pm]
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aberranteyes
[Power to make others |amusedamused]
[Weakness |Sepultura, "Sepulnation"]

As remindered here, today is the official beginning of the Aberrant timeframe. What were your characters going to have been doing today?
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Favorite Character Taint/Power [Oct. 14th, 2007|06:53 pm]
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prof_vencire
Been getting back into it.

What has been your favorite taint manifestation, either in your character, the characters of others in your group, or of NPCs?


Taint example: I had a music-based free-agent one-man-band DJ with extra limbs. His taints manifested in that he was Faceless, Spoke Using Audio Clips, and Perceived All Sensory Stimulus As Sound (as a low-level mental quirk).

Power Example: Extra-Dimensional Stomach ~ similar to Matter Eater, but can swallow and hold huge amounts of things in an pocket universe stomach
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And all at once I saw the sign... [Jun. 15th, 2007|08:04 am]
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aberranteyes
[Power to make others |geekygeeky]
[Weakness |Alpha, "South"]

Exactly one year to go before the beginning of the Aberrant timeframe (as opposed to the backstory). Mark your calendars.
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Getting some discussion started... [Aug. 30th, 2006|01:44 am]
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mythicfox
Has anyone seen the show "Metalocalypse" on Adult Swim?

In a nutshell, it's about a metal band called 'Dethklok' that gets into adventures while pursuing their music.

The reason why I bring it up is because this is a band that in their universe is so influential that the suicide rate rises when their new album is late, important government (public and secret governments) figures meeting secretly in worry over their every move, and they can actually get away with making their fans literally sign their lives away to attend their shows.

It's almost like the band personifies everything that a band consisting of Novas with Mega-Social Attributes would be doing in the TU. Does anyone else see that, or is it just me?
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Hoody-hoo! [Aug. 29th, 2006|07:01 am]
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mattypoobear
Hi, everyone, this is Nero's Boot of RPG.net. Just sayin' howdy....
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