TRINITY CONTINUUM: AEON RPG

Created by Richard Thomas / Onyx Path Productions

The Trinity Continuum is a vast timeline of adventure, speckled with dramatic points across the past, present, and future, where heroes - or villains - arise. While each setting supplement will explore part of the Trinity Continuum timeline, these points in time aren't dots in a straight line - this isn't a long-form metaplot to be simply read aloud. Instead, they're points of quantum probabilities. Anything can happen, so it's up to you and your cast to make it happen!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

January 2020 Status Update
28 days ago – Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 09:30:01 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

We're in 2020 now! Nothing too earth-shattering to update you on this month, but lots to look forward to in the Trinity Continuum!

The James Continuum

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

No word yet on the status of our novellas, but I know there's a lot of Trinity Coordination going on for this Continuum, so making sure a lot of projects line up, both those on the schedule and those freshly announced. That leads me to lots of upcoming projects for the Trinity Continuum...

  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! is in first draft stage
  • Under Alien Suns appears to be a future supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon
  • Mission Statements is another TC: Æon supplement that's recently joined the project list.
  • Terra Firma for TC: Æon is in art direction, getting the art contracted, while
  • Distant Worlds for Trinity Continuum: Æon is currently in layout

So, a lot of work coming in the future... set in one of our Trinity Continuum futures...

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).

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

2019 Year End Summary
about 2 months ago – Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 05:20:00 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

With these final days of 2019, I wanted to do a quick spotlight on our campaign, check in on where we are now, and a look at Onyx Path's journey over this past year.

In the parallel realities of the Trinity Continuum, I'm sure there's a James who's well-rested!

REWARDS FROM 2019

C'mon, you know what the best part of 2019 was for a Trinity Continuum fan! The rulebooks were released! Both the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Æon came out and launched this new gameline. The best part? These are but the first steps on a new journey!

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

So many rewards went out this year! And still a few more to come! Here's to another great year for the Continuum in 2020!

ONYX PATH ON KICKSTARTER IN 2019

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 be the case in the new year.

I mean, check out the Onyx Path 2019-2020 Publishing Brochure for a taste of all the things they've got going on!

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 2019, Onyx Path had 7 Kickstarter campaigns funded, as well as teaming up with Handiwork Games on a successful campaign for the Scarred Lands 5E Creature Collection.

  • THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA!
  • LUNARS: FANGS AT THE GATES
  • CONTAGION CHRONICLE
  • PIRATES OF PUGMIRE
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ABERRANT
  • DEVIANT: THE RENEGADES
  • MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

And, though the campaign is only halfway along and will finish in 2020, the recent Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition funded in under an hour, which technically makes it funded in 2019!

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

  • Monsters of the Deep for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Tales of Aquatic Terror for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Heroic Land Dwellers for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Many-Faced Strangers – a Lunars Companion for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused novella for Exalted Third Edition
  • A Lunars-focused cloth map of Creation for Exalted Third Edition
  • The Contagion Chronicle Player’s Companion
  • Global Outbreaks for the Contagion Chronicle
  • An Adventure for Pirates of Pugmire
  • A Pirates of Pugmire-focused Guide Screen
  • Releasing You Are Not Alone on DrivethruComics
  • Scanning and releasing the “Lost” PDF titles from Aberrant 1stEdition
  • N!WE for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Proteus Nova Compendium for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • Novas Worldwide for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • 2 Aberrant-focused novellas
  • Brand new Duke Rollo fiction to support Trinity Continuum: Aberrant
  • The Clades Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • The Devoted Companion for Deviant: The Renegades
  • A Deviant novella
  • The Book of Lasting Death for Mummy: The Curse Second Edition

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

So, thank you for coming with me on this journey, and I hope that 2020 allows all of us to continue to enjoy and build these communities!

First Kickstarter of 2020: Cults of the Blood Gods

In all of Vampire: The Masquerade's history, there's never been a book wholly dedicated to the diverse faiths and cults among Kindred, the ways in which they practice, their relationships with each other, and how to utilize religion in your chronicles as a force of hope and destruction.

Cults of the Blood Gods is the book you want, if you're interested in incorporating ecclesiastical horror in your games. This book contains everything you need to have each Kindred in your coterie establish a cult, cleave to a unique faith, and establish domains in the name of an ancient methuselah, being of myth, or even the Kindred protagonists themselves.

Not only that, it provides the tools necessary to play members of the Clan of Death, once known as the Cappadocians, then the Giovanni, and now the Hecata, as well as new powers for members of a large number of cults, rules for creating your own religions, and an entire story set in Munich with ready-made characters, so you can play immediately upon receipt of the book.

Already funded and now focused on Stretch Goal supplements, you can check it out on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/

Trinity-on-Demand
3 months ago – Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 11:16:57 AM

Hello Continuum Community,

I know you just heard from me last week, but I'm about to move another two rewards from our "Pending" list to the "Delivered" list, so I'm sure you wouldn't mind a quick interruption!

As noted in the most recent Monthly Update the digital version and Print-on-Demand versions of Trinity Continuum Core Rules and Trinity Continuum: Æon will be released on DriveThruRPG tomorrow. 

But, as kickstarter backers, it's time to get there a bit earlier!

Print-On-Demand Coupon Reward Distribution

Pretty much everyone receiving this update should have the PDF already. If you haven't already downloaded, make sure to check for your redemption code in the BackerKit digital rewards locker. If you have downloaded the PDF previously, you will be able to download the latest version when you log in to your DrivethruRPG library.

Similarly, for those who were scheduled to receive the Print-On-Demand Coupon (check your rewards list if you're unsure), you should have a coupon link available in your BackerKit digital rewards locker for two different versions of the Print-On-Demand copies of these books.

The easiest way to see if you've got digital downloads available is to login to your backerkit account: https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.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.

For those backers who did not pledge to a tier that included the hardcover, or those backers who might be looking for a second copy for the table, there are two different versions of Print-On-Demand options available.

Standard Color Heavyweight uses a thick 70# white paper which has better page opacity. (that's "70 pound" for reference, but does not mean each page weighs 70 lbs!).  Standard Heavyweight Color uses inkjet technology. (These are not the same inkjet printers you have at home - these are often as big or bigger than a car!) This option offers lower cost but the colors won't be as sharp or bright as a Premium Color book.

Premium Color Heavyweight uses the same 70# paper, but uses a digital offset press. This option offers superior color quality but is more expensive to produce.

I've told this story before, but it a cute anecdote of the difference in method: I have a friend with more than 20-years in the printing business, the kind of guy who smells the page to find out which ink was used and can tell the type of printer by touch. He's been very impressed with the Standard Heavyweight PoD productions I've received ("They've done a great job"), and is astounded by the quality of the Premium digital offset books I've ordered ("Really, really amazing quality!").

My suggestion: If you did not order the hardcover books and want a top-notch copy to collect, go with the Premium Heavyweight and you wont't be disappointed.

If you're ordering a second copy or mostly use your PDF away from the table, or want a really good copy that you can use frequently at the table, the Standard Heavyweight is up to the task!

(Remember to order via the coupon link in your BackerKit digital rewards locker, if you that was part of your rewards list! That link is your coupon and must be the first step in your PoD order.)

Anyway, that's today's super-quick update. PoD Coupons out to those backers who have them on their list of rewards. Have a great December, and I'll touch base at the end of the year.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon (Update #61, 12/03/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

FINAL 48 HOURS - MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The campaign has Arisen and is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/

Hope. Sacrifice. Unity.

#TrinityContinuumOnDemand

November 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 06:09:38 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

I'm sneaking in a quick month end update as we close off November.

REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

  • Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)  
  • Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)  
  • Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18) 
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
  • OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)  
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)   
  • Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
  • Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
  • Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

I expect our PoD Coupon rewards to move from Pending to Completed soon, as those items are nearing release. In fact, according to the recent Monday Meeting Notes post (linked here) from Onyx Path, December looks like it’s going to be Trinity Continuum month for their weekly Wednesday On Sale offerings! With December being the month that the Trinity Continuum and TC: Aeon core books start going on sale in stores, and the PDFs and PoDs going live on DTRPG, they’ll actually have a couple of items becoming available every week.

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).

 FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER - MUMMY: THE CURSE Second Edition

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The campaign has Arisen and is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/mummy-the-curse-2nd-edition/

Hope. Sacrifice. Unity.

#TrinityContinuum

October 2019 Update
4 months ago – Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 09:50:20 PM

Happy Halloween, Continuum Community!

I call this the Concierge Continuum

I'm sneaking in on the final day of the month to send out our regular update! It'll be super-quick, as I'm spending most of the day changing costumes! It's like a Concierge fashion show!


REWARD TRACKING - Completed Rewards (Sent to Backers)

- Redbubble KS T-shirt link (Update #35, 5/18/18)  
- Trinity 1E PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 5/4/18)  
- Trinity 1E "Final Three" PDF Bundle (BackerKit notification sent 6/12/18)
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18) 
-  TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
- OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Core D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)
- OnyxDice Trinity Continuum Æon D10 (Update #43, 12/5/18)  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: In Media Res Backer PDF (Update #49, 04/19/19)
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF  (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference PDF (Update #52, 06/27/19)   
- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Trinity Contiuum: Æon Digital Wallpaper (Update #52, 06/27/19)
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon (Update #59, 09/13/19)

It's real. Really, really.

REWARD TRACKING - SHIPPING NOW...

- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER (Update #58, 10/23/19)
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen (Update #58, 10/23/19)

REWARD TRACKING - Pending

- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian

Books have been landing all across North America. The international shipments should all be out of the warehouse and on their way by the end of next week (I appreciate your patience! They'll be shipped to deliver as quickly as possible!)

INSTRUCTIONS ON CHECKING YOUR TRACKING NUMBER IN BACKERKIT APPEARED IN THE LAST UPDATE.

Once all shipments have left the building and are firmly in the hands of our kickstarter backers and supporters, Onyx Path will be finalizing the PDF and POD release on DrivethruRPG, at which point I'll have PoD discount codes to distribute via BackerKit and move a few more rewards from Pending to Delivered. And then, it's just about the novellas!

So, lots of major progress this month, with a big push to get those final books out the doors and into eager hands as quickly as possible. 

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).

COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON NOVEMBER 5TH...

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

Mummy: The Curse Second Edition includes all the rules you need to play as one of the Arisen: Decrees and Pillars that reflect the transformation by the Rite of Return, Utterances and Affinities as the powers you wield and the price you pay for them, magical relics and vessels for use or sacrifice, and all manner of antagonists from immortals to Shuankhsen and others besides.

Pledge to help us create and get this Second Edition of Chronicles of Darkness' Mummy: The Curse into stores! The Kickstarter rises from its tomb on Tuesday, November 5th at 2pm Eastern time!