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:

April 2020 Update
30 days ago – Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 06:14:52 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

It's the end of April! You know what that means?! It's time for our month end update.

That's right, it's Go Time!

I hope everyone is staying safe, keeping strong, and managing as best they can. I've been digging deep into our Trinity Continuum books again, dreaming up fun things to do within the core contemporary setting and building characters. A fun diversion for sure! 

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

Still no big news on our two remaining Stretch Goals. The Trinity Continuum has so many moving parts and bits that they're trying to ensure all pieces make sense and fit with one another, so still at outlines and assignments stage.

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).

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!
  • 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 - KNOCKING DOWN STRETCH GOALS

Welcome to the Future

As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the Technocratic Union stands on the cutting edge of a future imperiled. As science and technology draw humanity closer than ever before, certain factions within the Masses display gross negligence, undermining the Union’s work and endangering the world for shortsighted gains. Despite global telecommunications, new frontiers in virtually every field of study, and an understanding of the universe only dreamed of by earlier generations, humanity faces threats on all sides.

Can You Save It?

Climate change threatens to destroy life as we know it. Religious fundamentalism breeds terror around the globe. Diseases, once eradicated in the developed world through vaccination, have returned due to antivaxxer movements. Totalitarian, nationalist governments rise as the Masses succumb to fear of the other. The world stands on the brink of destruction, and it is up to the agents and operatives of the Technocratic Union to save it…or be its ultimate destruction.

Technocracy Reloaded peels back the curtain and examines the role of the Technocracy in Mage 20th Anniversary Edition. The various Future Fates presented in Mage 20 are examined and this book introduces a few of its own. This book provides a detailed look at life within the Technocracy, expanded information on the Conventions, a wealth of equipment, Adjustments, and Procedures, a breakdown of the various shadow conspiracies and factions within the Technocratic Union, and tips for running your own Technocracy Chronicle.

NOW ON KICKSTARTER! CHECK IT OUT!

March 2020 Update
2 months ago – Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:40:51 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

As we hit the end of March, it's time for our regular Month End status update. Although, there's been nothing "regular" about the past month at all. I hope this update finds each of you as well as possible, and managing through this global transition. Transition into what, I'm not sure, but I'm doing my best to hold on to the optimism and hope found in the pages of the Trinity Continuum books.

Social Distancing James

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 major updates. The Æon novellas are still in the outlines and assignments phase, due to the sheer amount of moving parts involved in the multiple timelines and structure of the Trinity Continuum

Terra Firma art by Sam Denmark

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).

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!
  •  Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.

I do know that I've found myself with a little more time to consume some books and movies and TV and games. As a reminder, the opening chapter of the Trinity Continuum book suggests the following list to get you into a TC mood, if you're looking for ideas:

MOVIES

  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001) (and subsequent movies) 
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) 
  • The Bourne Identity (2002) (and subsequent movies)
  • Baby Driver (2017) 
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (and subsequent movies featuring Indiana Jones) 

TELEVISION

  • The A-Team 
  • Leverage 
  • Charlie’s Angels 
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
  • Human Target 
  • Eureka 
  • Arrow 

GAMES

  • Tomb Raider 

BOOKS

  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson 
  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson 
  • The Fold by Peter Clines

If anyone has any other suggestions or ideas, let's hear 'em in the comments section!

ON SALE UNTIL MARCH 31ST

All Scion 2nd Edition, Trinity Continuum, and Scarred Lands (5e OGL and Pathfinder) PDFs are DriveThruRPG are 50% off for the rest of the month!

This sale includes StoryPath Nexus and Slarecian Vault Community Content PDFs!

Also on sale are Scarred Lands, Scion, and Trinity Continuum print books and dice via Indie Press Revolution and Studio 2 (Scarred Lands,
Scion, Trinity Continuum, Trinity Continuum: Æon)!

(New titles activated on or after March 25, are not included.)

Until next time, stay safe and be well.

February 2020 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 04:17:18 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

A quick update at the end of 02-2020. We've got two final rewards that are moving slowly, so this is mostly to check in and let you know you haven't missed anything, and remind you how to get in touch if you need anything. Maybe we'll take a tour around the Trinity Continuum to see what else is going on...

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

Still no major updates on our fiction rewards, they're still in assignments and draft status. I'll poke the team to see if there's any more info we can get, though it does look like a lot is going on behind the scenes:

  • N!ternational Wrestling Entertainment for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant is in first draft stage!
  • Novas Worldwide  for Trinity Continuum: Aberrant is in first draft stage!
  • Under Alien Suns for Trinity Continuum: Æon is in first draft stage!
  • Mission Statements for Trinity Continuum: Æon is in first draft stage!
  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! is in Redlines!
  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins is in Redlines!
  • Terra Firma for TC: Æon is in editing.
  • Distant Worlds for Trinity Continuum: Æon is in proofing!

Now available in PDF and print-on-demand via DriveThruRPG: Ready-Made Characters for Trinity Continuum: Æon!

Don’t wait, humanity needs you now!

Do you want to game but your players aren’t sure what to play? Looking for inspiration to get you into the world of Æon? This book is for you!

These six ready-made characters cover a range of psions eager to face whatever challenges your story brings. Each character is complete with background and roleplay suggestions. Or, if your players would prefer to explore something different, each character has alternative versions of the paths their lives may have taken. For Storyguides, every character also includes an antagonist character sheet so you can use them as foes, foils, or friends for the player’s own characters.

Æon Ready-Made Characters includes:

  • Six pre-generated player characters, ready to explore the world of Trinity Continuum: Æon.
  • Two alternative versions of each character, detailing the changes required to bring them to life.
  • An antagonist character sheet for the primary version of each character.
  • Four story hooks to help Storyguides build their worlds, either as starting points or to drop into existing campaigns.

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).

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!
  • Via BackerKit: Click "Need Help?" from your page, and then fill in the Contact Us form. BackerKit will pass your message along to me.
Ready-Made James

FINAL WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

Final Week - Check it out!

January 2020 Status Update
4 months 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
5 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/