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 2019 Update
25 days ago – Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 04:08:13 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

I know we had a quick update last week, but I want to ensure I stay consistent with my month end status updates. Last week's was the fun one - new rewards! - but let's keep track of what we've still got coming along for our rewards, and also celebrate how far we've come.

It's James, your point person on this timeline for this kickstarter Continuum Campaign.
It's James, your point person on this timeline for this kickstarter Continuum Campaign.

TRINITY CONTINUUM PROJECT STATUS UPDATES

Taken from the latest Monday Meeting Notes:  

First Draft:
- Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart   
- Trinity Continuum: Æon -  Jumpstart

Redlines:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon -  Ready-Made Characters

Manuscript Review & Approval:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Distant Worlds    
- Trinity Continuum: Aberrant 

In Layout:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Æon Æxpansion 

Backer PDF Errata Collection:
- Trinity Continuum: In Media Res   

 Proofing:
- Trinity Continuum: Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum: Æon Reference Screen

Indexing:
- Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook
- Trinity Continuum: Æon 

Remember to report any errata you find for In Media Res using Onyx Path's new Errata Form!

Please to see lots of forward progress here since last month's update. I've heard rumors of something "cool and exciting" being worked on for Aberrant, but no idea what it is. I'm sure we'll see a kickstarter on it before too much longer and I can't wait to find out! I'll let you know when I know anything.


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 Backer PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
* TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting Backer 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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING    

- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper
- Trinity Contiuum Æon Digital Wallpaper  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference PDF    
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly update, so that we can track everything that's needed and keep on the same page. I wouldn't be surprised to see some big movement by the end of May update! 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 my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

Speaking of which.. 

FINAL 24 HOURS! LAST CALL TO JOIN IN!
FINAL 24 HOURS! LAST CALL TO JOIN IN!

REWARD: In Media Res Backer PDF Distribution
30 days ago – Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 10:22:15 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

If you haven't been scouring the Onyx Path Monday Meeting blog notes recently, this post may be coming out of left-field, but it's time for another reward to be delivered!

During the campaign, Ian A.A. Watson discussed bits about his plan to rebuild Æon, Aberrant, and Adventure! into the Trinity Continuum, and the desire to start with a Core Rulebook that would provide something of a baseline-modern-day-action-adventure setting. One of the ideas that came out of the Stretch Goals during our campaign was the creation of a few short scenarios for the Core Rulebook setting, sort of a guide to what can be done in this part of the Trinity Continuum without the Psions and space adventure or the superpowers or pulp elements.

With your support, Onyx Path was able to add four starter scenarios to this book, and today it becomes available to backers!


It's on the way!

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Backer PDF copy of IN MEDIA RES for Trinity Continuum will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next day. Since we are using our partners at DriveThruRPG as the host for this, you will need to set up a DriveThru account if you don't have one already. If you encounter any problems with downloading your rewards, please contact DTRPG's customer service to resolve the matter, they've always been top-rated for customer service. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.php


Again, you will receive an e-mail from BackerKit with a link for the IN MEDIA RES Backer PDF today if it is on your expected list of rewards.

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.

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://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/  You can also access your available DOWNLOADS from your BackerKit page, which will shortly include the Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook Backer PDF!

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/faq

BACKER PDF VERSION

This is the first version of IN MEDIA RES to be released. We've sent you this initial Backer PDF for three reasons:

1) To thank you for your support! You helped launch the new edition of this game and bring this into the world, and you deserve to see it first!  

2) So you can start playing Trinity Continuum! These scenarios are built to be used with the rules in your Core Rulebook backer PDF! It's real, and it's time to see some action!  

3) To make the final version the best it can be! The design and development teams have done their best to proofread and correct any errors and typos - but some always sneak through. If you catch any typos, incorrect math, visual glitches, and the like, we want to hear about them and correct them before we send the book off to print.

With that in mind, you get to be among the first backers to test the new errata and correction process! 

Onyx Path has launched a special IN MEDIA RES Errata Form, which you can access here:

https://forms.gle/fR2ycjynMQ13KQTJA

Click to launch the IN MEDIA RES Errata Form
Click to launch the IN MEDIA RES Errata Form

Generally, we try to keep errata collection open for the next 2 weeks, although they may be accessible a little longer due to the new nature of this method. Still, please report what you can as soon as possible to make sure we're getting everything covered.

We won't be collecting errata from other spots, just this specific form. Please note these threads will be for errata only - typos, incorrect math, page elements that overlap incorrectly, etc. It won't be for book discussion - you can do that in a different thread, or on the Kickstarter comments page.

Also, they already know about the Page XX notations - those are usually corrected after any changes are made and the books are being finalized. 

After any needed corrections are made (based on your feedback!), we will prepare an updated final PDF version of the book and you will receive a notice that you can re-download your file with the latest version. 

You've already made the game a reality with your Kickstarter support. Now you can make it even better by helping us crowdsource any minor errors and corrections.

It's James, your point person for this kickstarter project.
It's James, your point person for this kickstarter project.

 Next week, I'll be back with our regular month-end status update, where I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each 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 my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

Hope. Sacrifice. Unity.

#TrinityContinuum

March 2019 Update
about 2 months ago – Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 01:45:03 AM

Hello Continuum Community,

It's time for our regularly scheduled month end update. No major changes, but forward progress is being made.


TRINITY CONTINUUM PROJECT STATUS UPDATES

Taken from the latest Monday Meeting Notes:  

First Draft:
- Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart   
- Trinity Continuum: Æon -  Jumpstart

Redlines:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon -  Ready-Made Characters

Development:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Distant Worlds 

Manuscript Review & Approval:
- Trinity Continuum: Aberrant  

Art Direction:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Æon Æxpansion 

Proofing:
- Trinity Continuum: In Media Res
- Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook
- Trinity Continuum: Æon 

So, some progress on several fronts since last month. I have heard a rumor that the "Mind Meld" listed last month is now complete, and I believe the core rulebook is having all of the "Page XX" bits corrected. I think corrections from proofing In Media Res are submitted and it should go out for another review before too much longer.


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 Backer PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
* TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting Backer 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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING    

- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper
- Trinity Contiuum Æon Digital Wallpaper  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference PDF    
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian
- IN MEDIA RES PDF Scenario Supplement for Trinity Continuum Core
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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 my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

 Speaking of which.. 

Check out our latest kickstarter campaign!
Check out our latest kickstarter campaign!

February 2019 Update
3 months ago – Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 06:57:00 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

It's not a Leap Year, so I'm sending this out as quick as possible to keep it an official February update!

No major updates this month, but a status check will show that we're getting closer... to something, anyway. Bit by bit, all projects moving forward. So first, with news from around the globe and across the timelines...


TRINITY CONTINUUM PROJECT STATUS UPDATES

Taken from the latest Monday Meeting Notes:  

First Draft:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Distand Worlds
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Ready-Made Characters   

- Trinity Continuum: Jumpstart  
- Trinity Continuum: Æon -  Jumpstart 

Manuscript Review & Approval:
- Trinity Continuum: Aberrant  

Editing:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Æon Æxpansion 

Art Direction:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Æon Æxpansion 

Proofing:
- Trinity Continuum: In Media Res   

 Mind Meld:
- Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook
- Trinity Continuum: Æon

Of course, it's exciting to see a few new projects on the board (the Jumpstarts!), and progress made on In Media Res. Also, huge progress on the Core Rulebook and Æon book - which are both now in Mind Meld. I will be honest, I don't know what that means. But it's gotta be cool, right? 

I'm hoping it means we're getting ever closer to Indexing and then off to the printer!

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://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/ 

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/faq

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 Backer PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
* TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting Backer 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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING    

- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper
- Trinity Contiuum Æon Digital Wallpaper  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference PDF    
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian
- IN MEDIA RES PDF Scenario Supplement for Trinity Continuum Core
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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 my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

Which brings me to...

Check out the latest Onyx Path kickstarter Campaign
Check out the latest Onyx Path kickstarter Campaign

We're halfway through the campaign for the latest expansion for Exalted 3rd Edition, this time featuring everyone's favorite moon-loving shapeshifters, the Lunars. It's already been a massive success, so drop by and check it out if you're interested.

January 2019 Update
4 months ago – Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 04:18:19 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

Welcome to 2019! Well, three weeks in, anyway...

It's James, your point person for this kickstarter campaign.
It's James, your point person for this kickstarter campaign.

I'm just back inside from shoveling my driveway for the third time today. It hasn't been snowing so much as it's been raining and melting and I'm taking advantage of the opportunity while the temperature is above freezing. S.O.P. in the G.W.N.  (That's Standard Operating Procedure in the Great White North). Anyway...

I wanted to touch base quickly to let you know that we have closed the errata process for the Backer PDFs, and now  the Trinity Continuum core rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Æon setting book are getting one last mighty round of proofreading and final corrections before going off to indexing. Forward progress, in other words.

TRINITY CONTINUUM PROJECT STATUS UPDATES

 Taken from the latest Monday Meeting Notes:  

First Draft:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Distand Worlds
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Ready-Made Characters  

Manuscript Review & Approval:
- Trinity Continuum: Aberrant  

Editing:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Æon Æxpansion
- Trinity Continuum: In Media Res  

Art Direction:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Æon Æxpansion
- Trinity Continuum: In Media Res  

Proofing:
- Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook
- Trinity Continuum: Æon

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://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/ 

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://trinity-continuum-aeon-rpg.backerkit.com/faq

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 Backer PDF (Update #44, 12/7/18)
* TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting Backer 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)

REWARD TRACKING - PENDING    

- Trinity Continuum Core Digital Wallpaper
- Trinity Contiuum Æon Digital Wallpaper  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM CORE rulebook HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum Core rulebook POD Coupon  
- TRINITY CONTINUUM: ÆON setting HARDCOVER
- Trinity Continuum: Æon setting POD Coupon
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Core Reference PDF
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference Screen
- Trinity Continuum Æon Reference PDF    
- Æon-set Novella: Dawn
- Æon-set Novella: Meridian
- IN MEDIA RES PDF Scenario Supplement for Trinity Continuum Core
- Æon Æxpansion PDF supplement for Trinity Continuum: Æon

I'll post our list of delivered and pending rewards with each monthly 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 my monthly updates, or see what other kickstarter campaigns are currently running). 

STORYPATH SYSTEM

This is normally where I'd segue right into my blurb for our latest Kickstarter, which ends tomorrow... They Came from Beneath the Sea! But before I throw up a picture and a link, I wanted to talk about a neat mechanic from that game that also happens to be built using the Storypath system.

In They Came from Beneath the Sea!, characters are action heroes in a 1950s B-movie sci-fi setting. The game is a bit tongue-in-cheek, though the silliness and seriousness can be dialed up or down as your group prefers. Emulating the tropes of the genre and format, one of the mechanics in the game provides the players with a selection of one-liners - or Quips - to throw out at an appropriate (or inappropriate) time in the game and receive a bonus.

While the Storypath system is tweaked and adjusted for each game and setting, the basic building blocks are there and make it pretty easy to smash stuff together and incorporate ideas from one game into the next with only minor effort. For me, as I'm working on an 80s TV-inspired session with the characters as members of Archangel, I can't help but think of how to incorporate catchphrases into the game. It's almost perfect to award a bonus when someone says, "I love it when a plan comes together!" after their final confrontation.

Or, maybe even more appropriate, simulating all the catchphrases of James Bond in a spy scenario. ("Last name. First name, Last name." is really the only way to introduce yourself. I mean, c'mon, there are so many Bond-isms that are going to be used at the table!)

Anyway, not building a new game or anything here, just reading a few different versions of Storypath system games and stuff starts mashing together in my head. If you are curious, the base pledge tier of only $5 gives ongoing access to the complete manuscript, which we'e already posted (similar to how we ran the Trinity Continuum campaign). But jump quick, because it all ends tomorrow.

Which takes me to...

The Kickstarter for They Came From Beneath The Sea! is nearing the finish line!   

They Came From Beneath The Sea! is a new tabletop RPG from Onyx Path, encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game evokes all that is great in the B-movies of decades ago, and provides a dynamic, fun experience at the table.  

The players, as humans, live in a world under increasing attack. The attackers? Aliens from beneath the sea, obviously!  

Adventures can range from the one-shot defense of small coastal town, to the lengthier liberation of a cruise ship invested with gill-kin, all the way to a campaign in which characters seize an alien submarine and ride it all the way down to the sea bed to take the fight to the invaders.  

Put down your malt shakes, turn on the jukebox, and prepare your harpoons! You don’t want to miss out on They Came From Beneath The Sea!