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:

March 2019 Update
4 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
5 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
6 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!

End of 2018 Update
7 months ago – Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 05:45:11 PM

Hello Continuum Community,

We've had some big updates over the past month, so I just wanted to do a quick month-end (actually, year-end for this one!) status check to make sure we're all on the same page and I'm communicating with you regularly.

So, updates on Project Status and Reward Status, and a note on our latest Storypath system project...


Trinity Continuum Project Status  

Taken from the latest Monday Meeting Notes:  

First Draft:
- Trinity Continuum: Æon - Distant Worlds  

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

Still a long list (we hit a lot of Stretch Goals!), but some nice changes since our End of Month update in November!

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... the latest take on the Storypath system is now an active Kickstarter campaign...

 
The Kickstarter for They Came From Beneath The Sea! is now live!  

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 be caught unawares when it’s revealed that They Came From Beneath The Sea!

REWARDS: Backer PDFs of Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook & Æon
8 months ago – Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 08:25:25 PM

Hello Continuum Community!

Great and exciting news today! This isn't just a regular update, this is a notice that two of our big rewards are being sent out - the backer PDFs for the Trinity Continuum Core rulebook and Trinity Continuum: Æon!


They're on the way...

REWARD DISTRIBUTION

Your link to claim your Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook Backer PDF and Trinity Continuum: Æon Backer PDF will be sent out by our BackerKit pledge manager over the next two days. 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 Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook Backer PDF today if it is on your expected list of rewards. Tomorrow, Backerkit will send a link for the Trinity Continuum: Æon Backer PDF if that is included 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

These are the first versions of the Trinity Continuum core rules and Trinity Continuum: Æon to be released. Note that there is also a second file included in each download -  PDF character sheets (slightly tweaked from our preview in a previous update) . We've sent you these initial Backer PDFs for three reasons:

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

2) So you can start playing! These are the actual core rules - this is the Trinity Continuum game! It's time to be a hero! 

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.

You can report any such issues on the Onyx Path forums here:

For Trinity Continuum Core rulebookhttp://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/main-forum/trinity/1273286-trinity-continuum-core-errata

For Trinity Continuum: Æonhttp://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/main-forum/trinity/1273287-trinity-continuum-%C3%A6on-errata

Generally, we try to keep these threads open for the next 2 weeks, although they may be accessible a little longer due to the holiday. 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 those specific threads on the Onyx Path forum. 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 - there are some pages with ART IN PROGRESS - these are not mistakes! We didn't want to wait any longer to get the book out to you, so those will be replaced by full art when it is completed. 

After any needed corrections are made (based on your feedback!), we will prepare an updated final PDF version of the game and you will receive a notice that you can re-download your file with the latest version. This will happen closer to when the final hardcover books are getting ready to ship.

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.

Hope. Sacrifice. Unity.

#TrinityContinuumBacker PDFs

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